It’s been two years since Avengers: Endgame delivered an epic end to The Infinity Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark sacrificed himself in order to save the world and bring everybody back that Thanos snapped out of existence for five years. Now Marvel Legends is finally giving fans the chance to recreate that moment on their collectible shelf with a new action figure two-pack of Iron Man and Thanos, each battle-damaged with an assembly of accessories. Read More »
Hasbro is typically pretty quick about getting action figures from Marvel Studios movies into shelves. But for some reason, it’s taken a little extra time for them to give fans a Thor action figure based on his new beefy superhero appearance from Avengers: Endgame. While Marvel Legends gave The Big Lebowski version of Thor his own build-a-figure for one of their Avengers: Endgame action figure waves, this is the first time they’ve given us the chonky, braided version of Chris Hemsworth as the God Of Thunder. Read More »
When Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters in 2019, it surpassed James Cameron‘s 2009 sci-fi hit Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time. But now the tables have turned, because Avatar was given a re-release in China this weekend, and it’s already grossed enough to take back the title from Marvel’s box office juggernaut. Read More »
You better watch your ass, Avengers: Endgame, because James Cameron is gunning for you. Cameron’s Avatar, a huge blockbuster that also feels like something no one wants to see again, is headed back to theaters in China. The Avatar re-release in China has seemingly come out of nowhere, but if Cameron’s sci-fi epic takes in just $7.4 million at the Chinese box office it will reclaim its title as the all-time biggest box office hit, dethroning current titleholder Endgame.
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(Welcome to Great Moments in MCU History, where we fondly recall great little bits that made us fall in love with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)
Will whatever the new Avengers team look like enjoy a character dynamic as fun and long-lasting as the one shared by Steve Rogers and Tony Stark? They’ll probably be charming and have great interactions with each other, but it’s hard to believe any will have such a thoroughly antagonistic bromance across so many films. The current main grump, Doctor Strange, will be mean to everyone, but that’s not the same. This, of course, assumes Tony Stark and Steve Rogers won’t somehow come back because…
Actually, time for a new paragraph. Did Avengers: Endgame do away with death in the MCU altogether? Not that there was much to begin with. Still, with Hank Pym back from the dead along with everyone else, his Pym Particles are probably no longer in such dramatically-convenient short supply. And Tony already took the science work far enough along that Hulk can push the buttons by himself. So any of these jokers can pop back in time to abduct Steve or Tony, have them do some heroic stuff in the present, and then plop them back from whence they came. Right?
Oh heck, why not a third paragraph? These characters have been in comics for decades and not only do they never stay dead, they hardly even age. I need to just get along with the fact that mortal consequences are never what this series should be about.
Okay, sorry about that. Assuming Tony and Steve really are done, I feel it’s time to memorialize one of the MCU’s greatest pleasures: their fights. And the best of them came at the beginning of Avengers: Endgame.
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Avengers: Endgame opened up a whole can of worms when it introduced the concept of time travel and multiple timelines, showing the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes potentially creating dozens upon dozens of branch realities in their quest to retrieve the Infinity Stones from the past. And one of those branch realities proved too tempting for Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who would decide to retire and live out to old age with his true love, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
But did he change the past? Or did he travel back to the main timeline to finally reunite with Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Sam (Anthony Mackie) as an old man? Directors the Russo brothers finally clarified the longest-lingering mystery around the Avengers: Endgame timeline.
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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, take a look at how Marvel Studios begins to plan movies like Avengers: Endgame through previsualization, often before the screenplay is completed. Plus, find out what jazz pianist Robert Glasper thinks of movies featuring jazz-centric scenes like La La Land, Whiplash, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. And finally, go behind the scenes of Netflix’s new movie The White Tiger. Read More »
Thanos may have been snapped to dust at the end of Avengers: Endgame, but he’s the only villain who ever really got the best of The Avengers, at least for five years. That means the villain who harnessed the power of all the Infinity Stones is worthy of a life-size bust from Queen Studios, complete with one of his massive arms wielding the Infinity Gauntlet that he used to get rid of the universe. Get an up close look at this impressive life-size Thanos bust below. Read More »
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Anyone following the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be a little surprised when they tune into WandaVision. In that show, Paul Bettany‘s Vision is, totally alive and not a grey, lifeless corpse. Which is the opposite of how we left him in Avengers: Infinity War, the last appearance that Bettany would make on the big screen as the superhero android. But following the premiere of WandaVision, Bettany revealed that there was originally an Avengers: Endgame post-credits sequence that would bridge the gap between the MCU and Marvel’s first foray into television.
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At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, AKA Chris Evans, travels back in time and then shows up in the present as an old man. It’s clearly Evans playing the older Cap, but the trickery involved was so impressive that it left some viewers wondering how the film pulled it off. Make-up? Digital trickery? A stand-in? In truth, the film used all three of those methods – there was an older actor used as a stand-in, Evans wore some make-up, and digital effects blended it all together. But according to co-star Anthony Mackie, the filmmakers actually considered using a completely different actor to play Old Cap.
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