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Chris Pine Appears in a Surprising Cameo in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

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While Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is just two weeks away from landing theaters, yet some interesting revelation is starting to come to light about the wall-crawler’s first animated adventure on the big screen.

During an early screening, a major actor from DC Comics’ cinematic universe will make a cameo in the upcoming movie. Even though that role has an impact on Miles Morales’ journey toward becoming Spider-Man – as covered by Comicbook.

Warning: The following contains some spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

As the reporter confirmed, star Chris Pine – starring as Steve Trevor in Warner Bros.’s Wonder Woman – will appear in the Spider-Man movie as none other than Peter Parker himself. But wait, how could Pine be the original Spider if Jake Johnson also plays the same character? Well, just consider the movie title, and we will get the answer.

Into the Spider-Verse introduces Marvel fans to a vast multiverse each with their own version of the title character. However, Miles Morales comes from a universe where Peter Parker actually existed and died. That inspires him to take on the mantle of Spider-Man.

Chris Pine will play that version of Spider-Man. The character eventually will suffer the same fate as the Ultimate Comics counterpart. He’ll leave a gap for Miles to step up and fill.

The version of Peter Parker featured by DC’s Chris Pine is different from Jake Johnson’s one, who was more-or-less fed up with his duties and became disillusioned. But he’s still a Spider-Man, a living and breathing one at that. He’s still the one who takes Miles under his wing, teaches him what he needs to know to wear the mask and protect his city.

Producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller spoke with Fandango about their version of Peter Parker and how he’s almost a perfect amalgam of every major Spidey trilogy that has been told across comics, cartoons, and movies.

“’The Spider-Man in Miles’ universe that he meets early in the movie is meant to be as competent a Spider-Man as possible. And meant to be living in an alternate universe that we’d all consider the mainstream comics universe,” Lord told. “So you’ll see that like he and Mary Jane kiss in the rain upside down. But she is upside down, and he is right side up. Just trying to find little ways to say, ‘This is a parallel dimension.’”

Soon, we are going to see Chris Pine’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse premieres in theaters on December 14th.

 

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Tom Holland Reveals Three “Spider-Man: Far From Home” New Posters

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Happy Monday, Marvel fans! Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland just wants to start your week off on the right foot. On Instagram, the actor revealed three Far From Home posters that show Spider-Man in his new costume. We can see Spidey is posing in locations throughout Europe, London, and Venice.

“I thought I would kickstart your week with a little Spidey action,” Tom Holland wrote. “Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theatres on July 5, and it is his craziest ride yet.”

The film sees Peter Parker embarking on his school trip to Europe to have Nick Fury enlist Spider-Man for a mission to stop several elemental villains.

View the full posters below.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously has discussed Spidey’s travels.

“We film in Logon,” he said. “We shot the first in Atlanta and shot a lot of films in London, but there is another reason we are shooting in London which is, yes, Spidey, of course, will spend some time in New York. But he will spend some time in other parts of the globe.”

Kevin Feige also stated that the globetrotting of Spider-Man is not the only reason the title was chosen.

“Wel, I mean, let the speculation begin. That is always fun,” said Feige. “We like [Far From Home] of course because it ties into Homecoming, not just keeping that word going, which we like and liked it more than Homecoming 2, but that notion of ‘home’ is just a word that has dual meanings we would like to continue with this [MCU] version of Spider-Man. So, Far From Home has multiple meanings.”

The synopsis of Spider-Man: Far From Home was released alongside the first official trailer and poster for the movie.

Spider-Man: Far From Home synopsis reads, “Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Superhero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of his gang on a European vacation. However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when Peter Parker begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”

Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts returns to helm the sequel. Tom Holland reprises his role as Spider-Man. Returning cast includes Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Micheal Keaton as the Vulture, Zendaya as Michelle. Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson also return to their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury, respectively. And Jake Gyllenhaal debuts as the villain Mysterio, though he has been described as an ally recruited to assist Spider-Man in the film.

Are you excited to see this return of Spider-Man in Far From Home? The movie opens in theaters on July 5.

In the meantime, Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters. Upcoming Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26.

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“Captain Marvel” Becomes the 10th Biggest Comic Book Movie of All Time

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Earlier this month, the blockbuster Captain Marvel just hit theaters, already becoming a wild success. The movie opened to $153 million at the box office, which made Captain Marvel the seventh-largest opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the franchise’s history. Captain Marvel managed to earn the title of the highest grossing movie of 2019 in only three days. It scored one of the biggest IMAX openings bringing in $22 million on 964 screens. The film also had the best international opening for Marvel in IMAX and the second biggest international IMAX opening of all time.

Now, Captain Marvel has hit another milestone by becoming the 10th biggest comic book movie in history.

According to Box Office Mojo report, Captain Marvel is now the 52nd highest grossing movie of all time. This blockbuster has already earned $910,298,835 at the worldwide box office, falling behind only nine other comic book movies.

At present, those nine movies above Captain Marvel include:

  • Avengers: Infinity War ($2,048,357,754 – ranked the 4th overall)
  • The Avengers ($1,518,812,988 – ranked the 6th overall)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,405,403,694 – ranked the 8th overall)
  • Black Panther ($1,346,913,161 – ranked the 9th overall)
  • Iron Man 3 ($1,214,811,252 – ranked 17th overall)
  • Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 – ranked 19th overall)
  • Aquaman ($1,146,648,294– ranked 20th overall)
  • The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,939,099 – ranked 25th overall)
  • The Dark Knight (with $1,004,934,033 – ranked 37th overall)

Considering Captain Marvel has only been out for a couple of weeks, so there is still a chance it will continue to rise in the ranks. It is already impressively topped films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, and so on.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Lashana Lynch (Maria Rambeau), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Annette Bening (Dr. Wendy Lawson), Lee Pace (Ronan), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto (Att-Lass), Akira Akbar (Monica Rameau), Rune Temte (Bronn-Char), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), McKenna Grace (Young Carol), and Jude Law (Yon-Rogg).

You can catch Captain Marvel next in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame!

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters. Avengers: Endgame premieres on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home is coming on July 5.

