He’s the man every Marvel fan looks up to – the President of Marvel Studios. Without a shadow of a doubt, Kevin Feige knows what he’s doing.
His self-professed love of comic books is evident. His ability to put together incredible production teams has propelled the Marvel Cinematic Universe to great heights – even among the not-so-comic-book-loving movie goers out there.
There are so many amazing actors as well who are a part of the MCU, too! Look at Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt! I could go on ad-infinitum, but I won’t.
So when it comes to filling the screen, Feige and his team have a veritable toy box of characters to draw upon.
If you haven’t seen Dr Strange yet, then what are you waiting for? The mid-credit scene shows some beautiful blending of the MCU.
Feige recently sat down with Vulture to discuss the next cab off the rank, Avengers: Infinity War.
He also talked how the rapidly expanded Universe will be drawn upon to create some “interesting combinations”.
Of his favourite upcoming pairings, Feige said: “There are so many, but I would say, both because of the characters and the actors who’ve created them, Doctor Strange and Tony Stark.”
He went on to add mysteriously “Particularly in Infinity War and the movie after that there are-unexpected team-ups.”
Feige praised his production team. Particularly for the amazing work they did in working the multitude of superheroes and villains in together. He focused on Anthony and Joe Russo (collectively known as the Russo brothers) who have directed the last two Captain America films. The brothers are the directors for the Avengers movie.
Feige also praised the writers for Avengers: Infinity War, “It’s about the screenplay and Chris Markus and Steve McFeely — out of everyone we’ve worked with — have a very deft hand with balance.”
He went on to say,” There are a lot of characters in [the first] Captain America; there are a lot of characters in The Winter Soldier, and of course Civil War has as many as we’ve ever had, so it’s in very capable hands [when] it comes to divvying up the storylines in a way that services a primary narrative but [also] showcases many characters.Even with the increased amount of pieces to work with, the amount of screentime isn’t dealt out equally by any means, and some characters will have smaller arcs while others take most of the screentime.”
“When outlining it we certainly had those conversations. I mean in the same way, that in Civil War not everyone has the same amount of scenes or lines, I think you can assume that with so many characters we’ll have to be as rigorous right? Where we say well these people will have sort of larger stories and these people will have smaller stories, and hopefully, they can flip in some cases. I know a few right off the top of my head that have a small part here and bigger part here,” Feige concluded.
Doctor Strange is currently in cinemas.
The next MCU offering is Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on 28th April in the UK and Australia, and in the US On May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theatres on July 7, 2017. Thor: Ragnarok follows later in the year opening 27th October in the UK and Australia, with its US release on November 3, 2017.
The Avengers movies have now kicked in to production in Atlanta. They are set for release in 2018 and 2019.