Marvel Studios’ “Creative Committee” has disbanded, but I ain’t sweating it

Marvel Studios.

Lots of restructuring going around in Marvel Studios this week. First it was announced that Kevin Feige more/less seized complete control of Marvel Studios from Isaac Perlmutter. Perlmutter being known for, you know, saying women don’t enjoy superhero flicks or need action figures. So I was like, okay, cool. And now comes news that Marvel Studios’ “Creative Committee” is being disbanded. Initial thoughts? I don’t really fucking care. At this point (seven years in), I’m willing to accept whatever Shepherd Feige has in mind for the MCU. He’s earned enough goodwill to buy my good faith thrice over, especially if reports of the “Creative Committee” was more a source of frustration for the minds behind than MCU than anything else. TL;DR – I trust Feige, let him have the MCU.


Following the announcement that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will now report directly to Disney Studio Chief Alan Horninstead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, word is circulating from BirthMoviesDeath that the Marvel Creative Committee has disbanded.

The group, which once oversaw the development of Marvel Studios productions, included members like President of Marvel Entertainment Alan Fine, superstar comics writerBrian Michael Bendis, Marvel Comics publisher Dan Buckley and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. The Committee would offer notes and thoughts on projects as they developed from script to screen.

Though Marvel’s films have been almost unanimously embraced by audiences worldwide, BirthMoviesDeath reports that the Committee was a source of frustration for many working on the productions, focusing “on details of nit-picky science that ignored the general tone of the script itself” and causing director Edgar Wright to depart the “Ant-Man” film. Additionally, as many of the Committee members hold other important jobs within the publisher, this process was often slow and affected the work of the filmmakers.

“Captain America: Civil War” and perhaps “Doctor Strange” will likely be the last films overseen by the Committee and Perlmutter. Feige, Louis D’Esposito and Victoria Alonso will now reportedly helm the projects without the Committee’s influence as the studio shifts gears and heads into Phase Three.