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Marvel D23 Expo Announcements

With all the news coming from the Disney D23 Expo, here is a breakdown of the Marvel D23 announcements.

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The Disney D23 Expo took place from September 9-11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. with news and announcements from the wonderful world of Marvel and more.

With all the news coming from the expo, here is a breakdown of the Marvel D23 announcements.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Footage

The exclusive Black Panther: Wakanda Forever footage showed a world eager to pick off Wakanda at its lowest point after the death of T’Challa. Their stocks of Vibranium has made the nation a valuable target, though Queen Ramonda is a formidable opponent for anyone trying to get one over on Wakanda. There was also a scene of newcomer Namor (Tenoch Huerta) fighting M’Baku (Winston Duke).

The footage seems won’t be shown to the general public online.

Ironheart First Teaser Trailer

The very first trailer for the upcoming Ironheart Disney+ series was shown to the attendees in the Marvel D23 panel, but not online. Actor Anthony Ramos has also spoken about his character, the lead villain in the series. Ramos describes his character as “a complex guy who kicks ass”, and Kevin Feige says he deals with dark art and magic, which makes his clash with the tech-powered RiRi unique.

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Werewolf by Night Release Date and Trailer

A Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night was co-directed by Michael Giacchino and Jaycob Maya. The special stars Gael García Bernal as the title character along with Laura Donnelly. The Marvel D23 trailer also gives us a first-look at Man-Thing.

Set those spooky calendars for October 7, 2022 as we get our first special from the minds of Marvel Studios on Disney+.

Secret Invasion Trailer Released

Marvel Studios dropped the first look at Secret Invasion and it looks like everything we could’ve imagined. “I’m the last person standing between them and what they really want,” says Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nicky Fury.

Secret Invasion will hit Disney+ in early 2023 as a limited series created by Kyle Bradstreet. It is intended to be the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series sees Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury from the film series, along with Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, with Cobie Smulders, Martin Freeman, and Don Cheadle also starring.

New cast members will include Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher McDonald, Dermot Mulroney, and Killian Scott. Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim will direct the episodes.

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Armor Wars Gets New Logo

Armor Wars gets a new logo and confirmed to be still happening after being absent from San Diego Comic-Con in July. Don Cheadle’s next series is Armor Wars, which sees Stark tech fall into the wrong hands, and it follows right on from Secret Invasion.

Loki Season 2 Casting News

Everything Everywhere All at Once and Indiana Jones actor Ke Huy Quan is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of Loki Season two. The second season is scheduled to debut on Disney+ in mid-2023, and will consist of six episodes. It will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.

Fantastic Four

News, other than the confirmation of WandaVision Director Matt Shakman set to direct Fantastic Four, was absent from the Marvel D23 panel. Disappointing some fans, but there is still time between now and the film’s release in 2024.

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Daredevil: Born Again

Daredevil: Born Again begins filming in 2023 and was confirmed as an 18-episode first season. The series will also be a reboot of the Charlie Cox lead Netflix series. As a teaser, the crowd got a sneak peek of Daredevil’s upcoming appearance in She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters and Matt Murdock are busy discussing the stealth versus smash approach to taking out criminals.

The show also got a new title card logo update as part of the Marvel D23 panel.

Captain America: New World Order Casting Update

Tim Blake Nelson is back as The Leader in Captain America: New World Order (14 years after being teased in The Incredible Hulk), and expect an expanded role for Danny Ramirez, likely as Falcon. “I’m nervous, I’m excited,” says Anthony Mackie about starring as Captain America at the Marvel D23 panel.

Thunderbolts Roster Announced

Thunderbolts will star Wyatt Russell as John Walker/US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ava/Ghost, David Harbour as Red Guardian and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine all part of the Thunderbolts team. Concept art at the Marvel D23 panel also revealed Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier and Black Widow‘s Taskmaster might be part of the team. Thunderbolts is out July 26, 2024.

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Werewolf By Night Special Presentation Preview

The Werewolf By Night special presentation will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 7  just in time for the Halloween season.

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The Werewolf By Night special presentation will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 7 just in time for the Halloween season.

A secret group of monster hunters gather at Bloodstone Castle following the death of their leader and engage in a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic, which will bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.

Werewolf By Night, also known as A Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night, was co-directed by Michael Giacchino and Jaycob Maya. Giacchino is widely known for composing music for The Batman, Thor: Love and Thunder, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jojo Rabbit, and so many more.

