For ten years now, Marvel Studios has been pumping out entertaining superhero stories through its cinematic universe. Stories of enhanced beings, masked vigilantes and common folk doing extraordinary acts in the name of helping either their neighbor, a city, a nation or a universe. Whether it be the fate of a company’s legacy in Iron Man, an ex-con trying to be a good father in Ant-Man or a king protecting the future of his nation in Black Panther, the Genius storytellers developing the MCU have presented relatable characters in serious situations that appeal to their audiences. With plans for the future beginning to formulate, the leader of Marvel Studios’ productions promises more diverse storytelling to come.
In an exclusive with ComingSoon.net, Marvel’s President Of Production, Kevin Feige, expressed that movies like Black Panther, Ant-Man & The Wasp and next year’s Captain Marvel are just the beginning of Marvel’s diverse approach. After being asked about characters like Kamala Khan, Miles Morales and America Chavez possibly being in the MCU, Feige had this to say:
Absolutely. Yes. It was the path that we were heading in any way because they’re great stories from the comics. The success of Black Panther, like a lot of things with the history of Marvel Studios, has just emboldened us to just continue doing that and to continue heading forward with that. And you’re bringing it to a great point that that’s what genre films are. That’s what I loved about genre films–science fiction films is you’re telling these very serious, very real stories–the X-Men are a great example of that–any great science fiction stories where you’re dealing with things like alien races or wars but you’re really talking about contemporary society. You’re really talking about people which is what I love. It gives you something fun and entertaining to watch on screen because that’s what I wanna see when I go to the movies but you’re getting a message. Empathy is a great word that you’re saying and Ryan Coogler used to say something great when people would ask him, ‘Will non-people of color be able to see this movie?’ and he was like ‘Yes. I’ve watched white characters for so long and connected with them.'”
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Ant-Man & The Wasp opens July 5th. Captain Marvel is slated for March of 2019, followed by Avengers 4 in May.
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