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‘Previously On’ WandaVision Episode 8 Recap and Review

Episode eight takes a deep dive into Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) grief and provides an origin story for Agatha Harkness (Katheryn Hahn). The episode starts where the last one left off with Wanda under Agatha’s spell. Agatha gives her a look at her past before Agatha moved to Westview.

We flashback to Salem in 1693: Agatha Harkness is tied at the stake for “betraying” her coven and “practicing the darkest of magic.” She denies committing any crimes and pleads for her life. Her pleas fall on deaf ears. The witches (including her mother) try killing her by draining her of her power, but Agatha ends up using her dark magic to drain and kill them instead, and she absorbs their powers. I don’t think she was in full control of what happened, or maybe she was. I’m not sure. I think the scene is open for interpretation.

The flashback ends. Wanda tries to read Agatha’s mind but can’t access her thoughts to figure out where the twins are or what Agatha’s plan is.

Wanda demands to know where her children are. Her Sokovian accent is out in full force. She tries to use her powers against Agatha, but can’t because of her powers are being canceled out by the runes on Agatha’s walls. (One of the runes is an M, a possible nod to The House of M comics?) This protection spell means that only Agatha can use her magic. This renders Wanda completely helpless.

Agatha wants to know how Wanda got to be so powerful. She seems to believe that Wanda was always a witch. “When I sensed this place, the afterglow of so many spells cast all at once. I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.” Agatha demands to know how Wanda did it, created her own reality, but Wanda denies doing anything.

“I think it’s time to look at some real reruns.” Agatha takes Wanda back to the past and forces Wanda to relive some painful memories so that she can figure out how Wanda created her own reality. At first Wanda refuses, but Agatha allows her to hear her twins yelling for help as if they’re being tortured to manipulate her into doing what she wants.

Wanda walks through Agatha’s magically conjured door into the apartment she lived in with Pietro and her parents in Sokovia. They’re preparing for family TV night. They watch classic sitcoms to practice their English. Pietro calls Wanda to join them. Wanda enters the scene and transforms into her past self. Her dad lets her choose the show they’ll be watching. She chooses her favorite: The Dick Van Dyke show. This answers the question of why the alternate reality Wanda created is a sitcom: it reminds her of happy memories of her family, and it explains why the first two episodes are in Black and White.

It May Look Like A Walnut: The Dick Van Dyke Show

This is the night their apartment building was bombed and Wanda and Pietro’s parents were killed. The twins are trapped under the rubble. A Stark Industries bomb lands near them, but doesn’t go off. Wanda sees their TV in the middle of the debris still playing The Dick Van Dyke episode.

Wanda says, “By the end of the episode, you realize it was all a bad dream. None of it was real.” Unfortunately, sitcoms aren’t real and her parents being killed isn’t a bad dream.

Agatha pulls Wanda out of the memory. She thinks Wanda’s the reason the bomb didn’t go off. She says Wanda used a probability hex. Wanda denies it and says the bomb was defective.

Agatha conjures another door. Wanda realizes what coming next. “I don’t wanna go back there.” Agatha tells her, “The only way forward is back.”

Wanda walks through the door into her next traumatic memory: Being Hydra’s human experiment. This is where she was exposed to the Mind stone that gave her her powers. And you can’t have the Mind stone without Loki’s staff which does make an appearance in this scene. 

Wanda is the first person in these experiments to survive coming into contact with an Infinity Stone. This scene is visually stunning. She sees a vision of herself as the Scarlet Witch. She passes out from the experience and is put in isolation.

While in isolation, Wanda watches The Brady Bunch which explains the 70s sitcom vibe of episode three.

After the memory ends, Agatha tries to put the pieces together. She’s still convinced that Wanda has always been a witch:

“So, little orphan Wanda got up close and personal with an Infinity Stone that amplified what, otherwise, would’ve died on the vine. The broken pieces of you are adding up, buttercup. I have a theory, but I need more.” – Agatha 

Another door appears leading to the next memory which takes place at the Avengers compound after Pietro’s death in Age of Ultron. Once again, Wanda is watching a sitcom. (Can’t blame her. They are the ultimate in comfort television. I do the same thing when I’m sad. I call it sitcom therapy.) This time it’s Malcolm in the Middle. 

