‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Kevin Feige wires Marvel movies for conquest

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, left, and actor Chris Evans attend the Hollywood premiere of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on April 13, 2015. (Jesse Grant / Getty Images) Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, left, and actor Chris Evans attend the Hollywood premiere of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 13. (Jesse Grant / Getty Images)

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has much to celebrate these days.

The architect of Marvel’s movie landscape has presided over an unprecedented string of hits — to date, the company has released 10 films that have brought in more than $7 billion. Under a deal announced earlier this year, he will have an opportunity to reframe Marvel’s most iconic character, bringing Spider-Man into Marvel’s blockbuster cinematic universe before the hero goes spinning back to anchor his own franchise for Sony Pictures, his movie home since 2002. And that doesn’t take into account a range of future projects that will likely extend Marvel’s box-office dominance well into the next decade.

That Feige was able to construct Marvel’s foundations without the presence of its…

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