Could We Have Lost Kevin Feige Due To A Civil War?

3:23 PM Joseph Aberl 0 Comments

As they always say, news sometimes floods in like an avalanche and Marvel Studios has been the center of attention the last few days, as not only is its upcoming Luke Cage show starting production under the title “Tiara”, which is a nod to the characters original costume, but also due to a complete restructuring of the company from within. It now seems that most news articles up to this point have only scatched the surface of what has been going on behind the scenes at Marvel Studios, which now lead us to finding out that Captain America: Civil War could have almost ruined the company.[1]

It seems that what at first looked like a managerial nightmare was even worse, as it seems to be a long-brewing civil war between Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter. The third installment of Captain America seems to have forced the two to fight over the film, which has now completed its production in Georgia and being situated in Burbank, California it was slowly leaning more towards Disney rather than Marvel Entertainment.

As many might have predicted, the budget grew accordingly with the ever-growing cast that turned a Captain America film into the Avengers 2.5., but the infamously frugal Perlmutter wanted to keep the budget lower. This slowly sounds like that most creative differences were not only due to the differences from the Creative Committee, which is also situated in New York, but also due to extreme budget constraints set by New York’s headquarters.

Believe that this is all? No, as it seemed Kevin Feige almost considered leaving Marvel Studios due to these massive restraints in film making from a group of people, whose expertise all come from outside the film industry. While Disney CEO Bob Iger managed to ensure the fact that he staid on by allowing him to report to Horn instead. Now, hopes is that Marvel might be a bit more flexible when it comes to the industry, but also that the company is free from the reign.

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