Kevin Feige Hilariously Responds To Question about INHUMANS and Addresses Criticism That All Marvel Movies Are The Same
As you know, Inhumans was originally supposed to be a feature film from Marvel Studios with Vin Diesel in the role of Black Bolt. For some reason, that film was canceled and then turned into a TV series that, unfortunately, turned out to be a huge disappointment.
During a recent interview with Uproxx, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about the series and if he wished he would have had the chance to make the movie. The response he gives to the question is pretty funny. Here's the question that was asked, and Feige's answer:
I know you’re a huge Inhumans fan, and you lost that property to TV. Now, with that doing how it’s doing on television, do you look at that and go, well, maybe it’s best we didn’t do that one? Or do you still wish you had that property because you think you could have really knocked out of the park?
[Laughs] You’re breaking up, Mike. I can’t hear you. You’re breaking up…
I think it's safe to say that Marvel Studios would have given us a great Inhumans movie! Who knows, maybe one day they will get their chance to do it right and pretend like the TV series never happened.
In the same interview, Feige addresses the fan criticism that Marvel movies are the same and that they all have a lot of similarities. Marvel certainly does have a formula that they follow that works for them, but their films certainly are different. It's just like Pixar, they have a formula that works for them, but all their films are unique. When asked about the criticism that's out there, Feige said:
"I think it’s just the way we make the movies. I think all the movies are relatively different. I think there’s a narrative that people like to write about because they’re all produced by the same team and they all inhabit the same fictional cinematic universe. That we look for common similarities. And I’m not saying there aren’t common similarities throughout it, but I think Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming are two totally different types of movies. They’re both fun. People both enjoy them. Is that a similarity? If so, I’ll take it. If that’s a criticism, I’ll take that, too. But really, yeah, Homecoming, Ragnarok, Panther, into Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp after that. And a ’90s-set Captain Marvel after that; these are six very different movies. If what they have in common is they’re all really enjoyable and fun to watch, then I’ll take it."
Feige makes some great points there. In the end, all that really matters is that the fans are enjoying the films that they are making and Marvel is succeeding in that.