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.
Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., fights evil in Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment's 2008 box office hit, Iron Man.
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Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst have starred in all three Spider-Man flicks. Production for the fourth film begins early 2011.
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Tobey Maguire's character, Peter Parker, struggled with his identity in Spider-Man 3.
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Marvel Comics' half-vamire, half-man vampire hunter came to life in New Line Cinema's Blade series.
Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Susan Storm and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm make up The Fantastic Four 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 Fantastic Four movies. Ouch.
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Nicolas Cage took on the Marvel role of Johnny Blaze in 2007's Ghost Rider. Viewers were not amused, and nominated his performance for a Razzie, too.
Before they were married, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck co-starred in Daredevil, based on Marvel characters, in 2003. Garner got her own Marvel flick, Elektra, 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 The Incredible Hulk.
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Before HBO's Hung, Thomas Jane played Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher in 2004.
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Former model Rebecca Romijn shed her gorgeous looks to take on the role of villainess Mystique in the X-Men movies.
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Oscar-winner Halle Berry plays Storm in the X-Men series.
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