Marvel has publicly posted their quarterly earnings report. As is always the case, the report has several Easter Eggs for Comics2Film fans.
Most interesting is the revelation of a 'Planet Hulk' direct-to-video animated feature, targeted for a February 2010 release from Lionsgate (Marvel's home video animation partner).
If you think this would replace the previously announced 'Hulk Smash' animated feature, you'd be mistaken. However, Marvel now lists that movie as 'Hulk Vs.', and it finds its way home next January.
There's nothing unexpected in Marvel's in-house movie lineup, except that 'Thor' is listed as "writer engaged". Last we heard, there was a writer and a director engaged, one Matthew Vaughn. Is this merely an oversight by the author of the report? Or has Vaughn ankled the project?
These are the movies listed
Likewise, the line-up of characters licensed to other studios has no surprises:
As far as animated TV Fare, the one new project is something called 'Super Hero Squad'. If you're over the age of eight, you may not know that the Super Hero Squad is a collection of Marvel's character presented in cartoony, fun (think super-deformed) shapes for the very young Marvel Zombies out there.
And then the listing of Direct-to-DVD animated features: