MCU News A Look At Skrulls Details on Runaways and Future Guardians

first_img Marvel Studios announced this afternoon that production has officially begun on Ant-Man and the Wasp. The studio released a cute, funny short video to go along with the announcement. It’s good to see that the studio is accommodating Tiny Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly/possibly Michelle Pfeiffer just as well as their larger counterparts.Rudd, Lilly and Michael Pena all reprise their roles for the sequel, and director Peyton Reed is returning as well. Joining the cast is Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, along with Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins and Randall Park. The post-Infinity War Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially underway. We’ll keep an eye out for more updates and details as shooting goes on.Ant-Man and the Wasp releases July 6, 2018.As Marvel continues to deny us that sweet Infinity War Comic Con footage we all desperately crave, we have to remember that there’s more Marvel stuff to look forward to. Yes, we all want to see Thanos pulling a moon from orbit. God, it sounds like the coolest thing anyone’s ever made and they’re withholding it because… Well, you can’t always get what you want. Still, we did get a peek at the villain of the movie coming out after Infinity War today. So, that’s something.Not to downplay how excited we are for Captain Marvel. Details are still few, but what we have heard is definitely promising. Carol Danvers is a fun character, and it’s about time she got in on the MCU action. (Plus, it paves the way for a Ms. Marvel movie, which needs to happen last year.) Brie Larson is great in pretty much everything she does, and it’ll be interesting to see her take on a superhero. It takes place in the ’90s, meaning Nick Fury will have both eyes. And, Captain Marvel will fight the Skrulls. Now, we have our first look at one of the invading aliens thanks to concept artist Jerad Merantz. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… That’s a pretty cool comic book villain. I like that the movies are following the comics’ more recent lead and actively distinguishing the Skrulls from the Chitauri. The Chitauri were originally created for Marvel’s Ultimate universe to replace the Skrulls. As the years went on, Marvel changed it, so they were two separate alien races existing in the same universe. That concept art looks like a faithful adaptation of the species’ comic book appearance. Now the question is, who will play this particular Skrull? My suggestion: How about Willem Dafoe? He always did look good in green.Interestingly, Merantz hashtagged the photo “superskrulls.” In the comics, Super Skrull was an artificially enhanced Skrull who was given the powers of the Fantastic Four. Given that Marvel doesn’t have the rights to those characters (and would seemingly rather we forgot they existed), that’s unlikely to make it into Captain Marvel. It’s not hard to imagine though, that the main antagonist of Captain Marvel will be some kind of augmented, more powerful Skrull. We’ll have to wait until closer to the movie’s 2019 release date to be sure.Runaways (via Hulu)In other news, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing its rapid expansion to Hulu. Runaways, set to release on November 21, is in the MCU, meaning it takes place in the same world as the movies and the Netflix Defenders shows. (Not that we should expect a crossover ever. It’s just cool that two original series on competing for streaming networks are part of the same continuity.) TV writer Aaron Pruner tweeted out some interesting information from Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb regarding the nature of the series. Apparently, it’s not going to be your typical superhero show. Love @ThatKevinSmith – one of the most genuine guys in the biz. Great chat. Hope you’re right & @JamesGunn brings me & @TheSlyStallone back— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) July 29, 2017At this point, it’s little more than a hope, but it would actually make the most sense for Marvel to go this way after GOTG Vol. 3. In Vol 2, Martinex was part of Yondu’s old group of Ravagers, along with Sylvester Stallone. (He was the guy whose body was made out of crystal.) In one of the film’s many post-credits scenes, Stallone talks about getting the old gang back together. That old gang was a reference to the original Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics which included Starhawk (on whom Stallone’s character was based) and Martinex. It would make sense for the next Galaxy Guarding adventure after Star Lord and crew call it quits to focus on that group. Lending, even more, weight to the theory is the fact that James Gunn has said he wants to keep Stallone in the MCU.Obviously, a fourth Guardians movie isn’t even a sure thing at this point, but in lieu of that Infinity War footage, it’s fun to look at a possible distant future for the MCU.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img According to Jeph Loeb, #Runaways is “The O.C. of the #Marvel universe.” That’s the logline that probably won the pitch meeting. #TCA17— Aaron Pruner (@AaronFlux) July 27, 2017So, following the success of Riverdale, it looks like Marvel is trying to get into the teen soap genre as well. If that’s what they’re going for, the show is in good hands. As Comic Book reports, Runaways’ co-showrunner Josh Schwartz was the creator of The O.C. Even he described the upcoming MCU series as less of a superhero show and more of “a coming-of-age drama, family show inside Marvel.”Runaways will follow a group of superpowered teenagers who run away from home after finding out that their parents are all part of a supervillain organization called The Pride. In hiding from their parents, they’ll have to learn to live with each other. It’s a premise that’s ripe for soapy teen drama. If they can pull it off as well as Riverdale did with Archie comics, it could be a lot of fun.Finally, while the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy after Vol. 3 remains up in the air, we do know that the third movie will be the last to feature the current ensemble. As for any Guardians movies that follow, one actor knows what he’d like to see. Michael Rosenbaum, who played Martinex in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tweeted that he hopes he and Sylvester Stallone get to return to the MCU. Even when you’re obscured by CGI, everybody wants to be a superhero. Stay on targetlast_img

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