Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Charlie Cox will play Daredevil in the MCU, Shang-Chi 2 officially in the works

By Stephen Ippolito | December 12th, 2021

Kevin Feige confirms that Charlie Cox will play Daredevil in the MCU

For over a year, it’s been widely rumored that Charlie Cox would be reprising his role as Matt Murdock (AKA Daredevil) in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Well, while it’s still not known if he will appear in the film, it’s now known that Cox will be the MCU’s Daredevil.

During an interview with CinemaBlend this week, Marvel Studios President confirmed that Cox, who played the role on Netflix’s Daredevil series, will be taking his talents to the MCU.

“If you were to see Daredevil in upcoming things, Charlie Cox, yes, would be the actor playing Daredevil. Where we see that, how we see that, when we see that, remains to be seen.”

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Shang-Chi 2 is officially in the works with Destin Daniel Cretton returning as writer and director

On Monday, Disney announced that director Destin Daniel Cretton signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. As part of the deal, Cretton will write and direct a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and develop a new MCU series for Disney+.

News of a sequel to Shang-Chi shouldn’t come as a surprise. Released in September, the Simu Liu-led film became the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2021 (so far) after bringing in $224.5M. Worldwide it has also brought in $432M. In addition, the Phase Four film was also a hit with critics as it holds a 91% rating on Rotton Tomatoes.

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New rumor says that (SPOILER) is playing MODOK in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

It’s been long known that Kang The Conqueror (played by Jonathan Majors) would be the big bad in the upcoming film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. However, there have also been rumblings that MODOK, another well-known Marvel villain, would also be involved in it.

This week, known MCU scooper Daniel Richtman, reported the A.I.M. leader will not only appear in the film but he will also be played by a familiar face to the franchise.

On his Patreon account, Daniel says that Ant-Man (2015) main villain Darren Cross (played by Corey Stoll) will play MODOK in the film.

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Tom Holland reveals that Spider-Man: No Way Home almost had Kraven the Hunter as its main villain

With villains and possibly heroes from all three franchises appearing, Spider-Man: No Way Home looks to be the most ambitious Marvel film since Avengers: Endgame. Between writing the right story and getting everyone to agree to come back, a lot had to go right for it to happen. Well, according to Peter Parker himself, Tom Holland, Sony and Marvel Studios had a backup plan in case the Multiverse story fell apart.

During an interview with Collider this week , Holland revealed that at one point when “things weren’t working out,” No Way Home was going to have Kraven the Hunter as the main villain.

“For a long time, there was a ‘Kraven’ movie that was gonna be the third movie because things weren’t working out and all sorts of different stuff. [‘No Way Home’ director Jon Watts] pitched me this ‘Kraven’ movie, which actually was really cool. I don’t want to talk about it in case that movie ends up happening down the line, but it was fun.”

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