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Marvel Studios, LLC (originally known as Marvel Films), is an American television and motion picture studio based in Manhattan Beach, California. As of 2015, Marvel Studios is one of the six production companies that make up The Walt Disney Studios. From 1996 to 2015, Marvel Studios was a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment (itself a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company since 2009), before being integrated directly into The Walt Disney Studios in August of 2015.

Since 2008, the studio has released twenty-four independently produced films with shared timeline, cast, and characters, making up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

History

2000s

In 2009, Marvel 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.

On December 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, both Marvel and Disney stated that the merger would not affect any pre-existing deals with other film studios for the time being, although Disney said they will consider distributing future Marvel projects with their own studios once the current deals expire.

2010s

On October 18, 2010, Disney bought the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures. However, as part of the deal, Paramount's logo would still be used in the promotion marketing and trailers for both films.

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

On August 22, 2011 at Disney's behest, the Studio fired most of its marketing department: Dana Precious, EVP of Worldwide Marketing, Jeffrey Stewart, VP of Worldwide Marketing, and Jodi Miller, Manager of Worldwide Marketing. Disney took over the marketing of Marvel's films.

As part of the deal transferring the distribution rights of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures to Disney, Paramount's logo appears in the films' promotional materials and merchandise. Nevertheless, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is credited at the end of these films.

Upon the release of The Amazing Spider-Man, Disney and Sony negotiated a two-way agreement. Disney would receive full merchandising ancillary rights to future Spider-Man films in exchange for Sony purchasing out Marvel's film participation rights.

By April 2013, Marvel Studios moved its production facilities from Manhattan Beach to Glendale, California, a location already populated by other Disney divisions.

On July 2, 2013, Disney purchased the distribution rights to Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger from Paramount. The rights were assigned to The Walt Disney Studios.

Marvel character licensing

At the time of The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, the film production rights to certain Marvel characters were licensed out to Constantin Film, New Line Cinema, New Regency Productions, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Lionsgate. Blade was the first character whose film rights returned to Marvel since the acquisition.

In August 2012, it was reported that 20th Century Fox was willing to allow the film rights to the superhero Daredevil and his related characters revert to Marvel and Disney, a contracted stipulation that required Fox to begin production on a new Daredevil film by late 2012. Fox had approached Marvel about extending the deadline and becoming a co-financier for the film, but was rebuffed. On October 10, 2012, the Daredevil film rights reverted to Marvel Studios, which was confirmed by studio president Kevin Feige on April 23, 2013.

On May 2, 2013, Feige confirmed in an interview that the Ghost Rider and Punisher rights had reverted to Marvel from Sony and Lions Gate respectively, as well as reaffirming the acquisition of the Blade rights. It was later revealed in May 2013 that Marvel has also reacquired the Power Man rights from Columbia Pictures. In an interview with Collider in early May 2013, Kevin Feige stated he believed the Elektra rights were back at Marvel through the Daredevil deal.

On February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures signed a deal that would allow Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and would first appear in a Marvel movie before getting a solo movie on July 7, 2017. On June 2016, it was announced that the rights to Namor reverted to Marvel Studios from Universal Studios. On December 14, 2017, Disney purchased the movie and television divisions of 20th Century Fox, including the rights to the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. The full rights reverted back to Marvel Studios on March 20th, 2019.

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The Marvel Logo (2013 - 2016)

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NEW Marvel Studios Logo Released at Comic Con 2016

The new Marvel logo (2016 - present)

Kevin Feige stated that since Marvel 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's studio or distribution partners' logos. Feige added that "“We didn’t want to re-invent the wheel [with the new logo], but we wanted it to feel bigger, to feel more substantial, which is why it starts with the flip, but suddenly it’s more dimensional as we go through the lettering and it reveals itself with the metallic sheen before settling into the white-on-red, well known Marvel logo, with the added flourish of the arrival and the announcement of the Studios at the bottom of the word Marvel.

The new logo will be seen on all subsequent feature film releases, as well as the television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. With the addition of the new logo, Marvel Studios also added a fanfare to accompany the logo, composed by Brian Tyler, who wrote the scores to Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.

