Elizabeth Olsen Thanks Marvel Fans With BTS Video From Avengers: Endgame

Massive spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t seen the latest MCU movie, look away!

It’s been two weeks since Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters, and moviegoers still have recovered from the movie’s wild ride. The Russo Brothers once again did the impossible, crafting a complicated and character-driven movie that shattered expectations. The affects of Infinity War allowed the co-directors to focus on the original members of the team, while eventually allowing the dusted characters to pop back up.

In the preceding movie, Thanos succeeded in gathering the Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life. But ahead of Endgame‘s release, most fans assumed the dusted characters would be brought back to life. That eventually happened thanks to the time heist and Bruce Banner, and the fallen traveled to the Avengers Compound for one final battle. This included Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, and now the actress has revealed a cool behind the scenes video as as thank you to the fandom. Check it out.

Wanda Maximoff may have been down, but she wasn’t out. The magical Avenger returned to face back off against Thanos in Endgame, and it was one of many epic moments during the final battle sequence.

This new clip, which comes from Elizabeth Olsen’s Instagram page, shows some of the work that went into Scarlet Witch’s long awaited reunion with the Mad Titan. During the epic final battle at the remains of the Avengers Compound, the new Gauntlet was passed around to quite a few heroes, attempting to keep it away from Thanos and transport the Infinity Stones back in time. When Thanos nearly caught up with Black Panther, Wanda suddenly appeared and brought some pain to Josh Brolin’s signature villain.

Of course, that Mad Titan wasn’t actually the Thanos that she faced off against during Infinity War. Instead, it was Thanos from 2014, who had never met any of the heroes he was facing off against. But that didn’t matter to Scarlet Witch, who used her telekinetic abilities to beat the crap out of the big purple guy. Her power was significant enough that she broke Thanos’ sword (which was strong enough to destroy Cap’s vibranium shield), and he eventually called for fire from above because he feared for his life.

Scarlet Witch obviously didn’t have much to do in Endgame besides the big battle and Tony Stark’s funeral, but relationship with Vision was a significant subplot in Infinity War. Her powers also continue to grow with each appearance, so it should be interesting to see what comes next for Elizabeth Olsen’s Marvel heroine.

Both Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany are expected to reprise their roles in WandaVision, a developing miniseries for Disney+. The upcoming streaming service will help to expand the MCU, including the big name talent from the films. Vision died during Infinity War and Olsen has teased the show might be set in ’50s. So really, the WandaVision could go anywhere.

You can catch Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Endgame, which is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo Pens Tribute To Peter Mayhew

There’s a disturbance in the Force. The Star Wars family lost one of their own when the original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, died last week at 74. There’s since been an outpouring of love and homage paid to the actor who portrayed the lovable Wookie for almost 40 years.

Peter Mayhew’s apprentice, Joonas Suotamo, who shared the Chewbacca role with him in The Force Awakens before completely taking on the role for The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Rise of Skywalker, has joined in to pay tribute as well. Suotamo reminisced about working with the icon with these words:

Joonas Suotamo talked about the memorable time he shared with Peter Mayhew to The Hollywood Reporter when they worked together for the 2015 Star Wars film. It looks like Mayhew set up a Chewbacca boot camp of sorts for him to teach Suotamo how the character moves and acts – including to lead with the chest. Suotamo continued by describing how the actor felt about passing the character to him:

George Lucas cast Peter Mayhew for 1977’s A New Hope, and he reprised the role for the entire trilogy whilst keeping his other job at a hospital. Due to his love for the character (and Chewbacca’s global popularity), Mayhew made his living in the role and through public appearances. In a recent tribute, Lucas said he was “more like a Wookie than I originally imagined a Wookie to be.” Mayhew reprised the role in Revenge of the Sith among other reappearances.

