Thursday, October 28, 2021

Disney sues in Los Angeles to protect Marvel superhero franchise

LOS ANGELES—The Walt Disney Company filed suit in Los Angeles and New York on September 24, seeking to prevent the heirs of Marvel Comics artists and writers from reclaiming the rights to characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Spider-Man She was helped by her relatives. To do a surgeon

Disney-owned Marvel aims to invalidate a copyright termination notice served against the entertainment giant, among others, the younger brother of the late Marvel figurehead Stan Lee and the estate of Steve Ditko, who together created Marvel superhero Spider-Man, Doctor Who. Strange built. and others.

The media giant acquired Marvel in 2009. Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is a media franchise centered on a series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters who appear in its comic books.

The franchise has produced nearly two dozen films, including four Avengers films from Marvel Studios, including some of the highest-grossing superhero movies of all time.

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The lawsuit filed by Disney targeted Larry Lieber, who played the role of 1960s characters Iron Man, Thor and Ant-Man, and Black Widow co-creator Donald L. Helped build Heck’s wealth. Lieber’s brother, Stan Lee, was Marvel’s chief writer and editor, and co-creator of characters including Daredevil, Avengers, Hulk, X-Men, and Black Panther.

Disney is seeking a ruling by federal judges on both coasts that the Burbank-based entertainment conglomerate is the sole owner of the characters’ rights.

Attorney Mark Toberoff, who is representing Lieber and the Ditko estate, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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