MCU News Preview


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

Loki


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Jul. 30, 2021
Kate Herron clarified that the raccoon in the concept art of 'Loki' was not actually Rocket, and the cameo was unable to come to fruition due to COVID precautions.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 29, 2021
Michael Waldron addressed potential fan service in 'Loki' Season 2, saying that the task at hand is figuring out what parts of fan expectations are "worth biting into" and when it's a better move to simply "(create) something totally new" for the plot.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A behind-the-scenes featurette for 'Loki' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 27, 2021
Sophia Di Martino admitted that she "expected" fans to have a "pretty split" reaction to Loki and Sylvie's relationship.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 23, 2021
Kate Herron revealed that there were a few drafts of ‘Loki’s script that featured Mobius' family.   (Cast/Crew)

Black Widow


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Jul. 26, 2021
'Black Widow's home release was reported to be on August 10, 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jul. 26, 2021
'Black Widow's 4K, Blu-Ray, and physical release were reported to be on September 14, 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Jul. 20, 2021
Eric Pearson said that ‘Black Widow’ was supposed to reference Latveria.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 20, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that MCU fans will soon find out if Yelena Belova was a victim of Thanos’ snap.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 14, 2021
Eric Pearson said that "the end moment of Civil War with Tony and Natasha" was initially in the script of ‘Black Widow, saying that it would've acted as a "flag-planted reminder" of when the film is set.   (Cast/Crew)

What If...?


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Jul. 29, 2021
A trailer for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 28, 2021
Jeffrey Wright said that Doctor Strange's episode in 'What If...?' becomes a "story of interest" for the Watcher.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
Jeffrey Wright said that one of his inspirations for the Watcher's voice was "some of the visuals that they would show [him]," going off of the "really dense and edgy and cinematic" animation.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A poster for 'What If...?' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A new batch of Marvel Legends figures for 'What If...?' was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


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Jul. 30, 2021
An official Empire magazine cover for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was revealed.   (Empire)
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Jul. 30, 2021
A featurette for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 30, 2021
A poster for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 30, 2021
Destin Daniel Cretton teased that 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' will be "a crazy, wild, giant ride."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
A trailer for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)

Eternals


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Jul. 11, 2021
A Marvel Legends figure showcasing Angelina Jolie’s Thena from ‘Eternals’ was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 11, 2021
A Marvel Legends figure showcasing Angelina Jolie’s Thena from ‘Eternals’ was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jun. 20, 2021
Asad Ayaz revealed that the first trailer of 'Eternals' "really gave nothing away," teasing that "we have so much more to do on that."   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 31, 2021
A new 'Eternals' merchandise description showcasing a connection between Thanos and the cosmic group was revealed.   (Promotional Image)
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May. 28, 2021
Chloé Zhao said that she's most excited about the "world-building" aspect of 'Eternals.'   (Cast/Crew)

Ms. Marvel


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Jul. 29, 2021
'Ms. Marvel' was reported to have been delayed to 2022.   (Entertainment Weekly)
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Jul. 21, 2021
A new batch of official merchandise for ‘Ms. Marvel’ was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 20, 2021
Victoria Alonso confirmed that ‘Ms. Marvel’ is still slated to release in 2021 on Disney+.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 18, 2021
A new batch of leaked set photos showing Kamala Khan in action in 'Ms. Marvel' was released.   (Set Photo(s))
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May. 11, 2021
'Ms. Marvel' was reported to wrap production in Thailand.   (Variety)

Hawkeye


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Jul. 29, 2021
Jeremy Renner revealed that Kate Bishop is a 22-year-old Hawkeye fangirl who is "wonderfully annoying and equally charming."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 29, 2021
Jeremy Renner teased that "the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 29, 2021
'Hawkeye's release was confirmed to be on November 24, 2021.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 29, 2021
A new image from 'Hawkeye' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 23, 2021
‘Hawkeye’ was rumored to premiere around November 2021.   (Reddit User)

Spider-Man 3


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Jul. 30, 2021
A new look at Doctor Strange in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 29, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home's Integration Suit was rumored to originate from the Iron Spider suit of Peter Parker from Avengers: Infinity War.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 27, 2021
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was confirmed to be Peter Parker's “biggest journey” yet.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Jul. 27, 2021
New merchandise featuring Spider-Man's new costumes for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 27, 2021
Paula Newsome was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' in an unknown role.   (The Ronin)

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness


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Jul. 28, 2021
Michael Waldron teased that 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' will move at a fast pace thanks to director Sam Raimi.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
New merchandise for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' showcasing Scarlet Witch and Sanctum Sanctorum symbols was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 26, 2021
'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' was rumored to include a pizza parlor scene.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 26, 2021
Yenifer Molina was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' as Gargantos.   (IMDB)
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Jul. 22, 2021
Benedict Wong revealed that Sam Raimi encouraged improvisation while filming ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’   (Cast/Crew)

