Days after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that from now on he will report directly to Disney Studio chief Alan Horn instead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, Birth.Movies.Death. has reported that the creative committee of Marvel Studios has disbanded.
The committee consisted of Marvel Entertainment president Alan Fine, Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis, publisher Dan Buckley and Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada. The committee was responsible for the development of Marvel Studios productions and provided with ideas and opinions on projects that were further developed from script to screen.
Birth.Movies.Death. reported that even though Marvel's movies have been doing well and are received positively by the audience world-wide, the committee was causing frustration to a number of people who were working on the productions. In one such instance, unable to abide by guidelines of the committee, director Edgar Wright departed from the Ant-Man movie.
Also, a number of committee members hold other jobs, so the process of production was often slow and affected the work of the filmmakers.
The last movies to be overseen by the committee and Perlmutter will be "Captain America: Civil War" and maybe "Doctor Strange". Feige, Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso will supervise the proceedings of all the projects of Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 3 without any influence of the committee.
However, according to Birth.Movies.Death., a segment of the committee may survive at Marvel TV as that division remains under Perlmutter's control.