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Shadowland – The battle for the soul of New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 28, 2010

As previously mentioned, Shadowland is a big Marvel event. Daredevil, who is now leader of the evil ninja clan, The Hand, is bringing them to New York and looks as if all the street level heroes of the Marvel U are getting involved. Check out the cool wrap around cover.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan. Apparently construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In these promo posters via CBR we can see The Punisher shooting Spider-Man in a very uncomfortable place, Iron Fist and Luke Cage having a face off with what appears to be Elektra and Ghost Rider smacking down Moon Knight. All very cool.

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Marvel Studios to make low budget films featuring lesser known characters

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010

Marvel Studios have been doing a great job with the big name characters such as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America. However, they have so many characters to choose from, but many are lesser known so they would never get the big budget treatment.

That means those of us who love the smaller characters – Moon Knight, Dr Strange, Dazzler, Ka-Zar, Power Pack, Deathlok, Luke Cage, Sleepwalker, Night Thrasher, Speedball and so many more may never get to see them on the big screen.

Well hold onto you hats true believers. Turns out Marvel Studios may be doing just that. According to CHUD they are meeting with writers and directors to work on small scale movies based on some of those very characters. The movies would cost in the range of 20 to 40 million dollars (very small when we’re talking studio films) and would allow them to take risks with less obvious characters and with interesting talent.

Filmmakers are being offered their pick of characters and it sounds as if Marvel will go with any cool story put to them.

I think this is excellent news and Kick-Ass shows that with a low budget and minimum advertising you can make headway against some of the bigger budgeted film.

Plus lower budget means filmmakers will make sure every penny is spent well and could lead to some awesome kind of films. Imagine the street level Marvel characters such as Luke Cage made in a French Connection style, Iron Fist as an R rated kung-fu movie, or a truly gory body part swapping Terror Inc!

Of course no word yet on what characters will be used just yet but I think this is a breath of fresh air for the comic book movies and exciting for comic fans such as me.

What characters would you like to see get onto the big screen? Who could play them and who could direct?

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Shadowland – Daredevil is bringing the Hand to New York

Posted by LiveFor on April 18, 2010

Oh I miss not getting as many comics as I used to. I’ve lost touch with what has been happening with loads of them which is a shame. I had heard that Daredevil had taken over the running of the ninja clan The Hand.

Now, in a Marvel event called Shadowland the Man Without Fear is bringing the Hand back to New York city and it looks like it could be epic.

Shadowland will be a five issue mini-series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Billy Tan (he did the excellent cover at the top. According to The Weekly Crisis (cool comic site) last few issues of his main title we know that construction has already begun on the monumental fortress that will be Shadowland.

In the picture above we can also see what other heroes are going to be involved – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Punisher, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Elektra, Misty Knight, Bullseye.

Really sounds like it could be a great event.

Anyone, want to bring us up to speed on the recent events in Daredevil?

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