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Director Scott Derrickson has mostly worked on horror, but he proved that he can also do comic book films with Doctor Strange. Marvel Studios has just announced Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness at SDCC 2019, and Derrickson confirms this sequel will delve more into his horror roots.
Talking during Marvel’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con (via CinemaBlend), Derrickson said:
“When I came and talked to [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] about doing a sequel, I said, ‘I don’t want to do just another sequel. If I’m going to do it, it needs to go into the territory that drew me into the Doctor Strange comics in the first place’ – which is how they dipped into the gothic and the horror and the horrific. And we’re going to make the first scary MCU movie.”
With the first movie being more mystic and psychedelic, I’m very open to see a kind of switch in genre when it comes to this sequel. With a villain called Nightmare, I can only expect that this film will definitely give us some genuine spooks. I mean, if they were able to give us something as trippy as the Mysterio sequence from Spider-Man: Far from Home, I think they should go all out when it comes to a Doctor Strange movie.
Besides the return of Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s also said that Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will have a major role in the movie. With Wanda’s powers said to come from the Mind Stone, I would love to see how she handles working on actual magic with the Sorcerer Supreme himself.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to come out May 7, 2021.
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Though big reveals for Star Wars are expected to come at the D23 Expo next month, we still got some great things here and there in time for SDCC 2019. Just in, we have the cover for the visual dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker, and it gives us a look at a Knight of Ren, plus the new TIE and a lot more.
Check it out:
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Visual Dictionary cover, featuring a Knight of Ren, the TIE Dagger and Jannah's weapon. pic.twitter.com/kdUb4F8SZu
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) July 21, 2019
Front and center we have a Knight of Ren, and he’s seen wielding a “Vibro-scythe blade”. We don’t really know who he is, but he can very well pull off an alternate design for Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens. Looking at the TIE Dagger though, we still have no idea what it does, but I think it’s interesting to have a simple shape on the side of the cockpit like a triangle, unlike the traditional TIE that had squares.
Besides that, the cover also has a Sith Trooper helmet, Rey, and C-3PO. We also have a look at a new droid mascot called D-O, plus the weapon of new character Jannah which is called an “energy bow.”
Though TROS is currently under the tightest of wraps right now, I imagine the fans would have been smothered in marketing by the time the movie comes out. I can already imagine the countless videos poring over every frame of the official TROS trailer, and it can’t come soon enough.
Catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it comes out Dec. 20.
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Marvel had just held a phenomenal Phase 4 panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and everyone is already waiting on when the next Avengers team-up will be. As it turns out, Marvel Studios already has a plan for who is going to be in the roster, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige gives us a little tease.
When asked by MTV News about the next Avengers team-up, Feige replied:
“It will be a very different team than we’ve seen before. That’s what Endgame was all about. It will be a very different incarnation of the team with some people you’ve already met and some people you haven’t met yet.”
For now, we know that the surviving Avengers from pre-Endgame are Falcon, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Hawkeye, Thor, and the Hulk. We know there are also other characters like Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel but I think it’s important to stick to the core team to keep things simpler.
While it would be nice to see an appearance from all of them, I can imagine this new roster is still going to be kept small. Though I would love to see the new heroes, I would also like some of the older members to be present to “pass the torch.” If anything, they can just have Bruce Banner be the “guy in the chair” and I would be happy with that. Of course, we need Sam Wilson’s Falcon as the new Captain America as well. I don’t know what they plan to do with Bucky.
After Endgame, I’m not really expecting the next Avengers to suddenly try and top it. At best, it should just introduce us to these new characters as a team, and start another build-up to the next big bad—all culminating in another massive team-up that spans everyone under the Marvel banner.
We don’t know when the next Avengers film will come out, but the first Phase 4 film is Black Widow, and it hits theaters May 1, 2020.
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Brandon Routh may have been best known for playing the lead in Superman Returns, but he has since put the franchise behind him. What’s interesting is, he’s going to be reprising the role of Kal-El for The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths, and he may have just confirmed at the San Diego Comic-Con what he’ll be drawing inspiration from.
