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Marvel Bits and Actors’ other Projects

Marvel News

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Marvel President and producer Kevin Feige gave an interview to BET. The entire thing is well worth the read. He talks about Black Panther 2, the Netflix Marvel characters, Ironheart, and more.

You can read it here:

https://www.bet.com/celebrities/exclusives/kevin-feige-marvel-interview-spider-man.html

In an interview with Mashable, he said that the Disney + Marvel shows will do things that “shockingly and unexpectedly change those characters in big ways.” These changes will impact their next big screen MCU appearances.

Several Marvel  stars showed up at ACE Comic Con in Seattle. Here are a few interview bits from their panels.

Zoe Saldana: On the possibility of exploring “bad Gamora”: “It all depends. The technical answer is it all depends on what Marvel and James Gunn desire to do with the Guardians and with Gamora’s fate. I would eventually, there’s a part of me that wants her to go back, find her way back to the Guardians but there’s also a part of me that wants to explore a bad Gamora. I’ve never seen that and she’s, you know, she’s considered the most lethal assassin, the most lethal woman in the galaxy so I would want to see what that wrath looks like also because it would just give me layers to sort of work on. But yeah, I want her to get back to the Guardians.”

Josh Brolin on wanting to play Cable in the MCU: “Wait, Disney bought Fox?!” he joked. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m actually, I’ve been calling them, like, ‘What’s the deal with Cable, man?’ Seriously, 100 percent serious. They’re figuring it out. It’s a big world now, it just got much, much bigger. So who knows?”

Chris Evans on whether the alternate timeline Steve lives with Peggy will be explored: “You know, I’m not sure I can give you those answers. That’s weak as shit, but ask the writers,” Evans said. “Look, I understand there’s a lot of things you can question about the time continuity but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about working with Marvel, they don’t leave stones unturned. They really don’t.”

(Whoa, Cap! Language!)

Deadline reported that some of the Avengers will show up at SDCC for a reunion: As an aside, Deadline is also hearing that some form of an Avengers reunion is in store down at SDCC. Some of the cast members could show up at the AGBO panel Friday, or at the Marvel panel on Saturday night. Consider it one last goodbye.”

SDCC has also released their Saturday schedule. Marvel’s panel will take place at 5:15 P.M. Pacific Time. They will have 90 minutes for their presentation. We will finally have information about what to expect for the beginning of Phase 4.

Sony producer Amy Pascal had this to say about the next Spider-Man MCU movie: “You know, I don’t think that we’re ready to tell anybody yet. But, yes, of course, there are so many stories that you can tell about Peter Parker and Spider-Man. I think the multi-verse and the Spider-Verse has opened up unlimited possibilities for us. I think that the great thing about what Stan [Lee] and Steve [Ditko] did, is that they are characters that can be reinterpreted. It’s 1962, it’s a long time for something to remain fresh, and yet it’s been able to. I think that’s because just like all of the artists who did all of the various spectacular, amazing, ultimate, everything has been able to reinterpret these kinds of classical characters. We’re able to do that, too.”

(Source for original quote not found. Quote taken from wegotthiscovered)

While promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Samuel L. Jackson had this to say about Nick Fury NOT being in the Black Widow movie: “It’s Natasha who was always been my favourite because I recruited her. So far, I’m not in her origin story movie [Laughs]. She’s the person I was closest to in that group.”

(Source: Comicbookmovie.com)

 

Rumor

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According to GeeksWorldwide, the characters Cloak and Dagger could crossover with the Runaways in season 3. The third season of Runaways will consist of 10 episodes, slightly shorter than season 2’s order of 13 episodes. There’s currently no word on if Cloak and Dagger will receive a third season.

 

 

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Deadline reported that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is one of the top choices to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.

The first trailer for Chris Evan’s  movie Knives Out has been released:

Entertainment Weekly released a few stills were released from  Knives Out:

 

 

 

 

A new trailer for Tom Holland’s movie Spies in Disguise has been released:

The first trailer for Karen Gillan’s movie Jumanji: The Next Level has been released:

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

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Surprise Endgame Trailer Release and James Gunn Returns

It was a big week for Marvel fans! Read on for more!

