Friday, September 09, 2005

Marvel Goes Too Far


As a geek, I've been really happy with all the superhero movies getting made. Even if The Hulk was horrible, and Daredevil and The Fantastic Four looked too bad to be seen, there've been enough good popcorn flicks to satisfy the nerd in me. But Marvel is going to blow it one way or another. Now that they've secured funds to produce films in-house, they're going nutzoid with it. From Ain't It Cool:

The home to such superheroes as Spider-Man and The Hulk has tweaked its name and raised the $525 million it needs to become a producer of movies based on some of its 5,000 characters. Marvel Entertainment -- previously Marvel Enterprises -- is set to announce Tuesday its name change and completion of its loan package, and also will divulge that superheroes Captain America, the Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack and Shang-Chi will get the feature-film treatment.

Okay, let's break this down. Captain America, Black Panther, Nick Cage: Could be good, but probably won't be (Captain America should be a period piece, period).

Dr. Strange, The Avengers & Hawkeye: Good comic book stuff, but no frickin' way.

Cloak & Dagger, Power Pack, Ant Man and Shang Chi: Saywhut? Huh? Power Pack? Why not just produce a Speedball flick, huh?

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