For all the baseless accusations against online critics being paid by Disney to give DC movies bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like Patty Jenkins managed to universally please critics and audiences alike with Wonder Woman. In fact, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is one of the many individuals within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is happy for the film’s success.
Feige was recently on a Facebook Live interview, to which he first addressed the “rivalry” between Marvel and DC. Feige scoffed at the claims of this rivalry:
There’s not really a rivalry. The rivalry is much more amongst the press, I think. Geoff Johns is a very good friend of mine. We grew up together in the business and recently celebrated Richard Donner, who we both used to work for. So, I applaud all the success he’s had. I really just look at it as a fan. When the movies perform well and are well received, it’s good for us – which is why I’m always rooting for them.
Recently, Feige and Johns appeared together at an event that honored Donner. At the event, both spoke about how Donner’s Superman: The Movie served as the foundation the superhero movie genre.
Feige also expressed that Marvel Studios is quite pleased with the success that Wonder Woman has achieved – citing that it is beneficial for the current state of superhero films:
The success of Wonder Woman is wonderful. It makes us incredibly happy. Finally, we can put to rest the falsehood that audiences don’t want to see female characters. We never believed that was true. There were a run of movies that just weren’t very good 10-15 years ago that caused that reputation. I’m glad that Wonder Woman has blown that away.
Marvel Studios will release their first female-led film with Captain Marvel. The film stars Academy Award-winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). The film will be released into theaters on March 8, 2019.
Here’s the synopsis for Wonder Woman:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is now playing. You can check out our review on the latest episode of Heroic Insider Rebirth here.
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