MCU Movies Owe Their Success To Marvel’s Pool Of Geektastic Creators, Says Paul Bettany


Not since the heyday of Amblin Entertainment or even Disney-Pixar has one studio’s emblem been so closely associated with top-quality entertainment.

Yes, the rise and rise of Marvel Studios has been nothing short of astounding, and the current iteration of the MCU, one which spans 10 years and 18 movies, is about to culminate in the release of Avengers: Infinity War late next month.

And to think that Marvel and MCU boss Kevin Feige managed to build this franchise on the shoulders of B-list characters (read: Iron Man, Thor, and even Captain America), whereas Warner Bros. hasn’t enjoyed nearly the same level of success when handling some of the biggest names in comic book history, such as Batman, Wonder Woman and the Man of Steel.

So what sets Marvel Studios movies apart? Their geektastic directors, according to Paul Bettany (Vision), who gushed about the people pulling the strings during a recent interview with Screen Rant.

Said he:

I think the success of the Marvel films comes from the fact that they’re made by fans. They really love those characters. When I first came out dressed as Vision, Kevin Feige nearly cried. I didn’t grow up reading comics but they make you fall in love with your character. They really do. Their love for these stories is really infectious and you become really invested, and there’s a lot of invested people beyond the financials of it all. They really want to do a good job, and I think fans really trust that if they bend things that they’re in safe hands — that the story is in safe hands because I guarantee you it’s made by geeks. This movie is made by geeks. They love them, they feel it when they’re talking about it.

Marvel’s superhero smackdown kicks off on April 27th. Tickets for Avengers: Infinity War are already on sale, meaning you can reserve your seats for the fight of the century. And that’s before we even consider round two, given the so-far untitled Avengers 4 has been slated for a release in May of 2019.

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