Marvel Studios Manages Delivers Surprises In Lineup At SDCC

Marvel Studios dropped its upcoming lineup for not only film, but also Disney+ at SDCC's Hall H. With a couple little tidbits, actors, dates, & online big surprise to me in a certain half-vampire vampire slayer. Here's what they’re coming with:

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First & foremost the one we probably have heard the most about, Marvel Studios' THE ETERNALS with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumai Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chlo Zhao, we now have a date of November 6, 2020. This might be the one I'm the most curious about. It has the potential to really set up the next phase of Marvel.

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Next up, Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings. With Simu Liu as Shang-Li, Awkwafina in an undisclosed role, & Tony Leung as the real Mandarin. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton with a date of February 12th, 2021. I was excited for this just as a kung-fu film. Now with this real Mandarin news I can’t wait for this one.

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Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role of Natasha Romanoff. Cate Shortland directs the film, which also features David Harbour as Alexei, aka The Red Guardian; Florence Pugh as Yelena; O-T Fagbenle as Mason; and Rachel Weisz as Melina. It has a date of May 1st, 2020, & my big question is if this is a prequel, what effect will it have on the current state of the MCU?

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On November 5th 2021, we've got a new God of Thunder coming, or should I say Goddess. Natalie Portman joined director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson on stage, wielding Thor’s hammer as it was revealed that her character, Jane Foster, will become the Mighty Thor in the next installment in the Thor franchise. Straight out of the comics, I'm not sure what to think of this one. The run with Jane as Thor was great, & if they can capture that it could be real special. I’m expecting some fallout with this announcement.

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Doctor Strange will be returning May 7th 2021, & even more. This time around he will be joined by Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Elizabeth Olsen revealed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will have a direct connection to the Disney+ series WandaVision, which we'll mention later. Benedict Cumberbatch stars once again as Doctor Stephen Strange and Scott Derrickson returns to direct. Doctor Strange was a big surprise for me. I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. Knowing everyone is coming back plus some, has me highly anticipating this one.

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No date for this one, but it has me super pumped. The first Blade is one of my all time favorite films. This time around Mahershala Ali will star as the title character, who in Marvel comics is a half-human/half-vampire who protects mortals from the undead. Loved & have been watching Ali since Luke Cage. Where I said he basically played Wesley Snipes' Nino Brown from New Jack City. Now we get to see him fall into an actual Snipes role with Blade.

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Next up was the Disney+ lineup. With Marvel confirming some titles for the upcoming streaming service. Fall 2020 sees The Falcon & the Winter Soldier. Where we’ll see Sam Wilson (The Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) embark on a new chapter, post Endgame. Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) will be joined by Daniel Brühl returning as Civil War villain Baron Zemo. Spring 2021 will bring us Wandavision. Here we follow fan-favorites Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. However it was revealed in Hall H they'll be joined by an adult Monica Rambeau. Who, if you're keeping score is the daughter of Maria Rambeau from Captain Marvel, played by MCU newcomer Teyonah Parris. This was the lowest thing on my list, but now knowing it has some effect on the second installment of Doctor Strange, it's moved itself higher. Loki will join us Spring 2021. Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role, & hopefully we find put what happened when he stole back the space stone in the past as seen in Endgame. Talk about perfect set up. Jeremy Renner was on hand to reveal the Fall 2021 series’ title, & let us know, a popular Marvel comics character will be an integral part of the series. Can’t wait to see who will be joining Clint & daughter Kate? I’m a big fan of Renner in this role. Very curious where this one's going. Last but certainly not least we have a series I'm highly anticipating, What If?. Summer 2021 we get to visit alternate realities with Jeffrey Wright voicing The Watcher. Marvel Studios is assembling a stellar voice cast from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reprise their roles as voice talent. This was one of my favorite comic titles as a kid. All in all, these are some amazing announcements, plagued by the fact that we had already heard murmurs of just about all of them. The Blade thing's probably the only real surprise of this whole announcement. Other than giving us a lineup. According to Screen Rant, quickly at the end of the panel Feige also confirmed Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Captain Marvel 2, & The Fantastic Four. Stating that there wasn't enough time to talk mutants. No time lines makes me think those are outside the 2 yr marks of all this stuff we just got dates for though. I was thinking there was going to he a few more surprises, but I've got this feeling there's a reason they’re playing a shorter game. Only giving us 2 years out. I am really intrigued with what I'm hearing. I'm figuring there will be a overarching storyline to weave all these starting to develop. I can tell it's something they’re not trying to give an inkling on. What about y'all? What are y'all's thoughts? Put ‘em in the comments, like, & share.


