WorldCat Identities

Arad, Avi

Overview
Works: 215 works in 780 publications in 7 languages and 36,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Superhero films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film sequels  Crime films  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Scenarist, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Musician
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avi Arad
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

62 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy industrialist visiting Afghanistan is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
The Incredible Hulk( Visual )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
The amazing Spider-Man by Marc [Regie] Webb( Visual )

51 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage social outcast Peter spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy. A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad's former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father's secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming "Spider-Man" and bring him face to face with Connors' villainous alter ego, the Lizard.--Container
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save his dying father, Johnny Blaze, a young stunt cyclist, sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from Roxanne, the girl he loves. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, who is now a reporter. He, also, crosses paths with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles orders Johnny to defeat the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk
Fantastic four by Tim Story( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if not most dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Reed Richards is the leader of the group and gains the ability to stretch all parts of his body, he takes the name Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, calling herself the Invisible Woman. Her younger brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame and is those named the Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rock creature and decides to call himself Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom
Spider-man 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
X-Men by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The X-Men are mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them. With the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a possible cure is discovered that may ultimately eliminate genetic mutations. Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto
Fantastic 4 by Tim Story( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-awaited wedding of Sue Storm and Reed Richards is crashed by a mysterious alien, the Silver Surfer, who races around the globe, wreaking havoc as he heralds the impending destruction of Earth. With time running out, the Fantastic Four reluctantly team up with the nefarious Dr. von Doom in a super-powered effort to save our planet
The amazing spider-man 2 by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, a man without fear. He's a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny "radar sense" that allows him to see with superhuman capabilities. When the love of his life is targeted by New York City's ruthless Kingpin and his deadly assassin, Bullseye, Daredevil may be about to meet his match
Ghost in the shell by Rupert Sanders( Visual )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human-cyborg hybrid leads an elite task force devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists
Venom by Ruben Fleischer( Visual )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own
Elektra by Richard ( Strauss( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins
Spider-Man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
The Punisher by Jonathan Hensleigh( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Punisher walks through the same world we all know, a world darkened by war, by crime, by cruelty, and by injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees all around him. He only has his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his ironclad determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains, including those who killed his family
Blade by Stephen Norrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wesley Snipes stars as the tortured soul Blade -- half man, half immortal. Blade sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), his mentor, guardian, and fellow hunter of the night. When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival." -- Container
Bratz by Bratz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For as long as they can remember, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been best friends forever. Inseparable since they first met, the girls have always supported each other's individuality. But now as the foursome enter Carry Nation High, the four face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls band together and rise up as "the Bratz" to fight peer pressure, in turn learning how true empowerment means standing up for your friends, being true to yourself and living out one's dreams and aspirations
X2 : X-men united by Twenieth Century Fox( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assassination attempt is made on the life of the president by a teleporting mutant. This act upsets the entire world and entices the president to begin the mutant-human war as predicted by Charles Xavier earlier. In an effort to get to the bottom of the attack and prevent world-wide war, Xavier sends out Storm and Dr. Jean Grey to search for the teleporting mutant and discover the truth behind the assassination attempt
 
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ʾArad ʾAbiy 1948-....

Avi Arad Amerikaans filmproducent

Avi Arad amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Geschäftsführer von Marvel Comics

Avi Arad productor americà

Avi Arad produttore cinematografico israeliano

Avi Arads

Ави Арад

Аві Арад

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אבי ארד

אבי ארד מפיק ישראלי-אמריקאי

ארד אבי 1969-....

افي اراد

آوی آراد

아비 아라드

アヴィ・アラッド

阿維·阿拉德

艾维·亚拉

艾維·阿拉德

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