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Kevin Feige Outlines Nick Fury’s Crucial Role In Captain Marvel

Despite some back and forth on the matter, Samuel L. Jackson’s barking commander Nick Fury, otherwise known as the founding father of The Avengers, does have a role to play in the standalone Captain Marvel movie. And a big one at that.

That’s according to Kevin Feige, who spoke to Variety during the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War that took place last night in Los Angeles – for the record, the sequel has since screened for critics, and you’ll be able to pore over the spoiler-free verdicts right here.

Getting back to Carol Danvers, though, Feige is confident that next year’s Captain Marvel will introduce the strongest superhero the McU has ever seen, which is really saying something given the current character roster. Brie Larson’s heroine has brought company, too, what with Agent Coulson and Nick Fury both expected to appear in the 90s-set standalone film.
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Heads to Monster $225+ Million Opening Weekend

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Heads to Monster $225+ Million Opening Weekend
In case you haven’t heard, “Avengers: Infinity War” is heading towards an opening weekend that could end all opening weekends.

The Marvel superhero adventure is eyeing a debut weekend of $225 million to $245 million, with a possibility of even crossing the $250 million mark. If numbers reach the end of that range, “Infinity War” could have one of the biggest debuts of all time. The hefty launch should go a long way to justify its wildly expensive price tag of somewhere from $300 million to $400 million.

As of now, the biggest opening weekend of all time belongs to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which bowed with $248 million in 2015 and went on to make over $936.6 million domestically. Only five films in history have hit the $200 million mark in their debuts.

“Infinity War” picks up two years after the events of “Captain America: Civil War” with the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy
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Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War reviews, what are they good for? Let’s be honest – not much. Marvel’s cinematic branch has been steamrolling its way towards 2018’s inevitable roster shakedown since 2008’s Iron Man, nary a hiccup or roadblock to count. Kevin Feige has effectively reshaped modern blockbuster culture for ten years (and counting), all signs pointing towards this interdimensional doomsday event teased by Thanos’ first post-credits cameo in 2012’s The Avengers. Mission accomplished, achievement unlocked, and now it’s time to see what new box office records Marvel can break. Could Black Panther be dethroned already? (I’m doubling-down on “No.”)

Right, you’ve clicked here for a reason – who am I to deny some early hot-off-the-presses buzz?

“Was it all worth it? The origins, sequels, and spinoffs? Did Marvel answer our prayers?” Yes(ish). No mincing of words. Avengers: Infinity War could have been an easy victim of expectations and brand loyalty,
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Movie Review – Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War, 2018.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Don Cheadle, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Josh Brolin.

Synopsis:

All of the Marvel heroes must band together in an attempt to stop the mad titan Thanos, who is looking to collect all six of the Infinity Stones and unleash destruction upon the universe.

“There’s an Ant-Man and a Spider-Man?” sighs an exasperated Bruce Banner early in Avengers: Infinity War. Like everyone’s favourite big, green rage creature, anyone without a masters degree in Marvel-ology would be forgiven for losing their way a little in the labyrinth of a shared universe finally coming to a head after a decade of meticulous foundation-laying.
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Predicting Which Heroes Will Die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

In just a few days, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be forever changed with Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo brothers have teased death in the trailers for the film and rumors of contracts expiring have us definitely thinking that some of our beloved characters from the McU will make their final appearances on the big screen. We have put a list together predicting which characters we think will meet their demise and why in Infinity War.

Hawkeye

We were first introduced to Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in Thor and we would see him again in The Avengers, where Hawkeye would be mind controlled thanks to Loki. After that film, Renner expressed his issues with the way the writers had Hawkeye portrayed. This would lead to more of hero Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron where his backstory played a big role in the film. Hawkeye came out of retirement with Captain America: Civil War
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'Avengers: Infinity War' Review: All-Star Marvel Team-Up Is Superhero Pile-Up

Is it possible to have too much of a good Marvel thing? Avengers: Infinity War tests that theory to the max. Don't get me wrong: This movie is an epic event, built to celebrate the end of a decade in which the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced 19 films. One problem is that No. 18, Black Panther, casts a long shadow – it's arguably the best in the series, an unqualified triumph and could perhaps be the first realistic Marvel contender for a Best Picture Oscar. The McU's first black-superhero film is also
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Your Handy Guide to Marvel's 6 Infinity Stones

There's a lot going on in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer - superheroes are suiting up, fighting, and even appearing from dark corners with impressive new beards. Facial hair aside, the rest of the plot revolves around the purple big bad of the new movie, Thanos, and the Infinity Stones. Not sure what those are or need a refresher? We can help.

