Geekery: Kevin Feige Gives More Details About ‘The Multiverse of Madness’
Marvel’s Creative Officer sat down with the New York Film Association to talk about running a billion-dollar franchise, his influences, and what’s coming up for Marvel including some hints about what’s next for Doctor Stephen Strange.
He made some clarifications about the movie due to some assumptions made after the movie was announced…
“Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would [cover my eyes] when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist. These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, ‘We need another [rating]… But that’s fun. It’s fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary – because [director] Scott Derrickson is quite good at that – but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion.”Advertisement
Personally, that’s what I was expecting – not a full blown horror movie set in the universe with a more hefty MPAA rating. I’m looking forward to the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen to the big screen; we shall see who joins the cast in the coming months. Scott Derrickson (who was on the script team for the first movie) is directing.
The full interview provides an insiders look into the studio. I suggest watching it if you have time – it’s about an hour long.