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Disney +Behind the Scenes Marvel Edition

 Marvel News

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 Murphy’s Multiverse has shared that Falcon and Winter Soldier set photos show a new location for the show: Chinatown in New York. (The show is being filmed in Atlanta. These photos are just from a New York set.

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JustJared released a bunch of set photos for Falcon and Winter Soldier and WandaVision.

The WandaVision photos give us the first look at Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Teyonah Parris as adult Monica Rambeau:

Falcon and Winter Soldier:

In an interview with BuzzfeedBrasil, Kevin Feige says that Disney+ show What If? is 10 episodes long. Season 2 is already in progress.

While on Kevin Smith’s podcast Fatman Beyond, New Mutants comics artist Bill Sienkiewicz had this to say about the upcoming New Mutants film:

“Two days ago, I heard from Josh Boone, the director, and he sent me a new trailer. And they’ve been working on it, he’s been working on and everything, and it is phenomenal. I got chills. It looks like, because of the whole Disney-Fox, I don’t even want to call it a merger, takeover, whatever. But it’s got the blessings of Marvel. And it feels more Marvel in terms of what they’re doing, but also the horror elements of the film are in place. It’s really, absolutely stellar, just what I’ve seen.”

MCUCosmic speculates that this could be an unofficial way to introduce Mutants to the MCU.

Director Josh Boone has said that a trailer will be coming in January.

Murphy’s Multiverse has reported that Moon Knight will be filming next year at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Preproduction on Loki has started! Tom Hiddleston shared this photo on his Instagram:

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RumorVille

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Here’s another RUMOUR courtesy of Murphy’s Multiverse. This time it’s about the production of Shang-Chi of the Legend of the Ten Rings. Production for part of the film may be taking place on in Malta, on the island Republic of Malta to be exact. The film was previously reported to be filming in Hong Kong and Vietnam. The scenes that take place in Hong Kong could potentially be moved Malta because of civic unrest in Hong Kong.

This is just a rumor and hasn’t been confirmed with a second source. Please take this information with a bit of salt!

Charles Murphy has revealed the RUMORED release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:

2/17/23

Charles says this date is “old info” and may have already been changed, so take this info with a grain of salt!

Full Circle Cinema has reported the rumor that Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame is in the running for the role of Moon Knight. Dan in the MCU? This writer says, “Bring it!”

 

Non Marvel Related Projects

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Four new posters for Pixar’s Onward, starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, have been released:

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International:

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Second trailer:

Onward will be released in the United States on March 6, 2020.

Since Hollywood takes a holiday vacation, this blog will also at least news wise. Maybe I’ll do a movie or book review. In case you don’t hear from til after the holidays, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for reading. I look forward to sharing and creating new content next year.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

 

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Spidey Come Home and D23 Announcements

I’m not going to do headers this week because it’s all Marvel news. I’ve been away for health reasons so for the next few weeks I won’t be talking about other projects that our favorite actors are up to. When things calm down  again that part of the blog will return.

 

It was emotional for Spider-Man fans this week when it was revealed by various sources that Sony and Disney could not reach a deal when it came to Spider-Man continuing in the MCU. The Homecoming was short-lived and Tom Holland’s Spidey is out of the MCU for the time being. Fingers crossed that Sony and Disney can get their crap together and that everyone’s favorite web-slinger can stay home where he belongs.

Sony’s statement on the ordeal reads as follows:

“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” Sony said in a statement. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,” the statement continued. “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”

Tom Holland had this to say about Spider-Man’s future:

‘All I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man … The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler’

Kevin Feige on Sony’s Spider-Man decision:

“It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”

(Source: EW)

 

D23 is well underway and a bunch of cool Marvel stuff was announced:

Three new Disney + shows were announced including:

Ms. Marvel which will be written and produced by Bisha K. Ali. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter) 

Kevin Feige says that she will also appear in movies.

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She-Hulk:

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Moon Knight:

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Black Panther 2 will be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.

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Some new members of the Eternals cast were announced:

Gemma Chan will play Cersei.

Kit Harrington will play Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight.

Barry Keoghan will play Druig.

Some new cast members for WandaVision were announced:

Kathryn Hahn will play a “nosy neighbor.”

Randall Park will return as his Ant-Man and the Wasp character Jimmy Woo.

