KEVIN FEIGE has been the driving creative force behind several billion-dollar franchises and an unprecedented number of blockbuster feature films, all connected to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In his current role as producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige is a hands-on producer and oversees Marvel Studios’ feature film productions, whose 19 films released all have opened No. 1 at the box office and collectively grossed over $16 billion worldwide. Six of the MCU films have crossed the $1 billion threshold at the global box office.
Most recently, Feige produced Avengers: Infinity War, which opened on April 27 and broke box office records with $250 million domestically and $630 worldwide in its opening weekend. Eleven days after release, the film crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, breaking the record for the shortest time to reach $1 billion in box office receipts.
This February, Feige produced Black Panther, which continued Marvel’s unprecedented success. The blockbuster film recorded the fifth biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is on track to become the highest grossing super hero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide to date.
In 2017, Feige produced Thor: Ragnarok, which was released on November 3 in the U.S. and grossed $121 million domestically in its opening weekend, in addition to $306 million internationally; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which opened on May 5 with $145 million and has grossed over $863.5 million worldwide; and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which opened on July 7 and has garnered over $879 million worldwide to date. Feige is currently producing Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel and the untitled fourth installment of the Avengers series.
In 2016, Feige launched another franchise with Doctor Strange, which continued the streak of No. 1 openings, and produced Captain America: Civil War, the highest-grossing film of 2016 worldwide. In 2015 he launched another successful franchise with Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, and earlier that year he produced Avengers: Age of Ultron, the fourth-largest domestic opening weekend of all time. In 2014, Feige produced Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, which grossed over $773 million worldwide, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which broke the opening record for an April release.
In 2013, Feige produced the megahits Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. In 2012, Feige produced the critically acclaimed Marvel’s The Avengers, which set an all-time domestic three-day weekend box-office record. The film went on to become Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release at the time.
In 2011, Feige produced and successfully launched two Marvel film franchises, Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, and Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth. In 2010, Feige produced Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In summer 2008, Feige produced the first fully developed and financed films from the new Marvel Studios, including the blockbusters Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau, and The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier.
Feige joined Marvel in 2000 and served as executive producer on the second and third Spider-Man films, which took in combined worldwide box-office receipts of well over $1.5 billion. Feige also co-produced X-Men 2, the second instalment of the popular X-Men franchise, and executive produced X-Men: The Last Stand, among many other Marvel-branded films.
A graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Feige first worked for Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner at their Warner Bros.–based production company, which released the action-adventure Volcano and the hit romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail. Feige earned his first producer credit on X-Men, a film that is credited with revitalizing the comic book genre.