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INCREDIBLE HULK Television Series In The Works At ABC + More MARVEL Properties Up For Development

October 16, 2010

THE INCREDIBLE HULK heading back to the small screen


Source: Deadline.com, Yahoo

ABC is in very early stages of development of a live-action series adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book character. There is no writer on board yet.

Read more HERE.

Also – a few more Marvel titles/characters in line to be brought to the small screen from Yahoo:

[A] second hot property is “Cloak and Dagger,” which is being developed as a possible show for ABC Family.

And:

“Heroes for Hire” (focusing on ex-con Luke Cage offering to take on bad guys for a price);

“The Eternals” (a race of superpowered beings live amid humanity in secret, inspiring legends);

“Agents of Atlas, Alter Ego” (private investigator Jessica Jones takes on cases involving superhumans);

“Moon Knight, the Red Hood” (a low-rent criminal discovers a cloak that gives him superpowers);

“Ka-Zar” (a Tarzan-type and his saber-toothed tiger must journey to the concrete jungle to seek justice);

“Daughters of the Dragon” (a dynamic female duo, one with a bionic arm and the other a granddaughter of a samurai, open a private-detective agency); and

“The Punisher” (one man wages a war on crime; already adapted as two feature films).

CLOAK AND DAGGER television series in development


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It’s Official: EMMA STONE As GWEN STACY In New SPIDER-MAN Reboot

October 9, 2010

EMMA STONE and ANDREW GARFIELD


Source: ComingSoon.net, IMDB

There seemed to be some confusion on the part of the interwebz about whether or not red-haired EMMA STONE would play red-haired MARY JANE WATSON or blond-haired GWEN STACY.

Regardless of the hair, Stone has been slected to portray the role of GWEN STACY. And there seems to be a lot of importance attached to this casting so THRALL WORLD is led to believe that MJ might not figure as prominent in the SPIDER-MAN initial reboot movie as producers rewind and start anew the telling of the popular comic book hero.

EMMA STONE [ZOMBIELAND] has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures.

Stone has been tapped for the role of GWEN STACY opposite ANDREW GARFIELD [THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS] as Peter Parker.

The film, to be directed by Marc Webb [(500) DAYS OF SUMMER] from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theaters nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Read more HERE.

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JOSS WHEDON In FINAL Negotiations To Direct ‘THE AVENGERS’

April 14, 2010

JOSS WHEDON


Source: Deadline.com

Marvel Studios is in final negotiations for Buffy the Vampire Slayer series architect Joss Whedon to direct Marvel Studios’ The Avengers. That’s the fast-tracked film that would amount to an all-star team of Marvel superheros, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

Read more HERE.

Article forgot to mention a very likely chance of Ed Norton reprising his Bruce Banner role from THE INCREDIBLE HULK a couple years ago. Rumor still being the Hulk goes nutz and that is the catalyst that brings the Avengers together.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!! JOSS WHEDON all but confirmed to direct big screen 'THE AVENGERS' movie



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SPIDER-MAN Reboot (In 3D!) Gets A Release Date

February 10, 2010

'SPIDER-MAN' Reboot release date confirmed for July 3rd, 2012


Source: ComingSoon.net

Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012. Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe-nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct.

Read more HERE.

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‘THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA’ Update: Movie Will Be Set During WWII – RED SKULL Confirmed As Villian

February 7, 2010

'THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA' - Due in theaters July 22, 2011


Source: ComingSoon.net

Finally starting to get some early movement on where the CAPTAIN AMERICA movie will be going.

[Director Joe] Johnston confirmed at the press conference that the Red Skull will indeed be the villain of the first movie.

Joe Johnston:

“Virtually the entire story except the bookends are in World War II because we all recognize we have one chance to tell the origin story of how he became Captain America, you can’t tell a modern story and then go back and tell the origin story.”

Read more HERE.

But who will be thee Captain?? To be continued…

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DAREDEVIL Reboot In The Works

February 6, 2010

'DAREDEVIL' Movie Poster


Source: Deadline.com

Right on time considering Hollwoods reboot, remake, sequel mentality and the current trend in favor of comic book properties. Also – seven years since the disaster that was DAREDEVIL starring Ben Affleck as sightless attorney Matt Murdock turned super sensory enhanced costumed crime fighter who patrolled NYC’s “Hells Kitchen”.

Regency is mounting the remake with former News Corp No. 2 Peter Chernin producing. Writing the redo is screenwriter David Scarpa.

“Use it or lose it” in effect:

Hollywood studios with Marvel superheroes need to keep reinventing these Marvel movie franchises or the rights revert back to Disney-based Marvel.

The studio rights for the Marvel characters are currently spread around in such a way that The Avengers will never team up with The X-Men, Fantastic 4, The X-Men, Spider-Man, or Daredevil.

