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The #ThorRagnarokEvent Bloggers Pick the Brain of Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige with the Thor Ragnarok Bloggers
Kevin Feige with the Thor: Ragnarok Bloggers at the Montage in Beverly Hills
Photo credit: @Disney

On October 9 – 11 I attended a Disney Press Event for Thor: Ragnarok. My hotel and airfare and meals were taken care of while I was in L.A. Opinions and observations as well as recaps and such are all my own. This post will also contain some affiliate links to Amazon.com.

Prior to going on this trip the bloggers received a list of people who we were going to interview. We had a surprise interview and that was with the President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. I was fortunate enough in the past to be part of a group interview with Kevin for Avengers, Age of Ultron back in 2015. This was an excellent interview and I was even able to ask a couple of questions that I wanted answered. Being the comic book geeky guy on the trip I had to ask a comic book question. Then I thought of all the great female characters in the comics and also in the movies. I had to ask about that as well, but we’ll get to that.

Kevin Feige at D23
Kevin Feige at D23 – Photo credit @Disney

Early on in the interview someone asked Kevin if we would see the Avengers: Infinity War trailer anytime soon. This was a teaser trailer that was shown at D23 and there have been a select few that were there and got to see this amazing teaser. So, when asked when we would all see that trailer Kevin’s response was “Someday, Someday.” I personally hope that “someday” means we will see it around the time of Thor: Ragnarok hitting the theater. The tone of this interview was a very happy and exciting one. We had just come off a very successful screening the night before. This movie is incredible and I cannot wait for everyone to see it. You can read all about what I thought of it in my review of Thor: Ragnarok.

Kevin Feige Thor Ragnarok Interview
Kevin Feige at the Thor: Ragnarok Press Junket
Photo credit: Allison Waken – AllForTheBoys.com

Kevin came in wearing his signature ball cap and immediately asked us if we liked the movie. The response was an overwhelming yes. The movie was amazing, so cool and so different. Kevin was asked what he thought of having such a strong movie year with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok being released and this year being an Outer Space year. Kevin also pointed out that this year we also had Spider-Man: Homecoming which was grounded in high school on Earth in between the two cosmic movies. Kevin went on to say, “It’s pretty cool and it indicates what I’ve always wanted people to understand that just because something’s based on a comic doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Doesn’t mean they all inhabit the same exact tonal world. I always knew and was hoping would be pretty exciting.

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#AvengersEvent – Interview with Marvel President, Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige with #AvengersEvent Bloggers - Photo Credit - Disney
Kevin Feige with #AvengersEvent Bloggers – Photo Credit – Disney

I attended an expense paid trip by Disney to press events for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (#AvengersEvent, #AgeofUltron), all opinions as always are 100% my own.

Last year when I attended my first Marvel Cinematic Universe press junket, for Guardians of the Galaxy, we were scheduled to possibly interview Kevin Feige. We did not end up interviewing him and such is the fluid nature of a press junket. Things can change very quickly and schedules can be moved around. So, because of that, I was extra excited to get a second chance to interview Kevin at the Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket. This time I did ask a question, although it was a long and rambling one that I could have condensed more succinctly.

In the movie, the team is very cohesive. They’re even doing combos and things like that with their abilities. How many years in-between, because they were all kind of fractured at the end of the different other movies, and now they’re back together. What’s kinda like a time frame there?

FEIGE: I’m not sure we ever directly say it, but we always sorta thought it. It’s between six months to a year after, probably a good year after the events of ‘The Winter Soldier’. Shield has been brought down at the end of The Winter Soldier, after revealing that Hydra had been growing within it, and that there’s a lot of fallout. Some of that is on the television series, and some of that we see at the very beginning of this movie. That scepter, Loki’s scepter, which if you look at the end of the first Avengers movie, the last time you see it, Black Widow is holding it in the shadow of all the Avengers as they’re finally taking down Loki. Our back story is that it went to a Shield, a secure Shield vault somewhere, but of course, Shield was not secure, and it ended up in the hands of Strucker at the beginning of this film.

After speaking with Joss (see Tuesday’s Interview Post with Joss Whedon) and then speaking with Kevin about the opening of the movie, it makes even more sense to me that it began the way it did with a giant fight scene like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book. The more I think back on it I see how well done it was. You are immediately brought up to speed even though where everyone was and how they got back together isn’t explained, it doesn’t need to be. Continue reading #AvengersEvent – Interview with Marvel President, Kevin Feige