According to Variety, Marvel Entertainment is putting together a group of writers to bring various projects that they own to life.
The plan is for this writer's group to follow in the footsteps of the fellowship program the Walt Disney Co. has been running since 1990. This program picks a dozen writers to ply their craft with executives to develop content for ABC, the Disney Channel and ABC Family.
Marvel plans to tap 5 writers a year to write specific projects. The company will tell the writer's what pitches it wants to make and these "could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate."
Getting this writing think tank together will help launch lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable and Doctor Strange among others.
Apparently, Marvel got very encouraged when the lesser known Iron Man pulled in $582 million worldwide.
Marvel will pay the writers a salary for the year. The company will then own anything that the writer's put together during that time. They can also renew the writer's contract if they wish.
It has also been said that writers like Justin Theroux, Mark Protosevich, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Zak Penn, who are at present working on Iron Man 2, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers are not going to be part of Marvel's new writing unit.