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Avi Arad Quotes

The film slate financing enables us to evolve our entertainment operations into film production, an area where we have experienced past success with our partners and which offers significant profit potential for our company. The characters involved are some of the most valuable in the Marvel Universe, and we are excited to launch them as consumer brands via feature film releases under our direction. We look forward to working with Brad Grey and the exceptional team he has put together at Paramount and are confident that this will be a successful venture for us both.
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[Arad says the recent reinvigoration of Batman and DC Comics' upcoming slate of Superman and Wonder Woman movies doesn't scare him.] You know what we are? ... We're the best storytellers you'll find. And to us, our characters are alive.
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#Batman #Superman

The movies are there to support the core businesses of toys, licensing, video games and publishing. Each of these titles is meant to be a franchise.
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#Franchise

With a live-action movie, you have to think about the Hollywood audience and what you can do with CGI. But there's also a market out there for animation.
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#Hollywood #Audience #Animation

We are incredibly excited to be able to attract some of Hollywood's top talent to help Marvel launch the first wave of our independently produced film slate.
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#Hollywood

We have a tradition of Stan Lee being in all our movies,
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#Tradition

I will always want Ian McKellen. There's no way for me to think of not walking into the story through him through something happening now, and then going back there. Ian is an ambassador for this, and he needs to be there.
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#Ambassador

At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing.
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But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire.
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I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions.
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I love the reviews and I love the fact that this movie is so full of heart and emotion - big action, of course - but it's all about the heart.
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I think well-read people - the world is open to them.
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Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it's a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books.
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Listen, people like Brian Bendis did great things for comic readers, great things for comic readers.
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No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
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Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology.
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Okay, as you know, I'm a lifelong fan with a very high opinion of our properties, and my assessment was that the world still doesn't understand.
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On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It's going away. Judge the movie - is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it's being judged for just being a good film.
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Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
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The other thing is we have an incredible villain. And we worked very hard to have villains that are connected to the hero. They have an effect, an emotional effect. They never become out-of-this-world, crazy villains.
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We love Cyclops and as you know, we love James. It's a great team and we'll continue the team, obviously.
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When you get to know me, I don't despair - I just get up, clean up, and start again.
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You start with great stories, and probably the best storyboards that have ever been drawn for any movie or television show, on an ongoing basis.
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