Category Archives: Rumors

Inhumans is Officially Cancelled, But What About Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Today ABC officially cancelled Inhumans, to the surprise of absolutely no one, but one thing missing in the group of shows that the network cancelled was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. leaving fans wondering what’s going on with the series. While there were whispers earlier this month that it was renewed for a sixth season, nothing ever came from that and right now fans of the show are in limbo wondering what’s going to happen to it.

Tonight a source of mine who has been reliable in the past let me know what may be going on behind the scenes with the show. This should be considered a rumor until ABC officially announces what’s going to happen, but it doesn’t sound too dire right now if this pans out.

It sounds like they are considering a couple of things for a sixth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

  1. The first option is a short 10-episode mini-season on ABC or even possibly on Hulu.
  2. The second option is to further cut down the number of episodes to 15 or 16 (this season was 22) and to continue to reduce the budget that way.
  3. A third option isn’t as clear as those, as it seems like there may be an idea for some kind of “spinoff” featuring some of the characters on a much smaller scale than the regular series.

The key thing with these options is that they don’t want to lose the small but extremely loyal following of these characters. That’s why there hasn’t yet been a concrete announcement, but the side effect of this is that it’s very frustrating for the cast who can’t really schedule other projects for next fall in the chance that the show isn’t renewed.

Hopefully we’ll hear something official soon, but right now the show isn’t finished just yet. We just need to keep our fingers crossed.

Rumor: Captain Marvel, The Skrulls, and Avengers 4 – It’s All Connected

We’ve known that Captain Marvel will finally introduce The Skrulls to the MCU, but her origin movie won’t be the only time we see them in 2019 (and I’m not talking about Dark Phoenix). A new rumor has surfaced that says the green shape shifting aliens will also play a very small role in Avengers 4 next May.

Before someone freaks out and thinks that Avengers 4‘s title is “Secret Invasion”, I said a very small role. They aren’t the primary villains in the movie, that’s still Thanos. But it sounds like Avengers 4, with Captain Marvel before it, may begin to lay the hints and groundwork to build towards a Secret Invasion later in Phase 4.

The rumor goes like this. In the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, Nick Fury and Maria Hill are tracking the extraterrestrial signals being detected in Wakanda. Now neither Fury nor Hill knows about Thanos coming to Earth. But Fury does know about another extraterrestrial threat in the Skrulls due to him being around Carol Danvers in the 90s when she was dealing with them. That’s why he sends the signal to Captain Marvel, because he believed the Skrulls were finally invading Earth.

This then ties into Avengers 4 and Hawkeye’s role in the story. The rumor is that he’s working as Ronin in Tokyo and hunting down Yakuza, who are actually Skrulls. The casting notice for these extras apparently said they needed to be comfortable wearing a facial prosthetic, which would definitely point to them being Skrulls if true.

There’s also a comic book precedent for this. The original Infinity Gauntlet comic wasn’t too long after the famous Kree-Skrull war, and after The Snap in the comic; the two races immediately went back to war because they each thought the other side was responsible for half of their population vanishing.

We’re going to see the Kree and Skrulls in Captain Marvel, which again is set in the 90s, and it’s possible they are in the middle of their famous war in that movie. The actions of Thanos twenty years later, wiping out half the population of the universe, would leave the Earth very vulnerable to the Skrulls.

Again, it’s not Secret Invasion yet, but it’s the first steps towards what could become a MCU adaptation of that comic. And Marvel is even publishing a Secret Invasion omnibus this fall, so they want people to be familiar with the concept…

Rumor: The ‘Super Secret Cameo’ in Deadpool 2 is Revealed (SPOILER!)

This is a Non-MCU rumor, but here’s something interesting about Deadpool 2 and it’s the identity of the “super secret” cameo that was filmed during reshoots.

The “Invisible Man” in the Deadpool 2 trailers and even on the poster (above) is The Vanisher. According to a rumor I was just handed by a rock solid source, the “super secret” cameo that was filmed for Deadpool 2 has to do with who is really The Vanisher.

At one point in the movie The Vanisher becomes visible and when he does…he looks like Brad Pitt.

Much like the Hasselhoff cameo in Guardians 2, it’s just a quick reveal but that’s the pay off for everyone wondering who the invisible mutant is in all of the promotion. Brad Pitt is the gag cameo reveal for what The Vanisher looks like.

