Is Danai Gurira on the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Poster Because Okoye Is the New Black Panther?

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There was an interesting real-world subplot that developed last week when the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer dropped. Marvel Studios also released a poster for the film, and every actor whose character was featured got their name listed at the top, save one: Danai Gurira, who plays the Wakandan warrior Okoye from “Black Panther.”

This bit of info understandably irked some folks — Okoye is a great character and Gurira is awesome in the role. So it made perfect sense to question why her name was left off the top of the poster if her face was important enough to be included on the thing in the first place.

Disney quickly put out an updated version of the post with Gurira’s name on it, and the furor died down as everyone resumed parsing every frame of the “Endgame” trailer for clues to how this whole “Avengers” story is going to end. But I say that the fact that Okoye is even on that poster is a big clue about her importance in this film.

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Her inclusion on the poster is particularly interesting because she is the only character on it who hasn’t been seen at some point in one of the two trailers or the Super Bowl commercial. So why in the world would she be on the poster if she isn’t a key character in the film? The answer, we can’t help but think, is that she actually is a key character.

It’s impossible to guess just how important she will be overall, given how secretive Marvel is being in general about “Avengers: Endgame” and the fact that Gurira has not been featured in any of the leaked set photos that have come out. And, of course, the fact that Marvel has not even really suggested that Okoye will be a key figure in “Endgame” at all.

But, again, there has to be some reason why they would put her on the poster, and I can’t help but think that it’s because Okoye will take up the mantle of the Black Panther after T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becomes one of the victims of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) deadly finger snap.

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But what does that mean for her involvement in the plot of “Endgame”? She hasn’t been included in any of the team shots from the marketing, but then again neither has Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and there’s no question he’s going to figure in heavily to everything that goes on in the movie. But if I had to guess about the specifics of Okoye’s involvement, I would think that Wakanda would certainly be involved in whatever plan the Avengers eventually cook up since it has by far the best technology on the planet.

Since Shuri (Letitia Wright) is also a victim of Thanos’ snap (she’s listed as one of the missing in the first “Endgame” trailer), our heroes won’t be operating at peak efficiency — but just having those stores of vibranium will no doubt be helpful. And if the Avengers are doing stuff in Wakanda, then Okoye will by extension definitely be around.

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Making any guesses beyond that would be very difficult since we know so little. But you can be sure that Okoye is not the type to want to take advantage of the situation in order to keep her Black Panther powers — T’Challa was her close friend and she, like all our other surviving heroes, will definitely be up for doing whatever it takes to undo the unfathomable damage Thanos caused.

But to find out what exactly “whatever it takes” will involve for Okoye specifically, we’ll probably just have to just watch “Avengers: Endgame” when it hits theaters on April 26. Not long now.

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Here we are, just six weeks away from “Avengers: Endgame.” This is it. This is the climax of the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Marvel Studios has blessed us with what we can only assume is the final new trailer we’re going to get for this thing, and our hype levels are at maximum. While of course this trailer is still very light on important details — they’re going to keep this thing as under wraps as possible until it actually hits theaters on April 26 — there are some things we can glean from it. So let’s do that right now.

1. Reflecting on the past

The first large chunk of this trailer is spent reflecting on how the good guys ended up here, with flashbacks to “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” from Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We also get some narration from Peggy Carter that is actually something she said to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) back in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as a shot of Steve carrying Peggy’s casket at her funeral in “Civil War.” And, of course, a few flashes of old heroes who died when Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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It follows that “Endgame” will be heavy on that sort of sentiment since it represents the end of the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, and we’re all kind of expecting at least one or two of the main heroes to die before the movie is over. So here’s hoping “Endgame” itself is sentimental in this way as well, instead of this just being a trailer thing.

2. No Thanos

We don’t see Thanos. Nobody mentions Thanos. The Avengers are obviously fighting to undo the thing that Thanos did, but are they going to actually be fighting against Thanos to do it? There’s long been a theory that Thanos will not be the main villain of “Endgame,” though who knows who or what else could be the big bad here. But the fact that Thanos does not get even an indirect shoutout in this trailer will no doubt fuel that theory.

