Some of Marvel's most iconic stories have made their way into Marvel Studio films, and for that success to continue Joe Quesada feels they need to stay truly separate entities.
Marvel Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada stopped by to talk to ComicBook.com at San Diego Comic-Con about all things Marvel, and during the chat, Quesada explained why comics need to do their own thing apart from the films.
"Sometimes we get a little too deep in this because as creators
"That to me is such a value, as opposed to echoing too much of television," Quesada said. "Because to me what happens is you become a snake that's eating its tail. One thing is influencing the other and we become really insular and we forget about the world at large. So to me, I like the idea that it's all as separate as possible."
The movies have the advantage of taking different elements from across a character's expansive history, leading to something that feels familiar but also fresh. That doesn't happen if comics aren't allowed to jump around and do crazy and creative things.
"I think the beauty of studios and what television does is it takes 50 60 years of publishing of a character and cherry picks," Quesada said. "'Okay, these are the best moments' right? Like Black Panther for example. Black Panther took a lot from the Stan
Fans will see another unique comic story mix in Avengers 4, which stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon).
Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and The Wasp are in theaters now. Other Marvel projects coming soon are Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.