"Captain America is one of the most difficult roles you could possibly ask an actor to play. He's playing integrity and moral fortitude, and making it complex and interesting at the same time. It can be very difficult."
Chris Evans more than likely would not take that honor, though he probably appreciates Joe Russo's kind words. Instead, Chris Evans looks into how playing Captain America on the big screen shaped him in real-life. Playing a character with so much "integrity and moral fortitude" had some positive after effects on the actor. Evans had this to say.
"When you're playing a character for a long time, you start to see the parallels between what the character's going through and what you're going through. You start to look at your own conflicts and circumstances through the eyes of someone who might handle it better than you would."
Chris Evans started playing Captain America back in 2010, though the first Captain America movie was not released until 2011, so he had a long time to play the character and figure out the best way to interact with his peers on set while developing Steve Rogers past the written page. After playing the character for nearly a decade, it was hard to let go. Evans had this to say about wrapping things all up on Endgame.
"It felt like graduating high school or college, you know... For the last month of filming I was letting myself go to work every day and be a little overwhelmed and a little nostalgic and grateful. By the last day, I was bawling. I cry pretty easy, but I was definitely bawling."
Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are happy with their work within the MCU. But as both actors said more than once before the release of Endgame, they'd rather leave the party on their own as opposed to being asked to leave. While fans are sad to see them go, they have eleven years-worth of material to go back and watch and that should be more than enough. You can check out the rest of the interview with Chris Evans over at Mens Journal.
The 2019 Teen Choice Awards handed out coveted trophy surfboards on Sunday night. More than 55 million votes from teens came in to support their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Disney and Marvel dominated the film side with Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Spider-man: Far From Home winning top honors while Riverdale and Shadowhunters won for television.
Hosted by Lucy Hale and David Dobrik, the ceremony aired live on Fox from Hermosa Beach, Calif. Other big winners of the evening included Crazy Rich Asians, The Perfect Date the drama After as well as Supernatural and Stranger Things.
The event featured performances by OneRepublic; Blanco Brown; Mabel; Monsta X; CNCO; Jordan McGraw, with special guest Sarah Hyland; Johnny Orlando; Jacob Sartorius; Zhavia; and Hayden Summerall.
Read the full list of winners below.
Choice Action Movie“Avengers: Endgame”
Choice Action Movie ActorRobert Downey Jr. — “Avengers: Endgame”
Choice Action Movie ActressScarlett Johansson — “Avengers: Endgame”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie“Aladdin”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie ActorWill Smith — “Aladdin”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie ActressNaomi Scott — “Aladdin”
Choice Drama Movie“After”
Choice Drama Movie ActorHero Fiennes Tiffin — “After”
Choice Drama Movie ActressJosephine Langford — “After”
Choice Comedy Movie“Crazy Rich Asians”
Choice Comedy Movie ActorNoah Centineo — “The Perfect Date”
Choice Comedy Movie ActressLaura Marano — “The Perfect Date”
Choice Movie VillainJosh Brolin — “Avengers: Endgame”
Choice Summer Movie“Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Choice Summer Movie ActorTom Holland — “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Choice Summer Movie ActressZendaya — “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Choice Drama TV Show“Riverdale”
Choice Drama TV ActorCole Sprouse — “Riverdale”
Choice Drama TV ActressLili Reinhart — “Riverdale”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show“Shadowhunters”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorJared Padalecki — “Supernatural”
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressKatherine McNamara — “Shadowhunters”
Choice Action TV Show“MacGyver”
Choice Action TV ActorStephen Amell — “Arrow”
Choice Action TV ActressGabrielle Union — “L.A.'s Finest”
Choice Comedy TV Show“The Big Bang Theory”
Choice Comedy TV ActorJaime Camil — “Jane the Virgin”
Choice Comedy TV ActressNina Dobrev — “Fam”
Choice TV VillainCameron Monaghan — “Gotham”
Choice Reality TV Show“America's Got Talent”
Choice Throwback TV Show“Friends”
Choice Summer TV Show“Stranger Things”
Choice Summer TV ActorNoah Schnapp — “Stranger Things”
Choice Summer TV ActressMillie Bobby Brown — “Stranger Things”
Warning: MCU spoilers will probably be found below.
Every time I watch Star Wars: A New Hope which is more often than I care to admit, I’m always taken aback by the shot of Owen and Beru’s charred corpses outside their home on Tatooine. They’re the good guys! They’re not supposed to die in such brutal fashion! There’s nothing else like it any of the other Star Wars movies — it’s one thing to watch a giant slug get strangled with a chain by a woman in a golden bikini; it’s another to see two still-roasting skeletons.
During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealed that the highest-grossing movie ever almost had an Owen and Beru moment. It would have involved Thanos decapitating 2012 Captain America and throwing his head at 2023 Captain America feel free to make your own deCAPitation joke, but it was removed for being too dark and out-of-place among the more typical superhero violence. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige expanded on the scene in an interview with Empire.
“I think there are behind the scenes pictures of this, us having the giant omnibus of the Infinity Gauntlet comic collection and saying, we need to do justice to this,” he explained. “One of those images was Thanos sitting on a throne of skulls, ruling over everything and we wanted to get that in there. One of the ideas was, when they finish the time heist, they returned to a world [in 2023] that Thanos had already conquered, that involved all of that, the throne made of bones and skulls and had him tossing, like a bowling ball, Captain America’s severed skull head, still in the cowl, to Captain America.” Feige admitted the scene was “pretty cool, but the logic to get there defeated us.”
I’m sure there are images on the internet of Thanos doing way more graphic things to Captain America than chopping his head off, if you know where to look. Don’t tell me. I’ll stick with Thanos x Ant-Man, thank you very much.
