Following having deleted his Twitter account, now CEO Bob Iger has returned to social media following Disney getting seventeen nominations for the Oscars, which included seven for Black Panther and one for The Avengers: Infinity War.
“Congrats to our Studio for its 17 Oscar Noms. It was especially gratifying to see @MarvelStudios groundbreaking #BlackPanther honored with 7. Great creativity is never an accident; it’s the result of talent, vision, passion, and courage. Thank you Ryan Coogler & @KevFeige,” Iger tweeted yesterday.
Iger also offered congratulations to Fox Studios, as Disney is set to purchase the company this year.
“Additional congrats to all those from @21CF for their 20 Oscar Noms! Disney + Fox = 37 Academy Award Nominations!” Iger said.
Bob Iger recently deleted his Twitter following what was thought to be due to controversy and a hack, but the tweets in question haven’t been deleted and still remain.
The Disney CEO was caught under fire when he remarked that attractions not based on existing franchises were basically worthless, which saw Disney Parks fans take to Twitter in an uproar. Iger’s Twitter account then seemingly trolled those fans when it remarked: “We should build a Captain Marvel land and 50 Captain Marvel attractions, plus Captain Marvel Cruise Ships, hotels, restaurants and parades.”
At least Iger has a sense of humor. Welcome back, Bob!
Black Panther is nominated at the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Original Song. The Avengers: Infinity War is nominated for Best VFX.