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All the Marvel, DC, Disney, and Star Wars Films Releasing in 2019

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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.”

2. DUMBO

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Title: Dumbo
Studio: Disney
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.”

3. SHAZAM!

Title: Shazam!
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).”

4. PENGUINS

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Title: Penguins
Studio: Disney
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.

6. ALADDIN

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Title: Aladdin
Studio: Disney
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

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Title: Toy Story
Studio: Disney
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
Studio: Sony
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
Studio: Disney
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
Studio: Disney
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

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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.”

14. JOKER

Title: Joker
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

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Title: Frozen 2
Studio: Disney
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
Studio: Disney/Lucasfilm
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!

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“Avengers: Endgame” Officially Passes Avatar to Become the Highest-Grossing Film of All Time

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After nearly three months of release, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame has snagged an impossible achievement, becoming the top-grossing film of all time. The record has been held ever since James Cameron’s Avatar, with that movie’s achievements holding tight to the record for a decade. At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed the news as he took the stage to announce the MCU’s upcoming slate of movies, first taking a moment to celebrate the astonishing achievement. Still, it’s unclear exactly what the current Endgame figures are, though its projections through the weekend will see it passing Avatar’s $2.789 billion at the worldwide box office.

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(Photo: Box Office Mojo – Updated: July 22, 2019)

“A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios & Walt Disney Studios teams. Thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights,” Disney Studios co-chairman/chief creative officer Alan Horn shared in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter.

From the weekend Avengers: Endgame landed in theaters, the blockbuster began shattering a number of box office records, starting with the largest opening for a movie both domestically and worldwide. In the opening weekend, Endgame took in $357.1 million in the domestic and $866.5 million internationally, for a staggering $1.22 billion.

Making the achievement even more impressive are the movies that came close to taking the spot from Avatar, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), which stalled out at $2.06 billion.

“Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever. The astonishing achievements of both of these movies are ongoing proof of the power of films to move people and also bring them together in a shared experience,” Alan Horn said. “The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store. And we look forward to the future of both the MCU and Pandora.”

Earlier this year, Disney successfully acquired the rights to a majority of 20th Century Fox’s assets, that includes Avatar. The franchise looks to give the Marvel Cinematic Universe a run for its money in upcoming years, as James Cameron is developing four sequels to the originals, and the first of which is already set to hit theaters in December of 2020.

Last month, Avengers: Endgame earned a special re-release, in addition to some unseen footage in hopes of adding more tickets to its already massive tally.

Avengers: Endgame is now still playing in select theaters. The film hits Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray/DVD on August 13.

Congrats, Marvel Studios! Whatever it takes!

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“Avengers: Endgame” Writers Reveals Gamora’s Post-Endgame Fate

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After the events of Avengers: Endgame, the fate of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) has been a big question mask. Even though fans have debated whether the character was dusted in Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) snap at the end of the movie, it appears that the time-traveling Zen-Whoberian is alive and well. That is, of course, according to Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Earlier in the day, the Endgame writers had their very own panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. And while there, Markus and McFeely confirmed that to their knowledge, the time-traveling Gamora from 2014 survived Tony Stark’s snap. They explained that the character slipped away, and anticipated her story picking back up in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

It should be explained that the version of Gamora that traveled through time in Endgame was a version of the character before we saw even in Guardians of the Galaxy, hence the reason some thought she might have been snapped. At that time, Gamora was still technically part of Thanos’ force.

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Earlier last month, Avengers: Endgame filmmakers, the Russo Brothers, skirted around the question, playing coy and not hitting the question head-on.

“This argument could be that Tony Stark wished away all the evil,” Joe Russo said. “Was she evil or just the enemy? Is she still alive? Who knows? That is a story for another time.”

“And if Tony wanted to get rid of Thanos and his entire army, was she still part of his army?” Anthony essentially went on to echo that sentiment.

The timeline is still a bit murky when it comes to James Gunn’s work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, although it is fully expected he was well aware of the events of the last two Avengers films when writing the script. The director did, after all, eventually get credit as an executive producer on the movies. Either way, the Guardians threequel is shaping up to be a jam-packed affair, with some other reports that suggested characters like Moondragon, the High Evolutionary, and Lylla would be making an appearance.

