THE KING OF HOLLYWOOD
Marvel films have been a part of international pop culture for a long time. Both the heroes of the stories and their actors have been delighting the masses for more than ten years. Looking at the Box Office results of the 23 Marvel films, one could get the impression that Kevin Feige is a lucky man. But what looks like a lucky streak from the outside is the result of years of foresighted development and a clear strategy. Feige has planned every step carefully and relied on the best in the entertainment industry to expand his Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From the X-Men to the Avengers
The 46-year-old Kevin Feige began working in the film industry after graduating from the University of Southern California. As an assistant to film producer Lauren Shuler Donner, he has worked with the crews of such popular movies as Volcano, You’ve Got Mail, and many others. He was already in charge of numerous comic adaptations such as the X-Men before he launched an unprecedentedly successful series in 2007. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was founded a year later after the first Iron Man movie by Feige. From the very beginning, the producer relied on a number of factors that have proven to be unbeatable until these days.
Together for Success
It was a key-point talking about the cast of the films. Feige succeeded in persuading numerous Hollywood high-carat actors to play in his movies for a relatively small fee. In return, the stars have earned a share of the profits from the total monetary success. This recipe turned out to be the right one. The casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man was quite a risk. After all, the actor was not exactly considered as a magnet at the box office at that time and his career seemed to stagnate. However, Feige prevailed and landed a bull’s eye. Robert Downey Jr. got just 500,000 dollars and a profit share of 8 percent for the first appearance as Iron Man. At the end of the day, it was more than enough to lay the foundation for Marvel’s success and for the engagement of countless superstars over the next twelve years. The Avengers: Endgame not only marked the high point of his career so far but catapulted the movie to the top of the most successful productions of all time and, finally, made his producer Kevin Feige the king of Hollywood. It is estimated that he collected at least 75 million dollars each for both parts of the Avengers. The successful chapter was closed by Spider-Man: Far from Home but Kevin Feige still has a lot of plans.
Even More Heroes and Genres
During the last few years, Feige has been expanding his MCU. Numerous new female heroines were introduced, and other new characters were worked out also. There are rumors that the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain Marvel will be run by a woman in the next few years. Many old heroes have been retired. At the same time, the successful producer is counting on even more diversity and range in the upcoming stories. After lots of internal power struggles, Feige now is the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment and responsible for all creative areas, as a result, all fans will be delighted by the numerous new exciting adventures that are already on the way.
- Author : Siry
- Date : May 15, 2020
- Category : HOLLYWOOD