Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Marvel Quotes from famous authors such as Krysten Ritter, Kari Skogland, Scott Derrickson, Jason Blum, Jason Aaron. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Marvel has, like, 9,000 characters. They could do a horror movie tomorrow and call it Marvel. They can do anything.
It’s funny, because, yes, there’s a Marvel aesthetic, and yet no one ever said to me, ‘we have to do a Marvel aesthetic.’ So it was probably me more self-policing to make sure I was going to stay inside the box a little bit.
I grew up reading comics – mostly Marvel – Doctor Strange was my favourite comic book and has remained my favourite as an adult. It’s the only comic book movie property I’ve ever gone after. I felt uniquely suited to it.
Unless you’re making Marvel movies, I think CGI usually suffers, especially in mid-budget-range horror movies where you see CGI.
I wrote and drew my own books on notebook paper, and I’d staple ’em together. I had my own fictional company, and we had our own thinly veiled offshoots of whatever was popular at Marvel and DC at the time.
Outside the ring, I am a huge Marvel fan and don’t hide my overwhelming nerd-dom by any means.
‘Spider-Man’ seems to have a different tone to the pure Marvel stuff, but I really enjoyed the ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ and ‘Iron Man’ movies. I love the special effects and how it seems very real, but at the same time, it still lives within the realm of Marvel. That’s got to be a lot of work.
Marvel’s storytelling is much wilder than ‘The OA’s,’ but no one talks about that.
When I look back at what I had to go through in black baseball, I can only marvel at the many black players who stuck it out for years in the Jim Crow leagues because they had nowhere else to go.
In the Marvel universe, vibranium has always been this material that absorbs kinetic energy. And any tiny bit of physics knowledge will tell you that that’s really non-Newtonian. You can’t just absorb energy, you’ve gotta change it into something else.
I love Marvel and I’d love to work with them again, but my outing with ‘Loki’ is what I’ve done with them.
My favorite comic book growing up was ‘Thor.’ It was one of my three, favorite comic books. Obviously, Marvel is such a huge name, but for me, to book a role in a Marvel movie, and for it to be ‘Thor.’ When my manager told me I booked ‘Thor,’ I literally didn’t know what to say.
My grandfather bought me my first Marvel comic book when I was six years old, and since then, it has been an ongoing love. It was an ‘X-Men’ comic book.
I’d like to get into the superhero genre. I’d love to do either a DC or a Marvel character.
When I grew up reading comics, the part in the Marvel universe that was so exciting was that you could have a battle going on in ‘Iron Man’ and then, suddenly, Thor would fly overhead, and you realized, ‘Oh, it’s all one place.’
I’ve always wanted to play a Marvel baddie. I’m not sure I fit the mold, though. Like a powerful, extraordinary woman. Somebody with superpowers would be really fun, but I’m not sure how many middle-aged women they have in Marvel.
Marvel has put out good product. DC has put out good product. Even Image has put out good product, as far as I’m concerned… although it’s few and far between. But it’s not getting recognized, no matter who’s doing it.
The Marvel world is a pure joy to be a part of.
Once I found out that I was playing ‘Deathlok,’ I unearthed my old comic book collection. I was going home for Christmas, and I have a collection of thousands of comics. I was surprised to see that 90% of them were Marvel. So, I wanted to go through my collection and start there.
It’s Marvel’s toybox; I’m just glad I’m able to play with the toys and have some impact on what goes on. I didn’t create Daredevil, so I’m not about to stand here and say that I’m the only one who gets to play with the toy.
I’m a huge Marvel Comics fan, and I’m a huge ‘Wolverine’ fan, I like the ‘X-Men’ comic book.
I will say that Marvel is 100 times more secretive than ‘Game of Thrones.’ Like, they’re not even on the same playing field.
I read all these Marvel wikis, and there are characters that just stand out to you, and you think, ‘How is this character not being used? This is crazy.’
I just kind of stumbled into this Marvel thing with ‘Spider-Man.’ It’s been great. I love it, it keeps me in town, it keeps me busy, and it’s a lot of fun.
My career path is the weirdest thing. I was a hairdresser, I worked at Marvel for a few months, and then I was signed to a DC exclusive for eight years.
