Samuel L Jackson To Return As Nick Fury For Disney Plus Series

After the post credit scene in SPIDER-MAN:FAR FROM HOME many wondered when would be the next time we would see Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we can assume that it will be in the upcoming BLACK WIDOW  film we now know thanks to Variety that the former head of S.H.I.E.L.D will be appearing in a series currently in development at Disney Plus.

The project is in its early stages and details are being kept under wraps, but according to the trade Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) will write and executive produce and should the project be ordered to series, it would be Jackson’s first series regular television role.

He has recurred as Col. Fury on MARVEL’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC. 

Jackson had initially signed a nine film deal to appear throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe which began with IRON MAN and as of most recently the aforementioned SPIDER-MAN:FAR FROM HOMEAVENGERS ENDGAME and CAPTAIN MARVEL (where we finally found out how Fury lost his eye and was required to wear the eyepatch).

BLACK WIDOW Release Date Moved To Summer 2021

Even though many theaters have begun to reopen, crowds are not swarming to pack them still due to COVID-19 and thus the box office has reflected it. With that, Disney has once again done a shuffle to its theatrical release slate and BLACK WIDOW  has been moved but fortunately a Disney plus release is not in the plans. 

The film was expected to hit theaters on Nov 6 of this year will now make its bow at the box office on May 7, 2021.  That’s a complete full year delay of BLACK WIDOW from its original pre-pandemic release date of May 1 this year. Of course this also shifts the other slate of MCU films that where set to arrive earlier. Marvel’s ETERNALS now goes from Feb. 12, 2021 to Nov. 5, 2021; and moves SHANG -CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS from May 7, 2021 to July 9, 2021 (a post Independence Day release date that Disney had already reserved for an untitled feature).

Many people had expected the possibility of moving the Scarlett Johansson starring film from its date this year but some were worried that the house of mouse may try to do with the superhero film that they did with MULAN. That being release the movie on the already paid version of the streaming app for an additional fee, which was already met with much criticism and pushback.

Even though fans have been waiting and clamoring to continue on with the next phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we have to get through to the next phase of the real lif global pandemic that has stifled most of the world.  

Marvel Studios Finds Its SHE-HULK In Tatiana Maslany

Now we officially know who be playing the titular role in the upcoming Marvel Studios SHE-HULK series on Disney Plus. ORPHAN BLACK & PERRY MASON star Tatiana Maslany will get gamma-rayed out for the superhero series thanks to an exclusive by DEADLINE. 

Earlier this week on Tuesday it was announced that Kat Coiro would direct several episodes, including the pilot, for the series as well as executive produce, along with RICK AND MORTY writer, Jessica Gao to lead the writers room. 

She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers, but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out.

Maslany also becomes the latest female talent to lead a Marvel movie following in the footsteps of Brie Larson in CAPTAIN MARVEL and Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming BLACK WIDOW movie. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has made it his mission to diversify the MCU and this latest addition to the universe does just that.

SHE-HULK on Disney Plus Gets A Director And Executive Producer In Kat Coiro

SHE-HULK which is coming to the Disney plus streaming platform has its lead writer in RICK AND MORTY scribe, Jessica Gao and now it has a director of multiple episodes who will also serve as executive producer in Kat Coiro. 

Coiro’s next film is MARRY ME which hits theaters Valentine’s day weekend of 2021 The movie stars Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman as well as music sensation Maluma in his first ever on screen role. 

She-Hulk’s alter-ego if you will is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out. Disney plus has yet to cast anyone to play the lead character. They have noted that they want an “Allison Brie like character” but have not cast Allison Brie….as of yet. 

Along with having her new film set to arrive next year, Coiro is no stranger to directing television. She has also directed numerous television shows including: Netflix’s DEAD TO ME, Showtime’s SHAMELESS and FX’s: IT’s ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and more.

The Mad Titan Podcast – Episode 66

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No you are not listening to the wrong show, the resident super villain Jay Washington is here with his BLERDS N THE HOOD co-host, the swaggy blerd, Winston A. Marshall for the sixty-sixth episode of The Mad Titan Podcast.

Jay & Winston  breaks down all of the happenings in the Marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes including, Anthony Mackie calls out Marvel, Shang-Chi is about to start back filming, Zatanna is getting a movie and Cyborg expresses his issues and so much more.

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BLACK WIDOW Has A New Release Date And It Shakes Up The MCU Movie Slate

Of the course the world as we know it has changed. Thanos’ snapped first got rid of then brought back half the uni…..oh that’s not what we’re talking about. Oh yeah due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 aka THE RONA. The movie release slate for 2020 has been drastically changed.

Many hoped at one point that Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW would still be able to keep its original theatrical release date of May 1, 2020 even if that meant a straight to Disney Plus release. Well not only did the date get pushed back but there also will be no straight to Disney Plus release.

