Kevin Feige defends Marvel movies
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 October 2017
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has rubbished the suggestion that all the Marvel movies are the same
'Thor: Ragnarok' producer Kevin Feige has rubbished the suggestion that all Marvel movies are the same.
The Marvel Studios President claimed the comic book films were bound to have a similar feel as they are produced by the same team and set in the same fictional universe - but he insisted they are all telling different stories in their own right.
The blockbuster franchise - which includes 'The Avengers' and 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' - have drawn complaints from some critics and fans that the films are repetitive and being churned out too fast.
But, Kevin told Uproxx.com: "I mean, I think it's just the way we make the movies. I think all the movies are relatively different. I think there's a narrative that people like to write about because they're all produced by the same team and they all inhabit the same fictional cinematic universe. That we look for common similarities.
"And I'm not saying there aren't common similarities throughout it, but I think 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' are two totally different types of movies.
"They're both fun. People both enjoy them. Is that a similarity? If so, I'll take it. If that's a criticism, I'll take that, too. But really, yeah, 'Homecoming', 'Ragnarok', 'Panther', into 'Infinity War', 'Ant-Man' and the 'Wasp' after that. And a '90s-set 'Captain Marvel' after that; these are six very different movies.
"If what they have in common is they're all really enjoyable and fun to watch, then I'll take it."
Meanwhile, Kevin also disagreed that 'Thor: Ragnarok', starring Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett, represents a change of direction for the franchise.
He said: "The truth of the matter is I think they're all unusual and I think they all seem to be funnier than people expect. People said the same thing to me about 'Guardians [of the Galaxy]', people said the same thing to me three months ago about 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
"But, certainly, this is the one that we followed our instincts into comedy unabashedly."