Marvel’s Kevin Feige to be Honored by Creative Visionary Award
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios and the architect behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to receive an award for serving as a creative visionary in Hollywood, the first award of its kind.
Variety is reporting that Feige will be the first person to receive the brand-new Marty & Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award for his ongoing contributions and leadership for the MCU. Phil Hettema, Ryman Arts Board president and president and creative executive of the Hettema Group, released the following statement to explain the award and why Feige is deserving of it:
“The Ryman Arts Board established the Marty & Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award to honor Marty’s memory and to celebrate the legacy of two amazing founders of our organization. We are thrilled that the first recipient of the award, Kevin Feige, embodies the aspiration of the award so completely. Kevin has reimagined an entire universe of storytelling and introduced us to thrilling new worlds through his creative leadership and vision.”
Feige will receive this award at the annual Rayman Arts event, which happens on November 7, 2018.
Feige has produced every single Marvel Studios movie released thus far and is currently in-line to continue work on his shared universe for years to come. Feige will have his hands full upon the completion of Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, which include the film rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men intellectual properties and all the characters associated with them. It is expected that Feige will spearhead reboots of both franchises into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the remaining X-Men spin-offs from Fox have been completed and see a theatrical release. Further film franchises from these brands will likely see releases as well.
Upcoming Marvel Studios releases include Captain Marvel (which will be released on March 8, 2019), Avengers: Annihilation (which will be released on May 3, 2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (which will be released on July 5, 2019), Black Widow, The Eternals, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and a third Spider-Man movie.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.