Andrew Wiggins was seen as the great Canadian savior coming out high school and while playing with Kansas, scouts marveled at his talent. Wiggins was a victim circumstance as he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves fairly soon after being drafted. Wiggins’ departure was in line with LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and to this day, NBA fans wonder what would have happened had Wiggins stayed in Ohio.
During his first few years in Minny, Wiggins looked pretty promising but the last couple seasons have seen him hit a bit a decline. The young star isn’t nearly as efficient as he used to be and at times, he seems timid on the court. While speaking with Derek James Canis Hoopus, Wiggins appeared to blame his struggles on the arrival Tom Thibodeau who came in a few years after he was drafted.
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“I feel like I was on the rise my first three years and then some changes were made,” Wiggins said.
The Timberwolves star didn’t delve deeper into what those changes were but it doesn’t take a genius to deduce what he meant. Luckily for Wiggins, Thibodeau was fired this past season and now, Ryan Saunders will be taking over the bench. If Saunders can get on the same page as Wiggins, perhaps the young Canadian can have a career resurgence.
Natalie Portman had a leading role in the first two movie installments Marvel’s Thor and was then noticeably absent in the third film, Thor: Ragnarok. However, her absence in the MCU will come to an end since the actress will be coming back in the upcoming film based on the man with a mighty hammer.
“They came to me with the idea and said, ‘We have this idea for you that was a storyline in some the comics where Jane becomes Lady Thor,’ and I was like, ‘This is very exciting,'” Portman explained to Entertainment Tonight, expaining why she wasn’t in the recent film. “Obviously, I wasn’t written into Thor: Ragnarok] because where it took place. It wasn’t really on Earth, and my character is on Earth.”
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The movie will be directed by Taika Waititi, a reason why Portman was so eager to continue her role in the franchise. “I love Tessa Thompson] and Chris Hemsworth] so much, so it’s exciting to work with them again,” she added. “And I’m very excited to wield the hammer.”
Thor: Love And Thunder was first announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and the movie arrives in the year 2021.
Anyone who follows the MCU knows that Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo have a reputation for spoiling everything. The pair collectively are grouped into the “big mouth” category, with Marvel and Disney both having to step in and check the stars in the past. The most baffling spoiler that was aired was on Ruffalo, when he almost admitted that Thanos killed half the heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. According to Comicbook, while attending the FanX convention in Salt Lake City, Tom Holland defended himself against the big mouth reputation.
When one person in the audience the convention asked Holland who was the bigger spoiler secrets, he or Ruffalo, Holland answered with a smile. “I haven’t spoiled anything,” he said slyly. “I’ve spoiled a few things, but Mark Ruffalo said that everybody dies at the end Infinity War,” Holland continued. “But the thing is, no one took him seriously. Like if I had said that, everyone would be like, ‘yeah, it probably happens, yeah.’”
“I mean, Mark live-streamed the first 20 minutes Thor by accident. I didn’t so that,” Holland added. “So I have to say Mark is…” Holland does have a point. His spoilers have been much more playful or mild, but Ruffalo has done some pretty next-level spoiling. Who do you think is worse?
Superhero fatigue is not a real thing. According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to be Sony’s highest-grossing film ever. Although Disney and Sony entered into a deal to share Spidey for the MCU, it is still a fully owned Sony property. The MCU film is projected to hit the $1.109B tomorrow, which will propel it past James Bond’s Skyfall ($1.108B) to become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing global release ever. The Sony/Marvel sequel’s split is expected to hit $376M domestic and $733M at the international box fice. This is the only non-Disney movie to cross $1B globally this year.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the number 2 Spider-Man film ever domestically, behind 2002’s original outing, and having topped Spider-Man 2’s $373.6M on August 15. Internationally, Far From Home is the highest-grossing film in the Spidey catalog. This almost ensures that Sony will continue to work with Disney to make sure Spidey lives within the MCU, although the deal is rumored to end after the third installment. It would be wise for Sony to attempt to bridge some other Spidey properties such as Venom into the MCU, but it will ultimately be Kevin Feige’s decision on what happens within the lucrative film universe.
