Marvel Launches Anti-Spoiler Campaign Ahead of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Video)

Marvel has launched an anti-spoiler campaign ahead of the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I’m not telling you a damn thing,” Anthony Mackie says at the start of the video.

“I can’t say for sure… anything,” Chris Pratt adds, while Tom Holland awkwardly gulps down a glass of water to avoid revealing any spoilers.

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The video also includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans.

“#ThanosDemandsYourSilence,” the video says at the end.

At the beginning of the month, directors Joe and Anthony Russo asked fans to not spoil the movie for anyone in a letter tweeted to fans.

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“Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the Russo Brothers wrote in the letter.

“Infinity War,” set to enter theaters on Friday, is the culmination of Marvel’s audacious plans that started with “Iron Man” in 2008. The film is expected to open with $215 million, according to analysts at Box Office Pro.

Watch the PSA video above.

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Marvel has launched an anti-spoiler campaign ahead of the release of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I’m not telling you a damn thing,” Anthony Mackie says at the start of the video.

“I can’t say for sure… anything,” Chris Pratt adds, while Tom Holland awkwardly gulps down a glass of water to avoid revealing any spoilers.

The video also includes Robert Downey Jr., Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans.

“#ThanosDemandsYourSilence,” the video says at the end.

At the beginning of the month, directors Joe and Anthony Russo asked fans to not spoil the movie for anyone in a letter tweeted to fans.

“Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the Russo Brothers wrote in the letter.

“Infinity War,” set to enter theaters on Friday, is the culmination of Marvel’s audacious plans that started with “Iron Man” in 2008. The film is expected to open with $215 million, according to analysts at Box Office Pro.

Watch the PSA video above.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Avengers: Infinity War' First Reactions Are in: 'I Have Never Left a Film This Awestruck'

'Avengers: Infinity War': Bruce Banner and Doctor Strange Explain Thanos to Tony Stark (Video)

A Brief History of James Cameron Dumping on Beloved Movies, From 'Avengers' to 'Star Wars' (Photos)

Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 3: Christina Hendricks, Ansel Elgort, Karen Gillan, Michael Shannon & More

The Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival is up and running for five talent-filled days at the NYC fest; including visits by Christina Hendricks (Egg), Ansel Elgort (Jonathan), Karen Gillan (The Party’s Just Beginning), Michael Shannon (St…

The Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival is up and running for five talent-filled days at the NYC fest; including visits by Christina Hendricks (Egg), Ansel Elgort (Jonathan), Karen Gillan (The Party’s Just Beginning), Michael Shannon (State Like Sleep), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video…

‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ Review: Karen Gillan’s Homegrown Drama Is a Directorial Debut That Promises Great Things — Tribeca

The Scottish actress uses the tragic history of her own hometown to tell an intimate coming of age story that shows off her filmmaking chops.

The opposite of a vanity project, actress Karen Gillan’s dramatic feature directorial debut “The Party’s Just Beginning” gives the former “Doctor Who” and current MCU star the space to dig into a meaty role while also showing off her serious filmmaking chops. Set in Gillan’s own hometown of Inverness, the film uses the tragic history of the Scottish Highlands (which has the highest suicide rate in the U.K.) to spin out an intimate coming of age tale, bolstered by Gillan’s dark sense of humor and a firm understanding of how to play with narrative conventions. She’s got real style, and it shows in every minute of this particular party.

Fittingly enough, “The Party’s Just Beginning” opens at a rollicking pub, where a wasted Liusaidh (Gillan) is crooning out bad karaoke — half lyrics, half garbled manifesto. Candy pink subtitles stream across the screen, all the better to approximate the full karaoke experience, though they do little to clarify much beyond the fact that Liusaidh is in a very bad way. Her adventure out doesn’t stop there, as she drunkenly dances through the pub, making her way to the street, where she bumps into a French fry-munching stranger, who she engages in a quick, dirty alley-set dalliance before stumbling her way home. Stuffing her face with fries she didn’t pay for, Liusaidh is alone, on edge, a wreck. We’ll soon learn why.

Gillan’s film weaves together both the past and the present, folding situations into each other with an ease that brushes past any initial audience confusion. On one of her drunken walks home (it’s clear these are a frequent occurrence), Liusaidh runs into her beloved best friend Alistair (Matthew Beard), who just so happened to die a year earlier. Her nightly jaunts takes her past the site of his suicide, and he appears to her, fully formed and ready to jump from a bridge all over again. No wonder she’s such a mess, and — worse yet — no wonder she can’t move past her pain. For Liusaidh, it’s a living, breathing thing.

When she’s not drinking her face off, Liusaidh kills time with a dead-end job at a local grocery store, avoiding her similarly dead-eyed parents (her mom is a broke shopaholic, while her dad’s most fulfilling relationship appears to be with the family television), and spying on a neighboring family that seem to have it together (they don’t, a theme that runs throughout the film). Liusaidh barely has any friends and even less hobbies — “I know about cheese,” she offers her mother when accused of having no passion in life — but some secretive piano playing hints that perhaps her heart isn’t totally closed off.

“The Party’s Just Beginning”

A pair of mysterious figures promise Liusaidh the faintest glimmers of emotion, including handsome stranger Dale (Lee Pace) and a gentle elderly man who mistakenly calls up Liusaidh’s house line, which is just one digit off from a local suicide hotline. At first, it’s a movie-ready contrivance: She’s faced with other people in desperate need of help when she’s in no place to offer it. But Gillan’s restrained approach to the material keeps the film from falling into standard tropes. Even in the midst of so many different tragedies, “The Party’s Just Beginning” never gets overwrought, instead keeping a close hold on the humanity at its core.

