While Agents of SHIELD’s Phil Coulson is, at least currently, quite dead, actor Clark Gregg’s been spending time settling into his mysterious new role on the show as a character who’s everything the fallen agent and friend to the Avengers was not.This new character, Gregg explained, is someone who will terrify SHIELD’s heroes.Gregg is set to return to Agents of SHIELD’s sixth season this summer as one of a number of enhanced individuals who arrive on Earth and begin wreaking the kind of havoc that only a newly-formed SHIELD is equipped to handle.Because of the lack of clarity as to when the sixth season takes place, it’s unknown how much information the agents are working with regarding the important goings-on of the larger MCU.But when we spoke with Gregg a few weeks ago while he was promoting Captain Marvel, he was confident in the show’s ability to keep chugging along on the strengths of its own narrative path.As interconnected as Agents of SHIELD was with Marvel’s films in the show’s earliest days, Gregg said, it’s by carving out its out space within the MCU and drawing on unprotected pieces of source material that the series has been able to set itself apart
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At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, when villain Thanos snapped his fingers while wearing the gauntlet, many of our favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes were turned to dust.But not every death was documented in the movie.Thanks to a new set of Avengers: Endgame movie posters shared by Marvel Studios on Tuesday, the fates of some beloved characters have been revealed.The new posters show surviving characters in full color, with the dead featured in black and white.Most notably, Black Panther character Shuri (played by Letitia Wright) has a black and white poster.This kills the fan theory that Black Panther's sister would replace him, since he died in the Snap as well.
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Start practicing holding it, moviegoers, because Avengers: Endgame is currently three hours and two minutes long, according to the runtime listed on the AMC theaters website.This isn't exactly a surprise.Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have already said the film was sitting right around the three-hour mark."Some movies can be 90 minutes and feel like they're four hours," Feige told Collider March 5."And some movies can be three and a half hours and feel like 90 minutes ... And every version of Endgame thus far, and the ones that we're honing in on, feel very good."Earlier this year, I talked to Dan Gardner, creator of the RunPee app, which tells users the best spots to duck out for bathroom breaks during long movies.
Jordan Peele's latest movie "Us," the follow-up to his hit directorial debut "Get Out," earned $70.3 million in its opening weekend.It beat previous record holder, "A Quiet Place."Over the weekend, Jordan Peele cemented his thrillers into the hall of box office crazes.After Peele's writing-directing debut, "Get Out," earned over $225 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget in 2017 (Peele also won a best original screenplay Oscar), his follow-up, "Us," has hit theaters and is already breaking box office records.The $20 million horror movie that follows a family as they are terrorized by a group of people who look exactly like them has blasted through industry projections (which early in the week was around $45 million) to have the highest opening weekend ever for an original horror movie, with an estimated $70.3 million.That tops the previous record holder, 2018's "A Quiet Place," which had a $50.2 million opening (it would go on to earn over $340 million worldwide).
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When you think about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, popular heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Panther probably spring to mind first.Standouts like the rock-man Korg in "Thor: Ragnarok" or Black Panther's technologically savvy sister Shuri stole the show in great movies.With Nick Fury getting the supporting treatment in "Captain Marvel," Business Insider has gathered 23 of the most memorable (some more than others) supporting heroes and "sidekicks" in the MCU and ranked them worst to best.Sharon Carter ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Civil War")Sharon, the great-niece of Peggy Carter, gets in on the action in "The Winter Soldier" as an undercover operative, but in "Civil War," her character is downsized to a very weird love interest for Captain America (weird, because Cap was in love with Peggy back in the 1940s).Harley is a very, very supporting character who shows up in "Iron Man 3" and helps Tony Stark after his armor shuts down and leaves him stranded.
Even though Deadpool isn't one of the Avengers (yet), that doesn't mean Thor can't welcome him to the Marvel family with open arms.With the big Disney-Fox deal closed, other characters from Avatar, The Simpsons and even Deadpool now fall under the umbrella of Marvel Studios.So being the friendly sort, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth reached out on social media to Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds to make him really feel like he's part of the Marvel-Disney tribe.On Thursday, Hemsworth shared a piece of art on his Instagram by illustrator M.J. Hiblen showing Deadpool wearing Thor's classic helmet and holding a very tiny version of the hammer Mjolnir.The caption playfully reads "Our love child."Considering that Reynolds often likes to tease fellow superhero actors on social media -- we're looking at you, Hugh Jackman -- chances are we'll be getting a snarky response from the Deadpool actor soon.
