Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3(GotG Vol 3) Producer and President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has been the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since its inception in 2008 with the release of Iron Man. As President of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all aspects of the production of the MCU, from story development to casting and filming. He has been instrumental in creating a cohesive and interconnected universe that has captivated audiences worldwide and become one of the most successful film franchises in history.
Feige’s vision for the MCU has been to take beloved characters from Marvel Comics and bring them to life on the big screen in a way that is both faithful to the source material and accessible to a wide audience. Feige’s leadership and expertise have helped to make the MCU a cultural phenomenon that has had a significant impact on popular culture and the film industry as a whole. But somehow amongst his legendary credits, the Guardians stick out in a special way.
Kevin Feige on Why the Guardians and the GotG Trilogy Feel Unique in the MCU
During the GotG Vol 3 press conference, moderator Nathan Fillion asked Producer and Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, about what impresses him and what he’s learned from working with James Gunn.
Nathan Fillion: Kevin. Thank you. Thank you for everything.
Everything you’ve done, everything you’ve been putting together is very exciting.
What has impressed you? What has this trilogy impressed upon you? Working with James, seeing his vision, watching this come to fruition and the fans’ reaction. What are you learning?
You know, we’ve had trilogies before. We’ve had a number of them actually. And I was thinking, why does this feel so different in so much of a passage of some sort? And it’s because it was, Guardians really was the first movie that was completely outside the realm.Kevin Feige, GotG Vol 3 Producer and Marvel Studios President
It tied in with Thanos and Infinity Stones. But the Avengers were not in it.
And then we weren’t setting up Tony Stark’s next adventure or Captain America.
And it was really our attempt of saying:
We don’t want to do a superhero.
We don’t want to just do superhero movies.
We don’t want to just do Iron Man movies or Avengers movies.
And we wanted to do, as James said earlier, a big space movie.
So, and it worked in a crazy way. It worked entirely because of James Dunn.
So it does feel like this trilogy, and James writing and directing all three of them,
it represents something unique within the pantheon of the MCU that I’m very proud of.
The Guardians will always have a special place in the MCU and in the hearts of the fans. While they were integral to the events of Infinity War, Endgame, and even Thor, they were always their own team. While it is sad to see their journey come to an in end, it does so beautifully and delivers on every front.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases exclusively in theaters May 5, 2023.
About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (GOTG Vol 3)
Release date: May 5, 2023 (USA)
Director: James Gunn
Writer: James Gunn
Executive Producers: Kevin Feige, Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Simon Hatt, Nikolas Korda, Sara Smith
Co-Producers: David J. Grant, Lars P. Winther
Cinematography: Henry Braham
Music by: John Murphy
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter, Maria Bakalova
In Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.