Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Black Panther 2 starts filming, Feige talks Fantastic Four casting announcements

By Stephen Ippolito | July 4th, 2021

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announces Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has begun production

During a Global Fan Event for Black Widow on Tuesday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has officially started production in Atlanta, Georgia.

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With the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman last August, the film will undoubtedly be emotional to work on for its cast and crew. During the event on Tuesday night, Variety caught up with Feige and asked him about the start of filming without Boseman.

“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Feige told Variety. “But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”

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Feige also says Fantastic Four casting announcements are not coming anytime “soon”

Since it was first announced in the summer of 2019, fans have been hoping that Marvel Studios would cast John Krasinski as Reed Richards and his wife Emily Blunt as Sue Storm in their upcoming Fantastic Four film. However, although the film has a director attached (Jon Watts), it doesn’t appear that the studio is close to announcing casting.

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 During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said not to expect any news on the topic anytime soon.

“I don’t think it’s soon,” he admitted. “You know, this is our first red carpet event in two years, we’ll see what happens with upcoming gatherings and fan events where we can release more news. I hope [it’s] sometime in the near future.”

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Christopher McDonald says Secret Invasion series will start shooting in about a month and a half

It was reported a couple of months ago that Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion would begin filming in Europe this fall. Now according to one of the show’s stars, shooting might actually begin even earlier. 

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Christopher McDonald, who was cast in May in an undisclosed role, recently did an interview with The Movie Dweeb and revealed that filming will begin in about a “month and a half.”

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Abomination confirmed to be fighting Wong in the Shang-Chi trailer

Since the release of the latest Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer, fans have been wondering if that really was the Abomination fighting Wong at the end. Now in a new interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that it was in fact them.

“Yes, we just recently released the final trailer for Shang-Chi,” said Feige. “Some fans said, ‘This looks like a character they hadn’t seen in many years named The Abomination, fighting a character that looks like Wong. And I can say that the reason it looks like that is because that is Abomination fighting Wong.”

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