The X-Men films had their ups and downs. Although Dark Phoenix tanked at the box fice, it wasn’t the worst film in the franchise. The peak the series was either within the original trilogy, or Logan, Hugh Jackman’s violent conclusion to the Wolverine character commitment. Many Marvel fans can’t wait for Disney to reboot the X-Men now that they have purchased Fox. Kevin Feige even hinted at the reboot coming, but Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely think Disney should hold f.
According to Comicbook.com, the two writers admitted that Silver Surfer would be a good look for the MCU. “A good Surfer movie would be great,” McFeely said during an interview with Collider. “Yeah, that would be if you could take it full-on cosmic,” added Markus. The interview progressed to the X-Men, but the writers weren’t really feeling the mutant world. “That would be my first blush,” McFeely said, “because I think X-Men should rest a second. I could be wrong, but I think they should rest. But Surfer could use a really good standalone.” The last Silver Surfer appearance was in 2007’s Fantastic Four sequel, which also starred Chris Evans as the Human Torch. Do you think the X-Men should be placed on hold over at Marvel Studios?
Marvel Cinematic Universe has recently dropped a teaser embodied as cover artwork by Inhyuk Lee for an upcoming project entitled Marvel Zombies. The art piece appears to show zombified versions Captain America, Deadpool, and Wolverine. Marvel has given an October 2019 release date to the book, but no further details as to whether we can expect the project to be a one-shot, miniseries or anything more. Moreover, there’s been no mention on who is apart the creative team. Though, the October date places us just within the Halloween timeframe which is considerably well-timed.
Previously, Marvel Zombies commenced as a five-issue miniseries which was published by Marvel in 2005 and 2006. The series was the written by the creator the legendary series The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and drawn by cartoonist Sean Phillips with covers by Arthur Suydam. The series is believed to be a spinf Ultimate Fantastic Four, where the zombie version Reed Richards tricks his Earth-1610 doppelganger into opening a portal that gives way into the Marvel Zombies universe. Marvel Zombies brings us to Earth in 2149 as part Marvel’s multiverse. Herein, an infected version Sentry from another universe crashes on earth and spreads an infection to other Marvel heroes which include the X-Men, Avengers, and Fantastic Four.
Dave Bautista made a name for himself in the wrestling world but really became a star when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike many wrestler-turned-actors, Bautista belongs to a billion-dollar franchise now, with both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame cracking the billion mark. The only other wrestler to accomplish such a feat is Dwayne Johson, who starred in Furious 7 and The Fate the Furious, both billion dollar films. Bautista and Vin Diesel, the Fast franchise veteran, worked together in Riddick before the former played Drax in Guardians the Galaxy.
John Cena was recently recruited to the Fast movie cast, which made one fan wonder if Bautista would join too. It appears the Fast films are recruiting wrestler-turned-actors and Bautista already has connections to Vin. Bautista responded to the fan with nothing but disgust. “@TheRock and @JohnCena will get a Fast and Furious spin f also and @DaveBautista will Be the villain,” wrote the fan. Bautista responded, writing, “🤢…..thank you for your consideration…🤮 #idratherdogoodfilms.” Neither Johnson nor Cena have responded to the tweet, although it’s likely they will. Johnson rarely misses a chance to banter with another celebrity on social media. Would you like to see Dave Bautista in a Fast movie?
Avengers: Endgame continues to plow its way through any and all box fice records, currently on the verge seizing Avatar’s blue-tinted crown. Now, coming f an extensive and well-received AMA, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige gave fans many tidbits to unpack concerning his vision, work ethic, and history shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One interesting tidbit arose when Feige reflected one the road thus far, revealing the one, perhaps slightly unexpected scene that kept the story moving on its forward trajectory.
“I will say my entire MCU career was building up to that ‘on your left’ moment in Endgame,” writes Feige, alluding to a moment during the climactic Endgame battle, in which Falcon flies through to add his muscle to the cause. He also reveals his biggest regret, innocuous though it may be. “I made a joke once about regretting dying Chris Hemsworth eyebrows blonde for the first Thor, but the truth is it’s everything in those films and all the little details: the perfect ones and not so perfect ones, that carried us through to the experience Endgame. Therefore, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Feige also reveals the formative steps in bringing the Infinity Gauntlet saga to life, revealing that preliminary discussions transpired relatively early on in the game. “We started discussing how to adapt the Infinity Gauntlet comic soon after the release the first Avengers,” he explains. “It was on one our creative retreats about 5 years ago that we decided to do it as two films. We started to crack the specifics the story during production on Civil War with Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely, Joe and Anthony Russo, in a conference room as we went back and forth between takes.”
