We’ve come along way as mommy-bloggers! Are you kidding me!? To sit at table and talk with several stars of what is likely the biggest movie of the year was AMAZING! To talk with the talent behind the film (Joss Whedon) and the man that makes it all happen, Producer and the President of Marvel Studios – is on a level all of it’s own.
While in L.A. for the Avengers Event our group of bloggers had the amazing opportunity to interview Kevin Feige (the man that makes it all happen). It was an honor to hear first hand, his thoughts on several aspects of making Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Below are some of the highlights from our interview with Kevin Feige (Producer,President of Marvel Studios)
Why is there no end-credit scene? What’s the story behind that?
KEVIN FEIGE: Well, why is there no end-credit scene? Well, there’s a mid-credit scene, as we call it… we’ve always really said if there’s, you know, it’s not a fast and hard rule that there must be something after the credits…And everything we were, we were thinking of just felt like a- just felt like an add-on that wasn’t, that wasn’t worth doing. But that’s one of the reasons why he wanted to get it out there so people didn’t sit there for seven minutes and go, what?
In the movie, the team is very cohesive with their abilities. How many years in-between, like in, because they were all kind of fractured at the end of the different other movies, and now they’re back together.
KEVIN FEIGE: I’m not sure we ever directly say it, but we always sorta thought it. It’S between six months to a year after- probably a good year after the events of The Winter Soldier. the Shield has been brought down at the end of The Winter Soldier, after revealing that Hydra had been growing within it, and that there’s a lot of fallout. Some of that is on the television series, and some of that, uh, we see at the very beginning of this movie…
In general, people tend to dread spinoffs and sequels, but how does it feel to actually have a fan base that can’t wait for the next release?
Uh, well, feels great, obviously, and I do think it’s, you know, spinoffs. When you’re dealing with certain properties, I think I need one thing and can somehow get a bad connotation of meaning. Oh, there’s something that had a little story potential that was interesting, so now, now they’re gonna try to build the whole big story about it. Well, at Marvel, their big story is about everyone that go back, you know, fifty years and through hundreds of comic issues. So for us, it’s all just- it’s exciting…
And what’s really exciting is, you know, the comic fan base was one thing- it’s the solid foundation of everything we do, but now it’s increased dramatically with the film base and with the film fans, it gives us a certain amount of pressure and sleepless nights to, to deliver on expectations…but it’s also knowing that people are so excited for what’s next. And we often have to go, never mind what’s next- take a look at this! Take a look at this because we do want each of the films and Age of Ultron’s (our eleventh Marvel Cinematic Universe film) to stand alone whether you’ve seen the other ten films or not. We believe each film works as a beginning, middle, end into and unto itself. And we worked very hard to do that. All we’re interested in is making one singular great movie at a time.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st!
Watch for more Avengers: Age of Ultron blog posts to be published here soon, including interviews with Jeremy Renner & Cobie Smulders, James Spader & Paul Bettany and a movie review!
FTC Disclaimer: I attended an expense paid trip by Disney/Marvel to press events for Avengers: Age of Ultron. All opinions shared are always honest and my own.