Jul 16, 2023
Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Fumbles (Lauren), Agent Dribbles (Michelle), Agent Chris and Producer of the show Director SP discuss and review the 2023 Marvel Studios Disney+ series Secret Invasion fourth episode "Beloved" and the Agents also discuss the weekly Marvel Studio news including Bob Iger To Keep Running Disney Until 2026, “The Marvels” star Iman Vellani is writing a new Ms. Marvel comic, and SAG-AFTRA officially goes on strike.
THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:
· The 2023 Disney+ show Secret Invasion
o Episode 4 “Beloved”
· Weekly Marvel Studio News
o Bob Iger To Keep Running Disney Until 2026
o “The Marvels” star Iman Vellani is writing a new Ms. Marvel comic
o SAG-AFTRA Officially Goes on Strike
SECRET INVASION [3:29]
E4 “Beloved” premiered on Disney+ July 12, 2023
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Ben Mendelsohn ... Talos
Cobie Smulders ... Maria Hill
Olivia Colman ... Special Agent Sonya Falsworth
Emilia Clarke ... G'iah
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Rebel Skrull leader Gravik
Killian Scott ... Pagon
Martin Freeman ... Agent Everett Ross
Richard Dormer ... Agent Prescod
WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [38:12]
MCU – GENERAL
Bob Iger To Keep Running Disney Until 2026; Originally Supposed To Exit In 2024
Bob Iger will not be handing Disney over to a successor next year after all.
Originally back as Mouse House CEO for just two years, Iger’s contract has been extended another two years through the end of 2026.
Having departed Disney at the end of 2021 after serving as CEO from 2005 to 2020 and presiding over a steady rise in the company’s stock price, Iger was back in the driver’s seat in November 2022 to replace his handpicked successor, Bob Chapek. With the company in disarray and the stock slumping, Iger swore he would only serve two years to get things back in shape after the pandemic and Chapek’s reign of error.
Although there was briefly a sense of euphoria in Burbank and on Wall Street as Iger returned, the CEO sequel hasn’t unspooled smoothly. The exec has confronted a slowdown in the theme parks unit, a run of theatrical movie disappointments, accelerating pay-TV declines, and a soft advertising market. Another worry is negotiating a fair deal with Comcast for its 33% stake in Hulu, which will cost Disney at least $9 billion to retain.
As the headaches have mounted, the company’s once-high-flying stock has drifted down to about half of its level in early 2021. While most media shares have been hurt by the larger economy and industry flux of late, Disney’s slide has been more conspicuous given that it is a Dow component and an outsized symbol of entertainment and leisure.
MCU – NON MARVEL STUDIOS
COMIC BOOK NEWS
“The Marvels” star Iman Vellani is writing a new Ms. Marvel comic
In a nod to that big revelation from the Ms. Marvel series finale, the new comic will be titled Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant. Like her onscreen counterpart, the comic version of Kamala is officially a mutant now. That's also the explanation for why she's coming back so soon, because modern Marvel readers know that the X-Men have mastered the art of bringing mutants back to life.
"I want to make it very, very clear that we are not reconning her Inhuman origin. That's a part of Kamala's identity that Marvel editorial and myself would very much like to keep and protect," Vellani says. "Our book will absolutely reflect all those core themes of identity that the Ms. Marvel comics have consistently explored — only now there's a whole new label that Kamala has to learn to accept. It's going to be pretty crazy."
FILM & TV NEWS (General)
SAG-AFTRA Officially Goes on Strike After Negotiations End With No Deal
It’s official: SAG-AFTRA is going on strike, beginning Thursday at midnight PT, after contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ended without a new deal.
Contract negotiations between SAG-AFTRA — the labor union representing more than 160,000 performers — and the AMPTP began in early June, with SAG-AFTRA’s most recent contract set to expire on June 30. When that date arrived, though, both sides agreed to extend their negotiations for under two weeks, paving the way for a strike at midnight PT on Wednesday, July 12, if a new deal was not reached.
Among the key issues on the table, are “streaming residuals, artificial intelligence, and pension and health contributions.” In June, more than 1,000 actors — including A-list names like Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence — signed a letter to SAG-AFTRA, urging their union to secure a “transformative” deal with studios and streamers and confirming their intention to strike if the deal wasn’t made.
This will mark the first time since 1960 that Hollywood’s actors and writers have been on strike simultaneously. The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since May 2, following months of unsuccessful negotiations with the AMPTP. With both unions now walking off the job simultaneously, summertime industry events like San Diego Comic-Con and the Television Critics Association press tour have been upended, as has the 2023 fall TV season.
Watch SAG President Fran Drescher’s Fiery, Instantly Iconic Speech Calling for First Actors’ Strike in 43 Years
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