Yesterday, we reported that there will be some big changes in store for Marvel Studios, with president Kevin Feige restructuring his deal so that he directly reports to Disney CEO Alan Horn. This allows Kevin Feige to avoid dealing with Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter, who has gained a reputation over the years for his thrifty ways. Today, Birth. Movies. Death confirms a report from Heroic Hollywood that Marvel Studios has now disbanded its Creative Committee.
The Creative Committee would offer their input and notes on various Marvel superhero movie and TV productions as they moved through development. The Committee included Alan Fine, who came to Marvel with Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter after their stints at Toy Biz, Marvel Comics writer Brian Bendis who is a prolific Marvel Comics writer, Marvel Comics publisher Dan Buckley and Marvel Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. There has been talk over the years that the Creative Committee was often the source of frustration for many filmmakers.
The site reports that it was the Creative Committee's notes that lead Edgar Wright to part ways with Ant-Man, after being attached to the project for nearly a decade. It is also said that the Committee was often quite late with their input, which would draw out the development process even more, which isn't surprising given their other responsibilities, but it was still a point of contention for filmmakers trying to get their projects off the ground. One anonymous filmmaker revealed the Creative Committee's notes focused on "nit-picky science" details that didn't take into account the script's tone.
The dissolution of the Creative Committee likely won't have any impact on Captain America: Civil War or the next Phase Three movie, Doctor Strange, which is already deep into pre-production. However, the projects that will come after, such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War Part I could look and/or feel much different. Key creative decisions will now be made by a trio of Marvel Studios executives, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso.
This decision could also affect the merchandise side of Marvel as well. There are rumors that the reason there are no Black Widow toys is because Ike Perlmutter always believed that female toys didn't sell, and he constantly vetoed any Black Widow toys. As far as the movies go, it isn't known if Marvel Studios movies will get bigger budgets, or if they will pay their actors more, but we'll have to wait and see. What do you think about this news, and how do you think it will affect future movies?