3. This face Rocket makes

There’s not a lot of happiness in this trailer, as mostly we just see folks making sad faces or determined faces or angry faces. But not Rocket (Bradley Cooper). No, in this shot where he’s perched up there on War Machine’s shoulder he looks like he’s excited to ruin somebody’s life. He is HYPED. It’s so nice.

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4. Ant-Man is searching for someone?

There’s this one random shot of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) looking at a light pole that’s been plastered with missing persons posters. Could this be a a glimpse of Ant-Man’s early arc, where he tries to find his family after returning from the Quantum Realm? We do know that Hope Van Dyne, Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym were all victims of the snap at the end of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which was how he himself got stuck down there. Or maybe this scene is just right after he returns to Earth and is learning about what happened for the first time.

5. Hawkeye/Ronin on an exploding space ship?

Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) is no longer just Hawkeye — he’s apparently taken up the mantle of the character Ronin at some point before the main events of “Endgame” get going. And we get some shots of him, alone, in what looks like a big action sequence where he’s running down a hallway away from an explosion. And then, later, in that same hallway wielding his bow.

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The tunnel looks very much like something we’d see in a spaceship, but that’s just a guess since we have no context. But since he’s the only one we see in that environment in this trailer I find this bit very interesting. Perhaps moreso than it actually deserves.

6. Those snazzy white suits

Last year some toy designs leaked that showed some members of the Avengers wearing white uniform suits, and indeed that leak turned out to be legit as we see a bunch of the surviving folks wearing those suits in this trailer. Are these just uniforms, or is there some more practical reason that they’re wearing them? Could they be time travel suits? Suits to allow them to traverse the Quantum Realm? We have more thoughts on this topic here.

7. Steve and Tony are together again!!!!

It’s a small thing because we knew they would reunite in “Endgame,” but after we got through all of “Infinity War” with no scenes of Iron Man and Cap together we’ve been pretty eager to see them get back together. And we finally get to see them share a scene in this trailer, with that part where they’re wearing the white suits.

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8. They might slipping in shots from the end of the movie again

We finally got to see some glimpses of what appears to be a big “Endgame” action sequence, and the location is curious. It’s a totally ravaged landscape, and we see Captain America, Nebula and Rocket and War Machine there. And maybe Ant-Man too, since that bit where’s tiny and pushing a lever looks very aesthetically similar.

I can’t help but wonder, given the precedent set by the “Infinity War” marketing (they literally put Tony Stark mourning Peter Parker in a trailer), if this sequence is from the end of the movie. They’re obviously fighting somebody but we can’t see who it is, and Steve has the angriest look on his face we’ve ever seen. So is Marvel Studios teasing us by sneaking the climactic battle from “Endgame” in this trailer?

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9. Captain Marvel shows up real early in the movie

There’s one bit with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) in this trailer, way at the end. And what I find very interesting about this bit is that we briefly see the back of Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) head, and she’s sporting the same hairstyle she had in “Infinity War.” Whereas in the rest of the trailer she’s back to being a redhead, which means all that other stuff happens later on. This backs up our read that the scene from “Endgame” that Marvel put in “Captain Marvel” as the mid-credits stinger does take place pretty soon after the fight with Thanos.

10. Kate Bishop?

So, uh, a lot of folks seem to think that this trailer is introducing a new hero, one Kate Bishop. This thought is inspired by this shot of Hawkeye seemingly teaching this young girl archery — Kate Bishop in the comics takes on the Hawkeye mantle after Clint dies. So there is reason to believe that’s what’s happening here. But if they’re just casually bringing her in like this, uh, wow, that wild. But, hey, I guess they did just do something similar in “Captain Marvel.”

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Let’s Talk About Why the Avengers Are Wearing Those White Suits in the New ‘Endgame’ Trailer

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So a few months back we spotted some leaked toy designs that indicated that our heroes would be sporting some very future-looking white uniforms in “Avengers: Endgame,” and that leaked turned out to be completely legit as the third trailer for the impending megablockbuster (you can watch it here) ends by showing  most of the surviving Avengers wearing exactly that.

Specifically, we see Captain America (Chris Evans), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) wearing these new suits. It’s particularly notable that Rhodes is actually wearing his War Machine suit, just modified in the styling of the uniforms.

