Recently, it was announced that Marvel Studios were planning to release never before scene footage, as part of The Infinity Saga boxset. The box set will consist of every MCU film up to Avengers: End Game.
Marvel Studios Big Boss, Kevin Feige has shared one such scene. It’s an unused post-credits scene from 2008’s Iron Man. Nick Fury mentions “Mutants” and radioactive bug bites”.
I imagine this was dropped due to rights issues, at the time 20th century Fox owned X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four. Whilst Sony owned Spider-Man, this was years before the now defunct rights sharing deal. A similar thing happened with Blade, the original last shot saw Michael Morbius standing on top of a building staring down at Blade. This scene was dropped when Sony’s lawyers reminded New Line, that Sony own the character.
For a couple of months now, Internet speculation has been rife that the new series of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, would feature Ghost Rider.
Today, it was officially confirmed at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego: Ghost Rider is indeed coming.
However, it won’t be the version of the character made famous by Nicholas Cage. Instead of Johnny Blaze, we will see Robbie Reyes as the Spirit of Vengeance.
After the panel, the cast took the the convention floor to unveil the car.
Tom Holland is about to make his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. The character will also star in his own MCU connected, solo movie in 2017, directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car). However; specific information on the reboot remain tightly under wraps at the joint Marvel/Sony compound.
rumoured titles such as; The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Spider-Man: The New Avenger have been doing th rounds since the Sony/Marvel deal was announced.
According to the BBC, Sony Pictures have registered the domain name ‘SpiderManHomecomingTheMovie.com’. Which seems to suggest that Spider-Man: Homecoming could in fact be the upcoming film reboot. However, that doesn’t guarantee it. Studios will often register multiple domain names, just in case.
When it was announced that Sony and Marvel would be working together to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. As we know Tom Holland was ultimately cast as Peter Parker, but many fans had hoped Andrew Garfield would return and die heroically as Peter Parker, paving way for Miles Moreales to take over.
In an interview with Yahoo, the new Spider-Man director Jon Watts was asked if there had been any thoughts about Miles taking over the mantle. What’s interesting is that he hinted that Miles may still be in the film:
“I can’t talk about that, because, you know, that will reveal too much. We’re still writing the story…we haven’t finished all the way through the story yet, so who knows.”
I admit, that isn’t much to go on. But I do suspect that we’ll see Miles pop up at some point. By the time the planned Spider-Man trilogy ends most of the current Marvel actors will be at the end of their contracts and looking to move on. The introduction of Miles Moreales would allow them to refresh the brand without having to completely reboot.
Last month we heard rumours that Marvel were considering a soft reboot of Blade, which would focus on Blade’s daughter, Fallon Grey. It was rumoured at the time that Wesley Snipes would reprise his role, but would now be taking on a Whistler type position within the film.
In a recent interview, Snipes opened up a little bit more about his conversations with Marvel.
“There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”
He then spoke about the possibility of Blade interacting with The Avengers:
“That would be interesting. I mean, I know it’s in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in. He’s got to bite somebody. I don’t know who he’s going to bite.”
Personally, I think Blade would be an excellent Netflix series. Having him interact with The Defenders would be amazing.
It only took three reboots but, Spider-Man will finally be introduced into the MCU with the Russo brothers Captain America: Civil War.
Since Tom Holland was cast as the web swinger, rumours have been circulating as to exactly how long he has been Spider-Man within the MCU.
According to Heroic Hollywood Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for a while, before we meet him in Civil War.
“According to sources, the latest rumour is that Peter Parker has been active as Spider-Man for a little over a year during the events of Captain America: Civil War. Just like Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Spider-Man is considered a myth, an urban legend.”
I’m sure Tom Holland will be great in the role, but part of me still wishes Andrew Garfield had been kept on.
Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 6th, 2016.
If you’re on our site, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve re-watched the MCU properties multiple times.
Now, reddit user fater_is_better has listed all the properties in chronological order, it seems like a completly new way to enjoy the MCU again.