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Comic Con: Marvel Phase 4 Plans Revealed – “Thor 4,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals,” “Blade” Reboot And More

Marvel announced a number of big upcoming titles at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday. According to the studio’s president Kevin Feige, the following projects will be released over the next two years.

The Eternals

Cast: Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck) as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry (Child’s Play) as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh (The Lodge) as Sprite, Don Lee (One On One) as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena

Director: Chloé Zhao

Release date: November 6, 2020

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Cast: Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo

Release date: Fall 2020 exclusively on Disney+

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Cast: Simu Liu in the title role, Awkwafina in an undisclosed role, Tony Leung as the (real) Mandarin

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Release date: February 12, 2021

WandaVision

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. Teyonah Parris as the adult Monica Rambeau

Release date: Spring 2021 exclusively on Disney+

Loki

Cast:  Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki

Release: Spring 2021 exclusively on Disney+

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch

Director: Scott Derrickson

Release date: May 7, 2021

What If…? – the first animated series in the MCU

Cast: Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher and other actors from across the MCU will reprise their roles as voice talent

Release date: Summer 2021 exclusively on Disney +

Hawkeye

Cast: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

Release date: Fall 2021 exclusively on Disney +

Thor: Love and Thunder

Cast: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will reprise their roles as Thor and Valkyrie. Natalie Portman will star as female Thor.

Director: Taika Waititi 

Release date: November 5, 2021

Black Widow

Cast: Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour as Alexei AKA The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina

Director: Cate Shortland

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Blade

Cast: Mahershala Ali as Blade

Director and release date has not been announced.

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‘The Prom’: First Look at Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key and Ariana DeBose in Newly Released Trailer!

Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming musical The Prom starring Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Rannells, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman. The cast is led by Hollywood’s heavyweights – Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

Here is the official synopsis:

Dee Dee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Key), the head of the PTA (Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Kidman) and Trent (Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome finds their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

The Prom is a film adaptation of a 2018 award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. The film is directed by Ryan Murphy (Hollywood) with a screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.

Watch the trailer below. Avaialble on Netflix December 11, 2020.

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‘By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times Of Godfather Of Harlem’: Docuseries Inspired by Emmy Award-winning series To Premiere In November

The four-part music docuseries, inspired by Epix’s show Godfather of Harlem, is set to premiere on November 8, 2020 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Inspired by the music and subjects featured in the EPIX original series, the documentary will highlight the dramatic true story of Harlem and its music in the 1960’s and will feature interviews with the stars of Godfather of Harlem: Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito and Ilfenesh Hadera and musicians Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Nile Rogers, A$AP Ferg, Chika, Joe Bataan and Freddie Stone. Other notables in the series include activist Al Sharpton, former U.S. Representative Charles Rangel and poet Sonia Sanchez.

The series will take audiences on a musical journey that brings to life the excitement of 1960’s Harlem, and introduces the artists who dared to use their voices, instruments and lyrics to take a stand against oppression.

By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem is executive produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker from Significant Productions, along with Keith McQuirter (Decoder Media). 

The first season of Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed drama Godfather of Harlem is currently available for streaming. Season two will kick off production this fall. 

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‘Black Adam’: Aldis Hodge To Star as Hawkman

Aldis Hodge (Clemency, The Invisible Man) will join Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock who stars as the title antihero in the new DC Comics’ Black Adam movie.

Hodge will play Hawkman who, according to the comic books, is an alien police officer Katar Hol from the planet Thanagar and one of the founding members of the Justice Society.

“A pleasure to welcome Aldis Hodge to Black Adam,” the Rock posted on Instagram. “Hawkman is a critical leading role for our movie, as he is the fiery leader of the JSA (Justice Society of America) and one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the DC Universe.”

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THIS IS HAWKMAN 🦅 A pleasure to welcome @aldis_hodge to BLACK ADAM. HAWKMAN is a critical leading role for our movie, as he is the fiery leader of the JSA (Justice Society of America) and one of the most beloved and legendary characters in the DC UNIVERSE. I called Aldis personally as I wanted to surprise him that he got the role and it wound up being one of the greatest conversations I’ve ever had. Aldis: Hello? DJ: Hello, I’d like to speak to Aldis. Aldis: Who is this? DJ: This is Dwayne Johnson. * long pause Aldis: Whoever this is stop playing on my phone. DJ: This is Dwayne, is this Aldis? * longer pause Aldis: This shit ain’t funny, I said stop playing on my fucking phone. DJ: Aldis, this is DJ. I just called to say thank you so much for sending in your audition – it was great and I really appreciate the efforts you made. Just wanted to say thanks and best of luck in all you do. And one more thing — welcome to Black Adam. * longest pause Aldis: I’m sorry you’ll have to hold on for a one second. * he puts the phone down and walks away and all I hear is inaudible yells 😂 Aldis: DJAYYYY OHHHHH SHIT!!!!!! * Im laughing my ass off by now. DJ: You ok? You’re gonna crush this role! We went on to have an awesome conversation full of gratitude, love and motivation. Can’t wait to work with this very talented brother. The perfect HAWKMAN. Let’s get to work. #aldishodge #jsa #hawkman 🦅 #blackadam⚡️

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Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, The film will

The film is scheduled to premiere in theaters on December 22, 2021. 

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