Following the success of the Iron Man movie over the weekend, Marvel Studios updated its movie schedule as follows:
- Punisher: War Zone (Lionsgate)- December 5, 2008
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox)- May 1, 2009
- Iron Man 2 – April 30, 2010
- Thor – June 4, 2010
- The First Avenger: Captain America – May 6, 2011
- The Avengers – July 2011
- Spider-Man 4 – Still in development
- Ant-Man – Writer/Director engaged
It was announced that Iron Man 2 would introduce Thor. While Robert Downey Jr, Gweneth Paltrow, and Terrence Howard are signed for three films, it is uncertain if Jon Favreau will return as director.
Take the jump for the rundown of the animated series and animated direct to DVD projects
- Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes – Moonscoop – 26 episodes currently airing
- Spectacular Spider-Man – Sony – Currently airing on Kids’ WB!
- Wolverine and the X-Men – First Serve Toonz – 26 episodes scheduled for Spring 2009 on Nicktoons
- Iron Man: Armored Adventures – Method Films – 26 episodes scheduled for Spring 2009 on Nicktoons
- Hulk Gamma Corps – In development for Spring 2009
- Super Hero Squad – In development for Spring 2009
Animated Direct to DVD Projects
- Next Avengers; Heroes of Tomorrow – Lionsgate – Scheduled for late 2008
- Hulk Vs. – Lionsgate – Scheduled for early 2009
- Thor: Son of Asgard – Lionsgate – Scheduled for Late 2009
- Planet Hulk – Lionsgate – Scheduled for Early 2010
All looks good, but hold on true believers! Marvel is still on the go ahead for Spider-Man, the Musical with music and lyrics from U2’s Bono and the Edge with Julie Taymor signed to direct.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.