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Mar 6, 2023

Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Fumbles, Agent Dribbles, Agent Chris, and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the Marvel Studios news of the week. The Team debriefs you on everything Kevin Feige has to say to Entertainment Weekly on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Marvels, Blade, Deadpool 3, the Thunderbolts, the future of Previously On’s on Disney+, The Fantastic Four, where you can see Rogers: The Musical, the MCU fallout from Across The Spider-Verse, and the 20th Century Studios comic book imprint from Marvel. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.

THIS TIME ON LEGENDS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:

·    Weekly Marvel Studio News
o    Kevin Feige opens up about Phase 5, Kang, and the future of the MCU
o    Marvel launches 20th Century Studios comic book imprint
o    Rogers: The Musical is coming to Disney California Adventure
o    REPORT: Spider-Man: No Way Home Fallout Factors Into Across the Spider-Verse
o    Marvel launches 20th Century Studios comic book imprint

WEEKLY MARVEL STUDIO NEWS [1:15]

TOP MARVEL STUDIOS NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK

Kevin Feige opens up about Phase 5, Kang, and the future of the MCU
https://ew.com/movies/kevin-feige-marvel-phase-5-exclusive-interview/
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that fans will see Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige brought up Moon Knight's MCU future during a conversation with Entertainment Weekly about the initial wave of Marvel-produced Disney+ series, which included the six-episode Moon Knight series. "The fun thing about streaming is they are there forever, and people can keep re-exploring them," Feige said. "Moon Knight, same thing. I think there's a future for that character as we move forward."

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has provided an update on Spider-Man 4.
During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Feige was asked if there were any updates on Spider-Man 4, following the massive success of Spider-Man: No Way Home. While his response was short, he did indicate the story is already settled for Peter Parker's next adventure. Feige said, "All I will say is that we have the story. We have big ideas for that, and our writers are just putting pen to paper now."

Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige "reveals" which character from The Marvels steals the upcoming film.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Feige discussed what the major takeaways were for Marvel Studios during Phase 4, which introduced several new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a variety of films and television shows. "I hope we learn something on every project," he said. "I was very pleased with everything that we did. Kamala Khan, for instance, is a great new character in the pantheon. I'm very proud of the Ms. Marvel show. I also know — and this is a spoiler — she essentially steals The Marvels, which is coming out [July 28]. It makes me excited that people will, I hope, see that movie and then go back and revisit those shows on Disney+."

The Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of Blade, starring Mahershala Ali as the famous vampire hunter, will shoot in about two and a half months, according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.
Feige was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about the MCU's Phase Five, which begins with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and ends with an all new Blade in late 2024. When asked if he had any updates on Blade, Feige didn't disclose many details but confirmed that the film is moving along smoothly. "It's going well," Feige said. "Our director Yann [Demange] is down in Atlanta right now. Cameras roll in, like, the next 10 weeks or so." Insider reports previously claimed that Blade wouldn't begin shooting until July, but Feige's projected start date of 10 weeks means the movie will begin shooting this spring.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige addressed the ever-expanding scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pointing out that it was necessary to release a wide variety of films and television shows while noting that not everything would necessarily appeal to everyone.
"If there's a Marvel Studios method -- like there was a Marvel method in publishing -- it's trying to do both," Feige told Entertainment Weekly when asked about balancing ongoing MCU story threads with capturing new audiences. "I've talked about this for years: If you want to dip in and out and just go to the movies on a Friday night or watch a streaming series, you can do that. And if you want to follow along, there's certainly much more to be discovered. But we don't ever want it to seem exclusive or that you need to have done your homework before watching something. Now, I've also realized that a lot of people like to do the homework. A lot of people find the fun in the homework and the continuity and the connectivity. But it is a balance of always trying to do both."

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently confirmed that Harrison Ford's Thunderbolt Ross is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's new U.S. President.
Feige confirmed that Ross will move into the Oval Office in Captain America: New World Order in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "[Ross is] the President of the United States in the film," he said. "And with Harrison, you think about Air Force One, and you think about some of his confrontations with the president in Clear and Present Danger. There's a dynamic between President Ross and Sam Wilson. They have a history together, but in this film, we'll be seeing the dynamic between Captain America and the President of the United States in a way that is just incredible."

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes will play an essential role in the highly-anticipated Thunderbolts movie.
Speaking with EW, Feige teased that Bucky Barnes will become the de facto leader of this group of complicated individuals who don't even consider themselves heroes. "What's fun about that [Thunderbolts film], and I sort of said this at D23, is that they are barely heroes," Feige said. "None of them would consider themselves heroes. When your de facto leader is Bucky Barnes, that's sort of all you need to know. That's the trickle down."

According to Kevin Feige, the 'Previously On' recap could be less important for upcoming Marvel TV shows as they might experiment with more traditional episodic structures.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Feige stated that "[w]e want to do shows that can only be shows. I want to continue to make them even more episodic, which may seem counterintuitive. But I do think there is something fun about leaning back and watching an episode that can be relatively self-contained." He pointed to watching episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation to illustrate the pleasures of less overarching TV storytelling: "I still find it soothing to watch an episode of Next Gen with a beginning and an end. So, I think we're going to keep experimenting with that going forward."