Joonas Suotamo closed out his recent words about his Wookie mentor by saying:

This is so sweet! The two developed a great relationship and Joonas Suotamo got to get to know Peter Mayhew as he genuinely was. The new Chewbacca actor joined in tribute after Star Wars actors including Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill reacted to his passing. Mayhew died soon after suffering a heart attack and had undergone spinal surgery last year to improve his mobility. The actor was over seven feet tall due to a connective tissue disorder called Marfan Syndrome.

Joonas Suotamo was a Finnish basketball before taking on the role of Chewbacca, and he towers at 6’11”. He was approached while the search was on for a very tall man with blue eyes and the role fit the bill for him. Chewbacca will live on in Suotamo when he reprises the role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20.

How Tall Are The Hemsworth Brothers? Chris, Liam, And The Other Hemsworth’s Heights

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Hollywood has its share of famous families, each with their own comparative skill sets and competitive natures. One of the most recent dynasties to crop up in the movie business is that of the Hemsworth brothers: Chris, Liam, and Luke. The trio of actors have made big names for themselves over the past decade or so, and it’s because of a couple factors.

Not only are their rugged good looks and formidable acting talents forces to be reckoned with, they’re also pretty tall, which presumably helps them to stand out. But out of the three Hemsworth men taking Hollywood by storm, who is the tallest? While it’s certainly not a competition, it’s an interesting subject to talk out. That in mind, let’s take a look at Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, and Luke Hemsworth’s respective height stats and see who comes out ahead in this particular game.

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Chris Hemsworth – Height: 6’3’’

As Thor, the mighty God of Thunder and son of Odin, Chris Hemsworth has delighted fans around the world with his demigod powers and quick wit throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Coming in at 6 feet  and 3 inches tall, height-wise, his stature certainly fits that of an Asgardian. Interestingly enough, his height is something that he’s actually lied about in the past.

As it turns out, Chris Hemsworth has actually lied about his height in order to get more roles. Even funnier, he has said in the past that he’s told casting people he’s shorter, not taller, when trying to book parts. Which makes for a funny story, as the one role he didn’t have to lie about his height for was, naturally, that of the lead in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, which specified 6’1” or taller as the ideal height.

Of course, thanks to his role as the young Asgardian royal, he probably doesn’t have to lie too much about his height anymore. With a career that’s seen him in films like Rush, Ghostbusters, and of course Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth is popular enough that he could probably add a couple inches on the top and still get cast as a regular, average guy.

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Liam Hemsworth – Height: 6’3’’

Best known as Gale Hawthorne, one of the two would-be suitors for the hand of the revolutionary Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise, Liam Hemsworth is in a surprising position when it comes to his comparative height in the family. While he may be the youngest brother, he’s just as tall as his older brother, Chris, clocking in at 6 feet and 3 inches.

You can imagine the jokes that must fly between Liam Hemsworth and Chris Hemsworth, as I can just imaging them trying to squeeze in every millimeter they can to claim they, indeed are the tallest. Though, as far as Liam Hemsworth is concerned, he hasn’t made any remarks about having to lie about his height to get a part. If they don’t joke about height, though, you at least have to guess Liam must joke about how without him, Chris might not have gotten the lead role in Thor.

In addition to his role in the Jennifer Lawrence lead franchise, Liam recently saw himself co-starring with fellow Australian Rebel Wilson in this year’s rom-com Isn’t It Romantic. The middle Hemsworth brother also found himself in the public eye towards the end of last year, as he and sweetheart Miley Cyrus finally married after years of courtship.

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Luke Hemsworth – Height: 5’11’’

The oldest of the Hemsworth family of sons, Luke Hemsworth is actually the shortest of the three celebrity brothers. Ranking in at 5 feet and 11 inches, the firstborn of the Hemsworth clan is not too far off from the matching heights of his younger brothers, but it’s enough of a difference to have a noticeable effect on his personal life. It’s actually something that’s works out rather well in his favor.

