SP as he is known to his close associates has dedicated his life to working within the system to bring geeky humor and science fiction points of view to the mindless minions in charge of providing the freedoms, security and infrastructure to our lives. Given the opportunity, SP would gladly slip through the Stargate to begin colonizing a new planet and living the Little House On The Prairie life or suit up to mine the solar system's asteroids for precious metals, gems and hidden signs of ancient advanced societies. SP has a lifelong fascination with geeky shows, advanced technologies, revolutionary science and apocalyptic tales.

Podcasts: GonnaGeek.com Podcast, Voices of Defiance and Legends of SHIELD

Haley (known in some circles as AwsmEngrGrl) was born, raised, and educated in the flyover states of America.
She's been a fan of scifi and fantasy tv, books, and movies from a young age, and recently started reading all of the Marvel comics starting with Fantastic Four #1. All of them.

Podcasts: Gallifrey Public Radio and Legends of SHIELD

THE SECRET ORIGIN OF LAUREN: Lauren thought that she was just a normal girl until the day that someone informed her that only geeks read comics and watch Star Wars. And from that day forward, a geek she was. Now she spends most of her time reading comics, writing horror fiction, watching entirely too much TV, and knitting adorable lacy scarves while watching hideously depressing movies. Warning: talking with Lauren may result in an overly enthusiastic outburst known as the "fangirl flail" when discussing topics of interest. Topics of interest include Star Wars, X-men, Marvel, comics in general, A Song of Ice and Fire, genre fiction, genre TV shows, cute animals, animals that everyone else thinks are horrible, and Roman history.

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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

*****************************

 

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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Hawkeye S01E05 “Ronin” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS405

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Producer of the show Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, and Director SP invite Consultant Chris to the show to be a full time Agents. Then they discuss the Disney+ Hawkeye penultimate episode “Ronin.” The Team debriefs you on National Hard Candy Day, super powered reindeer, the EPIC Kingpin MCU-Netflix Defenders crossover, Yelena’s blip moment, the impact of the Marvel Cinematic universe and Disney+ cross-overs, the episode’s triple reveals for Maya, Yelena, and Kate, the girls night with hot sauced macaroni and cheese, what is Kazi’s potential relationship with Kingpin, who is playing who with Jack’s arrest, SP’s Hallmark Holiday movie standards checklist, Grills’ and Clint’s growing relationship, Hawkeye finale predictions involving Laura Bishop, and the Agents dish on their thoughts about Fanny meeting Lucky The Pizza Dog. The Agents also discuss the top Marvel news stories of the week including Tom Holland, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal weighing in on Spider-Man’s Future in the MCU, Disney+ UK gives their answer to whether Iron Man 3 is a Christmas Movie, and Bert & Bertie dish on that epic episode 4 car chase scene. 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 S1E5 “Ronin”
  • Weekly Marvel News
    • Tom Holland, Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal weigh in on Spider-Man’s Future in the MCU
    • Disney+ UK gives their answer to whether Iron Man 3 is a Christmas Movie
    • Bert & Bertie dish on that epic episode 4 car chase scene

 

HAWKEYE “RONIN” [5:15  ]

 

  • Hawkeye “Ronin” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday December 15th, 2021.

 

S1E5 “Ronin”

 

Directed By: Bert & Bertie

Bert:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134432/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1

8 directing credits starting in 2006

 

Bertie:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1232262/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr2

8 directing credits starting in 2006

 

Writers:

Jenna Noel Frazier

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4766691/?ref_=tt_cl_wr_1#writer

2 writing credits since 2018

8 x The Romanoffs

1 x Hawkeye

 

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

 

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 [41:44]

 

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

  

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

Destin Daniel Cretton on the Success of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and Where He’s At With the Sequel

https://collider.com/shang-chi-2-comments-director-destin-daniel-cretton/

He also talks about his multi-year deal with Marvel TV and his love of Blu-ray/DVD extras.

 

With a highly successful theatrical run, its availability to stream on Disney+ and its release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has also been confirmed to be continuing its story with a sequel, at some point in the future. Through its superhero origin story of a parking valet named Shaun (Simu Liu), who was hiding out in San Francisco with his best friend Katy (Awkwafina) until his past catches up with him and he must embrace his power as Shang-Chi, director Destin Daniel Cretton and Marvel Studios introduced audiences to a new aspect of the MCU and a new group of characters that clearly has endless possibilities.

 

During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, Cretton talked about how proud he is of what the entire creative team was able to do with Shang-Chi, how terrified he was on the first day of shooting, starting to work on ideas for the sequel and being at the point where everything is a possibility, how excited he is to dig deeper into this world, creating a TV series with Marvel that came from an idea he had while shooting the film, how he views success, and his love of Blu-ray/DVD extras.

 

Collider: When you first met with Marvel about Shang-Chi, you weren’t initially thinking you’d direct it, but here we are. And even after you actually signed on as the director, the film took a journey before coming out, having been planned so far in advance, and then shooting it, and then getting delayed by COVID. What’s it like to have it out in the world, to see how people have reacted, to feel the love for it, and to even see people dress up like some of the characters?

 

DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON: It’s a huge relief. There were so many landmines with this movie, early on. Even within the Asian community, there were so many people who were like, “Why are you doing this movie?” We really saw the potential to create something, a character, that would be not only beneficial to the Asian American community, but something that I think I could be proud of and would be a character that I wish I had when I was a kid growing up. I do feel very proud of our team for being sensitive and being open and listening to the voices of people from different cultures on our production to create something that I think anybody can relate to and that people outside of our culture can learn some things, but also can see these characters as people that they can identify with. So, I feel very, very proud of the team for making this movie.

 

What do you remember about your first day of shooting?

 

CRETTON: My first day of shooting, I was terrified. When I stepped onto the set, it was like I was stepping into a city of people, and there was all of this giant equipment and cranes and lights, and things that I just was not used to seeing so much of everything. And on top of that, I was directing Tony Leung, on day one, so I was really scared. But what I found, over the course of day one, was how great of a team that I really had, how supportive everyone was, and how incredible Tony Leung is, not only as a performer, but just as a person and now a friend. He’s such a gracious man. All of our performers on this movie were the same. I’m always really scared when I start a project, but as we start going and as the creative juices start flowing and the team really comes together, it really is one of the most fulfilling experiences that I have in life.

 

When you do tackle something this big and you do so successfully, does it make you feel any different as a filmmaker? Are you more confident now than you were before at all?

 

CRETTON: Confidence is definitely not a straight line. There actually was a weird moment when, in the middle of this production, when I was making hundreds of decisions a day and things were moving so quickly and I was dealing with all of these department heads, that I turned to my wife at night and said, “It’s really weird to say this, but I feel really comfortable right now, in the midst of all of this, and it’s really fun.” I’m not sure if I’d call that confidence, but it was a surprise to me that I was having such a good time in the midst of the chaos, even though there were tons of giant problems to solve. I credit all of that to being surrounded by a group of really good people.

 

How long have you known that Disney wanted a sequel for this? Was it something that was always talked about as a possibility or did it become definite, more recently?

 

CRETTON: It’s always a hopeful thing, I suppose, when you’re making the movie. While we were shooting, we were throwing around joke ideas of what a sequel could be. But with Marvel, it really is gauging to see how people react to the movie and also gauging what the experience of making the movie was. We had such a good time on it that it would’ve been a shame not to have a sequel, so I’m very excited to.

 

Where are you at in the writing process? Have you done any real concrete writing on it or is it just ideas that you’re throwing around?

 

CRETTON: I’ve done [zero]. It’s a fun place to be right now. Everything is a possibility. We’re just tossing very loose ideas around and we’ll start to hone in on something, hopefully.

 

Were there ideas that you started having when you did the first film that you knew you wanted to have in the sequel?

 

CRETTON: There are a lot of ideas that we had in the opener, and some of those ideas are planted as questions, by the end of our movie. There are things that we potentially want to explore in the future. Everything changes so much, so it’s hard to say how many of those ideas will actually make it to the finish line, but there are many of them there.

 

Did you ever have a point where, after the challenges you went through making the film, you thought maybe you should let someone else do the sequel, or did you always know that you wanted to return to keep telling the story?

 

CRETTON: I just really love this group of people, to be honest. I love these characters and we have simply introduced them to the world in our movie. So, to be able to start from there and explore them even more is very exciting to me.

 

It was also announced that you have this multi-year deal with Marvel TV and that you’ll be doing other projects. Did you pitch them on any ideas, or did they come to you? How does that work?

 

CRETTON: It’s a little of both? Kevin [Feige] and the team there definitely have a clear idea of where they’re taking the MCU, but they’re also open to pitches and things that we’re passionate about. One of the shows that we’re creating was initially an idea that I was bouncing around with our producer while we were shooting Shang-Chi and it just happened to fit in with the trajectory of where they’re going with the franchise. So, it’s a little back and forth.

 

When you work with a company like Marvel, that is planning four or five years ahead, is it weird to be thinking about stuff that might not happen until that far down the road?

 

CRETTON: It’s very weird. We’re talking about release dates and things, and I’m just like, “Am I gonna be alive, at that point?” It’s very strange.

 

What is it like to get to be in on the secrets, or at least some of them? Does it feel like you’re a part of this special club with the cool kids, when it comes to the MCU?

 

CRETTON: The thing that is very cool is that, when you’re on the inside, and I hope this doesn’t shatter anybody’s fantasy, but you realize how normal everybody is. It doesn’t feel like you’re with the cool kids. It feels like you’re just with a bunch of nerds like yourself. It’s just a bunch of passionate people trying to tell stories and solve problems. It’s very fun, but it doesn’t feel exclusive, on the inside. It just feels creative, like anything else.

 

When you wrapped filming on Shang-Chi, at that moment, what were your hopes for the film? We’ve seen what’s happened with it and you know there will be a sequel now, but you couldn’t have fully known that at the time. So, what were you think success for the film would look like?

 

CRETTON: I have a very low tolerance for anxiety and hype. And so, when a movie is coming out, it’s probably the worst time for me. I’ve had to really redefine what my version of success is. I define my success by the time that we finish the movie completely. When all of the creative is done, if I feel like I have been fulfilled by that process, personally, and if I feel like our team has worked together really well and done everything we possibly could to make the best version of this story possible, then I feel like we’ve succeeded. I feel like we really did do that on this movie, and everything else has been a very pleasant surprise.

 

When you put out a Blu-ray and you include fun things, like a gag reel and deleted scenes, and obviously fans love that kind of stuff, is there anything that you personally most enjoy? Is there a moment on the gag reel or one of the scenes that you’re most excited about for fans of the movie?

 

CRETTON: I love extra features. When DVDs started having extra features, back when DVDs were first coming out, I love being able to see a bit of the behind the scenes process, to get a glimpse of the actors when they’re not in performance, and to see some of that rapport between characters. I watched the deleted scenes and the gag reel and it just warms my heart because you get to see Awkwafina when she’s not playing the role. You get to see her and Simu [Liu] laughing together, which is really what we experienced, every day. You get to see Michelle Yeoh being super silly and weird, and most people do not know that is a big part of her personality. And the deleted scenes are cool because they show you a glimpse into the process of the evolution of the story. It’ll give you a glimpse into the things that we tried, but then went a different direction.

 

‘Shang-Chi’ Team on Their Emotional Journey and Continuing the Story

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-simu-liu-kevin-feige-journey-sequel-1235060744/

Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, star Simu Liu and Marvel boss Kevin Feige reflect on some of their most challenging — and exhilarating — moments from the groundbreaking film and weigh in on the possibility of awards season recognition.

 

Simu Liu is normally a gregarious presence on set. So it stood out when the actor fell silent in between takes on the Australian set of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

 

Liu was about to shoot one of his most challenging moments, in which his titular character confesses to his best friend, Katy (Awkwafina), that he killed a man at the behest of his father, and now was prepared to end his father’s life.

 

“We knew a lot of the movie hinged on that moment,” says Liu, who marked the day on his calendar and workshopped it countless times with writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton.

 

When the day came, Cretton got the wide shot he needed and then asked Liu to go off by himself. The filmmaker cleared the crew from a corner of the set depicting the mythical realm of Ta Lo and left his leading man to be alone with his thoughts.

 

“Nobody bothered me during that time. Everything was very quiet,” says Liu. “When the time came, one of the ADs came up and quietly said, ‘Hey, we are ready for you.’ I remember putting my head down. Not making eye contact with anyone.”

 

Whatever Liu did during that time, worked, notes Cretton.

 

“Whatever he was thinking about, using that silence to prep for it, the performance shift between the wide shot and the closeups were pretty dramatic,” says Cretton, who gave Liu a big hug afterward. “A scene like that, it’s always such a gratifying thing to experience as a director, particularly when you are shooting on a huge action movie like this.”

 

Three months after Shang-Chi opened in theaters, it stands as the highest-grossing domestic release of the year ($224.5 million in North America) and has both a sequel and a Disney+ series in development from Cretton. The film, Marvel’s first to star an Asian lead, turned a little-known comic book character into a cultural icon and turned Liu into a star. Up next, it hopes to emerge as an awards contender.

 

Films inspired by comic books have historically had an uphill battle at the Academy Awards, dating back to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008) being snubbed for a best picture nomination. But three years ago, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther broke ground as the first superhero movie to earn a best picture nomination and went on to win in three categories.

 

Looking back at Black Panther‘s accolades, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige notes that Oscar wins for composer Ludwig Göransson, costume designer Ruth E. Carter and production designers Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart meant a lot to the Marvel team. Yet he acknowledges such Academy recognition can be a challenge.

 

“I think we are always at a deficit because of the Marvel logo and because of a genre bias that certainly exists. I just loved that for a shining moment there with Black Panther that was put aside and the work was recognized for the achievement that it was,” says Feige, who would like to see Shang-Chi recognized as well, pointing to the work of team members such as screenwriter Dave Callaham, production designer Sue Chan, composer Joel P. West, costume designer Kym Barrett and cinematographer William Pope, among others.

 

“There are a lot of comic fans that didn’t know who Shang-Chi was. And yet the work that Destin did and Dave did and Sue did and Joel did, created something new that connected with audiences,” says Feige. “We recognized it, the audience recognized it, and I sure would love the hard work of all of these people who are telling their story to get recognized.”

 

Before Marvel hired Cretton in 2019, the director acknowledges he struggled to imagine the kind of pitch that might win him the job. Since nothing was clicking with him, he instead decided to pitch the type of story he wished he’d seen as a kid.

 

“I didn’t think it necessarily was going to be something that Marvel wanted,” says Cretton. “It was a very intimate pitch about a relationship between a father and a son and a family learning how to come together again with their pain.”

