Disney announces that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will now be in charge creatively of TV, comics, movies and all things Marvel. (Source: Deadline)
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will also have the title “Chief Creative Officer” with Marvel and will continue to oversee the MCU, with the new responsibilities including the creative direction of Marvel TV and publishing (comics). This also includes Marvel TV and Animation which will be under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner.
Previously Feige was in charge of Marvel Studios while Ike Perlmutter was in charge of everything else, which included Marvel TV, Comics, Gaming, Licensing, and Merchandise. Perlmutter is said to still be remaining on as Marvel Chairman and will be in charge of publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events. This deal will seriously limit the creative input of Perlmutter and set up Feige as the number one person in charge of the direction of all Marvel creative properties.
Feige will report to Walt Disney Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman. All film and television production and the creative aspects of publishing come under Feige. Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb reports to Kevin Feige.
Dan Buckley will continue as President of Marvel Entertainment and will have a dual reporting structure going forward, reporting to both Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter. Buckley will split his duties continuing to oversee publishing creative/editorial where he reports to Feige. Buckley is also responsible for publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events where he will report to Perlmutter.
Former Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Joe Quesada, is now the Executive Vice President, Creative Director for Marvel, and will be the creative lead for Marvel Entertainment reporting to Buckley. This all will make Kevin Feige the #1 creative decision-maker at Marvel and who only has to report to the two top Disney execs.
What is interesting about this news is it also comes following Kevin Feige having been announced to be tackling Star Wars in future production. All this news follows the cancellation of the Marvel TV Netflix shows, such as Daredevil and before the release of Disney Plus as a streaming service.
With less than a month before the release of Disney Plus on November 12 and following the Disney acquisition of Fox Studios which includes characters such as Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, and the X-Men the fans will have enthusiastic anticipation of the outstanding content we will see under the leadership of Kevin Feige.