Normally, you’d think that this would cause some sort of envy for Luke particularly when he’s standing next to Liam Hemsworth or Chris Hemsworth, but the actor has previously revealed to the press that  he loves it! With a shorter height, a steady gig on HBO’s Westworld, and the ability to disappear into the background, you never know where you’ll see Luke pop up. For instance: Did you know that he played the fake version of his brother in Thor: Ragnarok, during Loki’s play? They may as well nickname him “the stealth Hemsworth.”

As the other member of the Hemsworth family with Marvel Cinematic Universe experience, Luke is the one with the most regular gig in the family thanks to his small screen work. All in all, height clearly isn’t an issue no matter who you are in this particular family.

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Who’s The Tallest Hemsworth Brother?

If there really was a competition between the three famous Hemsworth brothers and who comes out as the tallest, there’d be a tie. Between Liam and Chris’s identical heights, there’s no singular winner out of the three of them. However, the younger brothers in the family both outrank their older brother, Luke, as his slightly smaller stature puts him at the bottom of this pecking order. But hey, he’s still the oldest.

While their heights may not differ too wildly, Luke Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth are each their own men. In addition, their careers are varied enough that you can easily point towards which one swims in which circle. Finally, each of the Hemsworths have their own unique looks, while at the same time looking similar enough to denote a family resemblance. So you’d never be surprised to remember that they’re all part of the same family tree, but you can always tell the difference between the three of them, which is a highly underrated pro. While they may vary in height to certain degrees, Chris, Liam, and Luke Hemsworth all have solid common ground as a trio of brothers to watch out for on the big and small screen.

Hopefully, their careers will continue to hit new heights.

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The Villain Avengers: Endgame Might Have Set Up For Phase 4

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SPOILER WARNING: Marvel and Disney are all in on spoilers now, but I’d rather play it safe than sorry. Big spoilers for Avengers: Endgame to follow!

Avengers: Endgame was indeed the finale that we were all promised. The film closes the door on some pillars of the MCU, including Thanos, who’s been the big bad of this whole franchise. With the Mad Titan seemingly gone for good, who else could possibly terrorize the Avengers for the foreseeable future? Well, I don’t know about the final boss, but as far as Phase 4 is concerned, Endgame may have paved the road for a classic Avengers bad guy in the form of Kang the Conqueror.

As the millions of people worldwide who have seen Avengers: Endgame know, the entire second act of the film is devoted to time travel. In order to undo the Snap and bring back everyone who was lost, the Avengers take a trip through their history to find the Infinity Stones, bring them to the future and not completely break the laws of time and space in the process.

The time travel rules and implications in the blockbuster have been hotly debated since release. While time travel continues to be one of the most confusing elements of Avengers: Endgame, the mere appearance of time travel could signal that Kang is right around the corner.

The name Kang is likely to be unfamiliar to anyone who doesn’t read the comics, but he’s one of the more standout Avengers villains. Essentially, he is a warlord from the future who has mastered time travel technology and travels to different timelines in order to conquer them with his superior weaponry. He’s basically taking a test with all the answers written on his hand.

Kang’s time traveling antics have resulted in him crossing paths with the Avengers on more than one occasion. It usually boils down to Kang trying to manipulate the events of time in his favor, and the Avengers have to stop him. He’s a master-level historian and strategist, and his futuristic technology is so advanced that even some of Earth’s greatest minds can’t fully comprehend it.

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Kang has traveled through time so much that there are almost unlimited versions of himself, so he’s practically impossible to truly kill. Sometimes these alternate versions have gone on to have their own identities and have been both allies and enemies of the Avengers, such as Kang’s future self, Immortus, or his younger self, Nathaniel Richards.

As you probably gathered, time travel is Kang’s thing, and we just had a major Marvel movie in which time travel was an integral element. So it’s not beyond the realm of reason that all this messing around with space-time will bring in the Avengers villain whose one thing is that he time travels.

