What Kevin Feige’s Takeover of Marvel REALLY Means… (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)

What Kevin Feige’s Takeover of Marvel REALLY Means… (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)


– What Kevin Feige’s takeover
of Marvel really means! They say it’s good to be the king, and if you are Kevin Feige,
it must be real good. On Tuesday, it was announced that the Marvel Studios president will now be taking over almost all of the storytelling aspects
of Marvel Entertainment, as its new Chief Creative Officer. Not only will Feige continue to oversee the creative
direction of the films, but he will also take over
publishing, i.e. comic books, television and animation divisions. – This is overwhelming.
– On top of that, Marvel TV and Marvel Family Entertainment will move under the Marvel Studios banner with the various heads
of all these divisions reporting to Feige. Obviously, this has huge ramifications and there is so much to unpack, so let’s break down what
Feige’s shiny new CCO title means for the future of all
of Marvel’s moving parts. First up, Marvel Studios and its films. When it comes to the movies, this is where there will
be the least change. Feige is already in
charge of Marvel Studios and controls the narrative arcs that have long been developed
with the Infinity Saga and mapped out over the new few years with Phase 4 and 5 of the
Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige has shown that he’s
capable of running this studio, and he has had good working relationships with most of the people
shepherding Marvel movies, like the Russo’s and Taika Waititi. Expect things to stay
on course in the MCU. – Oh, this is nice.
– Next up, Marvel TV. Now this is where things
start to get a little dicey. We had previously reported that
we might be seeing the death of the Marvel Television
division as we know it, and this seems to reinforce that theory. With Marvel’s current TV offerings splintered across several groups, and with very little continuity between Marvel’s film
and television offerings, despite there originally being plans to, their TV division has
never had the consistency of the movies. We’re looking at you, Inhumans. But the big X factor that
threw up warning flags was the upcoming show slate for Disney+. Shows like WandaVision and Hawkeye will star Marvel Cinematic
Universe characters and will 100 percent take
place in the MCU continuity. And now that Feige is
officially taking the reigns of creative for Marvel
TV, it seems like it is in for a major restructuring. We wouldn’t be surprised
if all of the current and former TV continuity is deep sixed to help streamline a new
wave of television offerings that would be more inline with
the MCU timeline and budget. Hell, there are rumors swirling currently that the upcoming Ms.
Marvel series for Disney+ will have recasted
versions of the Inhumans, Black Bolt and Maximus,
furthering sidelining the short lived Inhumans
television series. Plus, with the canceling of
the Netflix Marvel series, as well as shows like Legion
and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all wrapped up or finishing soon, things are already starting to consolidate into a more streamlined continuity. So expect that trend to continue where most, if not all, new Marvel shows fit into MCU canon with
maybe the exception of their animated series, which can focus on more purely kids’ fair, or stuff that wouldn’t work in
live-action very well, like Howard the Duck. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what happens with
announced Marvel TV shows, like Hulu’s Hellstrom. But what about Marvel Comics? This seems to be the biggest question mark under this new dynamic. Dan Buckley, president
of Marvel Entertainment, will continue on in his
role with Joe Quesada as a creative lead, but
Buckley will now report to Kevin Feige when it comes to Marvel Comics creative direction. This seems to open up
most of the speculation as to what creative direction
Marvel Entertainment will take under Feige’s guiding hand. And many fans are
wondering what this means for Marvel Comics continuity. Could things get more streamlined, will we get more books that
could tie into the MCU, could we see fewer hard
resets and renumberings in Marvel Comics, something
that fans have grown tired of after it happening multiple times in the past few years alone. Could we see it all
reset in the Feige-verse? – No.
– Honestly, no one knows, and that is both exciting and
terrifying at the same time. We’ll just have to wait
and see how it plays out, but what about video games? Well, this new change shouldn’t
affect Marvel games much, as they’re still under
the purview of Marvel CEO and chairman, Ike Perlmutter,
instead of Kevin Feige. And finally, what does
this mean for Star Wars? Absolutely nothing! Kevin Feige still may or may
not produce a Star Wars film, but that’s the same deal as before. Though Marvel and Lucasfilm
are both owned by Disney, they are two separate companies, and while there was
speculation that Kevin Feige could be taking over Lucasfilm, Feige’s new position feels much
more like he’s being groomed to move up the Disney ladder, instead of making lateral
moves among Disney divisions. But what do you folks think? Are you excited that
Kevin Feige is now CCO of Marvel Entertainment? What changes do you think
are coming for Marvel Comics? And do you think he will
create all new versions of previous Marvels shows,
like Daredevil or the Inhumans? Let’s discuss. Thanks for watching. If you liked what you saw, why not give us a like and subscribe? If you wanna get notified every
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