Films

See also: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Year Film Directed by Written by Distributor Budget Gross (Worldwide)
2008 Iron Man Jon Favreau Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway Paramount Pictures $140 million $585,174,222
The Incredible Hulk Louis Leterrier Zak Penn Universal Pictures $150 million $263,427,551
2010 Iron Man 2 Jon Favreau Justin Theroux Paramount Pictures $200 million $623,933,331
2011 Thor Kenneth Branagh Story: J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich
Screenplay: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Don Payne
$150 million $449,326,618
Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely $140 million $370,569,774
2012 Marvel's The Avengers Joss Whedon Zak Penn and Joss Whedon Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $220 million $1,518,812,988
2013 Iron Man 3 Shane Black Drew Pearce and Shane Black $200 million $1,214,811,252
Thor: The Dark World Alan Taylor Story: Don Payne and Robert Rodat
Screenplay: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely
$170 million $644,571,402
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely $170 million $714,264,267
Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn James Gunn and Nicole Perlman $195 million $773,328,629
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Joss Whedon $250 million $1,405,403,694
Ant-Man Peyton Reed Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam Mckay, and Paul Rudd $130 million $519,311,965
2016 Captain America: Civil War Anthony and Joe Russo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely $250 million $1,153,304,495
Doctor Strange Scott Derrickson Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson $165 million $677,718,395
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 James Gunn James Gunn $200 million $863,756,051
Spider-Man: Homecoming Jon Watts Story: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein
Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers
Sony Pictures Entertainment $175 million $​​​​​880,166,924
Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $180 million $853,977,126
2018 Black Panther Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler, Mark Bailey $200-210 million $1,346,529,123
Avengers: Infinity War Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely $315 million $2,039,954,372
Ant-Man and the Wasp Peyton Reed Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd $162-195 million $622,674,139
2019 Captain Marvel Anna Bode and Ryan Fleck Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch and

Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck

$152-175 million $1,128,274,794
Avengers: Endgame Joe and Anthony Russo Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely $356 million $2,797,800,564
Spider-Man: Far From Home Jon Watts Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers Sony Pictures Entertainment $160 million $1,131,927,996
2021 Black Widow Cate Shortland Story: Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson
Screenplay: Eric Pearson
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $200 million
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Destin Daniel Cretton David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham
Eternals Chloé Zhao Matthew Firpo & Ryan Firpo & Chloé Zhao
Spider-Man: No Way Home Jon Watts Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers Sony Pictures Entertainment
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Sam Raimi Michael Waldron Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Thor: Love and Thunder Taika Waititi Taika Waititi & Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special James Gunn James Gunn
2023 The Marvels Nia Da Costa Megan McDonnell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 James Gunn James Gunn
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Peyton Reed Jeff Loveness

Disney+ series

See also: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Year Series Showrunner First released Last released Episodes Status
2021 WandaVision Jac Schaeffer January 15, 2021 March 5, 2021 9 Released
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Malcolm Spellman March 19, 2021 April 23, 2021 6
Loki (Season One) Michael Waldron June 9, 2021 July 14, 2021 6
What If...? (Season One) A.C. Bradley August 11, 2021 October 6, 2021 9
Hawkeye Jonathan Igla November 24, 2021 December 22, 2021 6 Post-production
2022 Ms. Marvel Bisha K. Ali TBA TBA 6
Moon Knight Jeremy Slater TBA TBA 6
She-Hulk Jessica Gao TBA TBA 10
Secret Invasion Kyle Bradstreet TBA TBA 6 Filming
TBA Ironheart Chinaka Hodge TBA TBA 6 Pre-production
Armor Wars Yassir Lester TBA TBA TBA In Development
I Am Groot TBA TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Wakanda series TBA TBA TBA TBA
Echo Etan Cohen & Emily Cohen TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Agatha Harkness show Jac Schaeffer TBA TBA TBA

Gallery

10th Anniversary posters

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Media
Movies: The AvengersIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the GalaxyAvengers: Age of UltronAnt-ManCaptain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: HomecomingThor: RagnarokBlack PantherAvengers: Infinity WarAnt-Man and the WaspCaptain MarvelAvengers: EndgameSpider-Man: Far From HomeBlack WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Upcoming: EternalsSpider-Man: No Way HomeDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessThor: Love and ThunderBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe MarvelsAnt-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Fantastic FourBladeDeadpool 3Captain America 4

