January 20th, 2022 Weekly Marvel Studio News Roundup (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS409

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Agent Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Marvel Studios news of the week. The Team debriefs you on the filming status of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 and the Holiday Special, indications that an Eternal will return, the status of Black Panther 2 filming, expectations for D23 in 2022, the first Moon Knight trailer and premiere date, streaming premiere numbers for Marvel’s Eternals, and why Marvel Studios is cooking Jambalaya. The team also pontificates on what Superhero Awards would look like and run down some of the audience feedback for the week.  Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.

 

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

 

  • Weekly Marvel Studio News
    • Disney unveiled the first Moon Knight trailer
    • The status of Black Panther 2 filming
    • And what does Marvel’s Jambalaya mean to Halifax Audience Feedback
  • Audience Feedback
    • Your favorite Eternals
    • Does Disney+ have better Star Wars or Marvel series?

 

WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [1:58]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL STUDIOS SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

 

 

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)

 

  • Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.
    • The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022)
    • Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/
      • Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan–a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to

 

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)

 

  • Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Part One (Oct 7, 2022)

 

 

  • She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+
    • It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021. 

 

  • Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 

 

  • Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21

 

  • Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • Echo is in development for release on Disney+
    • Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given 

 

  • Agatha: House of Harkness
    • Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021

 

  • An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • X-Men ‘97 (2023)
    • Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo.
    • Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021)

 

  • The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023)

 

  • Marvel Zombies
    • Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No date given

 

  • Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.

 

  • What If…? Season 2
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No premiere date indicated

 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023)

 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)
  • Fantastic Four  (???)

 

  • I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Previous mentioned as a holiday special
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up

 

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • Different from I Am Groot

 

  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year
    • Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021
    • No premiere date given

 

  • Untitled (February 16th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (May 3rd, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (July 26th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (November 8th, 2024)

 

  • List of MCU films in production without premiere dates
    • Fantastic Four
    • Deadpool 3
    • Blade
    • Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development)
    • Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week
    • Captain America Sequel
    • Possible X-Men

 

  • Projects that have NOT been announced yet
    • Young Avengers

 

TOP MARVEL STUDIOS NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

 

[2:15] Gunn provides updates on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and the status of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.’

https://collider.com/james-gunn-peacemaker-season-finale-secrecy-eagly-interview-guardians-of-galaxy-3/

Of course, I’m going to ask you, how is the shoot going for Guardians 3, and what can you tease fans?

 

GUNN: It’s going great. Chukwudi, who plays Murn in Peacemaker, is one of the main characters in the movie and people are freaking out over how good this guy is. Literally freaking out. I think that I’m really happy. I gave a bunch of scenes to Marvel right before Christmas break. Kevin went… They were all really, really, really stoked. But also, it’s not going to be the movie people… It’s different than what people are going to expect. It’s a hard road, but I’m really happy with it so far.

 

Have you started filming the holiday special yet or is that still upcoming in the shoot?

 

GUNN: It’s still upcoming in the shoot. We were supposed to shoot one day in LA, and there’s too much Omicron around, so we couldn’t do it. We’re going to have to fit it in. I haven’t started yet. I’m excited to. It’s fun. The holiday special is… I’m almost jealous of it, even though I wrote it because people freak out so much on how much they love the script for the holiday special that I’m almost like, “Well, wait. I’ve got this movie here I’ve been working on for two years. You love the holiday special that I literally wrote in a very short amount of time.” But, it is really funny and really good.

 

 

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

[5:54] Evidence Surfaces that Ikaris May Return Sooner Rather than Later

https://www.thecosmiccircus.com/evidence-surfaces-that-ikaris-may-return-sooner-rather-than-later/

https://www.cbr.com/mcu-eternals-ikaris-may-return-evidence/

Yesterday, Emmy Kennard, known as emmytriggerzzz on social media, took to TikTok to post this video regarding her brother, Joe Kennard.

 

[TikTok video no longer available]

 

Thankfully, her caption states that no NDAs were broken in making this TikTok. In the video, she comedically implies that her brother, Joe Kennard, a stunt double for Richard Madden (Ikaris) in Eternals, is currently slated to work as a “character coming back into the MCU.” A look at his IMDb shows that Kennard has only worked as Madden/Ikaris’ stunt double and no other MCU character so far. It also shows that he recently stunt doubled for Madden on the miniseries Citadel (where they may have chatted about future gigs). So, all signs are very much pointing to Ikaris here.

 

Thanks to this TikTok video, the probability of Ikaris returning has increased greatly and also become a matter of sooner rather than later. It’s possible that he’s stunt doubling for a different MCU character, of course, but this seems unlikely for reasons that I’ve stated above.

 

The ending of Eternals saw Ikaris fly off into the sun (literally), potentially bringing about an end to his existence, but we never actually see what happens to him. This kind of open ending and the Celestials’ desire for answers about what the Eternals did to their brethren, could leave a way for that Ikaris to return. Then, of course, there is also that whole multiverse situation going on in the MCU right now which has created a possibility for practically anyone returning at any time. 

 

[9:41] Letitia Wright returns to Black Panther II set months after accident

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59993234

Actress Letitia Wright has resumed filming on the Black Panther sequel, almost five months after being injured when a stunt went wrong.

 

The British star, who plays Shuri, was said at the time of the accident in August to have suffered minor injuries.

 

But Marvel’s bosses later said she turned out to have sustained “a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects”.

 

Filming on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was suspended in November.

 

A spokesperson for the star said she has now recovered and production has resumed.

 

Wright’s Princess of Wakanda character is expected to play a bigger part in the blockbuster’s sequel. The late Chadwick Boseman led the the 2018 film and his role has not been re-cast following his death in 2020.

 

Wright, who also appeared in Avengers films Infinity War and Endgame as well as Sir Steve McQueen’s TV anthology Small Axe, was hurt in what was described as an overnight stunt rig accident in Boston.

 

However in November, Marvel bosses revealed: “What we had initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious with Letitia suffering a critical shoulder fracture, and a concussion with severe side effects.

 

“It has been a painful process and Letitia has been home recovering with her doctors and the support of family.

 

“We’ve adjusted our production schedule so she has the time she needs to heal, but there’s only so much we can do without Shuri!

 

“We also want to thank Letitia for everything she’s doing to get back to the set – we know how much she loves this role, how tough it’s been for her to be away, and how hard she’s working to recover as quickly as she safely can.”

 

Production was halted in November but has now resumed, according to Wright’s representative and Marvel’s parent company Disney.

 

Wright’s spokesperson told BBC News: “Filming resumed this month as planned and we’re on schedule.”

 

[9:55] Film/TV Sets Under Strain: Is the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo Good Enough?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/film-tv-sets-under-strain-is-the-covid-19-safety-status-quo-good-enough-1235076984/

Black Panther 2 Pauses Production After Lupita Nyong’o Tests Positive for COVID

https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-2-production-paused-lupita-nyongo-covid/

Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been paused after Nakia actor Lupita Nyong’o and several other cast and crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

 

This delay comes on the heels of another, with Nyong’o’s co-star Letitia Wright having just recently returned to set following her recovery from a fractured shoulder and a concussion that she sustained in an incident on the film’s set in November 2021. The positive COVID tests meant that production on Wakanda Forever was again halted, a week after resuming, reported THR. No details regarding the health of Nyong’o or the other cast and crew members were released.

 

Disney+

 

[14:07] Disney Announces Plans for Expanded Livestream D23 Coverage

https://www.cbr.com/disney-d23-expo-expand-livestream-coverage/

Disney announces that the livestream for its upcoming D23 Expo will feature even more announcements, panels and content for fans to enjoy.

 

Disney announced that 2022’s D23 Expo livestream will feature more panels and presentations than in previous years.

 

In a recent announcement, Disney noted that due to a large number of fans who will be unable to attend the in-person D23 event in Anaheim, CA due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2022 livestream will feature “more panels and presentations than ever before.” The full schedule will be announced in the days leading up to the event, which will take place between Sept. 9 and 11.

 

Along with this announcement, D23 added two more stages, The Premiere Stage and the Backlot Stage, which will join Hall D23. As for tickets, the prices range from $89 single-day tickets and $229 three-day tickets for Gold Members, while general admission tickets will cost $99 and $270 for single and three-day tickets, respectively. For Hall D23 Gold Members, three-day preferred seating tickets are available in a limited quantity for $899. This year, guests must be D23 members to purchase tickets for the event, which will go on sale Jan. 20.

 

Along with a slew of other exhibits and presentations, D23 will feature a new exhibit called “Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane,” which will see Walt Disney’s plane restored and displayed in the Anaheim Convention Center. There will also be a special presentation from The Walt Disney Archives, as well as the return of the Mousequerade costume contest. These join previously announced experiences such as a 50th-anniversary celebration of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a window dedication event for Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and milestone anniversary ceremonies for Lilo & Stitch, Hercules, Aladdin and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

 

2022’s D23 Expo will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Announced in September 2020, the bi-annual Expo will host panels, presentations and interactive elements for fans to celebrate all the magic and adventure Disney has to offer. This covers film, television, theme parks and more. It was also previously revealed that, along with the already announced lineup, D23 will also unveil new content from Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel projects.

 

This year, D23 will be held both in-person and on livestream. The last full in-person event took place Aug. 23-25, 2019 and presented extended looks at content from Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, including Raya and the Last Dragon and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While the next event was originally intended to be held in 2021, it was delayed due to restrictions caused by the pandemic.

 

Tickets for D23 Expo 2022 go on sale Jan. 20.

 

[18:10] Marvel Studios Debuts the First Trailer For Moon Knight

https://www.superherohype.com/tv/510119-marvel-studios-debuts-the-first-trailer-for-moon-knight

 

Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Official Trailer | Disney+

 

The next Marvel Studios show is just over two months away. Marvel and Disney+ have announced that Moon Knight will premiere on Wednesday, March 30. That news was accompanied by the series’ first trailer, which finds Steven Grant (Oscar Isaac) in a world of trouble. For one thing, Steven isn’t his real name. He’s actually Marc Spector, and he has dissociative identity disorder. Steven is just one of his personalities, and he seems to be completely unaware of Marc or his alter ego, Moon Knight.

 

Marc/Steven is also the “fist of Khonshu,” the Egyptian god of the Moon. There are even a few glimpses of Khonshu himself in the trailer, unless Marc really is losing his mind. However, we can’t assume it isn’t real, because we see him in action as Moon Knight. And it looks like his costume mystically appears on his body.

 

Here’s the official description for the show:  

 

“The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”  Additionally, Marvel released a new poster for the series as well.

 

[23:31] Marvel’s Eternals Tops Shang-Chi’s Disney+ Debut Numbers

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-eternals-beats-shang-chi-disney-plus/

In its first five days on streaming on Disney+, Marvel Studios’ Eternals bested Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in terms of watchers.

