Top 10 Stories This Week
- Death of X Variant Covers
Marvel has announced 20 Death of X variant covers to lead into (what we’re assuming is) the Death of X X-Men event this fall. The covers show all of our favorite Marvel heroes dying horrific deaths. Marvel has yet to reveal what Death of X is about, or if it is even an event.
- Jessica Jones Season 2
Melissa Rosenberg, Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ showrunner, has revealed that the second season of the show will focus more on the supporting cast, specifically characters like Trish Walker and Will Simpson. Meanwhile, Kristin Ritter revealed that season 2 of Jessica Jones and the Defenders will film back to back later this year. She also revealed that the death of Kilgrave will be a major driving point of the next season.
- Fantastic Four 2
Simon Kinberg, the producer of Fant4stic (ridiculous title) has said that he wants to have the original cast return for the sequel. He also wants the sequel to be “brighter” to be closer to the tone of the comics.
- New Mutants
Simon Kinberg, the producer of the X-Men franchise, has said that Professor X will appear in the New Mutants movie when it reaches the big screen. He also revealed that the film should start filming in early 2017. This may mean that the movie may take place in the 90’s, as it was revealed earlier this week that the next X-Men movie will take place in the 90’s.
- Black Panther Casting News
Michael B Jordan has reportedly been cast in Marvel’s Black Panther! Though we don’t know who he will be playing, the rumor mill says that he could be playing a villain. Meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to appear in Black Panther as a love interest of Chadwick Boseman, but the internet is rooting for her to play Shuri, Black Panther’s sister and one time Black Panther.
- Black Widow Movie
While talking to Deadline, Kevin Feige said that of all the characters in the MCU who have yet to get their own film (Hawkeye, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, etc) Marvel is “creatively and emotionally” committed to making a Black Widow movie. However, this is not a promise that a Black Widow movie is on it’s way, as Marvel has teased us with a Black Widow movie for at least 2 years.
- Marvel Swears that the Inhumans Movie Will be Made… Eventually
After the recent announcement that Marvel has pulled the Inhumans from it’s release schedule, Kevin Feige assured everyone that it’s not a question of if Inhumans will get made, but when.
The only situation right now is that [Inhumans] is not gonna be a part of phase three because phase three increased in a very good way since we initially announced. When and where and how it pops up remains to be seen but its characters we love, it’s a storyline we love and we just didn’t want to cram it into an already quite full phase three.
- Marvel’s Most Wanted
ABC has decided to pass on Marvel’s Most Wanted, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff starring Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird. The show would have followed the two as former spies and lovers on the run from enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Since the show is no longer in production, it is unclear whether Lance and Bobbi will return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Darth Vader to End With Issue #25
Star Wars: Darth Vader, written by Kieron Gillen and art by Salvador Larroca, will be ending with the 25 issue of the series. The final story arc, End of Games, started this week with Darth Vader #20. The final story arc will have him regain his power and restore his standing with the Emperor, setting him up for The Empire Strikes Back. Here is the solicitation for the final issue:
It has all built up to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids! All comes to fruition in an oversized 40-page issue by the stellar team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca! You won’t want to miss this ending!
- Agent Carter: Canceled!
Agent Carter, the little show that could, has unfortunately been canceled by ABC. The show, though having decent ratings during its first season, had very low ratings during its second season. The show’s critical acclaim and dedicated fanbase wasn’t enough to save the show in the end, as the show ended on a cliffhanger that will (probably) never be solved. Haley Atwell will now star in her new ABC show, Conviction, in case you want to see more of her.
- Wolverine 3 has begun filming and will be rated R
- Michael Giacchino will score Doctor Strange
- Elise Neal has joined Wolverine 3 in an undisclosed role
- Bryan Singer is open to having Deadpool appear in an X-Men film
- Singer isn’t done making X-Men films
- The X-Men: Apocalypse end credits scene will tease Wolverine 3 and a new character