Marvel Hires Writers For “Eternals,” So You Know They’re Serious

If you caught our latest podcast (here,) you will have heard about Marvel’s plans to move away from it’s earthly heroes for an otherworldly, highly super-powered Eternals movie. Many are somewhat unfamiliar with the Eternals, and in in keeping with that, Marvel has hired an unfamiliar writing duo as well.

Matthew and Ryan Firpo have been given the go-ahead to take the first crack at turning out a viable script. To date, the brothers are largely unknown, with their main claim to fame being a script for a movie called “Ruin,” which made the Black List and has attracted the attention of Gal Gadot and MadRiver Productions.

As we all know, those who start on a Marvel script may not be the ones who end up with the credit for it by the time the film arrives, and creating an entirely alien world where everyone seemingly has powers is no easy undertaking. We will know whether they’ve got the goods, soon enough. What are your thoughts on Marvel bringing in untested talent for their next step? Let us know!

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets A Sixth Season!

After rumors surfaced that Disney “compelled” ABC to give Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. this, their 5th season, we were all pretty sure it would be the original MCU tie-in show’s last. All year long, people involved in the show kept saying they wrote this season as if it would be the last. Expectations were minimum. Thank goodness the fans showed up.

Announced just a minutes ago, AoS will be returning for a 6th season! Next year will bring back Coulson (we hope) and his crew for another 13 episodes. Thirteen is a far cry from the massive 24 episode run they had just a season ago, but at this point, we’ll take what we can get. Will we get more tie-ins to the half-genocided larger MCU? Will events of Avengers 4 play a role? Contact us and share your thoughts! Also, don’t forget to tune into the podcast we’ll be releasing later today to discuss it – we may bring up your question or opinion!

 

Sony’s Venom – The Official Trailer

Here is the trailer to the new Venom movie, which is apparently scheduled to appear at CinemaCon, and let me tell you it does not disappoint. We loaded the original leaked version, but by the time it was out, the full version launched, and what looked like certain disaster at the start may actually prove to be Sony’s best offering in the Spidey-verse in quite some time.

The trailer gives us a lot of background as to who Eddie Brock is and how he ends up in possession of Venom. We also get a lot of Jenny Slate, who works at the Life Foundation, the company in possession of the symbiotes.

One of the more interesting parts of this trailer was Hardy’s Brock character seeking to make a deal with the symbiote to only do good things, that the symbiote summarily dismissed. It’s interesting because there are a number of different comic story lines being fed into this film, and where Brock or the Venom character go is up in the air. One thing for sure, he won’t be the only symbiote running around.

As we’ve covered before, this new Venom is expected to have some connection to the MCU, as Tom Holland is rumored to have filmed 2 days on the Sony set, and it is well-believed that since Sony “shared” Spider-Man back with Disney, that there is a continued interweaving of characters that will happen.  Venom comes out on October 5th. Does this trailer get you more excited? Let us know!

‘Captain Marvel’ now has its Minn Erva in Gemma Chan

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The cast lineup of the upcoming Marvel Studios Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson is garnering more and more hype for the film. This announcement just keeps it going.  Humans star Gemma Chan is set to play Minn-Erva in superhero movie. Now in the comics-verse, Minn-Erva (aka Doctor Minerva) is a Kree geneticist and spy.

The plot and even basic details are being kept quiet for the first female-led MCU superhero film.  We do know that It will center on Carol Danvers (Larson), an Air Force pilot who has her DNA was fused with that of an alien during an accident, the resulting alteration imbued her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection and flight.  now this will be interesting as well because Minn-Erva has similar powers to that of what Danvers obtains.
Other announced cast members of Captain Marvel include Jude Law, Samuel L Jackson, Dewanda Wise and Ben Mendelsohn who is said to be the lead villain. Captain Marvel is set in the 90s prior to all of the other MCU films. It is set to be released in theaters on March 8, 2019

Deadpool Spinoff, X-Force Set To Begin Filming In Fall

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We are getting the Merc with a Mouth’s sequel this May, the 4th installment of the next X-men generation in X-men: Dark Phoenix in December and then the New Mutants which have been pushed back to February of next year. But lets not forget Fox has one more X-men property lined up that many were not sure was going to go into production. That property being X-force and the reason being the potential Fox/Disney merger.

A new report claims that X-Force will start shooting this October. If that does turn out to be true that would mean it would finish filming before the Disney deal can go through. this would potentially give the X-Force a late 2019 release date. It’s not how long it would take to fully integrate the X-men universe into the MCU.

Now of course these are just reports and nothing is set in stone as of now. There is no certainty to the future of Ryan Reynolds in the fourth wall breaking, foul mouthed superhero role and Deadpool 2 would seem like the perfect lead in to X-Force. Also seeing Reynolds in his own giant team up would be a great way to go out if its his final film. Let us know your thoughts? Are you hyped for an X-Force film?

Sony’s Silver And Black Lands Writers

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It’s been a solid day for news on the women in the Marvel Universes. Earlier today we shared news on the writing/directing team that is apparently taking on the Kitty Pryde solo film for Fox, and now we have information on the writers for Sony’s Silver & Black tag-team ladies team-up.

Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet are going to be penning the script for the two femme fatales. Beer is relatively unknown up to now, but has an enormous slate of announced credits coming up, with M.A.S.K., Godzilla Vs Kong, Barbie and Dungeons & Dragons all on her slate. Robertson-Dworet most notably penned the script for the currently-in-production, Captain Marvel, and is also on the writing team for M.A.S.K. and Dungeons & Dragons, as well as Sherlock 3 and Tomb Raider. Gina Prince-Bythewood, who is best known from Love and Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees is going to direct, and she also wrote the first draft of the script.

No casting has been set as of yet, but based on the excitement surrounding the other projects these women are working on, hopefully this gets a worthwhile take. Does news of this writing team get you excited? Is this a movie that should even be happening? Does it tie into the rest of the MCU like Venom should? Let us know what you think!

The First Trailer For Sony’s Venom Is Here!

Today, we get the first trailer from Sony’s new Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. As it’s only a teaser, we don’t get to see the symbiote in full action mode, but we get a healthy dose of Hardy as Eddie Brock, and at least a peek at the sentient black blob that will consume him. We’re sure to see more soon, as this is expected for an October 5th release, but for now, tell us what you think of the teaser!