Marvel is still being tight-lipped about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Avengers: Endgame, though rumors abound. According to MCUCosmic.com, Keanu Reeves is in consideration for a role in The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie and Ma Dong-seok. The site claims that negotiations are currently underway for Reeves to play an unspecified role. Rumors are already spreading throughout the tabloids that Jolie and Reeves are dating. It has yet to be announced whether Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden, who was said to be in talks to play Ikaris, the fair-haired leader of The Eternals, has officially joined the cast.
The Eternals are a virtually immortal race of superhumans created by the god-like Celestials who traveled the cosmos [Ego (Kurt Russell) from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was the last living Celestial] altering the evolution of sentient beings to create “Eternal” and “Deviant” beings (Thanos is a Deviant) and then judging their success or failure as a species, with all “failed experiments” receiving total extermination. Chloé Zhao (The Rider) will direct The Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. It is “tentatively set” for a September 2019 start date, aimed at a November 6, 2020, theatrical release.
Multi-hyphenate entertainer Mindy Kaling confirmed that Captain Marvel protégé Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is a character being talked about for possible big screen treatment at Marvel and offered to “help in any way because I truly love her.” Marvel President Kevin Feige has said that a feature for the Muslim teenage superhero is “definitely sort of in the works.”
.@mindykaling on the conversations she's had with @MarvelStudios about #MsMarvel, and who she thinks she portray the Pakistani American superhero: "I feel it might need to be an unknown" pic.twitter.com/kySV3gxgec
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A production designer has been found to bring the world of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu to life on the big screen. According to Production Weekly, Sue Chan, the production designer behind the kaiju comedy Colossal starring Anne Hathaway, has been tapped for the job.
Shang-Chi is being written by Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984). Indie director Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) will direct.
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