 

On Twitter, analytics company Samba TV pegged Eternals has having drawn in two million households in the United States over its first five days on streaming. Box office reporter Luiz Fernando then put those numbers in context in a subsequent thread, saying this constituted the biggest debut for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film on Disney+. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was the previous record holder at 1.7 million.

 

Fernando then provided a number of movies for comparison from other streamers, such as Netflix and HBO Max. While two million certainly proves a respectable number, Eternals was outdone by such films as Mortal Kombat and The Suicide Squad. That being said, those movies released simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, while the two MCU movies started with theatrical runs. As such, the comparisons are not necessarily apples-to-apples.

 

Released in Aug. 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings saw the titular hero making his MCU debut. In the film, Shang-Chi sets out to stop his father, Wenwu, from accidentally releasing an ancient evil known as the Dweller-in-Darkness in hopes of bringing back his deceased wife. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings earned $432.2 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of between $150 and $200 million. Reviews for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were also quite positive, and the film earned a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

Three months later, in Nov. 2021, Eternals arrived. The film follows the Eternals — who are aliens created by the Celestials to destroy the Deviants — on Earth as they reunite to prevent an event known as the Emergence. The movie earned around $402 million against a budget of $200 million. However, Eternals didn’t fare nearly as well with critics. Reviews for the film were mixed, and Eternals now sits at 48 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the first MCU movie to earn the “Rotten” distinction on that review aggregator.

 

The box office takes for both of those films were affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which still has many reticent to return to theaters. Additionally, neither movie released in China, which is one of the biggest market for movies in the world.

 

Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are available to stream now on Disney+. Eternals will receive a home media release on Feb. 15.

 

[29:34] ‘It’s incredibly exciting!’ – town’s reaction to reports that new Marvel series is about to start filming in Halifax

https://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/people/its-incredibly-exciting-towns-reaction-to-reports-that-new-marvel-series-is-about-to-start-filming-in-halifax-3527728

Halifax is buzzing with talk of the new Marvel series coming to film at Halifax’s Piece Hall.

 

As first reported by the Courier on Wednesday, it is understood the latest six-part series from Marvel – Secret Invasion – is what will be filmed at the historic venue later this month.

 

Halifax’s MP, Holly Lynch said: “I confess to being a massive Marvel geek and so the prospect of filming taking place here in Halifax is incredibly exciting!

 

“It’s another chance to showcase Halifax to the world and once again demonstrate we can host massive productions like this.

 

“Whilst I am against second jobs for MPs, if they are in need of extras, I very much hope they let me know!”

 

Andrew Murphy, one of the owners of pub Meandering Bear – which is only a short walk from The Piece Hall – said: “It’s great for Halifax.

 

“I understand that many Marvel fans like to visit places where they’ve been filming so hopefully it will bring more tourism to the area.

 

“Hopefully the crew will spend some money in the town centre while they’re here. It’s all good news for the town.”

 

Linda Buckley, Manager of The Gate Cafe Bar and Deli in Westgate Arcade, said: “Anything that brings people to Halifax is a good thing.

 

“There’s quite a lot of things being made in Halifax at the moment. It’s becoming quite the spot for filming.”

 

As reported by the Courier, The Piece Hall will shut between Monday, January 24 and Monday, January 31 for filming of what is understood to be Jambalaya.

 

According to a number of online sources, that is the working title for Marvel’s much-anticipated series Secret Invasion, starring Hollywood legend Samuel Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn.

 

Filming for the six-episode series, which also features performances from Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, began in London last year and is due to be released on Disney+.

 

There has already been activity in The Piece Hall courtyard thought to be related to the upcoming filming, including the arrival of lorries, small tents and set-building equipment.

 

From January 21, there will be road closures in place around The Piece Hall and the filming team will be preparing the area for filming, including setting up large lighting frames and rigs.

 

Businesses inside the Piece Hall will be shut while filming is taking place from January 24, and there will be no access to The Piece Hall.

 

There will be 260 members of cast and extras plus 200 members of crew involved in the project.

 

The Piece Hall and its businesses will be open as usual from Tuesday, February 1.

 

Nicky Chance-Thompson, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We can confirm that The Piece Hall will be closed while filming takes place between January 24 and.

 

“It’s a great coup for this iconic venue but we are unable to share any more details about the precise nature of the production at the moment.”

 

SP WACKY QUESTION OF THE EPISODE [33:06]

 

FEEDBACK [39:17]

 

TWITTER

[39:17] Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD

Who is your favorite @TheEternals?

https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1483481165612912646

Derrick – Hack the Planet – Crow @KazekunForever

Druig probably won me out as favorite Eternal in the film. Makkari is a VERY close second.

Andiminga @andiminga

Karun, 2nd her

Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes

Phastos 1st, Makkari 2nd, Ajak 3rd.

Consultant Black Adam ? @Starsaber_222

Phastos, then Gilgamesh, then I don’t really care.  Makkari was fun but got basically zero development.

Consultant Black Adam ? @Starsaber_222

The Hiroshima scene alone instantly put Phastos at the top for me.

Dr. Gnome to you @MrParacletes

Anytime you play Civilization, gotta get those advances fast. Also, gotta BE fast. Also, benevolence is always a good trait. That’s my basis. Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes

 

[38:55] Legends S.H.I.E.L.D. @LegendsofSHIELD

Do you think @disneyplus has had better Star Wars series or Marvel series so far?

https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1483971738497130498

 

OUTRO [41:48]

 

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Agent Lauren’s Multiverse Fundraiser Panels January 22nd, 2022

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Agent Lauren will be on two virtual panels on Saturday January 22nd, 2022. At 11 AM ET She will be participating in the Voice Actors Unite! panel and at 5 PM ET she will be leading the Wrestling & Comics panel. Check out how to view the panels and all the background information on the charity supported by Valerie Perrine here: https://themultiversefunraiser.com/


One Shot Review On 2021 Film Eternals (A Marvel Fan Podcast) LoS408

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Agent Chris, and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the 2021 Marvel Studios film Eternals. The Team debriefs you on the Eternals cast highlights and creative team run down, the Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. EXPLUSIVE synopsis, the length of the film and what could have been edited out, which Agents would try Gilgamesh’s mead, what exactly Kit Harrington was doing in the film, too many main characters, nonlinear storytelling done mostly well, epic well-choreographed fights, the possibilities of characters returning, why Gilgamesh had to die in Chloé Zhao own hard to understand words, why Ikaris betrayal was the focal point for the film, the Eternal’s impossible choice, the fun Bollywood scene, Sprite’s historically inaccurate fireworks, SP’s technical issues with Tiamut, if countries were justified to ban the movie, Michelle’s Eternals sitcom pitch, the possibilities of the film being a future MCU benchmark, story gems that were badly discarded, what the length of a well told film is, the wonderful special effects and cinematography, the tech link to Shang-Chi, and SP’s wacky question of the week. The Agents also discuss the top Marvel Studios news stories of the week including the Eternals box office, what Bill Murray reveals about his Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania character and who Marvel Studios is tapping to help the Echo Writers team. There’s also some audience feedback to run down this week! Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio you won’t hear anywhere else.

 

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

 

  • Eternals (2021)
  • Weekly Marvel Studio News
  • Audience Feedback

 

ETERNALS [3:36]

 

Eternals

 

Produced By: Kevin Feige

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270559/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr4#producer

79 Production Credits

Starting with X-Men in 2000

79 are Marvel Comics Based properties. 

Kevin no longer has an upcoming Star Wars Untitled Project

He is currently still THE man in charge of the Marvel Studios

Future Projects include:

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
  • I Am Groot TV Series (2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
  • She-Hulk TV Series (2022)
  • Ms. Marvel TV Series (2022)
  • Moon Knight TV Series (2022)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
  • The Marvels (2023)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (2023)
  • Armor Wars TV Series (???)
  • Ironheart TV Series (???)
  • Fantastic Four (???)
  • Echo TV Series (???)
  • Blade (???)
  • Untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Show (???)

 

Produced By: Nate Moore

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5478123/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr7

6 Production Credits

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (co-producer)
  • Black Panther (executive producer)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
  • Eternals (producer – produced by, p.g.a.)

 

Other Credited Shang Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings Producers:

 

Victoria Alonso               …         executive producer

Mitchell Bell                   …         co-producer (as Mitch Bell)

Louis D’Esposito             …         executive producer

Kevin de la Noy              …         executive producer

Juan Cano Nono             …         producer: Sur Film, Canary Islands (as Juan Antonio Cano)

Helen Pollak                   …         line producer: additional photography

Andreas Wentz               …         producer: Sur Film, Canary Islands

 

Music By: Ramin Djawadi

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1014697/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr8

73 Composing Credits

  • Thunderbirds (2004)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Medal of Honor (2009)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • Flashforward (TV Series)
  • Safe House (2012)
  • Red Dawn (2012)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)
  • Warcraft (2016)
  • Person of Interest (TV Series)
  • Prison Break (TV Series)
  • Game of Thrones (TV Series)
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (TV Series)
  • Westworld (TV Series)
  • Uncharted (post-production)

 

Directed By: Chloé Zhao

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2125482/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1

8 directing credits

(Also Screenplay)

 

Screenplay by: Patrick Burleigh

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1522597/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3

 

Screenplay by: Ryan Firpo

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2535716/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr4

 

Screenplay by: Kaz Firpo

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3303922/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr5

 

Major Cast:

Gemma Chan                             …         Sersi

Richard Madden                         …         Ikaris

Angelina Jolie                             …         Thena

Salma Hayek                             …         Ajak

Kit Harington                              …         Dane Whitman

Kumail Nanjiani                          …         Kingo

Lia McHugh                                …         Sprite

Brian Tyree Henry                      …         Phastos

Lauren Ridloff                            …         Makkari

Barry Keoghan                           …         Druig

Ma Dong-seok                            …         Gilgamesh (as Don Lee)

Harish Patel                               …         Karun

Bill Skarsgård                            …         Kro

Haaz Sleiman                             …         Ben

Esai Daniel Cross                       …         Jack

Harry Styles                              …         Eros

Alan Scott                                  …         Patrick

Hannah Dodd                             …         Sandra

Adrià Escudero                           …         Diego (as Adriá Escudero)

Sebastián Capitán Viveros           …         Jano

Nikkita Chadha                           …         Bollywood Star

Grahame Fox                             …         Kro On-Set Reader

Zain Al Rafeea                           …         Mesopotamian Young Man

Alberto Falcon Rodriguez             …         Mesopotamian Father

Lucia Efstathiou                          …         Natural History Museum Student

Orson Rosenberg                       …         Aztec Child

Ariadna Vadillo Soto                   …         Ancient Babylon Farmer

Derek Horsham                          …         Ancient Babylon Smuggler #1

Jeff Mirza                                   …         Gupta Hindu Priest

Ascension Martinez Rubio            …         Mesopotamian Grandmother

Ozer Ercan                                …         Ancient Babylon Smuggler #2

Patton Oswalt                             …         Pip the Troll

David Kaye                                …         Arishem (voice)

 

Trailers:

  • None seen on Disney+ Premium Video On Demand

 

NEWS [55:03]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL STUDIOS SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

  • Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021.
  • Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021. 
    • There will be 6 episodes
    • The first release date will have two episodes
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere on December 17th, 2021.
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)
  • Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 
    • The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022)
    • Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/
      • Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan–a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to
  • She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+
    • It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day  12 Nov 2021
  • Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced. 
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
  • Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced. 
    • Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21

 

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)
  • Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • Echo is in development for release on Disney+
    • Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given. 

