MCU News Preview


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

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


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Apr. 12, 2021
The second batch of stills for the fourth episode of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was revealed.   (Disney)
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Apr. 12, 2021
A midseason trailer for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Apr. 12, 2021
Marvel producer Nate Moore described the fifth installment of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' as the “strongest episode” of the series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 12, 2021
Sebastian Stan said that he is fully on board to return as Bucky Barnes after 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 12, 2021
A character poster for Black Panther's Ayo from 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)

Loki


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Apr. 12, 2021
Tom Hiddleston described Loki as “the quintessential shapeshifter” and that the shifting of the logo reflects this idea perfectly for the upcoming Marvel series.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 12, 2021
Tom Hiddleston said that 'Loki' is “about identity” and how the would-be King is on a journey “integrating the disparate fragments” of his many selves.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 12, 2021
Tom Hiddleston teased that "Loki is the same Loki you know in a world you don't know."   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 10, 2021
A still from 'Loki' was revealed.   (Empire)
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Apr. 09, 2021
Three new magazine covers for 'Loki' were officially revealed.   (Empire)

Black Widow


Official
Apr. 10, 2021
A landing page for 'Black Widow' was officially released to promote the movie's Disney+ premier access.   (Disney)
Official
Apr. 08, 2021
'Black Widow' was confirmed to have a PG-13 rating "for intense sequences of violence/action, some language, and thematic material."   (Exhibitor Exhibitor Relations Co.)
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Apr. 03, 2021
A trailer for 'Black Widow' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor
Apr. 02, 2021
Olga Kurylenko was rumored to have joined the cast of ‘Black Widow’ in an unknown and limited role.   (The Direct)
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Mar. 23, 2021
Cate Shortland said that the idea of finality in terms of Scarlett Johansson's time in the MCU contributed to the making of 'Black Widow,' admitting that the actress "didn’t want to leave Marvel making a feel-good movie.”   (Cast/Crew)

What If...?


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Apr. 12, 2021
A new batch of promotional art for 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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Apr. 11, 2021
A new promotional image showcasing the leads of 'What If...?' as Guardians of the Multiverse was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
Official
Apr. 08, 2021
'What If...?' was confirmed to be released in the Summer of 2021.   (Disney)
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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)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


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Apr. 10, 2021
A description for the Death Dealer from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' described the character as “one of the most formidable opponents Shang-Chi has ever faced.”   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 10, 2021
A description for Meng'er Zhang's Xialing from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' described the character as Shang-Chi's sister that was recruited by the hero to fight the Ten Rings.   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 10, 2021
A character description of Tony Leungs' Wenwu a.k.a. The Mandarin from 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' described the villain as someone who has "lurked in the shadows of the MCU since the very beginning.”   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 10, 2021
'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was rumored to feature the titular hero as someone who was “trained since childhood” in the Ten Rings terrorist group of the Mandarin.   (Promotional Image)
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Apr. 09, 2021
The best look at Shang-Chi's MCU costume was revealed through a leaked Marvel Legends figure.   (Promotional Image)

Eternals


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Apr. 06, 2021
Dylan Tichenor, the editor of 'Eternals,' revealed that the film is still in the editing stages.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 06, 2021
Nate Moore revealed that 'Eternals' director Chloe Zhao wanted to "investigate" the MCU's Cosmic Gods on Earth in the film.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 29, 2021
Barry Tyree Henry praised the performance of his 'Eternals' co-star Barry Keoghan by admitting that the actor is "masterclass already."   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 08, 2021
A fresh look at the Celestials from 'Eternals' was revealed.   (Promotional Art)
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Mar. 07, 2021
A new batch of merchandise for 'Eternals' was revealed, showing off a fresh look at the core team of heroes.   (Promotional Art)

Ms. Marvel


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Apr. 08, 2021
Farhan Akhtar was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Ms. Marvel' in an unknown role.   (India Today)
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Mar. 25, 2021
A new batch of leaked concept art showing different character designs from 'Ms. Marvel' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 02, 2021
Adil El Arbi was confirmed to have wrapped his portion of filming for 'Ms. Marvel.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 28, 2021
Alysia Reiner was confirmed to have joined the cast of ‘Ms. Marvel’ in an unknown role.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 23, 2021
‘Ms. Marvel’ was rumored to feature a SWAT team battle involving Inman Vellani’s Kamala Khan.   (Set Photo(s))

