Monday, March 17, 2008

Marvel Super Heroes Fly To FX...

Marvel Studios has presold cable rights to Iron Man and the Toronto-shot Incredible Hulk to the FX Network along with three more super hero movies still to be determined.

"This is a watershed deal for the company," said David Maisel, chairman of Marvel Studios.

"It's a real vote of confidence..."

Paramount will open Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. as 'Tony Stark' and Samuel L. Jackson as 'Nick Fury' (?!) on May 2.

Universal's Incredible Hulk stomps into theatres June 13, starring Ed Norton and Tim Roth.

FX agrees to put up a license fee at 11% of domestic gross, a figure that cuts off at $200 million.

Marvel has not revealed which comic book characters it will showcase for the other three movies to FX, but likely prospects include Captain America, Thor and Ant-Man.

FX is noted as one of the highest-rated nets for adults 18-49...