A lot has been going on in the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio has been announcing several new projects and of course, updates of current projects that are either in pre-production or filming right now. I’d thought I touch on some of those projects today
Doctor Stranger: First Official Teaser Trailer
We got our first look at the 2nd installment in phase 3 of the MCU. This movie will no doubt mess with the audiences mind as this will be the first movie in the MCU to explore magic and other dimensions. Ant-Man sort of explored that reality when Scott Lang went Subatomic in the final battle scene. The main tag for this movie is “Open your mind”, which was stated in the trailer. I have no doubt that will when we see the Ancient One and other realities explored. I’m so excited for this movie because even though I know a little about Doctor Strange, I’m curious how the element of magic dimensions will bring into the MCU world. After watching the trailer, I have a feeling that this movie will be “Inception on steroids” kind of deal. Comes out November 2016
Iron Fist/The Defenders
In the Netflix corner of the MCU, production has officially begun for the Iron Fist series on Netflix with Danny Rand showcasing the titular hero. With Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage already showcased on Netflix (Luke Cage will premiere on September 2016), there’s no doubt that pre-production will start soon for the Defenders. Marvel absolutely killed it with Daredevil season 1 and 2. I had no idea who Jessica Jones was until I binged watched it on the premiere date and Marvel blew me away again. I have no knowledge now on what Luke Cage and Iron Fist brings, but I have no doubt that Marvel will do wonders with those 2 shows. My estimate is that Iron Fist will probably premiere early 2017, thus, the defenders to start production at the end of the year or so.
The web crawler will get his 3rd reboot in the form of Spider-man: Homecoming, the title was released not too long ago. This will showcase Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and hopefully, Michael Keaton as a villain. A few others were casted but with unidentified roles. Just announced today, Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man! Sony and Marvel Studios have come together to produce this reboot of Spider-Man. Even though Sony still shares ownership of Spider-man, he will be a part of the mcu which I’m sure excites a lot of fans, including myself. I’m curious why the title is homecoming. Not much of the plot or any details have been released but Kevin Feige states that this will showcase Peter Park’s role in the mcu which means bringing in Tony as Iron Man. It’ll be interesting to see how a high school student deals with being a hero as well as socializing with the already established heroes in the mcu. I wouldn’t be surprised if other heroes make an appearance in this Spider-Man film. Tom Holland will make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, so we will get a glimpse then how he fits with our heroes. Homecoming comes out next July 2017.
Agents of Shield: Secret Warriors Unite!
Season 3 has been building to one moment and one moment only, the secret warriors initiative! We finally get to see the team come together in the form of Daisy, Lincoln, Joey and Yo-Yo. The team was short lived when Malick provided crucial information that Hive can get inhumans under his control. Coulson directed Mack to secretly lock down the base so he could figure out which inhuman was under Hive’s control. Knowing of Coulson’s plans, the 4 inhumans tried to escape but Daisy led them to the base where Coulson was waiting for them. It was led to believe that Lincoln was the one under the influence because he stashed the Kree Orb and tenigen crystals inside his locker and not under Shield’s confinement. However, it turned it out to be Daisy. She framed Lincoln and was showing signs of leaving shield for good. The ending scene shows Daisy using her powers to bring down the Shield base. Unbelievable. It’ll be interesting to see how and if the team can break Hive’s control under Daisy. The last 4 episodes will definitely not to be missed!!!
Avengers: Infinity War Casting update
After 2 great Avengers films produced by Joss Whedon, The Russo Brothers will now take over the mantel to direct what will probably be the biggest MCU event of all time. Thanos, after being teased in 3 movies, will finally make his presence known tracking down the infinity stones and merge them with his infinity gauntlet. This film will be split into 2 parts, which makes sense because it’s going to take a lot from the Avengers to defeat him. So far, there are some news that filming will take place soon. Some characters are guaranteed to spotlight in the film. Thor, Star Lord and Scarlet Witch are confirmed to be in the movie and I’m sure more will be announced later. The Russo Brothers jokingly stated that there will be 67 characters in the movie. There is no doubt that this movie will be an epic battle bringing all super powered people together. I’m not sure how the Russo Brothers will do it but I know Marvel will make it happen.
Cloak and Dagger Series
Freeform (previously ABC Family) has green lit a Cloak and Dagger series. I do not know much about these 2 characters but this series will take place in the MCU and it centers around 2 teenagers with super powers and they quickly start a romantic relationship. It makes sense to have this series on Freeform because this channel usually provided drama shows and Cloak and Dagger will be drama/hero type show. This is excellent strategy for Marvel as they are continuously growing and expanding into other networks. I’m not too familiar on these 2 heroes but I’m sure it’ll be another great product Marvel will produce. I guess that’s another show I’ll be watching!
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading!
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