You might think that the “rivalry” between DC Comics and Marvel would lead to a lot of poking and prodding at the other side, and to be fair, it does happen. But as in all things, it doesn’t apply to everyone. With the success of Wonder Woman, a lot of people are rising up to praise the film, and one person who is especially glad the film did great is Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.
“What it does do is go, ‘Oh, thank God,’” he told Mashable in an interview. “Because what the question would have been on this junket before that is, ‘Do you think people want to see a female superhero movie? … 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. There were, you know, 15 years ago, a bunch of bad ones. Did they fail because they were female-led movies? No. They failed because they were not good movies.”
He goes on to further praise the film:
“I don’t have to say that anymore,” he continued, “thanks to Wonder Woman, because it just blows that fallacy out of the water.”
Despite his praise though, the Captain Marvel film will still have a lot of pressure on it. It’s already been delayed once, and though the star is in place via Brie Larson, there’s still a lot of unknowns. Also, being Marvel’s first female-led film (despite Black Widow being around since basically the beginning) will mean a lot of eyes will be on it.
Captain Marvel will arrive in 2019.