The current president of Marvel Studios and well-known Hollywood film producer Kevin Feige was born on 2nd June 1973, in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in New Jersey, Feige always wanted to be a producer. His grandfather was a television producer in the 1950s and had worked on many soap operas including ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘The Guiding Light’. Kevin put in an application to the University Of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts after he finished his high school, where his favourite directors-
George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, and Ron Howard- had attended college.
His first five attempts in joining the college were turned down, but his dedication and passion drove him and he kept trying again and again. He finally got accepted the sixth time he applied. He started his career working as an assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner for the movies ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Volcano’. In 2000, he got hired as a producer for Marvel Studios. Feige got assigned as the associate producer for the very first movie in the X-Men series taking into consideration his vast knowledge about the Marvel Universe. The very same year, then Chief Creative Officer of Marvel- Avi Arad- hired Feige as his subordinate at Marvel Studios.
Later in March 2007, Kevin Feige became the president of Marvel Studios. Feige has produced many recent movies like ‘
Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’, ‘
Black Panther’ and so on. His previous works include ‘
Doctor Strange’, starring
Benedict Cumberbatch, in 2016 and ‘Captain America: Civil War’. In 2015, the new franchise with ‘Ant-Man’ was launched. He also produced ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ earlier that year. His other notable works include ‘
Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘
Iron Man’ series, ‘Thor’, ‘
The Avengers’ and the ‘Incredible Hulk’. In 2005, he worked as the executive producer for the ‘
Fantastic Four’ series.
He also worked as executive producer of the second and third film in the ‘Spider-Man’ series, co-produced ‘X2: X-Men United’ and worked as the executive producer for ‘X3: X-Men Last Stand’. Before joining Marvel, Feige worked for Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner at Warner Bros. Production Company. The combined worldwide box office gross of Feige’s movies amount to around $10 Billion. At ICG Publicists Guild Awards in 2013, Feige received ‘The Motion Picture Showman of the Year’.
He was also nominated for Gold Derby Award in 2015 for Motion Pictures for the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Along with his many blockbuster films, he has also produced a few short films like ‘The Consultant’ in 2011, ‘Item 47’ in 2012, ‘Agent Carter’ and ‘All Hail the King’. His contract with Marvel Studios will end in 2018. It is estimated that Feige has a net worth of $50 Million. As of 2014, Feige was married to Caitlin.