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Anthony Mackie and Evangeline Lilly share photos from the Avengers 4 set

Over the past few months, we’ve seen numerous stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe confirming their involvement with the Avengers: Infinity War follow-up, and now we’ve got two more names for Avengers 4 with both Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) and Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne/Wasp) sharing images from the set…

Sometimes you have to sit back and marvel at where you are… #Marvelcigardays#Infinitywars pic.twitter.com/NskF1aFTFS

Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) December 13, 2017

Another day done and dusted. pic.twitter.com/MHhobIonUQ

Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) December 14, 2017

While there’s nothing really exciting there, it’s interesting to note that Lilly is sporting her Ant-Man hairstyle, as opposed to the longer haircut she has in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. So, does this mean that Ant-Man and the Wasp will take place after the two Avengers movies, despite being released in between them? Or might we be seeing another flashback?
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige says future Avengers movies will take place in space

Although Marvel is keeping its Phase Four plans tightly under wraps, we do know that the studio plans on delving further into the cosmic universe post-Avengers 4, with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn helping Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige to help shape this side of the McU.

Well, it seems this cosmic emphasis won’t just apply to the likes of the Guardians and Thor, as Feige has revealed at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience that future Avengers movies will see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes venturing into outer space.

“If the Avengers survive, we will see more films with them in space,” said Feige (via Talkies Network). “I love and would like to see more films in space.”

It is expected that the McU will receive a major shake up after Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, with characters such as Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel coming to the forefront.
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Jeremy Renner teases his Hawkeye Avengers 4 costume as Gwyneth Paltrow shares spoilery behind the scenes video

Jeremy Renner has teased an image of what looks to be his Hawkeye/Ronin costume for Avengers 4 and Gwyneth Paltrow has had a spoiler-filled behind the scenes video deleted.

The question of just who is going to turn up in Avengers 4, or rather, who will survive Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, is one that is asked often. Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is a character that will be showing up however, and the actor has shared on Instagram a shot of himself in costume (prior spy photos have indicated that he’ll be getting a brand new suit as he moves over to his Ronin persona).

The shadowy photo was posted along with the caption: “Costume on point today … what do you think?”

Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the McU, may have just given away a pretty big spoiler regarding her character in Avengers 4.

In an Instagram video,
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Thanos Vs. Nebula? Karen Gillan Hopes Infinity War Addresses Her Character’s “Daddy Issues”

“I will hunt my father like a dog and I will tear him apart piece by piece.”

Nebula, adopted daughter of the Mad Titan, clearly has some unresolved daddy issues. And it seems Karen Gillan wants to address Thanos head-on – be it through Infinity War or the untitled Avengers 4.

Currently in the midst of Jumanji‘s press tour, Cinema Blend caught up with Gillan to discuss Welcome to the Jungle and the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a franchise that continues next year through the release of Black Panther, at which point fans will begin turning their attention toward Avengers: Infinity War – if they haven’t already.

But on a more personal level, Gillan hopes that Nebula gets the chance to confront her inner demons, and possibly bring an end to Marvel’s Mad Titan in the process.

I hope that she can somehow face her daddy issues head-on,
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Nebula Star Karen Gillan Believes Avengers: Infinity War Is More Than Just A Film

Ask anyone involved in Avengers: Infinity War to describe Marvel’s biggest blockbuster and you’ll likely be met with a barrage of superlatives – colossal, mind-blowing, staggering…you name it.

But Karen Gillan (Nebula) has gone one step further to say that Infinity War is more than just a film – it’s a cinematic event. Currently doing press for Jumanji, Gillan sat down with Digital Spy to discuss her foray into the jungle, and why she’s beginning to develop a taste for white-knuckle action roles.

As for her involvement in the McU, specifically, Karen Gillan then previewed Avengers: Infinity War, a film she considers to be the “biggest movie in the world.” But such a massive crossover doesn’t come easy.

I think when you’re making the biggest movie in the world, people are excited to be there. But it’s a long shoot, so it’s tough on everyone.
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Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

While a legacy-quel to Jumanji could have gone either way, early reactions to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle have been very positive with people saying the action-adventure/comedy is incredibly fun and enjoyable. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart already made a formidable duo in Central Intelligence, and I’m eager to see them team up again alongside Jack Black and Karen Gillan in a film that puts the players inside the Jumanji game rather than bringing the game back into the outside world. I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the …
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'Jumanji' Premiere: Why Everyone Wants to Be The Rock

'Jumanji' Premiere: Why Everyone Wants to Be The Rock
"An adventure for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind." The famous line from the 1995 Robin Williams classic, Jumanji may as well have been Sony's slogan for its Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premiere in Hollywood on Monday night.

Jungle-themed party, including jungle juice, lifelike safari animals and trees galore — check. The chance to jump out of a fake helicopter — check. The film's stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas and Karen Gillan — check.

