Chris Hemsworth Vandalizes Avengers Posters On Endgame Press Tour

During the current press tour for Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth took the time to hilariously vandalize the posters of a few co-stars. The cast is ramping up their public appearances ahead of the highly-anticipated film, which premieres later this month. Avengers: Endgame will close out a chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been a decade in the making.

Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor for the movie that follows the fallout from Thanos’ deadly snap. With half of the population gone, Thor and the rest of the Avengers will team up with a few newer faces to take down the Mad Titan, while also figuring out a way to get their loved ones back. Whether that includes time travel through the Quantum Realm or some other option, the Avengers have vowed in the trailer to do “whatever it takes.”

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While Marvel continues to highlight those who have fallen due to the “Decimation,” publicity ahead of Avengers: Endgame’s release continues to be grim. During the recent press conference, many chairs were purposely left empty for main characters that were killed in Avengers: Infinity War. That didn’t stop Hemsworth from having some laughs during the press tour. Hemsworth took to Instagram to show off the fun he had with the posters of his fellow co-stars.

In the short video, Hemsworth can be seen vandalizing Avengers: Endgame posters displayed along a hallway. First, he adds a goatee and mustache to Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man poster before showing the changes he made to Captain America’s brooding look. Hemsworth then adds a little “I Heart Thor” note to Robert Downey Jr.’s poster. He eventually adds luscious eyelashes to Jeremy Renner, but not before passing Gwenyth Paltrow’s poster, claiming she’s already “too pretty,” so she doesn’t need any alters.

Hemworth has been chronicling his time on the Avengers: Endgame press tour in recent days. He has taken to social media to share pictures of himself goofing off with co-stars. Hemsworth was also in attendance when some of the cast surprised kids at a Disneyland charity event. The Marvel star was joined by fellow cast members Robert Downey Jr., Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, and Jeremy Renner, as well as Disney CEO Bob Iger.

There is no word yet if Hemsworth has a future in the MCU beyond Avengers: Endgame. It seems inevitable that not all of the original Avengers will survive the impending battle against Thanos. Whether or not Hemsworth returns to reprise his role as Thor, the actor still has multiple projects in the near future. Besides appearing in the upcoming Men in Black spin-off, Men in Black: International, Hemsworth is already lined up to portray Hulk Hogan in a Netflix biopic.

Next: The Best MCU Rewatch Order For Before Avengers: Endgame

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2019-04-08 05:04:46

Kara Hedash

Aladdin Character Posters Spotlight Main Characters, Non-Blue Genie

Disney has released a set of new Aladdin character posters that feature Will Smith’s Genie in his human (read: non-giant and blue) form. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the live-action film is based on Disney’s animated 1992 movie and features Mena Massoud as the street urchin Aladdin, Power Rangers‘ Naomi Scott as the Arabian princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as the Sultan’s scheming advisor Jafar, who wants to use the Genie and his magical lamp to take control of Agrabah.

The animated Aladdin was based on the Middle Eastern fairy tale from the One Thousand and One Nights story collection, and was an important part of Disney’s creative and commercial renaissance in the ’90s. Unsurprisingly, it’s now getting a remake, as part of the Mouse House’s trend of re-imagining their animated classics with modern CGI and live-action. So far, however, the live-action versions of characters like Aladdin and Jafar have gotten pretty mixed reactions… though, none more so than Smith as the Genie.

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The Genie was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the animated Aladdin and was presented as being a magical blue-skinned being with a penchant for spontaneous celebrity impersonations (a direct result of Williams’ ad-libbing and improv during his voice recording sessions). In Ritchie’s retelling, Smith’s Genie has blue skin in his natural giant form, but frequently disguises himself as an ordinary human, presumably in an effort to keep his identity secret from everyone but Aladdin. You can check out Genie’s human form in the character posters below.

Reactions to the first footage of Smith’s Genie in his blue form were largely negative, and with good reason. The visual effect was clearly unfinished when Disney unveiled it, and was noticeably improved in the full Aladdin trailer that released a month afterwards. Naturally, opinions remain varied when it comes to Smith’s appearance(s) as the Genie and the costumes pictured here, many of which are modeled after the characters’ outfits from the animated film. The live-action Beauty and the Beast remake drew similarly divided responses, when it came to the film’s original costume designs versus those lifted straight from Disney’s animated version.

