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Marvel's Phase 3 recently got going with Captain America: Civil War and will be making a big leap forward with Doctor Strange very soon, but the Russo Brothers are already hard at work on Avengers: Infinity War. Official details on the massive McU event have been scarce, but Cobie Smulders was kind enough to spill the beans (literally) on at least one thing. A very big poster. In the process, the actress has seemingly confirmed that her character Maria Hill will be returning for Avengers 3.
Cobie Smulders made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in order to promote her latest movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. During the show, Jimmy Kimmel asked her to literally spill a can of beans on a poster for Avengers: Infinity War, joking that headlines will read "Cobie Smulders Spills the Beans on Avengers: Infinity War and it was Everything!" In the process, though she didn't really reveal anything, »
As we get closer and closer to Avengers: Infinity War starting production next month, new details are starting to surface about this highly-anticipated production. Directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have teased that there will be upwards of 67 characters in this massive adventure, although we haven't gotten a full cast list quite yet. Many have wondered if one of these characters will be Spider-Man, who made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this year's Captain America: Civil War, and it seems that there may be a deal in the works for this beloved character to return in Infinity War. While promoting his new film The Lost City of Z at the New York Film Festival, Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, teased that it may happen, but nothing is set in stone.
"It's all up in the air. I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I'm unclear as to what that deal is. »
Including the imminent Doctor Strange, we are currently five Marvel films away from welcoming the arrival of Avengers: Infinity War into theaters, at which point Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan will finally enter the fray much to the dismay of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Pegged for 2018, Joe and Anthony Russo’s epic will bleed over into Avengers 4, which is still without an official title after being stripped of the Infinity War – Part 2 moniker earlier in the year. There’s a reason for that switcheroo though, according to Kevin Feige, who spoke to IGN recently about Infinity War and how it differs from the 2019 sequel set to succeed it.
“There’s a reason we have publicly called the first one ‘Infinity War’ and the second one ‘Untitled,’ because the movies we were developing were not — certainly there’s a connection, there are with all our movies — but it’s not a »
- Michael Briers
The Clark County of Nevada confirmed as much in a tweet on Wednesday, writing, “Our records show no marriage license for Shia Labeouf & Mia Goth. A commitment ceremony was performed #Vegas.” A photo from the ceremony was included in the tweet.
Asked why the clerk’s office had confirmed the news, the office tweeted, “We were getting media inquiries & it’s a matter of public record.”
The actor and his longtime girlfriend appeared to get hitched in a Las Vegas »
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It was confirmed a little while ago by Vin Diesel that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War as many had speculated, but we didn’t know just how much involvement they’d have considering the huge cast of characters. Well according to the chaps at Schmoes Know, one of them will be a “major player”.
The site is claiming that not all of the Guardians could feature in Avengers: Infinity War, with the rest of the crew joining in the fight for Avengers 4. However Star-Lord will be a part of the movie, and will be the first character from the group to interact with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The site is unsure if Star-Lord will be coming to Earth, or if The Avengers will be going into space, but Chris Pratt will have a big role in the film.
As always, »
- Luke Owen
HBO is staying in business with one of its proven hit-makers.
Under the new two-year pact, Rough House Pics will develop new series for the premium cabler, which is already home to “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down,” both of which hail from the company.
“Vice Principals,” which was created by McBride and Hill and stars McBride, aired its first season finale on Sunday. Its second season will debut in 2017. “Eastbound & Down,” which also starred McBride, aired for four seasons from 2009 to 2013. Both comedies were created under Rough House’s prior first look deal with HBO.
