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Disney Announces Marvel Studios ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ To Hit $1 Billion

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The Walt Disney Company announced that Avengers: Infinity War will pass the $1 Billion mark at the box office by May 5.

Only 33 other films have passed this milestone from box office sales. This would be the 17th time a Disney film has done and and the 6th time a Marvel Studios film has done it.

What’s special about this is that it’s done in record time being the fastest film in history to cross the $1 billion mark.  As of May 4th the film was at a world-wide total of $974.5 million.

Avengers: Infinity War also broke the record for biggest domestic opening weekend total with $257.8 million dollars, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens by almost $10 million dollars.

Internationally it was at over $604 million by May 3 and the film won’t release in China until May 11.
I’m really interested to see how it’s going to do in the coming weeks. I don’t think it’s going to have much competition until Deadpool 2 comes out on May 18 and Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out on May 25.
If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, make sure you check it out. It’s an amazing movie.

Disney’s Doing Special Ticket Offers and Giveaways To Get Audiences To Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Disney is turning up the promotional heat for the Solo: A Star Wars Story. Offering ticket specials and free stuff if you go and see the movie.

So far the film has been receiving less interest that usual for a Star Wars film. Which is surprising as Han Solo is one of the most popular characters in the franchise, but then again this isn’t Harrison Ford.  Rumors have been swirling for awhile about the quality, or lack there of, with this film.  But other than what we’ve seen in trailers and the fact that they did switch directors, it’s all rumors until it’s released.

Or is it? Because it looks like Disney is trying to push hard for Star Wars. The push came very late, which was surprising. I think they just thought if it said “Star Wars” in the title the fish would jump into the boat, but it’s not looking like that’s the case.

Let’s look at their “incentives” for getting butts in the seats the first couple weeks of opening.

Opening Night

The film opens on May 25, but a lot of places offer early showings on May 24. There will be fan events for the 24th. According to Starwars.com:

 In addition to seeing the film one hour early, fans attending will receive an exclusive poster, novelty buttons and be given a special event-only concession offer. At AMC theaters, fans will also receive replica dice from the film.

Solo Saturdays IMAX at Regal Theaters

The first two Saturdays after the opening are going to be “Solo Saturdays.” On May 26 and June 2, the first 1,000 who will receive an exclusive ticket featuring art by Tom Whalen. While supplies last, there will also be a poster version available at Regal Crown Club stores.

Solo Sundays IMAX at AMC Theaters

Sunday May 27 and Sunday June 3 guests who purchase a ticket for Solo: A Star Wars Story in AMC IMAX theaters will receive an exclusive print with art by Marko Maney. Here’s the catch, by the way the photos are named I think one is for May 27 and one is June 3, so to get both you have to buy tickets both Sundays. Which boosts ticket sales for Solo. This to me says they are worried.

Cinemark

If you go to opening weekend to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in Cinemark XD (at participating theaters) you will receive a character poster.

Alamo Drafthouse

I love this one! Alamo Drafthouse is allowing and add on, exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story glass by Mondo, to your advanced ticket purchase. They are designed by Oliver Barrett and feature characters like Han, Chewie, Lando and the Millennium Falcon.

This reminds me of the days when you could get Star Wars glasses at places like Pizza Hut.

Fandango

If you are buying tickets through Fandango, while supplies last, you will receive an exclusive poster from the Fandango FanShop. The FanShop is also offering a bunch of Star Wars collectibles to celebrate the “tickets-on-sale date.”  See site for more information.

I think Disney knows they need to do something to increase they interest and they hype. Just the name Star Wars on it isn’t going to do it anymore.

When I was to Avengers: Infinity War on opening night the packed theater reacted wildly to the Deadpool 2 trailer, but were on their phones, making negative comments, or were getting up to pee during the Solo trailer.  I remember when people would go to a movie just to watch a Star Wars trailer and then leave.

I’m hoping for the best, bracing for the worst, but either way you can score some cool extras if you are going to buy tickets anyways.

Solo: A Star Wars Story blasts into theaters on May 25.

