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Marvel’s Man-Thing Movie Budget Was Just $5 Million

As rumors swirl about the Man-Thing’s potential Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, fans may be surprised to learn that this won’t be the character’s first appearance. Before the popularity of the MCU, the rights to the character found themselves positioned at Lionsgate, which created an R-rated slasher flick using the Marvel horror icon. While it’s not unheard of for modern-day Marvel blockbusters to cost upwards of $250 million to produce, Lionsgate’s man-thing Had a micro budget compared to the flick.

Director Brett Leonard tells us that the production only got $5 million to make the film.

“It was a very, very, very independent film done with an independent film company, at the time, Lionsgate was part of it. And then, it was at a time when the Marvel thing wasn’t as codified as it is now. That’s it. It’s for sure,” Leonard says during our Man-Thing director’s remarks. “To Avi Arad’s credit, I went to Australia because Russell Crowe took me there after he made Virtuality with him. And I really liked the place. I met a lot of filmmakers and film culture there. And When I was talking with Scott Carroll and Avi and Avi Arad about making this film, I said, ‘Okay, we should make it in Australia,’ and they said, ‘Go ahead, go down there and Make it.'”

Once Arad made the move, Leonard and Karol got on a plane and headed to Australia and began making Marvel flicks – at a fraction of the cost of any Marvel movies of the time. In fact, Wesley Snipes’ blade Made seven years ago for about $45 million.

The filmmaker continued, “We were waiting for the money to hit to make the film. It was like an independent film. It was not like a studio film. Marvel Studios was starting out as a concept at the time. was.” “And so it was again, it was in this bridging moment, the way Marvel movies were made and how they are made now.”

man-thing Now streaming on Tubi.

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Reference from comicbook.com

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