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Deadpool is not an X-Men (X-Man?).Deadpool is a mercenary with his own agenda and zero rules.Rumors abound right now that Avengers: Endgame could lead into a mutant-filled future, or how the end of the Infinity Saga could lead to the X-Men, or somehow set the entire MCU on a different path.Yet, for now, still, the X-Men mutants and the Avengers do not coexist in the same universe.It's a comic-based world though, and maybe the Quantum Realm will change all that we know about the current MCU timeline.The MCU is now comprised of 21 Marvel Studios films and began over 10 years ago with Iron Man.
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And despite the fact that Marvel Studios will soon release its 22nd film, 2019 could eclipse previous years in terms of not only box office take, but in cultural impact as well as the franchise shows no signs of slowing down.Now, as the Infinity Saga comes to a close, and we celebrate the badass women of the the Marvel universe, Captain Marvel vies for the level of impact Black Panther had last year.This year maintains Marvel's three-movies-per-year average with these releases:Captain Marvel, Marvel's first female-led full-length film with its first female co-director is already out and is a huge success.Spider-Man: Far from Home on July 5 (The first glimpse at what a post-Avengers: Endgame MCU will look like with the returning cast from the successful first outing.)Beyond that, we don't know what comes after the next Spider-Man movie.
After soaring past $750 million (£566 million) worldwide in under two weeks of release and retaining the top spot at the US box office, it seems pretty obvious that Captain Marvel has a lot of fans.Now, you can count Game of Thrones creator George R.R.Martin recently took time out of his Winds of Winter writing (hopefully) to check out the latest film from Marvel Studios, and then posted about it on his blog:The movie is hugely entertaining.I look forward to seeing how the Marvel teams uses the captain in the forthcoming Avengers movie.Once she comes fully into her powers, she is far and away the most powerful character in the MCU.
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"Avengers: Endgame" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" come to theaters in April and July, respectively, but beyond that, details are scarce about the MCU's future.But we do know that Marvel Studios has eight release dates set for yet-to-be-titled movies from 2020 to 2022, and we know what some of those movies could be.FOR EDIT: Every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, ranked from worst to bestDisney, which owns Marvel, is expected to close its merger with Fox on Wednesday, at which point Disney will own the film rights to Fox's Marvel characters, including the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four.It's unknown when and how Marvel Studios will utilize these characters (Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has yet to be approved to develop projects for them), but Marvel still has other movies in the works that could fill those release dates.In a stunning move, Disney rehired James Gunn last week to direct "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" after firing him last year when offensive tweets resurfaced.
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It also makes Pinar Toprak, who recently worked on the acclaimed Pixar short Purl, Marvel's first female composer.With the box office takings and good reviews boxes ticked, Captain Marvel is a resounding success.Her spirit as a person and a character inspired my approach to my work.During the challenging times, like Carol, we remembered our humanity, and kept standing up!"For me, Captain Marvel mirrors the neo-nationalist attitude of our own country and world... women have come to the front of the line and are sharing a new view.A world where all cultures and all walks of life are interconnected for the great good.
Aside from the fact that it stars Carol Danvers, a hero we know will team up with the Avengers in Endgame next month, Captain Marvel’s wider connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe don’t really become clear until quite a bit into the movie.If you’ve got questions about it, we’re here to help.As you’ve probably already realised, we’re going to talk about some big Captain Marvel spoilers, so... last chance to toddle off.Literally the dawn of the Universe: The Big Bang creates six primal elemental singularities, forged by mysterious beings known only as the Cosmic Entities into the Infinity Stones: Time, Reality, Soul, Mind, Power and Space.The last of those is the one we’re concerned with here.Ancient history: Multiple cosmic civilisations, including the Celestials, wield the Space Stone after its power is contained by the crystalline cube known as the Tesseract (who made the containment vessel is, so far, unknown).
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Avengers: Infinity War is such a sprawling, complex movie that, a year later, new tidbits come out about its production that surprise and delight me.Like this one, for instance, from Winston Duke.Talking recently with Metro, Duke shares how, when the Black Panther cast arrived on the set of Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers deferred to their experience with the setting and vibe of Wakanda to help create the Wakanda sequences for the film.“We walked on the set and they said, ‘We weren’t a part of Black Panther, we don’t know this as deeply as you do so we’re trusting you to bring whatever you want into this and we’ll take a back seat,’” Duke said.Duke went on to explain how that worked in practice.“I taught some of the chants to the guys on set, some of them were new extras who were part of the tribe, and I taught some of the language and the words to other people, and Danai did the same,” he explained.
