|Fantastic Four by DeviantART's Jimbo02Salgado|
Thankfully, on Tumblr, Marvel senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort stated, "My denying rumors isn't likely to keep anybody who’s prone to paranoia from panicking. But really, does this even seem remotely plausible to people? Does it make any sense? Folks have a very strange idea as to the way a business is run." Otherwise the notion would give rise to the notion Marvel doesn't return calls at 9am and 3pm is because Mary Poppins has flown in, and it's time for a communal management nappy change.
You can't pause The Fantastic Four - it is the dawn of the new Marvel. No other title outside Amazing Spider-Man is as important. Pausing to hurt sales of an audience that largely doesn't even know the title publishes in favour of The Avengers, is like DC just promoting Batman. Ohh wait... they do. And look where that's got them.
CRUNCH: If the above indicates what's more important, the modern movie or the basis comic that's been around for decades, I guess we'll start seeing Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil get a massive marketing push too? Especially now Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox has signed on to play The Man Without Fear for Marvel's upcoming live action Daredevil series on Netflix? Magic 8-balls unitedly say 'watch this space'.
CRUNCH: One of the biggest manga influences in the world, especially for movies like The Matrix, is Masaume Shirow‘s cyberpunk Ghost In The Shell. Now Mamoru Oshii‘s anime adaptation is getting an amazingly faithful fan-recreation from 'Project 2501' which might just outdo the American movie being made out of the project at Dreamworks.
Check out the behind the scenes teaser below - but be careful - nudity is as faithfully adapted as everything else is, so watch who's watchin'!