You may not have noticed, but Marvel Studios have done something interesting over the last two years. While their Bread and Butter were originally stories – directly adapting the classic comics to establish individual heroes to be part of the larger universe – this was not on the agenda for any project released in 201
I do not think there is an overarching philosophy. I think it is case by case. Had [Black] Panther not shown in Captain America: Civil War would we have made another version of the opening of this film? Could be. It is sometimes like Doctor Strange the origins can be great, origin stories can be intriguing. If there are new stories in the future that require origins … If I'm talking about a traditional source structure, it's Superman: The movie right? It follows – or even Iron Man . An hour plus to see the guy or girl in the outfit. Sometimes that's the way to go. Sometimes that's great. And sometimes there are other ways to do it.
I've recently been thinking about origin stories while contemplating Ant-Man & The Wasp specifically the ability to tell a natural and fitting story for his heroes to be anchored in exhibitions and introductions. As you might have guessed, I brought these thoughts with me to my interview with Kevin Feige over the weekend during the press event of the new Marvel movie in Los Angeles. Since we have not seen a classical origin story since 2016, I asked if the mindset of the company had evolved, but in Feige's answer I learned that the answer is not super cut and dry.
Essentially, There Is No Black and White This is Marvel Studios' current approach to original stories, which essentially falls on a case-by-case basis, but above all creates a surprising conflict for them, which exponentially expands with the Marvel Cinematic more difficult to master The universe continues and expands with new characters. There has always been a very clear dedication to the source material of this franchise, but the equality of some of the classic stories could prove to be a creative quicksand for these films should they not be able to confuse things and make them different Approaches to Follow Narratives
The good news is that Kevin Feige recognizes this, which means that Marvel will, by and large, be able to tackle it in the years to come. Although there is no particular philosophy about whether to make origin stories or not, there is one that constantly tries to do new things, experiment with different genres, and construct unique arcs.
I think it's much less specific to any term of "origin" because, as I just said, sometimes it can be undermined, sometimes just play it out. That's the better way to do it. The bigger philosophy is, with every movie we make, how can we do it in a way we did not do before? Like, whether this is a sequel, if that's an origin, if it's a spin-off, how can we make a film that entertains us first while we develop and produce it, because hopefully that happens, as if it did the screen is. it will also entertain the audience.
Kevin Feige then proudly put the track record of Marvel Studios on the table, noting that it is changing things and doing things differently that they have achieved so far:
Ant-Man & The Wasp is our 20th Film in the MCU, and I think we came here by surprising people, surprising ourselves and changing things, where things have to be changed, and changing things and adjusting and keeping things fresh for lack of a better term , And that will continue.
Of course, there is a big project on the horizon that should be an interesting addition to this ongoing conversation. Of course, I refer to Anna Boden and Ryan Flecks Captain Marvel . The science fiction movie from the 90s will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe title since 2016 that will feature a hero we've never seen before, and many eyes will see the franchise deal with heroic origins , Transformation by Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson. This picture should be much clearer in a few months, when the first trailer is released.
Until then, fans can watch the ongoing adventures of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), with their new movie released on July 6. Stay here on CinemaBlend with more from my interviews with the stars and director of the movie, as well as more of my sitting with Kevin Feige.