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?