Marvel Studios has developed a reputation for differentiating each of its films with different tones or genres being applied to each new entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While a true horror film has not yet been a part of the 10-year-old franchise, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says it’s a possibility.
In a recent interview, Feige was asked if the studio would ever look into the horror genre beyond the fourth ‘Avengers’ film. After all, the studio does have characters like Blade and Man-Thing in their arsenal. Feige said:
“I like both of those characters that you named, and I think, again, horror can mean a lot of things. Horror, did you mean a movie like ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ or ‘Hostel’ or a ‘Friday the 13th’ or a ‘Poltergeist?’ ‘Poltergeist’ is a little bit more my wheelhouse, that’s such a great movie and it scared the heck out of me but it’s really fun. I don’t know, I certainly would like to play with as many genres as possible.”
The studio seems to have no fear when it comes to pushing boundaries. ‘Black Panther’ did not shy away from tackling sensitive and important social issues, while films like ‘Ant-Man’ had a little more fun. Speaking of the need to continue to differentiate the films, Feige said:
“I think it always and I hope will continue to vary. I enjoy very much the success of ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ and all of the articles that were being written around the release of that film that ‘the MCU has now just gone full comedy,’ ‘MCU has just embraced the full silliness and is just embracing a very eclectic, strange sense of humor.’ And I remember reading those and thinking, ‘Yes, but wait till you see ‘Black Panther.’ And now ‘Black Panther’ and the advertisements for ‘Infinity War,’ ‘everything’s gonna be dark now, everything’s gonna be…’ I will say it always will vary depending on the story we wanna tell on any individual movie.”
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits theaters on April 27, 2018.