Avengers: Endgame directors refused to let ‘big mouth’ Tom Holland see full script

Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo refused to let Spider-Man Tom Holland have a script for the Marvel franchise because they were convinced he couldn’t keep a secret. The film’s story line and casting has been on lockdown ever since fil…

Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo refused to let Spider-Man Tom Holland have a script for the Marvel franchise because they were convinced he couldn’t keep a secret.

The film’s story line and casting has been on lockdown ever since filming began and the Russos made sure nothing leaked from the set by giving Brit Holland nothing but his lines.

Joe Russo tells IndieWire, “Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite.

“We used, like, very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene, because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut.”

Holland previously addressed his script ban, revealing the secrecy made filming difficult at times.

“The Russo Brothers are like, ‘So you’re just standing here, and you’re fighting this guy and just do whatever’, and I’m like, ‘OK, who am I fighting?'” he explained. “And they were like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because it’s a secret’.

“I’m like, ‘OK, so what does he look like?’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away…’

“I’m just standing there punching the air for 15 minutes and when I took the job I didn’t think that’s what I’d be doing. I’ve gotten used to it now.”

Last year (18), Tom told Good Morning America, “I tried for about five minutes to get the script and just gave up. I just had a feeling that I was never going to win.”

The actor’s big mouth got him into trouble when he leaked the plot to the Jurassic World sequel to Avengers co-star Chris Pratt.

“I think I was shooting the sequel for Guardians of the Galaxy maybe, and Tom was shooting Spider-Man on the same lot,” Pratt told Sirius XM. “Tom of course knows (director) J.A. Bayona because of the film The Impossible, (and he) said, ‘Hey, mate. I just talked to J.A. He told me the whole plot of the story…!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, there’s, like, a volcano… he told me the whole thing!’ So I heard it right from Tom Holland first! And then when I read the script, I was like, ‘Yep, he wasn’t messing with me’.”

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Winston Duke: ‘Avengers: Endgame is going to be crazy’

Winston Duke has teased that the final instalment in Marvel’s Avengers franchise will be “bigger than Infinity War”.According to the Black Panther star, bosses at Marvel Studios have covered new ground with Avengers: Endgame which he insists is going t…

Winston Duke has teased that the final instalment in Marvel’s Avengers franchise will be “bigger than Infinity War”.

According to the Black Panther star, bosses at Marvel Studios have covered new ground with Avengers: Endgame which he insists is going to wow fans and will easily top Avengers: Infinity War.

The 32-year-old actor spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the 50th NAACP Awards on Friday (29Mar19), before celebrating Black Panther’s eight awards on the night.

“Honestly, what I can tell you is that it’s bigger than Infinity War … It’s going to be a lot of fun, going to be crazy, and they have a way of still topping themselves when you feel like they might have jumped the shark,” gushed Winston. “They still have a way of making it new.”

The Us star, who won a legion of fans for his portrayal of Wakandan warrior M’Baku, shared that he was also stunned by the superhero deaths in Infinity War, including his former adversary Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).

In Endgame, which premieres 26 April, the remaining superheroes band together to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin), while also trying to find a way to bring their friends back from the dead.

“I went through the same thing, too,” he revealed. “I just went back to the comic books, because I didn’t know anyone was going to die. They shot things separate. Even some of the people who died didn’t know they were going to die.”

Winston’s comments come after the directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, revealed that the film’s runtime will be 182 minutes, making it 22 minutes longer Infinity War.

“We’re very rigorous about storytelling points, and we spend months in the edit room twisting and turning the narrative a bunch of different ways until we think we’ve unlocked the best one,” Joe Russo explained to Box Office Pro. “We’re vigilant about using test audiences to tell us whether we’re on the right track or we’re making bad decisions.

“With Endgame, it had one of the most incredible audience responses in Marvel history. Irrespective of the length, it’s been consistently embraced by the test audiences.”

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Marvel release Avengers: Endgame teaser as fans countdown film’s release

Marvel marked the one-month countdown until Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas by releasing 32 new character posters and a featurette.The next instalment of the super hero franchise begins showing in theatres around the world on 24 April (19), opening in t…

Marvel marked the one-month countdown until Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas by releasing 32 new character posters and a featurette.

The next instalment of the super hero franchise begins showing in theatres around the world on 24 April (19), opening in the U.K. the following day, and in the U.S. on 26 April.

With the fate of some of Marvel’s most loved characters unknown following Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) destruction at the end of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been given an early glimpse at what’s to come in the new video.

“The fans’ reaction to the end of Infinity War, when half their favourite characters turned to dust, really was indicative of how emotionally connected the world has gotten to these characters,” Marvel president Kevin Feige says in the video.

While Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, comments that people are still “coming to grips” with what’s happened, and Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson says her character has become hardened after the fallout from the last film.

Captain America Chris Evans adds that the characters are all doing their best to keep their head above water.

“But it’s kind of a losing battle – we lost and we’re not used to losing,” he said.

“They’ve truly levelled us, not just literally but morally and emotionally…. The good thing is that it’s always easier to build people back up after they’ve been broken down. That’s what Marvel’s great at doing. It’s that shred of hope that everyone is looking for.”

Some of the cast also shared their character posters on social media with the hashtag #AvengersEndgame and the one-month countdown, including Evans and Don Cheadle, aka War Machine.

Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as Nick Fury in Marvel’s flicks but isn’t credited as being in the new film, shared the featurette, telling fans: “We’re in the endgame now. Watch this brand-new featurette from Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame, in theaters in one month.”

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Florence Pugh in talks for Black Widow standalone movie

Florence Pugh is in talks to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in the standalone Black Widow film. Film fans have been calling for a standalone superhero film focussing on Russian spy-turned-Avenger Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow since Johansson first ap…

Florence Pugh is in talks to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in the standalone Black Widow film.