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An Updated Diagram Shows Characters Owned by Marvel Studios After Disney & Fox Merger

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Recently, an updated visual guide to Marvel’s live-action character rights has been released after the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, who formerly possessed the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool franchises. These characters have since been folded into the Disney-owned Marvel Studios banner, under the purview of the president Kevin Feige.

The only remaining top-tier characters are not fully owned by Marvel Studios, including Spider-Man and most of his supporting players and rogues gallery. Many of these characters are retained by Sony Pictures for preferred appearances in its own universe called “Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters,” already home to Venom (star Tom Hardy) and soon Morbius (star Jared Leto).

Rights for Spider-Man (star Tom Holland) – and villains Mysterio (Jakes Gyllenhaal) and Vulture (Michael Keaton) – are controlled by Sony, who allows these characters to exist and operate within the MCU through a multi-picture deal struck back in 2015, giving Marvel Studios creative power on the Sony-distributed Spider-Man franchise as well as the ability to utilize Spider-Man in its two-part Avengers sequels.

Take a closer look at this diagram from Reddit below.

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Meanwhile, other characters not yet fully reclaimed by Marvel Studios include Hulk (star Mark Ruffalo) and yet-to-debut supporting players She-Hulk or the Leader, whose rights fall under the Hulk family banner claimed by Universal Pictures. Although Marvel can use Hulk elsewhere – he is one of the main characters in the Avengers franchise and acted as support in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Universal Pictures retains the right to distribute a single Hulk picture, prohibiting a follow-up standalone movie. Previously, Universal distributed Hulk (2003) and Marvel Studios’ sophomore effort, Edward Norton-led Incredible Hulk (2008).

As for the aquatic superhero Namor, his rights are similarly tied up at Universal Pictures, but messy legal entanglements make ownership of the character’s rights “not as clean or clear as the majority of other characters,” Kevin Feige said in a statement last year.

“The truth is, I am excited for all of them. I’m excited, and it is not just the marquee names, you know. There are hundreds of names on these documents and agreements,” the Marvel Studios president told MTV News in January as Disney closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox. “The fact that Marvel is now as close as we may ever get to have access to all of those characters is something that I have been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. And it is very exciting.”

Recently, a report penned by The Hollywood Reporter anticipates 2021 as the earliest possible release date for the first X-Men film produced and distributed by the Walt Disney Company. And Marvel was legally prohibited from initiating development on any Fox-controlled properties until the deal officially closed on Wednesday, March 20.

Marvel Studios next releases Avengers: Endgame, out April 26.

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Chris Hemsworth Welcomes Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds to the Marvel Family

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With the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and other entertainment assets eventually being finalized, the Marvel family now got a little bit bigger.

Recently, Avengers: Endgame star Chris Hemsworth did the decent thing by welcoming the newcomer, making Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds’ addition feel a bit warm.

Chris Hemsworth posted to social media, sharing a new piece of fan art that showcases Deadpool in the God of Thunder’s classic helmet and a much tiner version of Mjolnir. We are expecting to see this be canon in the Avengers: Endgame post-credits stinger.

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The star loves to have fun with his fellow actors on social media, and we all know about Ryan Reynolds’ antics on the site. We anxiously await the response from Deadpool star.

Knowing that Deadpool could make his potential way to join the MCU should be exciting for fans, and it opens up possibilities for more mature-themed movies and series coming to fruition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it seems that the franchise will likely remain under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Disney Chairman Bob Iger previously clarified at a shareholders meeting that the Deadpool 3 would go on. And according to a new report from THR, the franchise would be the only X-Men series to continue without being rebooted.

Last year, Bob Iger also stated that the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would be transferred under the banner of Marvel Studios, giving Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige access to fan-favorites that have yet to appear in the MCU.

“I think it only makes sense,” Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter. “I want to be careful because of what has been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. And it only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There should not be two Marvels.”

We will see if Deadpool and Thor become the new power couple of the MCU in years to come. However, until then, the God of Thunder will return in Avengers: Endgame premiering in theaters on April 26.

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Fans Shipping Captain Marvel and Thor

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Avengers: Endgame is now moving into its actual endgame. The movie arrives theaters in just a month, so the team at Marvel Studios released a new trailer to celebrate. And it also has introduced a new ship into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So, if you’re ready to move on from Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, no worries, because it seems netizens are convinced that Captain Marvel and Thor are about to become a new “it” item.

The whole thing actually began at the end of the Avengers: Endgame trailer. Fans watched as the reel set up the MCU’s epic battle to save the universe from Thanos at last, but instead, fans now directed their focus to the trailer’s tag scene. It ended with a short add-on starring Thor and Carol Danvers.

That scene shows Thor dressed down in a hoodie approached Carol from behind. Then Captain Marvel turns as the Asgardian approaches, and he stops before her. With a hand reached out, the God of Thunder summons his weapon to his hand, and Carol doesn’t even act so much as flinch. They lock eyes with Natasha Romanoff standing to the side, and Thor ends the standoff with his easy smile.

I like this one,” the king admits, making the whole comic fandom explode into feels.

You can view the slides below; fans are obsessed with the meeting and all its interpretations. While some of them are simply happy to see the two overpowered space travelers meeting up, others think about a budding romance could sprout between them. But now, we have to wait and see if the ship actually sets said when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this April, or if Captain Marvel will go “higher, further, faster” without the OG Avenger.

01. SMILE EVERYONE

02. TEAMWORK VIBES

03. WE ARE ALL THOR

04. SHE NEEDS NO PROTECTION

05. WELL, YOU ARE NOT WRONG

06. HEART EYES EVERYWHERE

07. HELLO!

08. YES, ANOTHER!

and so on.

How about you? What is your thought of this growing ship? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. And you can also check out the debut of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, now playing in theaters.

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“Avengers: Endgame” New TV Spot Released Online

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A new TV spot for upcoming Avengers: Endgame has been released online.

This is the first TV spot for the blockbuster since the 30-second spot which aired during the Super Bowl. It contains new footage by comparison to other Endgame trailers but in the form of already-released Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

This time around, the opening of the Avengers: Endgame trailer shows more fallen characters which weren’t used in the latest full-length trailer. For example, Evangeline Lily’s Hope van Dyne a.k.a. The Wasp is also featured in the opening of this new Avengers: Endgame TV spot.

