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The Eternals and Kit Harrington’s Role are Revealed at D23

Though they were introduced at San Diego Comic-Con, more casting for Marvel Studios’ The Eternals was revealed at D23.

On the stage at the convention was Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, and Don Lee. Three new members of the cast: Barry Keoghan, playing “Druig”, Gemma Chan who will be playing “Sersi” and Kit Harrington who’s playing “Dane Whitman,” were introduced.

Chan is already a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe having played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel.

Dane Whitman is also known as the Black Knight, a character who has been rumored to join the Marvel live-action universe for quite some time and was rumored to have seen his debut in Avengers: Endgame, which obviously didn’t happen. A British superhero, his introduction plays to more rumors we might see more British superheroes like Captain Britain.

Also revealed was concept art for the film and the cast in their costumes.

Marvel Studios’ The Eternals comes to theaters November 6, 2020.

Black Panther 2 is Coming May 2022. Coogler to Return

At D23, it was revealed that Black Panther 2 has a debut date. The film will come to theaters on May 6, 2022. It was also revealed that Ryan Coogler will return to direct the film.

It’s too early for the title of the film to be revealed though so keep speculating and spinning those rumors.

Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk Announced for Disney+ at D23

We knew there’d be some announcements at D23 and Marvel brought the goods with three new series for the streaming service. Marvel Studios has announced television shows based on Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. All three are known to have been in the works or have been mentioned by Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige.

What is new is interesting is that some of these shows were assumed to be movies, Ms. Marvel especially. Moon Knight and She-Hulk were both rumored to be in the running for shows on Netflix before that deal went south.

British writer Bisha K. Ali has been tapped for Ms. Marvel to write and act as showrunner. It is assumed the series will star Kamala Khan, an Inhuman who took on the mantle from her idol Carol Danvers (though in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Danvers has never gone by Ms. Marvel.

She-Fulk first appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1 and was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner and in the comics gained her powers due to a blood transfusion. She’s also a lawyer balancing her life as a lawyer and superhero.

She-Hulk

Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin and debuts in Werewolf by Night #32 in 1975. Marc Spector is a former Marine turned mercenary and near death is offered a chance at life if he becomes the god Khonshu’s avatar on Earth. What’s notable is Spector is Jewish, the son of a rabbi.

Moon Knight

Kamala Khan is the newest of the three characters debuting in Captain Marvel #14 in 2013. Created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona, the character is a New Jersey Muslim teenager who’s also Inhuman and gains her powers after Terrigen Mist is unleashed around the world.

Ms. Marvel

These shows are all under the Marvel Studios banner showing the expansion of the power and reach of that arm of Marvel and its head Kevin Feige.

These shows are in addition to the already announced The Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye which will all debut beginning in late 2020 and throughout 2021.

In other Marvel Studios news, Kit Harrington is rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Wyatt Russell will join The Falcon and Winter Solider as John F. Walker, aka U.S. Agent.

Super-Articulate: What Does Phase 4 Mean for Marvel Legends?

Hey, kids. The dust settled on San Diego Comic-Con a couple of weeks back, and we had quite the earthquake of Marvel Studios news. I’m going to take a bit of a look at what we know about Phase 4 and just prognosticate on what we might get.

Generally, since 2014, every time there’s a film, we get at least one assortment associated with it. Typically, we’ve been getting something on the order of one Spidey assortment per year, one Avenger assortment (more or less), and others influenced by what’s on-screen. Examples include the Cap-centric Mandroid group of 2014, GOTG waves in 2014 and 2017, Doctor Strange in 2016, and so on. With that set-up place, let’s look at what’s coming, beginning in 2020.

Phase 4 was introduced with the idea that it will include both the films AND the Disney+ series. Films slated are Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder, while the Disney+ series are The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, What If? (animated), Loki, and Hawkeye. I’m also going to note that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up next year, too, while Cloak and Dagger continues on FreeForm and Ghost Rider and Helstrom join Runaways on Hulu (though it’s questionable at this point if ANY of those canonically belong to the MCU. That’s a debate for another time).

It’s interesting to note that a lot of potential figures for items above have been covered in recent years or will be soon. There’s a classic comic-style Shang-Chi coming in a Spidey wave. Cloak and Dagger hit in a Spidey wave last year. The Mighty Thor (Jane), Loki, and Valkyrie were covered in the sole Ragnarok wave, with Loki and Valkyrie getting other versions in recent Avengers product (a Wal-Mart exclusive two-pack in Loki’s case). David Harbour is playing Red Guardian in Black Widow, and the comic version of RG appeared in the 2016 Cap wave. MCU Scarlet Witch and Vision were in a TRU exclusive two-pack more than a year ago, and other versions of both have found their way into other waves. Both MCU Falcon and Winter Soldier were in a Target exclusive two-pack last year, and Hawkeye’s Ronin persona was in this year’s second Endgame assortment. That’s a lot, right?

Marvel Studios Black Widow

Again, purely speculating, it seems likely that Black Widow will bring us a couple of Natashas (yeah, we’ve had some recently, too, but she’s the lead), Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz’s Iron Maiden, and some form of Taskmaster (yeah, there have been 2 others in the last 3 years, but still). I’m going to publicly hope right now that, movie appearance or not, the BAF is Ursa Major. That would be very appropriate and very awesome.

