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Don Cheadle reacts to Falcon and the Winter Soldier Emmy nomination

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Don Cheadle reacts to Falcon and the Winter Soldier Emmy nomination
July 13, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

The nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were revealed this morning, and there was plenty of love for genre fare this time around, with shows like The Boys, The Mandalorian, and WandaVision scoring plenty of nominations. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier also snagged a handful of noms (not anywhere close to WandaVision's whopping 23 nominations), but one had people scratching their heads, including the recipient himself.

RELATED: The Mandalorian: Luke Skywalker’s return to be featured in Disney+ special

Don Cheadle reprised his role of Colonel James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and although he did share a pivotal conversation with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson about becoming Captain America, he was on screen for less than two minutes. Despite this, Cheadle still earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. The actor reacted to the news on Twitter, saying that he doesn't really get it either.

thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, ????????‍??ers. i don't really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …

— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 13, 2021

RELATED: The Mandalorian, The Boys, & WandaVision earn big Emmy nominations

Don Cheadle is no stranger to Emmy nominations as he's gathered ten of them over the course of his career. Whether Cheadle takes home the award or not, he'll have the opportunity to try again as he's set to headline his own Marvel series for Disney+. Armor Wars will find Rhodes confronting one of Tony Stark's worst fears when Stark tech falls into the wrong hand. The series will start filming later this year. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and will take place September 19, 2021 on CBS and Paramount Plus at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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Marvel’s Loki: What Did You Think?

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Marvel’s Loki: What Did You Think?
June 12, 2021 by: Chris Bumbray

The first episode for Marvel's Loki has made its way to Disney Plus, and critics seem to be digging the God of Mischief's solo adventure so far. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, it's scored an impressive 95% compared to Falcon and the Winter Soldier's 89% (also quite strong) and WandaVision's 91%. While we all know critics tend to love the Marvel shows (our own Alex Maidy gave it a strong 9/10) fans tend to be a little more mixed. Consider The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The reviews were wild, but the fan reaction seemed a touch tepid at first (although many seemed to change their tune by the end).

Thus, we turn things over to the fans. We want to know what YOU think of Loki's first two episodes. Is the show living up to Tom Hiddleston's massive imprint on the Marvel Universe? How does Loki fare as an antihero? And what do you think of new cast members Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw?

In the meantime, check out some of the interviews we did for the show below:

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JoBlo.com

Loki scored the highest first-day viewership for a Marvel series on Disney+

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Loki scored the highest first-day viewership for a Marvel series on Disney+
June 11, 2021 by: Gaius Bolling

Marvel shows continue to do well on the Disney+ platform and it looks like the newest addition, Loki is continuing the tradition. According to Samba TV, Loki's Wednesday night premiere scored the highest first-day viewership of all the Marvel shows on Disney+ so far.

Samba TV measures streaming viewership in 3 million terrestrial smart TV households for at least five minutes and they reported that Wednesday night's premiere of Loki drew 890,000 U.S. households. This sets the record as the "largest U.S. premiere-day audience of any of Marvel's Disney+ shows." Samba TV went on to say that "Clearly, the growing number of household tuning in on Day 1 proves that the Marvel Disney+ series are growing in momentum."

Loki's premiere number is pretty far ahead of the premiere episodes of the previous Marvel shows that debuted on Disney+ this year. WandaVision registered 655,000 U.S. households while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier pulled in 759,000 U.S. households. It should be pointed out that Samba TV only measure terrestrial smart TV's so the true viewership number is still unknown and since most streaming platforms are never 100% upfront with their numbers, we may never really know how well these shows are doing but based simply on this figure, I'd say they're making their platforms proud.

Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as the titular God of Mischief and it takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame in which an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline. He is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority, a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space and monitors the timeline. They give Loki a choice: face being erased from existence due to being a "time-variant", or help fix the timeline and stop a greater threat. The series also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, and Tara Strong.

Did YOU watch the premiere of Loki on Wednesday?

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Deadline

Loki will have bigger impact on MCU than any show so far

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Loki will have bigger impact on MCU than any show so far
June 7, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

In just a few days, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will return to make all our lives a little better in his very own Marvel series on Disney+. Unlike the Marvel TV shows of the past (I'm looking at you, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), these new shows will be just as important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as their big-screen brethren and will heavily impact the entire franchise going foward.

Both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier gave us some major revelations and character development, but according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the upcoming Loki series will go even further. The Marvel honcho told Empire that Loki is "tremendously important" and "perhaps will have more impact on the MCU than any of the shows thus far. What everybody thought about WandaVision, and was sort of true, and The Falcon and the Winter Solider, which was sort of true, is even more true for Loki." Feige also teased that the series will bring big changes to its title character. "You want to see, after six hours or so, characters change and evolve," Feige said. "We don't make these shows to not be radical right?" This isn't the first time that Loki's importance to the MCU has been stressed, as head-writer Michael Waldron has previously teased that the series will have "wide-reaching ramifications" for the franchise. I think we all know that Loki is going to be the real deal, I mean, did WandaVision or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier get their own cereal tie-in? I think not.

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The official synopsis for Loki:

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.

Loki is set to debut on Disney+ on June 9th.

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Eternals trailer pulls in 77 million views in its first 24 hours

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Eternals trailer views top 77 million in first 24 hours
May 28, 2021 by: Gaius Bolling

Marvel’s ETERNALS is one of my most anticipated movies of the year and it looks like it is for many others because its first teaser trailer, released on Monday, clocked in an impressive amount of views.

The first online teaser trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s third Phase 4 movie Eternals drew a powerful 77 million global views in its first 24 hours since dropping Monday, per social analytics sources, via “Deadline.” That’s the biggest online trailer drop for a Disney-Marvel movie in the 14 months of the pandemic. Eternals topped the initial 24-hour traffic for Disney’s Cruella trailer (71 million views) following its February 17 drop, and Disney+’s WandaVision, which was released following its airing on last September’s Primetime Emmys.

