|Born|| April 18, 1948 |
|Occupation||Film producer, businessman|
Avi Arad ( /
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Arad was born in 1948 in Ramat Gan, Israel,and raised in by a Jewish family. The son of Holocaust survivors from Poland, he grew up reading Superman and Spider-Man comics translated into Hebrew. In 1965, he was conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He fought in and was wounded in the 1967 Six-Day War, and spent 15 days recuperating. Arad finished his military service in 1968.
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In 1970, Arad moved to the United States and enrolled at Hofstra University to study industrial management. He worked as a truck driver and Hebrew teacher to put himself through college, and graduated with a BBA in 1972.
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Along with Israeli-American Toy Biz co-owner Isaac Perlmutter, Avi Arad came into conflict with Carl Icahn and Ron Perelman over control of Marvel Comics in the wake of its 1996 bankruptcy. In the end, Arad and Perlmutter came out on top, with Toy Biz taking over Marvel Comics in a complicated deal that included obtaining the rights to Spider-Man and other superheroes that Marvel had sold earlier. He was involved in Marvel's emergence from bankruptcy and the expansion of the company's profile through licensing and movies.
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On May 31, 2006, Arad resigned his various Marvel positions, including his leadership of Marvel Studios to form his own production company, Arad Productions. Although he is still producing projects for Marvel,his first feature outside Marvel was the August 2007 film Bratz . Future ventures include: manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell ; an adaption of Brandon Mull's best-seller teenage fantasy, Fablehaven ; an adaption of James Patterson's award-winning teenage novel Maximum Ride ; the adaptations of two Sony PlayStation properties, Uncharted and infamous , and an adaptation of Hideo Kojima's video game Metal Gear Solid .
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On August 25, 2010, it was announced that Arad was given a chair with the American branch of animation studio Production I.G in Los Angeles, California.
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|1993||King Arthur and the Knights of Justice||No||Yes||TV series|
|The Bots Master||No||Yes|
|1996||The Incredible Hulk||No||Yes|
|Generation X||No||Yes||TV pilot|
|Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.||No||Yes||TV movie|
|The Avengers: United They Stand||No||Yes|
|2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Yes||No|
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Yes||No|
|Bratz||Yes||No||Nominated- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture|
|The Incredible Hulk||Yes||No|
|2011||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Yes||No|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Yes||No|
|Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures||No||Yes|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Yes||No|
|2016||Kong: King of the Apes||No||Yes|
|2017||Tarzan and Jane||No||Yes|
|Ghost in the Shell||Yes||No|
|Super Monsters||No||Yes||Also creator|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Yes||No|
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Avi Arad, born in Ramat Gan in 1948, founded and led Marvel Studios and recently produced for that studio the megasmash “The Avengers.”
We're really excited about the development of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as a movie -- we've been working with Arad Productions for the last year-and-a-half or so
Avi Arad and Ari Arad will produce.