Kevin Feige Explains Why Phase Four Feels so Different
With the vast accentuation in differing styles, it appears as though Marvel is in their greatest explorative stasis as a studio; which has led studio head, Kevin Feige, to explain just why Phase Four is different.
If there is one banner statement that we would use to define Marvel Studios Phase Four thus far, it would be this; breaking free from the Marvel Mold to craft new normal.
Every single entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe prior to this phase has felt like a building block, a transitional moment that is taking audiences to the cusp of the next moment, all in hopes of keeping their connection and investment into this vast universe, and these vast characters.
It is that style and functionality of these interconnected films that have made them so beloved; with fans buying into the story arcs, and the characters, while it grows to exponential conflicts and adventures.
The newest phase of the MCU has much of the same spirit, but something also feels completely unique; Marvel in its most experimentative period, takes these new and unproved characters out from the unknown and into their very own corner of the Universe.
Shang-Chi, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel are all some of the new arrivals for Phase Four; each feeling, in their own way, perfectly at home in the MCU, but also unlike any hero that has come before them.
In a recent press conference reported via The Direct, the architect of the MCU- Kevin Feige- explained why Phase Four is different; and why that same metamorphosis is the new normal for the company, answering a question on these new tones and genres of exploration they’ve embraced
Feige stated, “that’s always the intention, is that the Marvel Studios logo doesn’t promise a particular group of characters and a particular exact tone, it promises a spirit and a style and a vibe and an emotion, I hope.”
The legendary producer continued, “And it’s perfect timing to go from Moon Knight to Ms. Marvel, specifically because they’re so unique and so different with Multiverse of MAdness and Love nad THunder on either end of that.”
“That is what makes Marvel in publishing and now in the MCU so unique,” Feige concluded, “is being able to see all of those different tones and styles and characters. So I like very much that people say, ‘Look, they’re all different.’ Because that’s how we always feel about them and always want them to feel.”
Feige and company have certainly succeeded in making these characters feel unique, and we cannot wait to see them continue to grow throughout the final projects of Phase Four.