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Marvel News

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A Dolby Cinema poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released:

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Four vintage style posters have also been released:

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home has a runtime of 2 hrs. and 9 mins.

A list of special features that will be on the Endgame blu-ray has been released:

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Set photos from Black Widow have surfaced online and seem to confirm two of the characters who will appear in the movie. From these photos, it appears to confirm that Florence Pugh will be playing Yelena Belova, and that O-T Fagbenle might be Taskmaster. Since the photos were taken by paparazzi, they won’t be shared here. A quick Google search should bring them

The Wrap reported that Salma Hayek is being eyed to star in The Eternals in a currently unknown role.

It has been revealed in an interview with Men’s Health that Anthony Mackie originally signed a ten-film contract to play Sam Wilson in the MCU.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hiddleston couldn’t say much about the Loki series, but he did say the show would be “a new departure for the character.”

DiscussingFilm reported that Marvel is looking for a Chinese-American actor in his mid twenties for an unknown role in Doctor Strange 2. Filming will start in January 2020 and end in May 2020.

Comicbook.com talked to Far From Home director John Watts who said that several scenes from the trailers didn’t make it into the movie, but those scenes will be made into a short film that will be included on the blu-ray.

 

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It’s been oannounced that Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox is coming to Broadway for a  17-week engagement! Previews start August 14th. Opening night is September 5th and it runs through December 8th. Pre-sales have started for American Express cardholders. Tickets go on sale for the general public at  July 15th at 10:00 A.M. EST.

@HiddlesFashion tweeted a rundown on pricing and other general information:

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General public tickets will start at 25 dollars according to @betrayelbwy.

You can visit this site  for more details. For some reason the link wouldn’t work, so you can copy and paste the address in your browser.

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A trailer for The Current War starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland has been released:

The last trailer for Hobbs and Shaw starring Idris Elba has been released:

Variety reported that Mark Wahlberg is currently negotiating to replace Chris Evans in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming film Infinite. Chris had to give up the role because of scheduling issues.

 

Deadline reported that Disney/Fox has hired Taika Waititi to “crack” an animated Flash Gordon film. His role in the making of this film haven’t been revealed yet, though it’s rumored that he write and direct it.

Paul Rudd announced that he has joined the cast of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters, and according to Variety he will be playing a teacher. The film is also being called Ghostbusters 2020.

 

Deadline reported that Annette Bening has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, a sequel to The Murder on the Orient Express. 

“Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is in negotiations for the role of Euphemia in 20th Century Fox’s Death on the Nile, the Kenneth Branagh-directed follow-up to his 2017 successful Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express.”

Variety reported that Letitia Wright has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s new anthology series Small Axe.

 

SDCC Comic Con

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will have a panel in Hall H.

Collider reported that Joe and Anthony Russo will have a panel in Hall H.

Both panels will take place on July 19th.

 

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel News

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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.

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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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Luck to be a ‘Loki’ Logo Tonight

Marvel News

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

IMAX Poster:

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Chinese Banners:

 

 

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:

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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.

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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!

 

Rumors

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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.”

 

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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.

 

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

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‘Fantastic Four’: Battle of the Sources

Marvel News

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

 

 

A new poster and trailer has been released for the final season of Jessica Jones.

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Geeks Worldwide reported that Elizabeth Hurley has joined the season 3 cast of Runaways. She will be playing sorceress Morgan le Fay.

During an appearance at Denver’s Pop Culture Con, Benedict Wong was asked about Dr. Strange 2. He said filming “may be happening some time next year.” He also confirmed the sequel has a writer. (via  LRM Online) DiscussingFilm backed this up by reporting that filming would begin in January 2020.

The Digital Bits announced that the Blu-ray release date for Endgame is August 20th.

 

Rumors

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According to MCU Cosmic, Keanu Reeves is in talks for a role in The Eternals. Negotiations are in the early stages, and the character he’s up for is currently unknown. If Marvel has its way, there’s a good chance that the John Wick star could be part of the MCU.

Another rumor from MCU Cosmic is that Blade could be getting his own show on Hulu. If this turns out to be true, Blade would be another show in the lineup that already has Helstrom, Ghost Rider, and Glyph. This could also mean that Blade would join the Spirits of Vengeance team-up show featuring the aforementioned characters.

 

Geeks Worldwide reported a very interesting rumor: The Fantastic Four will be joining the MCU in 2022. Jeremy Conrad from MCU Cosmic was able to back up their report with two unnamed sources. The rumors from Geeks Worldwide also include that the film will take place in the 60s, and that a pitch has been made by the director of both Ant-Man films, Peyton Reed.

BUT THERE’S MORE!!!

The mysterious Roger Wardell tweeted that the Fantastic Four rumors are not true. He says that Marvel “has enough on their plate already.”

The reason that people are quick to believe Wardell is because back in December he tweeted a bunch of spoilers for Endgame including Fat Thor, Stan Lee’s final cameo at a car show in the 70’s, and Captain America saying, “Hail, Hydra!” Since these spoilers were correct, he has gained a great deal of credibility among fans.

Since then, other rumors have come from Wardell’s account including rumors about Thunderbolts, The Black Knight, Guardians 3, and more. None of the rumors past Endgame has come to fruition just yet, and the Twitter account with no profile picture could turn out to be a one-hit wonder in the end.

Both MCU Cosmic and Geeks Worldwide have been reliable sources for me in the past so only God knows which rumors will turn out to be true.

Hopefully, we’ll be getting some answers from Kevin Feige at SDCC in July about the future of the MCU. Until then, the best thing any of us can do is guess.

 

 

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@ERCboxoffice announced Tom Holland’s movie Uncharted now has a release date. It will be released on December 18, 2020.

DiscussingFilm reported that Akira, directed by Taika Waititi, will begin filming in Los Angeles on August 19th.

Brie Larson is coming ACE Comic Con Midwest on October 11-14 Details can be found on the picture and website link below.

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https://www.acecomiccon.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.

 

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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