Avi Arad

Avi Arad

Highest Rated: 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Lowest Rated: 10% Bratz (2007)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1948

Birthplace: Ramat Gan, Israel

As CEO and president of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad, a self-professed comic book fanatic, was largely responsible for the groundswell of interest in superheroes on both television and in film. Starting off as a toy designer, his successful track record - a line of X-Men action figures were massive bestsellers - allowed Arad to branch out into television animation, producing cartoon series such as "Spider-Man" (Fox, 1994-98). He put himself on the map as executive producer on successful feature film adaptations of "Blade" (1998), "X-Men" (2000), "Spider-Man" (2002) and "The Hulk" (2003). Aside from his filmmaking duties, the multi-talented Arad also oversaw the merchandising lines from these movies, in addition to those from the epic "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. While some efforts like "Elektra" (2005) proved less satisfactory, hits on the order of "Iron Man" (2008), bore out Arad's assertion that, if done right, comic book heroes provided nearly limitless franchise - and merchandizing - opportunities. It was Arad's passion and vision that not only placed him at the table of Hollywood's elite filmmakers, but also helped transform a company once perilously close to bankruptcy into an entertainment juggernaut at the forefront of pop culture evolution.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Morbius Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncharted Producer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borderlands Producer - 2022
93% 98% Spider-Man: No Way Home Executive Producer $720.9M 2021
58% 84% Venom: Let There Be Carnage Producer $213.5M 2021
90% 95% Spider-Man: Far From Home Executive Producer $390.7M 2019
97% 93% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer $190.2M 2018
30% 81% Venom Producer $213.5M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan and Jane: Genesis Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan and Jane: Tale of Two Jungles Producer - 2017
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Executive Producer $334.4M 2017
43% 51% Ghost in the Shell Producer $40.5M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Air Bound Executive Producer - 2016
51% 64% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Producer $202.8M 2014
No Score Yet 38% Robosapien: Rebooted Producer - 2013
72% 77% The Amazing Spider-Man Producer $262.0M 2012
18% 31% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Producer $51.8M 2011
29% 42% Punisher: War Zone Executive Producer $7.9M 2008
67% 70% The Incredible Hulk Producer $134.5M 2008
94% 91% Iron Man Producer,
Executive Producer
$318.3M 2008
No Score Yet 58% Doctor Strange Producer - 2007
10% 46% Bratz Producer $10.0M 2007
37% 51% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Producer $131.9M 2007
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Producer $336.5M 2007
26% 48% Ghost Rider Producer $115.8M 2007
No Score Yet 59% Ultimate Avengers: The Movie Executive Producer - 2006
No Score Yet 50% Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther Executive Producer - 2006
57% 61% X-Men: The Last Stand Producer,
Executive Producer
$234.4M 2006
28% 45% Fantastic Four Producer $154.7M 2005
17% 13% Man-Thing Producer - 2005
25% 58% Blade: Trinity Producer $52.4M 2004
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Producer $373.4M 2004
29% 63% The Punisher Producer,
Co-Producer
$33.7M 2004
62% 29% Hulk Producer $132.1M 2003
85% 85% X2 Executive Producer $214.9M 2003
43% 35% Daredevil Producer $102.5M 2003
90% 67% Spider-Man Executive Producer $403.7M 2002
82% 83% X-Men Executive Producer $157.3M 2000
57% 78% Blade Executive Producer $70.0M 1998
No Score Yet 16% Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Producer - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 76% Spider-Man Executive Producer 1994-1998 2021
No Score Yet 40% Tarzan and Jane Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet 37% Mutant X Executive Producer 2001-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk Executive Producer 1996-1997