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Cobie Smulders Confirmed For “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

Vulture has confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will star in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which means Fury will share scenes with Tom Holland’s web-slinger for the first time. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out July 5, 2019, roughly two months after the still-untitled fourth Avengers film will presumably de-dust both Nick Fury and Peter Parker.

What’s more, we can confirm that Cobie Smulders will be joining Jackson in Spider-Man: Far From Home, where she’ll reprise her character Maria Hill, Fury’s frequent comrade-in-arms. Since she, too, was last seen evaporating into the wind at the end of Infinity War, perhaps Thanos should start worrying. (Sony had no comment on either casting.)

The Spidey sequel, currently shooting in Europe, adds Jackson and Smulders to an ensemble that will feature Jake Gyllenhaal as the villain and brings back much of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s winning cast, including Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori. And fortunately for Jackson, it will keep him employed until at least September. Who knew that death could present so many career opportunities? (Source)

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Cobie Returning to MCU For “Spider-Man” Sequel?

Numan Acar, who is expected to play the Chameleon in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home sequel, may have accidentally confirmed that Cobie Smulders, who plays Maria Hill in the MCU, will be involved in the sequel in some capacity.

Acar posted a selfie of himself with a number of hashtags that included #cobiesmulders. He has since removed the hashtags from the post, but no mention of why he had chosen to do so. Samuel L. Jackson has also recently taken to Instagram on July 11 with a suspicious S.H.I.E.L.D post: “Back to the familiar, the comfortable, the lovably fierce…” Jackson’s post said, likely referencing his role as Nick Fury.

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War we see both Hill and Fury fade into dust as they call on Captain Marvel. If the pair of characters are to return in Spider-Man: Far From Home after the events of the next Avengers movie, it can be assumed that S.H.I.E.L.D will have some impact in the next Spider-Man film, which could have significant implications for the cinematic universe.

The return of Nick Fury and Maria Hill would, at least in some part, signal the return of S.H.I.E.L.D. If S.H.I.E.L.D is to be rebuilt, it could mean that some of the original Avengers like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton and others could possibly be stepping down from their superhero roles to help rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D from the ground up in order to support the next generation of heroes with Peter Parker at the forefront.

Kevin Feige has hinted everywhere that the next Avengers film will be the final chapter for many of the original characters, and that Spider-Man will be one of the most important characters in Phase 4 of the MCU. Feige has also made it known that the events of the next Avengers film will influence the plot of Far From Home significantly.

Only time will tell but we’ll keep our fingers crossed! (Source)

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Passes $2 Billion Mark

After smashing the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time, as well as becoming the fastest movie to reach $1 billion, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is celebrating another box office success today as the movie becomes only the fourth film in history to reach $2 billion worldwide.

Domestically, Infinity War has pulled in $656.1 million and continues to pull in the cash, coming fifth in the chart this past weekend. However, it still trails Black Panther, which has earned $699.4 million in North America – Marvel’s biggest domestic haul.

Internationally, the superhero blockbuster has $1.346 billion for a grand total of $2.002 billion and counting. That’s the most for any Marvel movie (and any superhero movie) and will likely end up as the highest-grossing film not directed by James Cameron, a spot currently held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens on $2.06 billion.

Avatar remains the highest-grossing movie of all time on $2.78 billion, with Titanic following on $2.18 billion. (Source)

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Reaches $1 Billion Mark

After smashing records for the biggest domestic and global openings in box office history last weekend, Avengers: Infinity War has now become the fastest movie to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Infinity War has hit the magical number just 11 days after it began its international roll out, beating the previous record of 12 days set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the end of 2015.

The Marvel Studios blockbuster is expected to comfortably retain top spot at the box office this weekend, and will presumably surpass The Avengers’ $1.52 billion by next weekend to become Marvel’s biggest ever release.

How far it can go remains to be seen, but the movie has its Chinese opening to come on Friday, May 11th, and a strong performance in that market will likely propel it to the $2 billion mark – a milestone which has only ever been achieved by Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Source)

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“Avengers: Infinity War” IMAX ‘Behind the Frame’ Featurette

A new IMAX featurette has arrived online for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War which sees directors Joe and Anthony Russo and producer Kevin Feige discussing how they designed the film and and used the larger frame of IMAX to their advantage. Take a look below:

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New “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Released

Marvel has released a new trailer for the highly-anticipated blockbuster The Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is the beginning of the end for the first major story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will show the mad titan Thanos (Josh Brolin), who first appeared in 2012’s The Avengers, attempting to complete the Infinity Gauntlet in order to take over the galaxy. Fighting back will be every Marvel hero we’ve seen so far, starting in 2008’s Iron Man and going all the way up through the yet-to-be-released Black Panther.

The Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars many Marvel fan favourites like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen and Zoe Saldana among many, many others. The films hits theatres on April 27, 2018. Take a look at the trailer below:

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Release Date Shift

You won’t have to wait as long to see Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War in theaters in North America.

Marvel announced on Twitter the third Avengers film will now be released on April 27 as opposed to its original planned May 4 release date. Marvel Studios made the announcement via a Twitter exchange with Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr.

Marvel Studios first tweeted out about the film debuting on May 4, when Downey, Jr. chimed in asking to see it earlier. Marvel Studios accommodated him — and the many fans hoping to see the film as soon as possible. Of course, this was naturally a planned announcement transformed into a clever marketing stunt that used one of the stars of the MCU as a voice for the people wanting to watch Infinity War early.

This lines the North American release of the film up with its planned international debut. That new release date is a week after the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-starring Rampage adaptation. It also further separates Infinity War’s release from other big May tentpole films, which include Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story. (Source)

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“The Avengers: Infinity War” Super Bowl Trailer

A new teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War aired during Super Bowl LII, giving us a few new glimpses at what the biggest Marvel movie yet has in store. The trailer shows the Avengers assembling to fight Thanos, a fan favorite villain from the Marvel comics, and one whose arrival the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been teasing for years.

The Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars many Marvel fan favourites like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen and Zoe Saldana among so many others. The films hits theatres on May 4, 2018. Take a look at the trailer below:

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Director Hoping For “Darth Vader For A New Generation”

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)

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Cobie to Appear in “Captain Marvel” Film?

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.