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Kevin Feige to take over controlling duties of Marvel publishing, TV and movies…

October 16th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like it’s all change at Marvel as Kevin Feige, the man responsible for the MCU’s success, is set to put his stamp on, well, everything Marvel.

Yes, Feige is adding the title of Chief Creative Officer of Marvel to his ever-growing title at the company as he will now oversee the overall creative direction of Marvel’s storytelling and content creation platforms.

Up until now Jeph Loeb was looking after shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of SHIELD and more, but now that Feige is stepping up, it looks like Disney+ and Hulu, under the control of Feige, will be the home for all Marvel’s TV output.

It also means that Ike Perlmutter, forever a thorn in the side of Feige and Marvel when it came to expanding the MCU to the realm of TV, will also no longer have any control over the franchise: “Dan Buckley will continue as President of Marvel Entertainment, where Ike Perlmutter remains Chairman. Long a creative collaborator for Feige in publishing and television, Buckley will have a dual reporting structure going forward. He will continue to oversee publishing creative/editorial, and in that capacity, he now will report to Feige. Buckley also is responsible for publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events. There, he will report to Perlmutter. It is expected that Joe Quesada will remain a creative lead for Marvel Entertainment, reporting to Buckley. It is expected that all the creative execs in publishing will report to Buckley.”

Feige will continue to report to Walt Disney Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman. But outside of them, he pretty much as full control over the direction of the MCU especially now as, having conquered cinema, the MCU is looking to take over what we watch at home now too.

Feige has netted Marvel/Disney almost $28bn, so it’s not exactly as surprise they trust him… what will this mean for Marvel moving forward? Will it all reboot so it’s all within the MCU? Who knows.

Whatever happens, it will be worth keeping an eye on it.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….