Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Competing With DC Films; Says Deal With Fox Is “An Impossibility”

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As Marvel Studios’ third phase of their Cinematic Universe unfolds, Warner Bros. in the early stages of their DC Extended Universe while 20th Century Fox continues to find success with their X-Men franchise and its various spin-offs. Marvel Studio’s president Kevin Feige spoke with Variety about the increasing competition and whether or not deals similar to one made with Sony regarding Spider-Man could be made with other studios for more crossover events.

After the landmark deal between Sony and Marvel Studios wherein both parties agreed to co-produce a new Spider-Man film, fans began to wonder if similar deals could be arranged between Marvel and other studios. One particular studio on the minds of most fans was 20th Century Fox, who owns the film rights to popular characters including the X-Men and Fantastic Four. 

According to Feige, the door on an agreement between Marvel Studios and Fox to bring the X-Men or Fantastic Four into the MCU appears to be closed for the foreseeable future.

It’s an impossibility at this juncture. We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.

When asked if he was concerned about the growing competition as DC unfolds their own cinematic universe, Feige did not appear to be worried.

What other people are adapting from the comics medium, I watch with as much interest as I do any other movies. Because I’m a fan, and I want to see what other people are doing in the world.

I’ve always believed in expanding the definition of what a Marvel Studios movie could be. We try to keep audiences coming back in greater numbers by doing the unexpected and not simply following a pattern or a mold or a formula.

Are you disappointed to hear a deal to include the X-Men or Fantastic Four into the MCU appears to be dead? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Variety

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • Y2JK

    Insightful.

    • SAMURAI36

      Based on what? He’s only said the same thing that he’s said for the past several years. Nothing to see here, move along, citizen.

      • Y2JK

        It was sarcasm.

  • Darthmanwe

    That man understands competing firms doing the same genre doesn’t really cannibalize each other, but actually galvanize interest as the movies spread out over a large spectrum of tone, sub-genre, visual styles and cultural commentaries.

    You know, unlike %99.9999 of the marvel and DC fanboys. Yes, I just went there fanboys. Deal with it.

    • SAMURAI36

      What does that even mean? People like what they like. There’s no rule that says we all have to like everything.

      • Darthmanwe

        You wouldn’t understand Sammy. Your kind, DC or Marvel notwithstanding, YOUR kind, ( which I despise, just so you know what I think about you), will never understand the difference between objective realism and subjective affection.

        In your black and white world, they are one and the same. And you are in that %99.9999 I just named.

        You don’t understand how market works, how capitalism doesn’t care about brands but only money, how you mean absolutely nothing to any corporation, how pathetic you are when you are fighting your little dcvmarvel battles….

        You don’t understand period.

        So I won’t even try to explain.

        • SAMURAI36

          LMFAO!!
          Wait…. Oh you were serious with that? Well, in that case…. LMFAO some more!!
          You really think you are some enlightened elitist, & miraculously somehow are the only one who understands the underlying fabric of the universe.
          I got a newsflash for you, my son: you sir, are a CLOWN, who hypocritically despises the very people (“99.9999%”, as you said) that that signs onto a website that is dedicated to such people, all of whom he interacts with, & even engages in the very same “subjective affection” that he claims to despise.
          He even created a STUPID screen name (& yes, I do realize that mine is equally as stupid; how’s that for “objective realism”?), so that he can blend in with those very same subjective affectionists that he hates.
          Now, all of a sudden, he is the ONLY person that understands things that many of us learned when we went to college. But somehow, you’re the only genius who is privy to info that a semester will gladly clarify.
          Here’s another little nugget for you, &$$-clown: people can be objective realists AND subjective affectionists at the same time. It’s called being human, & it happens all the time, when people watch sports, or vote for Presidents.
          But hey, you should know all of that, since you’re the hypocritical genius that does all of the above as well.

          • Darthmanwe

            You can’t be an objective realist while being a subjective affectionist at the same time. You may think you can, but in the end, what you perceive to be objectivism is just inherent bias on your end, rationalized by a singular world view.

            In that way, you are like Fox News. Pretending to be something you are not.

            This site services as a news source, and think piece articles. It’s not curtailed only to the idiots who are blind fanboys of one multinational corporation or the other. Sure, you are here, along with your kind, that I despise and belittle, but also, we are here, those who enjoy the material as-is, and at the same time, can see how corporations play you like the fools you are. All of them, mind you, not just one of them.

            Blocking me would do exact thing you have so far did in this site, cement your position as the blind fanboy you are.

            Marquis and you are the same. Same in every single way. No difference between you two, besides your nicknames. You are not even two sides of a coin, MArquis and You…

            Are one and the same.

            Idiots. And wannabe trolls, to a degree.

