Marvel Comics has created a new television development department with a new executive vice president in charge of television. That means one of two things happened: (1) The company saw an opening in the TV superhero market created by “Heroes” and ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” (airing next fall), or (2) Someone realized that re-booting the Spider-Man movies with fresh-faced gaybait maybe isn’t the best long-term business plan.
Anyway, the details are surprisingly awesome:
Earlier today, Marvel announced that Jeph Loeb will be the Executive Vice President in charge of Television, which is a newly created position at Marvel. Loeb’s duties will include overseeing the development of live-action and animated Marvel TV series…
Loeb is primarily known as comic book writer with several titles to his credit… However, Loeb has worked extensively on television series, including “Lost,” “Heroes” and “Smallville.” Additionally, Loeb wrote the films “Commando” and “Teen Wolf” back in the ’80s. [MTV]
The world as I know it makes so much more sense now that I know that Commando was written by a comic book writer. That goes a long way in explaining this: