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Holy Kang! The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series gets the go ahead

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

Looks like this could be a winner. Show will premiere on Disney XD’s Fall / Autumn 2010 line-up

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The New New Avengers…possibly

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

The Marvel Universe has been through a lot over the past few years – Civil Wars, Villains taking over, Avengers disassembled, Spider-Man have his marriage wiped out of living memory by Mephisto, Skrulls secretly invaded, Nick Fury found out SHIELD was actually controlled by HYDRA, Hawkeye died, Hawkeye came back, Daredevil became leade of the Hand, Wolverine found out he had a son who was tougher than him, Captain America died, Bucky came back from the dead, Bucky became Captain America, the real Captain America came back, Iron Man was a bit nasty then wiped his memory to save the world, Wolverine was in everything, Mutants were almost wished into extinction and Wolverine was in everything. Plus lots more.

Currently Marvel is going through Siege where Norman Osbourne is at war with Thor and the Asgardians. Once that is all resolved things are going to get brighter.

“Heroes will be heroes again,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told USA Today. “They’ve gone through hell and they’re back to being good guys — a throwback to the early days of the Marvel Universe, with more of a swashbuckling feel.”

“The ‘brand new day’ of the Heroic Age presents a tonal shift to optimism, a world filled with hope but quite hellish villains,” writer Brian Michael Bendis said. “The heroes realize it’s a blue-sky world worth protecting.”

Bendis says the story line was approved long before the sale to Disney. “This was always the plan, and I have the memos to prove it,” he says with a laugh.

“This was always the whole point — the reunion, the Avengers getting back together, because this is what the world needs right now,” Bendis says. “Now we get to the good stuff.”

Robot 6 think the above lineup of heroes will also be the new team for The Avengers and I have to agree with them. Looks like Bucky aka Winter Soldier aka Captain America will become Hawkeye (check out the cybernetic arm) so that could well be Steve Rogers in the new Captain America outfit.

Also great to Gorilla-Man from Agents of Atlas on the team. Is it just me or has Beast almost got back to his previous form – check out his George Perez classic hair.

Personally I think it is a cracking line-up (which will probably last for about 4 or 5 issues) and really do hope we can get back to some classic Avengers story telling.

What do you think of the line-up? What bad guys do you want to see them go up against?

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Doctor Voodoo – Marvel has a new Sorcerer Supreme

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2009

I know Doctor Strange passed the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme over to Brother Voodoo a while back but I really like the artwork for this cover.

Source: CBR

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I’m a Marvel/ I’m a DC – Disney Buys Marvel (Parody)

Posted by LiveFor on September 12, 2009

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More Disney Marvel mashups

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

The last lot of mashups went down well so here are some more. Thanks to Dave for sending me the link.

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Disney Marvel Mashups

Posted by LiveFor on September 5, 2009

dis3The recent news that Disney bought Marvel for $4 Billion was huge news a few days ago. Now the inevitable mashups have begun and here are just a few from the Worth1000 photoshop contest. Which one is your favourite and can you think of any more?

Lots more Disney Marvel Mashup picks here.


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Hitler is not happy about the Marvel / Disney team-up

Posted by LiveFor on September 2, 2009

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Disney has bought Marvel for $4 Billion

Posted by LiveFor on August 31, 2009

That is a lot of money. So the House of Mouse now owns an awful lot of superheroes.

I personally think this may well be a good thing. The current slate of Marvel Universe films are still going to go ahead and once the contracts are up with other studios – Spiderman and X-Men – then they should return to the fold and crossovers a plenty should follow.

However, it does mean another level of men in suits to throw their thoughts in and possibly mess up what could be great.

Mind you we could see Pixar having a go at some Marvel heroes which can only be a good thing.

Worldwide leader in family entertainment agrees to acquire Marvel and its portfolio of over 5,000 characters

Acquisition highlights Disney’s strategic focus on quality branded content, technological innovation and international expansion to build long-term shareholder value

Burbank, CA and New York, NY, August 31, 2009 – Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney on August 28, 2009, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. At closing, the amount of cash and stock will be adjusted if necessary so that the total value of the Disney stock issued as merger consideration based on its trading value at that time is not less than 40% of the total merger consideration.

Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, August 28, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

thor_comic_image_02.jpg“This transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney’s creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories,” said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney.”

“We believe that adding Marvel to Disney’s unique portfolio of brands provides significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation,” Iger said.

“Disney is the perfect home for Marvel’s fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses,” said Ike Perlmutter, Marvel’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney’s tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world.”

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters. Mr. Perlmutter will oversee the Marvel properties, and will work directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build and further integrate Marvel’s properties.

What do you think of the news?

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When Diablo met Stan

Posted by LiveFor on August 1, 2009

This is great. Check out Diablo Cody’s (screenwriter of Juno and Jennifer’s Body) reaction when she spots Marvel giant, Stan Lee. Excelsior!

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Jon Favreau sees Iron Man 3 and The Avengers in 3D

Posted by LiveFor on August 1, 2009

Iron Man
I really love the 3-D,” director Jon Favreau told MTV at the San Diego Comic-Con. “I think ‘Up’ was probably my favorite movie I’ve seen this year.”

Marvel has plans to make at least one more “Iron Man” film, as well as an “Avengers” film in 2012 that will feature Tony Stark. If Favreau has his way, he’d like at least one of those films to be three-dimensional.

“I like all the new technologies, 3-D being one of them. James Cameron had brought me around a few months back to see what he was doing with ‘Avatar’; that’s what’s been seen now by many of the fans,” he said of the 3-D footage shown last week. “It was exciting to go in there and see what he’s doing with cutting-edge technology. He’s just a great storyteller as well, and to see a great filmmaker working with the cutting-edge of this technology is amazing.”

“I talked to Marvel after I’d seen [Cameron’s footage] about doing ‘Iron Man 2’ in 3-D,” he said. “I was hoping to get a shot at doing it this time around, but it didn’t work out that way. … There are a few drawbacks to it at this point — there’s more cost involved, and it also forces you to shoot digitally. My cinematographer [Matthew Libatique] really likes film, and ‘Iron Man’ had a certain look because it was film.”

As of right now, Favreau isn’t certain he’ll direct “Iron Man 3” or “The Avengers.” But Feige is on record as saying that he’d like to see Marvel films jumping off the screen soon, and Favreau is convinced that the technology will be there for whichever film he makes next.

“We haven’t had any talks about [me directing ‘Avengers’], although we do have talks about what the content of ‘Avengers’ will be,” Favreau said of the film expected to feature Iron Man, Nick Fury, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and others. “I’m going to be involved in some capacity with it, but as far as directing goes, we’re still working on this one. … I’m happy they brought me back to do ‘Iron Man 2.

“But I think that, as the digital technology gets better, 3-D is going to be a lot easier,” the filmmaker continued. “Certainly for ‘Iron Man,’ I think it would work out well.”

Would you like to see the Marvel superheroes go 3D?

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