“Honestly, at this exact second, I thought you were Build-A-Bear,” Tony wisecracks at the talking raccoon.
“Maybe I am,” Rocket replies.
Avengers: Endgame has some memorable exchanges. It’s always funny when a film makes a jab at popular brands. This one might even beat Ryan Gosling’s jab at New Balance sneakers in Crazy Stupid Love. However, the important thing is that everyone’s happy, especially the companies receiving free publicity.
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According to CNet, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO Sharon Price John says that the joke helped attract customers to the store.
Marvel-themed products had already boosted sales significantly prior to the film’s release. Total revenues reportedly increased by $1.2 million to $84.4 million.
“The sales were further enhanced by Marvel’s generous and welcome nod to Build-A-Bear in the movie’s first ten minutes,” Price John explained. “That’s just one more example of Build-A-Bear’s top culture presence and power.”
Dread it. Run from it. Build-A-Bear still arrives.
Magic: The Gathering is a collectible fantasy themed card that debuted in 1993. A game of Magic represents wizard-like figures called planeswalkers who cast spells, use artifacts, and summon monsters. The game is extremely popular, with twenty million players in its current incarnation and providing a unique fantasy experience that can played anywhere.
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Magic: The Gathering on Netflix intends to be an adult themed animation series, joining the likes of Devilman Crybaby, Castlevania, and Ultraman. According to Netflix, the series intends to cross genres, covering themes of fantasy, horror, and action. The story will deepen the universe of the card game, covering Planeswalkers and their history with an intricate storyline featuring well known heroes and villains of the game. The Russos will be working closely with Wizards of the Coast to adapt the series, with Bardel Entertainment, who worked on The Dragon Prince, Teen Titans Go!, and Rick and Mortywill be animating Magic.
Wizards of the Coast is excited to bring Magic to the big screen, with their rich and diverse cast of characters, monsters, and magic systems being adapted for Netflix’s series. No set release nor cast has been announced yet but the results, with all the creative talent involved, should prove very exciting.
Now that Avengers: Endgame has been released, Marvel Studios is much more open about its secrets and creative process from the first eleven years of filmmaking. Visual effects frames are being shared, questions about the films are being answered, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was nice enough to chat with fans over Reddit.
Sadly, one of the things Feige revealed was that the late and great Stan Lee never got the chance to see the final cut of Endgame before he passed away.
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“Stan loved to wait to see the final movie at the premiere, so unfortunately he did not get to see the finished movie,” Feige explains. “Stan got a download of the full story the day he came and shot his cameo.”
It’s sad enough that Stan didn’t get to celebrate Marvel’s success and Endgame’s overwhelmingly positive reception, but the fact that he didn’t get to witness the conclusion of the Infinity Saga’s eleven-year build-up is legitimately heartbreaking. However (AVENGERS SPOILER INCOMING), just as Wanda assures Clint at the end of Endgame that their fallen loved ones know that they succeeded, Lee undoubtedly knows that Marvel succeeded as well. (Are you crying yet?)
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And while it’s unknown if Stan Lee had shot any cameos meant for any other movies beyond Endgame, until anything more is confirmed, his final MCU words were, “Make love, not war.”
Avengers: Endgame has smashed box office records since its debut, and hasn’t stopped since. One of the film’s most significant accomplishments was passing $2 billion in global box office revenue in two short weeks. It now joins the same high-earning club as Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, and Avatar.
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James Cameron directed these latter two films, previously the two highest-grossing movies of all time. When Endgame crossed the $2 billion mark, it broke Cameron’s monopoly on the top two spots to become the second-highest-grossing film of all time. It is now less than 500 million away from surpassing Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time. Even if its doesn’t hit that mark, there’s no reason to downplay the massive success the film has already achieved: Titanic, released in 1997, had maintained its record for two decades before Avengers: Endgame. While Avataris a more recent film, its earnings are impressive… but, of course,Avengers: Endgame already beat its opening weekend.
After passing Titanic, James Cameron tweeted his congratulations to Marvel Studios on the success of the film:
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This isn’t the first time studios congratulated others on a successful weekend. Star Wars did the same with Marvel Studios when Infinity War broke the record back in 2015.
The Avengers have been a dear part of our lives and screens for eleven years now, and even longer for loyal comic book fans. In honor of the conclusion to Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga, we decided to parody the titles for each of the Avengers’ comic book series. It goes without saying that we could use some laughs after the emotional roller coaster that was Avengers: Endgame (additional laughs are available at Honest Book Titles: Stephen King Edition).
We will be forever grateful to the larger-than-life superheroes who made our silver screens just a little bit brighter.
(The following jokes do not reflect the views of Bookstr or its staff members. We just happen to find them hilarious. Viewer Discretion is Advised.)
1. The Invincible Iron Man
The Invincible Ironic Man
2. Captain America
3. The Mighty Thor
Curls For Girls
4. Black Widow
5. The Immortal Hulk
Not So Immortal Hulk
The 6th Wheel
7. Scarlet Witch
Last Olsen Standing
Adjusted Covers Via Masako Fukuchi; Ironic Man by Jake, Red Sparrow by Shawn