Los Angeles, – Marvel’s film universe is about to release its 22nd play, “Avengers: Endgame,” the most anticipated movie of the year, but Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, is already thinking about the future: “We will have a Latin superhero “, revealed in an interview with Efe.
After the overwhelming success of “Black Panther”, with its commitment to African-American characters, and “Captain Marvel”, the first studio title starring a superhero, the company, in its incessant search for diversity in its stories, and develops “Shang-Chi”, about an Asian superhero.
So, will there be space in Marvel Phase 4 for a Latin superhero?
“Yes,” said Feige resoundingly. “I do not want to go into details, but the short answer is yes,” he added.
“There’s something magical in the narrative, how you get a story when public of all kinds is reflected on the screen, the success of ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ has confirmed it, but that was the direction we were going to Take it anyway, we hope that the industry will do the same, “said the executive.
“Our audience is global and we want people to identify with our stories, which is the core of our plans for the future,” he said.
“Endgame” is a point and separate for Marvel in many ways.
The film, directed again by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, is a direct continuation of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the biggest superhero gathering ever seen in the movies, a story that ended with the evil Thanos annihilating half of The humanity.
This installment, of which the media have barely been able to see eight minutes, could suppose the definitive goodbye of some of the most popular faces of the franchise, but of course it will not be Feige who confirms it.
“The Russo do not allow me to say anything,” he said succinctly.
What Feige can promise is that in “Endgame” there will be even more surprises and shakes “than in” Infinity War “.
“The good thing is that we’ve just shown material from the movie and we love that, it’s exciting, we like to keep secrets and that people can finally discover them,” he said.
Feige radiates happiness. He is the architect of these films that have accumulated more than 20,000 million dollars in the world box office. And it all started with the election of Downey Jr. as “Iron Man” 11 years ago.
“At the time it was considered a risky decision,” acknowledged the director.
“It’s ridiculous to think about it now, but it was so, he auditioned for the role, he had been nominated for Oscar years ago and everyone knew he was a great actor, but he was never in such a big movie.” Jon Favreau (the director of the film ) and I quickly realized that the great risk would have been not to hire him, “he said.
“Then,” he conceded, “he raised the character and did things that nobody could even imagine, we knew it was key to have someone with that talent.”
Feige admitted that “Iron Man” was the seed of a way of working that has been maintained throughout the 23 films that have been filmed so far, including “Endgame” and the upcoming “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.
“In ‘Iron Man’, the pages of the script were changing, they were evolving all the time, it might seem chaotic or an example of not being clear about what we wanted to do, and maybe there was some of that, but it was part of a process in who we believe: we always seek to improve, even at the last moment, “he said.
Feige did not want to comment if she already has the approval to develop films with the characters of “X-Men” after the purchase of Fox by Disney, but, with a smile on her face, she commented that “it’s fun to have them back in home”.
“We have a five-year plan that we will announce, for me it’s great to be able to count on them because they are the characters that I started with,” he said in reference to “X-Men” (2003), where he obtained his first loan as associate producer.
“It is closing the circle in an incredible way,” said the director, who does not believe that the fever for these films will soon diminish.
“If we continue to make unique proposals, I do not think anyone will get tired, taking risks is what prevents fatigue, and we will be the first to feel it, because we do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week. to do different things and challenge us. “(EFEUSA).