After more than a decade of success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige is currently riding high as the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, overseeing the company’s film, television, and publishing branches. But according to a new interview with MCU actor Mark Ruffalo, Feige nearly lost his job while taking a stand for more inclusion and diversity in the movies he was developing.
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The old-fashioned concept of movie stardom, depending on how you look at it, has been on life support for a long time or just flat-out dead. The premise is simple: actors open a movie, not intellectual property. But even if you had a slightly more positive outlook on the state of movie stardom, the recent film Dolittle should have served as the final nail in the coffin of any hopes you had for a 21st-century movie star. That film’s stumbles at the box office are only further evidence that we no longer have movie stars, just franchises.
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Marvel is taking things one step at a time when it comes to LGBTQ representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in one case, that means taking a step back after a misstatement by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. A day after Feige appeared to confirm that the MCU would be introducing its first transgender character, Marvel Studios is walking back that statement.
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Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of 10 years worth of storytelling, the final team-up of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes after dozens of solo outings and film crossovers, to face off against the ultimate foe. And we’re about to start that cycle all over again. As the Marvel Cinematic Universe heads into its Phase 4, Marvel Studios has pulled back on the big event team-up films, focusing instead on solo films and cosmic adventures. But Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige promises that there is another MCU team-up movie in the future, and it’s already “well underway.”
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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we learned that over two dozen Marvel Cinematic Universe actors were going to be lending their voices to the upcoming animated Disney+ series What If?, which explores alternate realities within the MCU. One name that was absent from that long list of performers was Robert Downey Jr., leaving us to assume that the MCU’s highest-paid actor truly was finished playing Tony Stark after his swan song in Avengers: Endgame.
But according to fellow MCU member Jeff Goldblum, that’s not the case. In a new interview, Goldblum revealed that Downey is indeed returning to the MCU once more as part of the What If voice cast. Get the details below. Read More »
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige already has one of the most impressive resumes in Hollywood history, shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the ground up and becoming one of the most successful producers of all time in the process. But now he’s become even more powerful, because a new report says he will serve as Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, overseeing all of the company’s film, TV, and publishing. That’s a huge increase in responsibility for him, and now he has the power to cause even bigger ripple effects across the industry. Read More »
Last weekend we got confirmation from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige himself that every single film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man through Spider-Man: Far From Home, would be released in a massive box set. This collection of films is now officially called The Infinity Saga, and when Marvel Studios took the stage in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, they took a victory lap with an awesome sizzle reel looking back at the entirety of their work so far. Now you can watch it for yourself and remember everything The Avengers have gone through. Read More »
The year is 2019, and The Great Spider-Crisis rages on. Despite an early report which suggested that Spider-Man would remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as long as Far From Home made more than a billion dollars at the box office, and despite the fact that that movie did indeed cross that financial threshold, Disney and Sony could not come to an agreement on the future of the character. Translation: say goodbye to Tom Holland interacting with heroes like Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange on screen again, because he’s now relegated to Sony’s burgeoning cinematic universe, where Venom and Morbius are hanging out.
In a new interview, director Jon Favreau, the filmmaker behind the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and regular co-star of Holland’s Spider-Man films, hints that there may be a chance that the whole thing gets resolved and Spidey returns to the MCU after all. Read the full Jon Favreau Spider-Man comment below.
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The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con revealed Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, unlike the previous phases, this one didn’t culminate with a big event movie like The Avengers. Kevin Feige explained why that’s the case not long after the panel concluded, and part of the reason might be to allow for a bigger lead-up to what’s coming in Phase 5.
Following the panel, Kevin Feige confirmed that Phase 5 is already planned as part of Marvel Studios’ previously teased five-year plan. And it sounds like that will end up leading to a very different iteration of The Avengers than we’ve seen before. Read More »