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TNT scores network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios films

by jmaloni


Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:15 pm
`Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron` (image courtesy of TNT; copyright Marvel)
"Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron" (image courtesy of TNT; copyright Marvel)

Agreement includes "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron" And "Marvel's Captain America 3"

TNT has entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. The agreement includes the network television premiere windows for "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron," which is due in theaters next summer, and the third installment in the "Captain America" franchise, which is slated for release in 2016. Each of the five films is tentatively scheduled to premiere on TNT a little more than two years after its theatrical release.

"Marvel's brand of entertainment is a thrill ride for audiences, and we're excited to be adding their next five blockbusters to TNT's arsenal of high-quality genre fare," said Deborah K. Bradley, senior vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System Inc. "These movies will play a key role in TNT's long-term success, especially among key adult demos."

"Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron" is the highly anticipated follow-up to the biggest superhero movie of all time, "Marvel's The Avengers." The second installment reunites the team of Marvel Comics characters including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and more.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series first published in 1941, the third chapter in the "Captain America" series will follow the alter ego of Steve Rogers as he continues his heroic adventures in a world of constant change.

Marvel Entertainment LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 70 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as "Rizzoli & Isles," "Major Crimes," "Falling Skies," "The Last Ship," "Murder in the First," "Legends," "Perception," "Dallas" and "Franklin & Bash."

TNT's upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes "The Librarians," "Public Morals," "Proof" and "Transporter The Series," which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as "Cold Justice" and the upcoming "On the Menu" and "Wake Up Call." In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas including "Castle," "Bones" and "Supernatural"; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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