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Loki: so you’re saying there are people that are,,,,completely straight?
Peter: well, yeah.
Loki: I regret not conquering your planet
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🥺 -some things don’t change. Loki 🖤
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I LOVE THEM
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All I want is Loki to be happy without consequences
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It’s been almost three months since the worst MCU line to date aired, and I still can’t believe TPTB
Just slapped it in there, no further elaboration required;
Had a good guy speak this abominable alt-right-adjacent horseshit;
Gave this defeatist cynical twaddle to a successor handpicked by Steve Fucking Rogers;
Thought it’d be a good idea if a youngish black man impersonated a status-quo defending white boomer with an over-inflated sense of his own intelligence and no intellectual curiosity or knowledge of history whatsoever;
OBVIOUSLY WANT YOU TO THINK HE HAS A POINT!
If the MCU never does another story on Earth and sticks entirely to light-weight space adventures, I won’t be sorry. Sure, those too can be rather iffy when they approach anything resembling a political subject but the rainbow bridges and branching headgear do keep me pretty distracted so hey.
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Loki gets frozen in carbonate by darth vadar in episode 4. Mobius keeps making off-script charlie the unicorn references. Lady loki never shows up but the kool aid man sure does. From episode 5 onwards it’s just SNL sketch compliations broken up by five nights at freddie’s jump scares. The link between the MCU and the DMU (despicable me universe) gets made in episode 2. The infinity stones are actually raisins which is why thanos wants them so bad. Rocket raccoon is gay
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Loki(2021) S01E01, he's a sad boi
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Chris evans (Soft aesthetic)
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Phase 4 so far has been dealing with your trauma and that cat meme
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if the final scene in loki (2021) isn’t steve rogers sat in a cell reading a first edition of the hobbit then what is the point?!
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Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week
Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week
By Stephen Ippolito | June 13th, 2021
Loki series premires, first reactions are postive
On Wednesday, the first episode of Marvel Studios new series Loki was released. The six-episode series was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Some people even described it as Marvel’s best start to a series so far.
Catch new episodes of Loki every Wednesday on Disney+.
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Loki: Every MCU Easter Egg In Episode 1
Loki has officially begun on Disney+, and Tom Hiddleston comes bearing plenty of Marvel Easter eggs in the premiere episode. Here's what we found.
The premiere episode of Loki is burdened with glorious Marvel Easter eggs, from potential future villain teases to skulking Skrulls. Even before the considerable success enjoyed by WandaVision and Falcon & The Winter Soldier, MCU fans were eagerly anticipating Tom Hiddleston's return as the God of Mischief. Now blessed with his own Disney+ solo series, Loki has all of time and space to bother, and the premiere wastes little time throwing Hiddleston from the Avengers' frying pan into the TVA's fire.
After using the Tesseract to escape The Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, Loki is swiftly picked up by the Time Variance Authority - a seemingly omniscient organization overseeing the entirety of time and space. Evidently not ones to take prisoners, Loki's fate at the TVA looks grim, but Owen Wilson's Major Mobius intervenes, handing the silver-tongued variant a reprieve. In the opening episode, Mobius successfully digs to the root of Loki's dastardly ways, breaking him down to (presumably) build him back up, all with the aim of enlisting Loki's services as an ally to hunt down an especially vicious variant murdering the TVA's Minute Men.
Loki's premiere is predictably heavy with exposition, and relatively limited in scope, mostly taking place within the walls of TVA HQ. Nevertheless, Michael Waldron (creator) and Kate Herron (director) pepper the 50-minute installment with an array of references to the Marvel comics, MCU history callbacks, and hints of the multiverse madness to come. Here's every Easter egg we discovered in Loki's "Glorious Purpose."
The Avengers Intro Sequence:
Loki's introductory scene is somewhat of an Easter egg itself, retelling the famous Tesseract heist from Avengers: Endgame. Much of the footage here derives straight from the 2019 box office behemoth, meaning no other MCU stars filmed additional footage or recorded new dialogue especially for Loki. With that said, a few extra Tom Hiddleston moments are spliced into the existing footage to show events entirely from Loki's point of view. The villain's Steve Rogers "search and rescue" gag is zoomed-in, and there's a closer shot of Loki waving goodbye to Hulk in the elevator, as well as fresh reaction shots during the Stark scuffle in the lobby.
