Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Studios

During a recent interview with Coming Soon, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed the future of the company, which turns ten next year and much more. Here are some highlights from that interview:

On time in the MCU compared to the real world: “We worry about it in terms of making sure we’re keeping track and making sure we’re not contradicting anything, which we’re doing. It doesn’t concern us much beyond that until I get more than one question at a junket about it.”

On Guardians Vol 2 taking place not long after the first film: “What I’d say in this case, is that we wanted to tell a story and James wanted to tell a story where the Guardians were still relatively fresh to becoming the Guardians of the Galaxy as opposed to leaping ahead a few years. When we meet them in ‘Infinity War,’ they will have gone through offscreen experiences. It all tracks.”

Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary celebration: “It sort of blows my mind when I think about that. We’ll have 20 films in ten years. We’re now working on how we mark that occasion. How we celebrate it. I have a very fun memory of the tenth anniversary of ‘Star Wars’ when I as in junior high school. Now ‘Star Wars’ is 40 and I wonder what Marvel Studios will be in another 30 years. I have no idea. But I know we’re very proud of the last ten years and we want to celebrate that somehow. ‘Infinity War’ will, frankly, be that celebration.”

On if Infinity War is the planned ending of the past ten years or if the plan changed: “It is, I think, a very good combination of both. It’s a result of having a goal and having an endgame. It’s about heading towards that and still being willing to make adjustments along the way where it serves whatever film we’re working on. We never want to be so rigid in a structure that we don’t allow ourselves to do fun, new, unexpected things that can happen along the way. I’d say it’s a pretty healthy combination of both… We started out being very excited that we were finally able to be the people creatively responsible for a Marvel film ourselves and do them in the way that our instincts sort of called for us to do them. That has remained unchanged.”