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Marvel Development Hell

Published June 14, 2007 in Movie News
By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
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While on the set of Iron Man, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige fielded questions about some of the less certain Marvel properties in development. Every fan has their pet project, so maybe one of these is yours.

Kevin Feige on Floundering Marvel Properties

David Self is on to writing Captain America, so what of his Sub-Mariner script? "No, it's not gone," said Feige. "Jonathan Mostow is doing a rewrite on it with the intention to direct. That script should be coming in a few weeks."

They're restarting Hulk (Kevin Feige on that here). How about the guy in the red suit? "Right now, Fox has the rights to Daredevil and I will assume they'll have that for some time."

Even Ghost Rider 2 is not certain, despite some Mark Steven Johnson interviews posting this week. "Not that I've heard. I know they're promoting the DVD right now. I think I read on some of your websites, interviews with Mark Steven Johnson promoting that which is coming out pretty soon, but no discussions yet."

Some of the more obscure Marvel comics could be on the way. "I would love to put a Power Pack script in development actually. I would love to do a PG sort of Goonies style, those films that I loved when I was a kid in the '80s growing up. I would love to do something like that with Power Pack."

Right now though, they're still concentrating on their big guns. "Obviously the idea is to continue having the kind of success that we've had and having that early May slot as that Marvel intro to summer event movies, middle of June with Fantastic Four this year and Hulk next year. But yeah, I think we've got lots of characters that can be smaller horror movies or smaller kids movies or smaller anything. Eventually, I think we'd like to expand into that but for the time being, it's really about the tent poles, it's really about bringing the larger characters to life."

Stay tuned for updates.

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