Film fans have been calling for a standalone superhero film focussing on Russian spy-turned-Avenger Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow since Johansson first appeared as the character in 2010’s Iron Man 2, and it seems that the project is edging closer to the production stage as the supporting cast is being assembled.

British actress Pugh, who recently earned rave reviews for her starring role in wrestling comedy-drama Fighting With My Family, is in talks to star in the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pugh will play a spy on the same level as Romanoff, and perhaps even her moral opposite.

It is unclear if Black Widow will be an origin story, following how Romanoff made the switch from Russian assassin trained by the KGB to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Avenger, or if it will take place after the events of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting in London in June (19). It is being directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, known for projects such as Lore, Somersault and Berlin Syndrome, produced by Marvel boss Kevin Feige, and written by Jac Schaeffer, who recently penned the screenplay for The Hustle, the upcoming female-led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway.

Pugh, 23, made her acting debut with 2014 independent movie The Falling, and has since gained attention for her roles in Lady Macbeth, Outlaw King and TV miniseries The Little Drummer Girl. She will next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s new adaptation of Little Women and horror Midsommar.

Johansson, who has expressed an interest in a Black Widow standalone movie in the past, will also be seen in Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and the untitled Noah Baumbach film later this year.

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Gwyneth Paltrow to retire Marvel Universe character

Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to retire her Marvel Universe character after Avengers: Endgame. The actress has played Pepper Potts, the secretary and girlfriend to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character since 2008, and now she is ready to gracefully bow…

Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to retire her Marvel Universe character after Avengers: Endgame.

The actress has played Pepper Potts, the secretary and girlfriend to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character since 2008, and now she is ready to gracefully bow out of the Avengers franchise after the new film is released later this year (19).

“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” she tells Variety. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friends with (Iron Man director) Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first Iron Man and then to watch how important it has become to the fans.”

However, she is open to making a cameo as Pepper, if asked.

“I feel honoured to be a part of something that people are so passionate about,” she adds. “Of course, if they said, ‘Can you come back for a day?’, I will always be there if they need me.”

Gwyneth is proud to be a part of a superhero movie franchise that is beginning to get noticed by Oscars voters, with Marvel movie Black Panther winning a Best Picture nomination ahead of Sunday’s (24Feb19) Academy Awards, but admits few of her earlier films would be green-lighted in Hollywood today.

“I think that the movies and the business around them have changed so much in the last 20 years,” she says. “I don’t think any of the movies I’m known for would get made today.”

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Chris Hemsworth has curated a collection of ‘Thor-sized’ suits

Chris Hemsworth has had to buy a number of larger suits in order to accommodate his “Thor size.”The actor has portrayed the Marvel character since 2011, and will be seen reprising his Norse god role in Avengers: Endgame next year (19). Chris is require…

Chris Hemsworth has had to buy a number of larger suits in order to accommodate his “Thor size.”

The actor has portrayed the Marvel character since 2011, and will be seen reprising his Norse god role in Avengers: Endgame next year (19). Chris is required to undergo a significant physical transformation in order to play the part, with a diet and workout plan that allows him to gain over two stone in weight by the time he begins filming. However, this means he’s had to take his changing figure into account when putting his wardrobe together.

“When I was shooting for Avengers 4, I was a little bigger than I normally would be,” the 35-year-old explained in an interview with British GQ. “I have suits in a lot of sizes. Some are for my normal weight and the others are for my Thor size.”

Though the Australian star is often seen dressed in suave suits on the red carpet, his typical uniform is far more casual and sees him kitted out in T-shirts and shorts appropriate for his beachside home.

“I love a good suit for a red carpet event, because I don’t have to spend all of my days in one,” he smiled. “A tailor is key. I have greater confidence when a suit fits me.”

And Chris, who is a Boss Bottled ambassador for Hugo Boss, is adamant that a good fragrance is key to pulling together any great outfit, and added he often listens to his wife Elsa Pataky’s recommendations.

“I love a fragrance,” the Ghostbusters star insisted. “It’s like putting on a great suit. It makes you feel confident and gives you a different energy. I usually choose a fragrance that Elsa likes. She loves Boss Bottled; apple strudel – the inspiration for the scent – is her favourite food.”

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New Avengers trailer shatters viewing record

The new Avengers movie has shattered online trailer records as 289 million film fans checked out the teaser for Endgame in the 24 hours since its release on Friday (07Dec18). The figure bests the record set by Avengers: Infinity War (236 million) and …

The new Avengers movie has shattered online trailer records as 289 million film fans checked out the teaser for Endgame in the 24 hours since its release on Friday (07Dec18).

The figure bests the record set by Avengers: Infinity War (236 million) and The Lion King (224.6 million) over the same time frame.

Twitter users also helped the trailer pass the 24-hour record for all blockbuster trailers with 549,000 tweets connected to the first content release – 160,000 more than the previous record-holder, Avengers: Infinity War.

Thrilled Marvel Studios bosses took to Twitter on Saturday to thanks fans for tuning in: “To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning until the endgame and making this the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!” the company tweet read.

The new record may have been even higher had there not been a glitch, which redirected fans who wanted to see the Avengers: Endgame trailer to a site for the Once Upon A Deadpool teaser, which opens later this month.

The new Avengers trailer begins with Iron Man/Tony Stark Robert Downey, Jr. trying to send a message to his girlfriend Pepper Potts as he floats to his death in space, while his superhero colleagues Captain America, The Hulk, and Black Widow plot to repair the devastation caused by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, wiping out half the world’s living creatures, including several Avengers.

Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the new film, was one of those impressed with the new trailer – he tweeted: “WOW @marvelstudios this is astounding! Right…?”

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