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First Look At Marvel Shows Revealed!

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Last week’s Super Bowl included a few treats for Marvel fans. We got a Black Widow TV Spot and a first look at the three Disney Plus shows coming out soon. We knew we were getting a peek at footage from Falcon and Winter Soldier and WandaVision, but I don’t think anyone was expecting a few seconds of Loki footage at the end! You can watch both TV spots below:

Black Widow:

Disney Plus:

MCU Cosmic noticed several things in the above spot:

1. Loki is wearing a uniform with the letters TVA on it. These letters stand for Time Variance Authority. According to the site,  “That’s an organization who monitors alternate timelines in the Multiverse and will “prune” those they deem to dangerous to exist.”

So it looks like Loki got in a butt-load of trouble with the Time Variance  and is now serving time for his crimes.

2. The several seconds of WandaVision confirmed several rumors that were previously reported:

1. Wanda and Visions twins, Billy and Tommy, will be in the series.

2. They will grow up fast over a short time period.

3. The show will be influenced by sitcoms from the 50s through the 90s.

Several Black Widow character posters and the official synopsis  were also released:

“In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
Another poster for New Mutants has been released:

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MCU Cosmic reported that Clint Barton’s brother Barney AKA the antihero Trickshot and the Tracksuit Draculas AKA the Tracksuit Mafia. These characters appear in the Matt Fraction Hawkeye comics.
I’ve read a bunch of those and really enjoyed them. I know it’s a small complaint, but the Tracksuit Mafia overused the word, “Bro, ” which got annoying after a while. So maybe spice up their dialogue by throwing in a few “Dudes” to mix it up! 😂
Gemma Chan confirmed via Instagram that Eternals has finished filming.
Disney had their earnings call this week. During the call, Bob Iger confirmed/announced  a couple of things.
1. Falcon and Winter Soldier will stream in August. WandaVision was confirmed for December.
2. There are 7 Disney Plus Marvel  shows in various stages of development.

Variety
reported that Sam Raimi is “in talks” with Marvel about directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Former director Scott Derrickson tweeted his support of the news:
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Variety also stated that Rachel McAdams will not be returning as Doctor Christine Palmer in the sequel.
The Illuminerdi reported that Kraven the Hunter could be showing up in the MCU soon.  For more information, check out their article:
They also reported that Christian Bale will be playing an alien villain in Thor: Love and Thunder. He hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet, but is said to have a lead role in the movie. His character isn’t known but is described by Marvel Studios as “otherworldly.”
MCU Cosmic reported that Marvel is still looking for their Kate Bishop. Their first choice is Hailee Steinfeld. But because of potential scheduling conflicts with Hawkeye and her Apple TV+ series Dickensian, they need to have a second option just in case their first doesn’t work out.
The same source has also reported that Marvel wants to use Crossbones in the future and are discussing how they can do that. Crossbones first appeared in and  died in Captain America: Civil War. It’s kinda hard to use a character that’s dead! But as Marvel and DC have proven, nothing is impossible in the realm of comic book cinema.
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A BTS look at Pixar’s Onward has been released:
THR reported that Chris Pratt will be starring in a new conspiracy  thriller TV series The Terminal List.
Here’s the synopsis:
“The Terminal List follows Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. As he returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about culpability, new evidence comes to light when he discovers dark forces working against him.”
The show doesn’t have a network yet. It’s also a potential multiple season show, not a limited series.
Deadline reported that Tom Hiddleston will star in a new Political Thriller Netflix series White Stork. The show will have ten episodes, and there’s no word on when it’ll premiere. Here’s the synopsis:
 “When James Cooper (Hiddleston) is selected to run for a seat in parliament, Asher Millan is sent to vet him for primetime. But she quickly uncovers potentially damaging secrets buried deep in James’ past. Secrets that will threaten to blow everything apart – his career, his marriage, even the powerful people backing his campaign.”
During Lionsgate’s earnings call, it was announced that Tom Holland’s movie Chaos Walking will be released in theaters on January 22, 2021.
The first trailer for Saw: Spiral starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson has been released:
That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading!
Over and out,
Captain Stark
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Doctor Strange Sequel Synopsis,‘Morbius’ Trailer, and Hulkling?

