Rumor Roundup: M.O.D.O.K. In ANT-MAN 3; Possible VENOM 2 Trailer Details; YOUNG AVENGERS And More
The news cycle has taken a major hit since the coronavirus pandemic essentially shut Hollywood down, but there are still a few juicy rumors doing the rounds online, and we've gathered 'em together here...
Comic book movie news has been few and far between since the coronavirus pandemic worsened and Hollywood all-but shut down, but there are still some interesting rumors out there, and we've gathered together a few of the juicier ones for you guys to take a look at below.
In this Marvel-heavy roundup, we have an interesting rumor relating to an older script for Ant-Man 3, a possible update on Marvel Studios' plans for the Young Avengers, a cryptic tease from WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen, and more.
Some of these sound more believable than others, but if it's included here it should be taken with the usual pinch of salt until we learn more. Have a scroll through by clicking the next button and let us know what you think in the comments.
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Is Elizabeth Olsen Dropping A WanaVision Hint?
We'll star with an odd one. Avengers: Endgame star Elizabeth Olsen shared a video to her Instagram stories, and there's speculation that she might be giving fans some kind of cryptic WandaVision tease.
In the clip, Olsen says she has something for "the Avengers fans out there," before revealing the dates she planted certain things in her garden. There's wild theories floating around about those strawberries and baby broccoli being code for Vision and Scarlet Witch, but we think she's just having a bit of fun to be honest.
Have a look and see what you guys make of it.
elizabeth olsen: and for all the avenger fans out there- *gives us dates of when she planted her plants*— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) April 4, 2020
why is she the way that she is... pic.twitter.com/eiBzRqCJ27
Possible Update On Marvel's Disney+ Series Delays
Production on Marvel's Disney+ shows was delayed (along with pretty much everything else) due to the coronavirus, but we might have some idea when the studio is planning to get cameras rolling again.
According to a new report from Murphy's Multiverse (via MCU Direct), cast and crew have been told not to expect to return to work any time soon, but that studio heads "have convened and began studying models" that might allow them to determine when production can recommence. Apparently, September is being targeted as a potential month to get things back on track.
M.O.D.O.K. In Ant-Man 3?
We recently found out Jeff Loveness had signed on to pen the script for Ant-Man 3, but it sounds like the Marvel threequel had another writer attached at one point: Paul Rudd!
The Scott Lang actor did receive a writing credit on the first two Ant-Man movies, and GWW.com reckons he wrote a full draft for the third entry which featured M.O.D.O.K. and AIM as the villains.
This report theorizes that M.O.D.O.K. could be Sonny Burch's "mysterious benefactor" from Ant-Man and The Wasp, and may still factor into the next film.
In the same report, GWW mentions that Marvel has decided to include members of The Young Avengers in Ant-Man 3. Apparently, the original idea was to introduce The Fantastic Four (hmmm), but the studio has since "pivoted away" and settled on some incarnation of the teen-hero team.
Marvel is also said to be "taking pitches" from writers for a separate Young Avengers project.
The source is hit and miss, but introducing the Young Avengers in Ant-Man 3 would make sense, as the older version of Cassie Lang/Stature will almost certainly factor into the plot regardless.
Possible Venom 2 Trailer Description
Finally, we have a possible description of the first trailer for Venom 2, which is expected to debut at some point over the next couple of weeks.
The breakdown comes from a Russian site, so after being filtered through Google Translate it's a bit all over the place, but you should be able to get the gist. Apparently, the teaser is quite Carnage heavy, and begins with Cletus Kasady terrifying some trick-or-treaters by transforming into his monstrous symbiote form. There's also some Eddie Brock action, and a shot of Kasady being fired upon by the police right at the end.
Honestly, this sounds made up to us, but check out the full thing here and let us know what you think.