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MarvelBlog News for February 21st, 2022

MarvelBlog News for February 21st, 2022

Doctor Strange 2 released a trailer, Kevin Feige made a shocking declaration, and Loki season two named its directors. Let’s enter the Multiverse of Madness in this week’s MarvelBlog News.

The Only Super Bowl Commercial That Mattered

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Once upon a time, the Super Bowl screened dozens of buzzworthy commercials that generated massive attention for their brands.

Lately, those ads have universally sucked. Well, that’s the perception but not the reality. Most Super Bowl ads lacked any entertainment value.

Networks hyped the ads on their various news channels to satisfy their customers, the advertisers.

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Very rarely is a commercial worthy of special recognition. We get maybe five good Super Bowl ads per year. The rest are like that stupid E-Trade baby nobody likes.

But 2022 worked differently.

One commercial got tongues wagging and fingers tapping on phones immediately.

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The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer broke people’s brains with all its promises, including a voice from the past. Take a look and listen:

Ladies and gentlemen, that sure does sound like Professor Xavier speaking from on high.

In fact, he seems like he’s among Marvel’s – how would you describe them? – Illuminati.

Oh yeah, if you haven’t watched that trailer, you have missed A LOT. In fact, MarvelBlog will break down some of the sexiest rumors in a standalone article.

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For now, let’s talk about what we can confirm. Disney achieved something clever here. It didn’t pay for the entire trailer’s broadcast.

Instead, Disney bought time for a teaser and directed people to watch the entire Doctor Strange 2 trailer online. And boy, did they ever.

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Dr. Strange by the Numbers

According to social signals, nearly 100 million people watched the trailer and interacted on social media about it within 24 hours of the Super Bowl.

The Multiverse of Madness absolutely destroyed all other Super Bowl commercials in this metric.

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In fact, only one other movie, the new Jurassic World film, even approached Doctor Strange in terms of immediate interest.

Disney also debuted another Moon Knight commercial, but data suggests it got swallowed whole by Multiverse of Madness.

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That’s all anybody wanted to talk about this past week. We can even demonstrate this with a data point.

Doctor Strange 2 claimed nearly five times (!) as much interest as Black Widow did for its Super Bowl ad in 2020.

For its part, Disney suggested that 143 million people watched the trailer within 24 hours on their social platforms.

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Also, 55 million more people watched broadcast views. In short, people loved this commercial so much that they didn’t fast-forward through the commercials!

The appeal of the Dr. Strange sequel is so massive that it temporarily reset media consumption back a decade to a time when people still watched network and cable television!

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Wait, What???

When Kevin Feige speaks, we always listen. Sometimes, what he has to say leads to double-takes, though.

That statement proved especially true this past week as Feige flatly stated that we won’t get another Avengers movie.

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I’m truly sorry if your heart just stopped as you read that. Have someone perform CPR on you, and then I’ll continue. Please don’t walk toward the light.

Sorry, Feige’s odd proclamation has got me acting weirder than usual, and I’m always pretty weird anyway.

Here’s what happened. Feige appeared in the Disney+ featurette, Assembled: The Making of Eternals.

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During this discussion, Feige said the following:

“Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now past their 10th anniversary, and with the release of the final Avengers movie, we finally completed a 22-movie Infinity Saga.”

If you’re anything like me, you’re hoping that people have read too much into this statement. He’s talking about the past tense, isn’t he?

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 22: (L-R) President of Marvel Studios/Producer Kevin Feige and Scarlett Johansson attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

There’s Still Hope…Maybe

Feige later added the following:

“Where do we go from there? Where do we start? And what we really wanted to do was two things: start fresh, with whole new characters, new storylines, but actually go back to some of the deepest, richest mythology in all of Marvel comics.”

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That…makes me less hopeful. Feige is definitely speaking as if one chapter of the MCU has closed forever.

Should we read into that Feige will introduce a new superhero team, one that goes by a different name than the Avengers? Possibly.

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I will add that in a previous conversation, Feige had proclaimed the following:

“(We) think we want there to be a reasonable amount of time from the Endgame to start a new saga, which is already underway and already started.”

So, that reads more like Avengers 5 is in the plans, only with new stories yet to unfold. Of course, he said that last year. Has he since changed his mind?

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I’ve thought about this quite a bit and eventually decided that we’re reading too much into it.

We live in a world where Tobey Maguire just played Peter Parker again, while Patrick Stewart presumably returns as Professor X.

We should never say never about any superhero premise. Instead, we should expect a significant gap between Avengers: Endgame and Avengers 5.

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Realistically, that makes the most sense anyway. Avengers 5 would collapse under the weight of expectations if we constantly compared it to Endgame.

That project needs time to breathe and expand with new characters, ones we might come to love every bit as much as Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Thor.

