Kevin Feige revealed what it is the movie he uses as inspiration before starting any Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) project. The top boss of Marvel Studios said that a classic DC movie is the catalyst for hits like The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America and other films. Feige admitted that she watches it before starting production on each film.
In accordance with CBRKevin Feige took as inspiration supermanthe 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando and Margot Kidder. The creative director and president of Marvel Studios stated that Richard Donner’s classic has served as model for the origin movies of their superheroes.
“Superman: The Movie remains, to this day, the perfect archetype of a superhero origin story,” Feige said. “We see it before we make any of our movies.” The statements are collected in the book MCU: The Kingdom of Marvel Studioswhich addresses the rebirth of Marvel and its consolidation as one of the titans of the entertainment industry.
The relationship that exists between superman and the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have a connection that few know. Kevin Feige cut his teeth at The Donner’s Company, the company founded by Richard Donner and his wife Lauren Shuler. The production house is responsible for the trilogy of X Men directed by Bryan Singer, as well as Deadpool, logan and other superhero projects.
Before becoming head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige worked as a production assistant for Lauren Shuler on multiple films. His relationship with the Donners allowed him to become familiar with the ins and outs of classic superhero movies. Years later would take advantage of this knowledge to create one of the most lucrative universes in the history of cinema.
Because superman inspired the Marvel movies, according to Kevin Feige
According to Kevin Feige, the superman from 1978 is the perfect archetype of an origin story. The president of Marvel Studios mentioned in 2017 that Richard Donner used the word verisimilitude as a mantra for superman and all subsequent projects. In the filmmaker’s words, verisimilitude meant be sincere, honor the source material, believe it and take it seriously.
He superman by Richard Donner stands out as a great superhero origin story for several reasons. The film skillfully balances the elements of extraterrestrial origins with the conflicts of a young Clark Kent growing up in Smallville. The movie conveys his journey of self-discovery and the challenges he faces by accepting his extraordinary abilities.
Perhaps the most representative thing about the 1978 film is Christopher Reeve’s interpretation. The actor contributed significantly to the success of the film thanks to his charisma and the way he addresses the themes of responsibility, identity and his fight against evil.
Although the film gave rise to multiple sequels, none of them had the same impact as Richard Donner’s original work.