MCU Rumor Roundup: Updates On SECRET WARS, TFF, Surprising Plans For Maguire & Garfield, And More

MCU Rumor Roundup: Updates On SECRET WARS, TFF, Surprising Plans For Maguire & Garfield, And More MCU Rumor Roundup: Updates On SECRET WARS, TFF, Surprising Plans For Maguire & Garfield, And More

We have quite a few new rumors relating to some upcoming Marvel Studios projects here, including The Fantastic Four, Shang-Chi 2, and new projects featuring Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire...

By MarkCassidy - May 24, 2024 08:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Studios

We've come to the end of another week here on CBM, and while it's been a bit of a slow few days for major news, there are more than enough rumors doing the rounds to keep you going!

In this latest round-up of Marvel Cinematic Universe-related rumors, we have (possible) updates on quite a few upcoming big-screen releases, including The Fantastic Four, the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sequel, and Avengers 5/Secret Wars. There's also talk of a brand-new project (or projects) featuring Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire's Spider-Men.

According to Daniel Richtman, Sony Pictures wants to bring Maguire and Garfield back as their respective takes on Spider-Man (no surprise after the success of No Way Home), but as "key players" in a Multiverse storyline of their own, separate from the MCU's.

We have heard that Sony's Tom Rothman and Marvel's Kevin Feige disagreed about bringing these actors back for a reunion with Tom Holland in Spider-Man 4, so perhaps this was the compromise?

Moving on to the upcoming Avengers movies, and Richtman has heard that Avengers 5 (FKA Avengers: The Kang Dynasty) might be revamped to be more standalone in nature, and Secret Wars could end up becoming two films.

Official updates on Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sequel have been scarce, but filming is reportedly scheduled to get underway next year, with star Simu Liu and director Destin Daniel Cretton set to return. "The Wreckage of Time" is still believed to be the title, and the movie may feature a Kang Variant as the main villain.

As for The Fantastic Four, Richtman claims that Franklin Richards will actually be a part of the main team, and will wear a costume with the number "5." Franklin has powerful reality-warping abilities in the comics, and there's a lot of speculation that the son of Reed and Sue will be responsible for the heroes being transported to the main MCU timeline.

Sticking with The FF, we'll wrap up with a rumor we're not buying in the slightest - but with all the Multiversal shenanigans at play in the MCU, you really never know!

Natasha Lyonne joined the cast of the reboot earlier this month, and there's a rumor going around that she'll be playing a female take on Doctor Doom. Again, we're not putting much stock in this one, but this X post from IGN's Joshua Yehl would at least seem to indicate that she will be playing a surprising character.

What do you make of these latest MCU rumors? Drop us a comment down below.

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Doomsday8888 - 5/24/2024, 8:08 AM
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IMAGINE if they deadass give 3 different solo Spidey movie, this is how you use the Multiverse, we need to change the game, man.

As a matter of fact, gimme my SuperCavill movie, ya cowards!!!
ObserverIO - 5/24/2024, 11:42 AM
@Doomsday8888 - You never go full DC.

Or ass to mouth.

But always -ALWAYS- if you can, go ass to ass.
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Malatrova15 - 5/24/2024, 8:13 AM
This place should be called COSMICBOKNEWS loo
YouCray04 - 5/24/2024, 8:24 AM
Lyonne is playing Norrin Radd
Origame - 5/24/2024, 8:58 AM
@YouCray04 - and they'll have a lesbian kiss session and become two different but still female silver surfers.
McMurdo - 5/24/2024, 11:53 AM
@YouCray04 - that's gay!
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/24/2024, 8:36 AM
Rumor this... Rumor that..

Come with actual credible news then we'll talk shop
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:53 AM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - and it's always the same scoopers (DanielRPK, MyTimeToShineH and CanWeGetSomeToast) as sources. And most scoops are just good guesses
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/24/2024, 9:11 AM
@bkmeijer1 - meh
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 9:30 AM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - those scoopers are definitely meh
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 8:43 AM
Given that many seem to think she’s Alicia Masters which could be interesting (Natasha could do well opposite Ebon Moss as this tougher & older version of the character).

However , I have a feeling still that she’s gonna voice H.E.R.B.I.E…

Just imagine her distinctive raspy voice and NY accent coming through that little robot lol , plus she can be funny…

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Also don’t mind Franklin already existing but wouldn’t want him part of the team and the “5” seems like it could be cute but just sounds dumb right now imo so hope that’s not true.
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 8:55 AM
@TheVisionary25 - I could see either be the case. And if that's true, it turns out I would believe Yehl even though he doesn't think so.

Also, yeah that 5 is dumb. If that were true, we probably would've seen him in that first released offcial image. It's not something that needs to be kept as a surprise
TheVisionary25 - 5/24/2024, 9:16 AM
@bkmeijer1 - agreed.

