“I’ve been called ‘crazed and suicidal’ and ‘a sociopath’ by fans of ‘Uncle Buck’ and other Disney shows”
The latest in the Disney-driven feud that has raged between the company and Marvel has seen Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, along with “universe’s most famous” Captain America, publicly defend his company’s characters in a series of tweets.
“The characters are real people,” he wrote in response to a tweet by the actor Robert Downey Jr, in which he wrote that “the character of Captain America has been a part of my life since childhood”.
“And to say I’ve never met the person behind the mask would be an insult.
If you ask me, I have the best chance to meet the man behind the shield.
It’s not a costume.”
“It’s not the only reason, but it’s the biggest reason,” Mr Feige added.
In response to another tweet from “Uncle Bob” actor Chris Evans, who was seen on social media calling the character “a total douche”, Mr Feig added that “everyone has a right to be upset with me for saying that”.
“But it’s my right to say it.
And I don’t care about it.”
The tweets were retweeted by other celebrities and celebrities in the entertainment industry, with some of the responses coming in the form of an email from Mr Feigen.
“If you disagree with my opinions on a subject, then you’re a complete idiot,” he said.
“I have a right not to have an opinion on that topic.
And my opinion on Captain America is that I’m a total idiot.”
“He’s not Captain America,” he added.
“He has been replaced by a guy with a suit.”
Mr Feegi’s comments come amid ongoing media reports about the dispute between Marvel and Disney, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that “Marvel has no intention of selling off its core properties” and that Disney has “stopped supporting the company financially” over the last several years.
Disney has responded to those claims, with a spokesperson saying that “our core properties are being developed in parallel across the Marvel universe”.
“We’re actively working on the future of our properties and look forward to the announcement of our next plans,” the spokesperson said.
The “Uncharted 4” actor Michael B. Jordan has also publicly criticised Disney’s position, tweeting “Disney is an idiot for wanting to stop me from doing my job.” “
Our current partnership is based on the strength of our shared universe and continues to deliver extraordinary entertainment to our fans and to the world.”
The “Uncharted 4” actor Michael B. Jordan has also publicly criticised Disney’s position, tweeting “Disney is an idiot for wanting to stop me from doing my job.”
“Marvel is an idiotic company for trying to stop people from doing their jobs,” he continued.
“They are taking my talents and telling me I’m not doing my work.
They want to make a buck and take my characters away.
Disney should respect the fans and stop making dumb business decisions.” “
Marvel fans deserve better than this.
Disney should respect the fans and stop making dumb business decisions.”
The actor also suggested that Marvel Studios could continue to make “big money” by releasing content on other platforms, but he didn’t rule it out in the future.
“There’s no reason to go away,” he told the Daily Dot.
“You can go on and on.
But there’s a bigger story, a bigger agenda, a higher priority than just making money.”
“I don’t know if I could survive without my job,” Mr Jordan said.
Disney’s decision to shut down “Captain America: Civil War” was seen as a blow to the company’s future, with its parent company Disney already reeling from the “Star Wars” franchise’s closure, and “Star Trek Into Darkness” releasing this month.
The company also announced that “Uncanny Avengers” actor Chadwick Boseman will be returning to the franchise in the upcoming “Captain Marvel” film.
“Avengers: Infinity War” director Joe and Anthony Russo have also been given the opportunity to direct “Captain Ant-Man”, and the studio is currently developing “Captain Black Panther” and “Captain Hawkeye” films.