Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Hawkeye series gets premiere date, Scarlett Johansson sues Disney

By Stephen Ippolito | July 31st, 2021

Marvel Studios announces Hawkeye series will premiere on Disney+ on November 24th

In an exclusive first look with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday, it was revealed that the Hawkeye series will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 24th. The outlet also released a photo of the highly anticipated show that will star Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton) and Hailee Steinfeld (Kate Bishop).

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Renner talked about how Barton will get along with Steinfeld’s Bishop.

“[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan,” Renner tells Entertainment Weekly. “She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”

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Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for releasing Black Window simultaneously on Disney+

This week the Wall Street Journal reported that actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney for releasing Black Widow on Disney+.

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In the lawsuit Johansson alleged that the company breached her contract when they released the film on Disney+ and in theaters at the same time. Johansson also says that by doing this, she is projected to lose out on more than $50M.

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Report: Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is ‘angry’ at Disney over the Johansson situation

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Matthew Belloni, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is also upset at Disney for the film’s hybrid release. He’s also mad about how they’ve handled the situation with Johansson.

“[Feige is] a company man, and not prone to corporate showdowns or shouting matches. But I’m told he’s angry and embarrassed,” Belloni’s newsletter reads in part. “He lobbied Disney against the day-and-date plan for Black Widow, preferring the big screen exclusivity and not wanting to upset his talent. And then when the sh-t hit the fan, the movie started tanking, and Johansson’s team threatened litigation, he wanted Disney to make this right with her. (Disney declined to comment on Feige.)”

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn reveals the Holiday Special’s runtime will be “under 40 minutes”

In an interview with Collider earlier this week, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed that the runtime of the Holiday Special will clock in at “under 40 minutes”. He also restated that it will take place before Vol. 3 and in the MCU.

“It’s in-canon, it’s about the Guardians, you’re gonna learn stuff that you need to learn before Volume 3, and it’s great I’m really happy with it… I’m gonna film it at the same time as the movie. I’m using a lot of the same sets, the same actors obviously, so we’re filming simultaneously with the film but it’s gonna have to be edited and finished sooner.”

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