Infographic Of Who Owns Marvel Character Movie Rights

January 28, 2015


Note: Full-res version right HERE.

This is a visual guide to who owns all the different Marvel character movie rights created by artist and writer Maurice Mitchell of the The Geek Twins. As you can see, Lionsgate Entertainment made out the smartest with the rights to Man-Thing. All those other characters, pfft, who's ever even heard of them? Especially those Guardians of the Galaxy. You seriously expect to make a successful movie about that ragtag group of nobodies? Good luck with that one, dummies.

Thanks to KL, who is superhero movied out and just wants to watch a decent rom-com for once.

  • dick inpusy

    i what a power pack movie

  • quatro

    Sony should just let go of Spider-Man, it's really just hanging there by a thread.

    Do you know how many team-ups it would open up? Wolverine, Human Torch, Iceman, Dealpool, and the whole of the Avengers.

    You really can't have a team-up without Spider-Man; Spider-Man is everyone's first.

  • Zoidbert

    I keep thinking it's too bad that Hugo Weaving played Red Skull, because he would have been perfect as Namor. He looks like Namor. He's a little old to be doing the speedo bit, but facially, he's Namor.

  • Dano

    So where's the plans for new Punisher, Ghost Rider and Blade? I could also go for a Marvel/Disney production of Man-Thing but it's still owned by Lionsgate??? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Wyldstaar

    This is actually just an update of an infographic they made in 2014. The only significant difference is that now Namor is jointly held by Marvel and Universal. Last year, Universal hand Namor all to themselves.

  • darabe


  • Adibobea9

    Seriously, where is the visual guide of all the franchises Disney owns compared to others…

  • Roark

    Stan looks Lonely there - all by himself

  • Wyldstaar

    Stan should really be a giant circle that encompasses them all, since he gets to do cameos for any movie with Marvel's name on it, regardless of which studio produces the film.

  • Leland_Gaunt

    What a clusterf@#c. Why, Marvel? Why would you let this happen?!
    Oh yeah. Money.

  • Wyldstaar

    To be fair, Marvel was trying to recover from going bankrupt at the time. They needed the money from the movie licenses just to stay afloat. If they hadn't done so back then, the Marvel Studios of today wouldn't have happened.

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Hence the word "money".

  • ODwanKenObi

    Give the rights back to Marvel!!

  • Synthstatic

    Give the rights to the public! If we had sane copyright laws, the oldest characters would already be public domain.

  • archer923

    The only way that will happen is if the movie fully bombs. And the other studio can't make a new movie. If they fail to reach that deadline, the rights revert back to Marvel.

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