“You cannot chase bigger because you get yourself into trouble,” co-director Joe Russo said in an interview. “What you can chase is storytelling. So, everything for us is based on that story. Obviously, this is larger in scale than the Civil War because we have more than double the number of characters in it. And it is Thanos. It is cosmic. The stakes are the universe. You cannot get much bigger than that.”

In another later interview regarding Avengers: Infinity War, the directors Russo Brothers went into further detail about what they expected the year between Infinity War and its sequel to feel like for fans.

“I think the reaction is that in [Captain America:] Winter Soldier and Civil War, we like complicated stories,” said Joe Russo. “We like stories that are in bounds. And Thanos is the toughest villain they have ever faced. It is going to cost these heroes a lot if they are going to beat him. We like robust concepts. So I think when people are done with the movie, hopefully, it is a cathartic experience for them; and so they feel it was a worthy finale to 10 years of film-making.”

Avengers: Endgame officially hits theaters on April 26. In the meantime, Captain Marvel is still showing. And Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release on July 5.

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Marvel May Not Make X-Men Films Until 2021 or Later

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The merger is done, and it seems that the mouse has taken over the fox. At long last, Disney’s acquisition of the 21st Century Fox has finally come through, leaving the entertainment industry in a state of flux. With Disney becoming a bigger powerhouse than ever, details are beginning to trickle out about what is next for the studio. But it doesn’t seem there are immediate plans out for the X-Men franchise.

According to a new piece by THR, it appears the team at Disney – and Marvel Studios by proxy – are not ready to embrace Professor Xavier’s gifted youngsters quite yet.

“Unless [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige has a completed script waiting in his desk drawer, the newly arriving superheroes from the Disney-Fox merger are unlikely to hit screens until at least 2021, if not later,” The Hollywood Reporter reports.

And for those who want to know why the report takes such a hard stance, it all comes down to timing. This big acquisition of Disney has given the studio a slew of big-name properties, but fans are paying their close attention to Deadpool, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men. In the past, many reports have stressed Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool is apparently the only Fox-led iteration to jump on board with Disney. However, the story of the latter two franchises is now a bit different.

Disney not only did inherit dozens of properties, but it also took on two yet-released X-Men films.

With Dark Phoenix will be the first X-Men film marketed by Disney, the movie is slated to debut on June 7 while New Mutants is aiming for a tentative August 2 premiere in spite of troubled reports. The House of Mouse is about to have its hands full sorting out these existing projects. And that does not account for lingering producer deals.

“The X-Men movies date back to 2000’s X-Men. There are also producer deals that will need to be looked at and either untangled or bought out, sources say. Lauren Shuler Donner, who championed the 2000’s film and has been a producer on all Fox’s mutant-centric films, is said to have a deal that calls for her to receive an executive producer credit on any X-Men film whether or not she’s actively involved. Kinberg may have a similar deal,” THR writes.
* Simon Kinberg is a longtime X-Men producer/writer and Dark Phoenix director.

With so much instability rocking Fox’s former IPs, it’s difficult to tell when Marvel Studios could being actively pursuing projects for the X-Men. With the MCU a blank slate following upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, anything seems possible for the world-famous franchise. And if Disney could whip up a rebranding of the X-Men or Fantastic Four by 2021, fans would be happier about it, but netizens should hold their breath over any movie announcements now.

So, would you mind waiting a bit longer for, say, a Wolverine x Hawkeye team-up? Let us know in the comments!

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Deadpool Reportedly The Only X-Men Franchise to Stick After Disney Purchase

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The deal between Disney and Fox is now official, and there are many ramifications from it. One of that has to do with returning of rights to characters previously licensed out to other companies, most notably including Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four characters from Marvel. With the new merger now in place, and while Spider-Man still calls Sony home, two out of the three franchises will be returning under Marvel’s sole umbrella. However, according to a recent report, it seems that Marvel does not really have plans to carry on what Fox was doing. And that is, with one big foul-mouthed exception, and his name is Deadpool.

At present, there are a few more X-Men films already on the way from Fox, and they will be seen through under Disney’s umbrella. These movies include X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the New Mutants. But after those responsibilities are done, we shouldn’t expect any more from those franchises for a bit. According to a report from THR, Disney will only be moving over Fox’s Deadpool as a permanent resident, coinciding with earlier statements from Disney CEO Bob Iger that an R-rated Deadpool movie would still be a part of the studio.

Meanwhile, everything else though it seems is being wiped clean, Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix will likely be the last X-Men movie from this era. As for New Mutants, currently according to a report, it’s being mulled over, with possibly avoiding theaters at all and even just being released on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

Though the Fox-led X-Men films have done well at the box office, there has always been a want for them returning to Marvel after the MCU took off. Many have been wondering what a Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the X-Men could look like. And while probably that won’t include any Logan-typed movies, it means the Mutants would get the same treatment that other Marvel heroes have received at the studio. That can only be a good thing.

Wolverine, Imagine Cyclops, Storm, Rogue, Beast, Gambit, and the rest will be given the same faithful adaptations that Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers have received. It sounds great, right? That could actually happen now, though we are all glad that Deadpool, at least for the time being, is staying just the same as we remember him.

So, are you bummed Marvel is starting over with the X-Men franchise?

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Disney and Fox Merger Officially Closes

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Eventually, after months of negotiations and regulatory procedures, the highly-anticipated merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox has officially closed. Nearly a year with $72 billion later, Disney now owns 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Television Group, as well as Blue Sky Studios amongst other assets. Along with films and television studios, Disney and their subsidiary Marvel Studios have regained the live-action rights to characters under the umbrellas of X-Men and Fantastic Four, certainly welcome news to the Marvel fans.

The acquisition comes at a time when Disney is going all-in with their own streaming service in Disney+. Set to compete with the huge likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the dozens of other streaming apps available at present, the Disney platform has a reported 18 movies and 16 TV shows in development exclusive to the service. Though due out later this year, the House of Mouse will reportedly unveil the first look of their service next month.

Recently, the Walt Disney Company released a statement of about the acquisition with Disney chairman Bob Iger calling that a “historic moment” for the studio.