Like every movie that deals with timeline jumping, Avengers: Endgame makes sure to explain all the rules of its particular brand of time travel. Nothing you do in the past can affect your future, but if you make a big enough change, it’ll cause an alternate reality to branch off. Maybe that alternate reality will be great, but it also has the potential to be dark — especially if an Infinity Stone is taken off the board.

Captain America makes sure to put the Stones back in their rightful places at the end of the film, but that doesn’t mean that the Avengers are off the hook. They made some serious screw-ups in the past that caused alternate timelines. For example, Loki escaped with the Tesseract in 2012, causing a pretty huge deviation. Additionally, 2014 Thanos and his army were killed, which means there’s a timeline with no Thanos searching for the Infinity Stones.

Those are just two of the biggest examples we know of, but as Tony Stark says, when you mess with time, time tends to mess back. Maybe the Avengers’ actions in the past have caught the attention of Kang, who has now set his sights on Earth.

It’s not too hard to see the meddling in the timelines as a good entry point for Kang. Maybe in the MCU, Kang is more of a cosmic force policing time and looking to punish the Avengers for their actions. Or maybe messing with time has opened the door for Kang to do some conquering, and a new team of heroes must assemble to fix their mistakes. Thanks to Spider-Man: Far From Home, we know that there’s a multiverse of options for Kang.

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There are a few reasons why Kang being the villain of Phase 4 is significant. For starters, he technically debuted in a Fantastic Four comic. It was when he was posing as a pharaoh named Rama-Tut in ancient Egypt. He didn’t start going by the name Kang until he showed up in an Avengers comic.

That made the issues of who owns his film rights a little complicated, but it doesn’t matter anymore. Disney famously bought Fox, which means the studio can now use all the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters it wants. That means Kang is free to show up down the road.

Because Kang first showed up in a Fantastic Four comic, the villain might be a good way to bring the Fantastic Four into the fold. While we have zero clue how Marvel will incorporate its First Family into the MCU, one theory gaining steam involves the multiverse. Some people think the Fantastic Four will be from an alternate timeline, which could help connect them to Kang.

Also, Kang is a future descendant of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, so that’s an interesting angle.

Oh, and Kang has connections to the X-Men, too! When he was a pharaoh, he tried to manipulate a young Apocalypse to be his heir. This guy has his fingers in pretty much every pie.

Kang also has ties to a different superhero team that people expect to show up in the MCU very soon. The Young Avengers are a team of superhero teenagers who have styled themselves like their favorite Avengers. One of these kids is Iron Lad, who also happens to be Nathaniel Richards, a young version of Kang who is trying to escape his destiny as a conquering A-hole.

Having Kang in the mix could be a way to help set up the Young Avengers down the road. However, the MCU’s version doesn’t necessarily have to use Iron Lad or Nathaniel Richards at all.

Admittedly, Kang is not set up in the way past MCU villains have been. There’s no post-credit tease, so the door is open for almost any villain to take charge in Phase 4. However, given that Avengers: Endgame dived into the deep end of time travel, it makes sense that Kang would be the next villain up to bat. Not only is he one of the bigger Avengers villains still left, but he has ties to multiple hero teams and could help set up more movies down the road. Having a time traveling villain could make things more confusing, but it would also be a hell of a lot of fun.

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Dark Phoenix’s Nicholas Hoult Would Totally Play Beast In The MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on everyone’s mind currently, as Avengers: Endgame has been in theaters for nearly two weeks. The Russo Brothers delivered a blockbuster that was the true cumulation of 22 movies, and included just about every character you could imagine. There is still one movie left in Phase Three, but the public has been theorizing about what might come in the next slate of movies.

