With Kevin Feige in as Marvel chief creative officer, TV head reportedly exits
Now that Feige has creative control over everything, Jeph Loeb is said to be on his way out.
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Last week brought news that
Marvel Cinematic Universe
visionary Kevin Feige has been promoted to chief creative officer over all of Marvel Entertainment, including TV, comic publishing and film. Now, as the
Studios president moves up the ladder, comes word that Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb might be stepping down.
"Sources say Loeb has been working on a transition plan to exit the company and is expected to formally announce his departure by Thanksgiving," according to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. More sources told Variety that Loeb is "expected to leave his post as head of Marvel Television in the coming weeks and is in the market for an overall deal with a new company."
Neither Disney nor Marvel immediately responded to a request for comment.
Loeb is best known for his work on the TV side, including current shows Agents of SHIELD on ABC, The Runaways on Hulu and Cloak and Dagger on Freeform. His division also oversaw the recently canceled Netflix Marvel shows such as Agents of SHIELD,
, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist.
Considering 10 years ago Feige fought with Marvel Entertainment just to get creative control over the movies, it's interesting to see him receive full creative control over all Marvel properties. It's a big change, but he's earned it.
With Feige now calling the shots, this could mean fans will get even more unexpected Marvel projects like an all-female superhero Marvel movie and hopefully more Disney Plus TV shows catering to all kinds of Marvel fans including women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.