So, do you think the Guardians will run into Gamora in Vol. 3? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame launches on digital July 30 ahead of a home media release on August 13. Spider-Man: Far From Home is still in theaters while Captain Marvel hit digitally May 28 and landed in Blu-ray collections June 11.

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“Avengers: Endgame” Takes a Big Jump in Catching Avatar, Less Than $7 Million Away

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Avengers: Endgame is now on Avatar’s tail at the global box office. The Marvel Studios’ flick has earned another $2.8 million this weekend, bringing its worldwide box office total to $2.781 billion. At this time of writing, that puts Endgame’s box office behemoth a mere $7 million shy of typing Avatar’s $2.788 billion box office record.

Check out the chart below.

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(Photo: Box Office Mojo – Updated: July 15, 2019)

For his part, Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo is trying not to think about whether the movie will catch or top Avatar.

“I mean, look at it, I know it sounds very sensational, and all but I try not to focus on it because there is no – even if we do not pass Avatar, there is no way I want to have a shred of regret about anything associated with this movie,” the filmmaker said at the MTV Awards. “So I refuse to kind of consider it, you know?”

However, Avengers: Endgame already passed Avatar to becoming the second highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office. After being re-released in theaters, Endgame returned to the domestic box office top 10. The movie earned another $1.69 million in North America this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $851 million.

During a press tour for Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony and Joe Russo expressed, “We poured our hearts and soul into Avengers: Endgame, hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world. Our family of cast and crew all felt honored to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Marvel and Disney, and the incredible, global community of fans, thank you.”

Avengers: Endgame is now being re-released in select theaters. The film will be hitting digital on July 30 and available in Blu-ray on August 13.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Josh Brolin as Thanos, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

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MCU: The Difference Between “The Snap” and “The Blip”

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Ever since the end of Avengers: Infinity War last year, fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe have referred to the biggest event that wiped out half of all life on Earth, and across the galaxy – as “The Snap.” It makes sense, considering Thanos literally snapped away half the population after accumulating all of six Infinity Stones. However, it works more as a movie-going term, considering not everyone knows how it all went down.

The people on the streets of various cities and towns across the planet, far removed from the Battle of Wakanda (Black Panther), would likely refer to it as something else, especially after everyone returned in Endgame. And with Spider-Man: Far From Home, finally it gives us a different term for this event, with the students of Midtown High referring to their disappearances and return as “The Blip.

Recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke with Fandango about the nomenclature, explaining how it all differentiates in the MCU.

“It came pretty fast. We always referred to it as the Blip, then the public started referring to it as the Snap,” Feige explained. “We think it is funny when high school kids just call this horrific, universe-changing event the Blip. We have narrowed it down. The Snap is when everyone disappeared at the end of Infinity War. And The Blip is when everybody returned at the end of Endgame. And that’s how we’ve narrowed in on the definitions.”

Actually, not everyone knows what happened in Wakanda, even though Steve Rogers/Captain America refers to the Mad Titan by name when conducting his support group in Endgame. So it stands to reason that not everyone actually knows about Thanos snapping his fingers, or that they’d even refer to the disappearances of friends and family so colloquially.

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At least we now have some defining terms for two of the most significant events to take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hopefully, we will get more stories to explore the five-year time period between “The Snap” and “The Blip,” so we could learn more about how the world managed to move on and adapt to these horrible events.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is globally playing in theaters now. Avengers: Endgame will arrive digitally on July 3o and Blu-ray on August 13.

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Avengers: Endgame Officially Getting Re-Released With New Footage

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It looks like Avengers: Endgame might be able to beat Avatar’s massive box office record after all. The movie has lost the majority of its momentum by now, almost two months after its initial release, but Avengers: Endgame is about to get another major boost to ticket sales. No, it is not just because Spider-Man: Far From Home is arriving in theaters in July. Avengers: Endgame is indeed hitting theaters for a second round, along with some additional footage that did not make it into the official cut in April.

While attending the press junket for Spider-Man: Far From Home in London, Brandon Davis from Comicbook had a chance to speak exclusively with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who confirmed that Avengers: Endgame would be heading back to the big screen for a theatrical re-release. Not only that, this version of the film will arrive with extra scenes that were not included in the first theatrical release.

“We’re doing that,” Kevin Feige said of an Endgame re-release with new footage. “I don’t know if it has been announced. And I don’t know how much… Yeah, we are doing it next weekend.”

