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It helmer teaming with the Russos to adapt The Electric State

According to Deadline, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo have won a bidding war for the rights to Simon Stalenhag’s illustrated novel The Electric State, with It helmer Andy Muschietti in talks to direct.

The Kickstarter-funded book is described as “a re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid 90s vision of the American West.” The description reads:

In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.

Stalenhag will serve as executive producer, while the script will be written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely,
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Movie News: 'Avengers,' 'It' Filmmakers to Team on 'Electric State'; 'Instructions Not Included' Remake Coming

The Electric State: Andy Muschietti (It, above) is in negotiations to direct a big-screen adaptation of The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag that is a "re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid 90s vision of the American West." Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the project, which will be adapted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The writers previously worked with the producers on two Captain America movies and two Avengers installments. [Deadline]   Instructions Not Included: Eugenio Derbez starred in and directed the Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included (above) back in 2013, which followed a womanizing musician who learns that he has an infant daughter and then must unexpectedly raise her on his own. It proved to...

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Movie News: 'Avengers,' 'It' Filmmakers to Team on 'Electric State'

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The Electric State: Andy Muschietti (It, above) is in negotiations to direct a big-screen adaptation of The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag that is a "re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid-90s vision of the American West." Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the project, which will be adapted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The writers previously worked with the producers on two Captain America movies and two Avengers installments. [Deadline]...

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Teaming with The Russo Brothers for Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

Two of Hollywood's powerhouse creative sibling duos are teaming up for an apocalyptic alt-history sci-fi. Russo Brothers Studios won out in a competitive bidding war for the rights to The Electric State, an illustrated novel from artist Simon Stålenhag, which will team up Captain America: Civil War duo Joe and Anthony Russo with It's Andy and Barbara Muschietti. Andy Muschietti is directing The Electric State, as well as producing alongside his sister and the Russos. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Hold the Dark) are also producing. The script comes from screenwriting duo Christopher Markus and …
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz
Disney-Luscasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media buzz last week in the wake of the Dec. 9 world premiere and announcing its dedication to the late Carrie Fisher, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

“The Last Jedi,” which opens Dec. 15, generated 368,000 new conversations last week to bring its total to 4.75 million. Tracking has shown the tentpole’s opening weekend could be in the $200 million range at the domestic box office — which would be the fourth-largest of all time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”

Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis. The new cast members include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro. It’s the final film role for Fisher, who died last
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Trailer Smashes Competition on Social Media

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ First Trailer Smashes Competition on Social Media
Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated social media buzz last week with the release of its first trailer with nearly 500,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

The studio dropped the official trailer on Nov. 29 during ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The first footage showed superhero team-ups — the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and almost every other major Marvel hero — joining forces to take on Thanos (Josh Brolin), who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones. The movie picks up four years after the events of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The trailer arrived five months after the first footage was screened at Disney’s D23 Expo and at San Diego Comic-Con. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the ensemble cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki,
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Extended Synopsis For Avengers: Infinity War Tees Up Marvel’s “Deadliest Showdown”

Avengers: Infinity War is many things to many people, but to the folks over at Marvel Studios, this is an “unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making.” Or so says the sequel’s official synopsis.

Released alongside this morning’s awesome teaser trailer, Infinity War‘s logline begins by ramping up the stakes, as Iron Man and the gang gear up for the “ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.”

They’ve fought amongst each other (see: Civil War) and even managed to save the world (twice!), but come 2018, the Avengers will cross paths with Thanos, a power-mongering being of immense power. With the Infinity Gauntlet in one hand and a loathing for costumed crusaders in the other, Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan descends upon Earth in search of the six Infinity Stones. What follows is a race against time as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes go up against Thanos and so-called
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Official Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War Promises Pivotal Galactic Showdowns

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same again. The final film before Phase 4 of the McU kicks in, Avengers: Infinity War is teased in its first trailer that promises

An official plot synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War has yet to be revealed, but you can find out plenty from watching the official trailer below, including familiar faces crossing paths with other characters you may never have expected them to meet.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Infinity War stars Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston. The most pivotal Marvel film yet will be released in theaters on May 4th,
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer Breakdown Shows off Infinity Stones, New Costumes, and More

Disney and Marvel Studios revealed the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer this morning, and it will likely be the only bit of marketing from now until around the release of Black Panther in February. That means if we want to know more about Infinity War, we’re going to have to pick over this trailer like it’s the Zapruder film and speculate wildly over what might happen in the upcoming superhero film. So let’s dive in below! Scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War) and directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, the film opens …
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Explosive First Trailer Arrives

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Explosive First Trailer Arrives
The explosive first trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” has finally arrived.

