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Star Wars Comics are going to Marvel

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

It doesn’t come to a surprise that Disney will bring the Star Wars comics back to Marvel after the Disney/Lucas deal. It has been at Marvel before but Dark Horse was the publisher that took care of the comic franchise. They will finish up the Star Wars stories At Dark Horse but once the contract ends they will loose one of their bigger projects.

As from 2013 Marvel will handle the new story lines and it is to be expected that they will take over fully in 2015. Right on time for the next movie!

At this time it is unknown if Marvel will create ongoing titles are if they will keep on the short 4 to 6 issue stories as was the case at Dark Horse. However, it can be expected that Marvel will create a new stand alone Star Wars universe within the Marvel comic house. It would be way to odd to see Darth Vader fight the Avengers! Would it not? So let’s hope that this will not happen.

There is no info on the writers and artists working for the current Star Wars series and if they will continue their work under the Marvel flag.

The Wasp

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

There was an interesting article about Josh Whedon and his Avengers movie out there today. He was available for a Q&A session after a screening with Josh and the article talked about some of the things that “could have been” the Avengers movie. One of the biggest changes was the draft without the Black Widow and the Wasp instead. Not only was she one of the founding members of the Avengers but she has also been the leader of the Avengers. Whit her in the picture the movie could have gone in a whole different angle. Not only would we be without the Black Widow or the beautiful Scarlett Johansson, we would also miss one of the best scenes in the movie where the Black Widow makes Loki give away his plans while he was being kept imprisoned on the helicarrier.

Another big thing Josh wanted for the movie was a second villain besides Loki. He said that this was a battle he couldn’t win from the film studio.

Josh didn’t talk a lot about the sequel that is planned for 2015. The only news on this so far is the fact that he is working on it and that he wants to bring in some new characters to the Avengers II movie. According to the article Disney made sure no more information about the next movie would be spilled. They say there where about 3 Disney publicist in the room that made sure Josh would stay on topic and only talk about the first movie.

At the “Comic” Movies

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

The Avengers was a big success for Marvel and Disney so expect to see a whole lot more Hero movies coming your way. One of them was just announced during this years San Diego Comic Con. The long rumored Guardians of the Galaxy is now official. A little less known Marvel comic with some obscure characters like Rocket Raccoon. Other characters that will be portrait in the movie are Drax, Groot, Star-Lord and Gamora. For those collecting comics, go and buy the Guardians of the Galaxy books now as they will go up in value just like the books with Thanos did after the Avengers movie came out.

Other movies that where mentioned where a whole bunch of sequels. Captain America: Winter Soldier (Scheduled for April 4, 2012) and Thor: The Dark World (Scheduled for November 8, 2013). The Captain America movie has the subtitle Winter Soldier and this appears to confirm that the story from the comic with the same title will be used. In this story Bucky is alive and operates as a brainwashed Soviet Assassin.

Also discussed during the San Diego Comic Con was the Ant-Man movie. This project has been in development for a while but Director/Screenwriter Edgar Wright said that they shot some test footage. This could take the movie to the next level.

Some might think this is a strange choice but Ant-Man is a founding Avengers member and does have a lot of comic fans. When this movie project goes ahead, and it sure looks like it, expect Ant-Man to appear in the next Avengers movie. This is only an assumption, but it would make sense.

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Avengers First Full Trailer

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Marvel has released a first full trailer of the Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie. I am still so happy Disney got to buy Marvel. Now I can combine my other hobby and share some info on the Disney blog about it too. (It fits here know, although some might think differently). Well, if you like some good heroic packed action movie check out this amazing trailer (via Comingsoon.net)

There is also a HD quicktime version iTunes Movie Trailer.

Disney Imagineers / Marvel Imagineers

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Will the first Marvel attraction find its way into a Disney park? With Disney owning Marvel this question wasn’t about “if”, but “when”. Now it looks like the Disney Imagineers are working on an idea to bring a first Marvel attraction into the parks. This rumored possibility comes from the mouse itself in the form of an interview in the next issue of D23, the Disney magazine.

In an interview with Kevin Feige, president of the Marvel Studios, some ideas are put forward regarding bringing Marvel to the Disney parks.

“It’s the biggest dream of all. We get to tap into this spectacular team that is better than anyone else on the planet at bringing fantasy to life, not only on the big screen but in the real world,” said Feige.  (via Movies.IGN)

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Tron Heroes

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Marvel has finaly released some of the Tron variant covers. Here are 10 of the covers.

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Josh Whedon is an Avenger!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

OK, Avengers will not be distributed via a Disney company but via the Paramount company, but as Avenger is a part of Marvel Entertainment Company and Disney owns the Marvel Entertainment Company I have enough reason to do a little happy dance and write about it here on the blog after hearing the news that Joss Whedon confirmed his role as Director for the Avengers movie during his appearance at the San Diego Comic Con. I have always been a big fan of Buffy, love his Serenity movie and now can’t wait to see his Avengers movie.

This is not the first time Joss Whedon is involved in the comic industry. He wrote the Buffy Series 8 for Dark Horse, but also had a 24 part Astonishing X-Men series written for Marvel. For this run he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards including Best Serialized Story, Best New Series, Best Writer and winning the Best Continuing Series award in 2006. Let’s hope this is enough to Joss Whedon bring the Avengers to the screen as they should be. We don’t want to see a repeat of Marvel’s the Fantastic Four 2, a disaster of a movie. But I have high hopes with Whedon in the director’s chair.

Did you know that Joss Whedon was one of the script writers of Toy Story. There! Another link with Disney, another reason to write about it on the Mousekingdom blog!

Disney’s Avengers

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The Disney Channel and Disney XD has released their plans for the 2010-2011 television season and as expected will have some of their famous usuals return.

But there will be some new shows to and one of them will be a new Avengers animation series: “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”.

The new show will target kids age 9 to 14, will be 52 episodes long and will feature Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp.

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Disney, Marvel and Universal

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Once Disney bought Marvel it was to be expected Universal would be used in the same article more than once. It’s even possible to open it with the three names in the first sentence. They will be linked with each other from now one, something not everybody might like, but unavoidable. Unsurprisingly the three names in one article will refer to the difficulties the new deal of Disney buying Marvel will be for the Universal theme Park. The question of what will happen to Marvel Super Hero Island was one of the first to pop up on many forums. No worries there, as most people already know, Marvel and Universal had signed a contract about 15 years ago where Universal had the sole right to use the characters in a theme Park. This contract has now been inherited by Disney when they bought Marvel and can’t be change. And if it could be change, would they want to? (at this time). The royalties that need to be paid for the use of the licensed characters is a nice bonus for the Walt Disney Company.

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iPad and Marvel

Friday, January 29th, 2010

It seems everyone is talking about Apple’s iPad revealed by Steve Jobs yesterday. Certainly I thought we here at the Mousekingdom Blog should too, after all that might get us an extra visitor or two who google for “iPad” ;-) My only problem: besides the connection between The Walt Disney Company and Steve Jobs I didn’t see any immediate hook for a post – and I did not want to make it too obvious that I was just looking for any reason to write about the iPad by talking about ideas I might have were the worlds of Disney could meet the iPad. So it looked as if I was out of luck … until … along came Newsarama’s Vaneta Rogers who had talked to Ira Rubenstein, executive vice president of Marvel’s Global Digital Media Group, for an article about the world of comics and the iPad … there was my connection between the iPad and the many worlds of Disney – this time in form of MARVEL the comic world giant that Disney had brought into its fold only yesterday … and an interesting connection for that! (more…)