Taika Waititi Back For “Thor 4”!!!

A THR exclusive has Taika Waititi returning to write & direct the fourth installment of Marvel Studios Thor. Which while it will be a follow up to his Thor: Ragnarok, will also be dealing with the events of Avengers, both Infinity War & Endgame. Hemsworth is expected to return. This will put Warner's Akira on hold indefinitely. Even though I was curious to an extent for that one, this is way better news for me. I absolutely loved Thor: Ragnarok. Probably one of my most rewatched Marvel films. I can't wait to see what he brings next. Not only that, but also how this all is gonna start to lineup the more titles we know for sure are in the works. Anyway, awesome news for me. What do y’all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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Marvel's Avengers: A Day Game Trailer From E3

I've been waiting for a good Avengers game for a long time. I've got my fingers  crossed this will be it. The story's cool, the synopsis matches up with the trailer. It goes, "Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes." Like I said, sounds good, I just can't put my finger on what feels off. It's a little weird for the characters to be so heavily themed to the films, but not the actors from the film for one. I could get around that though. I think the big thing holding this one back for me is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. In comparison this game dosen't hit the want factor that one does. Maybe it's a cannon story vs. a non-cannon story, this feels it isn't pushing next gen too hard, or a lack of Avengers. I don't know. While I want to give this a play, I'm not highly anticipating it as I though I would. Maybe when I do I'll find out there's way more to it than this trailer. I hope so. What about y'all? Does this do it for y'all? Are you more excited about this or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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"Jessica Jones" Final Season Trailer Released

Am I the only person having trouble getting excited for the final season of Jessica Jones? I mean, Jessica Jones was already not my favorite of the Netflix Marvel series. This trailer wasn't horrible, but with that big Final Season hanging over it, it does make me care a little less. I've lost interest all together in the Rachael Taylor character. My favorite thing about this show, Killgrave, got took out in Season 1. There's just not much pulling me into wanting to see this. This trailer would've had to be phenomenal to change that, & instead I came out of it as meh. I'll try nonetheless. I've made it this far. Maybe the fact that I'm not expecting much will help. What do y'all think? Does this trailer do it for you? Or doe that even matter when you know we're going nowhere after this? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Do Not Watch This "Spider-Man: Far From Home" Trailer Before "Avengers: Endgame"

You will once again get warned by Tom Holland not to watch this Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer before Avengers: Endgame upon watching, & for good reason. First, is this all takes place after knowing if Tony Stark's demise. Second, it also let us know a multi-verse has been created due to the events of Endgame 's snap. That's where we're introduced to Mysterio from another dimension. Dosen't make me trust the character any more, but apparently in his dimension he's a good guy. I'm loving this trailer. We're really gonna start testing some waters of comicbookdom that non-comic fans haven't been in yet. Tickets also went on sale today. Join the battle, I learned form Endgame, got mine immediately. One thing that worries me though, is this next step in Marvel is a big one. We seem to be in a place where we're getting further away from a true starting place. I'm cool with that, & as many people have seen these judging by Box-offices, so are they. You begin to wonder if these will get to a point where they intimidate new watchers. It's a lot of catch up for a beginner to enjoy Avengers: Endgame. That's only gonna keep getting bigger. I been on this ride form the jump though, so I can't wait. Let's dive into some sci-fi comics. This trailer is all the things we'd expect from a Spider-Man sequel, & a lot more. It's hinting on the same world building level as Civil War was. What do y'all think though? About the trailer, or this very sci-fi future the Marvel Universe is heading into? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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Ghost Rider And Helstrom Coming To HULU

