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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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‘Shang-Chi’ Casting Rumors

Awards

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 MTV Movie and TV Awards Winners:

Robert Downey Jr. – Best Hero

Josh Brolin – Best Villain

Chris Pratt – Generation Award

Best Movie – Avengers: Endgame

 

Teen Choice Awards Nominations:

Choice Action Movie:

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Avengers: Endgame

Captain Marvel

Men in Black: International

Spider-Man: into the Spiderverse

 

Choice Action Movie Actor:

Chris Evans

Chris Hemsworth

Paul Rudd

Robert Downey Jr.

Samuel L. Jackson

 

Choice Action Movie Actress:

Brie Larson

Evangeline Lilly

Scarlett Johansson

Tessa Thompson

Zoe Saldana

 

Choice Comedy Movie: 

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

 

Choice Comedy Movie Actor:

Ryan Reynolds

 

Choice Movie Villain:

Josh Brolin

Jude Law

 

Choice Drama TV Show:

Marvel’s Runaways

 

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor:

Aubrey Joseph

 

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress:

Olivia Holt

 

Variety reported that Chris Hemsworth will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kevin Feige has been everywhere in press promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home. Here’s a run-down on what he’s been saying and the sources where the interviews can be found:

Avengers: Endgame will be re-released in theaters with additional footage. (Comicbook.com)

It will be released on June 28th. “There will be a version going into theaters…  with a few new things… If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute and a few surprises.” (Screenrant)

And speaking of the Endgame re-release, a poster has been released.

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He has confirmed previously reported rumors that Marvel has been talking to Keanu Reeves saying, “We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige laughed. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about. I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

In typical Feige fashion, he confirmed without actually confirming that Black Widow would be a prequel saying, “There’s a method to the madness… “There’s always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn’t necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before.”

He also compared the film to Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel:

“I look at Better Call Saul as a wonderful example of a prequel that almost completely stands on its own apart from Breaking Bad because it informs you about so many things you didn’t know about before,” Feige explains. “So time will tell which way we’ve gone with a supposed Black Widow movie.”

He had this to say about Spider-Man showing up in Venom’s universe:

“I think probably it’s up to Sony. Sony has both those characters and, has Venom in their world. I don’t know what their plans are for another Venom or if they’re doing that. But it seems likely at some point.” (Cinemablend)

He has also confirmed  that Marvel has begun brainstorming the integration of the Fox characters like X-Men and Fantastic Four:

“It’s still early days, but it’s been a fun exercise, and it’s one, by the way, that we’ve been doing for years. Every development meeting starts with cool ideas and fun ideas, and our wheels are always turning in terms of what if… to use a Marvel publishing term. What if we did this? What if we did that? What if we had access to such and such characters? That’s how Spider-Man: Homecoming came together in the first place, and it’s fun to now be in this position with the Fox characters, too, because if we come up with a great “What If” we can actually do it.”

 

 

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

 

 

 

Funko will release two MCU SDCC Exclusive pops on July 19th.

 

 

 

 

According to IMDB Pro, Shang-Chi is officially in Pre-Production.

That Hashtag Show has reported that Marvel is currently searching for their Shang-Chi. They’re interested in talking with Ludi Lin (Power Rangers, Aquaman and Black Mirror) and maybe  Ross Butler (K.C. Undercover) for the role. The search has just started, and no one has been cast yet! More names are expected to be added to the list in the coming weeks.

It’s also been reported that Marvel is interested in Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen for a currently unknown role.

Shang-Chi is expected to begin filming in early November.

 

Variety reported that Ray Winstone has joined Black Widow in a currently unknown role.

 

Sony Producer Amy Pascal talked with Fandango about all things Spider-Man:

1. Tom Hardy will be returning for the Venom sequel.

2. Spider-Verse 2 will continue Miles Morales’ story; the focus will be on him.

3. Miles can still show up in live-action films.

4. She has big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of all things Spider-Man.

Deadline reported that Marvel will be making their return to Hall H at San Diego Comic Con where it is 99.99% certain that they will finally reveal their Phase 4 slate.

During a gala at the Gene Siskel Film Center, the writer of Ironheart, Eve Ewing, introduced Robert Downy Jr. to the audience. He then said that Ironheart should join the MCU.

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Netflix announced that Hayley Atwell will be guest-starring in their new crime procedural, Criminal. It’s expected to be released sometime this Fall.

A trailer for Netflix’s new film, Point Blank, starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo has been released.

Deadline reported  that Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast for Netflix’s  upcoming action  film The Old Guard based on the comic by Greg Rucka and illustrator  Leandro Fernandez.

“The film tells the story of a small covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when they discover the existence of a new immortal and their extraordinary abilities are exposed.”

