According to Variety, Marvel is gathering a group of writers who 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.

The writers, who will not include high-profile Marvel writers like Justin Theroux, Mark Protosevich and Zak Penn, will receive a salary for the year on the terms that Marvel owns whatever the writers work on during that period.

Disney, who has had a scribe team since the 1990s, pays their writers up to $50,000. Marvel could double that since Marvel comics such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America have become such hot properties.

Marvel’s Iron Man, which starred Robert Downey Jr, earned over $582 million in the worldwide box-office. Iron Man 2, which will star Downey, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson, is in production and expected to release May 7th, 2010.

At the end of the year, Marvel has the option to continue a relationship with the scribes.

The group, whose first members are currently being recruited, is expected to begin tackling projects this year.

By Tessa Petrocco (Source: Variety)

By Tessa Petrocco

Tessa Petrocco is a freelance graphic designer and media professional. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University in 2007, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Media Production. She moved to New York City that same year, where she worked as the Editorial Assistant and Content Coordinator for a popular film review website. Tessa enjoys spending time with her dog and boyfriend, knitting, volunteering and being a one-woman film reviewer.

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