Kevin Feige Gets Promoted to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios. Marvel is changing the structure of their chain of command, and Kevin Feige is stepping up in a big way. As Uncle Ben says, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and who better to lead the creative direction of the films and television shows than Kevin Feige?
Charlie Ridgley at Comicbook.com, breaks down Kevin Feige‘s new role and the new chain of command at Marvel in such a great way that we really couldn’t word it much better. Ridgley writes, “These new changes mean that Feige is at the top of the Marvel chain of command, right beside chairman Ike Perlmutter. Feige will report directly to Walt Disney’s co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, just as he is for the past few years. Dan Buckley continues as the President of Marvel Entertainment and will report to Feige when it comes to creative and editorial issues. For everything related to operations, sales, games, and licenses, Buckley will be reporting to Perlmutter. All of the creative executives in publishing will be reporting to Buckley.”
Charlie Ridgley continues, “ComicBook has learned that Marvel’s former Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, is now the EVP, Creative Director for the company. He will still be a creative lead for Marvel Entertainment and reports to Buckley. Additionally, Marvel’s Head of TV Jeph Loeb no longer reports to Dan Buckley, and instead reports to Kevin Feige.”
Basically, Feige’s new role at Marvel Studios will allow him to spearhead the creative aspect of the studios, which will allow for easier meshing between the MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe), Disney+ Content, Marvel Television, and more. The stories in film and television will become more intricately intertwined and the change should cut down on potential plot holes in future content.
The need for this sort of management started to become evident, particularly between the MCU films and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. When the films and show would hit the same point in the MCU timeline, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. usually suffered story wise due to having to include the events from the films into the show usually in an abrupt and inorganic way. Causing delays in story arcs, unexplained shifts in characters, or plot holes that just didn’t add up to the films or were never completed. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a wonderful show, and we are sad to see it leave after its 7th and final season, but ultimately, Marvel and ABC made the right call to end the show. Especially since the MCU is only getting bigger and more complicated. So much so, that Marvel is moving some of their properties to Disney’s new streaming service Disney+.
New and exclusive shows such as: Loki, WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and more will only be available on Disney+, but will allow for more insight into the stories of favorite characters from the films, and introduce new characters that Marvel does not have time to introduce in theaters, but are invested in sharing their stories too.
Do you think Kevin Feige’s promotion will help the stories to blend better? Or do you feel he will be taking on too much responsibility? What new and exciting things are you excited for coming soon from Marvel Studios and Disney+? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments.
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