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3 Spider-Men for ‘Spider-Man 3’: Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire Join Tom Holland

The rumors have been confirmed: Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield (stars of previous Spider-Man series) will appear in the third film of Tom Holland's, Spider Man: Homesick.

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Sam Raimi Will Direct The Doctor Strange Sequel

The iconic Spider-Man director and creator of Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, will direct the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. The original director of the first Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson, was supposed to direct the sequel but back in January, he stepped down from his position seemingly due to creative differences. So it was up in the air for a while about who was going to helm Doctor Strange’s second solo film.

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Raimi announced that he would be directing the film during a press event where he talked about his new horror anthology series on the new streaming service, Quibi. While there, he talked about how Doctor Strange was on his list of great comic book characters.

It’s going to be so cool to have the director of the first Spiderman movies I fell in love with back in the chair with another superhero, especially one as interesting and unique as Doctor Strange. The title leaves so much to the imagination and of course, in true Marvel fashion, the public knows very little, in fact almost nothing about the plot. We do know that our faves will be back, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, obviously. Other cast members include Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, who we haven’t seen since the end of the first Doctor Strange; the film will also feature Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen. But Rachel McAdams may not be returning as Strange’s love interest, Dr. Palmer. Apparently the Disney + shows, Loki and Wandavision, will tie into the film somehow.

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The film could explore where in the heck Loki went after he stole the tesseract (the space stone) while the Avengers were in the past during the events of Avengers: End Game… it could also explore where Mordo has been because in-universe, it’s been years. We don’t know if he got snapped or not, or what he’s been using his mystical arts knowledge for, or if he continued his plan by taking away people’s power who learned sorcery from the Ancient One. There’s so much that can be done!

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The original date for release was in May of next year but has since been pushed back until November 5, 2021.

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Marvel Unveils Exciting Plans for Phase 4

It’s been a big week for Marvel. Avengers: Engame just beat out Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time, and now they have released their plans for phase 4 of their cinematic universe at Comic-Con: San Diego. The full list includes: Black Widow, The Eternals, Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

 

Natalie Portman holding a hammer which has just been handed to her.
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One of the biggest surprises came during the announcement of Thor 4 (Nov. 5 2021) when director Taika Waititi handed Natalie Portman Thor’s hammer, and confirmed her role in the movie as the new female Thor. The film will be based around Jason Aaron’s comic book series that saw Jane Foster become Lady Thor after Thor found himself unworthy of wielding his hammer.

“Feels pretty good.” Portman told the crowd, “I’ve always had a little hammer envy.”

Don’t worry Chris Hemsworth fans; he’ll be reprising his role as Thor.

 

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One of the other major announcements was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (4/12/2021). This will be the first Asian-American superhero film to grace the presence of Marvel’s cinematic universe. The original Shang-Chi comic appeared almost fifty years ago and follows the story of martial arts guru Shang Shi as he fights as a hero for hire and eventually joins The Avengers. His father is of Chinese dissent and his mother is white/American.The role will be played by Chinese-Canadian actor, Simu Liu.

The film is evidence of an increased effort in Marvel to add diversity to their roster of mostly white male superheroes.

 

Scarlett Johansson
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Marvel also confirmed the heavily-speculated release of a Black Widow solo film that will explore the past of Natasha Romanoff played by Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson told the panel: “I get to play Natasha as a fully realized woman, in all of her many facets, and I’m excited for fans to see the flawed side of her.”

Black Widow’s past has taken a back seat over the course of Marvel’s cinematic history, and fans have been eager to explore her as a fully developed character. The film, set in Budapest, was officially labeled as a prequel.

 

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The Eternals will add to Marvel’s ever-increasing number of space-themed films and will follow a group of powerful proto-humans who were created by the oldest characters in the Marvel universe (the celestials). Audiences can expect a November 2020 release date.

 

 

Doctor Strange
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The last major movie release announced was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Director Scott Derrickson told audiences that it will be Marvel’s first scary movie, and will follow Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange as he explores the universe’s mystical realm.

 

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four is announced during 2019 Comic-Con International on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Other titles that are expected to be released on streaming platforms are The Eternals, Wanda Vision, Loki, Blade, What If…?, and Hawkeye.

Marvel’s universe has been set to full-throttle as they add new characters and expand upon fan-favorites. As we saw in phase 3, plot lines will intermingle and alliences will be formed. Who knows what this is all leading to. The only thing that is certain is that as the films grow to a cresendo, the stakes for the Marvel universe will be higher ever before.

 

 

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