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Spring Outfits For 2019 You Can Buy On Amazon

Shopping for spring is a unique predicament. Although you’re shedding your layers, you start realizing you need more—maybe not more sweaters or coats, but more sunglasses, straw bags, breezy maxi dresses. Next thing you know, the days are getting longer but you still haven’t procured the right seashell necklace or white sneaker to complete your spring wardrobe. That’s where Amazon and the promise of two-day delivery come in. A strategic search will yield tie-dye scrunchies that let you partake in two of the season’s biggest trends, Victorian-style nightgowns to replace your fall prairie dresses, and other pieces that you’ll want to wear non-stop for the next few months (and then some.) We’ve narrowed down the best fashion buys on Amazon right now, so you can welcome spring with some fresh #OOTDs.

Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit Would Have Been A Mutant Mob Movie

Some superhero films face an unobstructed path on their journey to production, while others face numerous obstacles. Gambit falls into the latter category, as it’s been over four years since the project was officially announced, and it’s still in development hell. Captive State’s Rupert Wyatt was the first director hired to helm Gambit, and his version of the movie would have seen the eponymous protagonist, played by Channing Tatum, in New Orleans and involved with other mutants in a mob environment. As he put it:

Rupert Wyatt added that Gambit would have taken place from the 1970s to the present day and been about “the notion of what it means to belong, tribalism in this bayou-like environment” among these mutant gangs. The X-Men film franchise hasn’t been shy about telling stories set in the past, which began with X-Men Origins: Wolverine and has been a mainstay of the “First Class” era main films. The focus on New Orleans’ criminal underworld would also have been fitting given Gambit’s past as a thief in the comics.

You’ll recall that last fall, X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg said that Gambit would be a romantic comedy highlighting the character’s hustling and womanizing ways. That doesn’t sound anything like what Rupert Wyatt had planned, although one would imagine that Remy LeBeau would still have had a love interest. Rupert Wyatt also clarified in his interview with Collider that Channing Tatum “sort of worked on the script” to make it into a romantic comedy, and while Wyatt liked what he read, it was “very different” from what he was involved in.

As for why Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit never moved forward, the director claims it’s because the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot was a critical and commercial bomb. With just 10 weeks before Gambit was supposed to begin filming, 20th Century Fox slashed the budget “quite considerably,” leading to the brakes being pumped. Wyatt departed Gambit in September 2015, just three months after he signed on to direct. In the following years, both Doug Liman and Gore Verbinski were separately hired as Gambit’s replacement directors, but both men ultimately left as well, with Liman withdrawing because he didn’t care for the script and Verbinski exiting due to scheduling conflicts.

With only days remaining until the Disney and Fox merger closes, leading to (among many other things) the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties finally residing at Marvel Studios, it’s unclear if Gambit will ever be made. A Channing Tatum-led Gambit movie, whether it’s a mob movie or a romantic comedy, could still work even if the X-Men franchise was rebooted, but it’s possible Marvel and Disney would prefer putting out a more conventional, ensemble X-Men movie first. In any case, considering that the character’s only theatrical appearance so far has been in the critically-derided X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rupert Wyatt’s Gambit movie sounds like it would have treated him much better.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for any updates concerning Gambit’s future, but for now, look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what movies are opening later this year.

How Much Pet Sematary Is Expected To Make Opening Weekend

Next month should really kick the movie season into high gear. There’s not one but three superhero releases hitting theaters during the month of April, and competing with those releases will be flicks like Penguins and Pet Sematary. Although those sound like they could be related, they should be anything but. Unlike the former Disneynature documentary, the latter is actually a (probably r-rated but currently unrated) horror film based on a Stephen King novel, and now we have some idea how it will compete with Shazam!.

The answer is, well, decently. Current estimates have Shazam! opening at $40-45 million. (Long-range tracking had that film at closer to $48 million so we’ll see.) Meanwhile Pet Sematary opens the same weekend and is expected to pull in around $20 million, but those numbers could improve all the way to $30 million domestically during opening weekend.

So, it’s not expected to win the weekend, but it does look competitive, and depending on what the budget for Pet Sematary is and how big the audience ends up being in subsequent weeks, it could do just fine in box office totals. We don’t know right now how much the Pet Sematary remake cost, but it should have been cheaper than Shazam! to produce.  Back in 1989, the original cost $11.5 million to make and went on to make over $57 million domestically.