Eternals’ 24-hour trailer traffic also topped the pre-pandemic numbers for theatrical releases like Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (61.7 million views) and the Will Smith-Guy Ritchie hit Aladdin (60.8 million views). Another interesting tidbit worth noting, Disney+’s trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier pulled in 125 million views following its airing on the Super Bowl this year, but “Deadline” says that figure includes broadcast viewers; Eternals is strictly global online traffic and that makes its results all the more impressive.

Directed by Nomadland Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, Eternals will focus on a species of immortal aliens from a distant planet who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago and have been protecting humans since the dawn of time. The Eternals were created by Celestials, a race of powerful extraterrestrial beings who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years. In order to protect Earth, The Eternals must reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-Seok, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Are YOU surprised by the number of views for the Eternals trailer?
 

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Deadline

Secret Invasion Disney+ series taps new directors

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Secret Invasion Disney+ series taps new directors
May 14, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

If you've been digging what WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have to offer, well, Marvel has plenty more where that came from. One of the many Marvel Cinematic Universe shows in development includes Secret Invasion, which is set to find Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn as reprising their roles of Nick Fury and Talos, respectively.

Secret Invasion is slated to be written and executive produced by Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot), and THR has now reported that the series will be helmed by Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim. Buzucha recently directed Let Him Go, a neo-Western starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as grieving grandparents out to rescue their grandson, and Ali Selim is best known for his work directing episodes of In Treatment, Manhunt, and The Looming Tower. Production on Secret Invasion is expected to kick off in Europe later this year, and in addition to Jackson and Mendelsohn, the series will also set to star Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and Kingsley Ben-Adir, with Killian Scott also recently in talks to join the series.

RELATED: Cruella first reactions praise the wickedly entertaining film

As with the comic series, it's expected that Secret Invasion will deal with a secret infiltration of Skrulls, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said earlier this year that it likely won't match the scope of the comic. "Well, there were more characters in the Secret Invasion comic series than there were in Endgame so, no," Feige said. "It's not that but it very much is a showcase for Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelson and tapping into the paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series that was great with the twists and turns that that took. So, that's certainly our focus more than, 'Can we cram in more characters than Endgame? like publishing?'" After WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the next MCU series to hit Disney+ will be Loki on June 9, 2021.

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Solos: Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie & more are adrift in new trailer

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Solos: Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie & more are adrift in new trailer
May 10, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

Amazon has unveiled an official and star-studded trailer for Solos, an upcoming anthology series with a unique twist on the concept of being quarantined.

Praised as a limited series that “explores the strange, beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human,” per the official description, Solos stars Oscar winners Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red), Anne Hathaway (The Witches, Dark Knight Rises), and Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Lean on Me), along with Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow, Shame), Anthony Mackie (Synchronic, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Dan Stevens (Legion, Downton Abbey) and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians, Fresh Off the Boat).

Taking place in both the present and future, the series explores the stories and psyches of its eclectic cast while insisting that “even during our most seemingly isolated moments, in the most disparate of circumstances, we are all connected through the human experience.”

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Told across seven episodes, Solos looks like the type of series that will feature deep character connections, life-affirming revelations, and future tech that would make Elon Musk rush to a whiteboard with new ideas. A person can learn a lot about themselves while quarantining alone, but it's our connections with others that bring us to new levels of understanding.

Solos will take to the skies on May 21 on Amazon Prime.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Why the Thunderbolts didn’t happen

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Why the Thunderbolts didn’t happen
April 29, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

SPOILERS for The Falcon and the Winter Solider. With The Falcon and the Winter Solider now behind us, we now know which fan theories have panned out and which haven't, and one of the biggest theories that didn't come to fruition involved the Thunderbolts, a super-team formed by Baron Zemo which consisted of reformed supervillains.

RELATED: Wyatt Russell talks his MCU future after Falcon and the Winter Soldier

With the arrival of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her recruitment of John Walker (Wyatt Russell) as U.S. Agent, not to mention Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) being captured and sent to The Raft, it was thought that we might just be seeing the origins of the Thunderbolts, but Marvel executive producer Nate Moore told Entertainment Weekly that the Thunderbolts were never in the cards.

The honest truth is, no. Not because we don't think they're cool because they are, but because we already felt like there was so much on the table in this series that we didn't also then want to introduce a group of characters, or reintroduce people that we've seen in the past, and cloud the story.
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"The more characters you produce, then you have to service them," Moore continued. "And then we wouldn't have had time to maybe go home with Sam and Bucky to Louisiana, or do some of those things. That, on a character level, got us interested in doing this [show] in the first place." That's not to say that the Thunderbolts won't happen somewhere down the road however, especially as Marvel clearly has plans for these character in future movies and/or Disney+ series. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman said, "I don't know. I just know there seems to be a lot of chatter around that. I don't know if fans are crazy or not."

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Entertainment Weekly

Wyatt Russell talks his MCU future after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Wyatt Russell talks his MCU future after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
April 29, 2021 by: Gaius Bolling

Wyatt Russell’s John Walker got off to a rocky start on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with the fans but as the episodes progressed, the opinion on the character began to change as his arc was fully developed. Walker was initially brought in as the new Captain America when Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) didn’t initially take on the responsibilities of the shield. With each episode, we learn that Walker’s insecurities, and a bit of violent mean streak, made him the wrong candidate to be the next Captain America but he does get a bit of redemption during the finale. Now that all of the episodes are available on Disney+, Russell is discussing his future with the MCU during a chat with “Vanity Fair” and it seems it all comes down to what the studio decides to do.

