‘Hulk’: Marvel Studios must retake rights to make new movie of the character
Before the disney buy the Marvel Entertainment and found the marvel studiosthe first films adapted for the MCU were distributed by Paramount Picturesas ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.
Both characters gained their own franchises, which spawned successful trilogies.
On the other hand, characters like the Hulk weren’t developed in more than one solo movie.
The character’s only solo film involving the MCU was ‘The incredible Hulk‘, released in 2008 by Universal Pictures, who owns the rights to the property of Goliath Esmeralda.
This is because, like the Sony does with the ‘Spider man‘, the Hulk could only make cameos in Marvel’s shared universe as per the requirements of the Universalwho lends the character to the MCU to this day.
However, Hulk rights can be acquired by marvel studios in 2023.
Doing a thorough search, a Reddit user discovered a document dating from 2006, stating that:
“Paramount Pictures will be entitled to exercise its distribution rights for a period of 15 years from the initial theatrical run of the first MCU film financed and produced by Marvel Entertainment.”
Another part of the document points out the same terms for the Universal Pictures:
“Universal Studios agreed to distribute the Marvel film The Incredible Hulk and its sequels on essentially the same terms that Paramount agreed to distribute the other films financed and produced under Marvel’s supervision.”
As ‘The incredible Hulk‘ turns 15 in 2023, everything indicates that the Marvel may finally acquire the rights to the character next year.
At the beginning of the publication, the internet user still mentions a rumor about a possible adaptation of ‘Hulk Against the World‘, praised comic created by Greg Pak and illustrated by John Romita Jr between 2007 and 2008.
“I did a lot of research on this a few weeks ago and made a post about the distribution rights of Universal in relation to Hulk and Namor. I got into an argument with another user about this, this contract had an end date. I suggested not, but since the rumors about ‘Hulk Against the World‘ started to gain traction, I ended up digging through some old files, and the signs point to the Hulk distribution deal from Universal going back to Marvel in June 2023.
Remembering that the next appearance of the Hulk will be in the series ‘She-Hulk: Defender of Heroes’which debuts on Disney+ in August 18th.
The plot follows Jennifer Walters (Maslany), a lawyer specializing in superhuman legal cases, begins to gain Hulk-like powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), your cousin.
“This new comedy series sees Bruce Banner helping his cousin Jennifer Walters when she needs an emergency blood transfusion and guess what? She also receives her powers. Tatiana Maslany will play Jennifer, who is a lawyer specializing in superhuman legal cases, while Mark Ruffalo returns as the Hulk alongside Tim Roth the Abomination.”
The cast also has Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Griffin Mathews, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Josh Segarra. the rapper Megan Thee Stallion will make appearances in production.
Kevin Feigecreative director of marvel studiossaid that the series will have 10 episodes lasting about 30 minutes each.
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