• 'Dark Phoenix' is officially the worst performing 'X-Men' movie of all time
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    Hanna Flint

    'Dark Phoenix' is officially the worst performing 'X-Men' movie of all time

    Not the best ending for the beloved Marvel franchise.

  • Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
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    The Wrap

    Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    (Major spoilers ahead for “Avengers: Endgame” and the whole situation with Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, but you probably already knew that given the headline)Even though Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) didn’t get a movie with her name on it in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s been just as central to the franchise as anybody. She was introduced back in “Iron Man 2” and has been instrumental in so many major events. So it’s puzzling that “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t really spend any time memorializing her at the end of the movie, which spends so much time saying goodbye to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans).It’s puzzling also just within the context of the movie — Natasha’s sacrifice made everything that came after, including Tony’s own sacrifice, possible.If Black Widow hadn’t killed herself on Vormir so that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) could return to the present with the Soul Stone, then they wouldn’t have been able to save all those people Thanos snapped, and then Tony Stark’s snap to wipe out all of Thanos’s forces wouldn’t have been possible. Her sacrifice mattered just as much as Tony’s did. Indeed, Tony’s sacrifice wouldn’t have been possible at all had Natasha not made her sacrifice first.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - That Last Scene Makes No SenseBut when we get to the end of the movie, we get a big memorial for Iron Man with a huge number of famous heroes showing up to pay their respects, while Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) hang out in the corner having their own private mourning ceremony for Natasha and Vision, who apparently nobody other than them — and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), I guess — cared about.It would have been a great moment to elevate a character who always operated from the shadows, never getting the acclaim that Tony always received. The one time Black Widow stepped into the spotlight was at the end of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” when a US Senate committee threatened to put her on trial. The people of the MCU finally had a chance to give Natasha the respect she was due, and they just didn’t.On the commentary track on the home video release of “Avengers: Endgame,” co-director Joe Russo addressed this concern, and blamed next year’s “Black Widow” movie for the lack of a memorial for Natasha.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - Who Is That Random Kid At the End of the Movie?“People have asked why Natasha didn’t get the same amount of screen time post-death as Tony did,” Joe Russo said. “Well, Tony does not have another movie. Tony is done. And Natasha has another film. And Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore. But that character still has more screen time coming.”So there’s your answer — Natasha Romanoff didn’t get a big memorial in “Endgame” because of the prequel movie coming out next May, whereas Tony Stark is not gonna be in the MCU again for the foreseeable future. Though they didn’t mention Vision specifically, there’s probably a similar reason for the lack of love for him after he died in “Infinity War,” since he’ll be back somehow in the “WandaVision” Disney+ show in 2021.There is an interesting sentence in that answer, though, that caused a big exclamation point to pop up over my head, though: “And Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore.” Since the MCU has done multiple prequel movies that didn’t involve time travel, including the first “Captain America” movie that was the fourth film overall in this franchise, it seems incorrect to say that the MCU ever “had to” move forward linearly.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?To me, this implies that the “Black Widow” movie will be more than just another prequel like “Captain America: The First Avenger” or “Captain Marvel,” which took us to the past to set up heroes that would have an impact on the present. To me, the implication is something I have long suspected about “Black Widow”: that it will involve characters from the MCU’s post-“Endgame” present somehow.But Marvel still has yet to confirm anything along those lines about that film. When they presented footage from the film at Comic-Con a couple weeks ago there was no indication that it would be anything other than a straight prequel — one that likely will set up a new player for future movies, like probably Florence Pugh’s Yelena.We’ve got a while to wait before we find anything out about what the “Black Widow” movie really has in store for us. It’s nine months until the movie comes out, and it’ll probably be December at the earliest before we get a proper trailer. So sit tight.Read original story Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ At TheWrap

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie?
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    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie?

    (Below you’ll find some pretty massive spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame”)As is fitting for a movie that sold itself as the culmination of the first eleven years of an unprecedented style of mega-franchise, “Avengers: Endgame” is astonishing for the ridiculously huge and star-studded cast it assembled for its grand finale. Pretty much everybody showed up, and it’s probably got the biggest collection of stars of any movie ever.But “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t just bring back the big stars. A bunch of minor characters also got to return in some surprising ways. But maybe none were more surprising than this one character who appeared for only a brief moment at the very end of the movie.Also Read: Here's Why Black Widow Didn't Get a Memorial At the End of 'Avengers: Endgame'The character in question is a teenage boy who appears with all the other mourners at the funeral of Tony Stark. In this shot the camera pans across a bunch of people after Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) sent the original mini arc reactor that Tony crafted back in “Iron Man” into the lake. For the most part all the people we see are major characters who have shown up in the MCU recently, except for this one kid who’s standing there alone looking at the ground.You’ll be forgiven if you don’t recognize this guy, because he looked a lot different the last time he appeared in the MCU. That character is Harley Keener, played by Ty Simpkins, who you’ll remember from “Iron Man 3” as the kid from Tennessee who helps Tony (Robert Downey Jr) recharge his suit while he investigates a mysterious death. “Iron Man 3” came out way back in 2013, and Simpkins was just a kid at the time, and he’s grown up a bunch since then.Here’s what the character Harley Keener looked like in “Iron Man 3”:So, yeah, no shame in not being sure about that one — Simpkins looks completely different now than he did back then.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?It’s very interesting also that they would bring him back at all — a character that has not been mentioned at all since that movie six years ago. Is Harley Keener coming back to the MCU? I guess we’ll find out.Read original story ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie? At TheWrap

  • Hayley Atwell on dancing with Chris Evans at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Hayley Atwell on dancing with Chris Evans at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    Hayley Atwell talks dancing with Steve Rogers at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

  • Tom Hiddleston kept his 'Loki' secret for a very long time
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    Tom Butler

    Tom Hiddleston kept his 'Loki' secret for a very long time

    The British star is set to reprise his iconic Marvel role for a new Disney+ series in 2021.

