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Karen Gillan named patron of Edinburgh film festival's expanding youth strand (exclusive)

Karen Gillan named patron of Edinburgh film festival's expanding youth strand (exclusive)
Jumanji star to back youth-focused programme.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan has been named as patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s (Eiff) expanding youth strand.

Source: Eiff

Karen Gillan

Dubbed The Young & the Wild, the programme is a series of screenings and events for young audiences that takes place during the main festival, June 20 – July 1 in 2018.

Alongside her roles in current global box office topper Jumanji and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, 2017 also saw Gillan make her debut as a writer-director with The Party’s Just Beginning (previously Tupperware Party), which is now in post-produciton.

Inverness-born Gillan was previously a juror at Eiff in 2015. Her responsibilities in her new role as patron are still being firmed up.

The Young & the Wild strand is expanding this year due to support from the Year of Young People 2018 event fund, an initiative managed by organisation EventScotland.

Gillan commented: “I am delighted
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Joe Russo says Steve Rogers “isn’t exactly Nomad” in Avengers: Infinity War

Last summer, it was rumoured that Chris EvansSteve Rogers would be taking on a new alias in Avengers: Infinity War, suiting up as his one of his alternate comic book alter egos – Nomad – after laying down Captain America’s shield at the end of Captain America: Civil War.

Evans himself added to the speculation this past weekend, signing both ‘Cap’ and ‘Nomad’ on a Captain America shield during an appearance at Arizona’s Ace Comic Con. However, we now have confirmation from Infinity War co-director Joe Russo that Cap won’t be Nomad exactly, but will be “in the spirit of that character.”

“Our approach to the [Steve Rogers] was to deconstruct him, to take him in a different direction,” Russo told Fantasy Focus Football. “Obviously you can’t deal with a character called Captain America without dealing with the thematics behind that, so we wanted a relevancy to it and
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Avengers: Infinity War concept art gives us a good look at the Hulkbuster 2.0

As we saw in the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the Hulkbuster will be making its return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this May for Marvel’s hugely-anticipated superhero blockbuster, and some concept art has arrived online via Reddit which gives us a good look at the redesigned armor. Check it out below, but if you want to avoid spoilers, don’t read the paragraph below…

Spoilers Follow…

As may assumed after the first trailer for Infinity War, Lego set leaks have confirmed that it won’t be Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark donning the Hulkbuster suit in the movie, but rather Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner. As yet, it’s unclear whether this confirms the speculation that Banner may be getting separated from his angry alter-ego, but it certainly adds some weight to it.

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‘Jumanji’ Drumbeat Rises To $700M+ At Worldwide Box Office

Exclusive: Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle keeps on rocking at the global and international box office. Through Tuesday, the Jake Kasdan-helmed update on the 1995 board game adventure has grossed $701.7M worldwide. The split is $408M overseas and $293.7M domestic. Offshore, the pic that stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, added $83M this past weekend (including actuals). That scored it a hat trick as the top…
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Japanese Trailer For Avengers: Infinity War

A new Japanese trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has surfaced for fans to check out. The trailer doesn't offer any new footage, but everything is cut together in a different way putting the battle between Thanos and the Marvel heroes in a different context. Even though there's no new footage, it's still a solid trailer that will keep the fire of excitement burning within the fans. I love the dark sense of dread that we've seen in these trailers.

Thanos will be the greatest villain yet that the Avengers will have to take on, and it's safe to say that by the time it's over, not everyone is going to come out of it alive. I'm so excited to see this story play out on the big screen!

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle,
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How Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle proved doubters wrong

Simon Brew Jan 16, 2018

It's become a surprise commercial and critical hit - so what has the new Jumanji film got right?

Spoilers lie ahead for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Over the weekend, I was back at my local multiplex to see the quite wonderful Coco. On the way in, I saw the manager of said picture palace, and we had a bit of a chat. He’s a friendly man, and just the kind of manager you want: always checks that everyone’s okay, is there if anything goes wrong.

He’s also good for a bit of insider chat, too. And we got talking about Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I don’t think I was alone in inwardly sighing when I first learned of a reboot/sequel to Jumanji. I don’t hold massive affection for the original (although I thought Zathura was great), but still enjoyed it.
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Coming to a cinema near you in 2020, Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Author: Zehra Phelan

During a Twitter Q&A with fans over the weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn confirmed that there will be a third film in the saga and that it is due to be released in 2020.

Coming in 2020. https://t.co/2kQbPHC5gP

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 14, 2018

With the misfit Guardians due to appear in the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War, Gunn remains cagey in letting go of the slightest of details in case its detrimental to the plot of Infinity War and its casualties.

