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“Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot Congratulates “Captain Marvel” Star Brie Larson

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Recently, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot offered her congratulations to Brie Larson for Captain Marvel during its big opening weekend.

Gal Gadot posted to her Instagram Story, sharing artwork of herself Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel together, with kind words for Brie Larson.

“I am so happy for you sister! Congrats,” Gadot wrote.

Wonder Woman, the first female-led movie in the DC Extended Universe, broke records when it was released back in 2017. And now, Captain Marvel is following suit, breaking records as the first female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Captain Marvel has earned $455 million global opening weekend, becoming the biggest global opening ever for a female-led movie. That is also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, behind only last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Furthermore, the blockbuster’s opening weekend total brings the MCU’s combined box office gross after 31 movies to $17.98 billion. With Captain Marvel’s entire theatrical run ahead, not to mention the openings of upcoming Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, it will not be long before the Marvel Studios film hits that $18 billion.

The film opened with $153 million domestically. That makes it become the seventh-largest domestic opening weekend for an Marvel Cinematic Universe film, landing above Guardians of the Galaxy and right below Iron Man 3. It’s also the second-highest domestic opening weekend for a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe character debit, behind only last year’s Black Panther.

Previously, during a visit to the set of Captain Marvel, the executive producer, Jonathan Schwartz, also revealed how the film got inspired by DC’s Wonder Woman.

As for Gal Gadot, the star will be reprising her role in Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to hit theaters on June 5, 2020.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters. Don’t miss out!

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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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“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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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.

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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.

Scroll down to see this weekend’s full top 10 at the box office.

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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“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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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.

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“Captain Marvel” Star Brie Larson Reveals Her Favorite Superhero Is Wonder Woman

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Currently, Brie Larson’s portrayal of Captain Marvel is commanding the box office. And it looks like another female superhero has a special place in her heart.

During an interview with The Female Lead on the film’s red carpet, a young fan asked Brie Larson what female superhero is her favorite. And the actress revealed, she’s a fan of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman from DC.

“I really like Wonder Woman a lot,” Larson said. “I think she is super cool.”

Brie Larson has mentioned Wonder Woman in a fair share of other interviews. Recently, the director of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins took to social media to congratulate the team behind Captain Marvel on its success. And the film star Gal Gadot also shared artwork of the two with her kind words to Larson.

With Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel being the first two female-fronted solo superhero films in the modern-day DC and Marvel cinematic universes, it is safe to say that both have ended up making quite an impact.

“What was great about Wonder Woman was talking to female audience members afterward about how they felt watching the movie,” said the executive producer Jonathan Schwartz. “A lot of people I talked to just said. ‘I have never felt like that watching a movie before in my entire life. The character resonated with me in the ways I did not even know a character could resonate with me.’ That was so great to hear, and kind of an amazing thing.”

“I think the movie helped us understand how important movies like that are,” continued Schwartz. “So, in terms of making the movie [Wonder Woman] feel distinct, I think all these films chart their own courses anyway. And I think that means making the movie feel distinct. Not just from other female-led movies, but from all the Marvel movies as well, which I think we’ll try to do in every movie. It was not a new challenge necessarily. But it was the one I think we were extra-excited for because of the nature of what this movie means to people.”

Captain Marvel is now in theaters. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Avengers: Endgame will be following on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

Upcoming DC films include:

  • Shazam! on April 5
  • Joker on October 10
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020
  • Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020
  • The Batman on June 25, 2021
  • The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021
  • Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2022.
Stay tuned with us!
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“Captain Marvel” Becomes the Highest Grossing Film of 2019 So Far Within Only 3 Days

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Since Captain Marvel has only been hitting theaters for three days, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film is already the highest grossing film for 2019 so far.

At the moment, with its opening weekend total of $157 million, Captain Marvel is not just soaring to the top of the box office for the weekend, it is also sitting there as the top-grossing blockbuster thus far for 2019. Obviously, that is an impressive feat when we realize that in order to become the top-grossing movie at the box office, the Brie Larson-starring movie is beating the total domestic box office take for the full theatrical run of the rest of the film.

At present, the closest competitor of Captain Marvel is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The movie, which is currently sitting at $119.7 million, opened since February 22. Coming in third is M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson, with $109.7 million.

However, while Captain Marvel is unlikely to maintain the overall top spot by year’s end, there are still quite a few movies hitting theaters yet in 2019, including the massively-anticipated Avengers: Endgame – if the box office success continues, Captain Marvel could remain pretty high on the list.