 

As it turns out, Marvel very much was interested in that kind of story. Cretton also longed to see Asian American people hanging out, doing ordinary things in a film. He brought in imagery from Good Will Hunting because he couldn’t find a representative scene that featured Asian Americans in film.

 

“It said, ‘Like this! But with Asian people,’” Feige recalls of Cretton’s presentation use of Good Will Hunting.

 

Shang-Chi ultimately included two bookend scenes with Shang, Katy and two friends at a restaurant, fulfilling Cretton’s dream.

 

Liu, meanwhile, was best known as the star of the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience. Much has been made about a December 2018 tweet in which the actor put it into the universe that he wanted to play Shang-Chi, but he never really believed he’d get it.

 

“I would literally go through IMDb and see all these other actors who were taller, who were more handsome, who I thought were better martial artists,” Liu recalls. “I was just like, ‘There’s no way. Why would it be me?’”

 

Liu sent off a tape anyway, thinking nothing would come of it. Then he met with Cretton, who was interested in casting an actor to play a human being rather than a superhero.

 

“At no point did he bring up the martial arts. At no point did he bring up the need to be anything other than human,” recalls Liu. “He was looking for somebody who really exemplified the uncomfortable, insecure, anxiety of what it means to be a human being.”

 

Suddenly, Liu had hope.

 

“I came out of the casting office literally feeling like I was going to throw up because I never thought that I had a chance before that moment,” recalls Liu. “After meeting him, I was, ‘Oh, I think I nailed this thing.’”

 

As part of their process, Liu and Cretton stripped away the trappings and mannerisms that might come with being a superhero.

 

“I remember specifically going through scenes with him, really feeling this sense of looseness and wanting to play the most natural version of every scene, not doing the superhero version of it,” says Liu. “Not puffing your chest out.”

 

When it came to the superhero suits worn by Liu and his onscreen sister, Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), Cretton saw them as a tangible way to connect his actors to the film’s family theme, as their late on-screen mother, Ying Li (Fala Chen), gifted the suits to them.

 

“There’s a piece of her literally touching their body,” says Cretton. “That in itself gave so much to the performances of the actors, to remember that even though they are in a battle and they are having these larger-than-life Marvel moments, all of this is still watching these characters deal with the loss of this very important person in their lives.”

 

Screen legend Tony Leung boarded to play Shang-Chi’s father, Wenwu, and proved to be a grounding force for Liu, who was learning how to be a movie star on the fly.

 

“I was so desperate and eager to prove myself, showing people I could do things,” says Liu. “There is such a stillness and a comfort and ease with the way Tony conducts himself. I felt like that was the perfect complement to all of the anxiety that I was bringing in.”

 

Liu counts Shang-Chi’s final scene with Wenwu as his favorite moment, even over the much-praised bus fight early in the film. As Wenwu’s final act, he sacrifices himself for his son. Part of the sequence includes flashbacks to Shang as a boy and then a baby.

 

“We literally cut to that baby three times over the course of the movie, and every time it’s an emotional hit in a wonderful way,” says Feige, who says the team debated how much of the storytelling should be told in flashbacks.

 

Cretton notes the flashbacks weren’t initially part of the plan in that scene at all.

 

“We weren’t totally getting into Wenwu’s head like we wanted to,” recalls Cretton. “The idea of those flashbacks came late in the game. When we put it in and showed it to Kevin and the team and did a test with it — finally people were feeling the emotions that we wanted them to feel.” 

 

During awards season two years ago, Parasite Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho famously encouraged audiences to get over a fear of subtitles, referring to the new worlds international films could offer.

 

In a new move for a big-budget American movie, Shang-Chi includes subtitled sections in Mandarin, including an eight-minute opening. When it came time to test screen the film, the team was curious how audiences would react to the opening, in particular.

 

“Frankly, we were always ready to see if the audience would reject it in our test screenings and to see, ‘OK, are we going to have to pull a ripcord here in any way?’ Which was not our first instinct,” says Feige. “Destin very much believed in the fact that audiences would go with it, and sure enough they did. It wasn’t even a question. It wasn’t even a concern. On the contrary, I think it added to the authenticity in the way the movie started.”

 

On Dec. 6, Disney announced that Cretton would return to direct a Shang-Chi sequel and develop a related series for Disney+. The post-credits scene for the film teases more to come from the Ten Rings, the organization now run by Xialing.

 

When presented with the notion that Xialing’s Ten Rings sounds like an intriguing Disney+ show, Feige responds with a laugh, “I can’t wait for people to discover what it really is that we are working on for Disney+ with Destin.”

 

Though it’s never a foregone conclusion a filmmaker will return to Marvel, Cretton had a sense while making Shang-Chi there was more work for him to do.

 

Says the filmmaker: “While we were on set, we were already throwing ideas around of what other things we could do in another movie.”

 

Liu, who has a long journey ahead of him as Shang-Chi, was not surprised his filmmaker is back for more.

 

“It confirms what I already believed, which was that he was very emotionally invested in this character and this world,” says Liu, who hopes many people from the team will return for the sequel. “Also, I was very relieved, because we need him.”

 

For Cretton, who came up via the festival circuit with Short Term 12 before graduating to The Glass Castle and Just Mercy, Shang-Chi was particularly fulfilling, as he got to work with artists with similar backgrounds to him. That includes production designer Chan, whom he notes is the daughter of parents who owned a Chinese restaurant on the East Coast.

 

“It was such a poignant and moving experience for the first time in my career to be surrounded by people who have a similar upbringing as me,” says Cretton, who is half Japanese, half white and grew up in Hawaii. “To share stories and share experiences with other artists like that, it was really emotional for me and very fulfilling.”

 

Tom Holland Reportedly Signed for Fourth Spider-Man Film, Already In Development

https://www.cbr.com/report-tom-holland-fourth-spider-man-film-in-development/

No Way Home star Tom Holland might already preparing for another Spider-Man movie.

 

According to Puck, multiple sources have reported that Marvel has quietly started developing a fourth movie with Holland in a leading role. It was also reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home, Holland’s third Spider-Man movie and fifth appearance overall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is not only on track to open to $150 million when it premieres in theaters, but might be the first film to gross $1 billion since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began.

 

In a previous interview, Holland was asked about reports that he would reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in another upcoming film from Marvel Studios independent of Sony Entertainment. The two companies announced in 2019 that they would be extending their partnership, which in turn allows Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Studios’ films. “Yeah, that’s not accurate at all,” Holland said. “The new deal that was struck up was this understanding between the two studios that should Marvel want me to appear in one of their movies, then it would be an open conversation.”

 

He continued, “I don’t think it’s as black and white as ‘I have a three-picture deal with Marvel and a three-picture deal with Sony.’ It’s just this open conversation and open dialogue between Mr. Iger and Mr. Rothman.”

 

Holland has also previously spoken about his future in the MCU, hinting that his time as Spider-Man might be coming to a close. “Maybe it is time for me to move on. Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film,” he said at the time. “I have to take Peter Parker into account as well, because he is an important part of my life … If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.”

 

However, the actor later clarified those comments, saying that they had been misinterpreted. “I don’t know what the future of Spider-Man looks like. I don’t know whether I’m going to be a part of it,” Holland said. “Spider-Man will always live on in me, and I know that [producer Amy Pascal] and the studio are keen to figure out what the next chapter of Spider-Man looks like.”

 

In terms of the next chapter of Spider-Man, No Way Home producer Amy Pascal has hinted at the Web-Slinger’s future, stating that the character will likely appear in future projects for both Sony and Marvel. When asked about the potential to see Holland in a film not connected to the MCU, Pascal said, “We all want to keep making movies together. How’s that for an answer?”

 

For now, Holland is starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man once again in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which swings into theaters on Dec. 17.

 

The Hollywood Reporter HEAT VISION E-Mail (Letita Wright set to rejoin Black Panther 2 Filming In January)

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https://www.cbr.com/black-panther-2-letitia-wright-not-leaving-mcu/

And while we’re here … Letitia Wright and Black Panther 2 started trending Thursday with some rumors coming in from the lowlands.

 

We did some digging and sources close to the production say Panther 2 is indeed on track to resume production in late January in Atlanta. With Wright. 

 

Marvel and Sony Are Planning a Crossover Movie for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man

https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/spider-man-marvel-sony-future-tom-holland-another-mcu-movie/

Tom Holland has become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, and his work as Spider-Man helped solidify his talent as an A-list star. Right now, the actor is living large in light of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s upcoming premiere. Many have worried the film would be Holland’s last as the Marvel superhero, but reports have suggested there is more to come. And when ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis got to speak with Sony Pictures chair Tom Rothman recently, we learned the company is working with Marvel Studios on another crossover pitch. 

 

“It’s reciprocal. So we lend one, and they lend one, and that’s how Benedict [Cumberbatch] is in this movie,” Rothman explained. “So we have one more ‘lend back’ that’s committed. But the thing that I can say, and this actually the accurate scoop on this, which is that the two companies have a terrific working relationship. I think it’s a mutual hope that that would continue. But there really isn’t anything definitive at this moment, because the truth of the matter is, we gotta ride [Spider-Man: No Way Home] and see what happens.”

 

At the beginning of the month, Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal mentioned in an interview that Marvel and Sony were already working together on a third trilogy with Holland in the lead role. Insider reports then indicated that nothing official had been reached in regards to this new trilogy, but that Sony and Marvel remained close in their working relationship and hope to keep that going into the future. 

 

Rothman’s comments on Monday night back up those reports. He specifically stated that nothing official had been decided upon just yet, mainly because the two companies have been focusing their efforts on releasing No Way Home. There may not be news on a new Spider-Man movie for quite a while. What we do know, however, is that Holland will be returning to the MCU in another upcoming MCU title. 

 

Perhaps he reprises his role in next year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, continuing his story with Cumberbatch’s sorcerer supreme. It’s also worth nothing that the Doctor Strange sequel’s director is Sam Raimi, who directed the first three live-action Spider-Man films for Sony.

 

Scarlett Johansson on What Inspired Her to Produce for Marvel: “Nothing’s Ever off the Table”

https://collider.com/scarlett-johansson-new-marvel-project-producer/

Johansson also highlights lessons learned that’ll influence her own work as a producer.

 

Perhaps anything can happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it feels rather safe to say that Scarlett Johansson’s run as Black Widow has come to an end. But, that doesn’t mean her contribution to the franchise has to stop there.

 

Johansson is heavily leaning into the producing side of things now. Not only is she credited as a producer on the upcoming Tower of Terror movie over at Disney and the A24 sci-fi drama Bride, but she’s also continuing to work on the MCU in a producorial capacity. Just last month, Kevin Feige revealed that Johansson is producing a “non-Black Widow-related top-secret Marvel Studio project.”

 

With the December 22nd release of Sing 2 right around the corner, I got the chance to catch up with Johansson and opted to ask her about her producing ambitions. Here’s what she said when asked what’s motivating her to contribute to more films in that position:

 

“I have worked for 30 years, which is insane when I say it out loud, but I think I just understand the efficiency of how productions run and how you thin the fat on a production and make things well oiled. I’ve learned that the fish rots from the head, which is very very true I think in any creative space, but particularly a production involves many hundreds of people and so yeah, just working with people that want to be there and all want to creatively contribute to the same kind of idea and building that kind of creative family I think is something I’m really excited about as I produce more and more things for other people.”

Johansson also took a moment to address producing for Marvel specifically:

 

“As far as Marvel goes, it’s like working with family there. Marvel has some of the best IP ever and you can really dream big there and nothing’s ever off the table and you kind of throw all these blue sky ideas around and see what sticks. It’s like a creative playground that’s just like a dream. Again, I have that shorthand with my fellow creatives there that comes from being in the world for 10 years with those guys.”

 

Disney and Sony Are ‘Actively’ Developing Spider-Man’s MCU Future

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/17/movies/kevin-feige-amy-pascal-spider-man-no-way-home.html

Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal confirm Marvel and Sony are “actively” developing Spider-Man’s post-No Way Home story for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

With Spider-Man: No Way Home now in theaters, the film’s producers are “actively” developing Spidey’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

In the lead-up to No Way Home’s release, the million dollar question was if the film would be actor Tom Holland’s final outing as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the MCU. However, late last month, Spider-Man franchise producer Amy Pascal revealed that not only was a fourth MCU Spider-Man film with Holland in the works, but that it would be intended as the start of an all-new trilogy. That said, subsequent reports threw cold water on the idea of such a trilogy currently being in development.

 

Pascal was asked to clarify her comments during a recent interview with The New York Times. “We’re producers, so we always believe everything will work out,” she said. “I love working with [Marvel Studios President/Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige]. We have a great partnership, along with Tom Rothman, who runs Sony and has been instrumental, a great leader with great ideas. I hope it lasts forever.”

 

Feige himself chimed in, adding, “Amy and I and Disney and Sony are talking about — yes, we’re actively beginning to develop where the story heads next, which I only say outright because I don’t want fans to go through any separation trauma like what happened after Far From Home. That will not be occurring this time.”

 

The “separation trauma” Feige refers to is the incident that saw The Walt Disney Company (owner of Marvel Studios) and Sony (owner of the Spider-Man movie rights) briefly end their partnership following the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home — the second MCU Spider-Man film — in 2019, leaving the future of the franchise uncertain. Fences were ultimately mended. Hence, the existence of No Way Home.

 

Several years ago, Disney and Marvel Studios struck a deal with Sony — which has owned the license to Spider-Man since 1999 — to bring the fan-favorite character into the MCU. Holland’s version of Spidey made his MCU debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, subsequently spinning out into the 2017 solo film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Holland later reprised the role in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame before getting a second solo outing in the form of Far From Home. Thanks to Disney and Sony mending their working relationship, Holland was able to round out his solo trilogy with No Way Home. While a fourth Spider-Man film set in the MCU has yet to be officially announced, it definitively looks as though all parties concerned are working towards making such a film a reality.

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.

 

Is Iron Man 3 a Christmas Movie? Disney+ Gives Surprising Answer

https://thedirect.com/article/iron-man-3-christmas-movie-disney-plus

The holiday season is in full swing before 2021 comes to an end, particularly for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans who are taking in the final episodes of Hawkeye on Disney+. While the internet-breaking reveals such as one for a long-rumored Netflix villain entering the fray are most present, the series also fully embraces the holiday spirit with Clint Barton and Kate Bishop working to complete their mission in time to get Clint home for Christmas.

 

This series comes as the second sub-franchise within the greater MCU to take on the Christmas season, which first officially came in through 2013’s Iron Man 3. While the decision to set a summer blockbuster in the month of December is still a mystery more than eight years after the fact, director Shane Black used his signature style of storytelling in a unique way with Marvel Studios’ leading hero.

 

Although this movie took place in and around Christmastime with Black’s influence, one big question still lingers – is Iron Man 3 officially regarded as a Christmas movie? That answer may be surprising if one version of Disney+ is to be believed.