 

  • Agatha: House of Harkness
    • Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021
  • An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • X-Men ‘97 (2023)
    • Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo.
    • Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021)

 

  • The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023)
  •  Marvel Zombies
    • Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No date given
  • Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.

 

  • What If…? Season 2
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No premiere date indicated

 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023)

 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)

 

  • Fantastic Four  (???)
  • I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Previous mentioned as a holiday special
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up

 

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • Different from I Am Groot

 

  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year
    • Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021
    • No premiere date given
  • Untitled (February 16th, 2024)
  • Untitled (May 3rd, 2024)
  • Untitled (July 26th, 2024)
  • Untitled (November 8th, 2024)
  • List of MCU films in production without premiere dates
    • Fantastic Four
    • Deadpool 3
    • Blade
    • Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development)
      • Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week
    • Captain America Sequel
    • Possible X-Men
  • Projects that have NOT been announced yet
    • Young Avengers

 

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

Box Office: Box Office: Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Tops $300 Million Worldwide

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2021/11/18/box-office-eternals-tops-300-million-disney-marvel-china/?sh=9855d855ca31

Eternals reigns with $161.7 million global opening weekend despite international hurdles

https://ew.com/movies/eternals-box-office-opening-weekend/

  • Opening Weekend
    • Domestic: $71.3M (23/27)
    • International: $90.7M
    • Worldwide: $161.7M
    • More than The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor
  • To Date:
    • Domestic: $164.8M (More than The Incredible Hulk) 26/27
    • International: $237.0M (More than The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings) 23/27
    • Worldwide: $401.8M ((More than The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, Black Widow) 24/27
  • Past Superhero Films Opening Weekend
    • Marvel
      • Iron Man (2008)
  • Domestic: $100.8 Million
  • International: 
  • WorldWide: $201 Million
  • Budget: $140M
  • All-Time
      • Domestic: $319.0M
      • International: $266.8M
      • Worldwide: $585.8M
    • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
      • Domestic: $54.4 Million
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $150M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $134.8M
        • International: $130.0M
        • Worldwide: $264.8M
    • Iron Man 2 (2010)
      • Domestic: $133.6 M
      • International: $194 M
      • WorldWide: $327 M
      • Budget: $200M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $312.4M
        • International: $311.5M
        • Worldwide: $623.9M
    • Thor (2011)
      • Domestic: $65.7 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $150M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $181.0M
        • International: $268.3M
        • Worldwide: $449.3M
    • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
      • Domestic: $65.7 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $140M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $176.7M
        • International: $193.9M
        • Worldwide: $370.6M
    • The Avengers (2012)
      • Domestic: $207.4 M (Biggest Domestic Opening Of All Time to date)
      • International: $447.4 (For a full week)
      • WorldWide: $617.7
      • Budget: $220M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $623.4M
        • International: $895.5M
        • Worldwide: $1,518.8M ($1.5B)
    • Iron Man 3 (2013)
      • Domestic: $175,3 M
      • International: $504.8 M (to date)
      • WorldWide: $680.1 M
      • Budget: $200M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $409.0M
        • International: $805.8M
        • Worldwide: $1,214.8M ($1.2B)
    • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
      • Domestic: $86.1M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $170M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $206.4M
        • International: $438.4M
        • Worldwide: $644.8M
    • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
      • Domestic: $95M
      • International: $207.1 M to date
      • WorldWide:$370.5M to date
      • Budget: $170M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $259.8M
        • International: $454.7M
        • Worldwide: $714.4M
    • Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
      • Domestic: $94.3M
      • International: $67.4 M
      • WorldWide:$161.7 M
      • Budget: $170M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $333.7M
        • International: $439.6M
        • Worldwide: $773.4M
    • Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015)
      • Domestic: $191.3M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:$631.1M to date
      • Budget: $250M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $459.0M
        • International: $943.8M
        • Worldwide: $1,402.8M ($1.4B)
    • Ant-Man (2015)
      • Domestic: $58 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $130M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $180.2M
        • International: $339.1M
        • Worldwide: $519.3M
    • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
      • Domestic: $179.14 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $250M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $408.1M
        • International: $745.3M
        • Worldwide: $1,153.3M ($1.15B)
    • Doctor Strange (2016)
      • Domestic: $85 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $165M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $232.6M
        • International: $445.2M
        • Worldwide: $677.8M
    • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)
      • Domestic: $145
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:$427.6M 
      • Budget: $200M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $389.8M
        • International: $473.9M
        • Worldwide: $863.8M
    • Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)
      • Domestic: $117M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $175M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $334.2M
        • International: $546.0M
        • Worldwide: $880.2M
    • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
      • Domestic: $122.7M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $180M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $315.1M
        • International: $538.9M
        • Worldwide: $854.0M
    • Black Panther (2018)
      • Domestic: $202.0M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:$426.6 M to date
      • Budget: $200M (estimated)
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $700.4M
        • International: $647.2M
        • Worldwide: $1,347.6M ($1.3B)
    • Avengers Infinity War (2018)
      • Domestic:$258M Domestic (Highest ever to date)
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:$640M Worldwide (highest ever to date)
      • Budget: $316M (Estimated)
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $678.8M
        • International: $1,369.5M ($1.37B)
        • Worldwide: $2,048.4M ($2.0B)
    • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)
      • Domestic: $76 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
      • Budget: $162M (estimated)
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $216.6M
        • International: $406.0M
        • Worldwide: $622.7M
    • Captain Marvel (2019)
      • Domestic: $154 M
      • International: $320M
      • WorldWide: $456M
      • Budget: $160M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $426.8M
        • International: $701.6M
        • Worldwide: $1,128.5M ($1.3B)
    • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
      • Domestic: $357.1M Biggest Ever To Date
      • International: 
      • WorldWide: $1.2 Billion Biggest Ever To Date
      • Budget: $356M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $858.3M
        • International: $1,939.1M ($1.9B)
        • Worldwide: $2,797.5M ($2.8B)
    • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
      • Domestic: $95.6M
      • International: $M
      • WorldWide: $M
      • Budget: $160M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $390.5M
        • International: $741.4M
        • Worldwide: $1,131.9M ($1.13B)
    • Black Widow (2021)
      • Domestic: $80.4M+$60M Streaming
      • International: $79M
      • Worldwide: $158.8M
      • “Global” (+ Streaming): $218.8M
      • Budget: $200M
      • All-Time
        • Domestic: $183.7M
        • International: $196.0M
        • Worldwide: $379.6M
    • Shang-Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings
      • Opening Weekend
        • Domestic: $83.5M (Better than 5 previous MCU films)
        • International: $56.2M
        • Worldwide: $139.7M
      • To Date:
        • Domestic: $224.5M
        • International: $207.7M
        • Worldwide: $432.2M (Better than 3 previous MCU films)
          • The Incredible Hulk
          • Captain America: The First Avenger 
          • Black Widow
  • DCEU
    • Man Of Steel (2013)
      • Domestic: $116.6M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016)
      • Domestic: $166M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Suicide Squad (2016)
      • Domestic: $133.6 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Wonder Woman (2017)
      • Domestic: $103.2M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Justice League (2017)
      • Domestic: $93.8M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Aquaman (2018)
      • Domestic: $67.8M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Bird Of Prey (2020) – Feb 5th
      • Domestic: $33.0M 
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
      • Domestic: $16.7M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
  • Others
    • Deadpool (2016)
      • Domestic: $113
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Deadpool 2 (2018)
      • Domestic: $125.5M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Logan (2017)
      • Domestic: $88.4M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men (2000)
      • Domestic: $54.4M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X2 (2003)
      • Domestic: $85.5M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men The Stand Stand (2006)
      • Domestic: $102.7 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
      • Domestic: $85M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • The Wolverine (2013)
      • Domestic: $53.1 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men First Class (2011)
      • Domestic: $55.1M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
      • Domestic: $90.8 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • X-Men Apocalypse (2016)
      • Domestic: $65.7 M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:
    • Dark Phoenix (2019)
      • Domestic: $32.8M
      • International: 
      • WorldWide:

 

Why Marvel’s Eternals Killed Off THAT Character

https://www.cbr.com/why-marvels-eternals-killed-off-gilgamesh/

Eternals Spoiler Special: Chloé Zhao On Faith, The Original Ending And Harry Styles

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/eternals-spoiler-special-chloe-zhao-on-power-death-dogma-and-harry-styles/

Eternals director Chloé Zhao recently provided fans with the reason why Gilgamesh had to die in the Marvel Studios film.

 

Speaking to Empire, Zhao explained how Gilgamesh’s death was pivotal to the development of Thena. “She had no choice but to embrace her vulnerability, her messiness,” Zhao explained. “Before she had Gilgamesh and he gave her the most important thing: ‘remember, you have it in yourself.’ She can’t fight it with fire, she’s got to let that that [sic] water come in. Thena needed to lean into the soft side of her, and remember the memories that are going to heal her. This was written in the treatment, but losing Gilgamesh is a tough thing for the whole group.”

 

Zhao also revealed how it was important to her and Thena actor Angelina Jolie that the character’s mental health struggles and strong relationship with Gilgamesh were present throughout the film. “From the very beginning, [Angelina] said, ‘Chloe, we gotta have Thena stay feminine, stay vulnerable, break her down. I’m willing to go there. That’s very Important,'” she explained. “And also for such a strong woman to not be afraid to lean the shoulder of a strong man. That partnership Thena and Gilgamesh have; she’s not afraid to lean on him, and that was important for Angie.”

 

During the film, Thena suffered from Mahd Wy’ry, an illness that caused her to forget her memories. Zhao said it was important that one of the strongest Eternals was also seen as vulnerable, adding, “We’re talking about one of the strongest female warriors out there in myth, and then we’re talking about breaking her down to a point where she’s lost herself. She can battle anyone else. But she can’t protect herself from herself, not with strength, and not with power.”

 

In Eternals, Gilgamesh decided to watch over Thena so that she could keep her memories, despite Ajak warning that this could result in Thena attacking him. When the Eternals reunited, Gilgamesh sacrificed himself in a battle against the Deviants in order to protect Thena.

