With Kevin Feige’s future as Marvel president questioned amid a turbulent year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, multiple insiders offer their thoughts on whether he will walk away from the prominent studio.

According to The Direct, during an interview with The Town podcast, host Matthew Belloni and fellow insider Joanna Robinson spoke about the chances of Feige resigning from his role as the studio deals with underwhelming results in 2023 and turmoil that could threaten the MCU’s long-term outlook. When asked if Feige has grown weary of his responsibilities as chief creative officer and president, Robinson, who is the author of MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios, believes Feige wants to increasingly focus on making movies and being more hands-on. ”I don’t know, because for a time, I was wondering if he would want to take over Disney In the ongoing [Bob] Iger succession question. No, but absolutely not, right? Because he wants to make movies. Like, whatever he does, he wants to directly have his hand in making movies,” she said.


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Belloni subsequently suggested Feige could succeed Kathleen Kennedy as Lucasfilm president given his passion for Star Wars, though she believes he’ll ultimately remain at Marvel for the foreseeable future despite recent events. He could take over Lucasfilm because he is more of a Star Wars guy than he is a comic book guy. So, like, if a vacancy opens up at Lucasfilm…,” she said before asserting, “If Kathy is tired, and they can blame her for that, then that is something that I think Kevin would want to do, but other than that, I think he sticks with the empire that he built.”

Marvel faced its share of dark clouds in 2023, from the box-office struggles of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and The Marvels to questions over the quality of their TV shows following the critical failure of Secret Invasion. A recent report by Variety detailed the extent of the trials Marvel is facing, including the future of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in the MCU amid his growing legal troubles and the behind-the-scenes drama plaguing The Marvels, including Feige sanctioning weeks of reshoots due to creative issues. Additionally, Robinson revealed in her book Feige banned multiple actors from returning to the MCU and that Disney rushed Marvel’s announcement of upcoming MCU titles such as Armor Wars and the Fantastic Four reboot. Despite the drama, Feige promised the MCU has lots of stories to tell, with no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Furthermore, it was recently reported Feige plans to reboot the cinematic universe with 2027’s Avengers: Secret Wars.


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The MCU hopes to bounce back in 2024 with Echo kicking off the year’s TV slate for Marvel. The MCU film slate, however, will be light as Deadpool 3 will be the only 2024 release after Disney adjusted its schedule amid the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Outside the MCU, fans can expect Madame Web, Kraven the Hunter and Venom 3 in the new year.

The Reign of Marvel Studios is now available on Amazon.

Source: The Town via The Direct

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