Deadlineis reporting that Xochitl Gomez is joining the cast of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Benedict Cumberbatch returns in the title role with Sam Raimi taking over as director. Marvel Studios has not commented on the casting.
It is expected that Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also return to their roles for the sequel. New to the film will be Elizabeth Olsen who will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff. That character will get the spotlight in the upcoming television series WandaVision which will tie into the Doctor Strange sequel.
Due to Gomez’s ethnicity, age, and the fact that the film has to do with the multiverse, speculation is Gomez will play America Chavez. Speculation is fueled further by Chavez being a member of the Young Avengers, a team that Scarlet Witch’s kids are a part of as well. Those characters are expected to debut on WandaVision. Chavez is an extra-dimensional character who can hop through dimensions, has super strength, and flight as part of her powers.
Xochitl Gomez most recently starred as Dawn Schafer in The Baby-Sitters Club television series. She’s appeared in numerous shorts and on television shows with 19 credits so far.
Marvel Studios has found their Ms. Marvel in Iman Vellani. Vellani will reportedly star in the Disney+ series which will feature the beloved character.
Marvel nor Disney have confirmed the casting.
Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager in New Jersey. The character debuted in 2013 in Captain Marvel #14 and was created by Sana Amanat, Adrian Alphona, Jamie McKelvie, and G. Willow Wilson. The character in the comics is an Inhuman who gains her powers after Terrigen Mist is unleashed across the world. Her powers include shapeshifting and healing factor which she uses to protect her town and worldwide adventures with teams such as the Champions, Secret Warriors, The Mighty Avengers, and The New Avengers.
Iman Vellani is a newcomer with new credits according to IMDB.
Ms. Marvel is one of numerous Marvel shows coming to Disney+. Up first this year is WandaVision with Falcon and The Winter Soldier after. She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Nick Fury, and more are all being worked on.
On tonight’s Emmys, the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series WandaVision got an official trailer.
WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Nia DaCosta has been tapped to direct Captain Marvel 2 according to Deadline. The announcement is not official.
The director is receiving lots of buzz due to the upcoming Candyman which she has directed and wrote the screenplay for. Her directing of Little Woods, which was critically praised, put her on the radar of Jordan Peele, who hand-picked her to direct Candyman.
Anna Bodn and Ryan Fleck directed the first film which went on to earn $426.8 million domestically, $701.4 million internationally, and $1.128 billion worldwide in 2019.
Megan McDonnell, who is a story editor on Marvel’s WandaVision has penned the script for the film which will see Brie Larson return in the starring role. The sequel is expected to be released in 2022.
Marvel Collector Corps is the bimonthly premium box service from Funko and Marvel featuring all sorts of mysterious goodies inside. This month’s theme is “Black Widow” celebrating the anticipated film. We show off what you get inside this new box.
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He’s the Soviet equivalent of Captain America – a symbol of Russia’s strength and patriotism. Limber up and take down your adversary with Red Guardian as heenters The Battlerealm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions. His character design is inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Widow in theaters on November 6th.
Alexei Shostakov was one of the Soviet Union’s most acclaimed pilots, crediting them with air supremacy over the skies of Stalingrad and Kursk during World War II and thus granting him national recognition. As the Cold War flared, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev determined the Soviet Union needed its own equivalent to Captain America and seeing Shostakov’s popularity, chose him to fill that role. The KGB then faked his death, training him in secret and turning him into a master of hand-to-hand combat and a highly skilled athlete.
She was forged as a tool, trained to push both body and mind to the limit. Complete your mission and become Champion with Black Widow as she enters the contest on Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions. Her character design is inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Widow in theaters November 6th.
Recruited into the KGB at an early age and trained in the Red Room, Natasha Alianovna Romanoff developed into one of the world’s greatest and most ruthless assassins. After drawing the attention of Nick Fury, she was recruited to join S.H.I.E.L.D. at Clint Barton’s recommendation, even going on to become a founding member of The Avengers. Following the events of The Avengers Civil War, Romanoff is forced to confront the darkness of her past in the Red Room and the possibility of future generations of Black Widow assassins.
We’re all sad that theBlack Widow movie has been postponed until fall, but one thing hasn’t been postponed – the next Marvel Select action figure, based on the film! The Taskmaster is almost here, and not only does he fill the frequently-requested movie villain slot, he’s a villain who’s just as cool as the heroine!
Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, this approximately 7-inch action figure has 16 points of articulation and comes with multiple accessories, including shield, sword, bow, arrows and alternate hands. The 173rd release in the Marvel Select line, Taskmaster comes packaged on display-ready Select action figure packaging.
Look for Taskmaster to hit comic shops and specialty stores, including online retailers, this summer!
With COVID-19 closing down theaters, Disney has been forced to shift the release dates of numerous films, impacting the future of Marvel Studios as well.
The movie studio has announced that Black Widow will now arrive on November 6, 2020, while The Eternals will be released on February 12, 2021.
What’s interesting is this signals Disney’s expectations that things will be somewhat back to normal in November. The earliest film on their new release schedule is in June 2020 and many areas haven’t predicted issues into May.
It is also pulling the film Artemis Fowl from theaters and it will debut exclusively on Disney+ in the future.
More “comic” films under the Disney umbrella have been pushed. The King’s Man which is a 20th Century Studios film will release in September 2020. That film is a spin-off of Kingsman based on the comic series. Empty Man, another 20th Century Studios film based on the BOOM! Studios‘ series, will be released on August 7, 2020.
Below are all of the named comic related releases below:
Empty Man (20th Century Studios)—August 7, 2020
The King’s Man (20th Century Studios)—September 18, 2020
Black Widow (Marvel Studios)—November 6, 2020
The Eternals (Marvel Studios)—February 12, 2021
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel Studios)—May 7, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios)—November 5, 2021
Nimona (20th Century Studios)—January 14, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder (Marvel Studios)—February 18, 2022