Ten years worth of storytelling comes to a head this weekend in Avengers: Infinity War, but where does the Marvel Cinematic Universe go from there? Could we someday see Marvel step far outside the box for a scarier MCU film than we’ve yet seen?
While we wait for The New Mutants, technically a Marvel horror film but one distributed outside the MCU by 20th Century Fox, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked the future of the MCU with ComicBook.com. When asked about the possibility of the MCU eventually delving into the horror genre, Feige seemed open to all options.
The site mentioned Blade and Man-Thing as possible MCU horror films, to which Feige responded…
“I like both of those characters that you named and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hostel or a Friday the 13th or a Poltergeist? Poltergeist is a little bit more my wheelhouse, that’s such a great movie and it scared the heck out of me but it’s really fun.”
He added, “I certainly would like to play with as many genres as possible.”
Essentially what Feige is saying here is that he plans on keeping the MCU as fresh as possible, continuing to delve into different genres and tell different stories. Films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther saw Marvel stepping outside the box and achieving massive success by doing so, so it seems that literally all doors are open.
Now come on, Marvel. Bring back Blade!