A series of flashbacks, meted out over the course of the film, reveal that Liusaidh may have already been at loose ends long before she lost her friend, and help provide a deeper insight into what was going on with Alistair before he took his own life. Liusaidh may have a lot of problems, but “The Party’s Just Beginning” makes a strong case that it’s her shaky identity that has made everything so bad for her. In early scenes of her with Alistair, pre-tragedy Liusaidh is revealed to be a kind and considerate friend, and the tragedy of losing Alistair is compounded by her eventual loss of that identity.

“I wasn’t always like this,” Liusaidh tells another character late in the film, just as she’s slowly coming to the realization that perhaps she doesn’t have to be like this anymore either. “You’re only at the beginning, it’s all to come,” her friend responds, which is true for both Liusaidh and for Gillan’s burgeoning filmmaking career.

Grade: B+

“The Party’s Just Beginning” had its international premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It is currently seeking U.S. distribution.

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Who’s Going to Die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? We Put Odds on Every Major Hero Biting the Dust

The huge threat to the universe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been teasing for just about the last decade is almost here. The Mad Titan Thanos arrives next week, in search of the Infinity Stones and looking to kill half of all life. All of the MCU heroes are coming together to fight Thanos, but surely not all of them will make it through “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Nobody knows for sure who is going to come out alive once the dust settles and the Infinity stones realign reality. But that doesn’t mean we can make some educated guesses, based on what we know of the MCU stories up until now, the hints hidden in the movie’s trailers, and the background information about actor contracts and future movie plans. Plus, it’s fun to just make wild, overly analytical guesses about what could happen in the movie when everyone in the MCU finally comes together with a common goal: to not get squashed by Thanos.

So let’s go down the list of major characters in “Avenger: Infinity War,” and our odds of them taking one for the team.

Also Read: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ — Where and How Will the Soul Stone Show Up?

Loki

Beloved MCU villain Loki has come a long way over the many movies he’s appeared in, but in “Thor: Ragnarok,” he went through some significant character development. When Asgard needed him, and when Thor needed him, he was there. He seems to finally have gotten over some of his resentment for his brother and his father, learned a thing or two, and at least briefly embraced being less of a villainous jerk.

Of course, the trailers for “Infinity War,” and the setup during the mid-credits scene of “Thor: Ragnarok,” suggest that things with Loki in the next movie will be complicated. We know Thanos captured the Asgardian ship, and it was heavily implied that Loki stole the Tesseract from Asgard’s vault before the planet was destroyed. It seems pretty clear that Loki hands over the Tesseract — which contains the Space Infinity Stone. Loki previously worked for Thanos in “The Avengers” when he attacked Earth, and we’ve seen him in the trailers with Thanos’ elite squad of lieutenants, the Black Order. So there’s a good chance Loki joins up with the bad guys. The question is, will he die fighting the Avengers and his adopted brother? It seems like what’s more likely is that Loki will double-cross Thanos in one final redeeming moment, and die to protect Thor. Either way, Loki is as good as dead.

Odds: 3/2

Also Read: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: How That Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Heimdall

A big to-do like “Infinity War” needs really high stakes, even more than the usual “the world is about to end” stuff that the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies get up to. Driving those stakes home means MCU characters are going to have to die to sell just how big a deal Thanos is. Heimdall is high on the list of people who are recognizable enough to matter to the audience, but expendable enough that the story can lose them without it creating a major hurdle.

Heimdall popped up in the first two “Thor” movies in a limited way, but he really got some spotlight in “Thor: Ragnarok.” As a savior of the Asgardian people and a kicker of the asses of Hela’s army, he’s proven himself to be pretty formidable and heroic, plus more interesting than just being the guy who stands at the Bifrost gate, waiting to turn it on and off. In fact, Heimdall rising in the estimation of fans of late means he’s even more likely to die, since it’ll be even more resonant. It’s time to come to grips with the fact that we’ll probably lose Heimdall in Thanos’ war.

Odds: 3/2

Also Read: The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Infinity War’

Nebula

Angry characters on a vengeance-fueled vendetta are extremely prone to dying at the end of their stories, especially if they’re bad guys who turned good. Nebula, being the daughter of Thanos who hunted the Guardians of the Galaxy in the first of their movies before teaming up with them to stop Ego in the second one, and then setting off to kill Thanos as that movie came to a close, checks all the boxes of a tragedy waiting to happen. We can only hope, then, that when Nebula goes out she goes out with a bang.

Odds: 2/1

One of the Guardians of the Galaxy

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is already on the Marvel schedule for 2020, so it’s safe to say that most of the group will need to make it out of this whole deal alive because rebooting that franchise already would be kinda weird. But at the same time, there’s certainly room to kill off at least one member of the team. It wouldn’t be Gamora, because she’s gotta cry about Nebula’s sacrifice. I would guess it won’t be Mantis, just because that prospect doesn’t really feel right tonally. It probably wouldn’t be Rocket, because he’s Rocket. And they won’t kill Groot again. So if any of the Guardians is going to bite the dust in “Infinity War,” my money would be on either Star Lord or Drax going down.

Odds of any one of the Guardians dying: 5/1

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Somebody from Wakanda

T’Challa, Okoye and Shuri are probably safe. Lupita Nyong’o is apparently not in “Infinity War,” so she is obviously safe as well. Our guess for a Wakandan character to die would be either T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda, or M’Baku. M’Baku would no doubt have a totally sick death if he goes, but he’s such a fan favorite that if they had planned to kill him off they may have reconsidered after seeing his reception in “Black Panther.”

Odd of any key character from Wakanda dying: 5/1

War Machine

Don Cheadle may be the greatest actor involved in this franchise, but Colonel Rhodes has functioned basically as a sidekick in this franchise — and in a “people are gonna die in this movie” situation, that puts him squarely in the category of “characters who are expendable.” On the other hand, if Tony dies then Rhodie would be primed to fill that void going forward. This one feels like a coin flip.

