Catch up on the latest MCU news that broke this week – Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock, Secret Invasion begins filming

By Stephen Ippolito | October 17th, 2021

Will Poulter confirmed to play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

On Monday night, major news broke that Will Poulter had been cast as Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. After being reported by the Hollywood trades, director James Gunn officially confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the search for the MCU’s Warlock began in August. Described as a role “everyone wants”, the outlet says that other actors considered were Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page and 1917‘s George MacKay. Ultimately Gunn and other Marvel Studios execs came to the decision that Poulter was their guy.

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Samuel L. Jackson confirms that filming for Secret Invasion series has begun

Another Marvel Studios project has begun production. On Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson announced that filming for the Secret Invasion series had started. Jackson made the announcement on his Instagram account.

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Marvel Studios producer says Kit Harington will not become the Black Knight in Eternals film

Since it was announced in the summer of 2019 that actor Kit Harington would play Dane Whitman in the Eternals film, many assumed that the Black Knight would be coming to the MCU. Unfortunately, those looking to see Harington wielding the mighty Ebony Blade in the movie will be disappointed.

During an interview with ComicBook.com, Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore said that you will not be seeing the Game of Thrones actor suited up as the longtime Marvel character in the film. Moore did say his transformation into the Black Knight is something that could happen in the future.

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Marvel Studios releases new Hawkeye series trailer; first two episodes to drop on November 2

On Thursday, Marvel Studios released the second trailer for their upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye. The studio also announced that the first two episodes will be released when the show premieres on November 24.

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Tom Holland says Spider-Man: No Way Home is being treated “as the end of a franchise”

In December, actor Tom Holland will suit up as Spider-Man for the sixth time overall in the MCU when Spider-Man: No Way Home is released. With Disney and Sony’s deal set to expire, many fans have speculated that this could be the last time we see the British actor portray the web slinger. Well it seems that not only do the fans think this, but Holland believes this as well.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week, Holland said that No Way Home is being treated like the end of the franchise.

“I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you’d be seeing a very different version,” he added. “It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don’t know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it.”

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