Marv Studios Limited
FormerlySpeed 5779 Limited (August–September 1996)[1]
SKA Productions Limited (September 1996–July 1999)[1]
SKA Films Limited (1999–2003)
Marv Limited (October–November 2005)[2]
Marv Films Limited (November 2005–June 2018)[2]
Company typeProduction company
IndustryFilm and television production
Founded1997; 27 years ago (1997)
FoundersGuy Ritchie
Matthew Vaughn
HeadquartersLondon, England (main)
Key people
Matthew Vaughn
ProductsFilms, television series
WebsiteOfficial website

Marv Studios, formerly SKA Films, is a British production company owned by Matthew Vaughn. It is best known for the motion pictures Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The King's Man.


SKA Films

In 1997, producer Matthew Vaughn and director Guy Ritchie launched their own company in the United Kingdom, with its first project being Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, which is for Handmade Films.[3]

In 1999, Vaughn and Ritchie struck an agreement with Sony Pictures to distribute its next project, Snatch.[4]

The team followed it up with their next big project Swept Away, starring Madonna.[5] The film ended up being bombed critically and commercially.[6] It went on to win the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2003.[7]

Marv Films / Marv Studios

Later that same year, Ritchie and Vaughn broke up ties, thus rebranding from SKA Films to Marv Films, and its first production under the new banner was Matthew Vaughn's directorial debut Layer Cake.[8]

In 2007, it signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce its feature films.[9] Later that same year, Charlie Mitchell joined the company.[10]

In 2009, Kris Thykier decided to leave Marv Films, in order to set up PeaPie Films, to produce new feature films.[11]

In 2018, Vaughn launched its subsidiary Marv Studios to set up new feature film reboots.[12]

Marv Music

In 2021, Marv launched a record label, Marv Music, in conjunction with Warner Music Group. The label is distributed under Warner's Parlophone unit.[13]


Title Release date Director Producer Writer Production company Distributor Rotten Tomatoes
as SKA Films
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 28 August 1998 Guy Ritchie Matthew Vaughn Guy Ritchie HandMade Films
The Steve Tisch Company
Summit Entertainment
Gramercy Pictures
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Snatch August 23, 2000 Screen Gems 73%[15]
Mean Machine December 26, 2001 Barry Skolnick Tracy Keenan Wynn
Charlie Fletcher
Chris Baker
Andrew Day
Paramount Pictures 34%[16]
Swept Away October 11, 2002 Guy Ritchie Guy Ritchie CODI SpA Screen Gems 5%[17]
as Marv Films
Layer Cake October 1, 2004 Matthew Vaughn Adam Bohling
David Reid
Matthew Vaughn
J. J. Connolly Sony Pictures Classics
Columbia Pictures
Stardust April 10, 2007 Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Michael Dreyer
Neil Gaiman
Matthew Vaughn
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Ingenious Media Paramount Pictures 76%[19]
Harry Brown November 11, 2009 Daniel Barber Matthew Vaughn
Kris Thykier
Matthew Brown
Keith Bell
Gary Young UK Film Council
HanWay Films
Framestore Features
Lionsgate 64%[20]
Kick-Ass March 26, 2010 Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
Brad Pitt
Kris Thykier
Adam Bohling
Tarquin Pack
David Reid
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Plan B Entertainment Lionsgate
Universal Pictures
The Debt September 30, 2010 John Madden Matthew Vaughn
Kris Thykier
Matthew Vaughn
Jane Goldman
Peter Straughan
Focus Features
Kick-Ass 2 August 14, 2013 Jeff Wadlow Adam Bohling
Tarquin Pack
David Reid
Matthew Vaughn
Jeff Wadlow Plan B Entertainment
Universal Pictures 31%[23]
Kingsman: The Secret Service February 13, 2015 Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
David Reid
Adam Bohling
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Cloudy Productions
Shangri-La Entertainment
TSG Entertainment
20th Century Fox 74%[24]
Fantastic Four August 7, 2015 Josh Trank Gregory Goodman
Simon Kinberg
Robert Kulzer
Hutch Parker
Matthew Vaughn
Jeremy Slater
Simon Kinberg
Josh Trank
Marvel Entertainment
Constantin Film
Kinberg Genre
Robert Kulzer Productions
TSG Entertainment
Eddie the Eagle February 26, 2016 Dexter Fletcher Adam Bohling
David Reid
Rupert Maconick
Valerie Van Galder
Matthew Vaughn
Sean Macaulay
Simon Kelton
Studio Babelsberg
Saville Productions
TSG Entertainment
Kingsman: The Golden Circle September 20, 2017 Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
David Reid
Adam Bohling
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
TSG Entertainment
Cloudy Productions
Rocketman May 31, 2019 Dexter Fletcher Adam Bohling
David Furnish
David Reid
Matthew Vaughn
Lee Hall Rocket Pictures
New Republic Pictures
Paramount Pictures 89%[28]
as Marv Studios
Silent Night December 3, 2021 Camille Griffin Matthew Vaughn
Trudie Styler
Celine Rattray
Camille Griffin Endeavor Content
Maven Screen Media
RLJE Films
The King's Man December 22, 2021 Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
David Reid
Adam Bohling
Matthew Vaughn
Karl Gajdusek
Cloudy Productions 20th Century Studios 43%[30]
Tetris March 31, 2023 Jon S. Baird Matthew Vaughn
Leonard Blavatnik
Gregor Cameron
Gillian Berrie
Noah Pink Apple Studios
AI Film
Apple TV+ 81%[31]
Argylle February 2, 2024 Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
Adam Bohling
David Reid
Jason Fuchs
Jason Fuchs Apple Studios
Cloudy Productions
Apple TV+
Universal Pictures
Kingsman: The Blue Blood TBA Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn
David Reid
Adam Bohling
TSG Entertainment
Cloudy Productions
20th Century Studios
Project X Matthew Vaughn TBA TBA TBA TBA
School Fight Damien Walters Matthew Vaughn
Joby Stephens
Morgan Carlson
Luke Gomes
Christopher Tomkins
Damien Walters Zebbo Films TBA TBA
The King's Man: The Traitor King Matthew Vaughn TBA Matthew Vaughn Cloudy Productions 20th Century Studios
The Stuntman[33] Damien Walters Damien Walters Zebbo Films TBA


Title First aired Last aired Showrunner Co-production Network Notes
as SKA Films
Lock, Stock... May 29, 2000 July 11, 2000 Guy Ritchie Ginger Productions Channel 4
Swag 2002 2004 Guy Ritchie Five
as Marv Studios
Untitled Statesman TV series TBA TBA TBA 20th Television Hulu


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