Is Marvel Planning a Punisher and Black Widow Animated Movie?

The Punisher Comic BookWith all signs pointing to D.C. getting out of the original direct-to-DVD animated movie (or at least, making their footprint in the area noticeably smaller), maybe Marvel thinks this is the right time to step in.

This wouldn’t be the first time Marvel has done original direct-to-DVD animated movies. They’ve achieved some measure of success with a pair of “Ultimate Avengers” titles, there was also a Doctor Strange flick that I quiet enjoyed, Iron Man, and of course, their Asian-created “X-Men” and “Blade” line of TV series.

According to Marvel writer Jeph Loeb (via a podcast with something called Word Balloon), Marvel has plans for a new original animated movie starring everyone’s favorite skull-wearing vigilante, The Punisher. Not only Frank Castle and his war van (and, one assumes, Microchip as well — what’s Punisher without Microchip in the war van?), but also the Black Widow will be appearing.

A movie team-up between the Punisher and Black Widow, if you will.

Not only that, but apparently Loeb let slip that Marvel has plans for 15 animated projects still in the development stage. That’s, uh, a lot.

I’ve always been a fan of the Punisher, and I was hoping for that rumored Punisher cable TV series that seems to have faded into the ether. I guess an original direct-to-DVD animated Punisher movie will just have to do instead.

Not sure, but I seem to recall the Punisher and Black Widow teaming up once or twice in the comics. I could be wrong, of course.

Black Widow Comic Book

Via : CBM