Kevin Feige has revealed which Marvel movie he thinks is the best, and it’s not the film you might expect. The best film in the MCU, according to Feige, is Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short) has become something that every other movie studio in Hollywood wants to emulate. We’ve seen Warner Bros. desperately try to catch up to Marvel with their DCEU, which resulted in us getting some let’s say uninspired movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Universal Pictures had a go at kick-starting their Universal monsters cinematic universe, but that attempt fell flat on its face with the poor reception of Tom Cruise’s’ The Mummy.
So, the lesson to learn here is that making a cinematic universe is hard, and Marvel has gone about it the right way. We’re now 19 movies in and their last film, Avengers: Infinity War, was arguably the pinnacle of the MCU.
That said, when asked at the 10th annual Produced By conference this past Saturday what was the best movie Marvel has made so far, Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, didn’t say Infinity War. No, he opted for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.
“The experience of making Black Panther, even before it came out, was a transformative one,” said Feige. “We’re watching the final playback, where you see the final film and check for any last-minute changes, and when it ended I just instinctually leaned over to [director Ryan Coogler] and said, ‘I think this is the best movie we’ve ever made.’ We had to make that movie to destroy a myth that Black movies don’t succeed around the world.”
Black Panther performed very well with fans and critics alike, and it didn’t too badly at the box office either. It made $1.346 billion worldwide and became the ninth highest grossing movie of all time, which isn’t bad at all, and very impressive for the superhero’s debut feature.