Kevin Feige believes Black Panther is the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date. When Marvel Studios began, Kevin Feige was put in charge of the operation. Thanks to his long-term vision, knowledge of the source material, and passion to make something unique, the MCU is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The celebration comes in an incredibly important year for the universe. Yes, Thanos is finally coming to battle all the heroes the MCU has to offer, but Black Panther kicks off the year, and is doing so in grand fashion.
Once again, Marvel Studios has secured a movie that certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It has also been one of their most talked about movies, which has led to high levels of anticipation. Just looking at the film's incredible number of ticket pre-sales, it was poised to be big, and now the box office is already reflecting that. All of this is happening to a film many are raving about, including Marvel Studios' head honcho.
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ABC News spoke to several people involved with Black Panther including Kevin Feige. In the conversation, Feige revealed his thoughts on the final product and recalled his immediate reaction when seeing the final product with director Ryan Coogler.
The movie finished and I looked over at Ryan and I said, 'That's the best movie we've ever made.'
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Feige is happy with the final product, but this is some incredibly high praise. He typically isn't one to over-hype a movie just to sell tickets, and since this was his immediate reaction, it says a lot. While not everyone is going to agree with Black Panther being the best - and it may take time for it to fall in its rightful place in the pantheon of MCU movies - Feige certainly isn't alone in this thinking.
When it comes to naming the best MCU movie, there are a few that are typically associated as the best. Both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War are highly regarded, and more likely than not top the 'Best Of' lists for most. However, there's also The Avengers, Iron Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy that each have their own loyal supporters, and rightfully so. There's even some that put Ant-Man in this top tier, if not at the very top, just because of how fun it was. Black Panther in many ways is the best combination of several MCU movies. It has an outstanding villain, a stellar cast, looks beautiful, great action, the right amount of humor and drama, and so on. As the MCU continues on, there's still time for Feige and company to make something that is even greater. But if not, Black Panther is a darn good movie to stand above the rest.
Source: ABC News
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