Kevin Feige’s Defiant Response to Superhero Genre Haters: “You Know, They Just Couldn’t Do That”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has responded to criticism from renowned directors James Cameron, Denis Villeneuve, and Martin Scorsese about the superhero movie genre. Feige expressed his experience of building his career around the heroes he grew up reading and shared how he had dreamed of making X-Men, Spider-Man, and Avengers movies. Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a sensation among cinema-goers and has garnered millions of fans across the globe.

In an interview with the official Black Panther: Wakanda Forever podcast, Feige discussed the criticism of the comic book movie genre, saying, “There were some people who couldn’t get past a four-colour, printed, two-dimensional story. You know, they just couldn’t do that. Just like today, dare I say it. The people who can’t get past a genre story or something that’s in space, or people who can breathe underwater. ‘No, not for me.'” Feige was accompanied by Marvel Studio producer Nate Moore, who agreed with the MCU president.

Moore defended the MCU and the superhero genre as a whole, saying it has opened new gates for “great, fantastical ideas, big adventure, big characters, and themes.” Feige also discussed his journey of bringing comic stories to life, saying, “It all started with Iron Man in 2008.” He went on to say, “I think about that every day in every aspect of what I’m lucky enough to do. Every day is surreal and bringing these comic stories to life, again, which has now been a 22-year journey, just from when– longer, working in the early days of the first X-Men film.”

Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a phenomenon, with some of the highest-grossing films of all time. Despite criticism from certain directors, the superhero movie genre is here to stay, and Feige and his team have been able to bring the comic book stories to life in a way that has resonated with audiences around the world.