Usually the success or failure of one film doesn’t affect the Big Media parent company of a major movie studio’s value on Wall Street. But Marvel Entertainment is small enough to feel the impact. So today its stock price soared over 9.42% as its Marvel Studios’ first self-financed production, Iron Man, became 2008’s first record-breaking rocketman and the second biggest 3-day release for a non-sequel in the history of Hollywood. Capitalizing on that great news, Marvel Studios today unveiled its 2010-2011 complete slate of developed, produced and financed feature films. Expectedly, it contains immediate plans for Iron Man 2 in 2010. And in 2011, Marvel will present an “Avengers Themed Summer”, introducing a Captain America film and then uniting heroes Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor in a single film. Meanwhile, Marvel has a library with over 5,000 high-profile characters, so stay tuned for more announcements. Most immediately, Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk is scheduled for a June 13th release by distributor Universal, but, unlike Iron Man, this next film has been troubled creatively. (See my previous, Ed Norton And Marvel In ‘Hulk’-ing Feud and Edward Norton vs Marvel, ‘Hulk’ Round 2.)
Here’s the list of 2010-1011 releases:
IRON MAN 2 (scheduled for April 30, 2010 release)
THOR (scheduled for June 4, 2010 release)
THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA (scheduled for May 6, 2011 release)
THE AVENGERS (scheduled for July 2011 release)
ANT-MAN (in development, writer/director engaged)
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