This is the best scene of the episode where we get some of the best writing in the MCU to date courtesy of Laura Donney:

Vision: Wanda, I don’t presume to know what you’re feeling, but I would like to know. Should you wish to tell me. Should that be of some comfort to you.

Wanda: What makes you think that talking about it would bring me comfort?

Vision: Oh, see, I read that the-

Wanda: The only thing that would bring me comfort is seeing him again. Sorry. I’m so tired. It’s…It’s just like this wave washing over me, again and again. It knocks me down, and when I try to stand up, it just comes for me again. And I…It’s just gonna drown me.

Vision: No. No, it won’t.

Wanda: Yeah. How do you know?

Vision: Well, because it can’t all be sorrow, can it? I’ve always been alone, so I don’t feel the lack. It’s all I’ve ever known, I’ve never experienced loss because I have never had a loved one to lose. But what is grief, if not love persevering?

This scene meant a lot for me personally, and I know it’s a scene that resonates with anyone who has experienced grief.

Wanda walks through the next door. This time into SWORD headquarters to get Vision’s body back. Wanda’s only intention was to give Vision a proper burial. But Agent Hayward (Josh Stamberg) doesn’t intend on giving the body up. He lets Wanda have a look at what they’re doing with the body: “dismantling the best sentient weapon ever made.” Vision’s head is one table; his body scattered around the room on other tables.

She shatters the glass of the observation deck and flies down to say goodbye to Vision.

“I can’t feel you.” = saddest line of the episode.


She leaves, gets in her car and drives to Westview, New Jersey. She drives to the piece of property Vision bought. They were going to build a house “to grow old in.”

Overwhelmed with grief, Wanda falls to her knees. Just like in Age of Ultron, after Pietro’s death, power explodes from her. It’s from this power that the Hex is created, the house is built, and Vision is brought back to life.

Agatha ends the tour of Wanda’s memories. Back outside she holds Billy and Tommy hostage. I thought she was going to kill them right in front of Wanda!

Her superhero name is official!

In the end credits scene, we get our first look at White Vision. In the comics this meant that after being rebuilt he lost all of his memories and emotions, essentially everything that made him human, and has been returned to the state of being a weapon.

Only one more episode to go! This was my most anticipated Marvel show so I’m sad it’s ending. But at the same time, I can’t wait to see how it ends! The finale streams tomorrow on Disney Plus.

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‘Breaking The Fourth Wall’- WandaVision Episode 7 Recap and Review

We’ve made it to the 2010s on WandaVision. This time around, they pay tribute to shows like Modern Family and The Office. The theme tune is extremely similar to The Office theme, and the characters often break the fourth wall.

Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) doesn’t have the energy to get out of bed after the traumatic events of Halloween Night. She didn’t even make it out of her costume before falling into bed. I can relate to lack of energy and motivation to do anything. Who doesn’t?

She decides to punish herself with a staycation which includes forfeiting parental responsibility of Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne). The boys try to get her out of bed, but Wanda refuses to budge. Billy tells her his head is “noisy, ” and he doesn’t like it. But even this isn’t a cause for motherly concern.

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The boys are in the living room trying to play video games, but something strange is happening: the controllers are glitching. They change from modern to old-school before turning into UNO cards.

Wanda finally manages to stumble down the stairs to break up her fighting twins before going to the kitchen to fix breakfast. The milk container glitches and changes from glass bottle to cardboard carton to back again. She has no idea why this is happening.

Back in reality Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) and Agent Goodner (Rachael Thompson) are standing outside the Hex, thankful that they weren’t captured inside. He asks her what’s happening on the broadcast. She tells him that there is none. They can’t see what’s going on inside of WestView. This won’t stop Hayward from carry out his plans, and tells Agent Goodner to keep preparing for today’s launch. Launch of what? We’re not given an answer.

Meanwhile, Vision (Paul Bettany) and Darcy (Kat Dennings) are mistaken for circus performers, thanks to Wanda’s WestView Circus expansion.

Vision tries to remind Darcy what happened the night before outside the hex. Now that Darcy’s inside, she has no memory, and believes that Vision is coming onto her. I think it’s the most amusing part of the episode.

