• ‘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”)Every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a huge budget, but “Avengers: Endgame” has an exceptionally huge one — the hugest official budget of them all, by a solid margin. That’s not necessarily because “Endgame” has bigger or crazier action than all those films that preceded it — it actually is the chillest of the four “Avengers” movies in that respect. But rather it’s the massive cast of stars that likely drove the budget up, since the film brings back the characters of just about every major star from the MCU who’s still alive, and even a couple who aren’t.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

  • 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)“Avengers: Endgame” has more than a few odd and confusing moments — it’s just gonna happen when you have to cram this much story into a single movie. But maybe the oddest and most confusing part comes at the end, when the film falls all over itself to provide dedications for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans) while only barely acknowledging that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) died earlier in this movie.Which is unfortunate because Natasha’s sacrifice was just as important as Tony’s.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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    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.

  • Robert Downey Jr earned a staggering £60 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Robert Downey Jr earned a staggering £60 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Robert Downey Jr pulled in a wage packet of an astonishing $75 million – just under £60 million – for starring in Avengers: Endgame.

  • Sebastian Stan photobombs Gwyneth Paltrow as he is reintroduced to his 'Avengers' co-star 'for the third time'
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    Sebastian Stan photobombs Gwyneth Paltrow as he is reintroduced to his 'Avengers' co-star 'for the third time'

    It appears that not only does Gwyneth Paltrow not realise she's been in Spider-Man: Homecoming, she's still not sure who Avengers: Endgame co-star Sebastian Stan is.

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    Man proposes to his wife in front of his hero Captain America

    Judging by the look on Chris Evans' face, he had no idea that Marvel superfan Travis Goodrich was about to make him part of his marriage proposal.

  • 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' post-credit scenes explained
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    'Spider-Man: Far From Home' post-credit scenes explained

    Stay in your seats, people. (SPOILERS)

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' now tantalisingly close to Avatar's box office record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' now tantalisingly close to Avatar's box office record

    Thanks to its cunning re-release, Avengers: Endgame is now just inches from Avatar's decade-long record of being the highest-grossing movie of all time.

  • ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a hit with critics as official reviews land
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    ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a hit with critics as official reviews land

    But there are dissenting voices in the mix.

  • How Tom Holland drinks while wearing his Spider-Man costume is eye-watering
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    How Tom Holland drinks while wearing his Spider-Man costume is eye-watering

    Super suits might seem like a great idea, but the reality of the matter is that they're a massive pain in the backside.

  • Tom Holland's Spider-Man nearly cameod in 'Into the Spider-Verse'
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    Tom Holland's Spider-Man nearly cameod in 'Into the Spider-Verse'

    Our ‘missed opportunity' sense is tingling.

  • Tom Hiddleston promises 'a departure' in the new Loki series
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    Tom Hiddleston promises 'a departure' in the new Loki series

    Tom Hiddleston has to keep shtum about the new Loki series for Disney, but the British star has let a little slip.

  • Extended 'Avengers: Endgame' re-release confirmed for UK cinemas
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    Extended 'Avengers: Endgame' re-release confirmed for UK cinemas

    Though the re-release had been mentioned by Marvel boss Kevin Feige, official word of when or if it might hit UK cinemas hadn't been handed down by Disney.

  • Samuel L. Jackson weighs in on 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' poster blunder
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    Samuel L. Jackson weighs in on 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' poster blunder

    You have to feel a little bit of sympathy for whoever designed the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home poster, because this has just gone right to the top.

  • Kevin Feige on 'Fantastic Four' and 'X-Men' joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    Kevin Feige on 'Fantastic Four' and 'X-Men' joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Kevin Feige is clearly rather excited about the X-Men and Fantastic Four joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' set footage shows Robert Downey Jr filming the snap
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    'Avengers: Endgame' set footage shows Robert Downey Jr filming the snap

    Behind the scenes footage from Avengers: Endgame has been released, and it shows Robert Downey Jr shooting the already iconic snap.

  • 'Spider-Man' poster contains hilarious Photoshop fail
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    'Spider-Man' poster contains hilarious Photoshop fail

    Blame Captain Marvel?

  • Tom Hardy confirmed for 'Venom 2' following rumours of possible Spider-Man crossover
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    Tom Hardy confirmed for 'Venom 2' following rumours of possible Spider-Man crossover

    Tom Hardy will return for Venom 2, producer Amy Pascal has confirmed.

  • Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached to Star in 'Almost Every' Marvel Film
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    Keanu Reeves Has Been Approached to Star in 'Almost Every' Marvel Film

    The 54-year-old actor is a hot commodity.

  • First reactions to 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' hail another Marvel winner
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    First reactions to 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' hail another Marvel winner

    In a post-Endgame world, many are wondering just which direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' is being re-released in cinemas with bonus scenes
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    'Avengers: Endgame' is being re-released in cinemas with bonus scenes

    Looks like Disney doesn't want the film to be second to Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time.