Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been promoted to oversee all of Marvel's TV and comics programming. Feige has made a name for himself in Hollywood over the last 11 years through his work with Marvel Studios. Creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, he's been in charge of a 23-film narrative that culminated this year with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Spidey sequel was the follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, which became the highest-grossing movie of all-time.
Feige's accomplishments continue to rack up, and as a result, his power across the entertainment industry continues to grow. He'll once again serve as a producer on Spider-Man 3 after Disney and Sony reached an agreement. But, this news only came after it was revealed he will also produce a Star Wars movie for Disney's other powerhouse studio, Lucasfilm. That move and the mystery around Feige's contract with Marvel led many to wonder if he could leave his post to join the galaxy far, far away. However, he's just been put in charge of almost anything Marvel has to offer.
In addition to his responsibilities as Marvel Studios president, Deadline reports Feige will now serve as the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel. According to this report, all executives across film and TV will now report directly to Feige, including Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. He will also have overall creative direction of Marvel's storytelling beyond movies and shows, as he'll oversee comics too.
The promotion for Feige results in a lot of moving parts and a consolidation of power at Marvel. Feige will continue to only answer to Disney co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman. Meanwhile, Marvel Entertainment president Dan Buckley - who oversees the publishing side of Marvel - will report to Feige on such matters, while still answering to chairman Ike Perlmutter for games, licensing, and more. Marvel TV is now fully under Feige's control (which could back up recent reports that the division's products will change), as is the primarily animated focused Marvel Family Entertainment. All in all, it puts Feige in control of several facets of Marvel that Perlmutter - who Feige famously did not get along with - previously had a say in.
With almost all of Marvel now falling under Feige's jurisdiction, it is unlikely that this is a move intended for the short term. Plenty have questioned if Feige could look to move on from Marvel, but he is simply too valuable to let go. Now, he's been given just about as much power as possible within Marvel to help expand the dominance of the brand. What this means for the future of Marvel TV or Marvel Comics is currently unclear, but Feige undoubtedly has ideas on how to improve these divisions. Given the incredible success he's had with Marvel Studios over the last decade, it will be fascinating to see how the next several years of Marvel's output across all mediums look under Feige.
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