News

Pandemic Bits and Pieces

MCU News

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Murphy’s Multiverse revealed that the working title for the Hawkeye series is Anchor Point.

They also shared that one of the widows in Black Widow is listed as a stunt performer on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  It’s not known if Jade Xu is playing a character in the film or is just doing stunts. But it’s interesting to speculate if Black Widow and Shang-Chi is connected in some way.

 MCU Cosmic reported that Marvel still has plans for Starfox being introduced in the MCU in the future.

 

 

Actor Interviews

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Karen Gillian recently spoke at an online Galaxy Con panel about the future of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. She said that we will see Nebula “rebuild her life” after the death of her father Thanos. For more of that interview, You can check this article out from MCU Direct:

https://thedirect.com/article/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3-karen-gillan-teases-nebulas-post-thanos-rebuilding-plans

In an interview with Screenrant, Marissa Tomei shared her hopes for Aunt May going into Spider-Man 3:

”Well, I’ve had her – [director] Jon Watts and I always talked about her being a community organizer. And hopefully that track will expand and be part of this one, as well.”

During a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Mackie had this assurance for fans patiently, or not so patiently, awaiting the release of Falcon and the Winter Soldier:

“Well, I’m happy to Say, we are not Cancelled, We are on hold. So we’re going back hopefully sometime  soon and finish it up. We have very little stuff  to do.  I’m very happy with it.We havev a little bit more we can go back and do but  eveybody rest assured, It will come out. We are not cancelled.”

You can check out this article from Murphy’s Multiverse from Liz Hill for a detailed analysis of what Anthony’s quote means, and production concerns centered around the ongoing Covid-19 by clicking here:

https://www.murphysmultiverse.com/what-anthony-mackies-falcon-the-winter-soldier-update-means/

MCU Speculation Articles

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Charles Murphy has written two articles speculating about what comics could be influencing WandaVision and Hawkeye. Both pieces are fascinating reads and you can find them by clicking the links below:

WandaVision: https://www.murphysmultiverse.com/wandavision-house-of-m-xmen-comic/

Hawkeye: https://www.murphysmultiverse.com/jeff-lemires-hawkeye-may-be-a-big-influence-on-upcoming-series/

Non-MCU Related Projects

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Deadline reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an adaptation of Ollie Master’s graphic novel Snow Blind.

That’s it for this week. As always thanks for reading!

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

 

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FAWS and ‘Loki’ Rumors: The Sequel

Marvel News

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Falcon and Winter Soldier has been filming in Prague recently. Sebastian Stan shared this photo on his Instagram with the caption #BuckyTakesEurope:

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Murphy’s Multiverse wrote an article that includes several beautiful  set photos from the Czech Republic . You can check those out here:

NEW Falcon and Winter Soldier location revealed! Possible Castle Zemo?

Go give @MsLizzieHill a follow on Twitter for more FAWS set photos and info!

Jeremey Renner posted this photo to his Instagram stories:

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Looks like prep for the Hawkeye series has begun!

According to MCU Cosmic, Marvel is still interested in Hailee Steinfeld playing Kate Bishop and are trying to work something out. But they have another actress in mind for the role if things don’t work out with Hailee. There’s no official info on who this other actress is, and trades like The Hollywood Reporter are looking into it.

Hawkeye’s costume from the Matt Fraction  comic run might be used in the series.

Two writers have recently announced their involvement with Hawkeye via Twitter: Katie Matthewson and Tanner Bean.

@CinematicBender, owner of @DiscussingFilm, found this on IMDB Pro:

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Sylvie Luston is the name of the Enchantress, and it looks like she’ll be in the Loki series. There is no official word on who is playing the adult version. Though in the Loki set photos from Just Jared. People are speculating that Sophia Di Martino could be playing her. Or Lady Loki. There’s been a lot of back and forth between fans about it. See for yourself by clicking here:

http://www.justjared.com/2020/03/04/tom-hiddleston-owen-wilson-film-loki-scene-in-first-look-set-photos/

Murphy’s Multiverse has reported that Wunmi Masaku has joined the cast of Loki in a currently unknown role.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tessa Thompson confirmed that Christian Bale will be Thor: Love and Thunder’s villain.

Dark Horizons has reported that Florian Munteanu (Creed) has been cast as a “secondary villain” in Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings.

The Illuminerdi has revealed a couple supporting cast role breakdowns for She-Hulk. They’ve also reported that Jennifer Walters will be a lawyer like in the comics. She’s described as being “successful” and she will be dealing in “super heroic law.”

