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‘Marvel 616’ Coming To Disney Plus In November

The Marvel’s 616 original docuseries will be released on the Disney Plus streaming service in November. Disney Plus made the announcement as part of its Fall release schedule, as Marvel’s 616 debuts Nov. 20. Not to get your hopes up, but the series isn’t from Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, but seems to be the …

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Robert Kirkman Spills Beans On Marvel Comics, Joe Quesada

Creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible, Robert Kirkman, spills the beans on what it was like to work with Marvel Comics and for then-EIC Joe Quesada. Kirkman spoke with the Comic Tropes YouTube Channel and explained that it wasn’t all hunky-dory, especially when it came to Quesada and an unnamed editor. “Joe Quesada and …

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Joe Quesada To DC Comics? Ethan Van Sciver Says DC Needs A ‘Miracle’

Following the ouster of Dan DiDio, it’s suggested there is talk that Joe Quesada of Marvel Comics might be jumping ship to DC Comics as the new publisher. Before we dive into things below, worth a mention before we continue is that Quesada’s good buddy, Brian Michael Bendis, is now over at DC Comics. Worth …

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Joe Quesada Responds To Disney Closing Marvel Comics Rumor

Yesterday I posted an article questioning if Disney is contemplating shutting down Marvel Comics, with the thought behind the reasoning due to several factors including that Disney’s Consumer Products division, which includes Marvel Comics, is the only division within Disney to be losing money. In addition, the recent comics retailer summit saw Marvel Comics blamed …

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Joe Quesada Says Comics Shouldn’t Be Like The Movies

We may have some further proof of my theory that the Marvel comics are booting the movie and TV influence from their pages as now Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada comes out and actually says the comics should not be like the MCU films. I’ve been stating this for near ten years, and I …

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Joe Quesada Responds To Marvel Comics Cancellations

With Axel Alonso gone as Marvel Comics EIC, and Bendis bailing as well, also gone is their diversity replacement plans which irked a lot of fans are retailers. It’s just a fact the comics never sold well. Last week saw a slew of Marvel Comics titles canceled including Luke Cage, Generation X, Hawkeye, Iceman, Jean Grey, and The Unbelievable Gwenpool, with …

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Watch: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot Episodes 1-6

Today sees the release of the Agents of SHIELD digital spinoff series, Slingshot. Marvel has released all six parts, which are directed by Joe Quesada. Watch below. Info: Now that Daisy has returned to S.H.I.E.L.D., Yo-Yo wants to talk to her about a secret the two of them share. In a flashback, we start to …

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No Marvel Marvel Movie & TV Crossover Because Of Marvel Creative Committee

Fans have been asking (begging?) for their favorite television personalities to appear in the Marvel movies.

While you may have heard the reason being that the Marvel TV and movies schedules don’t sync up, the real reason is because of the Marvel Creative Committee.

The Marvel Creative Committee consists of Marvel CEO billionaire Ike Perlmutter’s boy’s club of: Alan Fine, who came with Perlmutter to Marvel through Toy Biz; Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Michael Bendis, Marvel Comics publisher Dan Buckley, and Joe Quesada, the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and the current Chief Creative Officer of Marvel.

To add to that they are all good buddies with head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb.

Long story short, last year saw Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige part ways with both Perlmutter and the Marvel Creative Committee over interference in the movies and creative differences. Captain America and Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo stated the following back in May:

“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. [Marvel Studios is] much healthier, happier” [and is paving the way for] “really compelling choices.” 

Regarding the crossover between Marvel Studios and TV not happening, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently appeared on Nerdist’s Comic Book Club podcast where he was asked about The Defenders appearing in the movies with mention there’s friction because of the Marvel Creative Committee. Via reddit:

When asked if The Defenders would be in the movies, he scoffed and went on and on about how Marvel Television is a 3 year old company and how they want to do their own thing, but specifically mentioned that they’ll see where the company is in 2019.

He then mentioned that Marvel Television projects are still all under the thumb of the Marvel Creative Committee, so that could also cause some friction between the possibility of television and movie crossovers.

