Kevin Feige was set to lose his job as the vindictive head of Marvel's infamous Creative Committee

Kevin Feige was set to lose his job as the vindictive head of Marvel's infamous Creative Committee ...

One of the best things that ever happened to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was so far behind the scenes that a lot of people probably never realized it ever happened, but there's no denying that it was done with the franchise's best interests at heart.

Once upon a time, studio president Kevin Feige was forced to answer to the notorious Creative Committee, who were capable of vetoing his ideas or imposing their own ideas on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Their existence is one of the main reasons why Marvel Studios and Marvel Television existed as separate entities for so long before they were combined when a baseball cap enthusiast was named as the company's chief creative officer.

Ike Perlmutter, the head of the Creative Committee, was so distasteful of Feige that he even tried to sack him in 2015, before Disney CEO Bob Iger intervened to ensure it didn't happen. It's quite shocking to learn that the most successful filmmaker in cinema history was almost given his marching orders.

Perlmutter is reportedly still resentful, but it would be an understatement of massive proportions to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in much better shape with Feige in charge. For no reason, he isn't considered as the man who changed the face of the modern blockbuster, and given that Marvel Television was considered the red-headed stepchild for so long, it appears that it would have been a judgment made out of jealousy.