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Marvel Miscellany

Let’s start with an update from last week. The Disney+ schedule is out for March of 2022. It does NOT contain any of the Marvel shows from Netflix.

So, the current thinking is that Disney pulled the license but can’t show these programs yet on its own services.

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I don’t necessarily believe that, as I think Disney may simply wait for other developments in the MCU first.

As a reminder, Daredevil appeared in the top 10 of streaming ratings in December for…reasons.

Timing these shows with upcoming series and movies would make some sense.

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Speaking of which, rumors abound that a Punisher series is in the offing at Disney+ or Hulu. Yes, it would feature the same cast as the Netflix series!

While we’re talking about additional seasons of Marvel programs, Loki season two has confirmed some directors.

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Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead must have impressed Marvel. The two artists just helmed multiple episodes of Moon Knight.

Now, they’ll direct more than half the episodes of Loki season 2. Their stars are undeniably ascending.

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Speaking of which, co-star Ethan Hawke is gushing about the performance of his counterpart, Oscar Isaac, in Moon Knight.

I should add that they’re close friends, which is how Hawke came to be on the project in the first place.

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Still, he’s mentioning Isaac in the same breath as Robert Downey, Jr. That’s got to get you excited for the project! And that’s our MarvelBlog News for February 21st!

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Marvel stars and BTS V will appear in a new reality series on Disney+

New reality series IN THE SOOP: Friendcation, will premiere on Disney+ next month.

Marvel stars: Park Seo-joon, Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik (Soundtrack #1), rapper Peakboy, and member of BTS V will all be featured in this spinoff of the original IN THE SOOP series. They will all be seen relaxing together on a vacation.

According to the summary of the program, “This brand-new vacation reality series shows the buddies having time to enjoy nature and indulge in their favorite activities in the soop while hidden away from the world” (in the forest).

“Viewers will get to see the stars and best friends relax over a well-earned break away from the strains of day-to-day stardom” throughout the course of the four-episode series.

In The Soop

Choi is most known for playing Kim Ki-woo in the Academy Award-winning movie Parasite, and Park also had a brief appearance as Ki-friend. woo’s He will now play an unspecified role in the upcoming July 2023 television series The Marvels.

Fans of BTS may presently watch the K-pop group’s most recent movie on the streaming service, BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage – LA. The movie is a part of the group’s contract with Disney+, which also includes the docuseries IN THE SOOP: Friendcation and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star.

In order to pursue individual careers, BTS, which also consists of Suga, Jin, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, and Jungkook, recently revealed they will be taking a short break from one another. The group announced their choice on their YouTube site, adding that they intended to “spend some time apart to learn how to be one again.”

IN THE SOOP: On October 19, Friendcation will make its Disney+ debut.

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Armor Wars Movie: from Marvel Disney+ Series To A Film

Due to creative adjustments, the TV series starring Don Cheadle will now be turned into an MCU – Armor Wars movie. The most of the Disney+ series that Marvel Studios had planned have already been released, but Armor Wars has been stuck in development for a while. Even though it had been announced in 2020, James Rhodes’ spinoff show hadn’t received any updates until 2022. In 2008’s Iron Man, Terrence Howard played Rhodes; in Iron Man 2, Cheadle took over as War Machine, and he has since continued to feature in several MCU projects.

Despite being a part of Phase 5, the Armor Wars TV series on Disney+ is being redesigned as an MCU – Armor Wars movie, with Don Cheadle remaining attached to play War Machine.

Due to creative adjustments, the TV series starring Don Cheadle will now be turned into an MCU – Armor Wars movie. The most of the Disney+ series that Marvel Studios had planned have already been released, but Armor Wars has been stuck in development for a while. Even though it had been announced in 2020, James Rhodes’ spinoff show hadn’t received any updates until 2022. In 2008’s Iron Man, Terrence Howard played Rhodes; in Iron Man 2, Cheadle took over as War Machine, and he has since continued to feature in several MCU projects.

War Machine is followed by Armor Wars following Phase 3, which resulted in the demise of his closest friend, Tony Stark. The Disney+ drama will, according to confirmation, follow the events of Secret Invasion, in which Cheadle will next play the Marvel character. Despite Disney’s commitment to creating the series, Armor Wars was not included in any of the Phases 5 or 6 slates that Marvel Studios presented at San Diego Comic-Con. One of the key Armor Wars stories, according to Cheadle in an interview from earlier this month, would include Tony Stark’s technology going out into the open, with Rhodey having to stop the wrong people from using it.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Armor Wars is being retooled into a feature picture, causing a significant shake-up within Marvel Studios. The company decided that a movie would be a better choice as opposed to a 6-episode series since they were dedicated to “having the tale conveyed the proper way.” The movie’s screenplay will be written by the film’s head writer, Yassir Lester, who is still employed. Production had been planned to begin in 2023, but this most recent development has forced a postponement. The Armor Wars information was released shortly after the director of the Blade reboot was fired.