It’s also notable who we don’t see wearing them: Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Bruce Banner aka the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). We have no context for this scene, whether it happens early on or late in the movie, but it’s worth pointing out that in the brief shots we get of our heroes fighting in what looks like a thoroughly war-torn landscape –which feels like a climax-ish situation — none of them are wearing these things.

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Now, you may be tempted to think these uniforms are just an aesthetic choice, but I don’t think that’s the case. I think there’s an actual practical reason for the Avengers to pop these things on, and it involves travel into the Quantum Realm and/or through time.

It’s fairly well known at this point among the nerds that “Avengers: Endgame” will delve into some previously unused fantastical comic book mechanics to try to undo Thanos’ snap that killed half of everyone in the universe — specifically, time travel. And so they would likely need some kind of suit tailored to that use since that kind of thing isn’t an innate ability. Like how Ant-Man has to wear his suit that was specifically made for shrinking and enlarging himself if he wants to, you know, shrink or enlarge himself.

And if the Avengers are going to travel through time, perhaps by using the Quantum Realm as a shortcut (remember that line about a “time vortex” from “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), then it stands to reason that they would need special suits to actually do that.

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But this is all still speculation, of course. Marvel is doing a pretty great job of not giving away anything even while including all these seemingly revealing shots. But that’s par for the course — they literally put Tony Stark crying over Spider-Man’s ash pile in one of the “Infinity War” trailers and nobody was the wiser about it.

So we’ll see. We’re only a month and a half away now. “Avengers: Endgame” lands in theaters, as you probably know, on April 26.

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Marvel Studios has been putting out footage from “Avengers: Endgame” at barely a trickle thus far, with the first trailer and the Super Bowl LIII spot avoiding anything that could resemble action, and the tease at the end of “Captain Marvel” just showing our heroes hanging out at Avengers HQ.

But that trend has finally ended, as this third trailer and fourth look overall at “Avengers: Endgame” finally brings us some action. It’s all out of context and we have no idea what we’re looking at, but nonetheless there’s action.

“Avengers: Endgame” is just that — the endgame of the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing us the conclusion of the story that began in earnest in “Marvel’s The Avengers” back in 2012. This new trailer makes a number of nods to that history, opening with clips from the original “Iron Man” movies that started all this off back in 2008 as the present-day Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ponders the path he’s taken that ended with him getting marooned in space in the wake of “Infinity War.”

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The trailer also looks back at “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” other origin movies from Phase 1.

The big moments from this trailer, though, show us some heroes fighting in just an absolutely torn-up environment that we have not seen before. In that location we see: Rocket (Bradley Cooper) perched on Iron Man’s shoulder in that place; Nebula (Karen Gillan) charging at somebody or something; Captain America (Chris Evans) doing that dramatic tightening of one of the straps on his shield that we saw in the Super Bowl trailer; and perhaps the shot of Ant-Man pulling some kind of lever is also in that place, as the aesthetic is pretty similar.

We also get a few new shots of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), which is always exciting because it seems like he has some kind of mysterious new role to play in this story given that he has clearly taken on (returned to) the identity of Ronin now.

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Anyway, you can catch “Avengers: Endgame” in theaters on April 26.

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Chris Evans Ignites Civil War Over Which Potato Chip Is Best

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What does Captain America have against Lay’s?

The latest Twitter debate gained steam when Chris Evans retweeted an innocent enough video in which a group of men ranked six different brands of potato chips featured in a boxed assortment.

The debate went viral, with everyone from Questlove, Perez Hilton and Monica Lewinsky sharing their rankings, and let me tell you, America has clearly never been more divided over an issue than this one.

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“The correct answer is: 1. Cool ranch, 2. Cheetos. 3. Nacho cheese Doritos. 4. Fritos. 5. BBQ Lay’s. 6. Original Lay’s,” Evans posited. “I will not be taking questions.”

It’s worth noting that the Frito Lay company produces all six of these potato chips, and not included in this variety box are the far superior Sun Chips (don’t @ me) or the dark horse, cult favorite Funyuns.

We’ll also forgive Questlove’s classification of his bottom ranked “regular ass Lay’s,” which in my humble opinion could easily compete for the top spot. Can’t beat a classic. And it’s quite clear that this assorted box has nine bags of Original Lays, while there are only three bags each of Cool Ranch, BBQ Lay’s and Fritos. Case closed.

