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Kevin Feige (/ˈfɡi/ FY-ghee; born June 2, 1973)[1] is an American film producer who has been the president of Marvel Studios since 2007.[2] The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $26.8 billion.[3] Feige is a member of the Producers Guild of America. In 2019, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Black Panther, the first superhero film ever to receive a Best Picture nomination, as well as the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to win an Academy Award, and became chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment. Avengers: Endgame, which he produced, is currently the highest-grossing film of all time since 2019.

Kevin Feige
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Feige at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 46)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationFilm producer
EmployerWalt Disney Studios
Title
Spouse(s)Caitlin Feige
Children1

Early life and careerEdit

Feige was born in Boston and raised in Westfield, New Jersey,[1][4] where he graduated from Westfield High School.[5] His maternal grandfather, Robert E. Short, was a television producer in the 1950s, working on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.[6][7]

After high school, Feige applied to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the alma mater of his favorite directors: George Lucas, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis. His first five applications were rejected, but he persevered and was accepted on the sixth.[6]

His early work includes being assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner on Volcano and You've Got Mail.

In 2000, he was hired by Marvel as a producer.[6]

Film producerEdit

 
Feige receiving the Inkpot Award at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

On the first X-Men film, Donner made Feige an associate producer, due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe.[4] Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year.[8] Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.[9]

Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013. The Awards committee chairman, Henri Bollinger, said "Kevin Feige's understanding and appreciation of publicity and promotion in the role of a movie's success has led to a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books during the past 10 years."[10]

Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America in 2019.[11] On September 26, 2019, it was reported that Feige is currently developing a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm.[12]

In October 2019, Feige, in addition to being President of Marvel Studios, was named Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Comics, Marvel Television and Marvel Animation.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Feige is married to Caitlin,[14] a cardiothoracic nurse with whom he has a daughter born c. 2008/2009.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Producer Executive
Producer
Notes
2000 X-Men Associate No  
2002 Spider-Man Associate No  
2003 Daredevil Co-producer No  
X2 Co-producer No  
Hulk No Yes  
2004 The Punisher No Yes  
Spider-Man 2 No Yes  
2005 Elektra Co-producer No  
Man-Thing No Yes  
Fantastic Four No Yes  
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand No Yes  
2007 Spider-Man 3 No Yes  
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer No Yes  
2008 Iron Man Yes No Co-produced with Avi Arad
The Incredible Hulk Yes No Co-produced with Avi Arad and Gale Anne Hurd
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow No Yes Animated direct-to-video film
Punisher: War Zone No Yes  
2009 Hulk Versus No Yes Animated direct-to-video film
2010 Iron Man 2 Yes No  
2011 Thor Yes No  
Thor: Tales of Asgard No Yes Animated direct-to-video film
Captain America: The First Avenger Yes No  
2012 The Avengers Yes No  
The Amazing Spider-Man No Yes  
2013 Iron Man 3 Yes No  
Thor: The Dark World Yes No  
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Yes No  
Guardians of the Galaxy Yes No  
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Yes No  
Ant-Man Yes No  
2016 Captain America: Civil War Yes No  
Doctor Strange Yes No  
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Yes No  
Spider-Man: Homecoming Yes No Co-produced with Amy Pascal
Thor: Ragnarok Yes No  
2018 Black Panther Yes No  
Avengers: Infinity War Yes No  
Ant-Man and the Wasp Yes No Co-produced with Stephen Broussard
2019 Captain Marvel Yes No  
Avengers: Endgame Yes No  
Spider-Man: Far From Home Yes No Co-produced with Amy Pascal
2020 Black Widow Yes No Post-production
The Eternals Yes No Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2009–2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Executive producer 52 episodes
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men 26 episodes
2015–2016 Agent Carter 18 episodes
2020 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 6 episodes; In production
2021 What If...? 23 episodes; In production

Short filmsEdit

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2011 The Consultant Producer  
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer  
2012 Item 47  
2013 Agent Carter  
2014 All Hail the King  
2016 Team Thor  
2017 Team Thor: Part 2  
2018 Team Darryl  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kevin Feige". Empire. Archived from the original on July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Marvel Entertainment Names David Maisel as Chairman, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige as President..." Business Wire. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "Kevin Feige Movie Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Marvel With a Fan at the Helm Steers Its Heroes to the Screen". The New York Times. July 25, 2011. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2010. Mr. Feige, 38...
  5. ^ Alterman, Elizabeth (June 25, 2013). "Follow Your Bliss, WHS Principal Tells Class of 2013". Westfield Patch. Archived from the original on November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Garrahan, Matthew (October 31, 2014). "Kevin Feige: the movie nut who transformed Marvel". Financial Times. Retrieved November 9, 2016. Mr Feige, 41,.... As a teenager in New Jersey, Mr Feige knew he wanted to work in Hollywood. ... Giving this year's commencement address at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he told the audience of Gamble soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns (subscription required)
  7. ^ Roshanian, Arya (August 2, 2016). "Former Procter & Gamble Executive Robert E. Short Dies at 95".
  8. ^ Leonard, Devin (April 3, 2014). "The Pow! Bang! Bam! Plan to Save Marvel, Starring B-List Heroes". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved May 4, 2015. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "Marvel Entertainment Names David Maisel as Chairman, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige as President..." AllBusiness.com. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  10. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (November 14, 2012). "Marvel President Kevin Feige Named Motion Picture Showman of the Year by IATSE Local 600". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 13, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Kilday, Gregg (August 30, 2018). "Kevin Feige to Be Honored by Producers Guild of America". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  12. ^ Masters, Kim (September 25, 2019). "'Star Wars' Shocker: Marvel's Kevin Feige Developing New Movie for Disney (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (October 15, 2019). "Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Adds Marvel Chief Creative Officer Title; He'll Oversee All Creative & Story Initiatives". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  14. ^ David, Mark (September 2, 2014). "Kevin Feige's Super Upgrade in Pacific Palisades (Excusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.

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