I actually think them already being somewhat established it seems and having a kid is fine and a nice way to differ it from the last 2-3 versions.
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 9:29 AM
@TheVisionary25 - if they're doing the team with the kids though, I hope they call it the Future Foundation right away. Think they could even recruit Spider-Man, Ant-Man and She-Hulk then
DrReedRichards - 5/24/2024, 9:30 AM
@TheVisionary25 -

After Kerry Condon as FRIDAY, it seems like geniuses in the MCU seem to have a type for their AI voices.
DrReedRichards - 5/24/2024, 8:58 AM
"If I told you who she’s playing, you wouldn’t believe me."

Sooooo... not Alicia?
bkmeijer1 - 5/24/2024, 9:30 AM
@DrReedRichards - what does he even know? I'll probably believe him regardless. Unless it's Power Princess. I might actually indeed not believe that
Matador - 5/24/2024, 9:12 AM
The more I hear of this [frick]ing movie the less I want it.

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Timerider - 5/24/2024, 9:35 AM
@Matador - lol, Jack Black just punted his little dog off a bridge.

I’ll wait for the movie, before I judge it with all these rumors.
Matador - 5/24/2024, 9:43 AM
@Timerider - LOL the movie was beyond bonkers.

And I want to agree with you about the rumors but sometimes 50% comes true and still rumors are the worst.
lazlodaytona - 5/24/2024, 9:33 AM
Rumors, gossip, and speculation.

Makes a typical CBM article....and I hardly ever complain about the authors on this site.
lazlodaytona - 5/24/2024, 9:48 AM
Oh, and I am ALL FOR Tobey and Garfield returning in a Sony film.
Do I trust Sony? Hell no. But, if the company drops its pride and gives a filmmaker TOTAL control (would love to see Raimi come full circle and direct this thing) I'd be all in.
Thing94 - 5/24/2024, 9:54 AM
Female Dr.Doom? GTFO already
bobevanz - 5/24/2024, 10:12 AM
@Thing94 - it's just rage bait for engagement, that's all this site is nowadays
DocSpock - 5/24/2024, 10:22 AM
@bobevanz -

You described my whole life in the 70s man.
YouCray04 - 5/24/2024, 10:48 AM
@Thing94 - How else are they going to teach the misogynists that women can be doctors too?
Matchesz - 5/24/2024, 9:57 AM
I can tell this Shang Chi trilogy is not gonna hit the way that feels right, think they should have kept Mandarin around at least in some compacity. Cant see what a three part story arc can be about when he’s already a god pretty much in his origin movie since he acquired the cheat code rings
mountainman - 5/24/2024, 2:51 PM
@Matchesz - And a sequel should lean into the martial arts aspect and feature Iron Fist and Kun Lun, not time travel and another Kang.
DocSpock - 5/24/2024, 10:20 AM

If we wondered what Spidey stuff Sony would screw up next....

Whatever it is, it will suck.

CerealKiller1 - 5/24/2024, 10:43 AM
“and while it's been a bit of a slow few days for major news, there are more than enough rumors doing the rounds to keep you going!”

Love picturing the insane giggling going on while this was typed out
MyCoolYoung - 5/24/2024, 11:00 AM
I don’t see this happening. Andrew seemed happy to be in the MCU, but he didn’t seem to care for Sony. Why would he come back to be in those movies when he doesn’t feel like they know how to handle the characters?
newhire13 - 5/24/2024, 11:53 AM
@MyCoolYoung - Pay him a shit ton of money, hire competent filmmakers and do what they do with the Holland and Spider-Verse movies and stay out the way.
eagc1995 - 5/24/2024, 12:30 PM
@MyCoolYoung - Easy offer him an amount of money he can't refuse.
MyCoolYoung - 5/24/2024, 12:54 PM
@newhire13 - they don’t really stay out of the way of the holland films that’s why they argue so much behind the scenes.

But pick a Sony movie other than spider verse where they’ve done that. Spider verse is standalone. I’m sure they want to link these back to Madame Webb, morbius etc. just look at the post credit scene from morbius.
MyCoolYoung - 5/24/2024, 12:55 PM
@eagc1995 - I hope that’s not all it takes
MyCoolYoung - 5/24/2024, 11:03 AM
The fantastic four is set in an alternate timeline. Them having a female doom wouldn’t be bad
JackBurton1 - 5/24/2024, 2:07 PM
@MyCoolYoung - Disney/Marvel must really be wanting to tank this movie ....already have people pissed over the female Surfer(don't blame them)....a female Doom would pretty much put that tank on lock.
MyCoolYoung - 5/24/2024, 3:18 PM
@jst5 - if the movie is good people would come I believe
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