Kevin Feige Almost Quit Marvel In His Fight For Inclusiveness, Says Mark Ruffalo

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Kevin Feige speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Kevin Feige speaking at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Now that Kevin Feige is basically in charge of all things Marvel it’s easy to remember this was not always the case. Back around Avengers time, Feige was having to report to Ike Perlmutter. We have known for a long time that these two clashed, and the power struggle was eventually won by Feige. We can also say that since Feige stopped having to go through Perlmutter, the quality of the MCU has improved.

Now, Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner in the MCU, has given some insight into how close this all came. Ruffalo has spoken about how Kevin Feige was prepared to quit to disprove Perlmutter’s view that female led movies would flop. Recently the actor told The Independent.

“When we did the first Avengers, Kevin Feige told me, ‘Listen, I might not be here tomorrow.’ And he’s like, ‘Ike does not believe that anyone will go to a female-starring super movie.’ So if I am still here tomorrow you will know that I won that battle.”

Clearly, as history shows, Feige did win that battle. Now Perlmutter has no real say in the evolution of the MCU. This is probably one of the main reasons we are only getting a Black Widow solo film in 2020, instead of when the character was alive.

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“That was the turning point for Marvel. Because Kevin wanted black superheroes, women superheroes, LGBT superheroes. He changed the whole Marvel universe. We now have gay superheroes, we have black superheroes, we have female superheroes – Scarlett Johansson has her movie coming out, we have Captain Marvel, they are doing She-Hulk next. No other studio is being that forwardly inclusive on that level. They have to, though,” he added. “This is the f***ing world. The culture is way ahead of the politics.”

It’s hard to argue against Feige’s opinion and direction. So far, the MCU has been a resounding success and Black Panther and Captain Marvel were profitable movies. I’ll guess Black Widow is going to be a profitable movie as well, though that remains to be seen. Good movies are what ensure profits, not think-tanks that work out what movies certain demographics of audiences want to see.

What do you think of Ruffalo’s comments about Kevin Feige, is there anyone out there who preferred things under Ike? Let us know your thoughts in the usual places below.

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SOURCE: The Independent 

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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