Next X-Men Movie Set to Take Place in The 90s

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 12, 2016.

During an interview for the release of the latest X-Men movie, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the next X-Men movie to follow X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in the 1990s.

“The next one is set in the ’90s,” said Kinberg.

This will follow the pattern that the franchise has been following recently since X-Men: First Class took place in the 1960s, X-Men: Days of Future Past took place during the 1970s, and X-Men: Apocalypse taking place in the 1980s.

It’s also not entirely clear what exactly Kinberg meant by “the next one.” He could either be referencing the next core X-Men movie, or he could be referencing one of the possible upcoming spinoff movies supposedly in development like the New Mutants, Gambit, X-Force, or any other X-Men related movie.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27, 2016.

Source– ComingSoon

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Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on May 2, 2016.

The Punisher, the break out character of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil has been rumored to be getting his own Netflix series for a while now, but thankfully those rumors can now be put to rest since it appears that a Punisher Netflix series has been officially greenlit.

The series will star Jon Bernthal, reprising his role as Frank Castle The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as the as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the series, which will follow Castle as he dispenses his own brand of lethal justice.

“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil,” said executive producer/head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, in Marvel’s official statement. “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”

“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in Marvel’s Daredevil, and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in Marvel’s Daredevil I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

This will be the sixth Marvel series to find a home at Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (which is slated for September 30, 2016), Iron Fist (which is now in production), and the crossover miniseries The Defenders (which is set to begin filming later this year). At the moment it is unclear if The Punisher will join the upcoming team-up series, but EW says “it seems likely he’ll at least pop in.”

Daredevil Season 2 is currently available on Netflix.

Source- Entertainment Weekly

Marvel Reveals Their New Quasar

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 29, 2016.

About a week ago, Marvel released a teaser image promising a “long-awaited return” which was tied into their Avengers: Standoff! storyline. It was recently revealed that the returning hero would be none other than Wendell Vaughn, also know as Quasar, along with a new wielder of the cosmic-powered Quantum Bands.

5720da8693dcbThe new Quasar is a female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Avril Kincaid, and she’s the creation of writer Nick Spencer and artists Daniel Acuña and Angel Unzueta.

In an interview at Marvel.com, Spencer gave more details about the character and her origin:

Avril Kincaid is a high-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent stationed in Pleasant Hill when Baron Zemo stages his revolt. Seeing the crisis around her, she seeks out the most powerful weapon hidden in the town: the Quantum Bands. When she arrives to retrieve them, though, she’s greeted by a surprise—the owner of the bands and the original Quasar, Wendell Vaughn. He gives them to her, and from there, she uses them to help turn the tide of the battle in Standoff!. It’s a real “step up and be a hero” moment for Avril, and sets her on the path to becoming the new Quasar.

According to Spencer, this new Quasar will play a role in several upcoming titles, including his two ongoing Captain America series while also hinting at an appearance outside of those books in the near future as well in possibly either a solo series of her own or as part of a team series. The issue also teased the creation of a new Thunderbolts team so there’s always a possibility for that.

“We have big plans ahead for Avril; she’ll be a major player in some very important upcoming stories,” said Spencer. “You can definitely keep a lookout for her in the Captain America books, but I suspect she’ll be showing up elsewhere as well…”

Kincaid is now the fifth Marvel character to possess the Quasar name, after Vaughn, Phyla-Vell, Richard Rider, and Neutron. With her introduction only occurring recently, it will be some time before we know if she will be as popular with the fans as the previous incarnations of Quasar were.

Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 26, 2016.

Last year, Marvel unveiled their film lineup for Phase 3.0. One of the films in that lineup was for an Inhumans movie which was orginially slated for 2018. It was later pushed back to 2019 and now it appears to have no set release date whatsoever.

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Marvel’s Inhumans has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule indefinitely.

Since the original announcement for the Inhumans movie in 2014, the Phase 3.0 release schedule has been filled in with Spider-Man: Homecoming (July, 2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July, 2018), and Indiana Jones 5 (2019) even though that movie is from their parent company Disney.

“Since we made our initial Phase 3.0 announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us,”Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said. “We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time.”

When asked if the Inhumans film would be ditched altogether, Feige responded with, “No. It’s a question of when.”

The film is still in development but will most likely appear in theaters in either 2020 or sometime afterwards as part of Marvel’s Phase 4.0 lineup. While the Inhumans have already appeared and made their presence known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, they haven’t made quiet the same impact in the films just yet. It is unknown if this delay will have any affect on the show yet.

Source- Collider

Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 23, 2016.

Production has begun on Iron Fist, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel. The first images from the New York set have been released, which reveal a shoeless Finn Jones skipping through the streets.

Check them out below, via Tumblr user Delevingned:

Judging by the pictures, it appears that this takes place when Danny Rand/Iron Fist returns home to New York City for the first time in years after living in the mystical city of K’un-L’un for the past decade.

Once Iron Fist has finished shooting, all four of the Netflix Marvel heroes, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Jones), will unite together for the fifth Marvel Netflix series The Defenders. It was revealed earlier this month that the superhero team-up show will begin production later this year.

The cast for Iron Fist currently consists of Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Carrie-Anne Moss’s Jeryn Hogarth from Jessica Jones may appear on the show due to her character’s connection to Iron Fist in the comics but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the show from Marvel: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”

No release date has been set for Iron Fist just yet, but it will most likely debut on Netflix sometime in 2017.

X-23 Rumored to Make Her Film Debut in Wolverine 3

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 21, 2016.

