Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been the chief architect behind one of the most successful runs of any studio in recent memory. He deserves a ton of credit, but he also knows how to give credit where it is due. Today, Feige honored Jack Kirby on the 100th anniversary of the legendary comic creator’s birth.
Feige shared a title image from Thor: Ragnarok, a film he described as a tribute to King Kirby. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all, is built on a foundation made up of Kirby co-creations like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Marvel’s iteration of Thor.
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) August 28, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has noted on multiple occasions that Jack Kirby’s iconic Marvel art is one of the biggest visual influences on the upcoming film. It certainly shows in all of the extraordinary footage we’ve seen thus far.
The image Feige shared appears to be either an opening or closing title from the actual film as opposed to a title card for posters. It looks very cool, but it also looks like there could be a little more to it than what this still image shows. The colors in the lettering look like they’ll pack a bigger punch.
Marvel was built by The Man, Stan Lee, and The King, Jack Kirby. Sadly, Kirby passed away in 1994 and could not enjoy the same cameo fame as Lee, but his impact on the MCU is felt just as much as any creator.
Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters November 3.