IRON MAN 2 AND 3
These don’t have a date yet, but I’m sure they’ll be rushed into production as soon as possible, judging by the reaction to this first movie from Marvel Productions.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
The latest entry in the Punisher series of movies will be released later this year. With a completely different cast to the last one, it remains to be seen whether or not it will be a hit.
IRON FIST and DEATHLOK
These two projects are both slated for release this year, but have they even started shooting yet? That Iron Fist movie has been talked about ever since Ray Park (who is to play the title character) was in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. That was nine years ago!!! As for Deathlok, would anyone really go and see it? If it is marketed as something other than a superhero movie, it would probably stand a chance. Otherwise I’d say DVD bargain bin fodder.
X-MEN ORIGINS MOVIES
The first two X-Men Origins films are due next year, following the early years of both WOLVERINE and MAGNETO respectively. The Wolverine movie, starring Hugh Jackman in the role again, is halfway through production now, but the Magneto one is yet to commence. The Magneto movie tells the story of his young days, and will not feature Ian McKellen in it at all.
A Power Man movie? If you say so. Apparently due in 2009, here’s another one with rather limited appeal, but I’m curious to see how it turns out.
A fourth Spider Man movie is on the way next year, but with a whole new cast, a new director and a new direction. I hope they don’t reboot the series again…
Marvel’s own big blue boyscout is said to be arriving on screens next year. This one could be important, as it would set up the proposed Avengers movie very nicely.
Okay, we have Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain
Also due next year (2009 is getting crowded isn’t it?) is the Silver Surfer’s solo movie, which is shaping up to be brilliant. The demand for a Surfer film has pretty much killed any call for another Fantastic Four. I guess that’s something…
The year after that we’re apparently in for movies of Nick Fury, Ant Man (Why?), and Doctor Strange. Where’s the Thor movie? It is going to be interesting to see how many of these films actually get made. I’d say we’re due another Daredevil too, please. Get Frank Miller to make it, or at least write it. Thanks...