It really is looking like the darker things in the Marvel Universe will be heading to HULU. Variety reported Ghost Rider & Hellstrom have now been greenlit. Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, will executive produce both shows. This Ghost Rider will be the Robbie Reyes version we got a sample of from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but if I was hearing Campea correctly he had heard there's no correlation. As Ghst Rider goes, Robbie's  consumed by hellfire and bound to a demon. Living on the Texas/Mexico border, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents, but struggles to control the power he wields. Unlike the most known Riders though, this Ghost Rider's vehicle of choice is a car. Ingrid Escajeda will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Paul Zbyszewski also executive producing. We'll also be getting Helstrom, where Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings track down the terrorizing worst of humanity, each with their attitude and skills. Zbyszewski will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Personally, I totally feel like this will build into some version of the Midnight Sons. One of my favorite of the darker storylines growing up. Can't wait to see what else keeps popping up on HULU if these do well. Could this be where Moon Knight & Blade wind up? It does seem like the more adult natured things are being thrown here, but only time will tell. What do y'all think? Excited for these two? Any ideas what might come next? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

"Avengers: Endgame" "Mission" Spot Adds Some New Details

So while this new spot for Avengers: Endgame doesn't really show us much new footage, it does tell us some new info on the mission. Captain America's pep talk to his fellow Avengers let's us know they're splitting up into teams. This means the battle is going to be waged on multiple fronts most likely. Which for me only adds to the epicness of a "for everything" battle scene. This spot also ends on a hilarious exchange with Rocket & Ant-Man. Great quick spot, but can this just go ahead & happen already. The 25th seems so far away. What do y'all think of this whole multi-front battle angle? Put it in the comments, like, and share.

Hawkeye Coming To Disney+ As Well

How much money is Disney putting into Disney+ ? The future streaming service has announced numerous endeavors including a series based on Loki, Vision & Scarlet Witch, & Winter Soldier & Falcon. Now a Variety exclusive just added Hawkeye to that list as well. It's said to be showing him mentor his daughter, Kate Bishop to take up the mantle. Jeremy Renner will be reprising his role in the series. As usual on these, no comment from Disney, but this is exciting. We're getting a whole miniature MCU on Disney+, & I can't wait. Disney+ is already a must have & it hasn't even released yet.

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Some Of The CinemaCon Clip Covers Endgame's Plan For Thanos

This clips covers some of the footage they went over that was shown at CinemaCon. A fleshed out version of the scene where Thor meets Captain Marvel. The big piece unveils the whys as to hunt down Thanos. Apparently, it sounds like he's used the stones again. With the plan being to retrieve them. Sounds easy right? Anyway cool clip, had to get it from Movie Access Trailers, so it's followed by the other trailers. War Machine questions Marvel, Cap curses, & the beginnings of a plan is formed. Do they know how ready we are for this thing? My levels are pushing to anxious. 

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Special Look At "Avengers: Endgame" As Tickets Go On Sale

A lot of settling went into the battle for my tickets this morning as all apps were pretty much in lockup while fans went crazy trying to secure their spots. Meanwhile, this "special look" trailer dropped, to announce said tickets for what has probably become the most anticipated event of the year. And what a special look it was! We finally get see Cap & Iron Man together for the first time since they went at it in Civil War, & so much more. I'll probably watch this thing 50 more times, as there were so many things jammed into this minute my head was about to explode trying to take it all in. Thanos, a spaceship piloted by Captain Marvel, & probably more misdirection than we can even imagine. Great quick look, that made me wonder if the Russos were still only feeding us stuff from the first act? Not to mention that scene where Tony asks Cap if he trusts him sure does look like the same spot in New York where he fought Ebony Maw. So many questions, but only 23 days until they're all answered. Great trailer though. I'm pumped up to a level of anticipation I'm not sure I've ever had. That said, what did y'all think of this trailer? Anything I might've missed? Throw it in the comments, like, & share.

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Wondercon Clip From "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Got Me

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. I've had a rollercoaster of a ride with this show. Sometimes liking it, sometimes hating it, & a few times actually loving it. The things that held it together through all of that though, has been Clark Gregg's, Agent Coulson. So when I heard his character was officially not returning for this season, I all but completely lost interest. That was until that first teaser trailer that ended in a very familiar face. That teased ending gets followed up in this clip from Wondercon, & dammit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it looks like you've totally got me for yet another season. Obviously, I have to see what this anti-version of my favorite character is all about. This was the perfect clip to release to get might right back in front of the TV for another round. What'd y'all think? In fact, not just about this clip. What are y'all's thoughts on this show as a whole? Put 'em in the comments, like, & share.

