Earlier this week, it was revealed that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige had broken away from Marvel Entertainment, and now report to Disney Studios’ head Alan Horn. As I mentioned in that article, I was interested in this story from the business side as more fallout was sure to appear over the coming weeks and months. Looks like we didn’t have to wait that long as word on the Internet is that Marvel’s Creative Committee was given the boot, too.

While there is nothing in a press release, word on the street (aka Birth.Movies.Death) has the Marvel Creative Committee, consisting of Alan Fine, Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Buckley, and Joe Quesada, being told to butt out of all future Marvel movie ventures.

A lot of this revolves around Feige’s frustration over “notes that are pedestrian, motivated by ‘save the cat’ story logic and sometimes a drag on creativity.”  I’m a little concerned over that statement if it is true. One of the biggest concerns we comic book people have is that those involved in the comic book industry should have input on the movies. It seems that the notes from the committee were one of the deciding factors causing Edgar Wright to leave Ant-Man.

So while it may seem like a great idea that Isaac Perlmutter was removed from decision making, removing the creative committee may be a bit different in the long term.  I hope it’s all positive, but the more fallout I’m hearing about, the more cautious I am about the studio that cranks out money with every movie.

via Birth.Movies.Death



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  1. WOW, I wonder if the “Notes” where more of – “THIS WILL BE IN THE MOVIE” vs “This is a nice to have if you can make it work, but no big thing”. Also how will this effect the stuff in production and future stuff? Only time will tell.

    • That was my thought. Instead of “hey, here’s something from the comics that might be worth taking a look at,” they were trying to be more strong-armed about what needed to be in the movie and what shouldn’t be in it.

  2. Wait, wait, wait… Those guys are actual writers for the comic books. The movies are based on said comic books. Wouldn’t you want their input as well?

    I have sick feeling that Marvel Studios is gong to start making similar creative decisions as Fox and Sony when comes to making comic book movies…

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