The other good news is that the box office range for Pet Sematary has stayed steady over time. The latest numbers come from Deadline, but Box Office Pro had forecasted Pet Sematary in the $20-$30 million range weeks ago.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out the horror film will only have a few weeks to go before it is superseded by Avengers: Endgame, which should be a box office juggernaut. Early estimates have that movie making $282 million domestically opening weekend, which is a really specific and incredible number.

At that point, the other movies that are still in theaters from March and into April should be doing lower numbers as a lot of fans flock to the box office to for the highly anticipated Marvel film. What Pet Sematary has going for it is counter-programming, but it’s worth noting that by the end of the month, Pet Sematary will be three weekend into its run. It opens on April 5 while the Marvel flick opens on the 26th.

We should be hearing more about Pet Sematary over the next few days as the film is expected to screen at SXSW, and we’ll be able to hear how audiencegoers feel about the upcoming movie.

Trailers for the upcoming movie have been mysterious and eerie, although they have revealed the movie is taking some liberties from Stephen King’s source material and will at least be changing one major plot from the book. That the non-spoilery way of mentioning that, if you want spoilers, we have you covered. All in all, there’s been a wave of Stephen King properties coming out in recent years — and even a big nod to King in Ready Player One — and we’ll have to see if Paramount’s new movie stands out from the pack.

While we wait, you can see what flicks are heading into theaters in March with our full schedule.

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack Was The Best Selling Album In The World

If Kidz Bop proved anything, it’s that you can never underestimate the power and appeal of music you can sing along to. The Greatest Showman released in theaters all the way back in December of 2017 and the musical’s powerful earworms held sway over the charts all of last year. So much so that The Greatest Showman Soundtrack was the best selling album in the world in 2018.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, an organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, tracks the sales of both physical and digital albums to rank the best-selling albums of the year. According to Billboard, the IFPI has announced that with 3.5 million units sold, The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was the best-selling album in the world in 2018.

The Atlantic Records release topped the charts in Japan and the English-speaking countries of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, where the soundtrack spent 28 straight weeks at No. 1 on the albums chart. Even now, 63 weeks later, The Greatest Showman (OST) is still at No. 4 in the U.K. The soundtrack also managed to hit No. 1 on iTunes in more than 77 countries, showing the worldwide appeal of the film’s music and message.

This level of success defied expectations and was a pleasant surprise according to the CEO of recorded music at Warner Music Group, who cited the soundtrack’s success as a triumph of the music, the marketing, and the fans. The Greatest Showman soundtrack also bucked the trend with, in this streaming and digital download age, about half of its sales coming from physical formats.

To land at No. 1 on IFPI’s charts, The Greatest Showman soundtrack beat out two albums from K-Pop supergroup BTS as well as the likes of Johnny Halladay, Ed Sheeran and Eminem. The Greatest Showman soundtrack wasn’t the only feature film soundtrack to crack the top 10 though.

Sitting at No. 4 with 1.9 million units sold is superstar Lady Gaga’s soundtrack for A Star is Born. Bohemian Rhapsody was the most successful musical film of last year and Queen’s album for the mega-hit also landed on IFPI’s chart at No. 7 with 1.2 million units sold. Rounding out the top 10 was the soundtrack for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with 900K sold.

We had already heard that the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman was the best-selling album of the year domestically but this latest news shows that the appeal of that film and its music was truly global. The incredible success of the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman is reflective of the success of the film itself. Despite never hitting No. 1 at the box office, The Greatest Showman sung and danced its way to around $435 million worldwide. It even had special sing-a-long screenings and a cover album.

Clearly this music connected with people in a major way to the point that they not only wanted to listen to it, they wanted to own it. And in an era where you have an all-you-can-eat musical buffet with streaming, that is saying something.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest movie news you can dance to and check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see the biggest movies headed to theaters this year.