Hawkeye


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Apr. 11, 2021
A photo showing Jeremy Renner in costume as Ronin was revealed from the set of 'Hawkeye.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 08, 2021
A first look at Alaqua Cox's Maya Lopez from the set of 'Hawkeye' was revealed.   (Set Photo(s))
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Mar. 25, 2021
'Hawkeye' was rumored to feature a flashback sequence showing Clint Barton's past life in the circus.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 25, 2021
A new batch of leaked concept art showing different character designs from 'Hawkeye' was revealed.   (Reddit User)
Rumor
Mar. 15, 2021
Carlos Navarro was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Hawkeye' in an unknown role.   (Charles Murphy)

Spider-Man 3


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Apr. 06, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was rumored to feature Lady Liberty as part of the focus of the main narrative of the film.   (Set Photo(s))
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Apr. 05, 2021
Roger Pera, Tobey Maguire's Spanish voice dub actor, confirmed that he will be involved with 'Spider-Man: No Way Home,' adding more evidence that the original Spider-Man actor will be part of the threequel.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 27, 2021
Stunt coordinator George Cottle revealed that he's wrapped filming on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ while also describing the film as “ one of the most incredible projects” that he’s ever been part of.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 27, 2021
An image taken from one of the giveaways that were obtained by the crew members of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ teased the involvement of Andrew Garfield’s web-slinger.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 24, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was rumored to feature an action scene mainly set on the streets of Manhattan at nighttime.   (Set Photo(s))

Doctor Strange In the Multiverse Of Madness


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Apr. 08, 2021
'WandaVision' creator Jac Schaeffer that Scarlet Witch will be indulging in her “curiosity about who she is and what she can do" leading into 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 02, 2021
'Evil Dead' actor Bruce Campbell teased his cameo in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' by sharing a faux script page of the film for April Fool's.   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 01, 2021
Sam Raimi teased that his iconic Oldsmobile Delta, a car that has been featured in his films, could potentially appear in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 31, 2021
Sam Raimi praised Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige by describing him as “a great producer,” who “knows his characters and story better than anybody.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 31, 2021
Sam Raimi confirmed that the ‘WandaVision’ creative team did help him "once or twice" for the development of ‘Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness,’ though he did not provide input to them on their DIsney+ series:   (Cast/Crew)

Thor: Love and Thunder


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Apr. 06, 2021
Chris Hemsworth said that he's "probably the fittest and strongest [he's] been before all the Thors" now that he's filming 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 06, 2021
Chris Hemsworth said that "time at home meant I explored different methods" of exercising while preparing his body for 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 29, 2021
Russell Crowe's role in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' was reported to only be a "small role."   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Mar. 29, 2021
Russell Crowe was reported to have joined the cast of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' in an unknown role.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 26, 2021
Jeff Goldblum was spotted alongside Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi in Sydney, Australia, seemingly hinting that the actor will be back to portray his Grandmaster role in 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 22, 2021
Jamie Alexander was rumored to have wrapped filming for 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)

Black Panther 2


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Apr. 06, 2021
Lupita Nyong'o revealed that the plan of 'Black Panther 2' director Ryan Coogler "very much honors [Chadwick Boseman] and his legacy."   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 31, 2021
Ryan Coogler said that Chadwick Boseman "wouldn't have wanted us to stop [Black Panther 2]" after his passing.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 31, 2021
Ryan Coogler said that “it would be harder for me to stop” production of 'Black Panther 2' than to continue with it, and that to do otherwise would be disrespectful to the late Chadwick Boseman.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 29, 2021
Anthony Mackie said that he believes that Chadwick Boseman wouldn't want Black Panther to be recast in the MCU.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 17, 2021
Martin Freeman admitted that he "still [doesn't] know what [Black Panther 2] is going to look like" without the late Chadwick Boseman.   (Cast/Crew)

Captain Marvel 2


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Apr. 07, 2021
The working title of 'Captain Marvel 2' was rumored to be Goat Rodeo.   (LRM Online)
Rumor
Apr. 07, 2021
'Captain Marvel 2' was rumored to begin filming aerial shots in New Jersey in the second week of April 2021.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Apr. 06, 2021
Sean Bobbitt described 'Captain Marvel 2' as "a very different type of film to what I usually make."   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 06, 2021
Sean Bobbitt confirmed that he will join the crew of 'Captain Marvel 2' as cinematographer.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Mar. 02, 2021
'Captain Marvel 2' was rumored to be casting for a Michael B. Jordan/John Boyega type to play a supporting male role in the sequel.   (KC Walsh)

Ant-Man 3


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Apr. 05, 2021
Christophe Beck said that he has "every expectation" to come back in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor (Updated)
Mar. 11, 2021
The working title of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' was rumored to be Dusty Bunny instead of Goat Rodeo.   (LRM Online)

Mar. 11, 2021
The working title for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ was rumored to be “Goat Rodeo.”   (The DisInsider)
Rumor
Mar. 07, 2021
'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' was rumored to be released on February 16, 2023.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 01, 2021
T.I. was reported to have been dropped from the cast of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' as Dave.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Feb. 08, 2021
Kathryn Newton said that she's "going to do my best to be the best superhero of all time” in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Cast/Crew)

She-Hulk


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Apr. 08, 2021
Renée Elise Goldsberry was reported to have joined the cast of 'She-Hulk' as Amelia.   (Deadline)
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Mar. 24, 2021
Kat Coiro teased the start of filming for 'She-Hulk' as she posted an image of her wearing an elaborate mask including googles, with the caption "safety on set."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Mar. 05, 2021
'She-Hulk' was rumored to be casting for a "mysterious shapeshifter" that will use her abilities to get "power, money, and attention."   (The Illuminerdi)
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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)

Moon Knight


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Apr. 10, 2021
A training video showing Oscar Isaac was unveiled, potentially hinting that filming for 'Moon Knight' will start soon.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 30, 2021
'Moon Knight' was rumored to begin filming soon due to the fact that lead actor Oscar Isaac already shaved his mustache off.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 20, 2021
Oscar Isaac was rumored to be training for the role of Marc Spector in 'Moon Knight,' potentially hinting that the series will start filming soon.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Mar. 17, 2021
'Moon Knight' was rumored to be casting for two Latinx/Jewish roles in their 40s-50s.   (POC Culture)
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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)

Secret Invasion


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Mar. 15, 2021
Kingsley Ben-Adir was reported to have joined the cast of 'Secret Invasion' as the lead villain.   (Deadline)
Rumor
Mar. 02, 2021
'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be casting three significant roles, which includes the actor for the main villain, a female supporting character, and a young female cast member.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Feb. 06, 2021
Chloe Bennet debunked rumors of her return as Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake in the upcoming 'Secret Invasion' series.   (Cast/Crew)
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)

Ironheart (Series)


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Mar. 15, 2021
Dominique Thorne revealed that she didn't go through an audition to be cast as Riri Williams in 'Ironheart.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 10, 2021
Dominique Thorne said that she was "approached" by Marvel Studios to play the MCU's Riri Williams.   (Cast/Crew)
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)

Armor Wars


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Feb. 03, 2021
The writing process for 'Armor Wars' was confirmed to begin in March 2021.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 03, 2021
Don Cheadle said that 'Armor Wars' will explore Rhodey's journey in making innovations in War Machine's suit.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 01, 2021
Don Cheadle said that Iron Man's death in 'Avengers: Endgame' will be a significant factor in the plot of 'Armor Wars.'   (Cast/Crew)
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)

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special


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Dec. 11, 2020
A special exclusive for Disney+ entitled 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' was officially announced.   (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)
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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)
Official
Dec. 11, 2020
'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' was confirmed to release in the Holiday season of 2022.   (Marvel Studios)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


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Apr. 05, 2021
James Gunn promised the “designers & visual development geniuses” are hard at work on “creating new, fantastic designs of other worlds & alien beings" for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor (Updated)
Mar. 09, 2021
James Gunn debunked the rumor by pointing out that “there is no casting underway” for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.’   (Cast/Crew)

