MCU Phase 4 news

Umbran

Mod Squad
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Natalie Portman's return to the MCU is a surprise. But I really hope they're doing their take on the Jane Foster as Thor run from the comics. That was easily the best story arc they'd done since Kid Loki.
I'm taking it, for now, that this will be a slightly different take on the Thor storyline... because we had verified in Endgame that Thor Odinson is still worthy.
 

Ralif Redhammer

Adventurer
Definitely. Also, the whole mystery of who the new Thor was at the beginning wouldn't really work in movie form, either. Not with headlines already proclaiming that "Natalie Portman is the New Thor."

I'm taking it, for now, that this will be a slightly different take on the Thor storyline... because we had verified in Endgame that Thor Odinson is still worthy.
 

Tonguez

Adventurer
The news about a new Blade movie is potentially great, provided that it keeps a more mature approach (as per Wesley Snipes portrayal) and doesnt get a Disney makeover. Mahersala Ali is a great actor and Blade helps to expand the MCU Supernatural mythos.

a bit of a bummer that theyve already spoiled Lady Thor, that could have been a nice surprise for the new movie
 

Legatus_Legionis

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We know Natalie Portman can do action (Star Wars / Your Highness).

Does anyone know if the only way they could get Portman back was to offer her a bigger role in any MCU movie since her last outing?

So doing the Jane Foster/cancer/Thor route makes sense.

If they don't want to do the cancer route, they can always say that as a result of having the infinity stone in her for so long in "The Dark World", her body is deteriorating to the point where only taking on the form of Thor can keep her alive. I think I can live with that.
 

ccs

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Does anyone know if the only way they could get Portman back was to offer her a bigger role in any MCU movie since her last outing?
Or maybe they had a (good?) idea for another Thor story & said "Hey...."

So doing the Jane Foster/cancer/Thor route makes sense.

If they don't want to do the cancer route, they can always say that as a result of having the infinity stone in her for so long in "The Dark World", her body is deteriorating to the point where only taking on the form of Thor can keep her alive. I think I can live with that.
There's all kinds of reasons why Jane might get to wield Thors' power. What if Thor becomes unworthy during the movie? Or gets turned into a frog? Or....
They don't have to do the cancer/Jane's dying route.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Or maybe they had a (good?) idea for another Thor story & said "Hey...."



There's all kinds of reasons why Jane might get to wield Thors' power. What if Thor becomes unworthy during the movie? Or gets turned into a frog? Or....
They don't have to do the cancer/Jane's dying route.
Or if Thor steps into Odin's recently vacated role as All Father? The Asgardians need a new home and ruler.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Or if Thor steps into Odin's recently vacated role as All Father? The Asgardians need a new home and ruler.
Um.. Thor just specifically handed the rulership of Asgardians to Valkyrie, and their hew home is in Norway....
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Yup, but I can see both of those things changing due to many factors.
Given that Tessa Thompson just said of Valkyrie at SDCC, "First of all, as a new king, she needs to find her queen. So that will be the first order of business," with the director of the film standing on stage with her...

I really don't see them undoing what was just done.
 
Phase 4 feels a bit like the dregs of Phases 1-3 to me. While some of it sounds vaguely interesting, I find myself a bit underwhelmed and even disappointed overall - no mutants, no Fantastic Four, no Silver Surfer, no Galactus, no Moon Knight. But hey, that's just my wishlist...I didn't expect anyone to consult me ;).
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Given that Tessa Thompson just said of Valkyrie at SDCC, "First of all, as a new king, she needs to find her queen. So that will be the first order of business," with the director of the film standing on stage with her...

I really don't see them undoing what was just done.
I didn't know about that, so thank you for filling me in. I'll wait and see how it shakes out.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
The news about a new Blade movie is potentially great, provided that it keeps a more mature approach (as per Wesley Snipes portrayal) and doesnt get a Disney makeover. Mahersala Ali is a great actor and Blade helps to expand the MCU Supernatural mythos.

a bit of a bummer that theyve already spoiled Lady Thor, that could have been a nice surprise for the new movie
Could be good, Blade 1&2 we're good IMHO. Not familiar with the new actor.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I find myself a bit underwhelmed and even disappointed overall - no mutants, no Fantastic Four, no Silver Surfer, no Galactus...
Yet. I mean, really, in terms of development time, they only just got control of those licenses. I'd vastly prefer they make sure they have really good ideas for those before taking off with them. Especially the FF. They're some of the hardest do to right, but are probably among the best properties if they can do it.
 
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Ryujin

Adventurer
Phase 4 feels a bit like the dregs of Phases 1-3 to me. While some of it sounds vaguely interesting, I find myself a bit underwhelmed and even disappointed overall - no mutants, no Fantastic Four, no Silver Surfer, no Galactus, no Moon Knight. But hey, that's just my wishlist...I didn't expect anyone to consult me ;).
I suspect that we won't see Moon Knight or Namor, because of the obvious comparisons. If someone heard something different in the recent announcements, please feel free to correct me :)
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I suspect that we won't see Moon Knight or Namor, because of the obvious comparisons. If someone heard something different in the recent announcements, please feel free to correct me :)
Moon Knight would be a much better candidate for a TV show. The multiple identity issue would be hard to do justice to in a movie format compared to series.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Moon Knight would be a much better candidate for a TV show. The multiple identity issue would be hard to do justice to in a movie format compared to series.
I love Moon Knight.

I also think his "multiple personalities" make him a problematic candidate for modern mass-market media. We have such trouble with misrepresentation of mental health issues already, that this would probably not be a positive move for Marvel to make.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Could be good, Blade 1&2 we're good IMHO.
A small aside - Snipes and the well-choreographed action were great, but the horrifically bad science of these movies made them bad for me.

Anti-coagulents make vampires explode? Super-vampires don't have lower jaws so they can bite harder? They have hearts encased in a cage of bone (unlike, say, your rib cage)...

These are *vampires*. They are *magic*. Don't use science to explain them, because you'll screw it up! Arrrgh!
 
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