Great Job, Internet!: Here’s a handy diagram about which studios own the rights to which Marvel superheros
It’s no secret that Hollywood is currently ruled by superheroes. Movies about costume-clad crimefighters just can’t seem to stop making lots and lots of money, and both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. have plans to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible. Marvel is ahead of the game right now, but Warner Bros. has something Marvel doesn’t: access to all of the major characters in the DC Comics catalog. Marvel Studios, on the other hand, sold off the movie rights to many of its popular heroes back in the ’90s, before it decided to rule the world by self-producing a shared universe of incredibly successful comic book movies. It‘s bought bought some of those rights back in the meantime, but others remain stuck elsewhere.