THR reports that Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb is out at the comic book powerhouse after a nearly decade-long run.
Loeb has been working on a transition plan to exit the company and is expected to formally announce his departure by Thanksgiving. THR notes that Loeb — who steered Marvel into live-action scripted TV originals with ABC’s Agents of SHIELD — had been prepping to leave well before the Oct. 15 news that Kevin Feige had been elevated to Marvel’s chief creative officer.
Marvel declined to comment.
With his promotion, Feige — who has overseen Marvel’s multibillion-dollar box office dominance — now oversees the creative direction of the company’s content creation, including publishing, film, TV and animation. As part of the consolidation, Loeb’s Marvel TV and the animation-focused Marvel Family Entertainment have also moved under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner. That officially knocks down the wall that had existed between Marvel’s film and TV units.