1:30 – Happy Loki Day!
Marvel’s latest MCU series, Loki, has premiered to mostly favorable reviews. It currently has a rating of 96% at Rotten Tomatoes which makes it the highest-rated of all series so far. For the record Marvel’s MODOK is at 88%, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is at 89%, and WandaVision is at 91%.Continue reading Geekville Radio #286: Happy Loki Day! MCU Casting, Batman and Superman Series, 2021 Movie Previews
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
A big week for news and a pair of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier reviews!Continue reading Geekville Radio #281
Marvel has unveiled the first full trailer for their second 2021 MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. While the character is new to a mainstream movie audience, he goes back almost 50 years in the comics.
Potential SPOILER WARNING! Do not proceed if you wish to avoid spoilers for the characters in the film.Continue reading Who is Shang-Chi? Explaining the characters in Marvel’s latest film trailer.
A little later than expected, but Seth and Train are back to talk the Marvel Phase Four announcements from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
We speculated in our last episode on what Marvel might be doing for Phase Four of the Cinematic Universe. After a bunch of reveals at San Diego Comic-Con, we now have the full lineup for the next two years.
It is worth noting that only films slated for 2020 and 2021 were announced. There were no definite indications of theatrical releases for 2022. The possibilities of Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, and Avengers 5 are still very strong.
For each of the announced movies or series, we’ll give our main speculation points and pair them up with what was confirmed during the Hall H presentation.
Confirmed: Pugh will be Yelena Belova, David Harbour will be Alexi Shostakov aka Red Guardian, the Russian equivalent of Captain America.
New Speculation: Yelena Belova may be Taskmaster instead of Crimson Widow
Confirmed: Several roles were announced, none of which were Thanos or Warlock. It will take place on Earth, and Kevin Feige described it as “full-on Jack Kirby“.
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Kumail Nanjani as Kingo
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Dong-Seok Ma as Gilgamesh
- Lia McHugh as Sprite
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
New Speculation: Nobody will care that Ajak and Makkari have been gender-swapped.
Confirmed: Mandarin is the villain
Further Speculation: Since the Ten Rings were teased way back in the first Iron Man, this may take place over a period of time. There could be an explanation as to why Ben Kingsley played an imposter Mandarin.
Speculation: The show will be standalone and not directly tied to the rest of the MCU, and Baron Zemo will be the villain
Confirmed: Will not be standalone, and will be part of Phase Four. Baron Zemo is the villain and will have the mask.
Speculation: Will take place before Vision’s death in Infinity War.
Confirmed: Takes place in current time, so maybe Captain America was able to revive Vision in his post-Endgame quest. Monica Rambeau is in the show, perhaps to become a new Captain Marvel or Miss Marvel.
Speculation: Possible origin story or another story from the past. Loki’s escape during Endgame could play a factor.
Confirmed: Takes place after Loki’s escape in Avengers: Endgame. This will be the classic evil Loki and not the sympathetic character he became in Phase Three.
Speculation: Dr. Strange will be one of the focal points of the MCU on par with how Iron Man was for the first three phases.
Confirmed: Scarlet Witch will be in the film, so it may tie in with the WandaVision series.
Speculation: Could be directly related to Guardians of the Galaxy 3 given the styles of directors James Gunn and Taiki Watiti. Plus Thor left with the Guardians to close out Endgame.
Current Speculation: Thor himself will be a supporting role, and it could still tie into Guardians 3
1:01:05 – Hawkeye (Fall 2021)
Speculation: Clint is back to adventuring now that his family is safe. We may see Kate Bishop.
Confirmed: Kate Bishop will be major part of the show
1:13:00 – X-Men and Deadpool (Phase Five?)
Marvel did not outright say any immediate future of the X-Men franchise, including Deadpool. But it seems like X-Men may wait a few years and get rebranded for Phase Five.