Kevin Feige has been the brain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige has been carrying the franchise for a long time. We see Robert Downey Jr getting a lot of credits, which he definitely deserve. We all forget, Kevin Feige has been driving RDJ’s car for a long period of time. I don’t if I am overthinking or not, I think Feige deserves a lifetime achievement award at Academy.
The main reason behind Kevin Feige success is his love for comic book and characters. Kevin Feige worked as executive producer, co-producer and Associate producer on many X-Men and Spider-Man movies. Feige was hired by Marvel back in 2000 to be a part of Marvel franchise. In 2007, Marvel Studio hired him to become the president of MCU.
I could gush about Kevin Feige contribution to MCU and movie industry for the whole day. Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013. The Awards committee chairman, Henri Bollinger, said “Kevin Feige’s understanding and appreciation of publicity and promotion in the role of a movie’s success has led to a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books during the past 10 years. (Wikipedia)
The reason behind Feige success has been his capability to choose excellent team members, directors, and talent behind the camera. Sarah Finn is also not given enough credit. She has been casting world-class actors and actress in the MCU. Now back to Feige, Why is he genius? What makes him best in the world?
I am the guy who does give respect to Joss Whedon more than Russo Brothers. I have huge respect for Russo brothers for making two Captain America movies and two Avengers movies. However, The Avengers was probably the most important Marvel movie after Iron Man. No studio had previously tried assembling multiple characters.
Joss Whedon was not that popular director back in the days. However, Feige knew his potential and gave him the chance. The rest is history. The Avengers is the best comic book movie of all time for many fans. Thor the Dark World was watchable because of Joss Whedon.
Russo Brothers were also not the world-class director. They were directing TV series and few low budget movies. Feige was keen on bringing Russo brothers on board because they were comic book fans. Feige knew it was a huge gamble but a perfect one. We all know what happened next.
Kevin Feige is a creative genius. After the massive success of Phase 4, Feige is trying to do something new. The phase 4 movie slot looks pretty diverse. Women are ruling the chart but Males are not being pushed behind. Black Panther and Captain Marvel proved people are hungry for new and diverse content.
Another great thing about Kevin Feige is, he is a learner. In an interview, Feige revealed the idea behind Captain America Civil War came from Batman vs Superman. Kevin took lots of ideas from Wonder Women for Captain Marvel.
2019 has been a magnificent year for Marvel. Avengers Endgame became the highest-grossing movie of all time. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man joined the billion-dollar club. These three movies brought five billion dollars at the box office. I don’t think Marvel will have a better year than 2019. Kevin Feige will definitely win an honorary award but it’s only about time. I think 2019 is gonna be the year where Kevin wins an Academy Award.