It has been announced that a new Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer has been appointed, who has quite a reputation.
It was announced that former Marvel executive Charlie Wen has now taken on the role previously held by Donald Mustard as the new Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer. Wen was also involved in the design of God of War’s legendary protagonist Kratos in the past.
“Excited to share that I embarked on a new adventure as Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of Epic Games,” Wen said. “Deeply grateful to everyone who has come alongside me thus far. The journey ahead promises to be truly epic!”
Based on his LinkedIn profile, Wen was the former director of visual development for Santa Monica Studio. He was a director Riot Games where he led its film department. Lastly, he was the co-founder and head of visual development for Marvel Studios.
Wen is the “pioneer of IP creation in film and games over two decades for the entertainment industry’s largest franchises, including 4 worldwide top 10 Films and triple A games. Charlie’s unrivaled creative leadership in story, character, and world creation has culminated in global smash hits such as Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, League of Legends, and God of War.
“He is most known for co-founding and heading Marvel’s Visual Development department, being accountable for the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and creating God of War’s Kratos.”