Today marks a moment of change for the Marvel universe as the longest-running Disney Plus project in the MCU has been cancelled. Despite this, there is a significant bright spot in this story. In addition, if a recent rumour is to be accepted, the franchise may have unknowingly signed one of its biggest performers ever in a startling recast. Let’s get started with our most recent roundup of Marvel news. For years, Marvel has been attempting to launch an Armor Wars series for Don Cheadle’s War Machine; however, they have suddenly chosen to give it. and relaunch the undertaking as a motion picture. Fans are naturally ecstatic about this news, not only because the longest-running sidekick in the MCU will finally have his movie, but also due to the crazy rumour that Armor Wars has been moved up to the big screen to make room for Robert Downey Jr.’s covert appearance as an artificial intelligence Tony Stark! We remain hopeful. At this month’s D23, Marvel revealed the whole cast for the Thunderbolts movie in 2024. Much to the dismay of ardent fans, Red Hulk has left off the roster. While that made sense considering that William Hurt, who played General Ross, passed away earlier this year, a fresh story claims that Marvel already has a well-known replacement in mind for the part—none other than Harrison Ford. He was reportedly going to be announced at D23, but Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm didn’t want it to overshadow Harrison Ford’s return in Indiana Jones 5. Can we yet get excited about this?
In a significant and well-deserved victory, the show overcame its critics and smashed its way to a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes although Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters has trolls pursuing her both on and off-screen. She-Hulk is currently sitting pretty at an amazing 87 per cent on the review aggregation website after the Disney Plus show reached its seventh episode (with two more to go!). Even before the significant Daredevil crossover, that is. Congratulations, Ms Walters!
Although fans are hoping that Spike Lee will take over as director of Blade, some fresh plot details are reportedly in the works. These details give us a taste of what to expect when Mahershala Ali’s Daywalker eventually makes his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It appears that the upcoming Blade movie will be a period piece that spans eight decades, from 1900 to 1980. So anticipate a thorough exploration of Marvel’s horror history that, hopefully, explains why vampires have never before appeared in the franchise.
Marvel has been able to offer previously supporting characters starring roles in their Disney+ TV programs. By doing this, they give underdeveloped characters more depth while also using a well-known figure to introduce other new heroes who will be crucial to Marvel’s ambitions for Phase 4 and beyond of the MCU. The Disney+ episodes may have initially sounded like extracurricular reading meant to complement the movies when they were first announced.
After five seasons, it is abundantly evident that the Disney+ MCU TV episodes are just as significant to the overall MCU storyline as the main films. The TV series introduced Kang the Conqueror, who is rumoured to be an important villain already confirmed to debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and other significant Marvel films, and helped establish the idea of the multiverse in the MCU with Loki alone.
The next scheduled MCU Disney show is Werewolf by Night, a Disney+-only Halloween special for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that won’t be screening in theatres. Werewolf by Night will begin streaming on October 7th, 2022, and follows Jack Russell (Gael Garcia Bernal) as he battles his lycanthropic instincts. Alongside him is Laura Donnelly as Veruca and Harriet Sansom Harris as Elsa Bloodstone, the emblematic British monster-slaying femme fatale from Marvel Comics.
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Halloween special may feature more than one werewolf towards the end, according to the casting of Jaycob Maya as Jake Gomez, another figure who adopted the Werewolf by Night moniker in the Marvel Comics canon. A significant development for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe is the introduction of Man-Thing to the MCU in Werewolf by Night given his comic-canon status as the Guardian of the Nexus of All Realities (a.k.a the place where all points in the Multiverse meet)