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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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Living La Vida Loki: 2 Weeks Worth of News

Marvel News

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 Hollywood Reporter reported that Andy Serkis is officially onboard to direct Venom 2.

In an interview with Yahoo, Michelle Williams has said that she will be returning to reprise her role as Anne Weying/She-Venom in Venom 2. She’s excited to be working with Andy Serkis saying,

“I’m in. I’m such a fan of Andy’s, and I’m so inspired by what he’s been able to accomplish. He’s so gifted in such a specific way, and I’m very excited to learn from him and be around him.”

Variety reported that Gemma Chan is in talks for a currently unknown role in Eternals. She has previously played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. If this happens, this will be the first time an actor has played a second character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not counting the times when an actor from the Netflix TV Universe has shown up in the MCU. It’s unknown whether she will play Minn-Erva or a completely different character. Unnamed Variety sources speculate it’s the latter.
Collider reported that Chernobyl actor Barry Keoghan is in talks for a currently unknown role in Eternals.
DiscussingFilm reported that Loki is expected to start filming on January 28, 2019.
MCU Cosmic reported that according to unnamed production sources, the Loki series will follow Loki as travels throughout history with his precious Tesseract. He will “change historical events.” It sounds really interesting, and I can’t wait for 2021 to get here!
In an interview with Josh Horowitz, Tom Hiddleston said he knew about the Loki series six weeks before Avengers: Infinity War. In the series, Loki will be facing “formidable opponents.”
According to HN Entertainment Korg is expected to play a larger role in Thor: Love and Thunder than what he had in Ragnarok.
In an interview with Deadline, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said, “I have spoken to Marvel and we are in active talks about one project in particular…
something brand new, mostly.” She was talking about a new female superhero focused project, but there’s no word on who the character or characters will be.
At a panel hosted by Parrot Analytics, Marvel Entertainment’s SVP of Original Programming and Production, Karim Zreik had this to say about Marvel Television developing shows for Disney+,
 “We are providing content for them… It’s a different platform. I think Disney+ is, you know, they’re a family brand, four-quadrant, so I think that’s what we’re targeting. I don’t think they’d be interested in the edgy stuff.”
According to Charles Murphy, host of the Murphy’s Law podcast, there’s another MCU movie coming out either May 3 or May 10 2023. There is currently no information known about the project.
During an interview with Empire, Kevin Feige teased a potential Infinity Saga boxset saying,
“If we do a big, giant Infinity Saga box set, we might include- I’m assuming if you’re going to spend the money to buy a box set with everything in it, you’re a fan. And it’ll take more than a couple of really, really bad scenes to turn you.”
During an interview with Collider, Martin Freeman confirmed the return of Everett Ross in Black Panther 2 saying, “As far as I know, I will be [returning],” Freeman said. “As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know.”
According to DiscussingFilm, Marvel is searching for a Chinese-American actress to play secret agent, Leiko Wu.
GeeksWorldwide reported that Marvel is looking to cast a “ruler of a distant ancient kingdom.” They’re looking for an actor in their 30s or 40s and they’d prefer an asian actor for the role. It’s being speculated the character could show up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, or Loki.
DiscussingFilm reported that 13 Reasons Why star Justin Prentice is in early talks to join Hulu’s Ghost Rider series in an unknown role.
In an interview with Deadline, Jeph Loeb said that Hulu shows like Ghost Rider and Helstrom will go under the banner Adventures Into Fear. There are other unannounced shows that will go under that banner as well.
He also confirmed Marvel Television’s Disney + involvement saying that those shows will be announced when they are ready.
He’s hoping that the upcoming crossover between Cloak and Dagger and Runaways will be successful and lead to many crossover events in the future.
In an interview with Deadline, Chris Miller confirmed that he along with Phil Lord will develop live-action TV shows based on Spider-Man characters for Sony.
Bodybuilder Oliver Richters shared on Instagram that he has joined the cast of Black Widow. His role is unknown.
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FandomWire has reported that Hayley Atwell will return as Agent Carter in the final season of Agents of Shield.
According to @BrentALang, Marvel is considering the best way to deal with Deadpool in the MCU. They are considering R-rated solo movies and PG-13 team-up movies.
MCU Cosmic reported that Awkwafina is rumored to be playing Fah Lo Suee in Shang-Chi. 
The same source has also reported that there is a “big” Disney + show in the works. It’s being speculated that it could be for Ms. Marvel, the Hulk, or something else entirely. The possibilities are endless especially after the acquisition of Fox in March.
According to a listing from the Film & Television Industry Alliance, WandaVision will begin filming on September 21, 2019 in Los Angeles.
That’s all for the last two weeks. Sorry this is late. I’ve got no WiFi where I currently live during the week and limited data. I’ll post when I can. Thanks as always for reading.
Over and out,
Captain Stark

 

 

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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!