THRALL WORLD wishful thinking would have as our MOST sought after Marvel Team-Up a meeting between Daredevil and Spider-Man with Spider-Man hanging out with the Fantastic 4 a distant second. Some newer school comic fanboys would probably favor a Spider-Man and Wolverine encounter.

I guess we’ll all just have to sit around and What If amongst ourselves..

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‘THE AVENGERS’ Update: IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, And – HULK!?

January 29, 2010

HULK, THOR, IRON MAN, and CAPTAIN AMERICA will anchor 'THE AVENGERS'


Source: SuperHeroHype.com

Starting to sound like the plan. But will the Hulk be friend or foe?? THRALL WORLD has heard rumors going as far back as late 2008 of the Hulk actually being the “villian” – a la a rampaging Hulk – which was a typical storyline every few years if you read The Incredible Hulk comic book. At some point when the Hulk went apeshit the heroes of the Marvel Universe had to bring take the big green guy down. And that, of course, was always easier said than done.

The latest from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige:

“By the time ‘The Avengers’ comes in 2012, it’s not just a team superhero movie with a bunch of characters with powers. It’s three people – four including the Hulk; five including Nick Fury – who you’ve seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”

He also goes on to explain that they want to do a second Hulk movie with ED NORTON but that it definitely will not be until after ‘THE AVENGERS’ hits theaters on May, 4th 2012.

Read more HERE.

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SPIDER-MAN Update: MARC WEBB Confirmed As New Director

January 20, 2010

MARC WEBB


Source: ComingSoon.net

Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe-nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Read more HERE.

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MAJOR ‘SPIDER-MAN 4′ UPDATE!!! RAIMI, MAGUIRE ARE OUT – SONY Opts To Reboot And Start Franchise Over!!!

January 11, 2010

That's A Wrap: SAM RAIMI, TOBEY MAGUIRE, and KIRSTEN DUNST have officially spun their last web together as SONY opts to reboot the SPIDER-MAN franchise and start from scratch with a new director and cast.


Source: ComingSoon.net

Stop the presses!! Forget John Malkovich as The Vulture! Forget Dylan Baker as The Lizard! Forget whether or not Kirsten Dunst will return as Mary Jane! And heck – forget Tobey Maguire and *gasp* Sam Raimi too!?

The new chapter in the “Spider-Man” franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team. Spider-Man 4 was to have been released in 2011, but had not yet gone into production.

Bold move on the part of Sony. THRALL WORLD was passing up on reports that production was delayed on ‘Spider-Man 4′ over the past few weeks. But now comes word that the entire cast and crew is kaput and that the entire franchise is starting from scratch!

We “got” that the script was kind of “eh” and that must have been a solid “issue” in moving forward with the 4th Spider-Man movie. No problem there. Venom was a glaring mistake in Spider-Man 3 and Sony probably wanted to avoid being trapped to the history of that sub-par Spider-Man chapter – especially as they’re pursuing a Venom movie and possible franchise there as well.

But when you keep going to the well at some point the well runs dry. When a comic book runs astray it’s easy to axe the creative team and start fresh. But such is not the case with comic book movies. It will be long time before we see another Superman, Fantastic 4 and even X-Men is being rebooted to a younger generation of familiar mutants after the turd that was ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’.

Bottom line in the new age of the comic book movie of the week? Make sure the movie you greenlight doesn’t suck because it appears to be pretty difficult to get over.

Sam Raimi commented:

“Working on the ‘Spider-Man’ movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job.”

The rebooted Spider-Man is tentative for summer 2012.

Read more HERE.

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‘SPIDER-MAN 4′ Update: JOHN MALKOVICH Confirms Involvement As THE VULTURE

January 11, 2010

JOHN MALKOVICH


Source: ComingSoon.net, BadTaste.it

Doesn’t mean it’s a done deal though just yet. The big question is if the Vulture from the classic Spider-Man comic book stories from the old-school 60’s run is compelling enough as a villian to translate well today. Here’s the latest:

Malkovich was interviewed by an Italian sports show called “Quelli Che il Calcio” and he was asked not only about whether he had been approached to play the Vulture but also about the production delays. The fine folks at the Italian web site Bad Taste have graciously provided an English summation of what was said on the show:

“When conductor Simona Ventura asked him about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn’t deny his involvement, but confermed that he’s waiting for the final script to be sent to him, and that the movie has been delayed. He also hopes that shooting will begin as soon as possible”.

Read more HERE and if you can read in Italian click HERE for the original interview.

THE VULTURE (from waaay back in SPIDER-MAN #2) is starting to sound like a very strong possibility as a key villian in 'SPIDER-MAN 4'



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