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‘WandaVision’: All of the Marvel Easter Eggs and and Sitcom References So Far

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‘WandaVision’: All of the Marvel Easter Eggs and and Sitcom References So Far
Every Marvel Cinematic Universe title is full of references to other characters and organizations, but “WandaVision,” which premiered on Disney+ on January 15, also offers plenty of Easter eggs for fans of classic television sitcoms.

The show, which marks the superhero franchise’s first original installment on Disney’s streaming service, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as their MCU characters Wanda (aka Scarlet Witch) and Vision. Despite Vision’s apparent death in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the duo appear to be living an idealized life in a suburb — until they realize that things aren’t necessarily as they seem.

Check out all the show’s references to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as its myriad throwbacks to classic TV sitcoms below.

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains slight spoilers for “WandaVision” Episodes 1 and 2.]

Marvel Cinematic Universe Easter Eggs

Like most reference-heavy shows, some of the Easter eggs in “WandaVision” are more in-your-face than others: The
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Link Tank: Recently Declassified UFO Documents Are Available for Download

Link Tank: Recently Declassified UFO Documents Are Available for Download
The CIA recently declassified a substantial amount of UFO documents, which are now all available for download.

“This month, it came to light that the latest coronavirus relief bill contains a provision requiring U.S. intelligence agencies to report everything they know about UFOs. They have 180 days to do it, and they’re allowed to keep some of the information classified. Fortunately, there’s plenty of other UFO-related material to peruse while you wait.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

GLAAD revealed their annual report on LGBTQ+ representation on TV, and 2020 was, not unexpectedly, a disappointment.

“GLAAD’s annual ‘Where We Are In TV’ report is usually cause for celebration and evaluation of television trends, as it generally shows gains in LGBTQ representation on television. But in the midst of a global pandemic that’s massively slowed down television production, this year’s report is more bad news than good.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.
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Cap is back? Chris Evans to reprise Captain America role

Cap is back? Chris Evans to reprise Captain America role
It’s the news to will send fans of the MCU into a spin, whether true or not, Chris Evan’s is reportedly making a return to the beloved character of Captain America/Steve Rogers.

After famously hanging up that tight fitted lycra suit and retiring from the role after ‘Avengers: End Game’ it would appear Marvel have lured Evans back to play the role in some capacity.

While details are vague, it’s said that it is unlikely there will be another Captain America movie. Instead, expect to see Cap turn up in a cameo capacity or the like in a Marvel property in the same vein as Robert Downey Jnr’s Tony Stark/Iron Man in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. A deal was said to have come together at the beginning of the year.

Also in news – Rami Malek and Zoe Saldana join a-list cast of David O. Russell’s
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Chris Evans in Talks to Return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America

Chris Evans in Talks to Return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America
Chris Evans in Talks to Return as Captain America in the MCU — Chris Evans may be donning the red, white, and blue again after all. Chis Evans is in final talks to play Steve Rogers / Captain America once more in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Evans had previously stated numerous times that [...]

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Chris Evans' Captain America Return Has Marvel Fans Divided

Chris Evans' Captain America Return Has Marvel Fans Divided
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are left divided after reports of Chris Evans returning as Captain America. Earlier today, it was reported that Evans is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to return to at least one upcoming project with an option for more. MCU fans last saw Evans as Cap in Avengers: Endgame, which killed the iconic superhero off in the current MCU timeline as he traveled back in time to live the rest of his life with Peggy Carter.

In addition to Captain America, Avengers: Endgame also killed off Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff. Before the movie hit theaters, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige declared that any and all deaths would be permanent within the MCU. However, Romanoff is returning in the Black Widow movie, though it takes place before the events of Endgame. Now, fans are wondering if the studio is going back in time for some new Captain America adventures.
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‘WandaVision’: 7 things to know before you watch the Marvel series

‘WandaVision’: 7 things to know before you watch the Marvel series
WandaVision,” the first of several live-action series coming to Disney+ as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, makes its long-awaited debut on the streaming service on Friday after being delayed, like so much else, by the pandemic. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are reprising their roles as Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, and Vision, respectively, which is interesting in that the latter, an android created during “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), initially bit it at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). Of course, we all thought Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes died in “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) too, and look what happened there.

