clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marvel news and rumors: ‘Captain America 4’ update and first-look at ‘Eternals’

A look at the news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the week of Aug. 17

Sam Wilson/Captain America (Anthony Mackie) in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
A poster from Marvel of Sam Wilson/Captain America (Anthony Mackie) in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Disney+

Marvel has had a number of updates in the last few days. We’ve collected a few stories to update you on what’s happening over the last few days in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

‘What If...?’ returns with Chadwick Boseman

The second episode of Marvel’s “What If...?” debuted on Disney+ Wednesday. The episode centered around a universe in which T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becomes Star-Lord, the role previously filled by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). The late Boseman returns to his role as T’Challa in the episode (he recorded his lines before he passed away in 2020), which features a number of cameos and nods to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. Trust me — Marvel fans will like this film.

Anthony Mackie finalizes deal for ‘Captain America 4’

Yep — it’s official. Per Deadline, Anthony Mackie has finished a deal to play Sam Wilson again in “Captain America 4.”

  • It’s unclear if Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” alongside Mackie’s Sam Wilson, will return for the project.

According to Deadline, the new film will have “TFATWS writer” Malcolm Spellman as the head writer.

  • “This is not believed to be the top-secret project tipped by my colleague Justin Kroll that might bring Chris Evans back into the fold,” according to Deadline.

Here’s a first look at ‘Eternals’

Entertainment Weekly recently shared its first look at the upcoming “Eternals” project, which is poised to “bring some of Marvel comics’ strangest and most memorable characters to the big screen.”

To promote the film, Entertainment Weekly will have a number of covers that include each main character of the “Eternals” squad.

The star-studded cast for “Eternals” includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and more. You can read more about “Eternals” over at Entertainment Weekly.

‘Shang-Chi’ reviews continue to drop online

A number of reviews for the upcoming Marvel film “Shang-Chi” dropped online. I shared my thoughts on Twitter Tuesday night after I saw the film. I won’t say much about it here, but you can read my thoughts about “Shang-Chi” on Twitter.