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Avengers: Infinity War writers reveal why the Netflix heroes didn’t appear

The writers of Avengers: Infinity War have revealed the reason why the Netflix McU heroes didn’t appear in the film.

Infinity War was billed as the biggest team-up event in the franchise’s history and it certainly delivered. However, there were notable absentees from the roster of heroes present, including Netflix’s Defenders.

Explaining their decision not to include the likes of Daredevil or Jessica Jones, writers of Infinity War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, have said that they didn’t want to bring them in just for the sake of it during Infinity War’s New York set scenes.

“We talk about that all the time,” McFeely told Collider. “I don’t know anything about animosity [between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television]. In a movie this big, we certainly had the conversation, ‘Should we put Luke Cage in this? Here we are in New York.’ That kind of stuff.
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First synopsis for Marvel’s Avengers 4 teases sacrifice

As the dust begins to settle on Avengers: Infinity War (and half of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…), speculation as to the plot of Avengers 4 is running wild, with theories ranging from time-travel to alternate realities.

While Marvel Studios is keeping things very close to its chest, so much so that we don’t even know the title for the next movie, we do now have a brief synopsis from the latest issue of License Global, which teases the sacrifices that are going to have to be made in order to defeat Thanos and presumably undo the damage he caused at the climax of Infinity War:

“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
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Avengers: Infinity War writers don’t like blaming Star-Lord for what happened

The writers of Avengers: Infinity War have spoken about who is to blame for what transpired in the movie.

Over the course of Infinity War, Thanos manages to collect the Stones and is ultimately able to enact his grim vision for the universe, wiping out half the population.

Our heroes do have some chances to stop Thanos, however, and many fans are blaming Star-Lord for attacking the Titan when Iron Man and Spider-Man nearly removed the gauntlet from him.

Writers of the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, don’t agree with this accusation, however, and say that it’s unfair to blame one person or that anything could ultimately have been done to stop Thanos.

“I do love this debate I’ve seen online of ‘It’s Star-Lord’s fault! It’s Doctor Strange’s fault! It’s Thor’s fault!'” McFeely told Collider. “Everyone has a part to play in their failure.
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Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season Four Ratings

It's that time of year when a self-proclaimed survivalist absconds into the wilderness with the rich and famous, and no one even calls in a crisis negotiator. In the fourth season, can the Running Wild with Bear Grylls TV show still earn the kind of Nielsen ratings required to survive another year on NBC? Will Running Wild with Bear Grylls be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. An NBC reality TV series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls follows adventurer Bear Grylls — as he takes celebrities on a 48-hour journey of a lifetime — into the wildest and most remote locations the world has to offer. Celebrities featured in season four include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keri Russell, Lena Headey, Roger Federer, Uzo Aduba, Don Cheadle, Scott Eastwood, and Derek Hough. Read More…
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War passes $1.8 billion to become fourth biggest movie of all time

It may have been knocked from the top of the box office by fellow superhero sequel Deadpool 2, but Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has continued its hugely impressive run by passing the $1.8 billion mark worldwide.

Domestically, Infinity War grossed $28.7 million on its fourth weekend to take its North American gross to $595 million, while it also added a further $84.4 million internationally. The latter includes $53.7 million in China, where the film has now amassed $302 million, becoming only the second movie to surpass $300 million in two different markets after Furious 7.

Globally, Infinity War is now the fourth biggest movie of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion), Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.8 billion). $2 billion remains likely for the Marvel blockbuster, but with Solo: A Star Wars Story incoming this week, it remains to be seen whether the superhero epic can surpass The Force Awakens and Titanic.

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Doctor Strange gets an Avengers: Infinity War Movie Masterpiece figure from Hot Toys

Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Doctor Strange Movie Masterpiece series collectible figure, based on the likeness of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War; take a look at the official promo images here…

Hot Toys is extremely excited to present to you today the fan-favorite charismatic super hero Doctor strange in his very distinctive costume in 1/6th scale collectible figure with a number of symbolic accessories to recreate the remarkable scenes!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the movie, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored and highly detailed outfit, two styles of costume display options with a magnetically attachable asymmetrical high-collared Cloak of Levitation with intricate embroidery, a variety of mystical artifacts including the Eye of Agamotto, a pair of sling rings,
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Avengers: Infinity War home entertainment release dates revealed

With Avengers: Infinity War approaching the $1.8 billion mark at the global box office this weekend, Marvel has announced that the superhero blockbuster is set to receive its digital release in North America on July 31st, ahead of a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on August 14th.

