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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.

Captain Britain

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".[1]

On May 10, 2018, Simon Pegg expressed interest in portraying Captain Britain.[2]

On September 10, 2018, an unspecified source called "Super Grip" told Ain't It Cool News that Marvel Studios had booked space at Pinewood Studios UK in November and December 2018 to hold auditions for a project called Captain Britain and the Black Knight.[3]

On November 10, 2021, Henry Cavill expressed interest in portraying Captain Britain.[4]

Iron Man 4

In 2014, it was reported that Robert Downey, Jr. would most likely be replaced by another actor for a fourth Iron Man solo film, due to his age. It was also reported that he would produce the film.[5]

On July 23, 2014, it was reported that Robert Downey Jr. had expressed interest in returning as Tony Stark for a fourth Iron Man solo film.[6]

Ka-Zar

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 Ka-Zar.[7]

Namor the Sub-Mariner

On June 3, 2014, Borys Kit reported that Marvel Studios, not Universal Pictures had the Namor film rights.[8]

On July 18, 2014, in an interveiw with IGN, Kevin Feige said that the Namor film rights were not with Universal and Legendary Pictures, but he explained there were a number of contracts and deals that had to be sorted out.[9]

On June 2, 2016, Joe Quesada told Kevin Smith on his podcast that the Namor film rights were back with Marvel.[10]

Nighthawk

In 2009, Marvel assembled a group of screenwriters to write film scripts for lesser-known characters including Nighthawk.[11]

Nova

On May 4, 2018, Kevin Feige said that a film based on the character Nova had "immediate potential".[12]

On June 19, 2019, Kevin Feige again said that Nova was on a board of characters that held "immediate potential" to make a debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[13]

On January 15, 2021, when Kevin Feige was asked if Nova would be a character with a standalone movie or supporting role and if it would be the Richard Rider or Sam Alexander version of the character, he said: "Well, yes and yes."[14]

On March 24, 2022, Deadline reported that Marvel Studios was developing a Nova project with Sabir Pirzada attached to write.[15]

Power Pack

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.[16]

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.[7]

On September 18, 2017, it was reported that Marvel was revisiting Power Pack as a film with Jonathan Schwartz overseeing the film as a "Spy Kids-like" story.[17]

On June 25, 2018, Kevin Feige said that he hadn’t completely lost all hope in bringing the family to life on the big screen, confirming his interest in adapting the property "someday".[18]

Runaways

In 2008, Marvel Studios began development on a film adaptation of the Runaways. The film was set to be written by the co-creator of the comics, Brian K. Vaughan, with Kevin Feige serving as producer.[19]

On August 25, 2010, it was revealed via a casting call for the film's protagonists that Drew Pearce had signed on to co-write the film's screenplay with Vaughan and that Peter Sollett was set to direct the film. It was also revealed that Randi Hiller and Sarah Halley Finn would serve as the casting directors for the film.[20]

On October 22, 2010, it was reported that Marvel Studios had halted production on the film, citing a busy production schedule. Peter Sollett remained attached to the project, but was simultaneously offered to direct another Marvel Studios film.[21]

The Incredible Hulk 2

In 2009, Louis Leterrier said that he was open to directing a sequel.[22]

In 2010, Tim Blake Nelson revealed that he was signed on to reprise his role as Samuel Sterns in future films.[23]

On April 12, 2012, Kevin Feige revealed that there were no plans to do another Hulk solo film.[24]

On September 12, 2012, Kevin Feige said there wouldn't be another Hulk solo film until after Avengers 2.[25]

On May 2, 2014, Lou Ferrigno claimed that there would be another Hulk solo film after the second Avengers film.[26]

In April 2015, Mark Ruffalo revealed that Universal Pictures owns the film distribution rights to the Hulk and that may be an obstacle to releasing a future Hulk standalone film.[27]

Werewolf by Night

In 2004, Robert Nelson Jacobs was hired by Crystal Sky to write a Werewolf by Night film. It was due to begin shooting in 2006, but no further developments took place.[28]

On August 3, 2021, it was reported that a Werewolf by Night television series was in development for Disney+ and that the series would begin filming in February 2022 under the working title "Buzz Cut".[29] Later that month, it was reported that the series would actually be a Halloween Special and that Marvel Studios had begun their casting search for the lead role of the special.[30]

On November 4, 2021, The Wrap reported that Gael García Bernal had been cast as the lead character in the special.[31]

On January 11, 2022, Deadline reported that Laura Donnelly had joined the cast of the special in an undisclosed role.[32]

