Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige promises future MCU films will have more diversity on and off screen


Mar,11 2018 14:32:08 IST

Los Angeles: Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has revealed that they are set to hire more women and people of colour both on and off screen.

The 44-year-old president of Marvel Studios praised the ''positive initiative'' of getting more minority groups involved in film and said they are trying their best to hire a diverse range of people to fit ''all different capacities'' of jobs.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige

"I think we're seeing it shift from a very purposeful initiative to just a fact of life, to just a way of doing business.

Then there are people we hired that we're not ready to announce in all different capacities, particularly behind the camera.

"As Black Panther has so loudly declared, (representation) can only help you, can only help you tell unique stories, can only help you do things in a new, and unique, and fresh, and exciting way. If you do that, audiences will notice it, and appreciate it, and support it," Feige told in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Fresh out of the success of Black Panther, the studio has recently begun work on their first female-led Captain Marvel movie which is being considered a risk, but Feige said the final product will be worth it.

Updated Date: Mar 11, 2018 14:32 PM