Both Target and Best Buy have already unveiled their retailer exclusives, with Target offering a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray set complete with gallery book, and Best Buy releasing a rather nice 4K Steelbook featuring Thanos and the Inifnity Gauntlet. Check them out here…

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War directors reveal the off-screen fates of McU supporting characters

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War directors discuss a deleted Guardians of the Galaxy scene

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.
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Iron Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Battle Diorama Series statue revealed

Following yesterday’s Hulk [see here], we now have a look at Iron Studios’ 1/10th scale Battle Diorama Series Black Widow statue which is based on the likeness of Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $89.99 and is expected to ship November-January; take a look here…

Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to present the Black Widow Art Scale 1:10 Battle Diorama Series Statue from Avengers: Infinity War. This statue is based on original 3D references from the movie and is specially hand-painted. The diorama base allows you to connect the statue with other characters in the Wakanda diorama.

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
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Rumour: Avengers 4 to see the return of long-dead Marvel character?

It seems safe to assume that next year’s Avengers 4 will see the return of many dead Marvel characters as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes somehow reverse their shattering defeat at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, which concluded with the Mad Titan wiping out half of all life in the universe.

Well, if rumours are to be believed, it may not just be those who fell at the snap of Thanos’ fingers who we see resurrected as MovieWeb is reporting that Aaron Taylor-Johnson was spotted on the set of Avengers 4, prompting speculation that his Avengers: Age of Ultron character Quicksilver is set for a return.

Quicksilver as you’ll recall was killed as the Avengers battled Ultron in the 2015 sequel, but there are a number of possible ways he could feature in Avengers 4 without being resurrected, be it through a flashback, a vision, Tony Stark’s B.A.
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Iron Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Hulk Battle Diorama Series statue available to pre-order now

Okay, so we didn’t get to see Hulk in Wakanda, but that hasn’t stopped Iron Studios from crafting a rather impressive 1:10 scale Hulk Battle Diorama Series statue which is based on the likeness of Mark Ruffalo’s Green Goliath in the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $124.99 and is expected to ship between November and January; take a look at the promotional images here…

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Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to present the Hulk Art Scale 1:10 Battle Diorama Series Statue from Avengers: Infinity War. This statue is based on original 3D references from the movie and is specially hand-painted. The diorama base allows you to connect the statue with other characters in the Wakanda diorama.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe,
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All 51 Marvel Movies Ranked, Including ‘Deadpool 2’

With over 30 years of theatrically released Marvel movies, it’s always a good a time to rank ‘em all, from “Howard the Duck” to this summer’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Deadpool 2

51. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

It’s just a nightmare. A total nightmare. There have been a bunch of bad superhero movies, but this one transcends bad.

50. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine

A totally chaotic stir fry of nonsense that tells the story of how Wolverine got his claws. Features a version of Deadpool that has his mouth stapled shut, which should tell you all you need to know about it.

49. “Elektra

That five minutes where they tried to turn Jennifer Garner into an action star really didn’t work out well, huh.

48. “X-Men: The Last Stand

Just a total mess, incoherent from the word “go.” Might have killed off the superhero genre were “Spider-Man” not blowing up the box office.
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops ‘Jurassic World’ As Fourth-Biggest Film Globally

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops ‘Jurassic World’ As Fourth-Biggest Film Globally
Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has gone past “Jurassic World” to become the fourth-highest grossing film at the worldwide box office.

Disney announced Thursday that the third “Avengers” film hit $1.686 billion worldwide. Domestic grosses reached $562.9 million after 20 days of release, while international totaled $1.123 billion in three weeks. Overseas grosses are led by China with $240.3 million, South Korea with $86.2 million, the U.K. with $84.5 million, Brazil with $57.5 million, and Mexico with $56 million.

Avengers: Infinity War” became the fastest film to hit the $1 billion worldwide mark, needing only 11 days to do so. It reached the milestone one day earlier than “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It now trails only three titles at the all-time worldwide box office — “Avatar” with $2.79 billion, “Titanic” with $2.19 billion and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $2.07 billion.

The domestic total is currently eighth on the all-time list. After three weekends in first place, “Infinity War” will
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James Gunn insisted on a key Avengers: Infinity War change

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn insisted on one key change to Avengers: Infinity War according to the film’s writers.

Now that Infinity War is entertaining fans in cinemas around the world, certain details regarding the film’s inner workings are starting to come to light.

One such detail is that director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 and Vol.2, James Gunn, insisted that Peter fulfil his promise to Gamora. This is according to Infinity War’s writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who recently spoke with Backstory Magazine (via The Playlist):

“The only change [James] really went deep on and we had more than one conversation about was the decision by Star-Lord to shoot Gamora and then bubbles come out obviously. So we wrestled with, ‘Would it be interesting if Star-Lord could not bring himself to fulfill his promise and kill the woman he loves?’ It’s not a traditional hero arc.
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Avengers: Infinity War directors reveal the off-screen fates of McU supporting characters

Warning. Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow…

Avengers: Infinity War certainly delivered a major – and we do mean major – game-changer at its climax, as Thanos completed his quest to gather the Infinity Stones, snapped his fingers, and eliminated half of all life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While we saw a host of characters – Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, Mantis, Nick Fury and Maria Hill – turning to dust, we’ve had no indication as to how The Snap impacted the rest of the McU. At least, until now.