One of the biggest questions looming above Phase Four is the Fox/Disney merger, and the new characters that might join the MCU. Chief among them are the Fantastic Four and X-Men, although the latter group offers an interesting set of challenges. But will Marvel Studios invite any of the current X-Men actor to return, or just recast? Nicholas Hoult has been playing Beast since First Class, and recently expressed his interest in joining the MCU, saying:

Dark Phoenix marks Nicholas Hoult’s fourth movie as Beast, and it looks like he’s not quite done with the big blue guy. And he’d love to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe if Disney Studio decides to somehow combine the franchises.

Nicholas Hoult’s comments come from his recent chat with MTV International. While publicizing his role as the title character on Tolkien, the conversation eventually turned to Hoult’s superheroic tenure as Beast in the X-Men franchise. Dark Phoenix has been teased to be the final installment in the property as we know it, but there are lots of fans hoping the mutants will be brought into the MCU.

But Marvel Studios’ plans for the future are almost a complete mystery, save from Spider-Man: Far From Home and Black Widow. Studio head Kevin Feige did recently claim that the X-Men wouldn’t be brought into the MCU for years, likely allowing audiences to move on from the long running franchise. But the MCU is a place full of twists, so there’s always the possibility that those comments were a red herring.

Comic book fans have been waiting for the X-Men to meet The Avengers since the MCU introduced serialized storytelling to the film world. While this seemed like an impossibility for the last decade, Disney’s acquisition of Fox seemed to open the doors. But exactly how Marvel will be introducing the beloved mutants to the greater shared universe is unclear.

If the current class of X-Men are offered, Nicholas Hoult is one actor who is ready to crossover to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let’s just hope that Kevin Feige and his team are considering this as an option.

Nicholas Hoult’s Tokien arrives in theaters on May 10th, and Dark Phoenix will debut on June 7th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Former Bond Girl Halle Berry Has Some Suggestions For Who Should Replace Daniel Craig

The next James Bond movie is currently in production and Daniel Craig is on board to play the role one more time, but once the film is over, the world will need a new James Bond. Dozens of names have been thrown around, dating back to before Craig confirmed his return. Everybody has an opinion, and that includes former Bond girl Halle Berry.

The Die Another Day actress was asked on Today who she would like see take on the iconic role after Daniel Craig steps down. She’s got a pair of gentlemen she’d like to see, saying…

Halle Berry would probably have a lot of support when it came to either of these two names. Idris Elba’s name has been rumored as a Bond possibility for quite some time, there were even rumors at various points that he was in talks to take the part, but Elba continuously denied those reports.

As far as Hugh Jackman goes, we know the actor had a shot at auditioning for the role back when it was last available, but turned down auditioning because he was already working on the X-Men franchise and didn’t want to get buried in two major film series at once. It’s unclear if he would be at all interested now that he’s done playing Logan.

If there’s one major stumbling block to either of Halle Berry’s choices here, it’s probably age. Daniel Craig is currently 51 years old. Hugh Jackman is only a year younger than that and Elba is only slightly behind at 46. When Craig was cast he was in his late 30s and one assumes that the plan would be to cast an actor at that age, if not younger, so that they can make several more movies over the next decade or so.

Still, there’s no reason James Bond couldn’t be an older character. In the same way that some have campaigned to see James Bond change race or gender because, in addition to the benefit of opening up the character to a more diverse cast, it would also open up the stories that could be told, allowing James Bond to age could potentially do the same thing.

Halle Berry is potentially also one of the people interested in seeing James Bond change genders. When she’s initially asked who she’d like to see take over the James Bond role, she says “a woman.” While she laughs it off at first and claims she was joking, many who have suggested the same thing haven’t been joking.

We almost certainly won’t hear anything about the future of James Bond until after Bond 25 is released. The studio won’t want to suck all the air out of the new film, so even if a replacement is already being considered, and there’s no way to know if that’s the case, it will likely be at least a year, and probably much longer, before we know who the next James Bond will be.

