One of the most influential magazines around, ‘Vanity Fair’ is celebrating 10 years of unprecedented movie success for Marvel Studios and the man who guided it along the way:
Kevin Feige, the unassuming man in a black baseball cap who took Marvel Studios from an underdog endeavor with a roster of B-list characters to a cinematic empire that is the envy of every other studio in town. Feige’s innovative, comic-book-based approach to blockbuster moviemaking—having heroes from one film bleed into the next—has changed not only the way movies are made but also pop culture at large.
As the magazine accurately points, other studios that have tried to emulate Marvel’s shared universe formula without coming close to the popularity. When asked why they have failed to capture the same lightning in a bottle, Joe Russo, who with his brother Anthony directed the smashes ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, next year’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the upcoming fourth ‘Avengers’ replied, “Simple. They don’t have a Kevin.”
To honor Feige and the still going strong Marvel Cinematic Universe, over 30 titans from the pantheon have gathered to pay tribute in an extensive photo shoot by Jason Bell with styling by Jessica Deihl.
Fittingly, first up we have the figure upon which this shared universe was built, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, followed by a look to the future, Danai Guirira as Okoye from next year’s ‘Black Panther’. They are joined by Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Chris Evans as Captain America.
L-R: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord.
L-R: Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan (also the director of two of the first Marvel Studios films, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2’), Don Cheadle as War Machine, Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Paul Bettany as The Vision and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
L-R: Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
L-R: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton (not sure why…), Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Zoe Saldana as Gamora.
L-R: Pom Klementeiff as Mantis, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk.
Finally, we have L-R: Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, Benedict Wong as Wong, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp and the foundation themselves, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Feige and Stan “The Man” Lee, plus Rocket.
‘Vanity Fair’ is offering four different Marvel covers to its Holiday issue:
If you’d like to order any edition or all four with a stylish tote bag, you can do so here.
Source: Vanity Fair