When the show premieres, Wanda and Vision are in a period of domestic bliss, living in an idyllic, suburban town known as Westview. But all is not what it seems, and it soon becomes apparent that something is very, very wrong. The trailers for the
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Captain America Returns! Chris Evans in Talks to Reprise Role in MCU

Captain America Returns! Chris Evans in Talks to Reprise Role in MCU
The First Avenger returns, as Chris Evans is in talks to reprise his role as Captain America in some capacity for the MCU, according to a report in Deadline.

Evans’ return is unlikely to be a new “Captain America” installment, but rather an appearance in an untitled Marvel project with an option for a second film.

When we last saw Captain America in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” Steve Rogers traveled back to 1945 to live out his life in peace with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) before showing up again in the present as an old man.

According to the rules of time travel set up by “Avengers: Endgame,” Captain America going back to the past would create a divergent timeline and he would no longer be a part of the universe of the movies. That means that in order to return to the present-day timeline of “Endgame,” he would have to use his time travel device.
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Captain America Eyes Return To The MCU As Chris Evans Nears Deal To Reprise Role In Future Marvel Project

Captain America Eyes Return To The MCU As Chris Evans Nears Deal To Reprise Role In Future Marvel Project
Exclusive: In a move that is sure to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sources tell Deadline that Chris Evans is cleaning the dust off his Captain America attire as he expected reprise the role in the MCU in some form. Still vague if deal as completely closed but insiders say its headed in that direction for Evans to return as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in at least one Marvel property with the door open for a second film. Sources add it’s unlikely to be a new Captain America installment and more likely to be like what Robert Downey Jr. did after Iron Man 3, appearing in films like Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Marvel had no comment.

Evans had been very public that he would be hanging up the shield after Avengers: Endgame with Marvel going as far as having the character hand the shield to
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‘WandaVision’: Marvel Studios Bows Down to the Heroes of the Small Screen

‘WandaVision’: Marvel Studios Bows Down to the Heroes of the Small Screen
The Disney+ superhero series WandaVision opens with something brand-new to TV shows based on Marvel Comics characters: the Marvel Studios fanfare and logo, complete with glimpses of Iron Man and other figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was previously only attached to Marvel’s films. Earlier Marvel shows like Agents of Shield, Jessica Jones, and, Groot help us, The Inhumans were produced by a separate division of the company. Now — in part because most of those shows weren’t very good — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is in charge of every project,
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Captain America Creator’s Son Expresses Disgust Over Capitol Mob’s Superhero Use

Captain America Creator’s Son Expresses Disgust Over Capitol Mob’s Superhero Use
Captain America co-creator Jack Kirby’s son is expressing his disgust over images from last week’s Capitol Hill riot in which some of those involved wore the Marvel character’s imagery.

In a statement, Neal Kirby said he was “appalled and mortified” to see Trump supporters dressed in Captain America costumes and/or carrying the character’s iconic shield on Jan. 6 as they ransacked the Capitol, killing one police officer while trying to stop Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden.

“Captain America has stood as a symbol and protector of our democracy and the rule of law for the past ...
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Outside the Wire Review: Anthony Mackie Takes on Military Sci-Fi, Netflix Style

Outside the Wire Review: Anthony Mackie Takes on Military Sci-Fi, Netflix Style
Take some ingredients from the Terminator movies, add seasoning from action war pictures like Black Hawk Down or 13 Hours, throw in a pinch of cinematic nuclear terrorism a la True Lies (minus the Middle Eastern stereotypes), and mix it all in that strange blender known as the Netflix algorithm machine. That’s likely how you come up with a movie like Outside the Wire, a military sci-fi action thriller which premieres this week on the streamer.

Directed by Mikael Håfström (whose most recent work includes episodes of the Netflix series Bloodline as well as the 2013 action film Escape Plan), Outside the Wire is set in 2036 as a violent civil war is raging in Eastern Europe, specifically in and around Ukraine. A series of title cards indicates that U.S. forces, acting as peacekeepers in the region, employ robotic soldiers known as “gumps” while the lawless zone is coming increasingly
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WandaVision May Be a Big Risk, But Marvel Boss Is Confident They Can Pull It Off

WandaVision May Be a Big Risk, But Marvel Boss Is Confident They Can Pull It Off
WandaVision is all set to premiere in less than a week and usher in a new era of Marvel TV that everyone is eagerly looking forward to. But one can't forget Marvel Studios' past ventures in television series- like all its shows on Netflix that shined bright but for a short time, the ill-fated Helstorm, Inhumans, and others- that, disappointingly, mostly failed. However, Marvel boss Kevin Feige has "great confidence" that even though WandaVision is a "big swing", they will be able to "absolutely pull it off."

WandaVision is, undoubtedly, a big step for Marvel Studios that has only rolled out gritty action flicks laced with their fair share of comedy. But the upcoming Disney+ series is going to try its hand at being a satirical version of sitcoms through different eras while connecting to the overarching story of its Phase 4. That's one tough task but Feige has assured that
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Eternals Star Kumail Nanjiani Accused Of Using Steroids To Get Jacked

Eternals Star Kumail Nanjiani Accused Of Using Steroids To Get Jacked
When an audience watches a male superhero, they have certain expectations for how they’ll appear. And unless they’re a lithe acrobat like Spider-Man or in a suit of armor like Iron Man, they want muscle. Just look at the monstrously jacked bodies of Chris Hemsworth in Thor, Christian Bale in Batman Begins, Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The official story is that these bodies are the product of months of hard training and dietary management. But many have quite reasonable doubts that their training is getting a boost from anabolic steroids, saying that it’s an open secret that they’re widely used in the entertainment industry. A revealing example was when a reporter asked Tom Hardy if he’d juiced to play Bane in The Dark Knight Rises
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An Underrated Horror Movie Has Been Dominating Netflix All Week

An Underrated Horror Movie Has Been Dominating Netflix All Week
A underrated horror movie has been dominating Netflix all week. For the past several days, subscribers have been loving Dracula Untold, the 2014 supernatural, action-infused horror flick starring Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans as the titular legendary vampire. Ever since the 1st, the film has been occupying a spot on the Top 10 most-watched list and today, it sits at #3.

The movie tells the secret origins of Dracula, exploring his beginnings as great military hero Vlad Tepes in medieval Europe, who turns to the dark side – Anakin Skywalker-like – in order to gain the power to destroy his enemies and save those he cares about. As directed by Gary Shore, Untold takes little from Bram Stoker’s original novel, though it does share some concepts with Francis Ford Coppola’s version, and offers a big old reboot of the mythical monster.

Yes, this was one of Universal’s many attempts to relaunch their shared horror universe.
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The 10 Best Nick Fury Scenes In The McU, Ranked

The 10 Best Nick Fury Scenes In The McU, Ranked
Ever since Nick Fury appeared in the post-credits scene of Iron Man back in 2008, fans knew they were in for a real treat in the years to come. Since then Nick Fury has appeared in eleven Marvel movies including the AvengersCaptain America, and Spider-Man franchises, and Fury has had some classic one-liners and epic moments.

Related: McU: 10 Things We Want To See In Nick Fury's Disney+ Series

From Fury's love for cats to his unwillingness to back down in the face of Gods, Sam Jackon was an incredible choice to play Nick Fury and hopefully, he will be in numerous more Marvel projects to come.
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The Incredible Hulk’s Diminished Legacy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Incredible Hulk’s Diminished Legacy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Love it or hate it, one of the things that makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe work is the long term synergy. With Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, over a decade of movies came together to pull off one of the most entertaining spectacles of our time. It’s a universe that, for the most part, feels consistent and it builds on itself as each movie feels like an essential cog in a larger machine.