The studio recreated an adventure similar to that in the film for every fan in attendance....
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There’s A Good Reason Why Nebula Didn’t Feature In The Infinity War Teaser, According To Karen Gillan

Despite its best efforts, the two-and-a-half-minute teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t able to spotlight all the characters in Joe and Anthony Russo’s super-sized sequel. And that’s okay – lest Marvel spoil its biggest movie five months ahead of schedule.

But because a number of prominent faces (see: Nebula, Hawkeye) got the cold shoulder, fans have been busy drawing up weird and wonderful theories to explain the whereabouts of Infinity War‘s tertiary cast members. And though she doesn’t explicitly address Nebula’s arc in the 2018 blockbuster, Scottish actress and former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan assured viewers that Nebula’s absence “makes sense” when all is said and done. Not only that, but the soon-to-be Jumanji star is fairly confident that her blue-skinned anti-hero will crop up in future trailers.

I wasn’t really disappointed because also it sort of makes sense. It makes sense!
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Karen Gillan Wants To Return To Doctor Who Alongside Matt Smith

Karen Gillan’s post-Doctor Who career might be going from strength to strength – for starters, she’s set to star in one of the biggest blockbusters of all-time, Avengers: Infinity War, next year – but she’s still got an eye on returning to the Tardis some day.

While talking with Radio Times ahead of the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the UK, Gillan got chatting once again on how ecstatic she is that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the Thirteenth Doctor, praising both the actress herself and the decision to gender swap the Time Lord.

I’m more excited than ever! I think that was the best, most perfect choice. She’s an amazing actress. I can’t wait to see what she does with the role, and I’m just so happy that they’ve cast a female, because there have been so many sceptical people for so long.
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige compares Chris Evans’ Captain America to Christopher Reeve’s Superman

It’s fair to say that a few eyebrows were raised when Marvel first announced that the former Human Torch Chris Evans would be taking on the role of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Evans has since won over any critics with his superb performances in the Captain America and Avengers films, and Marvel StudiosKevin Feige has been singing the actor’s praises in an interview with Vanity Fair, where he compared him to Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel.

“Casting Captain America was super hard,” said Feige. “I started to think, ‘Are we not going to be able to find Captain America, and if we can’t, what are we going to do with Avengers? Is the whole thing going to fall apart?’ And, then, finally opening ourselves up to Chris Evans, who we had initially sort of just looked
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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Review

December. Cinema’s recognized “Awards Season” where studios slate projects that vie for Oscar’s golden attention. Typically where an “entertainer” like Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle would become buried – but what an injustice that’d be. I, as a responsible critic, won’t let you skip on one of the year’s wildest cinematic excursions. See Lady Bird with your mom, embrace the peachiness of Call Me By Your Name, but when you need a break from deeper affairs of the filmmaking heart, lighten moods with Jake Kasdan’s dynamite sequel-reboot. Danger is the name of this revamped 90s game, hilarity keeping pace with animalistic enthusiasm.

Our journey begins in modern-day detention, where four high school students from various cliques uncover a prehistoric gaming system while de-stapling old magazines (Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Madison Iseman and Ser’Darius Blain). Spencer (Wolff) plugs the console in and an exploration game titled Jumanji loads up.
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Review: A Robin Williams Relic Is Reborn as a Mildly Amusing Video Game Movie

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Review: A Robin Williams Relic Is Reborn as a Mildly Amusing Video Game Movie
A semi-related sequel to a 1996 kids movie that exactly zero human beings have watched since the death of VHS, the mildly amusing “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is further proof that even the stalest whiff of brand recognition has become preferable to originality. Only part of the blame for that belongs to the studios, but after cannibalizing themselves for much of the last 20 years, Hollywood has clearly eaten their way down to the crumbs.

That’s not to suggest the original “Jumanji” was such an unspeakably terrible thing — Joe Johnston has always known how to serve a fine bowl of popcorn entertainment — but rather to say that no one should ever have to write the words: “The original ‘Jumanji.’” And while it’s nice that this new adventure has virtually nothing to do with the first one, “The Lego Batman Movie” screenwriter Chris McKenna leveraging the franchise’s most basic
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Film Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Film Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
When “Jumanji” came out in 1995, one’s first impulse was to consign it to an increasingly overstuffed file marked “Junky Cheeseball Robin Williams Movies.” The film’s one true distinction was its jungle beasts. The lions and monkeys and elephants and rhinos and zebras, rampaging through a kitchen, were brought to life through the then-novel miracle of digital imagery; this was two years after “Jurassic Park,” but the technology still felt bold. As an adventure, “Jumanji” was deluxe magical trash, but its creatures, so fearsomely alive, seemed to be part of some brave new menagerie.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is just trash, with nothing magical about it. A quartet of high-school kids gets sucked into a video-game-console update of the Jumanji board game, landing in the most generic of jungles, and that’s where they stay, except for one brief detour into the most generic of fake Middle Eastern bazaars. Whatever the rules
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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Review: Dir. Jake Kasdan (2017)

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review: Some 22 years after the release of the original, Jake Kasdan unites a motley crew of characters to take us back to Jumanji.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review by Paul Heath.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle review

Firing into cinemas this weekend in UK-wide previews is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the sequel/ slight reboot to the 1990s blockbuster led by the late, great Robin Williams. History, and indeed the former movie, is preserved here adequately in a new, exciting tale from screenwriters Jake Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Erik Sommers, and Chris McKenna who have managed to reflect the joys of the original movie and build a new one, albeit with a slightly meta comedic spin on proceedings.

