Check out the top MCU stories that broke this week

By Stephen Ippolito | April 25th, 2021

First Shang-Chi trailer released

On Monday, Marvel Studios released the first trailer for the upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Phase 4 film is slated to hit theaters on September 3rd.

The two-minute plus trailer gave us our first official looks at Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi, Tony Leung’s Mandarin, and Awkwafina as Chi’s friend Katy. It also contains a whole lot of exciting martial arts sequences.

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Captain America 4 is officially in the works; Falcon and the Winter Soldier showrunner to write script

On Friday, we got our answer to will there be a second season of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a fourth Captain America film is in the works. The outlet also reports that showrunner Malcolm Spellman will pen the script with Dalan Musson.

If you saw last night’s finale of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, then your know that Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson finally takes up the Captain America mantle. It’s expected that this film will continue Wilson’s story in that role. This more than likely means that we will not be getting a second season of the Disney+ series.

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Emilia Clarke joins Secret Invasion series

The Mother of Dragons is coming to the MCU! On Tuesday Variety reported that Emilia Clarke is in “final negotiations” to join the upcoming Marvel Studios series Secret Invasion. The outlet did not reveal what character she will be playing.

Announced at Disney’s Investor Day back in December, the series already has Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos) attached. Last month, Kingsley Ben-Adir was also added to the cast in an undisclosed role.

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Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is in talks to join Secret Invasion series

On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Academy Award winner Olivia Colman is in talks to join the Disney+ series. The outlet did not say what character she would be playing.

Coleman has had quite the run over the last couple of years. In 2018 she won an Academy Award for her role in The Favorite (Best Actress). In the previous two seasons of the mega-popular Netflix series The Crown, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II. This year, she’s also nominated for another Academy Award for her role in the film The Father.

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Russell Crowe reveals who he is playing in Thor: Love and Thunder (Spoilers)

Uh oh, Kevin Feige is not going to like this. During an interview this week on Australian radio station Joy 94.9, Russell Crowe revealed that he will be playing Zeus in the upcoming Phase 4 film Thor: Love and Thunder. Crowe’s involvement in the film was confirmed a few weeks back when he was spotted at a rugby match in Australia with Chris Hemsworth.

In the comics, Zeus has had many run-ins and team-ups with the God of Thunder over the years. He is the ruler of Mount Olympus, where many gods based on Greek mythology reside. He’s also the father of Hercules whose also had a long history with Thor. Last summer, it was rumored that Hercules would debut sometime in Phase 4. Since then however, there’s been no word on when that will be.

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