 

Of course, Gilgamesh wasn’t the only member of the Eternals to meet their demise in the film. Leader of the Eternals Ajak was killed by a Deviant, but it was later revealed that Ikaris, in his commitment to Arishem, sacrificed her to the evil creatures. When he failed to allow the Emergence of Tiamut in the final battle against the other Eternals, Ikaris flew into the sun, guilt-ridden from his decisions. While there were initially doubts among audiences as to whether or not Ikaris died or whether he had simply travelled elsewhere, screenwriter Kaz Firpo confirmed the character’s fate in an interview with CBR, explaining, “That act is basically saying, ‘I made a mistake, but I can’t face my family, and I can’t go on living.'”

 

Ant-Man 3’s Bill Murray Confirms Villainous Marvel Role

https://www.cbr.com/ant-man-and-the-wasp-quantumania-bill-murray-villain/

Bill Murray & Eli Manning Have a Day in Brooklyn! | The Eli Manning Show

https://youtu.be/pGgJZG2Tot8?t=237

Speaking to Eli Manning of the New York Giants, Bill Murray reveals that his secret Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania role is a “bad guy.”

 

Actor Bill Murray has revealed that his role for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is unlike the usual do-gooders he’s known for.

 

Speaking to former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on The Eli Manning Show, the retired athlete questioned Murray about his part in the upcoming film. “Aren’t you in, like, a superhero movie coming out? Ant-Man?” Not only does Murray confirm his involvement in the film, but upon being asked what his power is, Murray responds with, “My power is, I’m a bad guy.”

 

It was first reported that Murray, known for comedy films like Ghostbusters and Stripes, would be joining the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment back in October 2021, with the actor later confirming his involvement a few weeks later while speaking to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. A rumor picked up by The Illuminerdi in late December hinted at Murray playing Krylar, an obscure, Hulk-related character from Marvel comics. However, Krylar’s only appearance had him heroically helping the Hulk, debunking the rumor — unless the film really changes Krylar up.

 

The main villain of Quantumania will be Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. The actor already played a variant of Kang, He Who Remains, in the finale of Loki on Disney+, which teased the villain’s eventual MCU debut. Being that 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp featured multiple antagonists not working together, it is unclear at this time if Murray’s mysterious role will be connected to Majors’, or someone else entirely.

 

However, Murray’s involvement in the superhero flick does mean a reunion will occur that did not take long to happen. The actor was just featured in Ghostbusters: Afterlife alongside Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd, though Murray’s screen time was brief. At the red carpet premiere for Afterlife, Rudd summed up Murray’s involvement in the MCU to nothing more than a rumor.

 

While Rudd remained tight-lipped, it is clear that Murray’s involvement in Quantumania is more than just whispers and assumptions, and he talked about the film’s star further on The Eli Manning Show. Speaking with Manning, the comedy actor joked that Paul Rudd doesn’t agree with his “Sexiest Man Alive” status, so neither does Murray, saying, “I’m gonna go along with Paul.” Beyond that though, no other details about Rudd, Ant-Man or Murray’s villainous role were shared.

 

Gemma Chan Creates Her Own Good Work

https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/gemma-chan-eternals-sersi-marvel-interview

Eternals Star Confirms Their MCU Return: ‘Marvel Owns Us for Life’

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-eternals-gemma-chan-sersi-mcu-return-tease/

From W Magazine:

Will you play Sersi again?

 

Yes. Marvel owns us for life. [Laughs]

 

One of the stars of Marvel Studios’ Eternals confirms that her character will inevitably appear again in a future Marvel Cinematic Universe project.

 

Eternals star Gemma Chan confirmed her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

In an interview with W Magazine, Chan was asked how she felt about playing Eternals member Sersi in the recent MCU film. “It was interesting. In Eternals, she starts out shy and then discovers her power as a leader. That was fun,” Chan said. When asked if she will ever reprise her Eternals role in the future, Chan had a cheeky response: “Yes. Marvel owns us for life.”

 

This is not the first time Chan has spoken about Sersi’s transformation throughout the film, previously referring to the character’s journey as a sort of “coming of age” story as she grows into her power. “I mean, yes, Sersi is a superhero, but her powers are not kind of the most obvious or the-the flashiest,” Chan said during a November 2021 press conference attended by CBR. “She’s not, you know, the best fighter. But what she does have is empathy and a real affinity for humankind and the earth.”

 

She continued, “That was one of the enjoyable things about the film, was going on that journey with that character. You know, it’s kind of her coming of age, even though she’s probably thousands of years old. But she learns to trust herself and to grow into her own power, really. And that was a really interesting thing to explore.”

 

How and when Chan will reappear in the MCU remains unclear, though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously referred to Sersi as the de facto main character of the Eternals, and the film’s ending left the door open for the remaining Eternals to reprise their roles in a future MCU installment. One half of the group sees Sersi, Kingo and Phastos abducted by the Celestial Arishem, while the other half encounters Harry Styles’ Eros and Pip the Troll in space as they explore the stars. According to the director, Chloé Zhao, this is a stark contrast to the originally “bleak” ending she had planned for the titular Eternals.

 

“I didn’t hate it, because I’m used to films that are more melancholy. But I don’t think it went down well with audiences,” Zhao said. “It used to end with everybody back on the ship, minds erased and just going on to another planet, like The Twilight Zone. I remember when it goes to black, everyone was like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ And also, it’s the MCU, and you want to be excited for what’s next.”

 

Directed by Zhao from a script by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternals is slated to release on Disney+ on Jan. 12.

 

Disney+ Adds Eternals to Updated MCU Timeline

https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-mcu-eternals-updated-timeline/

The release of Eternals on Disney+ confirms when the film takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

 

On Disney+, there’s an option to have every available MCU project display in timeline order. In that list, Eternals takes place after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and before Hawkeye, which is the release order for those titles. This makes Eternals the 27th project overall in the timeline, though it’s noteworthy that 2008’s The Incredible Hulk and the three MCU Spider-Man films are not available on the streaming service.

 

Eternals follows the titular group of powerful aliens, who were sent to Earth by the Celestials to stop the Deviants. Parts of Eternals take place before most other events in the MCU timeline, but the majority of the action takes place after 2018’s Avengers: Endgame. Following the reversal of Thanos’ Blip, the Eternals are forced to come back together in order to once against stop the Deviants and prevent an event known as the “Emergence.” Due to the five-year time jump in Endgame, Eternals takes place in approximately late 2023.

 

Released on Nov. 5, 2021, Eternals earned $401.8 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of $200 million. While that’s low for an MCU film, Eternals released during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had people reticent to return to in-person screenings. Additionally, the project has not released in China, which is one of the biggest markets for films.

 

While Eternals performed respectably at the box office, the film fared far worse with critics. At the time of writing, Eternals holds a 47 percent on Rotten Tomatoes among critics. This score makes Eternals the first MCU film to hold the “Rotten” distinction on the review aggregator. Still, the audience score for Eternals is much higher on Rotten Tomatoes and currently sits at 78 percent.

 

It is unknown at this time whether Eternals will receive a sequel. However, Gemma Chan, who played Sersi in the film, has indicated that her character will indeed return at some point in the future.

 

Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternals is available now on Disney+. The movie will receive a home media release on Feb. 15.

 

DISNEY+

 

ECHO DISNEY+ MCU TV SERIES FEATURES WRITERS FROM THE PUNISHER & DAREDEVIL SEASON 3

https://www.theilluminerdi.com/2022/01/08/echo-writers-punisher-daredevil/

Marvel Taps Daredevil and Punisher Writers for Disney+’s Echo Series

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-daredevil-punisher-writers-echo-disney-plus/

Before the Echo Disney+ series enters production, join The Illuminerdi as we analyze the creative talent behind the Hawkeye spinoff. 

 

Hawkeye was a MCU TV series that followed Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, two heroes who hold the titular mantle. The action-comedy also introduced Marvel fans to newcomer Alaqua Cox, who played Maya Lopez. Lopez was an elite member of the Tracksuit Mafia, Kingpin’s private guard. 

 

Maya Lopez learned that her father was murdered on the order of Kingpin, who had lied about her father’s death and manipulated Maya into becoming his own living weapon. In the season finale, Maya shot Kingpin for his betrayal, though it’s unlikely her attack will seriously impair Wilson Fisk

 

Echo will take place after the events of Hawkeye, following Maya Lopez as she learns to fight crime and find her own way in the world. As reported by Murphy’s Multiverse, the series will feature Marion Dayre as the lead writer, who worked on Better Call Saul. Dayre will be joined by Shoshannah Stern (Supernatural, This Close), Bobby Wilson (Rutherford Falls, Reservation Dogs), and more. 

 

Ken Kristensen and Dara Resnik will also work in the Echo writer’s room, and their inclusion is the most intriguing considering their prior work. Kristensen wrote three episodes of the Marvel Netflix series, The Punisher while Resnik penned two episodes of Daredevil season three. This makes Kristensen and Resnik veterans of MCU TV, with work that predates the Marvel TV and Marvel Studios merger. 

 

These writers understand the street-level side of the MCU, having created nuanced, layered stories featuring icons like Frank Castle, Matt Murdock, Kingpin, Karen Paige and so many more. Benjamin Poindexter, John Pilgrim, Detective Mahoney and other underrated characters from Marvel Netflix steal the spotlight across the five amazing episodes of television penned by Resnik and Kristensen. 

 

Virtue Of The Vicious is a masterpiece unlike any other episode of Marvel TV. An attack on a senator and Karen Page (seemingly) by The Punisher and a domestic terrorist is explored by Detective Mahoney through the conflicting perspectives of those involved. This episode examines veterans and law enforcement officers, exploring the idea that good apples, bad apples and everything between exist across all professions. Giving someone a badge and a gun doesn’t change that. As the cherry on top, there’s a stairway combat sequence with Frank Castle that is almost unmatched in the MCU. 

 

Trouble The Water takes place in early season two, killing two birds with one stone. This episode establishes John Pilgrim and those he works for as a credible threat, while simultaneously reminding viewers of just how lethally badass The Punisher really is. This episode shows Frank Castle as an agent of death herself, and it doesn’t get much better than that. 

 

The strongest elements of Flustercluck are the scenes shared between Frank Castle and his young ward Amy. A bounty is placed on their heads, drawing New York’s lowliest out of the woodwork. Luckily for Amy, her guardian angel may as well be the devil himself, and he tears through dozens of men to protect her. This episode proves that saddling Frank Castle with a psuedo-sidekick was one of the smartest things Marvel Netflix ever did. 

 

Dara Resnik wrote Daredevil, season three, episode eight, “Upstairs/Downstairs” and cowrote episode eleven, “Reunion” alongside Jim Dunn.

 

Dara Resnik and Ken Kristensen provided Marvel TV fans with some of Netflix’s finest offerings in years past. As such, Echo is so much more promising with their talents attached. Hopefully their creative present shines in Echo, and if we’re lucky, maybe they can write for some of the characters they worked with on Daredevil & The Punisher yet again.

 

Who would you like to see appear in Echo? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media!

 

FEEDBACK [59:20]

 

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OUTRO [1:05:07]

 

Lauren, Michelle, Chris and SP love to hear back from you about how you would rate the episode we just discussed, your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or which Marvel male you would like to see shirtless. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.

