It’s no surprise that Disney and Marvel made sure that Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing movie in modern history, was available to stream on Disney+ on the new service’s first day. But it is actually a bit surprising to see that Disney+ is offering some new special features that didn’t appear on the Blu-ray, including deleted scenes involving an alternate version of the movie’s epic final battle, Tony Stark meeting with an adult version of his daughter (played by Katherine Langford) after his big snap at the end, and more. Read More »
Not too long ago, Disney put up their awards consideration pages for the films they hope will land some nominations from the Oscars, Golden Globes and other important Hollywood organizations. When it came to Avengers: Endgame, the usual ambition was there for Best Picture, Best Director, and a slew of technical awards. But there was one surprising exclusion.
Robert Downey Jr. previously confirmed that he opted not to campaign for any acting awards for his farewell performance as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. This was surprising to fans since his final turn as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist and superhero felt like a performance that may have been worthy of at least a nomination. It appears Disney agreed and whether or not Downey intends to campaign for an Oscar, they’re going to do it for him. Robert Downey Jr. is included in the addition of consideration for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories that feature several other Avengers: Endgame cast members too. Read More »
Even though the list of pretty much everything that will be available when Disney+ launches next week has already been revealed, The Walt Disney Company seems to have been holding back some heavy hitters. Last week, James Cameron’s Avatar was announced to officially be part of the launch day roster of movies in the Disney+ streaming library, and now we have word that Avengers: Endgame will be hitting the service earlier than the previously announced December window. Read More »
As the narrative conclusion of 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame needed to end with a scene so large, it could contain the dozens of characters who’d been established by that point. The film’s colossal final battle fit the bill: it’s a gargantuan confrontation with Thanos and his alien armies on one side and Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and all of the surviving heroes on the other.
It’s such a spectacular clash that it instantly became the biggest comic book movie moment of all time. This is the oral history of how that epic scene – from the destruction of Avengers HQ all the way until Tony Stark’s devastating sacrifice – came together, as told by the people who helped shape it.
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Since the release of Avengers: Endgame, there have been plenty more pieces of toys and collectibles released based on the more spoilery parts of the movie. The beefy new Thor has been given several cool toys and collectibles, and Captain America wielding Mjolnir has too. But one character somehow hasn’t been given a proper action figure
The fully armored version of Thanos was revealed in the main marketing campaign for Avengers: Endgame. But for some reason, every iteration of the figure has had one major problem. They all come with the Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War, not the Iron Gauntlet (or the Nano Gauntlet) from Avengers: Endgame. That’s likely due to avoiding spoilers, but we’re now six months out from the film’s release in theaters, and no one has created a proper Thanos figure with the correct gauntlet. Read More »
Since the release of Avengers: Endgame, we’ve learned about a lot of alternate routes the story could have taken. Several abandoned storylines and ideas have been revealed that would have given the superheroes different arcs, taken them to different settings, and teamed them up with different characters. New details about what could have been continue to arrive (most recently with word of Nova almost being included), and now we have word that one of Earth’s mightiest heroes almost became Vice President of the United States of America. Read More »
Even Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, two movies with approximately 10,000 characters between them, had to put the cap at some number. And that number ended up depriving us of seeing Glenn Close in all her bouffant-wearing glory. The actress was introduced as Nova-Prime Irani Rael in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, but hasn’t been seen since. However Infinity War and Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely considered bringing back the Oscar-nominated actress in a different role, alongside the yet-cast popular Marvel character Nova.
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Recently, Disney revealed their For Your Consideration page for Avengers: Endgame, and there was a curious omission from the list of potential nominees: Robert Downey Jr. While Endgame has a huge cast, Downey Jr. is the lead, and on top of that, this was his swan song as Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man. As it turns out, this wasn’t simply a goof or some sort of sign of bad blood between Disney and Downey Jr. In a new interview, the actor revealed he personally declined to campaign for an Oscar. Downey Jr. also weighed-in on Martin Scorsese‘s recent comments on superhero films.
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Unless Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes a last minute dash for the box office record, Avengers: Endgame will be both the highest grossing movie of 2019 and the highest grossing movie of all time. But that’s not good enough for The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Studios, because they’ll be making a big push for the comic book movie to get some awards love too. However, it would seem that there’s one key category that Disney and Marvel have left out, and we’re not sure why. Read More »
This weekend, the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more. Held at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed online on eight different platforms, the awards show was hosted by Aisha Tyler and featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But no one had a bigger presence than Avengers: Endgame, which walked away with six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr. Otherwise, the awards were spread out pretty evenly throughout the evening.
Get the full list of 2019 Saturn Award winners below. Read More »