Shazam! Releases Different Trailer for China That Reveals More Jokes

When comparing the underwhelming performance of Justice League to the commercial smash that is Aquaman, one might think the DCEU might be decidedly distancing themselves from a previously-planned interconnected universe. While the studio’s upcoming lineup indicates a move in that direction, it looks like Shazam! won’t be completely ignoring the other DC heroes. In past trailers, we’ve seen a few sprinkles here and there referencing the DCEU, such as Freddy Freeman’s authentic Batman Batarang and when Shazam yelled “Get ‘em, Batman!” when throwing a big doll of the Caped Crusader. The new trailer for China mixes familiar footage with new and hilarious DCEU jokes, and man, do they get us excited for the upcoming release. Check it out:

Well, aren’t these are perfect!! The new trailer was released in anticipation for China’s upcoming release of Shazam! on April 5, which coincides with the domestic opening day as well. While most of the clips aren’t new, the few that are win big at taking a jab at other superheroes in DC’s film universe.

The footage reveals a bit more of Shazam’s face-off with Dr. Sivana in the city, showcasing more stunning action and a hilarious exchange between them. Amidst their big fight, Dr. Sivana proceeds to threaten the hero, but the superpowered Billy Batson points out, they are a mile apart and he can’t hear his “bad guy evil speech.” Within the scene, it looks like the movie will cut to a child humming the iconic “Superman Theme” while playing with Batman and Superman action figures, which mirror the actions of Shazam and Dr. Sivana’s fight.

The new China trailer also shows a clip of Shazam looking into a fish bowl and quipping – “I can’t talk to fish, what could we do with that that’s cool?” Freddy responds with, “Maybe command an army of billions in the Ocean!” while gesturing to his Aquaman t-shirt. It’s a funny poke at the underwater hero often being the butt of jokes, well, before the naysayers saw how badass he can be in the recent blockbuster, that is.

These are some amusing jokes to get fans excited for Shazam! which show the franchise isn’t completely abandoning its roots. This is also probably somewhat of a business move for Warner Bros. to market the new hero to Chinese audiences because movies such as Justice League and Aquaman made some good money there – more so with Aquaman, which topped Wonder Woman’s entire box office total of $93 million in just three days in China, before making over $298 million total in the big movie market.

Time will tell where Shazam! stacks up alongside its fellow DCEU heroes at the China box office, but early tracking on the domestic front has the superhero flick making around $45 million during its first weekend. The early positive reactions could certainly help propel Shazam! forward when it comes to theaters on April 5.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Gives You the Glowiest Skin Ever

Foundation has never been part of my makeup routine. I’m partial to a natural dewy look, and every foundation I’ve ever tried has always gone on too cakey, too heavy, and too thick. So I resigned myself to believe my skin tone will forever be uneven. Better that than cake face, right?

Then one fateful day in December, I hired a makeup artist on GlamSquad to do my makeup for a wedding. As we were chatting about how I wanted to look, I casually offered up my skepticism about foundation. “Nothing works on me; I can’t use it,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows, reached into his bag and said, “Well you’ve probably never tried this.”

This referred to Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer, which he told me he “swears by.” He went on to extoll its virtues, telling me about how he uses it on “absolutely everyone,” whether they think they need foundation or not. He said he’d even converted full-coverage foundation lovers on to its light-as-air finish. His enthusiasm intrigued me, but I wasn’t sold until he put it on.

Seeing it on my skin, I completely understood where this guy’s fervor came from. The change was subtle but unmistakable. The tinted moisturizer gave my face that natural, dewy glow I wanted without looking like I was wearing anything at all. I even liked the way it looked before he put any other makeup on, which is something a mascara addict like myself would honestly never say. I usually feel naked without any eye makeup on, but this tinted moisturizer was really changing everything.

The real test came when I was actually at the wedding—dancing, sweating, and doing other things that makeup usually hates. The product held up for hours and looked just as good while I was staring at myself in the mirror at 2 A.M., questioning my decisions at the open bar.

The next day I decided this wasn’t just a formal occasion look, I needed this tinted moisturizer immediately. So I did what anyone would in that situation—I Googled it. Apparently I’m the only one who wasn’t in on its magic. The reviews and five-stars for it were in the thousands.On Nordstrom alone, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer has 2,500 glowing reviews. On Sephora it has 4,000!

I’d been slightly hesitant to actually buy it, because at $46, it’s not the cheapest. But after reading the hundredth review by someone who claimed they “couldn’t leave the house without it,” I clicked add to cart—and I’ve never regretted a decision less.

