‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Bodyguard’s Richard Madden In Talks For Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Madden, who stars on Game of Thrones and Bodyguard, will play Ikaris, a member of the human offshoot Eternals race.
The thinking is that it's two of the following three: The Eternals, Black Widow or Shang Chi.” /> Today, Disney released its revamped theatrical release schedule of titles including Fox movies for the period of this year through 2027. Still not revealed is what the May 1, 2020 and Nov 6 release will be next year.
Zhao is directing off Matthew and Ryan Firpo's script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. The Celestials experimented on humans creating both races of immortal spin-offs. Variety had the news on Madden. The Eternals also battled with Greek, Roman and Norse deities before leaving Earth to explore the stars. The Eternals centers around the super power near-god beings The Celestials and their villainous adversaries the Deviants in a war set millions of years ago.
Marvel's production of The Eternals continues to heat up with Richard Madden in talks to join Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in the Chloe Zhao directed take on the 1976 Jacky Kirby comic.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoiler Man Beaten Outside Hong Kong Cinema

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Taiwanese media said the man, who was not identified, was left bloodied outside a cinema in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, after watching the movie.

On Friday, they reemphasized that point in a Twitter tweet.
Earlier, an open letter was shared on Instagram by Marvel Studios filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo in the hours after some leaked footage and images from Avengers: Endgame was shared online. The Russos pleaded with early-screening audiences to be reticent regarding major plot points. “When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the Russos said in the joint statement.
A photo of the purported victim circulated online and shows him sitting on the street with blood coming from his head.
A man who obviously didn't get the memo on Avengers: Endgame – or chose to ignore it – was beaten outside a Hong Kong cinema for shouting out spoilers to fans waiting in line to see the film.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Sparks Pre-Sale Bonanza (4,000 Sold-Out Showtimes) And A ‘Captain Marvel’ Resurgence

And 79% are surprised when other people don’t stay for those trademark post-film scenes. 97% of fans planning to see Avengers: Endgame say that they routinely stay for the mid- and post-credits scenes from Marvel.
It's likely a new record will be set in the weeks ahead — there's talk that Endgame might hit $300 million in domestic opening or even deliver a jaw-dropping $1 billion worldwide start. If Avengers: Endgame finishes as 2019's highest-grossing release it would give the Russo's back-to-back years with the box-office title. Their Avengers: Infinity War topped all competition in 2018 with $2.08 billion in global box-office, a lush total that also established a new sky-high record for the superhero genre. Avengers: Endgame is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo working off of a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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63% feel that the release of Avengers: Endgame qualifies as a historic moment in cinema.
Avengers: Endgame not only leads this week's pre-sales in a landslide fashion, it earned a perfect 100 out of 100 points on Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz index. Moreover, the fan interest has given an extra bump to Captain Marvel, which debuted in a big way in March but now, a full six weeks into its theatrical run, the Brie Larson-starring film has jumped to No. The movie is tracking to be the fastest preseller in the 19-year history of Fandango and on pace to become the all-time pre-sale champ. 4 in the latest Fanticipation movie buzz index. Theater chains are scrambling to post new showtimes to meet the crush of fan interest.
The Russos have implored fans to protect the plot points of Avengers: Endgame, which will bring about major changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that began with the 2008 release of Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. as the cornerstone character for a superhero saga that has spanned 21 interconnected films to date.” />
81% are trying to avoid all spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
57% have temporarily unplugged from social media in order to avoid Endgame spoilers.
Click on the image above to launch a photo gallery of Avengers: Endgame premiere photos.
More data from Fandango as the momentous Marvel movie closes in on its release:
Fandango reports that the three-hour superhero epic from Disney's Marvel Studios has already sold-out more than 4,000 screenings in North America, a nod to the intense anticipation of moviegoers in communities from Hilo, Hawaii, to Newington, New Hampshire. Avengers: Endgame made its star-studded world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday but the rest of the planet is more than eager to get a look, too.