Thor: Love and Thunder


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Jul. 28, 2021
Matt Damon confirmed his return as fake Loki in 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 28, 2021
Matt Damon teased that his 'Thor: Ragnarok' cameo will be "upgrade[d] a little bit" in 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
Idris Elba teased a possible return as Heimdall in 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 14, 2021
Karen Gillan said that Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is "even more hilarious” in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 06, 2021
Taika Waititi said that 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is "very different from Ragnarok," saying that "there'll be far more emotion in this film. And a lot more love. And a lot more thunder."   (Cast/Crew)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


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Jul. 28, 2021
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' was rumored to include a translated reference to the passing of T'Challa.   (Set Video(s))
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Jul. 27, 2021
A video from the set of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' was leaked, and it teases a return to the iconic throne room from the first film.   (Set Video(s))
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Jul. 21, 2021
Michaela Coel was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in an unknown role.   (Variety)
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Jul. 21, 2021
Michaela Coel was reported to have joined the cast of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ in an unknown role.   (Variety)
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Jul. 19, 2021
Winston Duke confirmed that he will return as M’Baku in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’   (Cast/Crew)

The Marvels


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Jul. 28, 2021
A crew hat showcasing the superhero logos of the main trio of 'The Marvels' was revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Jul. 22, 2021
Lashana Lynch was rumored to reprise her role as Maria Rambeau in ‘The Marvels.’   (Lizzie Hill)
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Jul. 19, 2021
Nia DaCosta teased that ‘The Marvels’ “deals with specific, personal, sometimes sad things.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 23, 2021
Teyonahh Parris said that 'The Marvels' will reveal what happened to the relationship between Carol Danvers & Monica Rambeau after the events of the first movie.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 15, 2021
Park Seo-Joon was rumored to have joined the cast of 'The Marvels' in an unknown role.   (Starnews Korea)

She-Hulk


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Jul. 25, 2021
Jameela Jamil teased that 'She-Hulk' may be preparing to wrap production next month.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 21, 2021
Josh Segarra was reported to have joined the cast of 'She-Hulk' in an unknown role.   (Deadline)
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Jul. 16, 2021
Jameela Jamil confirmed that she has joined the cast of 'She-Hulk' as Titania.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 06, 2021
'She-Hulk' was rumored to feature Jennifer Walters interacting with real-world celebrities in her ten-episode series, paving the way for surprising cameos.   (The Direct)
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Jul. 06, 2021
'She-Hulk' was rumored to feature many instances of Jennifer Walters breaking the fourth wall as she does in the comics.   (The Direct)

Moon Knight


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Jul. 26, 2021
Gaspard Ulliel was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Moon Knight' as Midnight Man.   (Reddit User)
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Jul. 25, 2021
Oscar Isaac teased that ‘Moon Knight’ will be a "wild show.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 01, 2021
Dina Shihabi was rumored to be in consideration for an unknown role in 'Moon Knight.'   (The Ronin)
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May. 27, 2021
Oscar Isaac confirmed his casting as Marc Spector for 'Moon Knight' by sharing a new behind-the-scenes image.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 05, 2021
The first look at Ethan Hawke's character for 'Moon Knight' was revealed in new set photos from Budapest, indicating that filming has begun for the Disney+ series.   (Set Photo(s))

Secret Invasion


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Jul. 26, 2021
'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be filming from mid-August to December 2021.   (Charles Murphy)
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Jul. 02, 2021
Christopher McDonald confirmed that he has joined the cast of 'Secret Invasion.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 04, 2021
Emilia Clarke confirmed that she has joined the cast of 'Secret Invasion' in an unknown role.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 02, 2021
'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be casting for a Tucker Carlson-like news anchor to appear for the majority of the series.   (The Direct)
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May. 31, 2021
Carmen Ejogo was rumored to be in talks to star in 'Secret Invasion.'   (The Illuminerdi)

Ironheart (Series)


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Jul. 05, 2021
'Ironheart' was rumored to have Wise Guy as a working title.   (Lizzie Hill)
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Jun. 02, 2021
'Ironheart' was rumored to begin filming in April 2022.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Apr. 27, 2021
Chinaka Hodge was reported to have joined the crew of 'Ironheart' as head writer.   (Variety)
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Apr. 27, 2021
'Ironheart' was reported to have six episodes when it premieres on Disney+.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Apr. 27, 2021
The writer's room of 'Ironheart' was reported to begin in May 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

Armor Wars


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Jul. 14, 2021
Don Cheadle explained that what's next for his character "is a whole other level" and that fans will learn "what makes [Rhodey] tick” in ‘Armor Wars.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 14, 2021
Bob Chapek suggested that Marvel fans should watch Don Cheadle's 'Armor Wars,' hinting that it will “scratch that itch that our fans have for more Iron Man.”   (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. 03, 2021
The writing process for 'Armor Wars' was confirmed to begin in March 2021.   (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)

