Marvel Studios Officially Takes Over Television Unit
Over the last year or so, Marvel Television has been in a constant state of change. Shows like Netflix’s Daredevil and Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger have met their demise as Kevin Feige works on bringing characters of the MCU to the small screen on Disney+. As of yesterday, Marvel Television, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, has folded into Marvel Studios, officially.
The news follows the announcement that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been upped to the Cheif Creative Officer of all Marvel properties. Additionally, Marvel Television EVP Jeph Loeb is set to exit the company shortly. However, Loeb will oversee the transition as Marvel TV Senior VP Karim Zreik and members of his team joins Marvel Studios.
Current projects still in development under the unit include Hulu’s Helstrom series as well as the bevy of animated series. In a few days, Marvel’s Runaway’s will stream its third and final season on the streaming platform.
Marvel Studios has elevated the comic book juggernaut to unparalleled heights. The MCU is the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Moreover, Avengers: Endgame pulled in more money than any movie in history. Feige has taken his talent to Disney+ with upcoming shows like WandaVision and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier featuring films last seen in the films.
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