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!