Back at the house, The boys ask where Vision is. Wanda doesn’t know. Billy asks her about what Pietro said about Vision dying twice. Wanda tells him not to listen to him and says Pietro’s not their uncle. If he’s not Pietro, then who is he?

Wanda then proceeds to have a mental breakdown in front of the twins telling them that life’s meaningless. Not her best parenting move!

Agnes drops by unexpectedly and offers to take the twins off Wanda’s hands for a while. The boys are hesitant to leave their mom, but Wanda insists they leave, and Agnes herds them out the door.

When Wanda’s alone, the entire house starts to glitch and revert back to the 70s era in episode three.

While Agent Woo (Randall Park) and Monica (Teyoyah Parris) drive back to the Hex they discuss what Hayward could be up to. An eagle-eyed viewer noticed that the text Jimmy was reading from revealed that Hayward was the one to send the email to Vision in episode five.

In episode six it’s revealed that Hayward is keeping tabs on Vision. Monica and Jimmy speculate what this could mean.

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“Hayward wasn’t trying to decommission Vision. He was trying to bring him back online.” – Jimmy Woo

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Monica concludes that “Hayward wants his sentinet weapon back.” For what? Another Ultron level genocide event?

They arrive at S.W.O.R.D.’s temporary base where Monica tries to enter back into the Hex by way of space rover. Monica suits up and tries driving through the hex but it refuses to let her through. It forces the rover backwards. The hex tries rewriting the rover so it fits into Westview. Monica manages to escape.  The hex rejects the rover and ejects it. The rover has been changed to a truck.

(L-R): Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Meanwhile, back at the circus, Vision continues trying to break through to Darcy with little success. He finally distracts her long enough to undo Wanda’s spell and snap her back to reality. They manage to escape the circus via funnel cake truck. Paul Bettany and Kat Dennings are comedy gold when paired together!

Back at the house, Wanda’s world continues to glitch through several previous eras of the show. The stork from the nursery in episode three even makes a cameo!

The boys are at Agne’s house. Billy tells her he likes it there because it’s quiet. The noise inside his head has stopped. He tells her, “You’re quiet, Agnes. On the inside.” She looks at him strangely.

Back at S.W.O.R.D. Headquarters, Monica suits up and tries driving through the hex but it refuses to let her through. It forces the rover backwards. The hex tries rewriting the rover so it fits into Westview. Monica manages to escape.  The hex rejects the rover and ejects it. The rover has been changed to a truck.

To Jimmy’s dismay, Monica decides to run through the Hex on her own. This is the first time we see the inside of the Hex. It’s all static, wavy lines, and flashing lights and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing scenes of the episode. This is also a superhero origin story for Monica; this is where we see get her powers. As she pushes her way through, she’s surrounded by the voices of her mom, Nick Fury, and her Aunt Carol. This was a beautiful scene to watch and an empowering moment for Monica. One of the best scene of the episode!

On the drive back to the house, Darcy tries to jog Vision’s memory of past events that occurred during Infinity War. How does Darcy know about his death and that Wanda had to watch?! She wasn’t even there! Maybe she was given a crash course in history over the last five years? They keep getting stuck in traffic on the way back to the house.

Vision thinks Wanda’s to blame for the traffic. He doesn’t think she wants him to come home and using her magic to create obstacles.

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Monica bursts into Wanda’s house unannounced to warn her about Hayward and his plans for Vision. But Wanda won’t listen. She uses her powers to remove Monica from her house. When Monica lands, a lightning bolt appears and her eyes glow signifying she has powers of some kind.


Wanda accuses Monica of being the reason for all the bad things happening including the drones, missiles, and the fake Pietro.

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MONICA: No, wait, Pietro, no, no, no, that wasn’t us.

WANDA: All you do is lie!

MONICA: The only lies I’ve told are the ones you put in my mouth

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Monica tells Wanda not to let Hayward turn her into a villain. Wanda believes she already is one. Agnes watches the entire exchange from her window and goes out intervene. She acts very protective of Wanda but why?

Agnes takes Wanda back to her place. Wanda wants to know where the boys are. Agnes thinks they’re in the basement. Wanda heads down into the creepiest basement ever but the boys are missing.

Agnes confronts Wanda and reveals she’s Agatha Harkness, a witch.