I’ve always believed in expanding the definition of what a Marvel Studios movie could be.
Here’s the deal: 25 years’ worth of Deadpool. This movie comes out 25 years to the day we published him at Marvel, and you couldn’t get a better gift if you’re a ‘Deadpool’ fan.
So when we were building that superhero workout, that Marvel body, it was really important for us not to sacrifice range of motion and explosiveness, because I’ve still got to be able to throw a punch at the end of the day.
We look at Marvel, but we’re not trying to emulate that in any way. In fact, we talked often about how distinctive what we’re trying to do with ‘Star Wars’ is from Marvel. They’ve been extremely successful in exploiting the characters in that universe, and we have a place. We have the galaxy.
I had worked on Thanos, created him back even before I started working at Marvel.
I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best.
We were marooned in a frozen desert. There was not a sign of life on the horizon and a thousand signs of death… The marvel is we did not all die of cold.
There is a duality in recognising what an incredible disease it is – in terms of its origin, that it emerges out of a normal cell. It’s a reminder of what a wonderful thing a normal cell is. In a very cold, scientific sense, I think a cancer cell is a kind of biological marvel.
I always loved the Marvel movies. It was my dream to one day have superpowers, and that came true.
As a Marvel fan who grew up with ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Ant-Man’ and everything, I definitely have my own sort of feelings about what I want to see as a fan in an ‘Ant-Man’ movie.
Marvel has such a huge slice of the pie.
Wouldn’t want to write the X-Men, and I suppose the X-Men is the ultimate Marvel comic, and I really wouldn’t want to go anywhere near it at all, although on the other had I wouldn’t mind having a crack at something like the Punisher.
One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder.
Marvel Comics has always been a place where I felt at home. It has been a very important part of my life and has always been a wellspring of creative and relevant ideas.
Yes, Marvel Entertainment has treated me very well and generously. Them, I like.
A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation’s paradise and its tomb.
Basically, I love Loki and I found out that Marvel were making a television show about him. Like everyone, I saw him die in ‘Infinity War,’ and I was horrified.
The first time I tried on Shang-Chi’s superhero suit – Marvel has never had an Asian lead, so that was such a rare and impactful moment, for me as an actor but also for people who look like me. I nearly cried. It was so emotional.
I’d like to be a Marvel character and get in one of those films.
I love Marvel, and I was just so excited to have a chance to direct for them.
I never thought I would work in mainstream superhero comics or Valiant or Marvel. I just set out to make the kinds of stories I wanted to make, which at the beginning was small personal stuff like ‘Essex County.’
One of the things that I’ve always appreciated about the ‘X-Men’ style of storytelling versus other Marvel stories is how fluid the line between good and bad and right and wrong is.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
As we’ve often said, to the world at large, Marvel looks like a giant octopus that’s out to swallow the galaxy – which, by the way, we are. But we are, in fact, a rather small and intimate company.
I’m not going to head off and do a Marvel film. So if I don’t do a Marvel film, I don’t have any other choice – I’ve got to go make a small New Zealand movie!
We live in a society that celebrates familial connection above any other kind of relationship. We are shown photos of our great-grandparents and encouraged to marvel over facial similarities. We are told to take pride in our bloodlines, celebrate our ancestry.
The general public has been conditioned to think ‘comics = superheroes’ for as long as caped crusaders have been around – by critics, mass media, and Marvel and DC themselves, who have what you might call a vested interest.
‘Runaways’ was exciting because it was something brand-new and fresh, and I’m hoping to be able to bend the rules in my own way of what a Marvel superhero story can be.
It’s been the most creatively liberating thing I’ve ever done and so I’m bringing some of that mad enthusiasm to Marvel for the next couple of years as they let me loose on some Marvel Universe titles you’ll be hearing about soon.
I went right to the ‘Guide to the Marvel Universe,’ which has every Marvel character from A-Z, and fortunately, I had every issue. I found ‘Deathlok,’ read about him there.
My first draft of Marvel Knights ‘Black Panther’ was not funny at all. They smartly rejected the entire script and counseled me to inject liberal doses of humor into very serious subject matter.
I would love to draw for ‘Scarlet Witch,’ it’s a Marvel title.
