It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another Mighty Marvel Monday! This past week the first All-New, All-Different titles were released, as well the cover for Avengers #4, dubbed Earth’s Mightiest Kiss:
So…of course I’m going to spend this week talking about the MCU instead. Ahem.
I promise that next week, barring earth shattering news, I will refocus back on the comics, but for now–on to the MCU!
The news in the MCU can be summed up in one word: rumors. Or, in today’s modern PR terminology, “buzz.”
Last week I reported about Carrie Anne Moss’s role in Jessica Jones being genderbent from the original Jeryn Hogarth. This week more details have been leaked from the pilot screening at New York Comic Con to say that her name is Jeri Hogarth and more importantly, that she is also a queer lady. This report uses the term lesbian, but not having actually seen the episode, I’m going with queer–which is awesome. And here’s a picture of her with Krysten Ritter a.k.a. Jessica Jones.
Now for more rumors…I mean, buzz.
Now that Thor: Ragnarok is going to be directed by Taiki Waititi, rumors are that the movie is dark. Like, really dark? But it also might introduce a new woman hero, Valkyrie, into the MCU somewhere in between Hulk and Thor’s cosmic road trip. I am for this.
It appears a few X-Men are coming to the small screen. This report on Deadline describes the two series in the works. The first is called Legion, for the FX network, about David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier:
Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
The second is the long-rumored series about the Hellfire Club set in the 60s for Fox proper. Hellfire is said to be centered around an unnamed “young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as ‘The Hellfire Club’ – to take over the world.”
But wait–there’s more buzz. I mean rumors.
The untitled feature films in Marvel’s revamped list re-sparked discussion of whether Marvel was ever going to introduce Moon Knight, and in what capacity. This article on ScreenCrush breaks addresses the rumor that Moon Knight might be coming to Netflix, rather than the big screen.
Finally, in a rumor that is near and dear to my heart, there is hope that my beloved Fantastic Four might actually be getting a sequel. After squashing the rumors that Marvel had regained the rights for a 2020 reboot, this Inquistr article linked back to a September MTV News article I’d missed with Simon Kinberg during TIFF on the plans for a sequel. Fingers crossed.
Team Carter beat Team S.H.I.E.L.D. in the DubSmashWars for Charity, raising over $150,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and STOMP Out Bullying. In the frenzy leading up to the final countdown, Hayley Atwell posted video after video of the Agent Carter cast and crew in and out of costume doing all manner of things, including what is now known as “darcing,” which, one supposes, is what happens with James D’arcy is asked to dance.