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Two new Captain Marvel posters were released.

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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Feige had this to say when asked if there would be a Stan Lee cameo in Spider-Man: Far From Home:

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It sounds like Spider-Man: Far From Home could be Stan’s final MCU cameo.

The Disney-Fox Merger  is set to close on March 20, 2019. This means that Marvel will have the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters. It’s exciting to think about how these characters will show up in the MCU. However, there is a downside to the merger as at least 7,500 people are expected to be laid off in the process.

Nobody saw it coming when Marvel decided to release the second trailer for Avengers: Endgame. A new poster was also released. You can check both out below:

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EXCITING NEWS!!! Deadline reported that James Gunn has been rehired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!!!! In response to the news, here is his statement:5087C3F2-E178-4FF7-B79E-CB9EF566E7A2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will begin production after Suicide Squad 2 is finished filming.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel never seriously considered any other directors, and Disney rehired him in secret months ago.

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Here’s the new covers for the Limited Edition for Birth. Movies. Death. Magazine’s Avengers: Endgame issue.

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Deadline reported that Marvel has hired Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Creston to direct Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first movie with an Asian protagonist.

The cover for Empire Magazine‘s May subscriber issue for Avengers: Endgame  has been revealed:

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Variety reported that Sony has the next 7-8 years planned for Spider-Man projects in both film and television. They are planning their own Marvel Universe called Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters including shows that will crossover with each other. Projects are said to be ‘out soon’ and something ‘really, really big’ is being planned.

Slashfilm reported that Marvel is developing an animated anthology series for Disney+ called What If? It’ll be based on the comic series of the same name. The series wouldn’t be considered MCU canon and explore alternative scenarios to how events in the MCU happened. One of the episodes will be based on What If ? Vol. 1 #47, and explore the scenario: “What would happen if Loki had found the Hammer of Thor?” Actors from the MCU could potentially reprise their roles in the series.

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Chris Evans‘s new movie Knives Out will be released November 27, 2019.

Variety reported that Tom Holland “is in talks to star” in the Russo Brothers next project, Cherry. The movie will be based on the book of the same name by Nico Walker.

Geeks Worldwide reported that Chris Evans will be starring in and executive  producing a miniseries for Apple’s new streaming service. Defending Jacob is based on the book of the same name by William Landay. Production is expected to start on April 1, 2019. You can check out the synopsis below:

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Giveaways

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Omaze has another Avengers: Endgame giveaway. This time you and a friend can win the chance to attend the premiere of Endgame with Chris Evans. To enter all you need to do is donate to Christopher’s Haven. You can find more details here:

https://www.omaze.com/experiences/chris-evans-avengers-endgame?ref=Chris

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

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Spider-Man Trailer Finally Swings In For Landing

Unlike last week, there doesn’t seem to be to be much going on in the MCU, but there were still some exciting things released.

Black Panther won three Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.

Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse won a Critics Choice Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the nominations for the Visual Effects Society Awards. Avengers: Infinity War was nominated for six of these awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photo-Real Feature, Outstanding Animated Character in a Photo-Real Feature, Outstanding Model in a Photo-Real or Animated Project, two nominations for Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photo-Real Feature, an Outstanding Compositing in a Photo-Real Feature.

Ant-Man and the Wasp was nominated for an Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Creative Environment in a Photo-Real Feature.

Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse was nominated for four Visual Effects Society Awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Animated Character in An Animated Feature, Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature, and Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature.

The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer was finally released. There’s actually two of them, one for the USA and one for International. An official movie poster was also released. You can check them out below.

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United Airlines also released a still from the movie.

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The best advertising ever! 😂

Deadline revealed that in the first 24 hours of the trailer’s release, it’s been viewed 130 million times and has broken Sony’s record for most viewed trailer in 24 hours.

There are ten new Captain Marvel posters released. Goose even got one and it’s adorable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Captain Marvel cover of Empire Magazine was also released.

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In an interview with Screenrant, Deadpool Screenwriters’ Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have said that an X-Force movie and Deadpool 3 are being planned.

Discussing Film announced that Costume Designer Jany Temime (Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) will be designing the costumes for Black Widow.

