Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

Feige at Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in July 2014
Born c. 1973 (age 4243)
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Film producer
President of Marvel Studios (2007–present)
Spouse(s) Caitlin Feige

Kevin Feige, p.g.a. (/ˈfɡ/; FY-ghee; born circa 1973)[1] is an American film producer and president of Marvel Studios.[2] The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of $10 billion.[3]

Early life and career

Feige spent his teen years in New Jersey.[1] His grandfather had been a television producer in the 1950s, having worked on soap operas including The Guiding Light and As the World Turns.[1]

After high school Feige applied to the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the alma mater of his favorite directors: George Lucas, Ron Howard and Robert Zemeckis.[1] His first five applications were rejected, but he persevered and was accepted on the sixth.[1]

His early work includes being assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner on Volcano and You've Got Mail.

In the year 2000 he was hired by Marvel as a producer.[1]

Film producer

On the first X-Men film, Lauren Shuler Donner made Feige an associate producer, due to his knowledge of the Marvel Universe.[3] Impressing Avi Arad, he was hired to work as his second-in-command at Marvel Studios that same year.[4] Feige was named president of production for Marvel Studios in March 2007.[5]

Feige received the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on February 22, 2013. The Awards committee chairman, Henri Bollinger, said "Kevin Feige's understanding and appreciation of publicity and promotion in the role of a movie's success has led to a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books during the past 10 years."[6] As of April 2015, his contract with Marvel Studios will end in 2018.[7]

Personal life

As of at least 2014, Feige was married to wife Caitlin.[8]

Feature films

Year Title Role Notes
2000 X-Men Associate producer  
2003 Daredevil Co-producer  
2003 X2 Co-producer  
2003 Hulk Executive producer  
2004 The Punisher Executive producer  
2004 Spider-Man 2 Executive producer  
2004 Blade: Trinity Co-producer  
2005 Elektra Co-producer  
2005 Man-Thing Executive producer  
2005 Fantastic Four Executive producer  
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Executive producer  
2007 Spider-Man 3 Executive producer  
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Executive producer  
2008 Iron Man Co-producer  
2008 The Incredible Hulk Co-producer  
2008 Punisher: War Zone Executive producer  
2010 Iron Man 2 Producer  
2011 Thor Producer  
2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard Executive producer Animated direct-to-video film
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Producer  
2012 The Avengers Producer  
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Executive producer  
2013 Iron Man 3 Producer  
2013 Thor: The Dark World Producer  
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Producer  
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Producer  
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Producer  
2015 Ant-Man Producer  
2016 Captain America: Civil War Producer  
2016 Doctor Strange Producer  
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Producer  
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Co-producer  
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Producer  


Year(s) Title Role Notes
2008–2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Executive producer  
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Executive producer  
2015–2016 Marvel's Agent Carter Executive producer  

Short films

Year(s) Title Role Notes
2011 The Consultant Producer  
2011 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer Producer  
2012 Item 47 Producer  
2013 Agent Carter Producer  
2014 All Hail the King Producer  


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Garrahan, Matthew (October 31, 2014). "Kevin Feige: the movie nut who transformed Marvel". Financial Times. Retrieved November 9, 2016. Mr Feige, 41,.... As a teenager in New Jersey, Mr Feige knew he wanted to work in Hollywood. ... Giving this year’s commencement address at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he told the audience of film students he had applied there himself because his favourite directors had attended. “George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis … they all went here.”He was rejected five times. Giving it one last try, he finally won a place.... His grandfather was a producer on pioneering 1950s Procter & Gamble soap operas such as Guiding Light and As the World Turns (subscription required)
  2. "Marvel Entertainment Names David Maisel as Chairman, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige as President...". Business Wire. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  3. 1 2 "Marvel With a Fan at the Helm Steers Its Heroes to the Screen". The New York Times. July 25, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  4. Leonard, Devin (April 3, 2014). "The Pow! Bang! Bam! Plan to Save Marvel, Starring B-List Heroes". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  5. "Marvel Entertainment Names David Maisel as Chairman, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige as President...". Business Wire., Inc. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
  6. Siegel, Tatiana (November 14, 2012). "Marvel President Kevin Feige Named Motion Picture Showman of the Year by IATSE Local 600". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. Chitwood, Adam (April 12, 2015). "Marvel's Kevin Feige Reveals When His Contract Ends".
  8. David, Mark (September 2, 2014). "Kevin Feige's Super Upgrade in Pacific Palisades (Excusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
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