For the last decade, comic books fans have enjoyed a steady diet of films showcasing their favorite characters. While superhero films existed before this surge, there wasn’t anything like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Individual films all beautifully linked together, intertwined by the brilliant vision of Kevin Feige. Feige recently spoke with Vulture at the Black Panther press junket and talked about the idea of superhero fatigue:
“That’s the reason we make the movies we make and the way we make them. For years, predating the history of Marvel Studios itself, people asked me about superhero fatigue and if it was a fad or a phase. I say, if they’re all different, if they’re all special, nobody will get tired of these things before we at Marvel Studios will, since we live and breathe these things 24 hours a day. You make films like Thor: Ragnarok, like Homecoming, like Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly like Panther, and the upcoming Infinity War to keep it interesting and change it up. And we will continue to do that.”
I agree with Feige, as long as the films are kept fun and fresh, the fatigue can be overcome. A great example is Thor: Ragnarok, what a fantastic way to revitalize the franchise, I absolutely loved the movie, and that is saying something considering my mediocre feelings towards the god of thunder’s first two films.
The MCU will likely go through big changes with the end of Phase 3, so that is also likely to provide some freshness for fans. Marvel has kept a nice pace in releasing their films, spaced just far enough apart to make fans crave the next one.
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Source: Black Panther Press Junket (via Vulture)