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Marvel Studios has added Danai Gurira’s name to the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster

A victory for Wakandans (and publicists) everywhere! 

Following backlash from fans, Marvel Studios has corrected and re-released the official poster for Avengers: Endgame, the first version of which failed to properly credit Black Panther and Infinity War actress, Danai Gurira. 

Notably, Gurira was the only Black Panther cast member to appear on the poster  — mostly thanks to Thanos — as well as the only Endgame cast member to appear on it without credit. (Yes, even Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin got credited for their respective roles as Rocket the Raccoon and Thanos the gigantic, purple thumb.) Read more…

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Marvel superheroes like Loki and Scarlet Witch may get their own streaming shows

Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ gets one step closer to reality with a new director

Marvel’s Black Widow just got one step closer to emerging from perpetual pre-production purgatory.

The studio has reportedly set Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker known for dramas like Somersault, Lore, and Berlin Syndrome, to direct the standalone superhero adventure.

Shortland beat out around seventy other candidates in the grueling search for the perfect director. She’ll be the second female director behind a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – joining Anna Boden, who’s directing Captain Marvel with Ryan Fleck.  Read more…

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Chris Hemsworth warns ‘Avengers 4’ will be ‘even more shocking’ than ‘Infinity War’

While many of us are still talking through the traumatic ending of Avengers: Infinity War with our therapists, Chris Hemsworth is now warning that we don’t know the half of it. Literally.

“If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely,” Hemsworth said in a recent Esquire interview. Avengers 4 — or Infinity War Part II — comes out in May 2019. 

He went on to say, “That’s what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique—not just like a messy, thrown-together assembly of these guys.” Read more…

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It’s OK: Ryan Reynolds never watched ‘Green Lantern’ either

Today in Hard Same entertainment news, Ryan Reynolds admitted that he never even watched his first superhero movie in full, the 2011 flop Green Lantern.

“Look, I’ve never seen the full final version of Green Lantern,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I saw a very late stage rough cut of the film.” 

The topic came up in an interview promoting the upcoming sequel to Reynolds much more successful superhero franchise, Deadpool. In the satirical, meta, and R-rated surprise 2016 hit, the Reynold’s character, Wade Wilson, takes some pretty self-depricating jabs at his first failed superhero flick.  Read more…

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Deleted ‘Black Panther’ scene has big reveal about Okoye and W’Kabi

If you left Avengers: Infinity War wanting way more of Wakanda and way less of everything else — hard same.

And we’re in luck, because USA Today released an exclusive clip of a deleted Black Panther scene. It’s a reminder of what makes the film stand out in the Marvel franchise, displaying the incredible depth of its characters while also speaking to real-world cultural issues and questions. 

Most scintillatingly, it finally confirms what many suspected: Okoye and W’Kabi are married. And marriage is tough, man.

The scene takes place right after T’Challa loses the King’s Challenge to Erik Killmonger, and is thrown off a waterfall — presumably to his death. Read more…

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