MCU News Preview


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

Eternals


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Oct. 18, 2021
Salma Hayek revealed that she "got into a serious fight" with 'Eternals' director Chloe Zhao over "some problems" with the movie's script, saying that it was "the best creative conversation I've ever had with a director in my life."   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Oct. 17, 2021
The different locations and time period that will be featured in 'Eternals' were officially revealed.   (Disney)
Official
Oct. 17, 2021
The full soundtrack of 'Eternals' was officially revealed.   (Disney)
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Oct. 17, 2021
Nate Moore revealed that the Eternals will utilize their Uni-Mind ability in the film, sharing that it allows the team to "amplify the power of any single Eternal" but that it can only work when the heroes are "in proximity with each other".   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 17, 2021
Disney revealed that 'Eternals' director Chloé Zhao "employs a naturalistic style of location-based filmmaking," as she wanted filming to take place at practical locations whenever feasibly possible.   (Disney)

Hawkeye


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Oct. 15, 2021
Alaqua Cox promised that Echo in 'Hawkeye' will be a "badass" character.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Oct. 14, 2021
'Hawkeye's first two episodes were confirmed to premiere on Disney+ on November 24, 2021.   (Marvel Studios)
Video
Oct. 14, 2021
A trailer for 'Hawkeye' was officially revealed.   (Marvel Studios)
Official
Oct. 14, 2021
Linda Cardellini was confirmed to return as Laura Barton in 'Hawkeye.'   (Promotional Video / Trailer)
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Oct. 02, 2021
New promotional images for 'Hawkeye' were revealed.   (Promotional Image)

Spider-Man 3


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Oct. 14, 2021
Tom Holland shared that 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was being "treated as the end of a franchise."   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 14, 2021
Tom Holland teased that fans would see "a very different version of the story" should Marvel and Sony revisit the Spider-Man franchise after 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 14, 2021
Tom Holland praised Alfred Molina as "one of [his] favorite people [he's] ever worked with," saying that "it was quite cool to see [Molina] relive [Doc Ock]" in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 14, 2021
Two new stills from 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' were officially revealed.   (Entertainment Weekly)
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Oct. 14, 2021
Tom Holland revealed that 'Spider-Man: No Way Home's fight scenes will be "a lot more visceral" than the MCU's first two Spider-Man movies, including "a lot more hand-to-hand combat."   (Cast/Crew)

Ms. Marvel


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Oct. 18, 2021
Mohan Kapur teased that 'Ms. Marvel' could release in June or July 2022.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Sep. 24, 2021
'Ms. Marvel' was rumored to feature Kamala Khan's embiggening powers in a different way, slightly changing it to be similar to Green Lantern's constructs instead of stretching abilities akin to Mr. Fantastic.   (Daniel Richtman)
Report
Sep. 23, 2021
'Ms. Marvel's release was reported to have moved to 2022.   (Variety)
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Sep. 22, 2021
Yasmeen Fletcher confirmed that she will wear a hijab when playing Nakia in ‘Ms. Marvel.’   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Sep. 21, 2021
'Ms. Marvel's release was rumored to have moved to February 2022.   (Amit Chaudhari)

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' release was confirmed to have moved to May 6, 2022.   (Disney)
Rumor
Oct. 07, 2021
The trailer for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' was rumored to be released in December 2021.   (Daniel Richtman)
Rumor
Oct. 04, 2021
'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' was rumored to feature Ultron Sentries from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'   (The Direct)
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Oct. 04, 2021
New merchandise for 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' was revealed.   (Twitter User)
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Sep. 27, 2021
James McAvoy shared that the MCU's Mutants "might be a complete reimagining" of the heroes.   (Cast/Crew)

Thor: Love and Thunder


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
'Thor: Love and Thunder's release was confirmed to have moved to July 8, 2022.   (Disney)
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Oct. 11, 2021
Costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo teased changes to the 'Thor' franchise's wardrobe, teasing that "there are different worlds or different countries" in 'Thor: Love and Thunder.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 05, 2021
'Thor: Love and Thunder' was reported to feature Asgard's Valkryie Warriors.   (Twitter User)
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Sep. 21, 2021
A brand new logo for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 02, 2021
Natalie Portman described the experience in preparing for her MCU return in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' as "very physical."   (Cast/Crew)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's release was confirmed to have moved to November 11, 2022.   (Disney)
Report
Oct. 14, 2021
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' was reported to include a scene involving a small backyard party.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Sep. 23, 2021
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' was rumored to feature a scene in a Mexican village.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Sep. 20, 2021
Angela Bassett teased that 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is in good hands with Ryan Coogler at the helm, saying that the director and writer Joe Robert Cole are going to "bring it."   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 07, 2021
Ludwig Göransson was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' as composer.   (Cast/Crew)

