Comic movies continue to shatter records at the box office all over the world. Their popularity seems to have no limit. However, Marvel Studios owned by Disney has clearly had the upper hand on rival DC owned by Warner Bros. in the race for box office dominance. The films that Marvel Studios has released over the past decade have received outstanding reviews for the most part. They have also raked in literally billions of dollars. “The Avengers” passed the $1 billion mark in terms of worldwide box office on its own. The new “Avengers: Infinity War” film that will be released in May might pass the hefty box office take achieved by its predecessor.
Marvel Studios is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018. As part of the celebration, the vast majority of the stars from Marvel Studios movies got together in Atlanta last October to have a photo shoot. All of the actors had their picture taken on the set that was being used to film “Avengers: Infinity War.” The stars were asked to not tell anyone about the photo shoot. However, Samuel L. Jackson posted a few of his own photos from the gathering on social media.
Stan Lee was also a part of the festivities. This makes perfect sense because he had a hand in creating many of the most popular characters appearing in the films produced by Marvel Studios. There were interviews done with many of the stars as part of the same event that day. These interviews will be available online later in the year. Marvel Studios has also revealed that there will be various surprises for fans over the course of the year as part of the 10th anniversary celebration. They did not give any hint as to what those surprises would be. Only time will tell.
“Iron Man” kicked off the Marvel Studios empire back in 2008. The film helped to bring Robert Downey, Jr’s career back to life after he had been abandoned by Hollywood. The studio has come a long way since then. They have had some films that did not have great success along the way. “The Incredible Hulk” was the second film that Marvel Studios released. It did not have the box office appeal that the studio expected. This is why a sequel was never done. However, box office failures have been few and far between for Marvel Studios during the past decade.