An Iron Man Callback:
After commandeering the Tesseract in New York, Loki finds himself falling from the sky above Mongolia's Gobi Desert, landing unceremoniously in the sand below, and this scene might trigger a sense of déjà vu for longtime MCU fans. In 2008's Iron Man, Tony Stark escapes capture by creating a rudimentary suit of hi-tech armor. Flying to safety, the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist also lands roughly in a remote desert. There's a symbolic correlation in how Iron Man marked the beginning of the MCU, while Loki is now ushering in a whole new chapter, and both begin with their protagonists in matching predicaments. Both characters also crash while evading incarceration, though only Loki immediately finds himself in chains once again.
"Burdened With Glorious Purpose":
As a man who rarely shuts up, Loki has plenty of wry MCU catchphrases, and one of his most famous would be "I am burdened with glorious purpose" from The Avengers. Disney +'s Loki premiere leans heavily into the line's popularity, with Tom Hiddleston repeating the quote on several occasions throughout the episode, the phrase becoming less sinister with every utterance.
The addition of the TVA to MCU canon was confirmed ahead of time via Loki's trailer and, sure enough, the paradoxical pen-pushers play a prominent part in the premiere. Although their motivations and methods are somewhat altered from the source material (as well as their aesthetic, which now sits closer to The Umbrella Academy's Commission), the TVA hails directly from the Marvel comic books. They were introduced by a 1986 issue of Thor that featured several time-hopping agents, one of which picked a random Earthling up for jaywalking.
A Skrull At The TVA:
Given their propensity to shape-shift and assimilate the forms of other races, it's not surprising that a Skrull might be lurking around the TVA's front desk. One of the MCU's green aliens can be spotted in the background as Loki gets marched in, and though it's not clear why the Skrull is present, the distinct lack of guards would suggest they aren't a variant. A timely reminder that Secret Invasion is right around the corner.
The Time Twisters:
As you'd predict, Loki tries running away. With minimum effort, Hunter B-15 (played by Wunmi Mosaku) clicks a device, and Loki is pulled back to where he stood moments earlier, effectively making escape impossible. These time twisters appear to be standard issue at the TVA, and have a vaguely similar counterpart in the Marvel comics called the Retroactive Cannon. Far more lethal than Loki's little clickers, these devices would rewind a person completely until they were unwritten from history. Like The Algorithm in Tenet, but less confusing.
Life Model Decoys:
For someone who spent many, many years unaware he was actually a Frost Giant, Loki probably shouldn't be shocked that some people don't realize they're secretly robots. Heading through the TVA's airport scanner, Loki passes the test with flying colors, though he remains perplexed by the idea someone could be unknowingly cybernetic, Loki's line is a nod to Life Model Decoys, which have appeared in both the Marvel comics, and Agents of SHIELD. These lifelike androids can mimic mankind so perfectly, the LMD itself isn't always certain of the truth.
Whether you've accidentally arrived late for work, or just escaped a group of costumed vigilantes by seizing a glowing blue cube from the beginning of time, being labeled as a variant is confusing stuff. Luckily, the TVA has put together a short animation to fill quantum criminals in on the basics. The helpful Miss Minutes finally provides an explanation of the MCU multiverse, revealing how, long ago, separate timelines fought an inter-dimensional war for supremacy that almost resulted in total annihilation. Since then, the TVA has strictly maintained one single reality - the Sacred Timeline *echoes*. The history lesson bears some similarity to 2015's Secret Wars comic event, in which conflicting universes came together in Battleworld (the setting of the original Secret Wars), and attempts were made to streamline Marvel's sandbox.
The TVA's infomercial also confirms the organization are led by three Time-Keepers, who oversee the combined reality and dictate the proper flow of history. This big-faced trio were first introduced in the late 1970s, created from the sole remaining survivor of the previous universe's destruction. The mysterious overlords performed much the same function in the comics as they do in Loki, and possessed virtually complete mastery over time.
Kree And Nova's Attack On Titan:
As the animated exposition rumbles on, Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong) uses "starting an uprising" as an example of something the TVA might potentially frown upon. The corresponding image shows two armies clashing, with the blue folk on the left appearing to be Kree, and the force on the right possibly the Nova Corps. Based on the spiky ruins in the background, the battle is taking place on Thanos' home planet of Titan. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan confirmed the Kree and Nova Corps were at war for 1000 years - was the TVA involved somehow?