I think Marvel is really good at managing, and the thing I love about working with them is that you never feel hindered.
I personally have not spoken to Marvel and have no plans to do a movie in the immediate future because, number one, I’m tied up with ‘Somnia,’ which is a fantastic place to be. It’s exactly where I wanted to be.
A crowded ferry ride away from Tanzania’s coastal city, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar is a marvel for the senses. Every sight and smell is provocative, inspiring a sense of the old and new.
I don’t want to direct a Marvel movie. I don’t care about those mythologies.
I’ve been a fan of the Marvel Universe since I was a little child.
Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.
I read some Marvel, but I was more of a DC guy. Particularly the Flash, Barry Allen. I latched on to him because I felt like him. You thought to yourself, ‘Well, you can’t really be Superman.’ You couldn’t really be Batman – Batman was a really dark figure. I identified with Barry Allen’s hopefulness.
Marvel is a very vast and diverse universe.
The fact we got to become a part of the Marvel family and find our own expression within that is a real joy for my brother and I.
When I was writing ‘Black Panther,’ on one level, I was angry because DC would never let me write ‘Batman,’ so I was doing Marvel’s ‘Batman,’ and Reverend Achebe became sort of the Joker to Panther’s Batman.
When you’re a kid that’s spent all your pocket money buying Spider-Man comics, and then as an adult, you’re in the Marvel Universe, and you get to meet Stan Lee – it’s wonderful.
The second we started talking about doing the ‘Civil War’ storyline with Marvel, we brought up Spider-Man. Right away, Kevin Feige hinted to us there might be a possibility of them being able to work that out, and that’s all we needed – he was in the movie the second we heard that.
I’d always wanted to do a Marvel project, and I’d always imagined getting to play one of the superheroes because it’s such a hard thing to get. It’s the parts that only go to a few people. The flip side of that is the antagonists are pretty awesome.
Marvel Studios has depicted the Marvel superheroes so beautifully that the whole world loves them.
The great thing about Marvel is that there is an attitude of ‘nothing’s impossible,’ but that doesn’t mean everything is possible; you just have to chase it.
‘Original Sin’ is one of those ideas that has been circulating for several years at the Marvel retreats we have a couple times a year. We have all these ideas floating around for a bit before we figure out how to align them.
The majority of the DC and Marvel comic lines are white male characters, and the minute you make Thor a woman or Captain America a black guy, the Internet is filled with hateful comments and people saying, ‘That’s not what Captain America is supposed to look like.’
For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
I’m ready to get a Marvel role, honey.
A journey through the Mediterranean is not only inspiring and stimulating, it is also humbling. The men and women who created antique treasures for us to marvel at had to deal with plague, genocide, a world without writing, iron tools, or penicillin – and yet they made something extraordinary of their life and times.
What adults don’t always understand is that to a kid, a comic book is like a movie. My Marvel comics took my imagination to other places – other galaxies.
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
As a fan, I want all of the Marvel TV projects to be successful. I am a comic book fan.
I think the success of the Marvel films comes from the fact that they’re made by fans. They really love those characters. When I first came out dressed as Vision, Kevin Feige nearly cried.
I have grown up reading Marvel Comics and Marvel movies with their intricately woven storylines. It is fascinating to see how Marvel has created characters and stories that resonate so well with audiences across the globe, making movies at a scale that one had never before imagined.
I’ve been lucky to combine my two loves quite frequently: that of Marvel Superheroes and Sports Entertainment.
Huge props to Brian Michael Bendis for sort of shaking up the Marvel universe and just saying ‘there need to be people of colour in these comics otherwise it’s not representing the true world the way it should be.’
Obviously, learning the martial arts is a big part of my training, but the other part of being a Marvel superhero is, well, looking like a superhero.
One of the wonderful things that I’ve always loved as an art student, what I always loved about comics, was that they are interpreted differently by different graphic artists all the time, so now film is doing that thanks to Marvel Studios.
I was a huge comic book fan. It’s weird because the era of ‘Marvel’ I was into turns out to be very important in the long run, but it’s not the one that anybody romanticizes.
I never felt it wasn’t mine. But I was also very respectful of not knowing what I didn’t know. Because the Marvel Cinematic Universe is very deep, and unless you live in it you can’t possibly know it all.
