News

Bits And Pieces ‘Endgame’ Edition

There wasn’t a lot of big newsworthy events this week, but as usual there was still some interesting bits and pieces.

Marvel News

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According to MCU Cosmic, AMC Theaters are planning to have a 22-movie Marvel Marathon starting April 23rd leading up to Avengers: Endgame. You can find listings for the marathon on AMC’s website.

I unfortunately don’t know how many theaters are involved in this event. Check your local AMC site for listings in your area.

Both Marvel and their actors were awarded with Kid’s Choice Awards including:

Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War 

Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War).

Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady in Jurassic World)

Favorite Actress in a TV Series: Zendaya (K.C. Cooper in K.C. Undercover)

MCU Direct via Jeremy Conrad has reported that the review embargo for critics will be lifted on April 23rd at 3:00 PST. To avoid all spoilers of Avengers: Endgame, please stay offline.

Deadline reported that Runaways actor James Marsters has confirmed that Hulu has renewed the show for season three.

Three Spider-Man: Far From Home posters have been released:

Chinese and Russian posters for Avengers: Endgame have been released:

 

Several promotional posters have also been released in China:

Avengers: Endgame will release in China on April 24th so beware of internet spoilers.

Deadline reported that Avengers: Endgame is long-tracking towards an 840 million dollar opening weekend. 

Though nothing has been officially confirmed by Marvel, several theater chain workers have confirmed that Avengers: Endgame tickets will go on sale April 2nd at 8:00 A.M. EST.

Writer Christopher Markus talked with Empire Magazine about how Avengers: Endgame would affect the MCU going forward:

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The Hollywood Reporter had this to say about the rumored 3hr. 2 min. runtime:

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A new TV Spot and Featurette for Avengers: Endgame have been released:

Thirty-two character posters were released. They have ”Avenge the Fallen” written on them. The posters that are colored are characters that survived Infinity War, and the Black and White posters are the characters that didn’t survive:

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Chris Evans is the March 27, 2019 cover boy for The Hollywood Reporter. He gave a great interview. The entire thing is well-worth the read.

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You can read it here:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/chris-evans-talks-trump-tom-brady-anxiety-retirement-rumors-1196705

He also played Fishing for Answers and answered a bunch of fan questions. You can watch the video below:

Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Joe Russo told Box Office Pro that there are more spoilers in Endgame than Infinity War :

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Above snippet came by way of We Got This Covered.

The following Box Office Pro interview snippets came by way of Revenge Of The Fans:

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More Box Office Pro interview snippets by way of We Got This Covered:

On the best test screening response in MCU history:

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On why Avengers: Endgame is so long:

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In an interview with Screenrant, Kevin Feige was asked if Kamala Khan has already been introduced:

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Funko has revealed their Avengers: Endgame pop figures:

 

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Entertainment Weekly released a picture from season six of

Agents of Shield:

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Agents of Shield season six will premiere on May 10th.

During the Agents of Shield panel, Jeph Loeb said that season seven isn’t being thought of as the final season. This makes this fan hopeful of more Shield to come.

@DanielRPK on Twitter has said that the next Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer will be released after Avengers: Endgame comes out because there are Endgame spoilers in the next trailer. Because of this, it won’t be shared here or on our Facebook page for a weeks to insure that no gets spoiled for Endgame.

Discussing Film reported that The Eternals will start filming in London on September  9th and wrap in January 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Angelina Jolie is in talks for a starring role in The Eternals. There’s no details on who she’ll be playing.

Marvel Comics is releasing a two-part Spider-Man: Far From Home Prelude comic. The first issue is available now and retells the story from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

 

Avengers: Endgame Promotion News

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The Russo Brothers will be in India on  April 1st to kick off the Avengers: Endgame press tour.

Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd will be on The Graham Norton Show on April 12th.

Brie Larson, Robert Downey Jr, and Jeremy Renner will be promoting Avengers: Endgame in South Korea on April 14-15th.

@gavinfeng97 on Twitter said that RDJ, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, the Russo Brothers, Kevin Feige will be in Shanghai, China on April 18th.

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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Deadline reported that Madeleine McGraw (young Hope in Antman and the Wasp) will be playing Bonnie in Toy Story 4.

A trailer for Dora the Explorer: The Lost City of Gold, featuring Michael Peña as Dora’s dad, has been released.

 

Deadline  reported that  Taika Waititi has been cast in Ryan Reynold’s new movie Free Guy. There’s currently no word on who he’s playing.

Deadline reported that Michael B. Jordan will star and produce the Warner Brothers movie Methuselah. It’s a story based on the Biblical account of Methuselah, the oldest man to ever live. While Methuselah lived to be 969 years old, Michael’s character will be 400 years old.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of World War I drama 1917. The film starts production April 1st and will be released on Christmas Day, 2019.

Benedict has also been nominated for a TV-BAFTA Award nomination for lead actor for his role as the titular character in Patrick Melrose.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Mckenna Grace (young Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel) has been cast as the lead in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters continuation/sequel. She’ll play Carrie Coon’s daughter and Finn Wolfhard’s sister.

