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Marvel Regains "Blade" & "Punisher" Rights

By Garth Franklin Monday July 25th 2011 03:01AM
Marvel Regains "Blade" & "Punisher" Rights

Marvel CCO Joe Quesada has confirmed over the weekend that Marvel Studios has regained the rights to both the "Blade" and "Punisher" film franchises from New Line and Lionsgate respectively reports Worst Previews.

The various studios that have Marvel franchises, such as Fox ("X-Men," "Daredevil") and Sony ("Spider-Man," "Ghost Rider"), have to keep making films based on the property every few years or the rights automatically revert back to Marvel.

Now that they're with Marvel again however, don't expect further sequels anytime soon. Quesada adds that we shouldn't expect any movement on either of them for a long time yet.

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