It’s been a good year to be Kevin Feige.
On top of Avengers: Endgame‘s record-breaking success and developing a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm, Deadline is reporting that Feige has just been given a huge promotion within the Walt Disney Company.
In addition to President of Marvel Studios, Feige will add Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, to his title. This means that all of Marvel’s key creative executives across film and TV now will report to him.
What this means is that “Feige’s oversight will extend to the overall creative direction of Marvel’s storytelling and content creation platforms. As part of this, Marvel TV and animation generator Marvel Family Entertainment will move under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner.”
Here is how this new structure will play out among the top Marvel executives. Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Entertainment, will report to Feige for any publishing creative/editorial content he oversees. Buckley will report to Chairman Ike Perlmutter for any publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing, and events. Joe Quesada, creative lead for Marvel Entertainment, will report to Buckley.
Meanwhile, Feige will continue to report to Walt Disney Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman.
With Feige set to launch Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2020, the new title could not come at a better time. For the first time, the MCU has a number of television series in the works that will directly impact the film-side of the universe. “It’s all connected” might finally hold some weight in the future. It’s an exciting time to be a Marvel fan.
What do you think of Feige’s new title? Are you looking forward to seeing what he will be able to do as Chief Creative Officer?