The upcoming third installment in the Wolverine standalone movies has been gathering quite a bit of buzz since it will be Hugh Jackman’s last run as the character, possibly be based on the popular Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, and could also be rated R. Since this will be Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine, many thought that this would mean the end of having any healing claw wielding mutants in the future X-Men films, but if this latest rumor is to be believed than we could possibly see someone else take up the mantle of Wolverine after Jackman’s departure.

A recent rumor from SuperHeroHype suggests that X-23 might also be showing up in the film. The report follows a casting call sent out for Wolverine 3, which asks for, “Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian-looking females over the age of 21, a height of 4′ – 4’11, and a size 0-4,”.

That casting could be for any number of major or minor roles in the movie, but early thinking is leaning towards Laura Kinney aka X-23 at the moment. X-23 is a genetic clone of Wolverine who has two retractable claws in her hands and one in her feet. She first appeared in the show X-Men: Evolution before being later introduced into the comics. Over the years, Laura has become a very popular character in the X-Men comics and recently she has taken on the role of Wolverine after the events of the Death of Wolverine story.

No official statement from the filmmakers about the rumor has been given yet but if X-23 does appear in the movie, could we possibly be seeing a passing of the torch story where Jackman’s Wolverine allows someone who he views as a daughter take on his name as the new Wolverine in the X-Men film universe, a possible one-off character for the movie, or as just a little easter egg for fans?

Until we know for certain, fans can expect to see Wolverine 3, directed by James Mangold and starring Jackman as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier, possibly Live Schreiber who is interested in returning to play Sabertooth again, and Boyd Holbrook as a villain, in theaters on March 3, 2017.

Source- SuperHeroHype

New Spider-Man Movie Officially Titled Spider-Man: Homecoming

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 14, 2016.

It’s been over a year since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures officially announced that they’d be teaming-up to work on the future of Spider-Man films. We’ve known for a while now that the new movie would be coming in summer of 2017, but now we know that the first standalone Spider-Man movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be officially called Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The name of the movie was revealed by Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman along with the new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, on stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

The Homecoming title was rumored thanks to a domain name that was registered earlier this month, but was officially confirmed for the first time at the panel. Rothman explained that the name had a double meaning for Spidey since it will be “both a high school reference, and a homecoming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” It basically reflects on the younger take on Spidey that they’re going for this time around by keeping him both in High School and letting him take on the problems of a teenager, as well as those of a superhero in a much larger universe.

Marvel Studios will only be co-producing Homecoming with Sony which was reinforced recently by president Kevin Feige in detail by saying that it’s a Sony Picture, with Marvel creative assistance.

No set villain or villains have been officially confirmed for the movie yet. We do at least know that the filmmakers are planing on using a villain that hasn’t appeared in any of the previous five Spider-Man movies before so characters like the Green Goblin’s, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom, Lizard, Electro, and Rhino will most likely not appear in the new film series right away. Past rumors suggested that characters like Scorpion or Kraven could be used as potential villains for the new movie although recent rumors suggest that the filmmakers might be planning to use the Vulture as their primary villain and are looking at Michael Keaton to play the character.

Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts and starring Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Zendaya as an unspecified role, will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. Holland’s Spider-Man will be making his debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer Released

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 13, 2016.

Marvel has unveiled the first trailer for Doctor Strange, which was introduced and showcased on Jimmy Kimmel Live! by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Along with the trailer, Marvel also released a couple of posters for the film as well.

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) and stars Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, a.k.a. Night Nurse, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen as an unspecified villain.

Marvel’s Dr. Strange is scheduled to release in theaters on November 4, 2016.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger TV Series Greenlit

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 11, 2016.

The long-discussed Cloak and Dagger adaptation for television has been officially greenlit and given a straight-to-series order by Freeform, the cable channel previously known as ABC Family.

Based on the Marvel characters Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger), Cloak and Dagger is described as a “superhero love story.” The live-action show will follow the two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love — Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger had been in the works at Freeform’s predecessor ABC Family for about five years, though there is no writer currently attached to the series just yet, a search is currently under way. Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios are signed on to the project as co-producers.

“We are thrilled to be able to explore another corner of the Marvel Universe with Cloak and Dagger,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “We want to thank Tandy and Tyrone’s fans everywhere who have been waiting for this exciting news.

Source- Variety

Possible Spider-Man Reboot Movie Titles Revealed

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on April 6, 2016.

After Tom Holland’s Spider-Man debuts in Captain America: Civil War, he’ll be getting a standalone film of his own in 2017. To prepare for the upcoming reboot, Sony has started registering several website domains in order to narrow down some possible titles for the new Spider-Man film.

Ain’t It Cool News reports that Sony has registered the domains SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com, SpiderManComingOfAgeMovie.com, SpiderManGreatnessAwaitsMovie.com, and SpiderManSuspendedMovie.com. These domains suggest that the new film could be titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Coming of Age, Spider-Man: Greatness Awaits, or Spider-Man: Suspended. All of these titles seem to suit the younger high school bound version of Spider-Man that Marvel and Sony are working on now.

Registering multiple domains like this suggests that Sony hasn’t actually decided on a title for the new movie yet, but are currently building up a shortlist before making their final decision. It’s not all that unusual for a studio to register multiple possible titles for a project just to make sure that nobody else takes the relevant URL.

It should also be noted that Sony is also working on an animated Spider-Man movie as well which means that any or all of these titles may be related to that project as well.

In the end, Sony will either choose one of these domains for the title of the live-action movie, one possibly for the animated movie, or they will instead use none of these domains and they will just end up naming the film something else instead.

Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016 and the new Spider-Man reboot film is scheduled to launch on July 7, 2017.

Source- Ain’t It Cool News