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Who’s Ready For a Whole Bunch of Hawkeye TV Casting News?

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!

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6 Things I Want to See in the Ms. Marvel TV Show

After a long wait and what was no doubt a lengthy audition process, Marvel Studios has cast Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan for the upcoming Ms. Marvel TV show on Disney+! This is exciting news because I am a huge Ms. Marvel fan and am very much looking forward to this show.

Theoretically arriving someday…

As has been pointed out, this is Vellani’s first major Hollywood role, so we don’t really know how she’s going to pan out as an actor — but I have 110% faith in the Marvel casting process. They haven’t failed us yet. No other casting decisions have been released online yet, but I’ve seen that the show is looking to bring in most of Kamala’s supporting cast from the comics. So there are no individual characters I hope they include because I’m confident they will include all the important ones. So this list is just some fun speculation of other things I’d like to see, like storyline ideas, villains or little details here or there.

Join me after the jump for ideas I’d like to see in the upcoming Ms. Marvel TV show! And feel free to share your own hopes, dreams and ideas in the comments!

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Kang the Conqueror is Coming to…Ant-Man 3?!

Good news, everybody! The Marvel Cinematic Universe production machine is kicking back into some kind of gear! The TV shows have resumed filming, and work is apparently being done on Ant-Man 3 because Deadline has announced the casting of actor Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror!

One is good at fashion, one is not

Marvel hasn’t officially commented on the role, but Deadline isn’t about to report something like this without some confidence. So I would say this is pretty solid casting news.

And it’s cool news, too! Kang the Conqueror stands to be a great villain, and hopefully Majors isn’t just going to be part of Ant-Man 3. Why is he part of a considerably small movie, instead of Avengers 5? Because Ant-Man has led the charge into time travel in the MCU, and Kang is all about that stuff!

Plus, rumors are apparently also swirling that Ant-Man 3 will be a kick-off for the Young Avengers, what with the older Cassie Lang surely getting ready to suit up herself. And Kang was a big part of the Young Avengers.

So this is all exciting news! I haven’t seen Majors in anything yet, but he’s been getting a ton of roles recently. I’m due to start watching him in Lovecraft Country any day now, just gotta get around to starting.

Hooray for new MCU news!

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A More Definitive Hench-Sized Ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

If this were a better world, we’d all be watching Black Widow on the big screen this weekend. If this were a better world, I’d have a giant stack of new comics to read and review this weekend. If this were a better world, Best Buy would have the Nintendo Switch in stock. But it’s not a better world. It’s a coronavirus world.

So let’s pass the time by ranking all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies!

Infinity Saga Ranking 01

Way back in 2015, about halfway through the MCU as we know it today, I did my first ranking of all the Marvel movies. I’m still fairly happy with the list. But a lot has changed since then. Most specifically, the Infinity Saga came to an end! And now it’ll be more than a year between installments as Black Widow and Phase 4 have been pushed back to November.

So yeah, on this traditional Marvel movie release weekend, join me after the jump to see my personal ranking of all the MCU movies! Keep in mind, I’m a devoted fanboy and I love all these films, even the ones other people say are bad. They’re all great. I just like some more than others.

Keep in mind: this is not a ranking of the quality of the films. This is my personal love of the MCU. Expect full bias and preferential treatment.

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Even More Exciting, How About a New Black Widow Trailer?!

Man! When I woke up this morning, I didn’t think I’d have anything to share on the ol’ blog today. It just seemed like that kind of Monday! But then I found that cool Mortal Kombat railer. And now, even better, Marvel has randomly dropped a brand new Black Widow trailer!

Hot damn!

Still looks awesome! I don’t expect this film to pull off Avengers: Endgame numbers, and that’s fine. I think the world is ready for a more chill Marvel movie. This one looks good. It looks to be full of action, full of fun characters and will hopefully tell a really nice story.

Black Widow comes out on May 1!

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