When it comes to upcoming projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has one, in particular, he's most looking forward to.
"...We talked a little bit about Secret Wars. We talked about Kang Dynasty as related to Quantumania," Feige told Entertainment Weekly, referencing the MCU's current storylines and reflecting on future projects. "The only other one in terms of me personally and my 23-year history is the Fantastic Four. We sort of talked about mutants and that whole aspect to the Marvel world, but Fantastic Four is the foundation for everything that came after in the comics. There's certainly been versions of it [on screen], but never inhabiting the storytelling of the MCU. And that's something that is really exciting for us."

MCU – MARVEL STUDIOS

Brie Larson says The Marvels costar Iman Vellani is 'the future'
https://ew.com/movies/brie-larson-the-marvels-iman-vellani-is-the-future/
The Marvels' Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel dynamic brings things full circle for Brie Larson, who joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks in part to Kamala Khan's 2014 comic debut.
"A huge part of why I wanted to play Captain Marvel was because of Ms. Marvel and what that meant," Larson told Entertainment Weekly in regards to her MCU origins and co-star Iman Vellani's Marvel future. Praising Vellani's performance as the young hero Kamala, she continued, "To see that character realized by such a brilliant human with so much potential is just a really exciting thing."
Larson described Vellani -- who made her acting debut in last year's Ms. Marvel Disney+ show -- as "the perfect Ms. Marvel and the most incredible person and castmate. I'm so excited for her success and I'm so excited to see what she will do with her life because she can do anything she wants. She's one of my favorite people on this earth."

Deadpool 3, Blade Get Basic Synopses and the Same Filming Start Date
https://www.cbr.com/deadpool-3-blade-synopsis-film-date/
Marvel Studios' upcoming films Deadpool 3 and Blade are both currently scheduled to begin production on the same day, according to a new report.
Per Production List, the two Marvel Cinematic Universe titles will both commence principal photography on May 1, with Deadpool 3 shooting in Vancouver, Canada, and Blade set to film in both Atlanta and New Orleans. Brief synopses were also released for the upcoming superhero installments, with Deadpool 3's simply teasing "Another chapter in the raunchy, violent, and of course, hilarious Deadpool series." However, the synopsis for Blade is a bit meatier and reads as follows: "He is known to be a vampire hunter— half-mortal, half-immortal— who tries to rid the world of vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him." While light on plot details, the synopsis does confirm that the MCU version of the character will retain his comic book origin.

Steve Yeun joining Thunderbolts
https://deadline.com/2023/02/thunderbolts-steven-yeun-marvel-studios-1235268760/
He joins an ensemble that was announced during Disney’s D23 event last year that includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wyatt Russell as US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster. Ayo Edebiri also joined the ensemble in an undisclosed role.

‘Quantumania’ Still Worst Drop For MCU Title, ‘Cocaine Bear’ Real High With $23M & ‘Jesus Revolution’ Raising $15M+ – Sunday Box Office
https://deadline.com/2023/02/box-office-cocaine-bear-jesus-revolution-ant-man-and-the-wasp-1235269877/
Insiders at Marvel Studios aren't worried about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, despite the film's record drop at the domestic box office.
"Marvel takes something away from movies including Black Panther, including Avengers," an insider close to the film told Deadline about Quantumania, which dropped nearly 70% at the domestic box office in its second weekend in theaters. "I can say we’re incredibly proud of the film, Jonathan Majors does a fantastic job as Kang. It’s the movie we wanted to make. Box office is what it is. But it’s not going to stop people from going back to the theaters."

After ‘Ant-Man 3’s’ Second Weekend Box Office Collapse, Should Marvel Get Concerned?
https://variety.com/2023/film/box-office/ant-man-quantumania-box-office-drop-concern-marvel-1235536265/
Marvel's latest MCU release, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, had a big box office drop over its second weekend, but Hollywood analysts suggest it's not time for Marvel to panic.
The third installment in the Ant-Man franchise amassed $105 million in its opening weekend and followed up the next weekend with only $32 million in profit. Despite having the first $100 million debut of 2023, Variety reports that the 69% drop is Marvel's biggest second-week crash to date. Despite this, Marvel insiders have stated they are unconcerned with the significant box office loss, and Hollywood analysts seem to agree.

Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Becomes Third Most-Streamed Movie in One Measurement Week
https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/black-panther-wakanda-forever-third-most-streamed-movie-measurement-week-nielsen-1235541540/
It’s official – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has become Marvel’s most-watched movie on Disney+.
According to Variety, the sequel swiftly earned a spot on Nielsen's list of the most streamed movies within a week, with 2.269 billion viewing minute within its first five days on the service. Across all streamers it ranks third, just behind Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2.886 billion) and Hocus Pocus 2 (2.725 billion).

