When speaking to Collider recently, Emilia Clarke discussed what it’s like working with the Marvel machine and her response was overwhelmingly positive. She said:
“It’s mind-boggling. I’ve got to tell you, the way that those shows and films are created is mind boggling. It’s like everyone at Marvel knows how to unlock the Rubik’s cube, and you couldn’t even possibly — I can’t do a Rubik’s Cube to save my damn life. I hope a lot of people can’t also. It’s like they have some secret thing, and it just works. It just works! I’ve tried to understand it, and I’ve tried to be like, ‘Okay, logically how is this, how do you guys, what’s the … ?’ They’re drinking some water over there. I don’t know what it is. It’s fabulous. […] They nail it. They just absolutely nail it. I’m not the only actor to say that working with them is just kind of brilliant. It really is. We had a lot of laughs. They’re just so chill, and I think I’m not that chill, and I think if I were them, I would be so unchill all the time.”
It’s relatable that Clarke would struggle to remain calm if she were in charge of such a large and expensive machine with so many moving parts. Who wouldn’t? Inarguably, one of the MCU’s greatest assets is having someone like Kevin Feige in charge, someone who clearly loves the source material and has a clear vision for the future. Hopefully, James Gunn and Peter Safran will be able to do something similar with DC Studios.