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Press/Video: Marvel Cinematic Universe 10 Year Class Photo

Marvel Studios brought 80 actors and directors together for a huge 10-year celebration photo

 

 

INDEPENDENT – While the annual Oscars ‘class photo’ may have stolen headlines earlier this week, Marvel Studios has decided to release their own star-studded photo, featuring 80 actors and filmmakers from their multiple movies.

 

Meeting for the secret shoot on the 7 October last year during the filming of Avengers: Infinity War to celebrate 10 years since Iron Man, the photo features Robert Downey Jr. and studio head Kevin Feige front-and-centre.

 

Other notable names include the three Chrises (Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt), and Avengers actors Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan, and Jeremy Renner.

 

Future Avengers members Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, and Brie Larson also appear, as do the Guardians of the Galaxy actors Sean Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, and Kurt Russell.

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Press: Secrets of the Marvel Universe

 

VANITY FAIR – After a decade of unprecedented success, Marvel Studios is at a pivotal moment: the looming farewell to some of its founding superheroes, and the rise of a new generation. Kevin Feige, the creative force behind the $13 billion franchise and a slew of Marvel stars, discusses its precarious beginnings, stumbles, and ever-expanding empire.

 

On a sweltering October weekend, the largest-ever group of Marvel superheroes and friends gathered just outside of Atlanta for a top-secret assignment. Eighty-three of the famous faces who have brought Marvel’s comic-book characters to life over the past decade mixed and mingled—Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, bonded with Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot, the monosyllabic sapling from Guardians of the Galaxy. Angela Bassett, mother to Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, flew through hurricane-like conditions to report for duty alongside Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Laurence Fishburne, and Stan Lee, the celebrated comic-book writer and co-creator of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.

 

Their mission: to strike a heroic pose to commemorate 10 years of unprecedented moviemaking success. Marvel Studios, which kicked things off with Iron Man in 2008, has released 17 films that collectively have grossed more than $13 billion at the global box office; 5 more movies are due out in the next two years. The sprawling franchise has resuscitated careers (Downey), has minted new stars (Tom Hiddleston), and increasingly attracts an impressive range of A-list talent, from art-house favorites (Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange) to Hollywood icons (Anthony Hopkins and Robert Redford) to at least three handsome guys named Chris (Hemsworth, Evans, and Pratt). The wattage at the photo shoot was so high that Ant-Man star Michael Douglas—Michael Douglas!—was collecting autographs. (Photographer Jason Bell shot Vanity Fair’s own Marvel portfolio shortly afterward.)

 

But it wasn’t Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury or even Chris Evans’s Captain America who assembled Earth’s mightiest heroes. They came for Kevin Feige, the unassuming man in a black baseball cap who took Marvel Studios from an underdog endeavor with a roster of B-list characters to a cinematic empire that is the envy of every other studio in town. Feige’s innovative, comic-book-based approach to blockbuster moviemaking—having heroes from one film bleed into the next—has changed not only the way movies are made but also pop culture at large. Fans can’t get enough of a world where space-hopping Guardians of the Galaxy might turn up alongside earthbound Avengers, or Doctor Strange and Black Panther could cross paths via a mind-bending rift in the space-time continuum. Other studios, most notably Warner Bros., with the Justice League, have tried to create their own web of interconnected characters. Why have so many failed to achieve Marvel’s heights? “Simple,” said Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers 3 and 4. “They don’t have a Kevin.”

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Press: Elizabeth Olsen does double duty in ‘Wind River’ and ‘Ingrid Goes West’

 

LA TIMES – Room 64 at the Chateau Marmont is possibly the most Instagrammable spot in L.A. Its wrap-around terrace is suspended just below the homes built into the Hollywood Hills, tiny glass boxes that form their own constellation when night falls. Rumor has it Howard Hughes once lived in this two-bedroom penthouse, spying on girls at the pool below, decades before Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga crashed here for a slumber party.

 

Today, however, it is home to the actress Elizabeth Olsen, who has arrived at the hotel with a team of people to help beautify her. High-heeled sandals are lined up on a desk. There are multiple pieces of luggage containing makeup kits. She is wearing borrowed diamonds on her fingers, paging through the room service menu, from which she can order whatever she would like.

 

It’s a scene, no doubt, that would incite lust among her half-a-million Instagram followers. But she doesn’t feel like she knows how to do the setting justice. Just this morning, she attempted to photograph her breakfast, but then ended up deleting the image in haste.

 

“I’m bad at it,” she says. “I’m bad at the lighting. I’m bad at the framing. I’m bad at the editing. When I look at my food, it looks pretty. When I look at it on a phone, it looks not pretty.”

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Gallery: “Avengers – Infinity War” – D23 Expo

Hopefully I can find more photos from the event but so far this is all there is:

 

 
 

 

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First Look: Spoilers From the Set of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War

E! ONLINE – This was bound to happen eventually.

 

Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t hit theaters until May 4, 2018, but E! News has fans’ first look at Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) sharing a tender moment in the adventure movie. The two actors were snapped filming on set in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday.

 

Bettany, 45, and Olsen, 28, filmed the same scene “eight or nine times,” according to an eyewitness. It began with Vision opening the window curtains using his special abilities. Moments later, Scarlet Witch appeared by his side “and they get very close and finally kissed.”

 

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Set Video Sees Scarlet Witch Doing Battle

COMICBOOKMOVIEAs filming continues on Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, we have a much better look at The Scarlet Witch (Liz Olsen) doing battle with what is rumored to be a member of Thanos’ Black Order…

 

We’ve already had blurry glimpses of Elizabeth Olsen and her stunt double shooting an explosive action scene on the set of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, but this latest video provides a much better look at what’s going on.

 

In it, we see Olsen’s Scarlet Witch fighting for her life against an actor in a motion-capture suit, who could well turn out to be a member of The Cull Obsidian – and, there’s been speculation that it might even be Thanos’ most fearsome general, Corvus Glaive, because of the pike-like weapon he’s wielding.

 

Previous set pics confirmed that The Vision (Paul Bettany) will also be involved in this scene, but there’s no sign of him here. Is there a chance he’s already been taken out of action, perhaps?

 

Check out the footage below and let us know what you make of it.