“This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us. One of that will create significant long-term value for our company and shareholders,” the CEO of Disney said in the statement. “Combining Disney and 21 Century Fox’s wealth of creative content and proven talents creates the preeminent global entertainment company, and well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.”

Earlier this month at Disney annual shareholder meeting, Bob Iger also detailed how the company has been getting ready for their new shakeup.

“Our corporate structure is designed to integrate those assets and maximize long-term value,” said the chief executive. “We all spent most of the [last] year on integration planning so we’ll hit the ground running as soon as the deal closes.”

Among other assets purchased in the deal includes 30% stake in Hulu, the streaming platform Disney already owns 30% of. Furthermore, the House of Mouse is ramping up another big acquisition. According to a report from Variety, Disney is looking to purchase WarnerMedia’s 10% stake in the service and an overwhelming 70% majority ownership stake. Meanwhile, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, the Big Ten Network, and other small channels of the like weren’t part of this deal and would be spun off into a separate entity called Fox Corporation.

On the other hand, WarnerMedia is in the process of putting their own streaming platform.

Set to release later this year, the yet-untitled service reportedly will include three different tiers – movies, movies plus original programming, with library content plus licensed programming.

As it stands now, Hulu ownership is divided into four parts. Disney, Fox, and Comcast/NBCUniverse each own 30% of the company while WarnerMedia owns the last 10%. When the Disney & Fox deal closed, that means the company would own a majority 60% of Hulu, which grows to a bigger 70% should Disney be able to talk WarnerMedia into selling their share.

Though the price has yet to be made public, Disney reportedly valued Hulu at $9.3 billion as recently as last year. That means they would likely shell out around one billion dollars for WarnerMedia’s stake in the streaming platform.

As for Marvel fans who worried that the Deadpool and X-Force franchises would be toned down or changed since the completed purchase of Disney and Fox, that might actually be no longer the case.

It means that the future of Deadpool 3 is a lot brighter than most people initially thought. Early this year, the creator of Deadpool, Rob Liefeld, took to Twitter, assuring fans that the third movie in this series would still happen, regardless of what sort of the deal took place.

The Disney CEO Bob Iger previously confirmed that the studio would continue with Deadpool under a Fox umbrella. He noted that the Walt Disney Company would make sure to brand these properties differently so consumers would not get anything confused. The CEO also made sure to say that nothing in Fox’s current portfolio did concern them, making it seem as though what Fox has been doing to this point is fair game.

So it looks like Deadpool, X-Force, and other R-rated characters that have been released by Fox would continue once this merge is now completed. While Disney has not been in the business of R-rated films, that could likely change with the purchase of Fox. As with FX, Fox Searchlight, and the Deadpool franchise, there will be plenty of adult brands that soon fall under Disney’s umbrella. And it sounds as though Disney will be leaving those alone and letting the successful brands continues.

In addition to Disney, the studio has officially stop Marvel films on Netflix and certainly replaced them with their own streaming service, Disney+. The Walt Disney Company is also set up for a monstrous year at the box office with all of their movies will be releasing this year.

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President Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel Will Lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Now the Marvel Cinematic Universe is entering a transitional phase, as familiar superheroes expectedly depart the series following the events of Avengers: Endgame. While compiling reports of films that are expected to debut in the next few years, the future movie slate is dominated by all-new films or sequels to more recent entries into the MCU.

According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, one of latest heroes making debuts in the MCU, Captain Marvel, now will become a major force in the future of the franchise.

Based on his comments, it would appear Carol Danvers will be the key to holding the MCU together.

“The great thing about Captain Marvel is that she is a human. She is a real person, Carol Danvers, who gets these incredible powers and who has these amazing adventures in outer space,” Kevin Feige previously confirmed in Captain Marvel: The Official Movie Special. “As with all the best Marvel characters, Carol Danvers needs to be very human. And so, this is not just about somebody who is incredibly powerful or can fly around and even shoot photon blasts out of her hands. It is somebody who is very human, who is very vulnerable, and who has multiple dimensions.”

As we all knew, Tony Stark debuted in Iron Man, kicking off the MCU. While there is not an official “leader” of the Avengers, both Iron Man and Captain America have been the most prominent figures in the franchise, as it’s the lessons that they learned over the course of their lives that would motivate their heroism. In the regard, it seems as though Captain Marvel would make a better choice to drive the MCU forward than, say, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

“When we found out Brie Larson might be interested in joining our world, we had a number of meetings,” added Kevin Feige. “She was a huge fan of her character in the comics. And one of the highlights of my career at Marvel was introducing Brie at Comic-Con and having her come out on stage; then she stands there with literally almost everybody else from our movies. There she was at the forefront, and that was a great foreshadowing – not just for how audiences are going to embrace her as the character, but also for how Captain Marvel is about to take the lead and she’ll be at the forefront of this entire Cinematic Universe.”

Based on the popularity of Captain Marvel, the formula of Kevin Feige looks to be proving correct about the future face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain Marvel is already in theaters.

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Marvel Fan Shares An Infographic of Spider-Man Emblems

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It seems that the iconic Spider-Man has undergone quite a lot of evolutions over the years. And it also means most fans have their favorite incarnation of the friendly neighborhood hero’s costume. In case you’re having trouble figuring out which you like best, this snazzy new infographic is here to help.

Recently over Reddit, user /rickyfranklin shared an infographic, which catalogs the different emblems that have been used in the past nearly-60 years since the debut of Spider-Man. The graphic also shows Steve Ditko’s original depiction of the Spider-Man symbol, all the way to the one seen in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.

You can view the Spidey infographic below.

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Anyone who is tangentially familiar with the Spider-Man universe is probably aware of how many different versions of the iconic web-slinger exist, even within the live-action film space. Since 2000, three actors have brought Peter Parker/Spider-Man to life on the big screen, with the latest being Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Actually I haven’t been in contact with them,” the star said of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield during a 2016’s interview. “But it is so lucky because I have got five movies that I can draw from. I watched every single one before I even got cast in this movie. Then I watched them all again and just picked little things that I thought was great and that I would like to keep.”

And in recent years, the impact of Spider-Man has been on full display in another medium as well. That includes the Spider-Geddon comic event, the recent Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the successful Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 game.

