Marvel Looks To Be More Artistic On The Cheap
Kick-Ass may not have set box offices across America alight, but it may still be a pointer towards the future of superhero movies, and Marvel Studios may be the ones learning its lessons, according to a new report that surfaced recently. Think less “violence and swearing” and more “budget,” however.
CHUD’s Devin Faraci breaks the story today that Marvel is considering a new direction for their less well-known characters:
Marvel Studios is currently taking meetings with writers and directors to work on small scale movies based on some of their third tier characters. The movies would cost in the range of 20 to 40 million dollars (very small when we’re talking studio films) and would allow them to take risks with less obvious characters and with interesting talent.
Filmmakers are being offered their pick of characters whose names are only familiar to comic fans. Properties like Dr. Strange, Ka-Zar, Luke Cage, Dazzler and Power Pack are among the many that are being tossed around right now. And the attitude seems to be that Marvel is open to bringing any of their characters to the screen at the right price point.
No filmmakers are named from these meetings, but this is a smart move on behalf of Marvel and Disney, diversifying their risk if not their genre… Plus, now we can all play Dream Low Budget Superhero Movie Casting and I can try and convince everyone that Donald Glover from NBC’s Community would make an amazing Cloak in Cloak and Dagger.