Source: Starwars.com

 

VIDEO – BENDY and the Ink Machine CHAPTER 4 Gameplay

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Bendy and the Ink Machine (BATIM) Chapter 4 – Colossal Wonders

We play through BATIM Chapter 4… until we get stuck with a nasty glitch during a fight with Boris! But this Chapter of Bendy has ramped up the graphics, the challenge, the fun and the fear factor!

What are Bendy and Alice Angel up to this time? And who or what is Bertram?! Watch to find out!

Deadpool. Celine Dion. MAGIC!

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Celine Dion has just released a soaring new single for the greatest love story of this generation — Deadpool 2.

And the video is pure magic.

The video for “Ashes” was introduced this morning on Disney-owned Good Morning America.

(Because apparently they want Deadpool 2 to completely obliterate Solo at the box office. But hey, Disney’s buying Fox so whatever.)

The latest Celine Dion video features Deadpool dancing sexily in high heels, like the dirty little boy he is.

Afterwards, Mr. Pool tells Celine to dial it down, because he’s the star.

Deadpool 2 opens on May 18, 2018.

[Source: GMA]

Donald Glover Gives Tour of the Millennium Falcon

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On the Star Wars Youtube channel they shared a video of Donald Glover giving a tour of the Millennium Falcon from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Of course, we all know Han won the Falcon from Lando in a game of sabacc, and the rest is history. But this is the Falcon from back when she was Lando’s personal ship. It’s an interesting, cleaner, and much more polished Falcon that we usually see.

Take a look:

I love that Lando has capes for every occasion!

You can catch Lando and “his” Millennium Falcon during Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters May 25!

VIDEO – ‘The Last Jedi’ Sucks (and Women hate it, too.)

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You’re not allowed to dislike the latest Star Wars movie, or you’ll be labelled as a “misogynist.” And a “man baby.”

BUT WAIT — actual female fans hated the latest Star Wars movie, too!

We discuss the increasing backlash against The Last Jedi and what that means for the Star Wars franchise going forward, as well as the fandom.

Check out our video post below.

VIDEO – Overwatch Retribution Loot Box Opening

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The Overwatch Retribution Event is Live and we open 25 loot boxes and also show you the new skins, emotes and more!

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Subnautica Gameplay [Final Release] #1 | Starting Over!

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Let’s play SUBNAUTICA… again! We restart our Subnautica game with the Final Release of the game, and on a much better gaming computer. Time to fish and grind!

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VIDEO – Are the FANTASTIC FOUR in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR?!

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Could a rumor of the Silver Surfer making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War mean that we might see the Fantastic Four as well?

Original Article: http://thekingdominsider.com/rumor-fantastic-four-coming-mcu-avengers-infinity-war/

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VIDEO – Will Thor DIE in Avengers: Infinity War?

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Could Thor be fated to DIE after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel? It could be possible, if you read between the lines of what actor Chris Hemsworth has been saying in recent interviews.

And if Thor does die, what does that mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward? Let’s speculate on what could happen to Thor in the MCU.

There’s been a lot of talk about shakeups occurring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the nest two Avengers movies. With the MCU turning 10 this year, its possible that some of the actors are growing tired of their roles and want to move on to new things.

This, coupled with expiring contracts, has fueled speculation that one or more of the founding Avengers may soon leave the franchise. But who?

Actor Chris Hemsworth has been making a lot of comments lately that he really wants to spend more time with his family and move on to other projects.

In an interview with USA Today, Hemsworth said…

Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again. It’s sort of a scary thought. This really seemed like this never-ending thing. And now it’s potentially finishing.

Now, note that he said contractually it’s the end of the character. That doesn’t mean that it actually is. It might just mean that Hemsworth is up to renegotiate his contract. And with Thor Ragnarok killing it at the box office, it’s possible that maybe this is just a negotiation tactic.

HOWEVER, Hemsworth has also made comments that seem to indicate he’d be happy to leave the role of Thor behind and spend more time with his family.

While promoting the film 12 Strong, Hemsworth had this to say about his acting career…

I want to be able to take the kids to school. I may even be off all year. It all happened at once and I’ve thought about it and gone, ‘God, am I trying to do too much at once?’

