Feige: Marvel Studios is ‘Emboldened’ for More Diverse Stories


Feige, who is now promoting the upcoming Ant-Man & Wasp, was asked about the depiction of marginalized communities given the success of Black Panther - and how genre films in the past have used it as part of the larger story.

Ant-Man and the Wasp star Paul Rudd has recently revealed that he is unsure if Marvel Studios will produce a third Ant-Man movie.

Speaking to BackstageOL, she said: 'I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complain about their suits for years. "Or ..." - and at this point Lilly hoisted her high heeled foot up to head height - "have men not had the life experience of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good?"

Lilly's candid - and gymnastic - display earned her a gasp of admiration from her interviewer, who appeared momentarily lost for words before offering: "I love you". "We want people from any background to be able to look at that screen and see themselves reflected, and just as importantly to have different types of people be inspired by people who don't look like them, or people who have different backgrounds than them, and let them inspire them going forward", Feige said.

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But she was quick to add: "But I don't actually walk around kicking guys' asses". "And of course it does because technology has evolved, and I am a woman of 2017 not 1987, and I updated the suit with my father". Female Marvel stars often have to wear superhero suits and heels, even during fight scenes, chases, and other action sequences.

During her tours while promoting her film she threw major shade on her whiny co-stars who happen to complain about their suits. Previously, Scarlett Johansson - known for her role as Black Widow - has said in several interviews that her suit combined with a warm, desert climate during filming led to excessive sweating and skin conditions. In fact, she adored wearing it. I grew up on what would become that age of Superhero films from Raimi's Spider-Man, the X-Men and into what would become the MCU. "I think my suit is killer".

KF: It's really cool and I think it's a great first example of what Imagineers can do with the MCU. I think it's powerful.