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Chris Pratt Says Avengers: Infinity War Will Meet All Our Expectations

To say that there’s a fair amount of hype for Avengers: Infinity War would be the understatement of the year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone from strength to strength over the past decade, with smash-hit movie after smash-hit movie, so now that we’ve reached the massive crossover event which is being touted as the final chapter of the entire franchise so far, fans are ecstatic to see how it unfolds.

As reliable as the McU has become, however, there is the nagging worry that maybe it’ll fall at the last hurdle. After all, making a coherent, enjoyable film that stars upwards of 30 superheroes is no easy feat. You couldn’t blame the Russo brothers if the quality dropped a little under the enormous weight of it all.

But, according to one cast member, Infinity War is not going to disappoint in the slightest. In fact, fans
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Avengers: Infinity War directors reveal Corvus Glaive actor

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve learned that Carrie Coon, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Terry Notary are playing the Black Order members Promixa Midnight, Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian in Avengers: Infinity War, leaving the identity of just one member, Corvus Glaive, a mystery.

Given that his role is yet to be revealed, there’s been much speculation that Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage would be portraying the character, but as we told you a couple of weeks ago, that isn’t the case.

Unfortunately we were sworn to secrecy as to the actor’s identity at the time (we did tease the DC TV connection though), but now Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have revealed to Cinema Blend that Corvus Glaive is actually being portrayed by Michael James Shaw, an actor you may recognise as Papa Midnite in NBC’s short-lived Constantine series.

So, now
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Josh Brolin reveals whether he preferred playing Thanos or Cable

The next month is going to be huge for Josh Brolin as he takes on the roles of two major comic book characters, battling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, before going toe-to-toe with the Merc with a Mouth as Cable in Deadpool 2.

During an interview with Total Film, Brolin was put in the rather awkward position of being asked to choose between the two, with the actor ultimately opting for the Mad Titan due to the technology involved in bringing Thanos to life.

“Look, I really like doing Cable, and it’s practical,” said Brolin. “But I think if I was to have a preference, it’d be Thanos, just because my expectation was pretty low, given that I just thought I was a prop. And it was quite the opposite, having seen enough of the movie and realised how cutting edge this technical process is,
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Rocket’s Never Heard Of The Avengers In New Infinity War TV Spot

After two films, one Infinity Stone, and more in-fighting than you could shake a blaster at, the Guardians of the Galaxy are beginning to find their groove.

So much so, in fact, that James Gunn’s A-holes will be a tight-knit unit by the time Avengers: Infinity War rolls around next week. They’ll seemingly enjoy a great role in the Marvel crossover, too, even if the film belongs to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – from Hawkeye to the bearded Captain America, directors Joe and Anthony Russo left no stone unturned when assembling their gigantic character roster.

But from everything we’ve seen so far, it looks like the two groups of heroes won’t get along at first. We already know that Star-Lord won’t take too kindly to Thor – nor does he seem to be a fan of Spidey, either – and now, thanks to the new TV spot above,
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New images from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrive online

EW has revealed six new images from Universal Pictures upcoming blockbuster sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Jeff Goldblum, Blue, the Indoraptor, and Carnotaurus; take a look below…

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It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Flickering Myth team react to the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Studios Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dropped its final trailer on Wednesday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been mixed. What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look? Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion…

Ricky Church: Its definitely much better than the teaser trailer. I feel better about the movie than I did a few months ago, though I also feel like the trailer gave a bit too much away. It seems to show a lot of the creepy suspenseful moments along with what follows them, leaving few surprises for the movie along with the types of twists we can expect. It still looks fairly entertaining and exciting, though I also wonder if we really have to see yet another genetically created dinosaur as the chief
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New Infinity War TV Spot Teases the End of Captain America?

New Infinity War TV Spot Teases the End of Captain America?
We're nearing the home stretch. Avengers: Infinity War will be in theaters this coming Thursday for preview night screenings. And as we get ready to blast off, we're being bombarded with new TV spots and clips. The latest was tailor-made for international audiences, and it is straight up called The End of Captain America. Is it because he dies? Is it because he's dropped his shield? Is it because he's grown a beard and is calling himself Nomad? We can probably check all those boxes safely.

