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Following a series of teasers establishing Danny Rand's exit from the mantle of the Iron Fist and showing the hero that will replace him in silhouette, Marvel has now unveiled the new Iron Fist - and it doesn't appear to be anyone we may have expected.


While there are plenty of established Marvel heroes who might qualify to step into the role of Iron Fist, the traditional protector of the mystical land known as K'un-Lun, it appears that the new Iron Fist title from writer Alyssa Wong, artist Michael-YG, and colorist Jay Ramos will apparently introduce a totally new hero, whose secret identity remains hidden behind a new Iron Fist costume designed by Jim Cheung, who also recently redesigned Shang-Chi's comic book look.


The five-issue limited series follows Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon, which concluded with Danny Rand giving up the power of the Iron Fist, seemingly ending the long line of heroes empowered by the heart of the dragon known as Shou-Lao the Undying. But it seems that another hero will step into the role, complete with the Chi-focusing power that comes with the mantle.


However, Marvel's announcement indicates that not all may be as it seems with the new Iron Fist, with series editor Mark Paniccia promising "many cool mysteries" throughout the series, which "even the most ardent Marvel fan" will find surprising.


One of those mysteries may even come down to the source of the new Iron Fist's power, which Marvel indicates could come from somewhere "far more sinister" than its traditional connection to Shou-Lao.


"It's an incredible honor to introduce a new Iron Fist to the Marvel Universe. I'm excited to delve into the comic's rich mythos and build on it," states Alyssa Wong in the announcement. "What does it mean for someone to take up the mantle of the Iron Fist right now, today? As a newcomer, how does one interact with legacy, and how does one honor it while forging a new path?"


Marvel may take the opportunity of introducing a new Iron Fist to address the long-standing controversy around Danny Rand, a white man whose comic book story is deeply rooted in stereotypical, exoticized portrayals of Asian culture.



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Lucasfilm released the first trailer and poster for The Book of Boba Fett, premiering December 29 2021.



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Sony released the first trailer for Morbius, coming to cinemas January 22 2022.



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Exclusive from THEWRAP.COM


Marvel Studios’ search for a Latino lead for its as-yet-untitled Halloween special has ended, with Golden Globe winning Mexican actor Gael García Bernal set to lead the cast of werewolf-focused show that will air on Disney+, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

The Halloween Special is eyeing to begin production in early 2022.

While details about the project are being kept strictly under wraps, individuals with knowledge say the character may be based on “Werewolf by Night,” the name used by two separate Marvel characters.


The first, Jack Russell, was created by Gerry Conway and Mike Ploog based on concepts by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, and first appeared in a 1972 issue of “Marvel Spotlight.” Russell starred on an ongoing “Werewolf by Night” series that ran for 43 issues and ended in 1977.

Russell is a descendant of the mystically-altered offshoot of humans known as Lycanthropes, who eventually becomes capable of transforming on his own volition even without a full moon, and retaining his intellect while transformed. Among other things, that series is notable for having the first appearance of Moon Knight, a character whose own Disney+ series, starring Oscar Isaac, will stream in 2022.


Marvel introduced a second incarnation of the character, Jake Gomez, last year in “Werewolf by Night” (Vol. 3) #1. Created by the writing team of Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff and Scot Eaton, Gomez, a member of the Hopi Native American tribe whose family has been cursed with lycanthropy, comes in conflict with a nefarious pharmaceutical company exploiting members of the tribe.



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Sony released the first official poster for Spider-Man: No Way Home



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Exclusive from MSN.COM


Rogue Squadron, the Star Wars feature project due to be directed by Wonder Woman filmmaker Patty Jenkins, has been caught in the tractor beam and will take a little longer to make it to the big screen.


Jenkins and writer Matthew Robinson have been developing Squadron for Lucasfilm for over a year, with the goal of starting production in 2022. It was to have gone into preproduction by the end of this year.


However, sources say the producers and filmmaking team came to the realization that Jenkins’ schedule and other commitments wouldn’t allow for the window needed to make the movie in 2022.


It is unclear what if any of Jenkins’ commitments were at issue specifically, but she is in development on Wonder Woman 3 for Warner Bros. and a Cleopatra feature for Paramount. Sources say Wonder Woman 3 was initially to have followed Squadron, but that could shift now that the latter is off the table.



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