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 Marvel 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 Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist.such as Agents of SHIELD,
Feige's promotion means he'll control all of the Marvel movies, TV shows and comics, which have been a separated effort for a while. Feige will still operate as the president of Marvel Studios, of live-action films and Disney Plus TV shows which includes , movie, , and more.
Considering 10 years agojust 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.
Under Feige's leadership, the more than $26 billion at the global box office over the last decade., grossing
With Feige now calling the shots, this could mean fans will get even more unexpected Marvel projects like anand hopefully more catering to all kinds of Marvel fans including women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.
No word yet on what Feige's new promotion could mean for his dream to.
This article was original published on Oct. 15.
Update on Oct. 22, 11:43 a.m. PT: Adds reports that Jeph Loeb is out.