One of my biggest fears about Avengers: Infinity War is that the film might be too big for its own good. With so many moving parts in Marvel Studios’ biggest movie yet, there’s a real danger of many of the characters we love getting lost in the shuffle and ending up without much to do.
But when I spoke with actor Chris Pratt yesterday during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket in West Hollywood, I asked him about Infinity War and his comments about the Guardians’ involvement assuaged some of my fears.
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Marvel Studios and Disney have released a featurette for Avengers: Infinity War which gives us our first glimpse of this upcoming epic crossover event. The featurette not only shows us behind the scenes footage from the first couple weeks of filming, but also provides some clues as what we should expect from the story.
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When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.
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The world deserved more of ABC’s Happy Endings. The David Caspe-created comedy only lasted three seasons, from 2011 to 2013, and it’s been too long since we’ve seen Penny (Casey Wilson), Dave (Zachary Knighton), Max (Adam Pally), Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Jane (Eliza Coupe), and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) together. The good news is, the gang recently reunited for the episode “Happy to Be Here,” which was performed live by the cast at EW’s PopFest.
Below, watch the cast read the script for the lost Happy Endings episode.
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Despite the fact that most of The Avengers went head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War, not one of them died. Sure, War Machine (aka James Rhodes) walked away with a bit of a physical impairment, but that’s about as bad as it got for our heroes. However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo confirm that they once talked about killing off various characters in the sequel, including Captain America himself.
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The creation of the entirely computer generated superhero suit for Green Lantern in the 2011 film was so bad that star Ryan Reynolds mocked it when he played Deadpool earlier this year. However, it turns out that it’s possible to have an entire superhero suit created with visual effects, and you probably didn’t even know that it happened this past summer.
In Captain America: Civil War, we met T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a prince of Wakanda tragically turned king of the nation when an explosion kills his father. But in addition to being the new leader of his people, T’Challa is also the warrior known as Black Panther. And it turns out that the suit he wears just couldn’t be perfected practically, so they opted to have it created entirely with visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Find out more about the Black Panther suit created by visual effects after the jump. Read More »
Production on The Avengers: Infinity War won’t officially begin until November. However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo are already busy at work on pre-production. And to prove that they’re busy preparing to shoot the sequel (which is no longer the first chapter of a two-part sequel), they’ve posted a photo from the set to show their rehearsal time with Josh Brolin as the Mad Titan known as Thanos.
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Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War was a somber affair, and understandably so — the film rocked the very notion of the Avengers to its very core by pitting hero against hero and friend against friend. It was downright heartbreaking to see Steve and Tony come to blows despite their own best efforts to reach a common ground, and then to see the rest of the Avengers forced to pick sides.
But behind the scenes, it was a whole other story. With the film’s home video release just around the corner, Marvel Studios has released the Civil War blooper reel, and it’s silly, endearing stuff. Captain America may be going through some heavy stuff, but Chris Evans is enjoying the hell out of himself, and Sebastian Stan smiles more in these few minutes than Bucky probably has in the past 70 years. Scarlett Johansson‘s tough action hero schtick gets undermined by faulty equipment, and Robert Downey Jr. just can’t help getting in a snarky remark or two. Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Martin Freeman all make appearances as well. Read More »
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Robert Downey Jr. landed a huge paycheck for Captain America: Civil War. The actor, whose contract had expired before the Captain America sequel, was reportedly paid $40 million upfront and a significant back end fee. This enormous payday, however, almost didn’t happen, so directors Anthony and Joe Russo and all involved had to consider other stories to tell. What was another story that was a viable option for the filmmakers? Cap taking on zombies or, as Joe puts it, infected people that are similar to zombies.
Below, learn more about an early Captain America 3 zombie storyline.
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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War had plenty going on as it is, with over a dozen superheroes including a couple of big new ones. But it could’ve been even more crowded. At one point there was speculation that Red Hulk and/or Iron Spider could make an appearance in Civil War, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have now confirmed that both were under consideration early on — and that they may yet crop up in future Marvel movies. Read More »