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Walt Disney Animation is about to take their first jump into the Marvel universe. According to HeroComplex, the studio has just announced that Marvel’s ‘Big Hero 6′ will be released sometime next year. The CGI film will is being directed by Don Hall, who directed ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for the studio just a few years ago.
‘Big Hero 6′ has a distinctly Japanese vibe and feel, trying to capture the feel of Japanese Manga. The series followed a group of Japanese Government sanctioned superhero team, much like the X-Men, to help them fight against threats. The new film will move away from Tokyo, to the newly created San Fransokyo, which is a hybrid of the high teach Japan, and the Northern California local, San Francisco.
Don Hall has this to say about the why he choose ‘Big Hero 6′ as the first Disney animated Marvel film:
In a rather surprising turn of events, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has revealed that the studio has reacquired the film rights to two of their most popular characters, Ghost Rider and Blade. This is two of four sets of characters, and universes, that the studio has reacquired in the past two years. Last October, Marvel publicly regained control of DareDevil from 20th Century Fox, and earlier in the year had also managed to re-obtain The Punisher as well. While the characters coming home under the banner is excellent news, at this time, there is no plans of bringing the characters back to the screen anytime soon. This now means there are only three major character universes left for Marvel to get back in house: Spider-Man from Sony Pictures, and the Fantastic Four and X-Men from 20th Century Fox. Unfortunately, I’m not holding my breath to see those coming back to their parent company any time soon, but at least the ball has been set in motion for Marvel to regain many of their own properties.
The most interesting thing about this acquisitions, at least for me, is that these characters they’ve gotten back all live in a very different part of the Marvel universe, and one I’d love to see on screen. I think it might be time for Marvel to think about possibly opening up the seedy underbelly, and more supernatural side, of their universe, one that is totally different than the super heroic side, and the cosmic side we’re starting to move towards. I really think this is their chance to do something incredibly different, creating another part of the universe where gangs, crime bosses, vampires, and more reign supreme, and only the most hardened of characters, can enter. The idea of seeing The Punisher and DareDevil working together, or Blade and Ghost Rider possibly fighting side by side against a common supernatural foe has me absolutely giddy, so I can dream about the possibilites. Are you glad to see Marvel has regained the rights to some of its characters? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!
“Iron Man 3,” the third film in the “Iron Man” franchise rocketed to the second biggest domestic opening of all time. “Iron Man 3” earned $175.3-million in North America over its opening weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday. These totals topped the former second-place spot, 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” which grossed $169.1-million. Final numbers are expected later today. Marvel’s ”The Avengers” still holds the top spot for the biggest domestic debut ever when it brought in $207.4-million.
Here are some fun facts about Iron Man 3 and the Iron Man franchise:
Looking For the Next Tony Start: Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair Announces Finalist
When Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” lands in theatres, it’s going to have company—some of the brightest young scientific minds in America.
Disney announced the 12 finalists in the Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR, a nationwide science competition held in conjunction with the release of “Iron Man 3”, sponsored by Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood., On the evening of May 3rd, at the 4:30pm screening of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” Grand Prize winners will receive their awards in a special ceremony onstage at the El Capitan Theatre, hosted by Asa Kalama, a Walt Disney Imagineer. All 12 INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR finalists will have their projects on display at the El Capitan from May 3rd – June 19th.
Like Iron Man’s alter ego, Tony Stark, these young geniuses are discovering and creating the world for tomorrow. And getting to be a finalist hasn’t been easy. Sixth through ninth-grade girls and boys across the nation were invited to participate in MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR and asked to produce innovative, inventive projects based on STEM themes from “Iron Man 3” — STEM: (science, technology, engineering and math). The competition encouraged students to submit projects that aligned with the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering™.
Earlier this month, after judges reviewed over 300 science projects from all over the country, 30 semi-finalists were chosen. From the 30 semi-finalists, the panel of judges chose 12 finalists, who will compete for the grand prize awards.
Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products have teamed up to launch a new merchandise collected inspired by Marvel’s upcoming film, “Iron Man 3.” This new line features apparel, collectibles, lifestyle products, action figures, toys, and role play products that capture the unique customization and dynamic personality of one of Marvel’s favorite Super Heroes, Iron Man.
“This innovative product assortment reflects the technological savvy and classic design of Iron Man coupled with the ingenuity and individuality of Tony Stark,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “From radio controlled flying figures and customizable action figures, to deluxe costumes and role play items, we have developed an extensive collection of products that will allow fans of all ages to create their very own Super Hero adventure.”