When I’m in a rush, the tinted moisturizer is the only product I’ll put on. It gives me the confidence of a full face of makeup while also making me look like I just came back from a beach vacation. It also blends really nicely with all of the other makeup products I use routinely, like Milk Makeup flex concealer and Glossier Cloud Paint. Plus, it lasts forever! The tube itself is not that large, but I’ve used it every day for four months now and I haven’t run out. (A little on a Beautyblender goes a long way.)

So now when people tell me that they hate foundation I turn to them and say, “Well you’ve probably never tried this.” Weeks later, they’ll come to me and say, “I can’t leave the house without it.” But, of course, I already know. How couldn’t they?

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Marvel Updates Avengers: Endgame Poster After Leaving Out Danai Gurira’s Name

It’s an exciting day to be a Marvel fan. With Captain Marvel officially in the rear view, all eyes are on what will go down when The Russo Brothers’ Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters next month. The MCU can be a bit more forthcoming with footage now that audiences have met Carol Danvers, and the studio debuted a final trailer and new poster for the Endgame today.

The fans have been pouring over every frame of the new Endgame trailer, in an attempt to figure out what The Russo Brothers have in store for us. The new poster was also epic, but the public (myself included) noticed one thing missing. While Okoye is featured in the group shot, Walking Dead star Danai Gurira’s name wasn’t listed with the rest of the starring cast. In fact, she was the only actor on the poster that was left out. But Marvel has already updated the poster, and released another that prominently features Gurira’s name, check it out:

As you can see, Danai Gurira’s name was added to the end of the list next to Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy. Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin each get special credits with their characters’ name, which puts them behind Gurira’s name. But now Okoye is as featured as the rest of the surviving heroes, who will fight back against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

All of the trailers for Avengers: Endgame have been void of the characters who died as a result of Thanos’ finger snap of death (aka The Decimation). While the fans assume that the affects of the snap will be reversed eventually, Marvel Studios is advertising an upcoming blockbuster with a focus on the survivors. All of the OG Avengers failed to fade to dust, alongside a few supporting characters including Black Panther‘s Okoye and M’Baku.

This new Avengers: Endgame poster once again proved how Marvel truly hears the rabid fanbase. Rather than ignoring feedback or backlash, the studio has largely adjusted in order to ensure the droves of moviegoers who see each movie are happy. There were quite a number of tweets about Danai Gurira’s lack of billing on the first poster, so the studio quickly correct itself. Furthermore, the new post indicates it was an error, and Gurira was always supposed to be credited as such.

It is important to note that while Danai Gurira’s name wasn’t at the top billing alongside (literally) everyone else on the poster, she wasn’t totally ignored. The first draft featured her name at the bottom of the Avengers: Endgame poster, alongside the rest of the credits. But the visibility of the actress’ name was noticeably different, which is why some fans took umbrage with the poster.

Okoye and Wakanda haven’t been especially featured in the Avengers: Endgame trailers, so it should be fascinating to see how the technologically advanced society is faring in the wake of The Decimation. With T’Challa dust, the country is in need of a ruler. But who could be on the throne? Shuri? Okoye? M’Baku? And with the heart-shaped herb seemingly destroyed by Killmonger in Black Panther, it’s possible that the powers of the panther could be lost forever.

All will be revealed when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th, complete with Danai Gurira’s Okoye. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Where Did Uma Thurman Go After Her Quentin Tarantino Movies?

Uma Thurman had been around Hollywood in solid roles nearly a decade prior to appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, although it feels that film is really where it all started. That pattern’s continued with Thurman’s career since, as the actress found high acclaim for her starring role in Kill Bill. Since then, Thurman might have dropped off the face of the earth as far as some are concerned, but that’s not the case.

So what’s Uma Thurman been up to since her last appearance in a Quentin Tarantino film? Quite a lot actually, and this list is here to highlight some of the films the actress has appeared in since 2004. Listed in chronological order, here are some of her bigger movies since then audiences eager to see more can check out.

Uma Thurman Get Shorty

Be Cool (2005)

Just a year removed from Kill Bill, Uma Thurman found herself as one of the key actors in a star-studded comedy that also stars John Travolta and features folks like Danny DeVito, Andre 3000, The Rock, and Vince Vaughn. Be Cool was a sequel to Get Shorty, with Travolta’s Chili attempting to break into the music business. Thurman plays Edie Athens, the widow of Chili’s friend and on the hook for money owed by the record label.