The new deal keeps Rough House in the HBO family past 2017, as “Vice Principals” has an unusual and quick format — the comedy will only be on the air for two seasons, as »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Although it's not exactly shocking news, it is nice to have confirmation that Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will indeed appear alongside the rest of the Marvel heroes in the sure to be jam-packed Avengers: Infinity War. With the threat of Thanos (Josh Brolin) quickly approaching and sure to affect the whole of the Marvel Universe, the question at this point isn't who... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Joseph Baxter Sep 27, 2016
Avengers: Infinity War has been the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cosmic light at the end of its continuity tunnel for a number of years. The planned 2018 threequel to Marvel’s titular team ensemble The Avengers has been long believed to be a crucial waypoint in which all of the McU’s heroes join forces to tackle the gestating threat of Josh Brolin’s Thanos. Now, those efforts can count on the presence of one cinematic Sorceror Supreme.
In an interview appearing in the upcoming cover story in Empire, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role of Doctor Strange’s arrogant surgeon-turned-Master of the Mystic Arts Stephen Strange, revealed a potent detail about the character’s future beyond the film’s release in November.
According to Cumberbatch in a set visit interview, »
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Before production on Doctor Strange got going in earnest, it was revealed late last week that the chance to play Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme almost passed Benedict Cumberbatch by, at a time when the studio and director Scott Derrickson began hosting early talks with Joaquin Phoenix, Ryan Gosling and even Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto about possibly donning that majestic cape.
Fast forward to now and, after a minor reshuffling effort behind the scenes, Cumberbatch is primed to light up the big screen as Doctor Strange come November. But as is so often the case, the actor’s contract with Marvel seems to span further than Derrickson’s origin story, and will allow for Cumberbatch to rub shoulders with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War.
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Though many considered it to be a forgone conclusion, »
- Michael Briers
Josh Brolin is now a married man, with Us Weekly reporting the “Sicario” star and fiancee Kathryn Boyd tied the knot yesterday in a romantic ceremony held in Cashiers, North Carolina. Brolin, 48, and his new bride, a model who once worked as his assistant, used the hashtag #JBKBStuckTogether so that friends could share photos from the bachelorette party, […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Josh Brolin has found his real-life leading lady. The Oscar-nominated actor wed model Kathryn Boyd on Saturday, Brolin's rep confirms to People. They used the hashtag #JBKBStuckTogether to share photos from the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and the big day on social media. Last year, Brolin appeared on Today to share his hands-on approach to planning his nuptials, admitting he was helping his fiancée every step of the wedding planning process. "I like it, it's fun for me," the 48-year-old actor said. "I don't know, is that wrong because I'm a man?" he joked. Wonderful day showering our beautiful bride »
- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the plot to Avengers: Infinity War possibly being revealed, the controversy surrounding Jumanji and Transformers this week, plans for the Star Wars movie-verse post-2021 and more…
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Latest Thanos Update! He’s still sitting down.
Don’t give me that look…
If Latino Review are to be believed (a lot of their scoops amount to nothing), the story details described will probably come out in the film’s first trailer. Or maybe even before in a plot synopsis, so I’m not »
- Oli Davis
Congratulations are in order for Josh Brolin! A rep for the actor confirms to E! News that the Oscar-nominated star married Kathryn Boyd Saturday evening at an undisclosed location. According to social media, guests used the #JBKBStuckTogether to celebrate the nuptials that appear to have occurred in North Caroline. And contrary to reports that stated Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper were in attendance, a source shared with E! News that it was a special event filled with just family and close friends. Earlier this month, E! News sat down with the talented actor who was promoting his latest movie Everest in theaters now. As it turns out, Josh admitted to being completely hands on when planning his »
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We got our first look at Avengers: Infinity War via this very innocuous set photo of Josh Brolin, and the film should be entering principal photography in November. Little is known about the plot, but Latino-Review seem to have the inside scoop.
According to the outlet, Avengers: Infinity War won’t follow the comic book arc of the same name with Adam Warlock and Magnus, but will instead borrow its plot from the premise of Infinity Gauntlet. The site claims the plot will centre around Thanos trying to impress the personification of Death (as teased at the end of The Avengers) and will use the Infinity Stones to gain god-like powers and wipe out the universe. This will lead him to Earth, where he will try and collect as many souls as possible to please Death.
