Iron Man

Paramount Pictures has the rights to distribute five movies produced by Marvel Entertainment, including next year's " Iron Man 2" and 2011's "Captain America" and "Thor." In 2012, Paramount will distribute "The Avengers" and in 2013 most likely "Iron Man 3." Marvel currently finances production of its movies through a $525-million debt facility set up by Merrill Lynch in 2005. Disney will likely take over financing of Marvel movies once that deal expires in 2012. Until the deal expires, Disney will benefit substantially from the movies distributed by Viacom's Paramount, as that studio keeps only an 8% distribution fee for its services after recouping costs. Once the Paramount deal expires, Disney will be able to receive all of the potential profits, and losses, from Marvel movies not already set up at other studios. RELATED: Disney to buy comic book powerhouse MarvelMarvel is Disney's new family brand Don't look for surge of deals in wake of Disney-Marvel Paramount Pictures
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