With Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” right around the corner, and titles like “Hawkeye” rolling out on Disney+, it’s easy to miss a headline in the hype filled shuffle.
In an effort to catch you up on all things Marvel, I’ve drafted a list of news briefs discussing all the top latest topics.
Kevin Feige officially confirmed that Charlie Cox will reprise Daredevil role in the MCU
On Dec 5, CinemaBlend exclusively learned that Charlie Cox will indeed reprise his fan-favorite role as Matt Murdock / Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
During an interview with Kevin Feige himself, the Marvel Studios President confirmed, “If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”
During an interview with Screen Rant, Feige touched on the possibilities of seeing more former Netflix heroes return to the MCU fray.
Feige cryptically teased that “whenever a character comes back into the Marvel sandbox, it becomes another [storytelling] tool. I always say that whenever a character comes back into the Marvel sandbox, it becomes another tool in the storytelling ability of the MCU. As I said before, the good news is, all will be revealed when people finally watch.”
Kevin Feige Promises New MCU Project Announcements Are Coming Soon
“Spider-Man No Way Home” is officially less than two weeks away from opening in theaters on December 17. While speaking to Screenrant, Feige explained that more MCU announcements are coming soon. The producer is currently busy doing the press rounds for the latest installment of Phase 4 “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” but while he’s now focused on that, it seems like he and his team are already working on other surprises for the fans, with more projects set to be confirmed.
“There’ll be news. There’ll be various events. Obviously with the pandemic, the way we’ve announced things has changed and altered, and in some ways that’s been good, because it’s kept the focus on what’s next. It’s kept the focus on the projects as they come out, and certainly the anticipation for No Way Home, I would say, is as big as anything we’ve ever felt before, which is good timing as the movie’s about to come out.” (Kevin Feige)
Shang-Chi Sequel officially in the works as director Destin Daniel Cretton signs new Marvel Studios deal
On December 6, Deadline confirmed that a sequel to “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is officially in development at Marvel Studios.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton will return to helm the project as part of an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Disney companies Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. The filmmaker is also said to be working on a new MCU-set Disney+ series, but we don’t know if it’ll have anything to do with Shang-Chi or focus on a new character entirely.
“Working on Shang-Chi with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team was one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective. I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community,” said Cretton.
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started,” said Feige.
“Destin is a powerhouse storyteller with impeccable taste in material. As we continue to expand our roster, Destin’s unique voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience,” added Tara Duncan, President of Freeform and Onyx Collective.
“Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings” is available to stream on Disney+.