The head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, argues that superhero movies will never get boring, and the statistics back him up.
Superheroes won’t get old
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, thinks that audiences will never grow weary of superhero films.
According to Feige, 49, non-comic book fans “don’t comprehend” that films can be developed from the source material and continue to be relevant in the same way that movies are created from novels, according to aceshowbiz.com.
11 of the top 30 highest-grossing films at the time of writing are Marvel or DC adaptations. Only James Cameron’s Avatar is higher in the charts than Avengers: Endgame. But let’s face it: James Cameron’s 1, 069th cinematic re-release of Avatar is the only reason it’s at the top of the rankings.
Feige talked about his enthusiasm for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how it has grown into the global powerhouse it is today during an interview with The Movie Business Podcast.
The most of us at Marvel Studios have been working together for ten years or more, according to Feige, who has worked there for more than 22 years. “People have been inquiring, ‘Well, how long is this going to last?’ probably since my second year at Marvel. Will comic book movies ever become less popular? ‘”
The discussion shifted to whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be able to continue riding the popularity wave for years to come.
“I wasn’t sure I got the question. Because it seemed to me like saying, “Well, how many more movies can be based on novels? ” after Gone With the Wind. Do you believe that moviegoers will become less interested in book-to-film adaptations? “, Feige said.
“You would never ask that,” he said, “since most people are aware that a book may be anything. Any kind of tale may be found in a novel. Therefore, everything relies on the story you are translating. Readers who don’t read comic books are unaware that it works the same way with comics.
With Spider-Man: Far from Home, Phase Three of the MCU came to an end, during what is currently regarded as the MCU’s golden period. Box office successes included Avengers: Endgame, Infinity War, Black Panther, and others.
Phase Four saw fewer movie releases than Phase Three, perhaps because of the COVID epidemic, although Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were all huge successes.
However, Phase Five will undoubtedly be a pivotal period for the MCU, starting with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in theaters next month and continuing with Captain America: New World Order, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, and other films.
Will audiences ever get tired of superhero and comic book adaptations? Time will only tell. But we believe it’s safe to predict that the MCU will continue to exist for a very long time.
As opposed to Marvel’s Avengers from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, which will be discontinued after just two years!