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Marvel Hero Movies: Who has the Rights?

With the superhero movie genre solidifying itself into the mainstream Hollywood industry, the hunt is on with studios to secure the rights to as many comic book characters as they can. Who could blame them? As Joss Whedan proved to the film industry, superheroes are a “juggernaut” at the box office! But who “owns who”?

The Geek Twins have created a graphic to give us a perspective.

Chart from The Geek Twins
Chart from The Geek Twins

I was listening to a recent podcast of Kevin Smith (Clerks), and he made a good point regarding the studios unwillingness to release or share their respective character rights. Basically, Smith’s observation/prediction was that since The Avengers, the studios now see the money potential in these style of films and that they could make “money for nothing” for just loaning out their character for studio crossovers in future films.

Fans could only hope for such common sense in Hollywood Execs…

Steve “Rifflo” Fitch – Legendarium News Director

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian rapier, German longsword, and Mixed Martial Arts. Follow Steve on Twitter @HobbitSteve

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Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.

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