Final yr, the information broke that Marvel was releasing a brand new comedian e book for the Planet of the Apes franchise forward of its eventual return to theaters in 2024. That future movie might be launched beneath the twentieth Century Studios banner, and it seems the manufacturing firm will proceed to reside on within the comics house past this one sequence.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has fashioned the twentieth Century Studios imprint for comics primarily based on the film studio’s movies. So past the Apes comedian from David F. Walker and Dave Wachter, which means future comics primarily based on the Alien and Predator franchises will go beneath this banner as effectively. It’s well-timed; each horror franchises have gotten month-to-month comics in recent times, and have gotten renewed curiosity due to Prey and the upcoming Alien installment that’s nearing manufacturing from director Fede Alvarez. The branding will first seem in Planet of the Apes #1 in April, adopted by Alien #1 (by Declan Shalvey and Andrea Broccardo) and Predator #2 (from Ed Brisson and Netho Diaz) later that month.
Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief CB Cebulski informed the Reporter that Marvel had been on the lookout for “a particular house inside our comics line to go even larger and bolder and maintain constructing on the enduring moments from these properties that everyone knows and love. This twentieth Century Studios comics imprint, in collaboration with our mates at twentieth Century Studios, is the right approach to do this.”
Added twentieth Century Studios president Steve Asbell, “We’ve had a blast working with C.B. and his crew and, as lifetime Marvel comics followers, it’s an honor to be part of such an everlasting artistic legacy. We predict followers will love the contemporary takes on these beloved, iconic motion pictures.”
Whereas these three franchises are the first ones listed, it probably received’t finish there. Recall that again at Cinemacon in 2019, Disney mentioned it was engaged on future motion pictures for Alien, together with the Kingsman and Maze Runner franchises. If and when these motion pictures finally crop up, there’ll probably be comics to go together with them.
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