Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter Finally Photographed

Marvel Ike Perlmutter

The CEO of Marvel Entertainment, and the reported roadblock for Kevin Feige, Ike Perlmutter, has been photographed in public– an extremely rare event for the reclusive CEO.

Perlmutter was spotted meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate this past Wednesday and was spotted by Jonathan Ernst of Reuters news agency. The image finally reveals what Perlmutter actually looks like to the public, showing him and Trump lookout out the window while wearing sunglasses.

CEO Ike Perlmutter, at age 74, has been photographed extremely few times over the years with both Getty Images and Associated Press fielding zero photo results. The Hollywood Reporter had previously commissioned a drawing of what Perlmutter could look like in present day due to the lack of available pictures.

The Marvel CEO sold the company to Disney for $4 billion back in 2009, and is estimated to have a net worth of $3.9 billion according to Forbes. In Forbes estimate, their included image was one of the only images available prior to now.

Perlmutter is no longer in charge of Marvel Studios film division, but still has final say over Marvel’s television efforts. He was reportedly the one pushing the Inhumans film, but when Feige took over the film was removed from the slate. The Inhumans are now being developed for an ABC show which will premier in IMAX several weeks prior.

Source: THR

Leon Brill

Leon Brill

Leon Brill is a staff writer for Heroic Hollywood, superhero/comic enthusiast, gamer, and film lover.

  • Mr.Sixes

    Legendary man doesnt need to be seen only felt.

    • SAMURAI36

      Did you really just say, Perlmutter is “legendary”?? Wow. You people really don’t know evil when you see it.

      • Mr.Sixes

        Legends aren’t always good things, he is a legend ,regardless of how you wish to see him. Remember he’s the guy who made Agent Carter, Agents of Shield and the Netflix universe happen happen, he’s the guy who made sure Marvel stayed around long enough to make the MCU the megahit it is. He’s also the guy who is making things like Legion happen….I’ll repeat that: Mutants in a Disney made Marvel Production even if it’s just for TV. Ike may be evil but you can’t deny the man is a legend.

        • Worldmind

          I imagine Jeph Loeb was the main force there. This Sunglasses guy, I don’t think he’s an ideas man.

          • Mr.Sixes

            He’s the money man, he was the CEO of Marvel before the buy out and remained the head guy who all divisions report to after(until Feige and him got into fights then Feige now reports to disney). He was the guy who says “we’re going in this direction” and everyone else has to follow. Without him both Loeb & Feige (for all the fights they have) wouldn’t have the money and support they had.

          • Worldmind

            Well that’s true, but it doesn’t make him a legend just for holding the purse strings

          • Marquis de Sade

            Yeah, but he had the business sense to hire Feige and let him run with his shared universe vision before their falling out. Granted, Perlmutter’s overall sensibilities are antiquated, sexist and bigoted, but he did play a big part in building the longed for fanboy wettdream that is THE MCU.

          • Mr.Sixes

            I don’t give a damn about the sensibilities of a person especially with one comments that no one can find record beside 2nd hand quoting. I care about the results

          • SAMURAI36

            Except, none of the “results” that you’re talking about, Perlmutter really had anything to do with.

            The only thing good that he did, was save the company by selling it. NONE of the stuff you are trying to give him credit for, was je even a part of.

            So you think his racism is “2nd hand quoting”? Is Perlmutter being a Trump supporter, also 2nd hand?

            You’re making alot of excuses. Don’t let your love for imaginary characters, cloud your perception for how a real-life company treats real-life people.

          • Mr.Sixes

            Except he did according to The hollywood reporter, before 2015 Ike signed off on things for MCU which is why Feige was so bothered by him

            Actually it was Except he was given a position as the boss of the marvel brand…. that’s why Fiege had to answer to him…

            Yes on the racism thing, if you look for the source of the quote it’s something someone says he “allegedly” said (meaning no evidence). *points to one of my other post about indifference*

            Again I don’t like MCU…and I kind of hate feige…so the guy is actually batting 100 in my book

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re revealing alot about yourself here.

            Except he did according to The hollywood reporter, before 2015 Ike signed off on things for MCU which is why Feige was so bothered by him

            1) I don’t view THR as a reputable source. None of these trades are.

            2) “Signing off” on something is mot the same as creating something.

            3) Even if what you said is accurate, it does not negate the FACT that he shot down just as much fro Feige, as he signed off on. Perlmutter did not (& still doesn’t) want a Black Panther (black led film, = racism) not a Captain Marvel (female led film, = sexism) film to happen.