 

Is Iron Man 3 Christmas Movie?

 

The United Kingdom’s Disney+ server curated a “Merry Christmas” collection in celebration of the holiday season featuring over 40 titles across the streaming service.

 

In the animated section, movies like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and multiple Mickey Mouse specials make the cut, as do the Frozen films/spinoffs and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Live-action movies in the collection include all four Home Alone titles, the first two Die Hard films, and even Edward Scissorhands.

 

The MCU finds its place in the list thanks to 2021’s Hawkeye, whose final Christmastime episode will debut on December 22, 2021. However, 2013’s Iron Man 3 didn’t end up on the list as an official Disney+ Christmas movie.

 

Here are some of the most popular movies & shows in the collection:

 

Originals

Home Sweet Home Alone

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

Hawkeye

Once Upon a Snowman

Godmother

High School Musical The Musical The Holiday Special

Noelle

Arendale Castle Yule Log

 

Live-Action Christmas Movies and Specials

Home Alone

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

The Santa Clause

A Muppets Christmas Letters To Santa

Home Alone 2

Home Alone 3

Home Alone 4

Santa Clause 2

Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

 

Animated Christmas Movies and Specials

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Mickey’s Once Upon A Time

Mickey’s Upon Twice A Christmas

Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

 

Christmas Shorts

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Pluto’s Christmas Tree

 

Winter Favorites

Olaf Presents

Frozen

Ice Age

Togo

Frozen II

Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Edward Scissorhands

Frozen Fever

Cool Runnings

LEGO Frozen Northern Lights

 

Home Alone

Home Alone

Home Alone 2

Home Alone 3

Home Alone 4

Home Alone The Holiday Heist

Home Sweet Home Alone

 

Iron Man 3 – To Christmas or Not to Christmas?

 

The MCU’s first Phase 2 movie fully takes place around or at Christmas from start to finish as fans see Tony Stark deal with his post-The Avengers demons. From buying Pepper Potts arguably the biggest stuffed bunny in history as a present to playing a funky version of “Jingle Bells” while summoning his Mark XLII suit for the first time, Iron Man 3 makes no effort to tone down the holiday spirit.

 

This listing comes as somewhat of a surprise, especially considering how many amongst the fan base view Iron Man 3 as the MCU’s first true Christmas movie. The ties back to the holidays are at least as noticeable and present as those from other entries on the list like Die Hard or Home Alone, bringing into question what actually does qualify a movie as a Christmas movie.

 

Although Disney+ made its own distinction, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige firmly believes Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie, and the film is described as such on Marvel’s official website as of two years ago. There are certainly arguments for both sides, but it appears that the argument for it being in this category has some big-name support.

 

Whether Iron Man 3 is officially a part of this catalog or not, it likely won’t deter many fans from taking in the MCU’s seventh movie in their holiday must-watch list. Filled with trees, wreaths, presents, and holiday songs throughout, there’s no mistaking the influence that Christmas has on this outing, which should mean it will continue to be an unofficial go-to movie at this time of year.

 

Tom Holland Talks His Future as Spider-Man, Reveals He Wants to ‘Focus on Starting a Family’ Next

https://people.com/movies/tom-holland-talks-plans-after-spider-man-family/

Tom Holland opens up about his experience as Spider-Man and his plans for the future

 

Tom Holland is looking forward to the future.

 

The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor, 25, opens up about what the superhero franchise means to him — and what he hopes to do next — in the new issue of PEOPLE.

 

No Way Home is the third (and perhaps final) Spider-Man movie Holland stars in, and he finds that bittersweet.

 

“I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been so grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us the opportunity and keeping us on and allowing our characters to progress. It’s been amazing,” Holland says. “And that’s why for me, I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man — but I feel like we might be ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.”

 

Holland has held the role of Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter-ego since he was cast for Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2015. Now, he says, may be the time to pass the torch.

 

“I don’t want to be responsible for holding back the next young person that comes in who deserves it just as much so,” Holland says.

 

And after he, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire have all played the superhero, Holland thinks it’s time for a change.

 

“I would love to see a future of Spider-Man that’s more diverse — maybe you have a Spider-Gwen or a Spider-Woman,” he adds. “We’ve had three Spider-Mans in a row; we’ve all been the same. It’d be nice to see something different.”

 

While his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems up in the air, Holland — who is dating his costar Zendaya — has a burgeoning career. His action-adventure film Uncharted, with Mark Wahlberg, is due in 2022, and he’ll soon star in a Fred Astaire biopic.

 

But the London native also hopes to turn his attention to his personal life.

 

“I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career,” Holland says. “I want to take a break and focus on starting a family and figuring out what I want to do outside of this world.”

 

Indeed, the star says he looks forward to becoming a father one day — which is why Holland says if he weren’t acting, he’d be a schoolteacher.

 

“I love kids. I can’t wait to be a dad — I can wait and I will, but I can’t wait!” he says. “If I’m at a wedding or a party, I’m always at the kids’ table hanging out. My dad’s been such a great role model for me. I think I’ve got that from him. So I think I’d be a primary school teacher or something like that.”

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home opens in theaters Friday.

 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN: HE’D WANT T’CHALLA ROLE RECAST …According to Chadwick’s Bro

https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/14/chadwick-boseman-tchalla-recast-black-panther-brother/

‘Black Panther’ fans have spoken, saying Chadwick Boseman’s beloved character should be recast going forward, and believe it or not … the man’s own brother concurs.

 

CB’s bro, Derrick Boseman, tells TMZ … yes, he does think T’Challa needs to live on in the ‘Black Panther’ franchise, and if that means tapping another actor to portray the king of Wakanda — the role Chadwick made famous and legendary, then so be it.

 

Here’s the thing … Derrick tells us he believes his sibling would’ve wanted with this too — explaining Chadwick thought T’Challa was bigger than just himself as one guy. Frankly, Derrick says Chadwick knew the power of the character, and the positive influence it carries.

 

Derrick says there’s so much power in seeing a Black king — especially in a superhero capacity, like in the Marvel flick — which has a HUGE impact on African-American youth. DB tells us with Marvel killing off that character so quickly in the wake of Chadwick’s death, they’re kinda depriving black kids of a role model.

 

As you know, there’s a major push among fans to #RecastTChalla amid all the speculated drama with Letitia Wright.

 

Derrick says there aren’t a whole lot of positive influences for young black children these days — he thinks hip-hop glorifies certain social ills, and Marvel has a chance to counteract that by bringing back T’Challa — who he sees as a symbol of Black people’s potential.

 

The guy speaks from experience, telling us his own nephew has told the family he wants to be a scientist and cites ‘Black Panther’ as his inspiration.

 

He does note … Chadwick never explicitly expressed his wishes, before his death, about what should happen with the character — but Derrick’s sure his bro would agree T’Challa should live on in the MCU.

 

‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel Undergoing “Significant” Reshoots

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/doctor-strange-multiverse-madness-reshoots-1235045328/

 

This doctor is on call till Christmas as the actors and crew shoot six days a week until the end of the year.

 

In what sources describe as a “significant” production, the new shoot, taking place in Los Angeles, comprises both “additional photography” and “reshoots.”

 

How significant? Insiders say that Cumberbatch and company are undertaking six weeks of shooting, if not more, working six days a week. Sam Raimi remains as helmer, and Loki head writer Michael Waldron is still on board writing the new material. It is unclear what actors in addition to Cumberbatch are on the call sheet. The crew involved is familiar with the Marvel method and worked on recent pickups for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home and additional shooting for next year’s Oscar Isaac series Moon Knight.

 

One source downplayed the severity of the shoot: “Even while in the middle of production, Marvel is scheduling you for more shooting,” this person says, adding that the size and complexity of Marvel movies often necessitates additional photography.

 

“We’ve had bigger reshoots on other MCU movies,” another insider says.

 

However, other sources raised their eyebrows at the six-week time frame. “They’re here until the end of the year. That’s like a whole other movie,” says one.

 

Several factors appear to be driving the return to production. One insider says about two weeks are dedicated to principal photography that wasn’t completed during the initial, U.K.-based shoot due to what is described as actor availability issues. The insider also dismissed concerns that the reshoots were related to retooling the story.

 

Another reason for the shoot concerns compensating for COVID-related production slowdowns that affected the U.K. production. It was those slowdowns that reared their head Oct. 18, when Marvel and Disney unexpectedly announced the pushing-back of Multiverse of Madness from March 25, 2022, to May 6, 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hopscotched backward into new dates as well.

 

First announced at Comic-Con in 2019, Multiverse of Madness is an ambitious project for Marvel, with one aspect dealing with alternate versions of fan-favorite superheroes, much in the way that recent Disney+ series What if …? has reimagined Marvel mainstays.

 

The movie has had its fair share of challenges. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson had co-written a script and was due to direct when creative differences led to a parting of ways in January 2020. Raimi and Waldron were then brought on to, as one source says, create a whole new movie, on an accelerated timetable to boot.

 

Multiverse of Madness started production in the U.K. in November 2020 but paused in January 2021 due to the worsening pandemic. It then restarted — and ostensibly wrapped — in the spring.

 

Still, despite story concerns apparently playing a minimal part in the new shoot, it is evident that working in the multiverse requires Reed Richards-level thinking. Half the time, a Marvel movie has to tie to past movies while setting up future movies, and increasingly, TV series.

 

Despite the major shoot underway, the mood with cast and crew is not downbeat. “There is a pervasive enthusiasm,” one source described.

 

On Thursday, Cumberbatch spoke about the reshoots on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he was asked if he knew what the reshoots were going to be.

 

“Like everything with Marvel, it comes in fresh, pretty much, most mornings,” Cumberbatch said with a laugh when questioned. “It’s really exciting, and the film is shaping up to be something special.”

 

DISNEY+

 

‘Hawkeye’ Directors Break Down That Dazzling Car Chase, and the Debut of [SPOILER] in Episode 4

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/hawkeye-yelena-black-widow-car-chase-1235129461/

How Hawkeye’s Alaqua Cox Echoes Echo’s Superpowers

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-directors-alaqua-cox-echo-superpowers/

The car chase sequence in Episode 3 is so much fun. Was that something that you know you wanted to do from the start?

 

Bertie: It was the thing that we read that we were most excited about, opening the script for [Episode] 3 and going, “Wait, there’s an action sequence that’s basically half of this episode.” One of the standout moments people are talking about is that opening shot of the 360-revolving camera. That’s something very early on we decided we wanted to do, because we wanted to stay with Kate and Clint in the car on this journey as the Tracksuit Mafia are chasing them. Then it was just like the journey of how we achieve that and pre-vizing that and the camera team figuring out the rig. From start to end, that was just joyful.

 

Was there ever a time where you were thinking you’d do the entire sequence in a oner?

 

Bert: Yes, there was! You go in with these huge ambitions, but we very quickly realized that the essence of the oner is that we stay with our characters. The action is kind of happening around them, but we wanted to stay with them. So the moment Kate gets out the car, if you’re following that rule, then the camera goes out of the car with her. And so that’s what happened. We just had to figure out how to get it out of the car.

 

There were so many trick arrows in that sequence. Was there a brainstorming session where you tried to come up with all the different kinds of trick arrows that you could think of?

 

Bertie: Constant brainstorming. That’s what’s amazing about the Marvel process. They’re all about plussing. “How can we plus this?” From “What other arrows can we put in the car chase,” came “What would be the arrow that could be used to stop Kazi in his truck and the Christmas tree lot.” So the situations led to new arrows. The smoke arrow [appeared] earlier on in the chase, and it was too much there. It didn’t really serve a purpose. Then it came back later, when Kate was trying to get Maya’s car to to crash on the bridge.

 

How early was the Pym arrow introduced into the mix?

 

Bert: Way, way earlier. That was that was one of the things that was in the script very early on. Then the challenge was figuring out how we were going to do it so it was believable, because the tone of the show is so real that something like that [giant arrow] really stood out for us. We needed to ground it with the emotion of the guys inside of the truck.

 

Bertie: And here’s something we haven’t spoken about yet. When we first were going to do the Pym arrow, the [giant] arrow was going to go straight at Kazi’s truck and split it down the middle. That sounded great on paper, but we pre-viz’d it, and you couldn’t quite figure out what was happening. Once we decided to do the up-and-down apex [of the arrow], you could see the whole thing. It was just staking this huge arrow on Manhattan Bridge, and it meant that the truck literally broke in half. That was fun to make that change.

 

You also introduced Echo in Episode 3 and showed the audience her experience as person who is deaf and an amputee. What were the conversations like about how you wanted to approach that character?

 

Bert: It was a huge learning curve for us; Alaqua brought so much to this. We just went in asking to be taught how to do this because we want to represent her wholly and correctly on screen. So there were a lot of discussions ahead of actually filming, but then every day on set was learning with he, and she was very gracious.

 

Bertie: Maya’s story, for obvious reasons, mirrors Alaqua’s story in many ways. I think for us, and with Alaqua, it was about looking at these things that people might term as disabilities in Alaqua, and actually using those as her superpowers. So the fact that she’s a non-hearing person means that her sense of observation — a heightened awareness as she walks into a room and observes things — is a superpower. Her prosthetic leg, we see that Clint tries to hockey stick [it] out the way, and then she swings that metal leg at him, and it takes his hearing aid out. Using what could be considered her weaknesses as her strengths was a huge part of that character formation.

 

Finally, you also directed a major moment in Episode 4, when Florence Pugh’s Yelena finally appears on her mission to take out Clint. What did you want to accomplish in bringing in a character that most of the audience already has a relationship with, but your other characters don’t?

 

Bertie: So much of “Hawkeye” is seeing the world through the characters’ point of view of it. So if we look at the end of [Episode 4], we are with Kate Bishop as she’s seeing this person, who she has no concept of who she is, actually, and how she’s going to fit into the story. But there’s this connection, and you can see and feel the presence of this new character. It’s actually a balance between what the audience feels about this character and what Kate’s feeling that makes that ending so special.

 

Bert: When you’re directing actresses like Florence and Hailee, they bring so much to it. There was this immediate natural chemistry between them, which — I can’t say anything else. But you know, when they give you that, it’s this gift, and all you want to do is take care of it and unwrap it slowly.

 

Hawkeye directors break down that epic chase sequence and working with Lucky the Pizza Dog (It was originally at night)

https://ew.com/tv/hawkeye-directors-bert-bertie-episode-3-chase-scene/

Bert and Bertie talk to EW about recent highlights from the Disney+ superhero series.

 

Hawkeye may not be as high-concept as its predecessors WandaVision or Loki, but the Christmas-set superhero series has proved just how good it is at delivering fun action scenes. Taking a page from the popular Hawkeye comic series by Matt Fraction and David Aja, episode 3 of Hawkeye sent Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) on a wild car chase through Brooklyn, busting out all the trick arrows in Clint’s quiver to shake the Tracksuit Mafia off their trail.