For much more from Feige, although don’t expect much in the way spoiler-heavy detail, check out the full AMA right here.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Spiderverse” – which originally released in celebration the hit film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – will be releasing again today Eastbay.
The special edition Spidey sneakers will reportedly be available in men’s, grade school, and toddler sizes starting at 10am ET.
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The exclusive colorway pays tribute to the film’s character, Miles Morales, who wears the Air Jordan 1s during the movie.
The Air Jordan 1 “Spiderverse” utilizes the familiar “Chicago” colorway but the upper is much more decorative, featuring a 3M reflective textile upper accompanied by a glossy black Nike swoosh. Additional details include an icy blue outsole and a specially designed box commemorating the Marvel x Jumpman collaboration.
The Rotten Tomatoes ranking system was once a benchmark in film criticism; despite being an aggregate several combined scores, many were quick to attribute the associated number with a movie’s actual quality. As time went on, however, some became skeptical Rotten Tomatoes’ increasingly generous scores, as it wasn’t uncommon to see solid films scoring in the upper eighties and nineties. Still, it has remained one the foremost places for discovering movie reviews, and many studios have implemented high Rotten Tomatoes scores into their marketing process.
Now, the review embargo for Avengers: Endgame has ficially been lifted, and the first write-ups have been ficially assembled by the aggregator website. As this moment, the climactic Marvel film stands as the highest-ranked film in Rotten Tomatoes history, which speaks to the staggering universality its appeal. Have you bought your tickets yet?
After all, should Rotten Tomatoes rankings be seen as a universal measure quality throughout cinematic history, the top five films all time are as follows: Avengers Endgame, Black Panther, Lady Bird, The Wizard Of Oz, and Citizen Kane. Does a high Tomatometer increase your hype for a film? Or was Avengers: Endgame always destined for universal critical acclaim and commercial dominance?
DC hasn’t had a great time with their movie universe in the last few years. They did notch a few wins with movies such as Aquaman and Wonder Woman, but the universe has struggled massively. Fans have long stopped taking DC films too serious, but Warner Bros is looking to change that. The upcoming Joker film looks to be amazing, which is a good step in the right direction. DC seems to have another W with its latest film, SHAZAM! As reported by Deadline, DC’s latest movie brought in $56.7 million at the box fice on its opening weekend.
“We needed the movie to be its own best friend in terms creating interest,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich told Deadline. “We had a terrific brand ambassador in Zachary Levi, and putting him out there with the movie was one the best calling cards we had and was a big part our marketing strategy and we played that card in a big way,” he continued. “We always wanted the movie to play young, to be very inclusive younger audiences, for kids to really relate to movie.” $56.7 million may seem like a paltry number next to what Marvel is bringing in for their opening weekends, but it’s a good gain for DC after bombs like Justice League.
As The Wu-Tang Clan as soon as contemplated, can all of it be so easy? At this level, followers Marvel’s ongoing Infinity Saga are chomping on the bit for the upcoming conclusion, which arrives on April 26th with Avengers: Endgame. The circumstances want no rationalization, however in brief, the “Mad Titan” Thanos has laid waste to the Earth, leaving fifty-percent the world’s inhabitants (and a few Marvel’s most bankable heroes) left to fates unknown. The fruits the saga will discover the surviving heroes banding collectively for a final stand, in an effort to reverse the harm attributable to Thanos’ fateful snap.
But how is he to be bested? We’ve already seen Thanos go away the Hulk snoozing on the mat, and never even the mixed forces Dr. Strange, The Guardians, Iron Man, and Spider-Man have been sufficient to take him down. Even the almighty Thor tried and failed, although some blame poor accuracy for that one. Perhaps will probably be Ant-Man, as performed by the dryly comedic Paul Rudd, who holds the important thing to victory. At least, that is what a contingent Marvel followers have been theorizing.
