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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Explains Why He Isn’t Here To Help Other Filmmakers

Since the very first Iron Man movie debuted just over a decade ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was set into motion with the goal of creating an interconnected film world with help from the inspired source material. The result thus far has been over 20 complete and successful films in their own right, with a plan for various others underway. All the while, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been at the wheel with the vision for the MCU, and that’s no small thing.

 

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In the last 10 years, Marvel has easily become one of the biggest names in entertainment, especially after the smashing success of movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, both domestically and internationally. The phenomenon is real, and it’s understandable why others might be interested in Feige’s secrets or strategies concerning making a successful film universe the way he and the team at Marvel Studios did.

 

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What’s going on with Star Wars might be the perfect example, especially after the release for Solo: A Star Wars Story which, unfortunately, didn’t have the desired effect on the audience. With there also being a wealth of original source material, and the franchise being under the Disney umbrella as well, it might make sense to some to have Feige, at the very least, advise someone in that division of Disney, or anyone else for that matter…

 

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But Feige has other plans and isn’t really the kind of guy to give advice to others for his own set of reasons, which he explained in an interview with Daily News:

“No. I’ve learned in my time being lucky enough to make movies, unless you’re in the thick of it, unless you’re in the shoes, you don’t know what’s going on. Advice doesn’t mean anything. Circumstances can be different everywhere, and to predict what an issue was or who’s doing what…I’m just not the kind of person to give advice to people. Because it’s all precarious, right? It’s all difficult, it’s all hard. All my time is spent trying to deliver the projects we’re overseeing and are in charge of. Many people, and particularly Disney, have had great success, success that rivals or surpasses our own. I want advice from them!”

 

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