Brace yourselves, Marvel fans as we may have just learned some key release dates for Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We stress may since this isn't coming directly from Disney or Marvel Studios. So, for the time being, this can only be regarded as a rumor. That said, there is reason to think this could be legitimate and, if it is, there is much to discuss as there is one big mystery that will need solving that may or may not be the release date for what is right now being called Avengers 5.
This information comes from Charles Murphy, who recently posted the partial Marvel Phase 5 release scheduled to Twitter. Normally, this sort of thing could be written off as nonsense. However, Murphy has a pretty amazing track record, having accurately revealed Marvel's entire Phase 4 announcement ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, in addition to several other key pieces of MCU intel. So there's reason to think this guy has actual info regarding this release strategy. With that said, he recently posted a new leak to Twitter that states the following.
"Always subject to change and still much we don't know: Phase 5, V2"
Per his sources, whoever/whatever they may be, on February 18, 2022, we're getting Black Panther 2, May 6, 2022, will bring us Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and July 29, 2022, was listed, yet remains mysterious. The big one was at the end of his message, which listed "May 3 or 10, 2024" with a big shocked face emoji. That raises the question, what in the heck could possibly be coming nearly five years from now that's worth teasing at this particular time? Since no further information was given, that leaves us to our own devices, which means mostly hopeless speculation.
Other Phase 5 projects we know are coming include Captain Marvel 2 and Blade, as well as reboots of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. There is that one previously revealed release date for an untitled Marvel movie from Disney on July 29, 2022, which will likely go to one of these titles. But 2024 is a big jump. Best guess? Assuming the date is right, this will be Marvel's next major crossover event. As for what that could be? It's nearly impossible to make an educated guess, given that so many variables are up in the air. Secret Wars? Avengers 5?
It's almost silly to spend any amount of time guessing right now, as there is so much MCU content on the way over the next couple of years that could shape things. On the movie side, we have Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder. Plus, we have Disney+ shows like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and Hawkeye. The main takeaway here is that Marvel probably has more than a few surprises up its sleeve that we can't possibly predict just yet. Feel free to check out the original post from Charles Murphy's Twitter for yourself below.
Always subject to change and still much we don't know:Phase 5, V2Feb 18, 2022- Black Panther 2May 6, 2022-GotG Vol. 3July 29, 2022-May 3 or 10, 2024-
Just how dark was “Avengers: Endgame” originally going to be? Filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo made headlines at Comic-Con for revealing a cut “Endgame” scene that would’ve involved the severed head of Chris Evans’ “Captain America,” but that scene was originally designed to be even more traumatizing. In a new interview with Empire magazine, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige reveals the scene had even more gruesome imagery.
“One of the ideas was, when they finish the time heist, they returned to a world [in 2023] that Thanos had already conquered, that involved all of that, the throne made of bones and skulls and had him tossing, like a bowling ball, Captain America's severed skull head, still in the cowl, to Captain America,” Feige said. “And it was pretty cool, but the logic to get there defeated us.”
Feige said the scene got far enough along that concept art of the severed head probably exists. The reason Feige and his fellow Marvel braintrust wanted to include Thanos sitting atop decapitated heads and skulls is because they wanted to continue to make the villain a terrifying threat after the “Avengers: Infinity War” finale.
“Thanos is not just a purple guy with a big chin who sits in chairs and smirks, which is basically all he had been up until ‘Infinity War,'” Feige said. “So much of the time we spent in a conference room in Pinewood in Atlanta that someday I want to have a plaque: ‘It was here that nine people almost lost their minds developing and writing “Infinity War” and “Endgame.”‘ I would keep opening the book and saying, ‘but we need to do this. We need something like this. Thanos can do this.'”
Feige added, “Some of that led to things you saw in ‘Infinity War’ in Nowhere where he turns Drax into a pile of cubes. Or turns Nebula into that spiraling ribbon. Or has bubbles come out of Star-Lord’s gun. His casual, sadistic use of the stones was something that we kept wanting to do.”
Clearly the image of Captain America’s severed head was too sadistic for the theatrical cut. “Avengers: Endgame” is now available on Blu-ray and on demand.
The more a movie tries to explain time travel, the more confusing the concept gets. Even something as simple as “no betting on sports events,” a la Back to the Future, is “bullshit,” to quote Scott Lang. So when Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, one Marvel fan took the opportunity to ask about an apparent plot hole, arguably the film’s biggest among viewers, as it relates to time travel.
“Can you help me/everyone understand how Captain America got back to the main time line when he returned all the stones, because it contradicts the time travel theory stated by Banner earlier in the movie,” the Reddit user wrote. “Banner said that when you go back in time you make a separate time line, so it doesn’t effect the past, but if Captain America was in a different time line when he returned the stones, how did he back to the main time line without the use of the quantum suits.” I’m perplexed, but the Russos cleared up the confusion:
“You are correct in that he would have had to have worn the quantum suit, using a pym particle to make the jump. He’s not wearing the suit on the bench, because that is not the exact moment to which he returned.”
In other words, Cap used the suit to go back in time to return the Stones, then ditched it so he could live happily ever after with his one true love, Peggy Carter. If you put it that way… it’s still kind of confusing. It was originally even more puzzling, according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, who revealed on the Empire live podcast that “there were early cuts of the movie where the audience didn’t understand that they had come back to the present day… The audience thought when they returned to the compound, it was the compound from five years before, and everything was good. [That’s] why we added things like Tony Stark saying to Hulk, ‘Now remember, bring everybody back here to now.’ We were like, ‘Just say it’ and then it worked and people got it.”