Marvel localizing their movies as well?
A while back, there was a spate of Marvel characters that were having their stories retold for different countries, for example Spider-Man India, with Pavitr Prabhakar, his uncle Bhim and aunt Maya. Now Nikki Finke tells us that Marvel may be doing the same for their movies:
Marvel Entertainment announced today that it’s forming an "International Advisory Board" comprised of business leaders from key international growth markets to work with Marvel executives to explore opportunities for expanding the penetration of the key character brands in international markets. The Advisory Board is chaired by James Halpin, a Marvel director since March 1995; Peter Yip, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of China’s CDC Corporation; and Bollywood film producer Manmohan Shetty, former chairman of India’s Adlabs Films. Marvel is in the process of filling two additional Advisory Board positions. Simon Philips, Marvel’s prez of Worldwide Consumer Products will serve as the primary company liaison to the Advisory Board.
Hey, if it worked for Spider-Man in Japan… although you can make that decision for yourself, Marvel is now streaming those episodes.