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Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth Trolls Thor in New “Men In Black International” Trailer



The first released trailer for Men In Black International has arrived online Thursday morning, bringing a reunion that Marvel fans are here for it.

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson are once again fighting side-by-side on the big screen. However, it’s not the only way in which the God of Thunder makes his mark in the Men in Black.

Yeah, this is not the Men in Black in your memory.

Men in Black International is a sequel/reboot of the original Men in Black series, which famously starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. In the spinoff of the franchise that started 22 years ago, Chris Hemsworth stars as Agent H, suiting up alongside Liam Neeson and Tessa Thompson to protect Earth from aliens.

At one point in the new Men in Black trailer, after the film’s title card shows up, Chris Hemsworth appears in one more scene.

The actor comes face to face with a big alien, who kicks him to the ground. When he is thrown across the room, Hemsworth’s Agent H reaches for a small hammer lying on the floor. Then he picks it up to use as a weapon.

“Looks like the tables have turned,” he says, before throwing the hammer at his enemy, end over end. Of course, if you have ever seen a Thor movie, you’ll know exactly what’s going on here.

The Marvel superhero wields a mighty hammer called Mjolnir that possesses an otherworldly amount of power. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor tosses his Mjolnir at the enemies and it sends them flying, then the hammer usually comes right back to his hand. The other big caveat is that almost no one else can use the Mjolnir, because it has to deem them worthy.

In this Men in Black trailer, Hemsworth definitely finds a hammer. And he throws it just like his Marvel character would do with Mjolnir. However, things turn out much differently in the end. Once he tosses the hammer at his opponent, the alien catches it with one hand and marches toward him. “That was an impressive catch,” the actor exclaims, before getting attacked again.

After the hammer is rendered ineffective, Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H is mercilessly attacked by the alien. Then the trailer ends.

So, what do you think of the Men in Black International trailer? Let us know in the comments!

Men in Black International will hit theaters on June 14th, 2019. In the meantime, we’ll wait to see Chris Hemsworth return as Thor in Avengers: Endgame, which premieres on April 26th, 2019.

Black Panther

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Passed Away at 43




This Friday evening, August 28, 2020, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has passed away at home with his wife and family by his side. A new report from AP says the actor, best known for his iconic role as T’Challa in the Marvel Studios franchise, has died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Chadwick had been quietly struggling with the illness for the past four years. He was 43. A true fighter.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.” – the statement reads.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Boseman studied directing at Howard University and soon built his own acting career playing historic Black icons like Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Brown in Get on Up, and Robinson in 42. But perhaps he was best known for the history-making role as T’Challa in Black Panther, the leader of a fictional African nation Wakanda in Captain America: Civil War (2016), before starring in his own solo film, Marvel’s first Best Picture nominee ever, Black Panther. The Ryan Coogler’s movie is also the first Black superhero to headline a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It even went on to score a record-breaking $1.3 billion at the box office and become a cultural phenomenon that transcended the studio’s superhero formula. Last year, the actor told GQ about the larger-than-life status his role of Black Panther quickly became:

“I try to remove myself from the impact of the movie, because I have to get back to work. I can’t rest on my laurels. At the same time, it’s a joy to see, even more so than this award, just the effect the film has on different people from various walks of life, no matter what race, gender or age. To be a part of something that has affected people in different countries, that is humbling, and liberating.”

Boseman was also gearing up for his return on the big screen in Marvel’s Black Panther II, which had not yet begun filming but was expected to hit theaters in the summer of 2022. This seems to be such a tough time for the studio.

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios said in a statement. “He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.”

It didn’t take long for the world to react to this tragic and stunning loss. The news came as a shock to the public since the actor had never spoken about his cancer diagnosis. Social media now floods with tributes to this young man who had touched so many lives with not only his performances but also his kindness.

