Marvel Studios has been on a roll for a decade. She has built her pantheon of heroes now recognized and loved around the world. Kevin Feige’s vision continues as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand into its Stage 5. One would expect Feige and co to favor writers for their projects who love Marvel. But according to Marvel Studios head Nate Moore, it’s quite the opposite. Learn more below:
MCU producer wary of Marvel fan writers
Sit down for an interview with the podcast titled, The Town with Matthew Belloni, mcu Producer Nate Moore explained that he dismisses hardcore Marvel comic book fans as writers. He said:
“For me, one thing that I think is interesting [about Marvel’s process], and especially for writers, I’d say we’re often Marvel-loving writers. And for me, that’s always a red flag. Because I’m like, ‘Oh, I don’t want you to have a pre-existing idea of what that is already, because you grew up with number 15 and that’s what you want to recreate…’ I want someone ‘one who is hard on the material, who goes, ‘What is it? I think there’s a movie here, but maybe we should look at it that way.
Moore explains further:
“And I think, again, the best example of that for me was Markus and McFeely, who weren’t comedians going up, but going, ‘Wait, Captain America, that sounds a little weird. How about we kind of look at it that way? And they weren’t married to anything, nothing was, you know, there was nothing sacrosanct.
He thinks it’s important for writers to objectively examine the source material:
“And I think it’s important to be able to say, ‘Look, the source material is awesome, and I love it, and the comics work great in the medium they’re built in, but that’s not not a direct, one-to-one translation to the best version of the film.’”
Is Nate Moore Right To Reject Hardcore Comic Fans?
At a glance, it might seem odd that Moore would ignore fans of the comics their cinematic universe is based on. But since producing films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and more recently, Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverso he really knows what he’s talking about.
And he’s right.
The Marvel movies are not a 1:1 copy of the comics. Many of the characters have been reimagined for the big screen and don’t look much like their comic counterparts, except perhaps for the design. A vivid example of this is Thor. He started off as a fish out of water who was a pretty serious character. But later, Taika Waititi recreated the character and made it more comical.
And it’s absolutely necessary since, as Moore said, something that works in the comic book medium won’t necessarily work for the visual. So it’s necessary to have writers who don’t view Marvel comics as a Bible. And are ready to look at it critically and from different angles.
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