It was a reveal that comics fans saw coming. (🙋) It wasn’t a huge surprise, but the reveal was fun! Especially when accompanied by a catchy theme song that pays tribute to The Munsters.

It’s revealed that Agatha has been behind all the strange goings-on in Westview. Including Pietro dropping by unexpectedly and killing Sparky.

This episode has the first mid-credits scene of the show: Monica investigates around Agatha’s house and opens the doors to the basement, “Pietro” sneaks up behind her saying, “Snoopers gonna snoop.”


I wonder what will happen next on WandaVision

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‘All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” WandaVision Episode 6 Recap and Review

The episode opens with a Malcom in the Middle inspired theme before we take a full dive into a classic sitcom trope: Halloween. The episode starts with Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne) talking directly into the camera style, something that many sitcoms have done over the years.

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We get to see Evan Peters in action. His Uncle Pietro reminds me of a combination of Uncle Jesse and Joey from Full House. One minute he’s giving off too cool for school vibes, and goofy and obnoxious the next. It’s entertaining to watch, and it’s hard to accept that he could be a villain in disguise like everyone is speculating.

It was a blast seeing everyone in comic accurate costumes!

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Lizzie is stunning in her Classic Scarlet Witch costume!

The story starts with Wanda’s (Elizabeth Olsen) plans for her family’s first Halloween together falls apart. Vision (Paul Bettany) tells her he’ll be on patrol for the Neighborhood Watch. actually went off on his own to Pietro (Evan Peters) volunteers to go in his place.

Back in the real world, Acting Director Hayward (Josh Stamberg) plans to kill Wanda in order to end the Wanda WestvpView Anomaly. Monica (Teyonab Parris) is emphatically against this, saying they have no idea what will happen on either side of the Hex if Wanda dies. Hayward tells her that she, Jimmy (Randall Park), and Darcy (Kat Dennings) are getting in the way of his mission and has them removed off-base. We’re not told what Hayward’s mission is, but it seems obvious that he’s up to no good.

Back in Westview, Pietro tells the twins to “unleash hell, Demon spawn!” This further fuels rumors that Pietro is actually Mephisto. They wreak havoc all over the neighborhood creating a problem for the Neighborhood Watch in the process. All throughout the episode, Wanda ask Pietro if he remembers certain things from their childhood. She’s testing him, she’s not sure it really is him. And the audience isn’t too sure either.

Wanda runs into Herb (David Payton) who’s on patrol and feeling overwhelmed with all the reports he’s been getting. She tells him that maybe Vision can help, but Herb tells her Vision isn’t on patrol that night. She‘s visibly upset and Herb asks if she’d like anything changed similar to how Agnes (Katheryn Hahn) asked if she should take it from the top in episode five.

In his quest to find out about what lies beyond WestView, Vision wanders beyond the town square. The further he gets from the center of town, the weirder people act. Like zombies instead of living people. They’re either barely moving or standing completely still as if they’ve wandered too far from their energy source.

Back in the town square, Wanda and her Pietro finally have a moment alone. She tells him he’s a bad influence on the twins. This is where we get my favorite quote of the episode:

“Who beefed in your borscht? I’m just trying to do my part. Okay? Come to town unexpectedly. Create tension with the brother-in-law. Stir up trouble with the rugrats, and ultimately give you grief. I mean, that’s what you wanted, isn’t it?” He also tells her how he came to visit. Well, what he can remember. “Details are fuzzy, man. I got shot like a chump on the street for no reason at all, and the next thing I know, I heard you calling me. I knew you needed me.” Aw, It’s moments like this that make it hard to believe he’s evil.

The twins return from returning the candy they stole earlier, and Tommy has developed super speed powers, taking after his uncle. They ask if they can go trick or treating further from the town square. She reminds them not to go past Ellis Avenue.

We switch back to the real world where Marvel’s version of the Scooby gang are trying to hack into Director Hayward’s system. Darcy is successful, and they find out that he’s tracking Vision, but they don’t know why.

Back inside the Hex, Vision continues his walk further outside of town. He notices a single car driving down the road. It’s Agnes, she’s lost and acting lethargic instead of her usual bubbly self. He  uses his power to snap Agnes back to normal and she recognizes him as an Avenger and asks if he’s there to help. He says yes, but he has no memory of who the Avengers are, or that he was one.

