June 21, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 19: Man-Thing
Matt: This week of the Marvel Movie Madness contains the movies we're calling "the weird crap" - Man-Thing, Red Sonja, and Howard the Duck. We've seen some good and bad films get made out of Marvel properties, but I think we can all agree that the movies this week are based on some of the lesser-known titles, and all three of them are pretty ugly. Today, we're focusing on Man-Thing. Based on a long-running, semi regular title, Man-Thing is a shambling swamp monster that's basically Marvel's version of Swamp Thing (the creators of both characters came up with them around the same time). Man-Thing had a brief monthly run, but was then cut to a quarterly or semi-annual run as double-sized issues. And to the delight of everyone's inner 12-year-old, they were called "Giant-Size Man-Thing."
May 15, 2006
Tyrese Gibson Joins the "Transformers" Ensemble
The giant robots are, of course, the stars of the "Transformers" universe, but there certainly doesn't seem to be a shortage of flesh & blood actors signing on for the massive production. The newest names added to the call sheet are Tyrese Gibson ("Four Brothers"), Rachael Taylor ("Man-Thing"), and Amaury Nolasco ("The Benchwarmers").
September 7, 2005
Marvel Entertainment Announces Its "Big Ten" Lineup
Variety reports that Marvel Enterprises will now be known as Marvel Entertainment, and that they have ten potential movies lined up to produce, and for Paramount to distribute. Curious to see which characters Marvel didn't lease to the other studios? Well, of course "Captain America" is one of 'em!