If the countless rumors over the years of Zac Efron joining the MCU become reality, any of these six Marvel characters would do the trick Source: https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2493468/marvel-characters-zac-efron-would-be-perfect-to-play
Yesterday’s Ant-Man brought a glimmer of excitement to this terrifying cycle real-world problems and this one should do the same, if not get everyone more excited. According to GWW, Ant-Man 3‘s previous scripted drafts written by Paul Rudd himself featured the infamous villain M.O.D.O.K. as the film’s big bad. And not only that, as the site is also saying the Young Avengers is Marvel Studios’ desired guest appearance for this film.
M.O.D.O.K. is a character that we’ve been hearing now and then when these MCU creatives get asked about it during press junkets. In 2018, both the writers of Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man director Peyton Reed have expressed interest in possibly bringing this character to life. Granted, their quotes were spoken in jest but with a crazy fun film like Ant-Man, it makes complete sense to introduce a crazier, more over-the-top villain with M.O.D.O.K.. GWW is also reporting that the mysterious Benefactor role we’ve been hearing this past couple of months is, in fact, M.O.D.O.K..
Marvel also reportedly toyed with the idea of introducing the Fantastic Four in this film but instead settled on the Young Avengers, which in my opinion is the right direction. Debuting the First Family in another film not as leads but mere supporting characters feels like a disservice to both franchises. Young Avengers is the logical way to go with Cassie now a teenager and the rest of the team making their debuts elsewhere on the slate.
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Following yesterday’s new Phase 4 schedule announcement, we now know that writing for the highly-anticipated sequel to Ant-Man & and the Wasp has commenced as THR reveals that Marvel hired Rick and Morty scribe Jeff Loveless to take the reigns. Loveless was reportedly hired in the early days of the quarantine before the rest of the world went to shit and is currently in the process of penning the script.
Loveless is no newbie when it comes to tackling superheroes having written titles like Groot and Nova for Marvel. This isn’t also the first time a Rick and Morty scribe has signed on to work with Marvel as the showrunners for Loki and She-Hulk are writers from the show as well. Let’s hope they get crazy with the third Ant-Man film the way they do for Rick Sanchez’s adventures.
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It’s been an understandably dry spell for Marvel news recently, which is something that doesn’t look like it’ll change any time soon. However, we do (finally) have some minor updates on the Eternals – and while they’re not much, they’re better than nothing!
First up, Salma Hayek recently elaborated on her role in the film in a new interview. “At 53 – finally! – I can be a superhero,” Hayek told Total Film, reconfirming her role as Ajak, the leader of the Eternals. This particular snippet isn’t new – we’ve known that Hayek’s Ajak would lead the team for a while now – but Hayek did expand a little on this: “the rest of us [Eternals] are like misfits, and we’re all superheroes, and I get to be the leader. That sounds really appropriate! Yes, why not? Let’s go! It just made me feel like, ‘Maybe they’re doing something different.’ And they are.”
She also gushed a little about the film’s director, Chloé Zhao, whose involvement was what drew Hayek to the project in the first place: “[she] is amazing. Did you see her first movie? The Rider? I was blown away,” she said, adding that “the one thing that excited me the most was the director”.
In other Eternals news, a list of Funko Pop! Vinyls being made for the film has leaked online – and reveals two new characters who will be making an appearance: Arishem, a Celestial, and Kro, the leader of the Deviants. You can check out the full list below:
Funko Pops involving Arishem and Kro. pic.twitter.com/zxVAWUcAf1
— Secrets of Eternals (@Eternalsnews) April 2, 2020
With any luck it shouldn’t be too long before we hear more about the Eternals – but with the ongoing Hollywood shutdown, who knows when that might be! Regardless, Eternals is currently set for release on November 6, 2020, assuming it too isn’t pushed back.
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Finally, an official answer. After weeks of fans debating whether Black Widow should be simply put on a streaming service or stay true to its theatrical run, Disney has selected the latter, giving Natasha Romanoff’s debut film a November release later this year. This move also confirms the pushing back of the rest of Phase 4.
At least for the time being, it seems like Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the property to kick off the fourth phase of the MCU. The production for that show has not yet been completed as the quarantines and lockdowns were implemented just as they were knee-deep in filming. In addition to all these shifts, Captain Marvel 2 now has a July 2022 release date.
Source: The Wrap
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Marvel Unlimited is releasing iconic stories for free during the month of April. If you enjoy these stories, please consider contacting your online or local comic retailer and purchasing them. The press release follows: Media Release — Free comics stories will be made available for one month on the service starting April 2 for fans to experience different corners of the Marvel Universe while social distancing. Each free story comes from comic book collections and runs available for purchase in print at your local comic book shop and wherever books are sold. New York, NY— April 2, 2020 — Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is now offering all fans FREE access to some of Marvel’s most iconic stories from recent years, including now-classic Marvel Comics events and critically acclaimed runs featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and more. Fans who are social distancing will…
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Catch up on the most popular comics series with the Marvel Digital Comics Shop Buy One Get One Sale. The press release follows: Media Release — The best of the Marvel Universe lies at your fingertips! Now through April 7th 11PM ET, Marvel Digital Comics Shop is holding a storewide Buy One Get One Free Sale! With the purchase of a comic or collection, you’ll get another digital title — for FREE! Use code MARVEL2020 at checkout for this unbeatable offer! See below for details.* Check out the current critically acclaimed runs of your favorite Marvel heroes! Witness Matt Murdock’s struggles as guardian of Hell’s Kitchen in DAREDEVIL by Chip Zdarsky, see what’s new with Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN by Nick Spencer, and dive in to an all-new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in AVENGERS by Jason Aaron. Looking to escape to a galaxy far, far away? Learn startling revelations…
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Marvel Comics has announced they will not release any April 1 titles digitally. The press release follows: Media Release — To all our partners in the retailer community, Thank you for all your notes, discussions, and the absolute resolve we have heard and seen from you over the past weeks. This situation has been challenging for everyone, and the safety and well-being of you, your families, and your communities continue to be at the front of our minds. As you know, unfortunately there will not be any new print titles available at your shops this week. Marvel will also not be releasing any new comic book titles digitally on April 1. This is a fluid situation with details changing every day, so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate our way through this. As soon as more information is available, we will outline our longer-term plans and…
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While the whole world is in shambles due to the virus pandemic, no word has been given if the scheduled production for Sony’s untitled Spider-Man 3 film will push through on July. However, it doesn’t mean that developments about the film has been placed on hold. A new report from Discussing Film reveals that returning MCU cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey, is set to join Tom Holland and Jon Watts in next year’s untitled Spider-Man 3 film.
McGarvey is not a stranger to the MCU movies as he last worked with Joss Whedon in The Avengers as well as helping out Kenneth Branagh in the post credit scene of Thor. On top of the MCU films, other notable works of McGarvey include the likes of Godzilla, Bad Times At The El Royale, Fifty Shades Of Grey, and The Greatest Showman. An impressive resume along with his MCU knowledge proves that McGarvey is a good addition to the behind the scenes crew of the Tom Holland-led sequel to Spider-Man:Far From Home.
Aside from the returning Holland and Watts, McGarvey joins screenwriters Erik Sommars and Chris McKenna. If production will not be pushed back, the film is slated to premiere in the summer of 2021.
Source: Discussing Film
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