Remember when Sony said that Kevin Feige didn’t have time to focus on Spider-Man? Well, looks like the Marvel Studios CEO isn’t wasting any time to prove them wrong. In what might be the biggest shift since Disney purchased the company a decade ago, news has hit that Kevin Feige has now been promoted to the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel. As such, he will be supervising all creative decisions moving forward for films, television, animation, and even comics. He will continue to report to Disney’s Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman.
What does this mean for the existing structure over at the comics side of things, Marvel Entertainment?
It’s mostly business as usual for President of Marvel Entertainment, Dan Buckley. Only now, instead of reporting to just Ike Perlmutter, Buckley will now also report to Ike’s nemesis, Feige himself. All executives under Buckley such as Jeph Loeb and Joe Quesada will continue to report to him. Buckley’s role in overseeing publishing and editorial remains in place but he now will directly report to Feige while tasks such as operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events will remain under Perlmutter‘s supervision.
The sky’s the limit right now. In the wake of all the Marvel TV fiascos, all the pleading by fans to have the shows acknowledge by the films, it’s hard to believe that every division is now officially under Marvel Studios. Just today, reports of the Inhumans possibly being recast surfaced, which potentially may hint at the direction Feige wants to take with all the existing TV properties. Whatever the plans for Daredevil and the Defenders are, it’s good to know that it can finally all be connected.