TV Shows:
Marvel Television: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agent CarterDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistThe DefendersInhumansThe PunisherRunawaysCloak & DaggerHelstrom
Marvel Studios: WandaVisionThe Falcon and The Winter SoldierLokiWhat If...?HawkeyeMs. MarvelMoon KnightShe-HulkSecret InvasionIronheartArmor WarsI Am GrootEchoUntitled Agatha Harkness show
Specials: Marvel Studios: Assembling a UniverseMarvel 75 Years: From Pulp to PopThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Cancelled: InhumansNew Warriors
Marvel One-Shots: Item 47Agent CarterAll Hail the King
Books: The Art of Marvel's The AvengersThor: The Dark World: Warriors of the RealmsCaptain America: The Winter Soldier – The Movie StorybookCaptain America: The Winter Soldier: Rescue at SeaThe Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Video games: Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthIron Man 3: The Official GameDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionMarvel: Contest of ChampionsMarvel: Avengers AllianceMarvel vs. Capcom series (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
Soundtracks: ThorThe AvengersIron Man 3Captain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Disney Parks
Avengers Campus(Avengers Campus (Disney California Adventure)/Avengers Campus (Walt Disney Studios Park)/Stark Expo (Hong Kong Disneyland)) • Avengers QuinjetAnt-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindGuardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Iron Man ExperienceIron Man Tech ShowcaseIron Man JukeboxMarvel's Mission: Dimensions of DangerSuper Hero HQThe AnnexWeb Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

Entertainment: Avengers Training InitiativeDoctor Strange: Journey into the Mystic ArtsGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!Marvel Heroes UniteMarvel Comic AcademyStark Expo présente : une énergie pour demain!
Restaurants: Pym Test Kitchen
Shops: Expo ShopPavilion GiftsThe Collector’s Warehouse
Firework: Disney Movie MagicILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationWorld of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Heroes: Iron ManPepper PottsWar MachineHulkThor OdinsonJane FosterBlack WidowHawkeyeCaptain AmericaPeggy CarterSam Wilson/Falcon/Captain AmericaNick FuryStar-LordGamoraDrax the DestroyerGrootRocket RaccoonMantisScarlet WitchQuicksilverVisionHank PymJanet van DyneHope van DyneScott LangBlack PantherShuriOkoyeNakiaSpider-ManDoctor StrangeHeimdallValkyrieCaptain MarvelMonica RambeauDaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron FistRed GuardianMelina VostokoffYelena BelovaShang-ChiKaty ChenMs. MarvelHawkeye (Kate Bishop)Deadpool

Villains: LeaderAbominationWhiplashJustin HammerRed SkullLoki LaufeysonThanosAldrich KillianTrevor SlatteryEric SavinEllen BrandtMalekithAlgrimThe Winter SoldierAlexander PierceCrossbonesArnim ZolaThe OtherNebulaRonan the AccuserKorath the PursuerCollectorUlysses KlaueUltronBaron StruckerWilson Fisk/KingpinKilgraveBaron ZemoCottonmouthBlack MariahShadesDiamondbackKarl MordoKaeciliusBride of Nine SpidersEgo the Living PlanetAyeshaTaserfaceThe VultureShockerTinkererMaximusSurturHelaErik KillmongerGhostSonny BurchYon-RoggDr. Minn-ErvaSupreme IntelligenceEbony MawCorvus GlaiveProxima MidnightCull ObsidianMorgan le FayMysterioAgatha HarknessValentina Allegra de FontaineKang/He Who RemainsTaskmasterGeneral DreykovWenwuDeath DealerRazor FistDoctor OctopusGreen GoblinElectro
Other characters: Phil CoulsonMaria HillJ.A.R.V.I.S.Erik SelvigMaya HansenHarley KeenerOdin BorsonVolstaggHogunFandralSifHappy HoganSharon CarterSenator SternDarcy LewisFriggaBorRhomann DeyYondu UdontaCarinaIrani RaelVice President RodriguezHoward the DuckGarthan SaalCosmo the SpacedogEdwin JarvisCassandra LangStickAncient OneClaire TempleChristine PalmerHoward StarkAunt MayEverett RossBetty BrantMichelle JonesNed LeedsRamondaM'BakuZuriT'ChakaF.R.I.D.A.Y.GooseMar-VellMorgan StarkJ. Jonah JamesonPunisherTrish WalkerJeri HogarthMisty KnightColleen WingKaren PageTina Minoru
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters: Daisy Johnson/QuakeGrant WardLeo FitzJemma SimmonsMelinda MayJohn GarrettMichael PetersonFranklin HallAce PetersonChan Ho YinMiles LydonVictoria HandAkela AmadorRainaElliot RandolphIan QuinnLoreleiAudrey NathanAgent KoenigAntoine TriplettMockingbirdAbsorbing ManAgent 33Isabelle HartleyLance HunterDaniel WhitehallCalvin ZaboRobert GonzalesAlphonso MackenzieLincoln CampbellGordonYo-YoGhost Rider (Johnny Blaze)Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)Holden RadcliffePatriotKasiusSinaraSargeIzelPhil Coulson (LMD)Freddy MalickErnest KoenigViolaSibylNathaniel MalickThomas WardKoraGrillEllen NadeerChristian Ward
Inhumans characters: Black BoltMedusa AmaquelinCrystal AmaquelinKarnakGorgon
Runaways characters: Alex WilderNico MinoruKarolina DeanGertrude YorkesChase SteinMolly Hernandez
Cloak & Dagger characters: Tyrone Johnson/CloakTandy Bowen/DaggerMayhem
WandaVision characters: Sharon Davis/Mrs. HartTodd Davis/Mr. HartRalph BohnerAbilash Tandon/NormHarold Proctor/Phil JonesCommercial ManCommercial WomanDennisSarah Proctor/Dottie JonesIsabel Matsueda/BeverlyJohn Collins/HerbAgent Franklin/BeekeeperSeñor ScratchyDoctor NielsonBilly MaximoffTommy MaximoffDirector HaywardAgent Monti/The StrongmanAgent RodriguezDr. HighlandSparkyMajor GoodnerEvanora HarknessIryna MaximoffOlek Maximoff
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier characters: John Walker/U.S. AgentKarli MorgenthauJoaquin TorresSarah WilsonDr. RaynorYoriLeahLemar Hoskins/BattlestarIsaiah BradleyEli BradleyOlivia WalkerSelbyDr. Nagel
Loki characters: Sylvie LaufeydottirMobiusRavonna RenslayerHunter B-15CaseyMiss MinutesHunter C-20Kid LokiAlligator LokiClassic LokiBoastful LokiPresident LokiTime KeepersAlioth
What If...? characters: The Watcher

