Disney lays off chairman of Marvel Entertainment Isaac Perlmutter
In a surprising move, Walt Disney announced on Wednesday that it has laid off the Chairman of Marvel Entertainment, Isaac Perlmutter, as part of its cost-cutting campaign. This comes after Disney began laying off 7,000 employees on Monday, which accounts for around 4% of its workforce.
According to a report in The New York Times, Perlmutter was informed on Wednesday that Marvel Entertainment would be merged into other Disney business units. This move has left many Marvel fans wondering what it means for the future of the popular superhero franchise.
Isaac Perlmutter has been a key figure at Marvel Entertainment since he took over as CEO in 1993. He oversaw the development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has become one of the most successful movie franchises in history. He was also instrumental in the creation of characters like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, among others.
The news of Perlmutter’s departure has come as a surprise to many in the entertainment industry. While Disney has not given a reason for his departure, it is believed to be part of the company’s ongoing efforts to cut costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Marvel fans are concerned about what this means for the future of the franchise. Some worry that without Perlmutter’s guidance, the quality of the Marvel movies and TV shows could suffer. Others are concerned that Disney’s decision to merge Marvel Entertainment into other business units could result in a loss of creative control.
Despite these concerns, Disney has reassured fans that Marvel will continue to play a key role in the company’s future. In a statement, a spokesperson for Disney said: “Marvel is an incredibly important part of our business, and we remain committed to its success. We believe that these changes will help us streamline our operations and position us for long-term growth.”
It remains to be seen what impact Perlmutter’s departure will have on the Marvel franchise. However, one thing is clear: Disney is taking steps to cut costs and streamline its operations in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the entertainment industry continues to adapt to the challenges of the current climate, it will be interesting to see how these changes impact the movies, TV shows, and other forms of entertainment that we all love.