Bendis, Quesada & Creative Committee Booted From Marvel Studios
I'm lovin' Kevin Feige more and more...
It was recently reported by THR that Kevin Feige had moved Marvel Studios away from the creative control of Marvel CEO billionaire Ike Perlmutter, who has been said to be responsible for a host of problems.
Now it's being said Feige has apparently gotten rid of the Marvel Creative Committee that was made up of Marvel Comics executives and writers such as comic scribe Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Buckley, publisher of Marvel Comics, and Joe Quesada, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and the current Chief Creative Officer of Marvel.
According to BirthMoviesDeath, similar to Perlmutter, the Creative Committee caused frustration amongst the Marvel movies with an example given of Edgar Wright and Ant-Man. It's noted the Committee was often late with their suggestions, with it said filmmakers considered them to be a pain to deal with.
It's also stated the Marvel Committee may continue on with Marvel TV, which stays under Perlmutter (as does the comics, unfortunately), with it also suggested the Committee may be completely finished altogether. If indeed the Committee does stay with Marvel TV, this further exemplifies my thoughts that Feige wants to move Marvel Studios away from the lackluster attempts from Marvel TV and Jeph Loeb, which includes the animated series and ABC shows (Netflix series are under Marvel TV as well, but honestly I wasn't impressed with Daredevil at all, and up next is Bendis' Jessica Jones).
The report also makes mention following Captain America: Civil War and most likely Doctor Strange, Marvel's Phase 3 should be off to smooth sailing as Perlmutter and the Marvel Creative Committee will not be involved. It's even possible we may finally get more Black Widow merchandise, as it's noted (and known through leaked e-mails) that Perlmutter was behind not supporting female characters.
I'll also add in Brian Bendis took over the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning when news of the movie getting green lit became known. Marvel Comics fired Abnett and Lanning off of the book when they knew the movie was getting made. I've even been told by somebody who worked at Marvel that Bendis didn't like all the fan attention DnA were getting from their Cosmic line. Kudos to Kevin Feige and James Gunn for crediting DnA for inspiring the billion dollar Disney franchise. We also can't forget that Jeph Loeb had a hand in cancelling DnA's Marvel Cosmic line (as well as Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort and Stephen Wacker) as the 2007 Richard Rider Nova series was cancelled with Loeb launching a new character under the name, which has consistently sold less than the Abnett and Lanning version.