Wall Street Spills Beans On Upcoming Marvel Projects
The House That Stan Built sending scads of costumed heroes your way.
The report -- again, helpfully picked up by Collider -- contains a bunch of boring numbers and terms like "total net sales" and "total operating income" -- but it also spills a few interesting details about what Marvel's got cooking on its front burner for stuff like movies, animated projects, and Broadway musicals. Read on, true believers:
Feature Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel -- partial list
Iron Man -- May 2, 2008
The Incredible Hulk -- June 13, 2008
Ant-Man -- Writer/Director Engaged -- Release Date: TBA
Captain America -- Writer Engaged -- Release Date: TBA
Thor -- Writer Engaged -- Release Date: TBA
The Avengers -- Writer Engaged -- Release Date: TBA
Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Punisher: War Zone (Lionsgate) Completed principal photography; scheduled for September 12, 2008 release
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (20th Century Fox) Director engaged; scheduled for May 1, 2009 release
Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes -- Status -- 26 30-minute episodes airing internationally.
Spectacular Spider-Man -- Status -- In development; US distribution agreement with Kids' WB; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Wolverine and the X-Men -- Status -- 26 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Iron Man: The Animated Series -- Status -- 26 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Hulk: The Animated Series -- Status -- In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Super Hero Squad -- Status -- In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow -- Scheduled for August 2008 release
Hulk Vs. -- Scheduled for January 2009 release
Thor: Son of Asgard -- Scheduled for September 2009 release
Planet Hulk -- Scheduled for February 2010 release
Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
Spider-Man, the Musical -- In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge
Marvel 2007 - 2008 Video Game Releases
Iron Man -- Sega - Scheduled for release Friday, May 2, 2008
The Incredible Hulk -- Sega - Scheduled for release Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Source: Yahoo! Business