It is easy to think of Captain America: Civil War as the “other” movie about traditionally friendly superheroes coming to blows amid the mass-media frenzy surrounding Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while Zack Snyder’s dark super-powered beat down is shouldering the gargantuan task of launching a full-scale DC Cinematic Universe, the Russo Brothers’ follow-up to The Winter Soldier carries weighty expectations of its own. The film is not only tasked with adapting one of modern Marvel Comics’ biggest and most-controversial stories into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it must also deliver the kind of character growth and continuity reshaping that (in the minds of some fans) was lacking from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The film isn’t due out until Marvel’s traditional “summer-kickoff” spot in May, but the studio isn’t looking to let anyone forget what’s coming. As such, Marvel has released a full set of new behind-the-scenes and high-res images to the web.
Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) sides with Iron Man (Downey Jr.) on the superhuman regulation issue, due in part to his distaste for Captain America’s comrade the Winter Soldier (Stan).
T’Challa aka Black Panther reprimands Falcon (Mackie) and Captain America (Evans) for a failed mission.
Stan as Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier.
Evans chatting on set with co-star Stan and “Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
Steve Rogers suited up as Captain America.
Evans in costume conversing with director Anthony Russo. The Russo directing duo also helmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
Johansson bounds across a series of cars as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow.
Black Widow’s stance on superhuman regulation is conflicted due to her loyalty to Captain America and her innate desire to answer to the people.
Iron Man reconnects with his old friend War Machine (Cheadle).
Based on the groundbreaking-but-still-controversial event series from Marvel Comics, Civil War finds members of The Avengers and other super-powered individuals divided by a government initiative to register and regulate their activities. The result of such an effort finds onetime Avengers leader Steve Rogers taking up arms with those opposing the registration when his best friend Bucky Barnes (recently revealed to have been transformed into the cyborg assassin Winter Soldier) becomes embroiled in the backlash against their kind.
Details of the film’s allegedly major plot-turns are being kept top secret, but longtime Marvel fans definitely recall the original Civil War ended with a Marvel Universe so bitterly divided it was left vulnerable to the destruction of Secret Invasion and World War Hulk. It also left Captain America in the tricky position of being dead (though he got better). Many MCU fans are already bracing themselves for the possibility that this version may conclude under similarly dire circumstances, with rumors of a radically reconstituted version of The Avengers set to convene for the first of two Infinity War movies.
Fueling speculation about the possibility of major characters meeting a final (or as final as it gets for superheroes) end is the fact that at least two upcoming Marvel features involve characters associated with death and/or resurrection. For starters, Doctor Strange is frequently tasked with traveling to the afterlife to interact with or “bring back” lost comrades, and Thor: Ragnarok purportedly involves the God of Thunder visiting Hell itself. As speculated by many fans, it’s not implausible to imagine Civil War could end with one or more significant characters “dying” in order to sit out first Infinity War installment only to be dramatically revived for Part II.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016;Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.
Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75
Hollywood star Rutger Hauer has died aged 75.
The actor was best known for playing Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner and also Sin City, Batman Begins and TV show True Blood.
His agent Steve Kenis confirmed Hauer died on Friday following a short illness. His funeral was held on Wednesday.
Tributes have begun pouring in for the star, with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeting to say: “RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.”
KISS musician Gene Simmons wrote: “Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.”
Hauer was born in Breukelen in the Netherlands and did stints in both the merchant navy and army before he became an actor.
He got his big break in 1969, when he became the lead in TV series Floris.
Away from acting, Hauer launched The Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, which aimed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, especially within children and pregnant women.
Issuing a statement following his death, the foundation said: “The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.
“He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years.
“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.”
Beyoncé is the New Nala! The Lion King Fans Are Not so Impressed!
Are you as much of a fan of both Beyonce and The Lion King as I am? I mean, Beyonce could sing the phone book and I would still think she sounds angelic! And as an African, I am bound to love The Lion King!
If you are at least a fan of either, Beyonce or The Lion King, I’m sure you already know that Beyonce stars as Nala in the latest Lion King movie. Now its trailer is already out, and it is set to hit the cinemas soon! There are also beautiful photos of the “Lion King” cast all over the internet. Have I already told you just how beautiful the photos are? If you would like to see them, check them out here!
Now the problem is that some Twitter users are not so happy with “Queen Bey” as Nala! Honestly, I personally wouldn’t find fault in anything that Beyonce does, but clearly, not everyone shares the same sentiments as myself! One critic claimed that Beyonce is being “too Beyonce”, I don’t even know what that means.
The critic tweeted, “It’s like something is off here, maybe the lions look too real for voice-overs. And I know Nala is Beyonce but it sounds very Beyonce. It’s so distracting…”! Another also posted, “Okay I’m going to be brave and say this but I don’t think I like Beyonce as Nala. I wish she had just done the soundtrack but her voice doesn’t suit Nala. Hope I’m wrong…”!
Another Twitter user suggested that Queen Bey should have tried to change her voice to suit the character, saying her voice is “too distinct for this. It doesn’t even sound like she attempted to change the sound of her voice for the character”.
Robert Pattinson is Officially The New Batman, Film Releases in 2021
After weeks of speculation, Robert Pattinson has officially inherited the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck. The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson, 33, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
After weeks of speculation, Robert Pattinson has officially inherited the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck
The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson, 33, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Pattinson’s first film as the billionaire crime fighter Bruce Wayne, who assumes a full-body black costume to battle baddies in Gotham City, will be titled The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, and set for release in June 2021. Originally scheduled to start shooting in 2017, The Batman will be the first solo Caped Crusader film to form part of the DC Extended Universe.
The Warner Bros studio confirmed to Variety on Friday that Pattinson had beaten the other names on the shortlist – which included Nicholas Hoult – to the role. Following breakthrough performances in the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Pattinson has spent some years steering clear of the mainstream, instead working with directors such as David Cronenberg, David Michôd, the Safdie brothers and James Gray.
His recent collaboration with the French director Claire Denis, erotic sci-fi mystery High Life, won Pattinson considerable acclaim. He also stars in one of the best-reviewed films from this year’s Cannes festival: Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse, an intense psychodrama set in 19th-century Maine.
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