‘Captain Marvel': Kevin Feige on Film’s ‘Female Voice’ and the MCU’s ‘More Diverse’ Future

“This is the way the world is, and the way, certainly, our studio’s going to be run going forward,” says Marvel Studios Boss

When making “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige says it was critical that the film have “a female voice behind the camera.” Particularly because the film, like last year’s “Black Panther,” represents the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Anna [Boden] and her directing partner, Ryan [Fleck], did an amazing job, and made the movie what it is, so yes, so we did believe it was very important that this story be told with a female voice behind the camera, many female voices behind the camera in this case,” said Feige. “It’s all about going forward. We won’t discuss anything past ‘Endgame’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ but there are many things coming.”

“People also ask sometimes about ‘Black Panther.’ So, the notion of representation on screen, in front of and behind the camera, somebody asked me once, so is ‘Black Panther’ a one-off? I said, no, it’s not a one-off. This is the future. This is the way the world is, and the way, certainly, our studio’s going to be run going forward, because it brings about better stories. The more diverse the group of people making the movie is, the better the stories,” added Feige.

“Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, made an estimated $20.7 million in Thursday box office previews. This total is the fifth biggest preview gross for any MCU title, behind “Infinity War,” “Age of Ultron,” “Black Panther” and “Captain America: Civil War.”