The Most Excellent RUMOR of What Avengers 4 May Be About

Over the last few days there’s been a rumor spreading around about what next May’s Untitled Avengers movie may be about, and if it’s true it’s pretty awesome. Before diving into this I need to say it’s just a rumor with no way to verify, and it could have parts true or not have any truth to it. But it does mesh with some news that’s come out about the movie as well as set photos from the filming that have been seen over the last few months.

Also since this follows Avengers: Infinity War, there are of course potentially spoilers for what happens after Infinity War, but I was careful to not address anything specific from Infinity War as to not spoil exactly what happens in that movie.

The rumor says there will be a five year time jump between the ending of Infinity War and Avengers 4. This would explain why an older actress was cast to play Cassie Lang in in the movie. In addition to that, there were set photos of Tony Stark with much grayer hair wearing a S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform, and we’ve seen set photos of him and Scott Lang with Captain America in his original costume from The Avengers, presumably in the Battle of New York.

According to what’s being whispered around, the movie is set five years after the events of Infinity War. The Avengers and Scott Lang use some kind of technology that Hank Pym has developed in order to travel back in time in an attempt to defeat Thanos in the past.

If this is true it opens up all sorts of cool Back to the Future style recreations of past MCU events, and would be a MCU adaptation of the Avengers Forever event from 1998 and 1999. In that, a team of various Avengers from different time periods join forces to defeat a great threat. That would also explain the set photos of an older Tony Stark with Ant-Man and the Avengers-era Captain America and Thor.

It’s Tony and Scott’s Excellent Adventure through time.

The comic version of Infinity Gauntlet’s conclusion is difficult to do in the current MCU. It involves Silver Surfer, which Disney doesn’t own, and Adam Warlock who won’t be introduced for quite a while; not to mention the cosmic beings that will throw casual audiences for a loop. So adapting Avengers Forever as a conclusion to the 21-film story works as both a cool comic story to use as well as a nostalgic way to revisit the past ten years of the MCU on the big screen. That’s why this rumor makes a lot of sense and there could be some truth to it.

Rumor: The Black Widow Movie is a Prequel

Marvel’s not adverse to exploring past eras in the MCU, as we’ve seen with the pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. era in Agent Carter, the 80s in Ant Man, and soon the 90s in Captain Marvel. But now we may see the early 2000s if this rumor about Black Widow pans out.

According to The Hashtag Show, the upcoming Black Widow movie is going to be a prequel set before Nat’s first appearance in Iron Man 2:

The film will find Natasha living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union! That timeline places the film firmly in the mid-2000s, meaning we’ll meet up with Nat prior to the events of Iron Man 2. That time frame opens up plenty of options, and while many fans seem to want a Black Widow/Hawkeye team up in Budapest, we’ve been told that early discussions about the film involved Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier.

We’ve previously heard that Black Widow is likely arriving in 2020, and would fit in well with the July 2020 release date Marvel Studios has already staked out. Kevin Feige has said they’re currently focused on the five movies they have in various stages of production right now, ending with Spider-Man. Once those are further along we’re likely to hear more about the 2020 movies such as Guardians 3 and Black Widow.

Rumor: Nova is Headed to the MCU

The Avengers: Infinity War US press junket is happening right now in Los Angeles, and a huge rumor just came out from it.

According to Brandon Davis of comicbook.com, he interviewed Kevin Feige and learned that one of his favorite characters is headed to the MCU.

When asked about it on Twitter, he responded with a GIF of Nova:

UPDATE! Comicbook.com has quotes from Feige about Nova:

“Nova is… if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” Feige said in the exclusive interview. “Because of the connection to the Guardians universe, because there are more than one examples to pull from in the comics that are interesting. And you’re absolutely right, he was in the earliest drafts of the [Guardians of the Galaxy].”

Hopefully Nova will show up sooner rather than later, and as Black Panther has shown; a character in the MCU doesn’t need to debut in their own solo movie…

Rumor: X-Men In the MCU a ‘Done Deal’, Dark Phoenix is Fox’s Last

Looks like X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the final mutant movie Fox produces if this new rumor is true, and the mutants will show up in the MCU very quickly after the Fox merger is done.

