So, next summer, it’ll be time to ironically smash, apparently:
David Maisel of Marvel Studios outlined the four elements of Marvel Entertainment’s movie and TV program during a conference call with industry analysts. Among the revelations about the first two Marvel-produced films was a shift in date for the release of The Incredible Hulk from June 27th, 2008 to June 13th, and a firm start date for principal photography on Iron Man, which begins filming on March 12th.
Possibly the more interesting news may be the thing left until last in the article:
In answer to a question about the role of Avi Arad, who left his position as Chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios to become an independent producer last June… Maisel said that there was “no change in his level of involvement as producer on both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk,” which is considerable. However he also noted that Marvel had lifted Arad’s non-compete agreement, which means that Arad could end up producing comic book-based movies based on properties from publishers other than Marvel.
How long before Warners tries to get Arad to work his box office mojo on Wonder Woman, d’you think?