Marvel announced World War Hulk II sealing the fate of Amadeus Cho, who has been the current incarnation of the raging green monster since 2015 in Totally Awesome Hulk! Vol. 1. The upcoming comic book run will be a sequel to 2007’s beloved World War Hulk storyline.
Marvel continues to reinvent its Cinematic Universe properties into recognizable film types, the most recent being Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be Marvel’s first romantic comedy. From the political thriller story Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s John Hughes like themes, audiences are drawn in by Marvel crafting sub-genres onto their films. It’s a smart move by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige to help audiences avoid superhero fatigue.
Jaimie Alexander says the reason she wasn’t able to appear in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok was due to scheduling conflicts with her role on NBC’s Blindspot. The actress first appeared as the comic book character Lady Sif in Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film, Thor. She reprised her role in Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World in 2013 and on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the series’ first season in 2014, and then again during the show’s second season in 2015. However, she’s remained absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since.
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch explains why Fox and Marvel were okay with Josh Brolin playing both Thanos and Cable. And when it was originally announced back in 2014 that Brolin would be playing the Mad Titan Thanos, the actor hadn’t just landed the role of another comic book movie villain, but the villain that Marvel Studios was planning to center its entire cinematic universe around. As such, many fans assumed that Brolin’s chances of playing any other iconic comic book movie villains or heroes — anytime soon at least — were completely off the table, as he was set to play Thanos until at least 2019 when The Avengers 4 is released.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer gave fans a first look at the reboot’s tone for what is expected to be the first in yet another trilogy focused on the world’s most famous web-slinger. With the announcement of Homecoming‘s sequel set to hit theaters in July 2019, the Spider-Man franchise has been given a shot in the arm with it’s entirely new cast. Stan Lee has always touted Spider-Man as his favorite superhero, and has lauded Tom Holland’s casting as perfect several times.