Marvel President Kevin Feige’s success rate has only grown with time. With the great success of Avengers: Endgame, so many Marvel superheroes and upcoming films, he has a lot of reasons to rejoice. However, at one point in his career, he wanted to quit, reveals Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo.
Mark Ruffalo revealed that Kevin Feige was about to quit as the Marvel President in 2012 and the reason for the same is very sensitive. He was planning to do this when the film Avengers had released.
In an interaction with The Independent, the Avengers: Endgame actor said, “When we did the first Avengers, Kevin Feige told me, ‘Listen, I might not be here tomorrow’. And he’s like, ‘Ike [Perlmutter, Disney’s largest shareholder at the time] does not believe that anyone will go to a female-starring super movie.’ So if I am still here tomorrow you will know that I won that battle.”
Ruffalo added that Kevin wanting to quit became a turning point for Marvel. The Marvel President wanted black superheroes, women superheroes, LGBT superheroes in their future films. It was Kevin who changed the whole Marvel universe.
The actor further added, “We now have gay superheroes, we have black superheroes, we have female superheroes – Scarlett Johansson has her movie coming out, we have Captain Marvel, they are doing She Hulk next. No other studio is being that forwardly inclusive on that level. They have to, though. This is the fucking world. The culture is way ahead of politics.”
Meanwhile, coming to Phase 4 of Marvel, their upcoming projects include films like Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and untitled Spider-Man film.