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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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Disney +Behind the Scenes Marvel Edition

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 Murphy’s Multiverse has shared that Falcon and Winter Soldier set photos show a new location for the show: Chinatown in New York. (The show is being filmed in Atlanta. These photos are just from a New York set.

Photo Credit: @justbeachyforstacey

 

JustJared released a bunch of set photos for Falcon and Winter Soldier and WandaVision.

The WandaVision photos give us the first look at Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambeau:

Falcon and Winter Soldier:

In an interview with BuzzfeedBrasil, Kevin Feige says that Disney+ show What If? is 10 episodes long. Season 2 is already in progress.

While on Kevin Smith’s podcast Fatman Beyond, New Mutants comics artist Bill Sienkiewicz had this to say about the upcoming New Mutants film:

“Two days ago, I heard from Josh Boone, the director, and he sent me a new trailer. And they’ve been working on it, he’s been working on and everything, and it is phenomenal. I got chills. It looks like, because of the whole Disney-Fox, I don’t even want to call it a merger, takeover, whatever. But it’s got the blessings of Marvel. And it feels more Marvel in terms of what they’re doing, but also the horror elements of the film are in place. It’s really, absolutely stellar, just what I’ve seen.”

MCUCosmic speculates that this could be an unofficial way to introduce Mutants to the MCU.

Director Josh Boone has said that a trailer will be coming in January.

Murphy’s Multiverse has reported that Moon Knight will be filming next year at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Preproduction on Loki has started! Tom Hiddleston shared this photo on his Instagram:

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RumorVille

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Here’s another RUMOUR courtesy of Murphy’s Multiverse. This time it’s about the production of Shang-Chi of the Legend of the Ten Rings. Production for part of the film may be taking place on in Malta, on the island Republic of Malta to be exact. The film was previously reported to be filming in Hong Kong and Vietnam. The scenes that take place in Hong Kong could potentially be moved Malta because of civic unrest in Hong Kong.

This is just a rumor and hasn’t been confirmed with a second source. Please take this information with a bit of salt!

Charles Murphy has revealed the RUMORED release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:

2/17/23

Charles says this date is “old info” and may have already been changed, so take this info with a grain of salt!

Full Circle Cinema has reported the rumor that Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame is in the running for the role of Moon Knight. Dan in the MCU? This writer says, “Bring it!”

 

Non Marvel Related Projects

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Four new posters for Pixar’s Onward, starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, have been released:

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International:

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Second trailer:

Onward will be released in the United States on March 6, 2020.

Since Hollywood takes a holiday vacation, this blog will also at least news wise. Maybe I’ll do a movie or book review. In case you don’t hear from til after the holidays, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for reading. I look forward to sharing and creating new content next year.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

 

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Living La Vida Loki: 2 Weeks Worth of News

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 Hollywood Reporter reported that Andy Serkis is officially onboard to direct Venom 2.

In an interview with Yahoo, Michelle Williams has said that she will be returning to reprise her role as Anne Weying/She-Venom in Venom 2. She’s excited to be working with Andy Serkis saying,

“I’m in. I’m such a fan of Andy’s, and I’m so inspired by what he’s been able to accomplish. He’s so gifted in such a specific way, and I’m very excited to learn from him and be around him.”

Variety reported that Gemma Chan is in talks for a currently unknown role in Eternals. She has previously played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. If this happens, this will be the first time an actor has played a second character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not counting the times when an actor from the Netflix TV Universe has shown up in the MCU. It’s unknown whether she will play Minn-Erva or a completely different character. Unnamed Variety sources speculate it’s the latter.
Collider reported that Chernobyl actor Barry Keoghan is in talks for a currently unknown role in Eternals.
DiscussingFilm reported that Loki is expected to start filming on January 28, 2019.
MCU Cosmic reported that according to unnamed production sources, the Loki series will follow Loki as travels throughout history with his precious Tesseract. He will “change historical events.” It sounds really interesting, and I can’t wait for 2021 to get here!
In an interview with Josh Horowitz, Tom Hiddleston said he knew about the Loki series six weeks before Avengers: Infinity War. In the series, Loki will be facing “formidable opponents.”
According to HN Entertainment Korg is expected to play a larger role in Thor: Love and Thunder than what he had in Ragnarok.
In an interview with Deadline, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said, “I have spoken to Marvel and we are in active talks about one project in particular…
something brand new, mostly.” She was talking about a new female superhero focused project, but there’s no word on who the character or characters will be.
At a panel hosted by Parrot Analytics, Marvel Entertainment’s SVP of Original Programming and Production, Karim Zreik had this to say about Marvel Television developing shows for Disney+,
 “We are providing content for them… It’s a different platform. I think Disney+ is, you know, they’re a family brand, four-quadrant, so I think that’s what we’re targeting. I don’t think they’d be interested in the edgy stuff.”
According to Charles Murphy, host of the Murphy’s Law podcast, there’s another MCU movie coming out either May 3 or May 10 2023. There is currently no information known about the project.
During an interview with Empire, Kevin Feige teased a potential Infinity Saga boxset saying,
“If we do a big, giant Infinity Saga box set, we might include- I’m assuming if you’re going to spend the money to buy a box set with everything in it, you’re a fan. And it’ll take more than a couple of really, really bad scenes to turn you.”
During an interview with Collider, Martin Freeman confirmed the return of Everett Ross in Black Panther 2 saying, “As far as I know, I will be [returning],” Freeman said. “As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know.”
According to DiscussingFilm, Marvel is searching for a Chinese-American actress to play secret agent, Leiko Wu.
GeeksWorldwide reported that Marvel is looking to cast a “ruler of a distant ancient kingdom.” They’re looking for an actor in their 30s or 40s and they’d prefer an asian actor for the role. It’s being speculated the character could show up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, or Loki.
DiscussingFilm reported that 13 Reasons Why star Justin Prentice is in early talks to join Hulu’s Ghost Rider series in an unknown role.
In an interview with Deadline, Jeph Loeb said that Hulu shows like Ghost Rider and Helstrom will go under the banner Adventures Into Fear. There are other unannounced shows that will go under that banner as well.
He also confirmed Marvel Television’s Disney + involvement saying that those shows will be announced when they are ready.
He’s hoping that the upcoming crossover between Cloak and Dagger and Runaways will be successful and lead to many crossover events in the future.
In an interview with Deadline, Chris Miller confirmed that he along with Phil Lord will develop live-action TV shows based on Spider-Man characters for Sony.
Bodybuilder Oliver Richters shared on Instagram that he has joined the cast of Black Widow. His role is unknown.
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FandomWire has reported that Hayley Atwell will return as Agent Carter in the final season of Agents of Shield.
According to @BrentALang, Marvel is considering the best way to deal with Deadpool in the MCU. They are considering R-rated solo movies and PG-13 team-up movies.
MCU Cosmic reported that Awkwafina is rumored to be playing Fah Lo Suee in Shang-Chi. 
The same source has also reported that there is a “big” Disney + show in the works. It’s being speculated that it could be for Ms. Marvel, the Hulk, or something else entirely. The possibilities are endless especially after the acquisition of Fox in March.
According to a listing from the Film & Television Industry Alliance, WandaVision will begin filming on September 21, 2019 in Los Angeles.
That’s all for the last two weeks. Sorry this is late. I’ve got no WiFi where I currently live during the week and limited data. I’ll post when I can. Thanks as always for reading.
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