Kevin Feige On Female Superheroes, Possibly Casting The Rock In A Movie, And If A Fox/Sony Crossover Is In The Cards
Collider have just released their full interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. We’ve seen bits and pieces of it throughout the past week, but they kept a few choice quotes for the full shebang. We’ve covered a lot of what Feige has said about Marvel’s Phase Two and beyond, but tonight’s edition features some questions we haven’t really heard the Marvel Mastermind touch on in some time. Feige talks about female superheroes, possibly casting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a film, and if we could ever see the likes of Spider-Man or the X-Men mixing it up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One of the most consistent negative remarks people make about Marvel films is that they lack female superheroes. Feige was asked if a female character could ever lead a franchise considering how hard it has been in the past to bring in a large male audience for a female led action series. On if Marvel can crack that egg and make it work in the future:
Yes, yes there are. And even if you look at Avengers, if you look at Iron Man 3, Captain America: Winter Soldier that we have in production right now, all have strong female characters – stronger than I think people even would’ve guessed. It’s a priority for us because we have an enormous amount of incredibly strong female characters in comics.
I think over time, it’s going to work. I’ve said in the past that you should choose a list of female action superhero movies that haven’t worked. I don’t believe they haven’t worked because they had a female in the lead, I believe they didn’t work because they weren’t good. They weren’t technically well done movies.
Feige did say that while he wasn’t positive, he did think that the Elektra rights were back with Marvel as part of the Daredevil deal. That’s one strong female role that needs redemption after her previous movie outings.
It seems that Steve “Frosty” Weintraub at Collider has a bro-crush on Dwayne Johnson. You can’t really blame the guy. The Rock has been riding a recent string of box-office success and showing he has the acting chops to be a leading man with films like Snitch and G.I. Joe. Frosty threw the question to Feige if they ever considered The Rock for a super hero role. His name has been thrown around for Black Adam and Lobo for DC, so why not Marvel. Feige revealed his name has actually come up:
I think yeah, I mean his name has come up in the past. I’m a gigantic fan of his, I think he’s an incredible – I might have met him once a long time ago, but I haven’t really met him. I don’t really know him – but I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He’s awesome in Pain & Gain, he was great in G.I. Joe, he’s really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter’s always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday.
One thing that many fans have wondered is whether or not some of the other Marvel characters not under the Marvel Studios umbrella could appear in movies like The Avengers. There had been talks about adding in nods like Oscorp into the New York Skyline in Avengers or Stark Tower into Spider-Man, but those never came to fruition. Feige said that there are no plans for anything like that to happen now, but he wouldn’t completely rule it out:
There’s certainly nothing in the horizon that indicates that we’re going to be doing anything like that any time soon. But as I’ve said, I’ve been in Marvel for 13 years, and I’ve seen a lot. So, I would never say never when it comes to what we could do to characters on the screen.
One other thing to note is that Feige said Marvel has not cast the person who will play Thanos. This could mean a few things. First, it could mean they were happy Damion Poitier (who appeared as the Mad Titan at the end of The Avengers). On the other hand, they could be recasting the role in time for a Guardians of the Galaxy appearance. Regardless, this is one thing we’ll definitely be on the lookout for. You can read the interview in its entirety by clicking here. What do you think about the new Feige news? Are you ready for a female superhero movie? Do you want The Rock joining up with Marvel? Sound off below!
Source : Collider