By the end of the finale episode, “One World, One People”, Walker emerges as US Agent in the series’ final moments. There is clearly more to be told with Walker’s story and this is a potential setup for his MCU future but it appears, lost most actors in his position working for Marvel, he doesn’t know what his future holds or if he will return in the recently announced Captain America 4:

“Part of the way I approached Marvel was it’s all your last time you’re going to do it. Marvel operates in a really cool way where they don’t make decisions before they see what works. I’m not a part of any of this decision making, obviously.”

Walker is quick to tease in regards to his character that “At the end of the series, he’s grown into himself in a very dangerous way.” This is something worth exploring if the MCU chooses to and I honestly think they will. Despite the initial reception of the character, the role presented a complex perspective into the legacy of Captain America. When talking about his approach to playing Walker the actor says “Hopefully you were taken from someone who you really are set up to despise down the journey of understanding where he came from. Whether or not you like it or agree with it, you’re going to understand why he’s doing it.”

The character’s origins differ from the source material but there is some potential to be taken from the comics if they wish to explore this character further. Through his time in the comics, US Agent has often jumped back-and-forth from hero to villain, something you can see the beginnings of during key moments on the series. The character has worked alongside the Avengers West Coast and The Thunderbolts while getting into his fair share of adventures on his own. (SPOILERS INCOMING IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER FINALE…YOU’VE BEEN WARNED). The arrival of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine also sets up a direction for the character as she seems to be almost grooming him for her own Nick Fury-esque team. Then there is Captain America 4, which will likely see Sam Wilson taking on the mantle as the titular hero in that installment. Walker played a part in Wilson’s journey to accepting the responsibility of being Captain America so there is also potential to use him in that film as well.

How do YOU think John Walker aka US Agent will be used moving forward? Did YOU like what Wyatt Russell brought to the role?

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Vanity Fair

Ironheart series at Disney+ taps Chinaka Hodge as head writer

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Ironheart series at Disney+ taps Chinaka Hodge as head writer
April 27, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

With its move to Disney+, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing bigger than ever, and there are quite a number of new shows in development for the streaming service, one of which is Ironheart. The upcoming series is already set to star Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor and the creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man.

With the writer's room for the six-episode series slated to launch next month, it's been reported that Marvel has tapped Chinaka Hodge to serve as head writer on the Ironheart series. Hodge has previously penned episodes of Snowpiercer and Amazing Stories, but she's also a poet and playwright known for For Girls with Hips: Collected Poems and Writings, Dated Emcees, Chasing Mehserle, and Mirrors in Every Corner. Riri Williams was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato back in 2016, and was introduced as a 15-year-old MIT student who managed to reverse engineer Iron Man's armor to create her own and caught the attention of Tony Stark himself.

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In addition to Ironheart, there are plenty of other MCU shows in development for Disney+. We're already seen WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the next series up will be Loki, which will find Tom Hiddleston reprising his role of the trickster god as he's forced to fix multiple timelines by the Time Variance Authority. The series will debut on June 11, 2021, and will be followed by What If…?, Ms. Marvel, and Hawkeye later this year. We've also got Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Armor Wars, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and an untitled Wakanda series on the way as well.

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Variety

Falcon & Winter Soldier: Anthony Mackie is Captain America in new poster

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Falcon & Winter Soldier: Anthony Mackie is Captain America in new poster
April 26, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

The final episode for Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier aired this past Friday, which gave us, among other things, a new Captain America. That's right, folks, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is your new shield-wielding soldier of justice. Obviously, Sam taking up the shield has been a long time coming, but the journey was fraught with personal sacrifice and self-actualization. As it's explored throughout the show, it means a lot to see a black man holding the shield, and Sam wants the world to know that he's up to the task.

To mark the momentous occasion of Sam finally accepting his place as the star-spangled superhero, Marvel Studios had unveiled the final poster for what is now called Captain America and the Winter Soldier. In the poster, we find Mackie's Sam Wilson dressed to the nines in his new Captain America suit. As you can see from the image posted below, he makes the outfit look damn good.

Shortly after the final episode for The Falcon and the Winter Solider hit the air, Marvel Studios announced that Captain America 4 is in the works. The film comes from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner Malcolm Spellman, who co-wrote the series with Dalan Musson. Both creatives will help steer the new film. While Disney is remaining very tight-lipped about the plot, Captain America 4 will likely continue following Sam Wilson as he explores what it means to be Captain America. For the moment, there is no word as to whether Chris Evans will appear in the film as the original Captain America.

The full first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is available to stream on Disney+ right now. Disney has yet to announce plans for a second season.

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Marvel Studios

Captain America 4 in the works from Falcon & the Winter Soldier creator

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Captain America 4 in the works from Falcon & the Winter Soldier creator
April 23, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

SPOILERS for The Falcon and the Winter Solider. Consider yourself warned. With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier having wrapped up its six-episode run on Disney+ today, the future is looking bright for Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) as he takes on the mantle of Captain America, and it would seem that Marvel is eager for the character to make a return to the big-screen as THR has reported that The Falcon and the Winter Solider showrunner Malcolm Spellman is set to develop Captain America 4, which he will co-write with Dalan Musson, one of his fellow writers on the Disney+ series.

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At this stage, there are very few details available about the project, but that’s expected when it comes to anything Marvel-related. Captain America 4 will likely continue following Sam Wilson as he explores what it means to be Captain America, and it’s not hard to imagine that a few other characters from The Falcon and the Winter Solider might pop up as well. It’s not known if Chris Evans will be involved in Captain America 4 in any way, but as The Falcon and the Winter Solider didn’t shed much light on the whereabouts of Steve Roger, anything could happen. There had been rumours that Evans had been in talks to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but those were shot down by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as well as Evans himself. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier definitely left a lot up in the air by the close of its final episode, especially in regards to Sharon Carter and John Walker, and those are elements which could be picked back up in Captain America 4 or one of the many other MCU projects. What are you hoping to see in Captain America 4?

