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UPDATES Marvel Sets Dec. 31st For Disney Merger Vote By Stockholders

david-maisel-marvel-studiosThis was expected because why does Marvel Studios need a chairman after December 31st? Since Kevin Feige, the president, will be running things at Marvel Studios under Walt Disney Studios new boss Rich Ross’ direction. Hollywood can say what it will about Maisel (and believe me, people do, since he was not Mr Popularity), but the facts are he launched Marvel Studios by creating the $525M non-recourse finance facility so that Marvel could self-finance its hot propeties. He launched the successful Iron Man franchise, and less successfully the Hulk reboot. And he helped facilitate Bob Iger’s ambition for a Disney/Marvel relationship. Maisel has been at Marvel since 2003.

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