Ultraman panel in Anime Expo announced that the comic book giant Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions will be working on a crossover comic mini series. The crossover comic book is scheduled to release in 2023.
The series will feature prominent Marvel comic book superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel. They will be teaming up with Ultraman and Ultraseven to defeat Kaiju monsters and supervillains.
The series will be written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom. It’ll be part of Tsuburaya Productions and Marvel Comic‘s Ultraman Comic book continuity that was launched in 2020. The earlier installments of the comics are The Rise of Ultraman and The Trials of Ultraman.
The story of the new Ultraman film is described as follows:
The film will follow Ken Sato, a superstar baseball player who returns to Japan to become the latest hero to carry the mantle of Ultraman. His plans go awry, however, when he is compelled to raise a newborn kaiju monster — the offspring of his greatest enemy — as his own child. Sato will also have to contend with his relationship with his estranged father and the schemes of the Kaiju Defense Force.
The Ultraman manga began in 2011 and has sold approximately 2.8 million copies up to 2018. Tsuburaya Productions launched an anime series which adapted the manga in 2019 on Netflix.
Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump has mentioned Ultraman as an inspiration on his work. Even the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man director, Peyton Reed has also cited Ultraman as an influence for Ant-Man‘s costume.
Source: Anime News Network