Rumors

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A rumor has been shared by Deadline that Deathlok, a character seen in Agents of Shield, could be introduced in the MCU. This is just a rumor at this point. Nothing has been confirmed.

I liked the character in Agents of Shield and think it’d be cool to him in a movie. I wonder if J. August Richards would return or if Marvel would recast him.

MCU Cosmic has reported the rumor that the male lead in The Eternals will be an LGBT superhero named Hercules. Marvel is currently looking for an openly gay actor for the role. This news hasn’t been confirmed, but an announcement on who will be playing this character will be happening in the near future.

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out.

Captain Stark

News

“We’re in the ‘Endgame’ Now.”

For the most part, it was just a bunch of bits and pieces as far as news goes. Nothing major happened, but there’s still some interesting tidbits. Let’s get started!

Marvel News

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A Goose-centric Captain Marvel TV spot has been released.

 

 

 

 

In 24 hours the second Endgame trailer was viewed 268 million times making it the second most-viewed trailer of all time with Endgame’s first trailer in the number one spot.

Empire Magazine has released their Avengers: Endgame issue. You can check out the covers and read several interview excerpts below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Feige has given an official name to the first wave of MCU films:

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Writer Stephen McFeely reveals when the snap was supposed to occur:

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Karen Gillan had this to say about Nebula in Endgame:

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Stephen McFeely had this to say about what Thor is doing at the beginning of Endgame:

Thor’s “not blaming anyone but himself” and has “a lot of guilt” for not defeating Thanos.

He also talked about Endgame’s tone in the beginning:

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Kevin Feige had this to say about the original six Avengers in Endgame:

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Scarlett Johansson had this to say about Natasha in Endgame:

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When asked if she’d seen any Endgame footage, she said:

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The Russo Brothers have revealed that some of the footage in the trailers is fake and had this to say about Endgame’s marketing strategy:

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Two new Avengers: Endgame TV spots have been released.  No new footage is included. You can check them out below.

TV Spot 1: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3h4cAU2Jz_Q

TV Spot 2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SHjiLBx2g0s

Official promo art and posters for Avengers: Endgame has been released.

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A Chinese poster for Avengers: Endgame has been released.

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Disney and Marvel have released the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame

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Honestly, I’ve never been more scared about a movie in my life!

The Russo Brothers tweeted that the score for Avengers: Endgame has been completed.

During an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, Benedict Wong said that Wong is guarding the Sanctum Sanctorum. It’

During an interview with LA Times about in increasing diversity in the MCU:

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@I_Am_MFR on Twitter has said that Black Widow will be filming from June 1-October 31,

Production Weekly reported that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to start filming in February 2021.

A sneak peek has been released for the season two premiere of Cloak and Dagger has been released.

 

 

Tom Holland teased something on Twitter. No one has any idea what going to happen. It could be Endgame tickets going on sale, the next trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, or a completely different project altogether. No one knows! All we know is it’ll happen:

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The Fox-Disney merger has now been completed but The Hollywood Reporter has said not to expect the X-Men or Fantastic Four to appear in the MCU until 2021 at the earliest. It also looks like Deadpool is the only X-Men character to not be recast.

ACE Comic Con announced that Don Cheadle, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Lee Pace will be attending the convention in Seattle on June 28-30, 2019. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 A.M. Pacific.

Megan McDonnell has joined the writing staff for The Vision and Scarlet Witch Disney+ series

(Source: The Scriptnotes Podcast)

Prop Store in conjunction with Marvel Entertainment will be auctioning off props from Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist in August.

Variety reported that Florence Pugh has been cast has the second female lead alongside Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow. Her name was also on the list of front runners revealed by That Hashtag Show.

 

 

 

Non-Marvel Related Projects

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The trailer for Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store has been released. It’ll be available to stream on Netflix on April 5, 2019.

 

HN Entertainment reported that Sherlock Holmes 3 will be set in the Old West.

Geek Vibes News reported that production will start in January 2020.

The DisInsider reported that Taika Waititi will be voicing a bounty hunter droid in The Mandalorian, a new Star Wars show for the Disney + streaming service. He has also directed an episode of the series which will premiere later this year.

Deadline reported that Anthony Mackie has been cast in season five of the Netflix series Black Mirror.

A new Detective Pikachu TV spot has been released.

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline reported that Michael Rooker will star in Monster Problems. He’ll play “Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Idris Elba will be starring in Mouse Guard based on the comics by Boom Studios. You can read what it’s about below:

“Based on the comics and graphic novel by David Petersen, Mouse Guard is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.”

He’ll play an character similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi named Celanawe “who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.”

Andy Serkis has been cast as the villain, “the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it.”

Production is expected to start in May.

Giveaway

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Omaze has another Avengers: Endgame giveaway. This time you and a friend could win the chance to attend the Avengers: Endgame premiere with Danai Gurira. All you have to do is donate to Almasi Arts Alliance. You can find more details here:

https://www.omaze.com/experiences/danai-gurira-avengers-endgame?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=DanaiGurira&utm_campaign=experiences.danai-gurira-avengers-endgame&utm_term=PitchSTC&oa_h=3ok485

That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!

Over and out,

Captain Stark