Kevin Feige almost left Marvel over Captain America: Civil War dispute?

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: Producer Kevin Feige of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR took part today in "Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

There have been a lot of news coming out lately from behind the scenes at Marvel Studios. The biggest update being that Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige no longer has to answer to Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter and the Marvel Creative Committee. For the foreseeable future, Feige will now only answer directly to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn. The recent development has many wondering just what happened to cause the recent reshuffling of power over at Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter claims to have an inside source on the matter and revealed that Feige almost left Marvel during the production of Captain America: Civil War.

According to the report, Feige and Perlmutter have been at odds for quite some time and Civil War just happened to be the hump that broke the camel’s back. During the film’s production, Perlmutter kept asking Feige to scale back the production cost because he was unhappy with how big the film was getting. With the third Captain America film featuring many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest heroes, it is in a way almost another Avengers movie. The source claims that Perlmutter’s complaints were also backed by Marvel’s Creative Committee of Alan Fine, Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. The tension between the parties had Feige so fed up over having to deal with Perlmutter and the Creative Committee that he almost left Marvel all together. That’s when Disney CEO Bob Iger stepped in.

While Marvel Entertainment no longer oversees Marvel Studios, they are still in charge of TV and Comics. It should be interesting to see how this works out down the road considering that the films and the TV shows are supposed to be part of a cohesive universe.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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