The host of the New York Film Academy for a Q&A session with students, Kevin Feige unveiled a recent background on the Marvel Studios casting process.
“It happened the other day with an actor,” said Feige on how to deal with a refusal in the production sector. “Sometimes we have actors in mind for a role, but when we show them the project, we realize that it is not for them. We take note of having made a mistake, and we think of hiring someone even better. It’s part of the game, we must not think too much about it and move on quickly. “
Answering a question about Marvel Studios’ “recipe for success”, Feige explained: “I wish there was a formula to share with everyone. The truth is that we were born as a studio in a very interesting way. In 2008 we had to make two films I was part of Marvel for about 5 or 6 years at that point. As has already been said, the X-Men films, the first Fantastic 4, the first Daredevil, and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, which were certainly the highest point.”
“I learned these things by standing next to the filmmakers and making them understand that I was excited to be there, I was excited to be part of a group of people who made a film, and so I learned what to do and what not to do” added Feige, recently promoted to creative director of the House of Ideas. “Over time we created our own studio and had the first funding to make Iron Man, and so we could apply everything we had learned, for better or for worse. We tried to focus on what we wanted.”
After a pause of almost a year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to inaugurate Phase 4 in 2020 with the release of Black Widow.