Angelina Jolie In Talks To Star In "Eternals"

A Hollywood Reporter exclusive just put Angelina Jolie as "in talks" to star in Marvel's upcoming Eternals film to be directed by Chloe Zhao. No confirmation from Marvel, & in talks never means anything in concrete, but personally, I think she's a great addition to the MCU. I'm a big fan of Jolie's acting abilities. Hell, even when it comes to my hatred for Maleficent, it has nothing to do with her performance at all. Based on Kirby's epic title about the near immortal perfect Eternals vs the monster like Deviants, both created by the Celestials. THR sources report "one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans." In addition to no word from Marvel, there's also no word who Jolie will be playing if these talks go through. Nonetheless, I'm sure she'll be a great addition no matter the role. 

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Gunn Back For "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"!!!!

I've been dealing with a lot if bad news as of late. So, needless to say I needed some good news in my life, & here it is. Deadline has just reported that James Gunn has been rehired to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3!!! After being unceremoniously fired for 10 year old tweets & confirmation of his script still being used, he's officially back in the director's chair. In my opinion he's by far, hands down the only man for the job. Much less, the only man who could deliver an amazing follow up to one of the two greatest soundtracks ever made in the form of Awesome Mixtapes Vol. 1 & 2. I never thought this announcement would come, even though I knew it should. Now let's get this film out. I am once again excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!!!

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New Suits And Captain Marvel In New "Avengers: Endgame" Official Trailer

Where the last trailer for Avengers: Endgame felt like it was all about how this bridges from Infinity War, this new one is more about bridging everything we've seen from the start of the MCU as a whole.  Dug seein' the new suits. Apparently, geared for space travel or Quantum Realm time travel. Lord knows there's been plenty of theories. These are on point to the concept art a long while back that people where questioning the truth of. Loved the epicness of going all the way back to the beginnings & stringing them into the now. There's now no doubt in my mind Hawkeye/Ronin loses everything in the snap. My favorite part of this trailer however, is the interaction between Thor & Captain Marvel. Absolutely loved it. Anyway, loved this trailer, & as usual with MCU trailers, I'm glad they're not showing us much. Mainly they just build on the scenes they've already shown. I've also got to mention though, not sure what to believe after all the deception found in the Captain Marvel trailer vs the actual film. Curious though, what are y'all's thoughts? Put 'em in the comments, like, & share.

Four New Animated Marvel Shows Coming To Hulu Including A Kevin Smith Written "Howard The Duck"

Variety reported four new animated Marvel shows coming to Hulu produced by Marvel TV head, Jeph Loeb. Obviously by the title you can tell which one has me the most excited. Mainly because it's being written & executive produced by the amazing Kevin Smith & Dave Willis, but Howard the Duck by far tops this list for me. In the synopsis given, Howard will be "trapped in a world he never made." He's hoping to return home with the help of gal pal Beverly before the "evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu." Next up is M.O.D.O.K. or Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing. He's a really big, floating head with a really little body. He'll be executive produced & written by Jordan Blum & Patton Oswalt, as he trys to maintain control of his evil organization & family. Second on my list to look forward to, even if M.O.D.O.K. has never really been one of my favorite villains. Third up we start to get off my radar with Hit-Monkey . Where we'll get a Japanese snow monkey, trained by the ghost of an American assassin, as he takes on the Tokyo underworld. This one will be executive produced by Josh Gordon & Will Speck. I don't even know what to think much less expect with that one. Finally we've got Tigra & Dazzler . This didn't come with a synopsis, but it's executive produced & written by Erica Rivinoja & Chelsea Handler. This grabs my attention as I used to be a really big Chelsea Lately  fan. On top of all this, they will eventually combine to form The Offenders  in yet another, team up series. With this already being labeled as for adults, & popping up on Hulu instead of Disney+, I have a feeling these are going to be pull no punches hilarious. With Disney now having controlling interest in Hulu we could see these for awhile, spawning even more titles if they're good. I'm pretty intrigued to see how this pans out. What about y'all? Put your thoughts in the comments, like, & share.

