Here’s A Visual Guide To Who Owns The Movie Rights To Your Favorite Marvel Characters

A long time ago before Marvel Studios ruled the world, the powers that be optioned off the movie rights to practically all of the House of Ideas’ characters. Even Iron Man and Thor were elsewhere at one time, but now most of Marvel’s cast-off idea babies have returned home to be turned into movies or TV shows. Most, not all.

This infographic from Maurice Mitchell of The Geek Twins shows off the interesting and heartbreaking division of the Marvel Movie Universe. View it, commit it to memory, or print it out so that you can whip it out the next time you and your friends have an argument about who owns the rights to Man-Thing or The Power Pack, and whether Stan Lee is public domain or not.

Source: The Geek Twins via AV Club