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Marvel News

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Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Marvel is starting the casting search for a “deaf female, Native American, First Nations, Indigenous or Latinx, 18 or older, to play the role of “Malia” in an upcoming Disney Plus series set to shoot this Fall.” This casting description could be describing Maria Lopez AKA Echo. Marvel’s casting director, Sarah Finn is looking for an actress who is “independent, athletic and bright.” There’s no word on what project Echo could show up in, though it’s being speculated that she could appear in Hawkeye. Another important thing to note is that Maria Lopez is one of the main deaf characters in Marvel Comics. Having her in the MCU would be a huge win for the Deaf community and disability representation in general!

For a more in-depth description of Echos’ comic book history, you can go here:

Marvel Studios May Be Casting Their Echo

Falcon and Winter Soldier is rumored to still be streaming in 2020, thanks to an Instagram post from Anthony Mackies’ make up artist, Latoya Henderson (filmartist_toya).

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Filming could restart in the Czech Republic in late July/earlyAugust!

Salma Hyek shared on Instagram that reshoots for Eternals will begin soon, and Sophia Di Martino shared on Instagram a picture of a Zoom meeting with her stunt double. This has sparked rumors that Loki could resume filming as well.

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Marvel is still searching for their Ms. Marvel,   and hope to begin filming the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series later this summer.

Kevin Smith from Yahoo Sports has reported that returning NBA players (who stay at Walt Disney World during the season) could be getting the chance to see unreleased Disney films potentially including Black Widow in the mix. So, anyone interested in being a pro basketball player? 😂

MCU Cosmic has reported several things this week:

1. Pop in the Box has announced an exclusive Wanda Funko Pop just in time for the original WandaVision release month, December. It’s possible that we could still see see WandaVision this year! It hasn’t been con firmed so just in case, don’t get your hopes up to high.

2. Marvel Studios has approached Mandalorian director Deborah Chow about several Marvel projects. It’s unknown about what projects she could take on. Jeremy Conrad speculates that it could be Captain Marvel 2 or a Disney Plus series like the rumored Secret Invasion series.

3. Daniel Richtman reported that Firestar, Mutant and member of the New Warriors, could be making her debut in the MCU soon. This could mean that Marvel is starting to build a cinematic New Warriors team as well.

4. Marvel is planning on Lucia Von Bardas, in the comics she Dr. Doom’s successor, but Jeremy speculates that Lucia could be how they eventually introduce Doctor Doom in the MCU. For more speculation, you can go here:

Marvel is Beginning to Lay the Groundwork For Their Greatest Villain in the MCU

 

Non Marvel Related News

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Yahoo News reported that Benedict Cumberbatch will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Don Cheadle and Josh Brolin will be receiving stars as well!

That’s all for this week! Thanks for reading.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

 

 

 

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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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Finally! News!

Because of Covid-19 and Hollywood’s shutdown, there hasn’t been much in the way of news. But there’s some this week so let’s get to it!

Marvel News

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According to The Wrap, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings may experience further filming delays due to Covid-19. Hopefully, Marvel can figure out how to handle the many safety restrictions in order to begin filming sooner rather than later.

According to TheCinemaSpot, Hercules will be making his MCU debut in the near future. The project he will appear in is currently unknown.

Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Evan Peters (Quicksilver in the X-Men films) has joined the cast of WandaVision in an unknown role.

Tampa Bay Comic Con announced that Paul Bettany had to cancel his appearance because WandaVision will resume filming in July.

 

 

Rumors

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According to @MsLizzieHill, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki will also resume filming.

There’s a possibility of a Falcon and the Winter Soldier season 2. If so, it would have a different title. Here’s what Charles Murphy had to say about it on the Murphy’s Multiverse podcast:

“Coming out of season one, [Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson] are going to have gone through something traumatic and be different.

 There was definitely at one point a plan for a second season. If they did have season two, it wouldn’t be called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 2, it would be a thematically related thing with a different name.”