Odds: 4/1

Vision

Vision is in a pretty precarious position when Thanos comes to town. The Mad Titan is hunting Infinity Stones — and Vision is an Infinity Stone. It looks as though “Infinity War” is in large chunks about the Avengers trying to protect Vision from Thanos’ attacks, with much of the group taking him off to Wakanda for safekeeping. But the trailers also suggest that it’s not going to work, with Thanos’ goons trying to pry the Infinity Stone out of Vision’s head. Another shot seems even more extreme, potentially hinting at Vision’s head being severed entirely. And since Thanos’ whole deal is creating the Infinity Gauntlet and bending reality, it seems naive to think he won’t eventually get all the stones together, which is bad news for Vision.

It’s going to be sad, too. The trailers hint at the growing relationship between Vision and Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, and seem to suggest we’ll be seeing a lot of longing looks between the pair leading up to Vision’s eventual demise.

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All that said, the trailers also give a clue that what would be death for other people might not be for our weird magic robot friend. There’s one shot in the trailer that shows a headless character with a cape billowing, not crumbled on the ground but standing (or hovering) above it as if alive. It’s tough to say exactly what we’re seeing there — the cape looks red in the trailer (not gold like Vision’s), so that could be some sort of headless Thor, and we’ve also speculated that Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation, which is apparently sentient, could become more than just a piece of clothing. But a headless Vision could definitely work — even Vision doesn’t fully understand what Vision is, so maybe losing his head and the Mind Stone won’t mean he’s completely lost.

But ultimately whether or not that headless is immaterial to whether Vision is gonna die in “Infinity War.” And it definitely looks like he’s gonna die.

Odds: 3/1

Side note: here’s the image if you wanna make a guess. Definitely some major Thor-looking elements there.

Thor

Thor, as mentioned, could be the one who loses his head and survives — he’s a god, after all. But Thor, like Tony Stark, has had a complete arc over the course of the five movies he’s appeared in, finally achieving his full power in “Ragnarok” after losing his eye and his father, Odin. Which, in these sorts of stories, means he’s finally poised to go out in a blaze of glory. He’s lost pretty much everything at this point — his home and most of his people before this movie, and probably the rest of his people at Thanos’ hands at the beginning of this movie. Thor may very well be the last of the Asgardians after the first act of “Infinity War,” so it would be fitting for him to die taking down the ultimate big bad.

On the other hand, it would also be fitting for him to rebuild Asgardian civilization and serve as a sort of an elder adviser to the Avengers and the rest of the good guys moving forward.

Odds: 5/1

Also Read: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: What’s the Deal With Thor’s Eye?

Bruce Banner/Hulk

“Thor: Ragnarok” likewise completed Bruce Banner’s character arc, as he has finally after all these years accepted who he is. He’s finally comfortable in both his skins, and that feels like a death sentence for him.

Odds: 2/1

Captain America

It’s a sad fact that Cap’s days have felt numbered ever since he was thawed out of the ice after having been out of the world for 66 years. Cap cuts a tragic figure, losing everything to defeat HYDRA and Red Skull, including his only love, Peggy Carter. He’s been pretty sad stuck in the modern era, too, since he doesn’t feel at home there — and modern America and the rest of the world have him pretty disappointed. So Cap’s a beloved hero, but an unhappy one who’s trapped in a world into which he doesn’t fit, and his only love is gone. That’s a perfect cocktail of tragedy that makes him a great candidate to consign himself to the void in service of his friends, and Earth.

Add to that the fact Chris Evans has said publicly that he’s ready to move on and that his Marvel contract ends after “Avengers 4,” and, well, it’s pretty obvious.

Cap was always going to go down fighting, and very likely in the service of protecting his comrades, so we’ll probably see that in some capacity in “Infinity War.” The trailers include a pretty potentially horrible shot of Cap catching Thanos’ monster hand and straining to hold the Mad Titan back, which looks like it really could be Cap’s last moment. We’re guessing Marvel Studios’ marketing team wouldn’t put the four seconds immediately preceding Cap’s grisly death in a trailer, though — plus, in those Wakanda scenes, Cap hasn’t gotten back his iconic shield, and it would be weird if he died without it. We’ll definitely get a hero shot of him reunited with that faithful companion before Cap buys it.

Odds: 3/2

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Clint “Hawkeye” Barton

Poor Clint has always been the odd Avenger out, since his power — extremely good aim specifically with a bow and arrow — has somewhat limited applications. He’s instead usually been used as the “regular human person” of the core Avengers squad, primarily providing things like SHIELD expertise, and humor. That’s not to undercut his value to the team, since Clint has proven time and again how integral he is, but the guy’s about ready to hang it up now that actual superheroes and godlike aliens are around.

This situation doesn’t bode well for Hawkeye, really. He’s got a family and a bunch of young kids, and we know Linda Cardellini, who plays Clint’s wife Laura, will be back for “Infinity War.” Between his “getting too old for this shit” routine, his relatability as a mostly non-super, and his extremely adorable family who would be devastated by his death, Clint has a lot of things stacked up against him that would make his loss a heart-wrencher.

On the other hand, all of that would also make it fit for a super person to die saving Clint, prompting him to ask why. “Because they need you,” the super person would say. His conspicuous absence in the marketing also, possibly counterintuitively, implies to us that his role is too important to be that of just another dead body. It would be weird for him to die in whatever secret battle is the only one he’s involved in.

Odds: 4/1

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Tony Stark

If anybody can be considered the main character of the entire Marvel Cinematic Univers so far, it’s Iron Man. All the movies he’s been in have been as much about developing his arc over the past ten years as they have been about anything else, and so it follows that “Infinity War” could easily conclude with Tony making the ultimate sacrifice.

