Friday, February 01, 2008

Marvel Studios: Avengers Assemble...

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During a recent press conference, director Jon "Iron Man" Favreau discussed his desire to direct a big screen adaptation of the developing Marvel superhero team feature "The Avengers".

"I'd love to, you know, if the experience is as good as this. Since The Avengers has The Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man, they (Marvel) still have to make a few more movies," he said.

"I think they would want to get a chapter in on each of the heroes before they combine them. But I think it is very smart that they are thinking of 'cross-pollinating' between different characters..."

Marvel Studios plan to self-finance two movies per year, with numerous comic book-to-film projects in development, including Zak Penn's screenplay for "The Avengers".

"Ant-Man" will feature criminal 'Scott Lang' finding the cybernetic suit invented by 'Dr. Hank Pym', to be directed by Edgar Wright.

"Thor", written by Mark "I Am Legend" Protosevich, follows the Norse god of thunder banished from Asgard to live as human 'Dr. Don Blake' among mortal men.

Marvel's self-financed slate also includes feature film versions of "Captain America", scripted by David Self and "Nick Fury", written by Andrew Marlowe.

Studio-financed Marvel movies include "Deathlok" at Paramount, "Gargoyle" at Sony, "Namor" at Universal, and "Wolverine"/"Magneto" at Fox.