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Avengers: Endgame Now Less Than $5 Million Away From Beating Avatar

In the words of Thanos: “the end is near.” Despite all of the noise from the nonbelievers, Avengers: Endgame is now only $5 million away from surpassing Avatar as the unadjusted highest-grossing film in history. Barring an unexpected collapse, the movie is expected to topple the record in a few weeks.

The flick is in its fourth weekend of a re-release, which included a touching memorial to the iconic Stan Lee as well as a deleted scene featuring Professor Hulk. The updated flick has garnered over $11 million in the month it’s been out so far and that doesn’t include this weekend’s box office numbers, which are bound to push the film even closer to dethroning Avatar. At its current rate of trajectory, it seems inevitable that the magnum opus of the McU will soon hold the most coveted spot atop the cinematic record books.

In fact, the record
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie in History

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie in History
After “Avatar’s” impressive 10 year reign as box office champion, “Avengers: Endgame” has officially dethroned James Cameron’s sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time.

On Saturday, Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office, and will exceed the $500,000 in ticket sales needed to surpass “Avatar’s” $2.7897 billion benchmark.

Avengers: Endgame” has amassed $853 million at the domestic box office and $1.9 billion internationally. Outside of North America, the superhero had especially strong performances in China ($614 million), the United Kingdom ($114 million), South Korea ($105 million), Brazil ($85 million) and Mexico ($77 million).

The ever-determined studio re-released “Avengers: Endgame” in theaters last month in an effort to push the epic finale to ultimate box office glory. And now that Disney inherited the Fox film empire, the studio is home to seven of the top 10 highest-grossing films ever.

“A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams,
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Marvel Officially Releases I Am Iron Man Scene From Avengers: Endgame

To promote the upcoming home release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has now shared one of the pivotal moments of the year’s biggest film, in which Tony Stark brings the whole Infinity Saga full circle with just one line.

The clip opens in the closing seconds of the movie’s all-star final battle, as Doctor Strange gives Tony the signal that they’re in the one timeline where Earth’s Mightiest Heroes triumph over Thanos. After the Mad Titan puts the final Infinity Stone on his gauntlet, Tony lunges at the purple tyrant, only to be thrown back.

At this point, Thanos smugly declares, “I am inevitable,” before snapping his fingers. It’s only once his snap fails to trigger the desired genocide that we see that Stark has successfully wrestled the stones off the gauntlet. All this brings us to the famed retort that had audiences cheering across the
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Hasbro’s Avengers: Endgame Marvel Legends wave three includes a Build-a-Figure Bro Thor

During its San Diego Comic-Con presentation, Hasbro has unveiled the third wave of Marvel Legends Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame action figures which includes Captain America, Heimdall, Iron Man, Iron Patriot, Valkyrie, and Vision, each of which contain a piece of a Build-a-Figure Bro Thor! Check them out here…

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly
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The Russos wanted Thanos to behead Captain America in Avengers: Endgame

While many fans assumed that we’d get to see The Death of Captain America playing out on the big screen once Chris Evans decided to hand up his shield, the Russo brothers opted instead to go in another direction in Avengers: Endgame by having Steve Rogers travelling back to the past and live out his life with Peggy Carter.

However, as revealed to Entertainment Weekly at the San Diego Comic-Con, the Russos originally considered a much darker fate for Cap:

“We clung to that story line for so long just for that moment of Thanos walking through a portal and dropping Captain America’s severed head,” said Anthony, with Joe adding: “We had most of the script working except for the third act, because Anthony and I were clinging to this concept that we wanted Thanos to walk up to the Avengers and throw Captain America’s head on the ground.
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Thanos Almost Killed All The 2014 Avengers In Endgame

Throughout Avengers: Infinity War and the subsequent Avengers: Endgame, we saw a revolving door of heroes and villains getting killed off only to return later. And according to co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, in an early version of the Endgame story, even the original six Phase 1 Avengers weren’t spared from the carnage.

As you likely recall, the Russo Brothers’ latest feature saw the demise of Thanos in the film’s opening minutes, only for an alternate version of the Mad Titan to travel to the main timeline from 2014. At this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, however, Markus revealed that the villain almost made a quick detour to dispose of his own reality’s version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:

“In one, he — being Thanos — knowing it would take Nebula some time to rejigger the time machine… so he went to his present-day Earth and wiped it out and
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Avengers: Endgame Writers Finally Confirm Gamora’s Fate After Tony’s Snap

It’s been several months since the release of Avengers: Endgame and you’d think that by this point, all the questions we had about it would have been answered. Well, think again. There are still a ton of lingering plot threads that have gone unaddressed and one that fans have been most curious about is did Gamora survive Tony’s snap at the end of the film?

It’s a fair question, too, as nothing after Stark’s heroic sacrifice really made it clear if she was still alive. Even the IMDb page for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t show Zoe Saldana as reprising her role. At least, not the last time we checked it didn’t. But now, we’ve finally got our answer.

Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely hosted a panel at Comic-Con this weekend and of course, they were asked about Gamora.
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Avengers: Endgame Deleted Scene Leaks Online And Gives Us More Thor

Fat Thor was one of the best parts about Avengers: Endgame. His shocking new appearance was kept tightly under wraps – impressively so, in fact – right up until release day, with promotional material using footage from the character’s scenes in Avengers: Infinity War and Chris Hemsworth not mentioning anything about the transformation in interviews.

His beery despondency and sudden loss of confidence were touching, hilarious and very surprising, with the actor clearly relishing the chance to suit up as a far more vulnerable Thor than we’d ever seen before. It was also nice that he didn’t magically return to his previous form for the climactic battle, remaining as Fat Thor even as he hurled himself at the Mad Titan.

In fact, most people left the theater just wanting more of the character and thankfully, we now have exactly that thanks to this deleted scene that’s leaked online.
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Thor and Rocket Raccoon featured in Avengers: Endgame deleted scene

With its digital release fast approaching, an unfinished deleted scene has surfaced from the Marvel blockbuster sequel Avengers: Endgame which was cut from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Rocket’s (Bradley Cooper) trip to Asgard; watch it here…

See Also: Avengers: Endgame featurette explores the ‘Marvel Sisterhood’ scene (with bonus Gamora)

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly
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How the Avengers: Endgame Ending Changed

David Crow Jul 19, 2019

The writers and directors of Avengers: Endgame reveal at Sdcc how Avengers: Endgame almost ended before evolving.

This article contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers.

Normally screenwriters and directors cannot command, all by themselves, Hall H. It's a San Diego ballroom the size of an airplane hangar. Seating almost 7,000 people, San Diego Comic-Con’s biggest venue is traditionally reserved for the projects and titles that most excite fans, but when the writers are Cristopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and the directors are Joe and Anthony Russo, all of whom just made the second highest-grossing movie of all-time via Avengers: Endgame… then normal rules don’t apply.

It’s safe to say that the audience loved each pair three thousand when they came out to discuss new projects, as well as give some insight into the creative process on Avengers: Endgame, the movie that brought the curtain down on the
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Russo Brothers Sdcc Panel Blessed With Cameos From Your Favorite Avengers

Russo Brothers Sdcc Panel Blessed With Cameos From Your Favorite Avengers
Joe and Anthony Russo held court for a capacity crowd during their San Diego Comic-Con Hall H victory lap, and while the directors of several Marvel films, including “Avengers: Endgame”, didn’t have any in-person guests at their panel, they had plenty of celebrity missives submitted via video, much to the delight of fans.

Here’s a few of the best moments, brought to you courtesy of your favorite Avengers.

Mark Ruffalo, Aka Bruce Banner Aka the Hulk sent in a question for the brothers, asking them if now that Banner and Hulk have come to terms with each other, if that means that if Smart Hulk is now the smartest and the strongest Avenger.

Joe was skeptical, pointing out that a lot of people consider Tony Stark to be the smartest Avenger – Rip – and Anthony made the excellent point that many people consider Shuri from “Black Panther” to be the smartest Avenger.
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‘Avengers’ FaceTime Into Russo Brothers’ Comic-Con Panel; Directors’ Next Movie ‘Cherry’ To Be Rated R; Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Teased

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‘Avengers’ FaceTime Into Russo Brothers’ Comic-Con Panel; Directors’ Next Movie ‘Cherry’ To Be Rated R; Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Teased
In a Comic-Con year where many motion major picture studios are sitting on the sidelines, the Russo brothers ratcheted up the excitement and beamed in via video a slew of friends, who largely had fan-questions about Avengers i.e. Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland.

Holland talked about his next movie, Cherry, which Joe and Anthony Russo are shooting in October. The pic will take place and shoot near their hometown of Cleveland. It’s based on the Knopf novel and parallels the true story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed Ptsd and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. The brothers said today that the movie will be rated R.

“It’s a story about drug addiction and the opioid crisis,” said Joe Russo. “It’s touched us both, it’s a deeply personal movie for us.
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Thanos Creator’s Hopeful That The Mad Titan Will Return To The McU

Amazingly, Avengers: Endgame is continuing its astronomical run at the box office. After nearly three nonstop months in theaters around the world, the film’s slowly inching towards Avatar‘s record as fans flock in to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take on the Mad Titan once again.

It’s not unreasonable to assume that a great many number of people went to see Endgame for Thanos. Marvel Studios has been teasing the purple-skinned conquerer as early as 2011’s Thor, regularly featuring him in tiny cameos and post-credit scenes. And when he finally showed up last year in Infinity War, fans and critics were blown away not only by the technical work that went into realizing him, but also his rather astute philosophies.

Now, things obviously didn’t work out too well for Thanos in Endgame. After decimating half of the universe’s population, the Mad Titan’s retirement was
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Tom Cruise Tells ‘Conan’ The Secrets Behind His ‘Tropic Thunder’ Character And Dance Moves

Tom Cruise Tells ‘Conan’ The Secrets Behind His ‘Tropic Thunder’ Character And Dance Moves
Tom Cruise isn’t known for comedy, but he does have it on his resume. Tonight on Conan, he resurrected his Tropic Thunder character Les Grossman’s dance moves and colorful language.

