SHANG-LI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS resumes production.

In Sydney, Australia. Better late than never, hey? Supposedly this one is going to have the actual Mandarin, instead of the Mandarin from Iron Man 3 (I’m just going to flat-out admit that I liked Iron Man 3, okay*?).

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*Look, I’m not saying it was Arrival. But I wanted what it gave me, and I particularly enjoyed the decade-long pander that was the MCU. I’m not gonna get mad that a popcorn movie came in and did the job it was contracted to do.

Watched Age of Ultron with the kids.

I have to admit: I don’t understand the relative lack of love for the Avengers flicks. AGE OF ULTRON wasn’t masterful cinema, by any means; but it was fun! The kids had a good time (they’ve been playing Lego games, so they know who everybody is), although they were a little confused as to where Spider-Man was. …So were we, my children. So were we.

And I gotta say: the way that they put hooks in for later movies was a clever move. Not perfect, but it got the job done – and it was ambitious. Well, do the prep work, reap the reward.

BLACK WIDOW (perhaps) begins the transition to a primarily digital release.

At least, that’s my guess. BLACK WIDOW definitely won’t be released in theaters on May 1st, at least. And, contra GeekTyrant: I don’t think that they’re just going to delay theatrical release. There’s too much potential money on the table: this is the first MCU movie of the post-Endgame era. And it’s likely that Disney would like getting that money, too.

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Marvel-Disney talking to Mark Ruffalo for SHE-HULK.

This is, of course, unsurprising. Marvel would like somebody from the movies to anchor the upcoming live-action Disney+ series, and Mark Ruffalo would like to work. Don’t get me wrong: Ruffalo’s not poor. But he’s in serious danger of getting typecast, so why not lean into it and cash those sweet, sweet TV checks? God knows the Mouse isn’t going broke any time soon.

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