Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that the current film environment is primed for 2019's Captain Marvel film - and that we have Wonder Woman's success to thank for that.
"What it does do is go, 'Oh, thank God," Feige said after clarifying to Mashable that Wonder Woman's success would not change the studio’s plans for Captain Marvel.” Because what the question would have been on this junket before that is, 'Do you think people want to see a female superhero movie? Do you think audiences are ready to go see a big ... Are you nervous about Captain Marvel being a big, the first female hero?'"
“And I would always say no, because there hasn't been a good one in a long time,” Feige continued. “There were, you know, 15 years ago, a bunch of bad ones. Did they fail because they were female lead movies? No. They failed because they were not good movies. I don't have to say that anymore. Thanks to Wonder Woman. Because it just blows that fallacy out of the water.”
Wonder Woman has made more than $300m domestically, a record for a female led superhero film.
Captain Marvel is due out in theaters March 8, 2019.
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