The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. announced today that it will produce the first Japanese Marvel animated television series targeted at boys. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers is based on Marvel’s most popular team of Super Heroes, The Avengers and will premiere nationwide on terrestrial television in spring 2014.
Boom! has been on a roll lately with some really great titles, so when I saw that company founder Andrew Cosby and Hexed writer Michael Alan Nelson are teaming for a Samurai revenge tale, color me excited.
New images from the upcoming live action adapation of Blood: The Last Vampire have it the Intardwebz, and they look pretty good.Â Not sure how well the movie is going to capture the anime source material, but if it is even close to that feature, then we’re going to see something pretty awesome play out on the big screen.
â€œBlood:The Last Vampire,â€ stars Gianna Jun as Saya, as a 400-year-old, half-vampire assassin on a covert mission in Vietnam-era Japan. Tasked with infiltrating a military school to discover the identity of a hidden demon, Saya has to find out which one of her classmates is the deadly creature preying on humans.
Is it any surprise that H’wood is already working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine?Â The movie more than paid for itself over the weekend, prompting 20th Century Fox to begin development on the story that will be set in Japan focusing on the samurai/Yakuza storyline.
I think the biggest problem with this idea, is it’s a 20th Century Fox idea.Â Â The best Marvel Comics movies that have come out in the last decade have been the movies produced and distributed through Marvel.Â I don’t know how much money 20th Century Fox would want in the deal, but Marvel really should be doing everything it can to get all of is properties back under the Marvel roof and do it their way – it may not be the best way, or the right way, but it would be the better way.
What say you, Major Spoilers Legion?Â Would you be willing to go back to the theater to see Wolverine II: Electric Boogaloo?
Sideshow Collectibles has opened pre-orders for Medicom Toy’s Sulley vinyl figure.
Medicom has designed the Disney VCD line with the serious Disney collector in mind, realizing each character accurately and faithfully. Medicom’s Disney VCD figures were previously only available in Japan.
The figure stands a little over 8.5-inches high, and will set you back $59.99.
PrePro Hell is really ramping up now for the Captain America movie.Â Last week, Major Spoilers reported on Joe Johnston being hired to direct the film, and now Variety is reporting the writing duo of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been hired by Marvel Studios to pen the screenplay.
The red-white-and-blue clad hero with the mighty indestructible shield came to prominence right after the invasion of Pearl Harbor as the U.S. declared war on Japan. The hero is the Marvel character most closely associated with the United States.
I’m sure this is going to be an epic story as the scribes have written both Chronicles of Narnia films, and the very well done The Life and Death of Peter Sellers movie for HBO Films.
The first issue of Samurai: Legend #1 hit stores yesterday, and I missed the e-mail from Marvel with the preview until just now.Â So, while it may be late, for those looking for ancient Samurai tales, Samurai: Legend #1 from the Marvel/Soleil partnership should scratch that itch.