You can check out a review of the final episode of The Falcon and the Winter Solider from our own Alex Maidy right here.

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Finale Review and what did you think?

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Finale Review and what did you think?
April 23, 2021 by: Alex Maidy

With today's episode marking the season, or potentially series, finale of Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we are taking a look back at the entire six-episode run as a whole. Looking at the series as both an independent work as well as a chapter in Phase Four of the MCU, we will see what The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has done successfully and where future Marvel Studios' offerings on Disney+ could improve. Our initial review was based on the first episode of the series. Here, we will consider the entire show as a whole.

Of course, keep in mind this serves as a SPOILER WARNING for today's episode "One World, One People".

What did The Falcon and the Winter Soldier do well?

After the weird uniqueness of WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier brought a more traditional look at the MCU with a series that mimicked the scope of a big-screen entry in the cinematic universe. But, with six hours available to tell a story, this series managed to give us a deeper look at the lives of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as they dealt with the fallout of The Blip as well as the struggle to be who they are destined to be. As the series came to an end, it was easily apparent that this entire journey was set up for Sam to transition from Falcon to the new Captain America. Showrunner Malcolm Spellman and his writing team used this series to examine what it means for a Black man to become the superhero symbol of a country that has not respected his race and it worked very well.

The series also managed to give Bucky Barnes time to make the amends he needed to finally shed his Winter Soldier persona and become the hero he was striving to be. Sebastian Stan got several solid scenes dealing with his former life while never losing the fun and light persona that comes out when he shares the screen with Anthony Mackie. The pair make a great duo and work well as partners on-screen after several films of rivalry.

We also get some worthy screen time for Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) who somehow trade places in the MCU. Zemo, who remains on The Raft for his crimes, ends up being a duplicitous character but less villainous than originally envisioned. His fate is left ambiguous at the end but we will surely see more of him. Sharon Carter, however, is revealed to be the Power Broker although none of the main characters know this yet. The post-credits scene shows that Sharon is given a full pardon, but a final phone call reveals that she is poised to steal secrets from the government and sell them to the highest bidder. Sharon's fall from grace is a nice way to keep the character intriguing while also driving a wedge into her relationship with Sam and Bucky.

The introduction of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Val and her partnership with the new US Agent, John Walker (Wyatt Russell) teases a lot more to come from both characters in future installments of the MCU, but it remains to be seen just what that will entail. Walker's arc from soldier to hero to what he will become next was a nice bonus on this season that already had a lot on it's plate.

What didn't work?

For all the grand scale that the first episode and finale brought, the middle five episodes featured a lot of talking. Yes, there were some solid moments in each episode, especially in the Derek Kolstad-scripted chapters, but the pacing of this series was a bit inconsistent. The entirety of the fifth episode was reserved for narrative exposition and some montage moments leading to a solid action-heavy finale. While I will never say no to some good MCU action, it felt rushed in places.

The villain also did not work, especially with multiple in play. John Walker, teased as the anti-Captain America, ended up redeeming himself by teaming with the heroes before ending up still on the path to being a bad guy. While a full redemption would have been a cliche, including it at all must serve a purpose for what comes next. Viewed as a part of this series alone, it felt a bit underwhelming. Sharon Carter's reveal as the Power Broker also didn't carry as much weight as it was pretty much telegraphed with her single scene in the fifth episode. Again, her role in the bigger picture has yet to be revealed.

The main nemesis here, The Flag Smashers led by Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) were the most disappointing aspect of the entire series. There is a line uttered by Sam in the final episode comparing Thanos to a teenager that speaks volumes. Yes, Karli may have been a supersoldier but she was just a kid, and having a teen gunned down and die in the arms of Captain America felt a bit muted compared to the massive bad guy visions of prior MCU entries. Kellyman did not have a lot to work with here as her character was pretty two-dimensional despite a significant backstory, but her role was really just to get us, and Sam, to our final reveal of the new Cap.

What comes next for the MCU thanks to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

I knew halfway through this series that we were not going to have enough time to resolve all of the open storylines, but that was to be expected. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are using Disney+ not only as a storytelling platform but also as an incubator for future series and films. Zemo is now a different kind of threat than he was before and likely could factor into the teases Wakanda series that this show also introduced. US Agent and the Contessa both have a role to play in future stories as does Sharon Carter as The Power Broker.

We also now know why Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Kevin Feige have played coy and said there would be no second season of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. That is likely because there is no more Falcon. A big-screen outing may be in their cards, but if these two characters ever share a series again, it will be called Captain America and The Winter Soldier.

Final thoughts:

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was a fun ride if a less than unique one. While WandaVision started out unique, it ended up a fairly standard MCU production. That does not mean it was bad by any means, just not completely unexpected. This series addressed some significant topics about the stakes for a Black man to become Captain America and I am glad. Having Sam just don the Stars and Stripes and be accepted as the next Cap would have been a disservice to the legacy of Steve Rogers. By contrasting John Walker's fall with Sam Wilson's rise, this series avoids being a token nod to acceptance for diversity and tells a worthwhile story.

Captain America and The Winter Soldier proves that the titular hero doesn't have to be a supersoldier to be the great American hero, but by enduring and never giving up he becomes the man every person wants to be like. That makes the end result of this story worth the uneven journey. After watching this entire series, I now am confident that handing the shield to Anthony Mackie was the right decision. I hope we get to see more of him and Bucky in the years to come.

What did you think of The Falcon & the Winter Soldier overall? Are you happy with how this "six hour movie" played out? Talkback below!