Well today Disney revealed an updated release schedule for the Scarlett Johannson led movie. It also shifts the rest of the upcoming MCU theatrical release slate.

BLACK WIDOW now will take THE ETERNALS release date of November 6, 2020 and THE ETERNALS now shifts to February 12, 2021. This also moves around SHANG-CHI and THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS to May 7, 2021 as well as DOCTOR STRANGE INTO THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS on November 5, 2021.

This update slate also seemingly locks in 2022 as well for Marvel Studios, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER goes to February 18, 2022, BLACK PANTHER 2, May 8, 2022 and CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 which originally did not have a release date is now set for a July 8, 2022 release.

Of course with the changes in these films theatrically you can bet your bottom dollar that the slate for the MCU Disney Plus series will also be altered given that they all now directly connecting to the films in a chronological order.

The Mad Titan Podcast – Episode 53 LOCKDOWN

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While it feels as if everything is in shambles and that the world is crumbling around us, the resident super villain, Jay Washington is back with another hilarious episode of The Mad Titan Podcast.

Jay is back with the Jersey Jackass BC and the pair talks about the effects of the coronavirus on the entertainment industry and how it is pushing back the release of certain films, Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy are teaming up again, and so much more.

Jay also takes calls from the Mad Titan Podcast hotline as well as emails. The amount of fun and laughs throughout this episode are enough to take your mind off all of the drama and stress.

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The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Are Headed Into THOR LOVE AND THUNDER

Remember when Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland were the main avengers who couldn’t seem the Marvel Studios secrets to himself? Whelp it looks as if that has changed because now you can Vin Diesel to that list.

Now to understand why this story is such a deal here’s sort of a timeline to help understand this  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol 3. was originally set to be released before THOR LOVE AND THUNDER. However with James Gunn’s firing (and his decision to take the helm of THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Warner Bros.) changed things, So now we will be finding about the status if you will of the former King of Asgard and his relationship with the band of misfits sooner rather than later.

Vin Diesel the voice of Groot, while doing press rounds for BLOODSHOT indeed confirmed that the team will be included in Thor’s next movie. “I am waiting and excited for my friend James Gunn to knock this next one out of the park,” he said when asked about plans for Vol. 3“He took The Suicide Squad so he’s about to embark on it.”

Diesel went on further to say, “Thor will also, the director talked to me about Thor will incorporate some of the Guardians of the Galaxy,” “That’ll be very interesting, nobody knows, maybe I shouldn’t have said anything.”

It seems that Thor will be leaving the new King of Asgard,Valkrye and The Mighty Thor in Jane Foster at some point in the film and possibly head on board the Bennetar and set sail for the Guardians next adventure.

But nonetheless ….will Vin Diesel be in trouble like is groot gonna get a spanking.

SHANG-CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Rumored To Have Florian Munteanu In A Villainous Role

You might remember him in CREED II as Victor Drago and now you may see him as a villain within the MCU in the upcoming SHANG-CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TWO RINGS.

According to the Australian website Dark Horizons,  it is being reported that professional boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu has scored a secondary villain role in the upcoming Marvel Studios film.

Munteanu’s recent social media activity (namely Instagram) confirms that he has been in Sydney since January, which is around the time the likes of Tony Leung and Awkwafina arrived down under to prep for the shoot.

Now we understand that this could simply be a coincedence and doesnt 100% confirm him being part of the production, but if two plus two equals four (which it does) then it can totally back up this being a possibility. .

Should this be a lock and Florian is indeed playing a secondary antagonist, there’s a good chance he’ll be someone Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) will come up against in this underground tournament we’ve been hearing about. Tiger-Claw, Moving Shadow, Razor-Fist, and Ghost Maker are all possibilities.

 

“BATMAN” Will Be The Bad Guy Of THOR LOVE AND THUNDER

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Since it was announced that Christian Bale was in talks to join Marvel Studios THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER there was all types of speculation as to who the former caped crusader would become. Now thanks to the new King of Asgard played by Tessa Thompson, it can be confirmed that Bale will indeed be the villain of the film.

Collider.com first broke the story of Thompson dropped this gem to ET during an interview, in which she also confirmed that she’s read a script for the highly anticipated sequel. it was also mentioned that Natalie Portman, who is returning to play Jane Foster who was not in THOR RAGNAROK made the decision to return the franchise after being impressed with that director Taika Waititi did in reinvigorating the franchise. Portman last appeared in the MCU in THOR THE DARK WORLD.

Exactly which villain Bale will become has yet to be disclosed. Many fans want to see him become Beta Ray Bill which would not be a bad decision AT ALL. However if that is the case expect Marvel Studios to switch the character up to have the villainous tendencies expected.

Filming on THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER begins later this year, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.