One sign that today’s pop culture and entertainment industry has been overtaken by comic company heavyweights such as MARVEL and DC is that any news regarding the companies, and how it might affect their respective entertainment divisions and departments become top stories when it comes to the day’s or the week’s biggest headlines in the entertainment industry. This week, however, proved to be a big one for MARVEL as a whole, not just because of the reports that MARVEL Studios President Kevin Feige will not be reporting to MARVEL Entertainment’s CEO anymore, but because of the conflicting reports that circulated yesterday and today regarding the fate of the company’s Creative Committee. Read on to learn more about the latest developments in MARVEL.
Recently, it had been reported that Feige, the architect of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe as we know it today, will no longer be reporting to MARVEL Entertainment’s CEO, Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter. The latter is known to be rather tight-fisted when it comes to the company’s budgets, thus making it hard for Feige to come up with decisions such as retaining top billed stars such as Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., as the pay for actors of their caliber are quite steep.
Instead, Feige and his co-president, Louis D’Esposito, will be reporting to the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, and will oversee things from the Burbank-based studios.
Right after this was reported, Birth Movies Death reported that due to this, it was highly possible that the Creative Committee, who, according to Newsrama’s interview with comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, looks over drafts of scripts of television shows and films and gives their notes as to what they think of it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group, which was conceived during the 2000s, also has a say when it comes to the creative choices and business decisions that the company makes, and oftentimes makes sure that everything is in continuity with each other.
However, according to reports that are coming in, such as the report from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like this New York-based group, which includes MARVEL’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, and comics publisher Dan Buckley, will not be disbanding or leaving the group. However, their new influence on the MARVEL Cinematic Universe as a whole will be greatly diminished.
For the television side of the company, which includes MARVEL’s Netflix shows centering on “The Defenders,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter,” Jeph Loeb and his co-workers will still be reporting to Perlmutter.
Do you think that it is still good that the Creative Committee has some sort of say and sway still when it comes to MARVEL’s film and television projects? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
And those were the latest developments on the changes that are happening within MARVEL. For more news and updates on your favorite celebrities, television shows, movies, and industry news, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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