So far, however, most people seem satisfied with the main characters’ animal sidekicks in the Aladdin remake. As seen in these posters, Jafar’s parrot Iago, Aladdin’s monkey Abu, and Jasmine’s tiger Rajah are all part of the film and are presented as photorealistic creatures, much like the animals in The Jungle Book remake and this summer’s The Lion King re-imagining. Iago will also talk in the remake, with Alan Tudyk taking over from Gilbert Gottfried (who voiced the villainous bird in the animated Aladdin and its sequels).

MORE: Aladdin: Biggest Differences Between the Animated & Live-Action Film (So Far)

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2019-03-28 10:03:58

Sandy Schaefer

John Wick 3 Character Posters Highlight the Film’s New Assassins

Several character posters have been released for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, ahead of the new trailer launching on Thursday. With just under two months to go before John Wick takes on, well, the world, Lionsgate has been ramping up its marketing for the latest installment in the Keanu Reeves-led action franchise. Reeves is once again joined here by the series’ writer Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski, who helmed John Wick: Chapter 2 on his own after he and David Leitch split directorial duties on the first movie (though only Stahelski received credit).

Parabellum will pick up right after the ending to John Wick: Chapter 2, which concluded with John being excommunicated from The Continental hotel chain and getting an hour-long head start before a $14 million contract on his life goes open. As such, the third movie will follow John (Reeves) as he takes on pretty much every assassin that either crosses his path or comes looking to collect on the bounty on his life (and, in some cases, get a little revenge in the process). Fans got a small glimpse at some of the film’s newcomers in the first John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum trailer, as well as the teaser videos that dropped online yesterday.

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With just under a day to go now before the film’s second trailer arrives, IGN has unveiled no less than 10 new character posters for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Naturally, there are some familiar faces included here, like The Continental’s head honcho Winston (Ian McShane), its New York concierge Charon (Lance Reddick), and John’s frenemy, The Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne), as well as John himself and his pit bull. However, as you can see, there are several newcomers highlighted here, too.

Among the franchise newcomers pictured here as Halle Berry as Sofia, John’s friend and fellow assassin (who, like him, has a fondness for pet dogs); Angelica Huston as The Director, a powerful member of the High Table that rules the assassin underworld; Asia Kate Dillon as The Adjudicator, another member of the High Table; and Mark Dacascos as Zero, a killer for hire who wants some payback against John to go with the $14 million bounty. These posters also offer the first proper look at Jason Mantzoukas as an assassin known as The Tick Tock Man and Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) as a fellow referred to as The Elder. As one would imagine, some of these people are out to help John, while others are, well, interested in doing the opposite.

With such a larger cast in play, it’ll be interesting to see which characters in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum wind up being more memorable than others. Contract killers like Ms. Perkins (Adrianne Palicki) and Marcus (Willem Dafoe) certainly left an impression in the first John Wick, as did assassins like Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose) in Chapter 2, even with relatively limited screen time. It remains to be seen which – if any – of the new additions in Chapter 3 become fan-favorites, but The Tick Tock Man already feels like a potential scene-stealer, if only because the role sounds like a real departure from Mantzoukas’ typical comedic offerings on shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place.

MORE: What John Wick: Chapter 3’s Title Really Means

Source: IGN

2019-03-20 01:03:38

Sandy Schaefer

Spider-Man: Far From Home First Teaser Poster Spotted At Licensing Expo

Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home gets a teaser poster as the promotional image is spotted at the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 event in London. Thanks to a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Holland’s wall-crawling superhero has headlined his own movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming and teamed up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. Next, Spidey will return for Avengers 4, then the beloved Marvel hero will kick off Phase 4 of the MCU with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Despite Peter Parker becoming the victim of Thanos’ snap as part of Infinity War’s cliffhanger ending, we know the web-head will return somehow – whether that means Avengers 4 will use time travel, though, remains to be seen. Holland and stars of Homecoming returned to work this summer as Spider-Man: Far From Home has been filming across Europe. Set photos from the Spider-Man sequel have offered looks at MCU characters joining the Sony movie, including Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill. Now, a promo poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home has also surfaced.

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Instagram user Dirtees posted a group of photos from the floor of the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 expo in London, United Kingdom this week. The fourth photo in the post (which can be located by clicking through the series of photos below) features a hanging promotion image for Spider-Man: Far From Home. It appears to be an image of Spider-Man from Homecoming that was repurposed with the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie logo. Take a look at the image below.

