The MCU has had its leaders, such as Tony Stark’s Iron Man, Steve Rogers’ Captain America, Nick Fury, and even Loki’s He Who Remains. But within this universe, the ultimate leader, Timekeeper, and overall face of the MCU is Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who, on the heels of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s success and the bulk of Phase 4, thrilled the entertainment world with Phase 5 and 6 announcements at San Diego Comic-Con.
Even though Feige revealed more than most expected during Marvel’s Hall H panel, two properties were absent from his list of announcements: the X-Men and Spider-Man.
Kevin Feige’s Opinion About Spider-Man Villains
In an interview printed in the back of The Amazing Spider-Man Issue 900, which was shared via Reddit, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared his top favorite Spider-Man villains from the MCU, beginning with “Doc Ock, for sure:”
While Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home was a fresh and unique spin on the villain, and one that was instrumental to Peter Parker’s journey, Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2 makes sense as Feige’s first choice.
Not only is Alfred Molina’s performance as Doctor Otto Octavius considered one of the best portrayals of a comic book villain, but Kevin Feige served as an executive producer on Spider-Man 2 before bringing both Molina and the character into the MCU in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
As for his third pick, Feige confessed that he “could easily say a Goblin,” but instead, he chose “Vulture:” One of the reasons why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leagues above comic-book film franchises is because Kevin Feige is as much of a fan as the MCU audience.
As shown by his answers to these fan-favorite questions, he knows and respects these characters and stories and what the audience wants because it’s what he wants too. As to when that could be, as usual, only Feige knows.