Even though it took a while to get here, at long last the trailer for Avengers 4, now officially titled Avengers: Endgame, has arrived bright and early last morning. The massive first trailer is all about the tone and aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War. It plays out like a eulogy for the countless fallen as well as a lamentation of the heartbroken that left behind, before offering a spark of hope even from the smallest of superheroes.
The Avengers: Endgame trailer seems to not give us much about the overall plot of the movie. But it’s still full of awesome shots dripping with weight and meaning for us to break down and speculate about as we’ve been counting down the days until this game comes to an end.
The Last Will of Tony Stark
Poetically, this Endgame trailer starts much as the MCU began, with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), alone and trying to get back home. With resources running low with no hope of rescue, he sees his end in sight and says a heartfelt goodbye to Pepper Potts. It seems to be a beautiful moment from the former playboy as he tells her “When I drift off I’ll dream about you. It is always you.” This footage sets up the very personal stakes of this film. And we realize that even though Tony survived The Decimation, he’s not out of the woods yet. Exactly where he is or how far he is from home remains unknown. However, just guess the most likely way he could get saved is from Captain Marvel.
Watching The Sunrise On a Grateful Universe
The Avengers: Endgame trailer reveals Thanos’ armor, hung up and no longer in need of use. That scene leads into a beautiful shot of the Mad Titan walking through a field as the sun is rising. It is such a compelling contrast. From there, we see our heroes in mourning, while the villain in a shot that’s peaceful and serene. The kind of imagery we usually associate with children or happiness. Thanos is seemingly alive and well on permanent vacation. And he’s not, as some have suspected, dead or somewhere in the Soul Stone.
In Infinity War, the schism in the wake of Captain America: Civil War remained. But after the attack on Vision & Scarlet Witch, Captain America was back at home, Avengers Headquarters. Whether the powers that were all snapped away or they’ve realized the error of their ways, it’s clear that our heroes are no longer on the run as fugitives. Instead, they’re back at home and operating out of headquarters as they are trying to recover from The Decimation.
Captain America Crying
Steve Rogers’s Chris Evans is the beating heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now we see that heart is broken. When Black Widow is talking about Thanos accomplishing his goal of wiping out 50% of all the universe, we see Cap processing the magnitude of that loss. Probably, it took some time after the Battle of Wakanda for the full effect of Thanos’ snap to be measured, but we saw here that the total devastation is setting in. Despite how sentimental Cap expresses, he is still strong for everyone else. And this touching moment, perhaps more than the rest, is enough to make even the most jaded of MCU fans to tear up.
Counting The Dead
After the events of Infinity War, we have a pretty good idea of who was alive and who is not. But a few characters disappeared ambiguously. The footage of Bruce Banner tallying the dead indicates that Shuri is either dead or missing like Scott Lang. That leaves an interesting chance for Shuri to play a secretive role if she really didn’t turn into dust. Also, this scene shows that whatever the reason is, the Avengers still believe Scott Lang to be dead or just missing. That makes the end of the trailer all more impactful.
Should Have Gone For the Head
Every superhero was suffering and getting lost in Avengers: Infinity War, but Thor’s loss was seemingly the most personal, and thus the most painful. His people got homeless, fleeing from an Asgard that was no more left. Then, Thanos set upon his refugee ship and killed half of what was left of his once mighty civilization. Thanos also did kill Thor’s brother, Loki, right in front of him. Thor’s journey throughout the movie was one of vengeance, and when he had a shot, he failed. What we could see here is a Thor who has lost everything. He’s likely racked with guilt and feels regretful over what he could have done differently. Expectedly he will be aiming to right the wrong in Endgame.
At the final of Avengers: Infinity War, Nebula was stranded with Tony Stark on Titan, having just watched those around them turned into dust as Thanos achieved his goal. The trailer didn’t make it exactly clear what’s going on with Nebula. She is, like the rest, in mourning, as she lost her sister Gamora. But we still don’t know what’s next for her. You may think she and Tony had left Titan together, but we didn’t see them together at the beginning of the trailer. So if they are not together, where is Nebula now? And why didn’t she leave with Tony?
Hawkeye Appears At Last! As Ronin!
After his absence in Infinity War, we are hoping to see Hawkeye in the trailer, and it didn’t disappoint us. He has assumed the Ronin identity as it was rumored he would. And Hawkeye looks incredibly badass as the masterless, wandering samurai. We also see him as Cap’s voiceover says “We lost family,” all but confirming our belief that his family was victims in The Decimation. Even though we’ve seen him now, many questions remain about Clint Barton. It’s like who he just killed in this footage, why, and whether Natasha was specifically looking for him or just ran into him.
Captain America & Black Widow Have a Plan
In the trailer, Black Widow told Cap that “This is going to work, Steve,” implying that they did have a plan. Although the trailer didn’t tease more what that plan is; but after mourning, our superheroes will be getting back on the horse to try and recover what they have lost. Cap’s response really conveyed the gravity of the situation, hammering home that this truly is the Endgame. Also, as we watched earlier in the trailer, Captain America has shaved his beard. And here, instead of the uniform that he wore in Infinity War, he has returned to the STRIKE Stealth battlesuit he put in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That perhaps indicates that he’s no longer a fugitive and is reassuming his mantle.
Remembering Peggy Carter
When we saw Captain America and Black Widow talking of the plan, the trailer also shows Cap holding a compass with an old picture of Peggy Carter in it. That Steve Rogers remembering his soulmate at this moment is so touching. It may also clue us into one of the story’s suspected factors. We have long thought on that time travel would play a role in this story if The Decimation is to be undone. And if that’s a part of the mission Cap and Widow are about to embark on, he’s likely thinking of a selfish way that he could use it, like getting the dance that they never got. Hopefully, this is a hint that we may see Hayley Atwell’s character returning in some fashion.
Ant-Man To The Rescue!
After choking back tears during the first two minutes of the Avengers: Endgame trailer, the preview leaves us with a moment of happiness and also a clue as to the heroes’ salvation. We catch Scott Lang arriving at Avengers Headquarters (the place he once robbed) and basically ringing the doorbell. As having discussed earlier, Steve and Natasha seem to have thought he was already dead, making his appearance miraculous. We also know that he got stuck in the Quantum Realm, then he escaped somehow. Ant-Man didn’t succeed in the first fight with Thanos. However, his return now hints that the Quantum Realm will be playing a big part in the Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame will fly into theaters on April 26th, 2019.
“Avengers: Endgame” New Trailer Released During Super Bowl
A brand new trailer for Avengers: Endgame has arrived during Super Bowl LIII. We’ve got you covered.
The new look at the film is consistent with the marketing plan seen for Avengers: Infinity War, which precedes Avengers: Endgame in terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universes storyline. During Super Bowl LII one year ago, Marvel Studios revealed the second look at Infinity War. And this year, Avengers: Endgame will be a direct sequel picking up where Infinity War left off.
Now you can watch the full trailer below.
While details of Avengers: Endgame remains a secret, the directors of the upcoming movie, the Russo Brothers, did open up about their approach to the biggest film in Marvel’s history.