They have this interesting conversation:

Agnes:Am I dead?

Vision: No. Why’d you think that?

Agnes: Because you are.

She tells him, “No one leaves. “Wanda won’t even let us think about it.” 

Then she starts laughing maniacally like the witch she’s dressed up as. He returns her back to her mind controlled state. She drives in a circle and heads back into Westview. Vision walks past Ellis Avenue.

Back in reality, Monica is determined to go back inside the Hex to help Wanda. Darcy warns her not to because the hex is rewriting her cells every time she goes back in. Could this be the reason she develops superpowers? The team splits up. Wanda and Jimmy leave, and Darcy stays behind to hack past Hayward’s last firewall.

They talk about various things including how much their parents would’ve loved WestView. Pietro asks her how she did everything from bringing the children into WestView to how Wanda’s perfect world was created in the first place. Wanda asks, “You don’t think it’s wrong?” He responds, “What, are you kidding? I’m impressed! Seriously. It’s a pretty big leap from giving people nightmares, and shooting red wiggly-woos out of your hands.” He knows this isn’t real but why?

She tells him she doesn’t remember how it got started. All she remembers is how she felt, completely alone. Empty. Just endless nothingness.” Much like Vision in episode 4, Wanda sees Pietro as he actually is, dead.

Vision sees the force field just beyond Ellis Avenue and goes to investigate. He tries to push his way through it. The Hex is resistant and refuses to let him through. He manages to break through to other side, but the force of the Hex pulls him apart.

Darcy hears shouting from and runs outside to see what’s going on. She sees Vision struggling and screams for anyone to help him. No one does. We have to watch Vision die… Again.

This is when Billy discovers he has powers. He has empath and telekinetic powers. He feels that his dad’s in trouble. He makes use of his brother’s powers and rushes back to Wanda. Outside of WestView, Hayward has caught Darcy and handcuffed her making it impossible for her to help to Vision.

Back in WestView, Wanda tells Billy to focus his powers. He tells Wanda that Vision is dying. Wanda freaks out, and Pietro chimes in with this badly timed and suspicious statement:

“Hey, don’t sweat it sis. It’s not like your dead can husband can die twice!” (How does Pietro know Vision’s dead?) Wanda uses her “red wiggly-woos” to send Pietro flying backwards. Wanda freezes the town and makes the hex move trapping everything and everyone in its path. And it. It just ends.

I can’t wait to see what will next on WandaVision.

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WandaVision: They Are An Unusual Couple: Episode 1-2 Review

Comic Recommendations: Vision by: Tom King

House of M by Brian M. Bendis

The wait was long, but the wait was worth it. After an unplanned 18-month hiatus, Marvel Studios came back strong with their first TV series WandaVision. The first two episodes debuted on Disney Plus January 15th.

From the time WandaVision was announced we were told it would be both a tribute to sitcoms past and part Superhero “spectacle” that Marvel is known for. The first two episodes didn’t disappoint!

The premiere is full-on classic sitcom, a tribute to shows like I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
This episode and the next were even filmed in Black and White to complete the 50s-60s aesthetic. It’s full of cheesy jokes, a laugh track, and each episode has its own theme song. And the magic used in the show is reminiscent of the techniques used on Bewitched. And just like on Bewitched, the Vision’s have their own Gladys Kravitz in the form of Agnes (Katheryn Hahn) whose a fun addition to an already amazing duo, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.


In the episode, Wanda and Vision can’t remember what the heart on the 23rd on their calendar means. They just know there must be something special about it. Wanda is led to believe it’s their wedding anniversary, and Vision is reminded at work that his boss Mr. Hart and wife are coming to dinner. Typical sitcom hijinks ensue.

In the midst of the fun sitcom, you get the feeling that all is not right with the seemingly picture perfect scenario when the Hart’s interrogate the newly weds about their basic history and neither one can provide an answer. But the strangeness of the show doesn’t ramp up until episode 2.

The next episode is heavily influenced by Bewitched. Starting with the opening theme and credits which is animated in the same style as Bewitched. Wanda is even similarly styled like Samantha Stevens.

