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Marvel Reaches Interim Agreement with Writer's Guild

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Marvel Studios and WGA Sign Interim Agreement!
Source: Marvel Studios, WGA January 24, 2008

Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced today that they have reached an interim comprehensive agreement that will put writers immediately back to work on the Marvel Studios development slate. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We're very excited about our summer releases, 'Iron Man' and 'The Incredible Hulk,' and look forward to resuming work with writers on our future projects including 'Captain America,' 'Thor,' 'Ant-Man,' and 'The Avengers,'" said Marvel Studios Chairman David Maisel.

"Marvel Studios' signing of an interim agreement with the Writers Guild is more good news for our membership," said WGAE President Michael Winship and WGAW President Patric M. Verrone. "Marvel is committed to fairly compensating their writers and now they can move forward with their planned production schedule."

Marvel Studios recently launched its independent live-action film studio to develop, produce, and fully finance Marvel movies, which will include two of this summer's most anticipated releases - Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man will be released by Paramount Pictures on May 2, 2008, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Incredible Hulk, which will be released by Universal Pictures on June 13, 2008, is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt.

In cooperation with other studios, Marvel previously produced a long succession of hits, including the "Spider-Man," "X-Men," and "Fantastic Four" franchises, Ghost Rider, and Daredevil.

The WGA recently entered into interim agreements with The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Lionsgate, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

In your face, Justice League!!!:woot:
 
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!
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Just saw this and I smiled larger than average.
 
Regarding the big screen adaptation of The Flash, Producer C. Roven added that they are "stuck right now with the writers strike. We've got a writer. We've got a director. We've got to wait until the strike is over."

This gives Marvel a huge edge over every other wannabe blockbuster trying to line up a release.

GREAT NEWS.
 
Who-Hoo! :woot: :up:

I was estatic when i saw the front page! Avengers Assemble!
 
Marvel , you rawk!! :woot:

My wishlist:
1. Thor
2. Captain America
3. Moon Knight
4. Black Panther
5. Sequels, and many more
 
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We seen
SPIDER-MAN
The X-Men
The Fantastic Four
The Punisher
Blade
Daredevil
Elektra
Ghost Rider
The Hulk

And soon Iron Man

So my list is

1. Captain America
2. Thor
3. Sub-Mariner
4. The Avengers
5. Ant-Man
 
This is great news!! Screw the rest of Hollywood...lets just get these comic films going! :)
 
It does make sense that Marvel would be the first to cut a deal with them too. Comic writers were in the same boat of being f**ked over on a regular basis for decades, and I could see how Marvel would be the guys to step up and come up with a fair deal for the writers in there new endeavors from the very beginning.
 
This is awesome! Of course Marvel's films were the biggest concern for me throughout this whole strike.
 
Article on Superherohype Homepage said:
The WGA recently entered into interim agreements with The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Lionsgate, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

I'm very glad Marvel is doing this, and whoever is responsible for this alliance of foolishness is losing their stranglehold on smaller production companies. I did want to point out that Marvel aren't the ONLY ones back in business. That's all.
 
This is going to sound dumb,but will this deal mean that Marvel can get back to work on Vaughn's Thor and the early stages of Self's Captain America rumored to be directed by Cassavettes?
 
This is going to sound dumb,but will this deal mean that Marvel can get back to work on Vaughn's Thor and the early stages of Self's Captain America rumored to be directed by Cassavettes?

Yes. And Thor should be back on track pretty quickly now since there is a script, it just needs tweaking.
 
Well the strike is probably going to end soon anyway, but it was good going on Marvel's part.

They are really getting things done now unlike WB.
 
Well, now Marvel can get some bigger name director and bigger name actors that will do job for a few less with most of the film industry still shut down. Think about it... hehe :D
 
that's great news.
now they can start SM4, work a little more in Wolverine, start writing Cap, Thor...
 
Well the strike is probably going to end soon anyway, but it was good going on Marvel's part.

They are really getting things done now unlike WB.

I don't think it's going to end soon. I think the writers are waiting until the actors are about to go on strike because SAG supports them and Hollywood will absolutely cave to SAG's demands.
 
I could be wrong, but I think the strike's only over with films beng made directly by Marvel (IH, Im and the rest of the avengers) where as Wolverine is Fox and Sm4 is Sony.

that's great news.
now they can start SM4, work a little more in Wolverine, start writing Cap, Thor...
 

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