Marvel is looking to cast the role of “best friend.” They are interested in actresses anywhere from 26-28. They are also casting for “Meg.” They are interested in actresses  aged anywhere from 29-35. Meg is a fellow lawyer described as “shrewd, while having a biting wit and humor.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th century Fox has released a new TV spot for New Mutants:

 

Spoiler City

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These articles contain spoilers and potential spoilers for upcoming Marvel productions. I’ll link to the articles below. Proceed with caution!

Falcon and Winter Soldier: Set photos and videos revealing a major plot point:https://www.murphysmultiverse.com/exclusive-the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-set-photos-and-video-hint-at-major-plot-point-and-a-new-team-joining-the-series/

Shang-Chi: Possible confirmation about a plot leak: https://www.murphysmultiverse.com/new-shang-chi-description-may-lend-further-credibility-to-the-tournament-leak/

Shang-Chi: https://fullcirclecinema.com/2020/03/07/fin-fang-foom-shang-chi/

Daniel Richtman has revealed details about the Eternals trailer. You can read Full Circle Cinema’s write-up below. Linked because of obvious spoilers:

Marvel Studios’ ‘Eternals’ Trailer Details Surface Online

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Variety reported that Dave Bautista’s movie My Spy has been moved back a month. It will be released on April 17th.

The Russo Brothers shared a photo of Tom Holland in their upcoming movie Cherry:

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Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Taika Waititi is returning to the Star Wars universe by contributing to The Mandalorian. Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed will be directing two episodes as well.

@USNetflix has announced that Taika Waititi will write, direct, and executive produce two animated series based on popular stories by Roald Dahl. The first will be centered on characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the second will focus on the Oompa-Loompas.

 

 

Giveaway

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Omaze is offering a chance for you to join Scarlett Johansson at the Black Widow premiere. You can find more details below:

Meet Scarlett Johansson at the Black Widow Premiere and After-Party

 

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading and/or clicking if you decided you wanted spoilers! 😂

Over and out,

Captain Stark

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MCU Phase Four Reveals at SDCC

The Hall H Marvel SDCC panel has come and gone leaving frenzied Marvel Fans in its wake. Here’s a breakdown of all the exciting news!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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1. It will be directed by Daniel Destin Cretton.

2. Will star Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu as Shang-Chi. He was just cast Tuesday and had a screen-test on Sunday. Marvel’s not messing around when it comes to this new franchise!

3. The real Mandarin will be introduced and will be played by Tony Leung.

4. Awkwafina has been cast in an unknown role.

5. It will hit theaters on February 12, 2021.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Daniel Bruhl will be reprising his role as Baron Zemo. Some footage was shown. Here’s a description of that footage from the guys over at TotalFilm: 

“It begins with the code words that active Winter Soldier, and Baron Zemo sits into frame wearing a coat, looking ragged with a beard. He says he’s hijacked the panel, says, “Gentlemen, I’ll be seeing you very soon,” and then puts on the purple mask that the classic version of the character wears and the video goes haywire.”

It will premiere on Disney + in Fall 2020.

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The Eternals

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1. It will be directed by Chloe Zhou.

2. A basic summary and plot was revealed:

The Eternals will be about “super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.” (SDCC quote)

“These cosmic characters have spent 35,000 years on Earth, so they’ve already been part of the MCU this whole time, and we just didn’t know it yet. They’re a race of immortal aliens who have been sent by the Celestials to protect Earth from a race of humanoids known as The Deviants.” (TotalFilm quote)

3. The cast was introduced:

Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals.

Richard Madden as Ikaris.

Angelina Jolie as Thena.

Don Lee as Gilgamesh.

Lia McHugh as Sprite.

Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo.

Brian Tyree Henry as Phasto.

Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress to play Makkari, a deaf character. A first for the Marvel  Cinematic Universe.

4.  It will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

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Black Widow

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1. Some footage was shown during the panel. Here’s a description of that footage once again from TotalFilm:

“Glimpses of Natasha’s past come flooding in the teaser, flashing through the her assassin academy memories from Avengers: Age of Ultron. “I made a family,” Natasha opines, as the footage leads into her turn in Captain America: Civil War, when she made a decision to let Captain America escape instead of capturing him. “They’re coming for you,” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) warns, as she flees…setting the stage for Black Widow, which seemingly takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

In Budapest, Natasha cautiously makes her way up an old, turn-of-the-century apartment building with a lavish staircase but weathered walls. Entering an apartment she points her gun and calls for Yelena, saying, “We’re grown-ups here.” Florence Pugh’s Yelena appears from around the corner, pointing her gun. They stand mere inches apart, guns in each other’s faces for several seconds before they both disarm each other, the camera showing their graceful parallel movements — obviously students of the same school. The grimy, tactile fight is reminiscent of the Bournefilms, especially in its low light and intense close-ups. Finding their usual tactics too well-matched, their fight gets nasty and brutal, with Natasha pushing Yelena’s head down a sink and Yelena breaking a plate over Natasha’s head, and eventually resorting to knives. They find themselves at several impasses, until both of them have placed each other in chokeholds with the apartment’s curtains. After a cut to black, they’re shown having drinks.

“It’s good to see you too,” Natasha says, handing Yelena a shot glass.

The teaser leads into several car chases, with Natasha weaving in and out of Eastern European streets. We get quick shots of solemn, Brutalist imagery and foreboding silhouettes.”I got rid of my ledger,” Natasha declares, though it seems like she hasn’t completely been rid of her past. The teaser closes out with Natasha getting pinned behind a flaming car on a bridge, with hooded man attacking her in the middle of the street. The hooded uniform and its sleek design with red lining resembles that of Taskmaster, a Marvel villain that has recently been rumored to appear in Black Widow. But who is under the suit?”

2. It’s directed by Cate Shortland.

3. The cast includes:

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian.

Florence Pugh as Yelena, “A sister figure to Natasha.”

O.T. Fagbenle as Mason, “an old contact of Natasha’s before she worked with SHIELD, and a potential love interest.”

Rachel Weisz as Melina, “a pretty tough chick,” aka Iron Maiden.

4. It will be released on May 1, 2020.

5. The film isn’t a prequel after all, but will take place after Civil War when Natasha is a “fully realized woman.”

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WandaVision

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1. Events take place after Endgame.

2. Elizabeth Olsen says, “It’s going to get weird, we’re going to get deep. We’re finally going to understand Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch.”

Paul Bettany says, “I have no idea, ” (on what’s going on with Vision). “It’s going to be surprising and weird.”

Kevin Feige describes the show as “exciting and different and strange.”

3. WandaVision will tie in directly with the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness as Wanda will have a main role to play in that film. More about that in a minute.

4. Teyonah Parris will play the adult version of Monica Rambeau who was introduced as a child in Captain Marvel.

5. It will be released on Disney + in Spring 2021.

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Loki

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1. Tom Hiddleston will be returning as Loki. He will be playing the 2012 version of the character and all of his character development through Ragnarok will be erased. The series will begin after Loki takes the Tesseract and disappears through the portal to gods know who’s where.

2. Tom says, “Just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk smashed. So there’s a lot of pyshclogical evolution that is still yet to happen. Kevin has generously showed me what his plans are. It’s one of the most exciting creative opportunities I’ve come across. This is new territory, a new world, new challenges I can’t wait to get started.”

3. It will be released in Spring 2021.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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1. It will be directed by Scott Derrickson.

2. According to Scott, it will be “the first scary MCU film.” Also known as the first horror movie in the MCU.

3.  Benedict Cumberbatch described it as “a crazy line into horror. “He’ll be facing unexpected things… (He will) not knowing what’s coming at him.”

4. Nightmare will be the villain.

5. Scarlet Witch will have a major role to play in the film.

6. It will be released on May 7, 2021.

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What If?

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1. What If? is the first animated MCU show.

2. Jeffery Wright will play The Watcher, the host of the show.

3. Many MCU stars will return to voice the animated versions of their characters.

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4. The show will be available to stream on Disney+ in Summer 2021.

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Hawkeye

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1. Jeremy Renner will return as Hawkeye. Part of the show will focus on him training the next Hawkeye, Kate Bishop.

2. Hawkeye’s time as Ronin will also be explored in the series.

3. The series will most likely draw from the Matt Fraction run of the comic series.

4. The synopsis from the supposed source material reads as follows:

“It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.”

5. The show will be available to stream on Disney+ in Fall 2021.

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Thor: Love and Thunder

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1. Taika Waititi will return to write and direct.

2. Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor.

3. Tessa Thompson will be returning as Valkyrie, the king of Asgard. And she will be looking for her queen. Tessa says,

“That’ll be her first order of business. And then, I don’t know. It’s already been mentioned that Asgard isn’t a place but a people, so she’s got to invest in her people. And hopefully she’ll get some love and thunder.”

4. Natalie Portman will be returning as Jane Foster, and will be portraying a female Thor. Just like in Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor run! Taika Waititi had this to say about the development:

“When we were shooting Ragnarok I was reading one storyline by Jason Aaron, the Mighty Thor. And for those of you who know that storyline, it’s incredible and introduced love and thunder and for the first time, female Thor.”