What Are the Stones?

The Infinity Stones, known as Infinity Gems in the comics, are six cosmic powerhouses, each with a specific power. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've already come across five of the six: the Tesseract/Space Stone, the Mind Stone, the Aether/Reality Stone, the Orb/Power Stone, and the Eye of Agamotto/Time Stone. The only stone as yet unseen is the Soul Stone, which many assumed would pop up in February's Black Panther. Twitter user mantia helpfully put together a graphic of the
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Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked by Box Office (Photos)

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TheWrap takes a look at how the McU movies have stacked up at the domestic box office, ranked from worst to best, not adjusted for inflation.

18. “The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

Domestic: $134.8 million

Worldwide: $263 million

Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)

Domestic: $176.6 million

Worldwide: 3706. million

Ant-Man” (2015)

Domestic: $180.2 million

Worldwide: $519.3 million

Thor” (2011)

Domestic: $181 million

Worldwide: $449.3 million

Thor: The Dark World” (2013)

Domestic: $206.3 million

Worldwide: 664.6 million

Doctor Strange” (2016)

Domestic: $232.6 million

Worldwide: $677.6 million

Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)

Domestic: $259.7 million

Worldwide: $714.3 million

Iron Man 2” (2010)

Domestic: $312.4 million

Worldwide: $623.9 million

Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)

Domestic: $315 million

Worldwide: $854 million

Iron Man” (2008)

Domestic: $318 million

Worldwide: $585 million

Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)

Domestic: $333 million

Worldwide: $773 million

Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)

Domestic: $334.2 million

Worldwide: $880 million

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017)

Domestic: $389.8 million

Worldwide: $863.8 million

Captain America: Civil War” (2016)

Domestic: $408 million

Worldwide: $1.15 billion

Iron Man 3” (2013)

Domestic: $409 million

Worldwide: $1.21 billion

Iron Man 3” (2013)

Domestic: $409 million

Worldwide: $1.21 billion

The Avengers” (2012)

Domestic: $623 million

Worldwide: $1.51 billion

Black Panther” (2018)

Domestic: $681 million

Worldwide: $1.32 billion

Read original story Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked by Box Office (Photos) At TheWrap
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Could Iron Man Survive Avengers: Infinity War? Why We Still Have Hope

When it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, one big question seems to be looming above all the others: who will die?! When you consider the fact that the film's villain, Thanos, is so powerful, and he wants to destroy half the universe with the Infinity Stones, it's hard to envision an outcome in which all of the many superheroes make it out alive. When it comes to potential victims, there are unfortunately a few front-runners.

There are a few theories out there pertaining to potential victims. For instance, many think Vision could die when Thanos takes the Infinity Stone from his forehead. Then there's Captain America, who is such a noble and pure cinnamon roll that he would feasibly sacrifice himself to save everyone else. But there's another top pick that makes even more sense: Iron Man. Diehard fans think Iron Man might die because he's effectively the leader of The Avengers,
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Avengers: Infinity War comes to Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, watch the launch trailer here

Over the weekend Warner Bros. Interactive, The Lego Group and Tt Games announced that Avengers: Infinity War would be coming to Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. And, with the blockbuster superhero movie gearing up for its global release, gamers can take on the roles of Thanos and the Black Order to do battle with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the Character and Level Pack is now live. Check out the launch trailer here…

See Also: Avengers: Infinity War content hits Marvel Strike Force

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
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Infinity War Has Exactly This Many Post-Credits Scenes

While some of the McU's most recent movies have had anywhere from two to five post-credits scenes, the latest installment in the franchise Infinity War will only have one.

While this is sure to irritate many Marvel fans who at this point are used to having multiple scenes during and after the credits, and will surely want to see more of the movie once it reaches the end titles, it is completely understandable given the context of the movie that only scene will be featured. Next year's Avengers 4 is said to follow directly after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, so it makes sense that the credits of Infinity War won't need to do much to set up the sequel.

While the idea of post-credits scenes didn't originate with Marvel movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has certainly played a major role in popularizing them. Since Nick Fury first stepped
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Joss Whedon Defends His Controversial ‘Wonder Woman’ Script

Joss Whedon Defends His Controversial ‘Wonder Woman’ Script
Joss Whedon’s unmade “Wonder Woman” script stirred up controversy when it leaked last year. But the director and screenwriter stands by his work, and addressed the reactions head on.