On February 4, 2022, it was reported that the working title of the special was "Buzzcut".[33]

On February 22, 2022, it was reported that Michael Giacchino had been tapped to direct the special.[34] Three days later, it was reported that the special would start production in March and wrap after a couple of weeks.[35]

On March 11, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Giacchino's involvement and that the special would start production in late March in Atlanta. It was also reported that the special would not be titled Werewolf by Night.[36]

On March 17, 2022, it was reported that the special was scheduled to start production on March 22 and wrap on April 9.[37]

On April 21, 2022, it was reported that Laura Donnelly would portray Elsa Bloodstone in the special.[38]

On April 23, 2022, it was reported that the special had wrapped production.[39]

On April 27, 2022, it was reported that Theodore Sallis/Man-Thing would appear in the special.[40]

Warriors Three

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."[41]

References

  1. Amy Pascal & Kevin Feige - Spider-Man Homecoming Exclusive Movie Interview
  2. Simon Pegg wants to play Captain Britain for Marvel
  3. Guy Ritchie to Direct "Captain Britain and the Black Knight" Film!?!?!?!
  4. Why Henry Cavill Basically Already Is James Bond
  5. 'Iron Man 4' release date, cast spoilers: Colin Farrell to replace Robert Downey Jr?
  6. ROBERT DOWNEY JR. HINTS HE'D BE OPEN TO IRON MAN 4
  7. 7.0 7.1 Marvel Studios Wants to Release Lower Budget Movies With Some of their Lesser Known Characters Like LUKE CAGE, KA-ZAR, and DAZZLER
  8. Borys Kit on Twitter, 22 May 2014
  9. KEVIN FEIGE TALKS GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE AVENGERS & THE SUB-MARINER
  10. Joe Quesada Says Marvel Studios Has the Rights to Namor
  11. Marvel’s hiring writers
  12. 'Nova' Movie Has "Immediate Potential" At Marvel Studios
  13. Marvel Studios Kevin Feige Confirms Nova Still On The Board As Potential MCU Character
  14. Kevin Feige Teases Nova (Richard Rider and Sam Alexander) MCU Debuts
  15. Marvel Developing ‘Nova’ Project With ‘Moon Knight’ Scribe Sabir Pirzada
  16. Artisan deal a real Marvel
  17. Marvel Studios Is Reportedly Planning A Family-Friendly “Spy Kids-Like” POWER PACK Movie
  18. Marvel Studios Still Wants to Make a Power Pack Movie
  19. Marvel Studios Developing Runaways With Brian K. Vaughan
  20. Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios open casting call update for ‘The Runaways’
  21. Marvel Studios Slows Down 'Runaways'
  22. Louis Leterrier Would Do Hulk Sequel – More Likely To Happen Now?
  23. Tim Blake Nelson Signed For More ‘Hulk’ Movies
  24. Kevin Feige Talks THOR 2, IRON MAN 3, CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, the AVENGERS Sequel, 2014/2015 Releases, and More!
  25. No ‘Incredible Hulk 2′ Until After ‘The Avengers 2′
  26. Lou Ferrigno Claims a New Hulk Film Will Follow ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’
  27. Mark Ruffalo Reveals Universal Owns the Rights to Solo HULK Movies
  28. Werewolf by Night Movie Update
  29. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Werewolf By Night’ to be a Disney+ series, Working title and filming date revealed
  30. Marvel is Seeking Latino Lead for Disney+ Halloween Special (Exclusive)
  31. Gael García Bernal to Star in Marvel’s Werewolf-Focused Disney+ Halloween Special (Exclusive)
  32. ‘The Nevers’ Star Laura Donnelly Joins Gael Garcia Bernal In Marvel’s Werewolf Halloween Special For Disney+
  33. Marvel producing 'Werewolf by Night' special for Disney+ in metro Atlanta
  34. Michael Giacchino Tapped To Direct Marvel’s ‘Werewolf By Night’ Series
  35. ‘Werewolf By Night’ Production Update (Exclusive)
  36. Composer Michael Giacchino to Direct Marvel’s Halloween Special
  37. Moviebuff1219 on Twitter - March 17, 2022
  38. Exclusive: Laura Donnelly is Playing Elsa Bloodstone in ‘Werewolf By Night’
  39. Marvel's Werewolf By Night Halloween Special May Have Already Wrapped Production
  40. Exclusive: Man-Thing to Appear in ‘Werewolf By Night’
  41. Will "Thor's" Success Spin-Off "The Warriors Three"?
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