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As the directors who introduced Tom Holland‘s version of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Anthony and Joe Russo know how hard Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had to work to reach an agreement with Sony Pictures to share that character on the big screen.

When word came out that that delicate deal fell apart earlier last month and Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the MCU, the Russos seemed resigned to it. But their outlook seems to have evolved a bit, because in a more recent interview, Joe Russo calls the decision a “tragic mistake” on Sony’s part. Read the full quotes below. Read More »

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This year’s climactic Avengers movie saw a parting of ways for Steve Rogers, but the Russo brothers also hint that the Avengers: Endgame ending resulted in a parting of timelines. And with that a potential “branch reality” being created from the choices by Chris Evans‘ Steve Rogers, Marvel and Kevin Feige might have some wiggle room to return to the beloved character.

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Avengers: Endgame marked the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the closing chapter for many of the central characters who have been around since the beginning of this decade of superhero storytelling. But despite the finality of the film, there are a few gaps in its story that directors Joe and Anthony Russo are here to fill out. One such gap involves a certain Avengers Endgame Captain America reunion that fans have been theorizing about since the film’s release.

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.

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For a solid three years, we all assumed that the third and fourth Avengers movies would be a massive two-parter known as Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2. But that soon changed when Anthony and Joe Russo came on board to direct Avengers 3 and Avengers 4, the first of which was quickly titled Avengers: Infinity War.

But we were left in the dark for several years about the title of the fourth Avengers movie. Many of the rumored titles for what would become Avengers: Endgame were debunked as false, but there were a few in there that had a grain of truth to them. The Russo brothers recently revealed which of those rumors were true in their confirmation of the Avengers Endgame original title, and whether the films were ever intended to be a two-parter.

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When Katherine Langford was reportedly cast in Avengers: Endgame, it sparked a wave of speculation over who the rising 13 Reasons Why and Love, Simon star would be playing. To introduce a new character in a climactic movie like Endgame would have to mean she would be someone of huge importance, right? But much to the surprise (or confusion) of fans, Langford didn’t even appear in the fourth Avengers film. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo finally explained who she was playing and why her character didn’t make the final cut.

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.

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There’s a finality to Avengers: Endgame that extends all the way to its end credits scene which…doesn’t happen. It’s the first time in 11 years and 22 movies that a Marvel Studios movie hasn’t employed a mid- or end-credits scene, the first of which kicked off an entire cinematic universe with the appearance of Nick Fury at the end of 2008’s Iron Man. But there’s a reason for the lack of an Avengers: Endgame end credits scene, which directors Anthony and Joe Russo finally explain.

Naturally, this means talking about some spoilers.

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stan lee avengers endgame cameo

Avengers: Endgame brings about the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that started with Iron Man in 2008. But Stan Lee‘s passing in 2018 brought the end of an era that began all the way back in 1961. But fittingly, both eras are wrapped up in one final cameo from the comic book titan in Avengers: Endgame. The 22nd film in the MCU was the site of Stan Lee’s final cameo, directors Anthony and Joe Russo confirmed, putting to bed rumors that he had shot footage for this summer’s upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home. With the release of the record-shattering film, Russo brothers explained what went into the Stan Lee Avengers Endgame cameo, and why it played out like it did.

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.

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Back in 2017, reports emerged that Anthony and Joe Russo were going to say goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame. Now it appears that early word was true, because in a new interview, the Russo Brothers have confirmed that they don’t currently have any plans to make more Marvel movies. Read their quotes below.  Read More »

Avengers Endgame spoiler review video

Avengers: Endgame leave us with a lot to chew on, and we’re going to have plenty of spoiler-heavy articles for you in the coming days, including a written spoiler review on Monday morning. But if you’re looking to scratch that Endgame itch even sooner, I recorded a video review with David Chen from The /Filmcast giving our reactions to the film and diving into major spoilers for this record-breaking blockbuster. Check it out below. Read More »

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Slashfilm Daily 4-23 slice

On the April 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta gives his spoiler-free reaction to Avengers: Endgame and shares an interview with Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

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