The Marvels


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
'The Marvel's release was confirmed to have moved to February 17, 2023.   (Disney)
Quote
Sep. 07, 2021
Saagar Shaikh was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'The Marvels' as Kamala Khan's brother.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 07, 2021
Mohan Kapur was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'The Marvels' as Kamala Khan's father.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 07, 2021
Zenobia Shroff was confirmed to have joined the cast of 'The Marvels' as Kamala Khan's mother.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 27, 2021
Lashana Lynch pointed out that they need to ask Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige if she would make an MCU comeback, but the actress did tease that "weirder things" have happened in the superhero franchise.   (Cast/Crew)

She-Hulk


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Oct. 06, 2021
Zeb Wells was confirmed to be part of the writers' room of 'She-Hulk.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 30, 2021
'She-Hulk' was rumored to feature a fight between the Hulk and Titania.   (Set Photo(s))
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Sep. 22, 2021
Merchandise for the cast and crew of 'She-Hulk' may have inadvertently confirmed a second season for the Disney+ show.   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 14, 2021
Tim Roth opened up about returning as Abomination in 'She-Hulk' and credited Mark Ruffalo for helping him find his way, saying, "Oh, that's how you do it! With a sense of humor."   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 25, 2021
'She-Hulk' was rumored to feature a scene featuring Jennifer Walters and Bruce Banner in "Bruce's Bar.'   (Cast/Crew)

Moon Knight


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Oct. 17, 2021
Oscar Isaac revealed that Kevin Feige is "feeling good" about 'Moon Knight,' but "[doesn't] like to count [his] chickens before they hatch.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 14, 2021
Oscar Isaac shared that 'Moon Knight' has been the "biggest" and "most challenging... workload" of his career.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Sep. 14, 2021
'Moon Knight' was rumored to feature an action sequence that draws parallels to Daredevil's iconic hallway fight from the Netflix series.   (Lizzie Hill)
Rumor
Sep. 14, 2021
'Moon Knight' was rumored to feature Marc Spector's version of the Mr. Knight costume from his 2014 run in the comics.   (Lizzie Hill)
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Sep. 12, 2021
Oscar Isaac admitted that ‘Moon Knight’ is the “best risk” he’s taken for his career.   (Cast/Crew)

Secret Invasion


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Oct. 14, 2021
Samuel L. Jackson confirmed that he started shooting scenes for 'Secret Invasion.'   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Sep. 28, 2021
Killian Scott's character in 'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be joining Kingsley Ben-Adir's Skrull as they butt heads with Nick Fury and Talos.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
Rumor
Sep. 28, 2021
Kingsley Ben-Adir's character in 'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be playing a Skrull who will be up against Nick Fury and Talos, and he has a long history with the latter.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
Rumor
Sep. 24, 2021
Olivia Colman's MCU character in 'Secret Invasion' was rumored to be a mysterious spy with a commanding "Fury-esque" presence.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
Rumor
Sep. 24, 2021
Olivia Colman was rumored to have more MCU appearances after 'Secret Invasion.'   (Murphy's Multiverse)

What If...?


