<< Go Back


Kevin Feige Half-Asses His Way Through Another Explanation About Netflix Characters in the MCU


It's got to be difficult running a major operation like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I imagine it leads you to a place wherein you want to exercise control over every single little aspect of things, like a micromanaging piece of shit boss that makes you want to quit after a week. This is likely why Kevin Feige has yet to admit that there's a place in the MCU for the characters and—more importantly—the actors who play them from the various Marvel Netflix properties, namely the fact that he has no control over them.

The television end of Marvel's live action universe is run by Jeph Loeb, and this has caused a number of problems in MCU-land, with Feige maintaining in public that there's a chance the Netflix actors and characters can work their way into the big MCU event movies. In private, however, it's another story with rumors of Feige wanting a DC-esque recasting of any characters that could potentially show up in an Avengers movie. 

As I said, however, in public he's always doling out vague statements about "timing" and "having lots of respect" for those characters. In fact, he did it again just the other day in an interview with Collider...

Q: What do you think of the Netflix MCU and do you think any of those characters are going to make the big screen transition?

KEVIN FEIGE: I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.

You could figure it out if you wanted to, dude. Easily. It's clear that you're just dragging your feet because you want your Daredevil and your Luke Cage in the Marvel movies. Maybe I'm overreacting here—it's been known to happen before—but part of me thinks that this whole thing is an ego trip on Feige's part. Once you gain that much control over something so huge, you don't cede that control well to others. I've seen it happen countless times on much smaller scales than this, but the story remains the same.

If you think I'm totally wrong on this, let me know in the comments section below, but I think we all know that I'm right.

Steve attanasie

Steve Attanasie

Tagged in: , , , , , , , ,