“Spider-Man is a special character,” executive creative director for Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, said around the release of the Spider-Man game. “People usually discover Spider-Man when they are very young. And then they grew up with Spider-Man. He is a rare character that has been popular since his first short story in Amazing Fantasy #15. Then he soon became Marvel’s most popular character. And he has held that position for decades.”

So, do you like this infographic Spider-Man symbols? Which entry is your favorite? Share with us in the comments!

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5.

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“Captain Marvel” Wins the Second Weekend at the Box Office With Over $69 Million

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The latest blockbuster Captain Marvel is now at the top of the box office for a second straight weekend. The Marvel Studios flick is set for a $69.3 million second weekend. That’s the second-best second week ever for a movie opening in March. It is the first female-led Marvel film with Brie Larson starring as Carol Danvers. Set in the 1990s, the movie sees Danvers, a Kree heroine, returning to Earth where she rediscovers her past while she tries to stop a war. And Brie Larson will be reprising her role as Carol Danvers to battle Thanos in upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Meanwhile, Wonder Park is opening in second place with $16 million for its weekend. The animated movie from Paramount Pictures tells the story of a young girl who discovers an imaginary theme park that she built with her mother has somehow come to life.

At present, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World moves into fourth place. The movie will be earning another $9.3 million, bringing its box office total $135 million. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be the end of the franchise, based on the books by Cressida Cowell. In the movie, Toothless leaves Berk in a search for a mythical hidden world of dragons.

Sci-fi thriller Captive State opens in its seventh place. The movie, written and directed by Rupert Wyatt, tells about a Chicago community rebelling in a world where aliens rule the Earth. It’ll open with $3.1 million.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part falls into the eighth place this weekend with $2.5 million, bringing its own box office total to $101.6 million. The film is now the fourth feature movie in the LEGO franchise and the first direct sequel to 2014’s hit The LEGO Movie. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who helmed the first film, return as writers and producers on the sequel, alongside director Mitchell. The cast Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, and WILL Ferrell will all reprise their roles from the first movie. They are joined by new additions to the voice case Tiffany Haddish, Maya Rudolph and Stephanie Beatriz.

Meanwhile, Alita: Battle Angel moves into ninth place with only $1.9 million for the weekend. The movie is based on a cyberpunk manga series by Yukito Kishiro with the director Robert Rodriguez. Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar as the titular cyborg, alongside Christoph Waltz.

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01. CAPTAIN MARVEL

Week Two
Friday: $19 million
Weekend: $69.3 million
Total: $266.2 million

Captain Marvel tells about an extraterrestrial Kree warrior. Carol Danvers then finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, Carol  keeps having recurring memories of her another life as U.S. Air Force pilot. With the help from Nick Fury, Carol tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her superpowers in a war with the Skrulls.

The film writers/directors are Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Gemme Chan, Lashana Lynch, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

02. WONDER PARK

Opening Weekend
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $16 million

Wonder Park is a story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

The film’s voice cast includes Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Ken Hudson Campbell, Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, Kath Soucie, John Oliver, Norbert Leo Butz, and Kevin Chamberlin.

03. FIVE FEET APART

Opening Weekend
Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $13.1 million

The film is a story of the seventeen-year-old named Stella spends most of the time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of boundaries, routines, and self-control. All of that gets put to the test since she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. An instant flirtation is happening between them, though restrictions dictate that they must keep a safe distance. As their connection intensifies, and so does the temptation to throw the rules out of the window and embrace the attraction.

Five Feet Apart is written by Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry and directed by Justin Baldoni.

04. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Week Four
Friday: $2.5 million
Weekend: $9.3 million
Total: $135.6 million

The movie from DreamWorks Animation comes to a surprising tale about growing up and finding the courage to face the unknown, and about how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began an unlikely friendship between a fearsome Night Fury dragon and an adolescent Viking has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.

Welcome to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It’s the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history. The child and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. And when the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Toothless and Hiccup must leave the only home they have known and even their journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destinies are revealed, rider and dragon will fight together to the very ends of the Earth, protecting everything they have grown to treasure.

As for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns along with the all-star cast. The movie producers are Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Toy Story).

The voice cast of the film includes Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.

05. A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL

Week Three
Friday: $2.1 million
Weekend: $8.2 million
Total: $59.2 million

The movie is a reunion of a joyous family turning into an unexpected nightmare when Madea and her gang find themselves planning a funeral in the backwoods of Georgia.

Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry, who also plays in several roles. A Madea Family Funeral also features Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely.

06. NO MANCHES FRIDA 2

Opening Weekend
Friday: $1.3 million
Weekend: $4.2 million

In the movie, ex-convict Zequi is about to marry the love of his life, Lucy, until jitters turn into a full-blown fiasco, she calls off the wedding. Meanwhile, the school finds itself in the deep trouble when the gang heads to the water to compete in the tournament of their own lives. Once they are all seaside, Lucy runs into her old high school sweetheart – the coach of the opposing squad. Now Zequi must pull out all the stops to wrangle in the rowdy students, then wins back Lucy and saves the school from shutting down.

Nacho G. Velilla directs the film. No Manches Frida 2 stars Omar Chaparro and Martha Higareda.

07. CAPTIVE STATE

Opening Weekend
Friday: $1.2 million
Weekend: $3.1 million

The film is about residents of a Chicago neighborhood deal with life under the extraterrestrial rule.

Captive State is directed by Rupert Wyatt alongside co-writer Erica Beeny. The movie stars John Goodman, Jonathan Majors, Ashton Sander, and Machine Gun Kelly.

08. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Week Six
Friday: $575.000
Weekend: $2.5 million
Total: $101.7 million

The Brickburg citizens face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy then restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Batman, Lucy, and the rest of their friends to the far-away, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Mike Mitchell directs the film. The voice cast of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part includes Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, with Tiffany Haddish, Will Ferrell, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph.

09. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Week Five
Friday: $520.000
Weekend: $1.9 million
Total: $81.8 million

Set several centuries in the modern future, Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes this unconscious cyborg to his clinic. And when Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world that she finds herself in. As the abandoned Alita learns to navigate her new own life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, but Ido tries to shield her from the mysterious past.

