Chris Evans Infinity War Interview

Continuing our interviews from the set of Avengers: Infinity War, today we present our roundtable with Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow).

We talk to them about their roles in the Avengers team following Civil War, their relationship with each other, Steve’s relationship with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), their feelings about Thanos, why the characters look so different from the last time we saw them, Natasha’s reunion with Bruce Banner, the emotional stakes of this third chapter in The Avengers franchise, and playing Captain America in a time of political divisiveness.

Read the full Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans Avengers Infinity War interview below.

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russo brothers infinity war interview

In June of 2017, we visited the set of Avengers: Infinity War and talked with the cast and crew of the epic Marvel film. Today, we are publishing our full roundtable interview with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who have been on this journey since Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The Russo Brothers tell us what the story is about, how the world has changed since Civil War, sorting timelines, cinematic inspirations, filming on IMAX cameras, balancing tone, the troubles with shooting the biggest ensemble movie of all time, crafting character-based action, James Gunn’s role in the production, their Fantastic Four dreams, collaborating with the other Marvel filmmakers, what to expect from Captain Marvel, how Infinity War will connect to Avengers 4, the possibility of death in this film, comic book inspirations, the evolution of the Guardians of the Galaxy, how the other marvel films connect to Infinity War and the importance of the Infinity Stones. Let’s dive in.

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Chadwick Boseman Mark Ruffalo Infinity War Interview

In June of 2017, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the set of Avengers: Infinity War. We were on set for a scene featuring a bunch of Avengers arriving in Wakanda. We will be rolling out of coverage from the set over the next few weeks, but today, I bring you our roundtable interview with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and the Incredible Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo.

The two stars tell us how they fit into the dynamic created by Thanos in this film, the evolution of the Hulk, his relationship with Black Widow, the changes in Black Panther’s suit, the differences from the comics, interacting with characters they haven’t encountered on screen before, why Wakanda plays a central role in this adventure, and much more. Below, read our full Chadwick Boseman Mark Ruffalo Infinity War interview.

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Coco locations

Disney/Pixar’s Coco is bursting with authenticity. From the set designs to the family dynamics to the music, the whole film feels like a love letter to Mexico. It has a story that works for everyone, but goes out of its way to give a special nod to a culture that isn’t often represented on the big screen. That attention to detail paid off in a huge way: Coco became the highest grossing movie in Mexico’s history and has made more than $730 million worldwide.

So how did the film that survived a justified uproar when Disney tried to copyright the phrase “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) become one of the most culturally accurate and pure-hearted films in recent memory? Immersion, research, and respect.

In honor of Coco’s home video release, Disney flew me and a handful of other journalists to Oaxaca, Mexico, where we followed in the footsteps of the filmmakers’ research trips and visited many of the neighborhoods and locations that inspired the creation of the movie. Learn more about the making of Coco below. Read More »

andy serkis interview

Andy Serkis‘ Ulysses Klaue had a bit part to play in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he’s a more substantial threat in Black Panther.

Like with the rest of our set visit interviews, we didn’t learn too many plot details when we sat down with Serkis. But as you’d imagine, the man behind Gollum, Caesar and numerous other digital and non-digital heroes and villains has a lot to say about bringing a character to life, especially one as nasty as Klaue.

So read on to learn what Klaue has been up since losing a limb in Age of Ultron, how Serkis decided on the character’s accent, and what it’s like to work with director Ryan Coogler.

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Lupita Nyong’o Interview

As a recurring player in the Star Wars movies, Lupita Nyong’o is no stranger to geeky fandom. Apparently, though, Black Panther is on another level entirety. When asked which experience has been more intense, she doesn’t even hesitate – it’s Black Panther.

She’s seen the #BlackPantherSoLit hashtag and the swell of excitement that follows every new announcement. And speaking to us on set last year, she made it clear she’s working hard to live up to the hype, filling us in on the intense training and serious thought that’s gone into becoming the character of Nakia.

She also dropped a few spare hints about Nakia’s dilemma in the film, and the movie’s understanding of its female characters – though she stopped short of revealing too much about the relationships within the movie.

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Black Panther Characters - Michael B. Jordan

Marvel’s veil of secrecy is notorious by now to anyone who even casually follows their productions. Still, it’s not every day you see that veil take physical form.

When we gathered to interview Michael B. Jordan on the set of Black Panther last year, he brought with him a paper outlining exactly what he was and wasn’t allowed to discuss with us. As it turns out, there was quite a lot he couldn’t say. He couldn’t say what Killmonger wanted, for instance, or even how much of his backstory we’d get to see.

What he could tell us was that his Killmonger is a “selfless” sort, less a hero or a villain than a “revolutionary.” Whether T’Challa sees it that way – well, that’s for us to find out when Black Panther opens on February 16.

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Black Panther

In the two years since we met Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, we’ve only grown more eager to get to know him. And when we spoke with Chadwick Boseman on the set of Black Panther in early 2017, he sounded pretty eager to show the world what T’Challa’s made of.

As we saw in Civil War, T’Challa is a hero burdened by grief and responsibility. But Black Panther also shows him as a loving brother, a devoted son, and a loyal friend. He is even, occasionally, a guy who cracks some jokes.

Which suits Boseman just fine. He likes a “challenge” in his projects, he told our group of reporters – and the role of a young conflicted king offers plenty of meat in that regard.

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‘Black Panther’ Set Visit: Everything We Learned on Set

Black Panther Set Visit

Wakanda doesn’t actually exist, and if it did, it’d be located somewhere in Africa. But for a several weeks last winter, it actually set up shop right in Atlanta.

More specifically, it was situated in Pinewood Studios, which is where I and several other journalists found ourselves in February 2017. We’d come to visit the set of Black Panther, which even then felt like one of the most hotly anticipated movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s decade-long history.

We were rewarded with a wealth of information about the film – everything from the inspirations behind the look of Wakanda’s Golden City to some juicy details about the central themes that drive the movie.

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Den of Thieves set visit

Heading into the Den of Thieves set visit, I was mostly thinking about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. While leaving the Den of Thieves set visit, I was still mostly thinking about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The artist, entrepreneur, Vitaminwater moneymaker, and actor was a lot more entertaining and honest than (understandably) some actors tend to be speaking with bloggers on sets. Like most of the cast, he was enjoying himself in Atlanta, Georgia, during a day of filming of the upcoming crime thriller, which stars Gerard Butler as a hulking L.A.P.D cop chasing down a crew of robbers.

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