Kevin Feige Talks ‘WandaVision’, The Week-To-Week Release Schedule, Phase 4 & More
Although Spider-Man: Far From Home was a new chapter for Peter Parker’s journey, it was also the official end of Phase 3. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the constant flux in schedule, WandaVision is actually kicking off Phase 4 – which wasn’t the original plan.
Leading up to the premiere, critics had the chance to watch the first three episodes of the series (check out our review right here). We also had the chance to attend a virtual press conference with the cast and crew of the show.
Throughout the week we will be running breakout stories from the conference. The panel was hosted by legend, Jaleel White.
Check out Kevin Feige’s answer below:
Feige: Get ready for the new and the different, and I hope all of our movies have said that one after the other over the years. But certainly with the Disney+ opportunities, it allowed us to expand creatively what we do. Yes, the original plan was for Falcon and the Winter Soldier to debut first (last year), followed very soon behind with WandaVision. So creatively, it didn’t reshuffle. Part of having a long lead plan is having the ability and the ideas of how to shuffle should the need arise.
I’m not saying we were prepped for a global pandemic, we would not. But we’ve always over the past 12 to 15 years of Marvel Studios been able to shuffle around, this requires no shuffling. So in terms of the creative, just in terms of the production, as is often the case. When you’re thrown curveballs, this is a sports reference, I’ll stop right there because I’ll blow it – but the unexpected has often served Marvel Studios well. And it has served us well in this case because this show being our first one.
I love how bold it is. I love how different is. I love as I said before, it is something you could only see on a Disney+, that we have things that you will only be able to see initially in theaters. We have things that could and are made for that. And this is very much made to be seen week after week on a on television, which is very different for us. It was very fun and it is as bold as it comes thanks to everyone you’re looking at here today.