It was revealed today that Dan Buckley, who has been a longtime publisher of Marvel Comics since 2003, has been promoted to the president of Marvel Entertainment. Buckley will still be reporting to Ike Perlmutter who is the CEO of the company.
Buckley began his career with Marvel back in the 90’s when he joined the brand in the international marketing division, later getting promoted to VP of Marketing Services. After a short break with the company, he returned to Marvel in 2003 and became a publisher.
He has also served as an executive producer on multiple animated shows from Marvel such as Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man as well as Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
His TV work also includes live-action shows, with Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and the upcoming team series, The Defenders. Buckley will also be on the creative team for the upcoming animated series on Disney XD, Marvel’s Spider-Man which will feature Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen along with Peter Parker.
THR states that the promotion is the result of the company wanting to double down on producing more content that isn’t related to the film division. In addition, Buckley’s promotion is the result of his strong multi-tasking management for several platforms.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter