MCU News Preview


Preview of news from all MCU projects we are covering on DirectFact.

WandaVision


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Jan. 24, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen said that "Episode 4" of 'WandaVision' is "quite a shift" and "a lot gets understood at that moment."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 23, 2021
Jac Schaeffer said that "a lot of that [delays] didn't actually affect [WandaVision] and (her) work directly" yet "there's been challenges" for other Marvel Studios projects.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 23, 2021
The first batch of stills from "Episode 3" of 'WandaVision' was officially revealed.   (Disney)
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Jan. 23, 2021
Jac Schaeffer said that Marvel prevented her to use "certain [MCU] characters" in 'WandaVision.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 23, 2021
Jac Schaeffer said that the addition of Jimmy Woo and Monica Rambeau for 'WandaVision' was the suggestion of Marvel Studios.   (Cast/Crew)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


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Jan. 23, 2021
A new image of Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 15, 2021
A leaked promotional art for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' revealed the Captain America suit of Sam Wilson.   (Promotional Image)
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Jan. 15, 2021
Anthony Mackie said that Sam and Bucky are "at (their) worst, doing (their) worst" in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' is "being developed as six 40-50-minute episodes.”   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jan. 04, 2021
Elijah Richardson was rumored to have joined the cast of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' as Eli Bradley.   (IMDB)

Black Widow


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Jan. 20, 2021
Jeremy Renner posted an image of himself wearing a 'Black Widow' hat while recording lines in a studio, seemingly hinting that his Clint Barton character will appear in the upcoming MCU film.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 20, 2021
'Black Widow' was reported to be delayed once more should the theater situation not improve over the Spring.   (Variety)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that he "certainly hope" that the release date of 'Black Widow' will stick this year.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
A concurrent Disney+ and big-screen release for 'Black Widow' was reported to be considered by Walt Disney Studios.   (Variety)
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Dec. 22, 2020
A new still for 'Black Widow' was reportedly revealed.   (Promotional Image)

Loki


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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'Loki' is "being developed as six 40-50-minute episodes.”   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jan. 07, 2021
Season 2 of 'Loki' was reported to be in development.   (Deadline)
Report
Jan. 07, 2021
Michael Waldron was reported to be back "in some capacity" for Season 2 of 'Loki.'   (Deadline)
Rumor
Jan. 05, 2021
Natalie Holt was rumored to have joined the crew of 'Loki' as the show's composer.   (Film Music Reporter)
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Dec. 18, 2020
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that Tom Hiddleston "carries every scene" in 'Loki.'   (Cast/Crew)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


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Jan. 20, 2021
Simu Liu claimed that Shang-Chi can beat Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow in a fight.   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 14, 2020
Ronny Chieng was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' as a character named Jon Jon.   (Marvel Studios)

Apr. 07, 2020
Ronny Chieng was reported to have joined the cast of 'Shang-Chi' in an unspecified role.   (Discussing Film)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 14, 2020
Florian Munteanu was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Shang-Chi' as Razor Fist.   (Marvel Studios)

Mar. 07, 2020
Florian Munteanu was rumored to be cast in 'Shang-Chi.'   (Dark Horizons)
Official
Dec. 14, 2020
The official synopsis for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' teased the mysterious nature of the Ten Rings organization.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 14, 2020
Michelle Yeoh was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Shang-Chi' as Jiang Nan.   (Marvel Studios)

Jan. 20, 2020
Michelle Yeoh was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Shang-Chi' in an undisclosed role.   (Weekly Planet)

What If...?


