Anyone else hear about this? I'm looking across the web and all heck broken loose. According to Devin Faraci, the 'Marvel Creative Committee', a group responsible for passing notes on how they want the Marvel films to proceed have been disbanded. Apparently the committee has been such a pain in the rear for the actual talent working behind the scenes that Kevin Feige and Disney agreed that enough was enough. So after Civil War and (supposedly) Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios is going to do things differently. I can't say I'm surprised by this sort of action since Phase 2 has more or less been marred with creative troubles for many of their projects. According to Rich Johnston at bleedingcool.com, this comes in the aftermath of Age of Ultron not performing as well as the first Avengers movie. I can sort of see why that is since Joss Whedon has publicly spoken about how displeased he was regarding the 'creative decisions' he was mandated to follow which lead to Ultron's most confusing and criticized moments and criminally short running time. The key figure in this committee, who Devin credits as being the man responsible for Marvel Studios in the first place, was Ike Perlmutter. Vanityfair.com reported that Ike's Toy Biz company helped rescue Marvel from Bankruptcy back in the 1900s and had a huge say in how things went. “Disney owns Marvel, but Ike gets to control every budget and everything spent on marketing, down to the penny.” Not bad so far, until you see how he thought the MCU should be handled. In an article written by Carolyn Cox over at themarysue.com, Ike was problematic in a couple of areas. When the Sony email hack occured, he was pretty much the one sole person responsible for Marvel Studios long track record of movies not having much diversity. In one of the leaked emails, Ike outlined why "Female Movies" were bad business and cited Electra, Catwoman and Supergirl as examples. He even mentioned how, despite their importance to their said franchises, the movies were disasters. He never once bothered to explain why the movies were bad in the first place. Other issues? He allegedly made a comment that movie goers wouldn't mind the recast of Rhodes because Tarrance Howard and Don Cheadle "look the same". So where does this leave Marvel now? Probably in a better place. Looking back at Kevin Feige's comments regarding how he hoped a female lead movie would happen "sooner rather than later", it all of a sudden make sense now. He wasn't really in charge of that. Here's hoping that with his new role, he'll be able to get things done without all the drama. What do you guys think?