The Marvelous Characters of Marvel Comics

Disney will purchase comic giant Marvel for $4 billion, which will give it the rights to over 5,000 Marvel characters including the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

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The Walt Disney Company agreed to purchase Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion Aug. 31, giving Mickey's mega company rights to over 5,000 marvel characters, including Wolverine. See which other characters Disney got the scoop on.
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Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., fights evil in Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment's 2008 box office hit, <i>Iron Man</i>.
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Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have starred in all three <i>Spider-Man</i> flicks. Production for the fourth film begins early 2011.
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Tobey Maguire's character, Peter Parker, struggled with his identity in <i>Spider-Man 3</i>.
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Marvel Comics' half-vamire, half-man vampire hunter came to life in New Line Cinema's <i>Blade</i> series.
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Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Susan Storm and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm make up <i>The Fantastic Four</i> in two Twentieth Century Fox films.
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Jessica Alba was nominated twice for a Razzie for her performances as Susan Storm in the <i>Fantastic Four</i> movies. Ouch.
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Nicolas Cage took on the Marvel role of Johnny Blaze in 2007's <i>Ghost Rider</i>. Viewers were not amused, and nominated his performance for a Razzie, too.
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Before they were married, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck co-starred in <i>Daredevil</i>, based on Marvel characters, in 2003. Garner got her own Marvel flick, <i>Elektra</i>, in 2005.
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In 2008, two-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton took on the role of Bruce Banner...
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... who transformed into <i>The Incredible Hulk</i>.
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Before HBO's <i>Hung</i>, Thomas Jane played Frank Castle, a.k.a. <i>The Punisher</i> in 2004.
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Former model Rebecca Romijn shed her gorgeous looks to take on the role of villainess Mystique in the <i>X-Men</i> movies.
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Oscar-winner Halle Berry plays Storm in the <i>X-Men</i> series.
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