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.
Long ago, before even Blade and the first X-Men movie ushered Marvel to the big screen, the comic magazine Wizard would do fan-casts for imagined live-action movies of Marvel comics. One of the most common, and popular, castings was Tom Cruise as Iron Man. That almost became a reality in 1998 when Cruise wanted to produce and star in an Iron Man movie. Obviously, history turned out differently in this universe, but what about in another?
We’ve already heard how Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness would feature alternate versions of existing MCU heroes from other universe, but now comes a rumor of a pretty cool idea. According to Daniel Richtman, Marvel is toying with the idea of doing some high-profile cameos in the film; and one of those is apparently having an Iron Man from an alternate universe and have him played by Tom Cruise.
Of course this would only be a cameo, as it’d be pretty crazy to bring back Iron Man in the 616 MCU universe and have him be played by Tom Cruise, but it’d be a very cool nod to all of those past fan-casts and that 1998 Iron Man production that never happened.
Earlier today Harry Styles fans on social media were sent into a frenzy over a Tweet that said he would be appearing in an upcoming Marvel movie.
In a now-deleted Tweet, Kris Tapley of Netflix hinted that Styles was in a Marvel movie that no one knew about:
Is it true? Well the Tweet was quickly deleted, possibly due to Harry Styles fans going insane in his mentions, however Tapley made an almost identical Tweet a back in May saying that WWE Superstar Becky Lynch would also be in a MCU movie. There’s always a possibility that both Tweets are jokes, making fun of how almost everyone is appearing in Marvel movies these days, and the Styles Tweet was deleted before it got out of hand and got his fans excited for nothing.
If it wasn’t a joke, Harry Styles would make a great Starfox in Eternals. In fact, last September Richard Madden said there were other unannounced castings for the upcoming MCU film. There’s a possibility that Harry Styles as Starfox could be what Madden was referring to when he said that.
Of course there are a lot of other roles that people would fancast him for (like Nova), but Starfox would be an almost perfect fit. Again, if the original Tweet wasn’t a joke.
Over the last week, paparazzi pictures surfaced on the internet of Natalie Portman and her family arriving in Sydney. Of course, a lot of people have been assuming it’s for Thor: Love and Thunder filming, and while that was just an assumption based on the movie scheduled to film at Fox Studios Sydney; there are some signs that early prep work might be underway in Australia for the fourth Thor movie.
Beyond those paparazzi photos of Natalie, I’ve heard that crew are beginning to assemble in Australia. That doesn’t mean that filming is necessarily starting soon, but it’s close enough that people are beginning to make the trek down under to begin preparation.
The interesting thing is, it sounds like there are some with experience with The Mandalorian’s Volume technology making the long trip down to Australia. With the Star Wars Disney+ productions set in Los Angeles at the Manhattan Beach stages The Mandalorian used and the “train yard” outdoor set, it’s likely they’re headed there for Thor: Love and Thunder (as Shang-Chi is in its latter part of filming already). Thor is the next big Disney production to film there.
The Volume is a virtual set technology that The Mandalorian used to create outdoor environments convincingly on an indoor set. There are scenes in the series shot in the Volume that you would swear were on location, that’s how convincing the VFX work in the Volume is. Disney likes to share technology across productions, especially something like the Volume that can reduce the need for location filming in a COVID world, which means it wouldn’t be surprising to see Marvel Studios quickly adopt it.
This would be good news for Thor: Love and Thunder as they would be able to do virtually all of their filming on the sound stages while still recreating location environments via the Volume. It also wouldn’t be surprising if other Marvel Studios productions begin to use it as well, it’s a technology Disney has access too and has been proven very effective with The Mandalorian and soon Obi-Wan.
We’ve known for a long time that Wiccan and Speed would make their debut in WandaVision. First we heard of them having babies on the set, and then we’d see them at around eight years old (and audition tapes for those leaked), but towards the end of the series they’ll apparently be teenagers when they enter the main MCU timeline.
We know that Lizzy Olsen will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but according to a reliable source she’ll be brining the twins with her as the two older actors cast as Wiccan and Speed in WandaVision are supposed to appear in the movie as well. With America Chavez due to make her debut in the film, that would make at least three future Young Avengers in the Doctor Strange sequel.
The most amazing part is that the two actors have already shot their scenes in WandaVision, will be big parts of the MCU going forward, and no one knows who they are yet.
