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Marvel's Kevin Feige Talks to Bloomberg About 'Avengers' and Marvel Future (Video)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 14, 2012 at 1:32PM

In case you weren't aware, Hollywood's man of the hour is Marvel President and "The Avengers" producer Kevin Feige, who speaks to Bloomberg about what is now the summer's first $1 billion blockbuster and what's next. "I have a good job, I can't complain."
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Robert Downey, Jr. and Kevin Feige

In case you weren't aware, Hollywood's man of the hour is Marvel President and "The Avengers" producer Kevin Feige, who speaks to Bloomberg about what is now the summer's first $1 billion blockbuster and what's next. "I have a good job, I can't complain.," he answers when asked if he's interested in the open Disney Studio spot.

After 12 years at the company, Feige reminds that they built to "this event," and will churn out two films a year for the next five. First up this week is the start of principal photography on "Iron Man 3"; "Thor 2" starts at summer's end and "Captain America 2" starts in January. There are two beyond that which he will not name. (One is "The Avengers 2.")

"We worry all the time," he says. "Is the movie going to be good enough? We want to exceed expectations." And, he adds, "we take risks with our storytelling. We have been rewarded for sticking with our vision."

Now if only more Hollywood execs thought like that...

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.