                  

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January 6th, 2022 Weekly Marvel Studio News (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS407

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Marvel Studios news of the week. The Team debriefs you on how much money streaming Black Widow to Disney+ cost Disney, which Marvel show is the most pirated show of 2021, what did Jessica Henwick say about returning to the MCU, the sit-com-like official Hawkeye Blooper reel, and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans speaking up again. The team also runs down some of the audience feedback for the week.  Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.

 

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

 

  • Weekly Marvel Studio News
    • How much money streaming Black Widow to Disney+ cost Disney
    • Which Marvel show is the most pirated show of 2021
    • And what did Jessica Henwick say about returning to the MCU
  • Audience Feedback
    • A new fan theory on the ending to The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
    • What’s up with Spider-Man No Way Home streaming possibilities
    • The alternative post credit scene to Hawkeye that should have been

 

WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [4:59]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL STUDIOS SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

  • Eternals premiered domestically in the theaters on November 5th, 2021.
    • Eternals is scheduled to release on Disney+ on Wednesday January 12th, 2022

 

  • Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021.
    • There will be 6 episodes
    • The first release date will have two episodes. 

 

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home is premiered on December 17th, 2021.

 

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)

 

  • Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.
    • The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022)
    • Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/
      • Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan–a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to

 

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)

 

 

  • Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Part One (Oct 7, 2022)

 

 

  • She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+
    • It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021. 

 

  • Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 

 

  • Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21

 

  • Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • Echo is in development for release on Disney+
    • Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given 

 

  • Agatha: House of Harkness
    • Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021

 

  • An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • X-Men ‘97 (2023)
    • Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo.
    • Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021)

 

  • The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023)

 

  • Marvel Zombies
    • Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No date given

 

  • Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.

 

  • What If…? Season 2
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No premiere date indicated

 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023)

 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)
  • Fantastic Four  (???)

 

  • I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Previous mentioned as a holiday special
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up

 

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • Different from I Am Groot

 

  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year
    • Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021
    • No premiere date given

 

  • Untitled (February 16th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (May 3rd, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (July 26th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (November 8th, 2024)

 

  • List of MCU films in production without premiere dates
    • Fantastic Four
    • Deadpool 3
    • Blade
    • Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development)
    • Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week
    • Captain America Sequel
    • Possible X-Men

 

  • Projects that have NOT been announced yet
    • Young Avengers

 

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

[5:15] Black Widow Streaming, Piracy Estimated to Have Cost Disney $600M

With Tentpoles Bound To Surge The 2022 Box Office, The Great Theatrical-Streaming Day & Date Experiment Goes Out Like A Dud In 2021

https://deadline.com/2022/01/2022-box-office-theatrical-streaming-day-date-experiment-1234902774/

https://www.cbr.com/black-widow-disney-600-million-piracy-loss/

Following Black Widow, it was clear that day-and-date leads to a freefall at the box office in the subsequent weekend of a Marvel Cinematic Universe title; the Scarlett Johansson movie weathered the worst second-weekend drop for a Disney-distributed Marvel movie at 68%. The crimping in windows, which of course impacted the star’s bonus, led to the twice-Oscar-nominated actress suing Disney and settling for a reported $40M+.

 

Adding to the further erosion of box office for any theatrical-day-and-date release on streaming is the fact that these movies are pirated promptly, with clean 4K copies in several languages spread around the world. By the end of August, sources in the know informed us that Black Widow had been pirated more than 20M times. That’s close to a $600M estimated loss on Black Widow in Disney+ PVOD revenue alone

 

Disney+

 

[16:02] Geek Exclusive: Vincent D’onofrio Says Disney+ Hawkeye’s Kingpin Is The Same Villain From Netflix’s Daredevil, Wants A Showdown With Spider-Man

https://geekculture.co/geek-exclusive-vincent-donofrio-hawkeye-kingpin/

With the introduction of the multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), fans know that anything is possible, including the use of variants, of alternate versions of popular MCU characters, a concept which was first introduced in the Disney+ series, Loki.

 

The recent reintroduction of Netflix’s Daredevil’s Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in Disney+’s latest Hawkeye series has not only surprised fans, it also brought about the inevitable question – are the current versions seen this year the same ones from the Netflix series from 2015, or are they variants?

 

Thankfully, actor Vincent D’onofrio, who played the infamous Marvel Comics villain across three seasons of the Netflix show, is ready to set the record straight, and appease fans attempting to connect the dots – yes, the Kingpin audiences see in Hawkeye is the same villain from Daredevil.

 

“He obviously has more physical strength and can take a lot more physical abuse but from story point of view, it was discussed that this is after The Blip, that he is the same guy that was in Daredevil, but he’s lost some of his power,” explained D’onofrio in an exclusive interview with Geek Culture. 

 

“My arc in Hawkeye is that I want my power back, so from an actor’s point of view, it’s portraying him exactly, with the same kind of emotional feel and foundation that I did in Daredevil.” 

 

Fans were teased early on, when his character was referenced in episode 3 of Hawkeye when Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) was told that her uncle would come pick her up after taekwondo lessons. His character was later confirmed in the final moments of episode 5. 

 

The confusion stems from the fact that the multiple seasons from the Netflix series of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders were initially identified as part of the MCU, but the characters and storylines were never referenced in the movies, and after the shows were canceled, fans began to speculate that Marvel Studios had no intention of recognising them, until now. 

 

D’onofrio portrayed the villain in 27 episodes of Daredevil, and also appeared in The Punisher. The Kingpin’s fate was left open ended after the third season of Daredevil was canceled with a cliffhanger. This confirmation from D’onofrio answers many questions fans have been wondering for the last three years – that he lived, and after leaving prison during The Blip when Thanos made half the population in the universe disappear, spent that time rebuilding his empire, and that the Kingpin is the same character across all the MCU shows.

 

The return of Kingpin wasn’t only an exciting affair for fans, but also for D’onofrio, who never imagined returning to the character after three years. He certainly didn’t expect to start off this year with a phone call from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige either. 

 

“Very early in the year, they reached out, Kevin actually. Kevin called me and invited me to do Hawkeye. And you can imagine, I was extremely excited about that,” said D’onofrio. 

 

Returning to a different set with the same character also proved to be a stimulating experience for the veteran actor, whose credits include acclaimed turns in Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, especially when it came to reuniting with co-star Vera Farmiga, who played Eleanor Bishop in the series. While he technically only appears in two of the six episodes, D’onofrio has powerful scenes with Maya Lopez and Kazi (Fra Fee), as well as a massive showdown with Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in the final episode.

 

“Vera, I’ve worked with before so I know that she’s a wonderful actress and so good. I’m always so impressed by her, and then with Hailee, I didn’t have a lot of dialogue but that fight scene was very technical and I was really impressed with her work ethic and she just seems like such a powerhouse on set,” he continued. 

 

“And then with Alaqua and Fra, the two of them are both amazing actors and actresses. I love to be impressed by young people and I was definitely impressed. You know, it was really quite something, to be around young people with that kind of work ethic and that kind of talent. It inspires me. It was a wonderful thing.” 

 

While Hawkeye has now allowed Kingpin to face off with other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, D’onofrio does have a wish list of which hero he wants to meet face-to-face, and top of his list is everyone’s favourite webslinger.

 

“I think because of the history of the comic books when I was a kid – Punisher, Daredevil and Spider-Man. My hope is that someday, I get to face all of them as the character of Kingpin. I think that would be nice.” 

 

Although the season finale hints at the ending of Kingpin’s story once and for all, D’onofrio doesn’t know what’s in store for the future but is hoping that it’s not actually the end, and that he can continue to play the character till his heart’s content. 

 

“I don’t know. I can only hope that we do it,” smiled D’onofrio. “I think that would be great, and I think we just all have to keep our fingers crossed that it happens.” 

 

Oh trust us, our fingers are crossed alright. 

 

[22:51] ‘Wandavision’ Is The Most Pirated TV-Show of 2021

https://torrentfreak.com/wandavision-is-the-most-pirated-tv-show-of-2021-211225/

‘Wandavision’ is the most-pirated TV show released in 2021 on torrent sites. The popular Disney+ series decrowned ‘The Mandalorian’ which topped the chart last year. ‘Loki,’ another Marvel series, is listed in second place and ‘The Witcher’ completes the top three.

 

At the end of every year, we take a look at the most-downloaded TV episodes among torrenting pirates.

 

For several years in a row the list was headed by Game of Thrones but that reign came to an end last year after the series ended.

 

This changing of the guard coincided with the launch of several Disney+ exclusives, which do particularly well among the pirating public. Last year ‘The Mandalorian’ was the most pirated TV series and in 2021 another Disney title tops the list.

 

‘Wandavision’ seamlessly took over the top spot in a list that is dominated by Marvel series. The series was a hit on Disney+ and on pirate sites, with each episode being downloaded millions of times.

 

The competition for the top spot was fierce with four titles clearly standing out among the rest. Disney’s “Loki” eventually settled for second place, one spot higher than Netflix’s “The Witcher.”

 

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ settled for the fourth spot but wasn’t too far off in popularity compared to the top three.

 

What stands out most is that all Disney+ series of Marvel’s “Phase Four” are listed in the top 10. In addition to the titles already mentioned, also included is ‘Hawkeye’ in fifth spot and ‘What If…?’ in sixth.

 

With the current streaming landscape being so fragmented, it appears that many people prefer to pirate instead of paying for ‘another’ subscription. That definitely applies to Marvel fans.

 

Update: Our calculations are based on single episodes which means that season packs are underrepresented which disadvantages series that are released in one go. Based on rough calculations, Netflix’s Casa de Papel could taken the 5th spot. Squid Game would have made it into the top 10 as well. We will do our best to reflect this correctly in future lists.

 

It’s worth noting that BitTorrent traffic only makes up a small portion of the piracy landscape. Most people use streaming sites and services nowadays, which generally do not report viewing stats.

 

Below we have compiled a list of the most torrented TV shows worldwide and released in 2021 (single episode). The ranking is estimated based on sample data from several sources, including I Know and statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers.

 

Rank    Last Year

1          (…)       Wandavision

2          (…)       Loki

3          (…)       The Witcher

4          (…)       The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

5          (…)       Hawkeye

6          (…)       What If…?

7          (…)       Foundation

8          (6)        Rick and Morty

9          (…)       Arcane

10         (…)       Wheel of Time

 

[27:04] Hawkeye Blooper Reel Reveals Deleted Scenes, More Kingpin Footage

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-blooper-reel-reveals-deleted-scenes-more-kingpin-footage/

(On Disney+)

The two-minute-long reel now streaming on Disney+ has a decidedly sitcom-like feel, introducing each of the cast members to the tune of “Sweet Gingerbread Man” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. While there’s no audio apart from the song for most of it, there’s still plenty of evidence that Hawkeye was just as much fun to shoot as it was for audiences to watch.

