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Marvel's Film Slate From 2nd Quarter Report Source

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Marvel's Film Slate From 2nd Quarter Report Source: Marvel Enterprises Thursday, July 29, 2004

Marvel Enterprises has released its Second Quarter financial report and in it the company mentions the status of the various superhero projects it has in the works. Here are some highlights from the report. You will also be able to listen to their webcast on this here at 9am Eastern Time.

Marvel's President and CEO, Allen Lipson, commented, "The continued success of entertainment projects such as films, video games, and comic books based on our portfolio of characters has led to enhanced brand awareness for the Marvel Universe of characters, which in turn has led to increased sales. The recent release of Spider-Man 2 has broken box office records and has generated more than $600 million in worldwide box office receipts to-date, and the DVD is scheduled to ship in November. In addition, consumer products based on the movie are currently among the strongest performing brands at retail, further cementing both Marvel and Spider-Man as flagship brands with retail partners.

Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2004
(Release dates are controlled by Studio partners)
-Blade: Trinity, New Line Cinema - December 10, 2004

Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2005
(Release dates are controlled by Studio partners)
-Elektra, New Regency / Fox - Script, Director, Filming started May '04, Jan. 15, 2005 release
-Fantastic Four, Fox - Script, Director, Filming starts August '04, July 1, 2005 release
-Iron Man, New Line Cinema - Script, Slated for November 2005 or Summer 2006
-Luke Cage, Sony/Columbia - Script, Director
-Man-Thing, Lions Gate/Fierce - TBD

Marvel Character Entertainment Projects in Development For 2006 & Beyond
(Development and release timing is controlled by Studio partners)
-The Avengers, Lions Gate - Slated for Q1 2006 release (animated DVD)
-X-Men 3, Fox - May 3, 2006 release
-Namor, Universal Pictures - Script, Slated for Summer 2006
-Ghost Rider, Sony - Script, Director, Pre-production, Summer 2006
-Black Widow, Lions Gate - Writer, Director, Slated for 2006 release
-The Punisher 2, Lions Gate - Writer, Director
-The Hulk 2, Universal Pictures - Development
-Deathlok, Paramount - Script
-Spider-Man 3, Sony/Columbia - Director, May 4, 2007 release
-Dr. Strange, Dimension - Contract
-Iron Fist, Lions Gate - Contract
-Silver Surfer, Fox - Contract, Development
-Ant-Man - TBD
-Black Panther - TBD
-Captain America - TBD
-Nick Fury - TBD
-Thor - TBD
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So Marvel fans what do you think?

Looks like DareDevil 2 is MIA, even though Ben is doing a cameo in Elektra.

Man-Thing was pushed back to a TBD release date. I smell direct to video for this sucker. Also the Marvel brand logo isnít attached to this film.

F4 should be pretty good. The casting seems to be alright...Michael Chiklis as THE THINK

The one new movie that I'm excited for is (other than SM3) THOR! Avi Arad has stated that he's looking to make the Thor movie very LOTR-ish style wise, which could look amazing! Thor would have sucked if he was running around NY....but in a fantasy world of gods that could be pretty sweet.

Take notice that Hulk 2 is in development. Wonder how long that film will be there?

So far Marvel's gold mine has been with Spider-man, and X-Men.

Wonder what will be the next big hit? F4? Iron Man? or maybe Captain America...?

The buzz at Marvel about Captain America is that the time frame for the whole film will be set around WWII.

Also keep your ears open for the Namor film. Avi Arad is really pushing for this movie to be a major hit! From what he has described it should be. The CGI work should look amazing!

'nuff said true believers.
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Am i the only one that doesnt really care about a Namor film? I always found the character irritating and funny looking with his flat top head and pointy ears and speedos. I would love to see a new Hulk film now that I know they would never go the art house route they tried with Lee at the helm of the first one.
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I never cared for the Namor comics...but the film might be fun.

Hulk 2 should be titled Hulk 2: SMASH. It's all about Hulk Smash! It should be a fun movie....but it's still in development, I expect it to remain in that stage for awhile.
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It scares me that the FF four movie is being cranked out so fast. Also, Jesssica Alba is a crappy c hoice.

Other than that, it looks good.
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Yeah, they're developing a Silver Surfer movie!!
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A movie with Namor going on a rampage against the surface world could be great. Though I suspect they'd never get the budget to do it properly.

Probably 2/3 of these movies will never happen, of course.
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Cool pic, and I have no problem with Jessica as Sue Storm.
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Re: Marvel's Film Slate From 2nd Quarter Report Source

Originally posted by Get Me Coffee
The casting seems to be alright...Michael Chiklis as THE THINK
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I'd love to see a WWII-era Captain America film.

Iron Man and Nick Fury would be sweet, too.

LOTR-style Thor? I could live w/ that.

Namor doesn't interest me either.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Cool pic, and I have no problem with Jessica as Sue Storm.
I don't have a problem w/ it either. I think there are plenty of other things to worry about in regards to the movie than whether or not Jessica will make a good Sue.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Cool pic, and I have no problem with Jessica as Sue Storm.
I do. She looks out of place in that pic fo' shizzle. Now, to be straight, I have no problem with Jessica Alba in a Playboy Centerfold.

Reed looks too young at any stage in the history of the FF.

Thor is hot shit. Namor is hot shit. If done right, which it sounds like they may be.
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Originally posted by Big Quasimodo
I do. She looks out of place in that pic fo' shizzle. Now, to be straight, I have no problem with Jessica Alba in a Playboy Centerfold.

Reed looks too young at any stage in the history of the FF.

Thor is hot shit. Namor is hot shit. If done right, which it sounds like they may be.
The F4 story is a cross between the classic F4 and the Ultimate F4. In the Ultimate F4 they are much younger.
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Ant-Man?

Do we really need an Ant-Man movie?
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some of the movies are really obscure or lesser known marvel characters that I'm sure we could live without movies of.

I am really excited though for, Blade Trinity, the Ghost Rider movie, X3, and Elektra.

Deathlok sounds like a neat idea, always thought the comics were solid.

They should cut the Ant Man, Namor, Iron Fist, Black Pather and Thor movies, and make a Cable or Deathpool movie.
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An Iron Man movie could be really cool if done correctly. I've always been a big IM fan.
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Originally posted by tofu
Yeah, they're developing a Silver Surfer movie!!
They've been developing a Silver Surfer film for 10 years now.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Ant-Man?

Do we really need an Ant-Man movie?


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Thomas Jane Talks Punisher 2:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=5767
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Originally posted by fryinpan1
Thomas Jane Talks Punisher 2:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=5767
Thomas Jane
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I'm betting most of the more obscure titles will never be made into movies.
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Originally posted by B.A.
I'd love to see a WWII-era Captain America film.
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I'm with you on that one, B.A........Nazis and Hitler and the war raging with the Red Skull doing his thing in the era he was born to be in, working for a regime of monstrous proportions, rather than some watered down present day Captain America- Batman wannabe type movie. This movie could be VERY dark......with a real playground of a world on the brink of losing it's freedom.
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Originally posted by Get Me Coffee
Thomas Jane
That was a great article - I loved what he said about a possible sequel.
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there was a good segment about marvel on kudlow and cramer(sp?) today and it seemed like F4 movie was a no go for fox for 2005, but the studio was pushing ahead with elecktra
I didn't catch all of the discussion however
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I liked Ant Man when it was called Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Iron Man should be their next logical choice as you can do some nice visual stuff with it, especially if they make him CG and bust their ass doing it.

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