Mar. 09, 2021
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ was rumored to be casting for a "thirty-year-old Caucasian man" who is a "Zac Effron-type" as well as a “super hero type” to play Adam Warlock in the threequel.   (The Illuminerdi)
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Feb. 23, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that adult Groot “is no longer with us,” and it is unlikely that he will come back in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 05, 2021
Henry Braham was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' as a cinematographer.   (Cast/Crew)
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Feb. 05, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that The Volume will be used for filming 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)

Blade


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Mar. 11, 2021
Marv Wolfman, co-creator of the Blade character from the comics, hinted that the MCU's upcoming 'Blade' film will premiere sometime "in 2022."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Mar. 05, 2021
Two supporting characters were rumored to be getting cast in 'Blade.'   (POC Culture)
Rumor
Mar. 01, 2021
'Blade' was rumored to begin filming in late 2021.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Feb. 24, 2021
Kevin Feige revealed that 'Deadpool 3' is the only R-rated project of the MCU, seemingly suggesting that 'Blade' will not have the same rating.   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Feb. 05, 2021
Stacy Osei-Kuffour was reported to have joined the crew of 'Blade' as the film's writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Fantastic Four


Report
Feb. 21, 2021
The production for 'Fantastic Four' was reported to not begin soon since Marvel Studios has "just started meeting with writers" for the film.   (Deadline)
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)

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)

WandaVision


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Apr. 08, 2021
Jac Schaeffer teased that "it does make scientific and probable sense that there will be more" for Wanda Maximoff and Vision's relationship after 'WandaVision.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 04, 2021
VFX supervisor Julian Hery admitted that developing Monica's final push through the Hex in 'WandaVision' became a problem since it was initially "looking too much" like Thor's rainbow bridge and that his team was "fighting" against this similarity.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 30, 2021
Josh Stamberg celebrated the fact that Tyler Hayward survived the events of 'WandaVision,' teasing fans that "maybe" he's Mephisto after all.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 30, 2021
VFX supervisor Julien Hery explained that creating Westview was much more difficult than designing the typical fictional looks of superheroes since the Rodeo team had to spend a lot of time to ensure every set piece looks believable, down to the “tiny details” that make it real.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 30, 2021
Julien Hery, who worked on 'WandaVision's visual effects as the supervisor of Rodeo FX, described the job as “very interesting,” since it's a “totally different area of visual effects” to what they typically work on for big-budget productions.   (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


Rumor
Apr. 08, 2021
Disney was rumored to be discussing the possibility of an animated R-rated 'Deadpool' series starring Ryan Reynolds.   (Bubbleblabber)
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Apr. 01, 2021
'Deadpool 2' director David Leitch confirmed that there have been "no discussions" about helming the threequel but would "entertain anything Deadpool" in the future.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 12, 2021
Zazie Beetz revealed that she hasn't signed on to return to her role of Domino in the MCU, but "would love to reprise the role" in ‘Deadpool 3.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jan. 28, 2021
Ryan Reynolds said that the original plan for 'Deadpool 3' when it was still with Fox was a road trip movie between Deadpool and Logan.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote (Updated)
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)

MCU


Report
Mar. 31, 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage's release was reported to have moved to September 24, 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Quote
Mar. 29, 2021
Daisy Ridley said that she would be "open" to play any MCU character if given the opportunity.   (Cast/Crew)
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Mar. 25, 2021
Millie Bobby Brown teased that she had "many conversations" about a potential MCU role, admitting that she would only sign on to participate in a project that "feels right."   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Mar. 22, 2021
Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen are reported to have joined the crew of the Echo-focused Disney+ spinoff as writers.   (Variety)

Mar. 22, 2021
A Disney+ spinoff centered on Alaqua Cox's Echo from 'Hawkeye' was reported to be in development.   (Variety)
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Mar. 18, 2021
Kevin Feige teased the possibility of introducing the Young Avengers in the MCU by acknowledging that Phase 4 is “introducing all sorts of new types of characters” that could lead to this team's debut.   (Cast/Crew)