Regardless, we think the Frito Lay company might be sending a box of these to Chris Evans doorstep any day now. See the tweets below:

The correct answer is:
1. Cool ranch
2. Cheetos
3. Nacho cheese Doritos
4. Fritos
5. BBQ lays
6. Original lays

I will not be taking questions.

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 11, 2019

1. Cool Ranch
2. Cheetos
3. regular ritos
4. BBQ Lays
5. fritos
6. regular ass Lays

but on the real? Migos Rap Snacks>>>>>>>> all of that

— Questlove (In E flat) (@questlove) March 11, 2019

Flip #1 and #3 and this is the correct ranking.

— Danielle Fishel (@daniellefishel) March 11, 2019

ehrrrm, no.
1. chili fritos
2. cheetos
3. nacho cheese doritos
4. o.g. fritos
5. funyuns (not listed)
6. cool ranch d’s
don’t waste calories on the rest

— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) March 11, 2019

This is the closest I’ve seen so far without going over.

— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) March 11, 2019

The correct order is…

1) Fritos.
2) Cheetos.
3) Cool Ranch.
4) BBQ.
5) Doritos.
6) Original.

— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) March 11, 2019

Cool Ranch

— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) March 10, 2019

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Chris Evans Gets a Peek at Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s ‘Captain America’-Themed Glass Eye

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Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw has a nifty piece of eye-ware that would make Nick Fury jealous — a “Captain America”-themed glass eye.

During a visit to Washington, D.C. by “Captain America” star Chris Evans on Friday, Crenshaw showed off his “Captain America” tribute. And Evans was certainly impressed.

“When Captain America sees your Captain America glass eye. #merica,” the congressman tweeted. To which Evans replied: “A VERY cool use of vibranium.”

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Vibranium, of course, is the fictional metal substance from Wakanda that Captain America’s shield is made of. Evans is set to return as Captain America for what many expect to be the final time in next month’s “Avengers: Endgame,” which will finish the story from last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Crenshaw, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in Afghanistan, gained notoriety last fall when “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson mocked his appearance on the late night series’ Nov. 3 episode. The episode came three days before Crenshaw was elected as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 2nd congressional district. Davidson’s comments resulted in immediate backlash. He appeared the following week to apologize, with Crenshaw joining him to provide some hilarious insults of his own.

A VERY cool use of vibranium

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 9, 2019

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How Did the Tesseract End Up With [Redacted] in ‘Captain Marvel’?

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(Major spoilers ahead for “Captain Marvel”)

“Captain Marvel” may not have provided much in the way of backstory setup for “Avengers: Endgame,” but its plot still made major waves in its own right for how it subverted expectations with its big twist — at least if you’re acquainted with the Mar-Vell character from the comics.

And no, I’m not talking about the choice to have Mar-Vell be played by a woman (Annette Bening) instead of a man, though that’s obviously a pretty cool change. I’m talking about the big twist, that the Kree are actually the bad guys and Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) Skrull foes are actually just refugees. And that Mar-Vell was working with them and against her Kree masters.

Mar-Vell, who may or may not have carried the Captain Marvel mantle before she was killed by Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) in 1989, was on Earth because that’s where the Tesseract was at that time — she was trying to develop what various characters refer to as a “lightspeed engine” though would, likely among other things, help the Skrull refugees led by Talos (Ben Mendolsohn) escape from the gaze of the Kree.

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That work would eventually result in Carol herself obtaining her powers — which, since said abilities are fueled by Tesseract energy, could be measures greater even than the ones she has in the comics. The Tesseract, of course, is the casing for the Infinity Stone known as the Space Stone.

But there’s a fascinating detail in “Captain Marvel” that could throw you for a loop: when we first see the Tesseract in the movie, it’s secreted away aboard a cloacked spaceship that Mar-Vell had been using as a laboratory. The film doesn’t explicitly explain why it was up there rather than at the human base where Mar-Vell worked while in disguise, but we can infer based on other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and clues that “Captain Marvel” itself dropped.

