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SDCC 2022: Marvel Studios Multiverse Saga News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con



The panel for Marvel Studios kicked off with a bang last night during its Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. And they certainly brought their Avengers A-Game as it was packed full of announcements regarding their upcoming projects with new release dates, trailers, and exclusive sneak peeks for those attending. Here at Coastal House Media were up all night with anticipation so continue reading on as we delve into the Studio/Comic giant’s future plans.

It’s impossible to sum it all up in one document so definitely stay tuned for more Marvel SDCC coverage and breakdowns throughout the week. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige truly put on the greatest show as he leads those in the room through a walkthrough of what’s coming next for the MCU- Phase Five and beyond. He delighted the audience with surprises around every corner of the ever-expanding Universe.

Marvel Studios welcomes you to the Multiverse Saga.

The news started to trickle in last night hours before the panel even started as Andy Park, Director of Visual Development At Marvel Studios released an official first-look SDCC illustrated poster for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Showcasing Kang, played by Jonathan Majors looming large in the background behind the Ant family consisting of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) , Hope Van Dyne aka The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) and Cassie Lang who’s known in the comics as Stinger (Kathryn Newton).

The Panel began with an emotional sizzle reel with narration from the late, great Stan Lee. As Kevin Feige takes to the Hall H stage by recapping Phase Four which now to our shock and surprise of knowledge is swiftly finished and comes to an end this year with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Phase Four to me focuses on Grief and loss, it’s about resetting everything in the MCU and introducing new people. Then came the Phase Five announcements which will officially begin with Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania on February 17th, 2023. Super Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. The footage was screened for the audience only and from what I’ve heard it’s totally bonkers. Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) features and so do Billy Murray and MODOK. 

The Cast were tight-lipped about offering any more information about the next outing with the Ant-Fam but Rudd did mention that “Scott is pretty pleased with himself in his role with saving the universe” — he even wrote a book about it titled LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY! (Everyone else, though, loves to tease him about it.)

Family’s a big theme for the movie, as the whole cast teased, but when asked about the Scott-Cassie dynamic, considering he was gone for so much of her life, both stars are mum. “Cassie is becoming who she’s supposed to be,” Newton offered up. “And I don’t want to say anything else!”

During Springtime in 2023, the Secret Invasion series will also land on Disney+. Its based on the highly successful comic book run which details the story of Skrulls infiltrating Earth leaving Nick Fury and others questioning allegiances to who is a human and who is a Skrull. Cobie Smulders, who reprises her role of Maria Hill — a decorated spy and Nick Fury’s loyal #2— was on hand to talk about the new show. “This is a darker show,” Smulders told the crowd. “We’re going to get deeper into the characters. We’re going to see them in new ways, and it’s going to be an exciting thriller, and you’re never going to know who people are. Are they a Skrull? Are they human? It’s going to be a bit of a guessing game.”

The footage was screened for those in attendance which highlighted this darker tone for the MCU, with the opening of the clip showing a conversation between Hill and Fury — he’s been off-world for years ignoring her calls, but he’s finally come back because he knows the threat is too great. But just how bad is it? In another scene, Fury is seen asking James “Rhodey” Rhodes — aka War Machine — just how well he knows his assigned protection as things between the two men get tense. Secret Invasion stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Captain Marvel. They are joined by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke, and Olivia Colman. The crossover event series showcases a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls who have been infiltrating Earth for years. This is a series and story I’ve been waiting for Marvel to adapt. 

Following Quantumania in Spring 2023 is Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 3 which will release in Theatres on May 5th, 2023. There were a lot of Guardians on hand to dish about the highly anticipated third instalment of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

With director James Gunn taking the lead, cast members Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Will Poulter, and Maria Bakalova (who is playing Cosmo the dog) took part in an engaging discussion. Chukwudi Iwuji arrived on stage in costume, revealing to excited fans that he’ll be portraying High Evolutionary in the film. 

As for the footage shown in Hall H, it made everyone — on the stage and in the audience — emotional, as Gunn noted that this is the end of this arc for the Guardians crew. before they can get to the end, this ragtag group has to go back to the beginning. Specifically, Rocket’s beginning. The film will explore his early days, and if you thought Baby Groot was cute, just WAIT until you see Baby Rocket. 

Another sad thing in the movie? Addressing the crowd, Pratt noted that for Star-Lord is still reeling from the events of Avengers: Endgame considering that the love of his life, Gamora, doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Yeah, cue the tears.

In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Summer 2023 will kick off with the debut of Echo, The Hawkeye Spin-Off Streaming exclusively on Disney+ will tell the origin story of Echo revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward. Also streaming that Summer on Disney+ will be the second season of Loki. And ending the Summer season will be the release of The Marvel’s on July 28, 2023. 

During the presentation, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced that Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ starring Mahershala Ali, which begins shooting this October, opens in theaters on November 3, 2023. Feige also announced that the Disney+ series IronHeart will be debuting in the autumn too though we get to Meet Riri Williams — first in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.  Winter 2023 will see the release of another anticipated series Agatha: Coven of Chaos which was formerly titled Agatha: House of Harkness. 

