Marvel Studios’ David Maisel to Step Down

Variety says that David Maisel will step down as chairman of Marvel Studios when Disney’s acquisition of the company wraps up.

Maisel joined Marvel in 2004 as president of the studio and was later promoted to chairman in 2007, after he helped raise the $525 million that enabled the company to start financing and producing its own films, starting with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

Maisel will continue to serve as an executive producer on Marvel’s next three movies, Iron Man 2, Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America, while pursuing other opportunities.

Kevin Feige, Marvel’s production president, will now serve as its main man for Disney, reporting directly to Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross.

Source: Variety