Episodes
ABC: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode listAgent Carter episode listInhumans episode list
Netflix: Daredevil episode listJessica Jones episode listLuke Cage episode listIron Fist episode listThe Defenders episode listThe Punisher episode list
Hulu: Runaways episode list
Freeform: Cloak & Dagger episode list
Disney+: WandaVision episode listThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode listLoki episode listWhat If...? episode list
Songs
"Shoot To Thrill" • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" • "Trouble Man" • "Hooked on a Feeling" • "Spirit In The Sky" • "Cherry Bomb" • "Come and Get Your Love" • "I Want You Back" • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" • "Go All The Way" • "Moonage Daydream" • "I'm Not In Love" • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" • "O-o-h Child" • "Magic" • "Live To Rise" • "I've Got No Strings" • "Left Hand Free" • "Mr. Blue Sky" • "The Chain" • "Born to Be Wild" • "Immigrant Song" • "C'mon Get Happy" • "Twilight Time" • "Holding Out for a Hero" • "Demons" • "Dark Moon" • "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" • "A Whole New World" • "Strange Things" • "Let It Go" • "Into the Unknown"

Original Songs: "A Newlywed Couple" • "WandaVision!" • "We Got Something Cooking" • "Making It Up As We Go Along" • "Let's Keep It Going" • "Agatha All Along" • "Jeg Saler Min Ganger"

Weapons/Objects
Super Soldier SerumCaptain America's ShieldMjolnirTesseractLoki's ScepterIron Man (armor)ExtremisIron LegionIron Patriot (armor)AetherInfinity StonesCentipede0-8-4Berserker StaffWidow's BiteEXO-7 FalconOrbUniversal WeaponGravitoniumPym ParticlesDivinerVibraniumInfinity GauntletWeb-ShootersTemPad
Vehicles
S.H.I.E.L.D. HelicarrierQuinjetValkyrieMilanoThe BusDark AsterLola
Organizations/Groups
AvengersChitauriStark IndustriesS.H.I.E.L.D.A.I.M.AsgardiansFire DemonsDark ElvesFrost GiantsHYDRAWorld Security CouncilGuardians of the GalaxyNova CorpsKreeSakaaransRising TideCentipede ProjectCybertekXandariansStrikeRavagersInhumansThe HandDefendersBlack OrderEternalsFantastic FourS.W.O.R.D.United NationsFlag SmashersTime Variance AuthorityVariants
Locations
New York (state)New York CityAvengers TowerAsgardIndiaStuttgartGermanyNine RealmsLondonEnglandProject P.E.G.A.S.U.S.Tony Stark's MansionTriskelionWakandaXandarMorag • Guest House • The HubKnowhereShawarma PalaceSanctuaryHong KongEgoNew Avengers FacilityVormirQuantum RealmNew JerseyWestviewMassachusettsRalph Bohner's HouseLamentis-1The VoidCitadel at the End of TimeSan Francisco
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