Marvel Studios is still amping up its star-studded roster and this latest addition proves that. VARIETY is reporting that Hailee Steinfeld is currently in talks to star in the upcoming Disney Plus series, HAWKEYE.
If this becomes official Steinfeld will join Jeremy Renner who reprises his role as Hawkeye aka Clint Barton, the now and arrow using Avenger and Steinfeld would play the role of Kate Bishop, his daughter. In the comics Kate Bishop eventually takes up the mantle in which her father held and joins the team of the Young Avengers.
Knowing how Disney and Marvel studios like to fully invest in their stars this more than likely would not be a one-off series for Steinfeld. Starring in the series would likely represent a long-term relationship with Marvel studios and it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From incredibly smashing to professor & cool in AVENGERS; ENDGAME we all at one point or another enjoyed the various phases of the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well now we getting more green in the universe as it was just announced at the D23 Expo that Hulk’s cousin SHE HULK will be getting her own live action series on the upcoming Disney Plus streaming platform from Marvel Studios.
In the comics, She-Hulk, or Jennifer Walters, is the cousin of Bruce Banner, whose superhuman powers transferred to her when she received a transfusion of Banner’s blood. She is also a lawyer who still practices law all while being a superhero.
This series can open up the door for some hilarious interactions with the gamma radiated cousins.
CAPTAIN MARVEL was a blockbuster success for Marvel Studios and now the superhero production studio is focusing on another marvelous hero.
Marvel is ,according to The Hollywood Reporter, developing a live-action series for the Disney+ streaming platform and will be based on its acclaimed comic MS. MARVEL, hiring writer Bisha K. Ali to write and act as showrunner. Ali is a comedian who is currently a staff writer on Hulu’s remake of FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL.
There is the possibility that the official announcement could be made during the Friday presentation at the D23 Expo currently happening in Anaheim.
Now for those who may be unfamiliar with the character, Ms. Marvel has been around since 1976, with the character Carol Danvers using the name for her crime-fighting escapades.
The latest version which many have gravitated to and wanted to see done as a live action series or film, is a teenager named Kamela Khan. Who’s identity as a Pakistani American, living in a religious family in New Jersey all while trying to find her own way, have been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.
Currently there is no timetable set for the show and it unclear whether the show will fit into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel is developing several other shows for the streamer that will be tied to the overall film universe. These include THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, to debut in late 2020; WANDAVISION, to debut in spring 2021; LOKI, also for early 2021; and HAWKEYE, for late 2021.
One of the major things that Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige has been focused on is more diversity and inclusions within their projects. From in front of to behind the camera Marvel is opening up the doors to so many worthy candidates and this news is no difference.
Marvel Studios is said to be searching for a transgender actress to play an unnamed character in Phase 4. Its not known if it will be for a movie or one of the Disney+ showsbut according to Geeks Worldwide filming is scheduled for 2020, so that doesn’t narrow it down at all.
The character is code-named “Jessica,” and Marvel is reportedly looking for “a transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s” to play her. Now Geeks Worldwide reckons it could be Sera (the Anchorite that hooks up with Angela in the comics), which would make the most sense as she’s currently the only major established transwoman Marvel Comics character.
Or she could be the queen Valkyrie will be searching for in THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER? This could be just as interesting but nonetheless it will be nice to see what happens.
In AVENGERS ENDGAME we saw Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) hand over his shield and Capt. America mantle to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Now a precedent for this had been set in the comics but many were wondering if it would actually come to fruition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When it happened many fans were stunned all while being happy in the decision and anxiously awaiting the next steps.
One step and a major one of course the upcoming Disney Plus series FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER that Mackie will star in alongside Sebastian Stan and with that is the costume. Now while there are those who want to see a comic accurate version there are others who want a bit of a new flare. While we haven’t gotten that far yet we know that the new CAP has tried his suit on.
All that we cap hope for on top of this excitement is that shows named possibly be changed to CAPTAIN AMERICA AND WINTER SOLDIER.
After a slight hiatus of being extremely busy, the resident super villain, Jay Washington is back with the 31st episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and for some odd unknown reason he has brought back the Jersey Jackass, Ben Cambell.
This week they play catch up on some of the stories that have happened along with new ones including the bombing of Dark Phoenix and who overall is to blame, where the blame falls for the current state of the DC Universe and the cancellation of Swamp Thing, Jessica Jones is back for the 3rd and final time, Warner Bros/DC not at San Diego Comic con and a lot of laughs.
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The director who will bring the limited series to the Disney plus streaming service is a great choice as well. Kari Skogland is an Emmy-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director, showrunner and CEO of Mad Rabbit a Red Arrow Studios company, which launched in 2016. She has directed episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale.
The 6 part miniseries is set to hit the streaming platform in August of 2020 with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their roles of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier respectively. Now (spoiler alert) the ending of AVENGERS ENDGAME which shows Sam Wilson (Mackie) receiving the shield and thus the mantle of Captain America from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). It is said that choice will play into the series but Marvel Studios has yet to go into detail of exactly how.
Also in the series Daniel Bruhl, who portrayed Zemo in CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR and Emily Van Camp who was Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 in CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR will also be returning in their roles as well.