Remember, too, that the human suffering Tony caused didn’t end when he ordered Stark Industry to stop manufacturing and selling weapons. The entire Ultron thing was definitely his fault, and the Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” only existed because Stark Industries tried to run all the small business salvagers in New York out of business after the first “Avengers” movie. Tony Stark has been both the main hero and, arguably, the main villain of the MCU. If Tony can finally come to grips with that fact, it will make his end all the more impactful. I hope we get a tear-filed monologue before Tony goes!

Odds: 3/1

Also Read: Kevin Feige Teases Killing Off Avengers for Good: ‘People Need to Be Careful What They Wish for’

(Half of) Everybody

Thanos’ stated goal is to wipe out half the population of the universe. The reasons are complicated in the comics (he’s in love with the physical manifestation of Death and is trying to impress her, and also he’s mad) and haven’t come up yet in the films. We know he’s going for that, though, and the thing about having a gauntlet filled with super-powerful magic gems that have the ability to literally reshape reality is, it would be kind of dull if it never got used to its full potential. The Infinity Gauntlet is the ultimate Chekhov’s Gun, and to not see it used in its full glory would be a letdown. So it seems likely Thanos might actually accomplish his goal, or least a part of it, in “Infinity War.”

We have some other evidence that suggests “Infinity War” might not end on a high note. There are two movies between “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” — “Captain Marvel” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” — and they both pointedly take place before “Infinity War.” Captain Marvel jumps all the way back to the 1990s, while the “Ant-Man” sequel pops up sometime in the post-“Captain America: Civil War” era, but before all the major changes that “Infinity War” is sure to create for the MCU. No movies are going to address the aftermath of “Infinity War” until “Avengers 4” pops up in 2019, and that means that “Infinity War” could easily end with the good guys losing.

The thing about the Infinity Gauntlet and its incredible power is that it gives “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” a potential “get out of jail free” card when it comes to Thanos winning and characters dying. The Time Stone in particular makes traveling back in time possible, and the power of all the stones together can change the fabric of reality. Just because the Avengers lose or die in “Infinity War” doesn’t mean they have to stay dead, potentially.

Odds: 2/1

Also Read: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ — Where and How Will the Soul Stone Show Up?

Black Panther, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Bucky, Doctor Strange, Wong, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, the Wasp, most of the Guardians of the Galaxy

If “Infinity War” doesn’t end with a Thanos victory and all the heroes dead, these are the characters we feel are absolutely safe.

Black Widow seems poised to lead the Avengers going into the next phase. Scarlet Witch is just too good to get rid of, plus she and Falcon very much have the vibe of Avengers: the Next Generation. There’s no way they gave Bucky the White Wolf title only to kill him off before he can be the White Wolf in a “Black Panther” movie. Doctor Strange and Wong haven’t been around long enough to kill off. Ant-Man seems too important in the near term to kill off — though “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is set before “Infinity War,” its placement on the calendar here would indicate he and the Wasp are extremely important in the near term.

And, of course, Spider-Man and the Guardians are the only characters who have movies on the schedule beyond “Avengers 4,” so they have to make it through all this more or less unscathed.

And yeah there’s just no way Black Panther is gonna die here. Just no way.

BONUS: Nick Fury

We actually don’t even know if Nick Fury is in this movie — Sam Jackson has said he’s not in it, but he’s been spotted around set from time to time. But if he is in it, will he die? Mur guess would be no, since he hasn’t shown up in the MCU at all since “Age of Ultron.”  But honestly, since we know absolutely nothing about the context in which he might appear, it’s tough to gauge this one.

Odds: 6/1

The huge threat to the universe that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been teasing for just about the last decade is almost here. The Mad Titan Thanos arrives next week, in search of the Infinity Stones and looking to kill half of all life. All of the MCU heroes are coming together to fight Thanos, but surely not all of them will make it through “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Nobody knows for sure who is going to come out alive once the dust settles and the Infinity stones realign reality. But that doesn’t mean we can make some educated guesses, based on what we know of the MCU stories up until now, the hints hidden in the movie’s trailers, and the background information about actor contracts and future movie plans. Plus, it’s fun to just make wild, overly analytical guesses about what could happen in the movie when everyone in the MCU finally comes together with a common goal: to not get squashed by Thanos.

So let’s go down the list of major characters in “Avenger: Infinity War,” and our odds of them taking one for the team.

Loki

Beloved MCU villain Loki has come a long way over the many movies he’s appeared in, but in “Thor: Ragnarok,” he went through some significant character development. When Asgard needed him, and when Thor needed him, he was there. He seems to finally have gotten over some of his resentment for his brother and his father, learned a thing or two, and at least briefly embraced being less of a villainous jerk.

Of course, the trailers for “Infinity War,” and the setup during the mid-credits scene of “Thor: Ragnarok,” suggest that things with Loki in the next movie will be complicated. We know Thanos captured the Asgardian ship, and it was heavily implied that Loki stole the Tesseract from Asgard’s vault before the planet was destroyed. It seems pretty clear that Loki hands over the Tesseract — which contains the Space Infinity Stone. Loki previously worked for Thanos in “The Avengers” when he attacked Earth, and we’ve seen him in the trailers with Thanos’ elite squad of lieutenants, the Black Order. So there’s a good chance Loki joins up with the bad guys. The question is, will he die fighting the Avengers and his adopted brother? It seems like what’s more likely is that Loki will double-cross Thanos in one final redeeming moment, and die to protect Thor. Either way, Loki is as good as dead.