The answer is easy. Ant-Man shrinks, crawls up Thanos’ butt, and expands to a gargantuan measurement. Of course, the deranged brilliance the idea will not be and not using a sure twisted logic, although a couple of detractors are doubtless at play. For one, as cited by a couple of astute customers under, Thanos is solely capable of transfer his bowels on command. Second, the power Thanos’ sphincter muscular tissues have but to be examined – is Ant-Man actually keen to play the guinea pig in that doomed experiment?
For what it is value, the idea has been floating round for a minute, even eliciting a response from Ant-Man himself. For probably the most half, Rudd was fast to acknowledge the chance a profitable operation, although he did solid doubts about Disney’s willingness to discover such unholy floor. “I nearly suppose it is a query for Thanos,” says Rudd, upon being advised the idea for the primary time. “If it’s one factor we realized from Infinity War, it’s that Thanos may take rather a lot punishment. Now my thoughts is racing.”
While Wakanda could also be endlessly, many its residents can’t say the identical factor about their personal corporeal being. Marvel aficionados seemingly recall climactic battle Avengers: Infinity War, through which the dwelling heroes stained Wakandan soil with the darkish goo Thanos’ military. Yet the Mad Titan finally prevailed, getting f his catastrophic Snap as a result of Thor uncared for to spend slightly extra time within the apply vary. From that time on, followers had been pressured to look at their favourite heroes – together with Black Panther, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and Peter Quill -transform into black mud, primarily dying with unfinished enterprise and sequels alike.
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Yet some questioned if Shani, sister T’Challa and good scientist, managed to outlive the Decimation. Though her final destiny was not revealed within the movie, Marvel has since confirmed that she was certainly a casualty the Snap. As those who fell got black and white posters, Shuri’s destiny was certainly sealed. Still, it is unlikely that she’ll be gone for too lengthy, as your entire second section the MCU is presently hanging in stability.
Avengers: Endgame is sort of upon us, the fruits the MCU’s intensive and bold “Infinity Saga.” With all remaining items in play, Endgame will choose up the place Iron Man, Cap, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye/Ronin, Nebula, Rocket, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel and the remaining snap survivors left f. Unfortunately for the final heroes, Thanos stays in play, presumably residing out the remaining his days taking part in a real-life variant Settlers Of Catan. Suffice it to say, the Avengers have their work minimize out for them. Luckily, it could seem that Endgame is being given the gargantuan runtime it so deserves.
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A report from IGN claims that AMC theatres dropped the ball, revealing the Endgame runtime to be three hours and two minutes. Disney has but to reply to the revelation, although it would not be shocking to see a affirmation within the coming days. After all, Endgame seemingly deserves an epic conclusion, giving the assorted narratives that deserve correct consideration. It’s seemingly this would be the final we see a number of key gamers, with oddsmakers presently taking bets on potential casualties.
Look for Endgame to hit theatres on April 29th. Will you be checking it out?
Are you stunned? After the key haul from Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War final 12 months, Captain Marvel was anticipated to do large numbers. Now, Ant-Man & The Wasp did decently on the field fice final summer season, raking in $622 million worldwide, nevertheless it seems just like the shrinking hero cannot sustain with the opposite modern Avengers’ movies. According to Variety, Captain Marvel introduced in an astounding $87 million globally this weekend, which incorporates $52 million from worldwide areas. The Brie Larson starring origin story has now garnered $589 million abroad for a world haul $910 million. At the home field fice, Captain Marvel introduced in $35 million throughout its third weekend, bringing the North American haul to $320 million. While the home numbers aren’t on par with Black Panther, the worldwide pull has positioned Carol Danvers proper up there with T’Challa.
Captain Marvel now ranks because the 10th-biggest comic-book launch all time, surpassing the lifetime hauls superhero motion pictures akin to Thor: Ragnarok ($854 million), Venom ($855 million), and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880 million). While these numbers are spectacular, everyone knows that subsequent month’s Avengers: Endgame will take the cake as the most important comedian guide launch all time. Tickets haven’t gone on pre-sale but for the Infinity War sequel, however as soon as they do, anticipate Fandango and different competing websites to crash from all the patron frenzy.