Marvel Updates Its Movie, Games Schedule

Here's the latest from the House of Ideas on comics making their way to movie screens and videogames.

Marvel held its 2nd Quarter Webcast conference call and released the following schedule for its projects:

Marvel Character Feature Film Development Pipeline
X-Men 3, Fox - Script, Director, May 26, 2006 release
Ghost Rider, Sony - Filming completed, Slated for Summer 2006
The Punisher 2, Lions Gate - Writer, Director, Targeted for 2006
Spider-Man 3, Sony/Columbia - Director, May 4, 2007 release
Namor, Universal Pictures - Script, Targeted for 2007
Iron Man, New Line Cinema - TBD
Luke Cage, Sony/Columbia - TBD
Deathlok, Paramount - TBD
The Hulk 2, Universal Pictures - TBD
Wolverine, Fox - TBD

Marvel Character Feature Film Projects in Development
Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Killraven, Nick Fury, Silver
Surfer and Thor

Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-Video Projects in Development
Partnership with Lions Gate to develop, produce and distribute original animated DVD features. Four projects in 2D/3D format are in development with the first release slated for 2006. Titles include: The Avengers 1, The Avengers 2, Iron Man and Dr. Strange.

Marvel Character Animated TV Projects in Development
Partnership with Antefilms Distribution to produce an original animated television series based on the Fantastic Four. Twenty-six, 30-minute 2D/3D animated episodes are planned with initial TV airings in 2006.

Marvel Character Live Action TV Projects in Development
Brother Voodoo.

2005 Video Game Release Schedule
Activision:
Spider-Man & Friends - Q1 2005
Fantastic Four - Q2 2005
Ultimate Spider-Man - Q3 2005
X-Men Legends II - Q4 2005

Electronic Arts:
Marvel versus EA - Q4 2005

THQ Inc:
Punisher - Q1 2005

Vivendi Universal
Hulk: Ultimate Destruction - Q3 2005

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