Marvel and Wizard World Reveal Miracleman #2 Variant by Neal Adams for New Orleans Comic Con

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Press Release:

Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows Including ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

NEW YORK, January 2, 2014 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) have announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, continuing with Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The limited-edition book, with cover illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, features an interlocking cover with Adams’ Miracleman #1 from Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26), and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

The colored version of Miracleman #2 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

Adams is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2014 Schedule

January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con

March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con

April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con

May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con

August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con

September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

 

Dark Horse Makes It Official: Star Wars License Moving to Marvel in 2015

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The End of an Era

Star Wars 14All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.

For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionized the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, carefully choosing licenses and approaching them with excitement and creative energy. Our goal was to create sequels and prequels to the films we loved, paying careful attention to quality and detail, essentially treating those films as though they were our own. Star Wars has been the crown jewel of this approach. We began chasing the title as far back as 1989, and with the launch of Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s Dark Empire, a new era in comics was born. I’m not ashamed to admit that we were Star Wars geeks, and we have been determined to spare neither effort nor expense in the pursuit of excellence.

It is ironic that this announcement comes at a time when Dark Horse is experiencing its most successful year ever. For obvious reasons, we have prepared for this eventuality by finding new and exciting projects to place on our schedule for 2015 and beyond. Will they take the place of Star Wars? That’s a tall order, but we will do our best to make that happen. In the meantime, 2014 may be our last year at the helm of the Star Wars comics franchise, but we plan to make it a memorable one. We know that fans of the franchise will expect no less. The Force is with us still.

 

Mike Richardson

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Geof Darrow, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The MaskGhost, Captain Midnight, and X. Its successful line of comics, books, and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanAvatar: The Last AirbenderHaloSerenityThe Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Marvel and Wizard World Announce Variant Miracleman Covers, Starting with Neal Adams at Portland Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows In 2014 Beginning With ‘Miracleman #1′ At Portland Comic Con, January 24-26, ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, beginning with Miracleman #1 at Portland Comic Con (January 24-26) and Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The first two limited-edition books, with covers illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, feature interlocking covers, and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

The colored version of Miracleman #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

Adams is scheduled to be on site at each event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Marvel on these limited variant covers,” said Wizard World CEO John Macaluso.  “Our fans will now have the opportunity to collect the hottest monthly Marvel titles drawn by attending artists at Wizard World shows. This is a huge benefit for all attendees.”

“As Wizard World adds shows across America, Marvel is pleased to be a part of their continued expansion,” said Marvel Entertainment SVP of Sales and Publishing David Gabriel. “We’re giving each cover the all-star treatment. With the biggest creators and the best characters on-board, we want each attendee’s Wizard World experience to be as special as possible.”

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event.  Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html and to learn more about Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Marvel Brings Daredevil, Iron Fist & More to Netflix

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Press Release:

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

CA – The Art of Thor Panel

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**UPDATE** Director Alan Taylor has been added! Story artists Jane Wu and Bryan Andrews appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 16, 2013 from 3:00 till 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION when you purchase the art of Thor: The Dark World book from our website or shop.

This artist panel will be highlighting the story artists of Thor 2 and the importance of visual storytelling before the film is actually shot. The artists will tell us a bit about their process as well pitch a few scenes from the film followed by a Q & A and book signing portion.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter at SDCC 2013: Screening Photos with Hayley Atwell

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MARVEL ONE SHOT: AGENT CARTER

MARVEL STUDIOS INVITED COMIC-CON FANS TO ATTEND AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF ALL-NEW MARVEL: ONE-SHOT & FILMMAKER/TALENT PANEL

WHO:            Louis D’Esposito, Director & Marvel Studios Co-President, Hayley Atwell (“Peggy Carter”), Brad Winderbaum, Producer, and Eric Pearson, writer. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.

WHAT:          Marvel invited Comic-Con fans to attend a special screening of MARVEL ONE SHOT: AGENT CARTER, followed by filmmaker/talent Q&A panel to celebrate the release of “Marvel’s Iron Man 3” releasing on HD Digital and HD Digital 3DSeptember 3, 2013, and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and On Demand September 24, 2013.

WHEN:          FRIDAY, JULY 19 @ 7:00 PM PST 

WHERE:        Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, San Diego, CA           

MORE:          About MARVEL ONE SHOT: AGENT CARTER:

Picking up where the events of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER left off, “Agent Carter” tracks British operative Peggy Carter (THE FIRST AVENGER’s Hayley Atwell) as she joins the nascent S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. As she searches for the enigmatic “Zodiac” key, Agent Carter also battles her sexist, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn (THE WEST WING’s Bradley Whitford), who thinks women have no place in the secret-agent business.

