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Endeavor Group, the talent agency that Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel has built into an entertainment conglomerate, signaled that it aims to keep gobbling up new companies as it filed to take itself public. Emanuel — who inspired the Ari Gold character in HBO’s “Entourage” — wrote in a Thursday filing that Endeavor’s IPO will “further…
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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Long Shot’ Director Commentary, the Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and More

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Long Shot, a romantic comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, is now in theaters and receiving excellent reviews. For the New York Times in promotion of the new movie, director Jonathan Levine shares a scene in which the main characters fall for each other and offers voiceover commentary on the making of this memorable moment:

 

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Where Does ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe was born in 2008, when Jon Favreau’s Iron Man not only introduced the world to Robert Downey Jr.’s billionaire-genius Tony Stark, but also set in motion a plan to unite various stand-alone adventures into a unified tapestry. It was a daring gambit at the time, but one that, eleven years later, has proven successful beyond all expectations, shattering box-office records and establishing new standards for serialized big-screen storytelling and CGI-enhanced action-adventure—not to mention quality control, as the studio has rarely made a calamitous creative misstep (much less suffered a deflating financial failure) in its groundbreaking efforts. In the history of cinema, there’s simply never been a run like it.

All good things must come to an end, however, and that they most certainly do—in spectacular fashion—in Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s gargantuan finale to both last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and the initial phase of the franchise.

While there’s no doubt that there’ll be more Marvel films to come in the ensuing years, the Russos’ latest extravaganza serves as a definitive culmination and conclusion, bidding farewell to beloved characters and setting its remaining marquee faces on new courses. As such, now’s the perfect time to look back at the first decade-plus of the MCU, from its relatively humble origin-story beginnings to its legitimately epic finish.

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Where Does ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe was born in 2008, when Jon Favreau’s Iron Man not only introduced the world to Robert Downey Jr.’s billionaire-genius Tony Stark, but also set in motion a plan to unite various stand-alone adventures into a unified tapestry. It was a daring gambit at the time, but one that, eleven years later, has proven successful beyond all expectations, shattering box-office records and establishing new standards for serialized big-screen storytelling and CGI-enhanced action-adventure—not to mention quality control, as the studio has rarely made a calamitous creative misstep (much less suffered a deflating financial failure) in its groundbreaking efforts. In the history of cinema, there’s simply never been a run like it.

All good things must come to an end, however, and that they most certainly do—in spectacular fashion—in Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s gargantuan finale to both last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and the initial phase of the franchise.

While there’s no doubt that there’ll be more Marvel films to come in the ensuing years, the Russos’ latest extravaganza serves as a definitive culmination and conclusion, bidding farewell to beloved characters and setting its remaining marquee faces on new courses. As such, now’s the perfect time to look back at the first decade-plus of the MCU, from its relatively humble origin-story beginnings to its legitimately epic finish.

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With one week to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, everyone is looking back at the last 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For their recapping fun, IMDb and narrator Brandon Hardesty share some trivial information in a video that breaks the MCU down by the numbers:

 

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An all-new take on a classic X-Men comic book story, Dark Phoenix looks set to establish its own ground rules when it hits the big screen. The action-adventure revolves around Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), who is affected by a powerful cosmic force while on a rescue mission, becoming far more unstable than ever before.

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We’re less than two weeks from the release of Avengers: Endgame, and that might not be enough time for you to catch up with or revisit all the 21 installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of time. Fortunately, ScreenRant has a recap of the franchise to get you ready for the epic new sequel:

 

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Marvel is flying high right now — coming off its breakthrough best picture Oscar nomination for “Black Panther” and a win for the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Combine that prestige with the promise of two more blockbusters, “Captain Marvel,” opening this weekend; and “Avengers: Endgame,” and it makes for a gaudy display of the Disney-owned studio’s power.


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‘Aquaman’ is now the biggest DC Extended Universe movie ever

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Aquaman slid past Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Saturday to become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film internationally.

Dawn of Justice made $ 863 million at the global box office – Aquaman is already at $ 887 million, after just two weeks in theaters.

