Marvel Reveals 2010 Plans
Wed, 07 May 2008 06:41:35
When Marvel Comics launched Marvel Studios, comic book fans and geeks, which we mean in the most affectionate sense of the word, rejoiced. That meant that superheros could make cameos in films other than their own and cross films, since they are all under the Marvel Studios umbrella. In another move that'll whet the appetites of comic lovers, the studio has unveiled its schedule of films through 2010. While there are no superhero films slated for 2009, the studio plans to make 2010 the year of the comic book hero!
In the wake of the expectation-exceding, super success of last week's Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr., the studio announced the sequel will bow on April 30, 2010. Thor, based on the hammer-wielding hero, is scheduled for release on June 4, 2010. 2011 will be the year of the Avengers, with The First Avenger: Captain America set to hit theaters on May 6. The Avengers, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Incredible Hulk, will follow in July. Movie fans will get an overdose of superheros in the next few years, but somehow, we doubt they will be complaining.
In the meantime, The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton as the not-so-jolly green giant, will steamroll into theaters on June 13. Keep your eyes peeled for the Stan Lee walk on appearance that is staple of Marvel movies.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff