‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target It’s finally here. Black Panther premieres this weekend, and fans couldn’t be more excited. Everything we’ve seen of this movie looks stellar. Not only have critics loved it, it’s set to rake in huge amounts of money at the box office. But since the movie isn’t out just yet, is it too early to start thinking about the sequel? Not if you’re Marvel. Pretty much everyone knows there’s going to be a Black Panther 2, and Marvel is making sure they’re prepared for it. At this point, that means starting to think about who they’d like to ask back if (when) a sequel does happen. Since Chadwick Boseman, and most of the rest of the cast, is already locked in for multiple movies, the biggest question is the director. Would Marvel bring back Ryan Coogler for a Black Panther sequel? The answer is, of course, they would, why is that even a question?In an interview with Variety, Kevin Feige said he hopes Coogler would come back for a sequel. When asked if he’d like to see another Coogler-directed Black Panther movie, Feige said, “Absolutely.” He was still being a little cagey about whether or not there will be a sequel, even though the ticket pre-sales alone pretty much demand one.“We always say we work on one movie at a time,” Feige said, which is really funny coming from the head of a studio pumping out between three and four of these movies each year. But to be fair, he probably means one movie per series at a time. “If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one. That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.” OK, so it’s definitely happening, they just haven’t settled on which story it’s going to be next time. When they do, you can guarantee Coogler will be getting a call, though.One director who definitely wants to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi. Marvel fans probably wouldn’t mind seeing him make a return either. Ragnarok took the Thor movies in a new direction that easily made it the best of the three. That it also doubled as a Planet Hulk movie is even better. During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, he spoke about what other Marvel toys he’d like to play with. He has the best idea, and I need Marvel Studios to make it happen right now. Aside from Korg, the character Waititi himself voiced in Ragnarok, he wants to make a movie about Paul Bettany’s Vision.“I would love to see Vision. How about Vision, how about a documentary? A mockumentary? Like a What We Do in the Shadows meets Vision movie. See what he gets up to, you know what his day-to-day life… What’s it’s like for him in his downtime. I know a little bit because he was cooking for Scarlet Witch in Ultron. So, sometimes he likes to cook. But what else does he like to do?” he said.Waititi and the interviewer eventually start joking around about a Vision-Scarlet Witch romantic comedy, which I’d totally be down for. Then, as riffs do, it spiraled out of control into a comedy about twins conjoined at the back because that’s what rom-com posters look like. Hilarious riffs aside, a What We Do in the Shadows-style mockumentary about Vision sounds like exactly the kind of new idea the MCU desperately needs. It’s not even that far from what Marvel has already done with the character in the comics. Not the fake documentary thing, but Vision is no stranger to the mundane domestic life. In the 2015 Vision series written by Tom King, Vision creates a family for himself and moves to the suburbs to learn how to be human. It’s seriously one of the best stories Marvel Comics has put out in the last few years. It’s a funny, touching, real, heartbreaking series—a tone Waititi is perfectly suited to. Now, the brief shot of Vision we see in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer doesn’t make things look good for the character. But he’s an A.I.there’s definitely a way to bring him back if he does end up dying. He’d better still be around by the end of Infinity War. After seeing this interview, a Waititi-directed adaptation of King’s Vision series is all I want.Paul Bettany as Vision in Avengers: Infinity War (Photo via Marvel Studios)Speaking of Infinity War, that movie is coming out relatively soon. By next week, we’ll all have seen and obsessed over Black Panther, and we’ll be ready for Marvel’s next big thing. So when are we going to see another trailer for it? Well, there’s no definitive answer for that. Screen Rant seems to think we have a couple of months of waiting ahead of us, and they’re probably right. We’ve seen one trailer already, so a second one isn’t going to be the big reveal attached to a sporting event thing that Disney does with debut trailers. Instead, it’s probably going to be attached to another movie. And that movie is probably going to be A Wrinkle in Time. Disney’s next live-action fantasy film would be the perfect place for a second Infinity War trailer. The movie looks absolutely gorgeous, so it’s only logical that Disney would use it to promote its next special effects showcase.Whenever we see another trailer though, it looks like we will get to see some new footage this week. Comic Book reports that a “special look” at Avengers: Infinity War will air during the premiere of the Disney Channel original movie, Zombies. The movie itself, oddly enough, looks like a teen version of DC’s iZombie only without the brain-eating. The movie-musical is set in a high school where the living and the undead are divided into cliques. A human cheerleader and a zombie football player fall for each other, and there’s romance and dancing and a very Disney lesson about intolerance and acceptance. There are worse things you could sit through to see some new Avengers footage, I guess. Or you could just wait for it to show up on YouTube. That sounds like a better plan.Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/20th Century FoxOver in the X-Men universe, many of us were disappointed to learn that The New Mutants was being pushed back until next year. The trailer certainly piqued our interest, with a genuinely scary vibe nobody expected from a superhero movie. Excitement for the film was only intensified by a newfound hunger for horror in the general populace brought about by the successes of Get Out, Stranger Things, and It. Then, Fox decided to shuffle its release schedule around, which meant that instead of New Mutants coming out in April, we’d have to wait until February 22, 2019 to see it. Now Maisie Williams, who plays Wolfsbane in the movie, says she thinks the delay will make it better. She finished shooting the movie in September, and says there was a lot of concern about what the movie’s original quick turnaround would mean for the final product.“Actually, I think it’s for the better. I think it’s good that we’ve got more time. We’re not so strapped and up against it. It gives us time- it gives me time to get to know the project once its finalized,” she said in an interview with Collider. “Films take a real different shape after you finish shooting, and after they have edited. Sometimes you watch a movie and with the score, etc., it’s a completely different film than the one you had in mind.”One of the reasons Fox gave for delaying the movie was to make it scarier. They saw how popular horror movies had become at the box office, and they saw how people reacted to the horror in that initial New Mutants trailer. They want to make sure they can deliver on expectations. Williams also shared her thoughts on that, saying she’s happy the film will have more editing time.“Well, it was always bizarre to me when we were shooting- when were shooting it was frightening and the scenes that we were doing were supposed to be like PG-13. I was always like are we going to get away with this?” she said. “It was really scary. I feel like all of the suspense and horror has always been there, it’s just nice to have a little bit more leeway in the editing and make it as scary as it deserves to be.”And finally, in the X-Men universe, it’s pretty much a given that they’re going to recast Wolverine at some point. Hugh Jackman is done playing the role, and while he’s at least flirted with the idea of coming back once the Disney-Fox deal goes through and the X-Men are officially in the MCU, it’s probably not going to happen. Characters rarely get so perfect a goodbye as Jackman’s Wolverine got in Logan, and it’s likely that Marvel and Fox will choose to have that iteration of the character stay gone. But once Marvel Studios starts making X-Men movies again, they’re definitely going to want to include Wolverine. That means hiring a new actor to play him. According to We Got This Covered, the one name that keeps floating to the top is Tom Hardy.Now, Hardy is already playing a Marvel character in this year’s upcoming Venom movie. But Venom is purely a Sony product. Though Tom Holland’s Spider-Man exists in that movie, Tom Hardy’s Venom won’t exist in the MCU. Separate from both X-Men and the MCU, Tom Hardy playing Venom and Wolverine shouldn’t cause too much confusion. It’ll even be less tricky than Josh Brolin playing both Thanos and Cable. Plus, the teaser trailer for Venom came out last week and barely made any sort of impact. The only conversations it sparked centered around the disappointing lack of Venom and its complete failure to excite or even tell audiences anything about the movie. That’s not to say the final product will be bad. It has every chance of being a fine superhero flick. But for now, nobody really has anything good, or at all, to say about it. That’s not a good place for a movie to be. If Venom continues on that course, it could end up being completely irrelevant. Which would only make it easier for Disney-Fox to cast Hardy in a different superhero role.And you can’t deny that Hardy would look fantastic as Wolverine. There’s even already fanart of him in the role. Artist Jimmy Vong drew this one, and yeah.. Hardy makes one perfect Wolverine. He can even make the yellow spandex work.(Art by Jimmy Vong, via We Got This Covered)Yeah! If Disney’s going to own everything, the least they could do is give us something like this.