Tag: Avengers: Endgame

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returning to Theaters with New Footage

Avengers: Endgame has earned a global box office total of $2,742,491,359. Avatar currently holds the #1 global box office record of $2,787,965,087, keeping its lead by a hairsbreadth (as far as Hollywood earnings go). However, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige is about to close the gap for good.

 

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Gizmodo reports that while promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige confirmed that not only will Endgame be re-released really soon, but it’ll also feature additional scenes and footage. According to Gizmodo, the film will be:

 

Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie. If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises. Which will be next weekend.

 

 

An official announcement with further details has yet to be made, but Marvel had me at “a few new things.” It goes without saying that Endgame‘s lack of post-credits scenes was appropriate, but it was also a bittersweet change of pace, so this re-release is a welcome one for the sake of a more familiar experience.

 

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Is this all box office cheating? Not in the context of competing with Avatar it isn’t. Avatar’s high earnings were arguably owed to the movie being marketed as one of the first blockbusters to be presented in 3D—that there is cheating—but I still love your films, James Cameron.

And at the end of the day, Disney wins anyway, given that the growing film dynasty owns 20th Century Fox, which also grants them ownership of Avatar. And Disney can take even more of my money if it means seeing extra Endgame footage on the big screen.

 

 

 

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Dishevelled Thor Covers Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’

There’s no question that Chris Hemsworth’s Fat Thor performance was one of the greatest and most hilarious highlights in Avengers: Endgame. However, you end up feeling very disappointed in yourself the more you think about what drove the character to that state in the first place.

 

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His mother is dead. His father is dead. His brother is dead (again). His best friend is dead, and so are half of his fellow Asgardians, Avengers, and Revengers. Thanos lived, and Thor failed to stop him from murdering half of all life when all he had to do was go for the head.

Beers, burgers, and Bloody Marys would look pretty nice to you too if you were in his position. One thing that Hemsworth did to get into character though, was play the guitar while singing Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt,’ in his trailer, alone.

 

 

(More of the cover in the Youtube video below)

 

 

 

Hemsworth shared his cover of the classic song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon while promoting MIB: International. “I didn’t know if I was ever gonna show it because it was in the trailer in between a few takes,” Hemsworth explained.

Hemsworth pondered about what kind of music a depressed, mourning Thor would listen. “What else but Johnny Cash, ‘Hurt,’ the saddest song in the world,” the actor added.

 

What have I become

My sweetest friend

Everyone I know

Goes away in the end

 

-Johnny Cash

 

Those lyrics hit a little too close to home now, don’t they?

 

 

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That ‘Avengers’ Joke Just Boosted Build-A-Bear Sales

“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.

 

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The Directors of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Adapting ‘Magic: The Gathering’ for Netflix

Exciting news for fans of Magic: The GatheringAnthony and Joe Russo, the visionary directors behind numerous Marvel movies such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame have, according to Polygonbeen announced to adapt Magic: The Gathering for Netflix!

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 Morty will 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.

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Stan Lee Never Got to See ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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.”

 

 

 

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