After a brief rest post-Spider-Man: Far From Home the cinematic machine that is Marvel has restarted with a bang. There is so much going on in the Empire Of Feige that we needed a whole article to break down the latest news.
Howard The Duck
The duck is toast! Rumours of a new standalone movie started after his cameo appearances in Guardians Of The Galaxy and among the assembled Avengers on the Endgame battlefield. This is not happening. His animated Hulu show has also been completely killed and everything shut down.
This will apparently now be a major production for Disney+. No word yet on creatives or stars and characters but news coming out of Marvel Studios is that this will be a premiere show for Disney+.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
Most probable vehicle to allow Iron Man to return once the cold, harsh reality of those Doctor Dolittle receipts sink in, first has a new cast member to find.
A casting call has reportedly gone out for a Hispanic teenage girl role. The role will have a lot of screen time alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme. It is speculated this role will be Miss America Chavez.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Rosalind Chao (Star Trek) is rumoured to be cast in an as-yet unknown role, but the speculation is that she will play the mother of Awkwafina’s character.
Beau DeMayo of The Witcher team has joined the back room creatives at Disney+ working on this adaption. He will work with The Umbrella Academy writer Jeremy Slater.
Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Production is back underway following an earthquake scare on set. Noah Mills (The Enemy Within, 2 Broke Girls) has joined the cast in a mystery role.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani has spoken to EW about the movie that is now deep into production.
He says that that The Eternals is:
“…really, really an epic. And it’s really such a science-fiction story. It’s a superhero story, but in some ways, it’s the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies… and the story spans thousands of years. So it’s really not like any of the other Marvel movies… it doesn’t look like any of the other Marvel movies.”
Will this be the new Avengers style tent-pole in the MCU?
Tigra And Dazzler
Now that TV comes under the single banner with them at the studio they continue to clean house and stay ruthlessly on-brand and on-theme.
A couple of victims in this cull are Tigra and Dazzler, and The Offenders. Both were new Hulu shows and both have been canned.
Hulu Senior VP Of Scripted Originals Craig Erwich confirmed he’d seen episodes MODOK and Helstrom and expects to lock premiere dates soon.