avengers Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Confirms Thor & Captain America Sequels

In a recent chinwag with D23 Magazine (via IGN), Marvel studios president Kevin Feige spoke on the future of the Marvel Universe on the big screen, dropping quite a few hints with regards to what the studio has in the works:

“Thor will go off into a new adventure,” says Feige, “and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own. We hope that holds true for the characters appearing in that film — Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the spy organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. — all of whom are more than worthy and capable of carrying their own films. And, we’ve got a lot of other characters we’re prepping and getting ready for film debuts: the world of martial arts, these great cosmic space fantasies, Dr. Strange, and the magic side of the Marvel Universe. There are many, many stories to be mined.”

From the sounds of it look out for a both Thor and Captain America sequels along with Black Widow, Hawkeye, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Dr Strange stand-alone flicks. ‘Thor’ is set for release April 29th 2011 in the UK, and May 6th 2011 in the US. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ comes to cinemas July 22nd, 2011 in the US, and July 29th 2011 in the UK. The Avengers’ hits cinemas May 4th, 2012. ‘Iron Man 3′ is scheduled for a 2013 release.