Disney Buys Paramount's Rights to Marvel Films

Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) is mopping up the last few odds and ends of Marvel that it doesn't yet own.

Four years after signing its $4 billion deal to acquire the comic book-cum-comic book movie producer, The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday that it has inked a follow-on agreement among its Studios division, Marvel Studios subsidiary, and Paramount Pictures, to buy the latter's distribution rights to several Marvel Studios films.

Specifically, on June 30, Disney bought rights to Iron ManIron Man 2Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, paying an unspecified sum for the rights. Disney already owned the rights to Marvel's The Avengers and Marvel's Iron Man 3, having bought those from Paramount in 2010.

Paramount's existing distribution commitments remain in force. Future distribution rights now pass to Disney. 


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  • Report this Comment On July 02, 2013, at 7:07 PM, locsphere wrote:

    Who wants to bet Disney will soon be taking Microsoft up on their patent to enforce licensing agreements for digital media!

    Pretty soon if Fido walks in the room your kinect sensor will stop your movie and ask to buy a license for a public viewing...

  • Report this Comment On July 02, 2013, at 7:11 PM, Zonniwoop wrote:

    OK, Just where does this leave the upcoming and currently filming sequel to X-Men ?!

    ( PS... I feel that Disney is very EVIL in its practices.)

  • Report this Comment On July 02, 2013, at 7:56 PM, Imajika13 wrote:

    Zonniwoop,

    It doesn't do anything for the Xmen movies. 20th Century Fox owns the rights to Xmen, and more importantly, there is nothing short of a divine intervention that will be able to stop the hack that is Bryan Singer from ruining everything Xmen. Sorry Zonniwoop.

  • Report this Comment On July 04, 2013, at 10:21 PM, SuntanIronMan wrote:

    @Imajika13

    Bryan Singer wasn't responsible for the bad X-Men movies. He wrote and directed the great first X-Men movie and X2 (which wasn't as good as the first, but still a very enjoyable movie). And he wrote and produced X-Men First Class (the best X-Men movie thus far, in my opinion).

    Ratner was responsible for that X3 movie and someone else did Origins: Wolverine. All of the good X-Men movies thus far have been associated with Singer.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 8:14 AM, heckler24 wrote:

    It matters not one bit. All the XMen movies were bad including First Class.

  • Report this Comment On July 05, 2013, at 9:44 PM, wingchun33 wrote:

    I am a big fan of all the Marvel studios movies

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