            Actually it was Except he was given a position as the boss of the marvel brand…. that’s why Fiege had to answer to him…

            This statement alone, shows that you don’t know anything about Perlmutter’s history. He wasn’t “given a position”, he already owned Marvel, prior to selling it.

            Yes on the racism thing, if you look for the source of the quote it’s something someone says he “allegedly” said (meaning no evidence). *points to one of my other post about indifference*

            So, you’re saying that there’s no “evidence” of the numerous court cases, where he (& Marvel as a company) were sued by several Black women for his firing them because of their race & gender?

            You know court cases are easily researched, right?

            Again I don’t like MCU…and I kind of hate feige…so the guy is actually batting 100 in my book

            LOL, “batting 100”. You either don’t know sports, or you’re just further contradicting yourself. Neither one would surprise me.

          • Mr.Sixes

            I Don’t give a damn if you view them as reputable. you haven’t put fort anything saying the opposite
            However if you don’t sign off to have it made it’s not made
            Proof of those statements? Especially as both Black Panther and Captain
            marvel(which should have been Monica but Feige is too stupid to ever
            actually look at Monica) were announced in 2015 meaning he was still in charge if I’m correct…..

            Also if I’m correct then Ike who is still charge of comics signed off on :Muslim Ms. Marvel, Black Latino spider-man, Asian Hulk, female thor and a 2nd female Captain marvel….oh and another black Cap (Bradley is still a better black cap than Sam ever was or will be) and a Latino Falcon….

            Yeah that’s not actual evidence that’s he says she says, I’ve looked into those after find out about them.

            Don’t know sports, I’m a comic guy but 300 is the term right?

          • Mr.Sixes

            …. saving the company from near ruin… Hires Feige, Hires Loeb pushes them to make a movie and TV cross over franchise. Then sold the whole thing to Disney for 4 billion and since then it’s has earned them enough money to buy the solid population of Bora Bora(8,800+) each a Tesla Sports car or SUV.

            That’s legendary…. especially as everyone from the direct competitors of marvel and many others have been trying to replicate the success.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re really making alot of stuff up here.

          • Mr.Sixes

            No, look at what CEOs do… they maximize profits…

          • SAMURAI36

            Really? Cuz I coulda sworn this guy single handedly bankrupted his company. And you’re aware that Marvel’s publication numbers are in the toilet, yes?
            If it weren’t for Disney, we probably wouldn’t even be having this discussion right now.

          • Mr.Sixes

            And guess who brokered that deal? Guess who started up MCU? Guess who started up everything that is making Disney money hand over fist?

          • SAMURAI36

            So, that fact that he contributed to this success, somehow negates all his despicable qualities?

          • Mr.Sixes

            No… but as what make a person despicable is subjective and half of the things you consider negative about him are not actually proven but he says she says with no evidence, I can’t say he’s all the despicable.

          • SAMURAI36

            Do you find Trump despicable?

          • Mr.Sixes

            Not really as I’m kind of indifferent like I said.

          • SAMURAI36

            That’s all I needed to know. Discussion over.

          • Mr.Sixes

            And you’re a coward.

          • SAMURAI36

            And now I have sufficient reason to block you. Toodles, racist, sexist bigot supporter (& indifference equates to support by default).

          • Mr.Sixes

            Okay coward

          • Mr.Sixes

            You are a coward man

          • SAMURAI36

            Pretty sure this had more to do with Feige than Perlmutter.

          • Mr.Sixes

            There’s a hollwood reporter article I was trying to quote in my longer comment that explained that now Feige doesn’t have to report to Ike but Loeb does.

          • SAMURAI36

            Your statement was:

            Guess who started up MCU?

            What Loeb does is not the significant money maker.
            But you continue to not only make alot of excuses, but you move the goal posts alot as well.

          • Mr.Sixes

            I’m not moving goal post i’m making the point that if you look at the article i’m talking about it’s the fact that up until that point Feige answered to Ike, Ike gave the yes or no….meaning Ike started MCU and could have said no to MCU as CEO of marvel.

          • SAMURAI36

            Your comments reveal that you seem to be clueless about the sequence of events regarding Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. Nothing you are saying is factual.
            I would suggest reading Forbes’ article(s) on the subject, rather than a site as questionable as THR.

          • Mr.Sixes

            From Forbe’s profile on him:
            While running a toy company that sold Marvel products, he saw Marvel on
            the decline and tried to persuade owner (and fellow billionaire) Ron
            Perelman to go into movies. Perelman didn’t, and eventually Marvel filed
            for bankruptcy. In 1998 Perlmutter beat out billionaire Carl Icahn for
            control of Marvel. After reviving the action-hero company, he sold a
            majority to Disney in 2009 for $4 billion in cash and stock.