Some cogs are bigger than the others, though, and when it comes to “the others,” one can’t help but notice that 2008’s Incredible Hulk is something of a black sheep in the Marvel movie roster. These days, they’re just starting to dust it off as a property with the return of Tim Roth’s Abomination in She-Hulk and William Hurt’s General Ross’ gradually increasing role in the universe itself (he’ll appear
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Bourne Director Reveals He Had Talks About Doing An X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four Movie

Bourne Director Reveals He Had Talks About Doing An X-Men Vs. Fantastic Four Movie
Fox managed to churn out thirteen X-Men movies over the course of 20 years, and the various sequels, reboots and spinoffs combined to earn more than $6 billion at the box office, which makes the merry band of mutants the stars of the seventh highest-grossing franchise in history. The blockbusters may have varied wildly in quality, but you can’t fault their commercial success.

However, the studio found it a lot trickier to adapt the other superheroes at their disposal for the big screen, with Tim Story’s tedious duology and Josh Trank’s disastrous reboot doing the standing of the Fantastic Four no favors, while they were also responsible for Ben Affleck’s Daredevil and Jennifer Garner’s Elektra, the latter of which set the female-driven comic book movie back by over a decade alongside Halle Berry’s infamous Catwoman.

At one stage, Fox were considering the idea of an X-Men vs.
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Marvel’s “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" on Disney+

Marvel’s “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Take a look at  the Marvel Studios' live-action TV series "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" streaming March 19, 2021 on Disney+:

Written by Malcolm Spellman ("Empire"), cast of the new series...

...also includes Emily VanCamp as 'Sharon Carter'/'Agent 13' and Daniel Brühl as 'Zemo'. 

'James Buchanan Barnes' was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby debuting in Timely Comics' "Captain America Comics" #1 (March 1941). 

Recently the character was brought back from supposed death as the brainwashed assassin 'Winter Soldier'.

Sebastian Stan has appeared as 'Bucky' in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014), "Ant-Man (2015), "Captain America: Civil War" (2016), "Black Panther" (2018), "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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"Winter Soldier" Comic Books"Falcon" Comic Books
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Marvel Reportedly Developing Mature Ghost Rider TV Show

Marvel Reportedly Developing Mature Ghost Rider TV Show
Over the last dozen years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has run the same playbook over and over again to great success, but the franchise can’t keep repeating itself forever. So far, though, Kevin Feige has done a superb job of coating the projects in an individual sheen that overcomes the sense of predictability and formula that seeps into the story, from Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s political intrigue to Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s high school comdedy via Ant-Man‘s breezy heist capers.

Looking ahead, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings veers into martial arts territory, Thor: Love and Thunder is shaping up to be Flash Gordon on a $200 million budget and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is primed to dive into full-blown psychedelia, but they’re all still going to be superhero movies. It seems, though, that Marvel may be branching out a bit more in the near future,
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Emily Blunt Reportedly In Talks For Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Emily Blunt Reportedly In Talks For Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
Emily Blunt famously came very close to joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe a decade ago having been the first choice for Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2, before 20th Century Fox exercised an option in her contract that saw her appear in Gulliver’s Travels instead, while scheduling conflicts also forced her to turn down the part of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. Not to mention that she was an early frontrunner to play Captain Marvel when the heroine’s solo film first entered active development.

Of course, Scarlett Johansson, Hayley Atwell and Brie Larson all did great work as those respective characters, with the former two in particular having long since been established as firm fan favorites. Blunt might yet get another chance to board the world’s biggest franchise, though, given that she’s constantly linked to the Fantastic Four reboot alongside husband John Krasinski, and
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