Rumored Marvel Phase 4 Plans Include Nova & Norman Osborn

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A new rumor claims Marvel Studios Phase 4 plans will include a Nova film and a story arc involving Spider-Man villain Norman Osborn.

While Avengers: Endgame concluded the 22-film Infinity Saga, the third phase of Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe is set to officially conclude with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. However, Marvel Studios’ has yet to officially confirm what they have planned their upcoming slate of films, but a new leak from insider Roger Wardell may offer fans an idea of what the company has in store.

While the source may seem questionable, Roger Wardell previously posted Avengers: Endgame spoilers months ahead of the film’s theatrical debut that turned out to be accurate. Now, Wardell is claiming Marvel Studios’ line-up of Phase 4 films currently in development includes Black Widow, The Eternals, Black Panther 2, Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Furthermore, the leak claims Marvel Studios’ is planning sequels to Thor, Ant-Man and Captain Marvel while New Avengers, Young Avengers, and Dark Avengers films are also a possibility. As for the long-term plan moving forward, the leak alleges Marvel Studios plans to present “mini-arcs” as opposed to a decade-long saga with clear divides between the cosmic characters and earth-bound heroes. If the source is correct, the villain of the Earth-based arc will be Norman Osborn, a character from the Spider-Man comics who is rumored to make his MCU debut in Far From Home.

In the comics, Nova is a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Nova Corps who has cross passed with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, and Thor. Norman Osborn, on the other hand, is best known as the alter-ego of Spider-Man’s arch-enemy, the Green Goblin.

Are you interested in seeing Nova and Norman Osborn join the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 2, 20

Source: Independent

New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed

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Dark Phoenix X-Men Jean Grey Sophie TurnerNew character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.

This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.

You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jean Grey Sophie Turner

Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:

“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX.  During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all.  Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.  The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”

Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.

Source: IGN

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Professor X James McAvoy

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Mystique Jennifer Lawrence

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Magneto Michael Fassbender

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Beast Nicholas Hoult

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Cyclops Tye Sheridan

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Storm Alexandra Shipp

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Quicksilver Evan Peters

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Nightcrawler Kodi Smit-McPhee

Dark Phoenix Character Poster Jessica Chastain

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