The Marvel characters are all very, very rich.
What we love about working at Marvel is they’ll have a crazy opening for a movie like ‘The Avengers’ – like, a record-breaking all-time opening – and you get to the office on Monday, and they don’t even have a pizza; it’s back-to-work time.
I grew up on Marvel and, like, ‘2000 AD.’
I think if Marvel called me to do anything – if they called me to film the phone book – I would do it.
One of the reasons that DC, Marvel, and other comic book companies have always asked me to do covers and variant covers is because they know that when they tell me ‘icon,’ I jump over their words, and I give them an iconic cover – but while I’m doing it, there is going to be an idea there.
I started working as a movie writer and a movie producer… all the way back to ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Commando.’ All of those experiences, plus working both at DC and at Marvel – each of those things are bricks in the wall.
If you look at Marvel Comics, there are very few Marvel characters I would like to write.
What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.
There are all kinds of people who I watch and marvel at. Just so many. I’ll watch something and go, ‘Could I ever have done that?’
There are fantastic stories yet to be told featuring Marvel’s characters, old and new, and I’m thrilled to be part of them.
I was a Marvel guy. I started reading comics when I was a kid.
I wrote this 12-page ‘Luke Cage’ comic book for Marvel once, and I got to create a villain. His name was Lone Shark, so there was this running thing of whether it was spelled L-O-A-N or L-O-N-E. I like the idea of ‘I’m a lone shark,’ and then people are like, ‘You are here to collect a debt?’
I talked to Marvel about ‘Thor’ at one point, but I didn’t want to do Thor. It wasn’t something I read growing up, really; it wasn’t one of the books I loved.
Marvel’s very secretive, and I’m not hiding anything, I’m not lying; it’s just the way they are.
Being a Marvel superhero has always been a dream of mine. And so I think every choice that I made in my career, every step that I took, brought me to that point.
You know how the Marvel Comics superheroes formed themselves into the Justice League of America – Batman, Flash and the rest. Why did Superman join? He never needed any help.
If I was in some Marvel movie and made all that Marvel money, you wouldn’t see me ever again.
Superman is pretty much the way he was – you know – what he’s always been. A lot of the Marvel characters are products of their time. I think Batman, as a character, has been able to adapt; he’s pretty malleable.
Directing all six episodes was a really unique experience, right? Because normally TV is run through the showrunner system, and Marvel didn’t do that on ‘Loki.’
Black Panther is a great film’. It has the most compelling villain of any Marvel movie, and it deals admirably with the issue of diminishing jeopardy in a million superhero films where the world is going to end.
I make a lot more off the trades and Image than Marvel.
If I were to fight one Marvel superhero, I think I would fight Captain America. We would start all aggressive and then both realise how much we liked and respected one another. We would be friends.
Marvel actually sent me to a school in the Bronx where I had a fake name, and I put on an accent, and I went for, like, three days. I basically had to go to this science school and blend in with all the kids, and some of the teachers didn’t even know.
The Saft America plant, a giant 235,000-square-foot mass of concrete, is a modern marvel: its roof covered in row upon row of solar panels, embodying the renewable future that the batteries manufactured within are meant to sustain.
I found that the artist market was expanding in comics. Marvel was going from something like eight books a month to somewhere in the 20s. As a result of this expansion, Marvel, in particular, was hiring anyone who could hold a pencil. That’s how I got my first job there.
Over at Marvel, I have a five-part series coming out very soon. The books or chapters will appear weekly. It’s called ‘5 Ronin’ and features some iconic Marvel heroes as you’ve never seen them.
There is no one who is more conflicted in the Marvel Universe, in my opinion, than Matthew Murdock. Is he his father’s son, or is he the son of his father? Is he someone who is going to solve the world’s problems in a court room, or is he someone who is going to solve the world’s problems with his fist?
Specifically with respect to the Inhumans, they are almost a mythological creation in and of themselves – the way they work, the way they operate, the fact that they’re royalty – and they’ve always been involved with a lot of the big cosmos events that Marvel has done.
Sometimes I’m dazzled by how modern and fabulous we are, and how easy everything can be for us; that’s the gilded glow of technology, and I marvel at it all the time.