Rumors

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Geeks Worldwide reported that Michael B.  Jordan is rumored to star in a new Matrix film directed by Lana Wachowski. The script was written by Zach Penn, and Discussing Film reported that it’s expected to start filming in Chicago, Illinois early next year.

 

 

Rumors Debunked!

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Kevin Feige has put an end to rumors that that started several weeks about the future of Deadpool. Reports were saying that Deadpool would show up in Spider-Man 3 or that he would receive his own Disney + series. Kevin has said that this WON’T be happening! (Comicbook.com)

 

That’s all for this week. 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

 

 

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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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

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Looking To The Future (No Spoilers!)

I saw Endgame, but you’ll not find spoilers here! But you will find a few interesting tidbits about future movies.

Marvel News

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Several new stills for Spider-Man: Far From Home have been released.

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Via Entertainment Weekly 

 

 

Via Newsarama

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Via TotalFilm

Dr. Pepper has released Special Edition Spider-Man: Far From Home cans.

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TrailerTrack reported that the next trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected to be released next week. If you haven’t watched Endgame, don’t watch it!!! There will  be spoilers in the trailer. Because Endgame is out, Sony won’t be hiding anything! There will be a spoiler warning from Tom Holland at the beginning for those who haven’t seen Endgame. The trailer is expected to drop Monday. 

A season six poster and trailer have been released Agents of Shield.

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed several interesting tidbits of information including some news and speculation about actors’ contracts going forward. Some of this information is too much of a spoiler, so it won’t be posted here. If you want the information not shared here, a simple google search will bring it up.

1. Scarlett Johansson will be producing the Black Widow solo movie.

2. The Disney + Marvel shows will be 6-8 episodes long.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will start filming in 2020.

4. Shang – Chi will begin filming once The Eternals have finished filming.

5. After only a week in theaters, Endgame is getting ready to cross the $2 billion dollar line at the box office.

Variety reported that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television which means that they will be able to develop TV shows based on Marvel characters that Sony owns. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the potential of Spiderverse spinoffs!

Rumor

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MCU Cosmic reported a rumor that there could be a Glyph TV show. “Glyph (aka Nadeen Hassan) is a teenager with the ability to summon ancient Egyptian spirits who first appeared in the Howling Commandos comic in 2015.” I’m intrigued! As a fan of both Marvel and Egyptian Mythology, this show sounds like a winning  combination.

 

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TotalFilm released several new stills from Men In Black: International.

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The Hollywood Reporter reported that Anthony Hopkins will star in The Father “in the eponymous role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality — as if the world, for a moment, has ceased to be logical.” It is a film adaption of the play of the same name by Florian Zeller.

 

The Hollywood Reporter reported that David Dastmalchian has been cast as Polka Dot Man in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel.

Giveaway

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Omaze is offering the chance  to attend the Men in Black: International premiere with Chris Hemsworth. For more information, click the link below:

https://www.omaze.com/experiences/chris-hemsworth-men-in-black?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=ChrisHemsworth&utm_campaign=experiences.chris-hemsworth-men-in-black&utm_term=PitchDynamicSTC&oa_h=p1uh2b

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

 

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‘Black Widow’ And ‘Endgame’ And ‘The Eternals’ Oh, My!

It was a busy week of Endgame hype which will only increase in the final three weeks leading to the film’s release.

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A couple new Endgame TV spots were released:

A Special Look:

“Thano Wins:”

Dolby Cinema poster:

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Real 3D poster:

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IMAX poster:

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Boss Logic x2:

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Another official poster:

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Another promo poster:

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Promo art:

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A behind the scenes Endgame clip was released:

Endgame has been officially rated PG-13.

AMC Theaters will be having a 59 hour Marvel Marathon leading up to the release of Endgame.

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When Endgame tickets went on sale, Fandango released an interview with co-director Anthony Russo. The entire article  is worth the read. You can find it here:

https://www.fandango.com/movie-news/avengers-endgame-tickets-now-on-sale-plus-our-exclusive-chat-with-co-director-anthony-russo-753680

Fandango reported that Endgame broke the 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:

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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:

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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

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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 reported that 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:

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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:

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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:

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Black Widow News:

Discussing Film reported that 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:

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Variety: Rachel Weisz 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

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A poster and trailer were released for Tilda Swinton’s movie The Dead Don’t Die was released:

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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:

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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:

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(Synopsis Credit: The Hollywood Reporter)

A First Look of Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking has been released:

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Variety reported that 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. 

 

Rumors

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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 reported the rumor that Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first film with an Asian protagonist could be coming to Sydney, Australia for filming.

 

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark