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Disney did a lot of reshuffling with its release calendar recently. Specifically, all of the Marvel Studios Phase 4 movies have been pushed back, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The highly-anticipated sequel, which was officially announced last summer, has been delayed a full six months. Though, given the situation at hand right now in Hollywood, this doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Doctor Strange 2 will now hit theaters on November 5, 2021. It had previously been dated for May 7, 2021. That date now belongs to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This came about, in part, as a result of Black Widow being delayed. Scarlett Johansson's first solo movie in the MCU was supposed to arrive in May, but had to be pushed back, given that the vast majority of movie theaters around the world are closed right now. Black Widow was bumped to November, where Eternals was slotted, and the domino effect went from there.
Little is known about the sequel currently. Scott Derrickson, who directed the first Doctor Strange, had been set to return. However, he parted ways with the project over creative differences several months back. Sam Raimi Spider-Man, The Evil Dead was reported to be in negotiations to take over the director's chair, but no confirmation on that front has been provided yet. The movie had been scheduled to shoot this summer. It's quite possible production would be delayed as well, which might affect things. Interestingly, with the release date shift, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will now open almost exactly five years after its predecessor, which makes it the longest gap ever in the MCU for a solo sequel.
Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Steven Strange, with Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejifor also expected to return as Wong and Mordo, respectively. Rachel McAdams, last we heard, will not be coming back as Christine Palmer. Back when Scott Derrickson was supposed to direct, it was expected that Nightmare would be the main villain. It's unclear at this time if that is still the plan. For the most part, details have been kept under wraps by the studio. Elizabeth Olsen will appear as Scarlet Witch alongside Stephen Strange. The movie will also link up directly to the show WandaVision, which is set to debut on Disney+ in December.
Doctor Strange was released in November 2016 and proved to be a big success, especially considering that many people outside of hardcore comic readers were, at best, only vaguely familiar with the character. The Marvel Comics adaptation grossed $677 million worldwide and garnered largely favorable reviews from critics and viewers alike. Benedict Cumberbatch has since reprised his role in Thor: Ragnarok, Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the project are made available. This news comes to us via Marvel.com.
We may finally know when Marvel's upcoming Blade reboot is going to arrive in theaters. This particular project was a surprise reveal last summer during Marvel Studios' massive Phase 4 presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. Few updates have been provided on the movie since it was announced, but it seems that the studio may have secured a rather appropriate release date for the daywalker's return to the silver screen.
Recently, Disney did quite a bit of shuffling around with its 2020/2021 release calendar. This provided new release dates for all of the announced Phase 4 movies, as well as some new dates for the already announced Phase 5 titles. Marvel updated its calendar through 2022 and they have a previously revealed date set aside on October 7, 2022, for a currently untitled movie. Charles Murphy, who has been surprisingly accurate with Marvel scoops in the past, took to Twitter to state that Blade will indeed be the title filling that particular slot. If this is indeed true, it would make sense for a few reasons.
For one, while we know other projects such as reboots of the X-Men and Fantastic Four are on the way, they are in the earlier stages and don't have any cast attached. Blade, meanwhile, has Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali on board to play the Marvel Comics character. The other important element here is that Blade will almost definitely resemble a horror movie, or at least more so than any other MCU entry has up to this point, what with vampires and whatnot being involved. Bearing that in mind, releasing the movie in October would make sense, as Marvel and Disney could capitalize on the Halloween season.
There are a couple of other titles, most notably Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Ant-Man 3 that could slot into that specific release date as well. Both of these movies are happening and seem to be at similar stages of the development process, give or take. Whatever appears in October 2022, it's important to note that we will now have four MCU movies releasing that year. Thor: Love and Thunder was pushed back to February 18, 2022, with Black Panther 2 previously announced for May 6, 2020. Disney also recently dated Captain Marvel 2 for July 8, 2022. That will make it a massive year for Marvel fans.
Blade previously appeared on the big screen in a trilogy of movies that starred Wesley Snipes as the character. Before the reboot was announced, Wesley Snipes revealed that he was working on two potential projects with Marvel, but it seems the studio decided to go in a different direction. Even so, Snipes has been supportive of the project publically. No director is attached to Blade at this time. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the project are made available. This story originated at @_CharlesMurphy on Twitter who has a track record for breaking stories. The topper art comes from iMizurii on Reddit.
