Benedict Wong is Wong in Doctor Strange, Drie nieuwe Guardians voegen zich bij het team, Magneto vader van Quicksilver in Apocalypse MARVEL MAANDAG #44

Door Hidde Heikoop

Deze week was er niet zoveel nieuws over de Marvel-projecten, maar er kwamen toch wat interessante dingen bovendrijven.

Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan in Marco Polo, The Martian) werd namelijk gecast als Doctor Strange-sidekick (en butler) Wong:

”The Martian”-star Benedict Wong has joined Doctor Strange as Wong, Stephen Strange’s sidekick (via The Hollywood Reporter). In the comics, Wong acts as Strange’s vastly skilled and versatile sidekick, filling such dutiesas assisting in occult matters, performing martial arts, tending to Strange’s affairs and watching over Strange’s body while theSorcerer Supreme astral projects. In addition to his role as Bruce Ng in “The Martian,” Benedict Wong has appeared in Netflix’s“Marco Polo” series, “Prometheus” and “Kick-Ass 2,” among others.

De Doctor Strange-solofilm komt in November van dit jaar uit.


Na de laatste scene in Thor: The Dark World, waar Loki zich voordoet als Odin en de troon van Asgard overneemt zonder dat Thor het weet, vroegen velen met mij zich af wat er met Odin gebeurd was. Het lijkt niet waarschijnlijk dat ze iemand als Anthony Hopkins off-screen dood laten gaan en daarom is het ook tof om te horen dat Odin terugkeert in Thor: Ragnarok in een speciale en aparte rol naast nieuwkomers in de Thor-franchise Mark Ruffalo/Bruce Banner/The Hulk en Cate Blanchett als Hela:

”According to a new report from, we now may have some insight as to why the Allfather took off. In somewhat of a surprise, their sources have indicated to them that Anthony Hopkins is set to resume his role as Odin when Thor: Ragnarok begins filming this summer. While you might expect Odin to return to Asgard full of rage and give Loki a proper beat down, it seems we’ll be getting an entirely different Odin and far from the regal powerhouse we’ve come to expect. It seems that the Allfather is fully aware of what the God of Lies is up to on Asgard and his retreat may have been a strategic one. When we see him next, Odin will be on Earth, incognito as a apocalyptic herald, warning the residents of Midgard about the upcoming cataclysm known as Ragnarok. It is here that he’ll eventually run into Thor, revealing to the Thunderer just how bad things are. Sounds like Odin will once again deliver some juicy exposition about the history of the universe and maybe give us some glimpses into just who might be behind the end of all things!”

De voorlopig laatste Thor-film, Thor: Ragnarok, komt in November 2017 uit in het jaar dat Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 en de nieuwe Spiderman-film uit gaan komen.


Over de nieuwe Spiderman-film gesproken. Disney heeft de release-datum van de start van een nieuwe Spiderman-trilogie in de MCU verplaatst naar 7 juli 2017, in plaats van 28 juli 2017. Dit komt door een aantal verschuivingen bij andere films, waaronder Star Wars Episode VIII (van 26 mei 2017 naar 15 december 2017) en Pirates of the Carribean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales (van 7 juli 2017 naar 26 mei 2017) en dit betekent dat de Spiderman-franchise terugkeert naar zijn roots. De eerste Spiderman-film (2002) kwam namelijk ook in het Fourth of July-weekend uit. Het kan ook niet heel lang meer duren voordat we de eerste beelden gaan zien van Tom Holland in zijn Spiderman-kostuum of een andere officiële foto (of Marvel en Sony willen echt wachten tot Captain America: Civil War in de bioscoop verschijnt, wat ook heel cool zou zijn) en totdat we iets officieels hebben, volstaat onderstaande foto met Tom Holland en producer Louis D’Esposito in een Avengers-quinjet:

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Het lijkt erop dat de Guardians of the Galaxy voor de tweede film met maar liefst 3 nieuwe teamleden worden versterkt. Mantis (gespeeld door Pom Klementieff, nog niet officeel bevestigd door Marvel overigens), Yondu en Nebula (heel benieuwd hoe en waarom zij gaan samenwerken met de Guardians) voegen zich waarschijnlijk bij Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon en Groot 2.0:

”One of the most asked questions of Gunn since the sequel was announced was what characters might be added to the Guardians roster. Gunn has consistently said it wouldn’t be a large number of characters, preferring to keep delve more deeply into the existing characters. If today’s rumor is correct, Gunn has been true to his word, adding only one true newcomer. According to the report, the Guardians’ roster will grow by three: Mantis, Yondu and Nebula.”