 

The clip opens by introducing Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop and shows the pair laughing it up together in a car. The more villainous characters on the show also get their time in the spotlight, with Fra Fee pretending to share a kiss with Tracksuit Mafia thug Aleks Paunovic and Alaqua Cox enjoying her time as Maya Lopez/Echo. Additional footage shows Yelena Belova actor Florence Pugh and Eleanor Bishop actor Vera Farmiga sharing some laughs while filming various scenes for the series.

 

Along with shots of cast members breaking characters and enjoying their time on set, the gag reel includes a handful of deleted scenes centered on Jack (Dalton). One depicts the talented swordsman in what appears to be prison clothes and standing against a metal mesh fence, while another has him brandishing his signature sword in the kitchen, as seen in Episode 6 (“So This Is Christmas?”).

 

The reel also features an over-the-shoulder shot of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in his white coat sitting in a restaurant. In a coy nod to Marvel’s vaunted secrecy, even the gag reel attempts to keep D’Onofrio’s arrival on the show a surprise by redacting the actor’s name in the title card.

 

Netflix Defenders

 

[30:39] Jessica Henwick on MCU Return As Iron Fist: “Never Say Never”

https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/jessica-henwick-marvel-iron-fist-mcu-colleen-wing-return/

Jessica Henwick was offered a role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but she turned it down. The actress took a job with The Matrix Resurrections, instead. Henwick’s Matrix gig has her fans cheering for various action beats and story moments as she teams up with returning franchise veteran Keanu Reeves but there is also a large camp of her fans hoping to see more of her in the Iron Fist role. As the story goes, Resurrections was not the only reason Henwick did not join Shang-Chi. The actress is interested in getting another crack at her Colleen Wing character and seems quite open to the idea of becoming the Iron Fist herself. 

 

A return for Henwick from her role in the Marvel TV-controlled Iron Fist series for the Marvel Studios-controlled Disney+ shows or movies doesn’t seem too unlikely. Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox were both recently revealed to have reprised their roles as Kingpin and Daredevil, respectively, from their Netflix shows. “He’s so good,” Henwick said of D’Onofrio. “And yeah, Charlie Cox is out there doing his thing.”

 

As for whether or not Henwick will be reprising the role, it seems there is no news on that front yet. When asked if she would be interested in portraying the MCU’s Iron Fist, Henwick didn’t exactly dismiss the idea. “Look, the way we left Iron Fist, spoiler alert, Colleen has the power and she’s in a really good place,” Henwick told ComicBook.com. “I would love to revisit her. That character meant a lot to me and really changed my life. And I would love to revisit her one day, but it would really have to be the right place, and the right time, and the right script, but never say never.”

 

Henwick portrayed Colleen Wing in Iron Fist, The Defenders, and an episode of Luke Cage. It’s not entirely clear just yet if the Marvel stories told on Netflix shows are canon to the main continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is controlled by Marvel Studios. D’Onofrio tells ComicBook.com that he was instructed to play his Kingpin the same way as he did on Netflix’s Daredevil when he appeared in Hawkeye, though there were notable physical differences in the character which might be explained through by the gap in time since he was last since in 2018 before appearing in Hawkeye, which is set in 2024 at the earliest. 

 

After being a part of the Matrix franchise, Henwick might even have a few new moves to show off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should she get the call to return. “[The Matrix Resurrections felt like an amalgamation of all the different bits of training that I’d had over the years with so many amazing coordinators and instructors,” Henwick explained. “But really what was new for this time around was the work I had to do with guns. I had almost no real, hardcore weapons experience. And we had an amazing trainer, Rock, who made me feel really safe and tried to encourage me to just feel like it was an extension of the hand, that I was one with it. Because if you look at Keanu, I remember the first time on set with my gun, he just came over and inspected it. And there’s an effortless aspect to it that I really wanted to emulate.”

 

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

[35:09] Agents of SHIELD Fans Rally To Save The Show

https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/agents-of-shield-save-the-show-fans-rally/

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans want to save the show and are making their presence felt on Twitter. Seeing the renaissance of older characters being brought into the fold through Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, people have started a hashtag surrounding the ABC series. This is nothing new for the SHIELD fandom who battled for respect in the latter part of its run. However, recent events have to make the fans feel a little better about their prospects. Who among us thought we would see Charlie Cox grave a Marvel production again? Probably, only the most ardent believers. But, here we sit in the year 2022 with dozens of reports about his involvement going forward. It’s a wild time to be a fan of comic book movies and shows. So, why not try and get one of your favorites back on the board with a social media push.

Chloe Bennet shared her support for the fandom last year as people wondered if they could see her in the MCU as a part of Secret Invasion. 

“I definitely would,” Bennet told Looper of a possible return. “I mean, I have such a soft spot for her. I started shooting the show when I was 20, and then I finished when I was 27. To get this time right now, in isolation, to kind of contemplate the past seven years and how much it’s meant to me — it hasn’t really hit me yet that the show is over, so it doesn’t really feel like I’m done playing her yet.”

She added, “I think once the last episode airs and the show is really out of my life, I think that will be an interesting feeling. But I can never say never. I mean, Coulson’s died like 800 times. I don’t think I realized when I first auditioned for the role how much this entire entity, how much this character, how much this universe and how much SHIELD was going to be just a part of me for the rest of my life. I definitely would be open to playing her again. But I have not been asked to, so… But, listen, ‘Coulson Lives’ started on Twitter, so who knows?”

 

SP WACKY QUESTION OF THE EPISODE [40:45]

 

 

FEEDBACK [45:59]

 

TWITTER

Michelle Ealey @Chelle_Game

Dec 30, 2021

Interesting idea. @LegendsofSHIELD

Hector Navarro @Hectorisfunny

Dec 27, 2021

What if the person Sharon Carter was calling at the end of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER…

was WILSON FISK?!?!?!?

https://twitter.com/Chelle_Game/status/1476538963007582208?s=20

 

DISCORD

 

StargatePioneer — 12/24/2021

Looks like first Streaming pay per view for Spider-Man No Way Home will be on Starz. https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/watch-spider-man-no-way-home-online-free-1273518/

 

PRIVATE MESSAGE

 

Allerun — 01/01/2022

You are right about the post credits scene. They had another they were going to run that involved kingpin, but switched it at the last minute to that idiotic musical number.

 

OUTRO [51:50]

 

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Gallifrey Public Radio: Eve of the Daleks

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The first of Chris Chibnall’s finale trio of specials traps the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan in a self-storage center, all wrapped in a diminishing deadly time loop.

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Hawkeye S01E06 “So This Is Christmas” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS406

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer of the show Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Consultant Chris, and Director SP discuss the Disney+ Hawkeye penultimate episode “So This Is Christmas.” The Team debriefs you on National Pfeffernusse Day, the fitting and heartfelt goodbye to Natasha, Clint partnering up with Kate finally, Wilson Fisk’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Hawkeye series missteps, what the Agent 19 watch mean for Agents Of SHIELD, that incredible finale fight, the mid credit scene, Swordsman joining Team Hawkeye, The LARPers to the rescue, Eleanor’s arrest, SP’s Hallmark Holiday rating for Hawkeye, and the Agent’s Top 3 Netflix Defenders characters they want to see in the MCU. The Agents also discuss the top Marvel news stories of the week including the Spider-Man: No Way Home Opening Weekend Box Office, the first Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Official Teaser Trailer, and Hawkeye directors Bert & Bertie explain how they handled the show’s biggest MCU crossovers. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.

 

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

 

  • Hawkeye S1E6 “So This Is Christmas”
  • Weekly Marvel News
    • Spider-Man: No Way Home Opening Weekend Box Office
    • The first Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Official Teaser Trailer
    • Hawkeye directors Bert & Bertie explain how they handled the show’s biggest MCU crossovers
  • Audience Feedback
    • Your predictions for the season finale
    • Potential meaning for Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (if any)
    • The Hawkeye Finale Mid Credit Scene reactions
    • A follow-up to our discussion on Iron Man 3 as a Christmas Movie

 

HAWKEYE “SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS” [4:10]

 

  • Hawkeye “So This Is Christmas” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday December 22nd, 2021.

 

S1E6 “So This Is Christmas”

 

Directed By: Rhys Thomas

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1658104/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1#director

24 directing credits starting in 2010

9 x Saturday Night Live Specials

6 x Comrade Detective

47 x Saturday night Live Episodes (20 as segment director)

3 x Hawkeye

 

Writers:

Writer: Jonathan Igla

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4131127/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

7 writing credits starting in 2015

33 x Mad Men

1 x Masters of Sex

6 x Hawkeye

 

Writer:  Elisa Lomnitz Climent

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4019625/?ref_=tt_cl_wr_1

2 x Hawkeye (Was NOT credited by us on Episode 2 Hide & Seek, IMDB has been a bit wonky with this series the day after the episodes release)

1 x Sorry for Your Loss (with Elizabeth Olsen, Wanda in the MCU)

10 x Imposters

 

Showrunner: Jonathan Igla

 

