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Activision Gains Rights To Marvel’s Fantastic Four And Iron Man

Activision has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive games based on THE FANTASTIC FOUR and IRONMAN for the next-generation console systems and the PC. These brands complement the company's current slate of Marvel Super Heroes that include SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN and BLADE. Possessing unique powers, THE FANTASTIC FOUR challenge the unknown to benefit humanity. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) becomes malleable, Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) turns invisible, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) generates fiery plasma and Ben Richards (The Thing) is orange-colored, thick-skinned, heavily muscled and superhumanly strong. First launched in 1963, the IRON MAN character has been featured in approximately 120 million comic books in more than 26 countries around the world. After billionaire genius Tony Stark is gravely injured by an act of industrial sabotage, he saved his own life by designing a life-sustaining shell -- the hi-tech armor that is the invincible IRON MAN. This modern-day knight fights injustice wherever it rears its ugly head. Twentieth Century Fox is currently in development with a theatrical film based on THE FANTASTIC FOUR and New Line Cinema is developing a motion picture based on IRON MAN. Both projects are slated for release in 2003/2004.