• Chris Evans slams new LGBT policy in the US that could strip kids of citizenship
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    Ben Arnold

    Chris Evans slams new LGBT policy in the US that could strip kids of citizenship

    Chris Evans is taking aim at a shocking new policy which could strip the children of LGBT couples of their US citizenship.

  • Stan Lee didn't get to see 'Avengers: Endgame' before he died, Kevin Feige confirms
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    Stan Lee didn't get to see 'Avengers: Endgame' before he died, Kevin Feige confirms

    Stan Lee managed to film his customary cameo for Avengers: Endgame before he died in November last year.

  • Avengers: Endgame's worrying Snap issue has been solved
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    Digital Spy

    Avengers: Endgame's worrying Snap issue has been solved

    Thanks to a certain green being.

  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' to finish Rocket's story arc, says director James Gunn
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    Ben Arnold

    'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' to finish Rocket's story arc, says director James Gunn

    The thing that upset James Gunn the most when he was fired from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' is perhaps not what you'd expect.

  • 'Avengers' star Chris Evans hailed as he condemns Alabama's abortion ban
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    Ben Arnold

    'Avengers' star Chris Evans hailed as he condemns Alabama's abortion ban

    While some prominent stars stay silent on political matters to avoid alienating fans, Chris Evans is standing up for what he believes.

  • Avengers: Endgame's creators reveal everything that was cut from the film
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    Digital Spy

    Avengers: Endgame's creators reveal everything that was cut from the film

    Things could have looked very different.

  • Marvel's post-'Endgame' anger-management issue: The Incredible Hulk's future
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    Marvel's post-'Endgame' anger-management issue: The Incredible Hulk's future

    Most of the core Avengers had their story arcs come to dramatic conclusions in "Avengers: Endgame," but not Mark Ruffalo's Incredible Hulk. Marvel Studios' biggest blockbuster yet leaves fans with "Professor Hulk," an iteration of the character from the comic books that combines the brains with the muscles, opening the door for several different story options in new Marvel movies.

  • The Russo brothers say a current Marvel character is secretly gay
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    Ben Arnold

    The Russo brothers say a current Marvel character is secretly gay

    The Russo brothers have revealed that they will soon reveal that one of the current Marvel characters is secretly gay.

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger says 'Avengers: Endgame' has clues about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future films
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    Disney CEO Bob Iger says 'Avengers: Endgame' has clues about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future films

    Iger teased that the box office blockbuster had quite a few Easter eggs about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • 'New Mutants' delayed to 2020 as future of X-Men franchise remains unclear
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    'New Mutants' delayed to 2020 as future of X-Men franchise remains unclear

    The X-Men spinoff "New Mutants" is getting delayed once again after the Disney-Fox merger.

  • Marvel Phase 4: Every film announced so far and when the X-Men and Fantastic Four could join the MCU
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    Marvel Phase 4: Every film announced so far and when the X-Men and Fantastic Four could join the MCU

