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Skyclad

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Ktang

Subj: Agree 100%! *NT*
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 11:42:57 am EDT
Reply Subj: I would see an Iron Fist movie over Shang-Chi.
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 08:57:18 am EDT

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> > I just got a copy of Marvel's Annual stock report in the mail today. It had some interesting information about film production. Not sure how much people are aware of (I see there's been some discussion about some of these), but I figure I'll put it all here. Or you can see for yourself on page 11 of the PDF file available on the page linked above.
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Our Film Production segment develops, produces and distributes films that are financed with our $525 million film facility. The first two films produced by the Film Production segment, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, are scheduled for release in 2008.
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> > The cast of Iron Man will include Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia "Pepper" Potts, Terrence Howard as Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes and Jeff Bridges. All four actors have received or been nominated for Academy Awards for their past work. Jon Favreau will direct. The Incredible Hulk, which has not yet been cast, will be directed by Louis Leterrier.
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> > We have engaged Avi Arad to be the independent producer of both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Mr. Arad was a director and executive officer of Marvel, and the head of Marvel studios, for many years until mid-2006.
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> > The film facility enables us to independently finance the development and production of up to ten feature films, including films that may feature the following Marvel characters, whose theatrical film rights are pledged as collateral to secure the film facility:
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  • Ant-Man
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  • Black Panther
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  • Captain America
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  • Cloak & Dagger
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  • Doctor Strange
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  • Hawkeye
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  • Iron Man
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  • Nick Fury
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  • Power Pack
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  • Shang-Chi
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  • The Avengers
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  • The Incredible Hulk
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    > > Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, included to the above list, were added to the film facility during the quarter ended September 20, 2006. Also included as collateral for the film facility are the theatrical film rights to many of the supporting characters that would be most closely associated with the featured characters and character families. For example, the theatrical film rights to Captain America's sidekick, Bucky Barnes, and his nemesis, Red Skull, are both pledged as collateral to the film facility.
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    > > While theatrical films featuring the characters listed above may be financed and produced by us only through the film facility, we retain all other rights associated with those characters. In addition, we may continue to license our other characters for movie productions by third parties, obtain financing to produce movies based on those other characters ourselves or with others or, with the consent of the film facility lenders, finance and produce films based on those other characters through the film facility.

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    > > From page 13:
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    MVL Productions LLC's studio distribution agreement with Paramount requires Paramount, at the request of MVL Productions LLC, to distribute up to ten films financed and produced under the film facility. Paramount is required to release each film during one of two prime release periods each year: the Spring/Summer and Fall/Holiday seasons. ...
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    > > Universal Studios has agreed to distribute Marvel's film The Incredible Hulk and sequels on essentially the same terms as those on which Paramount has agreed to distribute the other films financed and produced under the film facility.

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    > > So... Paramount will make up to 10 movies with Marvel Films, and they have that list of 12 characters (with their associated casts) to choose from. Iron Man and Hulk are go (currently for 2008), with the IM cast as mentioned.
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    > > This could mean that we'll be seeing an Ant-Man movie in the next few years. Or it could mean that we'll see an Avengers movie with Cap, Ant-Man, Black Panther, and others on the roster. Or it could mean nothing more than that they have the option available and some currently vague intentions to use one or more of them.
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    Sorry, but I can't imagine the rest of the population seeing Shang-Chi as more than a generic Kung-Fu/Bruce Lee wannabe.

    Iron Fist has a cool visual power and a mystical realm to explore. The computer graphic effects of Iron Fist could stand side by side with those of Dr.Strange.







    > > - Last words of an uncounted number of imperial storm troopers

    > > > I just got a copy of Marvel's Annual stock report in the mail today. It had some interesting information about film production. Not sure how much people are aware of (I see there's been some discussion about some of these), but I figure I'll put it all here. Or you can see for yourself on page 11 of the PDF file available on the page linked above.
    > > >
    > > >
    Our Film Production segment develops, produces and distributes films that are financed with our $525 million film facility. The first two films produced by the Film Production segment, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, are scheduled for release in 2008.
    > > >
    > > > The cast of Iron Man will include Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia "Pepper" Potts, Terrence Howard as Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes and Jeff Bridges. All four actors have received or been nominated for Academy Awards for their past work. Jon Favreau will direct. The Incredible Hulk, which has not yet been cast, will be directed by Louis Leterrier.
    > > >
    > > > We have engaged Avi Arad to be the independent producer of both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Mr. Arad was a director and executive officer of Marvel, and the head of Marvel studios, for many years until mid-2006.
    > > >
    > > > The film facility enables us to independently finance the development and production of up to ten feature films, including films that may feature the following Marvel characters, whose theatrical film rights are pledged as collateral to secure the film facility:
    > > >
    > > >
  • Ant-Man
    > > >
  • Black Panther
    > > >
  • Captain America
    > > >
  • Cloak & Dagger
    > > >
  • Doctor Strange
    > > >
  • Hawkeye
    > > >
  • Iron Man
    > > >
  • Nick Fury
    > > >
  • Power Pack
    > > >
  • Shang-Chi
    > > >
  • The Avengers
    > > >
  • The Incredible Hulk
    > > >
    > > > Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, included to the above list, were added to the film facility during the quarter ended September 20, 2006. Also included as collateral for the film facility are the theatrical film rights to many of the supporting characters that would be most closely associated with the featured characters and character families. For example, the theatrical film rights to Captain America's sidekick, Bucky Barnes, and his nemesis, Red Skull, are both pledged as collateral to the film facility.
    > > >
    > > > While theatrical films featuring the characters listed above may be financed and produced by us only through the film facility, we retain all other rights associated with those characters. In addition, we may continue to license our other characters for movie productions by third parties, obtain financing to produce movies based on those other characters ourselves or with others or, with the consent of the film facility lenders, finance and produce films based on those other characters through the film facility.

  • > > >
    > > > From page 13:
    > > >
    > > >
    MVL Productions LLC's studio distribution agreement with Paramount requires Paramount, at the request of MVL Productions LLC, to distribute up to ten films financed and produced under the film facility. Paramount is required to release each film during one of two prime release periods each year: the Spring/Summer and Fall/Holiday seasons. ...
    > > >
    > > > Universal Studios has agreed to distribute Marvel's film The Incredible Hulk and sequels on essentially the same terms as those on which Paramount has agreed to distribute the other films financed and produced under the film facility.

    > > >
    > > > So... Paramount will make up to 10 movies with Marvel Films, and they have that list of 12 characters (with their associated casts) to choose from. Iron Man and Hulk are go (currently for 2008), with the IM cast as mentioned.
    > > >
    > > > This could mean that we'll be seeing an Ant-Man movie in the next few years. Or it could mean that we'll see an Avengers movie with Cap, Ant-Man, Black Panther, and others on the roster. Or it could mean nothing more than that they have the option available and some currently vague intentions to use one or more of them.
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    > Sorry, but I can't imagine the rest of the population seeing Shang-Chi as more than a generic Kung-Fu/Bruce Lee wannabe.
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    > Iron Fist has a cool visual power and a mystical realm to explore. The computer graphic effects of Iron Fist could stand side by side with those of Dr.Strange.
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    > > > - Last words of an uncounted number of imperial storm troopers


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