From humble beginnings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has undoubtedly emerged as one of the biggest names in entertainment.
And it’s a credit to Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito and all of the creative talent at Marvel Studios that even now, 10 whole years after Iron Man, a new installment in the MCU is still able to attract the same level of excitement and, in the case of Avengers: Infinity War, generate $2 billion in box office receipts.
It’s been quite the journey, then, and one that will only continue to captivate audiences the world over as Marvel veers into Phase 4 of its wildly ambitious universe. But what’s it been like for Kevin Feige, who’s been in the driving seat for nigh on a decade? That very question was presented to the Marvel executive by The Los Angeles Times (h/t ComicBook.com), to which he replied:
It brings nothing but insecurity and anxiety. The fun outweighs it just a little bit more. It seems like one long job to me.
Being in the eye of Marvel’s superhero storm is clearly something that Feige is incredibly proud about, and the fact that the MCU’s total earnings have surpassed $16 billion worldwide means the studio boss is in a very good position as we approach Avengers 4 and, with it, the culmination of the entire MCU thus far.
It’s since been hailed as a “finale,” indicating that OG characters like Iron Man and Captain America may be phased out in order to make room for the next generation – one that will presumably be headlined by Captain Marvel once her long-in-development solo film takes flight next year. And Kevin Feige? He’s been instrumental in getting the female-led solo movie off the ground, which is really something that can be said about every Marvel movie thus far…