    Avengers: Endgame has brought an end to The Infinity Saga – the name given to the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.While producer Kevin Feige has not confirmed what the future holds for the superhero franchise, various reports have emerged revealing which sequels and solo spin-offs we can expect over the coming years.So, which films are coming in Phase Four? And will Disney – who now owns 20th Century Fox – bring on board X-Men and Fantastic Four characters? Below is everything we know so far about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. **SPOILER WARNING: anyone who has not seen Avengers: Endgame should turn back now**Spider-Man: Far From Home (5 July 2019)Spider-Man: Far From Home is the only Marvel film officially announced post-Avengers: Endgame. Tom Holland returns as the web-slinging superhero, having been revived during the events of Endgame. The fourth Avengers film has had a major impact on Peter Parker, who mourns the loss of Tony Stark during the film.The film will introduce Jake Gyllenhaal’s villain Mysterio and looks set to potentially introduce the multiverse into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watch the trailer above.Black Widow (ETA: 2020)The kick-ass Black Widow is finally getting her own movie and – considering the events of Endgame – will likely act as a prequel for the super-spy.Like all the following titles, Marvel as not yet confirmed the solo film’s existence. However, Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, best known for Nazi drama Lore, has already come on board as director. The script has been penned by Captain Marvel’s Jac Schaeffer. Florence Pugh has joined the cast, playing a spy on the same level as Natasha Romanoff who will be her “moral opposite”.Black Widow looks to be the next Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment heading into cinemas following Far From Home, as filming begins in June 2019. That likely means the action-flick will take the as-yet-unclaimed 1 May, 2020 release date. The Eternals (ETA: 2020)The Rider filmmaker Chloé Zhao has been hired to direct an adaptation of The Eternals, scripted by cousins Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The film will have a central focus on the character Sersi, who will reportedly be played by Angelina Jolie. Kumail Nanjiani has also joined the film, while Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden has entered discussions to play the character Ikaris.The Eternals is expected to start shooting towards the end of 2019 and will likely come after Black Widow. The film will therefore likely take the other 2020 release date mapped out by Marvel: 6 November 2020.Shang-Chi (ETA: 2021)Reports have emerged that a film centred on Shang-Chi is in the works. It will be the studio’s first Asian protagonist, and Chinese-American writer Dave Callahan has written the script. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) has been hired to direct the film, which is said to have been “fast-tracked” by Marvel.No casting decisions have been made and no filming date has been announced. Shang-Chi could take one of Marvel’s three 2021 release dates: 12 February, 7 May, or 5 November.Black Panther 2 (ETA: 2021)Considering how Black Panther quickly became one of Marvel’s most successful films to date (outgrossing Infinity War in the United States and earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture), it’s no surprise that a sequel is on the way.Ryan Coogler will return to script and direct the sequel. Again, no filming date has been announced but many expect the film to take one of those 2021 dates.Doctor Strange 2 (ETA: 2021)Benedict Cumberbatch’s character will return, with Scott Derrickson once again directing the sorcerer. Filming is expected to start in early 2020. Chances are, Doctor Strange will be the third Marvel release in 2021. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (ETA: 2022)The third Guardians of the Galaxy instalment was expected to start filming in early 2019 and was due for release in 2020. However, Disney decided to fire director James Gunn after a US conservative website discovered tweets made by Gunn between 2008 and 2012 in which he joked about subjects such as paedophilia and rape.However, following a series of meetings between Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and Gunn, the company decided to reverse the decision. Unfortunately, in the meantime, Gunn signed up to direct a reboot of Suicide Squad. That DC title will be Gunn’s next film, with Guardians of the Galaxy coming after.That, of course, means the film has been heavily postponed. With there currently being three Marvel release dates pegged for 2022 – 18 February, 6 May, and 29 July - Guardians Vol 3 will likely take one of these.Captain Marvel 2? Avengers 5? Blade?There are two other release dates without that have nothing yet linked to them. Although unconfirmed, one will likely be a Captain Marvel sequel. Brie Larson’s superhero has been a success at the box-office and played a key role in Endgame. With Marvel being the savvy studio they are, we expect a sequel will be announced soon enough.As for the final slot: 2022 will mark three years since Endgame. Could another Avengers, featuring an all-new line-up, be on the way?Another possibility is a film about Blade, the vampire killer once played by Wesley Snipes. The actor has reportedly met with Marvel to discuss playing the character once again – although that was a few years ago now. Of course, Marvel now has a few new toys at their disposal... The X-Men and Fantastic FourDisney has acquired 20th Century Fox for just over $71 billion, meaning the X-Men and Fantastic Four can join their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts in the future. While Feige is reported to have “met with several members of the X-Men old guard in recent months”, only one of the actors currently starring as in Fox’s Marvel universe is expected to survive the buyout: Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool.What about the upcoming X-Men releases, then? Dark Phoenix has already been filmed and is still heading to cinemas on 6 June. In a move to seemingly distance the film from the X-Men franchise, the marketing as dropped any mention fo “X-Men” and simply refers to the film as Dark Phoenix. Meanwhile, the horror-influenced The New Mutants has been in trouble for some time. Disney bosses have decided on a 3 April 2020 release date: almost two years after the film's initial release date 13 April 2018.So, when will we see the X-Men fighting alongside the Avengers? Feige will first have to spend a hefty sum untangling a few contracts, most notably producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who has been attached to every X-Men film since 2000. Even when not directly involved with an X-Men project, she has received an executive producer credit. Simon Kinberg also may have a similar deal, and both will likely need to be bought out or their contracts renegotiated. Once that’s sorted, Disney will need to decide which characters to bring on board. Feige has reportedly met with Noah Hawley, who was previously hired to script a Doctor Doom film, about writing a film centring on the Fantastic Four villain.There’s been no other news about either X-Men or Fantastic Four films. With Marvel’s already packed schedule, no one expects to see those characters back on the big screen until 2022 at the earliest, unless, perhaps, in another superhero’s film. Doctor Doom for Avengers 5 villain, anyone?

  • The Loki twist from 'Avengers: Endgame' could hold the key to his Disney+ series
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    Ben Arnold

    The Loki twist from 'Avengers: Endgame' could hold the key to his Disney+ series

    Loki’s fate in Avengers: Endgame remained somewhat unresolved come the movie’s devastating climax. To recap, Loki was one of the first casualties of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, after the plucky trickster tried to kill the titan early on, and was snuffed out in front of his half-brother Thor. Once Tony Stark and Steve Rogers head back to the events of the first Avengers movie, when Loki is still alive, they planned to steal Tesseract (the space stone).

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' crosses $2 billion and is closing on 'Avatar'
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    Ben Arnold

    'Avengers: Endgame' crosses $2 billion and is closing on 'Avatar'

    Avengers: Endgame has topped $2 billion at the global box office in only 12 days on release.

