Remember when Marvel could only muster movies like Roger Corman’s “Fantastic Four”? “The Punisher” starring Dolph Lundgren? Don’t even get me started on the Albert Pyun “Captain America”. Just 10 years ago, people would have laughed at you if you said you were anxious to see a Marvel movie. Not anymore. So, SuperheroHype has Marvel’s official list of projects in development, what they have coming out, and and what they’re expecting in the future.
In short, they’ve got “Ant-Man”, “Captain America”, “Thor”, and “The Avengers” in the pipe, and “Iron Man”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Punisher: War Zone”, and “Wolverine” all due out in the next two years.
Feature Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel – partial list
Iron Man, Marvel – Scheduled for May 2, 2008 release
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel – Scheduled for June 13, 2008 release
Ant-Man, Marvel – Writer/director engaged
Captain America, Marvel – Writer engaged
Thor, Marvel – Writer engaged
The Avengers, Marvel – Writer engaged
Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Punisher: War Zone, Lionsgate – Completed principal photography; scheduled for September 12, 2008 release
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox – Director engaged; scheduled for May 1, 2009 release
Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes, Moonscoop SAS (France) – 26, 30-minute episodes airing internationally.
Spectacular Spider-Man, Sony – In development; US distribution agreement with Kids’ WB; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Wolverine and the X-Men, First Serve Toonz (India) – 26, 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Iron Man: The Animated Series, Method Films (France) – 26, 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Hulk: The Animated Series, TBD -In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Super Hero Squad, TBD – In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Lionsgate – Scheduled for August 2008 release.
Hulk Vs., Lionsgate – Scheduled for January 2009 release.
Thor: Son of Asgard, Lionsgate – Scheduled for September 2009 release.
Planet Hulk, Lionsgate – Scheduled for February 2010 release.
Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
Spider-Man, the Musical, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment
In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge
Marvel 2007 – 2008 Video Game Releases (Release dates controlled by Publishing partner)
Sega, Iron Man – Scheduled for release Friday, May 2, 2008.
Sega, The Incredible Hulk – Scheduled for release Tuesday, June 3, 2008.