The Marvel NOW! Initiative begins this Wednesday with the release of Uncanny Avengers #1. To make sure the world knows this, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, will appear on Jimmy Kimmel the night before to discuss NOW!, the book and Jimmy Kimmel joining the Marvel Universe, apparently.
“First Jimmy Kimmel rocked the Emmys in front of the entire world and now he’s set his sights on the Marvel Universe,” said Quesada. “I’m looking forward to meeting with him to see just what he has planned for the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine or whichever of Marvel’s Super Heroes interest him the most. But this is Marvel NOW! and we’re going to need the biggest ideas to compete with what we’ve planned! One things for sure—you’ve never seen Marvel on TV like this before!”
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs at 12/11 CST on ABC. The information regarding Quesada’s appearance came directly from Marvel; on Kimmel’s website, Megan Mullally and musical guest Father John Misty are the only two guests listed for Tuesday’s show. Perhaps Quesada was a late addition or this is an oversight on the part of the ABC web team. We’ll trust Marvel’s PR team on this one.
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