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‘Loki’ Disney Plus Series Adds Richard E. Grant

Tom Hiddleston is of course set to lead the show, reprising his role from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Loki” will reportedly feature the master of magic popping up at different times in human history and influencing major events. He was last seen absconding with one of the Infinity Stones during “Avengers: Endgame.” – Will Thorne, Variety » https://ift.tt/2W5ybuM

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‘Black Panther’ Is Leaving Netflix to Come to Disney Plus

The migration of “Black Panther,” one of the top-grossing superhero films to date, from Netflix to Disney Plus comes as Disney winds down its output deal with Netflix for the U.S. and Canada. Starting with 2019 new releases, Disney Plus is the exclusive home for subscription VOD access to new releases from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney has been steadily reclaiming streaming rights to library titles like “Black Panther.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/4Vax865

Disney Plus Debuts First Look at Marvel Shows During Super Bowl

“WandaVision,” also debuting in 2020, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and the Vision. The 1950s-inspired series sees the two superheroes attempting to live the simple life in the suburbs. But, like all things surrounding magic and powerful robot beings, the setting is entirely not what it seems. The footage features both characters jumping in and out of various timelines, even pausing to put Wanda in her classic Scarlet Witch ensemble. Other cast members include Kathryn Hahn and Marvel alums Randall Park and Kat Dennings. Matt Shakman is directing, while Jac Schaeffer serves as head writer. – Rebecca Rubin, Variety » https://trib.al/AZNUMsf [photo: Disney+]

Marvel’s ‘Howard the Duck,’ ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Dead at Hulu

Animated crossover The Offenders is also unlikely to move forward given that half the combined universe has been scrapped. Still, the character of Howard the Duck has had several cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it’s likely he will appear in future projects. Sources say that the decision to scrap two of the four shows was ultimately made by Marvel, not Hulu. Both Disney-owned companies declined comment. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2tSaNW3 [photo: Universal Pictures]

Marvel & Hulu ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ Animated Series Adds ‘Veep’ & ‘The Goldbergs’ Vets To Patton Oswalt-Led Cast

In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis! – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2GdxG8N

Disney+ is now getting two big Marvel series in 2020

Disney revealed the news in a sizzle reel teasing what’s set to hit the streaming service this year. There’s no specific release date for WandaVision yet, making it unclear if it will premiere before or after Marvel’s other highly anticipated Disney+ show, Falcon and the Winter Solider. Adding the series helps Disney pad out 2020 with high-profile shows that can boost subscriber numbers. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://trib.al/ba2Uyo1 [photo: Disney+]

‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Showrunner & Writers Exit

Marvel animated series Tigra & Dazzler is searching for a new showrunner and writers following a shakeup on the series. Sources close to the production confirm to Deadline that Hulu has parted ways with showrunner Erica Rivinoja due to creative differences, but the show is still moving forward at the streamer. – Denise Petski & Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2qqMMnm

Marvel Creating ‘Substantial’ Number of Exclusive Podcasts for SiriusXM

Included in Marvel’s slate of upcoming programming are four new scripted series, each 10 episodes, based around Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Star-Lord, as well as a fifth series in which all four team up. Unscripted podcasts will look at Marvel’s history through a modern-day lens of pop culture, along with podcasts dedicated to popular Marvel franchises and regular talk shows. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/vXdIHOm [photo:Marvel]

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