It was announced recently that Kevin Feige had been promoted as the chief creative officer for Marvel, and he’ll be overseeing everything from comics to television. With that in mind, Marvel TV is going to be losing their longtime head Jeph Loeb.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, we should be expecting Loeb to transition out of Marvel TV sometime by Thanksgiving. While this is a clear reaction to Feige now overseeing everything on the TV end of things, it was said that Loeb had been planning his exit even before Feige’s promotion was officially announced.
Under Loeb, Marvel TV has been able to make shows like Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, and the whole Marvel Netflix lineup. Admittedly, they have never been able to catch up to the standards of the MCU, and it’s likely why Disney wanted Feige to oversee the Marvel Disney+ series moving forward.
Though Marvel is looking to scrap Loeb’s TV universe, some fans are actually urging that Disney just make a “soft reboot” of the characters. Though they weren’t really MCU quality, they’re not without its merits. I think it would be great to have Charlie Cox or Jon Bernthal back, and Disney wouldn’t have to deal with any more origin stories. They basically did the same with The Incredible Hulk.
For now, the first MCU series coming to Disney+ is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and it’s set to air sometime around fall next year. Disney+ officially launches on Nov. 12.