It would be so awesome if this turns out to be true!

That’s it for this week. 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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‘Loki’ and FAWS Rumors

Marvel News

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During an interview with Hey U Guys, Tom Holland had this to say about his recent meeting with Sony and Marvel:

“I know everything now. (About what’s happening in SpiderMan 3) I had my big pitch meeting with Marvel and Sony about two weeks ago and I know all the secrets. But I’ve also done about a thousand interviews so I know how not to spoil a movie anymore. ”

Yeah, right! I’ll believe it when I don’t hear any spoilers!

According to GWW, Moon Knight is expected to start filming in mid-November in Atlanta, Georgia. Filming will take place at Pinewood Studios, and Murphy’s Multiverse has said that some filming is rumored to take place in the UK.

@ProdWeek has reported that Spider-Man 3 will film under the working title Serenity Now.

According to Knight Edge Media, Marvel is looking for an “Alison Brie type” of actress to play She-Hulk.

 

 

 

RumorVille

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Murphy’s Multiverse has heard that some scenes for Thor: Love and Thunder may be filmed in Vancouver.

The above source also heard that some of Falcon and Winter Soldier plot may need to be reworked. Apparently, part of the story revolved around some sort of pandemic similar to what’s currently going on with the Corona Virus. So as not to copy current events, they might reshoot some scenes.

Hawkeye is rumored to start filming late September.

She-Hulk is expected to start filming sometime in November. MCU Cosmic has reported that Mark Ruffalo has had “preliminary talks” about appearing in the series.

@DanielRPK has shared that Wiz Kid, a Mutant character, will appear in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

“Otherwise known as Takeshi Matsuya, Wiz Kid is a computer genius confined to a wheelchair who has the mutant ability of technoform where he can create machinery with his mind.”

(Source: MCU Cosmic)

Since the character is wheelchair-bound, I hope they get a disabled actor to play him. This could be great representation for the disabled community if Marvel plays their cards right!

Sebastian Stan posted this picture on his Instagram:

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Several sources including MCU Cosmic and GWW are speculating that Clé Bennett (Center) will be playing Battlestar in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Bleeding Cool has reported that the Squadron Supreme will show up in the Loki series. The Squadron Supreme is Marvel’s version of DC’s Justice League.

The more rumors come out, the more interested I have become toward the Loki series.

 

 

 

 

 

Non – Marvel Related News

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THR reported that Chris Evans is in talks for the role of “dentist Orin Scrivello, Audrey’s abusive and sadistic boyfriend, who finds great pleasure in his chosen profession. The role is flashy (the character loves to use laughing gas) and comes with the scene-stealing signature song, “Dentist!” Scarlett Johansson is rumored to be playing the aforementioned Audrey.

If talks go well, Cap and Nat could be reunited onscreen.

 

Jurassic World: Dominion started filming a few days ago.

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Credit: Colin Trevorrow’s Instagram

 

THR has reported that Michael Rooker has joined the cast of the Showtime pilot The President is Missing.

“Rooker will play the government agent tasked with protecting the vice president (David Oyelowo) in the adaptation of James Patterson and Bill Clinton’s mega-selling novel. He joins a cast that also includes Janet McTeer, Medina Senghore, Paul Adelstein and Gina Gallego.”

You can read the show’s synopsis below:

“The drama centers on Oyelowo’s James Martin, the powerless and politically aimless vice president of the United States. When he unexpectedly becomes president halfway through his administration’s first term, he walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis both inside and outside the White House. Attacked on all sides, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he has to choose whether to keep his head down, toe the party line and survive or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand.

Rooker will play Greg Parkes, the special agent in charge of the vice presidential detail. The impossible task of protecting Martin has proved more than a warrior like Parkes can bear.”

Backstage.com reported that Tom Hiddleston’s Netflix series White Stork has been given the green light. Casting has begun, and the series will begin filming this Summer in London.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading!

Over and out,

Captain Stark