Marvel Studios Hopes For "One Sequel, One New Character" Per Year

With Marvel Studios announcing release dates for five unrevealed films for 2017 through 2019, there's a lot of speculation amongst fans as to what the studio could be planning for the future. However, recent comments from Kevin Feige while speaking with IGN may shed some light on the overall roadmap for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. According to Feige, Marvel's plan could be "one sequel, one new character" per year, similar to 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron"/"Ant-Man" schedule.

"['Guardians of the Galaxy'] fulfilled our desire to do something different," Feige told IGN, "to start producing, each year, a film that was the sequel to a pre-existing, successful franchise and do something new. We're doing that next year with Age of Ultron, with Ant-Man, and hope to maybe continue that model in the coming years. ... 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. I don't know that we will [do that] all the time, but as a general model, I think that would be fun."

Marvel Studios' next film, "Guardians of the Galaxy," hits theaters August 1.

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