Co-directors and gluttons for punishment The Russo Brothers have revealed they currently have 67 characters lined up to appear in the two part Avengers: Infinity War. My immediate reaction was “Holy $#@*!” That has got to include EVERYONE. The MCU regulars of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, new blood like Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Blank Panther. Even the TV crowd most be represented. Anyone from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Luke Cage and/or Jessica Jones. The Captain Marvel movie is scheduled in between Infinity War Parts One and Two so you’d think she’d be involved somehow. And there are sure to be characters making their debut here as well. Sounds like a whole lot of awesome.
Joe Russo teases:
“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.”
All that said, maybe we need to keep expectations a little in check. I’m sure we will see a lot of the crowd mentioned above. And the TV shows do make occasional reference to the movies so they clearly take place in the same universe unlike whatever mess DC has going on. But keep in mind the phrasing here…67 characters. There could be villains other than Thanos that appear. Aunt May is a character. Night Nurse. Agent Carter. Pepper Potts. The cop picking up Twinkies for his wife before heading over to Nakatomi Plaza. That S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent with the red shirt on that Thanos kills on an away mission. You get the point.
And it won’t be any day soon we’ll get much clarification here as Avengers: Infinity War Part One is not scheduled until May 4th, 2018.
Well Mr. Pratt, it’s new to me and hasn’t been posted on Gabbing Geek and I like to promote Honest Trailers at every opportunity for no reason other than I find them hilarious.
Relive last summers surprise Pratt blockbuster that only made 300 million. That’s ok I guess, but it is no Jurassic World that has made 650 million. That’s over twice as much money…does that mean it is over twice as good? Ryan?
The Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon has revealed its first soundtrack compilation and the film’s director doesn’t like it. While the first two episodes are set to premiere on September 26 on Disney X D, the soundtrack itself won’t come out until October 16 according to Marvel. This hasn’t stopped Marvel from revealing the full compilation–and since all the songs are from the 70s it doesn’t make one bit of sense to delay the soundtrack but whatevs.
Asked for his opinion on the soundtrack, the brilliant James Gunn who gave us the first movie tweeted his disappointment.
Ok, I could have put any image above that was MCU related, but I saw this cool “Road To Infinity War” image and used that. After the break, check out two videos that cover the MCU from Iron Man to Ant-Man (no Ant-Man spoilers), with…a bit of a sarcastic view of things. (Note, some NSFW language.)
Ant-Man comes out Friday and is sure to have a Stan Lee cameo. Need a refresher on all the cameos Stan has made over the years in Marvel films? Check out the infographic from morphsuits after the break.
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.
We’ve heard the stories of Marvel contracts requiring multiple appearances but this is the first time we’ve had confirmation that Chris Pratt is signed up to more than just the Guardians sequel. In the GQ interview with Pratt, he confirmed that
“…I’m tied to doing three more, or five more,Guardians of the Galaxy or whatever it is, you know, two more Guardians plus another couple…”
Hmmm…two more Guardians of the Galaxy movies, plus another couple films (Infinity War? Something else?)? Or maybe he just has some mad #jennymath skills and he’s only doing one more Guardians movie. We’ll find out.
The Brotherhood Workshop does it again with a Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Marvel mashup, in which our three favorite taciturn sidekicks are allowed to express how they really feel. Check out this charming LEGO based video after the break.