Peyton Reed had let it slip earlier in the day, but Marvel and Disney officially announced Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are set to helm Captain Marvel. The script for the movie, written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), has been praised by Marvel Studios and it was deemed good enough to seek out someone to direct. Read more here.
We also got word on what Captain Marvel’s costume will look like, which you can read here.
Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced a series of Star Wars spin-off movies, there have been various reports and rumours that Ewan McGregor would be returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a solo outing. Some news outlets claimed there would be a trilogy of movies, and one even went as far as to say an official announcement would be made at Star Wars Celebration. Of course, none of this has happened. McGregor himself has been vocal about wanting to return to a galaxy far, far away, but it seems that nothing is on the table at the moment. But McGregor now has revealed that no discussions have taken place, and a spin-off movie doesn’t seem likely. Read more here.
Check out some new concept art from Thor: Ragnarok, which features The God of Thunder and The Incredible Hulk. Check it out here.
If that wasn’t enough Marvel Cinematic Universe news, some journalists were allowed to go into Marvel Studios to see sneak peaks about what they’re currently working on. That included, among other things, a look at unfinished Black Panther footage and Ant-Man and the Wasp concept art. Read the full report here.
It took many by surprise when it was revealed that Sony might look to end their deal with Marvel over the use of Spider-Man after Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed Spidey will be in Avengers 4, but that is “as far as it goes” for the character in the MCU. Oof. Read more about that here.
Guy Ritchie is pushing ahead with his live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin and along with an open casting call for its leads, reports are suggesting Will Smith (Suicide Squad) could be in line to play the Genie. Read more about that here.
The official track listing for Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – has been released and available on Spotify. Check out the listing here.
Marvel Studios and Freeform released the first trailer for their new TV series Cloak & Dagger, which you can watch here.
And not to be outdone, the first trailer arrived online for Syfy’s Superman prequel series Krypton, which is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and follows Kal-El’s grandfather Seg-El. Take a look at the trailer here.