‘Feige Understood The Algorithm’: Ethan Hawke Says Kevin Feige’s Secret Formula to MCU Success Started With Robert Downey Jr.

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The Moon Knight star Ethan Hawke sheds light on some of the most exciting details about Marvel Studios in a recent interview. We recently spotted the actor as the main antagonist Arthur Harrow of the Disney+ series Moon Knight. The actor explained how Kevin Feige, the President of MCU has fully understood the algorithm of controlling the studio and its fan base.

Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight (2022).
Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight (2022).

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Kevin Feige knows the Secret to Success:

Kevin Feige knows the Secret formula to success
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Recently Ethan Hawke spoke to Indiewire where he was asked if Marvel Studios provides any freedom to its actors, The Black Phone actor spoke that the studio is very actor friendly. But giving this answer, the actor also stirred up the old controversy regarding the great director Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola’s comments regarding MCU. He said that what the directors said was mainly applied to directors as their freedom is limited to some extent but speaking about actors, there’s no doubt that MCU treats its actors very well:

“That group of people is extremely actor-friendly. They might not be director-friendly, and that could be what Scorsese and Coppola are talking about. But they love actors.”

Further one of the key details that Ethan Hawke revealed is that since MCU took its run with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Kevin Feige understood that actors have a major role in the success of the movies and the wide success of Iron Man was also due to the passion and hard work of Robert Downey Jr.:

“I think Kevin Feige had a great thing happen with Robert Downey Jr. and he understood that Downey’s passion was a large part of the success. When actors are excited by a part, audiences get excited about watching them. Feige understood the algorithm there, so they’re extremely respectful toward the process.”

In recent times, MCU has been one of the giants of the Hollywood industry and it can’t be denied that Kevin Feige is one of the prime and most important reasons for its success. His managing skills and special understanding of the franchise culture have led to the massive success of the superhero studio.


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Will Ethan Hawke return to MCU?

Arthur Harrow kills Marc Spector in fourth episode of Moon Knight
Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow

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Speaking of Ethan Hawke and Arthur Harrow’s return to MCU, he didn’t give any clear answer to it but as he told that he can’t disclose anything due to an NDA signed by him, it can be a precedent that he might be involved in any future project of MCU but as per now, there’s no official confirmation.


All the episodes of Moon Knight can be exclusively streamed on Disney+

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.