So, Avengers: Endgame is now coming back to the big screen with new footage, which is an incredibly exciting announcement given the hype around the film. What’s even more exciting is the fact that Endgame is arriving next weekend, and fans can see it again before the premiere of Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2.

This action should also help Avengers: Endgame tackle the immense box office hurdle that is James Cameron’s Avatar. As of Wednesday morning, Avatar still holds the global box office record of all time with $2.788B. Meanwhile, Avengers: Endgame is very close to that number, with a current total of $2.750B. It has looked as though the final chapter of this Infinity Saga would not be able to topple Cameron’s sci-fi epic, but the re-release with new unseen footage could do the trick.

And remember to be on the lookout for a new version of Avengers: Endgame next weekend!

One last time. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

 

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“Avengers: Endgame:” The Second Movie Ever to Cross $800 Million Domestically

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And just like that, Avengers: Endgame has reached another milestone.

Thanks to an extended holiday weekend, the latest Marvel Studios film eventually has become the second movie ever to cross $800 million at the domestic box office. In the fifth weekend in theaters, Avengers: Endgame has grossed north of $803.63 million domestically, strengthening its second spot in the market of all time.

This weekend has been exceptionally kind to the movie after a series of the larger-than-typical week over week drops. Dropping over 50% in each of the first four weekends, the four-day weekend allowed Avengers: Endgame to mark just a 25,6% drop over last weekend’s gross over $29.97 million. In total, Endgame earned an estimated $22.3 million stateside this weekend.

Despite crossing $800 million domestically, Avengers: Endgame still trails Star Wars: The Force Awakens by a healthy $133 million, an uphill battle as the Marvel property heads deeper into its theatrical release. Globally, Endgame is just $103 million away from Avatar’s highest-grossing film title, something that industry experts anticipate will not happen until Labor Day weekend, if this blockbuster can stick it out in theaters that long.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame now continues its box office run as the film moves into the second month in theaters. And the Avengers flick will be followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 2 while Captain Marvel will be released digitally on May 28 ahead of a home media release on June 11.

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“Avengers: Endgame” Officially Surpasses Avatar at All-Time Domestic Box Office

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Avengers: Endgame has officially passed Avatar, becoming the second-highest grossing film ever at the domestic box office. Its total now stands at a whopping $780 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains the highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office with $936.6 million.

Avengers: Endgame is also the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide. It has earned $2.56 billion globally, passing James Cameron’s Titanic. At the worldwide box office, now Endgame still trails Avatar’s $2.78 billion total by $224 million.

Opening with $350 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide, Avengers: Endgame immediately became a threat for the all-time box office crowns. Crossing the $2 billion mark in just the blink of an eye, the movie remains on pace to surpass Avatar and top the $2.7 billion worldwide gross of the 2009 sci-fi epic. As Endgame inches closer to that milestone, it has just beaten James Cameron’s film in the U.S.

(Box Office Mojo chart – Updated: May 19, 2019)

During a press release issued when Avengers: Endgame had its first $1 billion global opening in box office history, Walt Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn, said, “Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.”

“Though Avengers: Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 movies constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they have envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

So, what do you think about this record of Avengers: Endgame? Let us know in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame is still playing in theaters. Other upcoming MCU film is Spider-Man: Far From Home which swings into theaters on July 2.

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Captain Marvel Suit in “Avengers: Endgame” Was Entirely CG

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After the debut in her own film in the last few months, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), better known as Captain Marvel, certainly made an impression on the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Endgame. She brought the superpower she promised, with a sweet new haircut and an updated take on her classic suit as well. However, as it turns out, Carol did not always have that suit in Endgame. In fact, the whole thing was added in the post-production process.

After the release of Endgame, during an interview with Weta Digital’s Matt Aitken, a VFX supervisor on the film, when the topic of working Captain Marvel into the story came up, Aitken explained there were actually some changes made after they shot her initial scenes.

Remember, most of Avengers: Endgame was shot before Captain Marvel, and Brie Larson filmed all of her scenes for the film in the same suit she wore for her solo outing. And when everything came together, the creative team thought it was strange if the character had the same suit for 25 years, so they ended up making a suit on their computers and added it to Carol in post.

“She was filmed with here physical costume with a great costume from the costume department, but after her sequences were filmed, it was decided by the filmmakers that her costume needed to be more different from the costume that she was wearing in the 25 years ago, whatever the era of Captain Marvel, the Captain Marvel movie,” explained Aitken. “So we ended up replacing her costume with a CG suit for all her shots.”

