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Marvel Studios continues into eternity with ‘Eternals’ and other titles

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On Aug 19, Marvel Studios officially debuted a new trailer and poster for “Eternals.”

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals welcomes an exciting new team of Super-Heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The epic story, spanning thousands of years, features a group of immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy, The Deviants. 

The outstanding ensemble includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman.

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Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” is slated for release Nov. 5, 2021. 


Dominique Thorne Will Make Her MCU Debut as Riri Williams/Ironheart in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Kevin Feige has officially announced via ComicBook.com that Williams (“If Beal Street Could Talk”) will appear in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

“We’re shooting ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in Black Panther 2 first,” Feige revealed while doing press for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” “She started shooting — I think — this week before her Ironheart series.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently filming in Atlanta at the moment. As of this now no plot details have been revealed about the film.  

Ryan Coogler has officially returned to direct, following the huge success of the first Black Panther movie from 2018. In the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s (T’Challa) passing last year. A Majority of the original cast, including Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross are expected to be returning. Joining the cast is newcomer Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You,” “Black Mirror”) in a mystery role, and Tenoch Huerta (“Narcos”) has been rumored to be cast as Namor the Submariner. 

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. “Ironheart” does not yet have a premiere date on Disney+. 


Kevin Feige breaks silence on upcoming Marvel Phase 4 projects 

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been promoting “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, and has been bombarded with a variety of questions in regards to the first official reveal of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. Feige has been tight-lipped about the upcoming film, but he did weigh in on the perceived “secrecy” surrounding the film and its first official teaser.

“Honestly, I’ve seen the fervor online. It has not necessarily occurred to me that it is any more or less secret than any of our other projects,” Feige told Cinemablend. “I think all of our projects… we want to preserve surprises. That’s all the secrecy is for.” 

As of now, no plot details have been revealed about the third Spider-Man from Tom Holland and director Jon Watts. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will feature Alfred Molina reprising his role as Doctor Octopus from “Spider-Man 2” and Jaime Foxx/Electro(“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” along with returning cast members Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and Marisa Tomei. Benedict Cumberbatch will also appear as Doctor Strange. 

In addition to any slice of information with regards to the latest Spidey film slated for theaters Dec 17, 2021, later this year. However, Feige did reveal and open up on where things currently stand with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool return. Feige responded: “We do. The script is in the works and Ryan is working very hard on it with our writers as we speak.”

Talking to Collider, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared an update on the production status on “Loki” season two. 

“It is underway. We’re developing it as we speak,” Feige explained. “The hope is that much of the same team will return. Kate is going on to bigger and better things, so the director search will begin shortly.”

Feige also confirmed to Collider the framework and plan for a possible fifth Avengers film while promoting the next film in Phase 4 of the MCU “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” which is slated for release in theaters Sept 3, 2021. 

“I think we want there to be a reasonable amount of time from the Endgame to start a new saga,” he explained, “which is already underway and already started.”

“And then you need time, as you did in Phase 1, to build that saga before you start bringing everyone together,” Feige concluded, making it clear that the plan right now is to focus on building up this post-Infinity Saga era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 


Oscar Isaac breaks silence on ‘Moon Knight’ and why he chose to join the MCU after his disappointing experience from ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ 

Oscar Isaac is no stranger to the superhero and comic book media genre. Isaac was in the titular villain role of En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016).

Talking to Games Radar, the actor said the experience on “Moon Knight” has been “wonderful” and added, “Every morning, the alarm goes off, and I can’t wait to get to work. We’re having such a great time.” 

Isaac also addressed what occurred behind the scenes on the set and production of “X-Men: Apocalypse”(2016) during his exclusive interview with the trade. 

“It’s not so much about the genre of things. It’s the people. And is there room to do something interesting in it? And sometimes there is, and you think there will be. And sometimes it turns out there isn’t,” Isaac explained. “So with this — I love the people involved. I thought there was an incredibly unusual story to tell within the world of, you know, the superhero language. But we’re making something that’s quite different, and that doesn’t follow the same… not necessarily even logic of what a lot of superhero films do.”

“I think because of that, I just found an opportunity to do something that I’ve not done at all yet, and to have a lot of creative collaboration with the rest of the people making it.”


‘Armor Wars’: Don Cheadle-Led Marvel Studios Series Finds Its Head Writer In Yassir Lester(‘Black Monday’) 

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has officially revealed that Yassir Lester(“Black Monday”,“Girls”, “The Carmichael Show”) will be the head writer for the “Armor Wars” Disney+ series which will feature Academy Award-nominee Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Endgame,” “No Sudden Move,” “Black Monday) reprise his role as James Rhodes/War Machine. 

The signing reunites Lester with Cheadle after the two worked together on Black Monday, a Showtime comedy headlined by Cheadle on which Lester was one of the main writers, co-exec producer, and co-star.

As of now, no plot details have been revealed about the upcoming original Disney+ series. However, Cheadle revealed a little insight about the upcoming series during an interview with EW while promoting his new movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

“What’s amazing is that what’s to come is a whole other level. This will be an opportunity for the first time to really see who he is and what makes him tick”.

“Armor Wars” will see Cheadle reprise his role as James Rhodes, also known as the heavily armored hero  War Machine, who must face Stark’s worst fears, that the legacy of his high-tech armor is falling into the wrong hands, and the ramifications of what that will ensue.

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THR also revealed no director has been tapped at this point. Marvel had no comment on the hiring. 

Brendan Rooney

Brendan Rooney has always been full of creativity and enthusiasm towards the world of widespread media. He is also a passionate comic book fan along with a die-hard sports pedigree. Brendan has written various articles covering all topics and dreams of forging a long-lasting legacy by bringing respect to the Rooney name as either a teacher, journalist, or whatever else the future holds. Brendan plans to graduate from Westfield State University in the spring of 2022 with a degree in English and a minor in Journalism.

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