The film is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series Battle Angel Alita, with writer James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, alongside director Robert Rodriguez and producer Cameron and Jon Landau. The Alita: Battle Angel cast includes Rosa Salazar as Alita, with Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Shkrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keelan Johnson.

10. GREEN BOOK

Week 18
Friday: $355.000
Weekend: $1.32 million
Total: $82.6 million

The film is about Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class American-African pianist who is going to embark on the concert tour in Deep South in 1962. As in need of a driver and protection, Don Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. In spite of differences, the two men still soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Green Book is directed by Peter Farrelly from a script by Brian Hayes Currie, Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini.

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“Avengers: Endgame” New Look at Rocket Raccoon’s Classic Comics Costume

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The second full-length Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally out, showing Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) saves the universe from the Mad Titan (star Josh Brolin) himself. Though the glimpse of Rocket might not have shown everyone’s beloved “rabbit” going toe-to-toe with Thanos, the trailer did include a new shot that makes it clear Rocket now gets a new suit for himself.

You can take a closer look below.

(Photo: Marvel)

In fact, it is a comic-accurate suit from Marvel’s cosmic heyday.

Previously revealed in the Super Bowl spot, the latest trailer has a better look at Rocket’s appearance, which includes a pair of goggles this time around. The Rocket Raccoon’s costume comes straight from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) story – a run that is heavily influenced the Guardians trajectory in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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As it stands now, Rocket Raccoon is the lone member of the Guardians alive as every else turned into dust – or in the case of Gamora, she was murdered by Thanos – in Avengers: Infinity War. While the fan-favorite character previously paired up with Thor (star Chris Hemsworth) and Groot (Vin Diesel) on a mission in Infinity War, Rocket Raccoon is now seen here entering battle on the shoulder of War Machine (star Don Cheadle).

After Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, the future of the Guardians is still uncertain, although Disney and Marvel Studios president has confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will happen, with the return of director James Gunn.

Captain Marvel stars the Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath). Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Lee Pace (Ronan), Rune Temte. Algenis Perez Soto, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phill Coulson), Jude Law, and Goose the cat.

Captain Marvel is now in theaters. Other upcoming MCU films include Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Marvel Fan Spots Spider-Man on the Poster Making Us In Tears

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A new trailer of Avengers: Endgame has dropped, and along with it we got a film poster as well. The official poster is pretty much the standard issue design for a Marvel flick. According to one fan, the poster also contains an appearance of an iconic character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans really miss, Spider-Man.

Check it out below!

Dude! Too soon. Way too soon!

Serious though: until Endgame can probably restore Peter Parker/Spider-Man to his former glory (of being alive) and set him back on the path of being the friendly neighborhood hero we will see in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, we have zero chill about his death in Avengers: Infinity War. Out of all the dusted characters from Thanos’ snap, they had to pick Spider-Man, just to go for the extra-hard punch to the collective gut of Marvel fans everywhere. It is either brutally savage or hilarious, depending on your disposition after watching Infinity War.

The second Avengers: Endgame trailer has raised quite a few new interesting theories about how the film plays out. In Captain Marvel’s mid-credits scene, we see that Carol Danvers returning to Earth and meeting the Avengers will already be handled. And the trailer makes it look like Thanos (potentially) will be ambushing the Avengers Headquarter pretty early on.

While all of that is exciting, it remains unknown what the actual big mission is at the heart of Endgame. And we also don’t have the slightest idea what this “greater threat than Thanos” teased for the film could be. The fate of Spider-Man will be a question for us. Will he play a major part when he is finally resurrected? Or will we get just a glimpse of the wall-crawler at the end?

Avengers: Infinity War is already available on home media while Captain Marvel is in theaters now. Upcoming MCU movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

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“Captain Marvel” Directors Pitch a Spin-off Movie for Goose the Cat

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Captain Marvel is resonating with fans for a variety of reasons, though it’s hard to argue that a certain loveable cat named Goose is also one of the stars of the film. The furry feline was responsible for some of the most humorous and endearing moments in the film and was always on the film wishlist of directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Eventually, we learned there was much more to the cat than shown in the trailers. And part of his impressive abilities could make for a very entertaining spinoff movie. That’s obviously good news for fans of Goose.

During a new interview with Empire Podcast, Fleck and Boden were asked about Goose and if he was a part of this plan.

“Definitely always,” Boden said. “That was one of the very first ideas when we were all getting in a room together with the guys at Marvel and our co-writers. We were throwing ideas on a blackboard with no idea what the structure of the story is going to be, just like what might we want to see from the comics in the movie. That was definitely one of the very top things we always wanted to see. It is so awesome in the comics. I mean, a cat, who is a Flerken, who has pocket dimensions? I mean there was no way that was not going to end up in the movie.”

Ryan Fleck then continued to wonder what a Goose movie could look like and envisioned one humorous scenario involving Talos.

“I wonder what goes on inside,” the co-director said. “Like you said if there were a spinoff, maybe we will go inside the Flerken. Like what if Talos got sucked in and then you could spend time with a Flerken and Talos.”

“It is what he feared all along. That he was going to end up in pocket dimensions inside that Flerken,” added Boden.

Speaking of Talos’ fear of Flerkens, that comes directly from the comics, though it required a little tweaking for the film.

“Well, that is also from the comics,” Boden explained. “I mean in the comics it is Rocket who is scared of the Flerken. And we did not have Rocket in this movie. But we just thought it would be so funny for Talos who is like our baddie, our villain. And he is kind of threating this whole group of people, and then he sees the little cute adorable cat Goose, and it scared the living bejesus out of him. So we thought that was just a funny scene and a funny moment. That is where we kind of flipped the idea and turned it into the Skrull that is scared of the Flerken.”

You can watch more about the little co-star in the video below.

So, are you looking forward to a spinoff for this favorite Goose the cat?

Captain Marvel is now in theaters.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy 3:” Disney Reportedly Rehires Director James Gunn

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Months and months after firing James Gunn for his decade-old inappropriate tweets, Disney now has reportedly reversed their decision regarding Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. After all, on Friday afternoon, the House of Mouse and Marvel Studios had changed their minds and officially brought James Gunn back to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Deadline broke the news, reporting that the decision was actually made months ago following conversations between Disney and Marvel Studios executives.