  • 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu responds to claim he's 'too ugly' to be in a Marvel movie
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu responds to claim he's 'too ugly' to be in a Marvel movie

    Simu Liu shared a video from the website Asian Boss in which a reporter hit the streets of Beijing to ask if the actor is “too ugly” — by Chinese standards — to be in the Marvel movie.

  • Cate Blanchett Reacts to Natalie Portman Playing Thor in 'Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
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    Cate Blanchett Reacts to Natalie Portman Playing Thor in 'Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)

    But will Blanchett's Goddess of Death ever return to the MCU?

  • Quentin Tarantino Went on a Marvel Studios Binge Pre-‘Endgame’ and Was Pleased by a Shout-Out in the MCU
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    Quentin Tarantino Went on a Marvel Studios Binge Pre-‘Endgame’ and Was Pleased by a Shout-Out in the MCU

    The pastiche practitioner got pastiched in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Captain Marvel."

  • Newly discovered 'Avengers: Endgame' cameo revealed in VFX breakdown
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    Tom Butler

    Newly discovered 'Avengers: Endgame' cameo revealed in VFX breakdown

    A key Captain America character makes an unexpected appearance in Cinesite's newly released 'Avengers: Endgame' VFX breakdown.

  • Why Black Panther was the first to return in 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Hanna Flint

    Why Black Panther was the first to return in 'Avengers: Endgame'

    The Russo Brothers explain why T'Challa was the first hero to walk through the portal during the climactic battle.

  • Deadpool 3: Everything you need to know
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    Digital Spy

    Deadpool 3: Everything you need to know

    Mouthing off again…

  • Sebastian Stan posts shirtless selfie, admits to 'years of self-judgment and mental wars' over body
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    Sebastian Stan posts shirtless selfie, admits to 'years of self-judgment and mental wars' over body

    The actor has put in some serious werk — both for 'Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' as well as '355' — and he’s taking a minute to celebrate it.

  • 'The Lion King' is now Disney's most successful film outside of 'Marvel' and 'Star Wars'
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    Tom Butler

    'The Lion King' is now Disney's most successful film outside of 'Marvel' and 'Star Wars'

    Jon Favreau’s 'The Lion King' continues to devour the opposition at the box office

  • Mamma Mia 2 star turned down "big" superhero role
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    Mamma Mia 2 star turned down "big" superhero role

    "I didn't want to be green for six months out of every year."

  • Armie Hammer calls out Marvel chairman for supporting Trump
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    Armie Hammer calls out Marvel chairman for supporting Trump

    Armie Hammer has pointed out that Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter is a close friend and supporter of Donald Trump.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know Samuel L Jackson was in the MCU
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know Samuel L Jackson was in the MCU

    More evidence that Gwyneth Paltrow has never actually seen a Marvel film has emerged as she wasn’t sure why Samuel L Jackson was on the set of Avengers: Endgame.

  • Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' box set could contain 'humiliating' new deleted scenes says Kevin Feige
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    Sam Ashurst

    Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' box set could contain 'humiliating' new deleted scenes says Kevin Feige

    If Marvel Studios puts out a full box set of all 22 MCU films, it might include some really embarrassing deleted scenes.

  • Lord and Miller developing live-action Marvel shows for Sony
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    Sam Ashurst

    Lord and Miller developing live-action Marvel shows for Sony

    Are Phil Lord and Chris Miller heading into s live action Sony-verse?

  • Daniel Radcliffe on why he wouldn't play Wolverine, defends huge franchise movies (exclusive)
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    Hanna Flint

    Daniel Radcliffe on why he wouldn't play Wolverine, defends huge franchise movies (exclusive)

    The actor confirms he's not taking over Hugh Jackman's role while discussing 'Playmobil: The Movie.'

  • Venom 2's Andy Serkis teases "extraordinary" plans for sequel
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    Venom 2's Andy Serkis teases "extraordinary" plans for sequel

    Will it improve on the divisive original?

  • Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom 2'
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    Ben Arnold

    Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom 2'

    Andy Serkis is officially signed up to direct fellow Brit Tom Hardy in the sequel to smash hit Spider-Man spin-off Venom.

  • ABC Lines Up Next Marvel Adaptation, In Talks For “Mostly Brand New” Female Superhero
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    Deadline

    ABC Lines Up Next Marvel Adaptation, In Talks For “Mostly Brand New” Female Superhero

    ABC is in “active talks” about bringing another Marvel female superhero to the network. The broadcaster is working with its Disney sibling on another comic book adaption. This comes as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to finish after its upcoming seventh season. The hope is seemingly to ensure that there is at least one […]

  • Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's 'The Eternals'
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    Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's 'The Eternals'

    Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's The Eternals

  • Joe Russo reveals the most heroic moment in the history of the MCU
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Joe Russo reveals the most heroic moment in the history of the MCU

    Director Joe Russo reveals which Avengers: Endgame death is the most heroic moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • How de-aging VFX works and how it could change cinema forever
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    Sam Ashurst

    How de-aging VFX works and how it could change cinema forever

    The future of movies lies in the past.