 

The scene was remarkable for how clear and easy-to-follow it was, in an age where so many blockbuster action setpieces feel shrouded in shadow. When EW caught up with episode directors Amber Templemore-Finlayson and Katie Ellwood, a.k.a Bert and Bertie, they admitted that the scene was actually originally planned to shoot at night before a last-minute change courtesy of Marvel Cinematic Universe mastermind Kevin Feige.

 

“It was only after we’d started shooting the show that Kevin was like, ‘there’s too much at night. We need to put some sequences in the day,'” Ellwood tells EW. “But we’d planned it all at night! And of course we had been like hey, you can hide things in the shadows. But then suddenly it was daylight. So we just reconvened with our amazing team and decided to embrace it. We’d already decided to do as much practically as possible, but it drove us to do even more practically. The result was amazing.”

 

“It has a grit and it has a danger from being in the daytime when you can see more,” Templemore-Finlayson says.

 

The duo cited the iconic car chases from ’60s-’70s films like Bullitt and The French Connection as inspirations. They decided to orient the scene around Kate’s perspective in order to make the action easy to follow.

 

“Our cameras are determined by what the character needs and the central part to this chase sequence is the banter and the relationship between Clint and Kate,” Templemore-Finlayson says. “So we were thinking, how do you stay in the car? We’ve all seen a million car chases, there are huge franchises that do them so well on epic scales. So we were like, well, it’s about the characters. So what we wanted to do was keep the camera in the car. Then we thought, how fun would it be that if as that camera is turning, all the action was happening around them? And then when Kate goes out the window, of course our camera goes with her because it’s led by character.”

 

Speaking of characters, recent Hawkeye episodes also featured some wonderful moments with another beloved creation from Fraction and Aja’s comic: Lucky the Pizza Dog.

 

“Every opportunity we could get Lucky in a scene, we would,” Ellwood says. “Lucky was great, and not only on screen. Off-screen Lucky was great too because you know, there are situations where we’re running out of time or it’s all a little bit tense and it’s just like, stare at the dog! Stare at the dog! So it was joyful.”

 

Hawkeye Finale Promo Features New Kingpin Footage

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-kingpin-finale-promo/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgp1OEVDxDM

A new promo for the Season 1 finale of Disney+’s Hawkeye features new footage of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.

 

A promo for the Season 1 finale of Hawkeye features new footage of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.

 

While the 30-second promo, titled “The Boss,” does not reveal Kingpin’s face, it does briefly show his legs and a cane, teasing the character’s first physical appearance in the show following the villain’s long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Hawkeye Episode 5, “Ronin.”

 

D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin was introduced at the end of Hawkeye’s fifth episode in a photograph sent to Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. Not only was it revealed that Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) was hired by Kate’s own mother to kill Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), but the photo features Eleanor Bishop standing next to Wilson Fisk, the man that Clint has been worried about throughout the series. While D’Onofrio did not appear physically in the episode, his name was listed in the credits with Wilson Fisk’s silhouette featured in the end-credits artwork as well.

 

D’Onofrio first appeared as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Netflix’s Daredevil series in 2015 and portrayed the character for all three seasons. Rumors began to circulate that D’Onofrio would reprise his role for Disney+’s Hawkeye after it was confirmed that the series would include Alaqua Cox’s Maya Lopez/Echo, who in the comics is Fisk’s adoptive daughter. In the show, previous episodes show Maya Lopez being raised by an unseen “Uncle” father figure following her real father’s murder.

 

D’Onofrio routinely trolled fans on social media regarding his possible appearance in the series, as there had not been official confirmation until Hawkeye Episode 5 premiered. It wasn’t just D’Onofrio fueling rumors, as Hawkeye executive producer Tina Tran seemingly hinted at his involvement in the series during an interview in November. Moreover, when asked about the crime boss’s possible appearance, Hawkeye directors Bert and Bertie stated, “Watching the show, you’ll probably find out.”

 

“I do take it as a compliment. I so badly want to play that character again,” D’Onofrio previously said about the rumors. “I love that character. I just have to wait for Marvel to ask me. I think it’s very clear that I would, and the fans know that I would jump at the chance to play again. I just need to be asked.” It’s currently unclear how big D’Onofrio’s role will be in the MCU going forward, but with his connection to Maya Lopez/Echo, he could have a larger part to play in the upcoming Echo Disney+ series starring Cox, which will connect directly to the events of Hawkeye.

 

The sixth and final episode of Hawkeye premieres Dec. 23 on Disney+.

 

OUTRO [56:45]

 

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Hawkeye S01E04 “Partners, Am I Right?” Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS404

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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 episode “Partners, Am I Right?” The Team debriefs you on National Pastry Day, Chris’ begins a Hexagon theory, Michelle rants on the plot and pacing and concern about Marvel Studios burn out, discussion on Maya’s Uncle’s identity, Lauren’s take on the medical procedures shown in this episode, SP’s Hallmark Holiday standard checklist, the big Yelana Bolova reveal, Holiday Dog Antlers, precision close range tree ornament weapons, Kate’s boomerang arrow pontifications, arrow catching, that buddy cop bonding moment, Clint’s continual grieving of Natasha, the epic Hawkeye-Black Widow-Echo fight, who the owner of the watch might be, Go Team LARPers, and how butterscotch might be involved in the series finale. The Agents also discuss the top Marvel news stories of the week including Kevin Feige Confirming Netflix Defenders Characters Casting In The MCU, Shang Chi’s Big screen and Disney+ sequels in the works, and that Into The Spider-Verse 2 Teaser. 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 S1E4 “Partners, Am I Right?”
  • Weekly Marvel News
    • Kevin Feige Confirms Netflix Defenders Characters Casting In The MCU
    • Shang Chi’s Big screen and Disney+ sequels in the works
    • And that into The Spider-Verse 2 Teaser
  • Audience Feedback
    • All about THAT WATCH!!!!

 

HAWKEYE “ECHOES” [4:09]

 

  • Hawkeye “Partners, Am I Right?” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday December 8th, 2021.

 

S1E4 “Partners, Am I Right?”

 

Directed By: Bert & Bertie

Bert:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134432/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1

8 directing credits starting in 2006

 

Bertie:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1232262/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr2

8 directing credits starting in 2006

 

Writer: Heather Quinn

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9324003/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

 

Writer: Erin Cancino

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2210072/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2#writer

 

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)
  • 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

 

NEWS [46:21]

 

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 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

 

  • 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

 

Destin Daniel Cretton Inks Overall Deal With Marvel Studios & Hulu’s Onyx Collective; Set For Disney+ MCU Series & ‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel

https://deadline.com/2021/12/destin-daniel-cretton-marvel-hulu-onyx-collective-deal-shang-chi-sequel-1234885502/

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/shang-chi-sequel-confirmed-new-mcu-disney-series-also-in-works/

Destin Daniel Cretton has inked a new overall deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, and part of that deal is developing not only a theatrical sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but also a Disney+ series, presumably spinning out of the events of that movie. The filmmaker, who directed Shang-Chi, one of the biggest movies of 2021, was already an up-and-coming director before joining the Marvel universe. Now, it seems he will spend a little time there over the next few years, while also developing programming for Hulu and Disney+.

 

In addition to his as-yet-unknown MCU Disney+ show, Cretton has another comic book adaptation set up at the streamer, although it’s not what you might expect. The filmmaker recently announced a series based on former Action Comics writer Gene Luen Yang’s acclaimed YA graphic novel American Born Chinese. 

 

“Destin is a powerhouse storyteller with impeccable taste in material. As we continue to expand our roster, Destin’s unique voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience,” said Tara Duncan, President, Freeform & Onyx Collective, in a statement (via Deadline).

 

“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” said Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer. “We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”

 

“Working on Shang-Chi with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team was one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective,” Cretton added. “I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community.”

 

In Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings, Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The movie stars Liu alongside Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Benedict Wong. Shang-Chi is in some theaters now, having broken box office records over Labor Day Weekend and become one of the highest grossing films of 2021, and also available on Disney+.

 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer

https://twitter.com/SonyAnimation/status/1467294398413262850

 

RUMOR: Ant-Man 3 Turns an Established MCU Villain Into MODOK

https://www.cbr.com/ant-man-3-turns-yellowjacket-into-modok/

A new rumor claims a long-absent MCU villain will return and be transformed into M.O.D.O.K. in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

 

Two rumors about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania have merged into a new report claiming an existing Marvel Cinematic Universe villain will return as M.O.D.O.K.

 

According to GWW, Corey Stoll will not only come back in the third Ant-Man film but the former Yellowjacket will transform into the MCU’s M.O.D.O.K. Stoll was the villain in the first Ant-Man, with the finale seeing him shrink down to the Quantum Realm. Fans have long wondered if he could return, seeing as Janet Van Dyne, Hank Pym, and Scott Lang have all gone in and come back out. And earlier this year, a rumor emerged that Stoll would appear in Quantumania.

 

Obviously, it seemed likely that Stoll would play the same character again, especially after a Yellowjacket Easter egg appeared in Loki. But if the rumor is true, then it seems Darren Cross’ time in the Quantum Realm will transform him into the live-action M.O.D.O.K., a villain long rumored to arrive in the MCU.

 

What makes the potential change more intriguing is that another rumor recently claimed Jim Carrey would play M.O.D.O.K. That rumor said he was likely to appear on She-Hulk and other Disney+ shows, but it also noted there was a chance the character would debut in Ant-Man 3. The throughline to both rumors, of course, is that M.O.D.O.K. will soon join the MCU, and it also seems safe to assume that Stoll will play some sort of role in Quantumania.

 

This wouldn’t be the first time that a long-absent villain returned to the MCU in a new form. The Red Skull seemingly perished in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avengers after picking up the Tesseract/Space Stone only to reappear in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War as the guardian of the Soul Stone on Vormir.

 

Outside of this twist, Marvel Studios also regularly tweaks comic book source material to fit into the universe of the films and TV shows. Considering how unusual of a character M.O.D.O.K. is, having an existing villain mutated by a parallel dimension isn’t hard to imagine. And the Yellowjacket suit could easily be warped into M.O.D.O.K.’s similar yellow armor.

 

For now, however, all of these are simply rumors until more concrete info about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives ahead of its July 28, 2023 release date.

 

 

DISNEY+

 

Kevin Feige Confirms Daredevil Casting In The MCU, And Fans Will Be Pumped

https://www.cinemablend.com/interviews/kevin-feige-confirms-daredevil-casting-in-the-mcu-and-fans-will-be-pumped

https://www.cbr.com/charlie-cox-mcu-daredevil-confirmed/

Over the years, certain actors have grown to become synonymous with the Marvel character they were hired to play. Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark. Chris Evans has claimed the fabric of Steve Rogers. Some roles can get recast, like Edward Norton handing Hulk to Mark Ruffalo, or Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard. But many lay claim to their character, and that’s final. This is how many MCU fans feel about Charlie Cox and his portrayal of the blind attorney Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil. There have been calls to bring Cox over to the MCU and allow him to keep playing the Man Without Fear… and it seems like Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has been listening. 

 

The man behind the machine that is the MCU sat down with CinemaBlend recently, and fielded out questions about Daredevil, and the character’s potential in the MCU now that his Netflix show has run its course. It’d be a shame NOT to feature Daredevil in either a Marvel feature or a Disney+ show, and we asked Feige what he thought about Charlie Cox being able to stay in the part. To our surprise, the usually covert Kevin Feige confirmed the news that so many fans will want to hear when he told CinemaBlend:

 

“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”

 

Kevin Feige still kept some cards close to his vest with regards to the future of Daredevil when it comes to a concrete timeline, but those who loved Charlie Cox’s portrayal of the character can rejoice in knowing that he will return to Hell’s Kitchen at some point and patrol the streets on behalf of the neighborhood’s citizens. And in light of a number of shows that have been developing, bringing Daredevil over makes more sense than it might have when the Netflix show ran its course. 

 

For instance, Hawkeye on Disney+ just introduced the character of Echo, a deaf warrior with connections to Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin. And Daredevil has been a consistent thorn in Fisk’s side for decades in the comics. There have been rumors that Vincent D’Onofrio, also from the Netflix Daredevil show, is about to show up on Hawkeye, so pitting Cox against his former co-star is a natural progression. 

 

If Marvel Studios only wanted to explore the legal aspects of Matt Murdock, who is as powerful in a courtroom as he is in a darkened alley, then Daredevil could be a natural fit on She-Hulk, another Disney+ show that’s in production now that will introduce audiences to Jennifer Walters (Tatiyana Maslany), yet another superpowered citizen who practices law. Why was this such a common things at Marvel Comics over the years?

 

Charlie Cox’s take on Matt Murdock and Daredevil was incredibly popular with Marvel fans, and an improvement over Ben Affleck’s efforts in a doomed Daredevil movie that cast MCU rock star Jon Favreau as Foggy Nelson. We will see how many Netflix players follow Charlie Cox to the MCU if and when he arrives, but according to Kevin Feige, it’s happening, and we know that fans will be overjoyed.

 

Will Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll Return to the MCU? Kingpin Actor Shares His Thoughts

https://thedirect.com/article/daredevil-deborah-ann-woll-mcu-kingpin-return

 

Vincent D’Onofrio Urges MCU Fans: Don’t Forget Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page

https://www.cbr.com/vincent-donofrio-urges-mcu-fans-dont-forget-deborah-ann-woll-karen-page/

 

 

Hawkeye’s Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld Learned Sign Language for Alaqua Cox

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-jeremy-renner-hailee-steinfeld-alaqua-cox-asl/

Hawkeye’s Alaqua Cox says co-stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld learned American Sign Language to help her feel welcome on the show’s set.

 

Hawkeye actor Alaqua Cox revealed in a new interview that co-stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld made her feel welcome on the show’s set by learning American Sign Language (ASL).

 

“It was such an honor to work with them both,” Cox, who portrays Maya Lopez/Echo, told D23 Magazine. “I think they are spectacular actors, and I have learned a lot from watching them work behind the scenes.”

 

While Cox admitted she was incredibly nervous on her first day of filming the Disney+ series, she added that Renner immediately made her feel at home. “I remember meeting Jeremy on my first day of work on-set; I was a nervous wreck, as this was my very first acting job,” she explained. “He then complimented me in American Sign Language (ASL), which comforted me.”

 

The actor also shared that Steinfeld, who portrays Kate Bishop in the series, spelled out her name in ASL while they were doing stunt training sessions, noting, “I thought it was sweet of them putting in efforts to learn basic ASL to communicate with me. It means a lot to me as a Deaf person.”

 

In addition to speaking about the kindness of her co-stars, Cox praised Marvel Studios for continuing to make diversity a priority in its film and television projects.