Though reviews weren’t universally positive, many were average (the film has 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and audience response has been favorable. What sets Aquaman apart from other DCEU fare is that it’s fun. This movie gets ridiculous and sometimes down right weird, but it’s colorful and powerful and just a good time at the movies.  Read more…

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2019 Movie Preview: How ‘Shazam!’ Expands DC’s Growing Cinematic Universe

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Dolph Lundgren Is Surprised ‘Masters of the Universe’ Remake Hasn’t Emerged Yet

With Creed II now out in cinemas and Aquaman not far behind, former He-Man, Dolph Lundgren, is enjoying something of a renaissance. Not that he has been away from the movie scene, mind you, but with two big blockbuster movies in such a short space of time, he is firmly back in the limelight.

After the success of Rocky IV in 1985, the Swedish actor was thrust into his first starring role as the Prince of Eternia in the live-action version of Masters of the Universe. Back in the early 1980s, He-Man, Skeletor and chums were big business and in 1987 they made the leap to the big screen. Despite a hefty budget, the film was a box-office flop but has gained a huge cult following in the three decades since…

Film’s Creators “Had a Heart Attack”

Playing an American icon didn’t come easy for Lundgren given that his acting career was still in its infancy. He found the going tough. Indeed, when the first dailies from the film reached executives at Mattel – the creators of He-Man – they “just about had a heart attack!” His accent and grasp of English worried them, and they almost dubbed his voice before release. He stuck with it but admits it was a pressured role.

“I remember myself as a young kid, who had just been in this huge hit playing a Soviet bad guy, now suddenly having to play He-Man, this American hero and icon,” he says. “It kind of did a number on me. I was super nervous and under a lot of pressure — and with those long night shoots as well!”

Masters of the Universe set a record for the longest run of night shoots on any one film, with a reported 54 days of shooting.

Collapse of an Empire

Made for $ 22 million by Cannon Films, led by founders Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus, they saw huge potential in Masters of the Universe and a possible franchise, but during production the company was beset with financial problems and the set was fraught, with the crews not being paid on time and big chunks of the film being scrapped and truncated, including the big fight sequence in the film’s finale which almost wasn’t filmed.

“Cannon had a lot of financial problems, lots of things had to be changed and the script was chopped and things cut out,” remembers Lundgren. “We were caught up in this storm over at Cannon and I was starring in their biggest budget film and of course, the company was melting down underneath our feet whilst we were making it.”

Despite the failure of the film, a second part went into pre-production with director Albert Pyun attached to direct a lower-budget version without Lundgren, Langella et al. But when Cannon collapsed, Pyun turned the script into Cyborg, the 1989 actioner starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

I DARE ANYTHING, I AM SKELETOR!


Frank Langella as Skeletor in Masters of the Universe.

No matter what you think of the film, there is one element that is almost unanimously admired: the performance of Frank Langella as Skeletor. It’s got to be one of the most underappreciated of all time. He sits somewhere outside Darth Vader, The Joker, Thanos and Hannibal Lecter, which, when you consider how goofy the cartoon version of the character was, says all you need to know about Langella’s performance. Indeed, the actor himself says it’s still one of his favourite parts of his career.

Lundgren says he was wowed by his performance.

“I really looked up to him and I was very respectful of him,” he says. “But I realised how good he was and what a great job he did because he was buried under these latex sheets that were glued onto his face and yet he could express all of these emotions and anger. He was always so nice, too.”

WHERE IS THE REMAKE/REBOOT?

Surprisingly, this film remains the only live-action version of the characters – though not for the want of trying. And that’s excluding a series of UK television ads in which the characters appear. Over the years filmmakers such as John Woo, John M. Chu, McG and David S. Goyer have tried and failed to bring He-Man and co. back to the big screen with a 21st-century makeover. Sony now has the rights (and still have the film “primed” for a Christmas 2019 release), but given the lure of superheroes, comic books and fantasy stories in modern cinema, Lundgren is as shocked as anyone that a remake hasn’t yet emerged, especially as he would like to be in it.

