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** Practically ''nobody'' was expecting Darcy Lewis to reappear in the MCU, given that many fans considered her to be TheScrappy in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', and was thought to have been completely forgotten after the events of the latter movie.[[note]]Unlike Jane, whose absence was at least handwaved, Darcy didn't even warrant a single mention in ''Thor: Ragnarok''.[[/note]] Her appearance here is quite the shock, as Darcy has absolutely no relation to anything MCU-related outside of the Thor movies, much less Wanda and Vision.

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** Practically ''nobody'' was expecting Darcy Lewis to reappear in the MCU, given that many fans considered her to be TheScrappy she only appearred in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', and was thought to have been completely forgotten after the events of the latter movie.[[note]]Unlike Jane, whose absence was at least handwaved, Darcy didn't even warrant a single mention in ''Thor: Ragnarok''.[[/note]] Her appearance here is quite the shock, as Darcy has absolutely no relation to anything MCU-related outside of the Thor movies, much less Wanda and Vision.


** Comicbook/MonicaRambeau of all people plays a big role in this series. Like Woo, she was only introduced as early as ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' as a young, but bright kid during the events of that film. As such, this series shows her having grown up significantly since her debut, now played by [[TimeShiftedActor Time Shifted Actress]] Teyonah Parris.

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** Comicbook/MonicaRambeau of all people plays a big role in this series. Like Woo, she was only introduced as early as ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019'' as a young, but bright kid during the events of that film. As such, this series shows her having grown up significantly since her debut, now played by [[TimeShiftedActor Time Shifted Actress]] Teyonah Parris.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked just prior to D23 that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in a secret role for an undisclosed MCU film. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards, or even ''Wolverine'' in an X-Men reboot. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.

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** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked just prior to D23 that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in a secret role for an undisclosed MCU film. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards, or even ''Wolverine'' ''Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}'' in an X-Men reboot. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked just prior to D23 that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in a secret role for an undisclosed MCU film. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine'' in an X-Men reboot. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.

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** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked just prior to D23 that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in a secret role for an undisclosed MCU film. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards Richards, or even ''Wolverine'' in an X-Men reboot. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** Practically ''nobody'' was expecting Darcy Lewis to reappear in the MCU, given that many fans considered her to be TheScrappy in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', and was thought to have been completely forgotten after the events of the latter movie. Her appearance here is quite the shock, as Darcy has absolutely no relation to anything MCU-related outside of the Thor movies, much less Wanda and Vision.

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** Practically ''nobody'' was expecting Darcy Lewis to reappear in the MCU, given that many fans considered her to be TheScrappy in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', and was thought to have been completely forgotten after the events of the latter movie. [[note]]Unlike Jane, whose absence was at least handwaved, Darcy didn't even warrant a single mention in ''Thor: Ragnarok''.[[/note]] Her appearance here is quite the shock, as Darcy has absolutely no relation to anything MCU-related outside of the Thor movies, much less Wanda and Vision.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** Monica Rambeau of all people plays a big role in this series. Like Woo, she was only introduced as early as ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' as a young, but bright kid during the events of that film. As such, this series shows her having grown up significantly since her debut, now played by [[TimeShiftedActor Time Shifted Actress]] Teyonah Parris.

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** Monica Rambeau Comicbook/MonicaRambeau of all people plays a big role in this series. Like Woo, she was only introduced as early as ''Film/CaptainMarvel'' as a young, but bright kid during the events of that film. As such, this series shows her having grown up significantly since her debut, now played by [[TimeShiftedActor Time Shifted Actress]] Teyonah Parris.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* ''Blade''. Outside of small whispers that were made sporadically, few expected he would headline a movie. It was thought that his DarkerAndEdgier nature and his deal with the supernatural, specifically the element that is the vampires, would keep him ''away'' from the MCU. This only made it all the more surprising when their SDCC 2019 presentation closed on the ''Blade'' announcement, indicating they were ''very'' aware of this.

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* ''Blade''.''Comicbook/{{Blade}}''. Outside of small whispers that were made sporadically, few expected he would headline a movie. It was thought that his DarkerAndEdgier nature and his deal with the supernatural, specifically the element that is the vampires, would keep him ''away'' from the MCU. This only made it all the more surprising when their SDCC 2019 presentation closed on the ''Blade'' announcement, indicating they were ''very'' aware of this.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** In another case of an unexpected ''actor'', the news that Creator/GemmaChan would be playing Sersi despite having already played Minn-Erva in ''Captain Marvel'' just a year earlier also caught many off guard. While there had already been a few cases of actors from Marvel's TV shows portraying different characters in the movies and vice versa[[note]]Most notably Creator/AlfreWoodard, who played Mariah Hillard in ''Series/LukeCage'' and Miriam Sharpe in ''Captain America Civil War''.[[/note]], this was probably the most prominent example of an actor playing two wholly unrelated characters in the films.

