Alpha Flight

Since the acquisition of Marvel Comics by Walt Disney, fans have been eagerly anticipating which Marvel property the animators at the House of Mouse will adapt first, and now we might have an answer, and if it is the answer, it’s guaranteed you won’t believe who it is.

According to Blue Sky Disney, supported by The Grid, details are emerging about the project, the director and the potential release date for the film, which, it seems, will be based on the comic book, Big Hero 6.

Say what now?

Walt Disney Animation‘s upcoming “Big Hero 6,” about a heroic superhero team, is currently an open writing assignment, with no scribe currently attached to the project. The film will be produced by Kristina Reed.

The slot that is set for 2014 has been set aside for Don Hall’s project. Don Hall is the director of “Big Hero 6.” In fact, he’s the one that pitched the idea to Lasseter, who liked his take on the subject and approved it for development. Now, it’s not fully green lit. The project is story boarded and has been deemed strong enough to tentatively put in the production line.

For the uninitiated, Big Hero 6 is the Japanese superhero team first introduced in the pages of Alpha Flight and then given their own miniseries in 1998. This is not exactly the property I thought about when the gears started moving for an animated Marvel movie by Disney, but if Pixar head honcho John Lasseter is interested, there must be something to it.

More news as it develops.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Here we go, another headfirst dive into the stacks because its a new comic book Wednesday! Now before we leap I want to tackle something that has been heavily talked about over the last few weeks. Yes, the ‘new’ DC Comics Logo. You’d think after a week and half it’d be talked to death, but no. Just this evening at my local comic shop, the nerd rage continued. I’ll admit, when I first saw it pop up on Bleeding Cool I was a little sour on it, well more cynical than sour but I am old. That was soon replaced with mild apathy and then gradual acceptance. I used up most of my logo related rage when ‘the spin’ came out in ’05. On topic, check out this video (lifted from Bleeding Cool), a very accurate representation of the average reaction to the new branding :