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Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige revealed Wednesday during a New York Film Academy Q&A event that Marvel is looking to introduce its first transgender big-screen character and it will be in one of the feature films that has already begin filming. This answer came about when he was asked by an audience member asked if a transgender character would ever take flight in a Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure. “Yes, absolutely yes,” Feige responded. “And very soon. In a movie we’re shooting right now.” That could mean a film as soon as Black Widow this May or as far off as the first Black Panther sequel in May 2022. Black Widow is in post-production but the studio has been known of major last-moment additions. Other projects now shooting include The Eternals and lined up for next year: Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Scott Derrikson’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love & Thunder. You can see the watch the Q&A session below: Source: Deadline
Deadline has announced that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has adds the title of Chief Creative Officer, Marvel., to his title. As the new Chief Creative Officer, Marvel., all of the company’s key creative executives across film and TV now will report to him. This will extend to the overall creative direction of Marvel’s storytelling and content creation platforms. As part of this, Marvel TV and animation generator Marvel Family Entertainment will move under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner. The change in title will go into effect this week with Feige overlooking the Disney+ plans and Marvel’s series contributions to the service that includes The Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, What If? and WandaVision. He's also in charge for Marvel's upcoming product at D23 and San Diego Comic-Con.
Kevin Feige made a bombshell announcement at Comic-Con with a listing of new Marvel movies, which included the forthcoming Blade reboot with Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. Many asked on social media why the change of using Ali instead of the Wesley Snipes, who played the day-walking vampire hunter in the original Blade trilogy? Well, Snipes has heard the Blade fans and has come forward with a statement that was given to ComicBook.com. “To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’” He continued, “Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan. Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.” That said, Snipes has no complaints about the change and feels as he is passing the torch to the new Blade. In response, Ali paid homage to Snipes by posting a picture of him in full daywalker vampire hunting garb via a Twitter post. Source: Deadline