Disney’s Bob Iger & Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige On “Genius” Of Stan Lee

The death of Stan Lee today has brought wide praise and mourning for the comic legend, especially from the CEO of Disney and the president of Marvel Studios.
Starting with the Robert Downey starring Iron Man in 2008, Marvel has become one of the dominant forces in Hollywood with more and more heroes like this year's acclaimed Black Panther flying on to the big screen and big box offices sequels galore for the Armored Avenger, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man and of course the actual Avengers themselves. After a worldwide box office of nearly $18 billon and Captain Marvel poised to be released next spring, Disney's big bucks acquisition of Fox's film properties this year, sees the previously pre-Disney licensed X-Men plus Spidey himself and more look to swing over the cinematic rooftops anew in the not too distant future.
The man leading those next stages of Marvel's growth wore his heart on his sleeve in a statement after Lee's death at 95-years old today.
Sadly, those future projects will not include the cameos by Lee that fans had come to expect and love.
“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee," said Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. "Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all," the producer and big screen Marvel mastermind added. Excelsior!”” /> "Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and the millions of fans who have been forever touched by Stan’s genius, charisma and heart.
"A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect," added Iger, who instigated the in hindsight very lucrative purchase of Marvel in 2009 for $4 billion. "The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart. "Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created, said Bob Iger on this holiday Monday.

Stan Lee’s Marvel Movie & TV Cameos – A Photo Gallery

Recently, he played a "dapper dog walker" in Sony's Venom, a "bus driver" in Avengers: Infinity War, a "thirsty gambler" in Black Panther and a "shrinking car owner" in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and he voiced Fred's dad in Disney's Big Hero 6 animated series. Lee has a total of 121 acting/narrating credits, according to IMDb, and the slew of his creations on the big screen kept him busy.
That success created a second Stan Lee industry: cameo-ing in films and shows based on characters he helped create. Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95, is known for creating hundreds of characters for Marvel Comics, many of which became famous in their film or TV incarnations.
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Lee also voiced countless roles in animated series, including narrating series based on The Incredible Hulk and memorably Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends in the early- to mid-1980s.
Like Alfred Hitchcock before him, Lee became his own Easter egg in movies for the likes of Marvel Studios' blockbuster Avengers (Disney), X-Men (Fox) and Spider-Man (Sony) series. That includes Paramount's Iron Man in 2008; soon after, Disney acquired Marvel and propelled the Avengers into one of history's most lucrative film franchises.

Imax To Host Marvel Film Marathon For MCU’s 10-Year Anniversary

The run will conclude September sixth with two films chosen by fan vote via Twitter. All 20 films will be shown in their release order over the first five days of the marathon, followed by two theme days, "Origins" (Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther and Doctor Strange) and "Team-Ups" (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War).
“This is an incredible celebration for fans. They will be able to see all of Marvel Studios’ films back-to-back and really be immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” “We knew we wanted to go big to celebrate 10 years of Marvel Studios, and you can’t get any bigger than Imax,” Marvel president and producer Kevin Feige said in announcing the event, put on in conjunction with Marvel and Disney.
and Canada. Imax has unveiled details for its Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival, an event that will feature screenings of all 20 MCU movies beginning August 30 across many of the company's large-format screens in the U.S.
The screenings will include three films that never got the Imax treatment in their first theatrical go-round: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Marvel has been celebrating the 10 years since kicking off its mega-successful MCU franchise with Iron Man in 2008, including everything from sweepstakes to collectibles and even a 10-year class photo.” />

‘Black Panther’ Expects To Surpass $700M In Domestic Box Office This Weekend

The film's February box office set records by earning $242.1M over President’s Day weekend, including a Friday-Sunday gross of $202M, followed by one of the biggest second weekends in history with $111.7M (now ranking as the third-biggest second frame ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War).
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Another financial milestone is expected to arrive this weekend for Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which should cross the $700M in domestic box office gross at some point, making it the third film ever to top that mark.
The film, released Feb. 16, is now in its 25th weekend. With an A+ CinemaScore and a  97% Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes, the film has continually established new records since its debut.