“You cannot chase bigger because you get yourself into trouble,” Joe Russo said during an interview with Comicbook. “What you can chase is storytelling. So, everything for us is based on the story. This is obviously larger in scale than the Civil War because we have more than double the number of characters in it. And it is Thanos. And it is cosmic. The stakes are the universe. You cannot get much bigger than that.”
And while the Russo Brothers knew all along that Infinity War would lead directly into Endgame, their desire to chase that story was so important that they wanted to tell a complete tale with the first half.
“It was important for us because the experience we wanted to have at the end of this story was the scene of emotional completion, in terms of what the narrative was in the film,” said Anthony Russo. “And hopefully, they will have that similar feeling. It is serialized storytelling. The mission was not to make one long movie and get out the scissors and cut it in half because that has never been the most fulfilling cinematic expression. So for us, that commitment was to try and put a beginning, middle, and an end to this, and a beginning, middle, and an end to that.”
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is now streaming on Netflix.
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Captain Marvel on March 8 and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5 this year.
“Avengers: Endgame” Star Anthony Mackie Confirms That Falcon Is Dead
The star Anthony Mackie joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sam Wilson in the 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since then he quickly became a recurring face. After his debut, Mackie also made appearances in three straight MCU films, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War. And it sounds like Avengers: Infinity War is indeed a close to the actor.
Eventually, Anthony Mackie has confirmed the fate of his character, Falcon, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Mackie was asked if the Falcon was gone. And in his response, Mackie claimed that the fate of Sam Wilson in Infinity War left him looking for new work. And that he would not be in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.
“Well, obviously, if you did not see part three [Avengers: Infinity War], spoiler alert, that I died,” said Mackie. “A lot of people died. So I am gainfully unemployed. And that is why I’m doing other movies now.”
You can watch the full video below.
Anthony Mackie’s character was one of many heroes and others who disappeared after Thanos snapped his finger and unleashed the power of all six Infinity Stones (a.k.a. The Decimation). That moment has become a pop cultural touchstone since Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters last year. Or just look at how The Simpsons borrowed it for one of their famous couch gags.
Regardless, we will find out who still has a future in the franchise when Avengers: Endgame comes to theaters on April 26.
In the meantime, Anthony Mackie reportedly will return to the screen for his own Disney+ streaming service alongside Bucky Barnes, Winter Soldier. So we can see these Captain America’s buddies once again!
Other upcoming MCU movies include Captain Marvel on March 8th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.
All the Marvel, DC, Disney, and Star Wars Films Releasing in 2019
The last 2018 was a huge year for movies, especially when it comes to franchises and studios that comic fans adore. Disney, Sony, Fox, Paramount, Marvel Studios, and Warner Bros. all put out big films in the last year. But it appears that 2019 will become even bigger. In the meantime, we have got all the films you need to mark your calendars for in this one handy place.
Before we get to 2019 though, the studios all put some great movies just in December alone, which was packed with geeky goodness. If you are a superhero movie fan, you got Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As for fans of Disney, then you got Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins Returns. And if you are a Transformers fan, Bumblebee was right up your alley, making it quite a month for fans.
In speaking of recent Aquaman, Warner Bros. only put out one DC film this year, but boy did they make it count. The blockbuster Aquaman has already sailed past the $1 billion marks worldwide and is already to the top-grossing DC movie ever. However, that is not a shabby way to end the year. And in 2019, DC is upping the ante with two films on the slate.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios had the incredibly successful Avengers: Infinity War earlier this year. The film surpassed the $2 billion mark and expectedly stays the same for the even more anticipated Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Actually, Marvel Studios has two movies coming out during the first half of the year, while Sony is following up the massive success of Venom with a new Spider-Man movie.
As for the House of Mouse, it looks as if they’re going to dominate in 2019 just like they did in 2018, with three live-action remakes on the horizon as well as other anticipated projects, both in animation and live-action. So yeah, Disney is probably going to crush it, especially when you consider that whole Star Wars Episode IX is coming at the end of this year.
And 20th Century Fox will soon come home to Disney. However, before they’re completely moved over, Fox still has a few movies up their sleeves.
Now, scroll down 16 headlines to see all the Disney, Marvel, DC, and Star Wars films hitting in 2019!
1. CAPTAIN MARVEL
Title: Captain Marvel
Studio: Marvel Studios
Release Date: March 8
First of all, the anticipated Captain Marvel will officially bring Carol Danvers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the star Brie Larson leading the charge, we could not be more excited to see what Marvel Studios has up their sleeves and how the movie will affect the next decade of Marvel films.
Sypnosis: “The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the most powerful heroes of the universe while Earth is caught in the middle of one galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is the all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe history.”
Release Date: March 29
Following the successful line of live-action films from Disney is Dumbo. The movie has Tim Burton putting his stylized touch on the beloved animated classic. If it is anything like the last several remakes of Disney, it should do quite well at the box office.
Synopsis: “From Disney with visionary director Tim Burton, an all-new grand live-action adventure as Dumbo expands on the beloved classic stories where differences are celebrated, the family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlisted the former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) alongside his children – Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) – to take care of a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him become laughingstock already in a struggling circus. However, when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attacking persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits a peculiar pachyderm for his newest and larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Then Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Collette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt Farrier learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of the dark secrets.”
Studios: Warner Bros.
Release Date: April 5
Next in Warner Bros. is the first DC title of the year in the Zachary Levi led Shazam!. It will be the first time of the character on the big screen. And the early reactions to its debut trailer are quite positive. That really looks to ratchet up the fun and humor. And Warner Bros. is obviously hoping to keep up the momentum from the billion-grossing Aquaman.
Sypnosis: “We all have a superhero inside us, and it takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In the Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one-word ‘SHAZAM!’, this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart – inside a ripped, godlike body – Shazam revels in his adult version by doing what any teen would do with their superpowers: have fun with them! So can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Or can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip the social studies tests? Shazam sets out to test the limit of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he will need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeis Sivana (Strong).”
Release Date: April 17
Following the events of 2019, Disneynature returns for the up-close look at Steve the Penguin and his other penguin pals in a gorgeous documentary about finding their love and fatherhood in the Antartic. The film expectedly brings us plenty of heart-tugging moments as a result.
Synopsis: “Disneynature’s all-new feature movie Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adelie penguin named Steve. He joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antartic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, and find a life partner to start a family. None of that comes easily for him, especially considering he is targeted by everything from the killer whales to leopard seals, that unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind ‘Bears’ and ‘Chimpanzee,’ Disneynature’s ‘Penguins’ opens in theaters nationwide in time for the Earth Day 2019.”
5. AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Title: Avengers: Endgame
Studio: Marvel Studios
Release Date: April 26
In the meantime, there are few movies in 2019 more anticipated than Avengers: Endgame, which will deliver the conclusion to the first ten years of Marvel movie stories as well as deal with the direct fallout and effects of the Infinity War ending. Marvel fans have still been on pins and needles waiting to figure out if the superheroes can overcome Thanos’ decimation. And thankfully, the wait for it is not that much longer.
