Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, will continue to lead the company despite all the controversies that have surrounded his presidency.
The Hollywood Reporter has shared that the board of directors of Walt Disney Company unanimously decided to extend the contract of its CEO. Therefore, Bob Chapek will continue to lead the company. Variety It has spread this information shortly after. This second newspaper has indicated that the renewal of Bob Chapek will be for the next three years. This means that we will have a company maintenance of the House of the Mouse until 2025. Few changes will take place during this time.
This unanimous decision by the Walt Disney Company comes amid much controversy that occurred during Bob Chapek’s tenure. In fact, the CEO himself was silent about the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill passed in Florida earlier this year. It has not been the only controversy that has taken place during his time as president of the company.
Bob Chapek’s term has been surrounded by controversy and questionable decisions
Bob Chapek has also had problems in his mandate for handling the demand for Scarlett Johansson against Disney. This took place after the release of black widow in Disney+. In fact, it caused the russo brothersdirectors of Avengers: Endgamemade the decision to definitively leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They are now looking for products with original intellectual property; that is, to do something new, not with pre-established characters or universe.
On the other hand, Bob Chapek also starred in an internal controversy at the Walt Disney Company. It happened when he made the decision to fire peter rice, president of general entertainment content for the House of Mouse. The decision was so unexpected that it caught both Peter Rice and his teammates offside. We still don’t know what happened, but we do know that he is away from the company.
So, everything will remain the same at the Walt Disney Company. Until 2025, no big changes are expected in franchises like Marvel Studios, starwars or even pixarwhich has just been released Lightyear in the midst of controversy. Bob Chapek’s maintenance is a firm commitment to the path of continuity.