5. It will release in theaters on November 5, 2021.

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Blade

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Before Marvel’s panel wrapped up, Kevin Feige announced that Mahershala Ali had been cast as Blade. Details other than that are not yet known.

 

Other projects in development include Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Fantastic 4, and Mutants will be introduced at some point, though how they’ll be introduced isn’t known.

Last night the complete Phase 4 slate was revealed. In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige had this to say, “It is the complete Phase Four the way I announced the complete Phase Three five years ago—things can move, things can change as they did if you go back and look at what we talked about five years ago for Phase Three, but we’ve been working on this for quite a while and it’s pretty set. But there are always changes possible.”

There are some empty dates remaining for the MCU including:

February 18, 2022

May 6, 2022

July 29, 2022

It’s being speculated that more announcements will come next month during D23.

What are you looking forward to most? Personally, I’m looking forward to WandaVision, Thor: Love and Thunder, Loki, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I’m also really looking forward to proper disability representation in the MCU.

That’s all. Like it wasn’t enough?! As always, I look forward to hyping up these films with my friends over on our Facebook page My Marvelous Escape.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

TV Reviews

Disney + Marvel News

I will be avoiding all spoilers for Endgame for the next few weeks until I see it. Because of this, there will NOT be any Endgame content on the blog. You can see posters, read, and watch interviews on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MarvelousObsession/

 

Marvel News

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Disney’s streaming service was showcased yesterday at their Shareholders Meeting. Many announcements were made about pricing, release date, and Marvel’s upcoming programming.

 

1. Disney + will be released in the United States  on November 12, 2019.

2. It will be advertisement-free.

3. It will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year

4. Content will be downloadable and accessible offline.

 

Marvel Disney + Programming

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Falcon and Winter Soldier will be up first and will be available to stream within the first year of Disney +. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will be reprising their roles Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson.

 

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Loki will see Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the titular character, and according to D23, it will be available to stream in Year Two of Disney +. It means we won’t see the series until 2021.

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen will reprise their roles as Vision and Scarlet Witch in Wanda and the Vision. D23 also reported it as a Year Two show.

What If, the animated anthology show exploring alternate scenarios of MCU Canon, will be a Year One show. The first episode will be: “What If Peggy Carter took the Super-Soldier Serum, and a scrawny Steve Rogers uses an armored suit built by Howard Stark?” The characters are expected to be played by their live-action MCU actors.

 

Marvel movies available at launch:

Captain Marvel

Iron Man

Iron Man 3

Thor: The Dark World

 

Marvel movies available in Year One:

Avengers: Endgame 

Black Panther 

Thor: Ragnarok 

Antman and the Wasp

 

Variety reported that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye will be getting a Disney + show. It’ll be an “adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to   Kate Bishop”, the next Hawkeye and Young Avenger.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the release of two Marvel docuseries:

“Marvel’s 616 (working title) is an anthological documentary series exploring the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window. Told through the lens of a diverse group of filmmakers, each doc will dive into the rich historical, cultural and societal context that has become inseparable from stories of the Marvel Universe.” D23 reported this as a Year One show.

“Marvel’s Hero Project reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true super heroes they are.”

D23 reported this will be available at launch.

Slashfilm reported that Kevin Feige said that:

1.“A post-Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future.”

2. The shows will be “equally important to the films.”

3. The shows will “change and evolve our existing characters.”

4. They will be “introducing new ones in ways that deepen the mythology and significantly impact the future of the MCU.”

 

Character posters for season six of Agents of Shield have been released including a first look at Clark Gregg’s new character Sarge.

 

 

 

Deadline reported that O-T Fagbenle has joined the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role. Rumors are swirling that he will be playing the villain in the film.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was interviewed by IGN and had several things to say about the MCU’s future:

1. “We’re still going to be making movies after these two [Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home]. And we’ll be talking about them soon after Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out.”

2. It will be at least five years until the X-Men are introduced into the MCU.

3. The MCU movies releasing in the next five years will “feel very distinct” from the first three phases.

 

Non Marvel-Related Projects

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National Geographic’s The World According to Jeff Goldblum will be available on Disney + at launch.

A new Detective Pikachu trailer was released:

The trailers for two of Dave Bautista’s upcoming movies were released.

My Spy: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iafXrqThtQ8

 

 

Stuber:

Collider reported that Dave Bautista will star in a new action-thriller Killer’s Game  that “follows a veteran hitman named Joe Flood who is informed by his doctor that he has only a few months to live, so he puts out an open contract on his own life, only to discover that the lab made a mistake and he’s actually in perfect health — forcing him to battle an army of assassins out to kill him.”

 

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and Out,

Captain Stark