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Sinister Six and Spidey 3 Get a New Date. Marvel Movies In on the Action.

Shepard_Plants_Flag_-_GPN-2000-001120Rumors leading up to San Diego Comic-Con swirled that Sony‘s Sinister Six movie was cancelled, and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was in trouble. Both of those rumors have been squished like a bug, keeping up last year’s horrible record for pre-convention bullshit lies well-sourced information poor reporting.

Sinister Six will now open on November 11, 2016. The film is written and directed by Drew Goddard. Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 are being pushed back and will follow on an as-yet unspecified date in 2018 for 3, and 4… who knows.

In slides a movie based on the Uncharted video game which will be released June 10, 2016, when Spidey 3 was supposed to.

Disney and Marvel have taken advantage and claimed May 4, 2018 which was to be Spidey 4. That’s also the weekend of that year’s Free Comic Book Day. A “comic” movie has opened that weekend for a while now. That adds another movie to Marvel’s already announced 5 movies. So, add a sixth one…. can you say Avengers 3?

Planting flags for movie dates far in the future seems to be pretty popular now. I expect an Olympic Sport of it eventually.

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Marvel will announce an all-new “Thundering” title on The View

Marvel ComicsMarvel is again taking advantage of its Disney family and have sent out a release that they’ll be announcing their “latest explosive” title on The View, Tuesday July 15 at 11am EST.

The View is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC and features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. A perfect form to announce a new comic book series (though Whoopi has admitted being a comic book fan). The show airs in ABC, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Marvel.

Marvel actually hasn’t had the best luck spotlighting their comics this way. On a previous show, the talk went into DC Comics characters, on another show, The Chew, which is also on ABC talk went from Marvel to DC characters as well. We’ll see if the hosts of The View have got their talking points down this time and don’t plug the competition.

 

First Images from Big Hero 6

Disney has released some images from the upcoming animated movie Big Hero 6, based on the Marvel comic characters. This is the first Disney Animation Studio film to feature Marvle characters. A trailer will be released this upcomign Thursday.

The plot involves a 14-year-old prodigy Hiro Hamada  and his “compassionate nurse robot” Baymax, a squishy, white, health care droid that Hiro turns into an armored fighting robot  to help thwart crime in their city of San Fransokyo. Hiro joins his older brother Tadashi’s friends (Go Go Tamago,  Wasabi No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, and Fred) in forming a heroic team, though the nerdy teens  have no super powers, just  technology and intellect.

The film is co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and star the voice talents of T.J. Miller, May Rudolph and Jamie Chung.

The movie opens November 7, 2014.

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Preview: Spark Your Imagination with a First Look at Figment #1!

This June, journey into the exciting depths of your own imagination with the newest Disney Kingdoms series. Marvel has released a first look at Figment #1 – from writer Jim Zub, artist Filipe Andrade and cover artist John Tyler Christopher! Created by the unique collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering, this all-new five-issue series delivers an exciting steampunk fantasy adventure that reveals the never-before-told origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder and his inquisitive dragon companion, Figment!

A mainstay of Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World, Figment and the enigmatic inventor Dreamfinder have captivated visitors of Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination attraction for decades. Marvel and Disney Kingdoms are proud to continue the spirit of the famous attraction by revealing the origin of two of its most famous characters!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Jim Zub said:

Expanding the story of Figment has been intimidating, but I’m genuinely enjoying it. I want to do right by Disney fans and new readers alike, creating an entertaining story and that comes from working with engaging characters. Digging a bit deeper into Figment and Dreamfinder has been a fun challenge. In so many ways this story really is a ‘Journey Into Imagination’, in both word and deed.

Imagination is inside all of us, waiting to be unlocked. All it takes is one little spark to let yours take flight and make our wildest dreams come true!  This June, let your imagination take flight when one of the most popular Walt Disney World attractions comes to life in the exciting Figment #1!

FIGMENT #1 (OF 5) (APR140657)
Written by Jim Zub
Penciled by Filipe Andrade
Cover by John Tyler Christopher
Disney Figment Variant by Andy Gaskill (APR140659)
Walt Disney Imagineer Variant by Tom Morris (APR140658)
Elements based on Figment © Disney
FOC – 05/19/14, On-Sale – 06/11/14

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