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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Addresses the Notion of “Superhero Movie Fatigue”

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brian-mcgee - February 1, 2018

If want answers to big philosophical questions, you typically try to ask the guy closest to the top about things requiring intimate knowledge of the big picture. So when you want an answer to a question like "Is there such a thing as superhero movie fatigue," you probably want to ask someone like Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios and overseer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

And that's more or less what Vulture did in their new interview with the Marvel honcho, though he eventually arrived at both the question and the answer...

“That’s the reason we make the movies we make and the way we make them,” he said. “For years, predating the history of Marvel Studios itself, people asked me about superhero fatigue and if it was a fad or a phase. I say, if they’re all different, if they’re all special, nobody will get tired of these things before we at Marvel Studios will, since we live and breathe these things 24 hours a day. You make films like Thor: Ragnarok, like Homecoming, like Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly like Panther, and the upcoming Infinity War to keep it interesting and change it up. And we will continue to do that.”

I imagine that the "they're all different" descriptor will still be applicable in the future when they're mostly just doing sequels and mash-ups. I hope they follow the Ragnarok formula and just give us characters we love teaming up on weird adventures. In many ways, that's the most exciting thing I felt coming out of that film, the hope that this was the future of Marvel. Great directors, great casts, and a goal of entertaining.

Honestly, what more could you want from these things going forward? Coherent stories, sure. Yeah, I hear that. Less connectivity to other films being integral to the film's enjoyment? Fair point. Fair points all the way around.

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