MCU News James Gunns Firing May Change Avengers 4 Trailer Rumors More
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. We’re deep into the long calm between major Marvel releases. Sure, we had Ant-Man and the Wasp in July, but it only answered one small question we had at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Namely, where the hell was Ant-Man. While it was a good answer and fueled tons of fan speculation about what would happen in Avengers 4, it didn’t really confirm anything beyond Scott Lang’s whereabouts. We have no idea what Avengers 4 will look like, or when we’ll have a better idea. To make matters more confusing, the movie may be changing after James Gunn’s firing.Yes, it’s still a big deal. Disney bowed too far right internet trolls faking concern to score political points on the internet. After a massive outcry from fans and a letter from the cast of the Guardians movies throwing their support behind Gunn, Disney did nothing. They took a meeting with Gunn to clear the air, promised to use his same script, then put the movie on hold indefinitely to find another director. That last part may have an effect on the upcoming Avengers 4. Since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was supposed to be an early entry in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, It’s probable that the events of Avengers 4 would lead directly into GOTG Vol. 3. With the movie on hold, that may not make a whole bunch of sense anymore.Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians series, told Digital Spy about the weirdness of the whole situation. “It’s kind of a strange situation to be in now where we’ve lost our director for Guardians. Guardians 3 is really up in the air, and I don’t know what they’re going to do with it. It’s on permanent hold for now, and that may make a difference in what they do with our characters in Avengers 4. To be honest with you, right now I really don’t know.”Bautista also mentioned that most of his scenes for Avengers 4 have been shot, but he still has two more days of reshoots. Now, these reshoots were planned, and every movie has to go through some. It still means there’s an opportunity for Marvel to rework the Guardians’ storyline to accommodate for the missing third film. Not extremely likely with only two days of Bautista left, but possible. The actor himself doesn’t know one way or another what’s going to happen there. As much secrecy as there is with these movies, it’s possible he won’t even find out the fate of the Guardians until Avengers 4 premieres.Chris Evans in Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) (Photo: Jay Maidment., Marvel)In… well, not happier but more heartwarming Avengers 4 news, it’s entirely possible that Avengers 4 could mean a reunion between Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers. Which sounds fine until you realize what that could mean. Peggy died at the beginning of Captain America: Civil War. They never got to have that dance Cap promised her before he was frozen in ice. Marvel fans have been thinking of ways Steve might finally make good on that promise in the MCU since Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most theories imagine a dream sequence where they finally get that dance.With Avengers 4 being the last MCU appearance for Chris Evans, fans are thinking if it’s ever going to happen, now’s the time. Whether they meet briefly in a dream or in death, we’ll have to wait and see. Artist Boss Logic put together a stunning scene of what their long-overdue meeting might actually look like. Be warned; it’s enough to bring tears to your eyes. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News #MCU is going to have an amazing September – I got some great insider tea today, but I was sworn to secrecy by all. But it’s good stuff about an Air Force pilot and also a cat, both of which I’m sure we’ll be talking about VERY soon… pic.twitter.com/0xts7YnATp— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 29, 2018So, she’s being coy here, but it’s pretty obvious who she’s talking about. An Air Force pilot is Carol Danvers, and there’s really only one MCU character that can be described as a cat. She did not say what kind of news we should expect in September, but it’s safe to say it’ll be substantial. Like, for Captain Marvel, we may finally get a trailer. Since the movie comes out in March, September, would be a natural time to start promoting it.As for the cat, Randolph clarified she was talking about Black Panther. It’s way too early to expect a Black Panther 2 trailer, as the movie hasn’t been officially announced yet. All Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had said was they were “absolutely” going to make a sequel. There’s a lot you have to do between that and a real announcement. Like make sure the director is signed on, have a concrete idea of what the story will be, plan a release date, all that stuff. September would be a fine time to announce the sequel to Marvel’s once-highest-grossing, still most critically acclaimed movie. Especially since they’re trying to get it an Academy Award nomination. Really though, I just want to have some sense of what Black Panther 2 will be about. At least tell us who the villain is.We’ll finally get to meet Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019. After that, we get to see T’Challa again in Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019. Unless Marvel ends up moving the release date up to April again.Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016Speaking of villains though, another rumor purports to reveal yet another bad guy appearing in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will be the first movie of Phase Four of the MCU, and that’s pretty much all we know about it right now. The most persistent rumor is that it’ll feature multiple villains. In addition to The Vulture returning, Spidey will reportedly face off against Mysterio (my personal favorite!), Chameleon (alright) and Hydro Man (did you say Hydrant Man?).The latest rumor adds one more rogue to the roster. MCU Cosmic reports that Molten Man will also make an appearance in the next Spidey flick. In the comics, his real name is Mark Raxton. He was the assistant of Dr. Spencer Smythe, who created the Spider Slayer robots. And wouldn’t you know it, Smythe is also rumored to figure into the plot of Spider-Man: Far From Home. What is the plot of this movie, seriously?Well, what we do know is that it’s shooting all over Europe, so it’s likely going to take place in multiple countries. It’s very possible that Spider-Man will have to fight a different villain in each city his class trip takes him too. That would make it hard to keep pretending he isn’t Spider-Man, which could be interesting. The rumor of Molten Man’s inclusion comes from reports of a Molten Man action figure being included in one of the toy lines for Spider-Man: Far From Home. While toy companies often make figures of characters, especially villains, that aren’t in the movies they’re based on, they have been known to spoil reveals in the past. Part of the reason it took so long to get a decent Baby Groot figure after Guardians of the Galaxy is that Marvel didn’t want a toy company to spoil what happens to Groot at the end of the movie. So this could be entirely legit.We’ll see if five enemies in one movie is too much (personally, I think it’s one too few to be truly sinister, if you get my meaning), when Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres July 5, 2019.Photo via MarvelFinally, over in the other Marvel universe, we learned something about Sony’s Venom movie that just makes more sense the longer you think about it. Rapper Eminem dropped a surprise album at midnight Friday containing what appears to be a theme song for Venom. And just… of course! Everything we’ve seen from the trailers is trying so hard to tell you how dark it is. This is a grown up superhero movie, dad! It says things like “turd in the wind!!” Of course, a movie like that would have its theme song sung by Eminem, the favorite rapper of every edgelordy teen from the early 2000s. Not that Em isn’t talented. He has a penchant for blistering fast verses, intricate rhyme structures that fold back around on themselves, and an ability to pack a track with raw emotion. He is a very good rapper, and that’s why he’s still around more than 20 years after his first album. But… there’s no denying that for much of his career, his fanbase largely consisted of angry white boys telling their dad to shut up.So really it fits this movie perfectly. And yes, the track is very much an Eminem song. It’s not bad, either. His flow is as fast and pounding as it has ever been. At 45 years old, Em is still a very good rapper.Even if some of the lyrics are a little stupid. “You Marvel that?” That’s… funny? Sure, good stuff, Em. “Eddie Brock is you, and I’m the suit so call me.” Whoa… And then there’s the chorus where he just repeats, “VENOMMMMMMM.” Cool, thanks for the reminder.Despite lines like… that, it’s a decent song, and definitely worth at least a listen. But hey, it’s better than anything I could come up with…Brock’s combined with a monster‘Cause nobody wants to see Eddie no more,They want Venom, he’s chopped liverA little of Eddie, mixed with some Hardy liquor!That’s all I got. See, I can make bad Venom puns too!We’ve got some many amazing Marvel films to look forward to. But until then, see what kicks our favorite MCU characters would rock, relive all the awesomeness of Black Panther with MovieBob, and see what a Deadpool immersion event is like. As always stay up to date on all MCU news here.