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Blade will Join the MCU During Phase 5

Mahershala Ali Cast as 'Blade' in the MCU

It was announced at SDCC 2019 by Kevin Feige that 'Luke Cage' actor Mahershala Ali will step into the MCU during Phase 5 as the 'Daywalker' himself, 'Blade'.

Mahershala Ali, who played 'Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes' in Marvel's 'Luke Cage' on Netflix, which is kind of part of the MCU, has landed what has to be one of the most sought after roles in the MCU.

'Blade' is a massive fan favourite and the original 1998 film by New Line Cinema, starring Wesley Snipes, was and still is hugely popular, yet, it's often overlooked, with its impact on the comic book movie genre being overshadowed by 'X-Men' (2000). However, 'Blade' was hugely influential and was one of the pillars that supported the '00s superhero boom, alongside 'X-Men' (2000) and Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' (2002).

Are you excited by this casting announcement? Are you looking forward to 'Blade' featuring in the MCU or concerned at the prospect of a PG-13 'Blade' flick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Marvel Studios Announce Phase 4 at SDCC 2019

Marvel Studios Drop Major Phase 4 Announcement at SDCC 2019

Marvel Studios dominated the final knockings of SDCC 2019 with some heavy duty announcements and confirmations. 

Many of the projects in the works had already been announced or soft-announced, the Hall H panel was not without its surprises, including 'Doctor Strange 2' receiving its official and intriguing title - 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', as well as 'Thor 4' being officially titled, 'Thor: Love and Thunder'.

There were also new solo films announced that will introduce new heroes into the MCU, 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', as well as the Disney+ exclusive limited-series, 'Hawkeye'. And, after months of leaks and rumours, 'Eternals' received its official announcement. 

Previously hinted at, leaked or soft-announced Disney+ shows received more details, but the big takeaway was how much of Phase 4 will be made up of Disney+ exclusives as well as the traditional slate of theatrical releases. 

The news that broke the internet though came from Taika Waititi as it was confirmed that Natalie Portman will return to the MCU as 'Jane Foster', not major news in itself, yet, there was a twist! 'Jane Foster' will be back as female 'Thor', based on the comics run by Jason Aaron. 

More details on each of the upcoming Phase 4 productions can be found below including when you'll be able to catch them on the big or small screen. 

Black Widow (Theatrical)

Release Date: 1 May, 2020

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.

Directed by: Cate Shortland

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+)

Release Date: Autumn 2020

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl

Eternals (Theatrical)

Release Date: 6 November, 2020

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee 

Directed by: Chloé Zhao

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Theatrical)

Release Date: 12 February, 2021

Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung

Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton

WandaVision (Disney+)

Release Date: Spring 2021

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Teyonah Parris

Loki (Disney+)

Release Date: Spring 2021

Starring: Tom Hiddleston

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Theatrical)

Release Date: 7 May, 2021

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen

Directed by: Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange - 2016)

What If? (Disney+)

Release Date: Summer 2021

About: The first animated series in the MCU, with Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and many actors from across the MCU reprising their roles as voice talent.

Hawkeye (Disney+)

Release Date: Autmn 2021

Starring: Jeremy Renner (will also introduce Kate Bishop)

Thor: Love and Thunder (Theatrical)

Release Date: 5 November, 2021

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman

Directed by: Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok - 2017)

Check out the Hall H highlights below.

Are you excited for Phase 4? What do you think about the slate? Will you be joining Disney+? Can Natalie Portman pull off the role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Patrick Stewart Returns in the Official Teaser Trailer for Star Trek: Picard

Patrick Stewart and a couple of fan favourites return in the official trailer for 'Star Trek: Picard'!

 Premiered at SDCC 2019, fans erupted as the trailer confirmed the return of not only the obvious titular character, but two major fan favourites, 'Data' (Brent Spiner) and 'Seven of Nine' (Jeri Ryan)!

'Star Trek: Picard' hits Amazon Prime Video later this year.

Are you hyped about the return of 'Jean-Luc Picard', 'Data' and 'Seven of Nine'? Let us know in the comments.

The Teaser Trailer for The Witcher has Dropped

The first trailer for the upcoming Netflix series 'The Witcher' dropped at SDCC 2019 today and sets out an epic adventure.

Based on the 'The Witcher' novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, the series has been adapted for the screen by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and stars Henry Cavill as 'Geralt of Rivia'.

"The worst monsters are the ones we create." Check out the first official teaser for 'The Witcher' Season 1 below.

About: "Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Are you excited for this Netflix show? Let us know in the comments.

