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Marvel preview video: First look at Eternals, Black Panther 3 title and new MCU dates

This inew footage reveals Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayak as Ajak, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Ma Dong-Seok as Gilgamesh and Lia McHugh as Sprite.

Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Kit Harington as Black Knight.

The film will also be the first MCU release to feature an out gay hero, with Brian Tyree Henry as Eternal Phastos and Haaz Sleiman as his human husband.

The Eternals are an incredibly powerful of immortals who were created by the Clestials and have been living in secret on Earth for 7,000 years, and helping humanity advance. 

Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently teased changes the film will make to the source comicbooks and also which character was the “lead”.

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‘Khabib is a real man’: Tennis ‘black panther’ Kudermetova hails ex-UFC champ as her idol – then lifts first career title with win

Russian tennis star Veronika Kudermetova has won the first singles title of her career – and her straight-sets victory over Montenegrin Danka Kovinic would have made her idol, UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, a proud compatriot.

The 23-year-old claimed she had no expectations going into the final in South Carolina, where she won the world’s oldest professional all-women’s tournament in America with a 6-4, 6-2 victory to earn the top prize of around $ 565,000.

Ranked at 38 going in to the tournament, Kudermetova beat former US Open champion Sloane Stephens, who was a previous winner at Charleston, in the quarterfinals, and started 53 places ahead of Kovinic.

The big-serving prospect never seemed unduly troubled as she went one better than her previous final of the year, when she beat world number five Elina Svitolina in Abu Dhabi on a run that was only ended by Belarusian world number seven Aryna Sabalenka.

Kudermetova has said that her tennis inspiration is Russian tennis icon Maria Sharapova, but she named Nurmagomedov as her hero in the build-up to the final.

“Khabib is a tough guy, a real man,” she said, speaking to the WTA on its Tennis Channel.

“He never misses an opportunity. I think he’s a good person. When he fights, I strongly support him, I like him.

“He is an amazing person, I hope I can be as mentally strong as he is. He has a nickname – an eagle. I am often called a black panther.”

After the greatest day of her time in the game so far, Kudermetova now knows how Nurmagomedov felt on some of his greatest nights in his 29-fight unbeaten career.
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Ayo: 5 Things To Know About The ‘Black Panther’ Star Who Shows Up At The End Of ‘FAWS’

Episode 3 of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ended with a ‘Black Panther’ cameo. Ayo crosses paths with Bucky, and she’s on a mission. Get to know the character before the next episode.

The final moments of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s[1] third episode featured a surprising cameo. Ayo showed up in Latvia and met up with Bucky. When they came face-to-face, Bucky tells her, “I was wondering when you were going to show up.” Ayo replies in Xhosa, “I’m here for Zemo.”

Ayo is a prominent character from the Marvel Comics and has had a notable role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, her journey is just getting started. Here are 5 key things to know about Ayo.

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Ayo at the end of ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ episode 3. (Marvel Studios)

1. Ayo is after Baron Zemo. 

The reason Ayo wants to get her hands on Zemo is simple: she wants justice. Zemo is the one who killed King T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War. He then framed Bucky for King T’Chaka’s murder, which set off a devastating set of events. Zemo may have been living out his life in a German prison until Sam and Bucky broke him out, but the people of Wakanda would much rather he pay for his crimes in their world.

2. She first appeared in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’

Ayo was in Vienna with King T’Chaka was killed during the ratifying of the Sokovia Accords. As she was escorting the new King T’Challa[2] to his car, she crossed paths with Natasha. T’Challa told Ayo to stand down so he could speak to Natasha. Ayo had a much larger role in Black Panther.

3. She is a member of the Dora Milaje. 

She is the second-in-command of the Dora Milaje, the female bodyguards who serve as the royal security of the Black Panther and the Golden Tribe. Ayo serves alongside Okoye, who is the head of the Dora Milaje. Ayo is extremely skilled in combat training.

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Ayo with Okoye and Nakia in ‘Black Panther.’ (Everett Collection)

4. She fought in the Battle of Wakanda. 

Ayo was ordered to protect Shuri as she tried to separate Vision from the Mind Stone in Avengers: Infinity War. Ayo fought valiantly to keep Shuri out of harm’s way. When Corvus Glaive showed up, he was too powerful for them both.

5. Ayo is played by Florence Kasumba. 

Florence was born in Uganda and raised in Germany. In addition to Marvel movies, she notably played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and Shenzi in The Lion King. While it hasn’t been confirmed, Florence will likely reprise her role as Ayo in the Black Panther sequel.

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  1. ^ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ King T’Challa (hollywoodlife.com)

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman makes history with Golden Globe win

Avengers Endgame and Black Panther star Boseman was nominated for a Golden Globe posthumously in the Netflix film. The movie came out three months after the tragic death of the 43-year-old actor. The star’s death was announced on August 29, 2020. His official Twitter account posted the news, stating: “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV.”
Boseman was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in last night’s virtual ceremony.

In the film Boseman played Levee, a trumpet-playing musician who constantly clashed with his boss, Ma Rainey (Viola Davis).

The film received rave reviews, with many critics praising Boseman’s “Oscar-worthy” performance.

The award places Boseman in history as the first Black actor to win a Golden Globe posthumously.

READ MORE: Black Panther 2 is ‘extremely challenging’ without Chadwick Boseman

Wolfe told the Independent: “That will happen as it happens. I know this may sound full of it, but I think it’s one of the greatest performances ever captured on film. Period.

“It’s an astonishing performance: how naked it is, how viscerally powerful it is. There’s charisma and then there is the truth and he is filled with both.”

Davis, who was also nominated for her role in the movie, recently praised Boseman and his performance as well.

She said: “Chadwick Boseman deserves [awards recognition].”

Davis continued: “This is someone who did the work, who learned the trumpet.

“I mean, those long three, four-page monologues, are you kidding me? He did the work and he did an extraordinary job.”

After the actor’s death his family made a statement saying: “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is available to watch on Netflix now.