Posts tagged as: Marvel

Denis Leary in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Denis Leary in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Source: Heatvision Denis Leary is in talks to play the father of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in Columbia’s reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise. Gwen Stacy is a classic love interest in Spider-Man lore of the webslinging hero, best known in the comics for her untimely death at the hands of the Green Goblin.   Leary […]

‘Twilight’ Director Slade Likely to Helm ‘Wolverine 2’

‘Twilight’ Director Slade Likely to Helm ‘Wolverine 2’

According to insiders close to Vulture, Fox has whittled the pack down to two in their quest to find a director to helm the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The finalists are “Twilight: Eclipse” director David Slade, and Robert Schwentke, known for “Flightplan” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” Apparently the studio has ok’d both men […]

Disney Announces Sale of Miramax to FilmYard Holdings

Disney Announces Sale of Miramax to FilmYard Holdings

Burbank, California, July 29, 2010—The Walt Disney Company announced today the sale of Miramax Films to Filmyard Holdings LLC for over $660 million subject to certain adjustments. Partners in Filmyard include Los Angeles businessmen Ron Tutor, Tom Barrack, Colony Capital LLC and other individuals. The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and is expected […]

Disney to Acquire Leading Social Game Developer Playdom

Disney to Acquire Leading Social Game Developer Playdom

Burbank, California – July 27, 2010—Advancing on its goal of bringing consumers its well-known stories, characters and brands in ever more engaging ways, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Playdom Inc., one of the leading companies in the fast-growing business of online social gaming. Playdom shareholders will receive total consideration of $563.2 million, […]

Mark Ruffalo is the New Hulk

Mark Ruffalo is the New Hulk

Edward Norton replaced Eric Bana and now indie favorite Mark Ruffalo will replace Norton as the iconic green monster, The Hulk, in the upcoming “The Avengers” film. Deadline reports that Ruffalo’s agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, has just finalized a deal with Marvel for the prolific star to take on the high profile greenie in Marvel’s […]

Joss Whedon Confirms Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

Joss Whedon Confirms Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

After much speculation about the cast of the upcoming superhero extravaganza, “The Avengers,” it appears some solid bit of news has surfaced, and this is thanks to writer/director Joss Whedon himself. Jeremy Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of Kathryn Bigelow’s much-ballyhooed Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” last year will be playing Hawkeye. Take a look.

Disney Releases Comic-Con Schedule

Disney Releases Comic-Con Schedule

BURBANK, Calif., July 20, 2010 – The Walt Disney Company makes its mark at the 2010 Comic-Con convention with an exciting line up of feature films, scripted and animated series, and interactive booths providing fans with a first look at new content, experiences and merchandise including toys, electronics, collectibles and more. Thursday, July 22 11:15 […]

Disney Completes Marvel Acquisition

Disney Completes Marvel Acquisition

BURBANK, Calif., December 31, 2009—Advancing its strategy of delivering great branded content to people around the world, Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced today that Disney has completed its acquisition of renowned character franchise company, Marvel Entertainment Inc (NYSE:MVL). “We’re thrilled to welcome to the Disney […]

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

Burbank, CA and New York, NY, August 31, 2009 -Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today. Under the terms of the agreement and based on […]

Reynolds Edges Out Cooper, Timberlake for ‘Lantern’

Reynolds Edges Out Cooper, Timberlake for ‘Lantern’

After a hard fought and much publicized bout, Ryan Reynolds has won the the right to play superhero, “Green Lantern” in Warner Bros’ upcoming feature adaptation of the DC Comic. Martin Campbell will direct and Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti will produce. After the studio held a couple of rounds of screen tests for […]

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