10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have all led up to the epic Infinity War. In this recently released international TV spot, Star-Lord is seen meeting Spider-Man for the first time, grabbing him in a headlock. Peter Quill sure is having an interesting time meeting his new allies. He's already mocked Thor and questioned Tony Stark's leadership abilities in past clips, and now, having
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Avengers: Infinity War’s Battle of Wakanda ran for 25 script pages, states Anthony Mackie

We already know that the third act of Avengers: Infinity War is set entirely in Wakanda, and it seems much of that will be taken up with the epic battle sequence between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos’ forces, as the Avengers make one final stand against the Mad Titan in an effort to prevent him from acquiring all six Infinity Stones.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Anthony Mackie revealed that – as with much of the cast – he was only given a portion of the screenplay for Infinity War, with the Falcon actor stating that: “I got 25 pages, which was the final fight sequence. And I sent a long email, like, ‘this movie is going to be awful, how does this work, there’s no story, this is gonna be the longest fight sequence ever.”

We have of course become accustomed to epic action sequences at the end of each Avengers movie,
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Avengers: Infinity War clip sees Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and Doctor Strange discuss the threat of Thanos

With less than a week to go now until the release of Avengers: Infinity War, another new clip has arrived online from the Marvel blockbuster which sees Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) warn Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) of the huge threat that Thanos poses to Earth; watch it here…

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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
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How ‘The Lego Movie’ Was ‘Ready Player One’ First, and Better (Commentary)

How ‘The Lego Movie’ Was ‘Ready Player One’ First, and Better (Commentary)
(Note: This post contains spoilers for “Ready Player One.”)

If you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg’s hit film “Ready Player One,” I get it. On the surface it’s hard to hate on the idea of a film packed with nostalgic callouts to old pop culture, plus a message of friendship, acceptance, and the value of real life versus escapism.

But that’s on the surface. Ultimately, the larger messages and themes are just backdrop to cool visuals and a ton of references, the references don’t really amount to anything except a list of things audiences probably like, and the film’s characters largely just define themselves mainly by liking that stuff.

But what if we told you there was a far superior version of “Ready Player One” that is all of that and much more, and also came out four years earlier? There is: it’s called “The Lego Movie.”

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Both “Ready Player One” and “The Lego Movie” are epic adventures about playing in a fantasy world populated by characters owned largely by Warner Bros., dressed up in more meaningful messages to dilute the consumerism. And both films feature deliberately uninteresting protagonists who seem defined largely by their interests. But that’s where the similarities basically end.

The main character of “Ready Player One,” Wade (Tye Sheridan), proudly likes the right things — “Back to the Future,” “Buckaroo Banzai,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “The Shining” and so on. It’s part of his quest to win riches by solving a puzzle at the heart of the online virtual world Oasis, essentially an enormous online video game. But while Oasis is a place where you can supposedly “be anything,” the things that people most often end up being are the creations of other people, and owned by other people.

The mess of characters running around the Oasis — and there’s a lot of them — aren’t made interesting in some way by being used by the players who inhabit them. They’re just quick shots of things you’ve seen before. “The Iron Giant,” the DeLorean from “Back to The Future,” and so on.

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But where liking the right stuff and knowing everything about it is a virtue (and Wade’s whole life) in “Ready Player One,” “The Lego Movie” uses that idea as a jumping off point. The film follows regular guy Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) who, like Wade, likes everything everyone else likes and defines himself by his conformity.

But unlike Wade, Emmet spends the movie figuring out his own identity. The entire plot of “The Lego Movie” is Emmet finding what makes him unique, an idea taken even further when it’s revealed the entire story is a game being played by Finn (Jadon Sand), a real-life kid. The main conflict of the movie — that Lego character President Business (Will Ferrell) wants to destroy the universe with the “Kragle,” a bottle of Krazy Glue — is actually a metaphor for Finn’s father wanting to freeze his Lego sets into permanent finished states. The film eventually has Finn’s father realize that his son is using the toys to create for himself, and to express his individuality.

Meanwhile, even as it makes use of a references to the Warner Bros. stable — DC superheroes, Gandalf from “The Lord of the Rings,” Dumbledore from “Harry Potter” — “The Lego Movie” goes a step further than “Ready Player One.”

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The Lego Movie” jokes that Superman would ghost an annoying fellow hero, that Batman would be an insufferable narcissist, that Gandalf and Dumbledore don’t have time to shepherd every random hero through his or her origin story. These aren’t just shoutouts to random characters, they’re subversions of viewer expectation. Your understanding of the source material is expanded, not just catered to.

Both “Ready Player One” and “The Lego Movie” are ultimately about playing in a preexisting pop culture world. But where “Ready Player One” flashes a picture of a thing you like, “The Lego Movie” bothers to know something about it, and turns it into something new and surprisingly deep. That’s special and, four years later, something that hasn’t fully been duplicated.

