After close to a decade in the role of Steve Rodgers, Chris Evans seemingly walked away from the Captain America mantle following the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Now, while Evans may pop up here and there sometime in the future, his time as being the primary Captain America is clearly over, especially when considering that the end of Endgame has him finally living happily ever after.
Since 2011, Evans starred as Captain America in seven films and cameoed as the character in another four. And you know what they all have in common? They’re all solid movies — every single one. In fact, of the 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe films thus far, I’d argue that only four of them qualify as “bad”: The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Thor: The Dark World.
But how is that possible? How is it that — seemingly more so than any major movie studio — Marvel Studios maintains the ability to churn out hits? Well, according to Evans himself, the key is super-producer Kevin Feige.
“As much as I’d love to say that it’s the actors that are all so wonderful in the roles, I’ve seen plenty of movies at this caliber with wonderful actors. You love to attribute it to just the director and I’ve also seen wonderful directors that make movies like this that kind of miss. I guess, the buck stops with Kevin Feige, doesn’t it? I mean, it must. It’d be one thing if there were a few good Marvel movies and then a few stinkers. It’d be one thing if every other shop in town was making the hits as effortlessly as Marvel was But it’s just not happening that way. I guess when you start to collect the data and figure out what’s the common denominator, I really think it must be Kevin Feige. He doesn’t let things be bad. [via THR’s Awards Chatter Podcast]
Feige, who began as an associate producer on the first X-Men film back in the year 2000, became President of Marvel Studios in 2007 before being named Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Comics, Marvel Television and Marvel Animation last October.
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