It’s been a while, but you may recall how in the first “Captain America” movie the Tesseract was found by Hydra leader Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), and he used it to create a whole bunch of dastardly new weapons, including bombs that he was going to drop on every major world capital. But Captain America (Chris Evans) foiled that plan, and the Tesseract was briefly lost in the Atlantic Ocean, where Howard Stark found it.

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The next time we saw the Tesseract was in the first “Avengers” movie. At the beginning of that film the Tesseract was in the possession of SHIELD and the United States government at a base that housed Project Pegasus, which existed to study the Tesseract and attempt to harness its energy for various projects. Then Loki stole it and went on his rampage across the planet which culminated in the Battle of New York at the end of the movie.

An important detail in “Captain Marvel” that would be easy to miss is that the base that Mar-Vell worked at in 1989, and which Carol Danvers and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) infiltrated in 1995, is none other than that same Project Pegasus base that we saw in “Avengers.”

So what we can infer, then, is that Mar-Vell, in disguise as Wendy Lawson, was able to simply take the Tesseract up to her space laboratory because she was in charge of Project Pegasus. It was probably a big deal that the Tesseract went missing for six years before being returned at the end of “Captain Marvel,” but it’s likely that project officials simply thought it had been destroyed in the crash that resulted in Mar-Vell’s death.

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At the end of the movie, in the post-credits stinger, Goose the Flerken puked up the Tesseract onto Nick Fury’s desk and Project Pegasus continued on until the events of “The Avengers.”

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‘Captain Marvel’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained

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(Spoilers ahead, obviously, for the end of “Captain Marvel.”)

In standard fashion for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” does contain some extra content after the credits. Every single MCU movie has had something extra for fans after the credits roll, and in the last few years there’s usually two extra bits (or more than two, in the case of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”). “Captain Marvel” doesn’t buck that trend, but it does buck tradition with regards to what kind of content those scenes typically contain.

The standard thing at this point is for each movie to have two bonus bits — one being a tease for an upcoming MCU movie during the middle of the credits, and the other being a funny little extra at the very end. There are exceptions, like how “Avengers: Infinity War” having only one extra scene at the very end of the credits showing Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) putting out a distress call to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

“Captain Marvel” bucks the norm by not just teasing an upcoming film, but actually containing a scene from it. Some past movies have done this before — “Ant-Man” had a scene from “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Doctor Strange” showed us part of Strange’s appearance in “Thor: Ragnarok” — but it doesn’t happen often. Usually the bonus content during or after the credits is unique.

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But for “Captain Marvel,” they straight up put in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame” as the mid-credits scene. This is apparently the scene in which some of the surviving Avengers — Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) specifically — meet Carol Danvers for the first time. This is not, I repeat, just a look ahead at “Endgame.” This is actually a scene from that movie.

The scene shows us that our heroes have retrieved Nick Fury’s pager and have plugged it into some kind of array, but they have no idea what its purpose is. Judging by the fact that they’re all staring at screens counting the casualties of the snap, with those numbers going up in realtime as they watch, this scene happens fairly soon after the snap.

At the beginning of the scene, the pager shuts off, an upsetting development since they know the thing is important even if they don’t know who it’s trying to contact. So they’re about to try to figure out what’s wrong with it when, out of nowhere, Carol appears in the room, asking where Fury is.

It’ll be interesting to find out what exactly happened there. Did Carol just materialize out of thin air? Did she teleport in from someplace far away? Neither of those things are abilities she demonstrated she had in “Captain Marvel,” but 24 years is a long time to hone your abilities. So we’ll see.

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Does ‘Captain Marvel’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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It’s been a long and painful wait for “Captain Marvel” since “Ant-Man and the Wasp” last summer — the longest gap between movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in years — but that wait is finally over. Finally.

It’s been quite a weird wait, too, because of how dramatically “Avengers: Infinity War” upended the entire MCU when Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of all life in the universe. We’ve been chomping at the bit for any kind of info about what’s coming next in “Avengers: Endgame” in April — and while “Captain Marvel” doesn’t directly tie into the fight against Thanos in “Infinity War” and “Endgame,” it does set up Carol Danvers as a character. And that’s a very good thing because she’s going to be taking center stage in “Endgame.”

So if you’re here reading this article, you have one and only one question: does “Captain Marvel” deliver what is at this point is the standard Marvel movie experience by delivering a bonus scene or two during or after the credits? Does it have a post-credits scene?

