After making his debut in the post credits scene of The Avengers, we’re now just a few short months away from seeing Thanos take centre stage as he battles Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. And, speaking to Empire Magazine, Joe Russo has been chatting about the Mad Titan, and what he and his brother Anthony are hoping to achieve with the villain:
“Darth Vader was the pre-eminent villain of my childhood, and we’re hoping to make a Darth Vader for a new generation,” said Russo. “We’re hoping he has that complexity to him, and that he strikes fear into the heart of the audience, but at the same time they go on a journey with him. Frankly, Avengers 3 is his movie.”
If there’s been one major criticism levied towards Marvel, it’s that the films’ villains haven’t always been up to par. Let’s hope that changes when Marvel unleashes the Mad Titan this May.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th in the UK and May 4th in North America. (Source)
It’s been a long time coming for Marvel to finally make a female-led superhero film, but Captain Marvel is officially underway with Oscar winner Brie Larson in the title role. The first set photos have debuted online and reveal Larson suited up in her Captain Marvel costume, and the internet is predictably losing its mind with reactions from fans.
Some have noted that Larson’s costume is designed with the wrong colors, as she can be seen wearing a green and black suit and not her iconic red and blue uniform. But this costume could be an intentional plot element as the film is an origin story. People online have noted the suit is the Kree/Mar-Vell version, which means the advanced alien race will factor heavily into the story of “Captain Marvel.”
Marvel Cinematic Universe vets, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders were spotted shooting scenes in Atlanta earlier this week, with Captain Marvel co-director Ryan Fleck on set. Neither of the actors participation with the Captain Marvel film has been confirmed but it seems like fans will see more Nick Fury and Maria Hill.
Captain Marvel hits theatres on March 8, 2019.
I have added scans from the February 2018 issue of Empire magazine into the gallery. The magazine featured short article about the Infinity Stones in Marvel’s upcoming film, Avengers: Infinity War. I would like to thank my friend, Luciana for sharing the scans with us. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.
The initiative includes:
— A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels — protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.
— Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.
— A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway.
— And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.
Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced on Monday with an impassioned pledge of support to working-class women in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, many of them A-listers. The letter also ran as a full-page ad in The New York Times, and in La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper.
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Judging from the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, there is a metric-ton to be excited about. There is so much going on in the footage, that it’s hard to pick just one moment that stands out. Well, what about the creators of the film? What’s their favorite part of the movie? It turns out, director Anthony Russo has his pick. Speaking to Comicbook.com, the Avengers: Infinity War co-director reveals that he is on team Thor:
“I’m going to pick Thor because Thor, we’re picking up his story from the end of Thor: Ragnarok and at the end of that film as any fan would know his home planet of Asgard is destroyed, and so the character is in new territory so to speak, because his past has been torn away from him to a degree.”
Anthony also spoke about Thor’s evolution in the movie, stating that: “I think it’s very similar to Captain America’s situation when we picked up his story in Winter Solider when Joe and I came on to do our first movie for Marvel. Cap was in a place where we were very much catching him up in the modern world and seeing what that meant to him, and figuring out how you move a character that far forward and that far away from where they started back during the 40s, so I think in Thor we have similar opportunities with that character in this movie is that he’s going through a radical transformation and he’s moving forward in a way where he can never go back, and that’s always a fun place to be with a character as a storyteller.”
I have added several high quality images of Cobie from the Kate Burton’s Sardi’s Caricature Unveiling event held back on June 27th. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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In an exclusive new interview with SheKnows, Cobie revealed she and husband, Taran Killam, manage their busy schedules and raise their daughters at the same time, but their lives aren’t without challenges.
“We have an amazing support system,” Smulders said of balancing her family with her career. “We have a wonderful nanny when both of us are out of town. We have family that helps us out when we need it and just supports our girls emotionally as well. It’s really about putting the girls first and having to be a bit choosy about work now and doing jobs that you only really want to do so you’re not leaving to feed some sort of ambition in yourself, but you take jobs because you really, really love it and you really have to do it. But always, in every decision I make, my daughters come first, whether that’s a work decision or a life decision, and that’s the same with my husband too. Their also our top priority.”
She credits her daughters for her recent decision to partner with Frito-Lay Variety Packs for the Dreamvention competition, which awards $250,000 to a family with the best idea to solve an everyday problem.
She explained, “I feel that there is something so wonderfully innocent about the way that kids’ brains work. They’re able to come up with ideas that are out of the box and are surprising and yet somewhat effective. And so I’m always amazed with what they come up with and the way they see the world.”
Smulders herself knows what it is to dream as a child. She told us, “As a kid, I always wanted to be successful, I think, but I don’t think I knew what that was. I think because I had a very professional father — my dad was a dentist and had his own practice — I knew my dad was successful, so I was very determined to be a success. I didn’t know what it was. I just had a drive. And it took a while for me to figure out I wanted to do acting, because to me it was just kind of a playtime and not a real job. And it still feels like that. It’s a lot of fun, so I’m very lucky to do it for a living. But when I really decided that it was a dream to be, probably, onstage, to be in theater. There was that. And then I also dreamed I wanted to be a mermaid. So I was able to make one of those things happen and one of those, not so much.”
As for what dreams she has for her daughters, Smulders keeps it beautifully simple, “The No. 1 is happiness. That is key. What I know for sure is that life is short and you shouldn’t spend too much time on something that makes you unhappy. So I hope my daughters, as they get older, do what inspires them, something they’re passionate about.”
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Cobie Smulders has a big paycheck for one lucky — and innovative! — family.
The How I Met Your Mother actress is partnering up with Frito-Lay for Dreamvention — a contest aiming to encourage families to spend time together and be creative when it comes to solving everyday problems. Smulders tells PEOPLE that science is an important part of her life and she’s excited to create these opportunities for other families.
“We’re asking families to submit an invention that helps day-to-day life become more easy,” Smulders explains. “It’s kind of a great way for families to come together and work on a project together and have some bonding time, and also for kids to get fired up and excited about inventing.”
The actress is especially excited about the venture because she likes fostering a creative problem solving environment in her home life with husband Taran Killam and their two daughters.
“I get really excited when you can bridge technology with day-to-day uses. I like using technology to make my life easier and at home with my kids, I’m constantly getting them to create and try to figure out how things work,” she said.
Families can visit MyDreamvention.com to submit their invention idea that solves an everyday problem for a chance to win $250,000 until February. (Source)