Black Panther and Captain Marvel... no prizes for guessing which is which Marvel Comics

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has all but confirmed that solo films for characters Black Panther and Captain Marvel are in the works.

Speaking to IGN (in the video below) Feige came very close to announcing said films having been asked whether the characters were ones he'd like to bring into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

"Absolutely," he said, before teasing: "Should I announce it? No, I'm not announcing. But it's something... they are both characters that we like, that development work has been done on and is continuing to be done on."

Feige then added that the public has been asking for these films as well, saying: "It's a question I get asked more than anything else... more than Iron Man 4.... more than Avengers 3. And that's sort of the first time that's really happened to us. And I think that makes a difference. I think that's something we have to pay attention to."

In the interview Feige went on to say that public opinion has a big influence on the studio, but does not cause them to "deviate or change" from their established long term plan for their movies. "But in this particular case," he said. "I think it is a groundswell, and I think it does... I think it means something substantial."

That's about as close to a confirmation as you'll get out of Marvel without an official press release. A Black Panther film has long been assumed to be in the works, but this is the first near-enough concrete news regarding Captain Marvel – meaning her film would likely be the first female-led Marvel Studios picture.