Check out his reveal of Superman’s emblem from Kingdom Come:
Brandon Routh pulls open his shirt to reveal the KINGDOM COME Superman logo during the @TheCWSupergirl panel at @Comic_Con, just a day after the announcement he would be revising his role as Superman for CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. pic.twitter.com/3mHw0dLVfk
— Newsarama (@Newsarama) July 20, 2019
If you’re not familiar, Kingdom Come is one of the most iconic Elseworlds stories from DC, and is written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. Besides the take on the superheroes, which is basically like the DC version of Marvel’s Civil War, we also have page after page of stunning art from Ross.
via: DC Comics
We don’t really know what The CW plans to do with Routh’s Superman, but I have a feeling it’s going to be his own original take compared to a continuation of his movie version of Superman. Honestly, I thought they would need an older Superman to play this Kingdom Come version, but I am genuinely glad to see Routh reprise the character. I thought he was fantastic in Superman Returns, and I never really got all the dislike when the movie came out.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is a crossover event and will start later this year through CW shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Batwoman. The event is expected to end early 2020.
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Avengers: Endgame ended with Thor handing over the reins of New Asgard to Valkyrie, and it looks like she’ll be back for the next film, Thor: Love and Thunder. With the movie giving us a female Thor, Thompson herself teased in SDCC 2019 that her character could be gay.
This was what she said:
Tessa Thompson on Valkyrie: “First of all, as king, she needs to find her queen.” #MarvelSDCC pic.twitter.com/XR1I2wsUNR
— Ryan Gajewski (@_RyanGajewski) July 21, 2019
“As new king [of Asgard], [Valkyrie] needs to find her queen, so that would be…”
Thompson herself is a member of the LGBTQ and has come out as bisexual, so I guess it would make sense for her to be playing the first gay superhero in the MCU. I just don’t expect her to end up with Natalie Portman’s Thor; that would be like an ending straight out of Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
Personally, I always thought that Jane Foster was one of the most boring characters for the Thor franchise, but with her taking center stage, I think this would be a great opportunity for Marvel to flesh out her character even more. Surely after Thor: The Dark World, she’s grown a bit as a person after all these years. Maybe she can be bisecual this time, but I'd prefer they make another change in her character other than her sexual orientation.
Though I am fine if they make the character bisexual to make a Valkyrie romance work, I’m kind of hoping that they keep Jane straight. I think it would be kind of a weird message that she would be gay after gaining all these hyper-masculine powers. I think Wonder Woman was able to show that women characters can be strong and tough, yet still keep their femininity.
That’s just my opinion anyway. I’m completely fine either way.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for a release on Nov. 5, 2021.
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With the conflict with the Diamonds solved, everyone was pretty convinced that Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe had finally ended. What’s interesting is, it’s far from over, and we’re set to get a full movie for the show. Thanks to the San Diego Comic-Con, we have a new trailer for Steven Universe the Movie.
Here’s the official description:
Steven comes back to earth hoping to pick back up his life with the Crystal Gems, but trouble looms suddenly from a mysterious figure.
For now we still don’t know who the main villain is going to be, but she must be pretty powerful in order to be able to become such a huge threat. We know one Diamond alone can’t make that much damage, but this new antagonist looks to be a whole new level of powerful.
This is just my guess, but I think “Jenny” over here is a rejected Diamond and was made by the other Diamonds in a way to replace Pink. Of course, Pink never really died, so maybe whoever this was is trying to destroy Earth to prove that she’s worthy of being one of the Diamonds. That would probably explain why she’s so powerful in the first place.
Of course, that’s just my guess. It’s very likely that Rebecca Sugar and her team have something amazing in store. I mean, they were able to keep everyone on the edge of their seats for the entire show. What more could they do with a movie?
Steven Universe the Movie is set to come on Cartoon Network on Sept. 2.
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As promised, we got the announcement of Marvel Studios Phase 4 at SDCC 2019 (and then some). What’s interesting is the studio didn’t just announce movies, but upcoming television shows for Disney+ as well. Thanks to the internet, we have a good look at the next two years of the MCU.
ur welcome,,, ctto pic.twitter.com/Fu779C60H5
— angela paula (@ohgelalai) July 21, 2019
While not all of them have specific release dates, we have Black Widow (May 1, 2020), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), Eternals (Nov. 6, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If…? (Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Fall 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021).
