marvel.gifMarvel released its second-quarter earnings yesterday, which revealed toy sales took a bit of tumble due to competition from other toy lines *cough*Transformers*cough*, which ended up causing the profits to decline.

Even with the slide, Marvel is still moving ahead with its movie, television, gaming, and can you believe it stage productions. Take the jump for the list.

List compiled from pdf by Superhero Hype!

Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Wolverine, Fox – Director engaged (Gavin Hood)
Punisher 2, Lionsgate – Director (Lexi Alexander) and lead actor engaged (Ray Stevenson)

Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel – partial list
Iron Man, Marvel – Completed principal photography; May 2, 2008 release
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel – Commenced principal photography; June 13, 2008 release
Ant-Man, Marvel – Writer (Edward Wright, Joe Cornish) and director (Edgar Wright) engaged
Captain America, Marvel – Writer engaged (David Self)
Nick Fury, Marvel – Writer engaged (Andrew Marlowe)
Thor, Marvel – Writer engaged (Mark Protosevich)
The Avengers, Marvel – Writer engaged (Zak Penn)

Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
“Spider-Man,” Sony – In development; US distribution agreement with Kids’ WB
“Wolverine and the X-Men,” First Serve Toonz (India) – 26, 30 minute episodes in development
“Iron Man,” Method Films (France) 26, 30 minute episodes in development

Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Doctor Strange, Lionsgate – August 14, 2007 release
Teen Avengers, Lionsgate – Targeted July 2008 release
Hulk Smash, Lionsgate – Targeted October 2008 release

Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
“Spider-Man the Musical,” Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment – In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge

Marvel 2008 Video Game Releases (Release dates controlled by Publishing partner)
“Iron Man,” Sega – Targeted 2008
“The Incredible Hulk,” Sega – Targeted 2008

via Marvel


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1 Comment

  1. I just figured that the toy profits were down because the Hasbro lines suck when compared to the ToyBiz stuff …

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