Cruise is making the rounds after a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, but decided to focus in his Conan segment on comedy, a lesser-known aspect of his talents.

The 2008 action-comedy Tropic Thunder, directed and starring Ben Stiller, featured Cruise along with Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel and Brandon T. Jackson as a group of actors making a Vietnam War film. The prima donnas are dropped in the middle of a jungle and have to use their acting skills to survive.

One of the memorable moments was from Cruise, who received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his efforts in the film.

Cruise told Conan that he did imitations as a kid,
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Taron Egerton Will Be Wolverine Predicts Comic Legend Mark Millar

Marvel Comics writer Mark Millar has a penchant for predicting the future, and now, the Nostradamus of comic books is at it again by predicting Taron Egerton will be the next live-action Wolverine. Millar is well-known to comic book readers, with some of his work including Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Civil War, and Ultimate Fantastic Four. Recently, while reading through a 2002 issue of Marvel Unlimited, one fan noticed Millar seemingly predict the future twice in one panel and tweeted the image. Millar retweeted the picture, offering a new bold prediction along with it. "Always remember I'm never wrong. Ps Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine," the writer states.

In the 2002 comic, Nick Fury is depicted, although this is clearly modeled after Samuel L. Jackson's take on the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character also specifically name-drops Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. in a line of dialogue as well.
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Comic Writer Mark Millar Says Taron Egerton Will Be the Next Wolverine

We all know that one day Marvel Studios will introduce the X-Men into the McU and with that comes the recasting for all of the characters, including Wolverine. Hugh Jackman awesomely played Wolverine for years, but we will eventually see another actor take on the role, and according to comic book writer Mark Millar, that actor will be Taron Egerton.

A fan recently took to Twitter to point out that Millar "predicted the future" of the McU in a comic panel from 2002. That panel featured a version of Nick Fury modeled after Samuel L. Jackson, and it also happened to drop the name of future Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.

Millar responded to the tweet saying "remember, I'm never wrong," and then went on to predict that Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine.

From 2002. Always remember I'm never wrong. Ps Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine :) https://t.
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Hot Toys’ Avengers: Endgame Battle Damaged Iron Man Movie Masterpiece Series figure revealed

Hot Toys has unveiled its 1:6 scale Movie Masterpiece Series battle damaged Iron Man Mark Lxxxv collectible figure which is based on the likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Marvel sequel Avengers: Endgame; take a look at the official promotional images for the figure here…

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Inspired by the big moments in Avengers: Endgame, Hot Toys is excited to present today the battle damaged version of 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark Lxxxv collectible figure as the latest addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe lineup.

Meticulously crafted based on Tony Stark/Iron Man in the movie, the one-of-a-kind collectible figure features two interchangeable head sculpts including a newly developed head sculpt with battle damages and an interchangeable helmeted head with Led-light up function, Iron Man armor has been faithfully reproduced with red, gold and charcoal grey coloring with battle damage and weathering effects,
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Watch Robert Downey Jr.’s First Iron Man Screen Test In Avengers: Endgame Featurette

Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark was the core of the McU. His performance as the hero in 2008’s Iron Man drew universal praise that went a long way towards making the film a hit, and successfully launching the McU as a concept.

Since then, he’s developed the role across many movies, creating a character arc that concluded with him saving the universe in an act of heroic self-sacrifice in the finale of Avengers: Endgame. After his titanic contribution to the McU’s success, the Endgame Blu-ray is now set to do him justice with a look at his early days in the part, in a feature entitled Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr.

In advance of the home video release, we have a preview of the feature up above that shows Downey Jr.’s screen test for the role. The scene in question comes early in the final film,
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Avengers: Endgame featurette explores the ‘Marvel Sisterhood’ scene (with bonus Gamora)

Marvel Studios has released a new featurette for Avengers: Endgame which focuses on the ‘Marvel Sisterhood’ scene in the blockbuster sequel which sees its female heroes banding together during the final battle against Thanos, and includes interviews with stars Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Elizabeth Olsen, Karen Gillan, and Gwyneth Paltrow; watch it here…

Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow
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Watch Robert Downey Jr.'s Original Iron Man Screen Test Included on Endgame Blu-ray

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Watch Robert Downey Jr.'s Original Iron Man Screen Test Included on Endgame Blu-ray
Robert Downey Jr. was not who Marvel Studios originally had in mind for 2008's Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau and casting director Sarah Halley Flynn knew he was the right choice, but they needed to find a way to pitch it to the studio. Both Favreau and Flynn where convinced that if the studio saw Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, they'd be just as excited as they were about him. So, Flynn came up with the idea of a screen test, which is now a part of the Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray special features.

The screen test was all Marvel Studios needed to see when it came time for choosing Robert Downey Jr. for the first Iron Man movie. "Robert had a whole career of great work behind him," says Jon Favreau. But, he was ready to "breakout" and "do something big," continues Favreau when talking where Downey Jr. was at that point in time.
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