11 August 2006

UPDATE: Superheroes on Screen - Strange is Coming as are More Avengers

UPDATE: In an interview on Chud.com Zak Penn teased that in his upcoming treatment of The Incredible Hulk, “By the way, I'm hoping you'll see some other Marvel characters in the Hulk.”

Who could he mean? Nick Fury? Iron-Man? Hopefully they don't blow continuity for a "fun cameo" like they did with Beast and Jubilee in X2.


Following up the releases of Ultimate Avengers 1 and 2 as direct to video animated releases, Marvel will produce Iron Man and Dr. Strange animated features. While both look good, I am impressed by the images I have seen of the Strange project due out early next year.

I am also happy to report that the fifth Direct-to-DVD title is likely to be Teen Avengers. That's all I know about that so, if you have more info, please comment.

In other news, Marvel gave an update of its movie plans. Most is not really new information, but they did confirm The Incredible Hulk for 2008. Also, The Avengers live action is also being written by Zak Penn of X2, X3, and Incredible Hulk fame. Here is a look at the pipeline:

Feature Film Line-Up For 2007
Ghost Rider, Sony - February 16, 2007
Spider-Man 3, Sony - May 4, 2007
Fantastic Four 2, Fox - June 15, 2007

Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel
Iron Man, Marvel - Writer and director engaged, slated for May 2, 2008
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel - Writer and director engaged, slated for 2008

Ant-Man, Marvel - Writer and director engaged
Captain America, Marvel - Writer engaged
Nick Fury, Marvel - Writer engaged
Thor, Marvel - Writer engaged

The Avengers, Black Panther, Cloak & Dagger, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye,
Power Pack and Shang-Chi are also projects to be developed by Marvel.

Non Marvel Film Development
Wolverine, Fox - TBD (likely 2008)
The Punisher 2, Lionsgate - TBD
Magneto, Fox - TBD
Namor, Universal - TBD
Luke Cage, Sony - TBD


toast said...

Marvel is doing the right thing by getting all their characters back and forming their own company. I think the future movie under this roof will be way better because they will have full control over their characters.

Now we wont see dissapointing movies like Elektra.

(Although DC/Warner has full control of all their character and they still released Catwoman)

Chip Chief said...

I am amazed that marvel is able to coordinate these origin films and build them into a potentially massive Avengers franchise while DC comics can hardly even get movies with their biggest heroes made. Why isnt ther a long term plan for a Justice League film?

Too bad we still arent likely to see wolverine vs hulk any time soon.