Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Had Talks With DC Movies

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has served with total dedication and effort in making the MCU the most massive franchise in the entertainment world.

However, were you aware that Feige had a conversation with DC Films too? A new report reveals how Warner Bros. Discovery head, David Zaslav, planned to convert DCEU into the upcoming MCU. Naturally, a bit of that report fetches into how Marvel had Kevin Feige in place to get MCU into existence – and how the new Warner Bros. head Zaslav could be seeking his guidance for DC.

As reported by Puck:

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige at CinemaCon

Zaslav could make another run at Feige, who, I’m told, talked pretty seriously with Warners a few years ago when he was angling to escape the oversight of Marvel’s then-madman C.E.O. Ike Perlmutter. (Iger and Horn ended up siding with Feige, smartly.) And Warners has in the past reached out to Louis D’Esposito and other key Feige deputies, with no luck… Zaz has been looking, but given Feige’s stature in town and the inevitable comparisons between Marvel and DC, this is among the most thankless high-profile gigs in entertainment. 

Kevin Feige Also Had A Tough Time Initially

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige

Whether one agrees or not, Kevin Feige is quite a unique case; for many years Feige spent time in the boardrooms of Sony while he listened to Amy Pascal trying to build a successful franchise around Spider-Man and other Marvel characters before he got an opportunity to do it himself.

While many fans eye Feige as a holy saint of blockbuster franchises, the truth remains that the success tasted by Feige was forged through a lot of trials in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Phase 1 saw Avengers assembling

Initially, Marvel Studios had to partner alongside other studios to release films like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, or even The Incredible Hulk, which was produced by Universal. Moreover, working with directors who wished to impose their creative visions on the films (Joe Johnston, Kenneth Branaugh). It was a pretty rough transition between the first two phases for the MCU, with Feige traversing through various growing pains along his way.

That’s all: David Zaslav, with other Warner Bros. executives, might be hoping that there’s a Kevin Feige-like figure who could shepherd DC – but if we compare to Marvel, then David Zaslav might just need to get himself into the fray with a will to adapt, learn and grow as Kevin Feige did.

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