Final yr, the information broke that Marvel was releasing a brand new comedian guide for the Planet of the Apes franchise forward of its eventual return to theaters in 2024. That future movie shall be launched below the twentieth Century Studios banner, and it seems the manufacturing firm will proceed to stay on within the comics area past this one collection.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has fashioned the twentieth Century Studios imprint for comics based mostly on the film studio’s movies. So past the Apes comedian from David F. Walker and Dave Wachter, meaning future comics based mostly on the Alien and Predator franchises will go below this banner as nicely. It’s well-timed; each horror franchises have gotten month-to-month comics lately, 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 instructed the Reporter that Marvel had been in search of “a particular area inside our comics line to go even larger and bolder and hold constructing on the enduring moments from these properties that everyone knows and love. This twentieth Century Studios comics imprint, in collaboration with our pals at twentieth Century Studios, is the proper manner to try this.”
Added twentieth Century Studios president Steve Asbell, “We’ve had a blast working with C.B. and his group and, as lifetime Marvel comics followers, it’s an honor to be part of such an everlasting artistic legacy. We expect followers will love the contemporary takes on these beloved, iconic films.”
Whereas these three franchises are the first ones listed, it probably gained’t finish there. Recall that again at Cinemacon in 2019, Disney mentioned it was engaged on future films for Alien, together with the Kingsman and Maze Runner franchises. If and when these films ultimately crop up, there’ll probably be comics to associate with them.
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