As the first Marvel Studios film headlined by a heroine, Captain Marvel has drawn some comparisons to Black Panther, which was the first movie led by a black hero in MCU.

In addition to the impressive opening domestically, Captain Marvel is also set for a $455 million global – the biggest worldwide opening ever for a female-led movie. Furthermore, this blockbuster is also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, right behind only last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.

So, are you surprised by Captain Marvel’s box office success? The film is already in theaters now.

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“Captain Marvel:” A Surprising Connection Between Brie Larson and The Umbrella Academy

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What if Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has forgotten her powers as a result of the events of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy?

…Wait, what?

Recently, favorite fan artist BossLogic has pointed out that Brie Larson, whose Captain Marvel is now the #1 movie in the world so far and has already earned almost $500 million globally within only four days, happens to coincidentally (?!) be born on the same day that the superhuman characters in The Umbrella Academy were all born.

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You can read The Umbrella Academy synopsis below.

“43 infants are inexplicably born to random and unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven of them are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his ‘children’ to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In the teenage years, their family fractured, and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving 30-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Allison, Diego, Vanya, Klaus, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But once again, the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and their abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.”

Alongside the Umbrella comics writer, My Chemical Romance standout Gerard Way helped develop the series.

It is based on the series of comics from Dark Horse Comics, published over the last decade. And Gerard Way collaborates on the series with a collaborator, Gabriel Ba.

In some previous reports, the story will take place throughout eight graphic novels, which will be serialized as monthly comics ahead of their full publication.

Of the eight novels, Dark Horse Comics has published two in full. The first is The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, which debuted beginning in 2007 and ending in 2008. And the sequel, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, followed in 2008 through 2009.

There was a decade-long hiatus after the conclusion of Dallas. The third graphic novel, The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, began serialization in 2018 then continues into 2019. The work is reportedly already underway on the fourth Umbrella Academy series.

So, what do you think of this potentially interesting connection? Let us know in the comments!

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“Captain Marvel:” Stan Lee Cameo Revealed

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Captain Marvel has arrived in theaters, delivering the highly-anticipated debut of Brie Larson’s ever-powerful heroine. While there’s certainly a lot to be excited about in this blockbuster, it is also a little bit moody, as it’s the first MCU film to hit theaters since Marvel legend Stan Lee passed away late last year. Alongside a touching tribute to Lee right at the beginning of the movie, Captain Marvel provides one of the late creator’s best cameos to-date.

This article contains a minor spoiler for Captain Marvel. Continue reading at your own risk.

The cameo of Stan Lee comes early in Captain Marvel, during the train scene in which Carol fights against a Skrull masking itself as an old woman. When Carol first boards the train, she is looking around at every passenger, trying to figure out which one is the shape-shifting Skrull.

And as you can probably guess, one of these people is none other than Stan Lee. If he was just sitting in a seat, this would not have been much of a cameo. But it is what Lee was doing when Carol saw him that took it to a new level.

Lee is sitting in his seat and reading the script for Mallrats. It’s the second feature film from the filmmaker and eternal comic book fan, Kevin Smith, who recently also expressed how much the cameo meant to him. If you recall, Stan Lee did have a substantial cameo in Mallrats, where he played himself, taking his part in a signing at a local comic book store. Then, Lee offered some solemn advice to the main characters of the movie, played by Jeremy London and Jason Lee. Not only was Lee reading the script, but he was going over the lines that he actually speaks in the film.

This is obviously a great throwback to the time period where Captain Marvel is set, as the film took place in 1995, the same year when Mallrats was released as well. Captain Marvel also brings a great tribute to Lee’s first modern movie cameo, the role that began one of the most storied trends in Marvel history.

So, how do you feel about Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel? The film is now playing in theaters.

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“Captain Marvel” Script Almost Started With Carol Danvers on Earth

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Minor spoilers for Captain Marvel up ahead. Please proceed with caution if you have yet to see the film.

Captain Marvel lifted off this past weekend, and the first chunk of the movie took place in space on alien planets, as we had seen in the trailers and marketing leading up to the film. According to co-director Ryan Fleck, the film nearly had much a different beginning that would have seen Carol Danvers (star Brie Larson) started off on Earth.

