Man Behind Marvel Movies Now Behind Angry BirdsS

The executive producer of blockbuster Marvel movies like Iron Man and Thor is now the executive producer of...any and all upcoming Angry Birds movies.

Trading heroes for birds, David Maisel says of his move from Marvel Entertainment to Rovio, developers of the hit mobile game, "The business model, intellectual properties, and the franchise potential of Angry Birds give Rovio the most exciting prospects I have seen in the entertainment business since Marvel in 2003."

But then he would say that, given they're paying his bills.

Rovio recently bought a Finnish animation studio with an eye towards making Angry Birds movies in-house.

Man Behind Marvel Movies Now Behind Angry Birds

Marvel Studios chairman joins Rovio [GI.biz]