Marvel Studios dropped the official trailer Wednesday during ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The powerful first footage shows the mother of superhero team-ups — the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and almost every other major Marvel hero joining forces to take on Thanos (Josh Brolin), who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones, on several battlefronts.

“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become something more. So when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could,” the characters say in the trailer’s opening.

The movie picks up four years after the events of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

The trailer arrives five months after the first footage was screened at Disney’s D23 Expo and at San Diego Comic-Con.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by [link
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James Gunn Explains How Guardians Vol. 2 Impacted Avengers: Infinity War

It cannot be denied that the feat of creating a decade-long cohesive movie universe with the work of many individual filmmakers is a gargantuan and finely tuned endeavour. Whether you’re a Marvel fan or not – the vast technical achievement of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, at this point, a simple fact. One of the drawbacks of such a process, however, is the constant stream of speculation about the level of studio involvement and interference required to ensure the smooth transition of narrative between franchise instalments – and that speculation is never more apparent than when individual chapters are about to segue into a massive team-up story. Enter James Gunn, and his comments about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.

The reason for the speculation is that his Guardians sequel – released earlier this year – is one of three Marvel solo films that we know will feed almost
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Avengers: Infinity War, and the story threads you need to know

Rob Leane Nov 20, 2017

Earth's Mightiest Heroes will finally take on the big baddie Thanos next year. Here's everything you need to know...

This article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok, and various McU movies before it.

Arriving in April next year, Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the culmination of everything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written the script, with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo handling the direction. Those four chaps first collaborated on the grounded-by-Marvel-standards espionage flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier, before expanding their operation significantly for its superhero slugfest sequel Captain America: Civil War.

With Infinity War, they are working with an even bigger stable of heroes. The film’s official poster shows – deep breath! - Robert Downey Jnr’s Iron Man, Chris EvansCaptain America, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor,
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"Avengers 4" Set Images

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With principal photography from "Avengers: Infinity War" now in the can, Sneak Peek new images from the set of the next "Avengers" movie, "Avengers 4":

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the new film is a sequel to "Avengers: Infinity War".

Cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston...

...Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd...

...Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper...

...Vin Diesel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Pom Klementieff, Letitia Wright, Terry Notary, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ty Simpkins and Stan Lee.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Avengers: Infinity War"...
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First 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Unleashes Thanos' Wrath

First 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Unleashes Thanos' Wrath
The Avengers are calling everyone they know for this one.

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is basically a roll call of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all the players have one goal: to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his Infinity Stone-powered rampage across the galaxy.

“There was an idea…" @Avengers: #InfinityWar. In theaters May 4. pic.twitter.com/vJTbkwPgbQ

Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 29, 2017

The film from the Russo Bros. is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who penned the three Captain America movies.

Pre-pandemonium was at...
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"Avengers: Infinity War" - More 'Scarlet Witch'

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Sneak Peek more leaked images, plus footage of actress Elizabeth Olsen, aka 'Wanda Maximoff' the 'Scarlet Witch' on the set of the Marvel Studios feature "Avengers: Infinity War":

"...the 'Avengers', torn apart after the events...

"...of 'Captain America: Civil War'...

"...join forces with the 'Guardians of the Galaxy'...

"...to battle 'Thanos'...

"...who is trying to amass the 'Infinity Stones' ...

"...for a gauntlet that will give him dominion over space, time, and all reality..."

The new film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo...

...from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Cast also includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin...

...Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt... 

...Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch...

...Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders...

...Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff...

...Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, and Anthony Mackie

Marvel Comics' "Scarlet Witch" #8 is written
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"Scarlet Witch' In "Modern Luxury"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Elizabeth Olsen aka 'Scarlet Witch' in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', covering various September 2017 "Modern Luxury" magazines, wearing Chanel, Dior and Vera Wang, plus take a look @ leaked set images and footage of Olsen from "Avengers: Infinity War":

"I had a great drama teacher in high school," said Olsen, "and that's when I started to learn about the history of theater.

"I auditioned equally for film and theater. The difference is that theater has seasons, while film, it's always happening.

"Movies are in a much longer production conversation before an actor is even involved. I always thought of actors as the last piece of the puzzle - so you're a tool.

"I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? 

"It's because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it.
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Joe Russo Talks About The Hardest Part Of Directing Avengers: Infinity War

Though they’ve gained a great deal of experience in star-studded ensemble movies thanks to Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo still consider Avengers: Infinity War to be their greatest challenge yet.

That’s something the former addressed while chatting to Cinema Blend at Sdcc. More specifically, Joe Russo pinpointed what he believes to be the hardest part of helming Infinity War. No prizes for guessing, either, as the writer-director said that juggling all of the many storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most difficult thing about orchestrating the third Avengers movie.

It may not introduce any new characters, per se, but the casting docket for Avengers: Infinity War is already the stuff of legend, so we can only imagine the deliberation that goes on behind the scenes, particularly as Joe and Anthony Russo’s 2018 blockbuster begins to near the end of principal photography. Their secret weapon?
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"Avengers" - ' 'Deadpool' and the 'Superior Octopus'

Marvel Comics' "Avengers" #10, available August 2, 2017, is written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Mike Del Mundo, with a cover by Alex Ross:

"...in this 'Secret Empire' tie-in, there are questions about 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes". But are they heroes?

...as 'Taskmaster', 'Deadpool' and the 'Superior Octopus', fight alongside the 'Avengers' we know..."

Cast of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" includes Elizabeth Olsen as 'Scarlet Witch', Paul Bettany as 'Vision', Robert Downey Jr. as 'Iron Man', Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Doctor Strange" and Paul Rudd as 'Ant-Man'.

"...in 'Avengers: Infinity War', the 'Avengers', torn apart after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War'...

"...join forces with the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to battle 'Thanos'...

"...who is trying to amass the 'Infinity Stones' for a gauntlet that will give him dominion over space, time, and all reality..."

The new film
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"Avengers: Infinity War" Casting Call

Marvel Studios' upcoming feature "Avengers: Infinity War" is looking for actors to play 'military officers', filming August 28, 2017, with wardrobe fittings scheduled for the week of August 14, 2017:

***Feature Film***Mary Lou*** (working title)

**Working August 28**

**Fitting: week of August 14th

**Filming location Tbd (Atlanta area or Fayetteville)

New Faces Only!

Rate: $68/8 hours

"...Military Officers: Looking for men who appear to be 30’s-early 50’s, in good physical shape, to portray officers of various rankings. Must have short hair or be willing to get a military haircut. No Facial Hair! Military experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Filming will be Monday 8/28 with a mandatory fitting the week of August 14th- must be available for both!

"If you are available for both Fitting and Filming, send an email to MaryLou@CentralCasting.com and include: your name, phone number, height, weight, clothing sizes, & 2 current photos- a head shot & full length shot. If you have military experience,
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More "Avengers: Infinity War"

Sneak Peek more footage from the new Marvel Studios feature "Avengers: Infinity War":

"...the new trailer screened at 'D23', starts with a passed out, wounded 'Thor' floating in space. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' then accidentally hit him as they fly through space in the 'Milano'. Thor is stuck to the windshield and 'Rocket' proposes using the windshield wipers to wake him up. Thor is then brought into the Milano, wakes up, and says, 'Who the hell are you guys?'

"Cut to 'Loki' holding the 'Tesseract'.

"Cut to 'Spider-Man' on a bus, with his arm hair standing up, confirming his 'Spidey' sense is working.

"Cut to 'Iron Man' alongside the Guardians.

"Cut to 'Thanos' arriving to battle the 'Avengers'.

"Cut to Spider-Man wearing his new costume from the end of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.

"Cut to 'Peter' with his mask off saying, 'I’m sorry' to Stark.
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