Several new promotional images have been released for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The MPPA has officially rated Spider-Man: Far From Home PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
I know it will probably come as a huge shock to you that the next MCU installment has received this rating. *Drip. Drip. Major League sarcasm.*
@ErikDavis tweeted that the first social media reactions will be posted starting on June 19th at 2:00 P.M. PT/5:00 P.M. ET.
@BillHuntBits has updated the release date for Avengers: Endgame. It’s been moved up a week from August 20th to August 13th. It will arrive digitally on July 30th.
The first trailer for Square Enix’s Avengers game was released at E3.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Paul Rudd is uncertain about the possibility of an Ant-Man 3 saying, “You need to make a call to the top brass and start a campaign to make it happen.”
I’d be disappointed if we didn’t get a completed trilogy because Ant-Man has become one of my favorite heroes. Here’s hoping that Marvel can find room for him in their upcoming film slate.
Mindy Kaling recently spoke to MTV News speculating about the introduction of Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel into the MCU. She said that she’s been talking with Marvel about how best to introduce the character telling Josh Horowitz, “Now there’s, like, this streaming platform with them. It might be something like that.”
But later, Mindy tweeted this:
Now that Carol Danvers has been introduced, I hope Kamala makes her appearance sooner rather than later. I love her so much. Her comics are awesome! Ya’ll should check her story out if you haven’t already.
I don’t care whether it’s a show or movie they use to introduce Kamala just as long as they do, I’ll be a happy camper.
Disney released a bunch of photos from their Investor’s Day back in April including a first look at the Loki Disney + series logo and concept art.
In the concept art, Loki appears to be strutting his stuff in the 1970s. This would line up with reports earlier this year that the show would follow Loki as he influences events in history. Basically, Loki was an Influencer before it was trendy!
There’s been rumors going around about Norman Osborn possibly being the next Big Bad of the MCU. Geeks Worldwide has gotten their hands on a casting breakdown that seems to describe Norman Osborn. The breakdown reads as follows:
“The GWW has obtained a character breakdown for someone under the code name “The Benefactor.” All that is known about the character is that he is a “mysterious and nefarious benefactor.” The studio is searching for a male actor, preferably Caucasian, in their 40s to 60s. The actor will shoot their scene sometime this year in Atlanta.”
Non-Marvel Related Projects
Michael Rooker Online announced that he has joined Amazon’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels in an undisclosed role. Filming for the pilot is now going on in Croatia.
Variety reported that Rocket, who cleverly disguises himself as humanoid Bradly Cooper, is in early talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of Nightmare Alley based on the book of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.
Fandango reported that Endgame brokethe 24-hour presale record in six hours and outsold Infinity War in an hour.
Robert Downey Jr shared this behind the scenes picture of him and Tom Holland:
New character posters were released:
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the final runtime for Avengers: Endgame is 3 hours and 58 seconds officially making it the longest MCU film ever!
James Gunn has been credited as an Executive Producer on Avengers: Endgame.
(Credit: Walt Disney Studios)
The Russo Brothers were awarded the Directors of the Year Award at CinemaCon.
Joe Russo visited Mumbai, India for an Endgame fan event and shared several interesting tidbits:
1. Endgame will be Stan Lee’s final cameo.
2. An LGBT character will be introduced in the MCU “very soon.”
3. Tom Holland wasn’t given a script “because he has very hard time keeping his mouth shut.”
When Xpress Cinema asked for Endgame plot details, Joe would only say that “Endgame isn’t from Thano’s perspective.”
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a special screening of Endgame will be shown at the Moscow International Film Festival on April 23rd before it’s released anywhere else.
Editing on Endgame has been completed:
Deadline reported that Jimmy Kimmel is having an Endgame themed week.
Monday: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Paul Rudd.
Tuesday: Danai Gurira
Wednesday: Jeremy Renner
Thursday: Don Cheadle
Black Panther took home eight NAACP Awards including:
Actor in a Motion Picture: Chadwick Boseman
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Danai Gurira
Directing in a Motion Picture: Ryan Coogler
Writing in a Motion Picture: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Breakthrough Role – Motion Picture: Letitia Wright
Variety reportedthat Captain Marvel has crossed over the billion dollar line at the box office making it the seventh Marvel movie to do so.
Cloak and Dagger season 2 premiered this week and Marvel artist @PhilNoto designed a poster for the occasion:
Funko has released a preview of their Spider-Man: Far From Home merchandise:
Everything will be released on April 22, 2019.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zoe Saldana had this to say on Disney rehiring James Gunn:
During an interview at CinemaCon, Dave Bautista says that if James hadn’t been rehired he would’ve tried to have gotten out of his Disney contract:
Black Widow News:
Discussing Film reportedthat Black Widow will start filming June 10th.
The Hollywood Reporter: David Harbour has joined the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role.
He had this to say in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon:
Variety: RachelWeisz is in talks to join the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role.
The Eternals News from The Hollywood Reporter:
1. Angelina Jolie is reportedly playing Sersi, a character described as “a more outgoing Eternal who has not been afraid to move among humankind.”
2. Kumail Nanjiani is in talks for a currently undisclosed role.
Non-Marvel Related Projects
A poster and trailer were released for Tilda Swinton’s movie The Dead Don’t Die was released:
It releases in theaters June 14, 2019.
A trailer and poster have been released for All Creatures Here Below, starring Karen Gillan and David Dastmalchian, has been released:
It will be released in theaters and on VOD May 17, 2019
According to Dateline, Dave Bautista will star in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. The film will be available to stream on Netflix.
HN Entertainment reported that Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct a new series for FX starring Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America. You can read the synopsis below:
(Synopsis Credit: The Hollywood Reporter)
A First Look of Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking has been released:
Variety reportedthat Warner Brothers and James Gunn have decided to remove Deadshot from the Suicide Squad sequel. Idris Elba was previously reported to be playing that role, but now he will be playing a new and currently unknown character.
Vin Diesel announced via Instagram video that he has been cast in the Avatar sequels.
According to Deadline, rumors going around at CinemaCon are saying that Dr Strange could be released in November 2020. This is highly doubtful considering that previous reports from The Hollywood Reporter said that Dr. Strange has a May 2021 release date. Another wrench thrown into this particular rumor is that The Eternals, which seems to be further along in development, is rumored to be released in November 2020. No one will know for sure until Marvel makes the official announcement.
The Canberra Times reportedthe rumor that Shang-Chi, Marvel’sfirstfilm with an Asian protagonist could be coming to Sydney, Australia for filming.
Unlike the last two weeks, there was a ton of Marvel news and rumors going around.
The Golden Globes were this week and Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse won the award for Best Animated Feature. It was a refreshing change to see Sony Animation win over Disney and Pixar.
Jeff Bridges (Obadiah Stane) received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an annual award given to those with “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
(Above Quote Source: Hollywood Reporter)
Black Panther unfortunately didn’t take home any Golden Globes but has been recently nominated for several other awards including:
1. A BAFTA for Special Visual Effects.
2. A nomination from Writer’s Guild of America for Best Adapted Screenplay.
3. 2 Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards nominations for Best Special Make-Up Effects and Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling.
4. A Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Sci-fi/Fantasy Film.
Infinity War has also been nominated for a BAFTA for Special Visual Effects, and a Costume Design Guild Award for Excellence in Sci-fi/Fantasy Film.
Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse continues to rack up the nominations with a BAFTA for the Best Animated Film Award.
The New York Times reported that there’s a possibility that Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse characters could get their own television series spinoffs.
Being the next MCU film, Captain Marvel had a lot of new interviews, videos, and posters released. Ticket presales have also begun. Several theaters have already sold out making Captain Marvel the third highest selling MCU film on Fandango.
Three official Captain Marvel posters have been released:
An extended TV spot premiered on ESPN during the College Football Championship on Monday:
A behind the scenes video was also released:
Several interviews with the cast and crew have been released this week. Here’s a few interesting factoids:
Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz told Mashable that Captain Marvel is similar to Captain America: Winter Soldier in tone.
Also in the same interview, it’s revealed that the Tesseract is mentioned and might make an appearance as well.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, he talked about James Gunn’s involvement with Captain Marvel:
He also hinted about finding out why Nick Fury waits until the last minute of Infinity War to contact Captain Marvel:
We Got This Covered reported that in another interview he revealed that Captain Marvel will take place both on Earth and in Space saying, “It’s more or less 50/50.”
In another interview with Collider, he talked about the possibility of Hydra being mentioned:
He also said that there’s been talk about the Secret Invasion storyline in the MCU:
Co- director Ryan Fleck told AMC Theaters that he’s “very excited to see what [Captain Marvel] does to Thanos in Endgame!”
Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Captain Marvel will have the ability to time travel and that she’s one of the few characters that’s able to do it.
He also revealed that “You’ll see, specifically, the origin of what happened to his [Nick Fury’s] eye.”
In another interview with Hollywood Reporter he said that he would happily keep playing Nick Fury into his eighties.
He originally had a nine picture deal with Marvel. I hope it’s a contract he’s able to extend. Nick Fury is one of my favorite characters and I’m not ready to say goodbye!
Later, when asked who is favorite Avenger was, he answered,
“Nick Fury… Because he’s me…. Actually, Black Widow.”
In an interview with Collider, Jude Law, who’s playing a currently undisclosed Kree character, said, ”The Skrulls to the Kree really represent despicable maneuvering and manipulation.”
