Marvel boss Kevin Feige opens up on gender bias towards superhero movies

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explains how difficult it is for superhero films to receive recognition at an awards show due to “gender bias.”

Marvel Studios / Marvel CCO President Kevin Feige addressed the lack of success in awards for films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for superhero films in general.

Talk to THR, Feige recognized the importance of the three Oscars won by Black Panther during the 2019 ceremony. He also explained how difficult it is for superhero films to achieve such recognition, saying, “I think we are still in deficit because of the Marvel logo and to because of a gender bias that certainly exists. I just loved it for a brilliant time there with Black Panther it was put aside and the work was recognized for the accomplishment it was. “

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Feige also spoke about his hopes that the creative team behind Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings would experience the same success. He admitted that Shang-Chi wasn’t as well-known among comic book fans as many other characters found in the MCU, and praised the creative team for their work in creating “something new that connects with. the public “. Feige added, “We recognized it, the public recognized it, and I would love the hard work of all those people telling their stories to be recognized.”

Production the second Black Panther movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is currently on hiatus due to an injury to star Letitia Wright, but is set to resume filming in January 2022. Numerous reports suggest the film was likely to continue without her due to rumors that Wright expressed anti-vaccination views on the set, but these have since been debunked. Wright even addressed them, saying: “The report was about my conduct on the set of Black panther 2. I honestly say that was completely wrong. “

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The next version of the MCU is Spider-Man: No Path Home, which is set to hit theaters on December 17th. Due to the effects of the pandemic, the way Marvel approached film promotion had to change, to which Feige admitted, “in some ways it was good because he kept the focus on the sequel. made it possible to stay focused on projects as they came out, and certainly the anticipation for No way home, I would say, is as big as anything we’ve felt before, which is a great time as the movie is about to release. Spider-Man: No Path Home crashed several ticketing services and reportedly earned over $ 35 million in its first 24 hours of pre-sale tickets.

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Source: THR

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