Catch up on the top MCU stories that broke this past week

By Stephen Ippolito | March 28th, 2021

Disney announces that Black Widow will now be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ in July

This week, Disney and Marvel Studios announced that Black Widow will now open simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 9th. To watch the Phase 4 film on the Disney streaming service, viewers will have to pay an additional $30.

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The company also announced that Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has also been pushed back and will now arrive in theaters on September 3rd. Originally the film was scheduled to come out on July 9th.

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Series based on Echo is reportedly in the works for Disney+

Back in December, it was reported that newcomer Alaqua Cox had been cast as Maya Lopez (aka Echo) in the upcoming Hawkeye series. Now a new report says that the character will be getting her own spinoff.

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According to Variety, Marvel Studios is in the early stages of developing a series for Disney+ about the character. The outlet also says that Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen are attached to write and executive produce it.

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Sam Wilson’s new Captain America costume for Falcon and the Winter Soldier revealed in a toy leak (Spoilers)

During the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, we learned that Anthony Mackie’s character Sam Wilson turned downed the role of being the MCU’s new Captain America.  This led to John Walker seemingly being handed the position instead. However, by the series’ end, it’s pretty certain that Wilson will have changed his mind and finally take up the role.

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Thanks to Marvelous News, we now have our first look at what Falcon will look like as the new Captain America.

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As you can see, the site discovered the Marvel Select action figure on an official Disney retailer. Marvel and Disney must not have been too happy about this because the site has now removed the image.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier officially opens as Disney+’s most-watched series premiere ever

Despite being released on the same weekend as HBO Max’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Marvel Studios’ new series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, was still able to break Disney+ viewership records.

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Earlier this week, Disney announced that the Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan led series had the biggest premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend.

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