If Section 4 had you barely involved, relaxation assured that there’s a plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe going ahead, and it got here into fuller focus on the D23 expo over the weekend.
On the heels of Comedian-Con, the place Marvel unveiled designs for a film and television slate stretching till 2025, a bevy of buzzy trailers and bulletins had been revealed Saturday in the course of the studio’s presentation on the semi-annual Disney occasion.
Whereas Marvel held again on main casting information (Penn Badgley, blink twice when you’re Mister Improbable), attendees had been handled to unique footage from upcoming movies like “Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly” and “Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania,” in addition to Disney+ sequence like “Loki” and “Ironheart.”
However Marvel additionally dropped a handful of sneak peeks on-line, together with trailers for “Secret Invasion,” which marks Samuel L. Jackson’s return to the MCU, and the primary take a look at the upcoming Halloween particular “Werewolf by Night time,” starring Gael García Bernal.
Try essentially the most thrilling trailers and bulletins beneath.
After an prolonged sojourn off-planet, Jackson’s Nick Fury is firmly again in motion for the upcoming Disney+ sequence “Secret Invasion.” Pulled into the combat by Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Fury will face off in opposition to a sect of Skrulls, shape-shifting creatures who’ve been working undercover for years to infiltrate Earth.
Returning characters embody Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), however the forged of the six-part restricted sequence can also be stacked with new faces like Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke. “Secret Invasion” is ready to premiere in 2023.
“Armor Wars,” Cheadle’s long-promised solo journey sans Iron Man, will decide up the place “Secret Invasion” left off. No particulars in regards to the plot have been launched, however in response to Empire, the sequence will comply with Rhodes (aka the superhero Struggle Machine) as he tracks down “individuals who have stolen variations of his late pal Tony Stark’s tech.”
“Werewolf By Night time”
Marvel is formally staking its declare within the horror style with “Werewolf by Night time,” a one-off black-and-white Halloween particular coming to Disney+ on Oct. 7.
Helmed by famed composer Michael Giacchino in his directorial debut, “Werewolf by Night time” will function a bevy of paranormal baddies who go bump within the evening (zombies and demons and cults, oh my!). García Bernal stars because the titular lycanthrope, who shapeshifts at evening on account of his household curse. The forged additionally contains Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jaycob Maya and Eugenie Bondurant.
“She-Hulk” is already in full swing on Disney+, however the mid-season trailer guarantees much more enjoyable for lawyer Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany). Most notably, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, who returned to the MCU for a cameo in “Spider-Man: No Means Residence,” will cease by to counsel (and doubtlessly flirt with) our titular hero as she continues to grapple along with her twin identities.
DC has its Suicide Squad; Marvel has the Thunderbolts. The team-up movie will pull collectively antiheroes from throughout the MCU for a brand new mission contracted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
The lineup options morally ambiguous characters of every type, together with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, David Harbour’s Purple Guardian, Wyatt Russell’s US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost and Olga Kurylenko’s Taskmaster. The movie is ready for launch in 2024 as the ultimate entry within the studio’s Section 5.
Followers had been hoping for a barely extra incredible casting announcement, however the studio selected to not reveal who’ll be suiting as much as play Marvel’s first household. As a substitute, boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Matt Shakman, who labored on “WandaVision,” will direct the upcoming film after Jon Watts dropped out of the venture earlier this 12 months. The most recent tackle the superhero group is slated to reach in theaters in 2024.