So when we see all of those gold shoulder pads as well as updated logos, they were all created by computers. These kind of CG effects are all around films like Endgame, but they are just much harder to notice with the naked eyes. All of the Quantum Realm suits were made with VFX as well.

What do you think of Captain Marvel’s suit in Avengers: Endgame? The film is now in theaters.

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New “Dark Phoenix” Trailer Features the X-Men’s own “Avengers: Endgame” as An Epic Finale

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A brand new IMAX exclusive trailer for Dark Phoenix goes back to the beginning of the franchise, showing off the full X-Men saga from the first X-Men movie in 2000. As we can see in the video above, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Ian McKellen, along with all the other mutants who have graced the big screen in the last 20 years, stuffed into preamble for this latest installment.

Aside from The New Mutants – which has been pushed back a couple of times with a current release date of April 2020 – now Dark Phoenix is rumored to be the last film in the X-Men saga.

That concept is similar to one of the TV spots for Avengers: Endgame, which featured the ten years of Marvel Cinematic Universe culminating in one last showdown. However, the key difference is that instead of avenging those lost and defeating the Mad Titan (Thanos), the X-Men go against one of their own: Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey (who they also went against in The Last Stand, but this is a different kind of Jean Grey).

Can Jean Grey be the new Thanos?

So, does a look back into the past of this franchise have as much emotional weight for Dark Phoenix as it did for Endgame? Word is still out on just how the last X-Men film delivers its final emotional punches, but Endgame did raise the bar.

Dark Phoenix is expected to bring the past 20 years of X-Men films to a close.

Today has been dubbed “X-Men Day” in celebration. A new featurette looking back on the film franchise’s legacy was also released.

On the nostalgia side, 20th Century Fox delivered a more hefty lookback – less Dark Phoenix trailer but more sentimentality – where the cast members of X-Men films talk about the impact of the franchise and how it changed comic book movies.

Along with the IMAX trailer, Marvel Studios also released a new throwback poster in the style of Steven Spielberg’s go-to artist, Drew Struzan.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7th.

 

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Why Captain America Gave the Shield to Sam Wilson/Falcon Instead of Bucky Barnes

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The end of Avengers: Endgame might surprise many fans, not because Captain America (starred by Chris Evans) did survive in the film, but because he decided to retire and pass his iconic shield down to the right-hand man Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). It was an emotional scene in which might have raised more questions than answers. And one of biggest questions being, why Cap choose Falcon over his life-long friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)?

According to Endgame screenwriters, there is a certain quality Falcon possesses that Bucky does not because in some ways he still has the risk of being mind-controlled again.

“It is pretty hard to give it to Bucky,” co-writer Christopher Markus told Variety. “As much as we love him, he’s on the dark path and is still recovering from that. And Sam is really a truly stand up guy. It was not a wildly difficult choice, certainly. I think Bucky has a lot more stories as Bucky and as someone headed on a path of atonement. And Sam has ascended into his new role.”

Also asked by Variety if Bucky’s nod of understanding was scripted, McFeely confirmed it was. “Yes,” he replied. “Our assumption is that he and Steve [Rogers] had a long conversation before Steve went back.” That means Bucky did already know about his best buddy’s decision.

McFeely went to agree with his writing partner, saying it was the story arc to dive into, especially with the series for Falcon & The Winter Soldier streaming soon on Disney+.

“The thing that gets me the most is that it is much better for both of their stories this way,” says McFeely. “Certainly, Bucky getting the shield would provide lots of stories. I do not know if it gives Sam much story. And again, there is a streaming show coming, right? I don’t know what they are doing but Sam having the mantle of Captain America, how he feels about that, and Bucky working or having some kind of relationship with HYDRA. I think that is pretty rich.”

“Again, particularly as Bucky has to confront the mind control past. Captain America has always represented the best of the idea of America, you know? And giving it to an African-America guy… it is great! Not patting ourselves on the back, I am just saying that is pointing toward a better America.”

The screenwriter also made sure to point out that he was unaware of what Marvel Studios has planned for the Disney+ show, even though he thinks Sam Wilson’s movement into the Captain America mantle should play a good part.

(Sam Wilson as new Captain America – a fan art from DevianArt)

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters. Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives on July 2.

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