Dec 5, 2022
Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, Agent Chris, and Producer of the show Director SP discuss and review the 2022 Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Agents also discuss the weekly Marvel Studio news including Why ‘Wakanda Forever’ Villain Namor Won’t Get His Own Standalone Marvel Movie, Chris Hemsworth Explains Why He Hasn't Watched Tom Hiddleston's Loki, and the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 Trailer. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio you won’t hear anywhere else.
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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER [3:44]
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered on November 11th, 2022
Directed By: Ryan Coogler
9 directing credits starting in 2009
Written by: Ryan Coogler
8 Writing Credits starting in 2009
Written by: Joe Robert Cole
5 Writing Credits starting in 2011
Letitia Wright ... Shuri
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Winston Duke ... M'Baku
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Tenoch Huerta ... Namor (as Tenoch Huerta Mejía)
Martin Freeman ... Everett Ross
Dominique Thorne ... Riri
Florence Kasumba ... Ayo
Julia Louis-Dreyfus … Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [1:03:38]
TOP NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK
Why ‘Wakanda Forever’ Villain Namor Won’t Get His Own Standalone Marvel Movie
While Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Namor is free to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a solo film starring the ruler of Talokan appears to be off the table. During an interview with TheWrap, Wakanda Forever producer Nate Moore discussed the legal issues standing in the way of Disney and Marvel Studios producing a Namor solo film. Like the Hulk, Namor is still controlled by Universal, and has essentially been "borrowed" by Marvel Studios. In the MCU, Namor can appear in team-up films and the like, but cannot star in a solo movie. Namor also cannot appear by himself in promotional material, with the only exception being for a character poster that's released as part of a larger series of posters.
MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS NEWS
Marvel Studios Develops Ideas on a 'Not-So-Secret' Retreat
Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore has pulled back the curtain of the company's creative process ever so slightly, dishing on an occasional retreat held for key personnel.
During an appearance on The Town podcast, the producer of films such as Black Panther and Captain America shared that the "not-so-secret retreat," held at Palm Springs "every year or two," is where top executives discuss ideas and aspirations for major films made by the studio. While studio boss Kevin Feige has discussed them previously, Moore has shed some new light over what goes on behind closed doors. "We just talk about interesting characters or stories we’d love to tell or,‘Hey, if we could do anything we wanted, what would it be? Who would it be? What characters haven’t we used that we’re passionate about?’" Moore explained.
The retreat typically leads to one or two major "tent poles" that are then further discussed. In fact, Moore revealed that the concept of the Multiverse and building Phase 1 around the Infinity Gauntlet were all products of ideation at the retreat. He also shared that working together on such massive ideas is made easier since they have "50+ years of material to pull from." Despite an "overwhelming" number of ideas that are shared at the retreat, the most passionate individuals work on bringing these ambitious projects to life.
Delving deeper into the workings of the retreat, Moore also highlighted how characters are created and the importance of an executive becoming an expert on a specific character once they’re given the go-ahead. "For instance," Moore said, when I was put on Captain America 2, literally reading every appearance of Captain America in publishing. It takes about, I would say about 3 to 4 months." Creatives often have to go through archives of Marvel content after an idea is pitched at the retreat. During this process, they also begin building an "internal document" that makes note of the most compelling characters and their stories.
Moore shared the process of his research for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, explaining that it gave him the opportunity to encounter "characters that are really great, moments that are really great, cool facts that you maybe don’t know off the surface or off a Wikipedia entry." This in-depth research is also crucial because it gives creatives a chance to filter out problematic content in the comics and tweak it for the big screen while simultaneously coming away with "a document that’s a little bit indicative of what we think the movie could be." Once executives do their homework, the ideas are fleshed out and the pitch is then broken down and rebuilt and eventually translated into the blockbuster films that we watch onscreen.
Chris Hemsworth Explains Why He Hasn't Watched Tom Hiddleston's Loki
Actor Chris Hemsworth has played an integral role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor. The franchise star recently revealed, however, that he isn't quite up-to-date on all of the expansive franchise's films and Disney+ shows.
Speaking to Josh Horowitz on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, Hemsworth stated outright that he was unable to keep up with everything Marvel Studios has had to offer. He only recently caught an episode of the Loki series. When asked if he hadn't seen the entire show yet, the MCU star explained, "I've got three kids and… I'm off gallivanting around the place… No, I haven't watched anything. It's not because I don't want to. I just haven't had time."
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3 trailer
X-Men's James McAvoy Addresses Rumored MCU Return as Xavier
Former X-Men star James McAvoy has debunked rumors that he will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Professor Charles Xavier.
In an interview with GQ, the actor stated that he had no desire to join the MCU even as his former X-Men co-stars join the franchise. "I'm very quick to say, 'No, I'm done.' Or 'I'm not that bothered about coming back.' Because you move forward," McAvoy said, who also addressed rumors that Marvel Studios had asked him to return for Avengers: Secret Wars. "I’ve definitely not got the call. And if I did I would definitely not be telling you."
OUTRO AND BONUS AUDIO [1:19:39]
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