 

“I’m amazed with Marvel because they are doing such a great job with diversity and representation… It means so much to me because I feel like kids with all types of cultures and disabilities deserve to have more role models that look like them, to inspire and empower the next generation,” the actor explained. “I’m so grateful to have this opportunity because I am one of the examples…”

 

The actor also recently detailed what it was like landing the role of Echo as her first-ever acting gig, noting that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige broke the news by doing the deaf clap — where you wave both your hands — over Zoom. “I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ and they said, ‘Welcome to the Marvel family!'” she recalled.

 

Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, Maya Lopez/Echo first appeared in Daredevil #9 (1999) and is known as one of the few Native American and deaf comic book characters. Her powers include photographic reflexes, which give her the ability to mimic the movements of other people. While Cox recently made her debut as Echo in Hawkeye, Marvel Studios already confirmed the actor will reprise the role in an upcoming spinoff series titled Echo for Disney+.

 

She-Hulk Reportedly Talks to MCU Boss Kevin Feige in Her Disney+ Show

https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-she-hulk-fourth-wall-kevin-feige/

https://twitter.com/shehuIkupdates/status/1468036322979979264?

A new report indicates that the upcoming Tatiana Maslany-led Disney+ She-Hulk series will feature a major trope associated with the Jade Giantess.

 

A new report claims the upcoming She-Hulk TV series on Disney+ will see Jennifer Walters breaking the fourth wall with Marvel Studios President/Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige.

 

According to the She Hulk Updates Twitter account, insider KC Walsh revealed on the Straight Outta Gotham podcast that “one of the breaking moments” in the show would be Jen speaking to Feige. This follows a report from July claiming She-Hulk would see Jen break the fourth wall, much like her comic book counterpart. Fittingly, the tweet includes a picture of the cover to 1989’s The Sensational She-Hulk #1, which features She-Hulk talking to the reader by threatening to come to their house and destroy their X-Men comics if they fail to “buy [her] book this time.”

 

Little is known about She-Hulk at the time, though it’s rumored that the series will set up a “World War Hulk” movie, and Feige previously confirmed it was a half-hour legal comedy consisting of 10 episodes. “It’s about six hours of content,” Feige said when discussing Disney+’s initial slate of Marvel content. “Sometimes that’ll be six episodes, sometimes that’ll be nine episodes, in the case of WandaVision. Sometimes that’ll be 10 episodes. You basically have 10 half-hour episodes, which is what She-Hulk … will be. It all varies based on the story that we’re telling and only based on the story that we’re telling.”

 

It’s also been rumored that Krysten Ritter and Charlie Cox will reprise their respective roles as Jessica Jones and Daredevil from the characters’ self-titled Netflix series, though Cox may be playing a different version of the character.

 

As for the Jade Giantess herself, Tatiana Maslany recently discussed how Marvel Studios is bringing her character to life. “It’s all CG… I’m in mo-cap the whole time,” she explained. “I’m on platforms with mo-cap where I have a little head on the top of my head…”

 

These comments came after a first look at She-Hulk was revealed on Disney+ Day, though the footage only featured Jen from behind. However, it also included Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner, still in his Smart Hulk guise. The two of them will be joined by the similarly returning Abomination, played once again by Tim Roth.

 

FEEDBACK [51:16]

 

TWITTER

 

https://twitter.com/Starsaber_222/status/1468981733320273924

Consultant Black Adam ?

@Starsaber_222

@LegendsofSHIELD I am now pre-emptively accepting the retcon that (if she was a SHIELD agent) Laura was Bobbi’s SO and passed the Mockingbird codename down to Bobbi when she left to start a family.

 

E-MAIL

 

Oh8four

to stargatepioneer

 

Hey all! Okay, after getting through the amazing episode 4, I have a theory, and I kinda hate myself for it. 

 

The watch that they’re after would supposedly expose the identity of someone close to Clint.  I think the person he’s protecting is his wife, Laura. 

 

Now here’s why I hate this, because I’m pretty sure I know who she’s going to be, and it would be a final nail in the Agents of Shield Canon-coffin.  

 

I’ve headcanoned my way through so much, with the season 5 Thanos fiasco and time jumps in both the show and the movies that don’t quite work work with each other, but what I won’t be able to headcanon is this: Laura Barton is also an ex-spy, specifically Barbara Morse, aka Mockingbird, the wife/ex-wife of Clint in the comics and the amazing character played by Adrienne Palicki in Agents of Shield.  And she would be the first Marvel TV character to be recast and brought into the MCU completely rebooted.  But all that said, I would love it so much.  Sorry, fellow AoS Lovers, I’ll see myself out.

 

Until next time!

 

OUTRO [57:37]

 

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Hawkeye “Echoes” S01E03 Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS403

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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 episode “Echoes.” The Team debriefs you on National Special Education Day, Zahn McCarnon’s excellent portrayal of Maya’s father William, Lauren’s explanation of the importance of the Deaf Community, speculate on Maya’s reaction to find out Clint is Ronin, speculate on who Maya’s uncle is, all the favorite trick arrows used, how SP cringed at the loss of the Charger, when SP will volunteer to walk Lucky the Pizza Dog, SP’s Hallmark Holiday movie checklist, Michelle’s CW Arrow flashbacks, and the fantastic action scene and car chase. They also discuss the top Marvel news stories of the week including Colbie Smulders return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney+ cutting two pre-MCU Marvel films from its streaming lineup, and when Kathryn Hahn learned of her Disney+ series title. 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 S1E3 “Echoes”
• Weekly Marvel News
o Cobie Smulders To Reprise Maria Hill Role in Marvel Series ‘Secret Invasion’
o Disney+ Cuts Two Pre-MCU Marvel Films From Its Lineup
o WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn Learned Her Agatha Harkness Spinoff’s Title When It Was Announced

HAWKEYE “ECHOES” [3:55 ]

• Hawkeye “Echoes” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday December 1st, 2021.

S1E3 “Echoes”

Directed By: Bert & Bertie
Bert:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134432/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1
8 directing credits starting in 2006

Bertie:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1232262/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr2
8 directing credits starting in 2006

Writer: Katrina Mathewson
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3992671/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1#writer
7 writing credits starting in 2010

Writer: Tanner Bean (Writing Partners)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2875664/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2#writer
7 writing credits starting in 2010

Showrunner: Jonathan Igla

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

NEWS [37:43]

TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

• Eternals premiered domestically in the theaters on November 5th, 2021.
o 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 … I think.

• Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.

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

• Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.

• She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced.

• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?)

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

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

• Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022)

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

• I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I’ve heard this will be a holiday special.

• Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022)

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

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

• The Marvels (November 11th, 2022)

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

• Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)

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

• Fantastic Four (???)

DISNEY+

Hawkeye Director Clears Up Exactly When the Show Fits in the MCU Timeline
https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-mcu-timeline-clarification/
Hawkeye series director Rhys Thomas clarifies exactly when the Disney+ show fits into the post-Blip Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

Rhys Thomas, who directed multiple episodes of Marvel’s Hawkeye series (including the first two), has clarified when, exactly, the Disney+ show fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

Despite fan speculation that Hawkeye takes place in 2025 (two years after the present-day in Avengers: Endgame), Thomas has confirmed the show unfolds in the MCU’s version of 2024. “For a period of time, we were going to set it two years out – which would make it 2025 – hence me messing with your minds about the timeline. But it’s [one] year out [from Endgame],” tweeted Thomas.

Hawkeye set photos leaked well ahead of the series’ debut showed Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, and Lucky/Pizza Dog in New York City’s Chinatown district outside a store with a sign in its window reading “Happy New Year 2025,” as well as text referring to it as a Snake Year on the Chinese Zodiac. (The next Snake Year is, indeed, 2025.) However, it wasn’t until Hawkeye’s marketing campaign confirmed the show takes place right before Christmas that fans had all the pieces they needed to conclude the show picks up in December 2024 and not the early part of 2025.

While the series’ main storyline plays out in the post-Blip MCU, Hawkeye’s first episode opened with a flashback to a key moment from The Avengers (2012) — which, in terms of the MCU’s timeline, takes place over a decade before the show’s present-day. “We wanted to figure out a pivotal moment that made sense for Kate to enter the MCU, especially through her eyes,” said producer Trinh Tran when asked why the series’ creatives decided to link Kate’s backstory with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (Clint included) this way.

Between Clint trying to retire as Hawkeye and Kate aspiring to fight crime herself, the first two episodes of Hawkeye suggest the show may well serve as the swan song for Jeremy Renner’s run playing the former in the MCU. Renner, who has jokingly referred to himself as being a “grandpa” of the franchise, is understandably keeping his cards close to the chest for the time being and simply claiming he has “no idea” what the future holds for Clint in the MCU beyond the series’ final episode.

Cobie Smulders To Reprise Maria Hill Role in Marvel Series ‘Secret Invasion’
https://deadline.com/2021/12/cobie-smulders-maria-hill-marvel-series-secret-invasion-1234883068/
EXCLUSIVE: Cobie Smulders is set to reunite with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury on Marvel’s Secret Invasion, reprising her her MCU role of Maria Hill.

The Disney+ crossover comic event showcases a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. A rep for Marvel declined comment.

Secret Invasion also stars Ben Mendelsohn — reprising his role as Skrull Talos — Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Christopher McDonald and Killian Scott.

Smulders has reprised the role in several Marvel pics including Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain America: Civil War and every Avengers film. She recently received strong reviews for her portrayal of Ann Coulter in American Crime Story: Impeachment.

Robin Sparkles-Let’s Go To The Mall’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_bhVSGKEg

WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn Learned Her Agatha Harkness Spinoff’s Title When It Was Announced
https://www.cbr.com/wandavision-kathryn-hahn-learned-agatha-spinoff-title/
https://youtu.be/1wtabUbK7KI
Kathryn Hahn reveals that she discovered the name of her WandaVision spinoff series, Agatha: House of Harkness, when it was announced to the public.

Kathryn Hahn discovered the name of her WandaVision spinoff series, Agatha: House of Harkness, when it was announced to the public.

In an interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Hahn discussed her excitement for reprising her role as Agatha Harkness in the upcoming series and the secrecy involved in working on a Marvel project. “I mean I didn’t even know the title of the show until it was released to the public, they keep it so tight,” she explained.

Hahn also touched on why the role of Agatha appeals to her and why she wants to continue the character’s story arc. “There is something that does feel so badass to be playing like, you know, we think of a witch, and you think of, immediately, you think of a woman who is loud, who is mysterious, who is dangerous because she’s complicated and she’s misunderstood,” she said. “And all that stuff is a real turn-on to me as a performer in terms of digging into this person a little bit more. [I’m] very excited.”

Hahn played coy when asked about the potential for the series to introduce Mephisto, who was heavily rumored to be pulling the strings in WandaVision. “I have no idea,” she said. “That was like a big thing during WandaVision, but I have no– who knows. I mean, I think right now, like anything, like Marvel, I mean who knows?”

Agatha appeared in WandaVision as a powerful witch who used dark magic in an attempt to steal Wanda Maximoff’s abilities. She initially hid behind the persona of Agnes, the nosy neighbor of Westview who always found a way to inject herself into Wanda and Vision’s family life. After she was defeated, the series concluded with Agatha being trapped as her character in Westview.

Hahn’s performance was praised by critics and fans, with the actor being nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. “Agatha All Along”, the song from WandaVision that revealed Agatha as the antagonist, won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and recently received a Grammy nod.

Plot details about Agatha: House of Harkness are currently unknown, with the title and the return of Hahn being the only pieces of information about the series. A WandaVision spinoff show centered on Agatha was announced back in October, with the official title reveal coming as a part of Disney+ Day the following month.

Disney+ Cuts Two Pre-MCU Marvel Films From Its Lineup
https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-pre-mcu-marvel-fantastic-four-cut/
Two classic Fox Marvel films are no longer available to stream on Disney+, and the reason why isn’t totally clear.

Disney+ subscribers looking to watch either 2005’s Fantastic Four or 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will have to look elsewhere, as the two films have seemingly been removed from the platform.

At this time, it’s not totally clear why the two movie left Disney+ on Dec. 1. Josh Trank’s maligned Fantastic Four reboot is still available on the platform, alongside the two animated series based on Marvel’s First Family. However, rights issues for streaming can be complicated, so it’s possible Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer will eventually end up back on Disney+. Both removed films are also still available to stream on Peacock.

Directed by Tim Story, 2005’s Fantastic Four was the first live-action film based on the titular superheroes to receive an official release. The movie starred Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/Thing and Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom. Fantastic Four proved a moderate success at the box office, earning $333.5 million against a budget of between $87.5 and $100 million. However, the movie did not fare well with critics, and its score on Rotten Tomatoes currently sits at 27 percent.

Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer were both distributed by 20th Century Fox and come from an era when Disney and Marvel Studios did not own the rights to the characters. However, in 2019, Disney bought 21st Century Fox, thus giving Marvel Studios the rights to the Fantastic Four. Soon after, Marvel Studios announced work on a Marvel Cinematic Universe Fantastic Four film, which Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts will helm. There is no casting information for that film at this time.

Created by comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Fantastic Four first appeared in a 1961 self-titled series. Over the years, the team has had a number of different members. The core Fantastic Four, though, has generally consisted of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and Thing. At the start of their adventures, the four get their powers after being exposed to cosmic rays during a mission into outer space.

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Hawleye “Never Meet Your Heroes” S01E01 and “Hide And Seek” S01E02 Review (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS402

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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+ What If…? season one premiere episodes “Never Meet Your Heroes” and “Hide and Seek.” They also discuss the top Marvel news stories of the week including the Disney+ premiere date for Eternals, Scarlet Johansson’s secret Marvel project, and WandaVision’s Grammy Nomination. The Team debriefs you on the PlayComics episode interviewing the original 90’s X-Men animation series creators, the major Hawkeye cast rundown, the glory of the Track Suit Mafia (TSM), the issue with David Aja’s credits versus compensation by Marvel/Disney, the unique Kate Bishop training montage, the flashback and seamless integration of the 2012 Avenger’s battle with Loki’s Chitauri army, the “Grabie-Grab” as the first series trick arrow, how Kate Bishop is moonlighting as a pseudo safety building inspector, the Roger’s musical, proper bathroom etiquette, the CW Arrow-like fight scenes, the realistic LARPing portrayal, and SP’s Hallmark Holiday movie checklist. 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 S1E1 “Never Meet Your Heroes” and S1E2 “Hide and Seek”
  • Weekly Marvel News
    • Disney+ confirms launch of new Marvel movie ‘Eternals’ on January 12, 2022
    • Marvel, Johansson Working on Top Secret Project Unrelated to Black Widow
    • WandaVision’s ‘Agatha All Along’ Conjures Up a Grammy Nomination
  • Chris’ PlayComics episode on the original X-Men Animated Series

 

HAWKEYE “NEVER MEET YOUR HEROES” and “HIDE AND SEEK” [5:56]

 

  • Hawkeye “Never Meet Your Heroes” and “Hide And Seek” premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday November 24th, 2021.

