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Zachary Levi Says Working For DC Was More Fun Than Marvel

While most fans tend to focus on Marvel and DC’s key players, there are plenty of minor characters across the dozens of films that comprise the McU and Dceu, many of which are played by A-listers. Ant-Man and the Wasp, for example, features the likes of Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer, while Academy Award winner Viola Davis played Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad.

More interestingly, there are a handful of actors who have made an appearance in both Marvel and DC films. Laurence Fishburne, for instance, had a role in the aforementioned Ant-Man and the Wasp as well as both Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The same goes for Florence Kasumba, who was featured in Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. And then, there’s Zachary Levi.

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Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations

Yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Box Office Was Massive, But It Fell Short of Expectations
After its fourth weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” is the biggest grossing domestic hit in more than three years with $771 million in North America. Its final achievement will be profound — but it also comes awfully early, as “John Wick 3” now holds the number-one spot. The Marvel movie’s April 25 release is not quite a month old, but unlike prior all-time hits, it’s no longer driving the most business.

Here’s where we stand, with some projections, records made, and context compared to other huge hits:

Final Domestic Gross: About $850 Million

No one can complain about $850 million. At a minimum, “Endgame” will be the second-biggest film in a decade that has seen the business turn itself over to blockbusters. It comes in an era in which comic-book titles, Marvel ones in particular, are a mature force. So while it’s a great gross, it’s less than what was anticipated after a
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Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano Pull Projects From Georgia in Wake of Anti-Abortion Law

Hollywood projects are continuing their slow exodus in the wake of Georgia governor Brian Kemp signing the so-called “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill earlier this month. Next up: Time reports that both Emmy-winning director Reed Morano and comedian and writer Kristen Wiig have pulled upcoming projects from filming in the state. Though Republican Kemp signed the bill into law earlier this month, the “heartbeat” bill, which outlaws nearly all abortions in the state, will not go into effect until next year.

In the meantime, a number of Hollywood heavy-hitters have voiced their displeasure with the law, and creators like Morano and Wiig appear to be leading a slow-building charge to leave the state entirely. Georgia has an uncapped tax incentive for film productions, hence its popularity as a filming location. Among the many movies and TV shows to film there recently are“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ozark,” “The Walking Dead,” and the upcoming “Bad Boys” and “Jumanji” sequels.
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Avengers: Endgame And Infinity War Shot A Whopping 900 Hours Of Footage

Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War are easily the two longest entries in the McU to date, with the third Avengers movie coming in at 2 hours 30 minutes and its sequel clocking in at around 3 hours. When you consider just how much raw footage there was from the intensive year-long back-to-back shoot for both films, however, the time it takes to marathon the two doesn’t seem so bad.

Endgame co-editor Jeffrey Ford has revealed that a staggering 900 hours of material was shot across the pair of flicks. Ford, who worked with his fellow editor Matthew Schmidt, mentioned the shocking news to Business Insider, explaining that there was so much shot because the process of bringing the movies together was an ongoing job that spread across production on both Infinity War and Endgame.

“We were cutting every day, we were refining, we were figuring out what we were going to reshoot,
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"Falcon and Winter Soldier" TV Series

Marvel Comics' high-flying 'Falcon' and brain-washed killer 'Bucky Barnes' aka 'The Winter Soldier' are prepping for their "Falcon & Winter Soldier" 6-episode live-action TV series, directed by Kari Skogland, exclusively for the Disney+ streaming service, with a production start of October 2019:

Starring Anthony Mack, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl, Malcolm Spellman ("Empire") is scripting the series, to be produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige.

After overseeing one blockbuster movie feature after another, Feige has proven he understands the connection between the emotional expectations of Marvel Comics' fans and the accurate realization of their superheroes up on screen.

As well as the developing "Loki and Scarlet Witch" series starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, Disney streaming projects are expected to range from six to eight episodes, with larger budgets than regular series.

'Sam Wilson' aka 'Falcon' created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrator Gene Colan, debuted in Marvel Comics' "Captain America" #117 (Sept.
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Avengers: Endgame’s Original Ending Had Steve Rogers Living With Sharon Carter

Avengers: Endgame did as good a job as could it within its 3 hour runtime of wrapping up as many dangling threads from the past ten years of the McU as possible, but there might’ve been a couple of loose ends that entered your head after leaving the theater. For instance, where the heck did Sharon Carter go? Last time we saw Agent 13, she shared a kiss with Steve Rogers, teasing a romance to come. But in Endgame, Steve elects to go back in time and stay with Peggy Carter (Sharon’s aunt).

It turns out that Sharon actually did feature in very early drafts of the script for the movie, but her role didn’t seem to last very long before it was excised due to being inessential to the plot. During a fascinating in-depth interview with Yahoo, writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus were asked about the various
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There Aren’t Any More Surprise Character Appearances Left To Find In Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame‘s big final battle united just about every hero introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, as the Avengers and co. assembled to take on Thanos and his forces for the sake of the universe. There was even one unlikely soldier in the conflict – Howard the Duck, as noted by eagle-eyed fans who spotted him amongst the crowd.