Gael García Bernal (Station Eleven, Old) stars in the title role of Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night along with Laura Donnelly (Tolkien, The Nevers) as Elsa Bloodstone and Harriet Sansom Harris (Licorice Pizza, Memento) as Verusa. Additional monster hunters include Al Hamacher as Billy Swan, Eugenie Bondurant as Linda, and Kirk Thatcher as Jovan, while Jaycob Maya, Daniel J. Watts, and Leonardo Nam appear in undisclosed roles. Also slated to appear in the special are Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa’s monster-hunting father.

Members of the Time Variance Authority are expected to appear in the Werewolf By Night special presentation connecting it to another Disney+ series, Loki.

The Werewolf By Night special presentation will last 60 minutes and will share continuity with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the debut trailer we got our first glimpse of Man-Thing joining the MCU. Man-Thing previously made a Marvel appearance in the 2005 film, prior to the release of Iron Man in 2008 and the MCU.

The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation is based on the Marvel Comics character by the same name. Werewolf By Night was created by Roy Thomas, Jeanie Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Mike Ploog. He first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #2 (February 1972).

Set those spooky calendars for October 7, 2022 as we get our first special from the minds of Marvel Studios on Disney+.

Werewolf By Night Special Presentation Trailer

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2024 Fantastic Four Film Grabs Writing Team

The 2024 Fantastic Four Marvel Cinematic Universe film has found its writing team with the hiring of up-and-coming screenwriters.

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The 2024 Fantastic Four Marvel Cinematic Universe film has found its writing team with the hiring of up-and-coming screenwriters Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer.

The duo will join director Matt Shakman on the film to start forming what the movie will look like when it’s released as part of the sixth phase of the MCU slate of films. The relatively unknown writers penned the in-development film Disaster Wedding from director Max Barbakow. Deadline’s report suggests Kaplan and Springer have been working on the film for a moment, even before the hiring of Shakman as director.

Fantastic Four‘s creative team have a big challenge ahead of them as the first few attempts at the film with the super team have all fallen short. The Fantastic Four are some of the oldest and most beloved teams in Marvel Comics history and deserve a film that lives up to the teams lore. The 2005 film was dreadful and the sequel in 2007 also failing. Josh Trank, Jeremy Slater, and Simon Kinberg attempted a reboot in 2015, when 20th Century Fox still owned the rights, which was one of the worst rated comic book movies of all-time.

The MCU reboot will hit theaters as the first film in phase six on November 8, 2024 setting up what will end up being one of the greatest years in MCU history. At least that is the hope for Marvel and comic book movie fans around the world.

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28 Worst Rated Comic Book Movies Of All-Time

Some movies are not only the worst rated comic book movies of all-time, but are also some of the worst overall movies.

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Some movies over the past number of years are not only the worst rated comic book movies of all-time, but are also some of the worst overall movies.

Movies on our list include movies which have source material based in a comic book. Some movies didn’t fit our bill, but are still bad movies. Most of the films on this list are from the big-two Marvel and DC Comics.

We base the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list on Rotten Tomatoes critic scores and some rankings include multiple movies as they tied for critic scores at the time of this list.

#18 – Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score: 29%

Worst Rated Comic Book Movies of All-Time

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Released: March 25, 2016

It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.

You would think Batman and Superman in the same film would not let the flick end up on the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list. Guess not.

The Punisher

Released: April 16, 2014

This dark action film, based on the comic book series, follows FBI agent Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) as he transforms into the vengeful Punisher after criminals murder his family, including his wife and son. Castle is gravely injured in the attack and believed to be dead by Howard Saint (John Travolta), the crime lord who ordered the hit. Following his recovery, Castle becomes a heavily armed vigilante who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on Saint and dismantle his underworld empire.

Punisher: War Zone

Released: December 5, 2008

Frank Castle, aka The Punisher (Ray Stevenson), turns the streets of New York City red as he wages a one man war against the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. Aided by his trusted sidekick, Microchip (Wayne Knight), he almost kills Billy Russoti (Dominic West) and leaves him horribly disfigured. Billy renames himself Jigsaw and with the help of his crazed brother Loony Bin Jim, recruits criminals from every corner of the city to do battle with Frank.

Both punisher films end up on the worst rated comic book movies of all-time list. Luckily the saved the character with the Netflix series.

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