Marvel Studios' Maisel steps down, Feige steps up
David Maisel, who was instrumental in securing the funding with which Marvel Entertainment could finance its own slate of films, will step down as chairman of Marvel Studios when Disney's acquisition of the comicbook company wraps up.
The exec joined Marvel in 2004 as prexy of the studio and was later upped to chairman in 2007, after he helped raise the $525 million that enabled the company to start financing and producing its own pics, starting with "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" reboot.
Maisel will continue to serve asan exec producer on Marvel's next three movies, "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "The First Avenger: Captain America," while pursuing other opportunities.
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Re: Marvel Studios' Maisel steps down, Feige steps up
its either A he feels his work is done here and its time to move on or B hes not a fan of the disney buyout