Does he want advice on Marvel?
Before experiencing the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s universe, Ben Affleck was already an award-winning director and producer in Hollywood. Despite all his fame, he never failed to reinforce his respect for some of his professional colleagues, like Kevin Feige. In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he spared no praise for producer Marvel.
The actor used his presence on the Awards Chatter podcast to recall the most remarkable moments of his career. In addition to commenting on his Oscar wins and his stint as Batman, Affleck took the opportunity to talk about his work with Kevin Feige.
“Kevin Feige is absolutely, I have to say, the greatest producer, the most successful producer who has ever lived. He’s the only guy in the world who, if he says to me, “I know what the public wants! This is what we are going to do! I would believe 100%. “
Long before the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige co-produced a rather controversial corporate film: Daredevil, starring Affleck. Regardless of the overall quality of the film, the actor has only fond memories of the experience and has indicated that he has been following his work ever since.
“This bastard knows his audience like no producer (he never did). He’s a genius! Kevin is like a circus master, he knows exactly how much he needs to greet the audience, exactly when to appeal to the emotional, exactly when to do effects, how many jokes, what the tone of the thing is. Because people didn’t know if they had run away from the fantasy or if they had embraced it, or if they had gotten serious about it. “
Ben finds it a shame that Daredevil turned out to be a bad movie, but says he’s glad he had the opportunity to work alongside Kevin Feige.
While Feige is fully focused on the Marvel series, Ben Affleck has been hired by Disney to lead a new project. Will we see this duo reunited at the MCU anytime soon? Be sure to comment!
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