Friday, January 11, 2013
The year of Man of Steel opens up in a big way for the movie's production studio Warner Bros., as the company and its own subsidiary DC Comics won big in the fight for the rights to the character Superman in the latest case against the heirs of one of the co-creators, Jerry Siegel.
Via news from Comic Book.com and Bleeding Cool, the case turned in the favor of WB and DC, since the Siegel family gave up their rights in 2001 after getting a share for the character. Last year, a related court hearing disputed WB's claim, but the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals questioned this and awarded the case to Warner Bros.
This bodes well for WB, since they own and distributes material, stories, and the impending movie this year about one of the world's best known superheroes. It's a big win in what has been a long ongoing legal battle between them and the Siegel family. For more on the story, visit the source post at Comic Book.com and Bleeding Cool.