The following is a list of the movies that were considered to be in development by Marvel Studios, based upon different Marvel Comic Book Series and properties, but ended up not being produced in any way.
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) had 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".
On September 10, 2018, an unspecified source called "Super Grip" told Ain't It Cool News that Marvel Studios has booked space at Pinewood Studios UK in November and December 2018 to hold auditions for a project called Captain Britain and the Black Knight.
On October 5, 2018, it was reported that Marvel Studios had developed and completed a script for an adaptation of Dark Avengers.
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.
On July 20, 2018, it was reported by various media outlets that Marvel Studios is developing a movie based on Riri Williams/Ironheart. The script was written by Jada Rodriguez and appeared on The Black List.
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. On April 23, 2017 Kevin Feige revealed that Moon Knight is one of many characters being considered to enter the MCU at a later date.
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: Homecoming 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 separate 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.
On May 12, 2018, Kevin Feige revealed in an interview with the BBC that an adaptation of Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel was in development, saying "Captain Marvel's filming right now with Brie Larson, Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we introduce Captain Marvel."
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 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 the 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.
On June 25, 2018, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hasn’t completely lost all hope in bringing the family to life on the big screen, confirming his interest in adapting the property "someday."
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 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.
In April 2019, Cheadle said that Cole's script presented "a lot of tension between his job as a military man and his allegiances to the code that he swore an oath to uphold, versus the changing world."
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.”
- ↑ Marvel Regained Rights to Blade, Planning Film or TV Series
- ↑ Amy Pascal & Kevin Feige - Spider-Man Homecoming Exclusive Movie Interview
- ↑ Simon Pegg wants to play Captain Britain for Marvel
- ↑ Guy Ritchie to Direct "Captain Britain and the Black Knight" Film!?!?!?!
- ↑ EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios Has Commissioned A ‘DARK AVENGERS’ Script
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Marvel Rumored to be Developing 'Ironheart' Movie as Iron Man Successor
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Marvel Studios Wants to Release Lower Budget Movies With Some of their Lesser Known Characters Like LUKE CAGE, KA-ZAR, and DAZZLER
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 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
- ↑ 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’s hiring writers
- ↑ ‘Nova’ Movie Has “Immediate Potential” at Marvel, Kevin Feige Says
- ↑ Marvel Studios Is Reportedly Planning A Family-Friendly “Spy Kids-Like” POWER PACK Movie
- ↑ Marvel Studios Still Wants to Make a Power Pack Movie
- ↑ MARVEL MOVIES: THE NEXT WAVE
- ↑ Smokin' Joe Carnahan Takes on Marvel's Taskmaster
- ↑ 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'
- ↑ ‘Black Panther’ Screenwriter Reveals What Makes T’Challa One of the Most 'Unique' Characters in the MCU at Complex
- ↑ Don Cheadle barely knows what happens in Avengers: Endgame — and he's in it
- ↑ Werewolf by Night Movie Update
- ↑ Will "Thor's" Success Spin-Off "The Warriors Three"?