During an interview with The Huffington Post, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed the fates of a number of supporting players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, grouping them into three categories – alive, dead, and too spoilery to reveal.

See Also: How the directors of Avengers: Infinity War chose which characters died

First up,
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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War overtakes The Avengers to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time

This was inevitable really, given that it has been shattering box office records left, right and centre these past couple of weeks, but Avengers: Infinity War has now surpassed 2012’s The Avengers to become not only the biggest Marvel movie of all time, but also the highest-grossing superhero movie in history.

Not bad for just three weekends.

Domestically, Avengers: Infinity War grossed $61.8 million this weekend, taking its domestic haul to $547 million. Internationally, it added a further $281 million this weekend – thanks in no small part to a $200 million debut in China. This has pushed its worldwide cume to $1.606 billion, topping the $1.519 billion total of the first Avengers movie.

Infinity was is currently the fifth biggest movie of all time behind Jurassic World ($1.671 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion), Titanic ($2.187 billion), and Avatar ($2.788 billion) and appears to be a safe bet to become only the fourth movie ever to crack the $2 billion mark.
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Gwyneth Paltrow may have dropped an Avengers 4 spoiler

Avengers: Infinity War and potential Avengers 4 spoilers follow…

As the dust settles on Avengers: Infinity War – quite literally – fan attention is beginning to turn towards next year’s Avengers 4, and it seems that Gwyneth Paltrow may have let slip a spoiler about the as-yet-untitled sequel.

During a recent interview (via Comic Book), Paltrow was discussing her character Pepper Potts’ role in Avengers 4, stating that: “Pepper and Tony have had a real long journey together. She obviously starts as his dutiful assistant, and then the relationship evolves, and now this decade later they’re married, and they have a child. Their relationship has evolved in all of the ways that great romances evolve.”

Based on those comments, it’s seems that Paltrow: a) is referring to the conversation she has with Tony in Infinity War about starting a family; b) has let slip that there’ll be a time skip of
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Avengers: Infinity War co-director explains Bruce Banner’s Hulk problem

As we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, the Incredible Hulk took a back seat to his alter-ego Bruce Banner in the latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the Green Goliath refusing to come out following his early crushing defeat at the hands of Thanos.

Many fans theorised that Hulk’s refusal to make an appearance was down to him being scared, or embarrassed about being bested by the Mad Titan. However, speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, co-director Joe Russo has offered an alternate explanation:

“I think people have interpreted it as Hulk’s scared. I mean, certainly, that’s not a — I don’t know that the Hulk is ever… he’s had his ass kicked before, and he loves a good fight. But I think that it’s really reflective of the journey from Ragnarok. Is that these two characters are constantly in conflict with each other over control.
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Falcon was originally going to accompany Iron Man into space in Avengers: Infinity War

Given that they were paired up in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, it made perfect sense that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark would find themselves reuniting in Avengers: Infinity War.

The pairing gave us some great moments in the Marvel blockbuster, as well as a heartbreaking final scene between the two. However, it almost wasn’t the case, as co-writer Christopher Markus has revealed that the original plan was for Anthony Mackie’s Falcon to accompany Iron Man into space.

“There was one [version] where Spider-Man did not go to space, and where Falcon went to space,” said Markus. “And it was fun, it was interesting, it’s always great to have those guys in various situations and there was a lot to do with them in both situations, but we weren’t getting as much emotion as we could if we
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Avengers: Infinity War directors discuss a deleted Guardians of the Galaxy scene

As Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continues its box office dominance around the globe, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have been chatting to Comic Book about the film’s deleted scenes, and in particular one comedic scene featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy.

“Because we have such a great relationship and we go through such a thorough process with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, we generally are pretty tight in terms of what the movie is,” said Anthony Russo. “We do have a few scenes. One of the most substantial ones is a scene we really loved. It’s a scene between the Guardians, between Pratt, Drax, and Mantis.”

“And it’s at that moment in the movie where they have lost Gamora to Thanos in the Knowhere and they don’t know what to do about it,” he continued. “They don’t know where to go. They have no idea what to do.
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Avengers: Infinity War co-director discusses the Stonekeeper

Spoilers for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War follow…

All of the various fan theories about the Soul Stone proved to be wide of the mark when Avengers: Infinity War revealed that it was located on the planet of Vormir, where it was guarded by a very familiar-looking Stonekeeper – the Red Skull, who was last seen being disintegrated by the Tesseract / Space Stone at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Speaking to Uproxx, Infinity War co-director Joe Russo spoke about the decision to utilise the Red Skull as the guardian of the Soul Stone, stating that:

“Somebody had to be the gatekeeper to the Soul Stone and somebody had to distribute the rules to Thanos and Gamora in a way that was credible and believable. A character who has been trapped – the Red Skull has been turned into this wraith who now guards the Soul Stone and distributes the
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