And it was the importance of the representation Chadwick Boseman’s performance personified that struck a chord with so many African-American fans, and beyond. For countless fans, they saw in T’Challa something they didn’t get to see nearly as often in a blockbuster. A Black superhero. And it was life-affirming:

While many now have come to realize that while Boseman was battling cancer, he was continuing to create memorable work in movies like Da 5 Bloods21 Bridges, and the one-two punch of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

The native South Carolinian did play significant historical figures, and superheroes. His revolutionary turn as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued to kick open a door for heroes of all colors in the superhero genre. The impact of Ryan Coogler’s Oscar-winning movie, and the battle cry “Wakanda Forever,” left Boseman’s stamp on our culture. The memory of his accomplishments will live on for decades behind the day he left us.

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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever

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Rest in Power, King.

“Death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping off point. You reach out with both hands and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where you can run forever.” – T’Challa, Black Panther, Civil War.

In Loving Memory of Chadwick Boseman (1976 – 2020)

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Joker Is Currently in the Top 10 Films of All Time on IMDb




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Four days into the global release, Joker has climbed the IMDb rankings and now is #9 greatest movie ever in the chart.

According to the Internet Movie Database, as known as IMDb, Joker becomes one of the greatest films ever made. Meanwhile, the vote count does not reflect critic opinions, like Rotten Tomatoes. Instead, it shows that audiences have been reacting positively to Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller, a story about Arthur Fleck’s transformation into a vengeful clown, bringing him face-to-face with his alter-ego: The Joker.

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Since Joker’s wide U.S. release, the movie has already broken massive box office records. On its first Monday, Joker earned nearly $10 million during non-holiday. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the title character, Arthur Fleck, an aspiring stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime after being humiliated, disregarded, and seemingly abandoned by a system designed to protect his mental health. Joker was intended to be a stand-alone movie, but clearly sets up a sequel with its in-universe Gotham references and final act climax. Todd Phillips’ film may not be for everyone, but those who enjoy it are making their presence known at IMDb.

At IMDb, Joker is currently the 9th highest-rated movie. The 9.0 weight average rating is based on a 1-10 system, along with more than 193,000 user votes thus far. Approximately 55% IMDb users have given Joker a 10 rating, with another 23% showing their approval with a 9. The subsequent percentages progressively go down from 8 to 2, even though it is telling that 1.4% of IMDb users have given Joker the lowest rating possible.

Currently, the IMDb score of Joker may please fans, but it is likely to decrease with time. However, that doesn’t mean the film will not be considered a classic by many, but it will also speak to how a world of moviegoers generally reacts to the movie. IMDb’s current Top 10 list reflects films that speak to societal themes about outliers and justice. For example, The Shawshank Redemption now tops the list, a movie that is primarily focused on an inmate’s quest to break free. Meanwhile, The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II are ranked at two and three, respectively, two movies that are fundamentally about crime – but more about society and family. The other slots of Top 5 include The Dark Knight, a movie that features the iconic Joker performance by Heath Ledger, and 12 Angry Men, a film about the American justice system. All of these movies have narratives about loss and redemption.

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As time goes by, Joker (2019) may fall from IMDb’s Top 10 or even Top 100. And while that could be important to some fans, what truly matters is that Todd Phillips’ film continues to spark conversations about modern cinematic culture. Joker was indeed set in 1981, but the narrative parallels modern societal issues, and how some people feel like they have been forgotten and treated unfairly for one reason or another. That’s also a concept that likely correlates with the high IMDb rating. As for the violence in Joker, the depiction is not the same as endorsement.

So, how about you? Did you enjoy the movie?

Joker is now in theaters.

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Birds of Prey

First Trailer for Birds of Prey Officially Released




The Birds of Prey have officially landed.

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the latest live-action entry into the DC Extended Universe. Check out the full trailer above.

The Birds of Prey trailer previews a fun female-led adventure set within the world of the DCEU. It also appears the movie will largely focus on Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie), who has a new lease on life after her break up with The Joker (Jared Leto). Directed by Cathy Yan with a script from Christina Hodson, though Birds of Prey is not a Suicide Squad sequel, the film will continue Harley Quinn’s storyline and bring more heroes to the DCEU on the big screen. In this process, Birds of Prey introduces audiences to the movie’s wide array of beloved DC Comics characters. They are Black Canary (Jurneee Smollett-Bell), Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco).