Between training on Hala with Yon-Rogg (star Jude Law) and covert Starforce options across the cosmos, Carol Danvers followed space adventures for a good chunk of the first act. And between the dreams she had as the film opened to the flashbacks while she was experimented on by the Skrulls, moviegoers only saw Earth in some brief glimpses.

Ryan Fleck revealed that at first, the film almost started with Carol Danvers’ time as a part of the United States Air Force.

“The original opening to the script was, indeed, a simulated combat situation in her fighter jets,” the director told Empire. “There was even a whole Top Gun-style sequence that we were planning to shoot for a while. It was an awesome introduction to Carol Danvers and Maria Rambeau, though. And I think it’d have been fun for the audience to meet them on Earth as humans. The problem with that is the audience could be so far ahead of the story.”

But you’d have already known, and viscerally felt, her as a human,” Fleck continued. “When she’s uncovering her past and feeling a bit freaked out by it, I think it is much more effective.”

Even then, this cut has made theaters was essentially Top Gun 2. So it would appear they accomplished what they set out to do even by changing the initial opening to the film.

Captain Marvel is in theaters now. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Avengers: Endgame on April 26 and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 7.

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“Captain Marvel:” Kevin Smith Reveals How He Found Out About Stan Lee’s Cameo

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The following contains minor Captain Marvel spoilers.

By now, it’s no longer a secret when Kevin Smith finally got a cameo of sorts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film by way of Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel. He’s been pretty outspoken about how much that moment meant to him. Now, though, Smith reveals when he figured out about the cameo. And it turns out that Smith got the word from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.

You can watch his full video below.

In Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers (star Brie Larson) is tracking down some Skrulls who showed up on Earth, and she ends up pursuing them onto a train. While working her way through the train in pursuit, Carol happens upon a man reading the Mallrats script while going over a line, “Trust me, True Believer. That man is none other than Stan Lee. And the movie script is one of Kevin Smith’s early movie projects.

Since Lee passed away last November, that moment became a powerful one for fans of both Lee and Kevin Smith.

The filmmaker, unsurprisingly, moved to tears when he found out about the cameo months in advance from Kevin Feige.

“I know it before I got to the theater,” Kevin Smith explains in his YouTube video. “I got a phone call a couple of months back after Lee passed away from the great Kevin Feige over at Marvel Studios and naturally when f**ing Feige calls; you pick up the phone right away!’”

Kevin Smith went on to explain that after reminiscing about Lee, the Marvel Studios president broke the news about Lee’s cameo.

“Kevin [Feige] was like ‘I read your Stan thing,’ because I had put up an Instagram post after Stan passed and he was like ‘I heard the podcast,’” Smith said. “So we’re talking about how bummed we were that Stan had passed. Then Kevin goes ‘well, I’m calling you with a very specific reason,’ and he goes ‘I gotta tell you this but you cannot tell anybody. In order for me to go forward, I have gotta tell you Stan’s cameo in Captain Marvel.”

For Kevin Smith, that moment was especially touching.

Lee was his longtime friend, but it also represented a full-circle moment of sorts. As Lee previously mentioned in his reaction to the cameo on Twitter, after his own years of referencing the films, that did reference him.

“I’m a blubbering mess,” Smith expressed about his Captain Marvel reaction. “After a lifetime spent referencing the movies, the movies just referenced me! Many thanks to Marvel Studios and my friend Stan Lee four the shout-out!”

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

By the way, did you catch the Mallrats shout out in the film? What is your favorite Stan Lee’s cameo of all time? Share with us in the comments below!

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“Captain Marvel” Gets Awesomely ‘90s Throwback on Marvel Website

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With Captain Marvel hitting closer, now the movie has a fantastic makeover for fans to enjoy. The official site travels back to the 1990s, turning itself into a Geocities or Angelfire-like background.

That new 8-bit theme will take fans back to their 90s dial-up days with colorful fonts, alongside blocky grey square buttons, images and animations as well – that you would typically find on an old GeoCities site. Animated ships and Captain Marvel adorn the home page, while the Skrull lady from the trailer pops up so often on different parts of the screen.

The nostalgia loop goes further though, as when you go to the multimedia screen, you will get two tiny boxes: one with images while the other with an old-school looking video player that plays the Captain Marvel trailer. There is also a find the Skrull game that asks whether the people in the image are human or Skrulls, with a guestbook that you can sign.

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Furthermore, there is a top secret Nick Fury section, which has blinking GIFs of him petting Goose the cat. The world’s Top Secret are sprawled across the picture of Nick Fury. So we are still not sure if this will change over time.

