Kevin Feige

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Kevin Feige
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 50)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California (BFA)
Occupations
  • Film producer
  • studio executive
Years active1997–present
EmployerThe Walt Disney Company
Notable workMarvel Cinematic Universe
Title
SpouseCaitlin Feige (m. c. 2007)
Children2

Kevin Feige (/ˈfɡi/ FY-ghee; born June 2, 1973)[1] is an American film and television producer. He has been the president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise since 2007.[2] The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $29.7 billion,[3] making him the highest grossing producer of all time, with Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing film at the time of its release.

Feige is a member of the Producers Guild of America. In 2018, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Black Panther, the first superhero film to receive that honor and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to win an Academy Award. In October 2019, he became chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment.

Early life

Feige was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, the son of Maralyn and Tim Feige.[1][4][5] He moved to New Jersey at the age of eight and lived there until the age of eighteen,[6] when he graduated from Westfield High School.[7] His maternal grandfather, Robert E. Short, was a television producer in the 1950s, working on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.[8][9][10]

After high school, Feige attended the University of Southern California, the alma mater of his favorite directors: George Lucas, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis. His first five applications to the USC School of Cinematic Arts were rejected, but he was accepted on the sixth.[9] He graduated in 1995 with a degree in film,[11] receiving an honorary doctorate in 2023.[12]

Career

Feige at the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy in July 2014

His early work includes being assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner on Volcano and You've Got Mail. In 2000, he was hired by Marvel as a producer.[9] On the first X-Men film, Donner made Feige an associate producer due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe.[4] Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year.[13] In the mid-2000s, Feige realized that although Spider-Man, Blade, and the X-Men had been licensed to Sony, New Line Cinema, and 20th Century Fox, Marvel still owned the rights to the core members of the Avengers, and envisioned creating a shared universe just as creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had done with their comic books in the early 1960s.[14] Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.[2]

Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013.[15] For his work on Black Panther, Feige received nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Producers Guild of America Award.[16] Feige was awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America in 2019.[17] In September 2019, it was reported that Feige was developing a Star Wars film for Lucasfilm,[18] which was no longer in active development by March 2023.[19] In October 2019, Feige, in addition to being president of Marvel Studios, was named chief creative officer for Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Marvel Television, and Marvel Animation.[20]

Personal life

Feige married Caitlin, a cardiothoracic nurse,[21] around 2007.[6] They have two children: a daughter Ella born in 2009, and son Erik born in 2012.[22][6]

Filmography

Film

As producer unless otherwise noted
Year Title Notes
1997 Volcano Production assistant
1998 You've Got Mail
2000 X-Men Associate producer
2002 Spider-Man
2003 Daredevil Co-producer
X2
Hulk Executive producer
2004 The Punisher
Spider-Man 2
2005 Elektra Co-producer
Fantastic Four Executive producer
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
2007 Spider-Man 3
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2008 Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
Punisher: War Zone
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk
2009 Hulk Versus Executive producer
2010 Iron Man 2
2011 Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Thor: Tales of Asgard Executive producer
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
2013 Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man
2016 Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
2018 Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man and the Wasp
2019 Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
2021 Black Widow
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Eternals
Spider-Man: No Way Home
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Thor: Love and Thunder
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The Marvels
2024 Deadpool & Wolverine Post-production
2025 Captain America: Brave New World Post-production
Thunderbolts* Filming
Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television

As executive producer unless otherwise noted
Year Title Notes
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men 26 episodes
2009–2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures 52 episodes
2015–2016 Agent Carter 18 episodes
2020 The Simpsons Voice of Chinnos only (Episode: "Bart the Bad Guy")[23]
2021 WandaVision 9 episodes
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 6 episodes
2021–2023 Loki 12 episodes
2021–present What If...? 18 episodes
2021 Hawkeye 6 episodes
2022 Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 9 episodes
Werewolf by Night Television special
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
2023 Secret Invasion 6 episodes
2024 Echo 5 episodes
2024–present X-Men '97 10 episodes
2024 Agatha 9 episodes; Post-production
Eyes of Wakanda In production
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man In production
2025 Daredevil: Born Again Post-production
TBD Marvel Zombies 4 episodes; In production
Ironheart 6 episodes; Post-production
Wonder Man 10 episodes; Post-production
Key
Denotes series that have not yet been released

Shorts

As producer
Year Title Notes
2011 The Consultant Marvel One-Shot film
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
2012 Item 47
2013 Agent Carter
2014 All Hail the King
2016 Team Thor Mockumentary film; co-produced with Taika Waititi and Brad Winderbaum
2017 Team Thor: Part 2
2018 Team Darryl
2022–present I Am Groot 10-episode series

Awards and nominations

Feige receiving the Inkpot Award at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con[24]
Awards and nominations received by Kevin Feige
Award Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
Academy Awards 2019 Black Panther Best Picture Nominated [25]
Britannia Awards 2018 Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment Won [26]
Children's and Family Emmy Awards 2023 The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Outstanding Fiction Special Won [27]
I Am Groot Outstanding Short Form Program Won
Comic-Con International's Inkpot Awards 2017 Inkpot Award Won [24]
Critics' Choice Television Awards 2022 What If...? Best Animated Series Won [28]
WandaVision Best Movie/Miniseries Nominated
2024 Loki Best Drama Series Nominated [29]
Golden Globe Awards 2019 Black Panther Best Motion Picture – Drama Nominated [30]
Grammy Awards 2024 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 3 Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated [31]
Hollywood Film Awards 2019 Avengers: Endgame Hollywood Blockbuster Award Won [32]
Primetime Emmy Awards 2021 WandaVision Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series Nominated [33]
2022 What If...? Outstanding Animated Program Nominated
Producers Guild of America Awards 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures Won [17]
Black Panther Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominated [34]
2022 WandaVision Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television Nominated [35]
2023 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Nominated [36]
Saturn Awards 2019 Stan Lee World Builder Award Won [37]

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