In the upcoming DC Comics film, Birds of Prey will follow an unlikely team-up between the gang, as they work together to rescue Cassandra Cain from one of Gotham’s most vicious crime lords, Roman Sionis/Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The movie’s cast also has Ali Wong, Charlene Amoia, and Chris Messina as Batman supervillain Victor Zsasz.

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It looks like Birds of Prey fans have been eagerly waiting for the trailer for quite some time, after a brief costume test teaser unveiled the film’s cast back in January. Also last month, a teaser trailer was revealed exclusively in theaters, coinciding with the screenings of IT: Chapter Two. Following the Birds of Prey poster debut, now that the official trailer is finally here, fans will get to see the one-of-a-kind wild ride that the movie has in store – unlike any DC film thus far.

“You can expect something fun and a bit wild and totally unique,” the Huntress actress, Winstead, recently said in an interview. “Every day, we were there doing something that just felt really weird and funny, and unlike anything else, I have seen before in this genre. It was incredibly exciting to get to do that. We really got to work. We just played, and we had fun.”

So, what do you think of the first trailer for Birds of Prey? Share with us in the comments below.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) heads toward its release date on February 7, 2020. And now the promotional campaign kicks into high gear with the trailer.

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Spider-Man Officially Comes Back to Marvel for the Third Movie!




Ever since the news first broke that Sony Pictures decided to move on with the Spider-Man franchise without the involvement of Disney and Marvel Studios, rumblings and rumors have persisted while fans were super thrilled to know whether the studios would ever be able to reach a new agreement, bringing back Spider-Man to Marvel’s home. Eventually, after weeks of negotiations over his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now it looks like our friendly neighborhood officially returns for one more adventure!

According to Deadline, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have agreed to make one final movie that will finish the trilogy that began with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, effectively ending the intro trilogy of the Wall-Crawler with the MCU. The reports said the main cast from the first two movies is expected to return for this third and final Spidey film. That includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. Co-produced by Sony’s Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, the final movie will be directed by Jon Watts.

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As part of the deal, the third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland will not be the last adventure in the MCU, though which one was not unveiled. Kevin Feige said in a statement:

“I’m thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue. I and all of us at Marvel are very excited that we’ll get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is such a powerful icon and a hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spider-Verse, you’ll never know what surprises the future might hold.”

As for the other future MCU film which Spider-Man will actually appear in, it is likely to be some kind of team-up since that is what he previously showed up in for Marvel. Whether it could be Avengers 5 or a crossover with Venom, though, remains to be seen. For now, it means that the new deal of Sony and Disney allows the filmmakers to follow up the cliffhanger ending of Far From Home in the manner they originally intended. We will get to see what happens with Peter Parker after his secret identity was outed by J. Jonah Jameson.

“This is terrific,” Amy Pascal stated. “Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home, and I couldn’t be happier that we’ll all be working together as we see where his journey goes. This has also been a winning partnership for the studio, the franchise, and the fans and I am overjoyed it’ll continue.”

So now, fans can rest assured that Spidey will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least for the time being. Sony and Marvel Studios set the film to hit theaters on July 16, 2021.

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Marvel Studios’ The Infinity Saga Trailer Released




Throughout the last decade, Marvel fans have been treated with the cultivation of the most successful superhero movie franchise in history, with over 20 films leading up to the epic events of Avengers: Endgame. Now all of these flicks have fallen under one banner, with Marvel Studios treating each entry as an important installment of The Infinity Saga. The series might have come to a close with Iron Man snapping his fingers, eventually eliminating the threat of Thanos and the Infinity Stones. However, this story will continue to play a major part among fans of the franchise.

With a brand-new box set collecting all 23 movies thus far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans can prepare for the released with the first official trailer for the Infinity Saga. That was a surprise delight for fans who attended San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), and now it is available for the rest of the viewing public. You can watch the full trailer, in all its glory, above.

