Bonnie Tyler once sang that she was ”holding out for a hero.” Well, sister, you’ll soon have a whole gaggle to choose from, now that Marvel Entertainment has put together $525 million to reconfigure itself as a movie production company. Marvel chairman and CEO Avi Arad is about to pair screenwriters with 10 comic-based projects, centered on such heroes as Captain America, the Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack, and Shang-Chi; as part of the arrangement, the films (which will be budgeted between $50 million – $165 million) will be released by Paramount Pictures.
While I tend to think the name Black Panther sounds a wee bit cooler than, say, Ant-Man or Hawkeye, since I’m not a major comic-book guy, I’ll leave it to you, PopWatch readers, to weigh in on which of these new films sounds most enticing. Holla back!