The film was far less popular with critics than Get Shorty. Director F. Gary Gray has since said part of that was due to him entering the film thinking he was making an R-rated feature, only to be told just ahead of production the goal was for the sequel to be PG-13. Gray told Deadline the film needed edge with its gangsta rap characters and mobsters, and keeping things safe hurt its quality.

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The Producers (2005)

Ironically enough, Be Cool wouldn’t be the only film Uma Thurman starred in that year with a plot involving a flop. Thurman played the role of Ulla in the 2005 remake adaptation of the successful Mel Brooks movie-turned-play The Producers. Thurman plays Swedish actress Ulla, who manages to get become a part of the show’s production even before casting has officially begun. She and Leo eventually elope, and all’s well that ends well, for the most part.

The Producers did better than Be Cool in the eyes of critics, but still received middling scores. None of that was due to Thurman’s performance, but rather the thought that a lot of the film in general was better suited to the stage than the film world in general. With that said, the movie did go on to get four Golden Globe nominations, so it’s not as though it was looked down on by everyone.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

Superheroes have insane, unique abilities that make them close to gods in terms of power, but they have the same desires as average humans. My Super Ex-Girlfriend examines this somewhat, as Uma Thurman plays a super-heroine smitten by Luke Wilson’s Matt who “saves” her from a purse snatcher. The two become the equivalent of Lois Lane and Superman… that is, until things start to get tense.

The two split, and Uma Thurman’s G-Girl proceeds to make Matt’s life a living hell for breaking up with her. It falls in the genre of superhero comedy, although it may not quite have the tone or action of other films like Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a much goofier take, but still features a solid performance from Thurman even if the film isn’t quite a cinematic masterpiece.

Uma Thurman Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

2010 featured a rare appearance by Uma Thurman in a genre she’s not seen in all that often: fantasy. Thurman played Medusa in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. It’s a rather short cameo, which isn’t all that bad because seeing Thurman with snake hair is quite a frightening visual!

Thurman’s short-lived cameo was almost as short as the prospect of a Percy Jackson film franchise. The franchise had one more film following the first one called Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea Of Monsters, and things more or less flat-lined after that. There’s been no talk of rebooting it since, although one would think it won’t be too long before the idea surfaces given the rich source material to draw from.

Uma Thurman Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac (2013)

For those looking for a darker performance from Uma Thurman, this is the one to hit up. Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac features a supporting role from the actress, as she plays a distressed wife upset at finding her husband has left her for another lover. It’s hard to describe the scene without outright spoiling it, but suffice to say it’s a powerful emotional performance from Thurman that is only seen in some of her best work.

Thurman has just a small part of Nymphomaniac which, as the name suggests, isn’t a film for everybody. Of course, those who enjoyed her in films like Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill probably won’t have a problem with the subject matter, but Lars von Trier does tend to push things quite a bit. It’s a film about sex, so just be prepared to see that explored quite a bit.

Uma Thurman Burnt

Burnt (2015)

Uma Thurman is in another supporting role in Burnt, playing a famous restaurant critic named Simone that Bradley Cooper’s Adam convinces to review his new restaurant. Thurman has a British accent in this role, and she pulls it off well enough one might be encouraged to double check her birthplace and make sure she wasn’t doing an American accent this whole time. For the record, Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Overall, Burnt has been sort of a mixed bag in regards to how audiences received it. Many praise Bradley Cooper’s performance as one of the high points, but overall the film is thought to be fairly mediocre in terms of plot and dialogue. It’s not that it’s bad, but more or less a story folks have seen some version of before.

Uma Thurman’s done a few things on the independent film circuit since then, and is due to appear in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural drama Chambers. Fans will be able to check her out there soon enough, and can share their thoughts on Thurman’s best performances outside of a Quentin Tarantino picture in the comments below. For more on Thurman, read up on the major movie opportunity she got some time ago that she now regrets turning down.