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The answer is yes, “Captain Marvel” does contain two extra scenes, one that comes midway through the credits and another at the very end of the credits. You’ll definitely want to stick around for at least the mid-credits scene, which provides a brief glimpse at “Avengers: Endgame.” The extra scene at the end of the credits is more of a non-essential but hilarious bonus — if you’re really gotta get out of there, you won’t be missing any hugely crucial bit of content.

If you don’t wanna know any of the details for these bonus scenes, you should close this tab now.

Yes, we are saying there are spoilers ahead for the mid- and post-credits scenes in “Captain Marvel.”

You have been warned.

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So the first extra scene, which comes at the break between the cool animated first stage of the credits and the actual credits scroll, is what appears to be an actual scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” It’s a scene we’ve seen pieces of before, back in the first trailer in December.

It begins with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson) and Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) hanging out in Avengers HQ surveying the aftermath of the finger snap. It would appear that this scene takes place relatively soon after “Infinity War,” as we see a death counter that continues to rise as we watch.

Meanwhile, they’ve got Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) beeper hooked up to some kind of device, and it’s sending its signal. But as we watch it turns itself off. Our heroes don’t know what the pager is doing, but they know it must be important so they try to get it started again. But before they’re able to do that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) appears out of nowhere and asks, in a disturbed tone, where Fury is. And then the scene ends.

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There’s not much info to glean from that, beyond the fact that Carol seemed to appear out of thin air. It’s likely that this scene is condensed somewhat and that it will last longer in “Endgame,” but we do have to consider the possibility that Carol is actually able to materialize like that. Or teleport in.

Meanwhile, the end credits scene features scene stealer Goose the cat, who was revealed earlier in the movie to be a Flerken. Goose stumbles up to Nick Fury’s desk, starts heaving like he’s having a hairball, and then suddenly throws up the Tesseract (which he swallowed earlier on Mar-vell’s laboratory). This is, in the MCU tradition, is your more comedic bonus scene .

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Chris Evans-led ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Acquired by Netflix

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Netflix announced on Friday that it has acquired the rights to Israeli filmmaker Gideon Raff’s “The Red Sea Diving Resort” starring Chris Evans.

The film was written and directed by Raff, known for his creation of the Channel 2 thriller drama series “Prisoners of War,” which was adapted in the U.S. into the Emmy-winning Showtime series “Homeland.”

Raff’s “The Red Sea Diving Resort” is inspired by one of the most remarkable true life rescue missions ever. The film tells the story of a group of Mossad agents and brave Ethiopians who, in the early ’80s, used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.

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Chris Evans plays Ari Kidron, the Mossad agent who leads the mission together with courageous local Kabede Bimro, played by Michael Kenneth Williams.

Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley also star in the film.

Netflix acquired global rights to the film, excluding China, and plans to release the film later this year.

“The Red Sea Diving Resort” is a BRON Studios, Emjag, G.Raff Productions film in association with Creative Wealth Media. Producers on the film include Aaron L. Gilbert (BRON Studios), Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG), Gideon Raff (G. Raff Productions)

Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media served as an executive producer.

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Evans, who is expected to lay down his Captain America shield after the release of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame,” was set to star in another Netflix film, “The Devil All the Time,” from director Antonio Campos.

The film, a midwestern gothic about a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff, was forced to replace Evans with “Captain America” co-star Sebastian Stan, Deadline reported.

“The Devil All the Time” also stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska and Gabriel Ebert.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Evans, Awkwafina and More to Present at Oscars

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The Academy has announced the first round of presenters for what will be a hostless Oscars ceremony.

Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu represent the first round of presenters at the ceremony that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The L.A. Philharmonic, led by conductor Gustavo Dudamel, will perform during the “In Memoriam” segment of the show.

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The producers will announce more talent in the coming weeks, and, as previously announced by the Academy on Twitter last week, the show will feature musical performances of all five of the nominees for Best Original Song. Those include Jennifer Hudson for “I’ll Fight,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for “Shallow,” Gillian Welch will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” and a “surprise special guest” will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Kendrick Lamar and SZA were not previously announced to perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”

“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss said in a statement. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

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8 Things We Learned From That Intense ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Super Bowl Commercial

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Deep breath, everyone. We’ve been waiting anxiously any and every piece of info we can get about “Avengers: Endgame” ever since “Infinity War” blew us away by killing off most of the of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s roster of heroes.

