23 Facts About Marvel Studios


Marvel Studios, LLC is an American film and television production company that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company.

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Marvel Studios produces the Marvel Cinematic Universe films and series, based on characters that appear in Marvel Comics publications.

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Since 2008, Marvel Studios has released 29 films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man to Thor: Love and Thunder, eight television series since 2021, from WandaVision to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and one television special, Werewolf by Night.

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Under Calabrese and Arad, Marvel Studios sought to control pre-production by commissioning scripts, hiring directors, and casting characters, providing the package to a major studio partner for filming and distribution.

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Marvel Studios was developing a Captain America animated series with Saban Entertainment for Fox Kids Network to premiere in fall 1998.

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Marvel Studios was making more from half the consumer product licensing fees while making relatively little from the movie, but was enough for Marvel Studios to regain its financial footings.

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In October 2002, Marvel Studios announced deals for Sub-Mariner and Prime with Universal Studios.

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In contrast to the original storylines of DC Comics' Superman and Batman films, Marvel Studios films were more directly inspired by their comics, copying from them set pieces, scenes, plots, and dialogue.

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Partnering with Lionsgate in 2004, Marvel Studios planned to enter the direct-to-DVD market with eight animated films with Lionsgate Home Entertainment handling distribution.

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Marvel Studios entered into a non-recourse debt structure with Merrill Lynch that was collateralized by certain movie rights to a total of 10 characters from Marvel Studios's vast vault.

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Marvel Studios took back rights in five foreign territories from Paramount for pre-sell to meet that demand.

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On September 6,2005, Marvel Studios announced the Merrill Lynch financing deal with Paramount was on as marketer and distributor.

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In November 2005, Marvel Studios gained the film rights to Iron Man from New Line Cinema.

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In January 2008, Marvel Studios Animation was incorporated to direct Marvel Studios's efforts in animation and home entertainment markets including then animation efforts with Lionsgate and Nickelodeon.

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In 2009, Marvel Studios attempted to hire a team of writers to help come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Iron Fist, Nighthawk, and Vision.

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Kevin Feige responded by saying, while budgets are generally never discussed early in development, Marvel Studios was considering films for all characters mentioned in the rumor, except Dazzler, whose rights were at Fox.

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In June 2010, Marvel Entertainment set up a television division within Marvel Studios, headed up by Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, under which Marvel Animation would be operated.

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In September 2018, it was reported that Marvel Studios was developing several limited series for the streaming service Disney+, to be centered on "second tier" characters from the MCU films who had not and were unlikely to star in their own films.

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In November 2021, Marvel Studios announced the animated series X-Men '97, which would be a revival of the 1990s animated series X-Men and set in that series' continuity.

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In May 2022, Marvel Studios signed a 20-year licensing deal with Stan Lee Universe to license the name and likeness of Lee for use in future films, television series, Disney theme parks and cruises, various "experiences", and merchandizing.

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In November 2021, Pascal announced plans for a fourth Spider-Man film set in the MCU, in addition to long-term plans for a new trilogy of films with Marvel Studios, with said film entering active development the following month.

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Kevin Feige stated that since Marvel Studios was now their own entity within the Walt Disney Company, it "felt like the time to update it and have something that is more substantial as a standalone logo in front of our features" instead of having it be accompanied by Marvel Studios's studio or distribution partners' logos.

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Television specials from Marvel Studios, which are marketed as "Marvel Studios Special Presentation", feature a special multicolored intro with bongo drum music, reminiscent of the CBS Special Presentation theme featured before animated holiday specials of the 1980s and 1990s.

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