This week's lesson from Miss Minutes explains how stepping off one's designated path can create a "Nexus event," and spiral out of control to spawn countless alternate timelines that trigger another war. This word has cropped up several times in the MCU, first as an internet facility in Oslo (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and then as an antidepressant drug during one of WandaVision's fake commercials. The latter was most likely a reference to the Nexus of All Realities from the Marvel comics, which is essentially a gateway between every possible timeline. The TVA's Nexus events could take their name from the very same source.
The Timeline Diagram:
Throughout Loki's Disney+ debut, the TVA repeatedly use diagrams of a single flowing timeline with branches shooting off to represent unwanted deviations. MCU fans might recognize this from Avengers: Endgame, where the Ancient One drew something extremely similar while explaining the consequences of time travel to Bruce Banner. Perhaps Ms. One has visited the TVA herself once or twice?
Devil In The Church:
MEPHISTO. There, we said it. When Mobius asks a young girl who committed time crimes in 16th century France and the child points to a stained glass window depicting the Devil, Loki knew exactly what it was doing. WandaVision dropped several hints that Marvel's own Satan would appear, all of which proved fruitless, and Loki seems to be heading down the same hellish vein. Alas, there could be a simpler explanation. Mobius claims to be chasing an alternate version of Loki, and it's highly likely the child has mistaken the God of Mischief's famous horned helmet for the demonic horns of Lucifer.
Though her name isn't mentioned in Loki's premiere, Gugu MBatha-Raw's TVA judge is actually Ravonna Renslayer, who made her debut in a 1965 Avengers issue. In the comics, Renslayer is a human from the far future, most often a villainous figure associated with Kang the Conqueror. She certainly isn't a legal official sat behind a desk. One would imagine Marvel Studios has something more interesting in store for Renslayer further down the line.
During his TVA interrogation, Loki quite rightly points out that it was not he who meddled with the timeline. T'was those pesky Avengers who penetrated the Quantum Realm and disrupted the natural course of events in the aftermath of the Battle of New York; Loki merely picked up the Tesseract that fell at his feet. Unfortunately, this excuse falls on deaf ears, as Gugu MBatha-Raw confirms the Avengers' ambitious time heist was entirely sanctioned by the Time-Keepers. This exchange more or less clears up every single timeline wrinkle in the MCU, including Steve Rogers' reunion with Peggy, and Gamora from the past staying in the present. It's not altering time that irks the TVA; it's altering time in a manner the Time-Keepers haven't permitted.
After Owen Wilson saves Loki from being "reset," the pair sit down for a more friendly conversation, but when Loki warns Mobius that cooperation isn't an option, the TVA officer retorts with, "even when you're wooing someone powerful you intend to betray?" Loki has betrayed a fair few people during his time, and Mobius' accusation could easily apply to Odin or Thor. Most likely, however, Mobius is alluding to Thanos here - a powerful figure Loki tried buttering up with intent to usurp him once the universe was brought to its knees.
While not strictly a Marvel reference, it's worth noting that Mobius is a big fan of an ice cold Josta. Viewers of a certain age might not recognize this soda brand, but Josta is a genuine Pepsi product that was available in the late 1990s before being discontinued. An early variety of energy drink, there's evidently a few perks to hunting down timeline criminals. In Mobius' case, this includes sugary contraband.
Loki's Greatest Hits:
In a twisted version of It's A Wonderful Life, Mobius tries to change Loki by examining his choices in the past, present and future. Unlike the jaunty 1946 holiday classic, Mobius has access to a handy hi-tech screen which displays Loki's "greatest hits." The footage begins with the God of Mischief's defeat and arrest in 2012's The Avengers - perhaps not an entry Loki himself would've picked for the highlight reel. The screen next switches to Phil Coulson's death (which Loki definitely would pick), before moving on to images of civilian deaths from the Battle of New York, the gala eyeball removal scene, and the dictator speech, all from The Avengers.
