"We make all of our decisions on all of our films, and certainly on Doctor Strange, for creative reasons and not political reasons. That’s just always been the case."
— Kevin Feige
Who, exactly,is Kevin Feige? He’s the man pulling the strings behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU as it’s known across the web. The Marvel Studios President lords over Hollywood’s most successful franchise machine.
His “Captain America: Civil War” just hauled in $181 million in domestic ticket sales after minting more than $200 in its international opening weekend.
How does he do it? That’s a complicated question, but his studio’s ability to avoid partisanship certainly helps grease the commerce wheels.
He shared his philosophy with Deadline.com, addressing a number of issues including Hollywood diversity and how much Robert Downey, Jr. means to the MCU.
Spoiler alert: Plenty.
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