I sat down and had a good old chat with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige yesterday and later in the week, I'll be able to tell you just what he told me, about Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and other, further flung plans for movies without release dates or even official announcements just yet.
In the meantime, here's a little something Feige let slip to Collider. Simply put, he was asked how long he'll be staying at the studio and said:
I think it'll be awhile. At least through the next phase or so.
The next phase, I think would be phase 3, as opposed to the ongoing phase 2.
When Joss Whedon signed up he went under contract until 2015. That date is obviously fast approaching, and while we're expecting him to stay on board for at least a third Avengers film beyond that I don't know what the state of play is behind the scenes. I can certainly understand why people have questions about the future of Marvel movies and TV. Can this amazing streak really go on forever? Could they cope without Feige and Whedon?
Keep your eyes on @BCoolFilm for my own reports from the Thor talent, and you might want to tell your local comic shop to keep aside a copy of the next issue of Bleeding Cool Magazine for you too…
Thor: The Dark World is in UK cinemas on October 30th. That's also when it opens in IMAX cinemas globally, with a full US release set for November 8th.