Over at Bleeding Cool, Brendan Connelly puts two-and-two together about a top-secret Disney animated project and comes up with potential awesome:
My reading of that, and it’s not based on anything more than trying to fit all of these pieces together, is that Hall is working on some kind of crossover with Marvel, but it’s not an adaptation of an actual comic book or character that already exists. The comment makes sense if it’s an all-new Marvel movie, created in collaboration with Disney.
That would surprise for what it is – a Disney-Marvel superhero film – and also for what it’s not – a known Marvel property.
Brendan admits that he’s potentially misreading breadcrumbs of information, but if he’s right, this feels like a big deal – Not only the kind of crossover synergy many have been expecting since the buyout (Certainly more than the ABC/Marvel deals), but also what might be the first attempt at a high profile all-new Marvel character since… who? I can’t even think of the last high profile all-new Marvel creation offhand. If this is really what the project ends up being, this could be massive… and ultimately more important than Avengers vs. X-Men in the long run.
(Adding my own, completely uninformed, blue sky speculation to the mix: If Disney and Marvel teamed up for an animated reboot of Marvelman, I think I’d kind of love that…)