The following is a list of the movies considered to be in various stages of development by Marvel Studios, based upon different Marvel Comic Book Series and properties.
In 2009, Carl Potts confirmed that a film adaptation of Alien Legion had been optioned and the script was in its third rewrite. Derek Haas revealed that he and writing partner Michael Brandt had been reworking the Alien Legion script for Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney.
In 2011, the rights to the character Blade were reverted back to Marvel. On June 26, 2017, Kevin Feige (along with the film division of Marvel) has expressed interest in using Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stating "We think it would be cool, Someday". Similarly, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts has stated that he not only wants to use Morbius the Living Vampire but also Eric Brooks / Blade in a future sequel.
In an interview with Hey U Guys, Kevin Feige stated that Marvel Studios has discussed bringing Brian Braddock / Captain Britain to the Marvel Cinematic Universe stating "We have discussed it. There are a lot of actors that come in and ask for the part so we"ll have to see".
In 2006, a live-action film based on Gargoyle was being developed by Marvel. However, no further developments have been announced to date.
Iron Man 4
In 2014, the release date was likely going to be before 2018. Although sources said that Robert Downey, Jr. would most likely be replaced by another actor, due to his age and he will remain as a producer for the movie.
In 2013, Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito considered making a stand-alone Loki one-shot, but said : "Being on Asgard is very difficult for us to do in a short. It's just impossible for us cost wise. The short would be 30 seconds, and it's over. One shot of Loki on Asgard."
In 2000, Marvel Entertainment entered into a joint venture agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films and internet projects. These franchises included an adaptation of Longshot.
On January 4, 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed to fans on Twitter that he pitched a Moon Knight film to Marvel Studios though he noted he didn't have the time. Vincent D'Onofrio has also expressed interest in a Moon Knight movie. Previously Marc Spector / Moon Knight was rumored to be one of the 3 new Netflix shows in development along with Blade and Ghost Rider.
Morbius the Living Vampire
In 2000, Marvel Entertainment entered into a joint venture agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films and internet projects. These franchises included an adaptation of Morbius. In an interview, Jon Watts has expressed interest in using Morbius the Living Vampire along with Blade in a Spider-Man sequel.
On November 13, 2017, Sony Pictures greenlit a movie based on Morbius the Living Vampire with a script penned by Buck Sharpless and Matt Sazama seperate from Marvel Studios.
Mort the Dead Teenager
In 2000, Marvel Entertainment entered into a joint venture agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films and internet projects. These franchises included an adaptation of Mort the Dead Teenager.
Namor the Sub-Mariner
On June 3, 2014, Borys Kit confirmed that Marvel, not Universal Pictures now has the Namor film rights. On July 18, 2014, Kevin Feige told IGN in an interview that the Namor film rights are not with Universal and Legendary Pictures, but he explained there are a number of contracts and deals that need to be sorted out. On June 2, 2016, Marvel Chief Creative Office Joe Quesada told Kevin Smith on his Podcast that the Namor rights are now back with Marvel.
On February 16, 2017 Production Weekly listed "The Sub-Mariner" as a project going into production.
Andrew W. Marlowe was hired to write the script in 2006. The script he wrote was loosely based on Jim Starenko's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. series and involved the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. The script was not written for the version of the character appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it was constructed before Samuel L. Jackson was cast but Marlowe said that the script could be "tweaked" for Jackson's portrayal.
In 2009, Marvel assembled a group of screenwriters to write film scripts for lesser-known characters including Nighthawk. The character of Jackson Norriss appeared in the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King as a member of the Ten Rings. In the comics, Norriss is one of the Nighthawk alter egos.
In 2000, Marvel Entertainment entered into a joint venture agreement with Artisan Entertainment to turn at least 15 Marvel superhero franchises into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video films and internet projects. These franchises included an adaptation of Power Pack.
A live-action film based on Power Pack was reportedly being in development by Marvel in 2006.
However, in 2010, Marvel Studios started taking meetings with writers and directors to work on small scale movies based on some of their third tier characters including Power Pack.
Joe Carnahan signed on to direct an adaptation of Taskmaster in 2008. Carnahan said that the film would "literally build this character's origin" and that it would "commence with the events following Taskmaster's severe beat down at the hands of Moon Knight".
