Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Marvel's Future in the Allstate Hand of Kevin Feige

I read a great little piece today on Wired.com about the MCU and how it came about under the guidance of Kevin Feige.  I'll leave it to you to read the whole thing but there were a few attention-grabbing quotes in it.  The article takes us back to the 2006 San Diego Comic Con when Marvel Studios was about to release their first film out of their own production company: Iron Man.  At the time, Feige answered a question by a fan about having a cohesive movie universe.  Feige responded, “Who knows? This is a big new experiment for Marvel. But it’s no coincidence that we have the rights to Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Cap—”  Feige goes on to state that it was at THAT moment that was the genesis for the MCU that we have now.  

The article goes on to mention that as far back as 2006 Marvel had plans for what they wanted to do in 2015 and that, as of today, they have plans all the way through 2021!  Feige says, “Will that happen? I don’t know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening.”  And that is why the MCU is in great hands.  Feige has an encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel's characters and has done a beautiful job of the balancing act it must be to make sure they all get to the screen in the hands of the right directors and portrayed by the right actors.  The article makes a little DC vs. Marvel case at the end, but that's not the point.  Marvel has it all laid out...a big board tying it all together...and Feige is the luckiest nerd alive.

I'd expect to get a little more of a glimpse at Marvel's plans this weekend as Disney hosts its own version of a comic con, D23.  Surely Disney, who owns Marvel, will utilize their own platform to make some noise and draw some more attention there way.  Keep it here as I will have the latest from D23!