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Waiting for a Marvel Zombies movie? Don't hold your breath.

05.17.2013

Movie bloggers have been keeping in touch with Marvel and Studio President Kevin Feige quite often. He's been pretty open with the projects within the universe so much so that I almost feel like the guy should have a podcast to keep everyone up to date with all the on-goings.

EW recently spoke with Feige about several properties we already knew about (most are mentioned here), and one that might have been in the back of our mind but never thought would come to fruition. That would be Marvel Zombies.

With the current popularity of the undead, it could be a hit with fans or a complete miss, which many who read the comic weren't entirely in love with it to say the least even if it was written by Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD). But Marvel isn't going to end the phases with a tragically comedic and gruesome ending because trends are just trends in the end.

I know… Zombies is such a funny thing because its such a cool comic and it’s such a cool idea, but the bigger profile becomes what starts to happen [with fans]."

Not to mention that Marvel wants to appeal to a wide audience, and Zombies wouldn't be something you could take the small kiddos to:

"Are you going to draw figures in chalk with your 3-year-old with Hulk eating someone? Or Captain America with his brains coming out of the top of his head? Probably not."

Bottom line: Don't expect to see Marvel Zombies. Ever.

Extra Tidbit: I enjoyed the short run of Marvel Zombies. It certainly doesn't appeal to me as a film, but it was good on the page. Did anyone else like it? Why? Also why to those who didn't.
Source: EW

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3:54AM on 05/19/2013
Think I've read all the Marvel Zombies titles (Marvel Apes too). Fun comic spinoff, but I can appreciate why Marvel would want to focus on their official universe rather than an oddball corruption thereof. Speaking of Marvel Apes, the series was worth it just for the Iron Mandrill gag.
Think I've read all the Marvel Zombies titles (Marvel Apes too). Fun comic spinoff, but I can appreciate why Marvel would want to focus on their official universe rather than an oddball corruption thereof. Speaking of Marvel Apes, the series was worth it just for the Iron Mandrill gag.
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12:46PM on 05/18/2013

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They did an Army of Darkness vs Marvel Zombies comic. Ash wore a suit of Doctor Dooms armor in it. It ended with Ash ending up in a Marvel Werewolves Universe. The whole thing Started off in Army of darkness #13.
They did an Army of Darkness vs Marvel Zombies comic. Ash wore a suit of Doctor Dooms armor in it. It ended with Ash ending up in a Marvel Werewolves Universe. The whole thing Started off in Army of darkness #13.
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5:05AM on 05/18/2013

i love marvel zombies

But they would need back spider-man for me to even care about a film.
But they would need back spider-man for me to even care about a film.
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12:16AM on 05/18/2013
I say forget about a live action version. Do an animated version similar to the spawn animated series. As for where to release it, put it on Showtime or HBO on a weekly basis as spawn was. Each week people can turn in to watch the spread of the zombies as they slowly overtake the marvel universe. For a special edition they can even include evil dead vs marvel zombies with bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash. Yeah that could work out rather well. Its too bad marvel is trying to hard to be
I say forget about a live action version. Do an animated version similar to the spawn animated series. As for where to release it, put it on Showtime or HBO on a weekly basis as spawn was. Each week people can turn in to watch the spread of the zombies as they slowly overtake the marvel universe. For a special edition they can even include evil dead vs marvel zombies with bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash. Yeah that could work out rather well. Its too bad marvel is trying to hard to be politically correct when not everything has to be made for small children.
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5:13AM on 05/18/2013
I was thinking the exact same thing as I read the article.
I was thinking the exact same thing as I read the article.
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11:21PM on 05/17/2013
i just liked reading it to see who lives...and who dies...and how...and the combinations of survivors versus....well...not survivors...lol
i just liked reading it to see who lives...and who dies...and how...and the combinations of survivors versus....well...not survivors...lol
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10:23PM on 05/17/2013
Live action would probably never work, but an animated film would work. A dark, tongue-in-cheek PG-13.

And if everyone is worried about the kids, slap a bunch of warnings on it. Marvel had a rotting Spider-Man corpse holding a partially eaten MJ in their wedding pose on the cover of their book for all the kiddies to see. They can handle cartoony Marvel Zombies.
Live action would probably never work, but an animated film would work. A dark, tongue-in-cheek PG-13.

And if everyone is worried about the kids, slap a bunch of warnings on it. Marvel had a rotting Spider-Man corpse holding a partially eaten MJ in their wedding pose on the cover of their book for all the kiddies to see. They can handle cartoony Marvel Zombies.
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9:38PM on 05/17/2013
Now if they decided to do the Army of Darkness vs Marvel Zombies comic then lets talk.
Now if they decided to do the Army of Darkness vs Marvel Zombies comic then lets talk.
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8:58PM on 05/17/2013
Never liked Marvel Zombies. Don't get the hype.
Never liked Marvel Zombies. Don't get the hype.
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9:36PM on 05/17/2013
Me too. It just seems dumb and childish.
Me too. It just seems dumb and childish.
12:08AM on 05/18/2013
It was fun, not great, in the beginning, but it came down to pretty obscure characters and it was pretty boring
It was fun, not great, in the beginning, but it came down to pretty obscure characters and it was pretty boring
8:52PM on 05/17/2013
Actually I'd love to watch Marvel Zombies but then kids around the world would think Captain America is a flesh eating zombie? That might mess up kids around the world.
Actually I'd love to watch Marvel Zombies but then kids around the world would think Captain America is a flesh eating zombie? That might mess up kids around the world.
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5:17AM on 05/18/2013
Around the world? Trust me, hardly any kids outside the US could give a fuck about Captain America. Hell, most of 'em barely knew who he was before the movie the came out.
Around the world? Trust me, hardly any kids outside the US could give a fuck about Captain America. Hell, most of 'em barely knew who he was before the movie the came out.
11:15AM on 05/19/2013
I'm just using Cap as an example. But still, kids seeing their favorite superheroes, i.e. Captain America or Hulk or Iron Man become flesh-eating zombies might mess up their minds. Just a thought.
I'm just using Cap as an example. But still, kids seeing their favorite superheroes, i.e. Captain America or Hulk or Iron Man become flesh-eating zombies might mess up their minds. Just a thought.
5:02PM on 05/19/2013
Yeah I got that, fully agree, lot of kiddies might suddenly start having nightmares of the zombie counterparts of their favorite superheroes. I was just trying to point out that Captain America is a fairly unknown superhero outside of the States.
Yeah I got that, fully agree, lot of kiddies might suddenly start having nightmares of the zombie counterparts of their favorite superheroes. I was just trying to point out that Captain America is a fairly unknown superhero outside of the States.
8:13PM on 05/17/2013
This would be terrible. Just terrible.

This article is so random.
This would be terrible. Just terrible.

This article is so random.
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