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In the episode, the Visions try their best to fit into their new town. They both attend community meetings and even participate in the talent show that will benefit the local school.

Things in episode 2 soon begin to take a strange turn. There are loud noises that can’t be explained, Wanda finds a toy helicopter (in color) out in the flower bed/landscaping, and an unknown voice comes through a radio demanding to who is doing this to Wanda? A question that both Wanda and the audience don’t have an answer for. A new character named Geraldine (Teyonah Parris) shows up. She has no idea why she’s at the talent show planning meeting, and the audience is left in the dark as well.

Despite an undercurrent of strangeness, there’s plenty of sitcom action to go around. Paul Bettany definitely steals the show this time around with his Dick Van Dyke inspired antics during the scenes where Vision gets “drunk” via gum getting stuck in his gears.

Towards the the end of the episode, we find out that Wanda is pregnant. (Hello, Speed and Wiccan. Young Avengers Assemble!) We hear another loud BOOM from outside, the Visions go outside to investigate, and watch as a mysterious character dressed in a beekeeper suit crawl out of a manhole in the middle of the street. We get a glimpse of just how powerful the Scarlet Witch is when just one word, “NO,” she rewinds time back to her pregnancy announcement. All is once again right in her altered reality, and the Black and White transitions to Color.

The first two episodes were a great start to what promises to be a wild ride, and I can’t wait for the next episode!

WandaVision premieres new episodes every Friday on Disney Plus.

News

It’s Been To Long! (Catching Up)

Due to medical reasons, it’s been a month since I last blogged. Let’s change that!

MCU News

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HNEntertainment reported that Marvel is considering a  Power Pack animated series for Disney+

Elizabeth Olsen told MTV News that the script for  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is being written right now. Is it May 2021 yet?!

According to Charles Murphy from Murphy’s Law podcast,  General Ross (from The Hulk) will appear in Black Widow.

During an interview with Good Morning America, Kevin Feige has said that Kit Harrington’s Black Knight role may expand in the future.

@THETonyMorrison reported that Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel’s first LGBTQ hero will be me married with a family.

MCUCosmic reported that the production title for Moon Knight.

Variety has reported that Marvel wants Hailee Steinfeld to play Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye Disney+ Show. It is unknown at this time if Hailee will have time for Hawkeye  due to possible scheduling conflicts with her Apple TV show Dickinsian.

Ikaris actor, Richard Madden told GQ in a video interview that there are still Eternals roles to be cast. He wasn’t forthcoming to any information concerning those roles.

An exciting piece of news by way of MCU Direct is that RDJ is set to return as Tony Stark in Black Widow.

MCUCosmic reported that we will find out if Loki is really dead in his upcoming Disney+ series.

 

DiscussingFilm reported that Marvel is looking to cast a 16-24 year old Pakistani-American woman as Ms. Marvel. And according to MCUCosmic the show is scheduled to start filming in April of next year.

Another bit of news from MCU Direct says that after the new Sony/Marvel deal, Tom Holland will be able to appear in Sony’s Spider-Man universe. An upcoming Venom sequel perhaps? Fingers crossed!

Marvel has announced that Hulu’s Runaways will end after season 3. The last season will premiere on December   13.

Deadline, along with other trade sites, broke the news that Jeph Loeb is leaving Marvel TV at the end of 2019. Kevin Feige will be taking his place. Feige will also have control over Marvel Comics making him the head over all things Marvel.

The Deadpool writers told Entertainment Weekly that Marvel will allow them to keep the R-rated Deadpool universe and that he will be included in the MCU. The writers also say that when Kevin Feige says it’s time for Deadpool 3 is when it will happen.

MCUCosmic reported that Thor’s weight will be determined for Thor 4.

The internet was abuzz when Kevin Feige announced an Infinity Saga box set to be released in 2020.

Murphy’s Law podcast reported that Ant-Man 3 is happening and it will begin filming in 2021. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Peyton Reed will be returning to direct.

News by way of DiscussingFilm says that Sony has 5-6 Spider-Man shows in development.

By way of Jeremy Conrad, Spider-Man 3 will be produced by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. It will hit theaters on July 16, 2021.

The Loki series will tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

R-rated Marvel movies like Deadpool will be put on Hulu.

