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Marvel Studios chief promoted to avoid Marvel Entertainment CEO micromanagement

Marvel Studios president kevin feige ,   Marvel Entertainment's CEO Isaac Ike Perlmutter


Despite many shake ups, mergers, and debuts throughout the North American comic book industry, few have proven to be as huge as Disney’s purchase of both Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Studios in 2009. Ever since, the latter has taken Hollywood by storm with what seems to be one genre shaking blockbuster after the next, earning over $7 billion worldwide. Yet despite the success of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, he always had to deal with Marvel Entertainment’s CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter; today (September 1) both the Hollywood Reporter and ICv2 have reported that Feige will now report directly to Disney instead.

Reportedly due to “several years of frustration”, the ties between Marvel and Disney are now even tighter as Feige will report directly to Alan Horn, Disney’s studio chief, and bypass having to deal with Perlmutter entirely. This “unhappiness” between Feige and Perlmutter had supposedly been brought straight to both Horn and Disney’s CEO himself, Bob Iger this summer, with the new working arrangement taking effect last week. It will bring Marvel Studios under the same umbrella as Pixar and LucasFilm. Perlmutter would still have influence over other Marvel Entertainment media ventures including video games, animation, and TV shows; as such, Marvel TV czar Jeph Loeb still reports to him.

Read the full story at Examiner by Alex Widen



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