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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Marvel/Disney, 9, Super Hero Squad Show, TV DVD News, Rambo 5, The Green Hornet, Swamp Thing, Comic Previews


Comic Book Resources broke the story here that The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. in a stock and cash transaction. That will include all characters and stories. Just as I believed the real voice of Marvel was making it to DVD if not theaters, now it will be filtered through another set of media biases. How can Disney hope to create Wolverine stories? Or Deadpool? This will take some time for me, and a lot of others I think, to get over.


Movie Jungle has posted here a story about the film (an animated film that is in no way connected to "District 9") by Shane Acker. The movie is slated to open on Sept. 9, this year (yes, that's 9-9-09). Here they have a mess of clips and interviews.

Super Hero Squad Show

MTV Splashpage tells us here that, before the September 19 premiere on Cartoon Network, Marvel Animation is posting a teaser on this Web site featuring new animation that could be the show's introduction sequence. Click the title above and you will find the show sports a pretty high power acting cast doing the voices. Warning! It is really cartoony. The target audience is obviously pre-teen. How they see Wolverine working for that audience I don't know. Marvel has also posted a web comic strip for the show here. There is also a video game you can pre-order here from, that will be available on October 20, 2009.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Homicide: Life on the Street" (Complete Series) here, "Melrose Place" (Season 5) here, "The Sopranos" (Season 1, Blue-ray) here, "Sordid Lives: The Series" (Complete Series) here, "Desperate Housewives" (Season 5) here, "Wagon Train" (Season 1) here.

Rambo 5

Variety reports that work on Rambo 5 is underway, even though Sylvester Stallone previously said that Part 4 was the final instalment. SPOILER ALERT! The story this time finds "Rambo fighting his way through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the Us-Mexico border." The film will start shooting next spring.

The Green Hornet

Coming Soon says here that the 2010 film has been delayed 5 months by the studio. Star Seth Rogen says:"We're both [Rogen and Michel Gondry] relieved and psyched about the change. It gives more time for post [-production], which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer. It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio." The film's opening has been moved from July 7, 2010, to December 17, 2010.

Swamp Thing

Collider reports here that Joel Silver is putting together yet another Muck Monster movie. Silver said: "I'm developing a picture now that I'd like to do…I'll hopefully do Swamp Thing, which is a movie we've had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3D. There are a couple of projects I'm thinking about [for that format] but not everything."

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Agents of Atlas #10,

Black Panther #8,

Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #2,

Iron Man & The Armor Wars #2,

Luke Cage Noir #2,

Starr the Slayer #1,

& The Torch #1

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