Marvel Entertainment is readying to assemble a group of writers who will pen scripts for various properties Marvel wants to develop, reports Variety.
Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comic books.
The trade adds that the company will provide the specific pitches it wants the writers to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate.
The gathering of screenwriters will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.
So far, it has focused its efforts on more popular superheroes like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America.
A group of Marvel executives will choose the writers, with the final decision made by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio’s president of production.
Terms call for Marvel to own whatever the writers work on during the year. The company has the option to continue a relationship with the writers after that period.