Kevin Feige has cultivated a personality of being the “cool dad” at Marvel Studios. However, a new excerpt reveals the two people he’ll never work with again at Marvel Studios.
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios has brought us a lot of juicy behind-the-scenes drama about the titular company, including details about Kevin Feige’s falling out with ex-Marvel President Victoria Alonso. However, it seems as though there are only two people Feige will truly never work with again in the MCU: The Incredible Hulk actor Edward Norton and Avengers director Joss Whedon.
Edward Norton’s falling out with Marvel Studios isn’t exactly an industry secret. Norton himself has expressed that, while he holds no ill will toward Kevin Feige and the MCU, returning as The Incredible Hulk just wasn’t something he was interested in. Feige’s response, at the time, was less kind to the actor, saying they needed an actor who “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit” of the rest of the cast.
Many may assume Joss Whedon’s ban from the MCU has to do with the dozens of allegations against him, many of which were confirmed on the set of Justice League. However, it seems as though Kevin Feige’s beef with the Avengers director stems from Whedon’s plans for the series Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. that contradicted Feige’s own for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Given how many actors, writers, and directors Kevin Feige has worked with at Marvel Studios, the fact more people aren’t banned from the MCU is a testament to his even temper. Though given recent allegations against actors like Jonathan Majors, they may not be the last people associated with the Avengers to get the boot.
The future of the Avengers franchise
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is the first movie in a two-part finale to Marvel’s Multiverse Saga. It will be followed by Avengers: Secret Wars, rounding out Marvel Studios’ Phase 6. Both films are scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2025.
Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, with Jeff Loveness attached to write. Michael Waldron will write Avengers: Secret Wars, though there is no director attached to the project.
With the expansive Multiverse Saga and its star-studded cast at the helm, Marvel fans are undoubtedly on edge for the next two Avengers movies. Regardless of how fans interpret Robert Downey Jr.’s comments, one thing is certain: Marvel Studios has a grand vision in mind.
Source: MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios