Friday, August 11, 2006


My new friend Rico pointed me in the direction of a Marvel powerpoint presentation on the current status of their feature film and television company Marvel Films. You can check it out for yourself here. There are a few subjects that I want to point out.

Four new television series are on the schedule and I am going to assume that they are all animated. Iron Man and Spider-Man are currently in development and Wolverine and the X-Men is in pre-production.

It also mentioned the new Fantastic Four series that will be coming to Cartoon Network this fall. Marvel Studios and animation studio Moonscoop will produce 26 half-hour episodes that combine 2D and 3D animation and will deal with classic storylines and classic villains like Doctor Doom, Skrulls, Mole Man and the Hulk.

My question is, why do we need another Fantastic Four show the features classic storylines when we've had three already that have done the same thing! Let's get some original stories and make this a show worth watching!

However, it is good to see Marvel getting back into the television animation market. With awesome DC Comics shows like Justice League and Teen Titans setting the bar I'm sure we will see a stellar competitor from Marvel.

Also mentioned was a new DTV (Direct-to-Video/DVD) from the same company that brought you Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2 called Teen Avengers. This project is in development right now and is set to go into production after the Iron Man and Doctor Strange DTVs.

The title Teen Avengers is somewhat unclear. Does it refer to the Young Avengers comicbook or will they focus on a younger version of Captain America and the rest of the familiar characters.

Let the rumours and speculation begin!


Chip Chief said...

I am glad there will be a new F4 series, as the last one just wasnt that good. its no JLU, but at least i will have something to watch again on saturday nights, and i suspect it will also be better than the legion of superheroes.

toast said...

Yeah, although I really am looking forward to Legion. DC hasn't dissapionted me with their cartoons yet so I have high hopes for this one. Plus, these are heroes that have not been animated yet so that's a huge bonus! It's not like it's just another Superman cartoon.

But I'll have to wait for dvd for both of those shows anyway because I don't get Cartoon Network and Canadian stations won't be able to play those shows until Cartoon Network has their first run.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be cooler if they did have teen captain america and teen hulk and teen iron man and people like that it would be interesting especially if it had realism too like they have to deal with school and teen life while saving the world