Release Date: May 24
Next up in the Disney’s live-action success in their remake of Aladdin, helmed by Guy Ritchie. Still, there is not a lot known about the film, though from its first trailer and photos, fans get an idea of how the cast will look in the fully realized version of Agrabah. Now we just wait to see if Will Smith’s Genie looks like blue, so we will have a much better idea of how this is shaping up.
Sypnosis: “Aladdin is an exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous, self-determined Princess Jasmine alongside the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, bringing his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port of the city of Agrabah. The movie is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.”
7. DARK PHOENIX
Title: Dark Phoenix
Studio: 2oth Century Fox
Release Date: June 7
Once more, the Dark Phoenix saga is in the spotlight when Fox takes a second crack at the iconic story, and this time with the more recent cast. Hopes are high, but there’s still some trepidation around the project, which could eventually become one of the last X-Men movies that Fox ends up ever making thanks to the new merger with Disney.
Synopsis: “In the Dark Phoenix, the X-Men will face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. Throughout a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed as she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she can return home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but also far more unstable. Wrestling with the entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in the ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control and even hurting the ones who she loves most, Jean begins to unravel the very fabric which holds the X-Men together. Now, with the family falling apart, they must find a way to unite – not only to save the soul of Jean but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize the force and even rule the galaxy.”
8. TOY STORY
Title: Toy Story
Release Date: June 21
Now, the next chapter in the ultra-successful Toy Story franchise is almost upon us. And Disney fans will meet a new addition to this toy box in Forky. As we might expect from Pixar, there is substance underneath the adorable and hilarious adventures of the cast. And that it all starts with a spork.
Synopsis: “Woody has always been confident about his place in the world. And his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that is Andy or Bonnie. However, when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a rod trip adventure alongside her old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date), produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up), as well as Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out), and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ventures to US theaters on June 21st, 2019.”
9. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Title: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release Date: July 5
The next adventure of Spider-Man is finally here. And he will also be getting plenty of new costumes as a result. Meanwhile, the biggest addition is the mysterious Mysterio, as he appears to be an ally in the movie, but we all know it better, and so does Nick Fury.
Synopsis: “Peter Parker returns in the Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Homecoming series. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join Peter’s best friends MJ, Ned, and the rest of his gang on their European vacation. However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for few weeks is quickly scrapped as Peter begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”
10. THE LION KING
Title: The Lion King
Release Date: July 19
Furthermore, one of the most anticipated live-action remakes will happen mid-way through this year is The Lion King, which will see Jon Favreau back at the helm after his hugely successful remake of The Jungle Book. And fans seem to be ridiculously excited now.
Synopsis: “From Disney Live-Action, director Jon Favreau’s brand new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome the betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.”
11. THE NEW MUTANTS
Title: The New Mutants
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: August 2
Certainly, The New Mutants is a different type of X-Men franchise, coming for more of a horror feel than other adaptations, yet it still looks to include some fan-favorite characters, and plenty of material pulled from the comics. So we’ll wait to see if the gamble delivers.
Synopsis: “The story of the New Mutants, the team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s school.”
12. DISNEY’S ARTEMIS FOWL
Title: Disney’s Artemis Fowl
Release Date: August 9
This year, Disney would love to have another hit movie on its hands with Artemis Fowl, which puts a young genius descending from criminal masterminds in the spotlight. Throw in an army of fairies alongside a compelling mystery; you have got yourself a potent concoction. And Disney is hoping it can turn some heads.
Synopsis: “Directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl follows 12-year-old- genius Artemis Fowl – a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, when he finds himself in the battle of strength and cunning against the powerful and hidden race of fairies who may stand behind the disappearance of his father.
The film stars Ferdia Shaw alongside Lara McDonnell, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart, with Judi Dench, and Josh Gad. Judy Hofflund alongside Kenneth Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as the executive producers. The screenplay is by Conor McPherson.”
13. THE KITCHEN
Title: The Kitchen
Studio: New Line Cinema
Release Date: September 20
This Vertigo adaptation will feature a stacked leading cast and an intriguing premise. And it could be a sleeper hit if the movie strikes the right notes.
Synopsis: “Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars the Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish as three 1987 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp axe to grind, these ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands – proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition… literally.”
Studio: Warner Bros.
Release Date: October 4
Still, there is not much to go on when it comes to the anticipated Joker film that puts Joaquin Phoenix in his role as the clown prince of crime. But we all know it is an origin story. And it has been teased as something, unlike any other superhero movie. With the talent involved, we are inclined to believe them.
15. FROZEN 2
Title: Frozen 2
Release Date: November 22
While fans have been waiting for a long time to get a Frozen sequel, this year is finally the year it does happen. Still, no official description or synopsis has been revealed. But we got some new details courtesy of a calendar released internationally. The film will see Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf heading deep into the forest to learn an ancient truth in terms of the kingdom.
16. STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Title: Star Wars: Episode IX
Release Date: December 20
Still, there is no official announcement has been released for this film. But it’ll close out the current trilogy started by J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So, it is fitting that he’s back at the helm after The Last Jedi of Rian Johnson, bringing this new era to an epic finale and also setting things up for the Johnson-directed trilogy that comes after.
For the further news, stay tuned with us!
“Young Avengers” Film Reportedly In Development by Marvel Studios
It is no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to look vastly different in a post-Avengers: Endgame world. If the following rumor proves to be accurate, it means the MCU will introduce a whole new generation of characters.
According to We Got This Covered, Marvel Studios is reportedly in the works for a script of Young Avengers, a movie that features a plethora of teenage and young adult characters. The rumor also states that the team will be made of Kate Bishop’s version of Hawkeye, Hulkling, Patriot, Iron Lad, Stature, and Vision – a version some from Paul Bettany’s.
Should the Young Avengers team line-up to be accurate, there is a lot to unpack.
First of all, Stature is a character that has previously been speculated to appear in Avengers: Endgame. With the Avengers presumably traveling through time or experiencing interdimensional travel, Marvel fans think Emma Fuhrman will be playing the older version of Cassie Lang, the daughter of Ant-Man, perhaps now going by her superhero mantle of Stature.
Second, the inclusion of Kate Bishop could contradict earlier reports of a potential Hawkeye streaming show on Disney+. If Bishop were to make an appearance in the Hawkeye show, she seemingly would premiere on the silver screen before going to a streaming show. And that could complicate Bishop’s part in Young Avengers.
The Vision part seems to corroborate the rumored plot of the Vision and Scarlet Witch show that would surface earlier in the week, hinting that it would borrow from Tom King and Gabriel Walta’s fan-favorite comic maxi-series.
Though much of the future Avengers: Endgame is still unknown, while Spider-Man: Far From Home is the only Phase 4 film unveiled as of yet, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously told Comicbook that the studio would love to produce another 20 years of movies.
“All of the things you have seen throughout Phase 1 and 2 and now through much of Phase 3. The new characters always are important going forward in driving, shaping the future of the MCU,” said Kevin Feige. “I think it’d be amazing, another ten years, another 20 films or so. We only focus on one step at the time. But that is all about continuing to surprise with the stories, go unexpected places, continue to play with new, fresh, and unexpected genres. Then it introduces characters that people might have heard of or a beloved big fan base like Captain Marvel or Guardians where before we made that, people had never even heard of.”
