Quantum and Woody TV series

In the early 2000s, who could have foreseen the fact that Anthony and Joe Russo would one day become the directors of some of the biggest films of all time? The Avengers: Infinity War filmmakers are expanding their producing efforts for television, and one of their new projects is a Quantum and Woody TV series, an adaptation of the Valiant comic of the same name. After a quiet development process, the project has found a home at TBS. Read more about it below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Song in Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War may have been just dethroned from the top of the box office by Deadpool 2, but fans are still talking about the Marvel Studios sequel. That includes sending questions to director James Gunn, since he was consulted about how the Guardians of the Galaxy were utilized throughout the movie. One question has been thrown his way a number of times, and he wanted to make sure everyone got the answer.

When the Guardians of the Galaxy are introduced in Avengers: Infinity War, they’re flying across space to answer a distress call. While the rest of the movie only uses Alan Silvestri’s score, this particular sequence starts off with the crew listening to “Rubberband Man” by The Spinners from the Zune that Star-Lord was given at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But there were a few other options that could have been used for this sequence.  Read More »

Deadly Class trailer

Anthony and Joe Russo are coming off one of the biggest movies in history with Avengers: Infinity War, and now the brothers are tackling another comic book adaptation – this time for the small screen. They’re executive producing the popular comic Deadly Class for Syfy, and now the first Deadly Class trailer has arrived to show off this “twisted coming of age story.” Check it out below.
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Age of Ultron credits scene

In the Avengers: Age of Ultron credits scene, an increasingly-impatient Thanos (Josh Brolin) opens a vault, reaches in, grabs a stone-less gauntlet, and says, “Fine. I’ll do it myself.” But in an interview with Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they intimated that they weren’t going to deal with the ramifications of that scene.

“Not our movie,” McFeely said, referring to Age of Ultron. Markus then chimed in: “And we’ve all sat there and went, “What the hell is he talking about? Where was he when he did that?'”

Now Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo have commented about how the Age of Ultron credits scene aligns with the events of Infinity War. And just like with real estate, it’s all about location, location, location.
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Avengers Infinity War Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch an in-depth two-hour conversation with Guillermo del Toro about the craft of filmmaking. Plus, Anthony & Joe Russo break down part of a key action sequence from Avengers: Infinity War, and character actor Ross Marquand delivers an impressive array of celebrity micro impressions. Read More »

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Avengers Infinity War Scene Breakdown

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, directors Anthony & Joe Russo break down a scene involving Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, explore a collection of props from the 1979 James Bond movie Moonraker, and Saturday Night Live cast member Beck Bennett puts together a warm welcome for this weekend’s host Donald Glover. Read More »

Infinity War brings to life

Eighteen years into the comic book movie millennium, it’s easy to take for granted that there now exists a whole cinematic universe full of characters that Marvel Comics readers could previously only dream about seeing up on the big screen. What once seemed like a fan pipe dream has now become a reality with Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that brings together heroes from at least five different film series (nine if you count the MCU characters who currently only have one solo movie under their belt). 

Born out of the tradition of Marvel crossovers, Infinity War leverages a decade of character-building into the ultimate mega-sequel. It’s the culmination not just of Marvel’s ten-year reign at the box office, but of forty years worth of comic book movies. As someone who used to sit on the floor of his bedroom and obsessively-compulsively organize his comics collection across multiple long boxes, I can still remember a time when the only remotely decent superhero films were the ones centered on Superman and Batman. If you look back to 1978 when Superman: The Movie came out and think about all that has transpired since then, the shared weight of comics and movie history speaks volumes.

The world has changed a lot since the X-Men first got their own movie and since Iron Man built the foundation of the MCU. In many ways, geekdom is no longer a sub-culture: it’s the dominant culture in entertainment. And now instead of long boxes, I’ve got an iPad and a subscription to Marvel Unlimited, the digital comics service. So let’s put those tools to good use and take a look at how Avengers: Infinity War remixes moments from the panels and pages of Marvel Comics into the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. Spoilers and comic book art abound below.

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Avengers Infinity War early buzz

It’s all been building to this. Tonight in Hollywood, Marvel Studios hosted the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, the biggest film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. The full review embargo lifts tomorrow, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at what the critics who attended the premiere thought about the film that pits Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against the MCU’s biggest Big Bad, Thanos (Josh Brolin). Read on for the first round of Avengers Infinity War early buzz. Read More »

Avengers 4 Runtime

Directors Anthony & Joe Russo are making the publicity rounds to discuss Avengers: Infinity War, and while these promotional interviews aren’t giving up much in the way of information about the movie, there was some discussion about what to expect when it comes to Avengers 4. For example, even though the directing duo is still trying to get together a first cut for Avengers 4, they already think it will be longer than Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »

The Peripheral

Two upcoming television projects have found homes. In a competitive bidding war, Amazon has won the rights to a science fiction series called The Peripheral that hails from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of HBO’s Westworld. Meanwhile, Syfy has snagged the rights to Deadly Class, a comic adaptation from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read more about both projects below. Read More »