Hawkeye Main Cast

  • Jeremy Renner             …         Clint Barton / Hawkeye
    • 28 Weeks Later
    • The Hurt Locker
    • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
    • The Bourne Legacy
    • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
    • Arrival
    • Mayor of Kingstown (TV Series)
  • Hailee Steinfeld             …         Kate Bishop
    • Pitch Perfect 2
    • Pitch Perfect 3
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • Charlie’s Angels (2019)
    • Arcane (TV Series)
    • Dickinson (TV Series)
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (filming)
  • Vera Farmiga             …         Eleanor Bishop
    • The Manchurian Candidate
    • Source Code
    • Bates Motel (TV Series)
    • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Tony Dalton …         Jack Duquesne
    • Sense8 (TV Series)
    • Better Call Saul (TV Series)
  • Alaqua Cox                         …         Maya Lopez
    • First IMDB credit … seriously. first credit
  • Fra Fee             …         Kazi
    • Cinderella (2021)
  • Vincent D’Onofrio …         Kingpin
  • Aleks Paunovic             …         Ivan
    • Boxing Stuntman on Battlestar Galactica
    • 5 x Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
    • 1 episode roles:
      • Flash Gordon: A Modern Space Opera (TV Series)
      • Bionic Woman (TV Series)
      • Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series)
      • Sanctuary (TV Series)
      • Human Target (TV Series)
      • Caprica (TV Series)
      • Smallville (TV Series) – 2 episodes
      • Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
      • Psych (TV Series) – 3 episodes
      • The 100 (TV Series) – 4 episodes
      • Arrow (TV Series) – 2 episodes
    • Riverworld (TV Movie)
    • Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series short)
    • 6 x Continuum (TV Series)
    • Kindergarten Cop 2
    • War for the Planet of the Apes
    • 9 x Snowpiercer (TV Series)
  • Piotr Adamczyk             …         Tomas
    • Popular Polish actor with 87 credits starting in 1996
    • Will also be in season 3 of the Apple TV+ hit For All Mankind
  • Linda Cardellini             …         Laura Barton
    • Boy Meets World (TV Series) in 1998/1999
    • Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) in 1999/2000
    • Legally Blonde
    • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
    • Brokeback Mountain
    • 126 x ER (TV Series)
    • 1 x Person of Interest (TV Series)
    • 9 x Mad Men (TV Series)
    • Gravity Falls (TV Series)
    • 5 x Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
  • Ava Russo                         …         Lila Barton
    • Only acting credit is Lila in Avengers Endgame/Hawkeye
  • Ben Sakamoto             …         Cooper Barton
    • Only acting credits as Cooper in Age Of Ultron/Endgame/Hawkeye
  • Cade Woodward             …         Nathaniel Barton
    • A Quiet Place
    • Avengers: Endgame/Hawkeye
  • Simon Callow             …          Armand III
    • Amadeus
    • 1 x Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
    • Four Weddings and a Funeral
    • 2 x Doctor Who (TV Series)’
    • 5 x Outlander (TV Series)’
    • 8 x The Witcher (TV Series)
  • Clayton English             …         Grills
    • 1 x Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
  • Carlos Navarro             …         Enrique
    • 1 x Prison Break (TV Series)
    • 1 x Charlie’s Angels (TV Series) 2011
    • 9 x The Walking Dead (TV Series)
  • Ivan Mbakop …         Detective Caudle
    • Nothing SP is familiar with
  • Tinashe Kajese             …         Dee
    • The Suicide Squad
  • Adetinpo Thomas …         Wendy
    • 8 x Black Lightning (TV Series)
  • Robert Walker Branchaud …         Orville (as Robert Walker-Branchaud)
    • American Horror Story (TV Series)
    • 4 x Stranger Things (TV Series)
    • Deepwater Horizon
    • 2 x The Walking Dead (TV Series)
    • 2 x Black Lightning (TV Series)
  • Adelle Drahos …         Missy
    • 2 x MacGyver (TV Series)
  • Ashley Ames …         Eleanor’s Assistant
    • Nothing SP is familiar with
  • Monisha Shiva             …         Mother
    • Nothing SP is familiar with
  • Rhys Bhatia …         Child
    • Nothing SP is familiar with
  • Candy McLellan             …         Samurai
    • Nothing SP is familiar with
  • Jolt the Golden Retriever… Lucky the Pizza Dog
  • Zahn McClarnon …         William Lopez
    • 9 x Fargo
    • 29 x Longmire
    • 6 x Westworld
    • 4 x Reservation Dogs
  • Franco Castan …         Rivera
  • Yssa Mei Panganiban …         Sonya
  • Annie Hamilton …         Ana
  • Michael Silberblatt …         Man with Ana
  • Gabriella Lahoz Thomas …         4 year Old with Ana
  • Keon Rahzeem Mitchell …         Uber Driver

 

 

NEWS [49:34]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

  • Eternals premiered domestically in the theaters on November 5th, 2021.
    • Eternals is scheduled to release on Disney+ on Wednesday January 12th, 2022

 

  • Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere on November 24th, 2021.
    • There will be 6 episodes
    • The first release date will have two episodes. 

 

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home is premiered on December 17th, 2021.

 

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)

 

  • Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.
    • The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022)
    • Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/
      • Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan–a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—and one in particular, Captain Marvel. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to

 

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)

 

 

  • Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Part One (Oct 7, 2022)

 

 

  • She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+
    • It was confirmed the series was coming in 2022 on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021. 

 

  • Secret Invasion is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 

 

  • Ironheart is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Series confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21

 

  • Armor Wars is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • Echo is in development for release on Disney+
    • Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 but no release/premiere date given 

 

  • Agatha: House of Harkness
    • Announced/Confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021

 

  • An untitled Wakanda series is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • X-Men ‘97 (2023)
    • Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo.
    • Announced Disney+ Day (12 Nov 2021)

 

  • The Marvels (Feb. 17, 2023)

 

  • Marvel Zombies
    • Animated series announced on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No date given

 

  • Also, we know there will be a Loki season two at some point.

 

  • What If…? Season 2
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • No premiere date indicated

 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (July 28, 2023)

 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5th, 2023)
  • Fantastic Four  (???)

 

  • I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+
    • No date has been announced.
    • Previous mentioned as a holiday special
    • Series confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21 as a series of shorts watching Groot grow up

 

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
    • Confirmed during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 21
    • Different from I Am Groot

 

  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year
    • Announced during Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021
    • No premiere date given

 

  • Untitled (February 16th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (May 3rd, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (July 26th, 2024)

 

  • Untitled (November 8th, 2024)

 

  • List of MCU films in production without premiere dates
    • Fantastic Four
    • Deadpool 3
    • Blade
    • Avengers-Level Team up to end the phase (not confirmed in development)
    • Could be linked to Russo Brothers story from last week
    • Captain America Sequel
    • Possible X-Men

 

  • Projects that have NOT been announced yet
    • Young Avengers

  

TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

 

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Soars to Record $260M U.S. Opening, $600.8M Globally

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/spider-man-no-way-home-box-office-opening-1235065128/

The superhero pic scored the No. 2 domestic debut of all time as moviegoing returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time despite omicron. But not all are celebrating: ‘Nightmare Alley’ found coal in its Christmas stocking.

 

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home spun a record-breaking web in its box office debut, grossing $260 million from 4,336 theaters to secure the second-biggest domestic opening of all time at the box office despite growing worries over the COVID-19 omicron variant.

 

Monday’s final number of $260 million came in ahead of Sunday’s estimate of $253 million to supplant Avengers: Infinity War as the No. 2 launch ever, not adjusted for inflation.

 

Overseas — where the new variant is even more of a concern in certain markets, and particularly in Europe — the movie also made history, grossing $340.8 million — likewise an uptick over Sunday’s estimate of $334.2 million — for a revised global total of $600.8 million (without China). That’s the No. 3 global opening ever, not adjusted for inflation.

 

“This weekend’s historic results, from all over the world and in the face of many challenges, reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve,” says Sony Motion Picture Group chair-CEO Tom Rothman, who has remained a huge proponent of an exclusive theatrical release.

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home set numerous other records as moviegoing returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in a defining moment for the box office recovery. Hollywood, however, would feel much better if the wealth were being spread around.

 

Even as No Way Home prospered, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley became the latest adult-skewing title to sorely disappoint, with a fifth-place weekend opening of $3 million despite a well-known director and A-list cast. And Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story tumbled a steep 67 percent in its second weekend, furthering the narrative that midrange movies and adult-skewing films are an endangered species theatrically amid the rise of streaming.

 

No Way Home is the first film in the COVID-19 era to zoom past $100 million in its domestic launch (until now, the biggest start was just $90 million). There’s more: The tentpole has already grossed more than any pandemic-era release has earned in its entire run domestically, a list topped by Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($224.5 million).

 

The Sony and Marvel movie was buoyed by a coveted A+ CinemaScore, moviegoers ages 18-34 and glowing exit scores, including a “definite recommend” score of 90 percent. (Rivals say the exits are “unreal.”) Spider-Man also attracted an ethnically diverse audience and did huge business in Imax theaters, which turned in $36.2 million globally, the No. 6 showing of all time in terms of Imax weekend openings.

 

Avengers: Endgame leads the list of all-time domestic openings with $357 million, followed by Avengers: Infinity War ($257.6 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million) and Jurassic World ($208.8 million), not adjusted for inflation.

 

Internationally, No Way Home is also shattering records despite omicron, which is prompting cinema closures and other restrictions in certain European markets. The movie grossed more than $180 million between Wednesday and Friday alone.

 

No Way Home, reuniting director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland, is from Sony’s Columbia Pictures, which controls the film rights to Spider-Man, and Disney’s Marvel Studios, home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

Watts’ film combines three generations of Spider-Man movies and includes previous villain actors Willem Dafoe (2002’s Spider-Man), Alfred Molina (2004’s Spider-Man 2) and Jamie Foxx (2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2). It also stars Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau and Benedict Wong.

 

Dec. 20, 8:15 a.m. Updated with Monday actuals.

 

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

Doctor Strange 2 Reshoots Include More MCU Cameos

https://www.cbr.com/doctor-strange-2-reshoots-more-mcu-cameos/

https://view.email.hollywoodreporter.com/?qs=3c888441338aa39fc68a0073e84973eb4cce7bf3052d1fd33f803738208b397394364b060e878305e292a29609413dd678fb97533169aefa7a261ea80e9d1f8b16a8297c241f5a97

Flinty-eyed Heat Vision readers may recall that we previously wrote about significant reshoots on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Well, in an update on that story, we can tell you that the reshoots are wrapping this week. And we’ve also learned that part of the reshoots may have been spurred by the new Spider-Man movie and the Disney+ Loki series, both of which deal with the multiverse.

 

It seems like Marvel was jazzed by the many actors crossing paths with each other in No Way Home and the playfulness of having alternate versions of characters appear onscreen in Loki. So they decided to have “more fun with the multiverse,” according to one source, and to include more cameos and character introductions in Doctor Strange 2.

 

Will these cameos become MCU canon? Only time, and maybe Kang the Conqueror, will tell.

 

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The reshoots for Doctor Strange 2 include even more cameos from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the introduction of new characters as well.

 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will include more cameos and introduce new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it undergoes reshoots.

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Heat Vision” newsletter, the reshoots for the Doctor Strange sequel will include even more cameos and character introductions than originally intended. While the characters themselves haven’t been confirmed, sources report that the film will have “more fun with the multiverse” following the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness began “significant” reshoots in November, with Sam Raimi returning to direct the additional material along with writer Michael Waldron, who served as head writer for Marve’s Loki Disney+ series. Raimi took over directorial duties from Scott Derrickson, who directed the first film and departed the sequel in September 2020 over creative differences. Star Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Dr. Stephen Strange in the MCU, previously stated that the reshoots will only improve the film.

 

“I’m very excited. Sam Raimi’s at the helm, so expect extraordinary things,” Cumberbatch said. “And we’re in the middle of making it even better. We’ve got some reshoots coming up in November and December.”

 

In a separate interview, Cumberbatch stated that the reshoots were largely a result of logistical issues and restrictions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We’re in the middle of reshoots and we’re working incredibly hard to make a schedule work to realize the full potential of the film — bits that we want to do better but also bits that were just impossible to do on the day because of logistics, COVID, etc,” he said. “We were so delayed in production because of that. Luckily, not during production too much. Although everything is just a little slower.”

 

As for cameos, a new line of action figures for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness offered a first look at the possible introduction of Rintrah to the MCU, an alien minotaur that appeared in Marvel Comics as one of Doctor Strange’s apprentices. It was also confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch, as the events of WandaVision will tie in directly to the sequel. Olsen wrapped filming on her Doctor Strange reshoots in September.