          • SAMURAI36

            And not even Loeb had much to do with this show either.

        • SAMURAI36

          That’s a Marvel apologist’s take on Perlmutter.

          Perlmutter is also the man who bankrupted Marvel in the 90’s, due to poor comics practices that caused the worst publication implosion (a business practice that they still employ to this day), to the point that they had to auction off the rights to 2/3’s of their character roster.

          He’s the guy who has a horrendous track record of being notoriously racist & sexist; he’s had a plethora of lawsuits on both ends of that spectrum.

          He’s the guy that, along with his wife, are unapologetic Trump supporters. He’s the guy that has ducked taking pictures for nearly all his career, & has just now allowed himself not only to be photo’d, but to do so with one of the most horrible people on the planet. That’s how much he loves Trump.

          You talk about AoShit & Carter…. I’m not sure those are the examples you really wanna go with. Carter was cancelled, & AoShit has been on the cancellation block since the first season. AoShit currently has THE lowest ratings of any CBTV show, from ANY franchise.

          Also, you must be a Trump supporter, the way you are spinning Legion to somehow be a product of Perlmutter.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_(TV_series)

          Legion is an upcoming American cable television series created for FX by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is connected to the X-Men film series, the first television series to do so, and is produced by FX Productions in association with Marvel Television and 26 Keys Productions. Hawley serves as showrunner on the series.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_(TV_series)#Production

          After he completed work on the first season of his series Fargo at FX in 2014, Noah Hawley was presented with the opportunity to develop the first live-action television series based on the X-Men comics, of which Hawley was a fan while growing up. The initial pitch to him was for a series based on the comics’ Hellfire Club, but the idea did not interest Hawley. Instead, he worked with Simon Kinberg, a writer and producer of the X-Men film series, to reverse-engineer an idea for the series. After discussing an “interesting show in this genre … that isn’t being done”, the two settled on the character of Legion. Hawley found the character interesting because of his mental illness, and for the potential of the series to depict his unique mindset.[13]

          In October 2015, FX ordered a pilot for Legion, with Marvel Television and FX Productions producing; FX Productions would handle the physical production. Hawley was set to write the pilot, and executive produce the series alongside X-Men film producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, and Kinberg, Marvel Television executives Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, and Hawley’s Fargo collaborator John Cameron.[1] By January 2016, FX President John Landgraf was confident that the series would be picked up by the network, probably for ten episodes, saying that “the vast majority of things that we pilot do go forward to series” and “the scripts [for Legion] are extraordinary.”[14] That May, FX ordered an eight-episode first season of Legion.[10] Later, in June, Landgraf explained that only eight episodes were ordered, instead of ten, because FX wanted Hawley to run the series at his own pace rather than try and “pad” it out. Landgraf also said that the series, if successful, could run for as many seasons as Hawley felt it needs to tell the story.[15]

          NOTHING whatsoever indicates that Perlmutter was even remotely responsible for this show. In fact, it’s more than clear that FOX proper is responsible for the lion’s share of this show’s development. Marvel barely has anything to do with it. I’d venture as far as to say, if it wasn’t for FOX’s good graces, Marvel would have nothing at all to do with this show.
          This sounds like you, as a Marvel apologist, are guilty of alot of revisionism. To call Perlmutter a “Legend”, is to bring shame & insult to he word. Infamous is far more apropos.
          In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Perlmutter is the worst villain Marvel has ever had, & that’s mot a compliment by any means.

      • Worldmind

        Yep, like you said above, Palpatine and the Sith, and Dracula are legends LOL

        • SAMURAI36

          So now you’re singing his praises, after you just got done saying:

          Well that’s true, but it doesn’t make him a legend just for holding the purse strings

          So which is it? I swear, you Marvel Zombies will justify just about anything about this evil company, huh? You would think this would be the LAS guy you’d want associated with your precious franchise.

          BTW, Dracula is a LEGEND because he’s well known.

          http://www.dictionary.com/browse/legend?s=t

          6. a collection of stories about an admirable person.

          7. a person who is the center of such stories

          Neither of these qualities fit Perlmutter. Besides, nobody outside of you Marvel Zombies even know who he is. And not even all the Zombies know.

          • Worldmind

            No I was not singing their praises. Did you read the comment? Comparing them to Sith, if that’s praise in your book, well then….. you’re just weird.

          • SAMURAI36

            Perhaps because I don’t hear enough (or ANY, for that matter) condemnation from you.

            So here’s another Q for you: how do you reconcile the fact that the company whose product you love, is owned and ran by this horrible person (racist, sexist, bigot, etc) that openly supports another horrible person (racist, sexist, bigot, etc)?

            Neither one of them are good at business, but are “billionaires”, even though they’ve bankrupted their companies.

  • Kelly

    Two trashy villains, the pair of them.

    • SAMURAI36

      More like Palpatine & his apprentice (which is which? Well, they switch roles every 24 hours, LOL).

    • Mr.Sixes

      Hail Hydra.

      • SAMURAI36

        Same question goes for you: are you a Trump supporter?

        • Mr.Sixes

          You’ve already accused me of it and i made a long response that the website has put under “pending” so I can’t answer that, but short answer is no.

          • SAMURAI36

            So then, you’re just indifferent to the fact that your money is going right into Trump’s pocket? And that the “Legend” that you are lauding, is a despicable b&stard?

            Because you’ve been in full-on justification mode since the start of this article.

          • Mr.Sixes

            I’m somewhat indiffernet yes. and as My long comment explained with several defintion examples legends aren’t only good things, Charles Manson is considered a Infamous Legend in California.

            Also no I’m going into fact mode, because as my long comment points out i don’t even like the MCU… I’m literally going off what is known to the public factually.

          • SAMURAI36

            Unless your definition came from a reputable dictionary site, then all you did was try to stretch the definition to try to fit your bias.

            “Infamous Legend” is an oxymoron.

            Also, you’ve yet to report any “facts” here. Also, the “public” doesn’t even know much about Perlmutter, & what they do know, reveals him to be a horrible person. But according to you, that’s “2nd hand”. So which is it?

            And, of you don’t like the MCU, then why are you justifying Perlmutter’s character?

  • Monty

    Perlmutter is the reason so many properties were sold off in licensing deals. David Maisel is the one who saw the shared universe possibility.
    http://comicbook.com/marvel/2016/05/05/marvel-almost-sold-off-captain-america-and-thor-film-rights/

    • Mr.Sixes

      Yeah because the flm was sinking

  • Worldmind

    Oh my word what a shady evil-lookin pair of sunsofbitchiz!

    • SAMURAI36

      Okay, so serious question: are you a Trump supporter?

      • Worldmind

        No. No I am most definitely not. I don’t know why you might think that from what I said.

        • SAMURAI36

          Because I don’t hear any of you Marvel fans condemning this guy. I see people talking around it, but not addressing the fact that your fave company is owned and operated by a racist, sexist bigot, who financially and politically supports a racist, sexist bigot.

  • DefJ123 the Deplorable

    I don’t know why but he reminds me of Neal McDonough for some reason lol.

  • UnBoxingJon

    Is that guy wearing sunglasses inside?

    • Mr.Sixes

      Probably half blind

  • SAMURAI36

    For you Marvel Zombies that are trying solo hard to accredit so much of Marvel’s success to Perlmutter, how do you square this empty notion with the FACT that he had the Studio branch of the company snatched right from under him?

  • SAMURAI36

    I’m trying to decide of I’m surprised, that most Marvel fans are either Trump supporters, or completely indifferent to the fact that their favorite company happens to endorsers.

    • Matias Gagliardone

      Good thing I don’t live in the US

      • SAMURAI36

        That doesn’t change the fact that Trump is still a b&stard, & so is the king of Marvel. I wouldn’t support horrible people or companies, regardless of what country they are from.

        • Matias Gagliardone

          I’m not saying he is not what you say he is, but all I know of him is that he is childish and a joke to presidents by the way he acts, I don’t know of any actions that make him evil
          PS: I wanna stress tha I say that because I know nothing of him not because he is not what you claim

      • SAMURAI36

        I’ll say this though: I’m a ride or die DC fan, but I would drop DC like a bad habit, if I found out the CEO of WB/DC supported Trump. Fortunately for me, I already know that WB is, & has always been, a liberal company.

        That said, there’s no way that I would let my love for imaginary people, outweigh my concern for real people.

    • Rob

      Talk about gross generalities. I seriously doubt most Marvel fans are Trump supporters. I am sure the percentage of Marvel fans and DC fans who support Trump are about the same.

      And Marvel is part of Disney. Perlmutter does not own Marvel. He is a major shareholder and employee of Disney. As far as I know, neither Disney nor Marvel have supported Trump in any way.

  • SAMURAI36

    These two look like they just got caught sharing a precious moment. Is Perlmutter hugging Trump? They look awfully close in this pic.