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Months after a manufactured controversy about crude tweets saw Disney eject Gunn from the third movie in his Marvel cosmic series, Marvel Studios has confirmed that, shockingly, the director will return after all.Deadline reports that Gunn and Marvel have now confirmed that he will helm production on the third Guardians movie, and that the actual decision made to re-hire Gunn—brought about by Gunn’s apology over his prior tweets and through extensive talks between the director and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn—occurred months ago, despite allegations at the time that Disney was still not ready to bring the director back on board.We have confirmed with Disney that the details of Deadline’s report are accurate.Gunn was removed from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 in July last year, after right-wing commentators resurfaced years-old crude commentary Gunn had made on social media, targeting the director for his outspoken disapproval of US President Donald Trump as part of what became a pattern of bad-faith harassment campaigns by Internet trolls over the last year.Gunn immediately apologised for the tweets, but at the time, the apology was not enough for Disney.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is back in production after an unofficial hiatus, according to reports from Deadline and Hollywood Reporter.If you're for any reason fatigued by Marvel Studios sequelitis, you may be more intrigued by why it's back on: because its original director, James Gunn, has been rehired.Gunn's departure from Marvel Studios and Disney became an airing of dirty laundry in July of last year, after tweets and blog posts from as far back as 2009 were resurfaced by an alt-right proponent of Pizzagate conspiracy theories.The "joking" tweets in question were, on their face, well on the side of bad taste, although because they appeared in an earlier version of Twitter, they lacked the site's newer, reply-linked metadata that might have offered more context.Gunn's last comment on the matter was an apology posted on Twitter that same month:
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Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3, according to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, despite Gunn’s firing last year over a series of offensive tweets dug up by far-right provocateur Mike Cernovich.The decision to re-hire Gunn was “mulled and actually made months ago, following conversations with Disney studio leadership and the team at Marvel Studio,” according to Deadline.Chairman Alan Horn issued a statement at the time of the original incident calling “the offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values,” at the time.Although the tweets were from nearly a decade ago, and had drawn criticism from other outlets in the past, Gunn issued a statement following their recirculation.The full statement can be read below:Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo.
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With "Avengers: Endgame" coming to theaters next month and the DC movie universe hitting its stride, the superhero genre is here to stay.With "Captain Marvel" a box-office success, "Avengers: Endgame" hitting theaters next month, and the DC movie universe rebounding with "Aquaman," the superhero genre is here to stay.But we did consider the critical acclaim, cultural relevance, and commercial success when ranking the movies, especially the top ones.Because as bad as this movie may be, you've still got Jim Carrey as the Riddler, and that's more than any other movie can say.But "Batman Forever," especially compared to Schumacher's follow-up "Batman And Robin," is at least a fun watch if not taken seriously."Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011)
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Marvel Studios apologized on Thursday for leaving Danai Gurira's name off of its new "Avengers: Endgame" poster.It tweeted a new version of the poster with her name at the top on Thursday, and said "she should have been up there all this time."After facing criticism, Marvel Studios apologized Thursday for originally leaving actress Danai Gurira's name off of the top of the latest "Avengers: Endgame" poster.Marvel Studios tweeted a new version of the poster on Thursday, now with Gurira's name added to the top of it.The new poster is below.The original poster sparked criticism because Gurira was the only person featured prominently on the poster whose name did not appear at the top.
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The new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which Marvel Studios released Thursday, offers a few more hints ahead of our next trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on April 26.Thanos may have snapped half the population to dust in Avengers: Infinity War, but that doesn't mean the fight is over ahead of Endgame.The trailer opens with a stranded-in-space Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a message for his Earth-bound fiancee Pepper Potts, reminiscing about his first days as Iron Man and falling in love with her.It kicks off a series of mostly black-and-white flashbacks to the various Avengers' past adventures -- like Steve Rogers' pre-Captain America World War 2 life and the now destroyed Asgard -- and the Snappening by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.Fascinatingly, the only color we see in these parts is red.Hawkeye/Ronin and Black Widow sport a variety of haircuts in the color shots, hinting at either a fashion crisis or that we'll be hopping to different points in the timeline.
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"I can do this all day," Captain America (Chris Evans) famously declares in multiple Marvel movies, usually when he's being beaten to a pulp.Marvel's ensemble movies have, slowly but surely, been getting longer, and Avengers: Endgame, which got a new trailer Thursday and hits theaters in late April, is rumored to be sitting at three hours long."We have screened the movie four times for audiences now," director Anthony Russo told Collider in February.Feige wouldn't exactly commit, but his comments, coupled with the Russo brothers' earlier remarks, make it clear this isn't a short flick."Every movie should feel like it's an hour and 45 minutes.Now, some movies can be 90 minutes and feel like they're four hours.
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