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The first trailer for Morbius was released, and someone from Spider-Man: Homecoming makes a surprise appearance. You can watch the trailer below:

 

Avengers: Endgame won two Critics Choice Awards:

Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

Endgame has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

A special look at Black Widow was released. It includes a bit of footage shown at SDCC this past summer. You can watch it below:

 

BTS Video:

The synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness released on Backstage teases the return of Baron Mordo. You can read it below:

“After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend-turned-enemy puts an end to his plans and causes Strange to unleash unspeakable evil.”
Marvel has also released the official synopses for Eternals and Black Widow.

Eternals:

“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

“The outstanding ensemble cast include Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington was cast as Dane Whitman.

“Directed by Chloe Zhao, who helmed the critically acclaimed Sundance film The Rider, and produced by Kevin Feige, The Eternals opens in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2020.”

 

Black Widow:

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Scooper Daniel Richtman reported via his Patreon that Marvel is planning to cast Hulking, a member of the Young Avengers and boyfriend to Billy Kaplan AKA Wiccan in the comics.

It’s being speculated that Hulkling will appear in WandaVision and that Monica Rambeau, an Agent of SWORD will hide the refugee on earth.

Funko has released their first wave of Black Widow pops:

Two Spider-Man: Far From Home have been released by @MondoNews:

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Comic book.com reported that Spider-Man 3 starts filming in July and end in November. The film will travel to Iceland, LA, New York, and Atlanta for spoilery reasons.

 

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@HBOPR has released several stills for Mark Ruffalo’s new show I Know This Much is True have been released:

This show also stars Mark Ruffalo. No, this isn’t a typo! 😂

 

Deadline reported that Dave Bautista will star alongside Jason Mamoa (Aquaman!) in season 2 of See for Apple+ TV.

@kimmasters of The Hollywood Reporter reported that Taika Waititi is “in talks” to develop his own Star Wars movie.

It seems that Marvel is slowly taking over Star Wars because Kevin Feige is also being put in charge of developing his own Star Wars movie as well.

Disney+ has renewed The World According to Jeff Goldblum for a second season. It will consist of ten episodes.

Facebook Watch has canceled Elizabeth Olsen’s show Sorry for Your Loss after two seasons.

The Wrap reported that Chris Hemsworth will star in a fitness docuseries Limitless for National Geographic. You can read the synopsis below:

“No stranger to the pursuit of fitness and health (including the recent launch of his popular app Centr), Hemsworth aims to transform himself by training for six extraordinary challenges, showing how to fight aging at every stage of life.”

This is all I’ve got for this week. Thanks for reading!

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

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‘Falcon and Winter Soldier ’ Behind the Scenes Photos

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A still from New Mutants has been released:

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Just Jared released several BTS photos of Falcon and Winter Soldier:

Here is a photo from Just Jared of Kit Harrington and Gemma Chan filming for Eternals:

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Deadline reported Kevin Feige is in early talks with ABC about doing another show after Agents of Shield ends.

While at the TCAs, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke had this to say about it:

“We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D] go, it’s been a big part of our history. We’re looking forward to working with Kevin Feige and we’re at the very beginning of conversations with him now about what a Marvel and ABC show might look like. Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be.”

Variety reported that Scott Derrickson, Director of Doctor Strange, unfortunately won’t be returning to direct Doctor  Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences.” Marvel released this statement:

“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness due to creative differences. We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”

DiscussingFilm reported that Marvel is looking for African American and female actors to play villains in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

MCUCosmic reported that Morbius will reference MCU’s Spider-Man. There’s also been rumors that J. Jonah Jameson will make an appearance.

In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Victoria Alonso has said that Marvel won’t use CGI to resurrect dead actors.

I think this is a good plan because I don’t think a computer could ever or replace an actual person!

Collider reported that Christian Bale is “in talks” to star in Thor: Love and Thunder in an unknown role.

Bat-Man invading the MCU. Could this end the Marvel vs. DC debate and unite the fandoms. Or will it only make the devision between fandoms worse? Only time will tell.

Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Marvel is looking for British child actors, one boy and one girl. Charles speculates that they could be looking for an actor to play Kid Loki. Here are the casting descriptions:

Male, 10 years old, British, Open Ethnicity, smart and brave with a sharp wit and life experience beyond his years…RECURRING

Female, 10 years old, British, Caucasian, in tears over a frightening situation, she relies on her intelligence and resilience to find a way out.

 

There’s also a casting call for professional wrestlers or actors with fighting experience for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. For speculation as to why, you can find more information here:

Another ‘SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS’ Casting Call May Give Further Support to the “Tournament” Leak

In an interview with The Wrap, David Harbour describes his character, Red Guardian, in Black Widow as “the Captain America of his day for Russia. And he was the great hope of Russia, in a certain sense.”

