The Disney Movie Review just had a discussion about Bob Chapek in their latest podcast. They consider him not eligible as CEO. The argument is that Chapek doesn’t have as much media experience as needed, taking into account that this is the main business Disney has. Besides that, they comment that Tom Staggs wasn’t chosen as a possible candidate for CEO was the same reason, as Staggs didn’t had as much media experience.
We need to see how these rumors pan out, but so far there has been few arguments that make Chapek an interesting successor. His legacy at the Parks has mainly been increasing profits, sometimes affecting the guest experience. In this aspect, the podcast also mentions the current state of cast members in Walt Disney World.
Source:The Disney Movie Review