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously been teasing the release of a major Infinity Saga collection for quite some time. And now we are getting our first glimpse of the narrative of the entire shared universe. While fans have been clamoring for something substantial from the major movie franchise, now it is here!

Still, there is no release date for the home video release of the Infinity Saga quite yet. However, Feige has made it clear that it would be worthwhile for many Marvel fans.

“If we do a big, a giant Infinity Saga box set, we might include – I am assuming if you are going to spend the money to buy a box set with everything in it, you are a fan,” Feige told Empire Magazine in a Q&A. “And it will take more than a couple of really, really bad scenes to turn you.”

There has also been a lot of talk about deleted scenes from Marvel films. And while not all of them have made the light of day, Kevin Feige already gave his statement.

“I like sharing those scenes,” he noted of a deleted Endgame sequence that was unveiled recently. “So when we have something like that that we love, and which even was not an easy decision to cut out but the best decision for the movie. It is a great avenue to say, ‘We will put it out there.’ It is not like nobody will ever see it. There are things that we think no-one should ever see. I think we have just recently been discussing that now we can start to show some of our less proud moments.”

Words coming out of SDCC suggested just how epic Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga trailer was. And now that it has made its way out into the world at larger, it is clear that those notices were not hyperbolic. Certainly, it remains to be seen if the next chapter of the MCU will measure up to what has come before, or if the Infinity Saga will end up being looked back on by fans as the peak of the franchise. Either way, millions cannot wait to find out.

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Birds of Prey

“Birds of Prey:” First Official Poster Released




The latest look at Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has officially arrived today. And it’s safe to say that it is doing so in style. Released by Warner Bros., the upcoming DC film now takes wings in its fabulous first teaser poster!

After a short Birds of Prey movie teaser #2 previously screened in theaters with IT Chapter Two, this brand-new poster also reveals full cast. Circling Harley Quinn’s noggin from left to right is Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, along with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. Check out the Birds promo art below.

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Written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey is based on the DC Comics team of the same name. The movie will see Harley Quinn team up with superheroes like Black Canary and Huntress along with Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya. Together, the gang will face off against the villainous Black Mask and Victor Zsasz in order to protect the young Cassandra Cain, who eventually dons the mantle of Batgirl in the comics.

So yes, birds. As in the poster, the 2020 movie in which Margot Robbie reprises her role that made her a DC Extended Universe star. Birds of Prey poster features a dazed-looking Harley Quinn surrounded by small, winged versions of the movie’s cast. It is a fun, colorful concept that reminds us that when it comes to getting stuff done, Harley Quinn is always preferred to wing it. Now she is here to ensure that if there do happen to be any objects orbiting around your head, they are birds.

Furthermore, the Birds of Prey poster loosely references Harley Quinn’s mental illness, with the characters portrayed with wings flying around her head. That’s an homage to classic cartoons where birds fly around the heads of characters who are dazed or otherwise out of it.

As we saw in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn was driven mad by the Joker (played by Jared Leto), and the full title of Birds of Prey hints at her distancing herself from the Clown Prime of Crime. Alongside previous rumors about that version of Joker will appear in the upcoming movie, nothing has been confirmed just yet. We may have to wait until the first official trailer of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is released. But with this debut of the poster, hopefully, we will not have to wait much longer for footage.

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Marvel Studios Reportedly Developing Silver Surfer Film




Theories have been popping up constantly regarding the MCU ever since Disney brought the Fantastic Four and X-Men characters back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe fold with the deal for 20th Century Fox. Since then, fans have wondered when they will start to see some of those characters appear in the MCU, whether that be their standalone movie or streaming on Disney+. According to a rumor from GWW, Marvel Studios is in their first stages of development on a Silver Surfer film.

Created by Disney Legend Jack Kirby, Silver Surfer a.k.a Norrin Radd made his first appearance in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966. His debut marked the introduction of the Galactus mythos, with Silver Surfer as one of his Heralds. The character then became a major part of the Marvel Universe, assisting the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and joining the original Defenders. His first and only appearance on the big screen was in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), played by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne.

