Avengers, Bond, and Game of Thrones actress Dame Diana Rigg has died this morning at age 82.
What better day than Best Friends Day to look back at some our favorite bff groups in book culture? See if your favorite group made the list!
There have been a lot of video games centered around the individual members of the Avengers team, but never one where they are all united together. That changed when game developer Square Enix announced that they would team up with Marvel to develop an Avengers video game. After much anticipation, the company debuted the first trailer for the game yesterday at their E3 2019 press conference.
Taking place in a separate continuity from the films and comics, this game will see Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow as an already established superhero team struggling with the fallout of a devastating attack that leaves an entire city devastated with the Avengers to blame. After five years in hiding, a global threat brings the heroes back together for another epic battle.
You can watch the reveal here:
Reception for the trailer has been positive, but the faces of the characters has come under scrutiny.
The Avengers video game will release in May of next year. Are you excited?
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It’s Thirsty Thursday, and Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our newest weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings. This week, we’ll be changing it up for all you comic book fans! Given the hype of Avengers: Endgame, we wanted a booze pairing that would get you SUPER lit. (Yes, it’s a superhero pun.) If you think you might need a drink before OR after you see the movie, this is the place to start. Friends, read up & drink up. By the end of this list, these pages won’t be the only thing turnt.
Remember: drink responsibly and read voraciously!
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1. Iron Man – Millionaire Sour
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Ingredients: (PER GLASS) 2 ounces Lemon Simple Syrup, 1 ounce Bushmills Irish Whiskey, 1/4 cup crushed ice, 1/4 shot grenadine, lemon slice & cherry for garnish
Okay, maybe let’s change the name to ‘Billionaire Sour.’ But this really is the perfect drink for our favorite billionaire genius playboy philanthropist… a rich man with a bad attitude (and a better heart than his witticisms would let on).
2. Black Widow – Moscow Mule Mocktail
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Ingredients: 1/2 cup ginger beer (non-alcoholic), 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 3 tablespoons club soda
You’ll be RUSSIAN to finish this drink when you remember just how many tears Infinity War made you cry!
3. The Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner – Whiskey Smash
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Ingredients: 3 tablespoons mint leaves (about 7 or 8 leaves), half of one lemon, cut into four pieces, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 2 ounces whiskey, 1 cup crushed ice
Prepare to get hulk SMASHED with a drink almost as powerful as Thanos himself. A few of these, and you too might be left fading from existence…
4. Thor – Whipped Lightning
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Ingredients as stated above.
For obvious reasons, this drink is the perfect pairing for our Asgardian hero. Listen—Chris Hemsworth has all of us whipped. You could even say he’s… shockingly attractive.
5. Loki – Frost Bite Mocktail
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Ingredients: Ice, 1 oz lime juice, 1 oz pineapple juice, 2 oz white grape juice, fresh mint leaves, fresh blueberries, 3 oz Sierra Mist Natural
This drink is so delicious that it’ll be sure to TRICK you into having even more.
6. Captain America – Virgin Mimosa
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Ingredients: Orange juice, Limeade or Lemonade, Sprite (or spritzer), Cocktail rimming sugar, Tangerines (garnish)
If you didn’t get the obvious joke about Captain America never getting laid, why don’t you go back and read that drink name for us one more time? Don’t worry—Cap didn’t exactly ‘get it’ either.
7. Spiderman – Mike’s Hard Lemonade
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Listen, Tom Holland is a precious baby who looks about twenty-one years too young to be let anywhere near liquor… and it sure was HARD to watch him go!
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Its official: Disney and Fox have finalized their merger. According to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday morning at 12:02 AM, Disney has completed its over seventy-three-billion-dollar acquisition of Fox’s assets. These include: Fox’s TV and film studios, National Geographic, Indian TV network Star India, and Fox’s thirty-percent stake in Hulu. Meanwhile, a new division of Fox called Fox Corp will operate independently and continue to broadcast Fox News.
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Well known properties/franchises that Disney now own include: X-Men, Deadpool, Avatar, Alien,and Die Hard. This a massive slate of properties added to Disney’s already impressive catalogue, considering they also own Lucasfilm and Marvel. It is estimated that with this acquisition, Disney will become the most powerful studio in the world, as its films will dominate the box office for the years to come. In a good year, Disney might dominate well over half of grosses and own over thirty-percent of total market share. This is staggering to think about, without even factoring in how this will change our streaming and television choices, especially with Disney+ on the way.
Still, it is exciting to think about potential crossover material, such as Deadpool meeting The Avengers or Wolverine appearing to help fight a threat such as Thanos. But it remains to be seen how this will affect films in general going forward, especially given Disney’s dominance of the genre now. We’ll keep our eyes out, but this is a very exciting and nerve-wracking deal. Earth-shattering, even.
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