Marvel Renaissance: the problem with movie universes

It’s difficult to believe that 20 years ago, pop-culture behemoth
Marvel hovered on the brink of oblivion. Brought low by a falling sales
and ill-advised business deals, Marvel filed for bankruptcy in 1996,
prompting a galactic war between executives from which it almost never

That 90s wobble is probably a period Marvel would prefer to draw a
veil over - something underlined by the reaction French filmmakers
Philippe Guedj and Philippe Roure received when they pitched their
documentary, Marvel Renaissance. Two self-confessed comic book
lovers, the filmmakers had hoped that Marvel would be happy to help them
tell the story of how the company survived its darkest hour and
emerged, stronger than ever, as a multimedia powehouse in the 21st

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Published at March 02, 2016

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