There’s a noticeable lack of restraints in this photo, so we’re going to guess this was taken after Shuri cured him of his Winter Soldier identity problems. Either way, any Stan admirers who may be reading this are sure to enjoy this, um, semi-private look into his life on set.That’s not all Stan’s been up to in the lead up to Avengers: Infinity War though. He’s a busy guy, and sometimes that business involves playing with toys. Stan shared a photo from his appearance on Good Morning America where he showed off some of the toys coming out for Infinity War. Including this one that I’ve just decided I need in my apartment right now. Black Panther continues to dominate the box office and the general pop culture conversation. As well it should. By most accounts, it’s Marvel’s best movie in a long time. If a sequel wasn’t already guaranteed by the way Marvel does business, its earnings in its first weekend alone would have Marvel banging on director Ryan Coogler’s door for a follow-up. While Coogler isn’t officially on board for the sequel, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has made it clear that he wants the director to return. Now at this point, two weeks after the movie came out, there’s no way they have a script ready for Black Panther 2. But it sounds like some, including Angela Bassett who plays T’Challa’s mother, have an idea of where the story will go.In an interview with The Root, Bassett dropped a couple hints about the future of her character and how T’Challa will continue being Black Panther. First, she’s pretty sure she’ll be in the next movie. “I didn’t die. The queen lives,” she said. She seems confident enough in that statement that we can assume she makes it through Avengers: Infinity War. What’s more interesting is how she thinks the sequel will play out.Spoilers for Black Panther if you somehow haven’t already contributed to it’s massive box office take: By the end of the movie, the herbs that give Black Panther his power are all destroyed. We don’t know yet how that will impact his role in Avengers: Infinity War, but with Thanos on the way, it’s possibly the worst time to be out of herb. Bassett seems to know how Wakanda will get it back. “Shuri will figure it out. My daughter will figure it out,” she said.Shuri, who was revealed to be rehabilitating Bucky Barnes, will likely play a major role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know that Robert Downey Jr. is leaving the series after Avengers 4. The MCU is going to need another super genius to push things forward. That’s going to be Shuri. After all, we already know from the Avengers: Infinity War prequel comic that she’s smarter than Tony Stark. We don’t know if her finding a solution to Wakanda’s sacred herb drought will be part of Infinity War or not, but it sounds like a decent starting point for a Black Panther 2. Whenever that ends up happening. For now, Black Panther is currently in theaters, and you should really go watch it if you haven’t already. Hey, even if you have, go see it again. It’s really that good.(Via Marvel)But for now, let’s talk about movies we know have scripts and release dates. Like Captain Marvel, which comes out next year and is still casting new characters. Deadline reports that Gemma Chan has joined the cast of Marvel’s ’90s-set superhero flick as Minn-erva. If you’re familiar with the comics at all, you’ll remember her as a Kree spy who hopes to mate with Mar-Vell (the first Captain Marvel) and make more Kree. While it’s possible the movie could adapt that storyline (Mar-Vell is in the movie, played by Jude Law), it doesn’t sound like a very MCU plot. Of course, we don’t really know anything about the plot of Captain Marvel, so who’s to say?I still think they’re building up to some kind of adaptation of Secret Invasion. After Avengers 4, they’re going to need something to drive whatever the next big crossover movie is. Secret Invasion was one of Marvel Comics’ better universe-wide events, and it’d be cool to see the movies take a crack at it. If they were going to, a movie set in the past that introduces the Skrulls wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Either way, Chan, who’s appeared on AMC’s Humans and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should make an excellent addition to the cast. This is probably the closest Marvel movie we know the least about, which kind of makes it more exciting. We’ll find out for sure when it releases on March 6, 2019.Much more certain at this point is the status of Captain America’s best pal, Bucky Barnes. Because certain editors around these parts just love them some Sebastian Stan (hey, I get it, no judgement here), we have two stories today that function as both Marvel news and excuses to post pictures of the actor. The first comes from Stan himself. His part in Black Panther was very small, but he Stan obviously still cherishes his time in Wakanda. He shared a photo of himself on Instagram taking a nap on set. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on target Oh yeah, the fingers work! Given what we’ve seen Bucky do in the last two Captain America movies, you might be nervous about seeing him wield the awesome power of the Infinity Guantlet with all six stones. But remember, this is after Black Panther. Shuri made sure he’s back to the pure and good Bucky we remember from Captain America: The First Avenger. When you remember him that way, him controlling the universe doesn’t seem so bad.Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/20th Century FoxFinally, with all the excitement surrounding what the MCU has planned, it’s easy to forget that Fox is still making Marvel movies. When news of the Disney-Fox merger broke, the one bright side was that we’d get to see the X-Men and MCU characters in the same movie. Well, since neither side really planned for that, we’ll probably be waiting a long time. On the Fox side of things, no one seems to know when they’ll have to start considering the MCU’s continuity when writing their stories. Until then, it’s business as usual.According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox plans to continue on as though nothing’s changed. They made big plans for X-Men spinoffs, Dr. Doom and Silver Surfer movies before the Disney deal was announced, and they’re not changing those plans until they’re forced to. In fact, one executive said they’re moving “100 miles an hour” on their projects. It’s not hard to imagine that Fox is racing to finish as many of these movies as possible before their new bosses tell them to stop. Besides, it’s still possible that the merger won’t go through. If they take a wait-and-see approach and Fox remains out of the Mouse’s paws, that would be a lot of time and money wasted.It’s a good thing, too, because Fox has some pretty cool-sounding projects in place. One is an X-Men movie written by Marvel veteran and current DC Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis. Another is a Silver Surfer solo movie written by Saga and Runaways writer Brian K. Vaughan. Just those names attached to those properties alone is enough to make me salivate. It’d be a real disappointment if those projects were killed to appease some new Disney overlords. Either way, having those films is worth putting off seeing the X-Men and the Avengers hug. And it’s not like there’s a lack of exciting superhero films on the way.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.