With just days to go until its U. S. release, The Avengers is already set to be one of the biggest movies in the history of ever, which means it also has the potential to be a springboard for loads of other still-developing Marvel projects. Will the success of The Avengers mean characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange will finally hit the big screen?
Kevin Feige’s been a part of the Marvel Movie Universe for more than a decade, and he’s been the driving force of production since the days of Iron Man. No one can dispute Feige’s gobsmacking success at this point, but even he admits there were people in Hollywood who thought his ambitious slate of superhero films was downright crazy. Continue reading →
We’ve been waiting for a while now for Marvel to announce that a Doctor Strange movie will really happen, but it remains one of those films planted firmly in the “developing” category. Though the film’s future is still uncertain, Marvel owner Disney may have just provided a clue that the flick is closer than we think.
The clue comes not from a Disney executive or a major source inside Marvel, but from the Disney Music Group’s list of recent internet domain purchases. It turns out they just bought a lot of Marvel-related domains for movie soundtracks, and though almost all of them were for movies we know are happening, three stood out:
The only registration that relates to an unannounced project, but is known to be in the works, is that of Doctor Strange. These are the domain registrations recently made: avengers-soundtrack.com, avengersmusic.net, doctorstrangesoundtrack.com, marvel-music.com, marvel-music.net, marvelmusic.net, drstrangesoundtrack.com, drstrangesoundtrack.net, ironman3soundtrack.com, ironman3soundtrack.net, thor2soundtrack.com, thor2soundtrack.net.
As Marvel mines the depths of their character catalog for big screen properties one thing has become clear: They are rapidly coming to the end of the big, mainstream characters and, if they are to continue, things are going to get weird. Hardcore fans of the label have been waiting for the weird factor to crank up and recent Marvel entries have nodded to the supernatural, cosmic side of the Marvel Universe with elements of both Thor and Captain America leaning in that direction. But for all that Thor is a god and Captain America showed off the Cosmic Cube that’s still not the real thing. If you want Cosmic Marvel you want Doctor Strange.
Created in 1963 Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers Strange protects the earth from attacks from other realms. Continue reading →
Erth Station One returns this week with news commentary and a review of The Time of Angels, the fourth episode of the new season of Doctor Who. We also went to the movies and get to discuss the super hero themed movie ‘Kick-Ass’ based off the comic by Mark Miller and John Romita Jr.