UK’s The Daily Mail broke the news this past week that actor Paul Bettany has been cast as the character of Vision in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The news site reports that Bettany and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) were spotted at Shepperton Studios just… Read More »Paul Bettany Will Do Double Duty as Vision in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
We’ve seen how Disney has been incorporating Marvel into their world, whether it’s in the theme parks and cruise ships or teaming up with Phineas and Ferb to save the world, but now it’s time to see how Marvel incorporates Disney into their world.
The Disney Kingdoms brand of comics launched this week with Seekers of the Kingdom #1. The first issue sets the stage as siblings, Max and Melody Keeps discover that there is more to their family than their parents have been letting on, including their adventurous Uncle Roland and a secret entrance to a strange place called the Museum of the Weird.
“Museum of the Weird” sound familiar? It’s the name of a walk through attraction that Walt wanted to build in connection with the haunted mansion and it was based on ideas by Rolly Crump.
This first issue, while full of action and weirdness, serves to set up the rest of the story, introducing us to the heroes and villains as well as something called a Coffin Clock, which the resident baddies wants to get their hands on.Read More »Disney Kingdoms Comics: Seekers of the Weird
Marvel’s acquisition by Disney has been successful in almost every way. They’ve coordinated a some of the comic book company’s best properties and launched a multi-billion dollar franchise in the Avengers. With the success of the Avengers they’ve asked Director Joss Whedon (who worked for… Read More »The Avengers 2 Gets a Release Date and Disney Profits from Marvel
Strong, very strong, overseas box office results and equally strong pre-sales for May 4th weekend must have everyone at Walt Disney Studios breathing a very deep sign of relief. Open just over a week, Marvel’s The Avengers has already taken in $175 million at the… Read More »Marvel’s The Avengers takes Overseas Box Office by Storm
When Disney bought Marvel one of the things we fans expected to see was some synergy. It’s happening, but not as you might have expected it. Rather than Marvel appearing in theme parks, although that will happen someday, we’re seeing Disney lending some of its… Read More »Disney releases Marvel iOS Apps to Help Promote The Avengers movie
LaughingPlace.com has a pictorial look at Disney’s presence at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. This is the first year where Disney’s acquisition of Marvel really had an impact. There was the expected comic-book tie-ins and Marvel influence. Disney’s ABC Network and Disney Channel also took… Read More »Disney Delivers Fun to Fans at 2011 Comic-Con
According to an article recently posted by the Christian Science Monitor, Mickey Mouse is about to have a “new” series released about his life as an action hero. This series is a comic strip, started in the 1930’s, that depicts Mickey’s mischievous on-screen nature in… Read More »The Original Mickey, Volume One
Both eyes if I can spare them. Well, things are beginning to slot into place for the growing relationship between Marvel and Disney that began in 2009. The movie contracts are beginning to play out with the end result building strong new franchises for the… Read More »An Eye on Marvel