With the enormous success of his work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many have speculated that Kevin Feige will gain more power as producer for the Walt Disney Company. It was even speculated that Feige would be taking over Lucasfilm replacing Kathleen Kennedy. Fortunately, it was announced that Feige has been promoted to a much simpler office: Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios.
Prior to this, Feige oversaw various productions of the projects affiliated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Being promoted to Chief Creative Officer meanshe will not only oversee future film projects but the overall creation of Marvel related-projects including comics, television, and animation. As a result, Marvel shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will now be under the Marvel Studios banner, meaning Feige will have more input on their productions.
Feige’s promotion will also imply that nearly all future Marvel-related shows will have more ties into the cinematic universe. While shows like Daredevil and The Runaways occasionally referenced film events, they never really tied into the film plots and were often ignored. This recent decision helps reform the whole Marvel brand connection into one big universe, which will help given Feige’s upcoming work on Marvel shows created for Disney Plus.
Despite this however, Dan Buckley will still continue to be a part of Marvel Entertainment as President, but with a dual reporting structure going forward. This means he’ll continue to oversee other non-movie or television-related projects like games and licensing and will report to Feige on whatever creative decisions are made. Regardless, Feige having more input on the Marvel brand as a whole will mean big things for the future of the Avengers.