If we weren’t in the darkest timeline right now, Marvel’s Black Widow would be arriving in theaters in a little under a month. Unfortunately, the globe is dealing with a dangerous pandemic, and the entire movie release calendar is being shuffled around every week as studios push back some of the biggest movies of the year following the closure of pretty much all movie theaters everywhere. Last week, Marvel Studios announced a new November release date for the movie starring Scarlett Johansson, and now a couple of new Black Widow photos have been released.New Black Widow Photos
First up, we have Scarlett Johansson being cautious as other agents from the Red Room Academy are in pursuit. They’re decked out in the standard tactical catsuit while Natasha Romanoff appears to be caught off guard, wearing only her street clothes.
As the most recent trailer for Black Widow explained, the Red Room operatives are being controlled by the villain Taskmaster, who has manipulated them by somehow giving them full consciousness, but unable to make choices of their own free will.
Romanoff’s surrogate sister and fellow Red Room agent Yelena Belova Florence Pugh, above somehow escaped, and she’s getting their makeshift family back together, including David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov AKA Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff.
Together, they’ll try to take down Taskmaster, who is quite the formidable opponent due to the fact that he can mimic the fighting styles of the rest of The Avengers, such as Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man, not to mention Black Widow herself. Oh, and his identity is unknown too, so that’s fun.
Will any of them besides Natasha make it out alive? Let’s not forget that she said The Avengers were the only family she has left throughout the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Plus, she recently offered up this perspective in an interview with Total Film via sister site Games Radar:
“I think part of Kevin Feige’s genius is that he always thinks about what fans expect out of these films and then gives them something that they never could’ve dreamed of. The idea of Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing, and I had to wrap my head around what that was going to be because there’s such a big tonal shift.”
Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Black Widow now hits theaters on November 6, 2020 after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The entire Marvel Studios release schedule has been shifted due to the new release date, and you can get the full new release calendar right here.
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It looks like the main villain in Marvel's Eternals may have been revealed. A list of upcoming Funk Pop! figures has listed the new group of superheroes along with a pretty familiar name for comic book fans. Marvel Studios and Disney just announced a huge shift of all of their Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 movies, which includes Eternals. Instead of hitting theaters in November, the highly anticipated movie will now open in February 2021. Black Widow has moved in on the November spot because of the world's current state of affairs.
list of new pops on the way ???? pic.twitter.com/wdl5bN9B1M— POP O'CLOCK - FUNKO POP NEWS @pop_o_cIock April 2, 2020
Toy lines are often responsible for reliable leaks, especially when it comes to the MCU. Listed for the Eternals Funko Pop! figures are Ikaris, Sersi, Thena, Kingo, Sprite, Druig, Makkare, Ajak, Phastos, and Arishem. However, there is another name that sticks out. Kro is also listed in the group, who comic book fans should know right away. The character is a Deviant and the main villain in a lot of the comic book stories.
However, does this mean that he will be in the Eternals movie? While the list of upcoming Funko Pop! figures seems legit, it could also be a fake. 'Dan Whitman' is another name that shows up on list, which is a misspelling of Dane Whitman, who is the Black Knight. This could be evidence of a fake list of Funk Pop! figures, or it could just be a common spelling error. For now, we'll have to wait and see, which will unfortunately take a little bit longer than originally anticipated. However, this should give director Chloe Zhao some extra time to deliver the best movie possible.
Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani addressed the release date delay on social media. 'There are many more important things happening in the world right now,' Nanjiani stated. And he's right, there is a lot going on right now. He went on to confirm the release date change and then offered a message of hope and safety. 'So be safe, wash your hands, stay away from crowds, social distance, and we'll see you in February.' The MCU release date changes hit a lot of fans hard, mainly because there's nothing else to really do.
The world is currently staying indoors and looking for something to look forward to. It's uncertain when movie theaters will open up again and people are on edge. Hopefully, this latest Funko Pop! list gives MCU fans to think and speculate about together online. Is Kro the best choice of villain in Eternals? Will there be more characters added in to take on these new heroes? There's plenty to think about and discuss while also going back to the source material to read up on Kro and the rest of the characters who will be hitting the big screen early next year. You can check out the alleged Pop! list below, thanks to the Pop O' Clock - Funko Pop News Twitter account.