All I’m going to say is those people who have spent the last few months trying to pretend that someone other than Hailee Steinfeld is going to be Kate Bishop in Hawkeye aren’t going to have a very good December. The series has begun some filming already, with more ramping up this week, and the cast is assembling…
Yesterday we found out that Oscaar Isaac would be the MCU’s Marc Spector on the upcoming Moon Knight series, and now the show has its director.
According to Deadline Mohammad Diab, the director of the 2016 film Clash, will be directing the Disney+ Moon Knight series. Unlike some of the other shows, such as Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel, it looks like he’ll be the sole director for the series that will introduce Marc Spector to the MCU.
With the first Disney+ series WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki either finishing filming or very close to it; we’re going to see Moon Knight, Hawkeye, and Ms. Marvel ramping up pretty quickly…
We might have our Marc Spector!
According to The Hollywood Reporter Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to play Moon Knight for Marvel Studios. It’s not final yet, but if a trade is reporting it; chances are it’ll happen.
This is a huge name for Moon Knight that I don’t think anyone had in their fan casts. It also points to Marvel potentially having big plans for Moony if they’re getting such a big name in the role.
After doing some filming in New York City recently, the bulk of Spider-Man 3 is about to begin in Atlanta; and Peter Parker himself is ready to go.
Tom Holland posted an Instagram story tonight of him on the tarmac in Atlanta confirming that not only has he arrived, but it is indeed for the filming of Spider-Man 3. No, he didn’t spoil the title just yet.
Recently Tom appeared on his dad’s podcast and said he’d fly directly to Atlanta from Spain (where he was filming Uncharted) and that he’d be there until March. So there are going to be several months of Spidey sightings to look forward to.
When US Agent’s costume was revealed in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, many suspected that he’d become the government’s new Captain America. That happened in the comics, and it looks like the series will be following that comic introduction.
The Mini Mates toys for the series have been found by an Instagram collector at Wallgreens, and the US Agent figure is just named “Captain America”. This seems to confirm the suspicion that the series will be taking inspiration from Captain America #333 where the government strips Steve Rogers of his Cap title and gives it to John Walker. In the MCU as Sam went against the Sokovia Accords, he’s seen as a criminal the government can’t control, so they likely took the shield from him and gave it to Walker.
As we’ve seen from the set videos, things with Walker don’t seem to go as the government expected and he becomes a pretty vicious Captain America. That means Sam will probably end up with the title by the end of the series…
While The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will reunite characters from the Captain America trilogy, as well as introduce new members of the MCU, it sounds like we’re going to see even more appearances from the earliest days of the MCU in the series.
“What I will say is that there are characters from the earliest Marvel movies that are coming back,” Kolstad said. “We’re layering them in and reinventing them in a way that’s gonna shift the storytelling structure. It’s fucking awesome.”
Many are speculating that he could be referring to villains such as The Leader, Abomination, or Justin Hammer as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a big part of setting up the MCU’s Thunderbolts.
Over the last week or so, the internet was set aflame from a rumor that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield had “officially” signed on to star in Spider-Man 3 alongside Tom Holland. As rumors that people desperately want to be true tend to do, the rumor spread to every website that wanted some quick clicks. But now comes a somewhat official word from Sony on the rumor.
ET Canada asked a Sony rep about it and they said:
“Those rumoured castings are not confirmed”
Now to be fair, that’s what any rep will say when a website or magazine picks up the phone to try to confirm something. People always like to use reps to debunk rumors, because 99.9% of the time the rep will debunk every internet rumor if the studio hasn’t announced it yet. So of course that means it’ll be unconfirmed until the studio decides to announce it, but as of right now that’s the official word.
At the same time, fans might be overhyping themselves expecting them to show up as Spider-Men in the movie. Marvel does want the “Legacy” actors from the Sony and Fox eras to pop up in the MCU; although in different roles. That means that if Tobey and Andrew were to show up in Spider-Man 3, they might be playing very different roles. A cameo for Tobey as Uncle Ben in a flashback or Andrew as a villain, for example.
Earlier this morning a report surfaced that Cara Dune is up for a Disney+ spin-off series, but now there’s more information about that series and it’ll co-star another popular Clone Wars character who will debut in live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2.
According to Kessel Run Transmissions, Katie Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan will be the co-star of this Cara Dune series. In their video (below) they talk about how they heard about the series about four months ago, before the real-life controversy surrounding Cara Dune. Despite what’s happened since then, they’re hearing that the Bo-Katan/Cara Dune series is still going on. They say they believe it’ll be green-lit depending on the reception of Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian Season 2.
You can watch Kessel Run Transmissions talking about this third spin-off series from The Mandalorian below:
Disney+ is going to be the future of Star Wars, at least for the next few years, and Lucasfilm is going to be ramping up with the live action series very quickly. The Mandalorian Season 2 is said to start setting up some of these new shows, with the inclusion of characters like Ahsoka, but now a new rumor says one of the Mando characters might be spun off.
According to LRM Online, Cara Dune is one of the characters in consideration for a solo series. I can back up their report as I heard about a month or two ago that such a series came under consideration during the filming of The Mandalorian Season 2 after Gina Carano and one of the new cast members really hit it off. Discussions then began about the possibility of spinning Cara Dune off into her own show.
Cara Dune certainly has a lot of potential for a solo series. She was a Rebellion Shock Trooper and survivor of Alderaan, so there’s a lot of cool possibilities there for flashbacks to the Galactic Civil War. Of all of the characters in The Mandalorian, she makes the most sense to spin off into a solo series.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been hearing some pretty interesting things come to light about Spider-Man 3 prior to the start of filming. We learned that Jamie Foxx would return as Electro, and Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing as Doctor Strange. There are also a lot of other crazy rumors flying around out there, but today is one that is really cool if it turns out to be true.
I have a source who’s reliably told me some things on the DC side of the fence, most recently about the Peacemaker series back in July, and they told me in the past week that Sony and Marvel have already found their live-action Miles Morales. I have no idea who it could be, or even if it’s for Spider-Man 3, but that would make the most sense for his debut.
We know Miles exists in the MCU. In Spider-Man: Homecoming Donald Glover played Aaron Davis and mentions his nephew to Spider-Man. There’s even a deleted scene where he calls Miles on the phone. As Spider-Man: Homecoming is long before the Blip, it’s always possible that Miles wasn’t dusted and he grew up in those five years to be closer to Peter’s age by the time of Spider-Man 3.
The timing is also perfect. Miles has already had a hugely successful animated film, but now he’s the star of Sony’s flagship PlayStation 5 launch title in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The time is right for Miles to make his live-action debut, and with him being referenced in Homecoming; showing up in the third movie does make a lot of sense. That’s why I’m really crossing my figures that this rumor ends up true.