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Captive State Was Inspired By Some Surprising Classics

John Goodman Ashton Sanders in Captive State

When new science-fiction films are about to be released, it’s common that we hear a lot of filmmakers talk about what are fairly standard inspirations – films like Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Obviously this makes sense, as it’s logical to take cues from some of the best genre films of all time, but interestingly that’s not the story behind the new film Captive State. As while the movie is definitely a sci-fi tale featuring a full-scale alien invasion, it wasn’t actually classic alien invasion movies that gave co-writer/director Rupert Wyatt ideas of what he wanted to do with the feature.

The subject of Captive State’s sources of inspiration came up early in a conversation that I had with Rupert Wyatt last week, talking over the phone about his work on the new film. I started the interview asking him about where the initial idea came from, and how it developed as a movie he wanted to make, and I’ll admit that he sincerely surprised me with the titles that he namedropped:

I’ve always been a fan of stories about characters that rage against the machine, and that’ll fight back against the institutions. So Randle P. McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, or Paul Newman [as Lucas “Luke” Jackson] and Cool Hand Luke. And I’ve also been a real fan of stories, or films, rather, that deal with that on a macro level – on a national level. So Battle Of Algiers is one of my favorite films, and Army Of Shadows about the French resistance, Jean-Pierre Melville.

Rather than approaching Captive State from a purely genre perspective, Rupert Wyatt was compelled to tell this story because of a personal fascination with iconoclasts, which he brought to his work on the script alongside co-writer Erica Beeney. What’s more, he was particularly interested in the idea on both small and large scales, noting examples of both personal struggles – namely battles within the walls of mental hospitals and prisons – as well as full scale revolts.

This certainly tracks with the plot developments of Captive State, which is an ensemble film set in the not-to-distant future following an invasion of extraterrestrials known as the Legislators. The story tracks a number of different narratives to show life in this world, including those both trying to maintain a level or order, and those who are trying to take down what they see to be an oppressive system.

Rupert Wyatt is no stranger to science-fiction, having previously directed Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, but his approach to genre with this one was a bit secondary. Taking the inspiration he did from the films mentioned above, he felt he wanted to tell a story in America, but not one that has already been told. As a result, it was felt by the filmmaker that the best move would be to tell a story set in the future instead of the past. Said Wyatt,

I thought it would be really interesting to be able to tell a story like that, but on the footprint of America – North America. And rather than delve back to the American revolution when they were kicking the likes of me out of the country, I thought what about if I kind of push into the future and put a documentary film crew into the future and tell that story – but in a very near future, and the occupying beings being an alien species. It really sprung from that.

It’s ultimately an impressive juggling act, but one that Captive State pulls off – both creating a heavily-detailed world and a number of engaging characters with compelling specific missions. The film, which stars Ashton Sanders, John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Alan Ruck, James Ransone, and Kevin Dunn, arrives in theaters this Friday, and we’ll have more for you about the movie heading your way in the next few days here on CinemaBlend.

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Danai Gurira’s Name Was Left Off the New Avengers Poster, and Marvel Fans Aren’t Happy

Marvel got fans excited this week by dropping the official trailer and poster for Avengers: Endgame, but that hype turned into frustration for many when they noticed one glaring omission: The poster doesn’t list Danai Gurira in the cast credits at the top of the image.

In this latest installment of The Avengers, Gurira reprises Okoye, her badass warrior character from Black Panther and Infinity War. Gurira’s image appears on the Avengers: Endgame poster, alongside actors like Brie Larson and Chris Hemsworth, but she’s the only one out of 12 major players whose name isn’t listed in the top credits. That’s a massive oversight, given that Gurira is also the only black woman in the cast. The omission didn’t sit well with Twitter users, many of whom saw it as erasing a woman of color and urged Marvel to correct the poster.

“She is the only black woman on that poster, the highest profile post-snappening wakandan, a firm fan favorite, and freaking actual DANAI GURIRA to boot. put some respect on her name, damn,” one Twitter user wrote. Others pointed out that characters with less impressive roles had been included in the credits. “They really put Bradley Cooper as the fucking raccoon before Danai Gurira’s name this is pathetic,” one user tweeted.

Eventually, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Gurira name does appear at the very bottom of the poster, but you’d basically need a magnifying glass to see it. Marvel hasn’t responded to the criticism or issued a new poster, but fans have made it clear that Gurira should not be ignored.

Avengers: Endgame is in theaters April 26.