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“He’s a Big Fanboy”: Ms. Marvel Director Reveals Kevin Feige Adores DC, Says Marvel-DC Rivalry is Fan Imagination

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has always had big plans and a clear vision for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under his leadership, the studio has made progress in leaps and bounds. However, in the past decade, DC has been a worthy competitor of Marvel. The former has produced a stream of mega-successful and impressive films within the DC Extended Universe.

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President

As the new era rolls in on Marvel’s Phase 4, Ms. Marvel‘s director duo has already garnered enough credit to helm the new DC movie, Batgirl as well. The pair will be working together to bring Barbara Gordon’s character on-screen with Leslie Grace in the lead protagonist’s role.

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Kevin Feige is a DC Fan

The Marvel Studios President is, quite frankly, the lord of the nerd industry. He has been a massive fan of both DC as well as Marvel Comics. So much so that the man checked in with his newest colleagues, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the director duo of the Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel, to check up on the progress of Batgirl.

Batgirl star Leslie Grace
Batgirl star Leslie Grace

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When the pair wrote to Marvel about their new directing gig, the studio and all its top producers were very enthusiastic about it as well. Feige didn’t only congratulate but also asked how the project was going and what was going to happen. About this overlap in Marvel and DC, El Arbi and Fallah said:

Kevin Feige, Victoria [Alonso] and Louis [D’Esposito] all said, ‘Congratulations!”’They were super happy for us. People say there’s a rivalry, but it’s totally not like that. They make each other stronger, and we felt the vibe between DC and Marvel.”

“Yeah, they’re big fans of each other. Kevin was constantly asking questions, ‘How’s it going? What’s going to happen?’ He was a real fanboy, so that was pretty dope.”

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The Marvel vs DC Rivalry

The two comic industries have been around for almost a century now. Even though DC was the first and the oldest American comics, Marvel arrived later and quickly took over the competition. Ever since the early 60s, there has been a rivalry between the two and fans have constantly been at each other’s heels trying to prove one better and superior to the other.

Marvel vs. DC
Marvel vs. DC

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However, that is where the rivalry ends. Beyond the fanbase, one needs to look into the crux of the two comics — where one is grounded mostly in reality (DC), the other prefers to go beyond the imagination (Marvel). The former prefers to remain shrouded in mystery and tragic origin stories whereas Marvel prefers its people to know all its heroes even beyond the mask and the heroes in most cases are made, and not born.

Ms. Marvel is now streaming on Disney+ with new episodes launching every Wednesday.

Source: The Direct

Written by Diya Majumdar