The game has evolved. The new movie picks up very much where things were left off, in the mid-1990s where the legendary game of Jumanji is discovered,
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle review – fantasy romp likeably upgraded for gamer generation

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart have fun in a video-game world in an amiable sequel-by-numbers with a body-swap twist

The 90s family adventure Jumanji was a fantasy romp about children being whooshed into the universe of a magical board game, where a former kid player played by Robin Williams had grown to adulthood, having been marooned there. The film seemed to be using the grammar and rhetoric of video-gaming, which is about getting from one level to another by not getting killed.

Now it has been upgraded for 2017 in a way that makes the gaming idea explicit, and yet also as quaint and antique as board games might have looked in 1995. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a big, brash, amiable entertainment with something of Indiana Jones, plus the body-swap comedy of Freaky Friday, or F Anstey’s Victorian classic Vice Versa. It features an endearing performance from Dwayne Johnson who,
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Review: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Has Goofy Charms, Uninspired Adventure

After Steven Spielberg and company broke visual effects barriers with Jurassic Park, two years later, 1995’s Jumanji brought more large-scale, creature-focused thrills to theaters. Directed by Joe Johnston–who would go on to get his own crack at the dinosaur franchise a few years down the road–the Robin Williams-led adventure occupies that rare subset of oft-replayed, worn-down VHS tapes from childhood that one might be hesitant to revisit for fear of the nostalgic charm wearing off. In many ways, the set-up of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may quell some trepidation in this regard.

Functioning as a sequel rather than a reboot, there’s gratefully no CGI recreation of Robin Williams (in fact, only a brief reference), an altogether different setting as we go into the game rather than vice versa, and more modern concerns in virtually every aspect (Yes, “yaaass queen” is uttered during an action scene
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review: A Risque, Hilarious Adventure

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review: A Risque, Hilarious Adventure
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a serviceable sequel with a surprising amount of risqu&#233 content. The primary gag is that horny, self-centered teenagers are turned into adult characters; who are complete physical opposites. The sexual innuendo is the thrust of all the humor, with the adventure aspect playing a distant second fiddle. I thought the film was hilarious, but certainly didn't capture the wonder of the original. It's hard to surpass Robin Williams. His Alan Parrish gets a slight nod, but not much else.

Four stereotypical high school teens are stuck, for various reasons, in detention. Assigned to clean out an old warehouse, they come upon a dusty old video game system on a shelf. When the teens start to play, they are magically drawn into the game and transformed into their selected avatars. Shy nerd Spencer (Alex Wolff) becomes muscled explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson). Football jock
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Marvel releases a batch of official Avengers: Infinity War images

Although they don’t offer up anything we didn’t see in the first trailer, Marvel has unveiled a batch of images for its hotly-anticipated superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War featuring Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Wong (Benedict Wong), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thanos (Josh Brolin), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth); check them out here…

See Also: Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how to build a cinematic universe

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how to build a cinematic universe

Over the past decade, Kevin Feige has led Marvel Studios to phenomenal success, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe becoming the highest-grossing movie franchise in history with over $13 billion in box office receipts. This success has prompted several other attempts at shared universes, although the likes of Warner’s DC Extended Universe and Universal Dark Universe have not yet managed to reach the same kind of critical and commercial heights.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Feige was asked what advice he’d give to those looking to build their own universes, responding that:

“The only advice, and I’ve sort of said this already today, is don’t worry about the universe. Worry about the movie. We never set out to build a universe. We set out to make a great Iron Man movie, a Hulk movie, a Thor movie and then be able to do what, at the time,
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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle review

The new Jumanji film is a very pleasant surprise. Here's our review...

90s nostalgia culture is upon us and, like it or not, one of the first targets of this new era is family adventure movie Jumanji. It’s a tricky one to get right even disregarding the pressure to do right by the late Robin Williams, but Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle manages to deliver two hours that are way more fun and inventive than they needed to be.

When ‘nerd’ Spencer (Alex Wolff), ‘jock’ Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), ‘princess’ Bethany (Madison Iseman) and ‘weirdo’ Martha (Morgan Turner) are all given detention, they discover an old games console in the school basement. Eager to avoid the actual job at hand (endlessly removing staples from old magazines), they turn it on to find old 90s video game, Jumanji.

Choosing their characters - Dr Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Moose Finbar (Kevin Hart
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