“I don’t know which parts people didn’t like, but I went and reread the script after I heard there was a backlash,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War.” “I think it’s great.”

Whedon, who wrote and directed Marvel’s’ “The Avengers” and its sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ penned the potential “Wonder Woman” script in 2006. It was posted online in June 2017, and drew a bit of backlash for its perceived portrayal of the titular heroine. It didn’t help that his screenplay appeared right around the time Patty Jenkin’s wildly successful adaptation of “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot hit theaters.

“People say that it’s not woke enough,
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Robert Downey Jr. Celebrates Lack of Egos at 'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere

Robert Downey Jr. Celebrates Lack of Egos at 'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere
In a theater full of Earth's mightiest heroes, one reigned supreme.

Robert Downey Jr. was the final Avenger to make his way to the stage at the Dolby Theatre at Monday's premiere for Avengers: Infinity War, confidentially greeting the primed and pumped audience as Samuel L. Jackson performed a variation of his famous "there was a plan" speech from 2012's The Avengers.

Downey and Josh Brolin, who plays the villain Thanos, entered at the same time to stand in front of a massive assembly of stars — including Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Bradley...
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One of IndieWire’s Film Critics Is Watching a 31-Hour Marvel Marathon for Charity — and You Can Help

IndieWire’s David Ehrlich is subjecting himself to a 31-hour Marvel marathon this week, and he isn’t doing it because he loved “The Incredible Hulk” so much. Rather, it’s in support of Everytown for Gun Safety, a charity that, in its own words, works to “support efforts to educate policy makers, as well the press and the public, about the consequences of gun violence and promote efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

Ehrlich set a $10,000 goal on YouCaring and is already more than halfway toward meeting it; should any of you dear readers feel inclined to donate, he’ll be even closer.

“While the remarkably brave survivors of the Parkland tragedy have propelled this topic back into the national conversation with the urgency it demands,” writes Ehrlich, “we have to remember that the crisis isn’t only limited to our schools.”

The marathon begins this Wednesday,
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Rotten Tomatoes To Post Official Avengers: Infinity War Score Later Today

Now that the social media embargo has lifted (check out the first glowing reactions right here), all eyes are beginning to turn towards the official review embargo for Avengers: Infinity War.

It’s currently been set for 3pm Pst, meaning the Infinity War reviews will begin cramming up the pipes of social media later today. And that’s not all. As reported by ComicBook.com, the Internet’s favorite movie aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes, has confirmed plans to unveil Infinity War‘s official Tomatometer score at the exact same time, meaning you won’t have to wait too long before you’re able to compare the sequel’s critical reception with that of previous McU installments – or those belonging to the DC Extended Universe, if you so choose.

Another thing worth mentioning is the anti-Disney Facebook group, which aims to sabotage the Audience Scores for both Avengers: Infinity War and
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Chris Evans and His Brother Quiz Each Other and Share Hilarious Childhood Memories

Chris Evans and His Brother Quiz Each Other and Share Hilarious Childhood Memories
Do you know Chris Evans' favorite Disney movie or who was his first kiss? His brother Scott Evans sure does. The two siblings put their knowledge of each other to the test by answering questions about the other on Monday's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Some questions asked for basic information. For instance, Seth Meyers asked Chris about his younger brother's favorite book (Where the Red Fern Grows) and quizzed Scott on Chris' favorite Disney movie (Robin Hood). Other questions revealed hilarious childhood memories. For instance, Seth asked the brothers about each of their first kisses and grilled Scott on the lie The Avengers star told his class about their father's...
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Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters explain why Thanos’ motivations have changed from the comics

Minor Avengers: Infinity War spoilers follow…

Earlier this month, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo talked about Thanos’ motivations for eliminating half of all life in the universe, revealing that it ties into the backstory of his time on Titan when he recommended exterminating half of the population to save the other half following a cataclysmic shift.

This of course differs from his reasoning in the comic book epic The Infinity Gauntlet, where his actions are designed to win the affections of Lady Death. And, speaking to Coming Soon on the promotional tour for Infinity War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have revealed that Death was considered for the movie, although ultimately they chose to tie his motivations into his home world in order to make him more relatable to audiences.

“At the very beginning, just because it’s such a focal point of the comics, we talked about it,
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Avengers: Infinity War content comes to Marvel Strike Force

With Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War set to arrive in theaters this week, Fox Next Games has announced that it is rolling out content inspired by the movie on its free-to-play squad-based RPG Marvel Strike Force.

