Kevin Feige Almost Jumped Ship to DC Due to Frustration with Working Under Former Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter

Popular news site Puck.news disclosed in a recent piece that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pondered leaving Marvel some years ago due to problems with Marvel management at the time. Among Feige’s annoyances was Marvel Entertainment’s previous CEO and current chairman, Ike Perlmutter’s apparent resistance to diversity in the MCU.

Due to his dissatisfaction with working under Perlmutter, Feige allegedly began serious conversations with Warner Bros. in the mid-2010s. The company behind DC Films is said to have reached out to Feige’s MCU subordinates such as Co-President Louis D’Esposito to assist oversee its world, but these efforts have so far been futile.

The Marvel Studios President’s discussions with Warner Bros. may have influenced his 2015 promotion, which saw Feige elevated to Disney chairman Alan Horn rather than Perlmutter. Former Marvel Television president Jeph Loeb continued to report directly to Perlmutter until the division was unified under Feige in 2019.

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