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Jan. 11, 2021
Frank Grillo confirmed that he joined the cast of 'What If...?' as Crossbones.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 03, 2021
A.C. Bradley said that 'What If...?' will feature "more than a few surprising MCU cameos" and "characters can and do pop up in more than one episode."   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 23, 2020
A new still of The Watcher from 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 19, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was confirmed to have recorded numerous episodes for 'What If.'   (Cast/Crew)

Aug. 31, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was rumored to have recorded his lines for 'What If...?' prior to his death.   (Daniel Richtman)
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Dec. 19, 2020
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man was confirmed to appear in 'What If.'   (Cast/Crew)

Eternals


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Jan. 22, 2021
Jim Starlin claimed that he heard from Marvel Studios that Thanos will have a guest appearance in 'Eternals.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 22, 2021
Haaz Steiman was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Eternals' as the love interest of Phastos.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 18, 2021
A brand new look at the main team of 'Eternals' was revealed in a leaked piece of merchandise.   (Promotional Image)
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Jan. 15, 2021
Chloe Zhao said that the crew behind 'Eternals' are "figuring out creative ways" of doing test screenings for viewers due to the ongoing pandemic.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 04, 2021
Chloe Zhao confirmed that she will also be credited as the writer for 'Eternals.'   (Cast/Crew)

Ms. Marvel


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Jan. 19, 2021
Kamala Khan co-creator G. Willow Wilson said that 'Ms. Marvel' will include plenty of "the sight gags and Easter eggs" from the comics.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 15, 2020
Kamala Khan of 'Ms. Marvel' was described as “a great student, avid gamer, and voracious fan-fic scribe."   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 15, 2020
Laith Naki was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Ms. Marvel' but details about her role were still being kept under wraps.   (Marvel Studios)

Dec. 04, 2020
Laith Nakli was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Ms. Marvel' as Sheikh Abdullah.   (Lizzie Hill)
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Dec. 15, 2020
Jersey City was confirmed to be the setting of 'Ms. Marvel.'   (Marvel Studios)

Nov. 20, 2020
'Ms. Marvel' was confirmed to feature Circle Q and Jersey City.   (Set Photo(s))
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 15, 2020
Saagar Shaikh was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Ms. Marvel' but details about his role were still being kept under wraps.   (Marvel Studios)

Sep. 05, 2020
Jasjit Williams and Saagar Shaikh were rumored to have joined the cast of 'Ms. Marvel' as Bruno Carrelli and Aamir Khan respectively.   (The Direct)

Hawkeye


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Jan. 12, 2021
A short video from the set of 'Hawkeye' was shared by Vera Farmiga, showing off one of her costumes for the series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 10, 2021
Hailee Steinfeld said that Kate Bishop "is an incredible character and it's been a really fun journey" to play the archer while filming scenes for 'Hawkeye' so far.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 23, 2020
'Hawkeye' was confirmed to feature Clint Barton's Ronin tattoo from 'Avengers: Endgame.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 12, 2020
Brian d’Arcy James was officially cast in 'Hawkeye' in an unknown role.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'Hawkeye' was confirmed to be released in late 2021.   (Marvel Studios)

Dec. 01, 2020
'Hawkeye' was rumored to release in 2021.   (Christopher Marc)

Spider-Man 3


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Jan. 22, 2021
'Spider-Man 3' was rumored to feature a fight between Harry Holland's character and Tom Holland's Spider-Man.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jan. 18, 2021
'Spider-Man 3' was rumored to still reference Thanos' snap from 'Avengers: Infinity War.'   (Set Video(s))
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Jan. 17, 2021
'Spider-Man 3' was rumored to feature Harry Holland, Tom Holland's brother, in an unknown role.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jan. 17, 2021
'Spider-Man 3' was rumored to feature Zendaya's MJ potentially working in a donut shop alongside Jacob Batalon's Ned.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jan. 17, 2021
'Spider-Man 3' was confirmed to start filming in the streets of Atlanta.   (Set Photo(s))

Doctor Strange In the Multiverse Of Madness


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Jan. 22, 2021
Kevin Feige said that the multiverse will continue to be explored after the events of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 14, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen said that" it wasn’t only until before we even went back to finish WandaVision during the pandemic" that she found out what she will be doing in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen said that 'WandaVision' is “a natural progression into what happens" in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 06, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen said that filming for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' has been temporarily halted due to the overwhelming amount of COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' was confirmed to connect to the events of 'Spider-Man 3.'   (Marvel Studios)

