Marvel Stars Before They Were Famous

By the time we’re done with The Avengers 4 in 2019, there will have been 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only does Marvel Studios have a massive roster of movies, but they have an insanely huge cast that they have to bring together when it’s time for The Avengers to assemble and save the world from an impending threat.

Most of the superheroes in the MCU are quite recognizable names who had long careers before joining comic book movies like Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, but others didn’t become household names until they starred in the Marvel movies in question. No matter how famous they are now thanks to the MCU, there was a time before these actors and actress were famous, and a new video highlights just what they were doing before you even knew who they were. Read More »

why chris evans signed on for infinity war

It’s clear that Chris Evans is not enamored with being a big movie star — the Avengers: Infinity War star has spoken for years of leaving the acting business to go behind the camera and direct.

While he may or may not be quitting acting altogether, his days as Captain America are numbered. Though he is devoted to the character, Evans is eager to wrap up Steve Rogers’ story in the next two Avengers movies, which promise to shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

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The Girl on the Train movie

In today’s edition of “casting news pieces that aren’t quite big enough to get their own story but are certainly more interesting when lumped together”:

  • Chris Evans leads a rescue mission in a film based on a remarkable true story;
  • Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth, and Rebel Wilson star in a rom-com together;
  • The third Maze Runner is in production and the cure is more Walton Goggins.

Now, let’s go into detail.

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Chris Evans leaving Marvel

After the fourth Avengers film, Chris Evans‘ contract with Marvel is done. Whether it’ll be the last we see of the actor as Captain America, we’ll have to wait and see. Over a year ago, when asked about starring in more movie Marvel films, Evans said, “If Marvel wants me they got me,” but it’s worth noting Marvel President Kevin Feige has teased these upcoming Avengers films as a new beginning of sorts.

While promoting his new film, Marc Webb’s Gifted, Evans talked about having to one day say goodbye to playing Steve Rogers. Below, check out his most recent comments on walking away at some point.

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Chris Evans Escape Room Prank

Since Chris Evans plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone assumes he’s a good guy. And since we’ve seen his visits to children’s hospitals suited up as Captain America, we can pretty much accept that as true. But that doesn’t mean Chris Evans doesn’t like to have some playful fun at the expense of his fans.

As part of a charity initiative at Omaze, the Captain America and Avengers franchises star took part in a little prank at a comic book ship in Boston, Massachusetts. Speaking through a big Captain America action figure, Chris Evans tries to get unsuspecting fans to participate in a makeshift Escape Room inside the comic book shop, and the results are pretty damn funny.

Watch the Chris Evans Escape Room prank after the jump. Read More »

avengers infinity war score

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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Ruben Fleischer to Direct Chris Evans in ‘Jekyll’

Ruben Fleischer directing Gangster Squad

Having spent the past five years playing Marvel’s nicest superhero, Chris Evans about to get in touch with his dark side. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer has just been set to direct Evans in Jekyll, based on the 2007 BBC One miniseries about a modern-day descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic split-personality character.  Read More »

marc webb's gifted trailer starring chris evans

Before he made the critically slammed The Amazing Spider-Man films, director Marc Webb was a darling of the indie film world. A music video and commercial director who broke onto the movie scene with the fantastic 500 Days of Summer. He returned to the more moderately-budgeted world of dramatic films (read: less studio and producer meddling) and reuniting with Fox Searchlight for his next film Gifted.

Chris Evans (Captain America) stars as a single father raising a child prodigy played by Mckenna Grace (Independence Day: Resurgence, Designated Survivor) and the struggle for him to retain custody. The movie has an excellent cast which also includes Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, and Lindsay Duncan. Watch the Gifted trailer now embedded below.

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Captain America Movie Without Steve Rogers

Marvel Studios has helped make lots of comic book characters even more popular than they ever were before hitting the big screen. That means plenty of people are aware that Captain America is a mantle that hasn’t always been taken up by Steve Rogers. There have been a variety of storylines that have seen Steve Rogers taken out of the equation, opening the door for either Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) or Bucky Barnes (aka the Winter Soldier) to become Captain America. But is that something that can happen in the movies?

Many fans have started to speculate that Captain America will be one of the superheroes that finally bites the dust when Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4, taking Chris Evans out of the red, white and blue, and allowing Anthony Mackie or Sebastian Stan to pick up the shield. Now Kevin Feige has confirmed that it’s possible, at least in theory. Read More »

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Captain America: Civil War bloopers 2

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 MackieJeremy RennerPaul BettanyElizabeth Olsen, and Martin Freeman all make appearances as well. Read More »