Kevin Feige the President of Marvel Studios and producer on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” explains why Marvel has been able to continue its unprecedented box-office success within its beloved universe of characters.
Kevin Feige The President of Marvel Studios
“One of the big reasons why our films have continued to be successful is we never underestimate or discount an audience’s desire to see justice prevail, or to see a character who is flawed in some way overcome adversity,” says Feige. “One of my favorite things about the characters in the Marvel universe is that it is never easy for them to prevail. Even if they have super powers or skills, people like seeing our heroes put through the ringer and still hopefully emerge triumphant. Luckily we have been able to take those elements and transform them into a visual spectacle that is fun to watch and emotionally compelling. It makes it worth leaving your big-screen TV for a theater where you can enjoy watching it with a crowd as a collective experience. We’re also very fortunate to have a universe full of so many complex, but entertaining characters that continue to resonate with audiences.”
Kevin Feige the Procucer
During our interview with Kevin Feige, he answered some great questions. You could tell that Kevin is passionate about all things Marvel related.
Question – What is next for Marvel?
Uh well I mean I can tell you what, you know, what we are actively working on. Now we’re spending a lot of lot of time in the cutting room on “Guardians of the Galaxy” which comes out August 1st. We just released the Teaser for it recently. And in about 2 weeks, we start filming “Avengers Age of Ultron” so that’s coming up very fast and that will be the next Movie up in May of 2015. And then in about 10 weeks, we start filming “Ant-Man” with Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, and that comes out in July of 2015.
Question – Is it intentional that you always incorporate older Superheroes?
I think that’s, indicative of our development process. We just believe that’s the best way to bring the Villains into it. It’s more personal in this Movie than in any other Movie because of who the Winter Soldier is but, you know, Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s Father, right? I mean, that’s — that’s Spoiler, Shoot, Sorry. So Sorry. But it’s, uh, that is — that is often times from the Comics, from — from, uh, Mythology. Lunky’s been, you know, a Photo Source for thousands of years. Um, uh, but that’s — but that is just, is a wonderful way to link a Hero to Villain. And that’s what we’ve done.
KF : Uh, that’s very funny. Um, [CLEARS THROAT] No. The only favor I want is for them to do the Movie and to do an amazing job in the Movie and they have — they have done that up to this point.