Huge announcements came for Phase Five and for the beginning of 2024. Spring that year will see the man without fear return with both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio reprising their roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk, respectively. The 18 episode series titled Daredevil: Born Again debuts on Disney+. Then on May 3rd, 2024 Captain America: New World Order releases as Sam Wilson is the new man with a plan as he returns to headline his own movie after his Disney+ series. 

Phase 5 then draws to a close with Thunderbolts releasing on July 26,2024. Showcasing an exciting new group of heroes. 

To the amazement and surprise of the crowd at Hall H, Feige started to announce the start of Phase 6 which finally begins with Marvel’s first family The Fantastic Four which releases November 8th, 2024. Whilst their are plenty more slots left on Phase six’s timeline but Feige with anticipation unveiled the next Avengers movies titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty releasing May 2, 2025 and the highly anticipated Avengers: Secret Wars releasing November 7th, 2025. Both huge movies releasing six months apart with Kang being the big villain of the Multiverse saga in this new era of the MCU. 

These two Avenger films culminate what Marvel started in Phase 4 and will continue to build throughout the next three years. 

The Multiverse Saga is taking shape and from what I know its going in an exciting route. though with many blank spaces currently available on the timeline, its looking likely that we may get them filled during D23 in September as there were no mentions of the EternalsShang-Chi, Armor Wars, Thor and Doctor Strange). We’ve certainly been fed so much Marvel content for three years which is definitely exciting.

Which project are you most excited for?

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Madame Web | Official Trailer — Sony Pictures

Spin-off from Spider-Man centering on a clairvoyant mutant named Madame Web.





Action, Adventure

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S.J. Clarkson


Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, Isabel Merced, Adam Scott

Plot Summary:

Spin-off from Spider-Man centering on a clairvoyant mutant named Madame Web.

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Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion Review: Nick Returns With A Fury



Nick Fury (Marvel)

The following piece was written during the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the television series being covered here wouldn’t exist.

Overview Of Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion is set in the present-day Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nick Fury learns of an invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls. Fury, joined by Everett Ross, Maria Hill, and the Skrull Talos, who has made a life for himself on Earth, races against time to stop an invasion and save humanity.

Brief Summary (Contains Spoilers)

Ben Mendelsohn  as Talos (Marvel)

The series starts off with Talos pursuing Everett Ross for the murder of a CIA agent, who had information about a potential Skrull rebellion. Maria Hill arrives on scene and discovers that Everett is a shapeshifting Skrull and contacts Nick Fury to request assistance. Nick returns to learn that not only has Talos been exiled from the Skrull Council, but Gravik is taking the lead with the rebellion. Fury approaches an old acquaintance by the name of Sonya Falsworth to propose an alliance, but to no avail. In the meantime, Talos reunites with his daughter, G’iah who shares with him the location of a Skrull attack in Russia. The mission to stop the attack not only end in failure, but in the death of one of Fury’s team mates. Fury and Talos is forced to escape to fight another day.

Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik (Marvel)

Gravik gains the support of the Skrull Council to lead them in a new war. Fury is blamed for the attack in Russia and the death of one of the team members, and is discharged of his duties. Sonya learns from another rebel that Gravik has a new weapon, a machine that can help enhance their strength with the use of powered DNA. The rebel’s next target is the Royal Navy. Their attempt to launch a missile at another aircraft is however thwarted by collective efforts from Fury, Talos, Sonya and G’iah. G’iah attempts to run away but is confronted by Gravik who shoots her and leaves her for dead.

Emilia Clarke as G’iah (Marvel)

G’iah, however, survives and lives to fight another day. We quickly learn that there is a rebel Skull Imposter posing as one of the Avengers. The rebels turn their focus on the President of the United States, and posing as Russian soldiers almost succeeds in their attempt, however, they leave behind many casualties. The rebel Skrulls tries to convince the United States President to attack one of the Skrull compounds. Gravik is willing to call off the attack in exchange for something from Nick that could potentially tip the scales in the favor of the rebels.

The last episode ends with a short but grand face-off between Fury and Gravik with a special twist…but I will leave this for you as the viewer to experience on the screen.

The summary has been written in such a way as to not spoil too much for the viewer.

Gravik as a Skrull (Marvel)

Final Views

I really enjoyed the suspense and surprises that the series brought with every episode. Even though the series was only 6 episodes long, it kept the suspense alive and it kept the golden thread going that is taking place within the broader MCU. As you may recall, Captain Marvel’s movie end where she flew off to find a new home for the Skrulls and this series continue many years later where some of the Skrulls feel the promise of a new home has been broken. Even the blip is referenced and it keeps the memory alive of a world still affected by Thanos’ snap.

The rating for this series is definitely a 4 out of 5. The story had a feel of a crime drama and spy thriller. The fight scenes were amazing and I personally felt the last episode could have been longer to give us an even longer fight. There are many questions that this television series have going through my head that I won’t list over here to limit spoiling the experience for you as the viewer. I can only hope that some of the questions will be answered in future Marvel Studios productions.

Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth (Marvel)

Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Sonya Falsworth was really amazing to watch and I really hope we get to see more of her in future productions. Emelia Clark and Kingsley Ben-Adir brought in a breath of fresh air as G’iah and Gravik respectively. As always, having Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury is epic to say the least, and I encourage keeping both eyes on his performance throughout the MCU.

I highly recommend watching Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), WandaVision (2021), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) before watching Secret Invasion. These movies provide the detailed backstory to most of the returning characters. These movies and television series are based on the list of recommendations made in Marvel Studios’ Legends as well.

There is no post-credits scene, so no need to wait till the end. The whole series is now available on Disney Plus so make sure to watch. This series is rumored to tie-in with both The Marvels and Armor Wars, upcoming movies in the MCU.

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Prowler: Character Profile



Prowler (Sony Pictures)

The following piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the comic book material being covered here wouldn’t exist.

The mantle of the Prowler has been carried by many characters in the Marvel Universe. I will be writing briefly about some of the famous characters.

Aaron Davis

Uncle Aaron Davis as the Prowler (Marvel Unlimited)

Aaron exposed his brother Jefferson to a life of crime, and while Jefferson went out to redeem himself and become both a law-abiding citizen and a police officer, Aaron continued his life as a career criminal, known by the name Prowler, the cat burglar. Oscorp was one of the targets during one of his burglary jobs. While their he left with a chemically engineered spider, Specimen 42, which was the same spider that bit Miles.

Even with no super powers, Prowler is a force to be reckoned with because of both hand-to-hand combat ability and superior technology that is supplied to him via the Tinkerer. He regularly faces off against Mac Gargan who uses the alias Scorpion. As with most Spider-Man villains Uncle Aaron eventually crossed paths with Spider-Man, who in this case is his nephew, Miles Morales.

Hobie Brown

Hobie Brown as the Prowler (Marvel Unlimited)

Hobie is a talented and innovative kid, and when no-one considers listening to him or giving him a chance at proving himself he ends pursuing a life of crime. He targets the Daily Bugle with the intent of impressing his girlfriend, Mindy. However, this attempt brought him face-to-face with Spider-Man and resulted in a life-changing defeat. Spider-Man gave Hobie a chance to share his story and let him go, only to return at some point to ask Hobie to stand in as Spider-Man for a short while.

Spider-Man was implicated in the death of Captain George Stacey and this encouraged Hobie to use his Prowler persona to hunt down Spider-Man, but in the end he was overpowered and came to the conclusion that Spider-Man can’t be a murderer. He eventually married his love, Mindy and tried to have a normal life. This is short-lived when his little brother got murdered, presumably by the White Tiger. The Prowler and White Tiger faced off in a massive fight but as most murder mysteries go, someone else was responsible for the death of his little brother.

Hobie even applied to join the Defenders, but the application was not successful. Hobie teams up with Spider-Man to help find evidence to clear his wife, Mindy when she gets framed while working for the infamous Justin Hammer. In a similar fashion Hobie teams up with Spider-Man again, but this time to help clear Spider-Man’s name when he gets accused of theft. Hobie eventually joins up with the Outlaws, teaming up occasionally with Sandman, Rocket Racer and Silver Sable.

Hobie and Rocket Racer decides to enter the Great Game, a super-powered fight contest organised by wealthy people. This didn’t end well for Hobie as he ends up paralyzed after the competition due to a spinal injury. A hospital worker who learned of Hobie’s secret stole the Prowler costume.

Rick Lawson

Rick Lawson (Marvel)

Upon learning about Hobie’s secret role as the Prowler, Rick went as far as breaking into Hobie’s home to get his hands on the Prowler costume. The next homes he targeted was those of other patients. He eventually crosses the path of the Vulture. Vulture, still cross with Prowler about a previous failed job doesn’t go easy on Rick, but Spider-Man intervenes and both villains are forced to flee. Vulture returns to attack Rick at home and Spider-Man arrives to save the day, webbing up the Vulture, taking Rick to hospital and returning the Prowler costume to Hobie.

Final Thoughts

Donald Glover as Uncle Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony Pictures)

I highly recommend watching Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse to see another possible hero wearing the mantle of the Prowler. The abovementioned biographies are covered in brief to allow you as the reader to explore more of the Prowler’s stories and adventures when going through comics, watching the movies or even subscribing to Marvel Unlimited. This is definitely one of those characters who I would like to see explored more, either in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or even in a Sony Pictures Movie. Mahershala Ali voices Uncle Aaron in Sony’s Spider-Verse movies. Donald Glover plays the role of Uncle Aaron Davis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I’m really holding thumbs that we get to see him wearing the mantle of the Prowler in a future Marvel Studios production. Just imagine him teaming up with the Sinister Six and giving our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man a tough time. But for now, get to a cinema near you and experience Across the Spider-Verse on the big screen.

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