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          Founded in 1933 as Newsstand Publications, Inc.; renamed Timely Publications in 1939, then Atlas Comics and Marvel Comics; purchased by New World Pictures (later New World Entertainment) in 1986; investor Ronald Perelman purchased Marvel in 1989 for $82.5 million; Marvel lost value and filed bankruptcy in 1995, with owner Perelman & bondholder Carl Icahn losing control to the owners of ToyBiz; sold to the Disney Company in December 2009 for $4.24 billion.

          The 'Marvel Universe' includes well-known properties Blade, Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Elektra, The Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Punisher, Spider-Man, Thor, Wolverine, and The X-Men.

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The Film & Music Library
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Announced 8/2012: Marvel and Disney had been planning to release a "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection" box set ranging from the first "Iron Man" thru "The Avengers" – a grouping that also includes the "Iron Man" sequels, "Thor", and "Captain America". German luggage manufacturer Rimowa GmbH is accusing Disney and Marvel of stealing a design feature for the packaging of the box set; Marvel has since delayed the release of the set from September 2012 to next spring.

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Before Disney


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40 Years of Spider-Man  
"40 Years of The Amazing Spider-Man" [2004]
Topics Ent. CD-ROM for Windows & Mac [11/2004] 11 disks - out of prodn/used

35 "Spider-Man" [Marvel Studios/Sony May 2002] 69,484,700 tickets

53 "Spider-Man 2" [Marvel Studios/Columbia 2004] 60,158,700

96 "Spider-Man 3" [Marvel Studios/Columbia 2007] 48,914,300

"Ultimate Spider-Man" [Marvel/Disney XD April 2012]  
animated TV series produced by Man of Action Studios /tt1722512/

Spiderman's spider symbol

"The Amazing Spider-Man" in 3-D [Marvel Studios/Columbia July 2012] pAmazingSpiderman2012.jpg

5/2012 trailer [2:26] for "The Amazing Spider-Man" at IMDb

After Disney

"Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection" 10-disc box set [2013]
contents include 2-disk "The Avengers", 2-disk "Captain America: The First Avenger", "The Incredible Hulk",
"Iron Man", "Iron Man 2", 2-disk "Thor" plus 'Top-Secret Bonus Disc'
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2013] 10 disks for $190.85

"Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection" 13-disc box set [Amazon Exclusive DUE late 2015]  
contents include two-disk versions of "Ant-Man", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Captain America: The Winter Soldier",
"Guardians of The Galaxy", "Iron Man 3", and "Thor: The Dark World", plus 'Top-Secret Bonus Disc'
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [late 2015] 13 disks for $224.99

"Thor" [Marvel Studios May 2011]
Kenneth Branagh directed this year’s “Thor”, which grossed more than $448 million worldwide.

"Captain America: The First Avenger" [Marvel Studios July 2011]

Announced 3/2012: A.M.C. Theaters will be screening all six recent Marvel movies in chronological order;
the 12-hour-plus marathon will include "Iron Man", "The Incredible Hulk", "Iron Man 2", "Thor", and
"Captain America" capped off with the premiere of "The Avengers"

"The Avengers" [Marvel Studios May 2012?]

"The Hands of Shang-Chi" [DreamWorks SKG; 2013?]
Martial arts master Shang-Chi discovers that he is the son of evil mastermind Fu Manchu; previously published
in several Marvel comics & graphic novels; new live-action movie is co-produced by Ang Lee, scripted by Bruce C. McKenna,
to be directed by Woo-ping Yuen, planned for 2011 release • latest info at IMDb

"The Wolverine" [Marvel Studios July 2013?]
Stalled by a natural disaster, a director leaving, and then a busy schedule, the future looked grim for "The Wolverine”; but comic fans
needn’t fear – a release date has been set and it will now slash its way into theaters in July 2013.

"Thor 2" [Marvel Studios Nov 2013?]
Announced 10/2011: Marvel has hired director Patty Jenkins for “Thor 2”; Marvel’s Kevin Feige will
produce; Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston are signed to star.

"Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier" [Marvel Studios April 2014?]
Announced 7/2012: full title plus will be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo • latest info at IMDb

"Lego Marvel Super Heroes Movie" 'spec' animated feature [GameFilms July 2014]
watch full movie [1:01:07] online at YouTube

Marvel's "Ant-Man" [Marvel Studios/Disney July 2015]  
poster for Marvel's 'Ant-Man' movie [2015]  An ethical thief just released from prison is recruited to use the Ant-Man suit and shrink himself to get past security and steal stuff. Directed by Peyton Reed; original story by Stan Lee; starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmal-chian, 'T.I.' Harris, Hayley Atwell, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Martin Donovan & Thomas the Tank Engine; location filming in Atlanta, Georgia & San Francisco, California
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2015 official trailer [2:29] at YouTube

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Stan Lee is listed as tied for #26 on Atlantic Monthly's "Top 30 Influential Living Americans" (12/2006)

L i n k s

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