Marvel’s already contemplating a bringing a host of other characters to the movies after all this AVENGERS business ties up, including Iron Fist, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, a solo Nick Fury movie and even the Guardians of the Galaxy. Those were just the names Marvel Studios leader listed off the top of his head during an interview he did with MTV recently. Like I’ve said, if a new title like RUNAWAYS is moving along in production ( and you can still audition for it if you act now!) it’s really inevitable that these heroes will be getting their shot eventually. What’s interesting is that all of these are at unique stages of development
IRON FIRST - - Ray Park was attached for almost a decade to play Danny Rand back when Marvel was looking to co-produce this with Artisan. Feige says he’s been enjoying how Brubaker and Fraction have revamped the character, so expect any movie to resemble that.
BLACK PANTHER - - There’s, of course, that BET animation cartoon with Djimon Hounsou voicing T’Challa. I think it’s available on iTunes, but they haven’t worked out a way to bring it stateside yet.
DOCTOR STRANGE - - It was recently announced that the co-writers of the new CONAN are working on the screenplay for this. You’ll recall that Strange recently starred in his own direct-to-TV feature cartoon.
S.H.I.E.L.D. - - Given how well-received Sam Jackson’s been as Nick Fury, this really seems like a given. Any of you remember that TV pilot from the 90s with David Hasslehoff?
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - - This is the first I’ve heard of this, but all the cosmic revamps have done wonders to make these characters appealing to contemporary audiences. The funny thing is that I remember STARLORD getting pushed really hard for a while as Marvel’s potential STAR WARS.