To these hoping the reviews circulating on-line had been true, you is perhaps out of luck; as many suspected, Cosmic Ghost Rider will not be becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime quickly. Earlier tonight, celebrity comics author Donny Cates — the creator of the space-faring Frank Castle alter ego — admitted on Twitter he is aware of the report was faux.
The report in query, one thing which earlier appeared on a website infamous for releasing such items, urged Cosmic Ghost Rider can be becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some unspecified time in the future in Phase 5. Judging by the accelerated schedule Marvel Studios goes Phase 5 presumably begins in 2022, a date nonetheless far too early to introduce a personality just like the time-traveling area baddie.
(I do know it’s faux guys)
Marvel Studios hasn’t been shy from introducing new characters to the silver display screen, placing latest creations like Maria Hill or Ms. Marvel in live-action properties — technically Carol Danvers wasn’t even Captain Marvel till 2012. Newness apart, the studio would run into some difficults with a personality technically beneath the Marvel Television umbrella.
Fans which have stored up with Marvel Television’s choices the previous few years will know The Punisher aired on Netflix for 2 seasons earlier than the streaming large pulled the plug on all of Marvel’s programming. As a end result, the complete Marvel operation was unable to make use of any of these characters for two years after they had been canceled. That means Frank Castle will not be accessible to be used, not even in improvement, till 2020 on the earliest.
Cosmic Ghost Rider, alternatively, is not even fairly two years outdated after first showing in Thanos #13 in January 2018. Since then, the character has change into a favourite amongst followers and has gotten two mini-series and supporting roles in Cates’ Guardians of the Galaxy. As of late, the character has additionally popped up in Jason Aaron’s Avengers run, although that storyline remains to be in its infancy.
Upcoming Marvel Studios initiatives embody Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Marvel Studios Disney+ sequence with out launch dates embody Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
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