And I know when I was younger, and still, I always marvel at what I feel is different from what I’m told that I’m supposed to feel.
I’ve always loved both Marvel and DC equally, but I don’t have a career without DC giving me the original ‘Hawk and Dove’ mini-series.
I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I got to direct a movie involving three of my favorite things in the world: space operas, Marvel superheroes and raccoons.
I am thrilled to be on a Marvel Netflix show. I’m excited that we’re getting to watch this kind of content… It’s groundbreaking.
The agents of S.M.A.S.H. are the most powerful team in the Marvel universe in terms of muscle power.
As I’ve grown older, I have begun to marvel… at how much of my life I have spent among ghosts. These are no malevolent presences… Rather, they are such restless spirits as only the strange twentieth-century cocktail of celebrity, technology and collective memory could produce.
We basically got a call from our agent that said we were on the list of directors that Marvel was interested in talking to about ‘Captain America 2.’ First of all, that was thrilling, having not lobbied for the job.
I am pretty sure when Kenneth Branagh came up for ‘Thor,’ nobody at Marvel thought, ‘Yes, that Kenneth Branagh is masculine enough to do action: just look at ‘Henry V’ and ‘The Magic Flute.”
I love Captain Marvel. I’d love to see a Captain Marvel movie.
I think anyone who wants to go up against Captain Marvel ought to be worried.
I’m a huge fan of what Marvel did, it’s no surprise for anyone to know that as a child I was a huge fan of comics.
I would be so happy to be Young Hulk. I cannot even explain to you. That would be so dope. He was my favorite Marvel hero, and the fact that Mark Ruffalo plays him is sick.
I was never a DC kid – I went through a phase from, like, 11 to 17 where I would try to buy as many Marvel titles as possible. And ‘2000 AD’ was kind of the sort of sci-fi/punk of British comics.
There’s a character, Eon, I did back in the ‘Captain Marvel’ story. Eon came from a greasy smudge on a paper bag inside my kitchen being used for garbage. I went and got a paper and pencil, drew it up, and he became a character in that story. Things come from everywhere.
Everything with Marvel is on a need-to-know basis, so I didn’t officially know until the second episode I did, which I think was the 10th episode in the season. Information is carefully guarded over there. I definitely didn’t know that I was ‘Deathlok.’
How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work as being ignorant – and if you’re gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed?
At Marvel, I was lucky enough to work with really talented people, but I always had this nagging thought: ‘One day I’ll write my own stories.’
All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them; all of them have a deep humanity to them.
As a traditional Jew, I have benefited personally from the hospitality of Chabad Hasidim on many occasions, and I marvel at how many Jews Chabad has brought back to their primordial home.
If you look at Stan Lee and the Marvel comics, yes, there’s a lot of awesome, serious and dramatic action that takes place.
Nothing has prepared me better for working with Marvel than playing tabletop games with my friends. It definitely taught me how to have a good poker face. You have to hide your hand – and sometimes lie.
There have been 700 or 800 songs I’ve written over the last 60 years, as I went through different periods of writing. I listen and marvel at how different they are and how they still stand up. They are very well done, if I must say so.
Did I collect baseball cards? I’ve got 10 books full of plastic in my mother’s house. All the Upper Decks, the Fleers, the Fleer Ultras. My grandfather brought me to the trade shows. I collected Marvel cards, too.
My relationship with Marvel is that I work for them.
The Marvel catalogue of 9,000 characters really is that rich. It isn’t just a bunch of guys running around with capes and cowls who have secret identities and fight across the street from each other.
Since being at Marvel, I’ve been watching everything over and over and over again, all the movies, and seeing how all the movies connect has been very satisfying for me.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato’s cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don’t know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
The thing I love about Marvel in general is that they deal with people. They deal with the human being first: Who is inside the suit? Who is the person that obtained this power or this ability?
Every DC or Marvel property is constantly getting reinvented because we love these characters. They’re so iconic, and we want to watch them over and over again.
It’s a rule when you’re welcomed in the Marvel family that you have to understand that you’re going to be living in a code of silence.