According to Brent Andrew at ComicGenre (via Bleeding Cool), the X-Men and Fantastic Four will be coming to Phase 4 and it’s a done deal pending approval of the merger:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be the last proper Fox Marvel movie, presumably also the last in that continuity. The crew behind the camera has been thanked for their work but their services will not be needed any longer, as everything is moving to Disney. Apparently, the X-Men being integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a done deal, and merely awaiting the approval of the merger. Kevin Feige is “hoovering up” all of the Fox-Marvel characters, and is already planning for them all to go into Phase 4. This includes the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four. In what capacity and with what actors was not discussed.

The article also goes into some detail on what could be happening with Avatar, as well as speculation about the state of the Dark Phoenix reshoots.

How a Future Young Avenger Could Fit into Avengers 4

Last night a rumor came out that a certain Young Avenger will be appearing in next May’s Avengers 4, and it’s making people scratch their head as the character already exists in the MCU; although much younger.

The rumor from the Hashtag Show claims that Emma Fuhrmann has been cast as Cassie Lang in next year’s Avengers, and in the hours since then people have dug up long forgotten evidence on Reddit that hinted at a teenage Cassie Lang in Avengers 4. But how could she fit into the story?

Well one of the TV spots for Avengers: Infinity War shows Doctor Strange telling Tony Stark that he looked into the future to see different outcomes. If Stephen Strange has seen the future, he also knows about future Avengers. With key members of the Avengers team dead in Avengers 4, and half the universe wiped out, they would need to recruit new heroes to face Thanos. But if there aren’t many in the present time, where would they find them?

The answer could be time travel, which would explain those set photos we’ve seen of them recreating the Battle for New York. And if they go back in time to recruit people from the past, they obviously could go into the future and that could explain how an older Cassie Lang appears.

What’s the Deal With Hawkeye in Infinity War?

“Where’s Hawkeye” is quickly becoming Avengers: Infinity War‘s version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ pre-release “Where’s Luke” hysteria. And if you dig into things, it seems like Marvel has a reason why we haven’t seen the archer in any of the marketing yet.

I’ve talked to people I’ve worked with and known for nearly two decades who have done some tie-in work for Infinity War, and according to them Marvel has requested people not mention or do anything related to Hawkeye in regards to the movie right now.

This is probably because he likely isn’t “Hawkeye” in these two Avengers movies. If you remember the last time we saw Hawkeye in Civil War he was being broken out of the Raft by Cap. Since then the official movie prelude comic establishes that Clint is officially and permanently retired, and he is not with Cap, Nat, and Sam when they are seen on a mission in the comic. Yet we know he’s in these movies and the Russo’s have said he has his own mission.

If you look for set photos of the filming you can see some that reveal his costume peeking out from under the robe that’s meant to conceal it. And that costume is a very close match to Clint Barton’s other comic book identity…Ronin. That means if Clint is wearing his “Ronin” costume in these movies and is using that identity to hide from the Sokovia Accords and protect his family, it likely means that Marvel is treating that as a “new” character and something they want to surprise fans with.

Thus you don’t see Hawkeye in any of the marketing…yet.

This also seems like something they’ve were toying with for a while as well. For Civil War they did concepts of Hawkeye with his masked “Ultimates” look, so they’ve been thinking of doing a masked Hawkeye, and Ronin would be that chance:

There is also precedent for Marvel hiding an Avenger in the marketing like this. Back when Avengers: Age of Ultron released they released posters for each character, like they did yesterday for Infinity War, however they did not release the Vision character poster until well after all of the other posters were out. It’s possible we will see a Hawkeye/Ronin poster but not until much closer to release or even after the movie has been seen.

Marvel’s Black Widow Solo Film May Arrive in 2020

This comes from one the same sources who dropped The Eternals news on me, and it’s not as big as that, but if true we may have an idea when the Black Widow solo film will hit.

According to my source, the solo outing for Natasha is tentatively set as one of the MCU movies releasing in 2020. Marvel has set three movies for that year, and these are the dates:

  • May 1, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • Nov. 6, 2020

We already know that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is probably arriving in 2020. With that being one of Marvel’s big franchises now and with it possibly helping to launch the new cosmic side of the MCU, I wouldn’t be shocked if Marvel puts it in their May slot.

That would leave July or November for Black Widow, and that’s really a movie summer crowds would flock to. So that could land in July, leaving November for something like a Doctor Strange sequel. Also, releasing Black Widow in summer of 2020 would allow it to be one of the movies that Marvel could reveal by San Diego Comic Con next year; especially as we know it’s coming (the writer is working on it) and that wouldn’t be a huge spoiler for Infinity War by saying when it’s coming out.