How the MCU Will Be Affected by the Filming of Armor Wars Movie

Armor Wars

While Armor Wars’ continual postponement is a problem in and of itself, Cheadle’s character might gain from the film’s decision. Despite the fact that War Machine has been in a lot of MCU movies, he has never been the main character in any of the plots. Despite Rhodes having his own show at first, a feature film offers him a greater stage for obvious reasons. Additionally, this would give War Machine his own cinematic prominence after serving as Iron Man’s sidekick throughout the duration of the MCU. Marvel has adapted a product from one medium to another before, and Armor Wars is hardly the only instance of this. The Royal Family was supposed to have its own Phase 3 movie before The Inhumans became a TV show, but instead received a short series on ABC that had a poor outcome.

The length of Armor Wars’ delay as a result of the move from Disney+ to theaters is yet unknown. Armor Wars may have to wait until Phase 6 even if it takes place after Secret Invasion unless Marvel discovers a window in Phase 5 that makes sense. Due to the enormous lag between the conclusion of Secret Invasion and the release of Cheadle’s movie, it’s probable that the tie-ins from Secret Invasion will be eliminated if Armor Wars is redeveloped as a feature film. There is a likelihood that Armor Wars was always a Phase 6 project because the slate wasn’t fully revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. It is unclear how Armor Wars will fare as a movie unless Cheadle, Feige, and Marvel Studios make announcements.

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Everything you need to know about Wolverine

Wolverine

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

How did Wolverine Became Popular?

Origin of Wolverine by Paul Jenkins Wolverine, the ol’ Canucklehead, has certainly evolved from the idea of a Canadian superhero to being the finest at what he does. Wolverine, a comic book character whose stern, aggressive demeanor established the bar It became quickly obvious that his initial yellow-and-blue clothing did not conjure up images of a furious the early 21st century…

James Howlett – Wolverine – Logan – Weapon X

Here is some facts about Wolverine

Habitat. These hardy creatures live alone and require a lot of space to wander.
Diet. Wolverines are stubborn, so while they occasionally consume vegetarian food like plants and berries in the summer, it does not constitute a significant portion of their diet.

What role does Wolverine play in X-Men Apocalypse?

Professor Charles Xavier invites Wolverine to join up for his new superhero-mutant team, called the X-Men, where Logan creates a close friendship with Cyclops and Jean Grey. Later it was discovered that Xavier, erased Logan’s memory and forced him to join the X-Men team by purpose. Professor X had to delete all Wolverine memories because he was sent to kill X-Men team leader a.k.a. – Charles Xavier.

Cyclops and Jean Grey

James Howlett (Wolverine) is also called Logan and Weapon X. He is a mutant with three retractable claws in each hand and animal-keen senses. He also has heightened physical powers, a strong regeneration ability known as a healing factor, and animal-keen senses.

Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine a.k.a. Logan

So Wolverine is from DC (Detective Comic) or MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe)?

Offten fans wonder is Wolverine a DC or a Marvel hero? Well, Wolverine was allegedly inspired by the DC superhero Timberwolf. Due to his ability to heal, the color of his outfit, and his hair, he is Wolverine’s polar opposite. The only thing that separates them is their claws, which are quite similar to each other despite Timberwolf’s sharp claws not being like Wolverine’s retractable ones. But, officially Wolverine was created for Marvel Comics by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita.

What is Wolverine’s history?

Did you know that Wolverine actually are father to Jimmy Hudson? James Hudson and Wolverine served together in the Iraq War, and James was given guardianship of Wolverine’s infant kid. To make the adoption legitimate, Jimmy’s surname name was changed from Howlett to Hudson. Jimmy’s origins were kept a mystery up until his senior year of high school. Wolverines son – Jimmy didn’t realize he was a mutant when he was a child, but he always felt unique and rejected the idea that he might be one.

In movies we saw that Hugh Jackman who played Logan in several movies, had to play very different scenario/story line whan it’s in comic books. For the first time Wolverine appeared in our TV screens in 2009. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) showed us remarcable MCU story line with new characters. At the movie we saw that Logan a.k.a. Wolverine was made in laboratory. But did you know that in comics, originally he got such powers from his birth parent.

Just to clarify, who is Wolverine?

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

Other interesting information

Wolverine and Deadpool

Who is Deadpool in Wolverine?

One of the worse films in the Fox X-Men film series is frequently cited as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And the portrayal of Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in the movie has drawn some of the most severe criticism. Fans were ecstatic to see The Merc With the Mouth on the big screen when it was released in 2009.

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