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Kevin Feige Talks Star Wars - Its Influence, His Movie, and More

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Kevin Feige, the man behind the unprecedented success of Marvel Studios, took part in The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast yesterday to discuss bringing The Infinity Saga to an end. During the wide ranging interview he touched upon the influence Star Wars has had on him and, briefly, on his upcoming movie in a galaxy far, far away.




    Discussing his early love of film and comic books with host Scott Feinberg, Feige revealed 'I always loved, and was never cynical about, expansive, multi-storied, epic storytelling ... I liked getting invested in worlds and in characters and following them through to unexpected places.' When asked specifically if Star Wars and George Lucas had been a fascination for him growing up, Feige replied 'Without question.'



    It was this love that would lead him to pursue a career in film production, and when it came to choosing his school, there was only one choice:

    At one point, Feinberg asks if it was Star Wars starting out with Episode IV, and the implication that there were more stories both before and after that original adventure, that became the driving force for thinking film franchises could be planned out beyond just the next one or two movies. But Kevin Feige was quick to point out that it wasn't Star Wars alone that had led to that approach, saying 'I think it's two different things. I think Star Wars and Star Trek, and some of my exposure to the comic characters of the day exposed me to epic storytelling.'



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    So what can he say about his own Star Wars movie? Unsurprisingly, not a lot. When Feinberg asked 'What do you most want to bring to that universe?', Feige replied:

    His answer is unsurprising given that this December's The Rise of Skywalker is set to bring the original saga to a close, and the level of secrecy that all Star Wars projects entail, but it's nice to hear Feige talk about his film for the first time. As Star Wars moves beyond the Skywalkers, it's exciting to think about all the possible worlds, characters, and eras that could be explored.





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    But what about Star Wars fatigue? It's well documented that Disney CEO Bob Iger feels they tried to do too much, too fast, and there's a planned break for a few years after The Rise of Skywalker this Christmas. Feinberg asked Kevin Feige for his thoughts, after all the MCU put out 22 movies in 11 years without any signs of fatigue setting in.

    Could Feige just be being courteous to his colleagues? Of course. But the man behind the MCU also knows that not every film will be an Avengers at the box office, and there are acknowledged reasons for Solo's performance that make it an outlier. I guess the final proof will be in the performance of The Rise of Skywalker. But right now, with The Mandalorian just a day away and Episode IX next month, I think the future looks bright for the franchise.





    Many thanks to Nick Field on Twitter for bringing this interview to our attention.





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    I hope he doesn't completely ruin the Star Wars franchise the way he has come close to ruining the MCU. I mean the wriitng in that franchise's movies have really gone down the toilet in the past three to four years.
     
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    Regardless of the writing in the MCU I just plain got fatigued by it all. It was like, here's your favourite food, now have it every day. I lost interest in it because it got milked too much.

    Sort of like Zombie movies...
     
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    As someone who doesn't read comic books, I love all of the multiple Marvel movies released in a year. that's really the only knowledge I have when it comes to comics. I would love multiple TV shows and movies released in a year.
     
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