Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Ms. Marvel trailer, Moon Knight media reactions, and Samuel L. Jackson hints at appearing in Ant-Man 3

By Stephen Ippolito | March 20th, 2022

First Ms. Marvel trailer is released; Disney+ premiere date also revealed

On Tuesday, Marvel Studios released the first trailer for their upcoming Ms. Marvel series. The studio also revealed that the show will premiere on Disney+ on June 8.

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More Moon Knight media reactions surface online – Runtime for first four episodes revealed

At the start of the week, a handful of media personalities/journalists in the UK were treated to a special screening of the first four episodes of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series. Their reactions were positive, to say the least, with one person even describing it as the “best MCU TV show ever.”

On Thursday, it was media members in the U.S.’s turn to watch the series. Like their colleagues overseas, they also thought very highly of the series.

In addition, we also learned the runtimes of the first four episodes.

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Samuel L. Jackson may have just revealed that he’s in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

While speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast this week, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, implied that he would appear in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

“It used to take a while to make a movie,” he continued, “but people make two or three of them at a time. In the Marvel Universe…it’s crazy. When I was in London, it was [Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania], and [The Marvels] was happening, and we were getting ready to do [Secret Invasion]. It was like, three Marvel movies on one lot. I was kind of running around from place to place.”

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Jackson also confirmed that Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes will appear in Secret Invasion

During the same inteview with Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Jackson also confirmed that Don Cheadle’s Colonel James Rhodes would appear in the Disney+ show Secret Invasion.

“C’mon man, you walk on the set, Emilia’s amazing…Ben Mendelsohn, he’s awesome. Don, Don Cheadle. I got Don, that’s my golf buddy. I didn’t realize it, but ’til we did this thing, I was like, ‘We’ve never worked together.’ We just kinda know each other, hang out and laugh,” Jackson continued, “but we’d never worked together and we finally [got to work together].”

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First Moon Knight clip released

On Thursday, Marvel Studios dropped the first official clip for Moon Knight. In the one-minute video, a frightened Steven Grant (played by Oscar Isaac) is pursued by the Egyptian Moon God Khonshu.

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Ms. Marvel series adds Runaways actress Anjali Bhimani in a recurring role

At the beginning of the week on Monday, Deadline revealed that actress Anjali Bhimani had joined the Disney+ show Ms. Marvel. While the outlet didn’t reveal exactly who she would be playing, they did describe her role as “recurring.”

This isn’t the first Marvel show Bhimani has appeared in. During Marvel’s Runaways‘ run on Hulu, she portrayed Mita Nansari for two episodes during the show’s third season. The actress is also known for her performances in video games, including Rampart in Apex Legends, Symmetra in Overwatch, and roles in the Critical Role franchise.

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Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt (MCU’s “Thunderbolt” Ross) passes away at the age of 71

One week ago, it was sadly announced that Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt passed away today at the age of 71. His son, Will, confirmed the news in a statement.

“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”

MCU fans will surely recognize Hurt as he played General “Thunderbolt” Ross on a recurring basis. First appearing in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, he would go on to play the role in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and last year’s Black Widow. There were rumors that he was also set to appear in the She-Hulk series, but nothing has been confirmed.

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