Link Tank: Was Deadpool Almost in Shang-Chi?

New Shang-Chi concept art features the Merc with a Mouth, who Florence Pugh could plat in Dune: Part Two, where you can watch all the Oscar movies, and more in Link Tank!

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Was Deadpool almost in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings? Some new concept art suggests he could have made an appearance.

“In Kim’s visualizations for the movie’s underground cage matches, both Deadpool and Proxima Midnight (one of Thanos’ Black Order goons) are seen duking it out. The final version of the film had Wong (Benedict Wong) fight Abomination instead, but Kim’s concept art presents a compelling alternative scenario. You can see Andrew Kim’s pieces for Shang-Chi, including the piece with Deadpool, on his official website.”

Read more at Inverse

It’s Florence Pugh’s world, and we’re just living in it. The Black Widow star could be potentially reteaming with her Little Women co-star Timothée Chalamet for the highly anticipated sequel to Dune.

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“Florence Pugh may be trading her nose ring for a filtplug. The Black Widow star is in talks for a major role in the highly anticipated Dune: Part Two, the follow-up to 2021’s Dune. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning just over $400 million worldwide and garnering 10 Academy Award nominations. The first film’s stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and more are already signed on for the sequel.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Although we heard his voice briefly in Eternals, Mahershala Ali’s debut as Blade doesn’t have a definitive start date as of now, but could we see him much sooner than we thought?

“Over the weekend, an exciting piece of news reached my desk about an upcoming Marvel Studios release. What I have heard is that Blade, the effortlessly cool world-famous elite vampire hunter, is expected to return to our screens in the Werewolf By Night Halloween special. While this is not officially announced, and we have yet to confirm with other sources, this source has been previously very reliable with insider information like this, and so we felt this exciting information was worth sharing.”

Read more at The Cosmic Circus

Yes, they gave us the original Game of Thrones, but it’s probably a good thing D.B. Weiss and David Benioff aren’t returning for any of the spinoffs.

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Game of Thrones feels like a franchise that is both never-ending and completely paralyzed within its own epic scope. After the finale in 2019, HBO quickly announced a slate of new shows and proposals that it was working on. This came as a surprise to absolutely nobody who was paying attention to the state of entertainment at the time, considering that Game of Thrones was a massive success for HBO, despite its disappointing final season.”

Read more at Gizmodo

Nic Cage stars as… Nic Cage in the upcoming film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent might buckle under the weight of its massive talent. The movie stars Tiffany Haddish, Pedro Pascal, Ike Barenholtz, and Neil Patrick Harris, seemingly reprising his role as a self-referential instigator from The Matrix: Resurrections.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Thirty-four different films were nominated for awards at the Oscars this year! Here is where you can stream all of them.

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“The 94th Academy Awards will air on ABC (or Hulu + Live TV) on March 27, and there are a lot of great movies to catch up on before then, from Westerns and sci-fi epics to moving documentaries and biopics. But unlike in years past, you don’t necessarily have to go to a cinema to see them all. Most of the nominees are already included with a Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, or Amazon Prime Video subscription—and many of the titles that aren’t can be rented online, so you don’t have to leave the house.”

Read more at Mental Floss