More an Easter egg from real-world history than Marvel lore, Loki reveals the truth about D.B. Cooper - it was Agatha Loki all along! In 1971, an as-yet-identified man boarded a Boeing 727, held the aircraft ransom for $200,000, then parachuted out with the cash. Mobius' dive into Loki's past reveals that, thanks to a lost bet with Thor, the God of Mischief descended from Asgard to pull the plane heist himself as some kind of stunt. From Loki's hairstyle matching the real D.B. Cooper artist's impression to the smattering of bank notes left behind, there's an impressive attention to detail in this scene.
Infinity Stones In The Desk:
The Infinity Stones... Thanos would give his own daughter just for one. Entire worlds brought to their knees by their power. Humans turned into Gods at the merest touch. Gary from the TVA's HR department using one as a paperweight. Threatening Casey with a fishy demise, Loki finally gets his hands back on the Tesseract, only to discover even Infinity Stones are useless within the TVA's jurisdiction. To Loki's immense surprise, Casey's desk draw is chock-full of discarded Infinity Stones, most either of the Time or Reality variety (no surprises there). The scene essentially confirms that the power of these fabled jewels has led to more than a few timeline variant incidents over the years, but perhaps also undermines the once-unstoppable power of the Infinity Stones. Well, the Infinity Saga is over.
A 3rd Millennium Kang Hint?:
In its final scene, the Loki premiere might just be hinting at the future villain of Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania. The MCU will soon introduce Kang the Conqueror, a major comic book baddie played by Jonathan Majors, and "Glorious Purpose" could represent the first step toward his arrival. Called out to 19th century Oklahoma, TVA agents find a piece of technology hailing from the 3rd millennium. Though it might be a coincidence, Kang hails from the 31st century, and is known for using advanced tech in his dominion of the timeline. The mysterious hooded figure is more likely a Loki variant than Kang himself, but since Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania and Loki both deal in temporal themes, it wouldn't be strange for the Kang foundations to be laid on Disney+.
- Screen Rant
Loki releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.
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Marvel Confirms Nexus Beings & Events Are Key To MCU Phase 4
The first episode of Loki builds on an idea established in WandaVision - setting up the idea of nexus beings and events as central to the MCU.
WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Loki episode 1, "Glorious Purpose."
The Loki premiere confirms so-called "Nexus" beings and events are key to the MCU's Phase 4 slate. WandaVision was a unique TV series, a superhero sitcom complete with enigmatic "commercials". Most of these seem to have been projections from Wanda Maximoff's subconscious, but the commercial in episode 7 was particularly odd. Rather than refer to Wanda herself, it focused in on a mystery drug called "nexus". According to the ad, Nexus is "a unique antidepressant that works to anchor you back to your reality - or the reality of your choice."
The term "nexus" is lifted straight from the comics themselves, where it actually has two different meanings. It can refer to the Nexus of All Realities, an area of the Florida Everglades where the fabric of reality is said to be "exceedingly thin," and where it's possible to jump between parallel dimensions. Alternatively, 1992's What If..? #35 saw a cosmic being called the Watcher introduce the concept of "nexus beings," described as "rare individual entities with the power to affect probabilities - and thus the future." Only a handful of nexus beings have ever been identified, but the Watcher singled out Scarlet Witch as one of them. It was unclear what exactly Marvel Studios meant by using the term in WandaVision, but back in 2013, actress Elizabeth Olsen noted Scarlet Witch is a nexus being in the comics, so that interpretation seemed likely.
The first episode of Loki confirms nexus beings and events are a vital part of the MCU's Multiverse. It featured an amusing animated presentation in which the Time Variance Authority outlined their understanding of the Multiverse, revealing a nexus event is a moment where a branched timeline is created. Based outside of time, the TVA monitor the entirety of history looking for nexus events, and then intervene to destroy the branches and make sure there is only one timeline. They consider this their sacred duty, a task they perform on behalf of the Time Keepers in order to prevent a Multiversal war.
It's still difficult to say for certain how exactly the word "nexus" relates to WandaVision. It's possible the cry of grief and pain that led to her trapping Westview in a sitcom-based reality, and ultimately transformed her into the Scarlet Witch, was not part of the original timeline; that her burst of emotion actually created a nexus, and a Multiverse is already being woven into existence.