            I’m done with you, in the sense that I see no point retorting to you… Because Sammy, I have had ample opportunities to observe your pattern. Whenever I write my thoughts on the positive side about anything Warner Bros., you seem very receptive and agreeing with it. I even threw in a few bogus thoughts, things that I didn’t actually think, but put out there as a test for you to respond, and you reacted exactly like your pattern dictated.

            Whenever I post anything slightly pro-Disney, you go ballistic and off the rails in spectacular ways. Mind you, I dislike Disney a whole lot more than a lot of other entertainment conglomerates, but I deem their content mostly apart from what they are as an entity.

            You on the other hand….. It’s… Inexplicably one track. I mean, I’ve seen you defend Legend of Tarzan, and then bash in Jungle book.

            Ask me and I’d say they are both really bad movies on the whole, but I can state the positive and negatives seperately for both.

            For you, there is no nuance.

            This was the last straw. I’ll not block you, just as I didn’t block Marquis, but I never respond to him anymore, and I won’t respond to you either.

            He was easier to analyze than you are, only on the basis that his writing patterns are far less sophisticated, but in the end, both of you might as well be dead, waiting to be buried.

          • SAMURAI36

            You can’t be an objective realist while being a subjective affectionist at the same time. You may think you can, but in the end, what you perceive to be objectivism is just inherent bias on your end, rationalized by a singular world view.

            The following quote just obliterates everything you just said:

            http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/90.html

            The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function

            F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Crack-Up” (1936)
            US novelist (1896 – 1940)

            You’re not as smart as you think you are. And, judging by YOUR writing patterns (yes, I’ve observed you as well), you’re not nearly as qualified as you present yourself to be, to assess the mental/intellectual state of others. Especially when your own textbook examples of cognitive dissonance are display for all to see.

            But, to further debunk your initial statement: complete objectivism is an impossible goal; perhaps unattainable, to the point of being almost abstract. It goes along with idea(l)s like “freedom”, something to strive towards, even if never attained.

            And yes, I am biased. But so what? “Bias” as a word often gets a bad rap by the unenlightened (such as yourself). All the word means is “to have an inclination towards something”, from its etymology.

            But I love how people (again, such as yourself) try to use that word on me as some sort of insult, while their own cognitive dissonance won’t allow them to see their own bias.

            In that way, you are like Fox News. Pretending to be something you are not.

            LOL at that. I know you think that’s supposed to serve as some sort of trigger response for me. You’re not as smart as you think you are, especially when all you’ve done thus far, is hurl one ad hominem after another in rapid succession.

            But who am I to rob you of your fun? Especially when I’m having so much fun of my own? ?

            This site services as a news source, and think piece articles. It’s not curtailed only to the idiots who are blind fanboys of one multinational corporation or the other.

            LMAO, that’s your opinion of this site??? Wow, & he talks about “objective realism”.?

            Here’s a little tip for you, my son: this site is the “Fox News” that you mention. LOL, “think piece articles”. Perhaps this site started out like that, but the fact that you can’t see the bias for the trees from practically every article, says more about you, than anything/one else.

            So, while you call me Fox news, I see you as the person that continually tunes into Fox News, & doesn’t question what he sees from them.

            Sure, you are here, along with your kind, that I despise and belittle, but also, we are here, those who enjoy the material as-is, and at the same time, can see how corporations play you like the fools you are. All of them, mind you, not just one of them.

            LMAO, “those of us”. Who are the “those of us” that you are referring to, besides YOU? I want you to name them.

            First off, there are only a couple of dozen regular visitors on this site, at most, so the fact that you’ve cooked up these categories in your head, within which to smugly insert yourself, is non-stop comedy.

            Second, your cognitive dissonance is hard at work here. Nobody comes to a site like this, for “objective realism”. NOBODY.
            Uhhhmmm, you do realize that 99.9999% (again, your word) of this site is dedicated to grown men talking about imaginary characters that fly & wear spandex & capes, yes?

            Blocking me would do exact thing you have so far did in this site, cement your position as the blind fanboy you are.

            If you say so. I block people, not because they disagree with me, but because the interactions have become pointless. Once it becomes a constant volley of insults (on both sides), then I’d rather be the one to end it.

            So far, it hasn’t been that with you (yet), & there is still fun left to be had (for me; I could care less about your fun), so as long as that’s true, I’ll continue this.

            But make no mistake; your passive-aggressive statement only proves to me that you WANT me to interact with you. Your statement about me blocking is almost a copy/paste version of what every idiot on here says, when I block them. And every single one of them continue to talk about me, respond to my posts as if I can read them, etc. My name comes up (“Sammy” this, “Sammy” that) almost every day. How often do you see me talking about them?
            Form that matter, look at all the time you’ve taken to analyze me. Why go to so much trouble, if I don’t fascinate you in some way?

