Nintendo Switch fans! Would you like a cynical cash grab fighting game that is proud of how it's gated off a huge chunk of content behind DLC and a season pass (Seriously, buying a season pass is listed as a 'feature' in their official blurb, which is below...)? Then Marvel has you covered, with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.
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ASSEMBLE YOUR ULTIMATE TEAM OF MARVEL SUPER HEROES
Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. Then expand your ultimate alliance with the paid Expansion Pass, which includes upcoming DLC content from popular franchises like the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights.
Assemble your ultimate team of Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, each with their unique superpowers
Super Heroes battle Thanos and The Black Order across the Marvel Universe in this new original story
Local and Online Multiplayer – The game can be played offline or online with up to 4 players on a single screen or using multiple systems
In addition to the series’ traditional perspective, players can also select a dynamic, zoomed-in view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems
Paid Expansion Pass includes 3 DLC packs, which will release one at a time after the launch of the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order game and will include content from popular franchises like the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights ... ExpandHide
Wondering just what the hell is going on with all those Marvel titles for the MCU?
Here's a brief explanation for you.
Today at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige President of Marvel Studios took to the stage to reveal the upcoming movies and TV shows from the studio – including the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what’s planned for Disney+.
Fans can look forward to these titles over the next two years:
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals starring Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. The Eternals, which will be directed by Chloé Zhao, will come to theaters November 6, 2020.
Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Next up was the first show coming exclusively to Disney+, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier! Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) came on stage to greet the fans, and it was revealed that Daniel Brühl will return as the villain, Baron Zemo. Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will come to Disney+ in the fall of 2020.
Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Next up is a classic Marvel Comics character making his movie debut -- Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starring Simu Liu in the title role. Appearing alongside Liu will be Awkwafina in an undisclosed role and Tony Leung as the (real) Mandarin. Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. In theaters February 12, 2021.
Marvel Studio’s WandaVision
Marvel Studio’s WandaVision, an original series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their MCU roles as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. Costarring with them is Teyonah Parris, whom Feige revealed would be playing the adult Monica Rambeau, who was introduced as a child in Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel. Marvel Studios’ WandaVision will arrive on Disney+ in the spring of 2021.
Marvel Studios’ Loki
The MCU's favorite trickster Loki will also make his way to Disney+! Marvel Studios’ Loki, an original series starring Tom Hiddleston, will see the god of mischief causing even more trouble starting in the spring of 2021.
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange with Scott Derrickson returning as director. But joining Doctor Strange this time around will be the Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen. In another twist, the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will connect with the Disney+ series Marvel Studios' WandaVision. Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will cast its spell in theaters May 7, 2021.
Marvel Studios’ What If…?
The legacy of the WHAT IF...? comics will be adapted for the screen! Marvel Studios’ What If…?, the first animated series in the MCU, will star Jeffrey Wright as the voice of The Watcher -- many actors from across the MCU will reprise their roles as voice talent. What If…? will present alternate realities in the Marvel Universe that are set to warp your world in the summer of 2021, exclusively on Disney+.
Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye
Another character from the MCU will appear on the small screen: Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner, who joined Kevin Feige onstage share more details about the show, which will introduce Kate Bishop, who has been hitting her mark in Marvel Comics. Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye will come to Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder
It was also revealed that someone from Thor's story will return to the MCU -- Natalie Portman will return for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, joining stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Taika Waititi returns as director, and he confirmed that Jane Foster will become the Mighty Thor, goddess of Thunder. Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive in theaters November 5, 2021.
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow
It looks like we're going to find out a lot more about Natasha Romanoff! Marvel Studios’ Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson reprising her MCU role. She will be joined by David Harbour as Alexei AKA The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Cate Shortland is directing. Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will come to theaters May 1, 2020.
Marvel Studios’ Blade
And if all this massive Marvel Studios news wasn't enough... Kevin Feige introduced Mahershala Ali as Blade! Not only that -- Marvel Studios' Blade will also slash its way into theaters!
This is just the beginning! Thanks to Marvel.com ... ExpandHide
Mark Hamill has been a firm fan favourite for many years now, not only for his acting work but for his offscreen antics as well. His social media posts and his interaction with his audiences have earned him a place in our hearts. And now, at San Diego Comic Con 2019 he has been officially honoured, with the presentation of the Icon award.
And as if that wasn't enough... he's getting his very own limited edition Funko Pop! vinyl figures. Official Pix have released a photo of the figure and it's variant which wears a Joker outfit. ... ExpandHide
As you may have noticed in the image for the MCU Phase 4 post we made earlier, the title of Blade is on there - this was no accident,
There may have been no time to discuss Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic 4 or the cryptic reference to "mutants". But at the end of the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Studios revealed that the Blade movie franchise is being given a reboot and actor Mahershala Ali was introduced as the new Daywalker. ... ExpandHide
Marvel Studios have confirmed the dates for Phase 4 of the MCU titles.
Beginning with a Black Widow movie in May 2020, the list includes a sequel to Doctor Strange, and several series to be shown on the Disney Plus channel.
May 1, 2020: Black Widow Fall, 2020: Untitled Nov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie Feb. 12, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spring, 2021: WandaVision Disney Plus series May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Spring, 2021: Loki Disney Plus series Summer, 2021: Untitled Fall, 2021: The Falcon and Winter Soldier Disney Plus series Nov. 5, 2021: Thor 4: Love and Thunder
Towards the end of the panel Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Captain Marvel 2 were mentioned, as well as Fantastic Four and a reference of "mutants". No information on whether or not these will be part of Phase 4 was given, apparently due to a lack of time. ... ExpandHide
The Russo Brothers have revealed some interesting news at San Diego Comic Con. The directors of several of the Marvel MCU movies including Avengers: Endgame have confirmed that they are working on an adaptation of 70's & 80's TV show Battle of the Planets. However rather than being an animated movie, the pair are producing a live action movie. Whether or not they will also direct it remains to be seen. ... ExpandHide