Kevin Feige isn’t worried about superhero fatigue

While it may seem like some people are getting burned out on superhero movies, Kevin Feige seem to think that the moviegoers as a whole will never tire of them. The main selling point for his argument is that there is a rich history of comics. Given that fact, there are countless stories that can be adapted to a variety of genres.

He was recently featured in an episode of The film industry Podcast where he argued his point at length…

I have been at Marvel Studios for over 22 years, and most of us here at Marvel Studios have been around a decade or more together since probably my second year at Marvel, people were asking, ‘Well, how long is this going to last? Will this fad of cartoon movies come to an end?’ I didn’t really understand the question. Because to me it was akin to saying after Gone With the Wind, ‘Well, how many more movies can be made out of novels? Do you think audiences get mad about movies being adapted from books?’ You would never ask because there is an inherent understanding among most people that a book can be anything. A novel can have any type of story. So it all depends on which story you are translating.

Feige added that with 80 years of Marvel comics to adapt — and many different comic book genres — there’s a lot left to do. He claimed that a Marvel film only needed two things: “the Marvel Studios logo above the title and a seed of an idea from our publishing history”.

There’s really nothing wrong with Feige’s argument, but comic book movies still carry a certain stigma. Between Martin Scorcese’s comments about how they’re “not cinema” and some people’s general distaste for “geek culture,” the films don’t appeal to everyone. Many people just consider them popcorn movies with no depth. While there may be superhero movies with flavors of other genres, they are mostly action movies only. At the end of the day, only time will tell if they can change their reputation.

[H/T Variety]

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