Keanu Reeves Reveals His Ideal John Wick Ending

The John Wick film series started in the most unlikely of places. Now, with a third movie on the verge of opening, we have found the character about as far away from that inciting incident as possible. Just where could the film series go from here? I have no idea, but Keanu Reeves himself has an idea where he’d like to see the movies end.

There are a couple of obvious directions the story could go. We could see John Wick finally be overwhelmed, and go down in a blaze of glory, or we could see him actually win, defeating his adversaries to the point where it would be safe for him to return to the life of quiet solitude where we found him. Keanu Reeves would like to see the latter option. According to John Wick himself…

John Wick’s life, as much of it as we’ve seen, has been one of perpetual punishment. He loses the woman he loves, then he reenters a life he had once left behind. He’s nearly killed multiple times, but even in his success, he’s forced to continue fighting. His house burns down. Now he’s got every professional assassin in the world gunning for him.

While John Wick’s eventual death certainly seems possible, even likely, considering the perpetual violence that surrounds him, such an end doesn’t really add anything to the story, beyond what would certainly be an epic and visually stunning action sequence.

Keanu Reeves tells ScreenRant that he wants something more for his character.

The war John Wick started over his dead dog was an act of grief. If he’s never able to come to terms with that grief then the story will always feel unfinished, and the only way John Wick can properly grieve now is if he survives.

As for what the future really holds for John Wick, we’ll have to check out John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum to find out. One thing that does seem clear is that this franchise isn’t being designed to be a simple trilogy, so John Wick likely won’t find an end in this entry. There could very well be a lot more story left to tell, which, if you’re a fan of the franchise, probably isn’t a problem at all.

What the future holds for John Wick or the world he lives in is anybody’s guess. The world building that the franchise has done so expertly means that the story could end up going in any number of directions with any number of characters. Perhaps the movies will continue even if John Wick one day finds peace.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Director Has An Idea For A Prequel

The Godzilla franchise has had a long history in theaters, dating all the way back to 1954. The behemoth title character has continued to be a pop culture icon in the decades since its debut, and the franchise returns to theaters shortly. Godzilla: King of the Monsters marks the whopping 35th installment in the property, and the blossoming MonsterVerse will presumably only continue to grow in the next few years.

Krampus director Michael Dougherty is helming King of the Monsters, which will pick up on a narrative that started with 2014’s Godzilla. Dougherty had to balance a ton of god-sized titans in his upcoming Godzilla movie, as the title character dukes it out with a ton of franchise favorites. And the director’s already got some ideas for another addition to the franchise: a prequel. Dougherty recently opened up about this concept, saying:

Well, this is an awesome idea. The Godzilla franchise may be going strong for decades, but there are still plenty of narrative possibilities for the MonserVerse to mine. And that includes an origin story for the beast in ancient times.

Michael Dougherty’s comments to SFX Magazine (via JoBlo) are sure to excite the generations of Godzilla fans out there. The big green guy has battled a ton of foes throughout his time on the big screen, but we’ve never seen Godzilla in such early stages of mankind. It would add a unique dynamic to the dynamic between humans and the monster, and break new ground for the property as a whole.

When one thinks of Godzilla, typically moviegoers picture the title character laying waste to a city, and probably fighting another iconic kaiju. But it would be a new twist to see him back in ancient times, without any skyscrapers to destroy. Instead, Godzilla would be be given the space for his behemoth body– one that only continues to grow in the MonsterVerse.

It would also be fun to see how primitive humans would interact with such a creature. Rather than involving the military or the Monarch Organization, man would be left to their wits when trying to survive the kaiju’s wrath. It’s a new direction for the franchise to go, although it’s unclear whether or not Michael Dougherty’s prequel idea will ever come to fruition.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters will arrive in theaters on May 31st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Wants Nick Fury To Be The Anti-Tony Stark

When Marvel Studios officially brought the character of Spider-Man (Tom Holland) over to the MCU, they immediately paired the teenage superhero with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as a portal into the world and also a mentor. That relationship, which started in Captain America: Civil War, grew throughout Spider-Man: Homecoming… especially when Tony had to save Spidey’s ass on the State Island Ferry. And it took a tragic turn in Avengers: Infinity War, when Tony failed to save Peter from the Snap.