We just got, during the Super Bowl, our second piece of marketing for “Endgame,” after Disney dropped a short teaser trailer back in December. This Super Bowl ad was just 30 seconds long, but it may actually have more substance than the previous trailer. It’s all just a bunch of context-free stuff at first glance, but there may be a lot going on here.

I’m going to make that argument, anyway, over the course of the rest of this article as I break down the biggest shots from the “Avengers: Endgame” Super Bowl ad. So let’s try to figure out what we learned from this thing.

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1. The world is all out of wack

That’s not surprising at all, of course, given what happened. But this spot gives us two shots that demonstrate the weirdness of this new world. First, a shot of Liberty Island in New York with tons of boats surrounding it. And, second, a shot of Citi Field in Queens, where the Mets play, completely empty with the diamond faded. These two very brief shots say a lot.

2. Steve Rogers goes to a support group

So the Thanos snap, everybody who’s left is obviously very upset about the whole thing, with half of humanity just deleted from existence. And so Captain America himself, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), is going to a support group. “Where do we go, now that they’re gone?” reads the sign.  But Steve doesn’t look like he’s ready to accept the new reality. And it certainly doesn’t sound like he’s ready to accept it.

The Super Bowl ad has exactly one line in it — Steve saying, “Some people move on. But not us.” HMMMM.

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3. Tony Stark doing some kind of work with a blowtorch with Nebula on the ship they’re marooned on

So the first trailer started off with Tony (Robert Downey Jr) acting all morose and recording a message to Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) about how he’s going to die in space. This add shows Tony one time, doing something with a blowtorch to the guts of the ship he and Nebula (Karen Gillen) are stuck on.

This of course makes me immediately think of the first “Iron Man” film, when Tony built his first suit when he was captured by an Afghani warlord. Just Tony doing Tony things in order to survive. I bet he’s gonna plug the arc reactor on his chest into the ship somehow, to really drive that comparison home.

4. Rocket goes to a cabin in an unknown place

So there’s one pretty odd shot of Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in the middle of the spot where he opens the door to what looks like a seaside shack of some sort. Where is this? It looks like there’s some traps on the ground there, so presumably it’s Earth? But it’s very interesting that they’re showing this location. Because…

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5. Thor is also in an unknown place that looks vaguely like the landscape in the Rocket shot

But Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is not in that cabin that Rocket was entering. It kinda looks like he’s in a space ship that just landed somewhere. Or maybe some kind of alien ruin? But where in the world could it be? I have no idea.

6. Ant-Man and War Machine look like they’re ready to fight somebody inside Avengers HQ

There’s no indication about what’s going on there, though an earlier shot shows some of the other surviving Avengers standing dramatically in front of Avengers HQ. But they’re not in suits in that previous shot. This time, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) emphatically shut their masks like they’re ready to go at that moment. Are they just gearing up for a mission elsewhere, or is the war coming to them?

7. Steve very angrily tightening the strap on his shield

So the longest shot in the trailer is pretty inexplicable. It’s Steve Rogers holding his shield — his original shield, not the dual Wakandan shields from “Infinity War” — and violently tightening the strap holding it to his arm.

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This bit is super intriguing because out of context it doesn’t make any sense. Given how sort of angrily he pulls on that strap, you have to think this is happening during an intense moment. Could it be in the climactic fight at the end of the movie? Would the Russos really have slipped something from the end of the movie into a trailer? Well, they put a shot of Tony being said about Spider-Man’s death into an “Infinity War” trailer, so yes.

8. All the heroes who were on Earth at the end of “Infinity War” and survived the snap are in the final shot of the spot

It’s very unlikely that we’re going to see all the Avengers together — even just the ones who are alive at the beginning of “Endgame” — in the marketing, but at the very least we get every Avenger who survived Wakanda, plus Rocket, in one shot in this commercial. It feels good, even if the shot doesn’t look like a happy one and you can barely even see them. Captain America, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor, Rocket, War Machine, Ant-Man. Man.

“Avengers: Endgame” is out April 26.

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