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 will likely be launched underneath the twentieth Century Studios banner, and it seems the manufacturing firm will proceed to stay on within the comics area past this one sequence.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has shaped 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, meaning future comics primarily based on the Alien and Predator franchises will go underneath this banner as properly. It’s well-timed; each horror franchises have gotten month-to-month comics in recent times, and have gotten renewed curiosity because of 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 area 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 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 a permanent 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 seemingly received’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 finally crop up, there’ll seemingly be comics to go together with them.
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