Monday, February 06, 2006

Lionsgate & The Marvel Collection?

Marvel has their work cut out for them if they want to be a force in animation. Maybe they should try to hire some of the talent from DC's incredible Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Teen Titans and Justice League shows. Warner seems to be canceling these great shows left and right, even though they are both popular and they are the best way to sell the years of complex comic book histories and charactors to new generations. If the trailer for Ultimate Avengers is evidence of Marvels' latest attempt, they still don't deserve to be compared to DC's master works. Wise up Marvel!!

Lionsgate Readies The Marvel Collection?

Iron Man, Dr. Strange and more may get animated.
by Steve Head

January 30, 2006 - IGN FilmForce hears Lionsgate has dipped into the Marvel catalog again, and the result, if all goes to plan, could be a feature film entitled The Marvel Collection.

Here's what we know so far: The Marvel Collection would feature four cutting-edge animated films, combining standard animation with CGI-enhancements, taking the animation beyond standard TV fare. A 3-D presentation isn't out of the question, as Lionsgate has acquired the rights from Marvel to develop movies in the 3-D format.

So who gets the call from the Marvel catalog? Word has it that the four films will star at least five Marvel characters. They are: The Hulk, The Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Iron Man and Captain America.

Lionsgate also owns rights for feature adaptations of Iron Fist and Black Widow. There is, however, no word as to whether those two characters will appear in The Marvel Collection.

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