The Punisher star Ben Barnes has spoken to Marvel about a hero role.

The Endgame soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Set photos from Falcon and Winter Soldier tease the public introduction of US Agent 13. – MCU Exchange And photos are causing speculation that Songbird will be introduced in the series as well. – MCUCosmic

Mark Ruffalo will be meeting with Kevin Feige about a potential cameo in the She-Hulk series. – MCUCosmic

 

Jeremy Conrad reported that Marvel will release 4 movies in 2022 and 2023.

Variety reported that Sophia Di Martino will star alongside Tom Hiddleston in Loki in a currently unknown role.

 

 

Rumors

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GeeksWorldwide has reported that Marvel is developing an America Chavez series for Disney+. America is a Young Avenger and a part of the team known as The Ultimates.

Full Circle Cinema reported the rumor that Marvel is looking to cast People of Color in the roles of  Charles Xavier and Magneto in the MCU version of X-Men.

There’s a rumor from Full Circle Cinema from Daniel Richtman that Young Avengers will be a series on Disney+.

A rumor by way of MCU Direct says that Marvel is planning a Silver Surfer movie.

Yet another rumor by way of MCU Direct says that Marvel is looking for a “Zac Efron type” actor “preferably of Israeli descent” to play Moon Knight.

Comic book.com reported the rumor that the She-Hulk TV show might bring back Liv Tyler who played Betty Ross in the MCU movie The Incredible Hulk.

MCUCosmic reported that WandaVision will be half sitcom, half action movie. As a sitcom lover myself, I couldn’t be more excited! Wanda and Vision’s kids will be included in the series. Murphysmultiverse reported that parts of the show will be filmed before a live studio audience.

Ms. Marvel is rumored to start filming in April 2020.

The White Vision is rumored to appear in WandaVision.- MCUCosmic.

Stained Glass Scarlet  is rumored to be the villain of the Moon Knight series. – MCUCosmic

The Black Widow trailer is rumored to be online the last month of November or the first week of December. And be shown in theaters on December 20 before showings of Rise of Skywalker. – MCUCosmic December 3 according to MCU Direct.

Inhumans may be rebooted for the MCU. – MCUCosmic

Lady Loki may appear in the Loki series. – MCUCosmic

A rumor by way of MCU Direct suggests that Loki could be getting more than one season.

Screenrant is speculating that Verity Willis could be introduced in the Loki series. Verity is my favorite comic book character so I hope this turns out to be true!

 

 

 

 

 

Films Currently in Production, Development and Casting

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Venom 2

The Eternals

Falcon and Winter Soldier 

WandaVision

Shang – Chi

She-Hulk is being cast – @DanielRPK

Marvel is looking for an actress in her 30s-40s to play Jen Walters/She-Hulk. – MCU Direct 

Black Widow has wrapped production.

Thunderbolts is in early development. – MCUCosmic 

An Ironheart Disney + series is in early development. – MCUCosmic.

 

Shows Cancelled

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Runaways will end after season 3.

Cloak and Dagger has been cancelled after 2 seasons.

Ghost Rider and Helstrom are not moving forward at Hulu.

 

Upcoming MCU Movie Dates

May 2024 – Unknown – Charles Murphy

Spider-Man into the Spiderverse – April 8, 2022.

October 7, 2022 – Unknown

February 17, 2023 – Unknown

May 5, 2023 – Unknown

July 28, 2023 – Unknown

November 3, 2023 – Unknown

– @ERCboxoffice

 

 

 

 

Disney + dates:

Thor: Ragnarok: December 5, 2019

Black Panther: March 4, 2020.

Infinity War: June 25, 2020

Ant-Man and the Wasp: July 29, 2020.

 

Non Marvel Related Projects

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The Hollywood Reporter reported that Jon Favreau will have a major role to play in the Star Wars franchise. Behind the scenes, not on camera.

Scarlett Johansson will host SNL on December 14.

The last trailer for Spies in Disguise has been released. It stars Tom Holland and Will Smith. It will be released on Christmas Day.

 

Well, with that, I’m caught up on 2+ months of news. Sorry ,it’s been so long. I’ve been away for medical reasons, but am back so it’s time to return to a regular blog schedule.

Thanks for reading!

Over and Out,

Captain Stark