That's why the Marvel Studios head honcho wants to release one sequel to a pre-existing property and one film featuring a new character each year for the foreseeable future, an ambitious release schedule he revealed in a recent interview.
Speaking with IGN, Feige said that following the "one sequel, one new character" model would be the studio's plan going forward, beginning with "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" in 2015.
"['Guardians of the Galaxy'] fulfilled our desire to do something different, to start producing, each year, a film that was the sequel to a pre-existing, successful franchise and do something new," Feige told IGN. "We're doing that next year with 'Age of Ultron,' with 'Ant-Man,' and hope to maybe continue that model in the coming years."
That "maybe" is a key piece of Feige's plan, though, and the exec acknowledged that things could change as Marvel shifts into its Phase 3 film rollout. But Feige noted that it was an exciting path to pursue, and one the studio would be happy to maintain for now.
"I don't know that we'll keep to [that model] every year, but what we're doing this year and what we're doing next year is: existing franchise, new franchise, existing franchise, new franchise. So I think it would be fun to continue that sort of thing," he said. "I don't know that we will [do that] all the time, but as a general model, I think that would be fun."
[via IGN, h/t The Playlist]
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