Marvel Studios VFX lead Matt Aitken later explained how Howard came to make an unexpected appearance in the movie. But does the hero from Duckworld’s presence mean that there are more surprise cameos hidden in the sequence somewhere and fans just haven’t spotted them yet? For instance, should we be keeping an eye out for, say, Man-Thing or Beta Ray Bill?

According to Aitken, no, we shouldn’t get our hopes up. ComicBook.com put the question to the Weta Digital visual effects whizz and Aitken joked
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Marvel's Black Widow Film is Reportedly Set Between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War

Shortly after it was announced that Marvel was making a solo Black Widow, it was reported that the story would be set two years before the events of Iron Man. We have some new information to share with you today regarding the movie that reportedly came from Sebastian Stan during a comic convention in Italy.

According to Cb, during a panel, Stan revealed that the movie will be set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. This hasn’t been confirmed by Marvel, but it would be an interest time frame to set it in.

If the movie is set after the events of Civil War, you’d think that Captain America or Falcon would show up because they seemed to be spending a lot of time together in that time. After all, these three characters had their own little Avengers team in the wake of the Sokovia Accords.
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Bill Murray is open to a cameo in the new Ghostbusters

While his reluctance to reprise the role of Peter Venkman was one of the reasons that the long-planned Ghostbusters 3 never managed to see the day, Bill Murray has revealed to IndieWire that he is open to appearing in Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters movie – if he’s asked to do so.

“I was in [the 2016 reboot] just because they asked me, and I knew if I said no, I was saying I didn’t support that movie,” said Murray. “I felt like, ‘Ok, I’m going to support them because I support them as people’. So I did that one and I would do this next one.”

Reitman – the son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman – is returning to the original continuity for his new film, ignoring the Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, and while Ernie Hudson has stated that he believes the original cast members will be back,
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How much has Avengers: Endgame earned?

Marvel?s Avengers: Endgame, the second film in history to be shot entirely with IMAX? cameras, grossed an additional Us$296,000 during its third weekend on 18 IMAX screens in India. The IMAX total box office in India for the film now stands at Us$2.6 million, marking the highest-grossing IMAX film ever in the market.

Globally, through its third weekend, the IMAX worldwide gross for the film now stands at $193.6 million, IMAX?s third highest-grossing release of all time.?

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo designed Avengers: Endgame for IMAX by capturing the entire film with IMAX cameras, marking the second Hollywood film in history to achieve this milestone, the first being Avengers: Infinity War. Exclusively in IMAX, the film expands vertically to show up to 26% more picture ? providing audiences with even greater scope and breath-taking quality for a truly unparalleled experience.

Don?t miss your chance to experience the culmination of this
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China Box Office: Weekend Chart Dominated By Non-Chinese Films

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Unusually, all of the top five films at the China box office this weekend were non-Chinese. That’s a relatively rare occurrence, as audiences typically favor local films over foreign content. But it is one that may happen more often, as high-performing local titles become fewer and farther between due to production slowdowns.

The lack of strong local titles is also having a negative impact on the overall box office. Data from Artisan Gateway shows China’s year to date cumulative grosses down 4%, at $3.79 billion.

Legendary Pictures’ title “Detective Pikachu” led the pack in its second weekend in Chinese theaters, bringing in $17.8 million for a total of $69.3 million in the Middle Kingdom, making it the most successful territory for the film so far outside of North America. In ten days the furry yellow critter has already helped the film pull in more than Warner Brothers’ superhero flick “Shazam!”, which made
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Captain Marvel Post-Credits Scene With Goose Released Online

As per the tradition, the recent Captain Marvel featured two post-credits scenes, one of which paved the way for Carol Danvers’ appearance in Avengers: Endgame, while the other served as a last-minute gag based around a new fan favorite.

The first of these two bonus sequences – in which Captain Marvel arrives at the Avengers Compound – was officially released online last month in the lead-up to Endgame. Now, it seems that Marvel is finally ready to share the second post-credits scene, and while there’s not a whole lot going on in this clip, a little bit of Goose can go a long way.

As it stands, this short scene of Goose throwing up the Tesseract is the most recent point in the McU timeline to feature Carol’s feline friend, raising the question of what exactly she’s been doing for the last couple of decades. In an interview last month with Fandango,
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Avengers: 6 Russo Brothers Decisions Fans Were On Board With (& 3 That Divided Them)

The Russo Brothers really have been living the dream over the last few years. When they shot Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they had no idea that they would soon become two of the most prominent faces of the franchise. Cap's second outing garnered critical claim and the Russo siblings have since overseen the filming of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, taking the franchise to new heights along the way.

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All four of their films have been huge successes, both at the box office and among the critics. We now take a look at their best decisions so far as well as the ones that fans had an issue with.
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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Hits $35M In Overseas Bow; ‘Pikachu’ Nears $300M Global As ‘Endgame’ Tops $2.6B Ww – International Box Office

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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Hits $35M In Overseas Bow; ‘Pikachu’ Nears $300M Global As ‘Endgame’ Tops $2.6B Ww – International Box Office
Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum took a hit out on its predecessors at the international box office, opening to $35.2M in 66 markets. Coupled with the terrific domestic launch, the global cume through Sunday is $92.23M for a franchise-best debut.

