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Feige Teases ‘Unbelievable’ Ultron, Possibility of Captain Marvel Movie

Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon have a tough act to follow, at least as far as Avengers villains go. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is beloved by fans worldwide, so much so that a diehard contingent petitioned for Loki to have a solo film.

But studio President Kevin Feige isn’t worried about response to James Spader’s titular evil android in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. To hear him tell it, Spader’s villain is well on his way to becoming a classic.

“Our bad guy is great. I think people are going to very, very excited to see what we’re doing with the voice that Joss [Whedon] is bringing to life with James Spader for Ultron,” Feige told Movies.com during recent press rounds for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “We love Ultron from the comics, and have always loved Ultron, and at no point do we want him to just be a robot. We want him to have an extreme personality and attitude, and James Spader is doing an unbelievable job.”

Beyond Ultron, Feige admitted that Marvel is very much considering making a movie starring a female superhero. However, he doesn’t expect the studio’s first female-driven film to focus on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

“Frankly, if we do a Black Widow movie after Age of Ultron, when she’s been central in three or four movies I don’t think we’d get the quote unquote credit for it,” he told Badass Digest. “People would say ‘She’s already a big giant superhero!’ But if we had a great idea, we’d do it.”

Instead, Feige and Marvel have batted another name around: Carol Danvers, known to readers as Captain Marvel.

“We’ve talked a lot about [Captain Marvel],” he said. “I think that would be very cool.”

The Avengers: Age of Ultron bows on May 1, 2015.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    No, no, no… if they want to make a Carol Danvers movie, she has to start as Ms. Marvel, not as Captain Marvel…

  • TheGavGav

    I disagree, they should cut her straight to Captain Marvel, maybe play out her origin through flashbacks and feature the demise of Mar-Vell as to not underplay his importance. The Captain Marvel angle with that costume too would transfer better to the big screen. You could even tie things into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the mysterious alien that saved Coulson being Mar-Vell himself.

  • TheGavGav

    Plus it makes sense that she’d don his mantle rather than name herself “Ms. Marvel”.

  • zach634827

    that’s sexist

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    Why is it sexist? She started as Ms. Marvel, not as Captain Marvel… or she was Captain Marvel since the first moment? No, she wasn’t.

  • TheGavGav

    Great, a lore-lawyer. The movies can be different my friend. Think of them as an alternate universe. As long as the heart of the character remains the same you don’t need it to be identical. For example: Every Marvel film so far.

  • http://www.bookelves.com/ Carson Fire

    It’s not sexist, it’s dated. Back then, “Ms.” was promoted as an empowering term. It has a negative connotation for a few, but the bigger problem is that it screams 70s.

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    Oh yeah, I forgot, this is the land where Carol Danvers CAN start as Captain Marvel, but Johnny Storm can’t be black…

  • TheGavGav

    I for one never had a problem with black Johnny. In fact if they were gonna do it, why not go the while nine yards and have a black Sue too? I guess even with the black sibling thing they’re showing the modern diversity of family. I just think it’s kind of an injustice to make the dim-witted jerk of the group the black character now that I think about it haha. But as long as they show the strong sides of Johnny’s character and the family aspect of the FF is untouched than there’s no complaints coming from me.

  • TheGavGav

    But I swear if Teller can’t sell me on being Reed than the movie will hurt to watch. I hope they don’t fuck it up, they should take a hard sci-fi angle, perhaps even travel into the microverse.

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    You know? I’m against the whole “that’s not how it happens in the comics/book/original source”, because is an adaptation, and another universe.
    But as a Ms. Marvel fan, I would rather see a Ms. Marvel movie than a Captain Marvel one (I’m gonna watch either, tho…)

  • TheGavGav

    What really hurts me is knowing I’ll never get to see a live action will they, won’t they between Spidey and Danvers.

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    That’s actually my main argument when someone comes to talk shit about a black Johnny Storm. Is another universe, and if they would want to make Johnny a dog, that would be ok, because that’s not Earth-616…

  • Gregory Vallot

    I should know this, but is there a fictional “in-universe” reason why she is called Captain Marvel? Or for that matter why anyone in the Marvel Universe has the word Marvel anywhere in their name? Examples: Marvel Girl, Marvel Boy, etc. Does “Marvel” in the fictional reality simply mean “as in marvelous”? I’ve always wondered and I have never read the reasoning behind it.

    I understand the reasoning behind Captain Mar-vell. Mar-vell is a Kree word or whatever.

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    As a Ms. Marvel fan myself , i still dont get how some fellow fans dont now want her as the titular Captain . Either way she is tethered and tied to the Mar-Vell and kree legacy . I dont see what’s wrong with getting rid of a dated (and probably not even justified in the movie universe ) moniker , and her getting a straight nod to her existing legacy and showing she is good and big enough to be THE actual Captain Marvel .

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    I just feel like like it would be an easy “terran” thing to translate Mar-Vell into an existing noun from their vernacular , and it catching on with everyone amidst marvel civilians , journalists and heroes .

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    She can be Captain Marvel, I never said she couldn’t, what I said is that she needs to be Ms. Marvel in her first movie, then Mar-vell could die in Avengers 3, and Carol turn into Captain Marvel in the sequel…

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  • Spedsy

    Would love a Captain Marvel movie. I just hope they don’t go crazy by having a female villain, female henchmen and so on. All for women, it just reeks of unrealistic when – like the Captain Marvel Marvel NOW reboot first few issues – men are removed all together.

