Robert Kirkman Backs Careful THIEF OF THIEVES Development; Shares Thoughts On MARVEL ZOMBIES

Kirkman advocates a careful and unhurried development process for AMC's adaptation of his comic,Thief of Thieves. Plus, his response to Kevin Feige's comments about a Marvel Zombies film?

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By Mark Julian - 5/25/2013


Last April, AMC announced that they were developing another Robert Kirkman comic book for television, Thief of Thieves. What's a little unique about the series is that Kirkman already has the comic book series operating as a television writer's room. A small collection of writers all bounce story ideas off one another with Kirkman situated in more of an overseer role. Nick Spencer and James Asmus have already written arc and Andy Diggle is set to right the next (Shawn Martinbrough provides the art). Said Kikrman on the television plans with AMC, "We’re still moving forward. We’re trying to nail all that down right [now]. But these processes can be very long and involved. That’s something that we’re still trying to figure [out]."

Recently, Entertainment Weekly put the question of a Marvel Zombies film to studio president Kevin Feige. He chuckled at the idea, saying it was a cool concept but may not be right for the Marvel brand at this juncture. Here's what Kirkman, who previously wrote a Marvel Zombies limited miniseries had to say about the subject. "You know, I can see that being a little brand-damaging. You don’t want to see Tony Stark eating somebody’s brains. [Laughs] Yeah, maybe Feige is just being coy and he’s got it in the works."

"Conrad Paulson is a highly successful thief who decided to approach the thieving business from a different route and begins a new life stealing from other thieves. He quickly finds himself on the run from people on both sides of the law."

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Source: EW
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JoeMomma29 - 5/25/2013, 6:12 AM
That is a straight up guy!
Christuffer - 5/25/2013, 6:24 AM
A Marvel Zombies film? I think I missed that...but if it means I get to see Howard the Duck eat someone, I'm all for it
Logan5 - 5/25/2013, 6:26 AM
@Joe

Nah.., he's leaning a little too much to his right side.


"..may not be right for the Marvel brand at this juncture."

"You know, I can see that being a little brand damaging."


Dig some Diggle so that's good to hear!

NovaCorpsFan - 5/25/2013, 6:35 AM
I loved the Marvel Zombies arc, A tv movie from MS might be the best way to handle it.
JoeMomma29 - 5/25/2013, 7:07 AM
@dwaynejohnsonsfrom

That is freakin funny!

Demongod20 - 5/25/2013, 7:30 AM
Give me a high quality R rated Marvel Zombies animated movie or (Netflix) mini series and release it on or near Halloween. That's all I need to be happy.
DrDoom - 5/25/2013, 7:44 AM
Marvel Zombies is retarded.

Doom's word is law
IgnurRant - 5/25/2013, 9:03 AM
f*ck Marvel Studios.

Do a version of the Ultimate Fearful Four for the new F4 film or sequel.

Have the new Reed Richard's open a portal to an alternate universe where it was consumed by the zombie plague including the old F4 cast.

Zombified Original F4 Cast vs Reboot F4 Cast.

HeadPool420 - 5/25/2013, 9:08 AM
Do an animated straight to DVD/Bluray Marvel Zombies for the Halloween season!!!!! It's an easy sell!!!!!
TelaVizion - 5/25/2013, 9:49 AM
Marvel Zombies would work... If anything (as well as the SHIELD pilot trailer looked), they can make it str8 to dvd. MZ would make money.
sameoldthing - 5/25/2013, 11:52 AM
What Marvel Studios did to The Mandarin was brand damaging to me.
Shameful.
Pharaoh - 5/26/2013, 4:24 AM
they should 100% make an animated Marvel Zombies series of films just short straight to dvd/blu 75-90 minutes long; there's enough material for it...
Pharaoh - 5/26/2013, 4:27 AM
and why are we catering the MCU to little kids I never see anyone under 15/16 in any comic book stores and haven't for years and I doubt they enjoyed shit like Iron Man 3

the MCU should be catering towards mid teens-adults and cater to the little kids with the tv animated shows

was Kevin Feige thinking about the kids when Tony Stark told a child to "stop being a PUSSY"
flesh138 - 5/26/2013, 10:32 PM
Umm...there's already a Marvel Zombies movie right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIkLLZy4dFM&list=UU_4WRYD9GNLktecY4RXiqhA&index=14

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