(Photo: Marvel Entertainment)

In addition to the 90s-accurate guest book feature, the site also features the iconic hit counter that 90s kids are all familiar with. Captain Marvel is a prequel to the majority of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, set sometime in the mid-1990s.

(Photo: Marvel Entertainment)

Definitely, it is an awesome way to tie-into the time period. And you can check it out at the official site.

Since the first few trailers of Captain Marvel,

Fans have had plenty of cool throwbacks to the 90s, including not only the style of the time but also the scene Carol Danvers crashing into a BlockBuster video store in the very first trailer. We will no doubt see more by the time the film ends. And we cannot wait to see what other easter eggs make it into the movie.

When asked why Captain Marvel was set in that period, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously explained that it was an era that the shared entertainment universe has yet to explore.

“The answer is, you will see in the storytelling of the movie,” said Feige. “It allows us to play in an era that we’ve never played in before. Tapping into the ‘90s action genre was fun for us. And being able to see that earlier part of MCU before Nick Fury knew anything about the aliens or super-powered people and also tapping into the Kree-Skrull War – which in the comics was the huge part of comic mythology. That seemed like a fun thing to try and a fun way to give Carol Danvers her own standalone origin story.”

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Djimon Hounson (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan). Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), McKenna Grace, Rune Temte, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8.

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“Captain Marvel” Cast Members Were Not Fans of Goose the Cat

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The upcoming film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be putting the spotlight on character fans are excited to see. That’s right. We are talking about Goose the cat in Captain Marvel.

While many fans might be eager to see the ferocious feline on the big screen, it was not always easy on the set. However, cast members like Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson weren’t fans of the co-starring cat.

“I am severely allergic. It is not sort of like ‘diva,’ we could not work together,” Larson explained about her time sharing scenes with Goose.

Meanwhile, Jackson’s experience was similar. The Nick Fury actor revealed he was not a fan of his scenes with Goose’s main actor, Reggie the cat.

“No, I am not a cat person,” said Jackson. “But I am also not a dog person or fish person either. Reggie is like most of the animals that people bring to the set that has been trained to do this, that, or other. He’s snack orientated. He shows off. Then you give him something to eat, you talk softly and be nice to him, and give him something to eat again. Actually, there were four cats, but Reggie did the majority of the heavy lifting, most of the time.”

Goose has become a hit with fans after the first several trailers.

Now the cat and undercover Flerken have her own massive banner that features Goose wearing some slick aviator glasses. Over Reddit, a user discovered this banner that seems coming from an international trailer. It’s fantastic looking. And regardless whether you know what Captain Marvel is you will definitely be interested after catching this in your local theater.

New Captain Marvel Banner from marvelstudios

Obviously, what the banner doesn’t reveal is whether Goose (who goes by Chewie in the comics) will retain her Flerken origins. If you are unfamiliar, Chewie is discovered to be part of a species that takes the form of cats to blend in but are actually capable of much more than the ordinary cat.

Furthermore, the cat’s difficult nature might play into the authenticity of the movie’s storytelling, as Goose does not seem to be a cat at all. While the merchandise did confirm the cat might have some extraterrestrial qualities, the film’s co-star Lashana Lynch clarified that Goose is anything but a normal cat.

“It is not fully a cat. It is a mysterious cat. The cat does things that we did not expect it to do. And it is very surprising. It could happen at random times,” the actress said during a set visit last year. “So I interact with the cat in the hat? That’s something you touched on. [laugh] I have not gotten one more. I should have been more. Yes, I do. Although I don’t hold the cat, I’m around it a lot.”

We will learn the true nature of Goose the cat when Captain Marvel premieres in theaters on March 8.

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“Captain Marvel” Tracking For Over $100 Million Opening Weekend

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Captain Marvel, the newest superhero film from Disney, is looking to become a monster hit on the opening weekend. According to early tracking numbers, the first female-fronted superhero movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is on track to earn more than a $100 million-plus debut.

The Hollywood Reporter stated that studios tracking the metrics for the film were calling it “giant” and reportedly said there was “unaided awareness and definite interest.”

This would make it become the biggest box-office debut since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hit theaters last June, with its opening weekend netting $148 million. Moreover, Captain Marvel could possibly beat out Wonder Woman (2017), the first female-led heroine movie in the DC Extended Universe grossed $103 million domestically.

Whether the upcoming blockbuster can surpass those numbers remains unseen, but you should never bet against Cap.

