Stan “The Man” Lee may have left us in 2018 but his presence can still be felt in The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Marvel released a highlight reel of movie projects in preparation for their return to the big screen this summer. To give that highlight reel a special emotional touch, they include quotes from Stan himself that as a narration. The latter part of the reel serves as a trailer for the next several films in “Phase Four” of the MCU. The first three phases have been collectively called The Infinity Saga.Continue reading Marvel Releases Phase Four Trailer Narrated By Stan Lee
Disney recently announced several more Marvel series set for Disney+ that will take place in Phase Four of the MCU. This brings the total series count to 13 at the time of this writing. Much like we did for the announced Star Wars series, we will give the news and our speculation on each title.Continue reading 13 Marvel Series Coming To Disney+
Science Fiction icon Mark Hamill is allegedly back in negotiations to appear in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3. It was widely reported last year that Hamill had talks with director James Gunn, but what role they had discussed remained under wraps.
Of course, Gunn was famously fired by Disney last year over controversial tweets made a decade previously. Gunn was re-hired earlier this month, but no major casting news came about in the interim.
Now the site We Got This Covered is reporting that Hamill may in fact be in talks to play Rocket Raccoon’s creator. This could easily be an original character, or a take on secondary or tertiary characters from the Marvel Universe.
In the comics, Rocket has no specific creator. He came from a planet called Halfworld, in which animals were genetically enhanced by robotic users to have human-like characteristics. Rocket served as a law enforcement officer for the Keystone Quadrant, thus literally making him a Keystone Cop. He and his then counterpart Wal Russ (Yes, a talking walrus) once infiltrated the planet to rescue their friend Princess Lynx from Lord Dyvyne. They battled with Blackjack O’Hare’s Black Bunny Brigade (Yes, a mercenary group of bunnies) while making their escape.
To be clear, these are all speculative possibilities based on Rocket’s history. The true role Hamill will play, if hired, has not been publicly discussed.
Hamill is no stranger to the comic book world. He most famously provided the voice of The Joker for many years in various Batman productions. He portrayed James Jesse, aka The Trickster in the short lived 1990 Flash TV series. A role he recently reprised for the current CW show. He’s also voiced various characters including Wolverine and Hobgoblin for Marvel, and Darth Bane for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Currently, he is a regular in Season 2 of The History Channel’s series Knightfall.
So what character could the Jedi Joker be playing on the big screen? Personally, our money is on the mercenary bunny…
Nearly eight months after being fired by Disney, James Gunn has reportedly been rehired to direct the third installment of the Guardians Of The Galaxy film series.
According to the Deadline report, it was Gunn’s public apology and the way he’s handled himself since that persuaded Disney to rehire him.
The social media messages were indefensible, but the filmmaker never did anything but blame himself for poor judgment displayed at a time when he was emerging from the Troma film factory and attempting to be a provocateur.-Deadline Report
Since Gunn has committed to writing and directing Suicide Squad 2, Guardians 3 will likely have to wait until that project has finished before production can begin. All of the main cast will likely return, as they were very vocal in their support of Gunn during the controversy.
Avengers: Endgame will release next month, which will wrap up Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 will be part of Phase Four, which will include Spider-Man: Far From Home, Doctor Strange 2, and a standalone Black Widow film for Scarlett Johansson.
Geekville Radio is back with the usual co-hosts Seth and Crazy Train at the helm.
Dave Bautista has publicly stated that wants James Gunn reinstated as director for Guardians Of The Galaxy 3. Could this mean Drax is written out of the film? Could other actors follow suit? Heck Marvel themselves are backing Gunn, so what could be the outcome?
I will do what Im legally obligated to do but @Guardians without @JamesGunn is not what I signed up for. GOTG w/o @JamesGunn just isn’t GOTG. Its also pretty nauseating to work for someone who’d empower a smear campaign by fascists #cybernazis . That’s just how I feel https://t.co/Ym4FwruVDu— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 5, 2018
In another casting that has taken the geek world by storm, Ruby Rose has been confirmed to play Batwoman in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover in December.
Not to be outdone, Supergirl Season 4 continues to beef up its cast with geek favorites. Star Trek veteran Brent Spiner has been announced as the Vice President of Earth 38’s USA. And Sam Witwer will be the antagonistic Agent Liberty.
Speaking of TV, the big rumor going around is that the Star Wars live action series for the Disney streaming service will be a 100 million dollar ten episode season. Not only that, it will center around the planet Mandalore in a post-Return Of The Jedi galaxy. Fitting given creator Jon Favreau’s connection to Mandaloreans from The Clone Wars.
All this and more in another fun-filled episode of Geekville Radio!
Marvel has done it again with the highly anticipated Defenders Trailer, which unites all the existing Netflix Series characters. Does this live up to expectations? And what can we expect from Sigourney Weaver
Not to be outdone, Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for June’s Wonder Woman.
Also, hear the swag gotten at Free Comic Book Day, plus Seth gives a review of the first two issues of Marvel’s Secret Empire.
In the latter half of the show, Crazy Train joins the show to give a thorough (that meas SPOILERS) review of the latest MCU blockbuster Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. The action, the humor, the soundtrack, Michael Rooker’s awesomeness… all this and more in another fun filled Geekville Radio