In the past ten years, fans and viewers of companies such as MARVEL and Lucasfilms were shocked to the core when the two media companies ended up being bought by one of the entertainment industry’s greatest companies, Disney, in 2009 and 2012 respectively. At first, fans of both companies thought that this spelled the end of everything MARVEL and the Star Wars franchise, but little did they know that since then, MARVEL Studios managed to launch itself into the clouds thanks to the carefully crafted MARVEL Cinematic Universe, and the Star Wars franchise is currently on its way into building its own canon when it comes to its universe, which involves new television shows, books, comic books, and of course, a new trilogy set after the events of “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” However, due to recent events, MARVEL as a whole has just experienced an interesting shift, or change, which might just prove to be good for the MARVEL Cinematic Universe in the long run. Read on to learn more as to what interesting change has occurred within MARVEL.
According to a recent report on The Hollywood Reporter, last week saw a significant change within the organizational structure or hierarchy within the company. MARVEL Studios president Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU), due to an organizational restructuring, will be directly reporting to Alan Horn, Walt Disney’s Studio Chief, instead of reporting to Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, the CEO of MARVEL Entertainment.
With this, MARVEL Studios, along with Feige’s co-president, Louis D’Esposito, will operate and oversee things from the studios at Burbank.
According to a spokesperson, this was a logical decision on the part of Feige. Both Lucasfilms and PIXAR are already under Horn and Walt Disney’s purview.
With this, the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, along with Feige and Louis D’Esposito
According to various insiders, this shift has long been coming. Feige had already expressed his concern and annoyance regarding Perlmutter, who is known to be quite controlling, and who is obsessively frugal, which sometimes hindered the growth of MARVEL Studios.
Perlmutter, however, will continue to control the television branch of the company, as well as the publishing and animation activities of the company.
According to an article on Screen Rant, this shift will allow Feige, to have better control over the movies. It was especially as actors such as Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans talk and negotiate with him, as it was he who had managed to bring them aboard. Without Perlmutter breathing down Feige’s neck, it will be easier to keep the MARVEL Cinematic Universe’s top-billed actors within the Universe. Perlmutter wasn’t fond of doling out big budgets for the films, especially for actor’s paychecks.
However, this would mean that the television shows, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter,” which are part of the television division of the company, will be more distanced than ever from the films. It means that one might expect that there will not be that much cameo appearances from the movies to the television shows, even if they might share the same timeline.
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