Rhianna to perform “Lift Me Up” at the 95th Academy Awards
https://twitter.com/TheAcademy/status/1628817105280983040
Oscars are Sunday, March 12 at 8e/5p

Kang Dynasty Writer Thinks He Won’t Use X-Men, Fantastic Four https://www.superherohype.com/movies/527838-kang-dynasty-writer-thinks-he-wont-use-x-men-fantastic-four
It is only a matter of time before the Fantastic Four and X-Men are two of the leading forces in the MCU. Fantastic Four is coming in Phase 6, while the X-Men remain undated outside of Deadpool 3. With Kang and his infinite number of variants set to wreak havoc on the MCU, Marvel will need all of its heroes to defeat the powerful villain. Will that include members of the Fantastic Four and X-Men? Jeff Loveness, the writer for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, revealed (via Phase Zero podcast) if he believes the Fantastic Four and X-Men will be in the film.
“No, I think all that stuff is pretty far away,” Loveness said. “I know they’re making Fantastic Four, but that’s its own thing. I mean, look, I’m the biggest X-Men guy in the world. No, I think that’s being saved for a bit. But, these Avengers are in trouble. They got a lot going on with Kang. They got more than enough to handle.”

Rogers: the Musical is coming to Disney California Adventure https://www.instagram.com/reel/CpA5ON6JzRx
A timeless story of a timeless hero! 🇺🇸 A short one-act musical is coming for a limited time this summer to Disney California Adventure Park! Stay tuned for more details #Disneyland #DisneyCaliforniaAdventure #Avengers

MCU NON-MARVEL STUDIOS

REPORT: Spider-Man: No Way Home Fallout Factors Into Across the Spider-Verse
https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-across-the-spider-verse-mcu-multiverse/
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will reference the Marvel Cinematic Universe's multiverse, if a new report is to be believed.
The report comes via reputable scooper Daniel Richtman. It claims that dialogue in Across the Spider-Verse will explicitly acknowledge the events of 2021 MCU installment Spider-Man: No Way Home, in which Tom Holland's webslinger unwittingly breaks down the barriers between the multiverse's various realities. Characters in Across the Spider-Verse will supposedly mention Doctor Strange's role in No Way Home as well, making the connection between the two films even more explicit. That said, Sony Pictures Animation is yet to publicly comment on Richtman's report, which means it should be taken with a grain of salt for now.

Disney+

Loki's Season 2 Release Date Window Reportedly Updated
https://www.cbr.com/loki-season-2-release-date-updated/
An updated release window for the second season of Marvel Studios' Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston as the titular God of Mischief, has emerged.
The new release window for Loki Season 2 comes from a report from the Star Wars news site The Bespin Bulletin concerning the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka. The report states that Ahsoka would not premiere on the streaming service until after two upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series -- Secret Invasion and Loki Season 2 -- with the former arriving in May and the latter "much later in the Summer." The first season of Loki premiered on Disney+ in June 2021.

Charlie Cox Arrives in NYC to Start Shooting Daredevil: Born Again
https://www.cbr.com/charlie-cox-new-york-daredevil-born-again-mcu/
Daredevil: Born Again star Charlie Cox was recently spotted in New York City ahead of the start of production on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series.
In a video shared on TikTok by user @rainbowunicornbs, Cox can be seen in a Blue Bottle Coffee outlet in New York City, confirming that the actor has arrived to begin production on Daredevil: Born Again. It had been previously reported that filming on the Disney+ series' 18-episode first season would begin in February 2023 under the working title "Out the Kitchen" and the production company title "Blind Faith Productions, LLC." Production on the Marvel Studios project is currently expected to last until the year's end in December.

COMIC BOOK NEWS GENREAL

Marvel launches 20th Century Studios comic book imprint
htps://www.comitcsbeat.com/marvel-20th-century-studios-comic-imprint-launch/
After Disney acquired Fox and all its holdings, various comic licenses such as Alien and Predator and most recently Planet of the Apes moved to Marvel. With all these film properties under one comics publisher, Marvel announced today via THR that the April debut of Planet of the Apes #1 will launch a new 20th Century Studios comic book imprint.

Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski elaborated on the 20th Century Studios comic imprint launch:
“Ever since we announced our Alien and Predator comics, we hoped to create a special space within our comics line to go even bigger and bolder and keep building on the iconic moments from these properties that we all know and love. This 20th Century Studios comics imprint, in collaboration with our friends at 20th Century Studios, is the perfect way to do that. Now that we’re bringing back Planet of the Apes again through classic comic book storytelling, we are absolutely thrilled to officially launch this imprint for the fans, and we’re all honored to expand upon it in the coming months.”

20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell added:
“We’ve had a blast working with C.B. and his team and, as lifetime Marvel comics fans, it’s an honor to be a part of such an enduring creative legacy,” said Ste“We think fans will love the fresh takes on these beloved, iconic movies.”

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