The MCU doesn’t have Tony Stark anymore, but Spider-Man will still have help in his next adventure, Spider-Man: Far From Home. As you guys likely saw in the trailers, Samuel L. Jackson will bring Nick Fury across the “pond” to hijack Peter Parker’s European vacation, and recruit Spider-Man in his battle against the Elementals, dangerous creatures from another universe.

CinemaBlend got the opportunity to visit the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home and interview director Jon Watts, and we learned that he wants Fury in this story to be the complete opposite of what Tony was to Peter in Homecoming. Watts said:

When Nick Fury approaches Spider-Man to help him on this mission, Peter initially refuses. He asks if Thor (Chris Hemsworth) or Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) might be better fits, as Peter still sees himself as that friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man.

While visiting the set, we spent time with Executive Producer Eric Carroll, who elaborated on the decision to bring Nick Fury into Spider-Man’s corner of the MCU, and how Fury will fit. He told us:

This led to a big question on the set: Who is Nick Fury working for? S.H.I.E.L.D. is a complicated organization, and Fury has been off the grid for some time. Eric Carroll didn’t address the situation directly, but instead told us:

He likely has a direct connection to all surviving Marvel heroes, and that would include Captain Marvel. But for this mission, he wants Spider-Man, whether Spider-Man wants it or not.

Take a look at the teaming of Peter Parker and Nick Fury in the latest Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer:

We will have even more from our set visit to Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie hits theaters on July 2. Are you planning on checking it out?

The Russo Brothers Had To Lie To Avengers: Endgame Actors For The Final Scenes

Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t seen it, look away.

Avengers: Endgame has been in theaters for nearly two weeks, and moviegoers haven’t stopped discussing and dissecting every frame of The Russo Brothers’ masterful blockbuster. The co-directors managed to do the impossible, crafting a complicated emotional story that had a a ton of connections to the greater MCU. And it’s a story that included the epic death and funeral of Tony Stark.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man has been the heart and soul of the MCU since its inception, and the character went out in a truly epic way. The final moments of Avengers: Endgame showed Tony Stark’s funeral, complete with some surprise cameos. But it turns out that The Russo Brothers had to lie to the talent in order to keep the secrets of Tony’s fate under wraps. As Joe Russo recently explained:

Marvel Studios is known for its secrecy, and stakes were especially high for Avengers: Endgame. The blockbuster was the cumulation of 22 movies, so The Russo Brothers went to great length to keep the film’s spoilers under wraps. Even from the cast.

Tony Stark’s death was an emotionally devastating aspect of Endgame, and the OG MCU hero was given the respect he deserved after wielding the new Infinity Gauntlet, and snapping past-Thanos and his forces out of existence. The Russo Brothers added the “I am Iron Man” line very late into the film’s process, while the funeral scene was exactly what moviegoers needed in the moment.

The funeral was a who’s who of MCU characters, but that also meant a ton of actors who had the potential to spoil Tony’s fate. In their same conversation with EW Radio, Anthony Russo spoke to the excitement of filming with such a great ensemble, while also be worried about Endgame‘s contents being kept under wraps. As he tell it,

Talk about a twist. It must have been quite the pivot in emotions going from a wedding to a funeral, but The Russo Brothers had to do everything they could to guard the secrets of their Avengers movies. And it’s an effort that has paid off, as both Infinity War and Endgame delivered countless plot twists, and made an insane amount of money at the box office.

It should be interesting to see how the MCU continues on without Tony Stark. Spider-Man: Far From Home looks it’ll address just that, and is set to arrive shortly.

Avengers: Endgame is out now, and Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters on July 2nd. In the meantime, check out out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.