Though the MCU’s Phase 4 has been delayed, along with most every other big movie that was supposed to open this past Spring, there’s no doubt it will be a smash hit once Black Widow finally hits theaters in November.
While promoting his new Apple TV+ series, Defending Jacob, on THR’s Awards Chatter podcast, Steve Rogers himself, Chris Evans, explained why the MCU has been such a dominating force for over a decade. “The buck stops with [now Marvel Chief Creative Officer] Kevin Feige, doesn’t it?” he said. “I mean, it must. It’d be one thing if there were a few good Marvel movies and then a few stinkers. It’d be one thing if every other shop in town was making the hits as effortlessly as Marvel was, but it’s just not happening that way.”
“I guess when you start to collect the data and figure out what’s the common denominator, I really think it must be Kevin Feige,” Evans added. “He doesn’t let things be bad.”
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Last February, it was revealed that Feige, who was head of Marvel Studios at the time, almost quit Marvel over lack of diversity while making The Avengers.
If you’re looking for a look back into the origins of the MCU, here’s Feige first teasing the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a San Diego Comic-Con panel in 2006.