So, will a Young Avengers flick something be on your want list? Share with us in the comments below!
Other upcoming MCU movies include Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.
Robert Downey Jr. Jokes Chris Evans as His Prince Charming with the Disney Meme
It has been years since Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have properly shared the screen in Marvel film. But now, a new meme reunites the fan-favorite pair in a pretty amusing way.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr. shared a meme of photos of himself and his buddy Chris Evans. In the picture, their outfits happen to match up with the costumes for Disney’s Snow White and Prince Charming. After the meme garnered a lot of attention from Marvel fans, Chris Evans took a response rather pretty hilariously, joking that he turned the series of photos into his new screensaver and headshot.
Well I don’t know how you keep nailing these, but thank you for my new screensaver. And headshot. How do I make this my ringtone? https://t.co/eXGKmUyLiN
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 15, 2019
The characters of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America) famously faced off in the Civil War, ultimately leading them still not interacting in Avengers: Infinity War. While it is unclear what is happening for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, obviously a reunion between the two would have some interesting ramifications.
“What is interesting about these characters is that they are all heroes,” co-director Joe Russo explained in the film’s commentary track. “And that, irrespective of the events of [Captain America:] Civil War and the fact that they caused physical damage to Rhodey [War Machine] when aliens show up with the intent to destroy the Earth, he doesn’t hesitate, as a superhero, to invite in other superheroes who can help him defend the planet. And I think it’ll be a much different situation if Tony [Stark] were here. If Tony and Steve [Rogers] had to see each other for the first time, it would be much more complicated.”
“Tony is too intelligent and has too big of an ego to be a stooge to the government,” noted Russo. “He’ll take whatever by-product came out of Civil War then use it to his own advantage, keeping the Avengers alive in a way that he feels like is less the compromise, the better for him. So, I think he’s not been actively pursuing bringing Steve, Natasha, Sam, and Wanda to justice. In fact, he has been turning the other way.”
In the meantime, other Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be hitting theaters.
100 Days Teaser of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” Released
While all of the spotlights remain centered on Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just quietly celebrating a milestone. As of January 15, 2019, Avengers: Endgame is 100 days away.
Just a few hours after the Spidey trailer arrived online, Marvel Studios posted to Twitter, reminding everyone how close Endgame really is. All of the various Marvel studios, as well as Avengers accounts, shared a brief teaser video. It contains no new footage, but doing just enough to get fans even more excited than they already were.
“100 days,” the tweet reads. “Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is in theaters on April 26.”
— The Avengers (@Avengers) January 15, 2019
During the course of these 100 days, we should expect to see a lot more of this type of marketing from Marvel. As to not spoil any super-secret plot points of the film, the studio will be revealing a very small amount of footage in their trailers, teasers, or ads. Speaking to MTV News earlier this month, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that sneak peeks in the trailers wouldn’t come outside the first 10 – 15 minutes of the movie.
“I would call it somewhat accurate,” said Feige. “As was the case with lots of our movies, this one in particular. Being able to generate lots of excitement without giving away one of the many secrets. I think the marketing team of Disney is the best in the world. And we will be able to pull it off.”
The main reason that the hype for Avengers: Endgame is so high is that it will be giving Marvel fans the resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of Infinity War, which saw half of the civilization wiped from existence.
“The ending, which we had been working on for many years. I do remember people, in all of the movies we have made. And I am sure on many of the movies we will make in the future. Whenever the good guy wins, that is often – good guy, good woman, good superhero wins – they go, ‘Eh, it is kind of predictable. Good guy wins,’” Feige noted. “Well, sometimes that is fun. But for years I remember thinking, ‘I wonder what they are going to do when they do not?’ because we all knew that was coming. And it could not have been better. The reaction was the best. The reaction. Was. The. Best.”
So, are you excited for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame?
The blockbuster is set to hit theaters on April 26.
Stan Lee’s Final Animated Cameo Airs On Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest
It is no secret that Stan Lee had a penchant for his cameos in both live-action and animated properties. This weekend, the great late publisher of Marvel Comics will have his final appearance in animation air in an episode of Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest.
On the official Marvel site earlier today, Stan Lee’s cameo will air during an episode titled “T’Chanda,” featuring Black Panther (James C. Mathis III) as he uncovers secrets about his grandfather. Set in the 1940s, the voice behind Army General is Stan Lee. After Captain America and Agent Carter apprehend Arnim Zola, his character gives a speech on hatred and intolerance.
“Hate does not make you strong,” says the character of Stan Lee. “Hate makes you weak.”
You can view his entire Black Panther’s Quest cameo in the clip below.
Recently, it was revealed that Stan Lee did appear in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse beyond his vocal cameo. Thanks to the movie’s animators, Lee made multiple non-verbal cameos in the film. As we now realize, his animated cameo in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was not his last.
According to one executive of Marvel Animation, the message Stan Lee’s character sends in his last animated cameo is particularly poignant.
“This particular episode [of “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest”] has personal meaning for me,” said Cort Lane, Marvel Animation SVP. “I believe it is his last recorded appearance in animation. It is bittersweet. But I am so glad we were able to capture a message that was very true how Stan Lee felt about the world. And that inspired him to write lots of the stories as he did.”
Cort Lane continued, revealing that when Stan Lee was in the studio to record his Black Panther’s Quest cameo, Star Wars star Mark Hamill was also in there recording a part for the show. Suffice to say, both voice actors were in awe of each other.
“Stan Lee created a real bond with his audience in the bullpen,” Mark Hamill mentioned. “He had the snarky humor. He’d give out ‘No-Prizes,’ because people were always pointing out boo-boos and mistakes. He had a personality that came across over the page. He was sort of the avuncular uncle you wish you had. On television, it’s Walt Disney. And in comic books, it’s Stan The Man.”
Although this Black Panther’s Quest appears to be the late creator’s last cameo in animation properties, Stan Lee is still expected to have his cameos in both upcoming Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. As for now, it remains unknown whether or not he took part in cameos for X-Men: Dark Phoenix or The New Mutants for Fox.
Stan Lee may be gone. But his voice and the words he spoke will never be lost.
It goes without saying that Stan Lee was a marvel. He passed away back in November of last year. So, that means the time for seeing new cameos from the comic book genius would soon start disappearing. Fortunately, they have been captured for perpetuity. While tributes and homages for one of Marvel’s brightest stars will likely continue, Stan Lee has still not been far from our hearts.
For those still wanting to tune in live, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest will air this weekend, Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 pm ET on Disney XD.
Tom Hiddleston Reveals Loki Is Redeemed in “Avengers: Infinity War”
In a shared universe such as Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, it allows characters time to develop movie after movie throughout years. And in the case of Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the character’s story arc took upwards of five movies spanning a decade to come full circle until Loki earned his redemption eventually.
Of course, that’s according to Tom Hiddleston himself. During a recent interview at ACE Comic Con in Phoenix, Arizona, Hiddleston spoke about Loki’s motivation in the MCU. The star finally revealed he thought the character was eventually redeemed.