Related: Premiere Interviews: The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Talking to the Independent last year, Gunn was asked whether any of the Vol. 2’s cast would be appearing in Vol. 3. Even though he knows exactly who will be making an appearance he wouldn’t confirm whether we would see them here or in a Spin-off movie of there own.
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Chris Evans believes that Robert Downey Jr. is irreplaceable as Iron Man

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the impending arrival of Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel, it seems pretty evident that we’re going to see some major changes within the McU over the next couple of years.

It has already been said on several occasions that the two-part Infinity War will mark both an end and a new beginning for the franchise, as actors’ contracts expire and the focus shifts towards newer characters. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has previously addressed this, stating that the series could go down the Bond route of recasting, or have younger characters picking up the mantle, but according to Chris Evans, there’s one actor who is irreplaceable – Robert Downey Jr.

“He’s such a wonderful guy and is so talented, and so experienced, and so supportive. He’s always been in my corner. I’ve always felt supported by him.
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Jumanji Takes Second Win at the Box Office with $27 Million

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was going up against three newcomers this weekend with Paddington 2, Sony's Proud Mary and Lionsgate's The Commuter, along with 20th Century Fox's The Post expanding nationwide. Still, none of these newcomers could take down the surprisingly strong Jumanji, which repeated atop the box office in its fourth weekend in theaters, taking in $27 million. The movie only dropped 27.4% this weekend, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $283.1 million from a relatively modest $90 million budget.

While this Jumanji sequel starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson didn't come out on top in its first two weekends, which were won by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it proved to be much more versatile than many expected, winning its second two weekends in a row while posting minimal decreases this weekend. Its current worldwide gross is at $666.1 million, although it remains unclear whether or not it will
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Avengers 4 set photo may debunk time travel theories

Over the past few months we’ve seen several set photos from Avengers 4 suggesting that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could be embarking on some kind of time travel in the follow up to Avengers: Infinity War [see here and here for examples], but now we have another spy photo which may have just debunked those theories…

See Also: Avengers 4 wrap cake features Thanos and the Infinity Stones

As you’ll no doubt notice in the image above, the briefcase is labelled ‘Binary Augmented Retro Framing’, referring to the technology in Captain America: Civil War where we saw a younger version of Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark alongside his parents. That could certainly explain how we’re revisiting certain scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the presence of the likes of Ant-Man during the events of the first Avengers movie. But as for how this might factor into the plot, who knows? If you have any theories,
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure
How will The Disaster Artist fare in light of James Franco imbroglio?

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle gets the China test this weekend as it eyes another dominant international session, while eyes will be on The Disaster Artist in the wake of allegations against Golden Globe winner James Franco.

Jumanji starring Dwayne Johnson ruled the roost last weekend on $70m and stands at more than $304m through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and $560m worldwide as it heads into the second biggest market on the planet.

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi has underwhelmed in its first week in China, hopes are high among Sony brass that Jumanji has what it takes to enthrall local audiences.

Johnson is popular in the territory: The Fate Of The Furious – admittedly an ensemble piece and established franchise – finished on $392m last year to become the biggest release of all time in China, while San Andreas grossed $103m in 2015. Legendary’s Skyscraper
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Avengers 4 wrap cake features Thanos and the Infinity Stones

A year after cameras first started rolling on Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel, production has now officially wrapped on the hugely-anticipated Marvel superhero event, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have marked the occasion by sharing a photo of the Avengers 4 wrap cake, which features Thanos and the Infinity Stones.

See Also: Avengers and Guardians assemble on new Avengers: Infinity War promo art

Wrap cake. pic.twitter.com/cdanZXwL1e

— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) January 11, 2018

See Also: Latest Avengers 4 set photos featuring Iron Man, Cap, The Hulk and Ant-Man may feature a spoiler

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his
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Avengers and Guardians assemble on new Avengers: Infinity War promo art

With this year’s huge Marvel superhero event fast approaching, a new piece of promotional artwork for Avengers: Infinity War has arrived online via Reddit, and features Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Star-Lord, Black Widow, Gamora, Groot, Thor, Rocket Raccoon and Doctor Strange; check it out here…

See Also: Anthony Russo says Avengers: Infinity War is Thanos’ movie

See Also: The Russo Brothers answer Avengers: Infinity War questions in new video

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th
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Avengers 4 Wraps, Russo Brothers Head Into Post-Production

Infinity War and Avengers 4 have officially wrapped production and now the Russo Brothers are heading into post-production. To celebrate, a giant custom Thanos cake was made, featuring the Mad Titan collecting all six of the Infinity Stones, one of which has not yet appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also shown in the wrap cake are hands reaching up to stop Thanos, looking like the arms of Black Widow and another member of the Avengers, breaking through a cosmic barrier of delicious, villainous cake. The news comes after Karen Gillan announced that she had finished filming scenes as Nebula.

