As the man who orchestrated the growth and expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige undoubtedly has a soft spot for all of the characters that have popped up in all 23 of its installments.
But does Feige actually have a favourite Marvel character?
The Marvel Studios president was asked that very question during his recent visit to the New York Film Academy, and while Feige insisted that he doesn’t usually have one he confessed that, at the moment, he would pick Iron Man.
“Usually the answer to that question is whatever I’m working on now and whatever is encompassing the majority of my time or brain space,” Feige originally explained.
“But because I’m still nostalgic off of Endgame and literally can’t believe that I’m sitting here and talking to you in an era where I have finished the Infinity Saga and have done our 22, 23 counting Far From Home, movies in Infinity Saga and brought that to a close.”
“So I’m nostalgic for Iron Man from where it started and where it finished. And the character that we very purposely -- all of our instincts went into that.”
It makes perfect sense that Feige would pick Iron Man. Not just because he kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also due to the fact that Robert Downey Jr’s beloved superhero died at the end of Avengers: Endgame, as he heroically sacrificed himself to kill and defeat Thanos.
When Feige finally decides it is time to pick a new favourite Marvel character, he’ll have plenty of options.
That’s because The Eternals and Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings will debut plenty of new superheroes, while there’s no doubt that Black Widow, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, Spider-Man: Far From Home 3 and Thor: Love And Thunder will see several characters debut, too.