Past Marvel Movies, Marvel Studios, and the Future of Comic Movies

Right off of the heels to Podcast 5’s discussion of Disney’s potential influence with Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc), we leap backwards to Disney’s previous acquisition, Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. Join LaughingMan, KennyFarino, CineMax, and B-Mask as they discuss Marvel’s comic book movie follies, Disney’s effect on Marvel Studios, the success of the Avengers, the failures of Marvel Knights and the rise of Marvel Studios.

We start with Iron Man, the super hero movie franchise that brought about the second comic book movie Renaissance, and move into Disney’s acquisition and financing of Marvel Studios. But how would a DC Pictures’ Justice League movie fare considering the distant position in this comic book movie arms race, considering the reception of Superman Returns and Green Lantern? And what about the news that Brian Singer is going to jump back on the director’s chair of another X-Men movie after X-Men First Class helped repair the franchise from the legacies left by X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine?


The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.


A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.


Born in the stomach of a whale in a small fishing town in Antarctica, Kenny knew that his life mission would be to end world hunger, save Tibet, and finally learn how to dougie. Instead, he ended up studying law and writing the "Food For Thought" article series for One day, he hopes to become President of Brazil and blow up the moon.


B-Mask was not always a purveyor of animation. Having credentials ranging from frog slinger to hash seller, he has experienced life to its fullest extreme from under his tiny rock. He hosts the series known as Beyond Pictures which aims to look beneath the surface of works- understandably difficult in this day and age.

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