Adding in my own two cents, if you have been a fan of this website or any of the Marvel COSMIC comic books, you know the Marvel Creative Committee aren’t fans of COSMIC-type stories. With the upcoming Marvel Studios movies looking like they’re heavy cosmic flicks (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers 4, Inhumans, rumored Richard Rider Nova movie), it’s no wonder Feige booted them from being involved (in addition to whatever trouble they caused). 

It’s also apparent the Marvel Creative Committee and Marvel TV like to use their comic book creator-driven work as: Agents Of SHIELD is heavily influenced by the Bendis comics; Netflix is heavily influenced by Quesada’s favorites, and Jeph Loeb went so far as to cancel the 2007 Nova comic book and replace the character he now uses in his animated TV series. There’s also the fact that Bendis cancelled and took over the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series when word of the movie getting green lit became known (and fired the writers on the Nova and GOTG comics that inspired the movie and new billion dollar Disney franchise).

It also recently became known that Kevin Feige is introducing the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse in Doctor Strange. Is Kevin Feige going to make Marvel TV a part of the multiverse and directly disconnect it from the movies, which would enable Feige to use the same characters, but with different actors?

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Stan Lee & Joe Quesada Respond To David Ayer “F’ Marvel”

The premiere of Suicide Squad saw director David Ayer get a little worked up as he echoed a fan who yelled out, “F’ Marvel!”

Ayer quickly took to Twitter to offer an apology.

Word of the Marvel f-bomb has now reached the likes of none other than Stan Lee, as well as Marvel Comics chief creative officer Joe Quesada.

Regarding the latter, Quesada tweeted out everything’s good.

“Hey Marvel faithful I know you’re upset but cut @DavidAyerMovies a break, it was all in good fun. Can’t wait to see SS, best of luck David!”

Likewise, Stan Lee didn’t seem to upset by the comment (via CBM), which also saw Stan Lee link to his infamous “Stan Le F**k You” rant.

“Hey @DavidAyerMovies – Don’t feel too bad about dropping the f bomb. It’s a compliment of the highest order!” Lee said.

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Joe Quesada Shoots Down Iron Fist Rumors (Video)

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Recently, there have been all kinds of rumor surrounding the Marvel Netflix Iron Fist series ranging from Marvel Studios stopping the use of the character, to the Punisher replacing Iron Fist in Netflix Defenders series, to an Iron Fist Netflix movie.

Now IGN catches up with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and asks about Iron Fist.

“Iron Fist is being worked on,” Quesada confirms. “That’s all I can say.”

Quesada is then asked about the rumor surrounding Iron Fist becoming a Netflix movie.

“Where did you read these rumors? Oh, but they were on the internet? So they must be true,” Quesada said with a smile.

While Quesada didn’t specifically shoot down the Iron Fist Netflix movie rumor, we do see since it is being worked on that it’s safe to assume Marvel Studios hasn’t cancelled the use of the character.

You can watch more from Quesada in the video below with talk of comics, Jessica Jones and Defenders:

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Guardians of the Galaxy Season 2 Green Lit; New Animated Marvel Movie Announced

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Today’s Marvel Animation panel, hosted by Joe Quesada and Dan Buckley, saw the announcement of a new Marvel animated film as well as that Guardians of the Galay Season 2 has been green lit for a 2017 release.

An episode of Guardians of the Galaxy was also shown that featured the Grand Master capturing the Guardians and having Drax vs. Gamora face off in a battle to the death in an arena.

Regarding the new animated movie, it’s geared toward younger viewers and deals with Santa Claus. Details provided were slim but I managed to grab the following pics for Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!

 

New Marvel animated movie aimed at youngsters dealing with Santa

Posted by CosmicBookNews on Friday, October 9, 2015

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Daredevil Season 2 NYCC Poster Revealed

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Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has revealed a poster for Daredevil Season 2 that will be available at this week’s New York Comic-Con.

Quesada posted the image on Tumblr adding: “Daredevil concept art, poster will be made available at NYCC this week!”

