The Avengers (2011)
Slated for a prime summer slot on July 15th 2011, this is set to be one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the next few years, directed by Jon Favreau with Robert Downey Jr. firmly signed to it as Tony Stark/Iron Man and new ‘Rhodey’ Don Cheadle attached too. Marvel Studios are financing and Paramount distrubuting, as usual. Rumours are obviously rife regarding casting.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
7th May 2010 and the wait will be over for Downey Jr. to rocket upwards for a sequel to the smash hit 2008 Marvel Studios’ debut. Terence Howard’s replacement by Don Cheadle (see The Avengers above) has caused a stir, but we’re all pleased that Downey Jr. has signed on the dotted line up to Iron Man 3.
Nick Fury (2010)
Jack Kirby’s streetwise S.H.I.E.L.D supremo was a huge hit in a guest spot with Samuel L. Jackson at the end of the credits for Iron Man, and many are hoping that Jackson will return and make the film that Shaft should have been.
thanks to SlashDot, here’s a list of 83 movies that are based on comics that are in production. Those are the three that I’m currently excited about, see any that you might be interested in?