 

Details surrounding the plot of Doctor Strange 2 remain scarce, though the potential for new characters is vast with the MCU’s growing multiverse. Actor Xochitl Gomez is set to make her MCU debut in the film as well, as the Young Avenger America Chavez/Miss America.

 

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Official Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_UqUm38BI

America Chavez

Mordo

Wong

Wanda

…..more to come…

 

DISNEY+

 

Hawkeye directors explain how they handled the show’s biggest MCU crossovers

https://www.polygon.com/interviews/22840239/hawkeye-directors-interview-kingpin-daredevil

Florence Pugh’s Yelena makes a splash, and so does the show’s other big known Marvel character

 

Like all the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows so far, Hawkeye has prompted fan speculation and theories, particularly about how exactly the story would fit into existing Marvel canon, and where it might overly cross over by bringing in familiar characters. The MCU faithful were primed to expect the arrival of Natasha Romanoff’s assassin sister Yelena (Florence Pugh), since Black Widow’s post-credits scene outright set up a conflict between her and series lead Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) over her sister’s death in Avengers: Endgame.

 

And more recently, the show’s audience started theorizing about the identity of a mysterious underworld boss, teased in recent episodes. Episode 5 of Hawkeye, “Ronin,” ends the speculation with a single cell-phone picture, confirming the identity of the boss who seems to be behind the story’s main action. British director team Bert & Bertie, who helmed Hawkeye episodes 3, 4, and 5, recently spoke to Polygon about getting the chance to bring that character in.

 

The image of Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, aka underworld crime lord Kingpin, at the end of “Ronin” has big implications for the MCU going forward, since D’Onofrio played the character in the Netflix series Daredevil. Bertie says she and her directorial partner didn’t learn their episodes would be bringing Kingpin back until they were already in production.

 

“That was as exciting to us as it was to the fans, knowing what everyone else would feel,” she says. “It’s like, ‘Oh my goodness, these worlds are now able to meld, and there’s this extra layer that can come into the the MCU that had previously been separate.’”

 

His brief appearance seems to finally confirm that Netflix’s Marvel shows — Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the crossover miniseries The Defenders — are still canon to the current MCU. (In spite of what Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has said in the past.) That suggests Daredevil and Hawkeye take place in the same version of New York City. But Bertie says Marvel Studios didn’t tell the directors to look back at the older series for visual inspiration or design consistency.

 

“There was never any kind of requirement or need to meld Daredevil and Hawkeye in any way,” she says.

 

As far as portraying Kingpin goes, Bert says they made their directorial choices around Kingpin’s past reputation and presence. “I think you just respect the character, and where the character is in the universe,” she says.

 

“So when Kingpin comes in, he’s massive, you know? He’s huge. As the story goes, he’s later in a more difficult place, but he comes in as his big self, with his big hands. In that picture [at the end of “Ronin”], you see him in his iconic suit. So how to shoot him came from where the character is, rather than us trying to match our universe to anything in the past.”

 

As far as whether the shows are meant to feel similar, Bert says they do have roughly the same aesthetic. “But we deal with the character story more. Rather than dealing with the the universe they come from, they step into ours.”

 

Similarly, the duo didn’t look back to Black Widow to see how to frame or design Yelena — they took cues from Pugh instead. “In terms of consistency of character, Florence had a lot to say about what Yelena might wear to her first proper meeting with [Hailee Steinfeld’s] Kate Bishop as a human, rather than as an assassin character,” Bertie says. “So there’s a thread of character that runs through.”

 

She says that in setting up episode 5’s awkward, extended sit-down between Kate and Yelena over macaroni and cheese, they mostly wanted to respect how different the characters are. “Obviously, this incredibly off-the-wall character that Yelena is was super fresh to the MCU,” Bertie says. “That was something we celebrated. We wanted to see how Kate — naive, wide-eyed, super-smart, fierce, badass in her own way, but learning this whole world — and this very dangerous character, come together. In terms of directing, Marvel are brilliant about encouraging directors to be themselves, to set up the kind of shots we needed to tell this weird yet intimate yet funny story, this emotional girls’ night between two very kick-ass women, just being normal, and a bit insecure, and all of these things women in their 20s can be.”

 

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Leads 2022 Annie Awards Feature Nominations

What If…? “Ultron Won” Nominated for Best Editorial, Television and Media

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/annie-awards-raya-and-the-last-dragon-leads-2022-nominations-1235065364/

https://deadline.com/2021/12/annie-awards-nominations-2022-raya-and-the-last-dragon-encanto-luca-flee-1234899864/

Best Editorial – TV/ Media

 

Amphibia

Episode: True Colors

Walt Disney Television Animation

Jennifer Calbi , David Vasquez, Julie Anne Lau, Yoonah Yim, Andrew Sorcini

 

Arlo the Alligator Boy Episode: Broadcast Special, Netflix Presents A Ryan Crego Film

Steve Downs

 

Love, Death + Robots Episode: Pop Squad, Blur Studio for Netflix

Julian Clarke, Matt Mariska, Valerian Zamel, Brian Swanson, Ky Kenyon

 

Tom and Jerry in New York Episode: Billboard Jumble, Warner Bros. Animation

Michael D’Ambrosio, Jeff Small

 

What If…?

Episode: What If…Ultron Won?

Marvel Studios

Joel Fisher, Graham Fisher, Sharia Davis, Basuki Juwono, Adam Spieckerman

 

Hawkeye’s Vincent D’Onofrio Shares a Heartfelt Message for Finale

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-vincent-donofrio-heartfelt-message/

https://twitter.com/hawkeyeofficial/status/1473548861746593794

The once and current Kingpin actor, Vincent D’Onofrio, shares a special message to fans celebrating the Season 1 finale of Hawkeye.

 

After being teased in the penultimate episode of Season 1, Vincent D’Onofrio finally returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the finale of Hawkeye, and he shared a message with fans to mark the occasion.

 

To celebrate the last episode of Hawkeye’s first season, the show’s Twitter account shared a number of videos from the stars. D’Onofrio’s Kingpin, aka Wilson Fisk, was teased at the end of Episode 5, but the sixth episode sees him step out of the shadows and take on the heroes. And D’Onofrio thanked fans for their enthusiasm about his return to the character following the cancellation of Daredevil on Netflix.

 

“Hello, everybody. Welcome to the season finale of Hawkeye. This is a great show. A lot of effort was put into it by Marvel, by the film crews, the producers, the writers, and all the actors,” D’Onofrio said in his message. “So, I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for being so patient waiting all this time for my character. I so appreciate the warm welcome. So enjoy yourself. And Merry Christmas.”

 

The thread also features messages from Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Fra Fee (Kazi), and Tracksuit Mafia actors Piotr Adamczyk (Tomas) and Carlos Navarro (Enrique), the latter of which sang a “bro”-filled rendition of a Christmas classic.

 

D’Onofrio arrived to great acclaim as Fisk on the first season of Daredevil, adding new layers to the comic book villain. He’d continue to vex Matt Murdock during his show’s three-season run, and fans have long been hoping to see the actor and character pop up in a film or new TV show. While the canon status of Marvel Netflix shows is unknown, Kingpin has officially arrived in the modern MCU. Of course, his fate in the finale is left a mystery, with Maya seeming to shoot him offscreen. But as the moment was inspired by a comic that saw Kingpin survive, and given how long fans have waited for the actor’s return, it’s safe to assume he won’t be gone for long.

 

NETFLIX DEFENDERS

 

Jessica Henwick Discusses Colleen Wing’s Possible Marvel Future

https://www.superherohype.com/movies/509494-jessica-henwick-discusses-colleen-wings-possible-marvel-future

It turns out the role she was up for was of Shang-Chi’s sister Xialing, which ultimately went to relative unknown Meng’er Zhang. But had she taken such a major role, with clear spinoff potential, it would have definitely meant no more for Iron Fist‘s Colleen Wing. Marvel has double-cast some actors before, like Mahershala Ali and Gemma Chan, but in every instance, one of the characters was either minor or died. And Henwick didn’t want Colleen Wing to go that way. 

 

 “If I did [Shang-Chi], I would effectively be putting Colleen to bed,” she revealed. “It wasn’t the main factor, but it definitely came up in conversation. I love Colleen. She changed my life. Of course, if I was given the opportunity to revisit her, I would, but I just don’t know how likely that is…I think I would have heard by now if there were any plans with Colleen.”

 

The Marvel shows on Netflix began as canon with the movies, then later became unofficial. However, Marvel Netflix characters coming back as new versions of themselves in the MCU seems to be a new trend. Vincent D’Onofrio just returned as Kingpin, and Kevin Feige recently talked up Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. According to Henwick, though, those actors knew for quite a while. “Charlie knew about that opportunity years ago. He already knew it was happening,” she says.

 

FEEDBACK [57:14]

 

TWITTER

 

Legends S.H.I.E.L.D.

@LegendsofSHIELD

Do you have any predictions for the @hawkeyeofficial series finale?

https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1473294198828904453

 

andiminga

@andiminga

Replying to @LegendsofSHIELD and @hawkeyeofficial

The pizza dog will get his R2-D2 moment to shine. Last couple of episodes he was too much sidelined.

 

Play Comics but spooky

@playcomicscast

@LegendsofSHIELD and @hawkeyeofficial

Kate will get caught in a moral dilemma WRT her mom and turning against her or not. Lucky will come take care of things. Clint and the kids will finally see each other. We’ll get a surprise cameo that links this to a future movie/series.

 

Dr. Gnome to you

@MrParacletes

Replying to @LegendsofSHIELD and @hawkeyeofficial

Here’s one that WON’T happen. Bernthal Frank Castle shows up and kills the entire Tracksuit Mafia.

 

actual parent of an adult

@gwensdad

Replying to @LegendsofSHIELD and @hawkeyeofficial

Daredevil appears.  Or Kate meets one of the (future) Young Avengers

 

Greta the Cat’s BFF

@adanagirl

That #Hawkeye midcredit scene! @LegendsofSHIELD

https://twitter.com/adanagirl/status/1473691119393329163

 

Legends S.H.I.E.L.D.

@LegendsofSHIELD

*Mind. Blown.* #HawkeyeFinale @hawkeyeofficial And what does this mean for @AgentsofSHIELD?

https://twitter.com/LegendsofSHIELD/status/1473614760704884736

 

Derrick – Hack the Planet – Crow

@KazekunForever

Replying to

@LegendsofSHIELD @hawkeyeofficial and @AgentsofSHIELD

Not really anything yet. She’s another agent. They haven’t given her…or Bobbi in AoS for that matter…a moniker yet.

 

Dr. Gnome to you

@MrParacletes

Replying to @LegendsofSHIELD @hawkeyeofficial and @AgentsofSHIELD

Yeah, THAT needs to be explored more.

 

badgerspoon

@badgerspoon

Replying to @LegendsofSHIELD @hawkeyeofficial and @AgentsofSHIELD

As long as this technology canonically exists in the MCU, there’s no reason to assume this changes anything.

 

OUTRO [1:01:40]

 

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