Kevin Feige Talks about the Future of Marvel Films and Diversity will be a Big Part of It
Marvel Studios has done a solid job with diversity in their films up to this point, but it looks like they are going to kick it into a whole new gear moving forward. With Black Panther still kicking ass and the development of solo Captain Marvel and Black Widow films, and a possible all-female led team-up film, we already know that Marvel is looking to dive deeper into diversity. They just want to keep building on to what they have established.
While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about the future of the MCU, and while he doesn't reveal any details about what that future is, he does manage to tease us:
“Well, there are lots. There are lots. It’s a testament to the 8,000-plus characters in Marvel Comics. We still haven’t made or developed every character we saw when we flipped through a comic and went, 'This would be cool. This would be a good story.' We’re not ready to talk about what those are, but like the ones we’ve made in the first three phases, they’re ones that are either just great concepts for a film, great characters with great supporting characters, like Panther.”
He goes on to talk about their efforts in continuing to diversify, saying:
“New locations and lands that have cultural significance all their own, and continuing to tell stories that represent the world as it is, that represent people who perhaps haven’t seen themselves portrayed in this light in the past. We want to continue to do that.
“I think we’re seeing it shift from a very purposeful initiative to just a fact of life, to just a way of doing business. Then there are people we hired that we’re not ready to announce in all different capacities, particularly behind the camera. As Panther has so loudly declared, [representation] can only help you, can only help you tell unique stories, can only help you do things in a new, and unique, and fresh, and exciting way. If you do that, audiences will notice it, and appreciate it, and support it.”
It's going to be really cool and interesting to see what Marvel ends up doing after Avengers 4. There's no doubt that there are going to be some wicked cool surprises that fans will flip over!