“It goes back to the first film,” Tom Hiddleston mentioned in response to a fan question. “He [Loki] finds out too late that he was adopted and that his real father was his father’s mortal sworn enemy. And that’s incredibly and emotionally destabilizing.”
Tom Hiddleston also makes sure to mention that Loki is the most certainly a broken character and he feels the masses can at least see where the God of Mischief is coming from when he does the thing he does.
“It’s a great scene to play. I think people always understand that Loki is a troubled soul and he’s evacuating his pain onto other people,” Hiddleston continued. “But they understand where his pain is coming from. So there was empathy.”
“I think the first film really humanizes him. And it makes the rest of the journey interesting,” the star behind Loki revealed. “It makes you always think that he could be pulled back and redeemed. And in my opinion, he’s redeemed in Infinity War.”
All in all, Tom Hiddleston has appeared as the Asgardian trickster in a total of five MCU films – all three Thor movies, The Avengers, and Avengers: Infinity War. The actor is set to reprise his role in a limited series for brand new Disney+ streaming service.
Coincidentally enough, Hiddleston also dished on the new Loki show a little bit in the same panel. Especially given the fact that Loki just died in Avengers: Infinity War.
“I think I posted something about that. It is very interesting. I can’t say much about it. I’m afraid. Time will tell.”
The last phrase might be letting on more than it seems, especially given the latest rumors. A report from The Hashtag Show says that the series will shift the focus away from Tom Hiddleston’s version of the character, and take a page out of the popular Journey Into Mystery as well as Young Avengers comic books and also put the focus on Kid Loki.
While the Disney Chairman, Bob Igler, confirmed Tom Hiddleston’s involvement, the actor refused to spill any major details, as the types of the Marvel Studios veterans and their ability to keep secrets.
Following the announcement of the Loki’s TV series, Tom Hiddleston wrote to Twitter, which read, “Loki. More stories to tell. More mischief to make. More to come.”
And in spite of his secrecy, the star recognizes how fans are eager to pick apart the details of his character’s appearances in their hopes of uncovering some clues.
“Listen, I have heard some amazing theories about this,” Tom Hiddleston explained at a convention appearance. “When I was in a park in London a couple of weeks ago, some guys came and said hi. They asked me the same question. They said, ‘Hey, listen, we need an answer to this question. All the other times Loki has died.’ – There has been a few – ‘he stabs with his right hand. And now he is stabbing with his left hand.’ I was like, ‘That is incredible attention to detail.’”
Regardless of Tom Hiddleston’s role in the series moving forward, it seems that Marvel Studios has big plans for Disney+ in the future.
While appearing on Variety’s Playback Podcast, producer Kevin Feige spoke about this project.
“Disney+ is, yes,’ Feige said. “It is another exciting avenue and another exciting thing about being at this place at this time. It goes back to the number of characters we have and the number of stories we could tell. When we announced ten movies and people asked ‘Well what about these other things?’ The previous stance would be ‘We only have a certain number of slots to make films per year.’ That is still true, but we have another outlet that I think it’ll be very unique and special.”
In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is now streaming on Netflix. Other MCU movies on the release slate for Marvel Studios include Captain Marvel on March 8th, Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.
Marvel Supervillain Thanos Dusts “The Simpsons” Family
D’oh! It seems that it’s not a good time to be a resident of Springfield, especially if you are a member of the Simpson family.
For the release of a new episode “The Girl on the Bus” tonight, a quick clip of Marvel Cinematic Universe villain Thanos dusting the Simpson family was tagged to the beginning of the episode.
After assembling five of the six stones successfully, Thanos uses Maggie’s pacifier to complete his Infinity Gauntlet, which in turn he used to dust away four of the five Simpsons. Both Marge and Homer are dusted away, alongside the two oldest kids, Lisa and Bart.
And once the rest of her family is turned into dust, Maggie crawls up onto the couch. And she plops a squat right next to the Mad Titan.
You can view the MCU & The Simpsons crossover below.
Certainly, it’s not the first time the longest-running sitcom in America has used Marvel characters in the show. But it could be one of the most understood pop cultures in reference to connecting The Simpsons with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Simpsons is currently airing the record-breaking 20th season on Fox. And the show is also fully expected to be renewed once the current season wraps up.
Although Thanos has appeared in MCU cameos prior, Avengers: Infinity War was, by and large, a film featuring the Mad Titan himself.
The character also expectedly will have an even bigger role in upcoming Avengers: Endgame. According to the directors behind the movies, Joe and Anthony Russo, Thanos will be a different character now that he has completed his goal.
“Those are characters and a story moving forward where Infinity War happened,” said Anthony Russo. “The entire universe experienced the same fate, and has been brought together by this experience.”
“He has succeeded in the thing he has set out to do,” Joe Russo echoed about Thanos’ current state in the MCU. “Thanos’s done. He did it. And he retired.”
In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is streaming on Netflix. Marvel Studios has three upcoming films on their release schedule this year, including Captain Marvel on March 8, Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.
“Avengers: Endgame” Theory: What if Doctor Strange Was Wrong About the Future?
Still, it is one of the most quotable and “memeable” moments from Avengers: Infinity War. Benedict Cumberbatch played as Doctor Strange. Alongside the Avengers, he used the Time Stone to go ahead in time and view 14,000,605 future scenarios in the battle with Thanos. And when Strange “comes back,” and informs the group he’s with on Titan. From there, they win, in only one of the future scenarios he has viewed. We are not Vegas bookies by any means, but something tells us that a 1 out of 14 million chance of winning does not return that great of odds.
But what if he is wrong, somehow?
Yes, just if – what if – there happens to be more than one winning chance? After all, there could have been, indeed, several winning futures, except it would clarify a grim fate for the Master of the Mystic Arts.
We were theorizing that yes, there’re more winning futures. But unfortunately, Doctor Strange is unable to see them because somewhere, somehow, he dies.
Let’s think back to Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange (2016).
The final scene between Strange alongside the Ancient One’s Tilda Swinton at the hospital is one of the biggest pieces of supporting evidence. When the Ancient One’s astral projection leaves her body, Strange follows suit and chases his mentor to a balcony.
There, the Ancient One reveals about her access to the Dark Dimension and the Time Stone. She’s able to go forward in time; however, for any reason, she was never able to look past the moment in time they are currently experiencing. The Ancient One realizes that she has never been able to look past the moment because that is when her life ends, which seemingly makes the character more at peace with her own death.
With the same logic, it is entirely possible more winning futures exist for the Avengers as well as the Guardians. The thing is, Doctor Strange was just unable to see them as he died before the good guys won.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man, Chris Evan/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow, Josh Brolin/Thanos, Chris Hemsworth/Thor, Brie Larson/Captain Marvel, Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye, Danai Gurira/Okoye, Mark Ruffalo/Hulk, Karen Gillan/Nebula, Paul Rudd/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly/The Wasp, Don Cheadle/War Machine, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon.
So, do you think we are onto something with this theory? Sound off in the comments below!
