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Exclusive Captain Marvel featurette explores the Kree and the Skrulls

Coinciding with its Blu-ray and DVD release here in the UK this week, we’ve got an exclusive featurette from Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel, which explores the Kree and the Skrulls; check it out here, and be sure to head on over to our YouTube channel for more exclusive clips and videos…

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson
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Zachary Levi Wants Shazam To Cross Over With Other Dceu Characters

It may have taken longer than the studio would have wanted, but Warner Bros. and DC’s cinematic universe is finally starting to find itself creatively. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League were two movies that tried to run before they could walk, packing in so much story and characters that they were ready to burst at the seams, while Suicide Squad famously suffered at the hands of studio interference.

The billion dollar success of Aquaman and the rave reviews that greeted the release of Shazam! have gone some way to rehabilitating the franchise’s reputation with fans and critics alike, and now Zachary Levi has made it more than clear that he would be delighted to partner up with his fellow comic book heroes, saying:

“I love a good team movie, right? We all love a good team movie, that’s why The Avengers did a
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Captain Marvel: 10 Things In The Movie That Only Make Sense If You Read The Comics

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) to debut in 2019 was Captain Marvel, the origin movie for the titular superhero and (technically) a prequel to The Avengers. The movie tells how the defiant airforce pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) became Capt. Marvel – the strongest Avenger and possibly one of the most powerful beings in the whole universe.

But in her move from the pages of a comic book to the big screen, Capt. Marvel changed a lot and left a lot of interesting and important details in translation. While these changes aren’t detrimental to her presence in the McU, their absences make certain events and abilities a bit hard to understand. Here are 10 things in Captain Marvel that only make sense if you read the comics.

Related: 10 Strongest Female Marvel Characters
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Avengers: Infinity War Deleted Scene Reveals Spider-Man Saved The Guardians Of The Galaxy

Tom Holland may be doing the press rounds for Spider-Man: Far From Home, but that hasn’t stopped people from asking questions about The Avengers. Endgame might still be playing in theaters as it attempts to overtake James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time, but Jon Watts’ web-slinging sequel has now taken up the mantle of most talked-about movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nonetheless, while discussing the massive back-to-back successes of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, the 23 year-old actor revealed how he shot a scene between Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Thanos and the Guardians of the Galaxy that was left on the cutting room floor when Infinity War was being assembled:

“There was a scene in Infinity War that actually didn’t make the edit. It didn’t make the edit and it was basically Thanos, like, snapped his fingers or something and all the Guardians became astral forms,
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Robert Downey Jr. Has Now Earned $75 Million From Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame was the swansong for many aspects of the McU. It was the culmination of the franchise to that point, acting as the capper (with Spider-Man: Far From Home being something of an epilogue) for the first three phases, aptly titled “The Infinity Saga.”

It was also the final appearance for several stalwart Avengers, most notably Iron Man, as played by Robert Downey Jr. Ol’ Shellhead definitely got a hero’s sendoff, too, sacrificing himself to definitively stop the threat of Thanos and bringing back all those who got dusted at the end of Infinity War. And though it’s certainly bittersweet to know that everyone’s favorite billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist is gone, it’s nice that his storyline was able to come full circle in such a satisfying way.

But it’s not just Tony Stark that got treated with respect, as Downey Jr. is reported to
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Avengers: Endgame Will Earn Robert Downey Jr. a Staggering $75M Payday

Avengers: Endgame Will Earn Robert Downey Jr. a Staggering $75M Payday
Robert Downey Jr. is going to be cashing one heck of a paycheck for his work in Avengers: Endgame, as the Iron Man actor is said to be earning around $75 million for his troubles. Downey helped kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has become the most reliable brand in all of entertainment, back in 2008 as Tony Stark in the first Iron Man. Since then, he's become the face of the series and that has led to one massive payday for what is likely his final movie in the franchise.

According to a new report, Robert Downey Jr. was paid around $20 million upfront for Avengers: Endgame. However, the bulk of his money is coming from his share of the profits. The actor is said to have an 8 percent share. To date, the movie has grossed $2.77 billion worldwide and, while it may make a few more bucks before it's removed from theaters,
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Spider-Man: Far From Home Featured An McU TV To Movie Crossover We All Missed

It’s no secret that Marvel’s TV universe and the McU have often operated on separate sides of the track.

Aside from the odd shoutout here and there, the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones have existed under the looming shadow of Marvel’s cinematic juggernauts without so much as us even seeing a small cameo. Or at least, that was the case until Avengers: Endgame, as the film finally – finally! – acknowledged Marvel’s TV universe by featuring a character from the now-canceled Agent Carter series.