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International featurette and new TV spot for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War

An international featurette has arrived online for Avengers: Infinity War which although unfortunately does not have subtitles, it does feature plenty of new footage from the upcoming Marvel superhero epic; watch it below along with a new TV spot for the film from IMAX

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We are One Week away from Avengers: #InfinityWar! Who's your favorite Avenger? pic.twitter.com/q548yVHGZO

— IMAX (@IMAX) April 20, 2018

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Avengers: Infinity War director says “there is nobody” who can take over from Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

As we fast approach the end of the first chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Avengers: Infinity War and next year’s Avengers 4, it is expected that we’ll be bidding farewell to some of our favourite heroes as contracts expire, actors move on, and the landscape of the McU shifts towards some newer faces.

One of the actors who many expect to make way over the next two Avengers movies is Robert Downey Jr., who of course kickstarted the entire McU when he took on the role of Tony Stark back in 2008’s Iron Man. However, Marvel will be wasting its time trying to find a successor, at least according to Infinity War co-director Joe Russo, who believes Downey is irreplaceable.

“There is nobody who can take over Iron Man from Robert,” said Russo, who also directed the actor in Captain America: Civil War. “He can’t play the character forever.
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Battle Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Thanos in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2’s Avengers: Infinity War Dlc

With Avengers: Infinity War set to hit theaters next week, Warner Bros. and Tt Games have announced that they will be celebrating the superhero epic with some Infinity War-themed Dlc for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which will put players in control of the Mad Titan himself, Thanos!

The official description reads:

This action-packed level offers players the chance to control Thanos, one of the most dangerous Super Villains in the Marvel Universe, and his ruthless army. The Mad Titan and the Children of Thanos have invaded Attilan to take on Black Bolt and the Inhumans in an all-new original game level. Working as a team, the menacing crew must work their way through the various levels of Attilan before they are given the opportunity to break through to Black Bolt’s throne. New unlockable characters Thanos, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Hulkbuster 2.0, and Groot (Avengers: Infinity War
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom International Trailer Introduces a Deadly New Dinosaur

We now have a new international trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for you to watch. This is a very different trailer than the one released earlier this week. It features some new footage from the film that explains a little more about how Blue's DNA is being used to create a new breed of dinosaur because, you know, people can never learn lessons from the past. Apparently, Bd Wong's character Dr. Henry Wu had a hand in this madness. I'm super excited about this movie!

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
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Hot Toys’ Avengers: Infinity War Iron Spider collectible figure unveiled

Hot Toys has revealed its 1/6th scale Iron Spider Movie Masterpiece figure which is based on the likeness of Tom Holland’s webslinger in this month’s massively-anticipated Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War; take a look at the official promotional images…

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“Oh, we’re using our made-up names? In that case, I am Spider-Man.”

This changes everything. The whole world has geared up for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War that arrives in less than one week time. The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will have to use his wit, strength, and Spider Sense to help the other heroes stop the warlord from enacting his master plan to collect all the powerful Infinity Stones.

Being the movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been all leading to, the excitement over this massive battle is at a fever pitch and today Hot Toys is thrilled
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Two posters & Another trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, with Bd Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprising their franchise roles, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), and written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.
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Cap, Falcon and Black Widow battle the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War clip

With just a week to go until the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the fourth clip has arrived online for the hotly-anticipated Marvel blockbuster which sees Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Black Widow, Captain America, and Falcon taking down Black Order members Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive; check it out here…

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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
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom international trailer brings more new footage

Following two new posters [check them out here and here] and a trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we now have a new international trailer for the blockbuster sequel featuring plenty of previously unseen footage; watch it below…

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It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down,
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Tony Stark takes a slap from the Cloak of Levitation in Avengers: Infinity War clip

Good Morning Britain revealed a new clip from the upcoming superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War which sees Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) taking a little bit of a lashing from Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) Cloak of Levitation; watch it here…

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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 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr.
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Jurassic World 3 will be a “science thriller” according to director Colin Trevorrow

The director of Jurassic World 3 has said that the movie will fall into the “science thriller” sub-genre.

Colin Trevorrow, who is returning to direct Jurassic World 3 after being the man who sat in the director’s chair for Jurassic World, has commented on how the Jurassic films should be categorised.

With Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom soon to be upon us, which Trevorrow played a part in writing, he spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how the third film separates itself from the rest:

“If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.”

Many fans might be thinking to themselves after hearing those comments that Jurassic World was actually pretty close tonally to Jurassic Park so it’s
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