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JoBlo.com

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Maya Erskine is joining the cast of the Star Wars series

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Maya Erskine is joining the cast of the Star Wars series
April 22, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

The Disney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi is welcoming PEN15 star and co-creator Maya Erskine to the cast. Hers is said to be a supporting role, with plans to feature her character in at least three episodes. The star-studded cast also includes previously announced stars Ewan McGregor (as Obi-Wan), Hayden Christen (as Darth Vader), Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Currently in pre-production and due to roll cameras any day now, plot details for Obi-Wan Kenobi are being kept in the bowels of a Sarlacc pit. The series will take place 10 years after Revenge Of The Sith and nine years before A New Hope, in an era after the Jedi Order has been all but wiped out. As a way of teasing fans, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has said that the show will feature the “rematch of the century.” You know what that means, don’t you? I’m sensing some lightsaber swishes in our future between Obi-Wan and Vader. I hope your body is ready.

The series is directed by the one and only Deborah Chow, who shot two outstanding episodes of The Mandalorian during its first season. Much like Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Obi-Wan Kenobi will consist of six episodes.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of several Star Wars series planned for Disney+, including projects like The Book of Boba Fett (dropping later this year), a Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Rangers Of The New Republic, and an Ahsoka Tano Mandalorian spinoff series.

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Escape from New York reboot: Wyatt Russell isn’t interested in playing Snake

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Escape from New York reboot: Wyatt Russell isn’t interested in playing Snake
April 19, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

There have been several attempts at getting a reboot of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK off the ground, but the last we heard, Leigh Whannell (The Invisible Man) was penning the screenplay with the possibility that he may direct the project as well. The original film took place in the futuristic year of 1997 and found Manhattan having been turned into a giant maximum-security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked by terrorists, the President of the United States makes it to an escape pod which crashes in Manhattan. Desperate to recover him, the government turns to Snake Plissken, who was played by Kurt Russell and whose performance made the character iconic.

A new actor stepping into the boots of Snake Plissken will be a tall order, but fans have called for Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt Russell, to take on the role; However, it’s not something the actor is willing to take on. Russell was asked about taking on his father’s famous role while speaking with Esquire about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Although that’s very kind, that will not be happening. There will be no Snake reboot from me, that’s like career suicide 101. That’s like what not to do. I don’t know if anybody else could be Snake Plissken. Good luck, go get ‘em, I sincerely wish you the best of luck. I just don’t know how it’s possible. And for me, if I really wanted to get people sending me hate mail, I think that’s what I should do. I will not be ever doing anything like that.

There you have it, there will be no Snake Plissken in Wyatt Russell’s future. When the latest attempt at the Escape from New York reboot was revealed, it was said that it would be a new vision which would retain elements of the original but bring idea news to the table, which would hopefully help to avoid the “bloated tentpole remake path” that have affected other 1980s reboots such as Robocop and Total Recall. Wyatt Russell can currently be seen playing John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will be dropping its final episode this Friday.

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Loki star Tom Hiddleston talks shapeshifting logo for new series

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Loki star Tom Hiddleston talks shapeshifting logo for new series
April 12, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

With The Falcon and the Winter Soldier set to conclude next week, Marvel's next Disney+ series that will have everyone gathered around the virtual water-cooler each Friday will be Loki. The six-episode series will follow the Loki who stole the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame as he's imprisoned by the Time Variance Authority and forced to help them fix damaged timelines throughout human history. As this is Loki we're talking about, we can naturally expect plenty of twists and turns and shape-shifting back-stabbing.

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While speaking with Empire, Tom Hiddleston teased that the upcoming Loki series will go a long way to exploring the character's ever-changing identity, pointing to the show's shifting logo as a big clue.

I want to preserve the freshness of the show for when it emerges, but something to think about is the [show’s] logo, which seems to refresh and restore. The font of how Loki is spelled out seems to keep changing shape. Loki is the quintessential shapeshifter. His mercurial nature is that you don’t know whether, across the MCU, he’s a hero or a villain or an anti-hero. You don’t know whether you can trust him. He literally and physically changes shape into an Asgardian guard, or into Captain America repeatedly. Thor talks about how he could change into a snake.

RELATED: New Falcon & Winter Soldier trailer teases epic fights to come

Hiddleston continued: "I think that shapeshifting logo might give you an idea that Loki, the show, is about identity, and about integrating the disparate fragments of the many selves that he can be, and perhaps the many selves that we are. I thought it was very exciting because I’ve always found Loki a very complex construct. Who is this character who can wear so many masks, and changes shape, and seems to change his external feeling on a sixpence?" As some fans have theorized that we might see more than a few alternate versions of Loki in the series, that "many selves" comment might be a bigger tease than we think. In addition to Tom Hiddleston, Loki also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Wunmi Mosaku, Sasha Lane, and Erika Coleman. The series will debut on Disney+ on June 11, 2021.

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Falcon & Winter Soldier: New mid-season trailer teases epic events to come

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Falcon & Winter Soldier: New mid-season trailer teases epic events to come
April 12, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

WARNING: Today’s trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Solider contains major plot spoilers!

Marvel Studios has released a midseason trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which explores the complicated legacy of the shield and what lies ahead for Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, John Walker, and the Flag Smashers.

Can you believe that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is almost over? What are we going to do when Marvel’s live-action offerings dry up? What will our Fridays become? Thankfully, there are still two episodes left of the action-oriented adventure, and Marvel plans to pull out all the stops.

The new trailer takes us through key events from the show thus far and sets up a superhero battle for the ages between John Walker’s Captain America, the Falcon, and the Winter Soldier. If you’re all caught up with the show, you’ll know that Walker has taken a dark turn in recent episodes and that he’s not about to tolerate people who don’t respect his authority. In my opinion, the new Captain America needs to be taken out, and fast.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see Walker get knocked the eff out by Sam and Bucky. It’s time for Sam to step up and accept the responsibilities that come with the shield and become who he was meant to be all along. Be sure to check out the final two episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Solider on Disney+ to find out how it all ends.