Daredevil will be a part of the Marvel TV panel on Saturday at the NYCC:

The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Daredevil

Saturday, October 10 – 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Join the cast of the new Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, in their first-ever appearance, as they answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix later this year and celebrate some of the greatest moments from season 1 of Marvel’s Daredevil. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television), this panel promises to be one you won’t want to miss! 

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Watch: Brett Dalton & Joe Quesada Agents Of SHIELD Hydra Promo

Check out a new Hydra promo for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD featuring Brett Dalton, who plays Grant Ward in the series, and Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer.

Dalton attempts to get Quesada to come up with a new logo for Hydra.

Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays on ABC at 9pm ET.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star Brett Dalton feels like Hydra has some brand issues, and calls up Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to help give the organization a new image! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

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Now Kevin Feige Blamed For Avengers 2 Failure

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Shots are now fired from both sides and a true Civil War has erupted within Marvel.

Earlier saw news of the split between Marvel Studios and Marvel CEO billionaire extraordinaire and the Marvel Comics Creative Committee.

Kevin Feige has taken the movie branch under his wing, and left Marvel TV and publishing (Comics) under Perlmutter.

Many reports have been hitting the net from a variety of sites lying blame with Perlmutter and the MCC, which consists of Joe Quesda, Brian Bendis, Alan Fine and Dan Buckley.

A couple of the reports suggested Feige had enough with Perlmutter’s frugality and the MCC’s slow process, with it mentioned both the “failure” of Avengers: Age Of Ultron and creative development on Captain America: Civil War were to blame and reasons used by Feige to leverage Marvel Studios away from Perlmutter.

Regarding The Avengers 2, the same site that first reported on Feige using the failure of Avengers 2 as leverage, is now stating sources close to Marvel have filled them in the blame actually lies with Feige.

According to Bleeding Cool, they heard rumors a while back that the “extensive and expensive re-shoots on the movie could have been avoided if Feige had been receptive to notes” — with the notes of course coming from Perlmutter’s Marvel Creative Committee.

The report goes on to suggest Feige’s people have been using various sites to finger-point, i.e. provide spin, that makes it look as if Feige is in the right and Perlmutter is in the wrong.

It’s also suggested Feige surrounds himself by “yes-men” as a former employee in Marvel’s film division is said to have offered: “if you want a target on your back, just say no to Kevin.”

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Now Captain America: Civil War Blamed For Marvel Split

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

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Permlutter, Quesada, Bendis Blamed For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Failure

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Update: A second report states the blame lies with the handling of Captain America: Civil War.

 

Some new details/rumors surrounding the ouster of of Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter and his Marvel Comics creative committee have come to light that state the reason for the dismissal was the failure of Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Quick recap: Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige has moved Marvel Studios away from Perlmutter and the comics and TV divisions of Marvel, and more into the Disney fold, which also saw the end of the Marvel Creative Committee (Quesada, Bendis, Buckley).

Now Bleeding Cool is stating a big reason for Feige booting them out is because Disney feels Avengers: Age Of Ultron was a failure due to not making as much money as the first movie and not as good reviews. While the difference was only around $100 million, it’s suggested Disney was disappointed people didn’t go back for second viewings. Internationally, Avengers 2 did better than the first movie, but here in the U.S. saw an almost $200 million drop. I’m guessing Disney expected Avengers 2 to do better than the first at the box office (especially considering how big a factor foreign audiences have become).

It’s said Feige used the “failure” of Avengers 2 as leverage to get rid of Perlmutter and the Creative Committee, which according to the report, was disbanded a few months ago (and may signal they are not as involved with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange).

My two cents regarding Avengers 2 being a “failure,” I would have to agree as I was really disappointed with the movie. I wasn’t a big fan of how they portrayed Ultron, and I also felt they didn’t give Whedon a lot of creative freedom (as a lot of his stuff was cut). I can recall an interview with Whedon from a while back where it sounded as if Avengers: Age Of Ultron would be an Empire Strikes Back; however, I think we can all agree, Avengers 2 can’t even compare. Whedon said he was going to “twist the knife” and “dig a little deeper” with the sequel, which I don’t think the movie came close to doing at all.

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