Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige doesn’t believe in superhero fatigue

Kevin Feige superhero fatigue

It’s a great time to be a fan of superheroes, and in 2019, we have a great lineup including Glass, Captain Marvel, Shazam!, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. As you can see, Marvel Studios has been producing many superhero films to great success, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Last year it released Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, and both films made over $1 billion worldwide each. However, there are those who believe that people will get tired of superheroes, calling it superhero fatigue. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige begs to differ.

“Not only has there not been the quote-unquote superhero fatigue that people have been asking me about since years before ‘Iron Man,’ but here we are having our biggest year ever,” Feige tells Variety. “Our instincts have always guided us, and the successes have always just encouraged us to keep following those instincts.”

The next film up for Marvel Studios is Captain Marvel, which is coming out on March 8th and will be the first film from the MCU to star and focus on a female superhero. People are craving different types of heroes, and Black Panther and Wonder Woman have proven themselves at the box office along with praises from critics and audiences. Let’s see if Captain Marvel can do the same.

After that is the release of Avengers: Endgame on April 26th and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.

Feige then talks about giving those who usually wouldn’t get the chance to tell these huge but unique stories a platform.

“We knew that giving people who hadn’t had the chance to, A, make these kinds of films or, B, see themselves up on that screen reflecting these kinds of films was important, and was the future,” Feige says. “And look what happens when people have stories to tell and they don’t always get to tell those stories? Give them the budget, give them the canvas, and they’ll paint something amazing.”

As for how the Marvel Cinematic Universe started, it all came from a desire of wanting to bring the comic book crossovers to life on the big screen.

“I wanted to replicate the experience of reading a comic book for filmgoers,” said Feige. “And I want to continue to expand the definition of what a quote-unquote Marvel movie can be. Those were my two goals from before I even had the authority to try to implement them.”

Feige also knows that it’s about delivering something that is worthy of cinema while also surprising them.

“What’s most important is delivering on the promise of something that is going to bring you into the movie theater, but then giving you much more than you than you thought you were going to get,” Feige concluded.

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