“So if It fails it’s Kevin Feige’s fault”: MCU Director’s Comments on Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Causes Fan Outrage

MCU Director's Comments on Brie Larson's 'The Marvels' Causes Fan Outrage
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The Marvels directed by Nia DaCosta is almost here and it is the sequel to the film Captain Marvel. Brie Larson will be reviving her role as Captain Marvel but this time it’s about a triple threat. Captain Marvel will be joined by the forces of Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.


Captain Marvel is considered a hit globally, so fans are hoping the sequel to be a bigger success and are excited about it. Apparently, Nia DaCosta who is known for her films Candyman and Little Woods is currently the youngest director of Marvel as well as the first black woman to secure such a prominent position. Being a comic book nerd herself it became easy for her to switch from indie films to superhero movies, but what made her say that The Marvels is Kevin Feige’s movie?

Brie Larson from a scene in Captain Marvel
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

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What Made Nia Dacosta Say The Marvels Is a Kevin Feige Movie?

The sequel to Captain Marvel is going to be released this November, and fans are optimistic about it. Nia DaCosta might have a done fantastic job. However, it was always difficult for her to find the balance between being a director of such a huge franchise and being a comic nerd. In a recent interview with EntertainmentWeekly, she said.

“The biggest challenge was finding the balance between my point of view as a director and as a comic book nerd […] Obviously, there are changes between the comics and the movies, and sometimes I’m like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa!’ Sometimes Kevin would be like, ‘You’re being too much of a nerd. Please stop.'”

It is evident from this that the nerd cred of the Little Woods director was sometimes questioned by the president of Marvel, Kevin Feige. And when it was about Kevin Feige, she admitted that she lost her cool sometimes. 

The Marvels director did try to add her touch in the upcoming 33rd instalment of Marvel Cinematic Universe but feels like she couldn’t. According to an interview with VanityFair, she said,


“[The Marvels] is a Kevin Feige production, it’s his movie, So, I think you live in that reality, but I tried to go in with the knowledge that some of you is going to take a back seat.”

The Russo Brothers with Kevin Feige at an event
The Russo Brothers with Kevin Feige

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What Made Nia DaCosta Stressed Out And The Fans Outraged?

It’s clear from her previous statements that the Candyman director didn’t have the freedom that she wanted to have on the sets of The Marvels. It even made her so stressed out that she had to talk to Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of the Sang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. In an interview with VanityFair, she talked about texting the Marvel director. “Sometimes you’d be in a scene and you’d be like, ‘What the hell does any of this s— mean?” 

The Marvels director Nia DeCosta at an event with Brie Larson and Iman Vellani
The Marvels director, Nia DaCosta (left)

She also talked with a few of the Marvel employees being stressed out and she asked all of them the same question according to her interview with VanityFair


“Are they going to kill me and destroy my soul? Is [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige a bad man?” she said she jokingly asked them. “And they were like, ‘No, he’s just a good guy who was a nerd.'”

Reportedly,  when the fans heard about it, they couldn’t keep calm and they were outraged. Despite this, many have come out in support of the director and are hoping for a banger, considering the last few average films from Marvel.

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Source: EntertainmentWeekly, VanityFair


Written by Sushovan Mondal

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