Marvel Studios just had a shake up at the top management with the president Kevin Feige will now reporting directly to Disney Studio chief Alan Horn. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Feige after “years of frustration” under the Marvel Entertainment CEO Issac ‘Ike’ Perlmutter managed to pull off a reorganization and move away from Perlmutter who his known for is extreme frugality and micromanagement.
“Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step in its integration with The Walt Disney Studios, joining Pixar and Lucasfilm in centralizing many of its film-related functions in Burbank, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito continuing to lead the Marvel Studios team reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn,” revealed a Disney spokesperson.
Feige has been considered to be one of the key personalities who transformed the frail comic-book house into one of the biggest Hollywood box office giants that it is today. Under him, the studio has seen a slate of films that have grossed over $7 billion dollars which include right from the first Iron Man to the latest blockbuster Ant-Man— Feige reportedly vented his unhappiness to Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger, leading to the reorganization, which took effect last week.
As Marvel moves towards Phase Three slate of movies, Feige will now have more creative freedom with upcoming titles like Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and more. Meanwhile, Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Marvel TV itself remains under Perlmutter’s purview, as well as Marvel animation and publishing divisions which are based out of New York.