Exec was key in launching the film division of Marvel
A spokeswoman for Legendary confirmed Connors’ departure but did not elaborate on the reasons.
Connors was key in launching the film division of Marvel and was brought on to manage day-to-day operations and business affairs at Legendary, working closely with company president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni.
Connors was chief operating officer at Marvel Studios since 2008 and executive VP of business affairs and operations since 2006. While at Marvel, he oversaw all business transactions for the studio including the production and distribution of “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Avengers.”
Legendary is in the midst of releasing an impressive slate of films via its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. It produced “Man of Steel,” “Pacific Rim,” “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “Seventh Son,” “42” and “The Dark Knight Rises” and is in pre-production on a reboot off “Godzilla.”
Before Marvel, Connors worked in business affairs at DreamWorks and headed up business affairs for Artists Production Group and Artists Management Group.