He also said that Red Guardian was ”a bit of a father figure” for Natasha.

One of my favorite scoopers, Daniel Richtman has said that Moon Knight is expected to start filming this August.

 

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Cate Blanchett stars .in Mrs America steaming exclusively on FX on Hulu.  You can watch the trailer below:

 

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

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Disney+ Shows: Marvel Edition Part 2

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Here are more BTS photos from Falcon and Winter Soldier from Just Jared:

 

In an Instagram Q&A James Gunn said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will not start filming for a “year or so.”

Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso had this to say to Cinemablend about the future of Stan Lee’s MCU cameos:

“Stan Lee is not replaceable. So we will never try. That is the legend, the man, we will never try to replace him. Other people will come around, and then you have someone as phenomenally creative as [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige, but there’s only one Stan Lee.”

Good! I’m sad that this era is over, but they’re right about Stan being irreplaceable. I’m glad that they’re not even trying!

Marvel has announced that we will be getting a “Special Look” at Black Widow during the college national football championship on January 13.

Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Marvel is currently casting ring announcers for Shang-Chi. This could confirm a film plot leak. If this proves true, the link to the article I’m about to share with you could be super spoilerly. Proceed with caution:

EXCLUSIVE: SHANG-CHI Casting For Ring Announcers; Could Support Longstanding Tournament “Leak”

When the Christmas filming break for Falcon and Winter Soldier begins again, production will move to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

Due to a photo from Twitter user, Luke Hatcher seems to confirm that part of Falcon and Winter Soldier will take place on the fictional island of Madripoor, a location tied with the X-Men and Wolverine. Hmmm…

To see the photo, you can go here:

‘THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER’ May Go to Madripoor

Scooper Daniel Ritchman shared via his Patreon that Tom Holland is “in talks” for a cameo in Venom 2.

 

 

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There’s a rumor which cannot currently be confirmed about WandaVision courtesy of Murphy’s Multiverse:

An actress, Shelia Knox, took to Twitter to announce her being cast in the show. She also tweeted “Doomstadt in Helen! (Georgia). Doomstadt is the birthplace of Victor Von Doom. Hmmm. Planting seeds. Maybe?

For more speculation, you can check out the article here:

Crazy Christmas Rumor: ‘WANDAVISION’ Will Introduce Doomstadt

 

 

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Jon Favreau announced that season 2 of The Mandalorian will premiere in Fall 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Zachary Levi (Fandral in the Thor franchise) has joined the cast of Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie Prisoner 760.

 

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The ‘Black Widow’ Trailer Has Landed

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Marvel has finally released the first Black Widow trailer. You can watch it below:

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On The Late Show, Scarlett Johansson had this to say about where in the MCU timeline is set:

“It takes place after the Civil War and before the Infinity War.”

 

Some interesting bits of information came out CCXP this weekend courtesy of Kevin Feige:

We will get to see what happened in Budapest in Black Widow.

The Multiverse is the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s evolution.

The Eternals know about the Avengers, but not vice versa.

Wanda will become the Scarlet Witch and is one of the most powerful characters.

Eternals and Black Widow footage was shown.

Eternals will “change and redefine the MCU in Phase 4.”

Black Widow will tell us something not known about the MCU and set up things for the future.

An Exclusive Black Widow poster was released:

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Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel will be ready for Disney+ by the end of next year.

The Disney+ shows and movies are interconnected so you will need to watch the shows for the movies to make sense.

A couple of photos from Falcon and Winter Soldier were released:

A first look at Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany was released:

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Deadline reported that Stephen Graham has been cast in an unknown role in Venom 2.

Producer Matt Tolmach told IGN there’s a possibility of Venom 2 being rated R “now that we know it works for superhero movies.”

There will be a special on ABC called Celebrating Marvel’s  Stan Lee that will air on December 20 at 8:00 PM EST.

Two small scoops from Murphy’s Multiverse came out regarding WandaVision:

1. Josh Stamberg has joined the WandaVision cast as an FBI agent.

2. Two locations have recently been used for WandaVision filming, the Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Georgia and Starr’s Mill High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

 

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A poster for the new Ghostbusters has been released:

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A poster and trailer for Ryan Reynolds new movie Free Guy has been released:

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That’s all for this week. As always, thanks for reading

Over and out,

Captain Stark