Kat Dennings is returning as her Thor character Darcy Lewis.

The show is being described as part classic sitcom (Yay! My favorite kind!) and part epic MCU adventure.

Falcon and Winter Soldier:

Wyatt Russell will be playing US Agent.

Emily VanCamp will return as Sharon Carter.

 

What If?

There will be one episode for each of the 23 movies that are currently out.

Almost the entire MCU cast will be lending their voices to the project.

Concepts for episodes include:

Steve Rogers in a suit the size of Iron Monger.

T’Challa as Star Lord.

Zombie Captain America.

 

Loki:

Kate Herron will be directing the series.

Questions to be answered:

Will the sun shine on Loki again?

Will Loki make a new friend? (Please be Verity Willis!)

Where did he go with the Tesseract?

 

The season seven trailer for Agents of Shield was released:

 

 

Contrary to recent reports, Taika Waititi HASN’T finished the Thor: Love and Thunder script. He tweeted saying that the title page is complete. You gotta start somewhere!

Avengers: Endgame will be available to stream on Disney + on December 11.

In an interview with uproxx, Martin Freeman said the last he heard Black Panther 2 will begin filming at the beginning of 2021.

DiscussingFilm reported that Matt is in talks to direct a six episode Marvel series for Disney+. There is no info on what series it could be.

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

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

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MCU Phase Four Reveals at SDCC

The Hall H Marvel SDCC panel has come and gone leaving frenzied Marvel Fans in its wake. Here’s a breakdown of all the exciting news!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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1. It will be directed by Daniel Destin Cretton.

2. Will star Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu as Shang-Chi. He was just cast Tuesday and had a screen-test on Sunday. Marvel’s not messing around when it comes to this new franchise!

3. The real Mandarin will be introduced and will be played by Tony Leung.

4. Awkwafina has been cast in an unknown role.

5. It will hit theaters on February 12, 2021.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Daniel Bruhl will be reprising his role as Baron Zemo. Some footage was shown. Here’s a description of that footage from the guys over at TotalFilm: 

“It begins with the code words that active Winter Soldier, and Baron Zemo sits into frame wearing a coat, looking ragged with a beard. He says he’s hijacked the panel, says, “Gentlemen, I’ll be seeing you very soon,” and then puts on the purple mask that the classic version of the character wears and the video goes haywire.”

It will premiere on Disney + in Fall 2020.

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The Eternals

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1. It will be directed by Chloe Zhou.

2. A basic summary and plot was revealed:

The Eternals will be about “super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.” (SDCC quote)

“These cosmic characters have spent 35,000 years on Earth, so they’ve already been part of the MCU this whole time, and we just didn’t know it yet. They’re a race of immortal aliens who have been sent by the Celestials to protect Earth from a race of humanoids known as The Deviants.” (TotalFilm quote)

3. The cast was introduced:

Salma Hayek as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals.

Richard Madden as Ikaris.

Angelina Jolie as Thena.

Don Lee as Gilgamesh.

Lia McHugh as Sprite.

Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo.

Brian Tyree Henry as Phasto.

Lauren Ridloff, a deaf actress to play Makkari, a deaf character. A first for the Marvel  Cinematic Universe.

4.  It will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

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Black Widow

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1. Some footage was shown during the panel. Here’s a description of that footage once again from TotalFilm:

“Glimpses of Natasha’s past come flooding in the teaser, flashing through the her assassin academy memories from Avengers: Age of Ultron. “I made a family,” Natasha opines, as the footage leads into her turn in Captain America: Civil War, when she made a decision to let Captain America escape instead of capturing him. “They’re coming for you,” Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) warns, as she flees…setting the stage for Black Widow, which seemingly takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

In Budapest, Natasha cautiously makes her way up an old, turn-of-the-century apartment building with a lavish staircase but weathered walls. Entering an apartment she points her gun and calls for Yelena, saying, “We’re grown-ups here.” Florence Pugh’s Yelena appears from around the corner, pointing her gun. They stand mere inches apart, guns in each other’s faces for several seconds before they both disarm each other, the camera showing their graceful parallel movements — obviously students of the same school. The grimy, tactile fight is reminiscent of the Bournefilms, especially in its low light and intense close-ups. Finding their usual tactics too well-matched, their fight gets nasty and brutal, with Natasha pushing Yelena’s head down a sink and Yelena breaking a plate over Natasha’s head, and eventually resorting to knives. They find themselves at several impasses, until both of them have placed each other in chokeholds with the apartment’s curtains. After a cut to black, they’re shown having drinks.