Peter Parker is sort of our ground-level view of this Marvel universe. You know what it’s like to be in the penthouse with Tony Stark or have this god-like view like Thor, and I want to show what it’s like for regular people in this world.
There’s no Marvel list. As a filmmaker, you are not only encouraged, but you are really supported to let your voice shine through. You have total freedom to push, scratch the surface and try things.
I grew up with six brothers, and I’m from Chicago, so princesses and Barbie dolls were not around the house. It was more like sports and comic books, so getting to work for Marvel is like my version of being able to be a princess.
The Marvel universe is a deep, weird, woolly place, and getting to expose strange corners of it is part of the fun of ‘She-Hulk.’ Honestly, it’s part of the fun of any Marvel book.
The weather doesn’t respect political or geographic boundaries: we’re all living under the same sky. And so weather prediction has been a marvel not only of technology but also of international cooeperation.
I continually marvel at people who can make films that reach five hundred million people. How do you do that? Everybody’s different – I don’t know how that works.
We always have a little comedy. It’s the Marvel secret sauce. I think it’s what helps Marvel resonate with the audience, that, yes, we’re in the joke, too.
You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?
I’m a huge Howard the Duck fan. For people who don’t know, I’m a huge Marvel Comics fan, but Howard the Duck was maybe my favorite character as a kid. I went back, and I collected all of those comics. I had every comic he was ever in.
Marvel is never more happy than when filmmakers start doing things they didn’t expect. That’s when they know they’re in a good place.
I love working at Marvel, but it was definitely DC that got me hooked as a reader.
When I hear so-called professional journalists ask why we have celebrities speak for us and for the animals, the environment or social causes, I marvel at their denial of the rules of their own trade.
Marvel used to be male-dominated, and I think that’s changing.
It’s a lot for one director to do six hours, particularly in the Marvel way.
If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.
Back in my high school years, the Hulk was my favorite Marvel character, and I always enjoy drawing him.
People look at Marvel movies as epic in scope, but if you look back at the comics, you realise that Marvel heroes were often a reaction to the square-jawed DC characters like Superman, who were flawless and beyond reproach.
They changed my life, and I just love Marvel as I’m sure people can tell from the amount of Easter eggs and references I did throughout it. But I just feel like I’ve done my part with ‘Loki,’ at least for now, and I’m excited to see where it goes next as a fan.
Unlike Marvel, we are not setting up redundant organizations for expertise that exists. We will track all DC properties to measure financial success.
People at Marvel and DC, we’re rooting for each other. And when we’re friends, like me and Jeff Lemire, or Charles Soule, or even Dan Slott – it doesn’t matter if you’re Marvel or DC. You’ll talk story with each other, and there’s like an agreement that you’re just helping each other out.
I don’t think the Hulk is a superhero. He’s the first Marvel character who is a tragic monster. Really an anti-hero.
I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality.
We had that first Marvel NOW! retreat where everybody came in and pitched their new books, which was probably the most exciting retreat I’ve ever been to because it was all brand new.
I just remember how cool and exciting and crazy it seemed when Marvel was giving this new ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ title to this crime writer Brian Michael Bendis who had never really done any superhero stuff before.
I don’t think I’m ever really going to run the risk of disappearing into a Marvel franchise. I just don’t know how I would fit into a catsuit.
I love all of the Marvel comics movies.
‘Mayabazar’ was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realise its technical marvel and what a great epic it was. I and my visual effects supervisor, while making ‘Yamadonga,’ took two days to understand the magnification shot of Ghatothkatcha’s persona.
When Marvel approached me about possibly bringing back a She-Hulk solo series, a few touchstones for a take immediately popped into my head – make her an attorney. Make her charming and fun, not weighed down by the various things life will throw at her. Give her a vibrant social life.
It took a while for the first ‘Blade’ to get made, and Marvel decided they liked the Whistler character so much, when Blade guest starred on the ‘Spider-Man’ cartoon, they put Whistler on the cartoon, and the movie hadn’t come out yet.
‘Gossip Girl’ was an adaptation that, although very different from a Marvel property, had a vocal fan base. On that show, we started off very nervous about making any changes from the book. As we got our sea legs underneath us, we became more bold.
