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After what one source describes as "several years of frustration," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pulled off a reorganization of the vaunted film company that has him reporting to Disney studio chief Alan Horn as opposed to the infamously micromanaging Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter.
Feige, the architect of Marvel's transition from a flailing comic book company into a film powerhouse that was sold to Disney for $4 billion in 2009, is said to have vented his unhappiness to Horn and Disney CEO Bob Iger earlier this summer. The reorganization was put into effect last week, according to sources.
"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," a Disney spokesperson tells THR in a statement.
It's also mentioned that Ike has been the one penny pinching for Marvel studios this whole time, must mean Feige's ready to make Disney open up the checkbook on the upcoming projects
Apparently dude is so cheap he wouldn't even let journalist get 2nd soda's while visiting the office :rollin You can search dude's name on twitter and see just how bad his rep seems to be.
Feige is legit one of the most powerful dudes in hollywood now (as if he wasn't already)but it's never mentioned but he also has contract negotiations coming up relatively soon.
He's been gunning to get in with LucasFilms since Disney brought them and if Kathleen Kennedy bounces after Episode IX (she probably won't) he'll be first in line for that gig.
His current/new role is basically the Marvel equal to her though so I don't see the point.
From what i've been reading agents were avoiding dealing with Ike because he's notoriously cheap on contracts (mainly with directors) and Marvel's lost out on a lot of talent because of it. Really glad he's out of the way with IW coming up.
As far as Budget's concerned with this conversation it's not exactly about what the effects/shooting budgets are. They're going to splurge on those things regardless but the exchange is less money for crew members, writers etc and stuff like that has effects that are usually unseen by us.
In the Grantland piece Umberto from HH says most of his scoops come from disgruntled crew members and noticed how probably 70% of the news he releases is Marvel related. Simple things like making sure those guys are taken care of could tighten up a LOT of the leaks
And small stuff like this that spreads around Hollywood and gives other actors second thoughts about joining the MCU
In reference to Iron Man
So anxious was Perlmutter about the vast expense of the film - whose production budget was $140 million, a figure that must have been matched by the costs of marketing it around the world - that he argued that they should only serve crisps at the premiere.
Seriously, the dude is weird
About the notorious 9 picture deals
Another Random tidbit
He was also the dude who was encouraging Sony to make more Spider-Verse films, got caught writing the anti-female led Superhero email during the Sony hack and is also responsible for F4 and X-Men being demoted in the comics. This move will open up F4 back to Marvel rumors since Ike is the guy with the Fox beef, not Feige
omg it even gets better
this is about the Rhodey actor switch (article is from 2012)
I say Keaton
Accepted and then rescinded the Skull Island role so it's only a matter of time before before Marvel offers him something to be in another supernatural/adventure film.
Speaking of Keaton...found this trailer for November 2015 release
Teaming up with Ruffalo!
Also Schreiber (Sabretooth), Slattery (Howard Stark), McAdams (maybe Dr Strange), Tucci (Dr Erskine)
Might just have to see it
He was around back when Marvel was practically operating at a loss and is responsible from saving the company from bankruptcy so it just seems like he never abandoned that "going broke" mentality.
Truthfully, having that mindset is the **** that gets your far when you're running a startup or saving a corporation but at this point it's near sighted and unhelpful. He's made his contribution but it's for the best that he's out the paint now
Also him being notoriously cheap is what kept him his job when Disney brought Marvel. They wanted to make Pirates of the Caribbean money w/o spending 400+ Million on the projects