The Keanu Reeves-starrer landed at No. 1 in 53 of its bows, led by the UK at 62% over John Wick 2. Last time around, that film’s best offshore play was ultimately in Germany, the UK and Russia with solid numbers throughout Asia. That’s the case again here so far — although Germany, France and Spain are among the markets still to release on JW3.

Lionsgate’s Joe Drake is confident “word-of-mouth will continue to drive strong business” worldwide on the well-reviewed actioner.

Ahead of the assassin, Warner BrosPokémon Detective Pikachu sleuthed his way to the No. 1 spot at the international box office this weekend with $53.8M in 72 offshore markets.
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Elizabeth Olsen on her “terrible” audition to play Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

While Game of Thrones has propelled Emilia Clarke into the A-list with her role as Daenerys Targaryen, it’s widely known that she wasn’t the first choice to play the Mad Queen, with Tamzin Merchant actually portraying the character in the 2009 pilot.

Merchant was ultimately dropped from the show once it was picked up by HBO, with the pilot undergoing major once Clarke was brought on board as her replacement. They weren’t of course the only actresses to audition for the part though, and during an interview with Vulture, Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen has revealed that she also read for the role – although it seems it did not go well at all.

“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning,” states Olsen. “And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that. It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had. [It was a monologue from] after she
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Marvel’s female heroes assemble for Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes image

The official Twitter account for Marvel Studios has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes image from the set of Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle, which sees directors Anthony and Joe Russo joined by Marvel’s growing roster of female heroes in Okoye (Danai Gurira), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Rescue (Gwyneth Paltrow), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), The Wasp (Hope Van Dyne), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

See Also: Robert Downey Jr. shares emotional behind-the-scenes videos from Avengers: Endgame set

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Over the past year or so there’s been a lot of talk about a potential female team-up movie, and looking at the above image, Marvel could certainly put together a pretty impressive roster of heroes, should the studio decide to go down the A-Force route. Is that something you’d be interested in seeing?
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Avengers: Endgame To Pass Avatar At The Domestic Box Office

Thanks to the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, it’s expected that Avengers: Endgame will finally lose its place at the top of the domestic box office this weekend, but we somehow doubt that the bosses at Marvel Studios are losing much sleep over the matter. In fact, it’s now projected that the Avengers: Infinity War sequel will very soon top the North American haul of Avatar to become the all-time second highest grossing film domestically.

The Us and Canada total of James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi sits at $760.5 million, though part of this figure comes from the movie’s reissue. In its initial run, Avatar took in $749.8 million, but either way, Endgame’s current total of $748.8 million suggests that the Russo Brothers’ latest feature is on the verge of taking second place. That being said, we wouldn’t bet on Endgame rising any further up the domestic ranking.
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Avengers: Endgame’s opening scene was originally part of Avengers: Infinity War

Jeremy Renner fans were left a little disappointed last year when Clint Barton rather surprisingly sat out the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo brothers opting to keep Hawkeye back for this year’s follow-up Avengers: Endgame rather than trying to force him in to an already stacked cast.

As it happens however, Hawkeye did almost make an appearance in Infinity War, as Joe Russo has revealed that Endgame’s opening scene where Clint’s family fall victim to The Decimation was originally part of last year’s film:

“We were originally going to include that at the end of Infinity War. Hawkeye wasn’t going to be in the film, and then at the end when Thanos snaps his fingers, we were going to cut to black and then come up on a family picnic at Barton’s house. We wanted the audience to be confused. ‘Why are we here,
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Avengers: Endgame Star Reveals What Would Happen If Steve And Bucky Went To Vormir

In their quest to reclaim all the Infinity Stones from across time, Black Widow and Hawkeye travelled to Vormir in Avengers: Endgame in order to find the Soul Stone. While there, though, they discovered the sad truth, something fans already knew from Avengers: Infinity War: to get the Stone and save the universe, one of them had to die. Ultimately, after a self-sacrificial fight between the two heroes, Natasha Romanoff threw herself off the cliff-face and Clint Barton took home the gem.

We don’t really know how or why the Avengers decided which heroes would collect which Stones, so it could theoretically have been any pair of characters that had to make the terrible decision of which of them would die so billions could live. If you want to rip your heart out, just imagine if it was Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes, arguably the only other Avenger
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Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her ‘Terrible’ Audition for Role of Daenerys in ‘Game of Thrones’

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Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her ‘Terrible’ Audition for Role of Daenerys in ‘Game of Thrones’
Elizabeth Olsen is now Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she almost could’ve been Queen Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones!”

The actress told Vulture that she once auditioned for the role of Khaleesi aka the Mother of Dragons — using two different accents.

“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” she said. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.”

Also Read: Loki, Scarlet Witch, More Marvel Characters to Get Standalone Shows on Disney Streaming Service

Olsen explained that she auditioned with the monologue from the end of the first season: “[From] after she just burned. And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible.
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