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Headline News Tucci Knows Secret to Captain America

Today, Marvel Studios announced that Oscar nominated actor Stanley Tucci has been cast to star as Dr. Abraham Erskine in "Captain America: The First Avenger" opposite Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, and Hayley Atwell.

Headline News Iron Man: Armored Adventures Renewed for A Second Season

DQ Entertainment (International) Limited, the animation, gaming, live-action entertainment Production and Distribution Company, in collaboration with their co-production partners Marvel Animation and Method Animation, are pleased to announce they will co-produce 26 all-new episodes for a second season of the popular animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures.

Headline News Weaving Officially Named Red Skull

Marvel Studios announced today that Hugo Weaving has been cast to star as Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull in the studio's highly anticipated movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" opposite Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.

Headline News Stan Lee Media Shareholder Suit Dropped

A lawsuit against Stan Lee and Marvel Ent. from defunct Stan Lee Media shareholders Jose Abadin and Christopher Belland has been thrown out by a federal judge, reports VARIETY.

Headline News Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation Partner for Home Entertainment

By Matt Kapko | Monday, February 22, 2010 at 7:09am

Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation, Inc. announced today a new alliance to bring Marvel’s successful animated series The Super Hero Squad Show to the home entertainment marketplace.

Headline News Disney's Marvel Deal Sweetened With Stake in POW!

Turns out Disney got more than meets the eye with its merger deal with Marvel Entertainment. The conglomerate also expanded ties with POW! Entertainment, a company led by Stan Lee, the man who once ran Marvel and co-created many of its main characters, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News THQ Releases Marvel Super Hero Squad

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:15am

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Marvel® Super Hero Squad™, the first title in THQ’s licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.

Headline News Marvel Profits Fall in 2009

What a difference a year makes. Marvel Entertainment posted a lower second-quarter profit as compared to one year ago, notes the HollywoodReporter But, the superhero machine did exceed Wall Street’s expectations.

It seems super powers are no match for a tough economic climate. Marvel posted a quarterly profit of $29M, down from $46M this quarter, one year ago. Also, Marvel’s revenue fell from $156.9M to $116.3M.

Headline News Marvel Welcomes Theo Paphitis to International Advisory Board

Press Release from Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

NEW YORK -- Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), a global character-based entertainment and licensing company celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding in 1939, announced today the addition of Theo Paphitis to the company's International Advisory Board. Comprised of business leaders from key international growth markets, the Advisory Board works with Marvel executives to explore opportunities for expanding the presence of the Marvel brand and key character franchises in international markets.

Headline News Marvel and Hallmark Enter into Strategic Licensing Alliance

Press Release from Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

NEW YORK -- Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a global character-based entertainment licensing company celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding in 1939, announced today an expansive licensing agreement with Hallmark Cards, Inc. covering the social expressions category with products such as greeting cards and party goods. The strategic arrangement with Hallmark furthers Marvel's category management strategy of consolidating key licensing categories across many Marvel programs with top-caliber partners.

Headline News Natalie Portman Joins Thor Cast

Marvel Studios announced today that Academy Award nominated actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster in the studio's highly anticipated movie THOR. In the early "Thor" comics, Jane Foster was a nurse who became Thor's first love. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation. Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.

Headline News Marvel Ent.'s Stock Upgraded by J.P. Morgan

MARKETWATCH reports that analysts at J.P. Morgan raised their rating on Marvel Entertainment Inc. from neutral to "overweight."

The price target for the stock was hiked from $27 to $42, and analysts said in a note to clients that Marvel was their "top pick as we expect the company to continue to generate high margin revenue from exploitation of its library of characters and surprise the Street to the upside."

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