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Still, things are early, so not much details of the project are unveiled beyond that its in the works. At one point, filmmaker Adam McKay previously said he would love to do a Silver Surfer movie. However, we are not sure if that is something he still has time to direct the film; or what Marvel is looking for as far as their vision for the character.

“Silver Surfer is the one I want to do, man. I’d do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer,” said Adam McKay. “At the same time, there is a great emotional story in there, where Norrin Radd has to make a choice to save his planet. So that would be the one, but I think Fox owns the rights…”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige also said in the past that the cosmos were the next place to be explored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And with Eternals now in the works, and Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is already a cosmic success, it’s not shocking that the studio has big plans for Silver Surfer. It could also be a good way to introduce Fantastic Four, and probably the next big supervillain Galactus.

So, some of the biggest cosmic Marvel characters has made a return under the Disney/Fox merger, including the Fantastic Four, Galactus, Annihilus, and Silver Surfer. That would make sense to see these characters start to make their presence known over Marvel’s Phase 4 and beyond. The MCU cosmic side is not as deep as the earthbound side, although there has been quite a bit introduced since Iron Man kicked off things.

And if working towards an Annihilation style event is one of Marvel’s plans, introducing characters like the Surfer, Nova, Annihilus, and the Shiar Empire will be paramount. Now that can do just that. Whenever Silver Surfer is introduced, it will likely be in the form of a cameo in another movie or as part of an event film. But who knows, maybe Marvel will give him his own solo film as they did with Captain Marvel though. Either way, it is interesting to see if this will pan out.

So, are you looking for a potential Silver Surfer film? And what do you want to see from it? Share with us in the comments!

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Black Widow

Iron Man Star Robert Downey Jr. Reportedly Returning to MCU for Black Widow




It looks like the casting for Black Widow spinoff has not done just quite yet. A new report from Deadline says MCU star Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing one last time as Tony Stark in the Scarlett Johansson film releasing next May. Black Widow will kick off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, actually set between the events of Civil War and Infinity War, making it a prequel rather than a continuation of the post-Endgame story.

While the casting of Robert Downey Jr. has not been confirmed by Marvel Studios just yet, fans still have their reason to believe that he will be reprising his role as Iron Man. However, potentially that could be just a cameo from Robert Downey Jr. or his very minor role.

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame

Alongside Scarlett Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the upcoming film will include David Harbour suiting up at Russian version of Captain America, Red Guardian, as well as Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh as other Black Widow agents. The main supervillain of Black Widow is Taskmaster – a formidable foe thanks to his “photogenic reflexes” that allow him to observe and copy any fighting style quickly.

During Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con last July, the clip of Tony Stark warning Natasha “They are coming for you” from Civil War is used before leading into new footage from the movie. That includes scenes of Natasha on the run, so it is implied Black Widow will explore the period when she is hiding from the United Nations. In that case, Natasha may seek out help from Tony or at least contact him at some point in the movie. Though during the airport battle, they helped Captain America to escape, Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff were still friends. And if Nat were truly in trouble, Tony would help out any way he could.

Then again, while Tony Stark coming to Natasha’s aide during Black Widow is a possibility, any involvement on Robert Downey Jr.’s part might also be for a flashback scene. Black Widow prequel will be exploring Natasha’s journey; it is also expected to develop her backstory further. This could involve flashbacks to her training in the Red Room, but it may include a new perspective on her time with Tony Stark during Iron Man 2. It may even be that Robert Downey Jr. does not film a new scene at all. Instead, his appearance in Black Widow is compiled from previously footage.

Whatever the reason for the return of Robert Downey Jr. in Black Widow, it is sure to be some time before anything official is announced publicly. After all, while it is possible Deadline accidentally revealed something that Marvel Studios wanted to be kept a secret, probably they just got their wires crossed.

Black Widow hits theaters on May 1st, 2020.

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Suicide Squad

James Gunn Reveals Full Cast for The Suicide Squad




Now that the full cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film has been revealed. The list was loaded with star powers, returning stars from the original movie, and introducing a few new cast members for DC films.

