Marvel’s “Phase 2” Is About to Hit High Gear:
What Disney Investors Need to Know
Image source: Hypable.
Rewinding The Mighty Marvel Movie Machine
Before 2008, Marvel was best known for
Spider-Man and its partnership with Sony....
Welcome to Phase 2 ...
Source: Marvel.
With Iron Man 3, phase 2 began
almost as impressively as phase
1 ended.
● Top gross...
Thor: The Dark World
Source: Marvel.
THE BREAKDOWN
Summary: “Faced with an enemy that even Odin and
Asgard cannot withstan...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Source: Marvel.
THE BREAKDOWN
Summary: “Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in
...
Guardians of the Galaxy
Source: Marvel.com.
THE BREAKDOWN
Summary: “A jet pilot gets stranded in space,
and must unite a d...
Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Source: Marvel.
THE BREAKDOWN
Summary: “As the US Government creates a force, known
a...
Why Phase 2 Might Be Even Bigger
Integrated media creates
opportunity.
● Marvel’s creative committee ensures
Agents of S.H...
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Marvel's "Phase 2" Is About to Hit High Gear: What Disney Investors Need to Know

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Five years ago, would anyone have guessed the Marvel movie machine would earn $5 billion from its six “phase 1” films? Of course not, but that’s exactly what happened.

In May, “phase 2” kicked off with Iron Man 3 earning $1.2 billion worldwide. All signs point to Walt Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) next wave of Marvel movies vastly out-earning the first.

The following slideshow looks at the four remaining films and explains how Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which debuts next week on ABC, could add momentum at the box office.

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Marvel's "Phase 2" Is About to Hit High Gear: What Disney Investors Need to Know

  1. 1. Marvel’s “Phase 2” Is About to Hit High Gear: What Disney Investors Need to Know Image source: Hypable.
  2. 2. Rewinding The Mighty Marvel Movie Machine Before 2008, Marvel was best known for Spider-Man and its partnership with Sony. No longer. ● Three of the six films in phase 1 featured Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Iron Man. ● Combined, this franchise has grossed more than $5 billion worldwide versus $3.2 billion for Sony’s four Spider-Man films. ● Even the weakest of the bunch, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, still earned more than $260 million worldwide. Phase 1 ended with Marvel’s The Avengers, a $1.5 billion box office monster and the top-grossing comic book adaptation of all time. Sources: Marvel and Wikia..
  3. 3. Welcome to Phase 2 ... Source: Marvel. With Iron Man 3, phase 2 began almost as impressively as phase 1 ended. ● Top grossing movie of the year as of this writing, out-earning Despicable Me 2’s minions by more than $300 million as of this writing. ● Four more films to come, leading up to 2015’s Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The goal? Use movies, comics, and TV to develop a vibrant franchise capable of supporting decades of films featuring an evolving cast of characters. Here’s a look at what’s next ...
  4. 4. Thor: The Dark World Source: Marvel. THE BREAKDOWN Summary: “Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.” (source: IMDb) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston Director: Alan Taylor Debut date: November 8, 2013 Did you know? 2011’s Thor grossed $268 million -- or nearly 60% of its total earnings -- overseas. No other phase 1 film did as well with international audiences.
  5. 5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Source: Marvel. THE BREAKDOWN Summary: “Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.” (source: IMDb) Starring: Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Debut date: April 4, 2014 Did you know? Writer Ed Brubaker earned wide acclaim during his eight-year run on the Captain America comic book series. It’s his story that inspired Winter Soldier.
  6. 6. Guardians of the Galaxy Source: Marvel.com. THE BREAKDOWN Summary: “A jet pilot gets stranded in space, and must unite a diverse team of aliens to form a squad capable of defeating cosmic threats.” (source: IMDb) Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista Director: James Gunn Debut date: August 1, 2014 Did you know? Marvel’s top-selling limited comic book series, Infinity, features the villain Thanos. He last appeared at the close of The Avengers and will reappear in Guardians.
  7. 7. Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron Source: Marvel. THE BREAKDOWN Summary: “As the US Government creates a force, known as Ultron, The Avengers are told they are not needed any longer. But when Ultron turns against Humanity, it's time for The Avengers to assemble yet again for their most dangerous challenge ever.” (source: IMDb) Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader Director: Joss Whedon Debut date: May 1, 2015 Did you know? There’s a Marvel comic book miniseries titled Age of Ultron. Whedon says the film will have a distinct storyline, however.
  8. 8. Why Phase 2 Might Be Even Bigger Integrated media creates opportunity. ● Marvel’s creative committee ensures Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t interfere with the wider cinematic universe. ● Comics have become a sort of R&D lab for testing ideas to adapt or expand upon in other media. ● Think of “phases” as lengthy story arcs for introducing new characters and developing new franchises. Source: Marvel. Each Marvel property is now intertwined, making the shared universe more valuable!
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