Marvel Dissolves Its Creative Committee?

The last shackles around Kevin Feige’s neck have been cut it would seem as Birth Movies Death reports that Marvel’s creative committee has effectively been dissolved.

Alan Fine, Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Buckley and Joe Quesada were a part of the committee, a think tank of key Marvel employees who offered notes on all Marvel Studios films in development.

It’s decisions by this committee that is thought to be behind much of the behind-the-scenes disputes at the studio that went public such as Joss Whedon’s issues on “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and Edgar Wright’s departure from “Ant-Man”.

They’re also alleged to be the key reason why many of the Marvel Studios film adopt the same formulaic tone and blandness to some extent – something which has frustrated filmmakers who’ve wanted to be more creative.

Their dissolution, combined with news earlier this week of infamously austere Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter no longer holding creative control over Marvel Studios output, effectively puts control of the film’s content fully in the hands of the Marvel Cinematic Universe architect Kevin Feige and the individual filmmakers.

It also will hopefully lead to the upcoming films taking more risks and going in wildly different directions. One other interesting tidbit? It’s suggested Perlmutter was the one behind the lack of Black Widow merchandise being sold as he “believes girl toys do not sell and thus vetoed them again and again.”