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She-Hulk: Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry joins Disney+ series

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She-Hulk: Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry joins Disney+ series
April 8, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

The cast of Marvel's She-Hulk series for Disney+ has grown a little larger as Deadline has reported that Hamilton's Renée Elise Goldsberry has signed on to star alongside Tatiana Maslany.

RELATED: The Falcon & the Winter Soldier: Marvel drops extended Baron Zemo dance clip

She-Hulk will be a half-hour legal comedy, something Marvel obviously hasn't attempted before, that centers on Jennifer Walters (Maslany), an attorney who has powers similar to her cousin, Bruce Banner, but unlike her cousin, she's able to retain much of her intelligence and emotional control. There aren't many details on who Renée Elise Goldsberry will be playing in She-Hulk, only that she's been cast as a character named Amelia. Ginger Gonzaga is also onboard to play Walters' best friend, and it was also announced last year that Mark Ruffalo would be reprising his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk and that Tim Roth would also be returning as The Abomination, a role he hasn't played since 2008's The Incredible Hulk. Renée Elise Goldsberry is likely best known for playing Angelica Schuyler in Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster musical Hamilton, but she's also appeared in One Life to Live, The Good Wife, The Following, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The House with a Clock in its Walls, Altered Carbon, and more.

Production on She-Hulk is expected to begin soon, and the ten-episode series will debut on Disney+ in 2022. If you're hungry for more Marvel goodness on the small-screen, the next episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will launch on Disney+ this Friday.

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Baron Zemo dances the night away in extended clip from Marvel

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Baron Zemo dances the night away in extended clip from Marvel
April 8, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

The most recent episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featured one brief scene that immediately caught the attention of fans — Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl) showing off his dance skills at a Madripoor club. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly after the episode dropped last week, Brühl revealed that there was much more dancing footage that was left on the cutting room floow. "It was a long dance," Brühl said. "There's more to it, but they cut this little moment [for the show]." As you might imagine, fans wanted that footage and calls to #ReleaseTheZemoCut flooded social media. Well, Marvel has done good and released the footage, so please enjoy one looped hour of Baron Zemo dancing.

Daniel Brühl added that the dance sequence was "improvised when I saw the crowd dancing, going loco. I felt the beat and was like, Zemo has been sitting in a dodgy German prison cell for years. So, he needs to let off some steam and show his moves. Let's go for it!"

RELATED: Emily VanCamp admits Captain America kiss caused backlash from MCU fans

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier follows Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as they team up for a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was helmed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, and in addition to Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker. You can check out a review of the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from our own Alex Maidy right here, and the fourth episode of the six-episode series is slated to drop this Friday.

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The Amazing Spider-Man TV Series (1977) – Gone But Not Forgotten

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The Amazing Spider-Man TV Series (1977) – Gone But Not Forgotten
March 24, 2021 by: Chris Bumbray

As far as live-action superheroes go, fans today don't know how good they've got it. With both Zack Snyder's Justice League and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier coming out recently, it's time to look back to a time when many had to make do with much less sophisticated superheroes. In the seventies, big-screen superheroes were MIA. Things were a bit better on the small screen, with shows like Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk doing well in the ratings. This led to the creation of this week's Gone But Not Forgotten subject, The Amazing Spider-Man. A decidedly low-tech take on the Marvel superhero, this short-lived series starred the likable Nicholas Hammond (The Sound of Music and recently Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood) as Peter Parker, aka The Amazing Spider-Man. Join us as we examine this campy but often endearing show.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League second to Wonder Woman 1984 in HBO Max homes

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League second to Wonder Woman 1984 in HBO Max homes
March 24, 2021 by: Gaius Bolling

We’re getting a bit of information on how well Zack Snyder’s Justice League did in HBO Max households and according to one report, it ranks second to only Wonder Woman 1984 on the platform.

According to Samba TV, Zack Snyder’s Justice League pulled in 1.8 million HBO Max households in its first five minutes on the streamer over its premiere weekend. The figure puts it second behind Wonder Woman 1984 which drew 2.2 million U.S. households during the weekend of December 25-27. Samba TV is a service that polls terrestrial smart TVs so that is really only a piece of the data to indicate how well the film did over the weekend.

According to “Deadline“, their insiders indicate that Zack Snyder’s Justice League did massive numbers over the weekend on the streamer but the figures still have it coming in behind Wonder Woman 1984.  Many will speculate why this happened but it may just come down to the fact that Wonder Woman 1984 was a brand new franchise film coming out when we really needed one during the pandemic and the Snyder Cut is more of a niche fan film. Casual moviegoers may not have truly known what it was all about but the increased positive feedback may bring in the uninitiated to view the film on the platform.

Samba TV also discovered that Zack Snyder’s Justice League topped the first-weekend premiere of The Falcon and the Winder Soldier on Disney+. They have it clocking it at 1.7 million households which is still an impressive figure but it just adds more to the issue of the transparency with streaming figures. Disney+ declared this week that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the most viewed weekend premiere ever on the streamer. Samba TV’s figures do support that but we won’t ever get the full story with these figures until the numbers are officially released by the various platforms.

Do YOU think HBO Max will release a more clear figure of how well Zack Snyder’s Justice League did on the streamer?

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the biggest series premiere on Disney+

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the biggest series premiere on Disney+
March 22, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

The Falcon and the Winter Solider premiered on Disney+ last Friday, and as you might imagine, quite a few people watched the first episode of the series; in fact, Disney revealed today that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ranks as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend. While Disney didn't give any viewership numbers, they did say that the premiere now joins the premiere of WandaVision and the season two premiere of The Mandalorian as the three most watched Disney+ Original series opening weekends to date. Not bad company.

RELATED: Hawkeye spinoff series focusing on Echo in early development for Disney+

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier follows Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as they team up for a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was helmed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, and in addition to Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.

You can check out a review of the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from our own Alex Maidy right here, and the second episode of the six-episode series is slated to drop this Friday.

