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Marvel Reorganizing, All Creative Departments Now Under Kevin Feige

October 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Marvel is changing things up in a big way and putting their creative eggs all in Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige’s basket. Deadline reports that the company is reorganizing and Feige will add the title of Marvel Chief Creative Officer to his resume. This will put all of the company’s creative personnel under Feige’s purview including Marvel Studios, Marvel Television, Marvel Family Entertainment (animation) and the creative aspects of Marvel Entertainment, their publishing side (comics, books, etc).

The move, which the site reports is being finalized this week, will end a long-standing split between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television. Marvel TV was under Marvel Entertainment’s purview, while the Studios division was under Disney. This has been the case since 2015, when Marvel Studios was brought away from Marvel Entertainment and over to Disney. That reportedly happened due to tension between Feige and Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter over frustrations regarding creative and financial aspects of the MCU. Since then, Marvel Television has been largely independent of the MCU and told stories that, while ostensibly set within the same world, no longer had direct references or crossover appearances.

Flash-forward to 2019, and that that’s changed. Marvel Studios is now producing television series for Disney+, and Feige was at the forefront of mapping out shows like The Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, What If?, and WandaVision. Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment are being brought directly under Marvel Studios’ banner.

Under the new reorganization, Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley will report to both Perlmutter and Feige. Perlmutter’s responsibilities will involve overseeing Buckley’s control of “publishing operations, sales, creative services, games, licensing and events.” Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will move to the position of Executive Vice President/Creative Director, and report to Buckley along with Vice President of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Editor-in-Chief and Head of Global Editorial CB Cebulski, and Vice president of Creative and Content Development Stephen Wacker.

Feige will continue to report to Walt Disney Co-Chairman/Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman.