President-Elect Trump Appoints Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter As VA Aide

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Last week the New York Post reported that Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter was to become a key Veterans Affairs aide in the Trump administration. Today, in his first press conference as President-elect, Trump praised Perlmutter and confirmed that he will hold a position working with recently named Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

The President-elect praised Perlmutter during his press conference.

“Ike Perlmutter has been very very involved. One of the great men of business. We’re gonna straighten out the VA for our veterans. I’ve been promising that for a long time.”

Known for being a recluse and frequent foil to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Permultter was recently photographed with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida late last year.

As CEO of Marvel Entertainment, Perlmutter sold the company to Disney for $4 billion back in 2009. The infamous Perlmutter, who was a frequent source of frustration for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, is no longer in charge of the Marvel Studios film division, with Feige now reporting directly to Disney studio chief Alan Horn.

Perlmutter still has the final word on Marvel’s television projects, reportedly why Marvel Television and ABC began development on the upcoming The Inhumans series after a feature film based on the property was removed from Marvel Studios’ slate.

There is no word on if or how Perlmutter’s involvement in the Trump administration will affect his role as Marvel Entertainment CEO.

Source:  Bleeding Cool

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek and board game enthusiast.

  • AlphaBlu

    “There is no word on if or how Perlmutter’s involvement in the Trump administration will affect his role as Marvel Entertainment CEO.”

    Oh let’s hope it does, and someone who wants to work with our Lord & Saviour Kevin Feige can come on board.

    • Verbal Kint

      ………..What?

      • SAMURAI36

        He doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.

      • AlphaBlu

        I didn’t think that this would need explanation, but here goes:

        Perlmutter: Notorious penny-pinching recluse, in charge of Marvel Comcis and Marvel Television.
        Feige: Head of Marvel Studios, no longer under the shadow of his former boss, Perlmutter.

        The TV and movie sides of the MCU would likely pay more nicely if either Feige ran both, or there was someone other than Perlmutter in charge of the TV side of things.

        Maybe, although probably not, things would improve if this appointment of Trump’s toop Perlmutter away from the TV side of Marvel.

        • SAMURAI36

          Like I said, you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about, & I’m not surprised.

          Perlmutter: Notorious penny-pinching recluse, in charge of Marvel Comcis and Marvel Television.
          Feige: Head of Marvel Studios, no longer under the shadow of his former boss, Perlmutter.

          Wrong. Perlmutter is the former owner of Marvel, before he bankrupted it, & was forced to auction it off in bits & pieces, & finally to Disney as a whole. In addition to being a “penny-pinching recluse” (which are the least of his crimes, but I find it interesting that you are downplaying his real atrocities; typical Marvel fan), he’s also a documented racist, sexist, homophobe, & bigot . He’s got pending discrimination lawsuits to this very day. And worst of all, he’s been an avid supporter of rump (ideologically as well as financially), since day one.

          Also, he’s not just in DIRECT control of Marvel comics & TV, but he’s also in control of practically everything else with Marvel. That means, every comic, T-shirt, video game that you buy, every TV show or cartoon that you watch, that money is going to not one, but TWO racist/sexist $h!tbags, first Perlmutter, & then to Trump. Speaking of which…

          Even though Feige “broke away” from Perlmutter on the movie side, that’s only on the CREATIVE aspect, not the FINANCIAL aspect. That money (some of it, at least) that is made from the Marvel movies, still trickles upward to Perlmutter, & therefore makes it’s way to Trump.

          So yes, you can try to rewire your cognitive dissonance all you like, but the hard reality is, you Marvel fans are icing your money to horrible people.

          The TV and movie sides of the MCU would likely pay more nicely if either Feige ran both, or there was someone other than Perlmutter in charge of the TV side of things.

          Maybe, although probably not, things would improve if this appointment of Trump’s toop Perlmutter away from the TV side of Marvel..

          The TV and movie sides of the MCU would likely pay more nicely if either Feige ran both, or there was someone other than Perlmutter in charge of the TV side of things.

          I continue to be amazed at how you people don’t seem to have a clue as to how this stuff works. First off, Perlmutter & Feige, in terms of their responsibilities, are NOT equals. Perlmutter is the CEO over ALL of Marvel; Feige is just the President of Marvel Studios. CEO >>>

          President, in terms of corporate structure.

          What you’re asking, for Feige to become CEO over ALL of Marvel. Because the person that “runs Marvel TV” is not Perlmutter. Your homework assignment today, is to figure out who runs it, in the equivalent capacity that Feige runs the movies.

          Maybe, although probably not, things would improve if this appointment of Trump’s toop Perlmutter away from the TV side of Marvel.

          You’re talking like a wishful thinking fan, & not someone who’s remotely familiar with business. Perlmutter, like Stan Lee & Disney CEO Bob Iger (all 3 of whom are best friends, see where this is going?) all have lifetime appointments to their positions. Guess who gave Stan his lifetime appointment as Marvel Mascot? Perlmutter. Guess who gave Perlmutter his lifetime appointment as CEO? Iger. And now all of them are in bed with Trump.
          So whether you like it or not, your “Lord & Savior Feige” (wow, I can’t believe you real said that) is in no position to swoop in & save your damsel in distress, Marvel Zombie &$$ from anything.
          The reality is, you’re gonna keep blindly spending those millions of duchies to help make a historically racist, sexist organization (both Disney & Marvel), which will in turn trickle upward to help finance Trump’s villainous regime.
          I’ve always said, the biggest villains in Marvel, are the people that own it.

          • Axxell

            …All the while you ignore the fact that Warner Bros/DC’s new owners, AT&T, are some of the biggest donors to the obstructivist Republicans, which is the complete opposite of Disney’s track record of leaning toward Democratic politics.

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO, that’s not how it works. Did it effect Halliburton?

      And wow, Lord & Savior? You really are a zombie.

      • AlphaBlu

        The ‘Lord & Saviour’ bit is a gag created by Robert Meyer Burnett over on Collider Video.

        • SAMURAI36

          And you’re regurgitating it, like it’s truth. Good luck with that.
          But you didn’t answer my question; did it affect Halliburton?

    • Peter James

      Why?

      It’s already been pointed out in the article that Perlmutter no longer has anything to do with Marvel Studios and Feige only reports to Disney head honcho Alan Horn and no longer answers to Perlmutter.

      Or did you not bother reading that part?

  • Verbal Kint

    ‘When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change. The devil changes you.’

  • SAMURAI36

    I love how the Marvel Zombies are in such denial about how the CEO of their beloved franchise is owned & operated by demons. It’s like Hitler owning a candy store. You’re giving all your money to the devil.

    • Axxell

      AT&T has the nation’s largest 4G network, covering close to 300 million people, and is also the largest Wi-Fi provider in the country. Regarded as one of the top corporate political donors, AT&T operates a PAC that regularly donates millions of dollars to candidates, most of whom are members of the Republican Party.

      https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000076