”The addition of Mantis is no surprise. In October the trades broke the news of actress Pom Klementieff joining the cast, with Deadline adding that she would be filling the role of the green-skinned telepath. While it’s unclear what origins this version of Mantis will have, her long comic book history ties in nicely to the Guardians and the Avengers and she could serve as a bridge between the two at some point.”

”The addition of Michael Rooker’s Yondu to the team comes as a bit of a surprise, given that the last time we saw him he had just realized he’d been duped by Star-Lord, but the first film clearly showed Yondu’s soft spot for Quill and his short memory where he is concerned. Given Gunn’s long friendship with Rooker, it’ll be fun to see how he fits him into the story, but we can likely count on it being something great.”

”The real surprise here is the addition of Nebula, who will be joining her adoptive sister, Gamora, as a member of the Guardians. Raised together by Thanos, the two certainly don’t seem to have fond memories of staying up late giggling about boys and left the last film on some very shaky ground. Gunn did promise that the sequel would flesh out some more of her story, but I imagine most readers will be surprised to find out she’s signing up for the team given her clearly selfish motivations in the first film.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 begint met filmen deze zomer en hopelijk weten we tegen die tijd ook wie de big bad van de film gaat worden, aangezien Thanos er waarschijnlijk niet veel in voor gaat komen en Ronan dood is. De tweede-Guardians of the Galaxy-film komt in mei 2017 in de bioscoop.

En we springen over naar 20th Century Fox. De Xmen-continuïteit kan nog wel eens verwarrend zijn (zowel in comics als in film) en daarom leggen Bryan Singer en Simon Kinberg nog even uit hoe de timeline eruit ziet in de films (het komt er eigenlijk op neer dat alleen Xmen First Class en Xmen Days of Future Past canon zijn en dat het toewerkt naar de New Future aan het eind van Days of Future Past):

Kinberg kicked things off by explaining exactly how Days of Future Past alters the events ofX-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand: “It’s not leading necessarily toward exactly where we found Patrick Stewartand the X-Men at the beginning of X-Men 1. There are some things that lead in that general direction, that was part of the philosophy we had at the end ofDays of Future Past is that you can’t fully change the course or current of the river, but you can just divert it a little bit, and we diverted it a little bit. So some things will be surprises; people could die that were alive in X-Men 1, 2 and 3,or people could survive that died during 1, 2 and 3.”


The river metaphor is something Singer is enthusiastic about, and is essentially the entire reason “the Tivo scene” exists in Days of Future Past:

“What happens when you use Days of Future Pastto erase movies like X1, 2and 3, yes you can erase those events that occurred, but I also was very adamant about having what we call ‘The Tivo Scene.’ The scene in that room with all the video cameras in Days of Future Past, I call it the Tivo scene. ‘I developed this piece of technology that records television;’ the point is time’s immutability. The idea that time is like a river. You can splash it and mess it up and throw rocks in it and shatter it but it eventually kind of coalesces and this is, again, quantum physics theory. It’s all based in quantum physics.”

The filmmaker continued by explaining the uncertainty that surrounds young versions of older characters: “So what I’m doing with these in-betweenqueels is playing with time’s immutability and the prequel concept, meaning that yes we erased those storylines and anything can happen. That means the audience goes into the movie thinking that anything can happen. I mean anything, anyone could die. Any possibility could occur, but characters are still moving towards their immutable place. Jean and Scott, are they meant to be together? Is Scott, this guy who hates schools and hates authority, destined to become a leader? You don’t know. Is Jean ever going to discover the full potential of her power? You don’t know, but we move in those directions character-wise but then we have the freedom story-wise to do whatever the fuck we want because we erased those three movies.”


