Most lucrative branch of the studio Disney For years, Marvel Studios is masterfully managed by Kevin Feige, who is furious with his employers. Explanations.
Kevin Feige’s deep anger
Grand manitou du Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige is arguably possible one of the most important figures of the Disney group. The producer has succeeded in developing a gigantic shared universe, comprising about twenty films and several series, and which after an impressive first climax (the diptych Avengers : Infinity War / Avengers : Endgame), has not finished surprising us.
Between 2008 (exit ofIron Man) and 2019 (release of Spider-Man : Far From Home), Kevin Feige won the Disney group no less than $ 22,590,000,000. An astronomical sum. If outside, this collaboration seems ideal, behind the scenes, all is not rosy either. Moreover, Kevin Feige would be furious with Disney.
Indeed, according to Matthew Belloni, columnist at Hollywood ReporterKevin Feige finds it hard to digest that Disney ignored Scarlett Johansson’s terms of contract, concerning the release of Black Widow. Indeed, as specified in a previous article, the actress’s contract stipulated that her profits would be calculated according to the box office. However, the film was released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney +.
A choice which, according to many experts, penalized the film at the domestic box office level, and which was made in favor of Disney +. The Disney group’s decision angered Scarlett Johansson, who brought the case to justice. According to Matthew Belloni, despite being silent in public, Kevin Feige supports Scarlett Johansson.
Kevin Feige is a loyal employee, not the type to slam doors or bang his fist on the table. But, from what I hear, he is furious, and very embarrassed. He had tried to convince Disney to abandon this simultaneous release plan, preferring the cinema release and trying not to piss off his stars. And then when it all fell into place, the movie crashed, Scarlett Johansson threatened to go to court, and wanted Disney to honor its obligations to her.
Although it is hard to imagine Kevin Feige leaving the management of Marvel Studios, let alone Disney wanting to get rid of the great architect of the MCU, the situation could become even more tense, if Disney continued to release its Marvel films simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming platform.. Especially since far from making a mea culpa, the studio has expressed its anger towards the complaint of Scarlett Johansson, which it considers not to take into account the complicated health context in which we are immersed.
Either way, the MCU continues to amaze us in theaters, with the upcoming releases of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, of The Eternals and of Spider-Man : No Way Home, and on Disney + with the series What If…? and Hawkeye, which has just unveiled its first promising image.