We have to support everyone so their stories don’t get ‘invisibilized.’ We don’t necessarily have to repopulate the next Marvel movie with people of color, but it’s just about saying ‘We have hearts, we have souls, we have minds, we have faults, we have flaws, and we’re super-freaking interesting.’
All of the characters at Marvel were my ideas, but the ideas meant nothing unless I had somebody who could illustrate it.
Death is an absolute marvel.
If you look closely, you’ll see that Marvel basically has three Thanoses. There is the 1970s Thanos appearing in the movies. This is before he got the Infinity Gauntlet. Then there are the Thanos stories I’m telling. And finally, there is the Thanos that appears in the mainstream Marvel stories.
I’m a really big Marvel person. I like Marvel. I am a big fan of the Avengers and Iron Man.
Everything I’ve done is an old Marvel comic in its’ own way.
I love to watch low-budget indie artsy films, but I do also love the big blockbuster things. I would love to do that one day, do a Marvel film. That would be really great.
The Marvel experience was particularly wrenching because I was sort of given absolute freedom while we were shooting, and then in post, it turned into a different movie.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
I personally have close ties to Marvel because of Kevin Feige, because Kevin worked for me.
I try not to have too many opinions; I just marvel at the world we live in.
I’ve traveled the world, and I’ve seen how people marvel at the United States of America, at our democracy, at our ambition to build what so few countries have – a nation defined not by race or tribe or religion or place of birth but by an idea, that everyone is created equal.
The ‘Ms. Marvel’ mantle has passed to ‘Kamala Khan,’ a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family.
If I were to take five comic books, from four different publishers and Marvel, and lay them out, even if you didn’t know the characters, you would be able to take a look at that Marvel comic and go, ‘That’s Marvel.’ There’s something unique about the way the story is presented.
Generally, Marvel manages everything internally and keeps us all in check.
I genuinely enjoy the puzzle put before me with a crossover – how do I use this bigger piece of the Marvel Universe to tell a character-based tale I wouldn’t normally think to tell?
I am a fan of the Marvel shows. I think some of what they’re doing and the work on Netflix is fantastic.
One of the weapons Marvel used in its climb to comic-book dominance was a willingness to invent new characters at a dizzying speed. There are so many Marvel universes, indeed, that some superheroes do not even exist in one another’s worlds, preventing gridlock.
Most of us marvel at the ingenuity and imaginativeness of sting operations, defend their right to exist and will argue that if well-used, they are an invaluable tool for justice.
I love the Marvel movies, but I always feel like we should be a step ahead of the movies. One of the reasons those movies have been so good and so successful is that they’ve been very good at mining the comics.
I love the comics so much, and I grew up reading Marvel Comics. And Doctor Strange is my favorite comic book character – probably, I think honestly, the only comic book I would feel personally suited to work on.
I think about people like Jeff Bezos or Reed Hastings, and I really marvel at the stamina they’ve had to keep on trucking no matter what happens.
I was embarrassingly well-versed in Marvel lore, so it was pretty easy to slip into that world. But really, already, by the time I’d started writing superhero comics, my dream was really to be writing my own characters.
Everything that Marvel does, it’s a chess move. Nothing is by accident.
In Marvel Comics, the worst thing was always that your loved ones could be attacked, or you could be horribly beaten in a knock-down, drag-out fight, but in the Superman comics, you would be run out of town with people throwing rotten vegetables at you and waving a sign that said, ‘Superman, Who Needs You?’
I have six brothers, so I definitely was aware of Marvel more than I was of princesses, but once you’re cast in a Joss Whedon Marvel show, you go and become even more of a bigger fan. You do your homework.
I’d begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years.
I’ve always been a DC guy, but I also like Marvel.
Our job with Thanos is to make him the preeminent villain in the Marvel Universe. That is his role in the comics. That’s his role in these movies.
My hero in comic books is Jack Kirby: ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Captain America,’ Marvel Comics. He was really the basis for Marvel Comics.
I love Marvel. I’d be happy to do other projects with them at any time. They’re a great company – I love all the guys and girls over there – they always are able to get a really fun cast for almost every project they have, which is often. And, of course, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?
I do hope the success of ‘Ms. Marvel’ will open doors for other characters and other creators.
Sometimes, people know me from Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ But that usually only happens in America.