Here's also a clearer look at the logos (save for What If...?):
Legitimate Tweet. Nine movies were just announced about an hour ago. pic.twitter.com/tJZokFPjju
— Josh G-B (@McSpuddy) July 21, 2019
In case you haven’t been doing your research, the only properties that didn’t get a specific release dates are the upcoming MCU shows for Disney+. Unlike Agents of SHIELD or anything that came with Marvel Netflix, these shows promise to have real stakes when it comes to the MCU at large. Marvel Studios will be working closely with the series, and we’ll also be having heavy involvement from Kevin Feige himself as well as the original actors.
There were also some other films announced to be in development, but the closest one without a release date in Blade. The panel though, has confirmed that the sequels for Black Panther and Captain Marvel are in the works, and development has already started for Fantastic Four.
For now, the first movie set to come out for MCU Phase 4 is Black Widow, and it’s set for a release on May 1, 2020.
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Deadpool is pretty much the face of raunchy humor and violence for Marvel, and it looks like DC is looking to make their mascot Harley Quinn. Thanks to the San Diego Comic-Con, we have a new full trailer for the upcoming Harley Quinn series, and it looks bonkers.
Besides Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) voicing Harley, the show also has voices from the likes of Lake Bell, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Wanda Skykes, J.B. Smoove, and Tony Hale. You may also recognize the Joker’s voice as he’s being voiced by none other than Alan Tudyk.
With Harley taking center stage for Birds of Prey, it’s a great time for DC to release Harley Quinn as a way to help cross-promote the two properties. It may be a while before we get our first official teaser for BoP, but it’s great that we have a show to keep us satisfied before February 2020 comes.
This is also just a personal observation about the trailer, but it’s interesting that they should use Joan Jett’s cover of Love is All Around for the opening. In case you didn’t know, that same song was also the intro for the Mary Tyler Moore show, and it could be a possible hint at the tone of the series. Then again, maybe it’s just a neat homage to another TV show.
No specific release date has been set for Harley Quinn, but the show is said to be debuting on DC Universe sometime this fall.
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It looks like Marvel is completely cutting all ties with the Netflix shows since Cottonmouth actor Mahershala Ali has just been cast as the new Blade for the MCU. We don’t have any official promo images yet, but BossLogic has given us his take on what Ali’s Blade can look like.
Check it out:
MCU Blade ❤️ #sdcc pic.twitter.com/FrNVG0kwjb
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 21, 2019
Clearly there’s still a lot of influence from the Wesley Snipes Blade, but I’m sure Marvel is going to try to set their version apart. No doubt it’s going to come with less shades and trench coats, but I’d be interested to see if they can bring that kind of style back without making the movie feel like it came from the 90s.
Maybe it can be a period piece? I guess it would be fun to see a Blade with the green pants and brown trench coat from his first appearance in The Tomb of Dracula. I’ll also be wanting an afro to complete the look.
Who's up for a period piece Blade set in the 70s, with the character's look based on this?
An afro is a must #SDCC2019 pic.twitter.com/Ha3Cr8pxQJ
— yoodadude (@yoodadude) July 21, 2019
For now, no release date has been announced for the Blade film, but it’s said to be one of the closest coming after Phase 4; likely to come out Phase 5. Then again, some fans are starting to feel skeptical when it comes to these slates because so much can change in the span of a few years. Heck, we were supposed to get the Inhumans movie November of last year, but where is it now?
No release date has been set for Blade, but you can catch the closing of Phase 3, Spider-Man: Far from Home, in theaters now.
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The big reveals just keep coming thanks to the San Diego Comic-Con. After the new trailer for IT: Chapter Two, we have a new look at Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick.
No description has been given for the plot of the film, but based on the trailer alone, it looks like Maverick is a captain that the Air Force just can’t seem to shake off. Previous descriptions for the film are said to have Pete Mitchell (Cruise) as a flight instructor, and he’ll have to deal with a batch of new recruits, them being Monica Barbaro (the first woman pilot) and Miles Teller (Goose’s son). We also didn’t get a look of him in the trailer, but Val Kilmer is said to be returning as Iceman.
Other members of the cast include Ed Harris (Westworld), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, and Lewis Pullman.
Here’s the poster:
Originally, the film was set for a release this year, but the movie had to be delayed in order to work on ‘the logistics of presenting flight sequences with new technology and planes.’ I do have to say, the footage looks fantastic, and of course, no Top Gun movie is complete without an intense volleyball match.
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Tom Cruise, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Connelly. The film is set for a release on June 26, 2020.
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