Earlier saw a report make mention that Kevin Feige used the “failure” of Avengers: Age Of Ultron as reason to oust Marvel CEO billionaire Ike Perlmutter and the Marvel Comics Creative Committee.
Now a second report is stating the blame lies with the handling of Captain America: Civil War.
According to THR, the notoriously frugal Permutter wanted to scale down Captain America: Civil War as he felt the budget was ballooning. It’s stated the Marvel Creative Committee felt the same, which led to Feige booting them both.
It is said the Marvel Creative Committee, which consists of Joe Quesada, Brian Bendis, Dan Buckley and Alan Fine, has not been disbanded, but will have a nominal (at best) effect on the Marvel Studios movies. It was previously said the Committee would still be involved with Marvel TV, which still falls under Permutter, along with the comics division.
“New York had a big say for a long time but hasn’t Kevin earned the right to some autonomy? He’s made the company billions. Why is he reporting to a 72-year-old man who doesn’t make movies?” one insider remarked.
It’s noted other insiders and top agents feel things with Marvel Studios will go smoother without Perlmutter, with merchandise royalties and contracts given as examples.
A while back also saw mention that Perlmutter wanted Robert Downey Jr. written out of the Captain America: Civil War script because Perlmutter didn’t want to pay RDJ the money he would get for the film.
“Captain America: Civil War” has a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.