When we talk about Marvel movies, we’re usually talking about Marvel Studios movies — the ones that tie into The Avengers and are distributed by Disney. But the Marvel Comics stable of characters is actually spread all over Hollywood. Marvel sold off the film rights to various studios in the ’80s, and it wasn’t until the mid-’00s that they began collecting them back to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As of now, Marvel has regained most, but not all of its properties, and it can be confusing to remember which studio still has which heroes. So The Geek Twins have created a handy infographic laying out exactly which characters live where.
Obviously, this isn’t a comprehensive list of every Marvel character ever. These are just the main characters, and it’s safe to assume that any supporting characters associated with the main characters also belong to the same studio.
Otherwise, any characters not included on this list can be assumed to be the property of Marvel Studios. Well, aside from Stan Lee, whom the Geek Twins note “is awesome and can go anywhere.”