Thor: Love and Thunder


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Jan. 24, 2021
Sean Gunn confirmed that he arrived in Sydney, potentially hinting that he will reprise his stand-in role for Rocket Raccoon for 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 24, 2021
Jamie Alexander confirmed that she is on her way to Sydney, adding more evidence that she will be part of the massive cast of 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 22, 2021
'Thor: Love and Thunder' was rumored to feature Gorr the God Butcher's homeworld.   (Set Photo(s))
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Jan. 19, 2021
Chris Hemsworth said that he will start filming for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' during the third week of January 2021.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 18, 2021
Karen Gillian confirmed that she will join the cast of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' as Nebula.   (Cast/Crew)

Black Panther 2


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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'Black Panther 2' "was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda."   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Kevin Feige said 'Black Panther 2' will "continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film."   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Marvel Studios confirmed they would not recast the role of T'Challa after Chadwick Boseman's passing.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
The release date of 'Black Panther 2' was confirmed to have moved to July 8, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'Black Panther 2' was confirmed to have moved to July 8, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)

Captain Marvel 2


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Jan. 07, 2021
Brie Larson confirmed that she started training for 'Captain Marvel 2.'   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Teyonah Parris was officially cast in 'Captain Marvel 2' as Monica Rambeau.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'Captain Marvel 2's release was confirmed to have moved to November 11, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)
Report (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
'Captain Marvel 2' was confirmed to be released on November 11, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)

Jan. 22, 2020
'Captain Marvel 2' was reported to be planned for a 2022 release.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor (Updated)
Dec. 10, 2020
Iman Vellani was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'Captain Marvel 2' as Ms. Marvel.   (Marvel Studios)

Jul. 27, 2020
Ms. Marvel was rumored to appear in a supporting role in 'Captain Marvel 2' alongside other Avengers characters.   (The Direct)

She-Hulk


Report (Updated)
Jan. 20, 2021
Ginger Gonzaga confirmed her casting for 'She-Hulk' in an Instagram post.   (Cast/Crew)

Jan. 20, 2021
Ginger Gonzaga was reported to have joined the cast of 'She-Hulk' as the best friend of Jennifer Walters.   (Deadline)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'She-Hulk' is "being developed as ten 30-minute episodes."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 03, 2021
'She-Hulk' was confirmed to have at least eight episodes.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 19, 2020
Kevin Feige said that 'She-Hulk' is "a half-hour legal comedy."   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 19, 2020
Kevin Feige said that John Bryne's comics will be a "large influence" to 'She-Hulk.'   (Marvel Studios)

Moon Knight


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Jan. 15, 2021
Ethan Hawke was reported to have joined the cast of 'Moon Knight' in a lead villain role.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Jan. 13, 2021
May Calamawy was reported to have joined the cast of 'Moon Knight' as a key character.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'Moon Knight' is "being developed as six 40-50-minute episodes.”   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jan. 09, 2021
'Moon Knight' was rumored to be aiming for a Spring or Summer 2022 release.   (The Ronin)
Report
Jan. 08, 2021
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead were reported to have joined the crew of 'Moon Knight' as directors.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special


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Dec. 11, 2020
'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' was confirmed to release in the Holiday season of 2022.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
James Gunn was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' as director & writer.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
A special exclusive for Disney+ entitled 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)
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Dec. 11, 2020
James Gunn teased that the plot of 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' is one of his favorite stories ever.   (Cast/Crew)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


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Dec. 31, 2020
James Gunn said that whatever events transpire in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' will have proper build-up and will feel authentic.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 31, 2020
James Gunn said that anything that will happen in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' comes from his commitment to the truth that is rooted in telling fictional stories.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 14, 2020
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' was confirmed to release sometime in 2023.   (Disney)
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Dec. 10, 2020
Dave Bautista said that 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' "will go into production late next year.”   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Nov. 26, 2020
The working title for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' was rumored to be "Hot Christmas."   (The DisInsider)

Ant-Man 3


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Jan. 21, 2021
Michael Douglas said that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' will be released in 2022.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 13, 2020
Michelle Pfeiffer teased that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' will be released in 2022.   (Cast/Crew)
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Dec. 12, 2020
Kathryn Newton teased the possibility of Cassie Lang becoming Stature.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
The title of the third Ant-Man film was confirmed to be 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Kathryn Newton was officially cast in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' as Cassie Lang.   (Marvel Studios)

