Nikki Finke’s Nightmare Is Becoming Real

Previously I quoted her as saying:

Pretty soon, every single fucking Hollywood film is gonna be based on a comic one way or another. Ugh.

And now this:

Marvel Entertainment International plans for more superheroes head for the big screen

He is stronger than his superhuman rivals, immune to conventional disease and highly resistant to injury. Oh, and he’s a god.

Thor, the Nordic god of Thunder, could be the latest superhero from the pages of Marvel Comics to be heading for the big screen.

Marvel, which will release Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow, next week, is to announce soon the details of a series of films that will cherry-pick from its catalogue of 5,100 comic-book characters.

Superheroes expected to feature in the line-up include Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Panther and the Avengers.

Simon Philips, the president of Marvel Entertainment International, says: “There will be an announcement imminently on our new slate of movies. We need to green-light movies early enough to give our video games partners enough time to create a game to be launched at around the same time as the film. We are a company driven by consumer products.”

The power of Marvel’s super-heroes should not be underestimated. The comic-book colossus, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has created characters that have soared worldwide at the box office.

The three Spider-Man films took nearly $3 billion (£1.5 billion), the three X-Men films generated close to $1.2 billion and Hulk took $245 million. Then there are the DVD sales, toys and computer games, with Spider-Man the most popular.

Just wait until Wesley Snipes is released from prison. He’ll have the real-life mindset to do Luke Cage, um, justice:

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