 

S1E1 “Never Meet Your Heroes”

 

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

 

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

 

S1E2 “Hide And Seek”

 

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

 

Writer: Elisa Lomnitz Climent

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4019625/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

4 writing credits starting in 2017

11 x Imposters

1 x Sorry for Your Loss

1 x Hawkeye

 

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)
  • 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

 

NEWS [51:23]

 

TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

 

  • 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 … I think. 

 

  • Ms Marvel is supposed to premiere late in 2021 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

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

 

  • Moon Knight is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • She-Hulk is supposed to premiere late in 2022 on Disney+ but no date has been announced. 

 

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Mar 25th 2022?)

 

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

 

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

 

  • Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6th, 2022)

 

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

 

  • I Am Groot is in development for release on Disney+ but no date has been announced. I’ve heard this will be a holiday special.

 

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8th, 2022)

 

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

 

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

 

  • The Marvels (November 11th, 2022)

 

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

 

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17th, 2023)

 

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

 

  • Fantastic Four  (???)

 

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

 

Marvel, Johansson Working on Top Secret Project Unrelated to Black Widow

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-scarlett-johansson-new-project-black-widow/

Marvel Studios and Scarlett Johansson are reuniting for a mystery project that, supposedly, isn’t connected to Johansson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe character, Natasha Romanoff, aka. Black Widow.

 

This comes straight from Marvel Studios President/Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, one of many who paid tribute to Johansson at a ceremony honoring her as the 35th recipient of the annual American Cinematheque Award. “We are already working with Scarlett on another non-Black Widow-related top-secret Marvel Studios project with her as a producer,” said Feige (per The Hollywood Reporter). He went on to call Johansson “one of the most talented, versatile and beloved actors of our time,” later adding, “Working with you Scarlett has truly been one of the most memorable and rewarding collaborations of my career.”

 

Feige’s announcement comes on the heels of Johansson settling her Black Widow lawsuit with Disney at the end of September. The Oscar-nominee took legal action against the House of Mouse in July, alleging that Disney breached her contract by giving the film a day-and-date release in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access without allowing her to renegotiate her deal. This led to a public war of words between Disney and Johansson’s legal reps, with the former calling the latter’s lawsuit “callous [in its] disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 

“It was a very surreal time because, of course, the film had come out and was hugely successful and that was a big celebration. I had a baby, and that was obviously a life-changing, amazing, celebratory thing,” said Johansson, discussing the Black Widow lawsuit on the red carpet for the American Cinematheque ceremony. “In a way, that sort of buoyed me through the very uncertain, stressful time. I feel mostly very fortunate that nobody will have to go through what I went through and that it’s made, I think, a positive impact in the industry and hopefully for artists and creatives’ lives and livelihood.”

 

Black Widow, which took place between the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), served as a coda to Natasha’s story in the MCU after the character sacrificed her life to help save the day in Avengers: Endgame (2019). The film also ended with a post-credits scene laying the groundwork for Natasha’s fellow Red Room trainee and sister-figure, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), to return in the Hawkeye series on Disney+.

 

Johansson’s mystery Marvel Studios venture is one of two projects she’s working on with Disney at the moment, along with a movie based on the company’s Tower of Terror theme park attraction. The latter, which Johansson is producing with an eye on starring in, has yet to receive a release date.

 

Marvel’s Hawkeye: Hailee Steinfeld and Kevin Feige’s Young Avengers Reaction Goes Viral

https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/marvel-hawkeye-hailee-steinfeld-kevin-feige-young-avengers-reaction-meme/

https://twitter.com/Hawkmaestro21/status/1460711493163532296

Kevin Feige and Hailee Steinfeld are keeping the Young Avengers arrow in the quiver. In the Marvel Studios series premiering November 24 on Disney+, Steinfeld enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe as expert archer and Hawkeye fangirl Kate Bishop, the self-taught protege of eagle-eyed ex-Avenger Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). During a press conference with the cast of Hawkeye, a cautious Steinfeld looked to the Marvel Studios president and producer before answering a question about Kate Bishop’s future as a member of the Young Avengers, a team of young adult superheroes formed after the Avengers disassemble. 

 

“I mean, listen, this feels so crazy to me right now just sitting here with this group of people. I’m so grateful to be a part of this show in this universe, and it’s only the beginning,” Steinfeld said when asked about Young Avengers. “This shows not even out, so I’m looking forward to that day.”

 

aking on the mantle of Hawkeye, Bishop becomes a member and leader of the Young Avengers and the West Coast Avengers. Speaking exclusively to ComicBook’s Phase Zero podcast, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Apple TV+’s Dickinson star spoke out on her Marvel future after teaming with Renner’s Barton in the six-episode Hawkeye. 

 

“It’s always exciting, the thought of any character you play, where it could go. And especially with something like this,” Steinfeld said. “You’ve seen the first two episodes, and there’s a whole lot more that happens in the four that are to come. That’s where my head is at.” 

 

Elizabeth Olsen, whose Wanda Maximoff births two future Young Avengers in Disney+’s WandaVision, said over the summer she’s not aware of plans for twins Tommy (Jett Kline) and Billy Maximoff (Julian Hilliard) to join the roster as Speed and Wiccan. Phase Four of the MCU has already added prospective members Eli Bradley (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Elijah Richardson) and Kid Loki (Loki’s Jack Veal), with more on the way: America Chavez (Doctor Strange 2’s Xochitl Gomez) and Cassie Lang (Ant-Man 3’s Kathryn Newton). 

 

“As a comic fan, anything in the comics is always our inspiration and our guide point. How those things come together and in what shape, it’s always subverting expectations, it’s always half the fun as meeting them,” Feige previously told Entertainment Weekly when asked if series like WandaVision and Hawkeye are building towards Young Avengers. “But, yes, you can certainly see that Phase Four is introducing all sorts of new types of characters with the potential being endless. Now, all of us at Marvel Studios feel like Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man 1, as new actors and new performers come in and we tell them they’re part of a bigger universe. They just now have to do the work required to build their audience.”

 

Feige added: “I’m happy to say everybody that’s here, certainly where I’m sitting now, is doing amazing work and [I] can’t wait to show them the world.”

 

See reactions to Feige and Steinfeld’s meme-able exchange below. The two-episode premiere of Marvel’s Hawkeye is November 24 on Disney+. 

 

Disney+ confirms launch of new Marvel movie ‘Eternals’ on January 12, 2022

https://streamingguider.com/eternals-disney-plus-movie-2021/

Marvel Studios’ new movie Eternals (2021) was released in theaters earlier this month, but has already received a release date on Disney+. The streaming service has informed Streaming Guider’s editors that the superhero movie will be available worldwide on Disney’s video on demand platform starting January 12, 2022.

 

? This announcement first appeared in Dutch on Streamwijzer.nl, the largest website about streaming in the Netherlands ?

 

Superhero movie ‘Eternals’ (film, 2021) will launch at Disney+ on January 12, 2022

The very first new title on Disney+ in January 2022 has been announced and it’s a big one: Eternals! The Marvel film is making quite a splash with the first openly gay character and the first sex scene. In addition, the leads are played by an amazing cast including Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden.

 

Disney+ has confirmed to Streaming Guider’s editors that there is already a date in the calendar for the release of the superhero film. Starting Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Eternals will be available in all countries where the streaming service operates. That’s approximately 70 days after the theatrical release, a comparable gap as for the launch of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021).

 

The choice to release the movie on a Wednesday is remarkable, as movies usually appear on Disney+ on Fridays and (episodes of) series on Wednesdays. The video on demand platform seems to be experimenting to determine the best weekday for new releases. For example, Black Widow previously appeared on a Wednesday (as of October 6 for all subscribers) and the streaming service released the premiere episodes of the hit series Dopesick on Disney+ Day (Friday, November 12) in several countries.

 

Mixed reviews

Viewers and critics seemed to disagree about the quality of Eternals after its theatrical release. On IMDb, the film scored a 6.8 out of (so far) 106,000 votes. That’s fine for an average film, but not very high for a Marvel film. Yet, for example, Captain Marvel (2019 | 6.8), Thor: The Dark World (2013 | 6.8), Black Widow (2021 | 6.7) and The Incredible Hulk (2008 | 6.6) were given equal or lower marks.

 

At Rotten Tomatoes, Eternals does score the lowest of all Marvel films with 48% out of 359 reviews on the Tomatometer. The audience disagree, as the Audience Score actually constitutes an excellent 80% from over 5,000 votes. So take a quick look at the film as soon as it shows up on Disney+ and let us know what you think about it.

 

Plot, information and trailer of ‘Eternals’ op Disney+

Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who have been protecting Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants return, while long thought lost mysteriously, the Eternals are forced to reunite to defend humanity once again.

 

DISNEY+

 

Hawkeye: Hailee Steinfeld Compares Kate Bishop to Her Into the Spider-Verse Role

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-hailee-steinfeld-kate-bishop-compares-gwen-stacy

Hawkeye actor Hailee Steinfeld talks about playing both Kate Bishop and Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

Actor Hailee Steinfeld has now addressed having played both Kate Bishop in Disney+’s Hawkeye and Gwen Stacy in Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film.

 

In a press conference attended by CBR, Steinfeld was asked to compare her role as Gwen to her time as Bishop. “It’s incredibly cool,” Steinfeld said. “I feel so honored to be a part of both projects. They’re characters that have similarities, but they’re very different. Of course, one is animation, and one is not, and two completely different worlds. But I always love that — I do find the characters that I have played in the past do have this sort of consistency in being these young women who are strong-minded, have a point of view, have an idea of who they are in this world and they really stop at nothing to get what they want to achieve. I think that both Gwen Stacy and Kate Bishop are proof that if you set your mind to something, you can really achieve great things.”

 

Created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, Kate Bishop made her debut in 2005’s Young Avengers #1, taking up the mantle of Hawkeye following Clint Barton’s death. Rumors of Steinfeld’s casting as Kate in Hawkeye began in 2020, with her role officially confirmed at the end of that year. Hawkeye will see her teaming up with Clint to take on the enemies he made while using the name Ronin.

 

An alternate version of Peter Parker’s classic love interest of the same name, Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman was created by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez. First appearing in 2014’s Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Gwen hails from a reality where she was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter. The Into the Spider-Verse version of the character found herself pulled into a different reality, though by the end of the movie she’d returned to her home world.

 

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Into the Spider-Verse released in 2018. The film saw Miles Morales team up with several characters from different universes with similar powers to himself so to save New York from Kingpin. The movie did well at the box office, grossing more than $375 million worldwide against a budget of approximately $90 million. Into the Spider-Verse received praise from critics, earning a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

 

Created by Jonathan Igla, Hawkeye is slated to release Nov. 24 on Disney+. At this time, it’s not clear when Steinfeld will next appear in the MCU after Hawkeye, though she is slated to appear in multiple projects. Steinfeld will reprise her role as Gwen when the first sequel to Into the Spider-Verse releases on Oct. 7, 2022. While the official title hasn’t been confirmed at this time, there’s some evidence the movie will be called Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

 

Hawkeye’s Story Arc Leads Directly Into a Future Disney+ Marvel Series

https://www.cbr.com/hawkeye-leads-directly-into-echo-series

Marvel boss Kevin Feige and Hawkeye director Rhys Thomas explain how the Disney+ series will lead directly into Echo, starring Alaqua Cox.

 

Marvel’s upcoming Hawkeye Disney+ series will lead directly into the recently announced Echo series starring Alaqua Cox.

 

During a press conference attended by CBR, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Hawkeye director Rhys Thomas were asked about Cox’s Maya Lopez/Echo and what can be expected for her in the forthcoming Disney+ series. According to Feige, Cox “came in as a cold audition and sort of read a number of different times.”

 

“She’s amazing,” Feige continued. “I can’t wait for people who’ve seen the first two episodes have seen a very brief moment. It will be fun to see the audience discover Maya over the course of this series and then in her own series later. As announced on Disney+ Day last week, the Echo series will be — we see Maya Lopez go from the end of this series into that series will be the next direct link.”

 

Maya Lopez/Echo, a deaf Native American superhero, will be introduced in Hawkeye, which wrapped filming in April and will premiere on the streaming service in November, though the nature of her role in the show currently remains unknown. It was reported in March that the Echo spinoff series was in development, with Etan and Emily Cohen writing and producing the series. While it had been reported on for some time, Echo was officially confirmed by Marvel Studios and Disney during Disney+ Day with the release of the series’ official logo.

 

Thomas, replying to Feige, said that Cox “has amazing determination.” Regarding her audition process, Thomas went on to say, “She never performed before, but seemed completely unfazed when we came back. We really sort of put her through the wringer. But she never once botched and has kind of walked into this universe like she should’ve always been there.”

 

In a recent promo for the upcoming Hawkeye series, audiences were introduced to the MCU’s latest villain, Fra Fee’s The Clown. Cox’s Maya Lopez/Echo was seen alongside him, with both characters seemingly holding Clint Barton hostage before he is rescued by Haylee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. While Maya is typically a hero in the comics, it was unclear in the trailer why she would be working with The Clown, though it could have something to do with her adopted father, Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, in the comics.

 

Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada, Maya Lopez/Echo first appeared in Daredevil #9 in 1999 and is one of the few Native American and deaf characters in comics overall. Similar to the Avengers villain Taskmaster, Echo’s powers include photographic reflexes, giving her the ability to perfectly mimic the movements of other people. Echo was first introduced to comics as a supporting character for Daredevil and it’s speculated that her involvement in Hawkeye could be a way for Matthew Murdock/Daredevil to officially enter the MCU. It has also been reported that both Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld will reprise their Hawkeye roles in Echo as well.

 

WandaVision’s ‘Agatha All Along’ Conjures Up a Grammy Nomination

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-wandavision-agatha-all-along-grammy-nomination/

The song “Agatha All Along” from Marvel Studios’ debut Disney+ original series WandaVision is up for an award at the 64th GRAMMY Awards in January.

 

Per the official list of nominees for the 2022 GRAMMYs, “Agatha All Along” — written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — has been nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media. The fan-favorite track was brought to life by the Lopezes, featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall and Gerald White.

 

Going up against “Agatha All Along” in the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media are “All Eyes On Me” by Bo Burnham (from Inside), “All I Know So Far” by P!nk (from P!NK: All I Know So Far), “Fight For You” by H.E.R. (from Judas and the Black Messiah), “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” by Jennifer Hudson (from Respect) and “Speak Now” by Leslie Odom Jr. (from One Night in Miami…).

