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 WIDOWfrom 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’sETERNALS 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.
In a major announcement, Jonathan Majors (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, DA 5 BLOODS) is now headed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in a major way, no pun intended. Majors has joined the sequel to ANT-MAN AND THE WASP in a lead role and according to sources at DEADLINE, it as the super-villain, KANG THE CONQUEROR.
The sources close to the trad also mentioned that there could be a twist with how the character of Kang is featured in future films, but as of now he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next installment in the franchise. In the comics Kang is a time-traveling entity who had battles with everyone from Thor to Spider-Man to the entire Avengers team.
Peyton Reed who has directed the first two ANT-MAN films is returning to helm the third one which stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
Another interesting fact about the character is that he is a possible descendant of the FANTASTIC FOUR’s Reed Richards from the future more so the 31st century. So this may have a tie-in to the future FF film in the MCU but we have to see.
Remember back in December of 2017 when it was announced that Silver Sable and Black Cat would be teaming up for their own movie? They were set be brought together as an unlikely duo. But that ulitmately changed as it was decided to give the pair their own individual films. However nothing set in stone has been announced about that.
Well there may be a bit of sterling (as is Silver, get it?…) news about the pair. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, original director Gina Prince-Bythewood was asked what she knows about the project and from what was told it seems as if there may be some rumblings leading the ladies towards Disney plus
“I really love that project, and I do hope it can still happen in some way. It keeps going through different thoughts. First, it was going to be the two of them, and then the decision was made to separate the two. Now, there’s a thought of “Hey, maybe we put it on Disney+ as a limited series,” but I loved it more as a film with the two of them. So, my hope is that one day it can still happen.”
Now here’s where it may get confusing for some. It is already known that Sony has laid out plans to bring many Spider-man related characters to the big screen. MORBIUS now being set to release in March of 2021, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE in June of 2021, there’s even talks of a Kraven the Hunter film. Sony also has their own plan for their own Spider-verse that is not that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Which now leads to the even bigger conundrum. Marvel TV is now all under the control of Marvel Studios and why all of the upcoming MCU Disney plus shows are carrying on into the overall story. SILVER AND BLACK by that account would not fit in with the overall story and would throw things off.
So that leaves the question, if SILVER AND BLACK is brought to the small screen
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.
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.
Marvel Studios is still amping up its star-studded roster and this latest addition proves that. VARIETY is reporting that Hailee Steinfeld is currently in talks to star in the upcoming Disney Plus series, HAWKEYE.
If this becomes official Steinfeld will join Jeremy Renner who reprises his role as Hawkeye aka Clint Barton, the now and arrow using Avenger and Steinfeld would play the role of Kate Bishop, his daughter. In the comics Kate Bishop eventually takes up the mantle in which her father held and joins the team of the Young Avengers.
Knowing how Disney and Marvel studios like to fully invest in their stars this more than likely would not be a one-off series for Steinfeld. Starring in the series would likely represent a long-term relationship with Marvel studios and it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After a jam packed weekend of surprises and a Titan’s birthday, the resident super villain, Jay Washington is back with the 37th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and YUPPPP its a do over.
Jay originally dropped this episode but didn’t feel that it was what the fans who come here for a certain type of feel deserve so he COMPLETELY got rid of that one and is back with a do over and for some God unknown reason he brought back THE JERSEY JACKASS Ben Cambell aka BC.
Jay is back covering all of the amazing and jaw dropping news that came out of the D23 Expo a. BC and Jay get into the big new of the Spider-Man custody battle and which parent should get the majority of the custody also how THE ETERNALS is going to change the entire landscape of the MCU, the clown prince of crime is a HARD R coming into theaters and much more.
Jay also takes calls from the mad titan podcast hotline and emails as well. All of this on top of laughs news and more. Welcome to the only podcast that is barbershop talk for nerds so come on in the conversation.
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Over the past couple of years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made some major changes when it comes to its level of representation in its film. This is due to in part the blockbuster successes of BLACK PANTHER and CAPTAIN MARVEL and even the upcoming SHANG CHI and the recently announced Ms. Marvel Disney plus series in the works,he MCU continues to grow more and more diverse.
This even goes into one of the studios upcoming projects THE ETERNALS, that announced it would feature both the studios and the MCU’s first openly gay hero. Now the identity of that character has yet to be disclosed but Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige has shared some new details on the hero.
While speaking to Good Morning America during the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim.“He’s married, he’s got a family. And that is just part of who he is.”
Of course Feige did not say which specific member of THE ETERNALS, would be the bero but it does confirm previous reports that the character is male. Nonetheless, Feige’s statement makes it clear that the hero’s sexuality won’t be hidden,
Directed by Chloé Zhao, The Eternals stars Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff , Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan and Kit Harington.
Robb Stark (Richard Madden) is already going ETERNAL into the Marvel Cinematic Universe but could his once half brother, Jon Snow be heading down the same road.
According to Deadline, it seems that GAME OF THRONESstar, Kit Harrington is a making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now which exact film has yet to be announced.
All of current buzz around Marvel during this weekend’s D23 Expo has kept an official announcent and details under wraps until t÷ powers that be decide when ita best to reveal the news. But it can be safe to assume we will find out before the weekend is concluded.
Who would you like to see Harrington play or what film would you like see him in?
The resident super villain, Jay Washington is back in your ears and hearts once again for the 36th episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time around the is no one riding shotgun or sidekick and he is solo.
Jay talks about the fact that certain movies may never see the light of day, Disney tryna figure out what to do with Deadpool, Doctor Doom is done as far as his own movie goes, Birds of Prey is getting some action help and we are not bringing Joaquin Phoenix into our world, he and Todd Phillips are bringing us into his.
All this and more are happening in this edition of the barbershop talk for nerds so come on in the conversation.
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