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Marvel Roundup: “The Deadpool & Wolverine’s Villain Will Break the Rules of Every Marvel Movie” and More

Marvel Roundup: “The Deadpool & Wolverine’s Villain Will Break the Rules of Every Marvel Movie” and More

Marvel lovers, have you heard the latest? There’s a whirlwind of news that’s sure to get you hyped!

What If…? is wrapping up with a bang, and Deadpool & Wolverine is set to break records. We’ve also got the scoop on Agatha, a fan’s dream mashup of Blade and Ghost Rider, and some awesome new figures from McFarlane Toys.

Whether you’re into the comics, the movies, or the collectibles, there’s something here for you. Let’s explore what’s new in the Marvel Universe!

Marvel’s What if…? Series To End With Third Season

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Marvel’s What If…? animated series will conclude with its third season, as confirmed by executive producer Brad Winderbaum. The final season, described as a “very fulfilling culmination” for Jeffrey Wright’s Uatu the Watcher, will delve deeper into the multiverse. Despite the lack of a premiere date, this closure aligns with the evolving trajectory of Marvel’s Multiverse Saga, hinting at a shift as the studio prepares for future projects like the new Fantastic Four film and Avengers: Secret Wars.

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Marvel’s ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Is on Track for Record $165 Million USD Debut

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Marvel’s upcoming R-rated film Deadpool & Wolverine, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, is projected to debut with a record-breaking $160 to $165 million USD. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film follows Deadpool and Wolverine teaming up against a common enemy. This release aims to rejuvenate the superhero genre for Marvel, with its opening poised to surpass previous R-rated records set by earlier Deadpool films. Deadpool & Wolverine is set to hit theaters on July 26.

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Marvel Shows Fans 35 Minutes of Deadpool & Wolverine Footage: “There’s So Many Surprises”


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Marvel Studios’ Deadpool & Wolverine will be the first R-rated Deadpool movie to release in China with minimal cuts on July 26th, maintaining its adult tone. Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and director Shawn Levy promoted the film in Asia, showcasing 35 minutes of footage that “elicited constant laughter and applause.”

Reynolds teased, “There’s so many surprises in the movie,” and praised the Chinese release for preserving Deadpool’s essence. Levy added, “Wait ’til you see the whole thing.” The film, featuring multiverse variants and major Marvel character interactions, promises to be faithful to the irreverent Deadpool tone while fitting into the MCU.

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“What if Blade Became Ghost Rider?” Static Shock Writer Creates Nightmarish Fanart That Should Enter Marvel Canon

Artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey, known for his work on Static Shock, has ignited fan excitement by merging Marvel’s Blade and Ghost Rider into a single character in his “What-if?” scenario. His Instagram post envisions Blade as the Spirit of Vengeance, complete with a flaming skull and a fiery blade. This fusion draws on their shared history in the Midnight Sons but presents a novel concept. The fan response has been overwhelmingly positive, with calls for Marvel to make this hybrid character a reality. Draper-Ivey’s striking fan art suggests a promising addition to Marvel’s push to highlight its horror and supernatural characters.


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Kathryn Hahn’s ‘Agatha’ Will Be ‘Really Scary,’ Says Marvel TV Boss: ‘It Lures You In With the Fun of Halloween’ and Then ‘You’re Crying’

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Marvel’s upcoming “WandaVision” spinoff series, “Agatha,” is set to be “really scary,” according to Marvel Studios’ head of streaming, Brad Winderbaum. Speaking on the “Official Marvel Podcast,” Winderbaum described “Agatha” as a blend of fun and fear, starting with a Halloween theme that evolves into dramatic and emotional territory.

Kathryn Hahn reprises her Emmy-nominated role as Agatha Harkness, joined by Joe Locke, Patti LuPone, Aubrey Plaza, and others. The series, debuting September 18 on Disney+, follows the events of “WandaVision.” Winderbaum also hinted at political intrigue in the upcoming series “Daredevil: Born Again,” featuring Charlie Cox.

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The Deadpool & Wolverine’s Villain Will Break the Rules of Every Marvel Movie

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Deadpool & Wolverine will introduce a unique villain to the MCU with Emma Corrin’s portrayal of Cassandra Nova. The film, featuring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, explores a multiverse scenario involving Deadpool, Wolverine, and the TVA. Corrin describes their character as charming yet sinister, drawing comparisons to Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds. This unpredictable and manipulative antagonist promises to bring a fresh dynamic to Marvel’s villain lineup. The film, releasing on July 26th, aims to reinvigorate the superhero genre with this complex and compelling new foe.

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Had One Condition for Hugh Jackman To Return in Deadpool & Wolverine


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Kevin Feige had one condition for Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine in Deadpool & Wolverine: Jackman had to wear the classic blue and yellow suit from the comics.

Initially, Feige dismissed the idea of Jackman’s return, but director Shawn Levy confirmed that the iconic costume was essential for Feige. Despite several rejected pitches, including a no-budget road trip movie, a serendipitous call from Jackman expressing his interest in returning led to the revival of the project. This decision allows Jackman to join Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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McFarlane Toys Joins the Marvel Universe With These Two Classic Heroes

Exciting news for collectors! McFarlane Toys, famous for their DC figures, is now stepping into Marvel territory. Over the holiday weekend, they revealed breathtaking Captain America and Spider-Man figures, based on Todd McFarlane’s iconic comic art. These 1:6 scale beauties don’t have articulation, thanks to licensing rules, but they perfectly capture our heroes’ essence.

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Pre-orders kick off on July 18th—don’t miss out!

That’s it for today, Marvel fans! Stay tuned as these thrilling updates continue to unfold, and we look forward to seeing how they shape the Marvel Universe.

See you soon!

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