Marvel Updates Its Film Slate

The House of Ideas reveals there's a writer for the Captain America and Thor movies, plus much more.

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By Bob Gough - 8/7/2006
Marvel Entertainment recently updated its shareholders on its upcoming comic book to film projects:

Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2007
Ghost Rider, Sony - In post-production, February 16, 2007 release
Spider-Man 3, Sony - In production, May 4, 2007 release
Fantastic Four 2, Fox - In early pre-production, June 15, 2007 release

Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel (Partial List)
The first two films are anticipated for release in 2008.
Ant-Man, Marvel - Writer and director engaged
Captain America, Marvel - Writer engaged (Note: one of our Comic Book Movie chat fans heard a rumor that Michael Shanks from Stargate SG-1 may be offered the lead role of Steve Rogers/Cap)
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel - Writer and director engaged
Iron Man, Marvel - Writer and director engaged, slated for May 2, 2008
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.

Licensed Marvel Character Film Development Pipeline (Partial List)
Wolverine, Fox - TBD
The Punisher 2, Lionsgate - TBD
Magneto, Fox - TBD
Namor, Universal - TBD
Luke Cage, Sony - TBD

Marvel Character Animated TV Projects in Development
Fantastic Four, Moonscoop SAS (France) - 26, 30 minute episodes airing in 2006; U.S. distribution expected on Cartoon Network
Wolverine, 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-Video Projects in Development
Partnership with Lionsgate to develop, produce and distribute
original animated DVD features. Titles include: Ultimate Avengers 2 (scheduled for August 8, 2006), Iron Man and Doctor Strange.

Marvel Character Live Action TV Projects (Partial List)
Alter Ego and Skrull Kill Krew in development.

2006 Video Game Releases
Activision, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - To be released Q4 2006

Speaking of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, you can see a sample of Iceman in action here.
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