Singer added that with X-Men: Apocalypse, he aims to twist up the “prequel” concept as a whole:

“The prequel, you don’t know where it’s going and yet you do kind of know where you want it to go, where you want to see those characters end up, and that’s the beauty of it, of Days of Future Past, of what it did for me. That’s why I fought so hard to make sure we have Hank McCoy talk about the theory of time’s immutability, because that defines what I’m doing with this universe and with these prequels to X1, 2 and 3, which are erased—or are they not?”

Kinberg argues that while the timeline has been reset, it’s now all moving towards the “New Future” that Wolverine woke up in at the end of Days of Future Past, in which Scott, Jean, Hank, Rogue, etc. are all alive: “All these movies now exist in the same timeline and certainly the intention at the end of Days of Future Past was that final future we saw was the destination for the characters. So barring another time travel or something else that would upset the timeline, that would be the fate of those characters.”


However, Singer isn’t so quick to say the “New Future” is the definite endpoint, arguing that while the characters are on the “river” towards that position, divergences could still occur:

“Time can always be fucked with, we’ve now learned that. We’ve now learned that once you alter time that could be the future, but I don’t believe if you look at all the X-Men movies and Days of Future Past, I don’t believe that’s definitive.”

The filmmaker went further to add that the fate of the characters in the “New Future” scene aren’t set in stone:

“I’ll kill any of those characters any day I want. They’re all fair game. Anything can happen. When two things are happening simultaneously in quantum physics it’s what’s called the Super Position and when the Observer finally observes the outcome that’s called the ‘Collapsing of the Super Position’ which is what happened when Wolverine woke up and saw all the happiness. So yes that is the outcome we hope for, that is the outcome we aspire to, and that’s the outcome we are moving towards, but we saw in Days of Future Pastanother dark world. What says that can’t happen again? What says the awakening of a being that has such power and can acquire the power to destabilize that? So anything is possible. That’s what we’d like to think happens, that’s what Simon would like to think is a good outcome, but to me it’s fair game.”

So, in summation, the “New Future” scene at the end of Days of Future Past is where all the X-Men characters will probably end up, but it’s not a guarantee, and Singer reserves the right to shake things up even further.



De relatie tussen Magneto en Quicksilver werd al geteased in Days of Future Past (I think my mom knew a guy who controls metal), maar Evan Peters (Quicksilver) heeft bevestigd dat Quicksilver op zoek gaat naar zijn vader Magneto in Xmen: Apocalypse:

“I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to … I don’t know what I can say,” Quicksilver actor Evan Peters told JoBlo. “Yeah. It’s like an adoptive child or any kind of child who has a strange father trying to … He knows who he is now so he is trying to find him. He’s been searching for him. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t found him and then something happens.”

Peters also said that fans haven’t seen the best of Quicksilver, despite his scene-stealing cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

“Yeah, I think that’s been the hardest thing,” Peters explained. “Can we top it? They did such a f—ing awesome job. The special effects team is amazing. Bryan Schmears over at Second Unit, everybody just made that whole sequence awesome, I thought. I was just a minion. They just told me what to do so I didn’t really have much to do with it but I was curious to see how they were going to top it and if they could and I think they have. I’m very excited to see it myself. I’m excited for everybody to see it because we’ve been working hard on it.”

As for the other cinematic Quicksilver, who appeared – and died – in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Peters is holding out hope that there’s still room for both characters on the big screen.

“They could always bring him back to life somehow or there could be another studio that starts making superhero films and throw Quicksilver in there,” said Peters. “I was really confused as to why they killed him. I thought it was really cool. It was a different take on the character, completely different. Scarlet Witch was there and yeah. I was kind of bummed that they killed him.”


Tenslotte werd er natuurlijk weer een leuke Deadpool-video gepost. Dit keer heeft Deadpool het over Australië en hoe ze voor Xmen Origins: Wolverine gezorgd hebben met Hugh Jackman 🙂

Ook kwamen er weer twee Deadpool TV-spots uit (met beelden van Cerebro en de X-Men-jet!):



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