“Yeah, I’m very surprised. I heard about it about ten years ago when one of the big studios was working on it,” he said. “I actually met the writer, by the way. We had a dinner and he asked me if I would want to be in the picture and I said, ‘Sure!’ If they thought of something good, then great. Then that went under and someone else came in, then I heard Channing Tatum was gonna play He-Man at some point – this was maybe five years ago – and now I just heard that someone else is attached to it. Channing would be great. I met him on Hail, Caesar when I did a little submarine sequence [which was eventually cut out]. He would be good, he’s a cool guy.”

As for a director, what about James Wan, who helmed Aquaman? After all, he is a self-confessed fan of the original film.

“When I was hired for Aquaman, James Wan told me he was a huge Masters fan when he was a kid, he had the sword and everything. And when he was casting King Nereus he thought of He-Man, and he thought of me so having done Masters kind of got me the role in that film.”

A GOOD JOURNEY

Despite all the issues with the film, there are many that still hold a special place for it in their hearts. In the UK, for example, it was reportedly one of the biggest video rentals of 1988 and its cult following has grown so much that many fans are still clamouring for a special Blu-ray release from an independent distributor. Sadly, the likelihood of that is very slim. Over the years, Lundgren has reportedly distanced himself from the film but he put the record straight and said he still holds the film close to his heart.

“I look back at it very fondly. I know there has been some speculation in the press that I didn’t like it – maybe I said that when I was 32 or something – but I do have huge fondness for it,” he said. “I’ve caught the film since many times and it’s such a sweet, alluring movie. It’s flawed in some ways but its very watchable. I like the story, the fact that they came to Earth and they to make it back to Eternia. I think that was all cool.”

Whatever happens to future incarnations of the characters, the 1987 version has a charm to it that can never be recaptured. And despite all the problems it was beset with, director Gary Goddard and his crew managed to pull out one of the gems of ’80s sci-fi/fantasy cinema. Albeit one that wasn’t appreciated in its time.

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Daredevil and Spider-Man Wouldn’t Get On in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Although Daredevil and Spider-Man have teamed up on more than a handful of occasions in the comic books, we haven’t seen them meet yet in the MCU. And while Marvel’s TV and movie universes are kept largely separate, they are connected. Which leaves the opportunity for crossovers wide open. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson has been known to travel between the two: the Agents of SHIELD regular is due to make his next big screen appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part II. Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury also crosses the divide. But could Daredevil be about to make his big screen debut?

Rumours are that it will happen in the Homecoming sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home which is apparently set during the time leading up to Thanos’s snap. But we could even see Daredevil pop up in Infinity War Part II, potentially, as the Avengers and their superhero allies might look to assemble an even bigger team to undo Thanos’s devastating deed, ushering in the Defenders to help. While it’s unlikely we’ll see Spidey in Daredevil Season 3, the series could set up Matt Murdock’s transition to the big screen and an interaction with the webslinger.

Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in the Marvel series, has said he’d like to “do something” with Spider-Man in the future. However, while in the comic books, Daredevil and Spidey have something of a big brother/little brother relationship, it’s difficult to see how the Matt Murdock we know from the Daredevil TV series could ever get on with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Here’s why.

Murdock is Grumpy AF

Right now, Matt Murdock is dour, and deadly serious. He’s been through the mill, believing the love of his life, Elektra, is dead, and having survived – just – a building collapsing on top of him. In short, he’s at rock bottom. Daredevil Season 3 catches up with Matt immediately after the events of The Defenders and we meet him again recuperating with nuns – including a certain Sister Maggie, which could have a bunch of ramifications for Matt. It certainly sets in motion a crisis of faith. He’s always carried Catholic guilt but Season 3 sees Murdock really questioning what he believes, as well as his own purpose and identity. There is no way on earth he’d put up with a sparky Spidey knocking around. A young whippersnapper blown away by everything? There’s no place in Daredevil’s tortured R-rated world for an effervescent PG high-schooler.