  • Gregory Vallot

    Yeah, I totally agree. I just was wondering if that’s the reason she is called Captain Marvel in the comics or if it was ever explained. I probably shouldn’t over think it!

  • Robert Calvin Bargy Sr

    captain marvel is the alter person oh billy batson by speeking the name Shazam the female partner was Mary Marvel so the idea of having a female called captain marvel would be like having john and martha kent having a daughter named lois kent being superman

  • darktruth

    Because she took on Captain Marvel’s (Mar-Vell) identity.

  • darktruth

    Completely wrong character and comic company. Whether Carol Danvers is called ‘Captain’ or ‘Miss’ has nothing to do with Shazam, aside from the fact if Marvel do it it does mean a film about Billy would have to be called ‘Shazam’.

  • darktruth

    My idea was do a Captain Marvel film that is from Carol’s view of meeting Mar-Vell and getting her powers, then at the end of the film he dies and she takes up his mantle (until then she never uses an alias).

  • zach634827

    That’s Racist.

  • Jack Luminous

    A Captain marvel film would only be cool or fun IF it was the Fawcett/DC Captain Marvel not the lame female version of one of Marvel’s lamest heroes

  • stainedglassscarlet@yahoo.com

    What if they use the black Captain MArvel but call her Carol Danvers?

  • Spectrum Please!

    Speaking of Captain Marvel, what about Monica Rambeau? There’s a REAL shortage of women of color in the Marvel Universe, and it’d be nice to see a black lady contributing. I think that would be very cool–And new!

  • Spectrum Please!

    And by Marvel Universe, I of course mean the cinematic one.

  • paulypaul74

    They need to start her off as ms marvel..the majority of carol’s history has been her as ms marvel …it would be a shame to go straight to captain marvel

  • Brady

    And yet, the fact that women are normally removed altogether is somehow more realistic? I love how mention of a woman-led film suddenly has people concerned about gender imbalance who up until this point haven’t bothered to realize that over 50% of the population makes up less than 20% of speaking roles onscreen. But no- NOW on-screen representation must be balanced to be realistic. Way to be concerned for those underrepresented men… Yeesh.

  • Craig Patrick Arnott

    Marvel has been putting a lot of work into moving carol away from her ms marvel title in the past few years and it seems to me the cinematic universe may be the reason why, they want her as captain marvel now and not as ms marvel.

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    I didn’t said, she couldn’t be Capt. Marvel, I said she needs to be Ms. Marvel first, then become Captain Marvel…

  • James

    Please just call her Carol, or Colonal Danvers, having a hero with Marvel in the name will confuse audiences and seem really odd. Or make her call sign Marvel, that would work, she is a pilot.

  • Guest

    Warbird, is pretty call though.

  • Dr Doom

    Lol, this is so funny, I just read they will not be sci fi, they will not be cosmic, they will not be jumping dimensions, they will be grounded. Worse they won’t even refer to themselves as the fantastic four or have costumes.

    This film will just be Chronicle 2

  • Guest

    Umm Captain Marvels one of Marvels biggest selling comics #3 came out today and its pretty epic, the art is amazing too… You should pic up the first three and give her a go, so much better then that superman rip off. ;)

  • http://ComicsPundit.com/ Shawn L.

    You mean that’s “ageist”… (you can’t find good trolls these days) :P

  • J

    I really think that Marvel would want to do a Captain Marvel movie and have Mar-Vel as the main character. Would be the perfect way to introduce the Kree. They could start him off with the military outfit. Just like original appearance, ultimate and Avengers EMH. Then once he defects and joins Earth he would take a costume in the tradition of the earth heroes. I’ve wondered why Marvel does not put more emphasis on what could be and should be a flagship character. I mean his name is Marvel, cmon. There’s always room for Carol down the road. Carol could be the reason he defects. Plus if doing a trilogy Mar-Vel dying at end of second movie and Carol picking up the mantel, would be moving and unexpected by larger non comic audience.

  • James

    Why? Ms Marvel was a revolutionary name at the time (in other words, liberal by 70’s standards), but now, why wouldn’t a superhero with a military background choose a more military codename.

  • James

    Why?

  • James

    Again, why?

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    Because skipping Ms. Marvel is like she never had existed.
    Because she was Ms. Marvel first, not Captain Marvel, besides, if they go for Captain, what happened to Mar-vell in the MCU, then?

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    And I said this as MY opinion, if you wanna watch a movie in which Carol debuts as Captain Marvel instead of Ms. Marvel, go watch it, I won’t. For ME, Carol has to start as Ms. Marvel, then get an upgrade to become Captain Marvel. And because is MY opinion.
    That’s why.

  • James

    Okay. I just wanted to know your rationale.

  • James

    Who knows if Mar-Vell even exists in the MCU? Or if he does, would he become a superhero and stick around?

  • goodnessgranny08

    Which makes no sense since his sister is white. Good arguement. If Johnny’s black it would make more sense for a black sue storm.

  • goodnessgranny08

    She’s not known as Captain Marvel. That was a recent change in comics. For years upon years she has been known as Ms. Marvel. At least get the facts straight if your going to write an article. Mar-Vell is better known as Captain Marvel due to his huge following and being Marvel Comics original Captain Marvel. Ugh Journalism with no accountability for the facts about Fans. How much research did they do on Carol?

  • https://www.facebook.com/urbanato Esteban Valles

    So what? This is another Universe, this is not 616, this is a fantasy movie… they could make Sue and Jhonny a dog and a cat if they want, and that would be awesome tbh, and at least for me, that’s totally ok…