ABC News reportedthat a GoFundMe has been started to raise money to help as many young girls as possible see Captain Marvel in theaters, just like what was done last year for Black Panther.
During an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz on the Golden Globes red carpet, Marvel’s President Kevin Feige had several interesting tidbits to share about Marvel’s upcoming projects:
1. The title for Avengers 4 was decided on before the movie was ever developed. He said, “Dr. Strange says that line [in Infinity War ] because we knew it was the title.”
This means all the names floating around were fake to throw everyone off.
2. When asked if rumors were true about only seeing the first 15-20 minutes of Endgame during the film’s marketing, he said, “I’d call it somewhat accurate. As was the case with a lot of our films this one, in particular, you know, being able to generate excitement without giving away any of the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many secrets would be ideal.”
So it looks like no one has to worry about the trailers and promos giving too much of Endgame away.
MCU Cosmic reports that only scenes from the first half hour will be shown. So it looks like no one has to worry about the trailers and promotion giving anything important away about Endgame.
3. On whether Guardians 3 would still happen or not since James Gunn has been fired, he, said, “Guardians will happen. When, where, how—that’s for a later time.”
4. With the Fox-Disney merger about to be finalized, Marvel will soon have access to “hundreds” of characters that could eventually show up in the MCU.
5. One of those characters that could have his own movie is Silver Surfer. He “look(s) forward to talking with” writer/director Adam McKay who has mentioned in a recent interview that he’d like to make a Silver Surfer movie.
6. He considers Black Panther to be “…The most important victory [Marvel Studios] ever had.”
You can watch the full MTV News interview below:
Variety reported that Sony is officially working on a Venom Sequel. Kelly Marcel, who helped rewrite Venom, will write the script, and because of scheduling conflicts Reuben Fleischer probably won’t be returning to direct.
On Wednesday, Marvel released the second issue of their 3 issue prelude comic series for Avengers Endgame.
Variety and The Hollywood Reporter announced that Dave Bautista (Drax) and Stellan Skarsgård (Erik Selvig) have been cast in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake. Bautista will play Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, the son of Skarsgård’s villainous Baron Harkonnen.
The Hollywood Reporter also announced that Karen Gillan will star in Gunpowder Milkshake, an assassin action movie written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and co-written by Ehud Lavski. Not much is being said about the plot except that it will involve several generations and possibly have an all female cast.
Two new Marvel posters celebrating the past ten years of heroes and villains have been been released:
Credit: The First Ten Years – Heroes by John Guydo
Image: Bottleneck/Grey Matter
Credit: The First Ten Years – Villains by John Guydo
Image: Bottleneck/Grey Matter
This is an UNCONFIRMED RUMOR!!! Though it’d be interesting to see different versions of Loki like Lady Loki and Kid Loki, I’d prefer that they bring Tom’s Loki back from the dead for more adventures. It’d also be cool if they adapted the Agents of Asgard comic series. That way you’d have Tom’s Loki, but you’d also get to see different iterations of the character. Again, This is just a rumor!!!! I just wanted to mention it because it’s currently making the rounds on the internet. Hopefully someone will ask about it at ACE Comicon Arizona this weekend. Though with Endgame not being released yet, he probably won’t be able to confirm or deny anything because of potential spoilers.
It was announced the other day that Charlie Cox (Daredevil) will be co-starring in the Harold Pinter play Betrayal along with Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton. Zawe will be playing Robert’s (Tom Hiddleston) wife Emma who cheats on him with his best friend Jerry (Charlie Cox) The play’s about an affair told in reverse chronological order and is based on Harold Pinter’s own affair. It’s directed by Jamie Lloyd and will close out this year’s Pinter at the Pinter season. If you wanted to see Daredevil and Loki onstage together, now’s your chance!
Since the Oscars have no host this year, The Hollywood Reporter says that the organizers are trying to get the cast of Avengers Endgame togetheralong with a bunch of other starsto help introduce segments of the show. The cast of Avengers appeared on the show back in 2013. The Academy hopes to have even more of the cast together than last time, but they are still working out the details and there’s no word on how much of the cast would make an appearance this time around.
Variety has reported that the Fox-Disney merger won’t be finished until ”early March.” This means that Marvel could start developing stories for these characters very soon!
Netflix has released another trailer for season 2 of The Punisher which will be released on January 18. You can watch it below:
There was so much news this week and so many interviews that there’s no way to share all of it. What I do here on this site is share interesting bits and pieces that stand out to me. I try to always cite my sources and emphasize whether things are rumors or not. I’m still trying to figure out what kinds of information to share. Please feel free to let me know what you want to see more or less of in the comments section. Thank you!