Avengers: Endgame comes in theaters on April 26. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Captain Marvel on March 8, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July this year.
“Avengers: Endgame” Supercut Mashes Up Key MCU Moments With Linkin Park’s “In The End”
With just over four months left until Avengers: Endgame officially hits theaters, fan videos using the soon-to-be blockbuster’s trailer footage have been surfacing online. In one particular fan edit, one scene of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best clips provides an action-packed viewing experience.
Set to a hit cover of Linkin Park’s “In The End,” the three-minute video mashes up some of the Avengers’ most critical moments. It gives Marvel fans a touching moment as we are getting closer to Endgame. Originally shared by EMM on YouTube. The video is sure to include not only the footage from the first release trailer of Avengers: Endgame, but both the Brie Larson-starring Captain Marvel trailers as well.
You can watch the supercut below.
In the classic Marvel Studios fashion, virtually nothing has been revealed about the plot of Avengers: Endgame.
The most recent synopsis – included in The Road to Avengers 4 artbook – simply calls the film a culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“The fourth installment of Avengers saga will be the culmination of 22 interconnected films. It will let audiences witness the turning point of this epic journey. The collectible volume features art from films leading up to this thrilling event. Including additional behind-the-scenes arts, reviews, and photography from Avengers: Infinity War.”
While the Avengers surviving Infinity War were left bruised and broken, they are set to receive the help of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. As she started filming her role in Avengers: Endgame before her solo Captain Marvel flick, Brie Larson was able to learn about other MCU stars in regards to their experiences becoming the face of a franchise.
“I just got to be like a junior superhero and ask them questions like, ‘Hi, I am a new kid! So now, what kind of protein bars do you eat? And how do you train? Is your costume comfortable?’” she told USA Today. “I’m just able to learn so much. And everyone was really kind and also helpful. So I gotta learn the ropes a little bit. Before I was thrown into this thing where I would be by myself.”
So, do you like the EMM’s “In The End” mash-up? Let us know in the comments!
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Danai Guirira (Okoye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), , Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon).
Avengers: Endgame hit theaters on April 26th, 2019.
Marvel Fans Imagines Nova’s Debut in a Poster
If Marvel fans have their way, Nova will play some sort of role in the future of the MCU. And we still have no idea of what that could look like.
Recently over Reddit, a user spideyvegas shared their take on a Nova teaser poster, which utilizes unused Guardians of the Galaxy concept art previously shared by Marvel Studios artist Charlie Wen.
You can see the fan art below.
The poster has been receiving a generally positive response, which some even pointing out that it also sort of channels Darkhhawk – another Marvel Comics character that fans have been curious to see on the big screen eventually.
At the moment, it is unclear if a Nova solo film is actually in the cards for Marvel Studios’ “Phase 4”. Though, Anchorman and The Big Short director Adam McKay has previously hinted that it seems to be some sort of a possibility.
“When I was at the fourth or fifth grade, I got into Nova of all people. And I think there are kicking around a Nova idea now too,” McKay revealed during a recent podcast appearance.
However, whether or not Nova ends up getting his own standalone venture, or appears in some sort of ensemble, it sounds like he is a character Marvel Studios have had their eyes set on for quite some time.
“Nova is… that if we have a big board with a bunch of characters that have more immediate potential, Nova is on that board,” Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told Comicbook. “Because of the connection to the Guardian universe, because there is more than one example to pull from in the comics that’s interesting. And you are absolutely right. That he was in the earliest drafts of the Guardians of the Galaxy.”
And if Nova actually enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll probably be one factor of the sort of brand new territory that the franchise will be entering after Avengers: Endgame.
“Oh, there’re some ideas [for Phase 4],” producer Nate Moore said to Comicbook. “I think without giving anything away. We are at the point now with Marvel as a company looking for what happens post-Avengers [Endgame]. There are also a lot of ideas on the table that are really exciting. Some are characters you have met before; some are wholly new characters. And now, it is just for us internal getting our ducks in a row and deciding who’s doing what and when these franchise will end up in sort of the larger timeline. So there’re things I am working on. But as a bigger question, we are just trying to figure out what happens post Phase 3.”
I think it is gonna be pretty close to the vest,” Moore added. “I cannot imagine us doing anything before Avengers [Endgame] is out in the world. We really want to complete the storytelling before we can start talking about what’s next. And again, knowing that Joe [Russo] & Anthony [Russo] have in store I think is very exciting. So hopefully, audiences can come to that, then watch the film on its own terms. And shortly after that, hopefully, we can talk about where we think we can go.”
So, what do you think about the Nova fan-made poster? Share your thoughts with us!
Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include:
- Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019
- Avengers: Endgame on April 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.
Who Nick Fury Was On the Way to Meet During “Avengers: Infinity War” Post-Credits Scene
In the final traumatic scene of Avengers: Infinity War, we saw Nick Fury and Maria Hill en route to a rendezvous with unknown parties, in order to deal with the appearance of Thanos’ alien forces on Earth. Unfortunately, both Fury and Hill could never make it where they were going. Because Thanos’ snap with the Infinity Gauntlet caused a Decimation Event wiping out half of all life in the universe – including Nick Fury and Maria Hill.
Well, if you feel too upset over Fury and Hill’s deaths, or too excited about Nick Fury calling on Captain Marvel for help, you may have missed one big detail. Exactly who Fury and Hill were on their way to see when The Decimation occurred. Remember this guy, Cameron Klein?
In case you don’t have a photographic memory for every single character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cameron Klein is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. technician.
He made a heroic impression in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As he refused to launch the destructive Helicarries that HYDRA and Alexander Pierce wanted to do – even though Brock Rumlow had a gun that pressed to the back of his head. Then Klein was saved from having his brains blown out by Sharon Carter, as S.H.I.E.L.D. rose up against HYDRA in the “Battle at the Triskelion.”
After HYDRA’s uprising, Cameron Klein stayed loyal to Nick Fury. Then he joined his faction of S.H.I.E.L.D loyalists. However, Klein was last seen playing a major role in Fury’s rescue operation during the “Battle of Sokovia” in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In fact, Klein launched the “lifeboats” from the old S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Fury has commandeered. And once again Klein narrowly escaped with his life, as an Ultron Sentry nearly took him out, until Hill and Fury saved him.
In the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scenes, Nick Fury and Maria Hill are getting readings of Thanos’ ships landing Wakanda. Then Fury tells Hill to contact Klein to meet them in Wakanda. Based on history, it could be that Nick Fury did need Klein’s expertise to carry out a new rescue mission or unleash some kind of weapon to help Earth fight back.
Either way, Marvel fans speculated that Cameron Klein was name-dropped in Avengers: Infinity War for a reason.
With limited resources on the technical front, and the fact that Klein survives The Decimation could be an important tool for helping The Avengers. For traversing space and time to get back at Thanos possibly or even stop The Decimation from happening.
So, do you think Cameron Klein will show up in the Avengers: Endgame? Or maybe, is it just a nice little Easter egg name drop so far?
Avengers: Infinity War is now streaming on Netflix. Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include:
- Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019
- Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.