But it turns out that wasn’t the first movie to include an McU TV to movie crossover, and it also wasn’t the last. You see, an eagle-eyed fan has realized this week that there’s one actor who’s now made six appearances in the McU and has been seen in both the films and on the Netflix shows. His name?
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Spider-Man: Far From Home Features The Sixth Cameo For This McU Character

As well as telling a single overarching narrative that gives their characters freedom to drift in and out of each other’s franchises to suit the story, the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are also always packed full of hidden references and Easter Eggs for eagle-eyed fans to try and uncover. Some of them can be quite obvious and others are incredibly obscure, with James Gunn claiming that there’s still one hidden Easter Egg in Guardians of the Galaxy that nobody has managed to discover even after five years.

On that note, it turns out that Spider-Man: Far From Home features one of the less well-known pieces of the McU’s connective tissue, one that also links the movies to the cancelled Netflix shows. The sequel sees television host and local news anchor Pat Kiernan making his sixth cameo appearance in the long-running franchise, meaning that the NY
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Avengers 5: 5 Reasons It'll Never Happen (& 5 Why It Definitely Will)

Since Avengers: Endgame is well on the way to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, even though it might not quite clinch the title from Avatar, it might seem like a no-brainer for Marvel to make more Avengers movies. However, it’s a little bit more complicated than that.

Related: Steve Rogers’ 10 Most Heartwarming Moments in the McU

Endgame gave fans a very solid ending to the epic superhero saga that began with 2012’s The Avengers, and the Avengers team we started with looks very different now. Still, a fifth Avengers movie would make some Disney executives a lot richer. So, here are 5 Reasons Avengers 5 Will Never Happen (And 5 Why It Definitely Will).
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Jeremy Renner Turned Down a Role in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Hellboy’

Before he was the one “useless” superhero in Marvel’s The Avengers, Jeremy Renner could have played another belittled character in another superhero movie. The Avengers: Endgame actor revealed that he had turned down a major role in Guillermo del Toro‘s first Hellboy movie, and that he has “zero regrets” over it. But no, it wasn’t Hellboy. In an interview with fellow […]

The post Jeremy Renner Turned Down a Role in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Hellboy’ appeared first on /Film.
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The Boys: A Response To Cinematic Universe Madness

Michael Ahr Jul 8, 2019

We visited the set of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys and learned that some superheroes who let the power go to their heads must be stopped.

Imagine for a moment that the money to be made from superhero movies and the associated merchandising went not only to the big studios but also to the heroes themselves. Not to actors playing the powered individuals but the actual caped crusaders and costumed crimefighters who lived in real life. Would their vigilante justice take on the air of a public relations endeavor, designed to boost approval ratings and stroke the ego of the heroic celebrities, whose fame has likely corrupted them behind the scenes?

Such is the world imagined by The Boys, the series based on the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic coming to Amazon Prime Video on July 26, 2019. We visited the vaulted halls of The Seven, the top
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‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ swings into box office history: Marvel not running out of gas just yet

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ swings into box office history: Marvel not running out of gas just yet
As “Spider-Man: Far from Home” opened on Tuesday, July 2, the paint was barely dry on the last Marvel Cinematic Universe extravaganza, “Avengers: Endgame.” That crossover film closed the book on a storyline that spanned, so would there still be enough audience appetite for another cataclysmic adventure so soon? The answer, apparently, was yes.

Despite the recent box office slump for sequels this summer, “Far from Home” was far from disappointing. From its release on Tuesday through the Independence Day holiday weekend, the film took in $185 million domestically, which makes it the biggest six-day opening in history. Throw in its international box office haul ($395 million to date), and you get $580 million globally. That’s well over half of the $880 million worldwide box office for 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in its entire run. Could this sequel be Marvel’s next billion-dollar blockbuster?

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In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?

In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting star?

When you’re watching a modern blockbuster such as The Avengers, it’s hard to escape the feeling that what you’re seeing is almost entirely computer-generated imagery, from the effects to the sets to fantastical creatures. But if there’s one thing you can rely on to be 100% real, it’s the actors. We might have virtual pop stars like Hatsune Miku, but there has never been a world-famous virtual film star.

Even that link with corporeal reality, though, is no longer absolute. You may have already seen examples of what’s possible: Peter Cushing (or his image) appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story more than 20 years after his death, or Tupac Shakur performing from beyond the grave
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‘Spider-Man’ Director Explains Those Post-Credits Scenes and What They Mean for the McU

‘Spider-Man’ Director Explains Those Post-Credits Scenes and What They Mean for the McU
[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been shy about introducing game-changing elements in post-credits scenes — remember our first look at Thanos, the ultimate big baddie? That was just a quick hit in a post-credits stinger following “The Avengers” — but “Spider-Man: Far From Home” runs positively wild with the possibility that an entire film, an entire franchise can be impacted by something thrown into the middle of a credit crawl.

