Thor's New Look In LOVE AND THUNDER, ANT-MAN 3 Update, Wong's MCU Return, BLADE Fan-Art & More Marvel News
We also have details from the writers of Deadpool on his MCU arrival, Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art, Thor: Love and Thunder updates, comments from Paul Rudd on "Thanus" and much more...
Today, we've got intel for you on a number of upcoming Marvel Studios movies, amazing fan-art transforming Mahershala Ali into the MCU's Daywalker, Paul Rudd's thoughts on the popular "Thanus" theory, and comments from Taika Waititi on whether Thor will retain his new look moving forward.
You'll find a lot of great stuff here, but the highlight may be news on a third Ant-Man movie!
Wong Will Return For Doctor Strange 2
Collider recently caught up with Benedict Wong, and the actor revealed that Wong will return for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after last being seen (briefly) in Avengers: Endgame.
"I did tweet Scott just to kind of confirm, 'Am I in this?' And he said yes, I am. So, that's good to know. We'll see what happens," he said. As for the sequel's villain, he didn't give much away but mentioned a character many fans are convinced will be making an appearance in this follow-up.
Has Ant-Man 3 Been Confirmed?
According to a few different sources on social media, "Pym Particles Productions III LLC" has been formed, which could mean that Marvel Studios has started work on developing a third Ant-Man movie.
Rumour has it that shooting will start during the Summer of 2021, so it's clearly a long way off. Time will tell whether these claims are accurate but it sounds like there are plans for Scott and Hope. This is also where we should probably expect to see Cassie Lang finally become Stature.
Deadpool's Writers Are Ready For An MCU Crossover
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently doing the rounds to promote Zombieland: Double Tap, and, as you might expect, they've been asked a lot about Deadpool's possible arrival in the MCU.
"We definitely we want to play in the sandbox," Reese said. "One of the great things about the MCU is how rich and broad it is. For instance, just think about the world of villains, how great the world of villains are. We're never able to use a lot of those villains because they were on the MCU. Well, now we can. So, right away, we're definitely excited about getting the shot to do that."
"I think Ryan is too. I think the MCU people are too, just the idea of throwing Deadpool into the mix is exciting to them. I would not at all be shocked to see a really fun crossover that we're taking advantage of of all the tools at our disposal and all the rich characters at our disposal," Reese concludes, hopefully dropping some hints about what Deadpool will be getting up to in the MCU.
Spider-Man's New Webwings
Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding has shared more Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art, this time offering a closer look at designs for the wall-crawler's webwings!
Will Thor Get A New Look In Love And Thunder?
During a recent chat with Yahoo to promote Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi was asked whether the God of Thunder will retain his new, portlier appearance in that film.
"This is an ongoing debate that we’re still having at Marvel," the filmmaker admitted. "‘Cause we’re trying to figure out how long — how many months or years — this is after Endgame, at what point does this take place? I think we always want to keep changing it up with Thor. He’s so interesting when he’s changing all the time."
So, we could wind up seeing more of the "Viking" Thor from Endgame or he might just be back to his old self. Kevin Feige has previously indicated this would be a permanent change, though.
The Thor: Love And Thunder Script Is Finished
In that same interview, Taika Waititi was asked where things stand with Thor: Love and Thunder and the filmmaker confirmed that he's completed writing the Thor: Ragnarok sequel's screenplay.
Paul Rudd Talks "Thanus"
You may recall that around the time Avengers: Endgame was released, a popular fan theory started doing the rounds which proposed that Ant-Man could defeat Thanos by shrinking down, climbing up his butt, and then growing into Giant-Man in order to stop the Mad Titan once and for all.
Well, Paul Rudd has now weighed in on that and joked, "I consider it a lost opportunity."
Mahershala Ali Becomes Blade In New Fan-Art
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How cool is this? We still don't know when Blade will be released, but this very cool piece of fan-art offers a rough idea of what Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali could look like in the role.