            Marquis and you are the same. Same in every single way. No difference between you two, besides your nicknames. You are not even two sides of a coin, MArquis and You…

            Are one and the same.

            Idiots. And wannabe trolls, to a degree.

            You know, this is the 2nd time, in all of a single week, that folks have made that comparison between he & me. At first I was offended, but then I realized that that’s what you & that other person wanted me to feel, & then I became amused.

            I could go into a list of ways that Marquis & I are different, but why bother? You & I both know you don’t really believe that. Even on a topological level, you’d have to squint really hard to make that a reality.

            So keep squinting, my son. You’ll get there eventually.

            I’m done with you, in the sense that I see no point retorting to you… Because Sammy, I have had ample opportunities to observe your pattern. Whenever I write my thoughts on the positive side about anything Warner Bros., you seem very receptive and agreeing with it. I even threw in a few bogus thoughts, things that I didn’t actually think, but put out there as a test for you to respond, and you reacted exactly like your pattern dictated.

            News flash, genius: of course I’m going to respond the exact same way. Are you performing some sort of mind reading test? Was I supposed to respond differently, just because you didn’t believe what you wrote?

            All you’ve done with this admission, is prove that you’re a good liar. In fact, I’m gonna show how you are a BIG liar in just a moment.

            Whenever I post anything slightly pro-Disney, you go ballistic and off the rails in spectacular ways. Mind you, I dislike Disney a whole lot more than a lot of other entertainment conglomerates, but I deem their content mostly apart from what they are as an entity.

            You on the other hand….. It’s… Inexplicably one track. I mean, I’ve seen you defend Legend of Tarzan, and then bash in Jungle book.

            You sir, are a liar. I haven’t even seen either movie. I’ve NEVER been a Tarzan fan, since, as a Pan Africanist Black man, I find the story of Tarzan to be highly offensive. I’ve also not seen Disney’s Jungle Book either, because I don’t financially support Disney, & that was never film that’s been on my radar, even to watch online for free (for reference: even though I despise Marvel, I’ll still watch their movies online for free, simply because I’m a comic book fan at heart).

            So, here’s where I challenge you to produce the quotes of me defending Tarzan, & bashing JB. Feel free to browse thru my Disqus history, & find a single quote of mine, that even REMOTELY alludes to what you are saying.

            And don’t run from this. You’ve made a (FALSE) accusation, I need you to back it up. Otherwise, you’re a LIAR, & I’ll refer to you as such from now on.

            Ask me and I’d say they are both really bad movies on the whole, but I can state the positive and negatives seperately for both.

            For you, there is no nuance.

            Good thing I’ve never pretended to be a nuanced person, huh?

            See, what you’ve failed to realize in your rather pedestrian case study of me, is that I’m always self-evaluating. ALWAYS. Thus, your attempting to attribute a failing of a quality that I never claimed, nor alluded to possessing, is a fail on your part, not mine.
            Your ambush psychoanalysis of me is pointless. I would save all that mental energy for yourself, rather on someone whom you’ve never met, or whose real name you don’t even know.
            Or don’t. Makes no diff to me, & I’m amused either way.

            This was the last straw. I’ll not block you, just as I didn’t block Marquis, but I never respond to him anymore, and I won’t respond to you either.

            He was easier to analyze than you are, only on the basis that his writing patterns are far less sophisticated, but in the end, both of you might as well be dead, waiting to be buried.

            LOL, “the last straw”…. “dead, waiting to be buried”. For someone who admonishes in favor of “nuance”, you sure make liberal use of hyperbole, especially in regards to people you don’t even know.
            I envision you throwing your hat on the ground, kicking dirt on my shoe, your face all flustered, while storming off all knot-kneed & what not.
            I hope you’re as emotionally adamant & engaged in socio-political affairs, as you seem to be regarding people on a comic book website.
            But hey, if this makes you happy, who am I to take your happiness away?
            But I will be waiting for proofs of your accusations against me. That’s not gonna fly for me, & thus I’m prepared to call you a liar, if you refuse to substantiate your claims.

        • SAMURAI36

          Oh, & BTW, my first instinct after my first response was to block you for your ridiculously intuitive rant, but then I rethought it, & decided that not only am I not gonna block you, I’m actually gonna have some more fun with you.
          So feel free to either block me to save yourself the trouble, or strap in for the ride.

  • Nick Farina

    Err, sorry Kev, you don’t keep expanding your numbers by “doing the unexpected”. The Marvel formula is tried and true, and that’s what keeps people coming. It’s like McDonalds. “Billions and Billions Served”…Because they know exactly what they’re getting.

    • SAMURAI36

      Precisely. I’m amazed at how people still manage to fall for his microwaved answers.