The Hands of Shang-Chi
In 2001, Stephen Norrington announced that he had agreed to direct a film based on The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, a film adaptaion based on the Marvel character Shang-Chi. Norrington described the film as "a real honest-to-goodness martial arts film, rather than a film that simply has martial arts in it". In 2004, it was announced that Ang Lee had been brought on as producer. In 2005, it was announced that Stan Lee had agreed to executive produce the film for DreamWorks, with Yuen Woo-ping directing from a Bruce McKenna screenplay. In 2005, Avi Arad stated that he thought that a PG-13 adaptation was possible. In 2006, Ang Lee confirmed his and Yuen's continued involvement with the project. However, no further developments have been announced to date.
The Incredible Hulk 2
A sequel to The Incredible Hulk has been in development since the film's release in 2008. Kevin Feige said that Hulk would return after The Avengers. Tim Roth is contracted for three more films, and Tim Blake Nelson is signed on to reprise Samuel Sterns, taking the form of the Leader, following some undue exposure to a sample of synthesized, gamma-irradiated blood.
Louis Leterrier said that he was open to directing a sequel. However, on April 12th, 2012, Kevin Feige confirmed that no sequel is currently in development, although he didn't rule out the possibility that a sequel might be developed in the future. It was later announced that another Hulk film would be released in 2015 based on the success of the upcoming Hulk TV show; while this is likely a sequel to The Incredible Hulk, this was not specifically said so, and this could be interpreted as being a film relating to the TV show rather than the film series.
On October 28, 2014, during a Question & Answer session at a Marvel live event, Kevin Feige stated that the Hulk will have a prominent role in many Phase Three movies, particularly the Avengers: Infinity War two-parter (with Mark Ruffalo already signed), but a solo film or sequel is not planned.
Werewolf by Night
In 2011, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said about a Warriors Three film: “You never know. What's fun to me about the Warriors Three is that people seem to like them. People like the way that they were presented in this movie, and their main note might be, 'I want to see more of them.' I think that for ‘Thor 2,’ if we should be so lucky, that there's an opportunity for that. But you never know.”
- ↑ 'Alien Legion' prepares for blast-off
- ↑ Marvel Regained Rights to Blade, Planning Film or TV Series
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Marvel’s hiring writers
- ↑ Amy Pascal & Kevin Feige - Spider-Man Homecoming Exclusive Movie Interview
- ↑ Black Widow, S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawkeye, And Dr. Strange Movies Planned Post-'Avengers,' Says Kevin Feige
- ↑ 'Iron Man 4' release date, cast spoilers: Colin Farrell to replace Robert Downey Jr?
- ↑ ROBERT DOWNEY JR. HINTS HE'D BE OPEN TO IRON MAN 4
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Marvel Studios Wants to Release Lower Budget Movies With Some of their Lesser Known Characters Like LUKE CAGE, KA-ZAR, and DAZZLER
- ↑ Marvel One-Shots: Might 'Agent Carter' clear way for Ms. Marvel, Loki, young Nick Fury, or Black Panther?
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Artisan deal a real Marvel
- ↑ Borys Kit on Twitter, 22 May 2014
- ↑ KEVIN FEIGE TALKS GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE AVENGERS & THE SUB-MARINER
- ↑ JOE QUESADA SAYS MARVEL STUDIOS HAS THE RIGHTS TO NAMOR
- ↑ https://www.productionweekly.com/preview-production-weekly-issue-1032-thursday-february-23-2017/
- ↑ 'Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D' Screenwriter Describes 'Expensive' Jim Steranko-Influenced Film
- ↑ MARVEL MOVIES: THE NEXT WAVE
- ↑ Smokin' Joe Carnahan Takes on Marvel's Taskmaster
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Ang Lee's Shang-Chi movie is back
- ↑ Future Shocks: What's Ahead For Avi Arad and his Marvel empire?
- ↑ No ‘Incredible Hulk 2′ Until After ‘The Avengers 2′
- ↑ Tim Roth is signed for more Hulk films; after all, the Abomination lived!
- ↑ Tim Blake Nelson Signed For More ‘Hulk’ Movies
- ↑ Louis Leterrier Would Do Hulk Sequel – More Likely To Happen Now?
- ↑ Kevin Feige Talks THOR 2, IRON MAN 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, the AVENGERS Sequel, 2014/2015 Releases, and More!
- ↑ Is Marvel Planning a Standalone Hulk Movie for 2015 After All?
- ↑ Lou Ferrigno Claims a New Hulk Film Will Follow ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’
- ↑ Mark Ruffalo Reveals Universal Owns the Rights to Solo HULK Movies
- ↑ Don Cheadle Says 'War Machine' Movie Has A Writer, Won't Show Up In 'Avengers'
- ↑ Werewolf by Night Movie Update
- ↑ Will "Thor's" Success Spin-Off "The Warriors Three"?