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What a week it’s been for Marvel Studios‘ Kevin Feige.
On Thursday (26th), the UK was treated to the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, which has been met with early rave reviews – some of which are deeming it to be the best movie they have ever seen, even in comparison to other Marvel movies.
And last weekend – the 21st April, to be precise – iconic film director James Cameron made some choice comments on the whole superhero genre, with a heavy slant towards the Avengers franchise.
Cameron mentioned how he hoped audiences would soon start to develop ‘Avengers fatigue’ so other stories had a chance to be told.
Kevin Feige was asked about Cameron’s comments recently during an interview with Vulture;
“‘There are other stories to tell,'” Vulture.com‘s Kyle Buchanan said, quoting Cameron to Feige, “‘besides, you know, hypogonadal males…'”
“Hypogonadal!” Feige replies.
Buchanan continues; “‘Hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process.'”
That sort of derogatory remark might make a lesser director lose hope in their craft, however, as Vulture continues to add;
“Feige sat, processing the quote. I noted that Cameron prefaced his comments by saying, ‘[It’s] not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys.’
“Uh, he loves the movies!” Feige said, a knowing grin spreading on his face. He stood up, pumping his arm. “That’s awesome! Wow, James Cameron loves our movies! That’s exciting!”
So, whilst the dust is yet to settle on just how big an impact Infinity War will have on Marvel Studios – and the whole industry – it seems that Kevin Feige is able to ride a high and see those ever-elusive silver linings in anything.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently showing in cinemas in the UK, America and all major territories, with only Russian and Chinese cinema-goers having to wait to watch the movie (with release dates of 3rd May and 11th May respectively, according to IMDb.
And please, no spoilers. #ThanosDemandsYourSilence