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I am very excited about WandaVision coming to Disney+ on Jan. 15! That’s less than three weeks away! The Marvel Studios TV shows are finally right around the corner! I wonder how shocked the Marvel and Disney people are that WandaVision is going to be the first one out of the gate. At least it looks great!
Then we’ll have to wait until March for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but I’m sure that will also be worth the wait. These shows could be the future of television! I know I’m excited for each and every one of them!
Last week, Disney and Marvel announced a metric ton of new shows and characters coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re getting Ironheart, we’re getting Secret Invasion, we’re getting She-Hulk, we’re getting America Chavez, we’re getting Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania; we’re getting so so so much content over the next few years! It’s going to be great!
Most exciting at all (debatable) is the fact that Stingray could finally make an appearance in the new TV show Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as War Machine.
Why is this the best chance to get Stingray into the MCU? I’m so glad you asked!
Armor Wars is a classic Iron Man story from the late 1980s, wherein Tony Stark discovers that his armor technology has been stolen and integrated into several armored villains from around the Marvel Universe. So Tony launches a crusade to shut this stuff down, taking on all of these villains…and then it evolves to taking on anyone with armor. He wants to get his tech out of the hands of everybody.
And one of this suspects is, our favorite, Stingray.
So Iron Man goes after Stingray and battles his fellow Avenger. It’s hero vs. hero! But in the end, after defeating Stingray, Tony learns that Stingray’s armor is not based on Stark designs. He attacked a hero and fellow Avenger for no good reason!
It’s a bit of a turning point in the Armor Wars story…and easily something that could be a turning point in the TV show! It’s one thing to take on the likes of Stilt-Man and the Controller, but to beat up a fellow Avenger? A fellow hero? That’s a big deal! And great for TV drama.
If you’d like to learn more about what the heck I’m talking about, the Iron Man cartoon from the 1990s did an Armor Wars two-parter. And both episodes are available on YouTube! And Disney+, if you’re subscribed.
But YouTube clips are easier to share on this blog. So check out this episode. The Stingray portion begins at the 4:00 mark.
How fun is that? Such an underrated show.
Also, now that I think about it, Armor Wars is also our best chance of getting Stilt-Man into the MCU. That’s also exciting!
The big Disney investor summit took place tonight and they dropped so much info about upcoming Disney projects that I am not equipped to handle it all! But what I can do is share a bunch of awesome trailers that were released online Thursday night! And they are some great trailers! Disney and Marvel are sparing no expense!
Not for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
It arrives on March 19.
Not for WandaVision.
That’s coming on Jan. 15.
We get our first look at the Loki show.
That’s coming in the fall of 2021.
We even got our first ever footage of the Ms. Marvel show! Holy cow!
That thing has barely begun filming, so I’m so excited to see even a little footage! We also heard that Kamala Khan is already planned to jump into the Captain Marvel 2 movie when that comes around!
Then here’s a big look at the What If…? series, coming in the summer.
And in just general news, we had the Fantastic Four movie confirmed for sure, complete with initial logo. And Jon Watts, the director of the MCU Spider-Man movies, will direct the Fantastic Four movie.
Further on in TV news, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) will star in a Secret Invasion TV show. Don Cheadle will return as War Machine in an Armor Wars show, wherein bad guys get their hands on Iron Man technology. Dominique Thorne has been cast as Riri Williams in an Ironheart TV show. Tatiana Maslany has been confirmed as Jennifer Walters in a She-Hulk show, which will also see the return of Tim Roth as Abomination! James Gunn is doing a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special for 2022.
So yeah, a ton of big news! How exciting! Now let’s go watch those trailers again…
Last week, we finally got some major news about the Hawkeye TV show coming to Disney+, including the fact that Hailee Steinfeld will be starring as Kate Bishop. I think that’s great! But here’s the thing: most of the news we got confirmed everything I’d want to see in a Hawkeye TV show. So what the heck am I going to put into this list?
My list of things I’d want to see on the Hawkeye show begins and ends with Matt Fraction’s legendary Hawkeye comic book run, which I consider an era-defining comic from the 2000s. And the news last week confirmed that the show is definitely taking that comic as direct inspiration, from both the inclusion of Pizza Dog to the villain, Clown. So what’s left to even talk about?
Welp, I managed to find a couple other things and cobbled this list together. Sometimes, even when they use the best source material possible, these adaptations can really muck things up. So allow me to offer six guidelines of things I’d like to see in the upcoming Hawkeye TV show!Read the rest of this entry
We’ve known for a while now that Disney and Marvel were working on a Hawkeye TV show. There have also been rumors about the storyline for the show and even some casting. But I don’t really like to report on rumors, especially when they’re vehemently denied by the people involved.
Welp, shooting has begun in New York City and we’ve got a whole bunch of confirmations and casting news to revel in! Turns out the Hawkeye TV show is going to feature Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton from the Avengers movies mentoring Kate Bishop, the other Hawkeye!
And Kate Bishop will be played by Hailee Steinfeld!
This hasn’t been officially confirmed by Disney, and Steinfeld did a lot of denying over the past few months, but she has now been actively spotted on set with Renner, so it’s for real.
One of the antagonists in the show will be the Clown, played by Fra Fee.
Which means the Matt Fraction Hawkeye comic will likely be an inspiration — which is good, because I consider that comic to be one of the best comics of the century so far.
We’ve also got Tony Dalton as the Swordsman, Hawkeye’s mentor when he was just starting out. So that’s pretty neat!
And likely means we’ll see plenty of flashbacks to Hawkeye getting his start as a master archer. I’m down with that.
Other casting news includes newcomer Alaqua Cox as Echo. I would have posted a picture, but I couldn’t find any images of Alaqua Cox on Google. I guess this is her first starring role. Echo is a fun character.
There’s also going to be Vera Farmiga as Kate Bishop’s mom and Zahn McClarnon as Echo’s father. So that’s nifty!
Florence Pugh’s upcoming Black Widow movie character, Yelena Belova, is also rumored to appear in the show. That is also cool! The Hawkeye TV show is shaping up to be pretty excellent. Marvel’s going to have a whole heck of a lot of fun TV shows coming! I can’t wait!