Alex and Joe talk about the movie Brave, Stonehenge, He-Man, a story Joe is writing, and maybe some Loki (without spoilers). This is one of the more random episodes we’ve had in a while, honestly.
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With a post of “We Are Moonknight“, actor Oscar Isaac has confirmed the already confirmed rumor that he’ll be donning the cowl for Marvel Studios‘ Moon Knight. Isaac will play the lead role of Marc Spector.
Jeremy Slater has been developing the series and leading the writing team. Justin Benson, Mohamed Diab, and Aaron Moorhead are listed as director, Slater and the character’s creators are listed with writing credits.
Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector, a mercenary who may be the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. Spector also might be crazy with multiple personalities he inhabits. Are they part of his mission? Is it part of being a conduit for a god? Has he lost his mind?
Spector is also one of the few high-profile Jewish characters in the Marvel Universe. Magneto, The Thing, and Kitty Pryde being the other three well-known characters. With the casting of Isaac, an opportunity to have a Jewish actor tap into their experiences for the role is lost. Spector’s Jewishness is central to his character. He’s the son of a Rabbi and the “slave” of an Egyptian god. Isaac has said he has Jewish ancestry on his Father’s side of the family though both of his parents are evangelical Protestant and he was raised as one.
So far, it looks like the creative team and confirmed actors lack Jewish representation. For a character whose Jewishness is so vital, this should be concerning for representation.
Slater had developed The Umbrella Academy, another comic turned television series, for Netflix. That show has been accused and anti-Semitism making the lack of a Jewish voice as part of the creative team even more concerning. Creators of Umbrella Academypushed back against the concerns.
Whether Marvel will downplay the character’s Jewishness remains to be seen but the company’s past actions of Jewish erasure should have folks weary of what’s to come.
Disney+ has shifted the premiere date for the highly anticipated Loki. The series from Marvel Studios will now debut on Wednesday, June 9, two days earlier than the original release. New episodes will now be released on Wednesdays.
Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character. The series takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Also featured on the show are Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs the series and Michael Waldron is head writer.
The build-a-figure are wings to make Sam Wilson Captain America into his “FalCap” version.
All of the figures are tied into Marvel Studios Disney+ series. Represented are WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the upcoming Loki.
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There’s a new wave of Marvel Legends expected to be announced this Monday from Hasbro. It looks like Amazon accidentally leaked what to expect to be revealed. For a bit, Amazon had the following up for pre-order:
All of the figures are tied into Marvel StudiosDisney+ series. Represented are WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the upcoming Loki.
It’s rumored that a build-a-figure that’ll allow a version of Falcon as Captain America will be a part of the wave.
Check out a screenshot of the listing below. Pictures weren’t included in the pre-order which has been removed from the site.
After a massive deal with Netflix, Sony Pictures has signed another deal, this time with Disney. The licensing deal will bring Spider-Man and other “Marvel properties” from Sony to Disney+ and elsewhere starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate.
The deal features a lot of parts and runs through Sony’s 2026 theatrical slate. Sony titles will come to Disney+, Hulu, FX Networks, ABC, Disney Channels, and Freeform. There are other titles that are included in the deal. Disney said a “significant number’ of films will come to Hulu in June.
This is not long after Sony and Netflix signed a deal to bring Sony’s films to the platform in the post-theatrical window. The Disney deal would cover airisng after. The films will come to Netflix about nine months after the start of the theatrical run then after to Disney’s various platforms. Both deals are for the same term.
Like the Netflix deal, the Disney deal only covers the US market.
Varietyis reporting that Emilia Clarke is in negotiations to join Marvel Studios‘ Secret Invasion. This would be her first step into the Marvel Universe but she was already part of the Disney family since she starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Clarke would be joining Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Olivia Colman. Secret Invasion is one of the numerous television shows announced by Marvel Studios that will air on Disney+. Jackson will return as Nick Fury and Mendelsohn will return as the Skrull Talos. Ben-Adir will play the villain.
In the Secret Invasion comic series, it turned out numerous heroes were actually Skrulls in disguise as they attempted to take over Earth. The television series will follow a group of Skrulls who have infiltrated Earth and lived there for years.