Kevin Feige Says Playing with the Horror Genre in The Marvel Movies is Possible
Marvel Studios has done a great job so far with their films and we've seen them play with several different kinds of genres over the years. But one genre they haven't really played with yet is the horror genre. We know that Josh Boone is doing that with his New Mutants movie, but will Marvel Studios one day decide to dive into that genre and try something new with it?
While talking to CB, Kevin Feige says that it's certainly a possibility! When asked if the studio would eventually give it a try with characters like Blade and Man-Thing, he said:
"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."
I hope they play with it! It would be a shame if they didn't! Hell, they could even get into horror comedy with a character like Hell Cow! One thing is for sure, to stay fresh and relevant, Marvel is going to have to keep pushing the boundaries and trying new things. Feige went on to say:
"I think it always and I hope will continue to vary. I enjoy very much the success of Thor: Ragnarok, and all of the articles that were being written around the release of that film that 'the MCU has now just gone full comedy,' 'MCU has just embraced the full silliness and is just embracing a very eclectic, strange sense of humor.' And I remember reading those and thinking, 'Yes, but wait till you see Black Panther.' And now Black Panther and the advertisements for Infinity War, 'everything's gonna be dark now, everything's gonna be...' I will say it always will vary depending on the story we wanna tell on any individual movie."
As long as Marvel keeps getting talented filmmakers to tell these great and compelling stories, I'll keep watching. Setting those stories in different kinds of genres is just all part of the fun!
Would you like to see Marvel make a horror film? If so, what kind of horror movie would you like to see?