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‘GoT’s Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel

Richard Madden of Game of Thrones fame is now in talks to join Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s Eternals. Jack Kirby is a name you should know. He once was Stan Lee’s boss, but after losing his job thanks to a crackdown on comic books he quit before coming back, now the writer-edit under Stan Lee at Marvel Comics. Infamously, he created many of the company’s major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Menthe Hulk, and even the Silver Surfer.

 

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In 1976, Jack Kirby created The Eternals. The story goes:

Millions of years ago, the fictional aliens called The Celestials experimented on primitive humans and created The Eternals as an offshoot of the evolutionary process. Newly born, the Eternals are tasked to defend Earth, but find themselves caught in a war between their creators and their destructive counterparts, the Deviants, in what is already an eon conflict.

Eventually, the Eternals battle with Greek, Roman and Norse gods before leaving Earth to explore the stars.

 

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The film based on this property will be directed by Chloe Zhao and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chloe Zhao’s previous film credits include Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider.

 

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Scripting the new movie is Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The duo previously wrote Ruin and their near-future thriller Mimi From Rio is currently set up at Netflix with Ridley Scott producing.

 

 

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According to Variety, Richard Madden, most famously Robb Stark on Game of Thrones before his infamous death scene, is now in talks to join the cast alongside Angelina Jolie, who played the titular character in Disney’s Maleficent and Kumail Nanjiani, who played Dinesh on HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Right now information is scare. In fact, much of the film is not known. We don’t know who Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani have been cast as and we don’t have a release date.

All we know that The Eternals, Black Widow and Shang Chi are all in development, but no specifics will be revealed until the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home this July 2nd.

 

 

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People are LOVING ‘Avengers: Endgame’

This weekend, Avengers: Endgame finally hits theaters. After ten years and twenty-one films, the most epic chapter in the MCU’s history will finally be released. If there was any worry about whether or not the film is any good, these early Twitter reactions should be a clear indication.

On Monday night, Endgame had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A handful of journalists and reviewers were able to see it. Though a review embargo is still in place, many of them posted their reactions online:

 


The general consensus seems to be that Avengers: Endgame is an epic film that balances humor and sadness well and not only serves as a proper sequel to Infinity War but also a tribute to the last eleven years of MCU history.

How excited are you for Endgame?

 

 

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‘Black Widow’ Solo Film Finally Kicks Off!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (a.k.a. MCU) film fans have been clamoring for is finally starting to go into development stages. It’ll be a while before we get an air date, but here is everything we know now.

 

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The Cast: Who’s In Talks and Who’s Rumored

 

In a recent article from Variety, Oscar nominated actress Rachel Weisz, from the biggest film of last year, The Favorite, is said to be in negotiations with Marvel to play as Scarlett Johansson’s co-star in the film.

 

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A couple of other actors hoping to join the MCU cast are Stranger Things actor David Harbour and Little Drummer Girl actress Florence Pugh.

 

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There have also been rumors of Emma Watson joining the cast!

 

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Although fans, myself included, would love to Watson in a Black Widow role, there has not been much word of Watson in any negotiations since the rumors started about a month ago. Many articles have been written about Marvel wanting the famed actress in their film, but to our dismay, nothing has been reported since.

 

 

The Filmmakers On-Board

 

According to an exclusive with The Hollywood Reporter, after meeting with over seventy directors, Marvel has chosen Cate Shortland to direct the Black Widow film. The film and television writer and director had help from the star of the film herself, Scarlet Johansson.

 

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Writer and Director Cate Shortland | Image via IMDb

 

Shortland, who does not have agency representation, had a fan in Johansson, who pushed for the helmer. The actress admired Shortland’s handling of the female lead in Lore, a critically acclaimed 2012 drama that tells of a young woman who leads her siblings through Germany as the Allied forces roll in.

-The Hollywood Reporter, 2019

 

In addition to the Cate Shortland becoming the director, screenwriter Jac Shaeffer has already written the first draft of the Black Widow screenplay. According to the MCU Wiki, Shaeffer also worked on the screenplay for the recent Captain Marvel film, so adapting Marvel characters and storylines is already under her belt.

 

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Saving the best for last, there have also been rumors about the movie’s plot.

 

Jeremy Conrad, blogger on everything Marvel, heard from a very reliable source that we may see the rise of a young Natasha Romanov during the Y2K crisis of the late 90s. Condrad posted this on his blog MCU Cosmic

 

According to the rumor, the Y2K bug on December 31, 1999 will play some part in the plot of Black Widow. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was confirmed that Natasha Romanoff was born in 1984; so that would make her 16 at the time of Y2K. Based that age and on the flashbacks in Avengers: Age of Ultron, that would place her still under the control of the Red Room and likely not with S.H.I.E.L.D..

-Jeremy Conrad, MCU Cosmic Exclusive

 

Conrad does stress that it is possible that this could be a rumor, or at the very least only a part of the main plot to the film’s story.

Rumors and theories aside, with how successful Marvel has been with their films, alongside the incredible talent that are already starting to join forces, I think Black Widow is going to at last have the spotlight she deserves!

At the very least, I highly doubt it’ll be anything like the SNL skit thankfully.

 

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No Ultron. Just no.

 

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Final ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Confirms Ticket Sales

At this point, even the smallest bit of Avengers: Endgame footage is enough to get Marvel fans excited about the new film. Today, Marvel answers our wishes with a brand new trailer:

 

 

Warning: DO NOT continue reading if you haven’t seen the trailer.

 

The final trailer for Endgame shows us sixty seconds of new footage. In it, several characters experience long-awaited reunions. Iron Man and Captain America make amends, Pepper Pots reunites with Tony, Rocket Raccoon and Nebula hold hands, and Thanos makes his epic return in what is sure to be an explosive battle.

 

But the biggest news from the trailer: TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! That’s right, you can now purchase your tickets to Endgame today on Fandango. Try to get them quickly before the site crashes.

 

 

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32 Stunning ‘Avengers Endgame’ Posters Feature Every Hero

One month from today, Avengers: Endgame will be upon us. The culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will reach its dramatic conclusion. Two weeks ago, Marvel released the first trailer for the highly anticipated film. The trailer put an emphasis on older Marvel films while offering only glimpses of what to expect.

With the marketing of the film ramping up, Marvel just released thirty-two character posters for the new film featuring all the heroes from Infinity War. Each poster is color coded: sixteen of the posters feature the surviving Avengers in color, while the other sixteen feature the fallen heroes in black-and-white. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

All the characters featured in the trailer are here, along with some surprising additions like Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan. Sadly, the posters also confirm that fan-favorite Shuri did not survive the snap. There are still other characters, like M’Baku and Maria Hill, that have not been shown at all in any previews.

 

Look at the posters here.

 


Avengers: Endgame comes out April 26th.

 

 

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