DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel Villain Casting Calls, Weird ETERNALS Set Video, America's Ass, & More Marvel News

DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel Villain Casting Calls, Weird ETERNALS Set Video, America's Ass, & More Marvel News

In this roundup of Marvel news, we have more on the fallout from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness losing its director, a possible The Falcon And The Winter Soldier casting addition, and more...

Welcome to another roundup of Marvel news! There's a lot out there to cover, but rather than writing up every single piece of fresh intel in separate articles, we've collected it for you in one place.

Today, we have possible details on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' villains, more on the fallout from Scott Derrickson parting ways with Marvel Studios over "creative differences," some must-see concept art from various releases, and comments from Martin Scorsese (again) on superhero movies.

Oh, and if you're a fan of America's Ass, do we have a treat for you guys today! 

There's lots of great content here for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and beyond), so all you have to do to check it out is click on the "View List" button down below...

Was The Writing Always On The Wall?

Tweets where Scott Derrickson hinted about his conflict with the studio and departure from r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers

As you can see above, some fans believe that Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness departure has been in the works for quite some time based on some recent Tweets.

Adding further fuel to the fire is the fact that his Twitter bio has been changed to read, "writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, Doctor Strange and not the upcoming Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness." While he will remain on as an Executive Producer, it doesn't seem as if he's overly keen to be associated with the sequel now.
 

Another Casting Addition To The Falcon And The Winter Soldier?

Z

Shooting is currently taking place for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and it appears as if NCIS: Los Angeles star Julie Zhan has joined the cast of the highly anticipated Disney+ TV series.

Fans on social media have noticed a number of clues in her recent Instagram stories which point to the actress joining a secretive and exciting project in Atlanta where the show is filming. 
 

An Intriguing Eternals Set Video


Following the set photos from earlier today, a video has popped up online seemingly showing Gemma Chan's Sersi releasing some sort of energy blast which sends those around her flying before she levitates into the air. Taken out of context, it's hard to say what's going on, but this might be our most revealing look at the movie yet and you have to wonder where Black Knight is during all this. 

Is it possible that she's being confronted by a Celestial here, and that one has landed on Earth before "beaming her up"? Time will tell, but this footage is bound to get fans talking. 
 

New Spider-Man: Homecoming Concept Art


Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding has shared some new keyframes from Spider-Man: Homecoming showing alternate takes on the wall-crawler being saved by Iron Man.

If you don't already give the concept art a follow on social media, you should change that ASAP!
 

Stephen Dorff Weighs In On Mahershala Ali Playing Blade

Dorff

As you may recall, Stephen Dorff played the villainous Deacon Frost in 1998's Blade and more recently starred alongside Mahershala Ali in the third season of True Detective. When Entertainment Tonight caught up with the actor, they were quick to ask for his thoughts on his co-star playing the Vampire Hunter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
 
"I saw him after it was announced [at Comic-Con 2019] and I'm happy for him," Dorff said. "I think he'll do a great job with Blade and reinventing the franchise. It probably should've been done a while ago, but I think it's good for him." However, he was quick to point out that they haven't talked about it "too much" so he's probably not looking to reprise his role in this reboot!
 
"But I mean, I love the guy. I'm sure he'll do it justice," he added. "To have such a great actor in the part of Blade for this new generation, it'll be great."
 

C. Robert Cargill Addresses Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange Departure


Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill also weighed in on the news that Scott Derrickson is no longer directing the sequel with a tongue in cheek remark about what they'll be working on next.

We probably shouldn't read too much into this, but he doesn't seem too upset by the news!
 

Martin Scorsese Keeps Geeting Asked About Marvel Movies

Scorsese2

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese kicked a hornet's nest when he decided to tear into movies released by Marvel in a recent issue of Empire Magazine, but during a directors roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he doesn't actually know the difference between Marvel Studios and their Distinguished Competition! 

"I said superhero films, I never- I don't even know Marvel," he admitted. "I remember Marvel was a comic book. I remember when Disneyland was built, I'm that ancient. One of the aspirations of the studios was to become as important in a sense to American culture as Disneyland."

Needless to say, he can't have been happy about Joker beating The Irishman at the Golden Globes!
 

An Apparent Nod To Eternals In Thor: Ragnarok

Hadn't noticed this little Easter egg before...and just in times for the ETERNALS. from r/marvelstudios

With Eternals on the way, fans are now looking through previous Marvel Studios movies for any clues about their upcoming MCU debut. Well, in Thor: Ragnarok, a ship on Sakaar bears a striking resemblance to one from the Eternals comic books and it's now hard not to wonder whether we'll get an explanation for it being here during their movie (perhaps they once visited the planet?).
 