With that $100 million-plus debut, Captain Marvel could overtake several of its Marvel Studios brethren.

That would put the film ahead of Ant-Man and the Wasp ($75M), Doctor Strange ($85M). Thor: The Dark World ($85M), Guardians of the Galaxy ($94M). Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95M), and Iron Man ($98M). Still, we are not sure if the movie can catch Spider-Man: Homecoming on opening weekend, which sits at $117 million, but it definitely could. Other nearby films are Thor: Ragnarok ($117M), and Iron Man 2 ($128M). However, we’ll have to wait and see.

There are still three weeks until Captain Marvel hits theaters. That means Marvel Studios has plenty of time to drum up even more interest and also reveal more information in the trailers, giving the film more chances at its box office success.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Djimon Hounson (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan). Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace. Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel premieres on March 8.

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“Captain Marvel:” New Photo of Ronan Arrives

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While the countdown to Captain Marvel continues to tick down, fans are ready for their first adventure with the most powerful heroine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The ‘90s set film will feature the returns of many familiar faces, including the intimidating Guardians of the Galaxy villain Ronan, the Accuser of the Kree Empire. Recently, Disney has released a new photo of the character, showing a more comic book-accurate version of the Marvel villain.

You can take the full look at Ronan below.

(Photo: Disney)

Obviously, as we see in the new image, Ronan’s armor incorporates the classic teal colors of the Kree Empire’s Starforce. And it matches more closely with what Carol Danvers and her allies wear in the movie. Moreover, we also catch his face unmarred by the markings of blood he puts on himself in Guardians of the Galaxy. And it shows that this is a less intense version of the character at a different stage in life.

During a set visit, Jonathan Schwartz, the producer of Captain Marvel previously addressed this version of Ronan, played by Lee Pace. He then explained how the character changed between the events of the film as well as Guardians of the Galaxy.

“It is an earlier version of Ronan, who hasn’t become the radical zealot that we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy,” Schwartz said. “So he has his own station in the Kree society, on Hala. And he has his own role to play in the Kree military that interestingly intersects with Starforce.”

While the film doesn’t relate directly to the events of Marvel Studios’ first cosmic movie, there’ll be a through line that fans can follow to see how Ronan becomes the Xander-hating terrorist on at war with the Nova Corps.

“Just like there is a Nick Fury origin story buried in the movie. Buried a little bit deeper is the Ronan origin story,” added Schwartz.

Meanwhile, Carol Danvers also has difficulty navigating her path with the Kree, which will be a major point of the movie.

“I mean, lots of the movie is about Carol Danvers not remembering her human past,” said Schwartz. “When we meet Carol at the beginning of the film, she believes that she’s a Kree, and kind of has been inducted into the army. She is proud as a person. She loves being a Kree. Then over the course of her adventure, she realized there was more to her story than that. So the film kind of becomes her unraveling the root of her own origin, and the root of her own mystery.”

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8.

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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

(Photo: Walt Disney Studios)

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

(Photo: Walt Disney Studios)

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

(Photo: New Line)

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

(Photo: Disney)

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.

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How Nick Fury’s Relationship with Carol Danvers is Different in “Captain Marvel”

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When Nick Fury encounters Carol Danvers for the first time in Captain Marvel, he’ll be a younger and less cynical character than the version of Fury that fans saw at the end of Iron Man.

That will also extend to his relationship with Captain Marvel herself, who will become the first superhero Nick Fury has ever met. According to executive producer, Jonathan Schwartz, this means a lot less sarcasm and bluster and even a bit more open-mindedness.

“I think it benefits in the uniqueness by having Carol be the first superhero he has ever encountered or really heard of in his life,” Schwartz spoke to a set visit last year with Comicbook. “She kind of gets to be the window to him for this entire and bigger universe. So, he is a little, a little less of them. I know everything there’s to know. Nick Fury that we see in the later movies, and a little more, perhaps, open to new ideas.”

That’ll lead to some interesting dynamics not only with Carol Danvers but likely also with Agent Phil Coulson. The character worked under Nick Fury in the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and seemingly is one of Fury’s only real friends in the modern-day storyline set 25 years after Captain Marvel or so.

Meanwhile, the promotion for Captain Marvel has been steadily accelerating over the last month or so.

