Marvel Comics revealed last week Thor and Captain America are switching up — Thor will become a female while Cap a black man.
But those who are expecting for these characters to be updated in Marvel cinematic universe will be waiting a long time.
During a press conference for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he isn’t planning any developments of the female Thor and black Captain America to make it to the big screen.
“I love when they change things up and move things along and do the unexpected,” Feige told HuffPost Entertainment about Marvel Comics.
He added, “that’s why these characters have endured for 50-plus years, and it gives us material to keep the movies fresh down the line. I’m not going to say any of those changes are going to happen any time soon in the movies, but the fact that they have happened — and, by the way, that’s happened before; there have been female Thors and black Captain Americas in the past — keeps it current and in the public eye.”
Marvel Studios has 10 movies from now to throughout 2019 planned. This includes Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man” and “Captain America 3.”
Ms. Marvel and Black Panther are rumored (or at least hopeful) to be among these 10 films as well. But Marvel Studios has plenty of options.
“Listen, I mean, one of the nicknames of Marvel comics is ‘The House of Ideas,’” Feige said of the source material available to him. “Everything they do in publishing becomes possible material for us to turn into movies.”
Screen Time for Female Thor, Black Captain America Long Way Off was originally published on chicagodefender.com