In April, Devin brought you the scoop that Marvel was taking meetings and showing serious interest in producing a series of smaller-scale films starring their secondary characters. Films that would have appropriately smaller-scale budgets. You can expect a lot of newly refreshed predicting and rumor-churning as El Guapo at LatinoReview has released his scoop that “Marvel/Disney are looking at doing 10 minute short films in front of their feature length movies that will introduce secondary characters like Black Panther, Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, etc.”
Even Guapo admits the news is thin on useful information, but nonetheless it raises a number of questions… Is this in addition to or replacing their interest in the aforementioned small-scale features? How would these be exhibited– Pixar style? Big TV events? How soon?
There’s virtually nothing to go on here, but combined with the news from April we can at least be sure that Marvel is definitely exploring their options for getting the universe of characters out there. By one method or another we can expect with increasing certainty to see second and third tier characters get some kind of live-action treatment.
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