Wanda wields Chaos Magic, and in the comics this energy is drawn from a powerful extradimensional being; if the same is true in the MCU, perhaps this entity is able to conceal her actions from the Time Keepers and the TVA, meaning they have no idea what's happening. Alternatively, it could also be that Wanda Maximoff's Chaos Magic - defined by Agatha Harkness as the power of "spontaneous creation" - means she is a nexus being whose every decision has the potential to create new branched timelines. The latter seems more likely, given the nexus commercial ended with the line, "Because the world doesn't revolve around you - or does it?”
Whatever the truth may be, it's now clear the idea of nexus beings or nexus events is central to the MCU's model of the Multiverse. That means we should expert future Multiversal stories - say, Spider-Man: No Way Home or, particularly, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - to deal with this concept as well. Loki has provided a little more detail, but a lot more is sure to be revealed.
Loki releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.
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Jennifer Lawrence Set To Star In MCU’s “Fantastic Four” Reboot? (Rumour)
Other than the fact that Marvel’s first family will be directed by Jon Watts, details about Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” reboot has been kept under wraps.
According to The Daily Telegraph’s (via Murphy’s Multiverse) new report, Jennifer Lawrence is apparently following in the footsteps of Evan Peters’ by making the transition from the “X-Men” franchise to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, she’s not reprising her role as Mystique! Rumour has it that the Oscar winner will be flying to Australia next month to join the cast of the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot. The rumour didn’t state which role she’s playing though.
Could J-Law be portraying Sue Storm, better known as Invisible Woman in MCU’s Phase 4? Or perhaps it’s a cameo connecting the X-Men to the larger MCU? It won’t be the first where an actor has taken on different roles. Josh Brolin played both Cable in “Deadpool 2” and Thanos, while Peter Dinklage played both Bolivar Trask in the X-Men films and the Asgardian, Eitri, in “Avengers: Infinity War”.
For now, we’ll just have to take it for what it is – a rumour. Still, its hard for anyone playing the leads in “Fantastic Four” other than John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
Shortly after the Jennifer Lawrence rumour made headlines, Deadline’s senior reporter took to Twitter to seemingly debunk it. According to the writer, there isn’t any script for “Fantastic Four” yet as Marvel Studios is still meeting screenplay writers. As such, it’s too early for the casting process to take place.
Then again, Marvel cast Blade without a script or a director.
Black Widow Director Teases Darker Characters In MCU's Phase 4
For the first time in nearly two years, the Marvel fandom is truly coming together to celebrate the upcoming release of a new MCU film. This is coming to a peak with the release of tickets for Marvel Studios' Black Widow, the first full-length film of Phase 4 and the 24th theatrical movie release overall.
Now that the movie is only a few weeks away from its arrival, promotional material and interviews are coming to the public in rapid-fire fashion to build hype for Scarlett Johansson's long-awaited first solo movie.
Black Widow is set to take a trip back to Natasha Romanoff's Russian roots while serving as a semi-prequel set after Captain America: Civil War. With that past comes an expected dark story for the movie's leading heroine as she finds herself fighting alongside her first family in a movie that's been said to give off similar feelings to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This dark vibe could very well be the case going forward into other Phase 4 outings as well.
CATE SHORTLAND TEASES A DARK MCU FUTURE
Black Widow director Cate Shortland spoke with Fandango to tease the MCU's future after her movie debuts, specifically the darker feel that's on the way for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked about how this movie will connect to current and future MCU movies, Shortland teased a "whole legion of new characters" set to be unleashed. This new group is said to be particularly ambiguous, with Shortland revealing that some of them "have got a darkness in them" that will be explored:
"I think what's exciting is this whole legion of new characters is going to be unleashed. And I think what's really exciting too, is there's an ambiguity about those characters. So, whereas the, say, original legion was fairly black and white, I think some of these characters who are going to come to the fore have got a darkness in them."
While this is something that fans aren't "used to seeing," Shortland teased that "it's more complex" this time around with characters that "are more difficult."
She revealed that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is "very aware" of fans not wanting to "keep watching the same thing," with the Marvel crew intent on "adding different perspectives on the world:"
"And that's interesting, because that's not something that we're used to seeing as well. In some ways, it's more complex. Some of the characters are more difficult. But I think what people want is change. I don't think we can keep watching the same thing. And I think Kevin is very aware of that, I think he not only is switching it up with cultures and adding different voices, [but] what he's also doing is adding different perspectives on the world."