Starting this week, players can unlock Avengers: Infinity War’s big bad — Thanos himself. Thanos is a powerhouse character and a crucial addition to any S.T.R.I.K.E. Force, and those who wield his destructive Infinity Gauntlet are sure to make it a rough day for all foes on the battlefield.

See Also: Kevin Feige and the Russos on Hawkeye’s absence from the Avengers: Infinity War marketing campaign

In the coming weeks, players can unlock additional Avengers: Infinity War characters including Dr. Strange on May 1st and Vision on May 8th.

You can find out more about Thanos and the Avengers: Infinity War content with the following trailer:

An unprecedented
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Joss Whedon Defends His Leaked Wonder Woman Script

Joss Whedon is defending his Wonder Woman script, saying he thinks “it’s great.” The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director was recruited by Warner Bros. to write and direct a Wonder Woman movie back in the mid-2000s. While Whedon and WB ultimately parted ways due to creative differences, story details for the project remained under lock and key until Whedon’s Wonder Woman script leaked online last year. Shortly thereafter, Patty Jenkins’ take on the Amazonian princess hit theaters and became a runaway success, both critically and commercially. Jenkins later came out and asked fans not to compare her Wonder Woman movie to Whedon’s script… though, naturally, people did anyway.
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A Brief History of James Cameron Dumping on Beloved Movies, From ‘Avengers’ to ‘Star Wars’ (Photos)

A Brief History of James Cameron Dumping on Beloved Movies, From ‘Avengers’ to ‘Star Wars’ (Photos)
A lot has happened in the two decades since James Cameron said he was “King of the World.” In place of obsessions with terminators, aliens and Na’vi, superheroes and franchises have taken over the pop culture landscape. And as we await four “Avatar” sequels from Cameron, he’s had plenty of time to throw some shade at some of our more recent movie landmarks. He most recently said he hopes we all get “Avengers” fatigue very soon, but he’s also had criticisms for “Star Wars,” “Wonder Woman,” “Iron Man 3” and more.

3-D Conversions in “Man of Steel” and “Iron Man 3

The craze to make movies in 3-D was real after the wild success of “Avatar.” But movies like “Man of Steel” and “Iron Man 3” weren’t shot in 3-D, just converted to it. Cameron took notice. “One thing is shooting in 3D and another is to convert to 3D,” he said in 2013. “If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to [look] spectacular [and] perfect.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Maybe he was just sore that “The Force Awakens” took over “Avatar’s” throne. But Cameron chided J.J. Abrams for a lack of “visual imagination.” “I have to say that I felt that George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before,” Cameron said in 2016. He added that Abrams took “baby steps” with new characters and was excited to see where they would go with it.

Titanic” Fan Theories

Cameron broke a lot of hearts when he debunked a popular fan theory about his film “Titanic” that suggests Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack might’ve also been able to fit on the floating door along with Kate Winslet’s Rose. “Here’s the answer: it says in the script on page 147, Jack dies,” Cameron said on “The View.” “So maybe we made the door a little too big when we made the movie, but Jack’s always going to die, folks! There’s no other version of reality.”

Wonder Woman

Cameron disputed whether Gal Gadot and her iteration of “Wonder Woman” should be held up as feminist. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided,” Cameron said in August of 2017. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie, but to me, it’s a step backwards.” He defended his “Terminator” heroine Sarah Conner as not a “beauty icon” in the way he said Gadot is, and he even doubled down on his criticism, earning a sharp response from the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter.

Netflix

Between the Cannes vs. Netflix feud, we know what side Cameron falls on. Cameron took issue with the streaming service’s day-and-date release strategy. “I’m not into it – I think it’s a stupid idea. The sanctity of the theatre-going experience is something I never really want to see go away,” he told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper (via the Toronto Sun) in August of 2017. “I actually don’t think it will go away, but people shouldn’t be denied the option of seeing a film on the big screen.”

“Terminator” sequels

Upon announcing a new sequel to “Terminator,” Cameron revealed that the film would be an updated continuation of where “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” left off. Well, what of the three “Terminator” sequels since then? “We’re pretending the other films were a bad dream,” Cameron said in September of 2017. “Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.” Not a Christian Bale fan are we?

The Avengers

Cameron’s critique of Marvel’s “The Avengers” and the superhero genre more broadly required a dictionary to understand. “I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said this weekend. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!” A “gonad,” for those playing at home, is a sex gland such as a testicle.

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