According to James Gunn’s tweet, the cast list includes: David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Taika Waititi, Daniela Melchior, Viola Davis, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, Jai Courtney, Mayling NG, Storm Reid, Steve Agee, Julio Ruiz, Joaquin Cosio, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Jennifer Holland, Michael Rooker, and Margot Robbie.

Posting a graphic showing off the 24 names signed up to the forthcoming movie, James Gunn wrote ominously: “Don’t get too attached. #TheSuicideSquad.”

As we can see, several cast members from Suicide Squad (2016) will reprise their roles, including Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. The rest of the list has not been confirmed which character each star would play. And this time it looks like Will Smith and Jared Leto won’t join The Suicide Squad for their initial roles as the Deadshot and Joker. The previous report said Deadshot would be removed, and Idris Elba would be attached to a new role which has not been unveiled yet. On the bill, we also find former WWE legend John Cena and Thor director Taika Waititi amongst the cast members. In addition to helming the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi also directed an episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, which will premiere with the launch of Disney+ in November.

The tweet also comes with the first look at The Suicide Squad logo. It takes the inspiration from the original comic book logo directly, as it appeared on John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell’s Suicide Squad #1 in 1987.

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Cast members of 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are gearing up for production on The Suicide Squad, which will assemble the film cast in Atlanta next week. With the return of James Gunn as writer and director, The Suicide Squad is set to begin production this month and scheduled to shoot in Georgia for three months before heading to Panama for about a month, according to early reports.

If The Suicide Squad follows the trend of recent DC Comics films, it will tell an isolated story without relying on connections to other heroes and villains scattered across the big screen universe.

“I think that’s the goal,” producer Peter Safran said in an interview. “It’s giving heroes their time to shine and not feeling like you have to shoehorn in some universal connection amongst them all. The studio has been incredibly supportive, and DC has been supportive about saying, ‘Take the time that you’ll need to introduce these characters in the right way and tell the stories that audiences want to see with those characters.”

Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn will be at the helm of The Suicide Squad before he heads back to Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

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X-Men and Spider-Man: The Classic ‘90s Animated Series on Disney+ at Launch




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With the launch of Disney+ just around the corner, the upcoming streaming service has provided us a few updates on what we can expect in terms of content. Fan-favorite Marvel Comics animated series from the ‘90s will be part of the initial offering for Disney+.

The Marvel classics will include animated series such as X-Men (1992), Spider-Man (1994), Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1994), Spider-Man (1981), Spider-Woman (1979), Iron Man (1994), Fantastic Four (1994), Spider-Man Unlimited, Incredible Hulk, and Silver Surfer.

The Disney+ will also launch with new and old movies and TV series from Marvel, Star Wars, and other Disney imprints as well as their animated classics. The Marvel and Star Wars shows will be part of the canonical and shared cinematic universes inhabited by both brands and their catalog of characters. This news comes from a Twitter account dedicated to Disney+ updates.

Furthermore, it seems that Disney+ will be taking the Disney Afternoon into the digital frontier, as the streaming service announced an “ideal afternoon schedule” which suggests that they’ll be making several popular kids’ shows from generations past available on their platform. According to the tweet below, other classics like DuckTales, TaleSpin, Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Gargoyles, and Darkwing Duck will also be part of the upcoming lineup streaming exclusively on Disney+. While DuckTales has been revived in a new form and even has a “classic” art style, the rest of the series have not.

The hit ‘80s and ‘90s series can be streamed – even if you pay to buy or rent them – on Amazon Prime or some other platforms, but will not stream free anywhere as far as we can tell. Darkwing Duck doesn’t appear to be streaming even if you pay for it. For years, fans could not get their hands on decent-quality copies of the shows in questions, with DVD releases coming fairly late to the game. A number of older series that the House of Mouse has in their vaults, such as the original Muppet Babies and House at Pooh Corner, are still unavailable at all.

Disney+ kicks off on November 12 this year. The service will cost $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year).

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