Marvel Animated Features and Lionsgate Home have announced the upcoming release of Planet Hulk on Blu-Ray and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD February 2nd. Based on the popular Planet Hulk comic book series, the release will be the first Marvel Animated Feature to include a digital copy, and will also feature box art created by comic artist Alex Ross along with tons of bonus materials such as: audio commentaries, in-depth featurettes, music videos, a full episode of Wolverine and the X-Men featuring the Hulk, 2 complete Marvel motion comics plus a glimpse of the next animated feature film, Thor: Tales of Asgard and more.
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced today.
Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, August 28, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.
Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters.
This new deal, however, does not affect the current movie deals that Marvel has set up with Sony and Paramount. Those deals are still in effect, but once they expire, Disney hopes to be the sole distributor of any future Marvel films.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray February 2010.
A teaser trailer for Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse’s anime-style adaptation of Wolverine, schedule for release in 2010.
A teaser trailer for Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse’s anime-style adaptation of Iron Man, scheduled for release in 2010.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is currently developing an animated THOR series, set to launch in Fall 2010 after the live-action film opens in theaters.
The series will follow Thor, the Norse god of thunder, as he defends his mythical home of Asgard. Many of the comic’s supporting cast will make an appearance — Balder the Brave, the Warriors Three and Thor’s evil adopted brother Loki.
Eric Rollman, Marvel’s president of animation, said Marvel plans to follow each live-action movie with an animated series. Marvel is already in production on ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,’ scheduled for release in 2011, in time for the theatrical release of ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’ and ‘The Avengers.’