From the big screen to Disney + and Disney Channel, Marvel had enough reveals that Sony ending its collaborations on Spider-Man already seem like old news. With so much incredible content, it definitely doesn’t seem like Marvel is going to feel the sting of losing their flagship character on the big screen for a long time.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is joining The Eternals as Dane Whitman aka The Black Knight. Gemma Chan will ditch the Kree makeup she wore in Captain Marvel and will be starring as Sersei. Both characters have been members of the Avengers so these characters could possibly show up in Avengers 5.
Black Knight has long been rumored to be a character Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige wanted to get in a film and this seems like a great introduction to the character. Sure Harington might be getting somewhat typecast as a sword slinging hero, but it’s not a bad deal if that involves a Disney paycheck.
I’m glad Chan is getting a bigger spotlight. She was fine in Captain Marvel, but Sersei was one of the more entertaining Eternals and should have a prominent role. At D23M Chan’s Sersei was revealed as one of the main characters. Feige also introduced the cast and showed concept art for the characters.
Angelina Jolie will play Thena, Richard Madden (Harington’s Game of Thrones co-star) will play another main character Ikaris, Kumail Nankiani (The Big Sick) will be Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) will be Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry (Into the Spider-Verse) will play Phastos, Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) stars as Ajak, Lia McHugh will play Sprite and Don Lee will be Gilgamesh.
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Ryan Coogler joined Kevin Feige on stage to announce Black Panther 2 is coming May 6, 2022.
On the TV front, Kat Dennings will be reprising her Thor character D’arcy in WandaVision and will also be joined by Randall Park, who will be back as his Ant-Man and the Wasp character Agent Jimmy Woo. That show, which Disney described “will blend the style of classic sitcoms with Marvel Cinematic Universe” is set for a 2021 release.
Falcon and The Winter Soldier will be seeing a new cast member as well with Wyatt Russell (Overlord) joining the cast as John Walker aka US Agent. Malcolm Spellman (Our Family Wedding) will be the showrunner for the series, which kicks off in 2020.
A trio of new shows were announced for Disney+ with She-Hulk, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel.
Keanu Reeves has been a popular fan cast for Moon Knight and it would be a tremendous get for Disney+ to have Reeves star in a six to eight episode series with potential for crossovers with other shows or movies. She-Hulk is a longtime Avengers member who also filled in for a memorable turn on Fantastic Four. While it might be early to consider having her replace The Thing, introducing her now at least opens the door for that possibility after a couple of films as a member of the Avengers of course.
Feige said not only will Ms. Marvel star in her own series, but fans can expect her to be a player in the larger movie universe as well.
Laurence Fishburne is executive producer for a Disney Channel cartoon series based on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. The show will feature 13-year-old Lunella Lafayette, the smartest person in the Marvel Universe, and her 10-ton tyrannosaurus Devil Dino. In the comics Lunella accidentally teleports Devil Dino to New York and the unlikely pair help defend the city’s Lower East Side.
Fishburne spoke to the D23 crowd in announcing the project saying: As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero and I can’t wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and Devil Dinosaur.”