Will We Possibly No Longer See Spider-Man In The MCU

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I guess the saying is “it was fun while it lasted”, because it seems as if the wall crawler may no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. This is reportedly due to a dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, as reported by DEADLINE.

Now which was initially thought as only one more Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures co-produced Spider-Man film is said to be two actually that are meant to have director Jon Watts and Tom Holland right at the forefront  Unless something dramatic happens, Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures.

The main reason for this drastic fallout is of course money and when you here some of the specifics you can see why neither side wanted to really budge.  Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down plain and simple and possibly never came back to the table with a counter off. The heads of Sony, Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Keep in mind SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME just became Sony’s highest grossing property every surpassing SKYFALL and generating $1.109 billion. Sony proposed keeping the current deal going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.

In Sony’s defense they also had another reason for not wanting to split the production cost as Marvel keeps all of the merchandising for Spidey. Then to give up half of their universe to which they own the rights to may have been too much. But Sony seems to be in a good position as they hold the right to many other Spider-Man based characters including the Tom Hardy starring VENOM which the sequel is being directed by Andy Serkis,  MORBIUS starring Jared Leto, not to mention their Oscar winning animated SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDER VERSE.

Currently Marvel Studios/Disney, Feige nor Sony Pictures have commented.

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Gemma Chan In Talks To Join THE ETERNALS

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Even after the blockbuster cast announcement we were given about Marvel Studios THE ETERNALS  at San Diego Comic Con is seems as if that roster is still expanding. “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan is in talks to join THE ETERNALS this is according to Variety.

Chan would join previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. Chan is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Unverse, earlier this year she portrayed Minn-Erva in CAPTAIN MARVEL with Brie Larson and Jude Law. Its unknown if she will be playing the same role in THE ETERNALS.

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Variety’s sources are saying that Chan’s part in THE ETERNALS would be a completely different role, which if true, would mark one of the first times a star will have played two different characters in the same cinematic universe.

People have to separate the actors that were in the Marvel Netflix series’ (i.e Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, etc) as they are now being considered connected yet separated. 

Marvel has not commented as of this posting.

THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – Episode 35

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It’s the 35th addition of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time the resident super villain, Jay Washington is joined by stand up comedian, actor and more B.T. Kingsley.

B.T and Jay talk about growing up nerdy and having friends discover your nerdness in later years, their journeys through standup comedy thus far and get into a LOT of nerd news with the Marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes.

The two talk about the news of Marvel Studios looking to cast a transgender actress, what does the news wave of diversity in tv/ film and comic books mean & how to “do it the right way”. they also get into who may be directing the Venom sequel (why Jay is not a fan of it), the Cloak and Dagger/Runaways crossover, Joker debuting in film festivals and so much more.

They also take calls from The Mad Titan Podcast hotline 811-276-6947 and emails from madtitanpodcast@gmail.com

It truly is barbershop talk for nerds so sit back relax and enjoy the convo.

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Marvel Studios Is Reportedly Casting A Transgender Woman For An Upcoming Project

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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.

THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – EPISODE 34 COMIC CON CRAZY

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Ladies and gentlemen, nerds, blerds and the rest, the resident super villain, Jay Washington is back with the 34th edition of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time we are in the thick of it as Jay recaps all of the happenings in the marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes after the events of the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic Con.

With a episode so jam packed Jay went out and got someone just as nerdy….let’s stop lying they were both on the train together and this should have been happened. Jay is with the founder of Geeks Of Color and the social media manager for Collider Video, Dorian Parks.

This turns out to be one of the wildest and rawest episodes as they record while aboard an over sold train heading from San Diego. They get deep into all of the major news to come out of Hall H, Ballroom 20 and more. Oh yeah there are a few drinks involved.

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UPDATE: BLADE Is Returning,To The MCU

 

Blade-LogoIt was just revealed at the Marvel Studios comic Con panel that the daywalker is coming into the marvel Cinematic Universe and will be played by Academy Award winner, Mahershala Ali.

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We have an update on Mahershala taking on the role of they daywalker. A quote from Marvel Studios president and producer, Kevin Feige says that Marvel studios did not approach the Academy Award winner, it was actually the other way around.

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BLACK WIDOW Footage Shows Scarlett Johannson and Florence Pugh In Action

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Though only 30 days into shooting the crowd in Hall H where treated to some AMAZING early footage of Marvel Studios BLACK WIDOW film starring Scarlett Johannson and the deadly assassin turned avenger.

Johannson joined producer Kevin Feige on stage to talk about the movie. Johannson says she is excited for fans to discover if she played this character 10 years  ago it would be very different, she gets to play Natasha a full grown woman, and but she flawed.

Florence Pugh will be playing Iliana, a sister figure to Natasha. We also find out from O.T. Fagbenle that his character is a contact from Natasha’s past and the character also has feelings for the assassin.

They are 30 days into shooting and the crown is treated to some footage it is not finished footage however. It starts out with past footage with the monologue from AVENGERS ENDGAME and Budapest is mentioned. She sneaks in a room with a gun drawn then comes face to face with Florence Pugh and they draw upon each other. There is an INCREDIBLE kitchen fight scene. Natasha says that she wants to wipe out the red in her ledger and it is official the TASKMASTER will be in the film.  The footage includes another incredible fighting scene on a bridge.