Crazy Rich Asians and Superstore actor Nico Santos is heading into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he joins the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. As in usual Marvel-style, the cast, plot, and visuals have been kept on lockdown since they began filming this installment of Guardians in November of 2021. As the movie wrapped last month, we are slowly getting to see who is added to the cast. Nico shared his excitement in a post on Instagram as Deadline reported the news.
Nico joins cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Will Poulter, Chuk Iwuji, Maria Bakalova, and Daniela Melchior in Vol. 3. The movie is set to release on May 5th, 2023, and is set to be the last of filmmaker James Gunn's series of the Guardians films.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Nico Santos Instagram
Anthony Francisco, former Senior Visual Development Artist at Marvel, has just joined Dolphin Entertainment. Anthony, who you might have remembered from our MYX Original series "Making it in America," was with Marvel for nearly nine years. His work includes characters like Baby Groot, Loki, and the Dora Milaje from The Black Panther. Anthony will now be transitioning into Dolphin Entertainment as their Creative Director.
At Dolphin, Anthony will be executing and spearheading the development of various NFT (non-fungible token) series involving original and existing IP (Intelectual Property) with Dolphin’s NFT studio. Although Anthony has moved on from Marvel, you will still be able to see some of his latest work on screen in Eternals, Black Panther 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Captain Marvel 2.
Cover Photo Shot By: Sthanlee Mirador
Producer Kevin Feige, stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina, and director Destin Daniel Cretton explore Shang-Chi’s backstory and his connection to the Ten Rings in “Destiny” - a new, exciting, action-packed featurette for Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.”
Shang-Chi’s journey is told with stunning visuals, the MCU’s signature spectacle and displays of mind-blowing action, along with the talents of a diverse, stellar cast and a relatable story. Behind part of the visual development for the film is Marvel’s Senior Visual Development Artist and the “Visual Father of Baby Groot” Anthony Francisco.
If you are a fan of the MCU, Anthony has had a part in some of the visual development in many of your favorite films and tv shows including Black Panther, Loki, Avengers Infinity War and End Game, WandaVision, and now “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” which opens in U.S. theaters on September 3rd.
You can also get to know Anthony and his work in his episode of our new MYX Original series “Making it in America” airing 8/23 on MYX or learn “How to Draw from Your Imagination” with his new courses on Nas Academy.