Odds: 3/2

Heimdall

A big to-do like “Infinity War” needs really high stakes, even more than the usual “the world is about to end” stuff that the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies get up to. Driving those stakes home means MCU characters are going to have to die to sell just how big a deal Thanos is. Heimdall is high on the list of people who are recognizable enough to matter to the audience, but expendable enough that the story can lose them without it creating a major hurdle.

Heimdall popped up in the first two “Thor” movies in a limited way, but he really got some spotlight in “Thor: Ragnarok.” As a savior of the Asgardian people and a kicker of the asses of Hela’s army, he’s proven himself to be pretty formidable and heroic, plus more interesting than just being the guy who stands at the Bifrost gate, waiting to turn it on and off. In fact, Heimdall rising in the estimation of fans of late means he’s even more likely to die, since it’ll be even more resonant. It’s time to come to grips with the fact that we’ll probably lose Heimdall in Thanos’ war.

Odds: 3/2

Nebula

Angry characters on a vengeance-fueled vendetta are extremely prone to dying at the end of their stories, especially if they’re bad guys who turned good. Nebula, being the daughter of Thanos who hunted the Guardians of the Galaxy in the first of their movies before teaming up with them to stop Ego in the second one, and then setting off to kill Thanos as that movie came to a close, checks all the boxes of a tragedy waiting to happen. We can only hope, then, that when Nebula goes out she goes out with a bang.

Odds: 2/1

One of the Guardians of the Galaxy

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is already on the Marvel schedule for 2020, so it’s safe to say that most of the group will need to make it out of this whole deal alive because rebooting that franchise already would be kinda weird. But at the same time, there’s certainly room to kill off at least one member of the team. It wouldn’t be Gamora, because she’s gotta cry about Nebula’s sacrifice. I would guess it won’t be Mantis, just because that prospect doesn’t really feel right tonally. It probably wouldn’t be Rocket, because he’s Rocket. And they won’t kill Groot again. So if any of the Guardians is going to bite the dust in “Infinity War,” my money would be on either Star Lord or Drax going down.

Odds of any one of the Guardians dying: 5/1

Somebody from Wakanda

T’Challa, Okoye and Shuri are probably safe. Lupita Nyong’o is apparently not in “Infinity War,” so she is obviously safe as well. Our guess for a Wakandan character to die would be either T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda, or M’Baku. M’Baku would no doubt have a totally sick death if he goes, but he’s such a fan favorite that if they had planned to kill him off they may have reconsidered after seeing his reception in “Black Panther.”

Odd of any key character from Wakanda dying: 5/1

War Machine

Don Cheadle may be the greatest actor involved in this franchise, but Colonel Rhodes has functioned basically as a sidekick in this franchise — and in a “people are gonna die in this movie” situation, that puts him squarely in the category of “characters who are expendable.” On the other hand, if Tony dies then Rhodie would be primed to fill that void going forward. This one feels like a coin flip.

Odds: 4/1

Vision

Vision is in a pretty precarious position when Thanos comes to town. The Mad Titan is hunting Infinity Stones — and Vision is an Infinity Stone. It looks as though “Infinity War” is in large chunks about the Avengers trying to protect Vision from Thanos’ attacks, with much of the group taking him off to Wakanda for safekeeping. But the trailers also suggest that it’s not going to work, with Thanos’ goons trying to pry the Infinity Stone out of Vision’s head. Another shot seems even more extreme, potentially hinting at Vision’s head being severed entirely. And since Thanos’ whole deal is creating the Infinity Gauntlet and bending reality, it seems naive to think he won’t eventually get all the stones together, which is bad news for Vision.

It’s going to be sad, too. The trailers hint at the growing relationship between Vision and Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch, and seem to suggest we’ll be seeing a lot of longing looks between the pair leading up to Vision’s eventual demise.

All that said, the trailers also give a clue that what would be death for other people might not be for our weird magic robot friend. There’s one shot in the trailer that shows a headless character with a cape billowing, not crumbled on the ground but standing (or hovering) above it as if alive. It’s tough to say exactly what we’re seeing there — the cape looks red in the trailer (not gold like Vision’s), so that could be some sort of headless Thor, and we’ve also speculated that Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation, which is apparently sentient, could become more than just a piece of clothing. But a headless Vision could definitely work — even Vision doesn’t fully understand what Vision is, so maybe losing his head and the Mind Stone won’t mean he’s completely lost.

But ultimately whether or not that headless is immaterial to whether Vision is gonna die in “Infinity War.” And it definitely looks like he’s gonna die.

Odds: 3/1

Side note: here’s the image if you wanna make a guess. Definitely some major Thor-looking elements there.

Thor

Thor, as mentioned, could be the one who loses his head and survives — he’s a god, after all. But Thor, like Tony Stark, has had a complete arc over the course of the five movies he’s appeared in, finally achieving his full power in “Ragnarok” after losing his eye and his father, Odin. Which, in these sorts of stories, means he’s finally poised to go out in a blaze of glory. He’s lost pretty much everything at this point — his home and most of his people before this movie, and probably the rest of his people at Thanos’ hands at the beginning of this movie. Thor may very well be the last of the Asgardians after the first act of “Infinity War,” so it would be fitting for him to die taking down the ultimate big bad.

On the other hand, it would also be fitting for him to rebuild Asgardian civilization and serve as a sort of an elder adviser to the Avengers and the rest of the good guys moving forward.

Odds: 5/1

Bruce Banner/Hulk

“Thor: Ragnarok” likewise completed Bruce Banner’s character arc, as he has finally after all these years accepted who he is. He’s finally comfortable in both his skins, and that feels like a death sentence for him.

