Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Shang-Chi passes Black Widow and Chloe Bennet addresses Secret Wars rumors

By Stephen Ippolito | September 26th, 2021

Shang-Chi passes Black Widow to become the highest-grossing domestic film of the year

On Friday, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings officially ($186.8M) passed another Marvel Studios-produced film, Black Widow ($183.5M), at the domestic box office. The Simu Liu-led film is now the highest grossing film of the year in North America.

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Chloe Bennet denials rumors that she will appear in Secret Invasion series

Last month, news broke that actress Chloe Bennet had departed the CW’s live-action Powerpuff Girls show due to a scheduling conflict. Following her exit, fans of the Marvel Television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which Bennet appeared in as Daisy Johnson (aka Quake), began to speculate that the reason she left was because she was going to reprise her role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming series Secret Invasion.

This week, after overwhelmingly being asked on social media and also an inappropriate public encounter with a fan at a Target, Bennet has posted on on her Instagram story that she will not be appearing in the Disney+ series.

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Marvel Studios promotes Victoria Alonso

On Monday, Marvel Studios announced that Victoria Alonso, who has been with the studio since 2006, has been promoted to president of physical and post-production, visual effects, and animation production. In her new role, she will work across the studio’s film and series slate and report to Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito. Alonso previously held the title of executive vice president of production.

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Marvel Studios to release a “special” on Disney+ Day (November 12) that previews the future of the MCU

Mark your calendars down! This week The Walt Disney Company announced that on November 12, which is when the company will celebrate Disney+ Day, a new Marvel Studios “special” will be released on Disney+. The “special” is described as giving fans an “exciting look towards the future” of the MCU.

It was also announced that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit the streamer that day as well. The second MCU film released this year has brought in over $320M worldwide since dropping in theaters on September 3rd.

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Legion star Dan Stevens all but confirms that he’s playing Kro in Eternals film

Last month, during the final trailer of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Eternals film, fans were given their first glimpse at the lead villain Kro. Since its release, rumors started circling online that former Marvel actor Dan Stevens would be voicing the CGI foe.

Well, in an interview this week with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, Stevens was asked directly if he has any involvement in the Marvel film.

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