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Disney Investor Day: Marvel Edition

On December 10th, Kevin Feige announced a boatload of exciting Marvel shows and movies coming over the next three years. Plus, he debuted several highly anticipated trailers for Disney Plus shows including WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If?

WandaVision:

Coming January 15

A new poster was released:

Falcon and Winter Soldier:

Coming March 19

A poster was released:

Loki:

Coming May 2021

What If?:

Coming 2021

We got a Sizzle Reel for Ms. Marvel:

Coming 2021

Marvel will NOT be recasting Chadwick Boseman as T’challa. Black Panther 2 will be in theaters July 8, 2022.

Guardians of the Galaxy will receive two spin-offs including a holiday special written and directed by James Gunn. It will be released on Disney Plus in 2022. The other spin-off is series of shorts featuring Groot. It’s called I Am Groot, and will feature “several new and unusual characters.” It will stream on Disney Plus. Guardians of the Galaxy will release in theaters sometime in 2023

Ant-Man 3’s subtitle is Quantummania. Katheryn Newton is joining the cast as Cassie Lang, and Jonathan Majors has been officially confirmed to be playing Kang the Conqueror.

A new Disney Plus series, Secret Invasion, was announced. It will star Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury, and the return of Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, everyone’s favorite Skrull from Captain Marvel.

Another new series for Disney Plus was announced: Ironheart. Dominique Thorne will Riri Williams.

Don Cheadle will be returning as James Rhodes in the upcoming Disney Plus series, Armor Wars. It will be about what happens when Tony’s tech ends up in the wrong hands.

Moon Knight is about a “complex vigilante.” According to Kevin Feige is an “Indiana Jones-story.”

Tatiana Maslany is confirmed as She-Hulk. Mark Ruffalo will be returning as Bruce Banner, and Tim Roth will be returning as the Abomination from The Incredible Hulk (2008).

Hawkeye will be coming to Disney Plus in late 2021.

Here’s a first look at Hailee Steinfeld in action as Kate Bishop.

Christian Bale will be playing Gorr the God Butcher, the villain of Thor: Love and Thunder. It will be out in theaters May 6, 2022.

Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel) has joined the cast of Captain Marvel 2 along with Teyonah Parris (Adult Monica Rambeau). It will release in theaters November 11, 2022.

Xochitl Gomez is confirmed to play America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will release in theaters March 25, 2022. Kevin Feige describes Director Sam Raimi’s work on it as “scary, thrilling and mind-bending.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released on July 9, 2021.

There will be announcements about Blade “very, very soon.”

John Watts will direct the Fantastic Four MCU reboot.

On the Pixar side of things, Chris Evan’s will be lending his voice to the human version of Buzz Lightyear in a prequel called Lightyear. It will land in theaters June 17, 2022.

In other news, Deadline reported that Jaimie Alexander will return to the MCU as Lady Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder. It’s also rumored that she’ll appear in Loki as well.

Which upcoming Marvel project are you most excited for? Personally, I’m most excited for WandaVision and Hawkeye. Leave a comment. I’d love to read them.

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

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Disney+ Shows: Marvel Edition Part 2

Marvel News

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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

 

 

Non-Marvel Related News

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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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‘WandaVision’ Rumors

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Avengers: Endgame was nominated for 3 Critics Choice Awards including a nomination for Special Effects.

 

MCUCosmic reported that Captain Marvel and Endgame topped Google’s movie searches for 2019.
According to @skylershuler Loki will be filming under the name “ARCHITECT”. And according to Murphy’s Multiverse, Loki will begin filming on February first at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

It’s official! The Hollywood Reporter announced that Marvel TV is being folded into Marvel Studios which means that Marvel Studios will have full control over television projects moving forward. This includes Helstrom which was planned for Hulu. Unfortunately this means that at least twelve people will lose their jobs.

Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Desmond Chaim and Miki Ishikawa have joined the cast of Falcon and Winter Soldier in currently unknown roles.

During an Instagram Q&A, James Gunn had this to say about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3:

“The script will change because my scripts always keep changing up until the moment I shoot them.But it won’t change according to anything from Endgame, because I already knew what was in that script before I wrote Guardians 3.”

(Original Source: ComicBookMovie)

 

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This is another rumor brought to you by Murphy’s Multiverse. This information couldn’t be confirmed with a second source, but I thought it’d be interesting to share.

Benedict Cumberbatch is rumored to appear in WandaVision as Dr. Strange. If true, he’d appear in the last episode of the show. It’s rumored that he will be on set for the final week of filming.

While this is just a rumor, it’s one that makes sense as Kevin Feige has stated in previous interviews that WandaVision will tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

There’s also a rumor about Falcon and Winter Soldier. Zola is rumored to appear. Charles Murphy speculates that it could be Jet Zola, Arnim Zola’s daughter, instead of the Arnim Zola of the Captain America franchise.

For more on Jet Zola, you can go here:

What I Heard This Week: ‘THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER’


MCUCosmic has reported a rumor about who the gay hero in Eternals could be. The original poster on Box Office Theory had this to say about the character in question:

“We see Phastos, with civil costumes, in the company of two childrens and another guy, holding hands.”

(OP referring to footage shown at CCXP.)

 

Non Marvel Related Projects

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Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston will be attending ACE Comic Con in Boston, Massachusetts on March 20-22. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 17 at 12 PM EST.

You can go here for more information:

https://www.acecomiccon.com

 

The first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been released:

 

Robert Downey Jr. has a new YouTube show coming December 18: The Age of A.I.:

 

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

 

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‘Spider-Man’ Sequel Swings Into Theaters Soon

There wasn’t much in the way of news this week, but you’re getting a blog post anyway! Yay!!!! *Insert crickets chirping here.*

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Promo art for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released.

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An official poster has been released.

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The cover for Empire Magazine’s newsstand issue has been released.

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Empire Magazine also released a new still from the film.

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In an interview with i09, Spider-Man: Far From Home Producer Eric Carol had this to say about Mysterio:

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Marvel President and producer Kevin Feige took part in an Ask Me (Almost) Anything over on Reddit. His answers are very interesting. Naturally, he was for the most part evasive towards questions regarding Marvel’s future. It’s well worth the read! MCU Cosmic has the perfect write-up of the AMAA here:

Kevin Feige Did a Reddit AmA – Here’s What He Said!

During an interview with Deadline, James Gunn had this to say about Rocket’s story arc in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:

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By way of MCU Direct, Sebastian Stan has said that the Falcon and Winter Soldier will start filming in October.

 

MTV has announced their Movie and TV Show Award nominations:

Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse are nominated for Best Movie.

Brie Larson and Robert Downy Jr. are both nominated Best Hero.

Josh Brolin is nominated for Best Villain.

Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams were nominated Best Kiss in Venom.

Best Fight:

Avengers: Endgame: Captain America vs. Thanos

Captain Marvel: Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva

 

The Awards will air on June 17th at 9:00 P.M. EST.

 

Ming-Na Wen, John Favreau, and Robert Downy Jr. will be the recipients of the Disney Legends Award. There will be a ceremony at the D23 Expo in August.

 

 

                               Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Deadline reported that Jude Law is expected to have a lead role in director Francis Ford Coppola’s new film Megalopolis. 

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Mckenna Grace has joined the voice cast for the new animated Scooby-Doo film, Scoob.  She will voice young Daphne in the film.

Discussing Film reported that Taika Waititi’s live-action adaptation of anime, Akira, will begin filming in Los Angeles on July 15th. He will co-wrote the screenplay with Micheal Golamco, screenwriter of Netflix film, Always Be My Maybe. 

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced the release date for Taika Waititi’s next film, JoJo Rabbit. It will be released on October 18th. Taika directed it and also plays Hitler in the film. A poster was released announcing the release date.

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A trailer for Stumptown, starring Cobie Smulders, has been released.

You know the MCU. Now get ready for the PCU! According to comicbook.com, Legendary Studios has Detective Pikachu sequel in development. This could lead to other Pokemon getting their own movies as well.

A new poster for Men in Black: International has been released.

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Deadline reported that Chadwick Boseman’s 21 Bridges will be released on September 27th, and Dave Bautista’s My Spy will be released on August 23rd.

Empire Magazine reported that Sebastian Stan has joined the cast of spy thriller 355. It is currently unknown what role he will be playing. You can read a synopsis of the film below:

“355 finds top agents from agencies around the world having to find a way to work together when a new threat emerges, one on the verge of acquiring a weapon that could throw the world into total chaos. Strangers and enemies become comrades and friends, and from the mission a new faction emerges, with its numerical name inspired by the codename of the one of the earliest spies in the American Revolution, a woman whose identity remains unknown to this day.”

 

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Comicbook.com reported that during a comic con in Italy, Sebastian Stan reportedly revealed that the events of the upcoming Black Widow Film would be set after Captain America: Civil War. 

Several websites are reporting on this, but there is no video proof of Sebastian’s second panel of the day, and there is no confirmation from Marvel. We will be finding  what is going on soon enough!

 

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

Over and out,

Captain Stark