Latino-Review also tease that Death could be connected »
- Luke Owen
We may have finally gotten a break in the Avengers: Infinity War case. Fair warning, this article may contain some pretty serious spoilers for the upcoming Marvel Phase 3 epic, so if you want to avoid that, turn away now. As it appears we may have learned some serious plot details for the upcoming Avengers sequel. If these details are true, they are a huge deal.
Another warning. This report should not be taken as gospel as it comes from the sometimes, but often not, reliable Latino Review. They report that Avengers: Infinity War will not be adapting the Infinity War comic book storyline as most have suspected. Instead, it will be an Infinity Gauntlet crossover, which sees Thanos, who is being played by Josh Brolin, wielding the Infinity Gauntlet with all of the Infinity Gems in order to reign destruction on the universe. Here is how Latino Review describes the plot of Avengers: Infinity War. »
It's been over four years since we first glimpsed the Mad Titan Thanos, a purple man thus far confined to a floating space jet-chair, turning around at the end of Joss Whedon's The Avengers and smirking at the thought of "courting Death." Like Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury's appearance at the end of 2008's Iron Man, Marvel Studios took an Easter egg for the fans and committed to it over several movies. It took some narrative twists to finally get Tony Stark on the Avengers, led by a Sam Jackson's Nick Fury, and now it looks like Thanos' appearance as the main villain of a film is that much closer to realization.
We've been in contact with our galactic Marvel spies (Skrulls, we uses shape-shifting Skrulls as agents of chaos) and we now have a outline of a plot synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War!
Unlike the other »
- Kellvin Chavez
Joe and Anthony Russo are expected to commence production on Avengers: Infinity War in October, and although we may get a few sneaky set snaps (the duo have already provided fans with a Josh Brolin rehearsal pic) finding their way online in the coming months, it’s probably going to be quite a while before we’re treated to any official footage. Fortunately, we do have a very impressive fan-made trailer to keep you going in the interim.
The trailer near-flawlessly edits together footage from several Marvel movies, and even includes the occasional shot from the likes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Ang Lee’s Hulk. Infinity War will feature Thanos as the big bad, but because we haven’t seen a whole lot of the big fella in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, he’s obviously used sparingly here, with the main focus instead being placed on »
- Mark Cassidy
Thanos debuted in Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" #55 (Feb. 1973), created by writer-illustrator Jim Starlin. The character has since appeared in over 30 years of Marvel Comics continuity as well as in a dedicated, self-titled series.
Thanos was born on Titan, a moon of the planet Saturn, to 'Mentor' and 'Sui-San'. Due to a genetic quirk, Thanos is born with the 'Deviant' gene and as such resembles the 'Deviants' — the cousin race of the 'Eternals' — more than his own people.
Maturing to adulthood, and via the use of bionics and mysticism, Thanos augments his abilities to become the most powerful of the Titanian-born Eternals, and is often referred to as the 'Mad Titan'.
Bitter at being an outsider, Thanos becomes fascinated with nihilism and begins a nuclear »
- Michael Stevens
Josh Brolin has no fear of showing off his naked body for the world to see. Yes, the 48-year-old actor decided to drink his coffee while watching the sun rise and managed to embrace a full moon at the same time, going completely nude and taking to Instagram to prove it. "Once upon a time, there was a dude who didn't give a..." he captioned the naked pic, sitting on a chair outside a red trailer in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park. Of course, getting naked isn't anything new to Brolin. The actor stripped down for a fight scene in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. "It's funny because you do all this stuff, and you don't really know how »
Josh Brolin took a page out of Kim Kardashian West's book - and he "didn't give a …" The 48-year-old actor took to Instagram on Friday to upload a racy photo of himself, hanging out enjoying a drink - in nothing but his birthday suit. "Once upon a time, there was a dude who didn't give a … " he wrote alongside the photo. He seemed to be following the lead of his fiancée Kathryn Boyd who shared a nude photo of her own on the social media site, along with a few snaps of a shirtless Brolin. My dream come true: »
- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_
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