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‘INFINITY WARS’ DIRECTORS TALK THANOS, MULTIPLE HEROES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM

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With Marvel beginning to roll into its next phase of films, the questions have begun to surface about the real threat of Thanos in the MCU.  What we do know, is that everything has been building to the two part showdown with Thanos in 2018 and 2019, we know that it’s going to take more than just “The Avengers” to stop him.  But how much more?

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Directors Joe & Anthony Russo spoke to Comicbookmovie.com about the upcoming films. Here’s what they had to say:

“That is another one that we would have to reserve as a surprise, but we will say this: People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.”

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It would appear that Infinity Wars I & II plan to deliver a collective of heroes from the Marvel Universe.  When asked how they would keep these films grounded like their predecessors they responded by saying:

“Anything that you could think of that has to do with fantasy or sci-fi or superheroes was in our universe. We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing. We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can’t bring a naturalism to it because it doesn’t really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that’s going to be our focus.”

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It will be exciting to see how the upcoming films in the MCU move us towards the ultimate showdown against one of the most dangerous villains in the universe.  Based on what the Russo brothers have said, it would be safe to assume there will be more yet to be seen heroes who will be involved with these films.

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Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016), Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol 2 (May 5, 2017), Avengers Infinity War I (May 4, 2018) Avengers Infinity War II (May 3, 2019)

 

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Tom Holland: “I’m Going To Continue Playing Spider-Man And Having The Time of My Life”

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“I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life”

In a recent interview at Disney’s D23 Expo, Tom Holland and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige addressed the latest news about Spider-Man’s departure from the MCU.

“Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” Holland said in a chat with Entertainment Weekly. “It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it.”

Holland went on to add, “The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”

Feige added to Holland’s statements, saying that he was “feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy.”

“We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”

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Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ To Reveal The One True Mandarin

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ was announced at SDCC as part of Marvel’s upcoming phase 4 slate. It is set to be the third film in Phase 4 and will be released February 12, 2021. ‘Ten Rings’ will feature Shang-Chi ( Simu Liu ), a Kung-Fu Master, who will face off against, The Mandarin. You heard that right, THE MANDARIN. But not that Mandarin, The real Mandarin.

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ will be the first Asian led Marvel film. It will follow the legendary martial artist on his quest to stop The Mandarin (Tony Leung) on his quest for world domination. The Mandarin is villain that many MCU fans know little about, especially after ‘Iron Man 3’ pulled the old bait and switch by having the Mandarin revealed to be an actor played by Ben Kingsley named Trevor Slattery, whose sole purpose was to divert Stark’s attention from the true villain of the film, Aldrich Killian.

Shang-Chi (Chinese: 尚氣; pinyin: shàng qì; literally: ‘rising of the spirit’) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, first appearing in Special Marvel Edition #15 (cover-dated December 1973) in the Bronze Age of Comic Books. Often referred to as the “Master of Kung Fu”, Shang-Chi is proficient in numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gùn, nunchaku, and jian. In later years, he gains the power to create countless duplicates of himself, and joins the Avengers. -Wikipedia 

Check out ‘All Hail The King: One Shot.’ A short from 2013, that teased “The Real” Mandarin. Starring Ben Kingsley 

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Deleted Scene Has Heroes Taking A Knee To Honor The Fallen Iron Man

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The latest news out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t what you’d think. Yes, a new ‘Blade’ movie was announced. Yes, No ‘Spider-Man 3’ was announced. And yes, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has surpassed ‘Avatar’ as the highest grossing movie of all time (worldwide box-office.) Despite all of this, the single greatest update, comes in the form of a deleted scene via ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ A scene which many believe should have been left in the final cut of the film. The scene in question is the emotional death of MCU legend Tony Stark. The deleted scene shows the Avengers all going down on one knee in honor of the fallen hero. Check out the video below, tell us what you think in the comments. Should Marvel have left this scene in the final cut of Endgame?

‘Avengers: Endgame’ has earned 2.7 billion worldwide

 

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