“It’s good to see you too,” Natasha says, handing Yelena a shot glass.

The teaser leads into several car chases, with Natasha weaving in and out of Eastern European streets. We get quick shots of solemn, Brutalist imagery and foreboding silhouettes.”I got rid of my ledger,” Natasha declares, though it seems like she hasn’t completely been rid of her past. The teaser closes out with Natasha getting pinned behind a flaming car on a bridge, with hooded man attacking her in the middle of the street. The hooded uniform and its sleek design with red lining resembles that of Taskmaster, a Marvel villain that has recently been rumored to appear in Black Widow. But who is under the suit?”

2. It’s directed by Cate Shortland.

3. The cast includes:

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian.

Florence Pugh as Yelena, “A sister figure to Natasha.”

O.T. Fagbenle as Mason, “an old contact of Natasha’s before she worked with SHIELD, and a potential love interest.”

Rachel Weisz as Melina, “a pretty tough chick,” aka Iron Maiden.

4. It will be released on May 1, 2020.

5. The film isn’t a prequel after all, but will take place after Civil War when Natasha is a “fully realized woman.”

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WandaVision

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1. Events take place after Endgame.

2. Elizabeth Olsen says, “It’s going to get weird, we’re going to get deep. We’re finally going to understand Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlet Witch.”

Paul Bettany says, “I have no idea, ” (on what’s going on with Vision). “It’s going to be surprising and weird.”

Kevin Feige describes the show as “exciting and different and strange.”

3. WandaVision will tie in directly with the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness as Wanda will have a main role to play in that film. More about that in a minute.

4. Teyonah Parris will play the adult version of Monica Rambeau who was introduced as a child in Captain Marvel.

5. It will be released on Disney + in Spring 2021.

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Loki

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1. Tom Hiddleston will be returning as Loki. He will be playing the 2012 version of the character and all of his character development through Ragnarok will be erased. The series will begin after Loki takes the Tesseract and disappears through the portal to gods know who’s where.

2. Tom says, “Just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk smashed. So there’s a lot of pyshclogical evolution that is still yet to happen. Kevin has generously showed me what his plans are. It’s one of the most exciting creative opportunities I’ve come across. This is new territory, a new world, new challenges I can’t wait to get started.”

3. It will be released in Spring 2021.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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1. It will be directed by Scott Derrickson.

2. According to Scott, it will be “the first scary MCU film.” Also known as the first horror movie in the MCU.

3.  Benedict Cumberbatch described it as “a crazy line into horror. “He’ll be facing unexpected things… (He will) not knowing what’s coming at him.”

4. Nightmare will be the villain.

5. Scarlet Witch will have a major role to play in the film.

6. It will be released on May 7, 2021.

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What If?

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1. What If? is the first animated MCU show.

2. Jeffery Wright will play The Watcher, the host of the show.

3. Many MCU stars will return to voice the animated versions of their characters.

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4. The show will be available to stream on Disney+ in Summer 2021.

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Hawkeye

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1. Jeremy Renner will return as Hawkeye. Part of the show will focus on him training the next Hawkeye, Kate Bishop.

2. Hawkeye’s time as Ronin will also be explored in the series.

3. The series will most likely draw from the Matt Fraction run of the comic series.

4. The synopsis from the supposed source material reads as follows:

“It’s Marvel’s most critically acclaimed comic in recent memory! Clint Barton, breakout star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family…any way he can.”

5. The show will be available to stream on Disney+ in Fall 2021.

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Thor: Love and Thunder

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1. Taika Waititi will return to write and direct.

2. Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor.

3. Tessa Thompson will be returning as Valkyrie, the king of Asgard. And she will be looking for her queen. Tessa says,

“That’ll be her first order of business. And then, I don’t know. It’s already been mentioned that Asgard isn’t a place but a people, so she’s got to invest in her people. And hopefully she’ll get some love and thunder.”