 

WandaVision premiered on Disney+ earlier this year on Jan. 15 to kick off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series’ seventh episode, “Breaking the Fourth Wall” — which aired on Feb. 19 — revealed that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision’s (Paul Bettany) nosy neighbor, Agnes (Kathryn Hahn), was actually the classic Marvel Comics character Agatha Harkness, and that she was the one who had been disrupting Wanda and Vision’s seemingly peaceful life in Westview.

 

This revelation sets up the musical number “Agatha All Along,” performed by Hahn as Agatha. On Feb. 24 — a few days after “Breaking the Fourth Wall” initially dropped — “Agatha All Along” was added to music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora. The song had nearly broken 1.8 million plays on Spotify by the time WandaVision’s finale (aptly titled “The Series Finale”) hit Disney+ on March 5.

 

WandaVision leads directly into the upcoming Marvel Studios film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which hits theaters on May 6, 2022. The film will see Olsen reprise her role as the newly-christened Scarlet Witch. Meanwhile, Hahn is set to return as Agatha Harkness in Agatha: House of Harkness, a spinoff series Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+. Hahn’s deal with Marvel also reportedly calls for additional appearances across both film and television.

 

The 64th GRAMMY Awards will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+ on Monday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

 

‘Hawkeye’ EP Trinh Tran on Casting Hailee Steinfeld and the Influence of ‘Better Call Saul’

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/hawkeye-movie-tv-show-marvel-disney-1235050780/

The Marvel executive reflects on why Jeremy Renner’s project was moved from film to TV: “The big question was, ‘How are we going to fit all of this into a two-hour timeframe?'”

 

Hawkeye and Avengers: Endgame executive producer Trinh Tran never doubted whether Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s Endgame storyline warranted further exploration. Instead, it was a question of which medium was best suited to tell the street-level story of Jeremy Renner’s Avenger and his quest to get home in time for Christmas. Tran, along with her fellow Marvel Studios producers, quickly realized that the Hawkeye project would benefit creatively if it transitioned from the feature film side of the studio to the newly-established Disney+ side.

 

“We decided to move Hawkeye from the feature side over to the Disney+ side for [creative flexibility],” Tran tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The big question was, ‘How are we going to fit all of this into a two-hour timeframe? We have an Avenger whose backstory we haven’t quite had time to explore yet . We also have to introduce a new character [Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop], as well as allow enough time for them to bond and create that special dynamic that everybody finds so appealing in the comics.’ So, in moving it over, it allowed us six hours, three times as much time, which really gave us the creative flexibility we needed to tell the story.”

 

In September 2019, when Hailee Steinfeld was reported to be playing Barton’s protégé Kate Bishop on Hawkeye, fans rejoiced unanimously until Steinfeld herself cast doubt on the idea. This led to some speculation that the actor’s existing contract with Apple TV+’s Dickinson may have caused a snag in the proceeding. However, Tran was always confident that Steinfeld would be involved as Bishop.

 

“When [Hailee] came in to meet, we knew right off the bat that she was the person we had been looking for all these years,” Tran shares. “It was just a matter of we couldn’t quite talk about her involvement all this time. So the speculation in terms of whether she was in or not was just us trying to figure out how we can carry out the series during this time and get it delivered in time for this holiday season.”

 

Prior to Black Widow‘s release, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige referenced Breaking Bad prequel/sequel, Better Call Saul, as an influence on Widow‘s prequel storytelling. Then Marvel Studios hired former Better Call Saul writer Marion Dayre to lead the writers’ room for Echo, which stars Alaqua Cox in the eponymous role. (Hawkeye will first introduce the character.) Furthermore, Better Call Saul‘s Tony Dalton also plays the enigmatic role of Jack Duquesne on Hawkeye, and Tran confirms that Better Call Saul was a key factor in Dalton’s casting.

 

“I absolutely love Tony Dalton from Better Call Saul!” Tran says. “When we were talking about who would be great as Jack Duquesne, Tony obviously came to mind because he is incredible in that series. I can’t say much about his character in [Hawkeye], but as you can see in the earlier episodes, there’s a quality in Jack that will hopefully intrigue people into figuring out what’s happening.”

 

In a recent conversation with THR, Tran also explains why the decision was made to make Hawkeye a bit more lighthearted than previous MCU series.

 

Since WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki each explored some heavy subject matters and themes at times, was Hawkeye always designed to be something a bit lighter for the holidays? Was Hawkeye meant to be a response to those shows?

 

Well, as we were brainstorming and talking about the story a couple of years ago, we were trying to figure out how we can set this series apart from Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. And one way was to set it around the holiday times. Out of all of the characters, it made sense for Clint Barton’s story to be told around this time of year because he’s a family guy. He’s one of the few Avengers with kids, and after the fallout of what happened in Endgame — where he lost his kids for five years, became Ronin and got them back — this is the first Christmas that he’s going to be spending with his family. And the big question of the series is if he’s going to be able to make it home in time in order to do so. So there’s that big weight that he’s trying to figure out as he’s stuck elsewhere. He’s trying to deal with something that has put him on this mission and he has to figure out how to get out of it. And in terms of the lightheartedness, we wanted to show a different side of Clint that we haven’t seen before, in comparison to all of the Avengers movies that he’s in. And I find it so much more interesting that there is a version of Clint that is a little bit more humorous from the Matt Fraction [comic book] run. So we wanted to pull a little bit of that into the series, and we thought that Kate Bishop, out of everybody, was the perfect candidate in order to do so.

 

Everyone celebrated when Hailee Steinfeld’s casting was reported, but then there was a period of uncertainty as to whether it would actually happen. Were you always confident that things would work out?

 

Yes, we love Hailee. When we were talking about who would be the perfect candidate for Kate Bishop, names were thrown into the hat, and we all loved Hailee. We think she’s tremendously talented. When she came in to meet, we knew right off the bat that she was the person we had been looking for all these years, once we had talked about who this person is and what she can bring to the table. Hailee did an incredible job, and we were all very happy with the onscreen Kate Bishop that she delivered. It was just a matter of we couldn’t quite talk about her involvement all this time. So the speculation in terms of whether she was in or not was just us trying to figure out how we can carry out the series during this time and get it delivered in time for this holiday season.

 

Kevin Feige has referenced a certain show as a touchstone for Black Widow‘s prequel storytelling. You also hired one of its writers, Marion Dayre, as the lead writer of Echo. And now, with Hawkeye‘s casting of Tony Dalton, is it safe to say that Marvel Studios is rather fond of Better Call Saul?

 

I absolutely love Tony Dalton from Better Call Saul! When we were talking about who would be great as Jack Duquesne, Tony obviously came to mind because he is incredible in that series. He brings a different tone to this particular character that people haven’t quite seen yet. I can’t say much about his character in the series, but as you can see in the earlier episodes, there’s a quality in Jack that will hopefully intrigue people into figuring out what’s happening.

 

What I love about Marvel Studios’ TV shows is that they’re able to devote more time to character development than a two-hour movie can. From your vantage point, are the TV shows already making your feature directors’ lives easier since they don’t have to squeeze six episodes of character work into their two-hour runtimes?

 

It allows us the creative flexibility to explore the characters a lot more because we have the time and space to do so. We decided to move Hawkeye from the feature side over to the Disney+ side for that very reason. The big question was, “How are we going to fit all of this into a two-hour timeframe? We have an Avenger whose backstory we haven’t quite had time to explore yet . We also have to introduce a new character, as well as allow enough time for them to bond and create that special dynamic that everybody finds so appealing in the comics.” So, in moving it over, it allowed us six hours, three times as much time, which really gave us the creative flexibility we needed to tell the story. But challenges come with it as well. We have a process at Marvel and we try to maintain that same process both on the feature side and the TV series side. We treat it as one process that works well for us. But things happen faster on the TV end. We have the same amount of time that we normally do on the feature end, but we have three times as much content that we have to deliver in a shorter time span.

 

So I’ve only got a few seconds left, but I have to say that I’m fascinated by the Marvel Studios Parliament, which counts you as a member [along with Stephen Broussard, Eric Carroll, Nate Moore and Brad Winderbaum]. Do you each have a special blazer with a crest on it? Is there a secret handshake? How do you signify your membership?

 

(Laughs.) That’s great, actually. I’m going to go back to my parliament colleagues and go, “We should definitely come up with a handshake of some sort.” If there is a blazer, I didn’t get one. (Laughs.) Can you call Kevin Feige and ask where my blazer is?

 

I’ll make some calls!

 

(Laughs.) But that is actually a great idea. I’m going to go back to the other parliament members and say that we should come up with a secret code or something.

Hawkeye: Marvel Fans Boycott Series in Support of Poorly Compensated Artist

https://epicstream.com/article/hawkeye-marvel-fans-boycott-series-in-support-of-poorly-compensated-artist

 

OUTRO [55:51]

 

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Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss the third episode of Hawkeye. You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871

 

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This podcast was recorded on Sunday November 28th, 2021.

 

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One Shot Review On 2021 Film Shang Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings (A Marvel Fan Podcast) LoS401

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Consultant Chris, and Specialist Consultant Aki and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the 2021 Marvel Studios film Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the weekly Marvel News. The Team welcomes Aki to the podcast and welcome back Agent Michelle to the podcast from her sabbatical. The Team then debriefs you on how their overall impressions of the film are slightly split and why, the mis-translations in the film, how a few Team members were thrown off by language and captions at the beginning of the film, the story of Shang Chi and Xialing’s parents, how Wenwu villain motivations were delightful, the future possibilities with Xialing, some deep Marvel Cinematic universe tie ins that were not obvious, the Kung Fu martial arts fighting review, the dragons in the film and how many wished the MCU had them earlier, the wonderful depictions of Chinese mythical creatures in Ta Lo, how the karaoke was amazing AND culturally accurate, how some cultural nuances were not accurately shown on screen, the epic bus fight twitter thread commentary, and the Team members’ predictions on where the characters will return in the MCU. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.

 

Aki:

 

Innovative Game Designer / Podcaster

Twitter: @akinomii_art (https://twitter.com/akinomii_art)

Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/akinomii

 

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

 

  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Weekly Marvel News

 

SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS [4:36]

 

Shang Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings

 

Produced By: Kevin Feige

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

80 Production Credits

Starting with X-Men in 2000

79 are Marvel Comics Based properties, One is an upcoming Star Wars Untitled Project

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

Future Projects include:

Hawkeye TV Event (2021)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (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)

The Marvels (2023)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

I Am Groot TV Series (???)

Armor Wars TV Series (???)

Ironheart TV Series (???)

Fantastic Four (???)

Echo TV Series (???)

Blade (???)

Untitled Star Wars (???)

Untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Show (???)

 

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

 

Victoria Alonso               …         executive producer

Louis D’Esposito             …         executive producer

David J Grant                 …          co-producer

Charles Newirth              …          executive producer

Jonathan Schwarts                     …          producer

 

Music By: Joel P West

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3669779/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr8

32 Composing Credits

 

Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2308774/?ref_=ttfc_fc_dr1

14 directing credits

 

Screenplay by: Dave Callaham

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1709264/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1

17 writing credits starting 2004

The Expendables

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 3

Godzilla

Wonder Woman 1984

Mortal Kombat

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2

The Expendables 4

Hercules

 

Story by: Andrew Lanham

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6150131/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3#writer

5 writing credits starting 2017

 

Major Cast:

Simu Liu                                                …         Shaun / Shang-Chi

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung                              …         Xu Wenwu (as Tony Leung)

Awkwafina                                             …         Katy

Ben Kingsley                                          …         Trevor Slattery

Meng’er Zhang                                       …         Xialing

Fala Chen                                              …         Li

Michelle Yeoh                                         …         Ying Nan

Tsai Chin                                               …         Waipo

Wah Yuen                                              …         Master Guang Bo (as Yuen Wah)

Florian Munteanu                                    …         Razor Fist

Andy Le                                                 …         Death Dealer

Paul W. He                                             …         Chancellor Hui (as Paul He)

Jayden Zhang                                        …         Young Shang-Chi

Elodie Fong                                            …         Young Xialing

Arnold Sun                                            …         Teen Shang-Chi

Stephanie Hsu                                        …         Soo

Kunal Dudheker                                     …         John

Jodi Long                                               …         Mrs. Chen

Dallas Liu                                              …         Ruihua

Ronny Chieng                                        …         Jon Jon

Daniel Liu                                              …         BMW Driver

Stella Ye                                                …         Yuchen

Fernando Chien                                      …         Gao Lei

Michael-Anthony Taylor                           …         Bus Driver

Zach Cherry                                          …         Klev

Raymond Ma                                          …         Gang Leader

Thau Shen Lim                                       …         Chinese Bouncer

Kar-Yung Lau                                         …         Wenwu’s Captain (as Lau Kar Yung)

Johnny Carr                                           …         Wenwu’s Driver

Harmonie He                                          …         Teen Xialing

Lydia Sarks                                           …         Flight Attendant

John Harding                                          …         Wenwu’s Guard

Lynette Curran                                       …         Old Lady on Bus

Benjamin Wang                                      …         Gang Member

Benedict Wong                                       …         Wong

Jade Xu                                                 …         Widow

Shelley Xu                                             …         Jie

Alistair Bates                                         …         Trash Truck Driver

Dee Bradley Baker                                 …         Morris (voice) (as Dee Baker)

 

Trailers:

  • None seen on Disney+ Premium Video On Demand

 

I Made A $127 Boba For Simu Liu From Marvel’s Shang-Chi

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

 

 

NEWS [51:48]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021.

 

  • Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021.
  • Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi
  • 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

 

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)
  • 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: ‘Shang-Chi’ Dazzles With Mighty $71.4 Million Opening Weekend

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/shang-chi-marvel-box-office-opening-weekend-simu-liu-1235056782/

  • Opening Weekend
    • Domestic: $83.5M (Better than 5 previous MCU films)
    • International: $56.2M
    • Worldwide: $139.7M
  • To Date:
    • Domestic: $224.4M
    • International: $206.1M
    • Worldwide: $430.5M (Better than 3 previous MCU films)
      • The Incredible Hulk
      • Captain America: The First Avenger 
      • Black Widow
    • 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
                                                        • 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:

 

San Francisco Bus Driver Critiques Shang Chi and the Ten Rings Bus Fight Scene

https://twitter.com/that_mc/status/1459613123590066180?s=20

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Finally watching Shang-Chi, here as a bus operator to rate the SFT transit factors of The Bus Scene:

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

SFT (San Francisco Transit?) is using a New Flyer D60 articulated 60 foot motor coach for the 1 California.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

But the bus is headed south on Noe at 21st St, they are seriously off route!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I like these brushed steel and green cushion seats, they look nicer and harder to clean than muni’s

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

That’s a real ad  for the jazz and blues festical you can find in muni buses

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

As a bus operator, this is the moment I pop my parking brake and open the doors.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This would Definitely Happen

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Energy sword arm man cuts through the floor of the articulating section. Also wears sensible boots for working on a bus!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This cuts through an air hose under the bus!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Our bus operator, played by Michael-Anthony Taylor, discovers his service brake isn’t working. He’s mashing on the treadle (pedal) and not stopping. That’s terrible! And he’s wearing earphones. That’s terrible. He definitely could be charged with an avoidable incident by SFT.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

He should be reaching for the Parking and Emergency Brake on his left control panel:

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Cap number 8964 would be a part time operator at muni, but SFT might have a different scheme?