Shudder’s CREEPSHOW Series Trailer Promise Frights, Thrills, and Fun!

Shudder's 'Creepshow' revival series, from Greg Nicotero, will deliver plenty of thrills, scares and fun as the franchise created by George A. Romero and Stephen King makes a come back later this year.

The series will premiere on Shudder on 26 September with the first season comprised of six-episodes featuring twelve terror tales. To give 'Creepshow' the revival it deserves, the showrunner has locked down a great cast, including Adrienne Barbeau, Jeffrey Combs, David Arquette, Tricia Helfer, Giancarlo Esposito, Tobin Bell, DJ Qualls and Dana Gould.

The segments announced include: 

  1. ‘By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain’ by Joe Hill (‘NOS4A2’), adapted by Jason Ciaramella - Directed by Tom Savini
  2. ‘House of the Head’ by Josh Malerman - ‘Bird Box’
  3. ‘The Companion’ by Joe Lansdale - ‘The Bottoms’
  4. ‘The Man in the Suitcase’ by Christopher Buehlman - ‘The Lesser Dead’
  5. ‘All Hallows Eve’ by Bruce Jones - ‘The Hitchhiker’
  6. ‘Night of the Paw’ by John Esposito – ‘The Walking Dead: Webisodes’
  7. ‘Bad Wolf Down’ by Rob Schrab - ‘Monster House’
  8. Stephen King’s ‘Gray Matter’ by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi – Directed by Greg Nicotero

Watch the new 'Creepshow' trailer below.

Are you excited for the upcoming 'Creepshow' revival? Let us know in the comments.

Michael Myers Returns in 2020 and 2021 in Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode will continue next year and the year after with 'Halloween Kills' in October 2020 and 'Halloween Ends' in October 2021!

Announced my John Carpenter a few hours ago, the boogeyman will slash his way back onto screen in 'Halloween Kills', set for release 16 October 2020 and then 'Halloween Ends' will round out this new trilogy on 15 October 2021!

David Gordon Green, who helmed 'Halloween' (2018) will return to the director's chair to finish what he started. 

With John Carpenter helping guide this trilogy, expect a thrilling and epic climax to the saga. Check out the announcement trailer below.

Are you excited by this news? Let us know in the comments.

IT Ends this Year! Pennywise Feaks out the Internet in the Final Trailer for IT Chapter Two

Debuting at SDCC 2019, the final trailer for 'IT Chapter Two' promises a terrifying and high energy climax to the story. 

It has been 27 years since the 'Loser's Club' believed they had vanquished 'Pennywise', but now, evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.”

The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time. 

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mama”) stars as Beverly, James McAvoy (“Split,” upcoming “Glass”) as Bill, Bill Hader (HBO’s “Barry,” “The Skeleton Twins”) as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben, James Ransone (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Eddie, and Andy Bean (“Allegiant,” Starz’ “Power”) as Stanley. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise.

Muschietti directed the film from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”) based on the novel IT by Stephen King. Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin and Roy Lee produced the film, with Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg serving as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Checco Varese (“The 33”), Oscar-winning production designer Paul Denham Austerberry (“The Shape of Water”), editor Jason Ballantine (“IT,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water,” “Mama”). The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Shazam!,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “IT”).

New Line Cinema presents, a Vertigo Entertainment/Rideback Production, an Andy Muschietti film, “It Chapter Two.” The film is slated for release in theaters and IMAX on September 6, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tom Cruises Blasts Back to the Danger Zone in the First Trailer for Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise effectively won SDCC 2019 with a monumental surprise trailer drop for 'Top Gun: Maverick' on Thursday. 

Cruise thrilled audiences with the much needed statement, "Everything you see in this film is for real,". In an age of endless CGI, even to the point where Marvel are creating every day mundane sets and pops in a computer for little reason, fans of the 1986 fighter jet blockbuster were ready to jump back on the highway to the danger zone. 

Cruise continued, "We're working with the Navy, all of the flying you see in this picture is real, I really wanted to give you all an experience of what it is to be inside that aircraft.

"To me, Top Gun is about competition, it's about family, it's about sacrifice , it's about heroism, it's about aviation.

"It's a love letter to aviation."

Top Gun: Maverick takes place 34 years after the events of the original film and pits legendary Captain Peter "Maverick" Mitchell as the new flight instructor of Top Gun, in which he guides Bradley, Goose's son, who seeks to become an aviator much as his father was.

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films Present Top Gun: Maverick. Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, and Lewis Pullman. With Ed Harris. Only in theatres June 2020.

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