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Thor: Ragnarok has surpassed Wonder Woman at the global box office

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has now moved past DC’s Wonder Woman at the global box office.

Much is said about the Marvel/DC rivalry, and while none of it really matters, it is certainly interesting to see how various superhero movies perform at the box office compared to one another.

Thor: Ragnarok has been doing particularly well in markets across the world, having pulled in $301 million in the Us and an impressive $833 million worldwide. Comparing this to past Thor films, Ragnarok looks even better, beating out Thor ($449 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($644 million) with considerable ease.

But it’s not just previous Thor movies that Ragnarok is besting, with the movie now surpassing the very popular Wonder Woman at the box office as well (via Box Office Mojo). The $833 million of Thor: Ragnarok has just edged it past Wonder Woman’s $821 million.

Wonder Woman, however, still has bragging rights at home,
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Watch all five episodes of Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat

Marvel Entertainment and The Lego Group have released all five of its Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat animated shorts, which pits the cosmic heroes against the Mad Titan ahead of their showdown in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Watch the animated shorts here (if you’re in the U.S., that is)…

Featuring in the voice cast of Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat are Will Friedle (Star-Lord), Vanessa Marshall (Gamora), David Sobolov (Drax), Trevor Devall (Rocket), Kevin Michael Richardson (Groot), James Arnold Taylor (Yondu) and Travis Willingham (Thor).

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz
Disney-Luscasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media buzz last week in the wake of the Dec. 9 world premiere and announcing its dedication to the late Carrie Fisher, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

“The Last Jedi,” which opens Dec. 15, generated 368,000 new conversations last week to bring its total to 4.75 million. Tracking has shown the tentpole’s opening weekend could be in the $200 million range at the domestic box office — which would be the fourth-largest of all time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”

Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis. The new cast members include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro. It’s the final film role for Fisher, who died last
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Trump Accusers Call For Congressional Investigation Into His 'Serial Misconduct and Perversion'

Trump Accusers Call For Congressional Investigation Into His 'Serial Misconduct and Perversion'
Some of the 19 women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, called on Congress, Monday, to investigate their claims, asking elected officials to hold him to the same standards as the many other powerful men who have recently suffered significant fallout from their alleged behavior.

Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks shared their alleged experiences with Trump while another accuser, Lisa Boyne, called in by phone to the event at a Manhattan hotel.

Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist in Trump Tower in 2005 when she was allegedly “forcibly kissed by Mr. Trump on our first introduction” on her cheeks and then her lips,
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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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The Week in Spandex – X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, The Batman, Aquaman, The Incredibles 2 and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, Gambit, The Gifted, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Runaways, Marvel Rising, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Justice League, Flashpoint, The Batman, Aquaman, Shazam, Nightwing, Justice League Dark, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning, Krypton, Gotham, Watchmen, The Incredibles 2 and more…

After last week’s first look at Avengers: Infinity War, 20th Century Fox decided to give us our first glimpse at its big 2018 superhero team-up movie this week with the release of a batch of images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix featuring Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), director Simon Kinberg and Jessica Chastain’s as-yet-unrevealed villain
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The God of Thunder assumes the throne in Thor: Ragnarok concept art

Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has shared a piece of production artwork for Thor: Ragnarok which sees the God of Thunder assuming his throne alongside Valkyrie, Hulk, Heimdall, and Korg.

See Also: Concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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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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Box Office: ‘Coco’ to Dominate Slow Pre-‘Star Wars’ Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ to Dominate Slow Pre-‘Star Wars’ Weekend
Ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” is looking to dominate the North American box office with about $18 million at 3,748 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

It’s the third straight winning weekend for “Coco” at the domestic box office, which has seen major studios opt to hold off on any new releases for two weeks instead of offering wide openings. Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to dominate when it opens on Dec. 15.

The weekend will see one wide opening as Broad Green Pictures launches its last movie with the action-comedy “Just Getting Started” debuting in 2,146 locations. The film, starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo, is tracking to gross an unimpressive $4 million this weekend. Also starring are Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Elizabeth Ashley.

Broad Green closed down production in August after three years of mostly
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Chris Hemsworth Hints That Thor Will Survive Avengers 4

With the arrival of the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, fans have begun theorizing about which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes aren’t going to make it out of their battle with Thanos alive. For a while, it’s been assumed that at least a few of the founding Avengers would be facing their end in either this movie or its sequel, but a new comment from one of the franchise’s stars suggests that we can safely assume one character will survive through Avengers 4.

While speaking with Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth – the God of Thunder himself – praised the professionalism and talent of his young co-star Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man. In doing so, he made a reference to how he might “stick around” for future movies, saying the following:

“I’ve been hugely impressed by Tom Holland [Spider-Man] and the way he’s handled the transition. I didn’t
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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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Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Says Casting Captain America Was “Super Hard”

As one of the founding members of the Avengers and a bona fide veteran of Marvel’s ever-evolving cinematic universe, Captain America and Chris Evans practically go hand-in-hand.

But it wasn’t always so easy for the creative minds at Marvel Studios. In fact, as Kevin Feige tells Vanity Fair, casting Steve Rogers was initially “super hard” circa 2010, when the McU was still in its infancy. Back then, Feige feared that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would collapse in on itself if the studio didn’t find the right actor to become the star-spangled patriot.