Odds: 2/1

Captain America

It’s a sad fact that Cap’s days have felt numbered ever since he was thawed out of the ice after having been out of the world for 66 years. Cap cuts a tragic figure, losing everything to defeat HYDRA and Red Skull, including his only love, Peggy Carter. He’s been pretty sad stuck in the modern era, too, since he doesn’t feel at home there — and modern America and the rest of the world have him pretty disappointed. So Cap’s a beloved hero, but an unhappy one who’s trapped in a world into which he doesn’t fit, and his only love is gone. That’s a perfect cocktail of tragedy that makes him a great candidate to consign himself to the void in service of his friends, and Earth.

Add to that the fact Chris Evans has said publicly that he’s ready to move on and that his Marvel contract ends after “Avengers 4,” and, well, it’s pretty obvious.

Cap was always going to go down fighting, and very likely in the service of protecting his comrades, so we’ll probably see that in some capacity in “Infinity War.” The trailers include a pretty potentially horrible shot of Cap catching Thanos’ monster hand and straining to hold the Mad Titan back, which looks like it really could be Cap’s last moment. We’re guessing Marvel Studios’ marketing team wouldn’t put the four seconds immediately preceding Cap’s grisly death in a trailer, though — plus, in those Wakanda scenes, Cap hasn’t gotten back his iconic shield, and it would be weird if he died without it. We’ll definitely get a hero shot of him reunited with that faithful companion before Cap buys it.

Odds: 3/2

Clint “Hawkeye” Barton

Poor Clint has always been the odd Avenger out, since his power — extremely good aim specifically with a bow and arrow — has somewhat limited applications. He’s instead usually been used as the “regular human person” of the core Avengers squad, primarily providing things like SHIELD expertise, and humor. That’s not to undercut his value to the team, since Clint has proven time and again how integral he is, but the guy’s about ready to hang it up now that actual superheroes and godlike aliens are around.

This situation doesn’t bode well for Hawkeye, really. He’s got a family and a bunch of young kids, and we know Linda Cardellini, who plays Clint’s wife Laura, will be back for “Infinity War.” Between his “getting too old for this shit” routine, his relatability as a mostly non-super, and his extremely adorable family who would be devastated by his death, Clint has a lot of things stacked up against him that would make his loss a heart-wrencher.

On the other hand, all of that would also make it fit for a super person to die saving Clint, prompting him to ask why. “Because they need you,” the super person would say. His conspicuous absence in the marketing also, possibly counterintuitively, implies to us that his role is too important to be that of just another dead body. It would be weird for him to die in whatever secret battle is the only one he’s involved in.

Odds: 4/1

Tony Stark

If anybody can be considered the main character of the entire Marvel Cinematic Univers so far, it’s Iron Man. All the movies he’s been in have been as much about developing his arc over the past ten years as they have been about anything else, and so it follows that “Infinity War” could easily conclude with Tony making the ultimate sacrifice.

Remember, too, that the human suffering Tony caused didn’t end when he ordered Stark Industry to stop manufacturing and selling weapons. The entire Ultron thing was definitely his fault, and the Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” only existed because Stark Industries tried to run all the small business salvagers in New York out of business after the first “Avengers” movie. Tony Stark has been both the main hero and, arguably, the main villain of the MCU. If Tony can finally come to grips with that fact, it will make his end all the more impactful. I hope we get a tear-filed monologue before Tony goes!

Odds: 3/1

(Half of) Everybody

Thanos’ stated goal is to wipe out half the population of the universe. The reasons are complicated in the comics (he’s in love with the physical manifestation of Death and is trying to impress her, and also he’s mad) and haven’t come up yet in the films. We know he’s going for that, though, and the thing about having a gauntlet filled with super-powerful magic gems that have the ability to literally reshape reality is, it would be kind of dull if it never got used to its full potential. The Infinity Gauntlet is the ultimate Chekhov’s Gun, and to not see it used in its full glory would be a letdown. So it seems likely Thanos might actually accomplish his goal, or least a part of it, in “Infinity War.”

We have some other evidence that suggests “Infinity War” might not end on a high note. There are two movies between “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” — “Captain Marvel” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” — and they both pointedly take place before “Infinity War.” Captain Marvel jumps all the way back to the 1990s, while the “Ant-Man” sequel pops up sometime in the post-“Captain America: Civil War” era, but before all the major changes that “Infinity War” is sure to create for the MCU. No movies are going to address the aftermath of “Infinity War” until “Avengers 4” pops up in 2019, and that means that “Infinity War” could easily end with the good guys losing.

The thing about the Infinity Gauntlet and its incredible power is that it gives “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” a potential “get out of jail free” card when it comes to Thanos winning and characters dying. The Time Stone in particular makes traveling back in time possible, and the power of all the stones together can change the fabric of reality. Just because the Avengers lose or die in “Infinity War” doesn’t mean they have to stay dead, potentially.

Odds: 2/1

Black Panther, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Bucky, Doctor Strange, Wong, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, the Wasp, most of the Guardians of the Galaxy

If “Infinity War” doesn’t end with a Thanos victory and all the heroes dead, these are the characters we feel are absolutely safe.

Black Widow seems poised to lead the Avengers going into the next phase. Scarlet Witch is just too good to get rid of, plus she and Falcon very much have the vibe of Avengers: the Next Generation. There’s no way they gave Bucky the White Wolf title only to kill him off before he can be the White Wolf in a “Black Panther” movie. Doctor Strange and Wong haven’t been around long enough to kill off. Ant-Man seems too important in the near term to kill off — though “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is set before “Infinity War,” its placement on the calendar here would indicate he and the Wasp are extremely important in the near term.

And, of course, Spider-Man and the Guardians are the only characters who have movies on the schedule beyond “Avengers 4,” so they have to make it through all this more or less unscathed.

And yeah there’s just no way Black Panther is gonna die here. Just no way.

