The authoritative story of how Marvel Studios built the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as described by the studio’s creatives and the cast and crew of The Infinity Saga, is The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, published by Abrams Books.
Marvel Studios: The Story is the first-ever, completely authorized, all-access history of Marvel Studios’ creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as told by the producers, writers, directors, concept artists, VFX artists, cast, and crew who brought it to life. The studio’s origins and rapid rise are chronicled year by year, project by project, through extensive personal stories, anecdotes, and recollections of notable hurdles, breakthrough milestones, and history-making accomplishments.
As co-authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry chart the complete production history of The Infinity Saga’s 23 films (from 2008’s Iron Man up to, and including, 2019’s Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home), these stories reveal how each of the films evolved into one ongoing cinematic narrative. Bennett and Terry were given unprecedented access to Marvel Studios, resulting in this years-in-the-making tome containing personal stories from over 200 interviews, including every Marvel Studios producer; MCU writers and directors; The Infinity Saga stars; concept artists, costume designers, composers, and the talents behind the MCU’s dazzling visual effects; and more.
A metalized reinforced slipcase houses The Story of Marvel Studios, which includes an exclusive wrap-around MCU concept art montage by Ryan Meinerding (Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development), a foreword by Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel), and an afterword by Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man).
Abrams, formerly Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (HNA), is American art and illustrated book publisher, as well as a publisher of children’s books and stationery.
The company is a subsidiary of the La Martinière Groupe, a French publishing house. Abrams publishes and distributes roughly 250 titles per year, with over 3,000 titles in print, and is led by President and CEO Michael Jacobs.