AMBIGUOUS CHANGE OF PACE IN BLACK WIDOW
While the MCU has built a great deal of success over the years, it seems clear that Kevin Feige and his team are intent on making sure the franchise continues by changing things up where needed.
Numerous Phase 4 properties have the inherent potential to be darker stories such as Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight and Mahershala Ali's Blade. However, it appears that more ambiguous characters may become more of a norm throughout the next few years.
This will be more obvious in Black Widow with Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova taking the spotlight amongst others in Natasha's Russian family, especially as her solo movie explores her Russian roots. That being said, this should only be the start of more intriguing stories and heroes that will take center stage over the coming years.
- The Direct
Black Widow will debut in theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access on July 9, 2021.
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Hulk's Son To Appear In She-Hulk Disney+ Series (Exclusive)
The MCU's Disney+ shows have shaken up the traditional formula of the franchise so far, and She-Hulk is expected to be no different.
Being presented as a “half-hour legal comedy,” She-Hulk will see Tatiana Maslany suit up as Jennifer Walters in the courtroom and the titular hero for more super-heroic escapades. Filming has commenced for the series in Atlanta, Georgia, though plot details are relatively scarce aside from a potential Skrull appearance.
The show will bring back MCU veteran Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, in addition to Marvel newcomer and Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry in an undisclosed role. Tim Roth was also confirmed to reprise his role as the Abomination, marking a grand return after being absent from the franchise since 2008's The Incredible Hulk.
Now it seems that another Hulk-like character will smash his way into the upcoming Disney+ series...
SHE-HULK SET TO INTRODUCE SKAAR
According to The Direct's sources, Skaar will appear in Marvel Studios' She-Hulk series. The character's rumored role in the show is unconfirmed by Disney and Marvel.
In the comics, Skaar is the son of Bruce Banner, conceived during the Hulk's tenure on Sakaar during the Planet Hulk storyline. He possessed very similar powers to his father, though also inherited abilities from his mother Caiera, a Sakaaran.
Being half-Oldstrong, Skaar was able to walk and talk mere moments after being born while also able to harness the power of the planet Sakaar itself. This allows him to achieve various tasks, including manipulating the planet's surface and its elements.
WILL BRUCE BANNER NOW HAVE TO PAY ALIMONY?
She-Hulk's introduction of Skaar to the MCU opens up a vast array of implications for the characters in the show as well as the universe as a whole.
Skaar's addition to the franchise brings another Hulk-related character to She-Hulk, joining Bruce Banner's Smart Hulk and the Abomination. This indicates that the show will be heavily reliant on Disney's ability to make CGI work for television. If Disney+'s track record is anything to go by though, Marvel Studios should be able to make the visual effects on par with, if not better than, what fans have seen in the MCU's Infinity Saga film offerings.
So how did Skaar come to be in the MCU? Looking at the comics, it is likely that Hulk's son was conceived sometime during the two and a half years between Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok. It is unclear what Hulk got up to prior to Thor's crash landing on Sakaar, but a secret son certainly wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility.
Considering the fact that Skaar ages much quicker than a typical human in the comics and that the time jump between Infinity War and Endgame, there would be plenty of time for Bruce Banner's son to grow up and subsequently pay his old man a visit.
So what could Skaar want with his father? Considering that She-Hulk is a legal comedy, it is possible that Skaar and his mother could be looking to get something out of the Hulk. Could Bruce be forced to take legal custody over Skaar? Or will the scientist be forced to pay alimony or child support for his negligence? Ultimately, Skaar's arrival could be a joyful reunion or a big shock for Hulk, and Jennifer Walters may have to use her skills as a lawyer to help her cousin out.
With Skaar being another young hero in the MCU, this could also signal a new member for the much-speculated and rumored project centered around the Young Avengers. Perhaps Skaar's inclusion in the show will be the first of many appearances to come.
- The Direct
She-Hulk is set to hit Disney+ in 2022.
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Marvel Rumor Teases Iron Man vs. Gamora Fight In MCU's What If...? Show
Marvel has a massive slate of upcoming projects. In fact, it's almost overwhelming. Thankfully though, with Marvel's quality maintained through the newly released Disney+ shows, fans will be in for an awesome ride over the next few years.