Co-starring Dominic Cooper (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) as Howard Stark, “Agent Carter” is the fourth entry in the fan-favorite “Marvel One-Shot” Short Film Series, which exists within the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER will be available as a bonus feature on “Marvel’s Iron Man 3,” debuting on HD Digital and HD Digital 3D September 3, 2013, and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and On Demand September 24, 2013.

SDCC Digest 2013: 3

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series SDCC Digest 2013

There was a lot going on at SDCC today…Hunger Games, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, the announcing of the subtitle (and protagonist) for the next Avengers movie…but the announcement that stole the show was for the Man of Steel’s follow-up…Batman and Superman together in one movie!


Live from SDCC 2013: Marvel

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Marvel is providing live coverage from SDCC.

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Featured on Iron Man 3 Combo Pack

July 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Movies

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ALL-NEW “MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER” FEATURED ON THIS YEAR’S #1 WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE HIT ON 2-DISC BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3

Other bonus features include an exclusive look into Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” behind-the-scenes featurette “Iron Man 3 Unmasked,” in which the film’s cast and crew offer a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel-style, and much more!

Agent CarterBURBANK, Calif. July 15, 2013— This fall, the highest-grossing movie of the year, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” launches on HD Digital 3D and HD Digital September 3, 2013, and on 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy, 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, SD Digital and On-Demand platforms September 24, 2013, featuring top-flight bonus features, including the all-new “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter”. Called “bold” (Reelz), “brilliant” (moviefanatic.com), and “the best ‘Iron Man’ yet” (Access Hollywood), this blockbuster third chapter in the Iron Man series pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against his ultimate enemy, The Mandarin, for the year’s most spectacular action adventure!

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” has earned a record-breaking $1.2 billion dollars in theaters worldwide, making it the biggest hit in the Iron Man series and the fifth highest grossing feature film of all time. Now, viewers everywhere can experience the action-packed excitement on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy, featuring “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” the fourth entry in the fan-favorite “One-Shot” series. Starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter of Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Agent Carter” takes place after the events of “The First Avenger” and offers the latest exciting expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Other bonus features include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” which shows off the spectacular new worlds, unforgettable characters, and pulse-pounding thrills of the upcoming blockbuster movie, and two behind-the-scenes featurettes “Iron Man 3 Unmasked,” in which the film’s cast and crew offer a crash course in epic movie-making, Marvel-style, and “Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One,” which allows viewers to jump right into the excitement of creating one of the film’s most memorable action sequences.

Additional extras include a Gag Reel, Deleted & Extended Scenes, and Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Drew Pearce & Screeenwriter/Director Shane Black.

The full range of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” home entertainment offerings and bonus features are as follows:

PACKAGING & BONUS FEATURES:

3-Disc 3D Super Set (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Music Download)

Bonus Includes:

·       Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter

·       Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”

·       Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked

·       Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One

·       Gag Reel

·       Deleted/Extended Scenes

·       Audio Commentary With Drew Pearce & Shane Black

·       And more!

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy)

Bonus Includes:

·       Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

 

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD)

Bonus Includes:

·       Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

 

1-Disc DVD + Digital Copy

Bonus Includes:

·       Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One

·       Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”

 

High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital

·       Bonus offerings vary per select digital retailers

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Street Date:                           September 24, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 7/30; Distrib. Prebook: 8/13)

Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Feature Run Time:           130 Minutes

Ratings:                                   U.S.: PG-13 For Sequences Of Intense Sci-Fi Action and Violence Throughout, and Brief Suggestive Content (bonus features not rated)

Aspect Ratio:                       Blu-ray & DVD = 2.40:1

Audio:                                       Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 7.1 DTS-HDHR, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles:      English, French & Spanish

 

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ABOUT MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3

Synopsis:  Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers.
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film earned the second biggest domestic opening of all time with $174.1M, crossed the $1 billion global box office threshold in 23 days of release, and currently stands as the #5 worldwide release of all time.

 

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

 

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

Disney Acquires Distribution Rights to Four Marvel Films from Paramount

July 2, 2013 by  
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Disney Acquires Distribution Rights to Four Marvel Films from Paramount

Deal covers Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger

Iron Man posterBURBANK, Calif.–()–The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Disney has acquired all of the distribution rights previously held by Paramount for Marvel Studios’ Iron ManIron Man 2Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Under terms of the deal effective June 30, 2013, Paramount was paid for the transfer of the distribution rights. Paramount will continue to honor and service existing distribution commitments. All other distribution activities will be transitioned to Disney over the next several months.

The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, purchasing the worldwide marketing and distribution rights for Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Iron Man 3 from Paramount the following year.

About The Walt Disney Studios

For nearly 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, home entertainment releases, music and soundtrack recordings, and live stage plays. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney; Walt Disney Animation Studios; Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.

About Marvel

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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