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special


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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' will clock in "under 40 minutes."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn teased that' The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' contains some "stuff" that fans need to learn before 'Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 16, 2021
James Gunn said that the 'Holiday Special' is "easy" and "a blast," adding that he wrote it a couple of months ago and he's "going to shoot that at the same time as Guardians 3."   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 22, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that 'Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' happens after the events of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and before 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Apr. 22, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that he finished the first draft of the script for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.'   (Cast/Crew)

Ant-Man 3


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Jul. 29, 2021
David Dastmalchian admitted that he is unsure if he will return as Kurt in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 26, 2021
Peyton Reed confirmed that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' has begun filming.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 08, 2021
Joanna Robinson stated that Corey Stoll would return as Darren Cross in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 29, 2021
'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' was rumored to have filmed scenes inside San Francisco's Central police station.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 22, 2021
'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' writer Jeff Loveness teased that he will "continue the themes" from the 'Rick And Morty Season 5' premiere that he wrote, which included references spanning from "90's X-Men" to "Frasier!"   (Cast/Crew)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn teased that 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' is "gigantic," saying that he will finish the story that he intends to finish.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 27, 2021
James Gunn teased that' The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' contains some "stuff" that fans need to learn before 'Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 19, 2021
James Gunn debunked a rumor that states that Mark Hamill will appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.’   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 16, 2021
James Gunn teased "a heavier story" in 'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 16, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that the script for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' has been done for about three years and that "it's an emotional process to go through."   (Cast/Crew)

Fantastic Four


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Jul. 02, 2021
Kevin Feige revealed that casting for 'Fantastic Four' likely won't be coming soon.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 11, 2021
Emily Blunt claimed that neither she nor her husband, John Krasinski, have been contacted about being cast in 'Fantastic Four.'   (Cast/Crew)
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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)
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Dec. 11, 2020
Jon Watts was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Fantastic Four' as director.   (Marvel Studios)
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Dec. 11, 2020
A 'Fantastic Four' feature film was officially announced.   (Marvel Studios)

Blade


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Jul. 19, 2021
Bassam Tariq was reported to have joined the crew of ‘Blade’ as director.   (Deadline)
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May. 05, 2021
Marvel Studios was reported to be searching for a director for 'Blade,' eyeing similar Black filmmakers that Warner Bros. is on the hunt for to helm their upcoming Superman movie.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
The start date of 'Blade' was reported to have moved from September 2021 all the way to July 2022.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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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)
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Mar. 05, 2021
Two supporting characters were rumored to be getting cast in 'Blade.'   (POC Culture)

I Am Groot


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

Wakanda (Series)


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Jul. 05, 2021
The 'Wakanda' series was rumored to hire an LLC which is Maglev Train Productions, seemingly hinting that development could soon be underway.   (The Ronin)
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May. 28, 2021
Danai Gurira's Okoye was reported to be getting her own origin spin-off show, separate from the Wakanda Disney+ series that has already been announced.   (Deadline)

MCU


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Jul. 29, 2021
Jodie Turner-Smith was rumored to be eyed for the role of Calypso in Sony's 'Kraven the Hunter.'   (The Illuminerdi)
Official
Jul. 28, 2021
Peter Cameron was confirmed to have joined the crew of an unannounced Marvel series as a co-producer.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Jul. 28, 2021
Marion Dayre was rumored to have joined the crew of an unannounced MCU series as head writer.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
Rumor
Jul. 28, 2021
Marvel Studios was rumored to have nine unannounced projects on Disney+.   (Charles Murphy)
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Jul. 20, 2021
Kevin Smith revealed that Marvel Studios has plans to introduce Werewolf by Night into the MCU.   (Kevin Smith)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


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Jun. 18, 2021
An Emmy campaign-related trailer for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jun. 15, 2021
A Hyundai commercial starring Anthony Mackie's Captain America was released.   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Jun. 04, 2021
Carl Lumbly said that he is open to returning as Isaiah Bradley in a future Marvel project.   (Cast/Crew)
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May. 30, 2021
A new "For Your Consideration" poster for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was revealed.   (Disney)
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May. 18, 2021
Malcolm Spellman said that Bucky experienced true freedom during the finale of 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' which "leads to a lot of possibilities" for his future.   (Cast/Crew)

Deadpool 3


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May. 27, 2021
Tim Miller said that he believes 'Deadpool 3' will work even without an R-rating, stating that “[Ryan Reynolds] still is that character” even if you remove his ability to utter naughty four-letter words.   (Cast/Crew)
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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)

WandaVision


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Jul. 14, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen said that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ “wouldn’t make sense” without ‘WandaVision’ since it “feels totally connected to the series.”   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 12, 2021
Kevin Feige teased that Kathryn Hahn's return as Agatha Harkness "can't come soon enough."   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 03, 2021
New concept art for 'WandaVision' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jun. 27, 2021
The post-credits scene of 'WandaVision' was confirmed to have been altered ahead of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.'   (Disney)
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Jun. 21, 2021
New concept art from 'WandaVision' showcasing the concept of Wanda Maximoff's Hex from Westview was revealed.   (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)