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‘Black Widow’ Set Photos Show Off a Man in a Tank!?

Who is this mysterious figure spotted on the Black Widow film set?

 

Black Widow

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To be clear, Black Widow isn’t officially happening, in fact no Marvel Movie is ‘officially’ happening after Spider-Man: Far From Home, but given the abundance of rumors and even set photos we know that Black Widow is definitely happening.

 

 

Scarlet Johansson was spotted on the set, which cued us in that the rumors were true and that a Black Widow prequel movie was in the works. With no official word, though, we’re unsure of when this movie is taking place exactly (90s? early 2000s? After Captain America: Winter Soldier? After Avengers: Infinity War?), although Sebastian Stan, as per The Mary Sue,  “let it slip that the upcoming solo Black Widow movie would take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.”

 

 

Before we speculate, let’s go through what we know for sure.

The movie, possibly and certainly Black Widow, is currently shooting the film across Europe, hence why we have all these images:

 

In case you’re wonder why who the person is behind Scarlet Johansen, here’s a closer look:

Still no idea? Me neither, but Gizmodo writes that this dummy crate labeled ‘Yelena’….

…might suggest that “Midsommar’s Florence Pugh will play Yelena Belova, a fellow Red Room spy with ties to SHIELD and HYDRA who briefly took on the mantle of Black Widow herself.”

That’s awesome. Black Widow and a potential future Black Widow teaming up for a motorcycle chase? Count me in!

 

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE

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The most interesting images are from the newest ones, which are now circulating online:

 

 

Is that a tank!? That’s bloody awesome! Could Black Widow get on a motorcycle to get away from a tank?

 

 

Fans have been quick to ponder these awesome images with many theorizing this is none other than Taskmaster. In the comics Taskmaster is a supervillain/anti-hero who has been a training instructor by various criminal organizations. Considering that Black Widow was trained by to be assassin, as was briefly touched upon in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agent Carter, Taskmaster appearing in this film would make sense.

 

Taskmaster

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However, the character in the set photos is without Taskmaster’s infamous skull mask. Could this character still be Taskmaster even without the skull mask? Well, Baron Zemo from Captain America: Civil War was Baron Zemo even though he didn’t have his comicboook counterpart’s infamous purple sock/mask over his head.

Here’s the comic version and the final product:

 

Baron Zemo-comic vs final product

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Here the concept art for Captain America: Civil War:

 

Baron Zemo-concept art

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Here’s the Arnim Zola in the comic:

Arnim Zola-comic

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Here’s the concept art in Captain America: Winter Solider.

 

Arnim Zola-concept art-1

Arnim Zola-concept art-2

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Here’s the final product:

 

Arnim Zola-final product

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With that up in the air, who could be the man inside this costume?

 

 

Anyone really, but Hollywood Reporter wrote that David Harbour, the newest Hellboy from the remake, would be joining the movie. So it could be him, or he could have a minor role in the movie, or his part could be cut entirely the way Katherine Langford’s character of ‘Teenage Morgan’ was cut from Avengers: Endgame.

But what do you think?

 

 

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Someone Edited ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Reduce the Female Roles

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.

 

 

Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest films of all time, and it’s certainly one of the most critically acclaimed films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One aspect of the film that garnered the most acclaim was the uniting of nearly the entire MCU for an all-out battle against Thanos. Despite the immense joy this move brought to die-hard and casual fans alike, not everyone was in agreement.

Apparently, someone wasn’t happy with a few of the characters in the movie. Specifically, the female ones.

NPR reported yesterday that an anonymous “fan” has released an edited version of Endgame called the “defeminized” version. This new edit minimizes the roles of all the female characters in the film… and some, it even removes.

Captain Marvel was cut out of the film entirely. For a “fan,” this anonymous editor is ruthless with the film’s plot; without Captain Marvel, there are also no scenes where she saves Iron Man from space and destroys one of Thanos’ ships in the final battle (both of which are pretty important to the timeline of the film). The scene where all the female superheroes come together, referencing a potential A-Force movie, is conspicuously absent.

 

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Some smaller scenes are also missing, such as the opening scene where Hawkeye trains his daughter in archery, and when Tony Stark talks with Pepper Potts about potentially returning to the team.

Some male scenes were edited as well: Black Panther was removed, as well as any scenes involving two male characters hugging. While that last one doesn’t necessarily move anything plot-relevant, it is a bit baffling.

A deliberate removal of women from a cult classic film, while controversial, is nothing new. When Star Wars: The Last Jedi met with polarizing reception from fans, a “chauvinist cut” appeared online that edited out all the female characters in the movie—reducing the two-and-a-half film to only 45 minutes.

It’s unclear whether or not this film is an elaborate troll, and it may no longer be available online.