  • Avengers: Endgame directors defend the film's divisive final shot
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    Avengers: Endgame directors defend the film's divisive final shot

    WARNING: Spoilers for Avengers: EndgameWith Avengers: Endgame having already been out in cinemas for several weeks now, directors Joe and Anthony Russo decide to finally discuss some of the film’s bigger secrets and surprises. One of them has been fairly divisive within the Marvel fanbase: Endgame‘s final shot, which reveals that Captain America (Chris Evans) used time travel to return to the past and live a lifetime with his true love, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). The film closes with the pair slow dancing in the living room of a suburban house, finally reunited after years of grief and yearning. While some have praised the sense of closure the moment brings, others have pointed out that, in Captain America: Winter Soldier, it’s established that Peggy Carter had a husband who Steve Rogers saved in World War II, alongside two children. Did Steve’s time travel essentially erase Peggy’s family? Or was Steve the husband that Peggy spoke about all along?At a Q&A in Washington DC (via The Hollywood Reporter), which took place on 30 April but whose details were kept secret until now, Joe and Anthony Russo revealed the answer to fans’s queries. “If you went back to that timeline, between the point where Steve went into the ice [in Captain America: The First Avenger] yet before Peggy met her husband, Peggy was available,” Anthony Russo said, with the brothers adding that Peggy’s family still “exist in a different timeline”. The Russos have also revealed why Katherine Langford never appeared in the final cut of the film, despite the fact she was cast a mysterious unnamed character last year. The pair told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that Langford was meant to play the adult version of Morgan Stark, the daughter of Tony (Robert Downey Jr). She would have appeared in a scene that mirrored the sequence in Avengers: Infinity War in which Thanos (Joe Brolin) saw a vision of a young Gamora after he used the Infinity Gauntlet to cause the snap, but the moment proved too confusing for test audiences.

  • The 'Avengers: Endgame' spoiler ban is being lifted after this weekend, say the Russo Brothers
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    Ben Arnold

    The 'Avengers: Endgame' spoiler ban is being lifted after this weekend, say the Russo Brothers

    If you've not seen Avengers: Endgame by this weekend, then it's your own fault if you find out what happens at the end.

  • Robert Downey Jr's show-stopping line from 'Avengers: Endgame' was added at the last minute
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    Robert Downey Jr's show-stopping line from 'Avengers: Endgame' was added at the last minute

    Iron Man's last word proved hard to come by, it seems.

  • Don Cheadle stands by Brie Larson after she's slated by body language expert
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    Don Cheadle stands by Brie Larson after she's slated by body language expert

    Don Cheadle has waded into a brewing row about his Avengers cast-mate Brie Larson, after a body language expert slammed her in an online video that's now gone viral.

  • Robert Downey Jr will make more than $75 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Ben Arnold

    Robert Downey Jr will make more than $75 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Robert Downey Jr is set for a payday of more than $75 million (nearly £57.5 million) for his starring turn as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.

  • Chris Pratt's amazing 'highly illegal' video from 'Avengers: Endgame' set goes viral with 14 million views
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    Ben Arnold

    Chris Pratt's amazing 'highly illegal' video from 'Avengers: Endgame' set goes viral with 14 million views

    Cheeky Chris Pratt diced with the wrath of Marvel while filming his role in Avengers: Endgame, daring to pull out his smart phone on set.

  • Cinema worker 'collapses due to extreme stress and fatigue' from 'Avengers: Endgame' demand
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    Hanna Flint

    Cinema worker 'collapses due to extreme stress and fatigue' from 'Avengers: Endgame' demand

    The latest Marvel movie has packed out cinemas across the globe.

  • Avengers fan in China taken to hospital after becoming hysterical during 'Endgame' screening
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    Ben Arnold

    Avengers fan in China taken to hospital after becoming hysterical during 'Endgame' screening

    An avid Marvel fan attending a screening of Avengers: Endgame in China over the weekend had to be rushed to hospital after becoming hysterical.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' breaks 144 box office records in $1.2 billion opening weekend
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    Ben Arnold

    'Avengers: Endgame' breaks 144 box office records in $1.2 billion opening weekend

    Avengers: Endgame has made a staggering $1.2 billion (£927.6 million) over its extended opening weekend, breaking a baffling number of other box office records in the process.

  • Google is celebrating ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in a unique way
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    Sam Ashurst

    Google is celebrating ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in a unique way

    Get ready to experience the snap.

  • The 'Avengers: Endgame' moment that could introduce the X-Men to the MCU (spoilers)
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    Tom Butler

    The 'Avengers: Endgame' moment that could introduce the X-Men to the MCU (spoilers)

    Have the seeds of the X-Men in the MCU already been sewn in 'Avengers: Endgame'?