“Avengers: Infinity War” Concept Art Reveals More About Thanos vs. Doctor Strange Battle
The new release of concept artwork from Avengers: Infinity War sheds more light on the planned battle between Thanos and Doctor Strange.
Recently, Marvel Studios senior visual development artist Anthony Francisco revealed a new keyframe from the fight. From there, he explained that it shows “the doctor tries to trap Thanos in the mirror dimension, but he easily parries the attack.”
You can take a look below (hit the arrow on the image to see the full scope of the artwork).
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Anthony Francisco previously revealed that the battle between Thanos and Doctor Strange had been planned for but cut from Avengers: Infinity War with another keyframe art piece.
“THANOS! Fighting Doctor Strange on Titan,” he wrote. “I helped with some conception ideas for their battle. It’s one of my suggestions. My description was that Thanos has 4 or 5 of the Infinity Stones, or how would a battle with Doctor Strange look like… And just make sure it looks epic and something you have not seen before! Like manipulating gas from a nearby star or pulling lava from the center of a planet was what I was trying out. I also transported comets and rocks from a nearby moon or planet to rain down on Dr. Strange (I’ll post that next). These keyframe moments like this are really fun to do, especially fulfilling when you could see how it helped in the final result of the film!”
If you feel interested in learning more about how to paint like the artists at Marvel Studios, you can also check out How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way.
The book shows about the process of creating characters for the MCU as shared by the artists themselves. Here is a description from Marvel:
“Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn the artists’ favorite tools of the trade and their tips for visual character development. The process of collaborating with the filmmakers with other artists on the team. The costume with props departments – and how it all comes together to create these seamless movie designs! Each five-ten page ‘character study’ will take readers on a step-by-step journey through the artists’ approach to bringing a specific superhero or villain to life. Readers will not only get a scene of how each artist works, from their tools to their process; they will also get to see how a character’s design was created, from blank page to a final approval!”
In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is streaming on Netflix.
Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include:
- Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019
- Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019.
“Avengers: Endgame” Gets a Weird Trailer from Aldo Jones
The Weird Trailers from Aldo Jones has become one of the Internet’s favorite staples after new movie previews come out. Following the first release of the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, there is a lot of fodder for this meat grinder.
The latest Weird Trailer focuses on the scene that Scott Lang is knocking on the front door of Avengers Headquarters, the sole moment of levity in the depressing trailer for the sequel to Infinity War. We are getting to see clips of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Mark Ruffalo’s red carpet antics.
You can watch the video player below.
Of course, fans would like to see Deadpool’s inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it’ll become a very real possibility shortly, it seems that we need to wait a bit before the Merc With the Mouth mixes it up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Following the rumors surrounding the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of the 20th Century Fox and other entertainment assets in January 2019.
It would grant the House of Mouse Disney control of the cinematic rights for franchises like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. And sure, these assets will go right under the banner of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige.
Recently, Disney Chairman Bob Iger confirmed as much during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. He stated that the X-Men would not continue to remain a separate entity under the 20th Century Fox as it has been for the last two decades.
“I think it only makes sense,” Iger said. “And I want to be careful here because of what has been communicated to the Fox folks. But I think they know. It only makes senses for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There should not be two Marvels.”
When asked if the work had already begun on integrating those properties into the MCU, Kevin Feige himself gave an honest response in a recent stint on Variety’s Playback podcast.
“No,” he said about developing Fox’s Marvel characters for the MCU. “But we have been told that it’s looking very, very good; and it could happen in the first six months of next year.”
Though this may not be the news that eager fans would like to hear, don’t worry. We are getting this Weird Trailer to tide us over in the meantime.
Marvel Studios Confirmed Loki Was Being Influenced By Scepter in “The Avengers”
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki has become one of the biggest character arcs throughout the first ten years of Marvel Cinematic Universe, going from an outcast villain Thor to a sacrificial hero in Avenger: Infinity War. In spite of his redemptive ending, people will remember him for the villainous tendencies. Especially considering his battle in New York in Marvel’s The Avengers. Though, as we are finding out now, not every decision Loki made in the movie was actually his.
Do you remember how a large part of the plot of The Avengers revolved around Loki controlling the minds of Hawkeye and some other people with his scepter Thanos gave him (which turned out to be the Mind Stone)? Well, it turns out that the same scepter was controlling Loki as well.
The official website of Marvel has now confirmed the Mind Stone indeed influenced the version of Loki in the first Avengers film, which caused him to attack New York.
You can visit the “Loki On Screen” on Marvel’s website. You will find the following excerpt has a part of his own biography.
“Arriving at the Sanctuary (Chitauri Space) through a wormhole caused by the Bifrost Bridge. Loki met The Other, the ruler of the ancient race of extraterrestrials the Chitauri, and Thanos. Offering the God of Mischief the dominion over his brother’s favorite realm Earth, the Mad Titan Thanos requested the Tesseract in return. Gifted with a Scepter that acts as a mind control device, Loki would be able to influence others. Unbeknown to him, the Scepter was also influencing him, fueling his hatred over his brother Thor and the inhabitants of Earth.”
Actually, Loki alluded to this in the movie. We just did not realize that. Meanwhile, over on Reddit, one user pointed out an Avengers quote that was spoken by the God of Mischief himself.
“I remembered a shadow. Living in the shade of your greatness. I remembered you tossing me into an abyss, I who was and should be the king.”
It’ll be pretty interesting to see if this particular plotline plays into the plot of Avengers: Endgame at all. Set photos from the movie have hinted towards the inclusion of the Battle of New York in the film. So, it seems like, perhaps we could see another side of Loki that is willing to help the Avengers, providing that they snap him out of his trance.
Avengers: Infinity War is now officially streaming on Netflix, while Avengers: Endgame will be hitting theaters on April 26, 2019.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige Admits “Avengers: Infinity War” Ending Was Exactly What He Wanted
From Iron Man to Black Panther, Marvel fans have become conditioned to expect a happy ending in the MCU. However, all of that changed with Avengers: Infinity War. It was the first Marvel Studios film to end with the heroes losing, and what a loss it was.
Eventually, Thanos succeeded in acquiring all of the Infinity Stones. He killed his adopted daughter Gamora, Vision, Loki, and Heimdall, alongside eliminated haft of all life in existence. Audiences around the world were stunned. And that’s exactly what Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wanted.
While speaking to Variety and iHeart Radio’s Playback podcast, Kevin Feige revealed those expectations.
“We did Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame at the same time. But these have been the longest gestating movies we have ever made,” Feige said. “Four years now, almost five years. And it’s always about delivering on the promise we had set up. The way the world received Avengers: Infinity War was amazing. And it was exactly what we wanted.”
Kevin Feige also addressed the established trope of Marvel Studios films up until that point, which saw the heroes coming out on top in every previous movie. But when it came to Infinity War, he was eager to see how fans would react. And it all paid off.