A handful of members from the cast recently wrapped filming including Karen Gillan, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Elizabeth Olson. Johansson may be returning to the big screen to play Black Widow in a standalone movie, which was announced as being in the very early stages of development. In addition,
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Review: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

Safe to say opinions are getting increasingly low on Hollywood’s wave of remakes, sequels, reboots and prequels, this year alone sees a plethora hitting cinemas from the genuinely awaited follow-ups (Incredibles 2) to some curious reinventions (Robin Hood), to the downright odd decisions (Mary Poppins Returns). So, it is little surprise that when Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was announced people were really quite baffled by a remake of the 1995 action/adventure hit, even more so following the all-too-soon death of its much-loved star Robin Williams. However this film is not actually a remake as such, more a quasi-sequel to the original film and despite the predictably acidic comments from some corners of the Internet (quelle suprise), the film is actually a surprisingly big wallop of enjoyment.

By wisely deciding to keep select strands of the original film’s DNA intact and yet mostly going in a whole new direction,
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Taika Waititi And Chris Hemsworth “Throwing Around Ideas” For Thor 4

Beneath all the fluorescent visuals and awe-inspiring spectacle, Thor: Ragnarok will forever be remembered as a bold and often hilarious reinvention of Marvel’s Norse god.

That’s not to say that the previous Thor movies were necessarily bad; rather, the God of Thunder had never really gotten the adaptation he deserves. Enter Taika Waititi.

Following creative efforts in the vein of Hunt For the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows, the New Zealand filmmaker brought an infectious energy to the God of Thunder that the previous adaptations were sorely lacking, resulting in one of the best and most entertaining movies of 2017. So, now comes the big question: what’s next?

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Waititi has already expressed an interest in one day returning to the McU,
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Latest Avengers 4 set photos featuring Iron Man, Cap, The Hulk and Ant-Man may feature a spoiler

Over the past few months we’ve seen a number of photos from the set of Avengers 4 which seems to suggest that the film will include flashbacks or time travel, and the latest images to arrive online over at JustJared seemingly confirm that theory.

The images feature Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America – and as you’ll notice, Steve Rogers is clean-shaven, and wearing his original Avengers outfit.

Now, we’ve already seen some photos of Downey, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki recreating The Avengers’ final scene of Loki being transported back to Asgard, but Ant-Man has no business being part of a flashback – and if you look closely, the heroes seem to all be wearing strange contraptions on their hands. Could this allow them to travel through time? Or has Cap just
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How Artists Cross Paths and Departments to Create a Film’s Look

Production designers have the Art Directors Guild, costume designers have the Costume Designers Guild — two organizations that watch over very different disciplines. But that doesn’t mean the two types of artisans they represent can’t cross over into each other’s line of work — or that they can’t enlist the help of hair and makeup as they go about crafting the look of a movie. Indeed, collaboration among various below-the-line skill sets is a hallmark of creative filmmaking.

Take graphic textile designer Trey Shaffer, who generated the graphics for Spider-Man’s costumes in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Although he’s a member of the Adg, he also has considerable abilities as a textile designer, which allow him to be immensely helpful to the costume department. He knows how to create patterns and textures and has a fundamental understanding of the technical side of garments and how they’re put together. He knows pleats
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Karen Gillan Officially Wraps Filming On Marvel’s Two Avengers Sequels

Nebula has left the building.

Following in the footsteps of Paul Bettany (Vision) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Guardians of the Galaxy actress Karen Gillan has confirmed that after a full year of filming, she’s now completed her work on Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.

The Jumanji star made the news official via Instagram (h/t Reddit), where she commended Joe and Anthony Russo for their dedication to the cause. It’s by no means the first time that Gillan has chimed in with her thoughts on Infinity War, either. Back in December, the flame-haired Scot said that Marvel’s two Avengers sequels aren’t just films – they’re cinematic events – all the while teasing the sheer amount of fun she enjoyed while on set.

However, that time has now come to a close, and Gillan’s farewell message came bearing the following caption:

After approximately one year of shooting,
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Chris Hemsworth on the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and Thor’s eyepatch

At the back end of November, we got our very first look at what is sure to be this year’s biggest hit, the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, and during an interview with IGN to promote his new movie 12 Strong, actor Chris Hemsworth has been chatting about the trailer and his reaction to it.

“It doesn’t give much away, for sure, because I remember watching it going, ‘aw, it doesn’t tell people enough,'” said Hemsworth. “And then Joe Russo was like, you don’t need to tell them anything, they want anything… Like, ‘Does it explain the story?’ It’s like, it doesn’t need to… [it’s] just a smorgasbord of cool shit. I think we were all excited, watching it, just looking at each other going, ‘Oh my God, look what we’re a part of.’ You know, you’re on the grind and
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