With Iron Man 2 currently in production everyone wants to know when all those other movies Marvel have been planning will follow suit. Empire recently spoke to Kevin Feige (President of Production at Marvel Studios) and he gave some updates on Thor and The Avengers.
“We will probably be having cast announcements in the next month or so on Thor,” he told us. “We’re looking to cast Loki and Odin soon, and the main female role. And we’ll also hopefully have lockdown shortly, gearing towards the beginning of production, which will be early next year. So I think there will be a lot of announcements between now and then.”
“But [director Kenneth] Branagh’s here, we’re prepping, and he’s put together some spectacular animatics already for our first action scene. We’re digging into the second and third now, and we are just embarking on a rewrite of the draft.”
On The Avengers:
“Zak Penn is already on board The Avengers [as writer] and he’s spending a lot of his time looking into what we’re doing with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, seeing how we’re tying it all together. And he’s beginning to outline the script now – he’ll be doing that over the summer.”
“All of the Marvel movies leading up to The Avengers will be based in our new facility in Manhattan Beach, in LA. There will be location work that will take us out occasionally, but our home base will always be here. “
ComingSoon.net also got news that The First Avenger: Captain America will start filming in the summer of 2010 for a July 22, 2011 release. Next year is looking like it will be an interesting and exciting year for both fans and Marvel.