According to @xpangler on Twitter, The Walt Company are planning to showcase their streaming service to investors on April 11. Maybe that means we’ll get some news about the upcoming Marvel Disney + shows. Fingers crossed!

 

MCU Actor’s Non-Marvel Related Projects

Variety reported that Tom Holland’s new movie Uncharted, based on the PlayStation video game series, has hired Dan Trachtenberg ( 10 Cloverfield Lane ) to direct, and that it’ll start filming toward the end of 2019.

The What’s Next Twitter account announced that Chris Evans and Tom Holland have joined the cast of the Netflix Original Movie The Devil All The Time. It’ll be a “midwestern gothic involving a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story told across two decades.”

Michael B. Jordan stars in Rooster Teeth’s new anime genLOCK. The first trailer was recently released. You can check it out below.

 

 

The release date for Cate Blanchett’s movie, Where’d You Go Bernadette, has been moved to August 9, 2019.

Rumors

There are several rumors going around about Marvel’s upcoming projects. Remember that these are just rumors and that nothing is confirmed!!! These rumors come from We Got This Covered and God only knows how reliable this site actually is.

A Nebula and Gamora show might be in development for Disney +

Several X-men series might also be in development. The X-men characters are currently owned by Fox. The Fox-Disney merger isn’t completed yet, so if this rumor is true it will be awhile before this happens.

A Young Avengers/New Avengers movie is rumored to be in development. The team is said to include Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye, Hulkling, Iron Lad, Patriot, Wiccan, Stature, and a different version of Vision. Personally, I’d like to see America Chavez and Kid Loki included in the lineup.

Again, all of the above is speculation and rumors with no confirmation. No official Phase 4 plans will be announced until sometime after Avengers 4 is released.

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

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From God To Alien Hunter

It’s been a slow week for Marvel news and most of this week’s tidbits are about the actor’s other projects. News will be sure to pick up again after the New year. In the meantime I hope to have one movie review posted.

Unfortunately, the Spider-Man Far From Home trailer wasn’t released like it was supposedly going to. I’ve got no idea when they’ll release it. Hopefully, it will be soon.

According to  Peter Sciretta from Slashfilm, a couple of people have been allowed to read James Gunn’s script for Guardians 3. It’s so emotional that it’s made them cry.

Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, told People in an interview “… I don’t have any details as to when [the next Guardians will come out] but there’s a script in existence.”

     She cheekily added, I may have had a little teeny peek, but I can’t say anything.” 

Let’s get through one tear-jerker at a time, please. We have Endgame to get through and I am not done recovering from Infinity War yet. I’m so not ready for another emotional roller coaster ride.

The Oscars recently released the shortlist of their nominees and all three of the MCU films that were released this year  have been nominated for awards.

    Black Panther has made the shortlist for Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, and Visual Effects.

    Infinity War has been shortlisted for Original Score and Visual Effects.

    Antman And The Wasp has been shortlisted for Visual Effects.

The final nominations will be revealed on January 22, 2019. Fingers crossed that an MCU film will finally be recognized by the Academy!

There’s a rumor going around that a future MCU film will have scenes set during WWI. An Italian site Badtaste.it has cited newspaper, I l Saviglianese, the castle and historic center of Racconigi are going to be used for filming scenes for an upcoming Marvel film. Filming is said to take place during April and May of next year. The report also claims that the director was seen in the area, but the director’s name wasn’t given. No one knows what movie is going to be filmed there, but it’s possible the scenes could be for Black Widow, which is the next movie set to start filming early next year. The Eternals is another possibility but nothing has been confirmed.

An MCU movie has never been set during WWI before, so if any of this turns out to be true, it will be an interesting era of history to explore. Dear Marvel, you have my attention!

Cate Blanchett (Hela In Thor Ragnarok) stars in the upcoming movie Where’d You Go, Bernadette? It’s based on the book of the same name by Maria Semple. The first trailer came out a couple days ago, and it looks very interesting.

It comes out in theaters March 22, 2019.

The IMAX trailer for Avengers Endgame has been released this weekend, both in theaters and online. You can watch it below. It’s the same trailer, you just see a few more details than you do in the original. For example, it is Nebula you see reaching for Tony. So that bursts the bubble in the “It’s Loki!” theory.

