BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
There are weeks that I struggle to decide what the subject of Hero Blend should be. Do I check in to see whatís happening with the X-Men, or are the developments with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice more interesting? This week there was no struggle.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the coming years. To keep it all straight, we've laid out the next few years worth of Marvel Studios films, which encompass the remainder of Phase 2 and the officially announced Phase 3 lineup.
Itís still a strong possibility that Marvel will figure some way to get Spider-Man into its MCU. What Marvel wants, Marvel tends to get. But seeing the aftermath of the El Capitan party, it also seems like Marvel has a backup plan.
Earlier today we met the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, whenever an actor agrees to a contract with Marvel, it's never for just one film, which leads us to wonder exactly how many movies Chardick Boseman is signed on for. It turns out that we didn't have to wait that long for an answer to this burning question.
Marvel is offering up some major updates today, among which are the planned release dates for their hugely anticipated upcoming projects, specifically in Phase 3. Here's the list of movies they announced with release dates and some excellent title art...
Remember during the aftermath of the Avengers: Age Of Ultron when everyone started speculating that Black Panther would make an appearance in the movie? Well, it turns out the speculation was right, at least on a vague level. We still donít know whether TíChalla will show up in the upcoming film, but we do know he will be getting his own movie!
The Avengers 2 is being titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel will add new superheroes to the returning group of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Find out who those new superheroes are, and more, right here.
Weíve been hearing whispers about Black Pantherís arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years and years now, and while he hasnít shown up yet, it may not be long before the character makes his live-action feature debut. After all, the brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has what appear to be some rather big hints that Black Panther is coming sooner rather than later.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is adding three more superheroes to its lineup, adding up to nine Avengers for 2015. One notable Avenger from the comics that hasnít been announced for the movie is Black Panther, but Marvel may have something up its sleeve for the ruler of Wakanda next year.
One of the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe rumors is that Captain America, Thor and possibly Black Widow wonít appear in Avengers 3. Instead, they will be saved for another film down the line. If this proves to be true, Marvel needs to make sure that these secondary supeheroes to form the new Avengers team in the threequel.
The time is right for actors looking to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to speak up if interested. And first to say it loud and proud is Michael K. Williams of The Wire and Board Walk Empire.
When I asked Washington if heíd even been approached by Marvel to play a hero, he told me the answer. When I followed up and asked if it was something heíd even be interested in, he confessed a major truth.
We have been hearing that the menacing Ultron will have to travel to Black Pantherís home land of Wakanda to pick up valuable resources in Joss Whedonís sequel. But itís unclear if an actor will have been cast to play the hero TíChalla in a Marvel movie for this potential cameo.
Kevin Feige is continuing to tease new Marvel projects, and the two latest names to get dropped will delight fans and actors alike. Let the dream casting begin.
All kidding aside, by ďcontractĒ he could just be speaking of a hypothetical contract. As in, ďI didn't sign anything, so I'm not anything yet.Ē Or is he winking at the fact that he can't legally say anything, but he has talked to Marvel about the role?