Marvel Studios signs agreement with WGA

Following on the heels of “interim” contracts with producers like The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Lionsgate, Worldwide Pants, and Spyglass Entertainment, the WGA has announced that an agreement has been reached with Marvel Studios, the production arm of Marvel Entertainment, to put writers back to work on comics-based movies.

Previously, Marvel worked with other studios to produce the blockbuster X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spiderman series. Owing to the success of these films, Marvel Studios was launched to finance and produce other Marvel comics properties. In the pipeline are a number of developments, including two highly anticipated movies this summer: Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

As a hint of what’s to come, Marvel Studios Chairman David Maisel said of the agreement, “[We] look forward to resuming work with writers on our future projects including Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, and The Avengers.”

Iron Man is scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures on May 2, 2008, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Incredible Hulk is due out the following month, on June 13, and is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) and stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt.

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