XXX Creator Rich Wilkes Forges An 'IRON FIST' Deal With Marvel's Feige!

Marvel honcho Kevin Feige, Disney are putting Iron Fist in fast gear! They have hired XXX screenwriter Rich Wilkes to draft a movie based on a martial arts expert whose battle with a dragon ends when he plunges his fists through the over-grown lizards hot heart-- turning his fists into indestructible weapons.

 Disney paid $4 billion for Marvel's 5000 superhero library (sounds like a deal to me) and vowed to turn the less obvious comic book heroes into films and TV properties.

Iron Fist was among many of Marvel superhero properties all around Hollywood. Sure shots like X-Men, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four and a handful of others remain at other studios, Marvel has recaptured rights to many wayward properties and Kevin Feige has hit the reset button on several of them. Marvel is wide open on Dr. Strange. Both Iron Fist and Dr. Strange will be distributed by Disney(a probable first).

Marvel has four more films under the preexisting distribution deal with Paramount, and those will include Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America, and the Robert Downey Jr.-starrer Iron Man 3. The final film will likely be the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers, let's don't forget the Runaways and Ant-Man!

 

 

 

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