While the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been pretty diverse as far as genres, the comics books offer content to really let Marvel explore what a superhero movie can be. Studio head Kevin Feige says there will be even more experimenting with genres in the future. Feige spoke with ComicBook.com at the Ant-Man and the Wasp and expressed his love of all film genres.
“I’m interested in all of them. I love film. I love film, I love all different film genres. I saw Hereditary, I’m still rattled by that one. You seen Hereditary? It’s amazing but it sticks with ya.”
As Marvel has plenty of wild west characters, Feige was asked about the western genre, two characters specifically, Ghost Rider and the Two-Gun Kid.
“I like both of those characters that you named, and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hostel or a Friday the 13th or a Poltergeist? Poltergeist is a little bit more my wheelhouse, that’s such a great movie and it scared the heck out of me but it’s really fun. I don’t know, I certainly would like to play with as many genres as possible.”
“So, specifically, to horror, western, I don’t know but generally to continuing to play with genres and continue to explore other genres, absolutely,”
The cosmic element of the Marvel universe already provides a heavy dose of the science fiction, The Guardians of the Galaxy films have always felt more like a sci-fi movie than a superhero movie to me. With characters such as Blade and Man-Thing, among many others, the door is more than open for Marvel to dip their toe into the horror genre.
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