While Jon Watts’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” ends on an upbeat note, well-earned after asking young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to work his way through his grief over “the snap” and the loss of mentor Tony Stark while also navigating a nutty high school trip to Europe, a pair of post-credits scenes hint at a darker future for the webhead. They also lay the groundwork for both the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise and hint at
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There's a Lot of Talk About Marvel's Multiverse - So Which Earth Is the McU Based On?

Spider-Man: Far From Home packs quite a few punches within its two-hour runtime. One of its major Easter eggs (which was already revealed in a previously released teaser) is the mention of a multiverse - a realm in which an infinite amount of alternate worlds subsist. This concept isn't all that alien to anyone familiar with the superhero genre, especially Marvel. But the most recent installment of Spider-Man is the first time a character in the McU has blatantly given a number to the onscreen reality as we know it.

According to Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), the world that we're conversant with is Earth-616. If you're keen on Marvel comics, that number should ring a bell. Earth-616 is the reality in which most of the main storylines take place and where our favorite heroes - Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, etc. - have valiantly fought. It's also
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Ranking The Marvel Cinematic Universe As Phase Three Ends

We have come now to the end of Phase Three for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The just released Spider-Man: Far From Home represents an end to this part of the McU and a pause before a new era gets underway. Next year will bring about Phase Four, with some very unique possibilities. As always, when a new Marvel work is put out into the world, I like to take that opportunity to re-rank the films in the franchise. Now 23 movies deep, they’re truly a force in the industry. It’s no secret that I loved Spidey’s latest adventure, but how does it stack up? Well, look below for your answer… Here is how I would rank the McU (with prior commentary), now that Spider-Man: Far From Home is out in theaters: 23. Thor: The Dark World – If this is the worst that Marvel can do, we’re in a good place.
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How the McU Was Made: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ or the Film That Nearly Broke Joss Whedon

If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a rich, diverse tapestry of superhero films that all connect in one way or another, the Avengers movies are the tentpoles that glue the whole thing together. Getting to Marvel’s The Avengers was a herculean task unto itself, but following that up with a second Avengers movie—crafting a reason for the heroes to come together again while also ensuring it feels different and fresh—was a completely different kind of challenge. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a weird, dark, sometimes messy sequel, but it wears its ambition on its sleeve and takes …
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Peter Parker May’ve Kept Harley Keener From Becoming The McU’s Iron Lad

We all remember Harley Keener right? The quippy whiz kid first introduced to audiences in Iron Man 3? Well, Marvel certainly thinks we do, giving the character a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo at Tony Stark’s Funeral in Avengers: Endgame. Now, a new fan theory posits that Harley was meant to have a much, much larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward, but then along came a spider.

With Spider-Man: Far From Home now in theaters, we finally know that Marvel has set up Peter Parker as “the next Tony Stark.” Yet, Comicbook.com suggests that Harley Keener was originally created to become the Iron Lad and specifically fill this protégé role.

Released in the year between Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its much-maligned sequel, Iron Man 3 doubled down on Tony’s paranoia and fear of mortality in the wake of The Avengers. At the time, nobody
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There's a Lot of Talk About Marvel's Multiverse - So Which Earth Is the McU Based On?

There's a Lot of Talk About Marvel's Multiverse - So Which Earth Is the McU Based On?
Spider-Man: Far From Home packs quite a few punches within its two-hour runtime. One of its major Easter eggs (which was already revealed in a previously released teaser) is the mention of a multiverse - a realm in which an infinite amount of alternate worlds subsist. This concept isn't all that alien to anyone familiar with the superhero genre, especially Marvel. But the most recent installment of Spider-Man is the first time a character in the McU has blatantly given a number to the onscreen reality as we know it.

According to Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), the world that we're conversant with is Earth-616. If you're keen on Marvel comics, that number should ring a bell. Earth-616 is the reality in which most of the main storylines take place and where our favorite heroes - Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, etc. - have valiantly fought. It's also
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Avengers: Endgame actors share their thoughts on the film being an end of era for the McU

Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans get emotional about what Avengers: Endgame means for the McU in a new behind-the-scenes video.

Avengers: Endgame is truly an end of an era for the McU, with multiple characters bowing out of the franchise. In a new behind-the-scenes video, some of the film’s stars have shared their thoughts on it all.

The cast and crew share an inside look into the making of Marvel Studios' #AvengersEndgame, available on Digital July 30 and Blu-ray August 13: https://t.co/eM5YekvMYF pic.twitter.com/H7WWQQLQcL

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Mark Ruffalo said: “We all made a bond that I think is really exceptional and rare, and we got to do really great stuff that the fans really loved. You know that’s kind of coming to an end, so it was always a little bittersweet, and it was always on everybody’s mind.
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