Eternals

The Eternals, to me, is wide open. I figure we’ll get a nice round-up of the mains, like Ikarus, Thena, Ajak, Gilgamesh, and the rest. Similarly, Shang-Chi will obviously get us an MCU version of the lead and the first “real” Mandarin. It would be cool to see a classic comic Mandarin, too. Lots of room to move there.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

For Doctor Strange, well, it’s a bit harder. We have recent Wandas and Doctor Voodoo (who is rumored to appear). However, if they do introduced the rumored Clea and Nightmare, they could do them, the Doc, Wong (still not a Legend!), maybe a Damian Hellstrom (nod to the series) and get a cool assortment with an appropriate supernatural BAF. I actually think Thor: Love & Thunder has it the hardest, as ALL of the announced leads have had multiple figures in the past couple of years. That’s to say that they might not lean in hard; hell, they never did the Warriors Three, and I want a comic-style Volstagg BAF.

Agents of SHIELD

I would like to see TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get some love before they go. Seven seasons, and no Quake? Or Agent May? Even if this turns into an exclusive boxed set repurposing Coulson and using Everett Ross parts for Fitz, etc, it would be great to see before they retire.

All right, kids, that’s just some initial speculation. What do you hope to see happen out of these various projects? Peggy as Cap? A new Kate Bishop? A new US Agent? Talk to us.

Those Two Geeks Episode Forty Four: The Lost Episode Where We Fan-Cast The X-Men For The MCU

No, you’re not misreading things. Episode forty five did come out last week, but some how Alex forgot to finish editing this episode. It’s about a month late at this point, so I’m only kinda sure that we were talking about who we’d cast for the X-Men in the MCU. Beyond that? It’s as much a surprise for me as it is you.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Around the Tubes

Justice League Dark Annual #1

We’re still having a blast at Gen Con and we’ve got some news coming from that right here! While you wait for that and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBR – Doctor Who Will Stream Exclusively on HBO Max – This is interesting.

Newsarama – Marvel TV’s Runaways and Cloak & Dagger Crossing Over This December – This makes a lot of sense.

Newsarama – Fans Petition Marvel to Open Caption The Eternals – Go support this!

Reviews

Newsarama – Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2
Newsarama –
The Batman Who Laughs #7
Newsarama –
Justice League Dark Annual #1
Comics Bulletin –
Go-Bots TPB

SDCC 2019: Marvel Drops the Mic on Hall H Revealing their Next Phase of Television and Film

As expected Marvel Studios brought the house down in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con revealing their next line-up of films and television shows.

First announced was The Eternals! The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Directed by Chloé Zhao. In theaters November 6, 2020.

The Eternals

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung. Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. the film promises a more accurate version of the Mandarian than the one seen in Iron Man 3. The “Ten Rings” has been something that has been threaded through Marvel films and shows for some time now. In theaters February 12, 2021.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. Scott Derrickson returns as director. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will cast its spell in theaters May 7, 2021.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Natalie Portman returns for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, joining stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Taika Waititi returns as director. Portman will reportedly suit up as the Jane Foster version of Thor for the film. In theaters November 5, 2021.

 Thor: Love and Thunder

Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Cate Shortland. In theaters May 1, 2020.

Black Widow

In some of the biggest news, Mahershala Ali is Blade!

Blade

Kevin Feige also assured sequels to Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Guardians of the Galaxy are in the works and the studio is in development on Fantastic Four and X-Men.

It wasn’t just movies being announced, television shows for Disney+ were revealed as well.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Daniel Brühl. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, Fall 2020.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

WandaVision is an original series starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Teyonah Parris. The show will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ in Spring 2021.

WandaVision

Loki will head to Disney+. Marvel Studios’ Loki stars Tom Hiddleston. Streaming exclusively on Disney+ in Spring 2021.

Loki

What If…? comics will be adapted for the smalls screen! What If…?, the first animated series in the MCU, starring Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent. Streaming exclusively on Disney+ in Summer 2021.

What If…?

Hawkeye will introduce Kate Bishop and stars Jeremy Renner. It exclusively comes Disney+, Fall 2021.

Hawkeye

Taika Waititi to Direct Thor 4 While His Akira Gets Delayed

Thor Raganarok

It should be no surprise that after the success of Thor: Ragnarok it looks like director Taika Waititi will be back for Thor 4. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has inked a deal to write and direct the follow-up film.

But, that will come at a cost. The long in the works Akira from Warner Bros. will get pushed back. The film was to be released May 21, 2021, and a worldwide search for actors is going on.

The two projects conflict and one has to go, so Akira is losing out. It’s unknown if the project will go forward with Waititi or not but according to the report, Warner Bros. would like to and have him pick up the film after Thor 4.

The last time we saw Thor was in this year’s Avengers: Endgame where he was leaving Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy for adventures unknown.

Around the Tubes

Test #1

We’re off to San Diego Comic-Con but that’s not stopping us from delivering our normal coverage. We’ll be streaming live from the show later today but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – June 2019 comics sales estimates: Black Cat #1 tops charts with nearly 256,000 copies – For those that enjoy the race.

Newsarama – Marvel’s Joe Quesada to Host Disney+ Launch Show Storyboards, Hugh Jackman 1st Guest – This could be interesting.

Newsarama – The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Lands Animated Series – Nice!

The Mary Sue – Marvel and the Russo Brothers Going on an “I Love You 3000” Tour in Nine Cities to Celebrate Fans of the MCU – Nice to see them do this.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
The Beat –
Test #1

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