And it’ll continue to do so as the March 8th release date approaches. Still, there is a certain level of hype surrounding the film solely because it is produced by Marvel Studios. But people are most excited for the debut of the first standalone female hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Carol Danvers will be making her first big-screen appearance in Captain Marvel. Though her debut was alluded to at the end of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War in the form of Nick Fury’s pager.

Captain Marvel stars Academy Award-winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Lee Pace (Ronan), Djimon Hounsou (Korath). Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Min-Erva), alongside Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace. Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8. Other upcoming MCU movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26 and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5 this year.

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“Captain Marvel” Producer Revealed How They Got Inspired From “Wonder Woman”

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Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters this year with a binary bang, but the heroine is not the first to take over Hollywood. It was not long ago that Wonder Woman broke barriers with her solo venture. And it seems that Carol Danvers will be taking cues from her DC Comics predecessor.

Recently, during a visit to the set of Captain Marvel, executive producer Jonathan Schwartz was asked if – and how – Wonder Woman influenced the MCU film. And he had the following to say.

“What’s so great about Wonder Woman was talking to female audience members afterward about how they felt watching the movie. A lot of people I talked to said, ‘I have never felt like that watching a movie before in my entire life. The character resonated [with] me in ways I did not even know that a character could resonate with me.’ That was great to hear, and kind of an amazing thing,” the producer said to Comicbook.

“I think it [Wonder Woman] helped us understand how important movies like that are. So that in terms of making the movie feel distinct, all those movies chart their own courses anyway. I think that means making the film feel distinct, not just from other female-lead movies, but all the other Marvel movies as well, that we try to do in every movie. It was not a new challenge necessarily. But it was the one I think we were extra-excited for because of the nature of what this movie means to people.”

It is no secret that Wonder Woman sat well with both fans and critics upon its release. And now Captain Marvel looks like it will land in the same way.

To date, reactions to the film have still been positive on social network media. And the star behind Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, has become a clear favorite within the MCU already. Still, the actress says she hopes fans will be able to break down Captain Marvel like any other film and not praise it blindly for the sake of female empowerment.

“It does not matter what I make. I really feel firm that art is made to be enjoyed and interpreted. And you will get what you need out of it,” Larson said in a recent interview. “My favorite books I have read many times in life, and they mean something totally different to me every time I read them. Art is not made to be processed and labeled or organized in the way that we do it now. Even I have a hard time with that idea of genre. And we place value based off of, ‘Well, it is really good for this kind of movie.’ What is that even mean? I don’t understand.”

“It will be what it is. And I think there is gonna be a lot there for people to digest and feel,” she continued. “Hopefully it will become the movie that you just want to revisit again and again. As life goes on, it will have more to it. And I just want to make art that lasts. I want to make art you’ll grow with. That’s all.”

So, do you have any preference between Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel? Share with us in the comments below.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan). Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva). Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), alongside Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel launches on March 8, 2019, while Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on June 5 next year.

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“Captain Marvel:” Korath Breaks Down Relationship with Carol Danvers

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When Captain Marvel hits theaters in March, it will be showing fans a time period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has just been glimpsed on the big screen.

Some villains will become heroes, like Korath from the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. Although he aided Ronan in his effort to secure the Power Stone, Korath the Pursuer will become one of Carol Danvers’ allies in the Starforce.

During a visit to the set of Captain Marvel, actor Djimon Hounsou revealed about his character’s relationship with Carol Danvers.

“As far as the story based uniquely on this is concerned. I feel like Carol is the type of person that takes joy at taking the piss at me all the time, cause I am sort of very machine-like, very framed, and driven. I think, the lack of not being so flexible and playful, she takes a piss at that,” said Hounsou.

So it sounds like Korath is not much different from his appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but is not quite a zealot at this point.

While the journey of Korath will play a part in the new movie, it’ll also see his leader in Ronan the Accuser, who will undergo some changes in Captain Marvel.

The producer Jonathan Schwartz previously spoke about Ronan’s role and how he figures into the new Marvel Studios film.

“It is an earlier version of Ronan. He hasn’t become the radical zealot that we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy,” mentioned Schwartz. “So he has his own station in the Kree society, on Hala. And he has his own role to play in the Kree military that interestingly intersects with Starforce.”

Addressing the changes made to Ronan’s character, Schwartz also compared the Kree Accuser’s journey to that of Nick Fury.

“Just like there is a Nick Fury origin story buried in this movie,” the producer said. “Buried a little bit deeper is the origin story of Ronan.”

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan). Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto. McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), alongside Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel premieres on March 8th.

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