Of course, Sony can use images of Spider-Man from Homecoming for the Far From Home posters because Peter Parker is expected to be wearing the same superhero suit. Previously, Holland confirmed Spider-Man will wear the Homecoming suit in the sequel, despite upgrading to the Iron-Spider suit for Infinity War. However, based on Far From Home set photos, Spider-Man will also don a stealth suit that’s all black. Fans have theorized this suit is inspired by Spider-Man Noir, but how exactly Spidey gets the black suit for Far From Home remains to be seen. All we know for now is that Peter Parker will trade in his red and blue costume for something more covert (or, perhaps it’s a separate mode built into the old suit by Tony Stark).

Unfortunately, this Spider-Man: Far From Home promotional poster doesn’t reveal anything new from the movie – neither in terms of the web-head’s suit nor otherwise. That said, with Far From Home set to hit theaters in July 2019, we aren’t too far off from Sony kicking off marketing for the Spider-Man sequel. While there are two MCU movies due in theaters before Far From HomeCaptain Marvel and Avengers 4 – their close release dates mean the marketing pushes for each film will inevitably overlap. Plus, given how secretive Marvel Studios has been with Avengers 4, it’s entirely possible we’ll see some official artwork for Spider-Man: Far From Home even before the Phase 3 capper releases a trailer. For now, fans will have to wait and see – and make due with Holland’s occasional social media reveals and the Spider-Man: Far From Home set photos.

Next: 2019 Will Have The Most Superhero Movies Ever Released

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2018-10-10 02:10:45 – Molly Freeman

Todd McFarlane’s Halloween NYCC Poster Features Michael Myers’ Iconic Mask

Comic book legend Todd McFarlane has created his very own Halloween poster, which features Michael Myers’ iconic mask. McFarlane has worked as a writer and illustrator on many comic books, but is mostly known for his work on the Spawn comics, and for co-creating the Spider-Man character Venom.

Much like Venom and Spawn, Michael Myers has been a popular character for many years. Michael was first depicted in John Carpenter’s famous horror film Halloween in 1978. Many other directors have made films featuring the iconic serial killer over the last 40 years. There has been a total of ten Halloween movies since the character was created in the ’70s, including Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which had nothing to do with Myers. The most recent entry into the Halloween franchise was in 2009, when Rob Zombie made a sequel to his divisive 2007 Halloween remake. 40 years after Michael terrorized Haddonfield, Illinois, the character is returning to the big screen thanks to director David Gordon Green. A Halloween poster was previously revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and now McFarlane has revealed his revamped poster at New York Comic Con.

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McFarlane’s exclusive New York Comic Con poster was revealed by Halloween’s official Twitter account. Following the trend from other Halloween posters, McFarlane’s poster is quite simple, and just features Michael Myers’ iconic white mask. As well-known as the character is, not a whole lot else is needed in a poster promoting the film, yet McFarlane gives his poster incredible detail when it comes to making the mask look old and worn. He also gives Myers completely black voids where his eyes should be, referencing Dr. Loomis’ famous speech about his former patient in Carpenter’s original.

While there have been multiple Halloween installments over the years, the upcoming film will actually be a direct sequel to only Carpenter’s original.  The last seven sequels and Zombie’s two films are now considered non-canon; however, the new Halloween will still reference those past entries. Even though most of the previous Halloween sequels have been anything but great, the upcoming film has a lot of potential, since it’s not only retconning the past movies, but original star Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her role of Laurie Strode as well. It’s also important to a lot of horror fans that Carpenter himself is heavily involved in the new film, even once again composing the score.

Even though the comics legend is in no way involved with the sequel, it’s interesting to see McFarlane’s take on the Halloween property. McFarlane previously released a toy line called “Movie Maniacs” which featured Michael Myers, but this is one of the first times fans have seen Michael come to life via McFarlane’s artwork. Hopefully it won’t be the last.

More: Watch Todd McFarlane Edit Tom Hardy’s Venom Suit to Look Comic Accurate

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2018-10-06 06:10:04 – Christopher Fiduccia

Avengers vs. X-Men Movie Imagined in Awesome Fan Posters

Marvel Studios will soon have access to the X-Men and new fan-made posters highlight the potential of an Avengers crossover. Twentieth Century Fox has had the big screen rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four for the last two decades. In that time, they’ve made a number of films in their franchise, but one aspect that fans have been longing for is a major crossover with other Marvel properties. Since Fox never quite got the Fantastic Four right, they never appeared on the big screen with the X-Men, while the “rivalry” between the studios stopped any larger crossovers with the Avengers from happening.