    Avengers Endgame will be released April 26, 2019.

The head of Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, Kevin Mayer, told The Hollywood Reporter that it’s a possibility that the canceled  Marvel Netflix shows could be be revived on Disney+. However, it won’t be anytime soon because the Netflix contract states that the characters from the canceled shows can’t be used in other projects until two years after cancellation.

Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) has been very busy this year and has several new movies coming out, including Destroyer, which will be released Christmas Day. The final trailer is below.

The first look at the new film Monday starring Sebastian Stan and Deniese Gough was released by Variety.

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The above picture is enough to sell me on this movie alone. The synopsis given reads:

Monday” follows the story of Mickey (Stan) and Chloe (Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who “meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend,” according to a statement. “When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can stand the reality of the inevitable Monday.”

I’m up for a romance any time. This sounds like it could be really good!

Sebastian will also star in the movie I’m Not Here. It comes out April 25, 2019. You can watch the first trailer below.

Marvel announced that there will be a two issue prelude comic for Spider-Man Far From Home. The first issue will be released next March and retells the story from Spider-Man Homecoming.

The poster and first trailer for Men In Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tessa Thompson (Valkerie). You can check out the trailer below.1659A7F8-349D-44AD-AEC8-6E5E36DDBF08

It looks really cool. I can’t wait to see it! It comes out June 14, 2019.

Adam McKay (He helped Paul Rudd rewrite Antman) was on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast and said that he has been approached by Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3. He also said that Marvel is “kicking around a Nova idea,” and that he would like the chance to make a Silver Surfer movie.

There is currently no word on whether he will be the one to replace James Gunn on Guardians 3.

According to IMDB, the two most anticipated 2019 films are Avengers 4 and Captain Marvel.

     Insomniac Games has released the Sam Raimi Spider-Man suit for all players on Spider-Man for PS4.

The Christmas EP A Very Spidey Christmas featured in Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse has been released. You can now own gems like this:

The speaking part towards the end is particularly entertaining!

In a recent interview with Collider , director Guillermo del Toro was asked if he’d ever direct a film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s interested in doing so, but only if it focuses on characters that are monsters. He said, “I’m not interested in superheroes that aren’t monsters.”

So, Marvel, you know what to do. “Get this man a monster!”

In an interview with IGN, Kelly Port from Digital Domain, the company responsible for Infinity War’s visual effects, revealed that Red Skull was recreated entirely with CGI and that actor Ross Marquand only provided the voice.

The Russo Brothers said in an interview with Empire Magazine that “there’s a high probability that this movie (Avengers 4) will clock in at around three hours.” They say, “It’s a big movie with a lot of story.” 9C74E14C-AA47-4A25-BA26-0FBC22DD1888

I sure hope there’s an intermission if this turns out to be the case!

This will most likely be the last News Roundup of the year. I will try to have at least one movie review posted. The news will start up again in the new year and the News Roundup will return.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I am so thankful for everyone involved in this community and am looking forward to seeing where the Facebook page and site go next in the New Year. Thanks for celebrating the MCU with us! ❤️

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Strange Snabs Sequel

This week has been full of interesting news and rumors. As the Holidays get closer, Hollywood releases a bunch of news before going on a two week break. During the news slump, I will try to have a movie review out, either for Ragnarok or Infinity War.

Speaking of Infinity War, it’s been nominated for two Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Action Movie and Best Visual Effects.

     Black Panther has been nominated for twelve Critics Choice Awards, including an award for Best Picture.

     Black Panther has also been nominated for two SAG Awards including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Both Infinity War and Antman And The Wasp have been nominated for SAG Awards for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.

     Den Of Geek reported that in an interview they conducted with Into The Spiderverse producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed that Dr. Strange showed up at the end of the first draft of the movie. It’s too bad that didn’t make the cut. I would’ve enjoyed seeing that!

In an interview with Discussing Film, Venom screenwriter Jeff Pinkner confirmed that a sequel is in the works. When asked about the possibility of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Mr. Pinkner had this to say:

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I think it’d be cool to see Spider-Man go up against Venom. Hopefully, things will work out so that this can happen.

     Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Scott Derrickson will be returning to direct Dr. Strange 2.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong are set to return as Dr. Strange and Wong respectively. Rachel McAdams is possibly returning in the role of Strange’s love interest, Dr. Christine Palmer as well.Marvel has started looking for someone to write the script.

    Hollywood Reporter sources are hopeful that the script will be written in 2019, with filming starting in 2020, and hopefully releasing in May 2021 if all goes according to plan.

     The Hashtag Show reported that Marvel has started casting supporting roles for their upcoming Black Widow movie including a role for a “female contemporary” for Natasha. No one knows what kind of role this particular character will play. The movie will start production early next year and is set for release in May 2020.

     Discussing Film reported cinematographer Rob Hardy (Mission Impossible: Fallout) has been hired for Black Widow.

     Cartoon Brew revealed that Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is officially a frontrunner in the Oscar race for Best Animated Feature. It’ll be interesting to see if Sony Animation will beat the normally Disney/Pixar dominated category.

A very reliable source has reported that the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer will be released sometime next week. I currently don’t have a date, but as always the trailer will be shared here and on our Facebook page upon release.

Disney-Pixar’s next original film Onward will star Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer, and will be released March 6, 2020. Below in the following graphic from Chris Pratt Online is all that is currently known about the film.

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Netflix’s Punisher Season 2 will be released in January 2019. If it follows the pattern of Ironfist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil, this could be the show’s final season before being cancelled.

According to Variety, don’t hold your breath for any of the Defenders characters to be revived on Disney Plus any time soon. Netflix had a clause in the show’s contract stating that characters from these shows can’t be used in other projects for two years after they get canceled. That means that the earliest these characters can be used is in 2021.

     Antman and the Wasp will be added to Netflix on January 29,2019.

Elizabeth Olsen’s Facebook Watch show Sorry For Your Loss has been renewed for season two in 2019.

According to site We Got This Covered, the second trailer for Avengers Endgame is rumored to be released in March. This is just a rumor and no date has been confirmed.

My personal opinion is that people need to chill when it comes to trailers because Marvel is not ever going to release a trailer that will spoil anything of importance in their movies. They have been known to edit trailers in the past, so what little footage you do see may not actually make it into the final cut of the film. So, sit back, relax, the movie will get here when it gets here. And it will get here April 26, 2019.

     Variety is predicting that Apple will buyout Sony Pictures in 2019. This would give Apple access to Spider-Man, Men In Black, and Jumanji as options for films and for their streaming service.

Maybe, and this is just me speculating, if this happens, we could see more of the Hulk as well. Right now, this is just a bunch of “What If?” It will  be interesting to see if this actually happens.

     MCU Cosmic reported that Sony is hopeful about being able to extend their deal to keep Spider-Man in the MCU. Hopefully, things will work out and Spider-Man will stay in the MCU for years to come.

     Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse producer Amy Pascal told Vanity Fair in an interview that the Spiderverse sequel will focus on a romance between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. Gwen will also be the focus of the Spider-Women spin-off along with Cindy Moon (Silk) and Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman).

     The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Benicio del Toro (the Collector from Guardians of the Galaxy) will be playing Swiper the Fox in the Live Action Dora the Explorer movie.

     RadioTimes reported that The Night Manager, a show based on the book of the same name by John le Carré starring Tom Hiddleston as the lead Jonathan Pine, has a second series in the works but the original director Susanne Bier will not be returning.

There was so much news this week that maybe if the same thing happens, I’ll split the News Roundup into two articles instead of one.

     Page News: Our Facebook page has recently crossed 4K likes and is rapidly growing. To celebrate, we’ll be having a Marvel themed Q&A next Friday through Sunday. A post will be pinned to the top of the page Friday and we’ll answer questions throughout the weekend when we have time.

Both of my Facebook pages, My Marvelous Escape and DCTV Is My Escape are looking for admins. You can apply for one or the other, or both. Please message My Marvelous Escape and DCTV Is My Drug if interested.

That’s all for this week, I’ll be back next week with another News Roundup.

Over and Out,

Captain Stark