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The Future Of X-Men And R Rated Superheroes From Fox

So, there have been a lot of things on everyone's mind since the purchase of Fox by Disney when it comes to the Marvel universe. First & foremost, I thought this would be a given. According to Bob Iger Fox's ultra popular R rated superhero films will keep going forward. Namely Deadpool . However, I'm sure they will go on under a separate banner than the Disney owned Marvel. Some think the name Fox will stay, I'm leaning more towards a rebirth of the Marvel Knights division, but we'll have to see. The big news is Deadpool's R rating is safe. The second big Fox/Marvel news answers an even bigger question for me. In an interview with Collider, Lauren Shuler Donner addressed the state of the X-Men since the purchase. Obviously we're still getting the possible train wreck that will be Dark Phoenix & New Mutants is done however which way we receive it. After that everything is up in the air though as she states all further X-Men projects are on hold. She's hoping we hear something post Avengers: Endgame , & even more so she Hope's we're going in a different direction than we already went. No one will know until the inevitable big announcement, but I'm thinking this is a good thing. At least we know they're prepared to take this seriously, & give it some real thought. I want a series of X-Men in the MCU, but more so than that, I want it to be consecutively good. As of now we have a hodge podge of great, mediocre, & bad X-Men films. None of which having any real form of continuity. As the X-Men have always been my favorite Marvel property, I would love to see then get the level of MCU consistency we've grown to expect. What do y'all think though? Are you more excited for the continuation of Deadpool & possibly other R rated heroes? Or the fact that it seems a lot of thought is going into reimagining some quality X-Family titles? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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Big Game TV Spot For "Captain Marvel"

First was the Superbowl TV spot for Avengers: Endgame . Now we get another for Captain Marvel . Matching the same intensity of the Endgame  trailer, jamming a whole lot into 30 seconds, & at the same time not showing much more than we've already seen. In fact, besides Coulson & Fury going airborne, I could only catch scenes we've already seen. Maybe stretched out one way or another, but nothing really new. The quick scene jump is really working for these though. It delivers in 30 seconds a more appealing trailer than we've got in all the longer ones in my opinion. Both these trailers seem to have an intensity to them that let's you know something big is going down. If you can't tell I really dug this look. Even if it was missing Goose the cat. What'd y'all think? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

"Avengers: Endgame" Big Game TV Spot

Here's our next look at Avengers: Endgame that came out for Superbowl Sunday. It's definitely a blink & you'll miss it look, but I'm cool with that. I don't really want to see a lot of this one. At least, until I'm sitting in the theater. In this quick look though, we do get a couple big things. We get a look at a rather empty world left behind by Thanos. Half empty to be exact. We also see a quick glimpse of Tony Stark & Nebula helping each other to piece together their space shuttle. They also give us a shot of the remaining Avengers following Captain America. I'll have to watch this a few more times to see if I blinked & missed anything else. All in all, I like that they kept it small here. Awesome trailer to be crammed into 30 seconds. Check it out. If you catch anything big I missed let me know. Put it in the comments, like, & share.

New Film Clip From "Captain Marvel"

Marvel Studios released a new film clip from Captain Marvel,  & in all honesty, it just seems like a strange clip to release. It's dead in the middle of a multiple chase scene. Young Nick Fury & Phil Coulson are chasing Captain Marvel as she's chasing what is most likely an undercover Skrull. It's probably very early in the film, due to her wearing her StarForce colors & not the blue, red, & gold costume, but it's just an odd snippet. It starts from nothing & pretty much ends from nothing. I do think it's awesome how much this looks like a throwback to the more modern-era Marvel films. It totally has a 90s vibe to the look of everything. Hell, it almost even looks like it was filmed in the 90s. Anyway, beings there's no context the clip really, it's neither good nor bad in my book. Just a strange clip to release once again. What do y'all think? As movie advertisement, would this steer you one way or the other? Put it in the comments, like, & share.