He's perhaps best known for being the president of Marvel Studios, having produced every film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's often credited for the MCU's successes, which have since spawned many similar efforts from other studios releasing their own major Shared Universe franchises, including Marvel Studios' main rival. (Ironically enough, he used to be roommates with DC's Geoff Johns, and the two remain good friends.) Prior to his work at Marvel Studios, he was also a credited producer on pre-MCU Marvel movies such as the X-Men Film Series, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy, Daredevil and The Punisher.
Feige could be considered Born Lucky, or at least someone who consistently managed to be in the right place at the right time to pull something as ambitious as the Marvel Cinematic Universe off. His producing career was kickstarted at a time when superhero movies had a niche appeal and were just about to get a huge boost in profile from the first X-Men and Spider-Man movies, which he was involved in making. He then took the reins of Marvel Studios after Avi Arad, who was previously in a position to handle the MCU, stepped down from the company, thereby giving him creative control over what would soon become the biggest movie franchise ever.
After years of hits, the circumstances lined up just right so that he could gain the film rights of dormant Marvel IPs just waiting to be reimagined, including gaining shared custody over the Spider-Man property by means of a handshake deal with Sony Pictures. Finally, the pending merger between The Walt Disney Company and the film division of 20th Century Fox meant that he could finally have a hand in making X-Men and Fantastic Four movies again, and this time in the context of the greater Marvel Universe. It only took Feige a decade for his franchise to completely change the landscape of Hollywood blockbusters, and the MCU shows no signs of slowing down in spite of increasingly-irrational fears of "superhero fatigue". Most notably, the franchise produced Black Panther (2018) which became the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture with Feige earning the nomination for the first time (though it lost the main award, it won three Academy Awards for Costume Design, Original Score and Production Design; the most ever for any superhero film).
He's also produced some television, most notably Agent Carter, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and Wolverine and the X-Men. With the arrival of Disney+, Feige has plans to launch new limited series based on the major characters introduced in the MCU's films in true cinematic fashion.
- Infinity Saga Films:
- Phase 1:
- The Avengers (2012)
- Phase 2:
- Phase 3:
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Black Panther (2018) (2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
- Other Works:
- Disney+ series