• Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man
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    Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man

    Holland admitted to being drunk and crying while talking on the phone to Disney CEO Bob Iger about Spider-Man.

  • 'Black Widow' first trailer: Scarlett Johansson is back for one more round of action
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    'Black Widow' first trailer: Scarlett Johansson is back for one more round of action

    Marvel Studios has dropped the first teaser trailer for Black Widow.

  • Karen Gillan praises James Gunn's 'wonderful' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script (exclusive)
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    Karen Gillan praises James Gunn's 'wonderful' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 script (exclusive)

    The Scottish star said it wouldn't have felt right to finish the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trilogy without James Gunn at the helm.

  • 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman almost played a totally different Marvel hero
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    'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman almost played a totally different Marvel hero

    Boseman wasn't always in the frame to play the King of Wakanda. He had another MCU hero in mind.

  • Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed
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    Release dates for five new Marvel movies revealed

    Marvel had revealed the release dates for five upcoming installments to the MCU, but which movies will fill the slots?

  • Mark Ruffalo updates on the status of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Mark Ruffalo updates on the status of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Mark Ruffalo talks the Hulk, and provides an update on his potential return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • 'Le Mans 66': James Mangold says Scorsese 'generalised' on Marvel, gives X-23 update (exclusive)
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    'Le Mans 66': James Mangold says Scorsese 'generalised' on Marvel, gives X-23 update (exclusive)

    The director of 'Le Mans 66' and 'Logan' shares some of Martin Scorsese's comic book views, but thinks Marvel has become an easy target.

  • Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn
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    Spider-Man is one of the 'absolute motherf***ing pornstars' of the MCU, says Ben Mendelsohn

    Ben Mendelsohn said 'cooler heads prevailed' in the dispute over Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Will Taron Egerton be Marvel's next Wolverine? The 'Rocketman' star responds to rampant rumours
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    Will Taron Egerton be Marvel's next Wolverine? The 'Rocketman' star responds to rampant rumours

    If Taron Egerton is secretly in negotiations to play Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's doing a good job hiding it.

  • 'Deadpool 3' is 'still in the works' confirm screenwriters
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    'Deadpool 3' is 'still in the works' confirm screenwriters

    'Deadpool' writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talk about the status of a threequel.

  • Live action Disney crossover film is inevitable says 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' director Joachim Rønning
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    Live action Disney crossover film is inevitable says 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' director Joachim Rønning

    Bringing together Alice In Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more - a live action Disney mash up would be the biggest crossover event ever.

  • Scarlett Johansson is 'pushing' for the all-female Marvel movie
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    Scarlett Johansson is 'pushing' for the all-female Marvel movie

    Last week Brie Larson said that there had been a 'passionate' appeal to Marvel boss Kevin Feige to sort out an all-female Marvel movie.

  • Christopher Eccleston would return to the MCU if Taika Waititi wrote his comeback
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    Christopher Eccleston would return to the MCU if Taika Waititi wrote his comeback

    The actor was the main antagonist in Thor: The Dark World.

  • ‘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”)“Avengers: Endgame” is the biggest earner ever at the box office, and it had a budget to match — it’s easily the most expensive movie to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is actually kind of curious, because despite also being the longest MCU film it really has significantly less action than the three other “Avengers” films.It’s likely that we can chalk up that higher budget/fewer set pieces discrepancy to the price of assembling such an enormous cast full of big stars. Sometimes it felt like every major character who has ever appeared in the MCU showed up at some point or other, and it’s not cheap to get so many big names together at the same time.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

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split
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    'Avengers: Endgame' directors 'not surprised' by Spider-Man split

    “It wasn’t easy,” the 'Endgame' director says.

  • 'The door is closed': Sony Pictures boss dashes hopes of more Spider-Man in the MCU
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    Ben Arnold

    'The door is closed': Sony Pictures boss dashes hopes of more Spider-Man in the MCU

    Spider-Man fans hoping to see more Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have just had their last hopes dashed.

  • Summer box office: 2019's biggest winners and losers
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    Sam Ashurst

    Summer box office: 2019's biggest winners and losers

    Disney wasn’t the UK’s only big story this summer.

  • 10 pop culture paradoxes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    10 pop culture paradoxes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Like the Marvel Comics, the movies have a penchant for pop culture references which is causing quite the paradoxes to form.

  • Every Marvel movie and TV show on Disney's release schedule for the next three years
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    Every Marvel movie and TV show on Disney's release schedule for the next three years

    D23 Expo continued the big Marvel reveals from San Diego Comic-Con to give fans a wider picture of what film and TV shows will be coming over the next few years.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington to Join Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington to Join Marvel Cinematic Universe

    “Games of Thrones” star Kit Harington will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his next on-screen role, an insider with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.Details about which Marvel project Harington will join is not currently known. Disney is holding its annual D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend, where it is expected to announce new Marvel projects, possibly including Harington’s.Harington, best known for playing Jon Snow on the show, would follow his fellow “Game of Thrones” co-star Ricard Madden into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Madden will play Icarus opposite Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani in “The Eternals,” which focuses on an ancient evolutionary offshoot of humanity whose long lives and colorful adventures inspired legends and myths over millennia.Also Read: 'Game of Thrones: The Last Watch' Reveals Kit Harington's Emotional Reaction to Daenerys' Fate (Video)“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film. Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.The HBO documentary “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” documents some of Harington’s experiences making the show’s final season. One particularly emotional moment occurs during a table read, when cameras captured Harington visibly tearing up as he learned that his character, Jon Snow, would ultimately murder Queen Daenerys in the finale episode.Harington later told Jimmy Fallon: “I was very shocked and surprised at certain events and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”Harington is repped by CAA.Deadline first reported the news.Read original story ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington to Join Marvel Cinematic Universe At TheWrap

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

  • 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

  • Scarlett Johansson says 'Endgame' death wasn't easy to deal with despite 'Black Widow' spinoff: 'I felt overwhelmingly sad about it'
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    Kevin Polowy

    Scarlett Johansson says 'Endgame' death wasn't easy to deal with despite 'Black Widow' spinoff: 'I felt overwhelmingly sad about it'

    Scarlett Johansson felt "overwhelmingly sad" about Black Widow's death in "Avengers: Endgame," despite having "Black Widow" prequel on the way.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become highest grossing movie
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    'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become highest grossing movie

    It's official – Avengers: Endgame has beaten Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time.