WorldCat Identities

Arad, Avi

Overview
Works: 146 works in 465 publications in 5 languages and 31,606 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Scenarist, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avi Arad
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 3,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy industrialist 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 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man 2: Though Peter Parker tries to leave his crime-fighting life behind him in order to live an ordinary one, a new danger in the form of Doc Ock, forces him to return as Spider-Man, to save the city and the woman he loves
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,496 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,103 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
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,040 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
The amazing Spider-Man by Marc Webb( Visual )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Peter Parker, a high school student from New York City who transforms himself into Spider-Man after being bitten by a spider. Parker must stop Dr. Curt Connors from testing a mutation serum on human subjects
Fantastic four by Tim Story( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,014 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 so 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
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,928 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
X-Men( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of their new recruits -- including Beast, Angel, Juggernaut, and Colossus -- the X-Men 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. A potential cure is discovered and processed to treat and ultimately eliminate the genetic mutations, once and for all. As the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, blind attorney Matt Mudock 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
The amazing spider-man 2 by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-man krijgt het zwaar te verduren door de dreiging van zowel de machtige Oscorp-organisatie als van de kwaadaardige Electro
Fantastic 4( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about
Elektra by Rob Bowman( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world. Now she is forced to make a decision in the ultimate battle between good and evil that will take her life in a new direction, or destroy her
The Punisher by Jonathan Hensleigh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 961 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 852 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 822 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
The invincible Iron Man( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invincible Iron Man: While raising the ruins of a long-buried Chinese kingdom, billionaire inventor Tony Stark digs up far more than he bargained for. Planet Hulk: Exiled into outer space, the Incredible Hulk lands on the planet Sakaar, which is ruled by the tyrannical Red King. After being sold into slavery, the Hulk becomes the planet's mightiest gladiator
X2 : X-men united by Bryan Singer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 580 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
Cody the robosapien( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an evil industrialist plots to turn Robosapien--invented to revolutionize global search-and-rescue missions--into a weapon, the badly damaged techno-wonder is rescued and renamed Cody by a shy young science whiz
Fantastic 4 rise of the Silver Surfer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about
 
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Alternative Names
ʾArad ʾAbiy 1948-....

Arad, Avi 1948-...

Avi Arad amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Geschäftsführer von Marvel Comics

Avi Arad produttore cinematografico israeliano

Ави Арад

Аві Арад

אבי ארד

ארד אבי 1948-....

ארד אבי 1969-....

افي اراد

آوی آراد

아비 아라드

アヴィ・アラッド

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