BONUS: Nick Fury

We actually don’t even know if Nick Fury is in this movie — Sam Jackson has said he’s not in it, but he’s been spotted around set from time to time. But if he is in it, will he die? Mur guess would be no, since he hasn’t shown up in the MCU at all since “Age of Ultron.”  But honestly, since we know absolutely nothing about the context in which he might appear, it’s tough to gauge this one.

Odds: 6/1

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.

That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.

Domestically, “Jumanji” is also the highest-grossing film ever in the careers of Johnson, Hart and Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is also the biggest Sony-owned release of all time at the global box office, as well as the second-highest grossing film ever released by the studio, just behind “Skyfall,” which is owned by MGM.

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” held the top spot at the box office for four weeks, including three weeks consecutively, after its release in December. It was also the first December wide release to hold the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since 1998’s “Titanic.

“Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.  It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

Matt Tolmach produced along with William Teitler.

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Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.

That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.

Domestically, “Jumanji” is also the highest-grossing film ever in the careers of Johnson, Hart and Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is also the biggest Sony-owned release of all time at the global box office, as well as the second-highest grossing film ever released by the studio, just behind “Skyfall,” which is owned by MGM.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” held the top spot at the box office for four weeks, including three weeks consecutively, after its release in December. It was also the first December wide release to hold the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since 1998’s “Titanic.

“Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.  It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

Matt Tolmach produced along with William Teitler.

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‘Jumanji’ Roars Past ‘The Greatest Showman’ in Wednesday Box Office Opening

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” earned a solid $7.2 million on its opening day Wednesday, on track for its $45 million six-day opening.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” grossed $2.45 million on Wednesday. It’s projected to have a six-day opening in the low-to-mid $20 million range against an $84 million budget.

Made on a budget of $90 million, “Jumanji” will try to peel off some family audiences and the 18-35 demographic with its quartet of box office drawing stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The film also has critics on its side, currently giving it an 77 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s CinemaScore is A-.

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Directed by Jake Kasdan and based on the 1995 Robin Williams adventure film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows four teens who wind up in detention and find a mysterious video game, which is actually the Jumanji board game from the first film transformed into a video game cartridge. When they play it, they get sucked inside the game and are transformed into their game avatars. With the help of another player who fell into the game 20 years ago (Nick Jonas), the quartet must find a way to escape. The film was written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner.

“The Greatest Showman” is directed by Michael Gracey from a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon with songs written by “La La Land” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams star. The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy, Best Original Song, and Best Actor for Jackman.

“The Greatest Showman,” a musical based on the life of famed circus founder P.T. Barnum, has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 48 percent. However, it has received a CinemaScore of A.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to continue its winning streak in its second weekend at the box office, looking to exceed another $100 million. So far, “The Last Jedi” has earned $261.8 million domestically, and $536.6 million globally.

Christmas weekend at the box office is going to become more crowded, as Trish Sie’s “Pitch Perfect 3,” Lawrence Sher’s “Father Figures” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are also opening in wide release.

In addition to these wide releases, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” and Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour” will expand nationwide while other awards contenders like Fox’s “The Post,” Sony’s “All The Money In The World,” STX’s “Molly’s Game,” and Focus’ “The Phantom Thread” will also make their entrance.

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” earned a solid $7.2 million on its opening day Wednesday, on track for its $45 million six-day opening.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” grossed $2.45 million on Wednesday. It’s projected to have a six-day opening in the low-to-mid $20 million range against an $84 million budget.

Made on a budget of $90 million, “Jumanji” will try to peel off some family audiences and the 18-35 demographic with its quartet of box office drawing stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The film also has critics on its side, currently giving it an 77 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s CinemaScore is A-.

Directed by Jake Kasdan and based on the 1995 Robin Williams adventure film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows four teens who wind up in detention and find a mysterious video game, which is actually the Jumanji board game from the first film transformed into a video game cartridge. When they play it, they get sucked inside the game and are transformed into their game avatars. With the help of another player who fell into the game 20 years ago (Nick Jonas), the quartet must find a way to escape. The film was written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner.

“The Greatest Showman” is directed by Michael Gracey from a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon with songs written by “La La Land” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams star. The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy, Best Original Song, and Best Actor for Jackman.

“The Greatest Showman,” a musical based on the life of famed circus founder P.T. Barnum, has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 48 percent. However, it has received a CinemaScore of A.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to continue its winning streak in its second weekend at the box office, looking to exceed another $100 million. So far, “The Last Jedi” has earned $261.8 million domestically, and $536.6 million globally.

Christmas weekend at the box office is going to become more crowded, as Trish Sie’s “Pitch Perfect 3,” Lawrence Sher’s “Father Figures” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are also opening in wide release.

In addition to these wide releases, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” and Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour” will expand nationwide while other awards contenders like Fox’s “The Post,” Sony’s “All The Money In The World,” STX’s “Molly’s Game,” and Focus’ “The Phantom Thread” will also make their entrance.

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‘Jumanji’ Star Nick Jonas on His ‘Bromance’ With Jack Black and the Viral ‘Jumanji, Jumanji’ Video

Thank the heavens Nick Jonas and Jack Black struck up a bromantic friendship on the set of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” — otherwise, would we have gotten the brilliant “Jumanji, Jumanji” song and the accompanying music video that has since gone viral?

In an interview with TheWrap, Jonas said it was awesome working with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Black on the film that opened in theaters Wednesday. But Jonas struck up a “bromance” with one actor in particular, he said.

“On the weekends, Jack and I would venture out for food — both of us being foodies — and there were just so many adventures to be had on Oahu,” Jonas said. “The scene that I had most fun shooting was probably the one with Jack by the water, where we are talking after Bethany [Black plays her avatar in the game] gave me one of her lives. It was a really nice scene and laid the emotional groundwork for the characters and you start to see the change in Bethany… We kind of connected right away. Our first day on set was the scene where my character, Alex, introduces himself in the treehouse, and we were able to break the ice pretty quickly and the friendship was born — the bromance, if you will.”

