Marvel Names Kevin Feige as its Chief Creative Officer
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is gaining more responsibilities.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been named Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. The move will put the overall creative direction under Feige. Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment, which produces animation, will move under the Marvel Studios banner. Feige will also oversee publishing. Which could have major effects on Marvel Comics.
Feige will continue to report to Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn and co-chairman Alan Bergman. This role upgrade makes a ton of sense considering the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Studios. Marvel’s TV shows on both ABC and Netflix weren’t as connected to the films, nor did they have the same amount of success. Feige is taking Marvel Studios into television with Disney+. It is unclear what will happen to Marvel’s current head of TV Jeph Loeb.
Feige’s promotion to Chief Creative Officer can also be seen as one of the reasons why Ghost Rider didn’t move forward at Hulu. It will be fascinating to see how Feige changes Marvel TV as there are still shows out there that are disconnected from the MCU.
Dan Buckley will continue as president of Marvel Entertainment, still overseeing publishing’s creative and editorial drive while now reporting to Feige. Buckley will report publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events, to Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter. Marvel Comics editorial and executive staff, including Joe Quesada, Sana Amanat, C.B. Cebulski, and Stephen Wacker will continue in their roles reporting to Buckley.
Feige is currently keeping busy with a new slate of MCU films, Disney+ series, and a new Star Wars project. On top of his new duties.
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