Marvel signs a writers' deal

Good news for anyone who enjoys the antics of Marvel’s superheroes or some shocking torture: Marvel Studios and Lionsgate have both followed in the footsteps of The Weinstein Company and United Artists, and signed interim deals which mean writers can work on their projects again.

"We're very excited about our summer releases, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, and look forward to resuming work with writers on our future projects including Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man and The Avengers," explained Marvel Studios Chairman David Maisel in a statement that managed to somehow pimp up the studios’ movies more than it did the new deal. He added, “Hulk smash puny studios!” Okay, perhaps not.

It’s not the big, strike-busting deal yet, but it’s a healthy step forward and might even put more pressure on the big studios to start meeting a few more writer demands. For much more on the new deals (you know you need to find out), head on over to the United Hollywood blog .

The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, News Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Emily Murray. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.