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And because they became so close, the duo blessed us with the song “Jumanji, Jumanji” and its accompanying brilliant music video, which made the rounds on social media earlier this week — and Jonas said that it’s the project that has gotten “the most love” from his friends. It has become such a cult hit by just living on the internet that Jonas doesn’t think he’ll be releasing the song on iTunes anytime soon: “Maybe Spotify,” he said.

“The movie and the video for ‘Jumanji, Jumanji’ were equally as fun to shoot,” he said, laughing. “You know, the music video was obviously a shorter shoot, it only took about an hour and a half. With this, you really gotta go all the way. I think we’d been singing the song for so long on set and after so much that we just said, ‘let’s go with it. We think it’s fun.’”

Though he’s most associated with his pop stardom, Jonas has starred in other films and TV series, like “Goat,” “Kingdom” and “Scream Queens.”  And, he told TheWrap, it was good training before he set out to film in the jungles of Hawaii.

“There’s a real chance in this movie and with my character especially to lay some of the emotional groundwork for the story, which I really love,” Jonas said. “Most of my projects, apart from ‘Scream Queens,’ have been more of a dramatic tip, so it’s been nice to use that training and put it to use in this film.”

He added, “In some ways, ‘Kingdom’ has prepared me for everything in my life. It was a moment of my life that I look back on with pride and joy… It was great preparation in learning to work with a team and finding your place within a broad story and being able to feel comfortable and confident every day on set.”

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When Jonas read the script for the project, he was happy to see that it was a “continuation of the original” as opposed to a remake of the 1995 film that starred Robin Williams.

“I’m a huge fan of the original and we felt that it was important to be able to bring ‘Jumanji’ to a new generation and do it in a way that really honored the original and paid homage to it and Robin Williams’ brilliant performance,” said Jonas.

After going on tour with Black to promote “Jumanji, Jumanji” (just kidding), Jonas plans to take some well-deserved time off for the holidays. After all, the singer and actor was nominated for his first Golden Globe for his song “Home” for the animated film “Ferdinand.”

“I never write any of my music with the intention to be recognized, I just think, let the song be written first and try to make it the best it can be,” he said of the song. “I’ll be honest, when I watched the movie the first time, I had a sense in my gut that it was special. It’s been one of the most special weeks of my life, and this recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press gives me that encouragement to keep trying to grow.”

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Thank the heavens Nick Jonas and Jack Black struck up a bromantic friendship on the set of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” — otherwise, would we have gotten the brilliant “Jumanji, Jumanji” song and the accompanying music video that has since gone viral?

In an interview with TheWrap, Jonas said it was awesome working with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Black on the film that opened in theaters Wednesday. But Jonas struck up a “bromance” with one actor in particular, he said.

“On the weekends, Jack and I would venture out for food — both of us being foodies — and there were just so many adventures to be had on Oahu,” Jonas said. “The scene that I had most fun shooting was probably the one with Jack by the water, where we are talking after Bethany [Black plays her avatar in the game] gave me one of her lives. It was a really nice scene and laid the emotional groundwork for the characters and you start to see the change in Bethany… We kind of connected right away. Our first day on set was the scene where my character, Alex, introduces himself in the treehouse, and we were able to break the ice pretty quickly and the friendship was born — the bromance, if you will.”

And because they became so close, the duo blessed us with the song “Jumanji, Jumanji” and its accompanying brilliant music video, which made the rounds on social media earlier this week — and Jonas said that it’s the project that has gotten “the most love” from his friends. It has become such a cult hit by just living on the internet that Jonas doesn’t think he’ll be releasing the song on iTunes anytime soon: “Maybe Spotify,” he said.

“The movie and the video for ‘Jumanji, Jumanji’ were equally as fun to shoot,” he said, laughing. “You know, the music video was obviously a shorter shoot, it only took about an hour and a half. With this, you really gotta go all the way. I think we’d been singing the song for so long on set and after so much that we just said, ‘let’s go with it. We think it’s fun.'”

Though he’s most associated with his pop stardom, Jonas has starred in other films and TV series, like “Goat,” “Kingdom” and “Scream Queens.”  And, he told TheWrap, it was good training before he set out to film in the jungles of Hawaii.

“There’s a real chance in this movie and with my character especially to lay some of the emotional groundwork for the story, which I really love,” Jonas said. “Most of my projects, apart from ‘Scream Queens,’ have been more of a dramatic tip, so it’s been nice to use that training and put it to use in this film.”

He added, “In some ways, ‘Kingdom’ has prepared me for everything in my life. It was a moment of my life that I look back on with pride and joy… It was great preparation in learning to work with a team and finding your place within a broad story and being able to feel comfortable and confident every day on set.”

When Jonas read the script for the project, he was happy to see that it was a “continuation of the original” as opposed to a remake of the 1995 film that starred Robin Williams.

“I’m a huge fan of the original and we felt that it was important to be able to bring ‘Jumanji’ to a new generation and do it in a way that really honored the original and paid homage to it and Robin Williams’ brilliant performance,” said Jonas.

After going on tour with Black to promote “Jumanji, Jumanji” (just kidding), Jonas plans to take some well-deserved time off for the holidays. After all, the singer and actor was nominated for his first Golden Globe for his song “Home” for the animated film “Ferdinand.”

“I never write any of my music with the intention to be recognized, I just think, let the song be written first and try to make it the best it can be,” he said of the song. “I’ll be honest, when I watched the movie the first time, I had a sense in my gut that it was special. It’s been one of the most special weeks of my life, and this recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press gives me that encouragement to keep trying to grow.”

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