Everyone who attended D23 last weekend were looking forward to huge Fantastic Four casting news but alas, all they got was a confirmation from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige that WandaVision’s Matt Shakman would be directing the forthcoming big-screen reiteration of Marvel’s first family — which is fine. But y’all know that all these Marvel fans are parched for some casting news and Marvel Studios seem to be teasing. Guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer.
The first trailer for the Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which will be added to the streamer’s MCU series. The new features Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Ben Mendelsohn, and Cobie Smulders reprising their roles as Nick Fury, Colonel James Rhodes, Skrull Talos and Maria Hill respectively.
The series will also welcome acclaimed actors Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and Kingsley Ben-Adir to the MCU fold. The event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls (who were introduced in Captain Marvel) who have been infiltrating Earth for years.
The trailer will get you excited. Check it out.
Feige presented new footage (which we won’t get until later) of the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels which will premiere July 28, 2023. He was joined on the D23 stage by director Nia DaCosta and cast members Ms Marvel‘s Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel), WandaVision‘s Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau) and Carol Danvers herself, Brie Larson.
In addition to showing more footage of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever footage to the D23 audience, executive producer Ryan Coogler offered fans an early look at the new Disney+ series Ironheart,which takes place after the events of Wakanda Forever, which opens November 11. Dominique Thorne, who plays Riri Williams in Ironheart, will be introduced in Wakanda Forever. Riri is a young, genius inventor determined to make her mark on the world. Her unique take on building iron suits is both brilliant and flawed, and Ironheart delves into the dynamics of tech versus magic. Coogler was joined by Anthony Ramos, who shared details about his character Parker Robbins aka The Hood.
Alaqua Cox first appeared as the titular character of Echo in Hawkeye and D23 audiences were treated to footage of the upcoming series. Cox was joined on the stage by her co-stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Devery Jacobs, Graham Greene, Cody Lightning and Chaske Spencer. The series also featuresTantoo Cardinal and Zahn McClarnon. Again, no footage is online, but I am sure we will get a look soon!
Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
The upcoming animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur was part of the Disney television panel and revealed that it will the Disney Channel on February 10 and then hit Disney+ after.
Marvel‘s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur stars Diamond White as Lunella (aka Moon Girl); Fred Tatasciore as Devil Dinosaur; Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; and series executive producer Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster. We also got the first look of Alison Brie as Aftershock (pic on right).
Marvel‘s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur based on Marvel‘s hit comic books, follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
Check out the trailer below.
Werewolf By Night
On October 7, Marvel Studios will debut first-ever special presentation, Werewolf By Night — and based on the trailer below it looks very fun. Director Michael Giacchino joined Feige on the D23 stage alongside stars Gael García Bernal and Laura Donnelly to give fans new details and the first trailer for the upcoming special that Feige called “fun-scary.”
Other than that, the Marvel Studios news was fairly quiet without any major news to cause a quake amongst the masses. In fact, a lot of the news that was announced were rumors and as we all know, it isn’t true until Feige and Marvel Studios officially announce it.
Season 2 of Loki is officially underway and Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and Sophia Di Martino will welcome icon Ke Huy Quan to the mix. Fans caught a glimpse at the upcoming season that picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Season 2 will stream on Disney+ in 2023…Don Cheadle talked about Armor Wars and how we will see a different side to Rhodey — with tons of new armor, as the title of the series suggests…Production doesn’t kick off till next year for Daredevil: Born Again — but we are more than excited to see Charlie Cox return to the role (we also saw him asin a new season of a series following “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen” which will feaure a whopping 18 episodes. Fans were treated with a clip from an upcoming episode of She Hulk: Attorney at Law which will feature Matt Murdock… As mentioned, Coogler showed an exclusive scene and footage from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He was joined on the stage by Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Tenoch Huerta (Namor). In the story, the Wakandans fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death… Phase 5 officially kicks off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp) and Jonathan Majors (Kang) unveiled footage from the film that had Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne teaming up with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), to explore the Quantum Realm. The movie opens February 17, 2023 and connects to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty…It’s official: the identities of the Thunderbolts have been unveiled. As we have seen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘s Valentina Allegra de Fontaine has been poking around the MCU. The upcoming Suicide Squad-esque team-up feature will star familiar faces including David Harbour (Red Guardian), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier), Wyatt Russell (John Walker/U.S. Agent), Olga Kurylenko (Taskmaster), and Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova). Thunderbolts will be directed by Jake Schreier and is set to open in theaters on July 26, 2024.