Last December, Stan Lee promised Collider that every “important Marvel character” would soon be getting its own film. Yesterday, the publisher’s fourth-quarter 2007 earnings report made it clear that Lee wasn’t kidding.
The report — again, helpfully picked up by Collider — contains a bunch of boring numbers and terms like “total net sales” and “total operating income” — but it also spills a few interesting details about what Marvel’s got cooking on its front burner for stuff like movies, animated projects, and Broadway musicals. Read on, true believers:
Feature Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel — partial list
Iron Man — May 2, 2008
The Incredible Hulk — June 13, 2008
Ant-Man — Writer/Director Engaged — Release Date: TBA
Captain America — Writer Engaged — Release Date: TBA
Thor — Writer Engaged — Release Date: TBA
The Avengers — Writer Engaged — Release Date: TBA
Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Punisher: War Zone (Lionsgate) Completed principal photography; scheduled for September 12, 2008 release
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (20th Century Fox) Director engaged; scheduled for May 1, 2009 release
Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes — Status — 26 30-minute episodes airing internationally.
Spectacular Spider-Man — Status — In development; US distribution agreement with Kids’ WB; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Wolverine and the X-Men — Status — 26 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Iron Man: The Animated Series — Status — 26 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Hulk: The Animated Series — Status — In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Super Hero Squad — Status — In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow — Scheduled for August 2008 release
Hulk Vs. — Scheduled for January 2009 release
Thor: Son of Asgard — Scheduled for September 2009 release
Planet Hulk — Scheduled for February 2010 release
Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
Spider-Man, the Musical — In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge
Marvel 2007 – 2008 Video Game Releases
Iron Man — Sega – Scheduled for release Friday, May 2, 2008
The Incredible Hulk — Sega – Scheduled for release Tuesday, June 3, 2008