MARVEL MOVIE ROUNDUP
Marvel Enterprises on Tuesday supplied details of its upcoming film projects during its Marvel Analyst Day webcast.
Also among the news was that Fantastic Four is now targeted for a summer 2005 release and that the third X-Men is targeted for a 2006 release. A director's cut of Daredevil will be released on DVD in April.
Following is a list of targeted projects, with descriptions coming from Marvel:
* Man-Thing: Released on Aug. 26. A big city sheriff investigating a series of bizarre murders in a backwater swamp town must uncover the secrets hidden in the swamp before he becomes the next victim of the horrific Man-Thing. (sneak movie poster)
PLANNED FOR 2005
* Fantastic Four: Reed Richards. Sue Storm. Benjamin Grimm. Johnny Storm. All adventurers at heart, they rocketed into space in an experimental starship, the first humans to attempt interstellar travel. But a freak encounter with cosmic rays changed their lives forever, granting each unique powers.
* Iron Man: Inventor. Businessman. Ladies' man. Super hero. Gravely injured by an acto of industrial sabotage, billionaire genius Tony Stark save his own life by designing a life-sustaining shell -- the hi-tech armor that is the invincible Iron Man.
* Ghost Rider: Starring Nicolas Cage. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson. When innocent blood is spilled, bad-boy biker John Blaze finds himself transformed into a skeletal fire demon thundering through the night on a mystical motorcycle of pure hellfire. As Ghost Rider, he avengers just souls tarnished by the touch of evil.
* Elektra: Starring Jennifer Garner. Elektra is the daughter of a powerful Greek diplomat and the girlfriend of blind lawyer Matt Murdock. Although she possesses no superhuman abilities, Elektra is a consummate practicioner of the martial arts. She is a mistress of the skills of the ancient ninja of Japan, and an Olympic-level athlete and gymnast.
PLANNED FOR 2006
* Namor: Namor the Sub-Mariner -- monarch of the mighty, sunken empire Atlantis -- strives to balance his fiery temper with his responsibilities of state. Ruling from his undersea throne, Namor's foremost concern is the welfare of his subjects. but on occasion, he rises from the depths to defend all humanity.
* Deathlok: Directed by Lee Tamahori. A suburban husband and father is infected with a techno-organic virus and must race to find a cure before it takes over his mind and turns him into an unstoppable killing machine.
* Werewolf by Night: Directed by John Fasano. A young man cursed with the ability to become a werewolf falls in love with the daughter of the man who's sworn to kill him.