America's Ass

Every shot of America's Ass in Avengers: Endgame from r/marvelstudios

Here's something for you to enjoy over the weekend courtesy of one Reddit user who decided to comb through Avengers: Endgame to create a collage of every shot of Captain America's ass. 
 

Thanos' Original Weapon In Avengers: Endgame


The Mad Titan wielded a massive double bladed sword in Avengers: Endgame, but he very nearly had an axe instead! As you can see in this alternate armour design from concept artist Ian Joyner, a lot of different looks for the villain were explored for the superhero ensemble, but this one is particularly cool.
 

Iron Man Mark XLVII Action Figure Reissued By Hot Toys

No photo description available.
 
No photo description available.
 
Image may contain: 1 person
 
Image may contain: text

This amazing 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark XLVII Collectible Figure from Spider-Man: Homecoming gained incredible popularity in the initial release so is now being reissued by Hot Toys.

Standing approximately 32cm tall features the streamlined armor painted in metallic red and gold colors and a distinctive two-toned silver color around the mid-section, LED light-up functions scattered throughout the armor, a newly painted Tony Stark head sculpt, an interchangeable LED light-up helmeted head, and an interchangeable empty helmet emulating the suit in remote control mode.

There are also some highly detailed accessories including a pair of glasses wearable on Tony’s head sculpt, mini-repulsors deployer with two articulated mini-repulsors, thrust fire effect parts and a specially designed figure stand. Needless to say, for Iron Man fans, this will be a must-have. 
 

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness' Villains

Morgana

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may have just lost its director, but Discussing Film has shared some details about two villains who are currently being cast for the upcoming sequel.

The first is a woman of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 - 40. The second is an African American male in the same age range. Now, those descriptions don't reveal much but the site speculates that the latter is probably Nightmare, while the former could be Lilith or Morgan Le Fay (that character was used in season three of Runaways, but the TV shows don't really count these days). 

However, while the site says they're villains, don't they sound like Clea and Brother Voodoo?
 
They add that Chiwetel Ejiofor's Mordo will likely have only a small role as he'll be finishing work on his next directorial effort right in the middle of production on In the Multiverse of Madness.
 
DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds Xochitl Gomez In A Mystery Role

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds Xochitl Gomez In A Mystery Role

Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe just found its America Chavez? It's been revealed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has added Xochitl Gomez to its cast, and more details can be found here.
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals When Shooting Begins

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals When Shooting Begins

COVID-19 may have slowed the Marvel Cinematic Universe down, but it certainly hasn't stopped it! Now, Benedict Cumberbatch has shared a big update on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness...
RUMOR MILL: DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel May Include Some Crazy Cameos...Like Tom Cruise As Iron Man?!

RUMOR MILL: DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel May Include Some Crazy Cameos...Like Tom Cruise As Iron Man?!

In perhaps one of the silliest rumors we've seen do the rounds for some time, it's being claimed that Marvel Studios is considering some wacky cameos for the Doctor Strange sequel, including Tom Cruise!
Latest Headlines
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds Xochitl Gomez In A Mystery Role

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds Xochitl Gomez In A Mystery Role

Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe just found its America Chavez? It's been revealed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has added Xochitl Gomez to its cast, and more details can be found here.
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals When Shooting Begins

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Star Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals When Shooting Begins

COVID-19 may have slowed the Marvel Cinematic Universe down, but it certainly hasn't stopped it! Now, Benedict Cumberbatch has shared a big update on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness...
RUMOR MILL: DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel May Include Some Crazy Cameos...Like Tom Cruise As Iron Man?!

RUMOR MILL: DOCTOR STRANGE Sequel May Include Some Crazy Cameos...Like Tom Cruise As Iron Man?!

In perhaps one of the silliest rumors we've seen do the rounds for some time, it's being claimed that Marvel Studios is considering some wacky cameos for the Doctor Strange sequel, including Tom Cruise!
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds LOGAN And DETECTIVE PIKACHU Cinematographer

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Adds LOGAN And DETECTIVE PIKACHU Cinematographer

A new report indicates that Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has enlisted the cinematographer who worked on movies like Logan and X-Men: First Class. Read on for further details...
RUMOR MILL: WANDAVISION's Wiccan And Speed To Appear In DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

RUMOR MILL: WANDAVISION's Wiccan And Speed To Appear In DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

According to a new rumour doing the rounds this weekend, there are plans for WandaVision's Wiccan and Speed to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Rumored To Begin Shooting This November

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Rumored To Begin Shooting This November

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been delayed multiple times by Marvel Studios, but things are looking up for the sequel with a new rumored start date of this November in the UK!