While filming for "Captain America 3" was taking place in 2015, there was another "Civil War" of sorts reportedly happening inside the Marvel Studios — primarily between Marvel president Kevin Feige and Marvel CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter.
According to ComicBookMovie, Feige and Perlmutter had many disagreements — creative as well as production/budget-related — during the filming of "Captain America: Civil War." The dispute eventually led to some corporate restructuring where Feige broke away from Perlmutter's control.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the film's co-director Joe Russo decided to elaborate on the conflicts between the two Marvel executives. "We've been on that [Marvel] journey from 'Winter Soldier,' and it may have been some story points from 'Civil War' that caused the civil war within Marvel. I think that there were years when Kevin was absorbing the pain inflicted on the company." Following the split, Joe said the company is "much healthier, happier," and it allowed them to make "really compelling choices."
Now, with Marvel Studios all set to dive into their Phase 3 line-up of movies, it's good to know that corporate diktat will not come in the way of the good, entertaining films fans expect from Marvel.
Marvel's next film will be "Dr. Strange" (directed by Scott Derrickson), which is set to hit theatres on Nov. 4, 2016. Following that is James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which is slated to release on May 5, 2017.