During DC FanDome, director Matt Reeves described the Batsuit we see in The Batman as evolving, “we needed to be able to sort of see how it would fit on him in these ways that he could move, but also look like it was something that was still evolving.” Leading many to wonder if we’d see a different suit in this movie, as it’s only Year Two for Batman.
Six months ago a user on Reddit posted a description of what could be the second suit in the movie and based on some of their other comments it could possibly be real:
It’s Batman’s prototype suit and once it gets destroys, he makes a new one. I haven’t seen it in action but I saw a few pictures taken by someone who was putting it together.
It’s extremely similar to Spider-Man’s SHIELD suit from the ‘Far From Home’ movie last year. The material is very similar, being a sort of tactical padded fabric material. There’s way less straps and extra details on the batsuit compared to the Spider-Man suit but the material and look is very similar.
It’s grey, with full black gloves extending to his forearms and black boots. The symbol is no longer metal and lacking ears, it’s a more “classic” version of the symbol on the first suit in the film. The cowl is made of a higher quality material than the leather of the first cowl. The ears are medium-to-long length and the mouth opening is much smaller. He no longer has the collar. (I think he might have the white eyes too)
The utility belt is a bronze-gold faded color, and it’s more pouch than the futuristic metal type belt of the Nolan films.
I don’t want to give out my exact job but I’m not an extra. It’s a funeral scene that gets crashed by a villain. Catwoman is in costume but everyone else is in normal character clothing I guess. No Batsuit on set.
This was six months ago and that scene is in the trailer:
So we have someone acturately describing a scene from The Batman six months before anyone saw any footage of it while describing what a second Batsuit would look like in the movie. If true, all of those people complaining about this Batsuit might look a little silly next October.
Things have been a little slow for Marvel news lately, but with productions starting back up after the shutdowns we’re starting to hear some cool things about the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe entries from sources close to the productions; beginning with next May’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The first bit might have been included in some of those “plot leaks” that appeared on places like 4Chan, but it means at least part of those are true. When the story starts The Mandarin and Shang-Chi are not enemies, and The Mandarin acts as a mentor figure for Shang-Chi. There might have been a plot leak that said that Shang-Chi worked for The Mandarin, and that would fit with him being a mentor to the young Master of Kung Fu when the movie starts.
Even bigger (literally) is the dragon Fin Fang Foom. We’ve known for a while that he’d appear in the movie, but now there are more details as to how he fits into the story and why we haven’t seen the giant dragon in the MCU yet.
Doctor Strange introduced the concept of magic to the MCU and showed us that there were sorcerers all around the world. That movie established that three Sanctums together helped protect the Earth, and it appears that concept of a magical trinity will continue in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings where there is a trio of wizards who are tasked with keeping Fin Fang Foom dormant. Obviously something is going to happen to them to cause the dragon to awaken in the movie.
Now this part is just my speculation, but what if Mordo carries through with his “too many sorcerers” mantra and unknowingly unleashes Fin Fang Foom by taking out those wizards? There have been some plot leaks that say Mordo shows up in the movie as a cameo, so it’d be a really cool connection back to that post-credits stinger in Doctor Strange to show Mordo robbing these wizards of their magic, only to unleash a giant dragon.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has resumed production in Australia and is currently scheduled for release in May of 2021. Hopefully we’ll learn some more details, such as more cast members, as we get closer to that release date.
This week, James Gunn made some news on social media by telling Idris Elba that no one had correctly guessed his character in next year’s The Suicide Squad. People had speculated that he was Bronze Tiger, Vigilante, and even Sportsman. Now it appears it’s none of those and we may know who he’s playing before the reveal at DC FanDome later today.
Yesterday in a Western US city, a lucky test audience got to see an early screening of The Suicide Squad. According to Splashreport, Idris Elba is playing Bloodsport in the movie. When you think back to the spy photos of him on set and what his costume looked like, that actually fits. Even more exciting, they say the villain is the cosmic starfish…Starro! Something that wacky facing off against the Squad is definitely something James Gunn would do, even if the giant starfish only does something like take over the mind of a dictator or something.
We’ll have to see if this ends up being true in a few hours when James Gunn is expected to reveal who is playing who in The Suicide Squad at FanDome, but Splashreport has a pretty good track record with these sort of test screening scoops.