Who is Kevin Feige Wiki – Bio
Who is Kevin Feige is an American film producer who has been the president of Marvel Studios since 2007.The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $26.8 billion. 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. Avengers: Endgame, a film he produced, is the highest-grossing film of all time.
Kevin Feige Age
Kevin Feige is 46 years Old His Date of birth is June 2, 1973.
Early life and career
Feige was born in Boston and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where he graduated from Westfield High School. 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.
After high school, Kevin 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.
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.
Film producer at Marvel
On the first X-Men film, Donner made Feige an associate producer, due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe. Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year. Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.
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.
Kevin Feige Awards
- Feige receiving the Inkpot Award at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
- Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America in 2019.
Married Life With Caitlin a cardiothoracic nurse
Feige is married to Caitlin a cardiothoracic nurse with whom he has a daughter.
Kevin Feige Stopped workin Spider Man
Recently Aug 2019: Sony Pictures released a statement through The Hollywood Reporter, where they revealed the studio is ‘disappointed’ in Disney’s decision.
Spidey response: Just hours after reports that Marvel Studios and their president Kevin Feige will no longer be involved in the Spider-Man franchise, Sony Pictures has responded
Today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,’ says a Sony spokesperson.
‘We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.’
‘We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,’ the statement continues.
How Much Money produced by Spider Man Movie
The studio produced a trilogy of Spider-Man movies with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire, which grossed nearly $2.5 billion worldwide.
Kevin Feige as Spider Man History with sony
Acquisition: Sony acquired the Spider-Man rights in 1999, long before Marvel Studios had even been formed
After a creative fallout with Raimi, Sony decided to reboot the franchise with star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb.
The resulting movies were The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, though the results were not as stellar.
Deal: After months worth of rumors, it was confirmed in December 2014 that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have obtained the Spider-Man rights in a joint deal with Sony Pictures
After months worth of rumors, it was confirmed in December 2014 that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have obtained the Spider-Man rights in a joint deal with Sony Pictures.
The deal allowed Sony to retain the distribution rights to the franchise, while Marvel Studios were allowed to use the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time, with Feige also producing the Sony-distributed movies.
Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, bringing the character back to high school, making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
Holland then starred in two critical and fan favorite hits, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2 million worldwide) and this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home ($1.109 billion worldwide), which is Sony’s highest-grossing movie ever.
Sony is planning a sequel to Far From Home and other Spider-Man movies, but they will happen without Feige’s involvement, unless an agreement can be reached.