It was a busy week of Endgame hype which will only increase in the final three weeks leading to the film’s release.
A couple new Endgame TV spots were released:
A Special Look:
Dolby Cinema poster:
Real 3D poster:
Boss Logic x2:
Another official poster:
Another promo poster:
A behind the scenes Endgame clip was released:
Endgame has been officially rated PG-13.
AMC Theaters will be having a 59 hour Marvel Marathon leading up to the release of Endgame.
When Endgame tickets went on sale, Fandango released an interview with co-director Anthony Russo. The entire article is worth the read. You can find it here:
Fandango reported that Endgame broke the 24-hour presale record in six hours and outsold Infinity War in an hour.
Robert Downey Jr shared this behind the scenes picture of him and Tom Holland:
New character posters were released:
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the final runtime for Avengers: Endgame is 3 hours and 58 seconds officially making it the longest MCU film ever!
James Gunn has been credited as an Executive Producer on Avengers: Endgame.
(Credit: Walt Disney Studios)
The Russo Brothers were awarded the Directors of the Year Award at CinemaCon.
Joe Russo visited Mumbai, India for an Endgame fan event and shared several interesting tidbits:
1. Endgame will be Stan Lee’s final cameo.
2. An LGBT character will be introduced in the MCU “very soon.”
3. Tom Holland wasn’t given a script “because he has very hard time keeping his mouth shut.”
When Xpress Cinema asked for Endgame plot details, Joe would only say that “Endgame isn’t from Thano’s perspective.”
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a special screening of Endgame will be shown at the Moscow International Film Festival on April 23rd before it’s released anywhere else.
Editing on Endgame has been completed:
Deadline reported that Jimmy Kimmel is having an Endgame themed week.
Monday: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Paul Rudd.
Tuesday: Danai Gurira
Wednesday: Jeremy Renner
Thursday: Don Cheadle
Black Panther took home eight NAACP Awards including:
Actor in a Motion Picture: Chadwick Boseman
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Danai Gurira
Directing in a Motion Picture: Ryan Coogler
Writing in a Motion Picture: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
Breakthrough Role – Motion Picture: Letitia Wright
Variety reported that Captain Marvel has crossed over the billion dollar line at the box office making it the seventh Marvel movie to do so.
Cloak and Dagger season 2 premiered this week and Marvel artist @PhilNoto designed a poster for the occasion:
Funko has released a preview of their Spider-Man: Far From Home merchandise:
Everything will be released on April 22, 2019.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zoe Saldana had this to say on Disney rehiring James Gunn:
During an interview at CinemaCon, Dave Bautista says that if James hadn’t been rehired he would’ve tried to have gotten out of his Disney contract:
Black Widow News:
Discussing Film reported that Black Widow will start filming June 10th.
The Hollywood Reporter: David Harbour has joined the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role.
He had this to say in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon:
Variety: Rachel Weisz is in talks to join the cast of Black Widow in a currently undisclosed role.
The Eternals News from The Hollywood Reporter:
1. Angelina Jolie is reportedly playing Sersi, a character described as “a more outgoing Eternal who has not been afraid to move among humankind.”
2. Kumail Nanjiani is in talks for a currently undisclosed role.
Non-Marvel Related Projects
A poster and trailer were released for Tilda Swinton’s movie The Dead Don’t Die was released:
It releases in theaters June 14, 2019.
A trailer and poster have been released for All Creatures Here Below, starring Karen Gillan and David Dastmalchian, has been released:
It will be released in theaters and on VOD May 17, 2019
According to Dateline, Dave Bautista will star in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. The film will be available to stream on Netflix.
HN Entertainment reported that Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct a new series for FX starring Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America. You can read the synopsis below:
(Synopsis Credit: The Hollywood Reporter)
A First Look of Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking has been released:
Variety reported that Warner Brothers and James Gunn have decided to remove Deadshot from the Suicide Squad sequel. Idris Elba was previously reported to be playing that role, but now he will be playing a new and currently unknown character.
Vin Diesel announced via Instagram video that he has been cast in the Avatar sequels.
According to Deadline, rumors going around at CinemaCon are saying that Dr Strange could be released in November 2020. This is highly doubtful considering that previous reports from The Hollywood Reporter said that Dr. Strange has a May 2021 release date. Another wrench thrown into this particular rumor is that The Eternals, which seems to be further along in development, is rumored to be released in November 2020. No one will know for sure until Marvel makes the official announcement.
The Canberra Times reported the rumor that Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first film with an Asian protagonist could be coming to Sydney, Australia for filming.
That’s all for this week. Type at ya later!
Over and out,