Legendary Pictures

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Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC
Legendary Pictures' logo

Type Film production studio, mass media company
Status Active
Lead by Joshua Grode
Founder(s) Thomas Tull
Founded 2000
Head-
quarters
Burbank, California, United States
Also known as Legendary Entertainment
Parent company Wanda Group
Subsidiary companies
Website https://www.legendary.com/

Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC, also known simply as Legendary Pictures or Legendary Entertainment, is an American film production and mass media company based in Burbank, California, and owned by the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group. The company was founded and incorporated by Thomas Tull in California in 2000 after he raised $500 million from private equity firms. In 2005, it signed an agreement with Warner Bros. to co-produce and co-finance up to 40 films over seven years. Legendary and Warner Bros.'s partnership resulted in numerous high-profile and extremely successful films, such as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. In July 2013, Legendary reached an agreement with Universal Studios where it would market, co-finance, and distribute Legendary's films for five years starting in 2014, the year that Legendary's similar agreement with Warner Bros. expired. One of the final films created as part of Legendary and WB's original deal was 2014's Godzilla. Despite Legendary and Universal's partnership at the time, Legendary moved development of the film Kong: Skull Island to WB in order to facilitate the creation of a shared cinematic universe featuring both Godzilla and Kong called the MonsterVerse. Legendary ended its partnership with Universal in 2019 and entered a new deal with WB, with which it was already collaborating on the third and fourth MonsterVerse films, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong. Legendary and WB will collaborate once again on the fifth MonsterVerse film, currently in production under the working title Origins and set for release in March 2024. In addition, Legendary's subsidiary Legendary Comics has published several tie-in graphic novels to the films of the MonsterVerse, while Legendary Television will co-produce the MonsterVerse television series Skull Island and Monarch. Legendary operates a production and distribution company in China known as Legendary East, which co-produces and distributes films with other Chinese companies in order to bypass the country's quotas on foreign film releases.

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Legendary Comics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Legendary Comics.

Legendary's publishing arm is called Legendary Comics, and was founded in 2010. It has released at least one graphic novel or miniseries associated with each of Legendary's giant monster films and shows.

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This is a list of references for Legendary Pictures. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Salkowitz, Rob (30 March 2022). Netflix Announces A Motherlode Of Anime Content For 2022. Forbes.

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