LOKI Executive Producer Kevin Wright Has Announced His Exit From Marvel Studios

LOKI Executive Producer Kevin Wright Has Announced His Exit From Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios executive and Loki producer Kevin Wright has confirmed that he's exiting the studio to pursue other projects. Find more details, and comments from the filmmaker, after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Jun 08, 2024 07:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Loki
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Wright joined Marvel Studios as a development assistant before being tasked with working as a production and development manager on 2016's Doctor Strange. From there, he rose to associate producer on Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018 and, as a full-fledged producer, took charge of Loki

Now, though, his time in the MCU has reached its end. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Loki executive producer and former Vice President of production and development at Marvel Studios has exited his position to produce original film and TV projects, independently. It's currently unclear what those will be but they'll surely be worth keeping an eye on.

"I am incredibly proud of my contributions to the MCU and thankful for my time at Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company," he told the trade. "The industry has changed dramatically during my near decade with the company, and I can no longer ignore my desire to independently produce original films and television."

"I extend my love and gratitude to everyone at Marvel Studios," Wright concluded.

His crucial role in shaping Loki cannot be understated. "I wrote a 30-page pitch of what [Loki] could be," he explained last year. "It had the TVA, He Who Remains and Victor Timely was even in there."

"And before we had writers, directors or anything, it was basically pitching it to Tom [Hiddleston], because he was very much like, 'I don’t want to ruin this wonderful arc I’ve had for the last ten years. What exactly is this?' So it was getting him excited about it."

His input is said to have extended to pushing for immersive 360-degree sets. As Wright also revealed last year, "Loki season two came in under budget and on time. We had zero additional photography, and we’re probably the first project ever at Marvel to do that."

This is quite a loss for Marvel Studios, though Loki wasn't expected to get a season 3. The God of Mischief's story ended with him sitting at the centre of the Multiverse at the end of season 2, and while he's set to return in the upcoming Avengers movies, the TVA is making the leap to the big screen in Deadpool & Wolverine

Marvel Studios and Disney have yet to issue any sort of statement regarding Wright's decision to explore other opportunities in Hollywood.

As always, let us know your thoughts on this news in the comments section below. 

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DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 6/8/2024, 7:50 AM
The fact that neither he nor Marvel have gone out of their way to call this separation "mutual" makes me thing that it actually was, which can only be a good thing.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 6/8/2024, 7:53 AM
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GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 6/8/2024, 8:28 AM
He got out in time.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/8/2024, 8:29 AM
never heard of him,what about the writers? any news on some of them getting the boot?
Evansly
Evansly - 6/8/2024, 8:29 AM
Good for him, people should definitely pursue their dreams if they can
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 6/8/2024, 8:35 AM
I liked all the projects he worked on, so I wonder what he's gonna do next.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/8/2024, 10:06 AM
Sucks to see him go since it seems like without him , we wouldn’t have had Loki which is one of my favorite post EG projects since he pitched it….

Anyway , wish him well and interested to see the stories he makes next!!.

Thank you Mr Wright.

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DocSpock
DocSpock - 6/8/2024, 10:14 AM

He was a very good contributing part of the MCU. I wish him very well in his future pursuits.

And he never said never. He is leaving on great terms. I won't be surprised at all to see him back on MCU projects in the future.

BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 6/8/2024, 10:52 AM
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bobevanz
bobevanz - 6/8/2024, 11:07 AM
Abandon ship lol
MadThanos
MadThanos - 6/8/2024, 1:04 PM
"Loki season two came in under budget and on time. We had zero additional photography, and we’re probably the first project ever at Marvel to do that."

Wow! I didn’t know that. It’s a huge achievement for him.
grif
grif - 6/8/2024, 2:19 PM
tired of burning money i guess



BruceWayng
BruceWayng - 6/8/2024, 4:07 PM
Anyone else a little confused how someone can go from “production and development manager” of a single movie in 2016 to full on Vice President of Production and Development of the entire Marvel Studios in 2021….

That’s quite a career jump over 5 years, especially when you consider the fact that covid happened during it…

Really makes you realize that Marvel Studios isn’t the well oiled machine we think it is when you hear about things like this and the details around Victoria Alonso being a complete lunatic who was in way over her head

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