4. Natalie Portman will be returning as Jane Foster, and will be portraying a female Thor. Just like in Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor run! Taika Waititi had this to say about the development:

“When we were shooting Ragnarok I was reading one storyline by Jason Aaron, the Mighty Thor. And for those of you who know that storyline, it’s incredible and introduced love and thunder and for the first time, female Thor.”

5. It will release in theaters on November 5, 2021.

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Blade

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Before Marvel’s panel wrapped up, Kevin Feige announced that Mahershala Ali had been cast as Blade. Details other than that are not yet known.

 

Other projects in development include Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Fantastic 4, and Mutants will be introduced at some point, though how they’ll be introduced isn’t known.

Last night the complete Phase 4 slate was revealed. In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige had this to say, “It is the complete Phase Four the way I announced the complete Phase Three five years ago—things can move, things can change as they did if you go back and look at what we talked about five years ago for Phase Three, but we’ve been working on this for quite a while and it’s pretty set. But there are always changes possible.”

There are some empty dates remaining for the MCU including:

February 18, 2022

May 6, 2022

July 29, 2022

It’s being speculated that more announcements will come next month during D23.

What are you looking forward to most? Personally, I’m looking forward to WandaVision, Thor: Love and Thunder, Loki, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I’m also really looking forward to proper disability representation in the MCU.

That’s all. Like it wasn’t enough?! As always, I look forward to hyping up these films with my friends over on our Facebook page My Marvelous Escape.

Over and out,

Captain Stark

 

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Surprise Endgame Trailer Release and James Gunn Returns

It was a big week for Marvel fans! Read on for more!

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Two new Captain Marvel posters were released.

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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Feige had this to say when asked if there would be a Stan Lee cameo in Spider-Man: Far From Home:

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It sounds like Spider-Man: Far From Home could be Stan’s final MCU cameo.

The Disney-Fox Merger  is set to close on March 20, 2019. This means that Marvel will have the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters. It’s exciting to think about how these characters will show up in the MCU. However, there is a downside to the merger as at least 7,500 people are expected to be laid off in the process.

Nobody saw it coming when Marvel decided to release the second trailer for Avengers: Endgame. A new poster was also released. You can check both out below:

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EXCITING NEWS!!! Deadline reported that James Gunn has been rehired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!!!! In response to the news, here is his statement:5087C3F2-E178-4FF7-B79E-CB9EF566E7A2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will begin production after Suicide Squad 2 is finished filming.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel never seriously considered any other directors, and Disney rehired him in secret months ago.

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Here’s the new covers for the Limited Edition for Birth. Movies. Death. Magazine’s Avengers: Endgame issue.

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Deadline reported that Marvel has hired Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Creston to direct Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first movie with an Asian protagonist.

The cover for Empire Magazine‘s May subscriber issue for Avengers: Endgame  has been revealed:

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Variety reported that Sony has the next 7-8 years planned for Spider-Man projects in both film and television. They are planning their own Marvel Universe called Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters including shows that will crossover with each other. Projects are said to be ‘out soon’ and something ‘really, really big’ is being planned.

Slashfilm reported that Marvel is developing an animated anthology series for Disney+ called What If? It’ll be based on the comic series of the same name. The series wouldn’t be considered MCU canon and explore alternative scenarios to how events in the MCU happened. One of the episodes will be based on What If ? Vol. 1 #47, and explore the scenario: “What would happen if Loki had found the Hammer of Thor?” Actors from the MCU could potentially reprise their roles in the series.

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Chris Evans‘s new movie Knives Out will be released November 27, 2019.

Variety reported that Tom Holland “is in talks to star” in the Russo Brothers next project, Cherry. The movie will be based on the book of the same name by Nico Walker.

Geeks Worldwide reported that Chris Evans will be starring in and executive  producing a miniseries for Apple’s new streaming service. Defending Jacob is based on the book of the same name by William Landay. Production is expected to start on April 1, 2019. You can check out the synopsis below:

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Giveaways

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Omaze has another Avengers: Endgame giveaway. This time you and a friend can win the chance to attend the premiere of Endgame with Chris Evans. To enter all you need to do is donate to Christopher’s Haven. You can find more details here:

https://www.omaze.com/experiences/chris-evans-avengers-endgame?ref=Chris

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

Over and Out,

Captain Stark