Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige no longer reporting to Marvel


Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has been reporting to Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter since the first Iron Man movie back in 2008. It would make sense, since the studio was created by Marvel. However, there were “several years of frustration,” according to a source from The Hollywood Reporter. Since Disney has already bought out Marvel and already has its own Walt Disney Studios, it would be more practical for Marvel Studios to be moved under the Disney Studio. Now Feige will be reporting to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, as revealed by a Disney spokesperson:

“Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito continuing to lead the Marvel Studios team reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.”

Perlmutter is notorious for being stingy. For example, it was reported that he was the reason why Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle, since Howard wanted better pay for Iron Man 2. It’s also reported that he didn’t want to change Robert Downey Jr.’s contract, since that would prevent Downey from being in Captain America: Civil War. An insider has stated that “Feige has earned the opportunity to break free from Perlmutter, who is not only controlling, but also obsessed with thrift.” What about the Marvel Television and animation divisions? Perlmutter will still be in charge of those.

This sounds like good news to me. With Perlmutter out of the way, hopefully Feige’s plan for a bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe will run more smoothly.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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