Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Future Marvel movies and stuff!

Oh man, the comics-related movie juggernaut keeps rolling on!

Nick Fury, Teen Avengers, Hulk Smash among the projects slated for future release from Marvel

Posted August 7, 2007 4:10 PM


Marvel Entertainment reported its second quarter earnings this morning for 2007 and, as usual, included the company's upcoming slate of projects. Here's the movies, TV shows, DVDs, musical and games in the works:

Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Wolverine, Fox - Director engaged (Gavin Hood)
Punisher 2, Lionsgate - Director (Lexi Alexander) and lead actor engaged (Ray Stevenson)

Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel - partial list
Iron Man, Marvel - Completed principal photography; May 2, 2008 release
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel - Commenced principal photography; June 13, 2008 release
Ant-Man, Marvel - Writer (Edward Wright, Joe Cornish) and director (Edgar Wright) engaged
Captain America, Marvel - Writer engaged (David Self)
Nick Fury, Marvel - Writer engaged (Andrew Marlowe)
Thor, Marvel - Writer engaged (Mark Protosevich)
The Avengers, Marvel - Writer engaged (Zak Penn)

Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
"Spider-Man," Sony - In development; US distribution agreement with Kids' WB
"Wolverine and the X-Men," First Serve Toonz (India) - 26, 30 minute episodes in development
"Iron Man," Method Films (France) 26, 30 minute episodes in development

Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Doctor Strange, Lionsgate - August 14, 2007 release
Teen Avengers, Lionsgate - Targeted July 2008 release
Hulk Smash, Lionsgate - Targeted October 2008 release

Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
"Spider-Man the Musical," Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment - In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge

Marvel 2008 Video Game Releases (Release dates controlled by Publishing partner)
"Iron Man," Sega - Targeted 2008
"The Incredible Hulk," Sega - Targeted 2008

There's even going to be a Spider-man musical. A musical about SPIDEY! And music and lyrics by Bono! I wonder if they'll have the "Spider-man Spider-man does whatever a spider can" song in it. Maybe there will be some cryptic references about saving the environment in it.

So many movies I'd be interested in watching. I knew there was going to be an Iron Man movie and another Hulk movie. But I didn't know there was going to be another Punisher film! And Thor! And the most anticipated movie for me: The Avengers! I can't wait to see Captain America yell out on the big screen:

"Avengers Assemble!"

Some hotties have been cast in various comic-book related movies coming up soon:

Angelina Jolie - The Fox from Wanted
Gwyneth Paltrow - Pepper Potts from Iron Man
Melissa George - Stella Olemaun from 30 Days of Night
Maggie Gyllenhall - Rachel Dawes from The Dark Knight

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