Over and out,

Captain Stark

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Rumors Of the Marvelous Kind

This week was full of exciting rumors and news about future Marvel projects.  It makes me excited about the future of the franchise and I hope that all of these things will eventually come to fruition.

 

Rumors

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HN Entertainment reported that Marvel is considering a movie for the team known as The Ultimates. The comics team is comprised of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spectrum, Miss America, and Blue Marvel. Carol Danvers, T’challa, and a young Monica Rambeau (Spectrum) have already been introduced.

I haven’t been into the comics side of Marvel for real long and know nothing about Blue Marvel, but I have read Miss America and would love to see America Chavez on screen. And if we’re getting Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye Disney+ series, it would be a great idea to introduce America either as Kate’s fellow Young Avenger or an Ultimate because I really want to see Kate and America’s friendship onscreen. Please, Marvel Studios, and thank you.

They are also considering movies and TV shows set in alternate timelines. I would love a show centered around Steve and Peggy living out their lives together and working as SHIELD agents. Or maybe a domestic sitcom about Tony and Pepper raising Morgan. A timeline where Tony continues to mentor Peter and trains Harley Keener as his replacement.

 

The ever-mysterious @RogerWardell has popped up again with an interesting Spider-Man rumor that contradicts what was previously reported.

According to Roger (if that’s his real name!) has tweeted that Deadpool will not show up in Spider-Man 3, but that “desperately wants Tom Hardy’s Venom.”

I would love to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man go up against Venom! I think it’d be awesome! I really hope this pans out! But it will be awhile for the obvious reason that the sequel hasn’t been released yet!

He has also said that Marvel is interested in The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey “and are considering him for multiple roles in Phase 4.

 

MCU Cosmic shared a rumor that according to a “reliable source” a Power Pack TV show or movie is in “active development.” Power Pack consists of Alex, Julie, Katie, and Jack Power, a group of preteen superheroes. As someone with young cousins who enjoy superheroes, it would be wonderful to have an age-appropriate team of superheroes for younger viewers.

According to DiscussingFilm, there are plans to introduce Sentry into the MCU. Their article on Sentry was an interesting read and they do a far better job talking about the character than I could ever summarize for you here:

Marvel Studios Plans To Use The Sentry – Here Is How They Should Introduce The Character

 

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During an interview with Variety, Chris Hemsworth had this to say about Thor’s future in the MCU:

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But considering how things ended for Thor in Endgame and with continuous rumors about Thor 4, I’m not about it. I’m positive we’ll get more god of Thunder in the future.

A couple new International posters for Spider-Man: Far From Home have been released.

 

 

 

TotalFilm has released a new still from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Netflix has announced that the final season of Jessica Jones will be released on June 14th. A teaser trailer and images have also been released.

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week, several sources reported that Black Widow started filming in Norway. Several set photos have surfaced online but because they are paparazzi photos they won’t be shared here. A simple google search will bring them up if you want to see them.

DiscussingFilm reported that Falcon and Winter Soldier series is expected to start filming in Atlanta on August 12th under working title Tag Team.

It’s finally here! Square Enix (@PlayAvengers) has announced that The Avengers Project will debut on June 10th at 6 p.m. PT during E3.

Charles Murphy from Murphy’s Law podcast revealed that Shang-Chi will begin filming in Australia in the fall and that casting is now underway.

Geeks Worldwide reported two character breakdowns. One is for a “wise, old statesman,” who is “the leader of his people.” They’re looking for an an Asian actor between 40-60 years of age.

The second description is “one of the leader’s most skilled warriors.” They’re looking for an Asian actress in her thirties or forties for the role. Here’s who they speculate who the character could be in regards to Shang-Chi:0D442E0A-AB18-45D9-872C-9C6525BF90C4

 

 

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Chadwick Boseman will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 5th to promote his new movie 21 Bridges.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Netflix has bought the rights to Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch as “a jealous Montana ranch owner who tries to destroy his brother and business partner’s new relationship.” Preproduction is expected to start by the end of this year, and will be available to stream sometime in 2021.

A poster and teaser trailer  for Pixar’s new movie Onward has been released. Onward stars Chris Pratt and Tom Holland as elf brothers Barley and Ian respectively.

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark