Marvel Studios Plans to Scale Down Their Films

It seems the company plans to make smaller-budgeted films based on lower-tier characters in their lineup.
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Marvel Studios Plans to Scale Down Their Films

Marvel Studios plans to make smaller-budgeted films While Marvel Studios has several big-budget comic book adaptations heading to theaters in the next few years such as Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, it seems the studio is also looking to make smaller films as well. CHUD is reporting that Marvel is seeking to make films with much smaller budgets, reportedly in the $20 million to $40 million range.

It was said that the studio is planning on making films based on several of the lesser characters in their comic book canon, with such titles as Doctor Strange, Ka-Zar, Luke Cage, Dazzler and Power Pack being a few of the titles mentioned for this new line of films. Here's an excerpt from the site's article.

In a lot of ways this is revolutionary. While superhero movies such as Kick-Ass have been made at a lower price point, the big studio system seems unable to keep costs down (Marvel has been just as guilty of this, by the way. Their films were supposed to be cheaper originally). This plan allows Marvel much more flexibility; a 100 million dollar Dazzler movie makes no sense, but one budgeted at 25 million - done right - could be a moneymaker. And at a lower budget these movies don't need to be quite so mainstream. A 20 million dollar film can take much bigger risks than one that costs a hundred million more than that.

It wasn't revealed which character would be the first of these smaller-budget films, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we have more information.

Sources:CHUD

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  • papa-panda • 5 years ago

    @lycan WTF! That sounds awful!

    @123kid And Cena should only be in movies that go straight to DVD.

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    • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

      For real 123kid Cena cant act worth a sh*t. sure the person playing the Cap doesn't have to be the best actor but im sure people want to see a good captain america movie, not one that looks like it was made by "The Asylum"

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      • emmytt • 5 years ago

        @123kid what the f*ck?

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        • 123kid • 5 years ago

          why don't they leave these movies alone at least keep the same actors in the movies, and when are they going to put 1970's show of spiderman on dvd. I also think john cena should be Captain America.

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          • thedarkknight23 • 5 years ago

            Disney's NEW Marvel

            this may be good but not for the bigger characters. This may give a chance for filmmakers to be more crafty with their movies unlike X-Men Origins Wolverine which was cheesier than hell and make movies on quality other than quantity

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            • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

              @papa-panda this is what wikipedia has to say about Dazzler

              "A mutant with the ability to convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams, Dazzler was originally developed as a cross-promotional, multi-media creation between Casablanca Records and Marvel Comics until the tie-ins were dropped in 1980. The character was created by a committee of Marvel staff, principally writer/editor Tom DeFalco and illustrator John Romita, Jr.

              Despite the fact that Dazzler was originally commissioned as a disco singer, the character shifted to other musical genres, including rock and adult contemporary. She starred in a self-titled solo series in the early 1980s which lasted 42 issues, a Marvel Graphic Novel titled Dazzler: The Movie, a 4 issue limited-series co-starring Hank "The Beast" McCoy titled Beauty and The Beast, and later joined the cast of the X-Men. She was briefly a member of the spin-off group Excalibur but has since re-joined the X-Men."

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              • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

                i'm sure Beyonce has a profile, f*cking stupid. What kind jackass leaves comments like that

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                • internetwin • 5 years ago

                  Whatevs. I'm guessing no big explosions in the deadpool movie?

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                  • jimthar • 5 years ago

                    thats cool. i guess it's time for some of the lesser known heroes to get their due. i dont see a problem with this.

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                    • grand-makwa • 5 years ago

                      Who would play luke Cage? the only person big enough in my mind to play him is Terry Crews

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                      • papa-panda • 5 years ago

                        I'm sorry I don't know who Dazzler is. Sounds like the name of a stripper. If that's the case I'll see it.

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                        • greatoz • 5 years ago

                          Now is the time to do Howard The Duck...the right way!!!!

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                          • jameslev • 5 years ago

                            nah not columbus short, chiwetel ejiofor for goliath, and do a luke cage one too definately, doctor strange should be higher budgeted though

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                            • jameslev • 5 years ago

                              djimon hounsou as the black panther, columbus short as goliath

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                              • bodytemple • 5 years ago

                                oh and you know what MARVEL do more animated Marvel flicks but use the time that did the Final Fantasy Advent Children and look at how DC is doing there animated line, cause you f*cks drop a huge ball on the hulk war world, that was pure sh*t art work and you f*cked up the story.

                                DC's animated line is for the fans, you guys need to start doing things for the fans

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                                • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                                  Could be cool.

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                                  • bodytemple • 5 years ago

                                    just do a LONGSHOT MOVIE

                                    use the people who did the HALO ODST COMMERCIAL which is rupert sanders and his team

                                    and you can stay down on the cost and still get great product

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                                    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                      Dazzler?...why? lol

                                      I'd see Luke Cage and Dr. Strange.

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                                      • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                                        When done right, a movie doesn't need any special effects. I could direct an arthouse version of Dr. Strange using parlor tricks and basic adobe premiere sh*t. The body of a story lies in its characters and their personal actions, not in its visual spectacle.

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                                        • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                                          DOCTOR STRANGE.

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                                          • phatalphd • 5 years ago

                                            This is a good idea...as long as the production quality is still top notch. I'd love to see more animated Marvel flicks, and maybe some pixar-styled Marvel movies. Those would cut down on Actor costs, and special effects.

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