With Iron Man‘s premiere in 2008, Marvel kicked off a run of films that gradually built up an enviable cinematic universe, which includes the recent Thor: Ragnarok and forthcoming Black Panther. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, Vanity Fair assembled an all-star photo shoot with all of the stars, both in front and behind the camera.
Focusing extensively on producer Kevin Feige, Vanity Fair discusses at length his role in assembling the studio’s impressive output, as well as its controversies and successes. The piece mentions some key points for fans to consider; for example, some contracts for key actors, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, are ending, which may mean that their characters’ (Iron Man, Black Widow and Captain America, respectively) stories are going to have to end. However, Marvel’s vast catalog of characters has barely been tapped — Disney CEO Bob Iger “notes that the studio has rights to 7,000 characters,” which will allow the studio to supplement the “20 movies on the docket” with years of films to come.
Read the piece on Vanity Fair and check out the covers above. In the meantime, rival DC has revealed the best look yet at Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke.
- Vanity Fair