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Now we are heading west on California at Mason St, and this is a serious hill. There could very well be cable cars in the way. Not to mention this has been a 40 minute bus ride from 21st and Noe, minimum.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Quick digression on how Air Brakes work. Energy sword arm man cut the brake lines, which would let all the air out of the system. When this happens, a backup, mechanical brake called the Spring Brake activates.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

The spring brake held open by air pressure. If there is no pressure, the brake is applied, and the wheels will not turn. Air brakes have a warning, that is audible as a very loud, continuous buzzer, whenever the air pressure drops below a certain threshold.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

A bus operator will stop the bus when this low air pressure warning goes off, because if the air brakes keep loosing pressure, the spring brakes WILL activate, and the bus is going to stop very very suddenly.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Bus operators don’t want to stop very hard because that’s how you get Falls On Board.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

When bus operators want to know what’s going on inside our passenger area, we look in the mirror up top, not over our shoulder

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This helps us keep our attention on steering the bus, to avoid cars that will definitely make illegal left turns in front of us all day every day. Powell and California.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

OUCH

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Operator wasn’t even wearing his seat belt! Workmans Comp not going to cover this. Also: Fall on Board.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This is top quality bus driving. Also get the line “Every time I try to drive a bus I get yelled at” which a) lol and b) that’s just being a bus operator. We get yelled at whenever we try to drive a bus too.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I’m going to take this part by part. First of all, I want to get into the operators seat this easily just once in my entire life.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This space isn’t empty, there’s a big compartment with computers and electronics in there.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Operators lunch!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Seat Belt, should have been fastened!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This is the parking and emergency brake. This is what the operator should have pulled way back when Shang-chi threw the first punch. If you are ever in a situation where you are unexpectedly in a run away bus and need to stop it, this yellow handle is the thing to grab.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Some operators really do sit with the seat all the way down and the wheel up and forward, but I find this very uncomfortable, like driving with your chin. When a bus operator takes over a bus, they immediately start by adjusting the seat to their preference.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Shang-Chi knows how to check on the passengers!

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Every bus has a fire extinguisher, and we check every day before we pull out of the yard. It is intended for exactly these situations.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Every bus operator cheers when the scooters get mashed to shreds.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I think this is more or less how an articulated section would react. I don’t actually operate articulated motor coaches, so IDK

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This is Stockton at Bush, on top of the Stockton Street Tunnel.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I have no idea if this is what’s down there.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

The rear view mirrors are bus operators best friends. We cannot safely turn the bus if they aren’t adjusted properly. I would take a moment to check and make sure they are how I like them after this.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This is how everyone asks to be let into the bus when we aren’t at a stop. Too real.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I’m impressed that she knew how to operate the door lever. When the doors are open, an interlock activates that prevents the bus from moving. This would also have been an option to try for an out of control bus. Also, that’s where you keep your coffee canteen, true facts.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

DON’T LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER WHILE DRIVING! The hazards are ahead of you. Aim High in Steering, everyone.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Now we are heading into the Stockton Street tunnel. This is MC Escher’s Hill, apparently.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I Laughed. So. Hard. at the stop request gag. Saw it coming from miles away OMG. On Muni, someone would absolutely have used this within 20 seconds of the start of the fight.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

We are finally coming to a stop at Larkin and North Point. Quite a ways to warp from Union Square IMO.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

This is the look I give passengers when I stopped too far from the curb. Good bus stops are hard. I hope you enjoyed my thread as much as I enjoyed this scene.

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Unfortunately I think this guy isn’t going to keep his job as a bus operator, though. I’m glad he’s ok, that was a nasty knock he took. Let’s hope he lands on his feet. Maybe he’ll drive charters?

 

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

I need to add a coda to this thread. First of all, amazing to see it get so much attention. I did not expect this. I guess this is where I make a soundcloud plug?

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

But really I just want you to support public transport by riding the bus more and driving a personal car less. Support policies that fund public transport, and support policies that prioritize people over parking spots.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

And thank your operator when you get off the bus. Every “Thank you” makes our day on the road a little better. I’m still a rookie operator, new to the job, but it make a difference to me.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Also mad props to all the talented people involved in bringing this scene to the screen: @SimuLiu and @awkwafina and Michael-Anthony Taylor and @big9nasty (energy sword arm man, or razorfist, I learned)

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

Brad Allan and Andy Cheng, choreographers for the scene, and the stunt performers, and the stunt driver (Kial Butler, Andrea Berchtold, and Cameron Ambridge have stunt driver credits in the film)

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

And also the special effects teams that put in I am sure untold hours to bring this scene to life. Huge congratulations and thanks to those who brought us this entertainment.

 

Mack, yes, That Mack @that_mc

And THANK YOU each and every one for riding Muni.

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfVOs4VSpmA

Trailer confirms some villains

 

OUTRO [60:12]

 

Lauren, Michelle 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.

                  

Join Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next time as the hosts discuss premiere episodes for the Marvel Studios Disney+ special series Hawkere. You can listen in live when we record Thursday Evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time at Geeks.live. Contact Info: Please see http://www.legendsofshield.com for all of our contact information or call our voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871

 

Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is a Proud Member Of The GonnaGeek Network (gonnageek.com).

 

This podcast was recorded on Thursday November 19th, 2021.

 

Standby for your S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing —

 

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Marvel Disney+ Day Announcements 2021 (A Marvel Comic Universe Podcast) LoS400

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The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Consultant Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the first ever Marvel Disney+ Day Sizzle Reel and news. The Team debriefs you on all the Marvel Studios Disney+ Day 2021 announcements, the 14 minute Marvel Disney+ Sizzle Reel reactions, how Hawkeye is just a step towards Chris’ Ghost Spider, why Chris is MOST EXCITED about the X-Men ’97 announcement, a first look of Isaac Oscar as Moon Knight, how character background and development is vastly benefited by using Disney+ series, the sheer entertainment factor of She-Hulk, the excitement of an added Muslim Pakistani-American superhero to the MCU, why Season 2 of What If…? is an instant watch, Chris and SP are excited to get to know Echo better, how Spiderman Freshman Year is replacing Tom Holland, why SP was gravely mistaken about I Am Groot, will SP ever pronounce RiRi Williams correctly, how Kathryn Hahn is now set to steal the entire Disney+ universe, will Marvel Zombies be a rare Disney+ miss, and if SP will ever find out if Agent 13 was really a Skrull. 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.:

 

  • Disney+ Day
  • 14 Minute Long Disney+ MCU Sizzle Reel
  • 12 Total Series Confirmed, Announced and/or given Premiere Date Windows
  • An Extended Look at the upcoming Hawkeye series
  • …and much, much more.

 

MARVEL NEWS DURING DISNEY+ DAY [2:49]

 

UPCOMING MARVEL STUDIOS SLATE OF PROJECTS

 

  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to premiere on September 3rd, 2021.

 

  • Eternals is scheduled to premiere on November 5th, 2021.

 

  • Disney+ Day on November 12th, 2021 including streaming premiere for Shang-Chi

 

  • 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+ 
    • The series was confirmed on Disney+ Day 12 Nov 2021 (Summer 2022)
    • Series synopsis: https://www.cbr.com/ms-marvel-captain-marvel-shadow-synopsis/
      • 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)

 

 

  • 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

 

DISNEY+

 

[3:26] All of the Marvel Studios News Coming out of Disney+ Day 2021

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/disney-plus-day-marvel-studios-wrap-up-2021

https://www.disneyplus.com/video/6dc7f5fe-3382-4a01-9b58-74448927591c

14 minute long Disney+ Marvel Trailer/Sizzle Reel

 

Included all 4 Disney+ Marvel series to date

  • WandaVision
  • The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
  • Loki Season One
  • What If…? Season One

 

12 total series confirmed, announced, or given premiere dates

  1. X-Men ‘97
  2. Moon Knight
  3. She-Hulk
  4. Marvel
  5. What If…? Season 2
  6. Echo
  7. Spider-Man Freshman Year
  8. I Am Groot
  9. Ironheart
  10. Agatha: House Of Harkness
  11. Marvel Zombies
  12. Secret Invasion

 

            Also mentioned in the Trailer:

  • Guardians Of the Galaxy Holiday Special
    • NOTE: Separate from I Am Groot
  • Loki Season 2
  • Armor Wars
  • Hawkeye

 

            SP: I felt like I was back in Hall H at Comic Con in San Diego

 

Happy Disney+ Day! To celebrate two years of the streaming service, Disney+ is rolling out brand new announcements and sneak peeks at upcoming titles coming soon, and that includes some right out of the Marvel Universe. More X-Men, Zombies, and Agatha? Where do we sign up! (Here. You sign up right here to subscribe to Disney+). 

 

As always, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand, with a whopping 12 titles coming out of Disney+ Day 2021 — a mix of titles previously announced, ones with new looks and logos, and a few complete surprises! 

 

If you missed any of the announcements, and want to see them roll out with your very own eyes, you can tune into Disney+ to watch Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special, which is currently available only to Disney+ subscribers. But if you want the download right now, read on to find out everything announced during the Disney+ Day stream!

 

[12:55] Disney+ Day 2021: ‘X-MEN ‘97’ Animated Series Announced

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/x-men-97-animated-disney-plus

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was announced that X-MEN ‘97 will arrive in 2023. 

 

The animated series from Marvel Studios explores new stories in the iconic 90s timeline of the original series. Written by Executive Producer Beau DeMayo.

 

[17:38] Disney+ Day 2021: First Look at ‘Moon Knight’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/moon-knight-first-look-disney-plus

Oscar Isaac stars as the complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently now streaming exclusively on Disney+ — viewers got a first look at Oscar Isaac in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, where he plays the titular character. 

 

Moon Knight is a new globetrotting action-adventure series featuring a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt. Moon Knight is directed by Mohamed Diab and is coming to Disney+ in 2022.

 

[20:46] Disney+ Day 2021: First Look at ‘She-Hulk’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/she-hulk-first-look-disney-plus

Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently now streaming exclusively on Disney+ — viewers got a first look at Tatiana Maslany in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk, where she plays Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk.

 

She-Hulk follows Jennifer, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases. She-Hulk will welcome a host of Marvel characters to the series, including the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, and the Abomination, played by Tim Roth. The new comedy series coming to Disney+ in 2022 is written by Executive Producer Jessica Gao and directed by Executive Producer Kat Coiro and Anu Valia.

 

[23:08] Disney+ Day 2021: First Look at ‘Ms. Marvel’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/ms-marvel-first-look-disney-plus

Iman Vellani stars as the 16-year old Pakistani American from Jersey City.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently now streaming exclusively on Disney+ — viewers got a first look at Iman Vellani, who plays Kamala Kahn, aka Ms. Marvel.

 

Ms. Marvel introduces viewers to Kamala, 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. Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. Episodes are directed by Executive Producers Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

           

Coming Summer 2022 via https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1459199340753264640

 

[25:24] Disney+ Day 2021: ‘What If…?’ Season 2 Announced

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/what-if-season-2-disney-plus

The Watcher returns for Season 2 to meet new heroes.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was announced that Marvel Studios’ What If…? will return for Season 2. 

 

The second season of the fan-favorite animated series. After enlisting the Guardians of the Multiverse to stop Infinity Ultron, The Watcher returns in Season 2 of What If…? to meet new heroes and explore more strange new worlds in the MCU’s ever-expanding Multiverse. Directed by Executive Producer Bryan Andrews and written by Executive Producer AC Bradley.

 

[27:08] Disney+ Day 2021: ‘Echo’ Series Starring Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez Announced

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/echo-series-alaqua-cox-disney-plus

The character will first be introduced in ‘Hawkeye.’

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was revealed that Marvel Studios’ Echo  will be coming soon to the platform. 

 

The series stars Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, a character who will be introduced in Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. 

 

[29:20] Disney+ Day 2021: ‘Spider-Man: Freshman Year’ Announced

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/spider-man-freshman-year-disney-plus

 

The animated series follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was announced that viewers will get a new look at Peter Parker in Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Freshman Year. 

 

The animated series follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots. Written by Executive Producer Jeff Trammel.

 

[30:39] Disney+ Day 2021: New Look at ‘I Am Groot’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/i-am-groot-new-look-disney-plus

The series of shorts follows Baby Groot’s glory days growing up.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — revealed a brand new title treatment for Marvel Studios’ I Am Groot. 

 

The series of shorts follows Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, among the stars. Directed by Executive Producer Kirsten Lepore.

 

[32:59] Disney+ Day 2021: New Look at ‘Ironheart’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/ironheart-new-look-disney-plus

 

Dominique Thorne stars as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — revealed a brand new logo treatment for Marvel Studios’ Ironheart. 

 

The series stars Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

 

[33:59] Disney+ Day 2021: Kathryn Hahn Returns for ‘Agatha: House of Harkness’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/kathryn-hahn-agatha-harkness-disney-plus

‘WandaVision’s Jac Schaefer returns as head writer and executive producer.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was revealed that Emmy-nominee Kathryn Hahn will reprise her role as Agatha Harkness for a brand new Disney+ series. 

 

Agatha: House of Harkness will reveal more about the character first introduced in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Jac Schaefer, who served as head writer and executive producer on WandaVision, returns for Agatha: House of Harkness. Be sure to hide all dogs named Sparky.

 

[35:05] Disney+ Day 2021: Animated ‘Marvel Zombies’ Announced

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/zombies-animated-disney-plus

A new generation of heroes battle against an ever spreading zombie scourge.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — it was announced that Marvel Zombies will be coming soon. 

 

The animated series from Marvel Studios reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge. Directed by Executive Producer Bryan Andrews and written by Executive Producer Zeb Wells.

 

[37:14] Disney+ Day 2021: New Look at ‘Secret Invasion’

https://www.marvel.com/articles/tv-shows/secret-invasion-new-look-disney-plus

Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Talos.

 

Disney+ Day 2021 is here, and it’s kicking into high gear with brand new announcements coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with what’s to come from the streaming service. During Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special — which is currently streaming exclusively on Disney+ — revealed a brand new title treatment for Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion. 

 

The series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. The crossover comic event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years.

 

OUTRO [39:56]

 

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