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Marvel Studios is the film production and distribution company that currently owns the rights to all characters based on Marvel Comics (except the X-Men, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the Fantastic Four, Man-Thing, Daredevil, Kick-Ass and related characters). Marvel Studios is a subsidiary of the Marvel Entertainment, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company.of April 1949: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 are in pre-production, and a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger has been announced. Each film released within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been commercially successful.

Disney's purchaseEdit

On December 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Both Marvel and Disney have stated that the merger would not affect any preexisting 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. 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 will be operated. On October 18, Disney bought the distribution rights for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 from Paramount Pictures. Disney, however, purchased the distribution rights before Marvel's "6 picture deal" with Paramount was complete, thus Paramount's logo was for both films instead of the Disney logo. Marvel also began to reclaim the rights to characters that had been licensed out to other studios since the late 1990s, starting with Blade from New Line Cinema. 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 back 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. The only rights that are still left at other studios are the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchise of characters at 20th Century Fox and the Spider-Man franchise of characters at Sony/Columbia Pictures. 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, whereas Sony purchasing out Marvel's film participation rights. By April 2013, Marvel Studios will move its production facilities from Manhattan Beach to Glendale, California, a location already populated by other Disney divisions.

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Marvel Studios
Captain America Films Captain America (1944), Captain Ameria (1990), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Iron Man Films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor Films Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Spider-Man Films Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Daredevil Films Daredevil (2003), Elektra (2005)
Fantastic Four Films The Fantastic Four (1994), Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Fantastic Four (2015)
Blade Films Blade (1998), Blade II (2002), Blade: Trinity (2004)
The Punisher Films The Punisher (1989), The Punisher (2004), Punisher: War Zone (2007)
Ghost Rider Films Ghost Rider (2007), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Guardians of the Galaxy Films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
X-Men Films X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Deadpool (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Logan (2017), The New Mutants (2018), Deadpool 2 (2018) X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018) Gambit (2019)
Hulk Films Hulk (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Avengers Films Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinty War (2018)
Ant-Man Films Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Original Films

Howard the Duck (1986), Doctor Strange (2016), 

Kingsman Films Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Kick Ass Films Kick Ass (2010), Kick Ass 2 (2013)
Men in Black Films Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Men in Black 3 (2012)
Single Films Howard the Duck (1986), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Doctor Strange (2016), Black Panther (2018), Venom (2018), Captain Marvel (2019)
Upcoming Films Dark Phoenix (2019), Captain Marvel (2019), Avenger 4 (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2020)