Their third show, Loki, has just begun, and it's already doing an amazing job when it comes to viewership and popularity. In fact, the show's premiere has already overtaken both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
There's plenty more to come, of course. With massive shows such as Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye are still on the horizon this year, it's easy to forget what is likely to be one of Marvel's most fun Disney+ shows to date: What If...?
The first animated show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe promises to deliver fun and exciting adventures and focuses on alternate scenarios. Each episode will be based around a previous movie in the MCU, but a key event will be changed, snowballing the entire story into a new and exciting direction.
What If...? will be a truly unique experience for Marvel fans. While the show is still two months away, fans can take a look at potential details regarding one of the show's ten episodes.
GAMORA VS... IRON MAN?
According to The Illuminerdi, details for an upcoming episode of Marvel's animated Disney+ show What If...? have been leaked.
It's revealed that at least one of the episodes will feature Gamora, who will be sporting a similar outfit to what fans usually see of her. The key twist, on top of potentially still working under her father's guidance, is that she will be hunting a target: Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark.
What makes this concept so neat, is that Iron Man and Gamora have never interacted in the main MCU timeline. It's one of the many perks of not only the entire concept of What If? but also its animated form. Marvel can go in directions that were never before feasible, and explore things that still wouldn't be possible in the future for live adaptations.
THE MCU'S DEADLY ASSASSIN VS GENIUS BILLIONAIRE
A show such as What If...? has endless potential. It's a show that could provide Marvel with countless additional seasons, giving creative reigns to so many storytellers, letting them take their own spin on some of Marvel's biggest moments. For example, fans have a chance to see Robert Downey Jr.'s beloved Iron Man go up against the baddest woman in the galaxy in Gamora.
First, though, fans need to get to the first season. It's been said that watching episodes of What If..? feels like watching a proper MCU film. So if that's the case, the show is likely to become one of the most popular Marvel projects of the year.
I mean one of the potential episodes focuses on if Ultron actually beat the Avengers, and maybe even gets his hands on the Infinity Gaunlet—who wouldn't want to see that?
What If...? officially premieres in August on Disney+. Hopefully, soon, fans will know the exact day that they can start jumping into that endless multiverse of possibilities.
- The Direct
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Mahershala Ali's Blade Movie Receives Filming Update
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially in full-swing with mind-blowing content starting to arrive every week as the franchise's first Disney+ series WandaVision comes to an end. Not only will 2021 bring the most releases of any year in MCU history with four theatrical movies and six Disney+ shows in total, production will also be in motion for numerous entries releasing in 2022 or later.
Currently filming right now are both Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel (both releasing in late 2021), the highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home for theatrical release in the same timeframe, and two early 2022 arrivals in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder. Both She-Hulk and Moon Knight will reportedly get the cameras rolling in the next few weeks, and Black Panther II is confirmed to kick off its emotional shoot this summer.
SHARPEN THE BLADE FOR LATE THIS YEAR
Both Murphy's Multiverse and ComicBook's Phase Zero Podcast are reporting that Marvel Studios' Blade is set to begin production in late 2021.
The film has Mahershala Ali attached in the titular role and Stacy Osei-Kuffour writing the script, but the movie doesn't have a set release date as of yet.
Blade came in as the curtain call during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, although it was the project that was the furthest out in development at the time. News on this hyped reboot has mostly been scarce, but it seems like the pieces are starting to fall into place, making this reported start date a real possibility.
Ali has been confirmed as the film's leading man for nearly two years, but Osei-Kuffour was just penciled in as the writer a few weeks ago. Marvel Studios has been actively searching for this project's behind-the-scenes leaders recently, and it seems certain that the next few months will bring more news and announcements confirming the directors and Ali's cast mates.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on the verge of going supernatural, exploring a whole new side of the story that hasn't been touched on until now. Marvel Studios' Blade was suggested to likely be a PG-13 rated endeavor, and the early foundations for its story may already be laying themselves out early in Phase 4. With the magic and mysteries being touched on in WandaVision on Disney+, vampires could become a part of the MCU long before Maheshala Ali suits up as Eric Brooks.
Marvel Studios' new mystical endeavors will continue in full with Blade, which is now set to begin production in late 2021. It is currently speculated to take Marvel's open October 7, 2022 release slot.
- The Direct
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