Josh Brolin Shares Photo Featuring Thanos’ Butt Ahead Of Avengers: Endgame Release

 

The meme that will not die.

In an image that Josh Brolin calls an April 26 spoiler on Instagram, we see Thanos wearing nothing but his Gauntlet, with a clear view of his backside. We also get a few other fun hashtags, which imply that Thanos is planning to use his powerful ass muscles to squish Ant-Man if he tries to get up in this business.

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The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Press Tour Kicks Off in Hollywood

 

The Avengers have assembled (off-screen) once again! The
press tour officially began last week for Avengers: Endgame, this time
with a few different faces, plus some very notable but unsurprising absences. For
instance, Brie Larson has joined the remaining Avengers in the press room for
the first time, and Jeremy Renner has also returned to join the Original Six
after being absent from the Infinity War festivities last year.

One cast member noticeably absent is Chadwick Boseman, whose death as Black Panther in Infinity War shook fans to the core. While the actor is very grateful that fans have so deeply connected to his character, he adamantly continues the on-screen narrative of his character’s death.  At an appearance at CinemaCon last week, Boseman was asked about Endgame, and he was very quick to say that he knows nothing because his character is dead. That was the story he stuck to despite many rumors of his return, and that’s the only story we are going to get until opening night—if he is proved wrong.

When Chadwick Boseman said, “I’m dead.” I felt that. pic.twitter.com/WE6ybhw8bW

— Kevin T. (@cinematicmemes) April 5, 2019

This press tour is exceptionally special because it may be
the last go around for some of the original cast members we’ve come to know and
love over the last 11 years. As speculation about character deaths and expiring
actor contracts looms over the future of the MCU, the press rounds are already
starting to look like a big party for all the graduating seniors!

As for the remaining living Avengers, it’s certainly a different environment this time around. The gang is enjoying each other’s company, but Marvel Studios is making sure no one forgets, not even the cast members, that half of their friends are gone. At the press junket last week, the stage was set for all the current cast members and directors to answer questions, but there were also empty chairs set up to remind everyone of all of the heroes that perished in Infinity War.

Half the seats from last year. #AvengersEndgame pic.twitter.com/wYdydV1xSj

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 7, 2019

Additionally, as most of the cast members know, it’s a minefield at these press junkets when it comes to avoiding spoilers. When asked questions, many of the cast members have to obviously sidestep any kind of real answer. Thanks to the shared terror of all the actors not wanting to let anything slip, they often come to each other’s rescue when asked too-specific questions and quickly change the subject. This isn’t exactly the type of information the public hopes to learn from a publicity event like this, but with the MCU films, we should all know the protocol by now.

 

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Press day, and bumped into these fine gents #presstourcontinues #avengersendgame

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Perhaps a better use of the remaining Avengers assembled is to feature them in funny skits that really give away nothing about Endgame. At least, this is what the team at Jimmy Kimmel Live! figured. Instead of answering probing questions about the finale to come, the Avengers cast read from the children’s book version of Infinity War called The Mad Titan Thanos. Though this reading gave us no new information, it sure was funny.

The press
tour is in full swing now! There are surely more dodged questions and funny
behind-the-scenes stories to come as the cast makes their way overseas and
continues to assemble (for the last time?) before Avengers: Endgame comes
to theaters on April 26, 2019.

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Ever Wonder Who Played That Big Superhero Cameo In Shazam?

 

We’re as surprised as you are.

At the end of Shazam!, just when the audience thinks the film has played its last punchline with Billy Batson’s heroic alter ego having lunch with his foster family at school, there’s one last turn that drove audiences wild. In that moment, we see the last son of Krypton, Superman himself, standing with a lunch tray in hand. However, his head missing is from the frame, which lead the public to wonder who was really standing in that role. Well, we finally know who physically played that role, and it’s one of the film’s stunt men, Ryan Handley.

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Stan Lee and Marvel Movies Honored at the 2019 Academy Awards

The 91st annual Academy Awards took place last night. Among the hundreds of filmmakers, creatives, and Academy members from around the world in attendance, a handful of familiar faces from the Marvel universe appeared onscreen during Hollywood’s biggest night as well, including our very own Stan Lee.

Though the In Memoriam segment came near the end of the evening, we—and countless fans—were pleased to see Stan honored for his contributions to the world of film. Credited as “Comic Book Writer, Executive Producer,” Stan was celebrated with a brief clip from one of his many cameos, this one from X-Men: The Last Stand; it was also heartwarming to note that Stan received the most audible applause in the theater of anyone featured during this part of the ceremony. As was evident during the show, Stan’s memory and influence lives on and will continue to do so. His legacy was mentioned in more than one interview, and the fact that films based on characters he co-created took home several prizes proves that comicbook movies can transcend audiences and break barriers.

Several actors and creatives from Marvel movies were in attendance, both on the red carpet and on stage. Before the show even started, the cast of Black Panther walked the carpet, looking as stunning as ever. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was also spotted, supporting the company’s multiple nominations. Feige paid respect to Black Panther co-creators Stan and Jack Kirby, saying:

“We’ve been talking a lot about Stan Lee, who unfortunately passed away. But Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, more than half a century ago created this character and started this – as all the great writers and artists at Marvel Comics did over the subsequent years – led to the torch to be passed to Ryan Coogler and allowing us to do this. That it’s being recognized, is an honor.”

Three cast members from Avengers: Infinity War attended the Oscars as well: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Bradley Cooper, whose directorial debut, A Star is Born, was up for several awards, attended as a nominee, while Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd and Captain America himself, Chris Evans, presented during the ceremony.

The show even gave us a glimpse of Captain Marvel stars Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson, who presented the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay. Both Jackson and Larson have been nominated for Academy Awards in the past, with Larson winning for 2015’s Room.

As for the awards, history was made several times and the presence of Marvel films was a pivotal part of that. For starters, Ruth E. Carter took home the Oscar for Costume Design for her work on Black Panther, noting in her speech: “This has been a long time coming.” Laughter then broke out as she quipped that “adding Vibranium to costumes is expensive!” The Black Panther cast, director Ryan Coogler, and Kevin Feige looked on as the first win for Black Panther unfolded. This was the first nomination and win for a Marvel movie for Costume Design and the first win for a black person in this category.

This win for Black Panther also goes down as the first ever Oscar triumph for Marvel Studios—and it wasn’t the last of the evening, either! Hannah Beachler and Jay Heart won the very next award for Black Panther’s Production Design. Beachler is also the first black person to ever be nominated, let alone win an award for Production Design. During her emotional speech, she thanked Ryan Coogler, Kevin Feige and Marvel for giving her the opportunity to do her best and for “supporting the vision of this film.”

Later in the evening, Black Panther also ticked off another box, with Ludwig Göransson winning the Oscar for Best Original Score. Fittingly, it was presented to him by two distinguished Marvel actors, Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan. The composer thanked Ryan Coogler, who he has known and worked with for over ten years and was happy to be with him that night “celebrating one of the most important cinematic moments in history.”

As many hoped, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also came out on top last night, winning its highest honor yet: the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. The prize also marked another record for the evening: Co-director Peter Ramsey made history as the first black director to win in the Animated Feature category. Several members of the creative team were present on stage to accept the award and spoke about the representation the film highlighted as well as the ideals of the Spider-Man character. Though the team was unfortunately cut off as they were about to thank Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, they were able to include them in the win during an interview backstage. There, co-director Bob Persichetti told the press:

“We were just going to thank Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for inspiring this whole thing and for being a force of believing that all of us, human beings, have the potential, the capacity, to be heroes.”

Congratulations to all the winners!

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