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Hawkeye spinoff series focusing on Echo in early development for Disney+

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Hawkeye spinoff series focusing on Echo in early development for Disney+
March 22, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

With WandaVision wrapped up and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier having premiered last week, the small-screen side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing quickly, and there are a multitude of new shows in development to satisfy our weekly Marvel desires.

Another new series could be joining the slate of Marvel shows as Variety has reported that the studio is in the early stages of development on a spinoff of Hawkeye that would focus on Echo, a deaf Native American character set to be played by Alaqua Cox in the upcoming series. Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen are said to be attached to write the executive produce the spinoff, with a writers room currently being assembled. Echo's real name is Maya Lopez, and she possesses the ability to perfectly copy another person's movements. Hawkeye is slated to be Alaqua Cox's on-screen debut, so Marvel must like what they've seen to be crafting a new series around her.

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Hawkeye will find Jeremy Renner returning as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, where he'll be joined by Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, a young woman who is trained by Barton. In addition to Renner, Steinfeld, and Cox, Hawkeye also stars Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) as Eleanor Bishop, Kate's mother; Fra Fee (Les Miserables) as Kazi, aka Kazimierz Kazimierczak, better known as Clown to Marvel fans; Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul) as Jack Duquesne, an early mentor to Hawkeye; Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as William Lopez, Maya's father; and Florence Pugh (Midsommar) will be reprising her Black Widow role of Yelena Belova. Hawkeye is expected but debut on Disney+ later this year. The next episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will drop this friday, and you can check out a review of the premiere from our own Alex Maidy right here.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier final trailer is packed with fierce action

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Falcon and the Winter Soldier final trailer is packed with fierce action
March 15, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

Although last week was sadly lacking in Marvel Cinematic Universe content (we're greedy bastards, aren't we?), we're now just a few days away from the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+. The new series will follow Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as they team up for a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience. The final trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been released and it is positively jam-packed with action! Check it out above.

The first reactions to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped last week and were fairly positive, with most praising the excellent action sequences and emotional development. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was helmed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, and in addition to Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ on March 19th.

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Secret Invasion: Kingsley Ben-Adir to lead Marvel’s Disney+ series

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Secret Invasion: Kingsley Ben-Adir to lead Marvel’s Disney+ series
March 15, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

Fresh off of starring as Malcolm X in Regina King's One Night in Miami, Kingsley Ben-Adir has been cast in Marvel Studios' Secret Invasion series. Ben-Adir will play a lead opposite Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn's Talos. Reports indicate that Ben-Adir will play a lead villain on the show.

Secret Invasion is, of course, based on the crossover Marvel comic event of the same name. The story revolves around a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls who have been living on Earth for years. They could be anyone: Your friends, neighbors, or even your significant other. If trust issues are a thing for you, I pray that you never encounter a Skrull.

It's early days for Secret Invasion, so little is known about how Marvel plans to pull off the iconic event on the small screen. That said, the story is bound to keep Marvel fans guessing, as anyone, even Earth's Mightiest Heroes could be a Skrull in disguise. 

Hold onto your butts, True Believers, because a lot can happen between now and the events of Secret Invasion. There's no telling who could show up in shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, and even Marvel's feature-length releases. In other words, we could be looking at a lot of big-name characters for this one. Get your Marvel Casting Bingo cards ready!

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Marc Webb to direct R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond for Disney+

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Marc Webb to direct R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond for Disney+
March 12, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

R.L. Stine is coming to Disney+ as the streaming service is developing an eight-episode horror/comedy anthology series based on Stine's graphic novel series Just Beyond, and THR has reported that The Amazing Spider-Man and 500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb will be helming the first two episodes.

Just Beyond has been penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also serves as showrunner on the series, and production on the series is currently underway in Atlanta. "I grew up watching 'Twilight Zone' reruns and the original 'Amazing Stories' with my parents," said Seth Grahame-Smith when the project was announced last year. "I've always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike. R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn't be more excited to be working with both of them." In his own statement, R.L. Stine added, "Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World. It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I'm thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing 'Just Beyond' for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I'm so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?"

RELATED: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier clips find the heroic duo butting heads

Speaking of R.L. Stine projects, the Goosebumps author has another project just over the horizon as Netflix is slated to release Leigh Janiak's Fear Street trilogy this summer. Based on Stine's novels, the three interconnected films will be released one month apart later this year in what Netflix is billing The Summer of Fear.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier clips find the heroic duo butting heads

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier clips find the heroic duo butting heads
March 12, 2021 by: Kevin Fraser

Although WandaVision came to an end last week, we won't have long to wait to scratch that Marvel Cinematic Universe itch as The Falcon and the Winter Solider is slated to debut on Disney+ next Friday. The new series follows Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) as they team up for a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience.

RELATED: Falcon & Winter Solider: First reactions to new Marvel series take flight

The first official clips from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have been released, which go a long way towards highlighting the bickering relationship between the pair. It will also get you wondering about the real difference between wizards and sorcerers.

RELATED: WandaVision creator, Elizabeth Olsen on weekly fan theories/expectations

The first reactions to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped earlier today, and surprise, surprise, they're pretty damn positive, with most praising the excellent action sequences and emotional development. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was helmed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, and in addition to Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on Disney+ on March 19th.

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Cherry: Interviews with Tom Holland, The Russo Brothers & Ciara Bravo!

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Cherry: Interviews with Tom Holland, The Russo Brothers & Ciara Bravo!
March 12, 2021 by: JimmyO

Joe and Anthony Russo and Tom Holland are synonymous with the blockbuster MCU. The Russo Brothers have directed some of the most popular films in the Marvel Universe including the Captain America sequels, Winter Soldier and Civil War, as well as The Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. And then there’s Mr. Holland who has proven to be one hell of a charismatic Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Yet the filmmakers and their leading man have something very different with the new feature on AppleTV+ called CHERRY. Instead of battling super villains, Holland is fighting off a very different kind of baddie, as he faces the terrifying world of drug addiction.

