A 2004 photo shared by a social media user revealed Marvel’s films planned for that period.
When a Twitter user found photos taken at a Marvel event in 2004, it reminded me of Marvel’s planned but not realized films.
There is no doubt that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which consists of Marvel movies and the most-watched series, each of which has achieved high box office revenue, would have evolved in a very different direction today if it had progressed as planned in 2004. As can be seen in the photo, Marvel’s films planned to be released in 2004, 2005, and 2006 are listed under the title of “Film Activity Calendar”.
The Punisher, Spider-Man 2, Blade Trinity, Elektra, Fantastic Four, X-Men: The Last Stand (named as X-Men 3), Ghost Rider, and Spider-Man 3 are noteworthy on the list.
Apart from movies such as Spider-Man, Blade, X-Men, which came to the fore with ongoing films or remakes, there is also no one in the list, which allows us to remember the films such as Jennifer Garner’s Elektra and Thomas Jane and John Travolta’s starring The Punisher, which is completely forgotten or not wanted to be remembered. There are also productions that have not been realized: “Man-Thing“, “Namor“, “Silver Surfer“, “fury“, “Daredevil 2” and “deathlock”
In addition, the first films of Iron Man and Captain America, which later formed the basis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stand out as future film projects.
These old photos, which draw attention as they offer a glimpse of Marvel, which is in its early stages and did not experience the explosion we know today, naturally raise the question of why the projects we heard about for the first time were shelved. In some cases, Marvel canceled movie projects and evaluated the characters in other productions, and in some cases, the characters appeared before the audience with different actors and different projects in the following years.
For example, his solo movie was canceled. deathlock found himself in the TV series Agents of SHIELD, Man-Thing He appeared in front of the audience, albeit briefly, in the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Namor and Silver SurferIt has been said for years that’s will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although he has not seen these characters in a movie yet, they may soon appear in the Marvel world, where universes, stories, and characters are increasing.
On the other hand, it focuses on Nick Fury. fury Although the movie never materialized, the Secret Invasion series will sort of replace this project and focus on the character of Fury. of Ben Affleck Daredevil 2 Instead of the movie, Daredevil, the Netflix series starring Charlie Cox, one of Marvel’s most successful productions, was brought to life.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this list is that the films represented belong to different studios, namely Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount Pictures. While everything is under the Marvel banner, this collaboration, which seems impossible in the current climate where even Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man deal is a bit turbulent, is quite surprising.
HOLY SHIT! In my journeys, I discovered MARVELs film slate in 2004… pic.twitter.com/Zh6OvyRY3C
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