Marvel Entertainment’s Jeph Loeb reveals the studio will follow the release of Iron Man: Rise of Technovore with an animated direct-to-DVD movie featuring Black Widow and the Punisher.
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Although ABC passed on AKA Jessica Jones, the pilot based on Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, producer Melissa Rosenberg says Marvel is still trying to find a network for the drama.
Joined by Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman, The Punisher star Thomas Jane returns to the role of Frank Castle in a fan film that premiered over the weekend at Comic-Con International.
Following news that ABC passed on AKA Jessica Jones, based on Marvel’s Alias, comes word that Fox won’t be moving forward with a planned adaptation of The Punisher.
Fox has bought an adaptation of The Punisher that recasts Marvel’s antihero as a New York City police detective who moonlights as a vigilante, seeking justice for those the courts have failed.
One of the most interesting things about the news about Marvel TV’s first two series was the revelation of a list that was given by Marvel to ABC executives of possible series adapting Marvel concepts. Hulk and Cloak & Dagger got selected, but what about the other ones? To use a familiar Marvel refrain, U DECIDE!
During the Marvel film presentation Saturday at Comic-Con International, studio President Kevin Feige revealed the company now controls the rights The Punisher, and he hopes to “bring him into the fray soon.” Whether that means a fourth Punisher movie, or a role in another feature, is anybody’s guess.