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Oct. 16, 2021
Bryan Andrews confirmed that Mephisto was not referenced during Doctor Strange's episode in 'What If...?'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 11, 2021
A.C. Bradley revealed that Howard The Duck & Darcy's relationship in 'What If...?' "came from a bunch of running jokes in both the script, in the edit bay, with some alcohol."   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 09, 2021
A.C. Bradley revealed that Paul Bettany didn't voice Vision-infused Ultron in 'What If...?' because "it would be too much of a disconnect."   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 08, 2021
9 new Funko Pops for 'What If...?' were officially revealed.   (Official Merchandise)
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Oct. 08, 2021
A.C. Bradley shared that they "wanted to give [Ultron] his due" in 'What If...?' since 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' "didn't seem to give [him] enough screen time."   (Cast/Crew)

Armor Wars


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Oct. 08, 2021
Don Cheadle teased that 'Avengers: Endgame' "hinted" at some of the "most exciting [things] yet to come" for War Machine in 'Armor Wars.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 08, 2021
Don Cheadle teased that 'Armor Wars' is "an opportunity to really discover who [Rhodey] is in a way that we have not had before."   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Aug. 20, 2021
Yassir Lester was reported to have joined the crew of 'Armor Wars' as the head writer.   (Deadline)
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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)

Ironheart (Series)


Official
Aug. 19, 2021
Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams was confirmed to debut in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' before 'Ironheart.'   (Marvel Studios)
Rumor
Jul. 05, 2021
'Ironheart' was rumored to have Wise Guy as a working title.   (Lizzie Hill)
Rumor
Jun. 02, 2021
'Ironheart' was rumored to begin filming in April 2022.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
Report
Apr. 27, 2021
'Ironheart' was reported to have six episodes when it premieres on Disney+.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Apr. 27, 2021
Chinaka Hodge was reported to have joined the crew of 'Ironheart' as head writer.   (Variety)

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special


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Oct. 02, 2021
James Gunn teased that "one of the greatest MCU characters" will be introduced in 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.'   (Cast/Crew)
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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)

Ant-Man 3


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's release was confirmed to have moved to July 28, 2023.   (Disney)
Quote
Oct. 14, 2021
Jonathan Majors teased that Kang the Conqueror will be "dealing" with the entire "Ant-Man family" in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 13, 2021
Paul Rudd said that he's "loved everything" about Jonathan Majors' performance as Kang filming 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,' teasing that he sees "what he’s doing in [the film,] and I’m knocked out by it."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 10, 2021
Bill Murray was rumored to have joined the cast of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' in an unknown role.   (Lizzie Hill)
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Oct. 08, 2021
Evangeline Lilly teased that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' "has the chance to be the best" Ant-Man movie thanks to its strong script.   (Cast/Crew)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


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Oct. 12, 2021
John Murphy was confirmed to have joined the crew of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' as its composer.   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 12, 2021
James Gunn teased that fans will see another growth spurt from Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
Report (Updated)
Oct. 11, 2021
James Gunn confirmed that Will Poulter has joined the cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' as Adam Warlock.   (Cast/Crew)

Oct. 11, 2021
Will Poulter was reported to have joined the cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' as Adam Warlock.   (Deadline)
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Oct. 10, 2021
James Gunn responded to an article predicting the deaths of 2 out of the 7 main characters in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3', teasing that "they got at least one right."   (Cast/Crew)
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Sep. 21, 2021
Seth Green revealed that 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' will be "Gamora and Nebula's story. "   (Cast/Crew)

Loki


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Oct. 09, 2021
Evangeline Lilly admitted that 'Loki's exploration of "chaos theory" was "really brave and really bold and really cool."   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 26, 2021
VFX Supervisor Jared Smith confirmed that the two tribes fighting in Miss Minutes' TVA video "were the Kree and the Chitauri."   (Cast/Crew)
Picture
Aug. 19, 2021
Concept art of Throg from 'Loki' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 19, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that progress "is underway" for 'Loki' Season 2, saying that the search for Season 2's director "will begin shortly."   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 19, 2021
Kevin Feige said that 'Loki' Season 2 will begin production "between next year [2022] and the year after [2023]."   (Cast/Crew)

Fantastic Four


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Sep. 06, 2021
Zachary Levi revealed that he would be open to portraying Fantastic Four's Reed Richards.   (Cast/Crew)
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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)
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)

Blade


Report
Oct. 05, 2021
'Blade's original release was supposed to be on October 7, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)
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Sep. 02, 2021
Basam Tariq confirmed that he will be the director of 'Blade.'   (Cast/Crew)
Report
Jul. 19, 2021
Bassam Tariq was reported to have joined the crew of ‘Blade’ as director.   (Deadline)
Report
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)
Report
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)

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)

Wakanda (Series)


Rumor
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)
Report
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


