Kevin Feige Says Marvel Won't Be "Swayed" Into Making A Female Led Superhero Movie

Kevin Feige Says Marvel Won't Be "Swayed" Into Making A Female Led Superhero Movie

Making it clear that Marvel Studios will always make diversity a priority, Kevin Feige also points out that they won't be swayed by any online backlash to change how they do things. He also shares his thoughts on the female Thor and Falcon-Captain America, and whether we'll see them in the movies...


Talking to ScreenCrush, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about the backlash (a result of the lack of female characters) which followed the release of the first cast photo from Star Wars Episode VII . The site mentioned that a number of actresses had since been cast in that movie, and with Captain Marvel a long rumoured project for Marvel, they asked if Feige is worried about similar backlash. "I don’t think J.J. Abrams or the ‘Star Wars’ people — I have no idea — but my guess is that they were not swayed by any backlash. We’re not going to be swayed by the backlash. We’re going to keep bringing the movies out the way we envision it and the way we believe in it — and that includes diversity in all of the active films. And certainly, on our development slate of many of the characters — some of which you just named — and always being conscious of that. The great thing for us is the comics have been conscious of that through the decades and have been rather pioneering in that over the years."

When they then brought up the recent changes made to Captain America and Thor in the comic books, Feige responded positively to the alterations, before addressing the possibility that the same could one day happen on film. "Well, look, listen, as you know, that’s happened before in the comics. It’s getting a lot of attention because they’ve just done it, but both of those things have happened in the past. So, it’s always that’s part of the fun. There’s always that chance to surprise people or to switch up — a number of people have worn the Cap’ costume. A number of people have lifted Mjölnir. So, that’s all fodder for future storytelling." Though the response to Doctor Strange and another Thor or Iron Man movie being announced will likely be met very positively next week at Comic-Con, it would be a great shame if a Black Panther or Captain Marvel movie aren't part of Phase 3. What do you think? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Comics" 7/21/2014 Source: ScreenCrush
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