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Marvel studio head Kevin Feige has mentioned the possibility of including an animated feature as a part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but since it would be years before such a project could get off the ground we haven’t thought much about the rumors…until now.

Reports from a very reputable Disney blogging site have exploded over a single word that seems to hint at Disney’s future intentions. Check it out and let us know if you think we’re just looking too far into this.

From Blue Sky Disney (via Bleeding Cool and CBM):

The projects competing for 2014/2015 are the uber-secret film from Don Hall, which will be a marvelously unexpected project if it ever gets the green light, and Nathan Greno and Byron Howard’s films which are deep in development.”

“That project, once announced will generate a lot of buzz in certain geek communities, as it’s going to surprise a lot of people for what it is and what it’s not. But it’s in the very early embryonic stage and it depends on how well the project is received upon the presentation that is being prepared for John [Lasseter] and Ed [Catmull].

Now, we received word from Slashfilm recently that Kevin Feige is open to embracing an animated superhero film, but to exactly what capacity should we expect it? Will the next step in the evolution of the Marvel cinematic universe be an animated feature? Pixar has already introduced a family of superheroes to the world, could they be planning to introduce them into the Marvel mythos?


But it would be upsetting if we had to see a family torn apart by Civil War

Should we expect to see an animated character in The Avengers 2? Will The Incredibles make an appearance to make up for the Fantastic Four that Marvel sold to 20th Century Fox? Will we see an already existing Marvel property (Ant-Man, Doctor Strange) in an animated form? It’s all speculation at this point, but fun speculation nonetheless.

  • Jason

    NO. Disney should just keep out of Pixar’s business and leave them to their own devices. The Incredibles is my favorite Pixar film and better than most superhero films, so I’d love to see a sequel to that when and if Brad Bird is ready for one. I don’t want to see Pixar get caught up in trying to adapt something else because their own inventiveness is part of what makes them great.

  • http://twitter.com/Andrew_ww Andrew W

    If Disney gets their hand on any type of sequel then they will destroy it.

  • FlamingC

    I don’t think it makes sense for Pixar to get involved. Disney makes its own animated movies, that are separate from Pixar’s. Like Tangled and Meet the Robinsons were not Pixar movies, just regular Disney movies. And it’s more likely that Marvel would make a Disney animated movie separate from Pixar.

  • http://twitter.com/taylie27 Taylore Thompson

    I think i’d be better for the Disney Animated feature section of their gigantic company to make a possible superhero movie (not anything with Marvel), Disney-Pixar shouldn’t because they already have established themselves with the incredibles. It’d be ideal if Disney created a Marvel Animated feature department, that could deal strictly with all the Marvel comics, and then that section would be in charge of Marvel animated movies and television shows. Marvel needs to be created as a ‘separate but still in the same company’ company. Like Pixar and Studio Ghibli are.

    ^and I realize I probably spelled ghibli wrong

  • http://twitter.com/eiVega eiVega

    If it’s a traditional 2D animated film I think that would be cool and great for the animation industry.  They could try to authentically replicate the art style of whatever property they choose.  The idea of a CG animated comic-book superhero doesn’t excite me though.  Keep the CG to visual effects in a live-action film.  Plus, we already have the Incredibles.  It wouldn’t feel right if Pixar does a non-original story.  They would be selling-out.

  • Josiah

    Omg The Incredibles is my favorite Pixar movie

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