More live-action movie adaptations of comic literature is headed to the screen. Marvel has several big boys sitting in the pipeline.
Iron Man 2
Release date: May 7, 2010
Release date: July 16, 2010
According to Variety, legendary British actor, Kenneth Branagh, is directing the god of thunder.
The First Avenger: Captain America
Release date: May 6, 2011
Release date: July 15, 2011
Iron Man 3
No release date
What does this mean to you, the classroom teacher or school librarian? It means that you will have a captive audience, eager and waiting to read the comic literature about these marvelous heroes. Incidentally, Marvel has a line of all-ages comics called Marvel Adventures. They include Marvel Adventures Avengers, Marvel Adventures Spider-man, Marvel Adventures Hulk, Marvel Adventures Iron Man, Marvel Adventures Superheroes. Of course, there are other titles of these characters aimed at older readers.