According to the latest report, Walt Disney Studios president Alan F. Horn, who also had a hand in James Gunn’s initial firing last summer, met with the filmmaker several times after he was removed from the position. The chairman of Disney was persuaded to change his mind after seeing Gunn’s public apology and his subsequent handling of the situation. Also, this case of Gunn was probably helped by his cast and peers, who were all vocal online and even in interviews defending the director.

At present, James Gunn had already completed his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that the film would use his script. Meanwhile, other directors were the subject of rumors, suggesting that Marvel was looking to replace James Gunn rather quickly. But that clearly was not the case.

However, the only complicated part of this entire situation is the involvement of James Gunn with Warner Bros. and DC.

After leaving Marvel, the director signed on to write and direct Suicide Squad 2. The film production is set to begin this year, and Marvel has agreed let Gunn complete his work on the DC project before heading back to the Guardians franchise. Recently, the roster and working title of Suicide Squad 2 have been revealed.

As for James Gunn, since his firing, he has kept things quiet on the social network for a time, but that changed after the Disney and Marvel Studios broke out in a collective cry of joy after they reversed the decision. Eventually, the filmmaker was back to Twitter to share a simple message of thanks for everyone who supported him in the recent months.

So, James Gunn will still helm the Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Bros. and DC before returning to Marvel to begin production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

What do you think of this decision from Disney? Are you excited to see James Gunn back in the director’s chair for Guardians 3? Share with us in the comments!

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“Avengers: Endgame” Every Secret Revealed By The New Trailer

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The second official trailer for Avengers: Endgame has arrived without warning in the early hours on Thursday morning, surprising fans with some brand new footage from this highly-anticipated film.

Just like the first two teasers for Avengers: Endgame, the trailer came with a multitude of questions and a few answers. The deeper you look, the more hints will rise to the surface. Some of these come in the form of callbacks to the previous Marvel movies, while others are teases regarding what has to arrive in the future.

Regardless, there is obviously A LOT of cryptic information in the new trailer. And we are now about to break down each of the big moments and some burning secrets as well.

It’s time to take a deep dive into the new Avengers: Endgame trailer, and we’ll see what kind of tragic gems are buried within it.

01. TONY’S SURPRISE

The new trailer starts with Tony Stark talking to Pepper Potts, just as the first trailer did. However, this time is a little different though, as he ends the speech with a mention of having “one last surprise” already up his sleeve.

But this could easily be written off as Tony himself referencing his exit to space at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, thinking he could do the impossible and even save the world one last time. However, there’s some thought that Tony perhaps had something else in his mind.

Whether it will be a personal surprise for his wife-to-be or a big idea to try to make the entire galaxy safe again, Tony may have a plan in place.

02. PEGGY CARTER

While most of the voiceover in the Avengers: Endgame trailer was provided by the Avengers themselves, the footage of Captain America’s past was narrated by the love of his life, the late Peggy Carter.

Though the lines spoken by Peggy are not new, they certainly do set the stage for the events of the final Avengers franchise. Let’s think back to Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Steve Rogers is talking to Peggy in the hospital. That is where this dialogue comes from.

“The world has changed, none of us can go back. All that we can do is our best. And sometimes, the best we can do, is to start over.”

Though, Steve Rogers and the others are not exactly heeding this advice. Because it seems like traveling back in time and fixing the past is what they are going to try to do.

03. KATE BISHOP?

An interesting shot of Hawkeye before Thanos’ snap gives up a tease of his potential replacement, Kate Bishop.

In the trailer, Clint Barton is helping a young girl learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. This character could be his daughter Lila, but the girl in there seen seems a little older than Lila would be. If this is not Lila, it is most definitely Kate.

In the Marvel comics, Kate Bishop takes over the mantle of Hawkeye as Clint Barton gets older. So, could Endgame be setting up the same story so that the heroic archer can move on in the MCU?

04. RONIN HAIR

As we saw in the first trailer of Endgame, Clint Barton is likely taking on a new mantle at some point in the film. After (probably) losing his family to the Decimation, Clint will be going a little off the rails as donning a hood and adopting the name Ronin.

And one way to signal this big transition is with his new hairstyle. Clint has got the Ronin undercut rather than his classic, fun-loving-dad hair that we have become used to.

Odds are, this will be a much different Clint Barton than his version we last saw in the Civil War.

05. ANT-MAN’S RETURN

When the Decimation occurred in Infinity War, Scott Lang’s Ant-Man was stuck inside the Quantum Realm due to the sudden ousting of the entire Van Dyne family.

The first shot of Scott Lang in the new trailer shows what happened when he first made the way back to the real world. There is no telling exactly how he gets out, but he is seen walking around a deserted street, trying to make sense of what has been happening in the world. All of a sudden, everyone he loves is gone. And he still has no idea where they went, or why.

Obviously, something will have to click with Scott before he makes his way to Avengers Headquarter. But if Scott comes back to San Francisco, he has got a long road trip ahead of himself.

06. A CRAZY PLAN

“Even if there’s a small chance, we own this to everyone who is not in this room to try.”

Natasha Romanoff’s narration delivers this ominous line about halfway through the new trailer, teasing that the Avengers have some sort of ideas as to how they are going to fix what Thanos destroyed. By the way it sounds, they know there is still a good chance the plan will not work. But also, they all understand that no one else in the world will be able to get things back to the way the Avengers were.

Oh well, “whatever it takes.”

07. ATTACK ON AVENGERS HEADQUARTER?

In the trailer, there are several shots showing off a fight that the Avengers are involved in. However, it looks like the battle is much closer to home than those that took place in Infinity War.

Avengers HQ is under attack.

Recently, a leaked look at an Avengers: Endgame LEGO set teased that Thanos would launch a surprise attack on the Avengers compound in New York. So we’ve already had our eyes peeled for that. But things are becoming clearer during the trailer, especially in the shot where Ant-Man is standing alone in one of the offices. And if you look closely in the background of Scott, you will see a massive explosive fireball slowly filling the windows of Avengers HQ at around 1:34. The explosions are starting to go off behind him just before the camera cuts. And the later scene of the trailer also sees a miniaturized Ant-Man trying to escape a fiery explosion while surrounded by all office supplies. And that’s almost certainly the followup scene to Scott Lang seeing the explosion coming, as depicted above.

