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captain america and thor

Kotobukiya which is a toy company that makes mini-statues and busts based on DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars characters. The company has an exclusive deal with Marvel and gets all character designs before films appear in theaters.

Well if you look back at the designs for Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Punisher: War Zone, all the toys look exactly as they do in the movies. And yes they were all released before the movies ever hit theaters.

So keeping that in mind, Kotobukiya has just released a glimpse at their statues for Captain America and Thor, which means that this is probably our first look at what the characters will look like in their own respected films. You can check out the photos below.


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Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi



So Sony has decided to just reboot the Spider-Man franchise, this means a big shake-up for all those involved in the first three films and Sony will make it like the first three films never happened has they are taking Peter Parker back to High School.

 

Here is what the official Sony Pictures Twitter account said on Monday (Jan. 11): “Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits in the summer of 2012,”

“Working on the Spider-Man movies was the experience of a lifetime for me,” said Raimi in a statement that was later issued by Sony. “While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job.”

Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. said “A decade ago … when we began, no one ever imagined that we would make history at the box-office and now we have a rare opportunity to make history once again with this franchise,” she went on to say “Peter Parker as an ordinary young adult grappling with extraordinary powers has always been the foundation that has made this character so timeless and compelling for generations of fans. We’re very excited about the creative possibilities that come from returning to Peter’s roots and we look forward to working once again with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin on this new beginning.”

The new film is aiming for a 2012 release and will be based on a script written by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenage Peter Parker. The suits at Sony promises additional details in the upcoming weeks as they prep for production.

Although the reboots have proved successful recently with the Batman and Star Trek franchises, Spider-Man hasn’t been around that long in the movies and as successful as the first three films were it’s a bit stupid to try and reboot now, and Sony should have shown a little respect to Raimi as he has made them a ass load of money and made Spider-Man such a box office hit.

 

 

Marvel Comics


Lee continued: “Every one of the Marvel characters, there’s somebody working on it. Somebody is trying to put together a story that will work. It’s just a matter of time — they can only do so many a year. You don’t want to flood the market. I’m sure [they’ll do] the Black Panther, eventually.

For now, Disney is focusing on the characters for other things than just movies, maybe even a ‘Smallville’-type show. “Instead of making a $200 million movie and kind of betting the farm on one character, you can develop a television pilot, a television series,” said Disney’s chief executive Bob Iger. With ‘Smallville’ slowly coming to a end of a long successful run, it will be interesting to see what they will try to introduce to replace it.
Marvel's thempark concept art

 

Today for you folks that are interested we have several pieces of concept art for the park. The Park will have rides and sections based on Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk and X-Men. The art shows us roller coasters, 3D theaters and a Spidey freefall ride. You can check out the images below.

Even though the park is scheduled to open in 2012 there are many things that could delay the project or Disney could just scrap it altogether as the Dubai economy is not doing so good at the moment.

 

 

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Micronauts

 

The line consisted of 3.75-inch tall action figures, vehicles,  robots, play sets, and accessories which used a universal, five millimeter inter-connective design. Although deemed a success, Mego cancelled the Micronauts line in 1980.

The toys were also turned into comic books published Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and Devil's Due Publishing. Their first comic appearance was in "Micronauts #1" by Marvel in January, 1979.

Abrams told the newspaper that those who doubt whether a board game or science-fiction toy can become stars, will be proven wrong.

"Sometimes, when someone is not a celebrity and you are casting them in a role, everyone who is in a seat of authority voices questions about that actor's talent, sex appeal, looks, ability — their everything," he says. "But then they get the role, and suddenly they are on the cover of every magazine, and nobody questions those things again. In retrospect, everyone says, 'Of course that person is a star.'"

 

 


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Here is the official Marvel announcement:

"ROBERT DOWNEY JR. AND JON FAVREAU SUIT UP FOR MARVEL STUDIOS’ THE AVENGERS AND IRON MAN 2

As part of his four picture deal with Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr. is appearing as Tony Stark in THE AVENGERS motion picture, as well as reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character in IRON MAN 2. Jon Favreau will return to direct the sequel to the blockbuster IRON MAN, which to date has grossed over $578 million worldwide, as well as executive produce THE AVENGERS.

DON CHEADLE WILL STAR AS RHODEY IN IRON MAN 2

Marvel Studios is pleased today to confirm that an agreement has been finalized with award-winning actor Don Cheadle to take on the role of Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes in Marvel’s IRON MAN 2 due in theaters on May 7, 2010. In casting Cheadle, Marvel replaces Terrence Howard who appeared in the role of Rhodey in IRON MAN.

Cheadle is also signed on to perform the same role in THE AVENGERS and subsequent installments of the IRON MAN franchise.

"We are very excited about working with the extraordinarily talented Don Cheadle as we expand the role of Rhodey in Iron Man 2. It has already become apparent as we prep the movie for production, that the dynamic between Robert and Don will take Iron Man 2 to new heights," said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.

In a movie event, THE AVENGERS will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they’ve ever faced.

The highly anticipated sequel to IRON MAN will be released in theatres on May 7, 2010 and THE AVENGERS will be released July 15, 2011.
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Here is what Director Jon Favreau told AICN about the challenges Marvel is facing with the upcoming "The Avengers" film, which Favreau is executive producing.

"I’m going to get a little more involved now with what goes on with the other movies. I’m very excited about Kenneth Branagh, I can’t wait to see his take on Thor and we’re really looking at the (Captain America) stuff, very closely," said Favreau. "For one because we put the shield in there and Tony’s legacy… Howard Stark’s legacy somehow is related to… there’s some relationship between Tony’s father and what was going on in World War II, in the Marvel Universe, and Shield, so we’re trying to lay some pipe here so that when it all happens it feels somewhat inevitable."

It comes as no surprise that Favreau feels that Thor would be the most difficult character to blend into a world where more realistic superheroes exist. "[Thor is] the most difficult one to integrate into this reality," he explained. "And if it can be properly done then you get a great version of ‘Avengers.’ If not, ‘Avengers’ is going to seem like ‘Roger Rabbit’ with different cartoon characters from different worlds, you have Betty Boop next to Daffy Duck next to Donald Duck you know."