TNT Reaches Licensing Agreement With Marvel Studios

As part of a new licensing agreement with Marvel, TNT will be the first to air the five upcoming theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. Each of the five films — which includes next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron — will appear on TNT roughly two years after its theatrical release. The deal is also expected to include the next installment of the Captain America franchise, which has a theatrical release slated for 2016.  

"Marvel's brand of entertainment is a thrill ride for audiences, and we're excited to be adding their next five blockbusters to TNT's arsenal of high-quality genre fare," said Deborah K. Bradley, senior vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., in a release. 

The licensing agreement moves Marvel's theatrical films to TNT from FX, which holds broadcast rights to the studio's films through 2013's Thor: Dark World