Kevin Feige

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Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
Feige in July 2014
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Film producer
President of Marvel Studios (2007–present)
Spouse(s) Caitlin Feige
Children 1

Kevin Feige (/ˈfɡi/, FY-ghee; born June 2, 1973)[1][2] is an American film producer who has been president of Marvel Studios since 2007.[3] The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $16 billion.[4] Feige is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Early life and career[edit]

Feige was raised in Westfield, New Jersey,[2] where he graduated from Westfield High School.[5] His grandfather had been a television producer in the 1950s, having worked on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Film producer[edit]

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.[2] Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year.[6] Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.[7]

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."[8] As of January 2018, his contract with Marvel Studios will end in 2019.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Feige is married to Caitlin,[10] a cardiothoracic nurse with whom he has a daughter born in 2009.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Blade Associate producer  
2000 X-Men  
2002 Spider-Man  
2003 Daredevil Co-producer  
X2  
Hulk Executive producer  
2004 The Punisher  
Spider-Man 2  
Blade: Trinity Co-producer  
2005 Elektra  
Man-Thing Executive producer  
Fantastic Four  
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand  
2007 Spider-Man 3  
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer  
2008 Iron Man Producer Co-produced with Avi Arad
The Incredible Hulk Co-produced with Avi Arad and Gale Anne Hurd
Punisher: War Zone Executive producer  
2010 Iron Man 2 Producer  
2011 Thor  
Thor: Tales of Asgard Executive producer Animated direct-to-video film
Captain America: The First Avenger Producer  
2012 The Avengers  
The Amazing Spider-Man Executive producer  
2013 Iron Man 3 Producer  
Thor: The Dark World  
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier  
Guardians of the Galaxy  
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron  
Ant-Man  
2016 Captain America: Civil War  
Doctor Strange  
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  
Spider-Man: Homecoming Co-produced with Amy Pascal
Thor: Ragnarok  
2018 Black Panther  
Avengers: Infinity War  
Ant-Man and the Wasp Co-produced with Stephen Broussard
2019 Captain Marvel  
Avengers 4  
Spider-Man: Far From Home Co-produced with Amy Pascal
2020 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3  

Television[edit]

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2008–2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Executive producer  
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men  
2015–2016 Marvel's Agent Carter  

Short films[edit]

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  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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 film students he had applied there himself because his favourite directors had attended. 'George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis … they all went here.' He was rejected five times. Giving it one last try, he finally won a place.... His grandfather was a producer on pioneering 1950s Procter & Gamble soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c d "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... 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Williams, Trey (6 May 2018). "How Marvel Became a $16 Billion Franchise: Fandom, Cribbing From Comics and Kevin Feige". TheWrap. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  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. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Buchanan, Kyle (January 30, 2018). "Kevin Feige on the Disney-Fox Merger and His Future at Marvel". Vulture. 
  10. ^ 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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