Secret Invasion


Rumor (Updated)
Jan. 17, 2021
Michael Giacchino debunked the rumor that he joined the crew of 'Secret Invasion' as a composer.   (Cast/Crew)

Jan. 17, 2021
Michael Giacchino was rumored to have joined the crew of 'Secret Invasion' as a composer.   (The DisInsider)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'Secret Invasion' will tap "into the paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series that was great with the twists and turns that that took."   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Dec. 14, 2020
'Secret Invasion' was confirmed to release sometime in 2022.   (Disney)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendehlson were officially cast in 'Secret Invasion' as Nick Fury and Talos respectively.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
A 'Secret Invasion' Disney+ series was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)

Ironheart (Series)


Official
Dec. 14, 2020
'Ironheart' was confirmed to release sometime in 2022.   (Disney)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Dominique Thorn was officially cast in 'Ironheart' as Riri Williams.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 10, 2020
An 'Ironheart' Disney+ series was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor
May. 05, 2020
A Disney+ series revolving Ironheart was rumored to be in development at Marvel Studios.   (Cinema Spot)

Armor Wars


Official
Dec. 14, 2020
'Armor Wars' was confirmed to release sometime in 2022.   (Disney)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Don Cheadle was confirmed to return as James Rhodes in 'Armor Wars.'   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
An 'Armor Wars' Disney+ series was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)

Fantastic Four


Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Jon Watts was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Fantastic Four' as director.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
A 'Fantastic Four' feature film was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)

Blade


Official
Dec. 14, 2020
'Blade' was confirmed to release before 'Captain Marvel 2.'   (Disney)
Quote
Aug. 21, 2020
Chad Stahelski said he "would like to take a stab at" directing 'Blade' to "reinvent" the character.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Nov. 13, 2019
The plot of 'Moon Knight' was rumored to lead into the plot of 'Blade.'   (Daniel Richtman)
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Jul. 22, 2019
Jordan Peele said he would not be interested in directing 'Blade.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 20, 2019
The official logo for 'Blade' was released.   (Marvel Studios)

I Am Groot


Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'I Am Groot' was confirmed to feature new and unusual characters.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
Groot will star in a series of original shorts from Disney+ entitled 'I Am Groot.'   (Marvel Studios)

MCU


Video
Jan. 15, 2021
A new Marvel Studios fanfare from 'WandaVision' officially included scenes from 2019's 'Avengers: Endgame.'   (Marvel Studios)
Quote
Jan. 15, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios is "not shying away from the cosmic end of storytelling right in the sweet spot of the Nova Corps and Nova himself," seemingly hinting that plans for the character are in the works.   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jan. 14, 2021
Chris Evans was reported to reprise the role of Captain America in the MCU “in at least one Marvel property with the door open for a second film.”   (Deadline)
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Jan. 13, 2021
Kevin Feige said that "everything is on the board" when it comes to the potential return of Marvel TV's Netflix characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 13, 2021
Kevin Feige debunked casting rumors surrounding the MCU's Wolverine.   (Cast/Crew)

Avengers 5


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Jan. 12, 2021
Kevin Feige said that a fifth 'Avengers' film will happen "at some point."   (Cast/Crew)

Deadpool 3


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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that 'Deadpool 3' will be rated R, and it will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   (Cast/Crew)

Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that 'Deadpool 3' is in development at Marvel Studios.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 11, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that 'Deadpool 3' "will not be filming this year [2021]."   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Nov. 20, 2020
Wendy Molyneux confirmed her involvement by retweeting the tweet of the official Deadpool account along with the caption, "a dream."   (Cast/Crew)

Nov. 20, 2020
Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin were reported to have joined the crew of 'Deadpool 3' as writers.   (Deadline)
Report
Nov. 20, 2020
'Deadpool 3' was reported to begin looking for a new director after David Leich's schedule was filled through 2021. However, the "door is open" for Liech to return.   (Deadline)
Report
Nov. 20, 2020
'Deadpool 3' was reported to still be Rated-R like the previous two installments.   (Deadline)