Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed what many of us already assumed. Upon the completion of the Disney-Fox deal, all Fox-owned Marvel characters will be moved to the Marvel Studios brand where they will be supervised by studio chief Kevin Feige.
“I think it only makes sense,” Iger tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I want to be careful here because of what’s been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know,” he continues. “It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn’t be two Marvels.”
Iger would not comment on any specific plans but acknowledges, “Kevin’s got a lot of ideas.”
There will not be two Marvel movie brands at Disney. There will, however, be a second Marvel movie brand in the marketplace if Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters pans out. We’ll know a lot more about the prospects of that universe when Venom opens in a couple weeks.
The news that Feige will oversee the X-Men (including Deadpool) and Fantastic Four franchises surprises absolutely no one. Feige’s track record is unparalleled. There is no one more qualified to oversee the future of those franchises than Feige and his Marvel Studios team.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter