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Chilling with the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige

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Chilling with the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige

*** I was provided with an all expense paid trip for this event. Although all opinions are 100% mine****
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[themepacific_dropcap color=”blue”]C[/themepacific_dropcap]hilling with the President and film producer of Marvel Studios.As a part of the #AvengersEvent we were able to sit down with who other than the President of Marvel Studios KEVIN FEIGE.

Kevin Feige is the president of Marvel Studios he also has produced several top movies such as: Xmen, Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk, The Avengers, and  Captian America just to list a few.  The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of $8.3 billion. So to be able to sit down with Kevin Feige and ask him a few questions seemed fitting.

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Q:   In general, sometimes people dread spinoffs and sequels, but how does it feel to actually have a fan base that can’t wait for the next release from Marvel studio?

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KF   :   Uh, well,  it feels great, obviously, and I do think it’s, you know, spinoffs, that  spinoffs and things like that are, uh, when you’re dealing with certain properties, I think I need one thing and can, and can somehow get a bad connotation of meaning.  Oh, there’s something that had a little story potential that was interesting, so now, now they’re gonna try to build the whole big story about it.  Well, at Marvel, their big story is about everyone that go back, you know, fifty years and, and through hundreds of comic issues.  So for us, it’s all just- it’s  really exciting It is that, you know, the comic fan base was one thing- it’s the solid foundation of, of everything we do, but now it’s increased dramatically with the film base and with the film fans, um, and,  it gives us a certain amount of pressure and sleepless nights to, to deliver on expectations, each time, but it’s, it’s also knowing that people are so excited for, for what’s next.  And we often have to go, never mind what’s next- take a look at this.  Take a look at this because we do want each of the films and, and Age of Ultron’s our eleventh, Marvel Cinematic Universe film. 

We want each of them to stand alone whether you’ve seen the other ten films or not.  We believe each film works as a beginning, middle, end into and unto itself.  And we worked very hard to do that.  All we’re interested in is making one singular great movie at a time.

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Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Ph: Film Frame..?Marvel 2015

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).Marvel 2015

Q:    I’ll ask one.  It’s just a fun one.  Um, did you read a lot- like, were you big in the Marvel comics as a kid, and did you have, like, a favorite character when you were little?

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KF   :    I was more into movies.  I was more into movies as a kid.   I had a lot of favorite movies. , I remember a story in particular when I was in the backyard with a bunch of friends of mine when we were, I don’t know, say eight years old- ten years old.  And we were playing super heroes, and somebody had chosen Batman, somebody had chosen Superman, and somebody had chosen Spiderman  and  I remember going, well, I’ll be Iron Man.  I’ll,  play Iron Man because I’d seen him in the, , reruns of the old ’60s cartoon.

 

And some kids didn’t even know who he was.  I was like, he’s cool.  He’s Iron Man.  Trust me.  So that was, that was- it was fun bringing him to life after, some kids didn’t hear of him when I chose him in the backyard thirty- thirty-two years ago. [/themepacific_box]

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Q: Are we gonna see Spiderman make an appearance?

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We’ve teamed up with Sony to bring Spidey into our universe and, and doing a new Spidey film in 2017, but I think we’re being less than specific about, about where we’ll, where we’ll see him first.[/themepacific_box]

Q   :   Do you have,  somebody in the Marvel Universe that you really wanna bring  into the stories or anything that you haven’t yet?

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Well, I used to say Guardians of the Galaxy to that question.  I used to say vision to that question; I used to say Falcon; I used to say,  Doctor Strange a lot and, obviously , we’re deep into that with Benedict Cumberbatch now.  We start filming in November. So it’s really been, it’s really been amazing.  Now,  it does come down to, very,  individual and specific characters, but if I say too many of them, it’ll give away exactly what we’re doing with Guardians 2 or with the future ones.

But it’s a testament to the, to the Marvel comics,  and how deep its bench is that there’s still hundreds of great characters that we haven’t even touched yet.

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Q   :   Why is there no end-credit scene?  What’s the story behind that?

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The Waiting is almost over! Avengers Age of Ultron OPENS EVERYWHERE Tomorrow! May 1 2015!!!

Stay tuned for my movie review.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

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Ana @ Miami Mommy Savings

Thursday 30th of April 2015

What an amazing opportunity to sit down with Kevin and hear about all these amazing behind the scenes information. Way to go Carla!