Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and Marvel’s chief creative officer, has recently criticized the United States Film Academy and its Oscar awards due to its clear bias towards superhero cinema. This has been stated in a recent interview with the medium The Hollywood Reporter (via Screen Rant), ensuring that the superhero genre not valued enough despite some nominations and even awards to films such as Black Panther, The Dark Knight or Joker, among others.
A genre despised according to Kevin Feige
This is what Kevin Feige himself has admitted in a recent interview, ensuring that the Oscars do not take into account a good part of the positive things about superhero cinema that is done today, especially with regard to the company it represents, Marvel Studios:
“I think we are always in deficit because of the Marvel logo and because of a gender bias that certainly exists. I loved that for a brilliant moment with Black Panther all that will be put aside and the work will be recognized for the achievement that it was. There are a lot of comic book fans who didn’t know who he was Shang-Chi. And yet the work that Destin, Dave, Sue and Joel did served to create something new that connected with audiences, ”says Feige.
“We recognized it, the public recognized it and I am sure that I would love that the hard work of all these people who are telling their story was recognized”Concludes the director, not without remembering that the genre has been one of the great drivers of mass cinema these last two decades, reaping authentic blockbusters over the years, but without sufficient recognition at the level of awards and critics.