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  1. Iron Man was considered such a minor character when Marvel Studios began developing the 2008 movie that about 30 writers passed on writing the script, and Marvel produced three animated "advertorials" to introduce the character and show audiences that he wasn't simply a robot.

  2. Disney does not own the rights to show "big" Marvel characters (Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, etc) in theme parks east of the Mississippi, due to a contract Marvel signed with Universal Studios in the 90s

  3. Marvel's near collapse led to dominance. In The 90’s they desperately sold film rights to their characters for operating capital. A few hits(Blade & X-Men) led studios to consider the comic movie viable. Failure by most caused many of the rights to return to Marvel, who created Marvel Studios.

  4. Black Widow merchandise was blocked by Marvel's Ex Marvel Studios CEO because he thought girls superhero toys wouldn't sell.

  5. Marvel's near collapse led to dominance. In The 90’s they desperately sold film rights to their characters for operating capital. A few hits(Blade & X-Men) led studios to consider the comic movie viable. Failure by most caused many of the rights to return to Marvel, who created Marvel Studios.

  6. Disney isn't legally allowed to develop Marvel attractions based on X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and the Avengers, and their "families" on its East Coast theme parks, nor use the Marvel name in both of its West/East Coast parks due to the 1994 contract Marvel signed with Universal Studios

  7. The co-inventor of the popular '90s toy "Skip It" also founded Marvel Studios.

  8. Actor Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in at least one film for each of Disney's owned studios. He played Nick Fury in the MCU (Marvel), he was a Jedi in the Star Wars prequels (Lucasfilms), Frozone in The Incredibles (Pixar), as well as the narrator for a Disney Nature Documentary "African Cats".

  9. When Marvel was attempting to create their own independent studio, they used their own IPs (Captain America, The Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther ect...) as collateral. If the MCU failed, Merrill Lynch would have ended up owning these characters.

  10. Marvel Entertainment made little profit from its licensing deals, so they created MARVEL STUDIOS. Kevin Feige envisioned creating a shared universe similar to Stan Lee's comic book universe. They obtained a $525 million revolving credit and thus the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" was born.

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Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was rejected FIVE times by the USC School of Cinematic Arts before being accepted on his sixth application attempt

That, in 1998, Sony was offered the film rights to ALL Marvel characters for $25 million but declined the offer & bought the rights to just Spider-Man, believing that movie audiences would only care about him. Ten years later, Marvel Studios created the MCU, which has since grossed $8.1 billion.

Marvel Comics was so cross with Fox Studios over the Fantastic Four movie that they planned to cancel their Fantastic Four comic book a year before the film came out.

The Universal Studios originally wanted to have rides based on DC characters like Batman and Superman as part of a wider Cartoon World, but negotiations with Time-Warner fell through, so Universal ended up making a licensing deal with Marvel Comics instead

Alan Menken, the composer behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and other Disney classics, composed the patriotic 'Star Spangled Man' from Marvel Studios' 2011 film, Captain America: The First Avenger

Disney is contractually barred from having Marvel characters at Disney World Orlando because there is a Marvel attraction at nearby Universal Studios. This contract has no expiration date.

In 2002, Universal Studios had a haunted house loosely based on the Marvel storyline Maximum Carnage for Halloween Horror Nights. The house portayed superheroes such as Spider-Man and Wolverine as brutally killed.

Long before their major success, Marvel Studios risked almost all of their remaining major properties such as The Avengers for a $525 million financing deal with Merrill Lynch.

Disney owns The muppets, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Maker studios, which in turn owns Polaris

In 2005, before their acquisition by Disney, Marvel Studios took out a $525 million loan to produce Iron Man, using the rights to their roster of characters as collateral.

Disney World and Tokyo Disney parks are prohibited from employing any specific Marvel characters that appears at Universal theme parks in Florida and Japan, due to the 1994 agreement Universal Studios made with Marvel prior to Disney's acquisition of the comic-book company in 2009

Because Marvel Studio had so many movies connected to one another, after Iron Man in 2008 they hosted a creative retreat every year with all the writers and directors involved. They worked with each other and the studio head Kevin Feige to create a cohesive map from Iron man 2 to Endgame.

Universal Studios essentially has a stranglehold on Disney ever using the Marvel properties they own in their flagship Walt Disney World Resort

Marvel Studios has donated a total of $1.25 million to both Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children's Foundation.

The security guard at the beginning of the Captain Marvel movie was played by the Marvel Studios head of security

Marvel Studios' CEO said that nobody would notice Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2 because, "black people look the same."

Avi Arad producer and former chairman/CEO of Marvel Studios invented the 90's childrens toy Skip it

Chris Hemsworth approached Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, after Age of Ultron, telling him about his dissatisfaction with his role in previous MCU films, and suggested to completely revamp and deconstruct his character of Thor and the universe surrounding him in Thor: Ragnarok.

Disney World and Tokyo Disney parks are forbidden to use the Marvel name and any specific Marvel characters (e.g., X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man, etc) used in Universal parks within any designated regional/city distances of them, due to the 1994 contract signed between Universal Studios and Marvel

On "Iron Man"and the start of Marvel Studios Favreau: It was essentially a negative pickup that was being distributed by a studio. It was funded through Marvel putting together financing using the characters as collateral.

Marvel and DC had a clash of universes, and it was amazing. In battles, Marvel won 6 to 5 against DC, but both studios decided to mash-up universes into their own superhero universe.

the Marvel has forbidden its X-Men comic writers from creating new characters due to Fox Studios

Marvel's near collapse led to their biggest success. They desperately sold film rights to their characters for operating capital. A few successes(Blade & X-Men) led studios to consider the comic movie viable. Failure by most caused many of the rights to revert to Marvel, who created Marvel Studios.

Marvel's near collapse led to their biggest success. They desperately sold film rights to their characters for operating capital. A few successes(Blade & X-Men) led studios to consider the comic movie viable. Failure by most caused many of the rights to revert to Marvel, who created Marvel Studios.

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