He’s a Loner


Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

Going into Season 3, Matt is more a loner than ever before. Having only kept a few trusted people close, he’s now cutting himself off from his friends and loved ones. Peter Parker is the opposite: loving company, loving his friends, loving – hero-worshipping, even – his fellow superheroes. OK, he hasn’t yet really suffered and notched up the life experience Murdock has but the fizzy, wide-eyed Parker is in awe of everything. While Murdock, on the other hand — especially right now — is world-weary. He wouldn’t have it in him to entertain Peter Parker, despite being no stranger to a team-up. And though Marvel’s The Defenders – in which he struggled to get on with the rest of the team initially — did open Murdock up to the idea of accepting help, Season 3 sees him retreat right back into himself.

Daredevil and Spider-Man Are At Different Stages In Their Superhero Careers

Matt has always been about saving people, helping those that can’t help themselves. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is yet to fully reach that stage – particularly at the moment in time that Daredevil Season 3 picks up, before Thanos’s earth-shattering snap. While Murdock is happy to go about his work with just a scarf over his eyes in lieu of his suit, Parker still cares about whether his Spidey suit looks cool – and is still trying to prove himself. The two are simply at different stages, with Parker’s being a perky, upbeat one that frequently rubs Tony Stark up the wrong way, and Murdock’s being one that seems to be transitioning from a ‘thou shall not kill’ mindset to one where killing might be an option.

Their Life Experiences Are Poles Apart


Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk is just one of the many extra-heinous presences in Matt Murdock's life.

Following on from the notion that their careers are at different stages, it makes sense that they’d bristle because of Parker’s dearth of horrible life experiences (parents’ death notwithstanding) and Murdock’s tragic wealth of them.

In the films, Peter Parker is annoying. He’s a kid, over-enthusiastic, reckless and thinks he knows best. He really grinds Tony Stark’s gears at times. He’s breezy – but not especially quippy or funny, just irritating. Kind of sweet. But mostly irritating. In Homecoming, he demonstrates that he believes he knows better than Tony Stark and decides to run before he can walk, sending himself off on a mission to fell Vulture that lands him in a heap of trouble. Infuriating. And, of course, this would be magnified tenfold through the eyes of a man who’s seen what Matt Murdock has seen. Murdock has been embroiled in some really dark stuff throughout his series – human trafficking, the reprehensible actions of The Hand and hardcore gangster dealings. Not to mention getting sucked into facing off against criminal mastermind and deranged psychokiller, Wilson Fisk.

One Way To Make It Work


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Mapone Romanova thrashing everyone at pool.

With Daredevil Season 3 exploring Matt Murdock’s inability to be both Murdock and Daredevil, it offers the perfect opportunity for Murdock to prepare to hand over the mantle. The series’ new villain, Bullseye, whose origin story we learn, wears Daredevil’s costume this time around – paving the way for a handover further down the line. This is where the Daredevil/Spider-Man comic book relationship comes in.

In the comics, Murdock trains up a young protegé named Tim to take over from him in the role of Daredevil. Tim is the adopted son of Ben Urich. He also happens to be best friend to Peter Parker. So, in the MCU, could Murdock show up to train a youngster who’s a friend of Spidey’s perhaps? Whether it’s Tim or someone else. In the comics, Tim meets a young, blind, red-headed, pool-sharp woman in a bar one day called Mapone Romanova, who turns out to be the daughter of Matt Murdock and Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow. This could really shove a stick of dynamite up the MCU, introducing a backstory in which Murdock and Scarlett Johansson’s Romanoff were lovers. More interestingly, Mapone is apparently the reincarnation of Stick, Murdock’s former mentor.

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It's been years in the making, and fans of the brain-eating alien symbiote Venom are more than excited to finally see the beloved Spider-Man baddie finally get his own movie. Starring Tom Hardy, and directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Venom introduces a new kind of comic book movie — a darker, more subersive take on a popular side character in the larger Spider-Man universe. 

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