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Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Cast Now Includes Millie Bobby Brown

In a new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comic book characters from The Eternals will be taking the spotlight. The latest addition to the cast were announced at this years San Diego Comic Con.

 

 

Variety got the scoop for the MCU’s next phase while reporting on this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

 

Supreme Geek and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to unveil brand-new franchise starters at the convention in late July. Chief among them is The Eternals, a series about godlike alien beings to be adapted by indie director Chloé Zhao (The Rider), which has widely been reported to star Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden [Game of Thrones], as well as Stranger Things lead Millie Bobby Brown. 

 

 

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Based on the Jack Kirby created title The Eternals, the story is about superpowerful and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.

 

Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 1 (Eternals (1976-1978)) by [Kirby, Jack]

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Further details about the plot and cast have yet to be released!

 

 

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The Little Mermaid

‘The Little Mermaid’ Originally Meant as Gay Love Letter to Author’s Crush

The Little Mermaid is getting the live reboot so many other Disney classics have seen over the years, like Beauty and the BeastAladdin, and The Lion King. This one in particular, however, is causing some controversy with the casting of Halle Bailey, R&B singer, as Ariel. I wonder if everyone so upset with the casting knows the roots of the story. It isn’t just a sweet fairy tale where the princess falls in love with a prince and everyone lives happily ever after. The original tale written in 1837 is much darker and has a deeper connection with Hans Christian Andersen’s life.

Before penning The Little Mermaid, Andersen had fallen in love with a man of much higher class, Edvard Collin. Andersen was attracted to both men and women according to many biography writers, but he was pining for this one man in particular. Collin never returned Andersen’s affections, actually bothered by the special attention that Andersen had paid him and one of his sisters. Collin ended up marrying a woman, and it broke Andersen’s heart. The Little Mermaid became his love letter to Collin.

 

 

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

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In fact, Andersen’s story and that of Ariel are actually quite similar, both tales of unrequited love. Like Andersen, Ariel falls in love with a prince, but she is a mermaid and can’t just walk up to him and tell him. She has no legs! So she sells her voice to a sea witch in exchange for legs and the ability to walk on land to get the prince to fall in love with her. In both Andersen’s original story and Disney’s animated version, the prince does love another woman. In the Disney tale, it is the sea witch, Ursula, who is overcome by Ariel and her animal friends. Ariel gets her prince in the end. In the original tale, the other woman is just another woman. With no voice to express her feelings, something highly symbolic of Andersen’s situation, the prince marries someone else. Ariel, distraught, cries so much she turns into sea foam.

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More Cast Members Join Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake

 

The Little Mermaid is one of the many Disney animated classics that will get the live-action treatment in the near future. Directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) and with the music from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film is scheduled for production in early 2020. Recently, some new cast members joined the adaptation.

 

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Recently, it was announced that Melissa McCarthy was in talks to play Ursula in the remake, though the deal has not been finalized. Yesterday, it was revealed that Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jacob Tremblay (Room) were also in talks to star in the film. Awkwafina will play a gender-swapped version of Scuttle while Tremblay will play Flounder.

 

Even though the supporting cast seems to be filling out, there is still no word on who will play Ariel and Prince Eric.

 

 

Who do you think should play the lead in The Little Mermaid remake? Are you excited for this new adaptation?

 

 

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Details of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Re-Release Officially Revealed

We’ve known for a while now that ‘Avengers Endgame’ was going to get a re-release later this month, but the details have since been unknown. Today, Disney finally lifted the curtain on what we should expect from the re-release.

 

Marvel took to social media to unveil plans for the re-release. The new version of the film will feature an introduction from directors Joe and Anthony Russo, an unfinished deleted scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home before it comes out next week. An exclusive poster will also be given out to those who attend the event.

 


It’s worth noting that the box office tally for Avengers: Endgame is less than $40 million dollars behind Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time. Since the release of Endgame, speculation as to whether or not the film will beat James Cameron’s 3-D epic haven’t stopped.

 

Tickets for the re-release are on sale now. Will this re-release finally push the film over the edge and claim the box office crown? Will you see the Avengers: Endgame re-release?

 

 

 

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Marvel Really Wants Keanu Reeves to Star in the MCU

Marvel wants to call of the dibs on Keanu Reeves’s next film credits. Everyone on the internet may want to claim ownership of the beloved Keanu, who has become a true man of the people, but none more than Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige.

 

 

“We talk to him for almost every film we make,” Feige told ComicBook.com. “We talk to Keanu Reeves about, I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

 

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Marvel still has yet to announce its official slate of new films, as well. Huffpost reports that Reeves is rumored to star in The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie, but Feige won’t be making any confirmations about future films until Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres.

 

I will say all of the post Comic-Con, post Spider-Man: Far From Home stuff. … Here’s an exclusive. We’re gonna keep making movies. We’re gonna still keep making movies after these two. And we will talk about them soon after Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out.

 

After the still devastating loss of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, we the people are in dire need of some amazing casting news. However, Reeves is still very busy with his most recent projects. He is currently promoting Toy Story 4, and is set to star in another John Wick film as the hit action series continues to gain popularity.

Reeves did recently express interest in playing Wolverine though.

 

 

During a puppy-playing interview that BuzzFeed hosted, Reeves was asked by fans which Marvel or DC superhero he would want to play in the future.

“I don’t know,” said Reeves. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to play Wolverine. So Wolverine.”

 

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Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine concluded with grace (and a lot of blood) in Logan. X-Men is now owned by Disney and Marvel. The stars are aligned. The Keanussance rages. Give Keanu his adamantium claws, please.

 

 

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