Fandom is an interesting thing. While we love the films we’re fans of, there is an innate desire to love things with a plan. For example, it’s great if a TV show manages to become one of the most engrossing in existence, but it’s somehow even better if it remained virtually unchanged in the creator’s mind from inception to execution. For one reason or another, the idea of an untainted, unchanged, and fully confident vision is one that resonates with fans.
However, at the end of the day, that’s usually not the case with movies — especially ones from Marvel Studios. Speaking with Daily News, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed the ever-changing nature of their movies from development all the way through its release.
“It’s different incarnations of the script, the different incarnations of the cut of the film. We test; there are earlier versions of Ant-Man and the Wasp that you would not be saying nice things about, as is true for all of our films. You cut together what you have and watch it, you see what you have and how you want to adapt it, you go and shoot additional materials (which we do on all of our movies) and we begin to shape it. I don’t think people realize what a collaborative, living, sort of piece of art a film is. Four weeks ago, this movie was different.”
For better or worse, film is ultimately a collaborative medium. Very often, we tend to put certain filmmakers up on pedestals as true auteurs, but they are very much the exception, and even with most of them, they have learned to delegate their vision to someone who actually knows how to best get the job done. This quote from Feige really drives how the collaborative nature, and the never-ending hard work that makes these movies work.
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SOURCE: Daily News