Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios today announced an agreement under which Paramount will distribute Marvel’s next five self-produced feature films on a worldwide basis.
The deal, an extension of the original agreement made by Brad Grey when he arrived as CEO and Chairman of Paramount Pictures, includes theatrical distribution in foreign territories previously serviced by Marvel through local distribution entities (Japan, Germany, France, Spain and Australia/New Zealand).
The highly anticipated live action releases include “Iron Man 2” (May 7, 2010), “Thor” (July 16, 2010), “The First Avenger: Captain America” (May 6, 2011), and “The Avengers” (July 15, 2011). The distribution agreement also includes “Iron Man 3.”
The full press release can be found here.