Marvel rolling in cash, many more movies to come

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Despite Marvel’s attempt to shut down our Iron Man screening in SF last week, I have nothing but good things to say about them. Well, Marvel Studios to be exact. If you haven’t seen Iron Man yet than something is seriously wrong with you or you have way too many commitments. It was hands-down the best comic book-based movie I have ever seen and I LOVE Batman. Batman Begins was fantastic, but it doesn’t hold a torch to what Marvel Studios was able to do with Iron Man. My faith in comic book related movies has been fully restored. I do have high hopes for the next Batman movie, though.

I know this is a couple days late, but it’s still worth sharing with the comic book nerds out there. By now I’m sure you’ve caught wind that Iron Man 2 will be released on April 30, 2010 and The Incredible Hulk is slated for June 13, 2008, which I’m still on the fence about, but if Iron Man is any indication of what Marvel Studios can do then I’m sure it’ll be great.

Like Matt told you earlier this week, Marvel is building out their universe with a Thor, Captain America, Avengers and Ant-Man movies slated for 2010 and 2011 releases. That’s fantastic and I almost wet myself after reading the list of upcoming titles, but my question is and this may be something the comic book nerds will lynch me for later. How will the Thor movie play out? They have to following the Ultimates story line, right? If you’ve read that series then you know that Nick Fury looks exactly like Sam Jackson, who makes an appearance at the end of IM and is said to make an appearance in the new Hulk movie. So, will the new Marvel movies follow the Ultimates storyline or will it be something different?