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** In another case of an unexpected ''actor'', the news that Creator/GemmaChan would be playing Sersi despite having already played Minn-Erva in ''Captain Marvel'' just a year earlier also caught many off guard. While there had already been a few cases of actors from Marvel's TV shows portraying different characters in the movies and vice versa[[note]]Most notably Creator/AlfreWoodard, who played Mariah Hillard Dillard in ''Series/LukeCage'' and Miriam Sharpe in ''Captain America Civil War''.[[/note]], this was probably the most prominent example of an actor playing two wholly unrelated characters in the films.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

to:

* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.

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** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked just prior to D23 that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in a secret role for an undisclosed role in the MCU. MCU film. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''.''Wolverine'' in an X-Men reboot. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* No one was expecting a movie about Comicbook/TheEternals, given their obscurity. It makes sense, as their status as being a race of superpowered beings in a hidden city fills the void of the Inhumans after their movie was cancelled.
** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.

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* No one was expecting a movie about Comicbook/TheEternals, given their obscurity. It makes sense, as their status as being a race of superpowered beings in a hidden city fills the void of the Inhumans Comicbook/TheInhumans after their movie was cancelled.
** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

to:

* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* No one was expecting a movie about the Eternals, given their obscurity. It makes sense, as their status as being a race of superpowered beings in a hidden city fills the void of the Inhumans after their movie was cancelled.
** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.

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* No one was expecting a movie about the Eternals, Comicbook/TheEternals, given their obscurity. It makes sense, as their status as being a race of superpowered beings in a hidden city fills the void of the Inhumans after their movie was cancelled.
** Even less expected: The Black Knight, of all characters, as a supporting character. While he ''did'' have a relationship with Sersi - one of the main Eternals - in the comics, his fantasy background would have been a little too much [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in a movie featuring cosmic-level superhumans. This became doubly true when it was leaked that Creator/KitHarington had been cast in an undisclosed role in the MCU. A large number of fans and websites assumed that given his high visibility thanks to the popularity of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', he would be playing a big name Marvel character like Reed Richards or even ''Wolverine''. Very, ''very'' few people guessed that he'd be playing Black Knight, a C-list Avenger who hadn't even been prominent in the comics for a great many years.


* Spider-Man makes his debut here, after a deal between Marvel and Sony allowed him to appear in the MCU, which many didn't expect to ever happen.

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* Spider-Man Comicbook/SpiderMan makes his debut here, after a landmark deal between Marvel and Sony allowed him to appear in the MCU, which many didn't expect to ever happen.



* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.


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** In another case of an unexpected ''actor'', the news that Creator/GemmaChan would be playing Sersi despite having already played Minn-Erva in ''Captain Marvel'' just a year earlier also caught many off guard. While there had already been a few cases of actors from Marvel's TV shows portraying different characters in the movies and vice versa[[note]]Most notably Creator/AlfreWoodard, who played Mariah Hillard in ''Series/LukeCage'' and Miriam Sharpe in ''Captain America Civil War''.[[/note]], this was probably the most prominent example of an actor playing two wholly unrelated characters in the films.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

to:

* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* Given that they're relatively new, were used almost exclusively by a single writer in the comics and were (at the time the film was being made), well, dead, nobody was really expecting the Black Order to appear in anything else ever again. Despite the name change to "the Children of Thanos", they appear in ''Infinity War''.

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* Given that they're relatively new, were used almost exclusively by a single writer in the comics and were (at the time the film was being made), well, dead, nobody was really expecting the Black Order to appear in anything else ever again. Despite the name change to "the Children of Thanos", they appear in ''Infinity War''.War'', and their role in the film actually got them resurrected in the comics.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

to:

* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* Given that they're relatively new, were used almost exclusively by a single writer in the comics and are, well, dead, nobody was really expecting the Black Order to appear in anything else ever again. Despite the name change to "the Children of Thanos", they appear in ''Infinity War''.

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* Given that they're relatively new, were used almost exclusively by a single writer in the comics and are, were (at the time the film was being made), well, dead, nobody was really expecting the Black Order to appear in anything else ever again. Despite the name change to "the Children of Thanos", they appear in ''Infinity War''.


* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.

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* Sylvester Stallone's character was a shock. He's ''Starhawk'', and he and his fellow Ravager captains are are ''original'' Silver Age Guardians of the Galaxy.



* Likewise, the Shocker's involvement in the movie came across as surprising to nearly everyone, as only one questionable rumor actually mentioned the character by name. Not to mention the fact that he's a C-list villain who was primarily known for having an AtrociousAlias.

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* Likewise, the Shocker's involvement in the movie came across as surprising to nearly everyone, as only one questionable rumor actually mentioned the character by name. Not to mention the fact that he's a C-list B-list villain who was primarily known for having an AtrociousAlias.

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