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Old 06-21-2010, 12:35 PM  
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Marvel Wants To Introduce New Characters Via Short Films

Exclusive: Marvel Wants To Introduce New Characters Via Short Films
By George 'El Guapo' Roush on June 20, 2010

Exclusive: Marvel Wants To Introduce New Characters Via Short Films The Marvel movie universe is one of the most exciting things to happen to comic book fans in years. We've been given some good films like the first two Spider-Man movies and Blade, but most have been bad, like Daredevil, Elektra, Fantastic Four and Ghost Rider. Lately the films have been getting better and better with superheroes being given individual movies (Thor, Captain America) that tie in to bigger features.

With Iron Man 1 and 2 having been huge critical and financial success stories for Marvel (and now) Disney, one of the big questions has been how they plan on introducing secondary characters to fans. Through straight-to-dvd live action movies? Animated films? Or just throwing them into bigger movies like The Avengers and Iron Man 3? If you'll recall, CHUD reported a couple of months ago on Marvel/Disney looking at doing smaller films in the $20 to $40 million dollar range. But now it appears as if they want to introduce the characters in a way that would still be effective and not as financially risky.

Got a scoop from a well trusted source 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.

I have no other information on this. Such as what movie they plan on starting this with (Avengers maybe?) or what character(s) they plan on introducing first.

File this scoop under 'rumor' for now until we can try and get more information on it. Personally I think it's a great idea. I think a short would generate interest in new characters that audiences aren't familiar with and Marvel/Disney can guage the reaction from fans if it's a project that can be made into a full length feature film or possible involvement/team-ups in bigger features.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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The animated movies they've been doing were great.

Hulk vs. Wolverine was one non-geeks could enjoy.

Live action shorts sounds way too much like B-movie-web-skits.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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I buy all of the animated movies. They're pretty tits.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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Can you really introduce a character in a 10 minute short film?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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Can you really introduce a character in a 10 minute short film?
Looks like we'll find out. But I wouldn't invest my money in 'em.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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Looks like we'll find out. But I wouldn't invest my money in 'em.
I think it's going to be a big mistake. You're never going to be able to get in depth enough in 10 minutes. You're either going to piss people off because it's to short or you're going to piss people off because they don't want to see it before they get to watch their movie.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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You can fit quite a bit into 10 minutes. It's obviously not the same as a whole film, but I read and see quite a few 10 minute plays and if they're done well they can tell a whole story in a short time.
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You can fit quite a bit into 10 minutes. It's obviously not the same as a whole film, but I read and see quite a few 10 minute plays and if they're done well they can tell a whole story in a short time.
Very true. But theatre is different than film. And I think the concept of a ten minute play is very different than what Marvel is talking about doing in.

I'm not saying they can't pull it off... but it's risky and I think the potential for failure is pretty high.
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The animated movies they've been doing were great.

Hulk vs. Wolverine was one non-geeks could enjoy.

Live action shorts sounds way too much like B-movie-web-skits.

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