And though the company’s executives initially dismissed Chris Evans because of his history with the Fantastic Four franchise, it soon became clear that he was the only man for the job:

Casting Captain America was super hard. I started to think, ‘Are we not going to be able to find Captain America, and if we can’t,
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Has Some Advice For The DC Extended Universe

As we head toward Avengers: Infinity War, which – as demonstrated by the trailer – is a giant culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to that point, the chief architect of the juggernaut franchise is understandably getting a lot of attention. While the McU is the product of the talents and skill-sets of thousands of dedicated craftspeople, the achievements of Kevin Feige in overseeing the film series, and steering it to over $13 billion in global box office receipts, cannot be ignored. For that reason, Vanity Fair recently conducted an in-depth interview with him.

Evidently, the interview was done well into the theatrical run of Justice League, at a point where the financial disappointment was becoming very clear. Unsurprisingly, then, Vanity Fair asked Feige – without specifics – if he had any advice for others who are perhaps “struggling to emulate” the success of the McU:

“The only advice, and I’ve sort of said this already today,
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Zachary Levi’s final words in Thor: Ragnarok ended up on the cutting room floor

Warning: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow…

After taking over the role from Joshua Dallas for Thor: The Dark World, Zachary Levi made his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Fandral this year in Thor: Ragnarok, although depending when you blinked, you may have missed what proved to be his final outing as one of the Warriors Three.

During an appearance at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Levi spoke about his brief role in the film, which saw him and Ray Stevenson’s Volstagg killed off by Cate Blanchett’s Hela in mere seconds, as well as revealing that his final line in the McU ended up on the cutting room floor.

“For those of you who have watched the movie, you see that Cate Blanchett comes out and she very just willy-nilly throws some knives of demonic purpose, I don’t know, they’re evil knives impaling both me and Volstagg,
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‘Coco’ Heading for Third Consecutive U.S. Box Office Victory

‘Coco’ Heading for Third Consecutive U.S. Box Office Victory
Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” is heading for a third straight winning weekend at the North American box office during what’s expected to be a moderate frame.

For the second weekend in a row, major studios have opted to rely on holdovers during the session instead of offering any wide openings. Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to dominate when it opens on Dec. 15.

The weekend will see one wide opening as Broad Green Pictures launches its last movie with the action-comedy “Just Getting Started” debuting in 2,146 locations. The film, starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo, is tracking to gross around $5 million this weekend. Also starring are Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Elizabeth Ashley.

Broad Green announced in August that it was closing down production after three years of mostly disappointing box office performance. Its first major release,
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More concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

We’ve seen a fair few pieces of concept art from Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok over the past few weeks, and now we have another batch, this time from artist Aleksi Briclot, who has shared some alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, The Grandmaster, Hela, Surtur and Fenris; check the artwork out here…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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We Think We Know How Avengers 4 Is Going To End

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos will finally step out of the shadows and take on the combined forces of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After various teaser appearances and cameos dating all the way back to 2012’s The Avengers, there’s a lot of hype for the Mad Titan and he’s all set to be the biggest, baddest enemy the heroes of the Marvel universe have ever faced. We’re sure that the titular team will ultimately be able to take him down, but they’re certainly going to have a tough time doing so.

Not only will Thanos have the Black Order there to help him, but he’ll also be in possession of the incredibly powerful Infinity Gauntlet, which will be fully equipped by the time the film rolls around. It’ll essentially allow the uber villain to wreak havoc and do just about anything he wants, which
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The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best opening title sequence for a show premiering in 2017? (And yes, this is an update of the earlier midseason survey.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I’ll go with “Mindhunter.” There’s a cool juxtaposition of recording equipment used by weirdo FBI profiler Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and the corpse of a murdered woman, which just goes to show that Ford kind of looks at both as objects for his own research, instead of, you know, an ex-person who still has actual importance to people. It’s an effective way to get right into his somewhat sociopathic head and is a real treat for people who love pareidolia.
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The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best opening title sequence for a show premiering in 2017? (And yes, this is an update of the earlier midseason survey.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I’ll go with “Mindhunter.” There’s a cool juxtaposition of recording equipment used by weirdo FBI profiler Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and the corpse of a murdered woman, which just goes to show that Ford kind of looks at both as objects for his own research, instead of, you know, an ex-person who still has actual importance to people. It’s an effective way to get right into his somewhat sociopathic head and is a real treat for people who love pareidolia.
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‘Escape From New York’ Remake Writer Says John Carpenter Approves of ‘Challenging’ Script

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Writer Says John Carpenter Approves of ‘Challenging’ Script
Screenwriter Neil Cross is best known to many for his contributions to the small screen, including creating the Idris Elba-starring drama “Luther,” penning a handful of “Doctor Who” episodes, and building out the brand-new series “Hard Sun” (an upcoming crime drama starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess), but he’s also got one heck of a film assignment filling his time, too. Cross, who also wrote the screenplay for Andy Muschietti’s “Mama” remake, is next on deck to pen the script for the long-simmering “Escape From New York” remake. It’s a gig he doesn’t seem to be taking lightly.

In a wide-ranging interview over at Deadline, Cross updates the status on his “challenging” script, offering up a very important seal of approval: that of original director and screenwriter John Carpenter.

Read More:Robert Rodriguez Will Direct ‘Escape From New York

“It was quite a challenging script,
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