This glimpse helps make sense of the scene later that Ant-Man is dodging pencils and pens in the middle of a destructive fire. He is in the same office after the compound has been attacked. Meanwhile, the same goes for the shots of other members fighting in the rubble.

08. CAPTAIN AMERICA’S “FINAL STAND”

Speaking of the Avengers in battle, we can see Captain America gritting his teeth while strapping on his shield, seemingly he’s in the middle of a fight.

Some fans are considering this shot is from the final stand of Steve. And that he will not be around for too much longer once it’s over. But if the explosion theory is true, probably this shot takes place at the beginning of the film. Like the others, Captain America is fighting towards off attackers at Avengers HQ.

Then again, that’s only a theory, tho.

09. CAPTAIN MARVEL

And the final scene in the trailer sees Brie Larson as Captain Marvel joining the rest of Avengers team. And Thor is testing to see if she is as strong as she claims. When his Stormbreaker zooms past Carol’s head, she doesn’t even flinch. And Thor is instantly made a fan of her.

Back to the post-credits scene for Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers is finally with the other Avengers, ready to take on Thanos. That scene is the first time we have seen them together in Endgame introduction. And it gave us such a feel for how she’ll fit in with the rest of the team.

So, what do you think about the new Avengers: Endgame trailer? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26! Stay tuned!

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The Russo Brothers to Receive Director of the Year Award at CinemaCon

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Good news! Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony & Joe Russo will be honored as Director of the Year at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the annual convention announced on Wednesday.

“From the beginning with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo Brothers have proven that they have a story to tell; and they’ve brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to levels that others could only have dreamed of,” Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon said. “With the impending release of Avengers: Endgame, they’re sure to continue the critical and box office successes as they thrill, surprise and entertain audiences around the globe.”

The Russo Brothers will be presented the special honor during the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 4 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Back in 2018, Director of the Year was award to Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler.

The Russo Brothers last steered Avengers: Infinity War to $2.04 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time and also the fourth biggest earner in Marvel history. Its domestic total of $678 million became the second-biggest for 2018, behind only Black Panther at a rare $700 million.

Avengers: Endgame, which released the final trailer on Thursday, is expected to become the biggest film of 2019 when it launches late April. The fourth Avengers is both Infinity War sequel and the culmination of the first chapter of the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Our approach has always been… when we look at the process, as with [screenwriters] [Stephen] McFeely and [Christopher] Marcus, it is simply the same thing in the way Winter Soldier relates to Civil War, and the way Civil War relates to Infinity War,” Joe Russo previously told SlashFilm about filming two Avengers movies back-to-back.

“These two movies will also relate, there is a narrative thread that is connecting these films. But at the same time, there is independence in terms of what the experience is or where the story goes. It is not a true two-parter. And I think the two-parter concept came back when Marvel decided that they were going to culminate the MCU, then it was going to be a two-movie deal. But as we developed the film, in execution, it ended up being more of two singular expressions.”

The Russo Brothers are set to next direct Cherry, reuniting them with Spidey star Tom Holland in their first directing gig outside Marvel franchise since 2014.

As for CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), it will run from April 1 – 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.

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The Original Ending of “Captain Marvel” Revealed

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Entering the film’s second weekend at the box office, Captain Marvel is yet another bonafide hit for Marvel Studios. While still positioning Carol Danvers for her major role in the future, the comic book movie has explored an era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans have yet to see. Captain Marvel ended on an optimistic note, giving the heroine a clear goal moving forward, but it was not always planned that way.

During an interview with editor Debbie Berman, who previously handled Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther, she revealed that Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden originally had different plans for the ending of this blockbuster.

Warning: spoilers for Captain Marvel.

“Actually I did suggest some tweaks to the ending of this film. It used to end with Carol Danvers flying off into space alone. But I found that a bit jarring,” Berman shared with Entertainment Tonight. “It’s like, exactly where was she going? What was she doing? And it felt like we needed a stronger visual to assert a more specific justification for her leaving and disappearing for so many years.”

“So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for her, and they all fly off together. That gave her more of a sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she left her newfound life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a more specific mission. It also gave more resonance and closure to her final moment in the film,” added Berman.

And at the end of the film, Captain Marvel has learned of the Kree’s deception and their attempts to eradicate the Skrulls. So Carol changes allegiances and decides to help the Skrulls find a new homeworld.

That shift might have lost some its impact if Captain Marvel just flew up into space by herself. However, seeing her join the surviving Skrulls makes it clear that she has a clear goal moving forward. Eventually, Debbie Berman did help improve the movie and helped establish a potential sequel for the future.

Captain Marvel is playing in theaters now.

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“Avengers: Endgame” Brand New Poster Released

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Marvel Studios surprised the world on Thursday morning by dropping the new trailer of Avengers: Endgame online for all to see. As of the morning, we could not get any better, the Disney-owned studio followed the trailer with the reveal of Endgame’s official poster, featuring all of the superheroes you were expecting, as well as a couple of surprises.

You can view the official Avengers: Endgame poster below.

(Photo: Marvel Studios)

As we can see, Tony Stark/Iron Man takes the top billing on the poster, with his head biggest and boldest at the top of the image. He looks up into the sky where he has always expected the problems to come from. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers/Captain America is positioned right in the middle of the poster, with his iconic shield in hand.

The rest of the surviving Avengers can be spotted around the poster, as is Brie Larson starring as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, who can now join the advertising since her standalone debut has finally arrived recently. And the big surprise of the poster is the inclusion of Danai Gurira as Okoye, who was the last seen watching T’Challa fade into dust. While she is undoubtedly an important character to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Okoye has been completely absent from every bit of marketing leading up to Endgame, which is what makes her appearance on the poster a nice surprise.

In addition to the fresh faces on the poster, we also get a look at some new hair for the likes of Black Widow and Hawkeye. Rather than the short blonde hair that Natasha Romanoff was sporting at the end of Infinity War, now she has returned to her classic red braid that we all knew so well.

So, what do you think about this new Avengers: Endgame poster? Are you in for some more surprises before the film arrives next month? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. In the meantime, don’t miss out the debut of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, now playing in theaters.

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