There’s no regret by any means. It just comes out of wanting to be [at home] more.

He added: “I want to be there more. My wife and I were talking the other day about how the years are flying by: our daughter is five and a half and the boys are three and a half.

And however much time you do have together, it never seems like enough. It’s always exhausting, even when we have help with grandparents or a nanny.

Well then, it does sound like Chris Hemsworth wants to slow down a little. But could he leave Thor behind?

Is the MCU version of the character in a place where he could be killed off without there being many repercussions for the franchise?

Sadly, I think the answer is YES. I think Thor’s story arc is coming to a close, and Thor Ragnarok might show us where Thor’s story goes from here.

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Now there are some Thor Ragnarok spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to stop right now.

In Thor Ragnarok we saw a lot of drastic changes to Thor’s universe.

Mjolnir (Mewl-neer) was destroyed.Thor’s father, Odin, died and Thor finally ascended into the role of King he was destined for. He lost an eye to Hela and now sports an eyepatch driving home the fact that Thor was essentially the new Odin. His good friends and companions, the Warriors Three, were all killed during the events of Ragnarok, and Thor’s homeworld, Asgard, was also completely destroyed at the end of the movie.

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Where can the character possibly go from here?

Self-sacrifice.

I believe Thor may sacrifice himself during the events of Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4, as there’s really nothing more for the character to prove. He’s the King. His homeworld and friends are gone. Jane Foster is out of the picture. It seems like a good place to end Thor’s storyline, should Chris Hemsworth not sign back on for more Marvel movies.

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But does Hemsworth exiting the Marvel Studios franchise mean that we’re completely done with Thor?

Not necessarily. I think there may be a few ways the character can live on, either directly or in spirit.

The most obvious thing Marvel Studios could do is recast the role of Thor. I mean, it’s not like it hasn’t been done already in a Marvel movie. Mark Ruffalo replaced Ed Norton as the Incredible Hulk, but at that point the MCU was still very new and Norton wasn’t as closely identified with his character as Chris Hemsworth is with Thor.

But who would they get to replace Chris Hemsworth? He’s be a tough act to follow? Maybe one of the other Hemsworth brothers? I mean, they all kind of look alike. Kind of?

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So if they don’t recast Thor, could they replace the Odinson with another character?

This has happened on a number of occasions in the comics.

The alien Beta Ray Bill held the mantle of Thor for awhile. Bill’s face made a cameo appearance in Ragnarok, so we know he exists somewhere in the MCU. However, having a big orange CGI creature carry on the mantle of Thor probably wouldn’t work in the movies.

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Eric Masterson took up the mantle of Thor for awhile, and later became Thunderstrike. This could work if you got the right actor. Again, maybe one of the other Hemsworth brothers?

Most recently, Jane Foster has held the mantle of Thor in the comics for the past few years. While she seems like an obvious choice since she’s already been introduced into the MCU, Natalie Portman’s version of Foster is quite different than the one in the comics, and the character was seemingly written out of the universe entirely.

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And honestly, I’m not quite sure I’d want to see Natalie Portman carry a superhero film. She seemed pretty bored in the first two Thor movies, and I just don’t see it working.

However, there is another pre-existing female character in the MCU that could make an ideal Thor stand-in should Chris Hemsworth decide it’s time to hang up the hammer for good.

Valkyrie.

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While differing quite a bit from her comics incarnation, Tessa Thompson’s version of Valkyrie introduced in Thor Ragnarok has become a hit with fans. She was given an awful lot of screentime in Ragnarok to be used as a throwaway character, and I believe a compelling storyline could be written to see her taking up Thor’s mantle should the character die in one of the Avengers movies.

Again, this is all rumor and speculation. But it’s been said that the MCU will never be the same after Infinity War, so you may want to brace yourself for some BIG changes.

What do you think? Should they recast or replace Thor if Chris Hemsworth leaves the franchise? Do you think he’ll stick around after Avengers 4? Comment below and let us know!

[Source: The Times]

 

 

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