Until they were proven to be correct – that is.
Now, a new batch of MCU casting and character leaks have made their way on to the site – but be warned, there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
Look away now if you don’t want potential spoilers.
Okay, so you’re still here, therefore you don’t seem to mind.
A new 4Chan/Reddit post says the following:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Laura Haddock is returning as Meredith Quill, Star-Lord’s mother.
Sylvester Stallone is credited as “Chief Centurion”
Sharon Stone is credited as “Balthak”
Logan Marshall-Green is credited as “Bryce / Shocker #1”
Bookem Woodbine is credited as “Schultz / Shocker #2”
Donald Glover is credited as “Farrell”
Tyne Daly is credited as “Hoag”
Gary Weeks is credited as “Porter”
Hill Harper is credited as “Cleary”
Christopher Berry is credited as “Ballinger / Goon #2”
Zachary Levi is returning as Fandral, Thor’s friend.
Sam Neill is credited as “The Trader”
Josh Brolin is appearing as Thanos.
Andy Serkis is returning as Ulysses Klaue
William Hurt is returning as Secretary Thaddeus Ross
Letitia Wright is credited as “Suri”
Malachi Kirby is credited as “Young T’Chakka”
Avengers 3 / Avengers 4
They’re being filmed back-to-back, therefore the casting developments for both are happening simultaneously.
Unsurprisingly, all mainline heroes from the MCU are expected to make appearances.
The plan is for all notable characters involved in the previous movies to make special appearances, including characters such as Pepper Potts and Jane Porter, whose actors’s fulfilled their original contracts. The arrangement is for these cameos to be done out of goodwill, without requiring the renegotiation of a new contract.
The supporting characters of the MCU expected to make notable appearances throughout the two movies include Peggy Carter, Thaddeus Ross, Maria Hill, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, Quicksilver, Wong, Zuri, Loki and Odin.
Eva Green is in final talks to play Lady Death.
Casting is underway for Eitri, “the creator of the Infinity Gauntlet”. Peter Dinklage is in negotiations for this role.
Casting is underway for Corvus, “Thanos’s vicious right-hand man”. This role will require substantial prosthetics/mocap.
Casting is underway for Nox, “a loyal follower of Thanos”. This role will require substantial prosthetics/mocap. The character is named “Black Dwarf” in the comics.
Casting is underway for Ican, “a loyal follower of Thanos”. This role will require substantial prosthetics/mocap. The character is named “Supergiant” in the comics.
Casting is underway for Proxima, “a loyal follower of Thanos”. This role will require substantial prosthetics/mocap.
Casting is underway for Ebony, “a loyal follower of Thanos”. This role will require substantial prosthetics/mocap.
There are so many interesting things to note about this. It’s already being reported that Peter Dinklage is being courted for the MCU, more specifically for Avengers: Infinity War, so the fact that this says he’s playing Eitri – is very interesting.
According to the Marvel Cinematic Universe encyclopedia:
Eitri is the King of the Dwarves, an ancient race of skilled forgers and blacksmiths who hail from the realm of Nidavellir. Eitri and his people are close allies of the Asgardians, even creating the mighty weapon Mjølnir after being asked by Odin to forge it.
It also notes that characters such as Pepper Potts and Quicksilver will be returning – and even Jane Foster.
Obviously, it’s best to take these rumors with a grain of salt, but given how these things have worked out in the past, you never can be too sure.
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