11 Facts About Marvel Studios

1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. In October 2002, Marvel Studios announced deals for Sub-Mariner and Prime with Universal Studios.

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

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

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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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