THOMAS TULL (Producer) is Chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures and has achieved great success in the co-production and co-financing of event movies. Since its inception in 2004, Legendary Pictures, a division of leading media company Legendary Entertainment with film, television and digital and publishing divisions, has teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures on a wide range of theatrical features.
The many hits released under their joint banner recently include Zack Snyder’s worldwide hit “Man of Steel”; and Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “Dark Knight” Trilogy, which kicked off with “Batman Begins,” followed by the billion-dollar blockbusters “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” which earned more than a billion dollars at the global box office.
This highly successful partnership also produced such films as Zack Snyder’s “300” and “Watchmen” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” which Snyder produced; Ben Affleck’s “The Town”; Nolan’s award-winning action drama “Inception”; the worldwide hit “Clash of the Titans” and its sequel, “Wrath of the Titans”; and Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II,” which is the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, and the recently released “The Hangover Part III.”
Legendary more recently released director Brian Helgeland’s hit drama “42,” the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim,” from director Guillermo del Toro. Legendary is also in production on “Godzilla,” slated for release in May 2014 and “Warcraft,” based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft universe.
Tull serves on the Board of Directors of Hamilton College, his alma mater, and Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves on the boards of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the San Diego Zoo, and is part of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group, in which he also holds a board seat. Tull invests in digital, media and lifestyle businesses through his Tull Media Ventures, a privately held venture fund.