Now that Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox as a whole, Marvel Studios will finally have control over the X-Men. Although no plans for their introduction have been announced or even discussed, fans are already dreaming of what it will be like to see some Marvel heavyweights appear together in a live-action setting for the first time.

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BossLogic shared his take on the eventual crossover with mocked up designs for an Avengers vs X-Men movie. The teaser poster has the Avengers “A” in the middle with a larger X-Men logo behind it, while the three claw marks across tease the involvement of both Wolverine and his Adamantium claws. When it comes to the other poster design, BossLogic shows Iron Man landing on the ground with what appears to be a destroyed Avengers tower around him. And based on Magneto’s helmet, it would appear he is responsible.

This movie may just be a dream for fans right now, but something like Avengers vs X-Men will surely happen in the future. As Marvel Studios figures out how to bring these characters into the MCU in Phase 4 and 5, conflict will undoubtedly rise between the various superhero teams and what they stand for. Marvel Studios already pitted Iron Man and Captain America against each other in Captain America: Civil War, so over time another split between heroes could be the catalyst for such a blockbuster event.

Before this theoretical movie can happen, though, Marvel must first establish the X-Men in the MCU. They may already have a built-in secret weapon to do so if they make Scarlet Witch the first mutant. From there, they’ll still need to form the X-Men, grow them as characters, and more before they think about how they can make them fight whatever Avengers are left. Unless Avengers 4 doesn’t kill the original Avengers, then this exact fan-poster won’t happen. Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is one of the most popular candidates to die, so he may never have the chance to battle Magneto. As disappointing as that may be for some, the MCU is loaded with heroes who could be better equipped to battle the brilliant mutant in such a crossover.

MORE: How to Introduce Mutants in the MCU (Without Breaking Continuity)

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2018-09-21 02:09:34 – Cooper Hood

Ridiculous Fan Posters Insert Howard the Duck Into Tom Cruise’s Greatest Movies

A new series of ridiculous fan posters replaces movie icon Tom Cruise with the 1980s live action version of Howard the Duck. Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerick, Howard the Duck first appeared in the Marvel Comic Adventure Into Fear in 1973. A foul-tempered talking alien duck stuck on earth, Howard would make several appearances in subsequent years, in stories that often took on a decidedly satirical bent.

Hollywood attempted to bring the alien duck to the big screen with the 1986 live-action movie Howard the Duck, executive produced by none other than George Lucas. But the movie utterly failed to capture the tone of the comics, and ended up becoming regarded as one of the worst films ever made. After years of neglect, Howard the Duck has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, being featured in cameos in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and nearly getting an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. The cameos have fired up talk of Howard the Duck being rebooted, with fans hoping this time Hollywood will do right by the character.

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While fans wait for news of a possible Howard the Duck reboot, a Twitter user named Chendango1 has unveiled a project that bizarrely gives Howard an alternative existence as an iconic movie star, by imagining him taking over the career of Tom Cruise. The resulting mash-up posters are strange, hilarious and more than a little bit disturbing.

Needless to say, Born on the Fourth of July would be a very different movie starring Howard the Duck instead of Tom Cruise (and no doubt Oliver Stone would have had an interesting time dealing with a wise-cracking alien duck in the lead of his film). Rain Man too would take on an entirely different tone with Howard the Duck instead of Cruise starring alongside Dustin Hoffman. Of all the movies depicted by Chendango1, perhaps the most disturbing to actually imagine would be Risky Business. The funniest to imagine might be Interview With the Vampire, though some might argue Howard the Duck would actually be better in the role of Lestat than Cruise, who took a lot of heat for his performance at the time.

And which other Tom Cruise movies might actually work well with Howard the Duck instead of Cruise? The silly bartender movie Cocktail arguably would be improved by having the acerbic Howard the Duck in the lead role instead of Cruise. Inserting the comic book duck into The Last Samurai might improve that movie as well, by giving it the note of levity it so sorely lacks. All-in-all, Chendango1 has given Howard the Duck and Tom Cruise fans a lot to think about.

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