We recently had the great pleasure of sitting down with The Russo Brothers, Holland, as well as his talented co-star, Ciara Bravo. For Joe and Anthony, the two opened up about telling this very personal tale after the massive one, two punch of the last two Avengers flicks. They also compared the differences between taking on a hometown story as opposed to a world with powerful heroes. There is a fine balance between taking on the two very different projects. They also discussed working with the very talented twosome of Ciara Bravo and Tom Holland as well as when they are shooting their next feature, The Gray Man.

Afterwards, it was time for Mr. Holland and Ms. Bravo, who I spoke with separately. For Holland, he talked about how he became involved with Cherry, and the intensely emotional character he plays in the new film. The talented actor also gave high praise to his co-star, and the two have incredible chemistry together. And then there is Ciara, and she couldn’t have been nicer. The actress adored working with Holland. The mutual respect the two share is certainly inspiring. And yes, both are fantastic as a couple battling a very different kind of demon with drug addiction and the horrors that it brings. You can check out Cherry right now on AppleTV+, and I highly recommend it, especially for both Bravo and Holland’s impressive work.

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Falcon & Winter Solider: First reactions to new Marvel series take flight

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Falcon & Winter Solider: First reactions to new Marvel series take flight
March 12, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

Who's ready for some big-budget action and intense couple's therapy? You are? Well, then you might be interested in reading the first reactions to Marvel Studios' second live-action TV series, The Falcon and the Winter Solider.

Just like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Solider takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and revolves around Marvel's odd couple, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), as they join forces against Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl). Also set to appear in the six-episode series is Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) and John F. Walker (Wyatt Russell).

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The all-new series is directed by Kari Skogland; Malcolm Spellman is the head writer.

Let's see what fans are saying about Marvel's latest live-action superhero spectacle, shall we?

Blown away by #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier. The action is HUGE, and the banter is hilarious. More questions than answers so far, like where do the characters go when they aren’t on screen and if I turn off my TV do they just go to sleep? But overall Phase 4 is shaping up nicely

— ben mekler (@benmekler) March 12, 2021

I watched Episode 1 of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier!

It has some dope action sequences with CA: TWS vibes! Not the pace I expected but spending time with Sam's family and Bucky's mental state is great development.

Mackie & Stan are really good in very different ways. pic.twitter.com/9xwnz4v1eI

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 12, 2021

#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier has some really touching ties to the MCU and those are some of my favorite parts of Episode 1.

References to other characters, questions about the Avengers, the world's view of Endgame storylines… some small-scale, fun MCU world building. pic.twitter.com/EBIMYssqdO

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 12, 2021

#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier: Only 1ep was shared w/ press, but v promising so far. Seemingly like The Americans or Homeland meets real-world Winter Soldier tone. Emotional cost & consequences, guilt, struggle w/ identity and legacy, and even notions of being black in America.

— The Voice Of Reason™ ???????????? (@YrOnlyHope) March 12, 2021

#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is a straight-up adrenaline shot to your system, another major winner for @MarvelStudios! However, while the action is top-tier, the series is at its best as a deeply effective character study for #TheFalcon & #WinterSoldier. –> pic.twitter.com/3SGAdxMlzx

— Rohan Patel (@KingPatel7) March 12, 2021

#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is very much a "months later" #Endgame follow-up, with the first episode exploring the emotional weight of Bucky's dark past, Sam being given the shield, and some Blip aftermath (superheroism doesn't pay the bills!). DYNAMITE action sequences ???? https://t.co/qHa8vBUcX8

— Matt Mitovich (@MattMitovich) March 12, 2021

Really liked the first episode of #TheFalconandtheWinterSoldier. Took a bit to totally grab me but as it goes on, you see where they’re going as far as getting to dig deep on who these guys are in a way we hadn’t before. There quickly is some Bucky stuff that is really powerful.

— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) March 12, 2021

Exciting news: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier gets off to a kick-ass start with its first episode. Its high-flying action is perfectly worthy of the MCU, and the emotional stakes are set up well. It also has some cool surprises in store, so be spoiler-phobic! #TFATWS #Marvel pic.twitter.com/7nwm8dKdOw

— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 12, 2021

Unsurprisingly, it sounds as if Marvel has another major hit on their hands with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It pleases me to hear that the show offers more than the "oil and water" chemistry of its two leads and that the story carries a fair amount of emotional weight. It also sounds like we'll be taking a deep-dive into Bucky's past, which is bound to please some Marvel fans. I'm looking forward to seeing how the show address life after "the Blip," as well as those killer action sequences everyone keeps raving about. Let's go!

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuts on Disney+ on March 19, 2019.

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The Falcon & the Winter Soldier unleashes four new character posters

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The Falcon & the Winter Soldier unleashes four new character posters
March 8, 2021 by: Steve Seigh

Now that WandaVision has come to what I feel was an emotionally-gratifying conclusion, it’s time to hop aboard the hype train for Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Marvel Studios recently debuted four new character posters for its upcoming six-episode series. Making up the character poster rollout is Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl as Zemo, and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter.

Here’s an official synopsis of the series, courtesy of Disney:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Never stop fighting ???? Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier starts streaming March 19 on @DisneyPlus. #FalconAndWinterSoldier pic.twitter.com/w85PJ4AzGb

— The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (@falconandwinter) March 8, 2021

I can’t believe Marvel is throwing another series our way just one day after Zack Snyder’s Justice League premieres on HBO Max. It’s a great time to be a fan of superhero cinema, that’s for sure. I am eagerly anticipating both and feel as if my heart may burst with anticipation. Bring it all on!

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