“That ending, we had been working on it for many years. I do remember people, on all of the movies we have made. And I am sure on many of the movies we will make in the future, whenever the good guy wins, which is often – good guy, good woman, good hero wins – they go, ‘Eh, it is kind of predictable. Good guy wins,” Kevin Feige added. “Well, sometimes that’s fun. But for years I remember thinking, ‘I wonder what they are going to do when they don’t?’ Because we knew that was coming. And I could not have been better. The reaction was the best. The reaction. Was. The. Best.”
Kevin Feige is not shying away from fan expectations. But instead, he and the crew of Marvel Studios look to surprise audiences.
“We feel the pressure of delivering, and delivering on expectations. But in unexpected ways.”
While it is obvious that heroes like Spider-Man and Black Panther will inevitably return in the future, (they do have sequels coming out after all) Avengers: Endgame still has an opportunity to surprise fans with how it will be setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And we’ll get to see the movie for ourselves when it premieres on April 26th next year. Stay tuned!
“Avengers: Endgame” Fan Art Imagines New Look for Jeremy Renner as Ronin
The first release of Avengers: Endgame trailer finally gave Marvel Cinematic Universe fans one thing they have been waiting for. It’s the debut of Jeremy Renner’s new superhero persona, Ronin!
Since having a glimpse of Ronin, Marvel fans have been showing their love to Clint Barton’s Jeremy Renner with all kinds of fan art renderings. Recently, the artist BossLogic dropped his latest work on Hawkeye.
You can see the fan art below.
There is still a lot we do not know about Jeremy Renner’s full Ronin costume, especially what the headgear looks like. In the comics, Ronin wears a mask that’s a combination of a samurai and ninja mask. It covers all of his face, with two white eyes in Spider-Man style. Fans have still been debating whether that look would be recreated in Avengers: Endgame. Or we would get a more traditional live-action superhero look, with Ronin’s mask sporting some opening for Renner’s eyes to peer through. In fact, there has been something of a recent movement in fan art circles to give Ronin that open-eye mask, vs. earlier concept art that went with Ronin’s traditional comic book look.
As you can see the image above, this new artwork of Ronin from BossLogic even revises earlier concepts of what Ronin himself could look like in Avengers: Endgame. In case you need a reminder, check this out below.
Another detail of Ronin’s costume that fans have been buzzing about is whether Jeremy Renner would don a hood to play as the ninja vigilante or not.
In the first Endgame trailer, we saw a scene where Black Widow ran across Ronin somewhere in Japan, and was clearly sporting a hood over his head. However, in the next sequence, we also saw Clint Barton pull off whatever is on his head to show off his face. Since it’s raining in that scene, we are not sure if the hood was tactical due to the weather, or even a full part of the mask headpiece. So far it seems that the latter case is true. From there, it will make the look of the eyes even more crucial in determining whether Jeremy Renner’s Ronin looks badass, or just kind of silly.
In the meantime, Avengers: Infinity War is now available on Netflix. Other MCU films will be arriving.
Captain Marvel: March 8th, 2019
Avengers: Endgame: April 26th, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home: July 5th, 2019.
No One Told Netflix That Jeremy Renner Doesn’t Appear in Avengers: Infinity War
Recently, Marvel fans are more than well aware of the fact that Avengers: Infinity War just came and went last year, with only the mention of Clint Barton, as known as Hawkeye, one of the original Avengers. While you were talking about the conversation surrounding Infinity War, aside from the Snap itself, one of the biggest talking points focused on Jeremy Renner’s missing archer. Cries for “Why is not Hawkeye in the movie?!” rang loud from all corners of Marvel fandom.
All that to say, it has been clear to everyone that Jeremy Renner was not in Avengers: Infinity War. However, it does not look like anyone told Netflix that was the case.
On last Christmas Day, the streaming service Netflix added Avenger: Infinity War to its ever-changing roster of titles. That gave Marvel fans the chance to experience the film all over again. They could also find things to nitpick about how the movie is presented. While there were so many people online debating whether or not Netflix is accurate in calling Thanos an “intergalactic sociopath” (spoiler alert: that is the best possible way describing him), they seemingly missed the fact that Netflix has Jeremy Renner listed among the film’s cast.
If you check out (again) the details section of Infinity War on Netflix, it does list out the main cast & crew of the movie. Of course, when it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, the cast is entirely massive. Many of the Avengers and Guardians appear as a part of the cast, even if they have smaller roles in the movie. But as we all know too well, Jeremy Renner is most definitely not in the movie.
In spite of this fact, Jeremy Renner is still listed early on in the credits.
You can see the actor’s name appear in the first column of names. Right in between Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt.
Certainly, this is nothing more than an oversight on the part of Netflix. It’s not as if the service streaming has some new version of the movie that mysteriously includes Jeremy Renner’s character, Clint Barton as Hawkeye. If anything, it is just a little reminder of the disappointment we all felt. When the Avengers got the band back together, but somehow neglected to invite their most important member.
Fortunately, Clint Barton has appeared in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame. So everything is right with the world.
Avengers: Infinity War is now officially streaming on Netflix. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.
Benedict Wong Confirms His Return for “Avengers: Endgame”
While Marvel fans are dying to know more after the release of Avengers: Endgame trailer, it seems like another character will be joining the blockbuster.
During a recent review with Collider, Benedict Wong confirmed that he would be returning in Avengers: Endgame. As the fate of his character, Wong, was left a bit uncertain in Infinity War, it seems that he’ll factor in some capacity, so much so that it created a bit of a conflict with his role on Deadly Class.
“Yeah, there’s a time when I was doing Avengers 4,” Benedict Wong revealed. “Normally it’d be a logistical nightmare with the hair and negotiating that, but it is great. I am grateful to be on the Russo Brothers production. It’s streamlined.”
“Yeah, it did [help that the Russos got involved with both projects],” Benedict Wong continued to explain. “They just made a very expensive silicone wig [for Wong in Avengers: Endgame] that they glued on. Because the Russos wanted to keep me with hair more for Lin.”
Wong has become one of the few MCU characters whose fate has been up in the air, as he appeared only in the first act of Avengers: Infinity War, before leaving to guard the Sanctum Sanctorum. While this does not necessarily mean that Wong survived Thanos’ universe-shattering snap, it means that fans will get to see him return in some capacity.
Either way, it seems like Avengers: Endgame will also give fans a pretty wild ride.
“Whether we top [Avengers:] Infinity War or not, I don’t know,” Joe Russo said in a recent interview. “But we try to tell the story the best as we can, with these characters. This will be bringing a close to the first decade of stories. I think that alone already has a dramatic power to it.”
“I do not think any comics correlate to it,” he told Comicbook earlier this year. “But I think we were in pretty fresh territory with Avengers: Endgame. If anything, I think it is interesting after going back and looking at some of the Marvel films and viewing them through a different lens. But I cannot think of any comics, in particular, that would have value.”
“As we said a million times, our job is telling the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not directing adaptations of the comics because we are comic book fans,” Russo said. “I have no interest as director in telling or seeing a story that has already been told. If I do know all the events story as they are going to happen then what is the point of going to the film? We just want to keep surprising audiences and continue the story that started with Iron Man One a decade ago.”
So, are you guys excited to see more of Benedict Wong in Avengers: Endgame? Share your thoughts with us in the below comments!
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