Official
Oct. 18, 2021
Two untitled Marvel movies were confirmed to have been removed from the schedule entirely. Their previous spots were July 28, 2023, and October 6, 2023.   (Disney)
Official
Oct. 18, 2021
A third untitled Marvel movie, which was set to release on November 10, 2023, was confirmed to have moved up to November 3, 2023.   (Disney)
Rumor
Oct. 14, 2021
The sequel to 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' was rumored to be titled 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.'   (Lizzie Hill)
Quote
Oct. 14, 2021
Joe Russo addressed his rumored involvement with another MCU movie, saying that "it would be inappropriate for us to comment on a deal [with Marvel Studios] if we were in the middle of it."   (Cast/Crew)
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Oct. 10, 2021
Jon Bernthal said that, if he were to return as Frank Castle, his MCU character would need to be "dark" and "gritty enough."   (Cast/Crew)

Black Widow


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Oct. 08, 2021
Cate Shortland revealed that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was adamant about 'Black Widow's dinner scene not getting cut.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Oct. 06, 2021
'Black Widow' was officially released to Disney+ subscribers.   (Disney)
Picture
Oct. 06, 2021
Three promotional images for 'Black Widow' were officially revealed.   (Disney)
Report
Jul. 26, 2021
'Black Widow's 4K, Blu-Ray, and physical release were reported to be on September 14, 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Report
Jul. 26, 2021
'Black Widow's home release was reported to be on August 10, 2021.   (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier


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

Avengers 5


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Oct. 11, 2021
Nate Moore shared that Marvel Studios wants to find "the new way to surprise people" with 'Avengers 5.'   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Sep. 13, 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch played coy if Stephen Strange will lead the Avengers, bluntly replying, "I'd have to think about that one."   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Aug. 20, 2021
Kevin Feige teased that the current status of the Avengers will soon be "addressed" in the MCU.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 19, 2021
Kevin Feige said that Marvel Studios "want there to be a reasonable amount of time" between what fans witnessed in 'Avengers: Endgame' and a potential 'Avengers 5.'   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Jan. 12, 2021
Kevin Feige said that a fifth 'Avengers' film will happen "at some point."   (Cast/Crew)

WandaVision


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Oct. 08, 2021
Randall Park said that he thinks Jimmy Woo "will be coming back at some point" in the MCU's future.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 08, 2021
Monica Rambeau was rumored to receive her own solo series on Disney+.   (Daniel Richtman)
Report
Oct. 07, 2021
A 'WandaVision' spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn's Agatha Harkness was reported to be in development.   (Variety)
Quote
Oct. 06, 2021
Lashana Lynch revealed that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige "personally emailed"her over a year before 'WandaVision' revealed the off-screen death of her character.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Sep. 20, 2021
Paul Bettany expressed his interest in returning for 'WandaVision' Season 2 if it were to be made.   (Cast/Crew)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Picture
Oct. 14, 2021
A new VFX breakdown for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Oct. 13, 2021
Dave Callaham shared that Katy's hero moment during 'Shang-Chi's climactic battle "made a lot of sense" for her character arc.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 08, 2021
An MCU spinoff starring Xialing's Ten Rings organization was rumored to be in the works from Marvel Studios.   (Daniel Richtman)
Video
Oct. 07, 2021
A VFX breakdown of how Abomination's scenes in 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' was revealed.   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Oct. 07, 2021
Simu Liu revealed that he thinks that 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' movie ending was "perfect for [their] story."   (Cast/Crew)

Deadpool 3


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Oct. 10, 2021
Rob Liefeld indicated that he's been informed of certain 'Deadpool 3' secrets, teasing that he'd "love to tell you [what I know]. But I can't, because I value my life!"   (Cast/Crew)
Quote
Aug. 20, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel has a timeline for the release of 'Deadpool 3.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 20, 2021
Kevin Feige confirmed that "the script [of 'Deadpool 3'] is in the works" and that star Ryan Reynolds "is working very hard on it with our writers."   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 05, 2021
Ryan Reynolds shared that he wants Marvel to go crazy with Deadpool within the MCU.   (Cast/Crew)
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Aug. 05, 2021
Ryan Reynolds said that there's a "70%" chance that filming for 'Deadpool 3' will start in 2022.   (Cast/Crew)