After nearly a decade-long run as the Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb will part ways with the entire organization. The news, which was rumored for a few days, was confirmed earlier today.
Loeb led the television division of Marvel Entertainment throughout the entirety of its recent boom. He was the driving creative force behind hit series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, and Luke Cage, to name a few. Loeb helped establish the “It’s All Connected’ MCU-mentality.
The power shift comes following the announcement that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was upped to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment. The new deal will expand Feige’s creative control on all Marvel properties, including television and publishing. Loeb has created the MCU’s younger sibling with interconnected series like The Defenders as well as the upcoming crossover between Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger and Hulu’s Runaways.
Marvel reps declined to comment on the big exit from the company.
Feige has indeed placed a lot of his focus on television in recent months. The MCU will expand to include series on the Disney+ streaming service. These shows will include more direct influences on future films than the Marvel Television series produced by Loeb. However, a new rumor regarding Daredevil’s Charlie Cox and Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter appearing in MCU films could mean Loeb’s legacy will remain.
Season 3 of Runaways will stream on Hulu in December. Additionally, season 7 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC next summer. These, along with Helstrom and Marvel’s upcoming animated universe on Hulu will likely be the last projects produced before Marvel Studios controls all mediums.
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