 

What are your thoughts on this?

 

 

 

 

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The Next Avenger? Check Out the 6 Superheroes Marvel Could Adapt Next!

With Endgame over, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic universe has reached its conclusion. It’s safe to say we’re in a transition period in which characters like Tony Stark, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye are on their way out, with newer characters like Dr. Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel taking their place as the main heroes of the sprawling superhero universe. But what about even more characters? With Marvel having a vast library of superheroes, its inventible we’re going to be getting a lot of new faces with Phase 4 and beyond. But who could they be? Let’s have a look at some of the superheroes from the comics who haven’t been adapted yet and see who might be candidates for showing up!

 

 

The superhero Nova crackling with energy as he stands before a planet in space

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6. Nova

Guardians of the Galaxy introduced the Nova Corps, so it stands to reason their most famous member of the comics has a good shot at showing up in the future. Richard Rider, better known as Nova, was given the helmet of the intergalactic space police by a dying Corps member. Although he didn’t have any idea how to use his equipment at first, he eventually discovered the helmet gave him a connection to a special energy field called the Nova Force, which allowed him to access abilities such as flight, super strength, and energy manipulation. With the MCU continuing to expand into cosmic territory, it’d be awesome to see this galactic defender get his due. Perhaps there could even be a crossover with Captain Marvel or the Guardians!

 

 

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5. Moon knight

Moon Knight is essentially a Batman-like vigilante but with one difference: he’s pretty messed up in the headSuffering from dissociative identity disorder, Moon Knight has developed multiple personalities, being born as Marc Spector but also becomes Steven Grant, a millionaire, and Jake Lockley, a taxicab driver. Prowling the streets after dark, Moon Knight uses gadgets and his own combat training to take down the criminal underworld, making him a fascinating anti-hero who’s always teetering the line on becoming a villain.

 

 

Beta Ray Bill stands in front of a turbulent, stormy background with a hammer

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4. Beta Ray Bill

Beta Ray Bill is one of the wilder heroes of the wider Marvel Universe. A noble warrior alien, Beta Ray Bill is distinctive for being so pure hearted and good that he could wield Thor’s hammer, much like Captain America. It was he who was granted Stormbreaker in the comics and his costume partially inspired Thor’s look in Infinity War and Endgame. A rival and friend to Thor, Beta Ray Bill might even be a worthy successor to the God of Thunder in the films, taking Stormbreaker from Thor if the God of Thunder truly hangs up his hammer.

 

 

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3. Devil Dinosaur 

This guy is a bit of an obscure one, but so were the Guardians and Dr. Strange before they got big. Hailing from a parallel world overtaken by dinosaurs and cave people, Devil Dinosaur aids his friend Moon Boy on the dinosaur infested planet, fighting off dinosaurs and other monsters as they journey across the hostile world. In the modern day, Devil Dinosaur found his way to Earth, where he teamed up with a young girl called Moon Girl. Devil Dinosaur is a bit high-concept, but who wouldn’t want a Dino buddy as their companion?

 

 

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2. Ironheart

A 15 year old engineering student, Ironheart began life as Riri Williams, who stole Iron Man tech and forged her own suit of armor. Beginning a career as an underground superhero, Ironheart established herself as a member of her community, helping out the little guy before becoming integrated with the superhero community at large. With more callings for diverse superheroes, it’d be fantastic to see an intelligent, talented young black woman become an Avenger.

 

 

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1. Ms. Marvel

A very popular candidate to appear in the films, Kamala Kahn is a young Muslin woman who inherits abilities thanks to Captain Marvel and grows into a superhero. Kamala Kahn has been acclaimed for portraying a young woman with diverse interests, with a colorful personality who instantly feels relatable to a young audience. She’s the hero who feels especially relevant now and one that would be great to see in the world.

 

 

 

 

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‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Video Game Unleashes First Trailer

There have been a lot of video games centered around the individual members of the Avengers team, but never one where they are all united together. That changed when game developer Square Enix announced that they would team up with Marvel to develop an Avengers video game. After much anticipation, the company debuted the first trailer for the game yesterday at their E3 2019 press conference.

Taking place in a separate continuity from the films and comics, this game will see Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow as an already established superhero team struggling with the fallout of a devastating attack that leaves an entire city devastated with the Avengers to blame. After five years in hiding, a global threat brings the heroes back together for another epic battle.

 

You can watch the reveal here:

 

 

Reception for the trailer has been positive, but the faces of the characters has come under scrutiny.

The Avengers video game will release in May of next year. Are you excited?

 

 

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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.

 

Jack Kirby

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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.

 

Chloe Zhao

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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.

 

 

Matthew Firpo

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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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