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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says more Marvel projects will have closed captions

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said new MCU projects will have closed captioning when they hit theaters

Marvel boss Kevin Feige at Disney’s winter investor meeting.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said new MCU projects will have closed captioning when they hit theaters.
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sees the future of Marvel Studios having more closed captions.

At a press conference for the upcoming “Hawkeye” show, actor Jeremy Renner said his character, Clint Barton, has hearing issues as a result of the battles seen in “Avengers: Endgame.” Because of that, he wears a hearing aid and needs to communicate through sign language in some moments.

  • This draws comparisons to Marvel’s recent film, “Eternals,” where Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) cannot speak so she communicates through sign language.
  • For the film, multiple theaters released open caption screenings so people with hearing disabilities can watch the movie.

Ridloff, a deaf actress, told Business Insider that she was thrilled by the change and hoped to see it implemented elsewhere.

  • “It is a step forward,” Ridloff said of the changes, according to Business Insider. “I don’t think that we’re there yet, but I would love to see captioning and subtitles really become the norm. I think that subtitles benefit everyone: deaf, hard of hearing, hearing.”

Feige, the producer of the upcoming “Hawkeye” series, said he thinks Marvel will start releasing more projects with closed captioning as the studio did with “Eternals.”

  • “I think the way ‘Eternals’ was released is only the beginning,” Feige said.