Kevin Feige isn’t worried about superhero fatigue
Although some people seem to be burned out on superhero movies, Kevin Feige seems to think that the general moviegoing public will never tire of them. The main selling point of his argument is the rich history of comics. With that fact, there are several stories to adapt to different genres.
It was recently featured on an episode of The film industry Podcast where he argued his point at length…
I’ve been at Marvel Studios for over 22 years, and most of us here at Marvel Studios have been around a decade or more together since my second year at Marvel, people were asking , ‘Well, how long will this last? Is this comic book fad coming to an end?’ I didn’t understand the question at all. Because of that to me, it was like saying after Gone With the Wind, ‘Well, how many more movies can be made of novels? Do you think the audience will hurt movies adapted from books?’ You would never ask that because there is an inherent understanding among most people that a book can be anything. A novel can have any kind of story. So it all depends on what story you are translating.
Feige said that with 80 years of Marvel comics to adapt — and many different comic genres — there’s a lot to do. He said that a Marvel film only needed two things: “The Marvel Studios logo above the title and a seed of an idea from our publishing history”.
There’s nothing wrong with Feige’s argument, but comic book movies still carry a certain stigma. Between Martin Scorcese’s comments that they are “not cinema” and some people’s horror at “nerd culture,” the films are not appealing to everyone. Many people just consider them popcorn movies with no depth. Although there may be superhero movies with flavors of other genres, they are mostly just action movies. At the end of the day, only time will tell if they can change their reputation.
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