You may or may not have heard about the Avengers: Infinity War premiere that happened in Hollywood last night where hundreds gathered to watch the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just days before it opens in theaters across the globe this Friday. Oh, and let’s just say the early reactions to the film have us very excited to see what the Russo brothers have in store for us.
Infinity War is undoubtedly the biggest film in the Marvel franchise to date as it features more than 70 characters from the universe coming together for what is sure to be one hell of a superhero showdown. You see, in Infinity War, the Avengers and their allies must unite and sacrifice everything they’ve got in order to defeat the powerful Thanos before he puts an end to the entire universe.
Who will live? Who will die? Why does Thanos’ head look like a giant thumb? We’ll find out soon enough. What we know for sure is that many people are saying the ending is “jaw-dropping” and drew “audible gasps” from the audience, so take that information for what it’s worth. Anyway, check out the early reactions to Avengers: Infinity War below.
I am overwhelmed. The movie is epic beyond compare. LOVED it. My legs are still shaking. It’s a gigantic @Marvel masterpiece. So much to say but I’ll stay Silent Bob til Monday so as not to slip in spoilers. Suffice to say it’s gonna be a looooong year until @Avengers 4… pic.twitter.com/aHnsgj5MK0
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 24, 2018
#InfinityWar is a whole lot to process. I liked it a lot, and there’s so much that works, but it definitely is “Part 1.” The ending is amazing and worth the journey, but there is a LOT crammed into its run time. Overall really liked it but need a rewatch already. pic.twitter.com/3P3rd3ojHJ
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) April 24, 2018
AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: EPIC & AWESOME! Action-packed, loaded with humor, really FUN! The MOTHER of all superhero movies! And WHAT AN ENDING! It’s the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of #Avengers movies! PERFECT WAY to mark the 10th Anniversary of #Marvel Studios! pic.twitter.com/ZfQqJnf4DA
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) April 24, 2018
#InfinityWar may be the most expensive Hollywood movie ever designed to mess with its audience. People sure are going to sit through a lot of credits!
— erickohn (@erickohn) April 24, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: A movie version of a massive comic-book crossover, for better (fun character interactions) and worse (it’s pretty much all Infinity Stone shenanigans). YMMV. #avengersinfinitywar
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) April 24, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR has like ten legit “chill down the spine” great moments. But it’s for sure the first half of a two part movie and I left a little unsatisfied/frustrated, maybe by design … at least that’s how I feel right now three hours later.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 24, 2018
INFINITY WAR is exhausting. *Exhausting.* It all just turned into noise for me after a while. But the amazing ending almost made up for the rest of it. And Thanos is a good, sad villain.
— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) April 24, 2018
#AvengersInfinityWar: Despite some truly thrilling moments, feels like less than the sum of its parts. A definite step down after that epic run of GotGV2 / Spidey / Thor 3 / Black Panther, but what else did I expect?
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 24, 2018
Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie will now set sail 9 months later than expected in July 2020
Hoping to mirror the same success the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has seen all these years, Disney is hoping to launch yet another ride-based movie franchise with Jungle Cruise, one of the studio’s next live-action adventures starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
While the film was originally set to be released one year from now on October 19, 2019, Johnson took to Twitter today to announce that the film has now been moved to July 24, 2020, which is a significantly big delay. So what’s the holdup?
IT’S OFFICIAL – JULY 24th, 2020.
Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages.
My partner in crime, Emily Blunt and I, lovingly invite you to join us for THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.
All aboard…😈@DisneyStudios JUNGLE CRUISE
🚢 🗺🌴❤️🥃 pic.twitter.com/DNTnqSb3QD
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 19, 2018
Well, at this point, we’re really not sure, but methinks this has to do with Disney vacating its previously announced July 31, 2020 release date for the Untitled Marvel Movie, which was probably either Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Black Panther 2.
I mean, a Jungle Cruise movie opening in a fall slot? It works. But you know what works even better? A summer slot. And with the Untitled Marvel Movie out of the way, that leaves plenty of room for Jungle Cruise to shine at the box office.
However, that’s just pure speculation on my part and the delay could have to do with something completely different, like Dwayne Johnson’s massively overbooked schedule or director Jaume Collet-Serra just needing more time in the editing room. Who knows at this point!
Tom Holland swings by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to show off new Spidey suit from ‘Far From Home’
Jimmy Kimmel has been taping his show in Brooklyn all week, so it would only make sense that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man would swing on over from Queens for a quick visit to retrieve his mask from Kimmel sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez and show off his fancy new Spidey suit from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Indeed, Tom Holland appeared on the show last night (not breaking character or accent for even a second) to reveal our best look yet at his costume in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, which is due out next summer, and it looks pretty damn good!
Frankly, I think it looks a lot like the one we saw in Avengers: Infinity War, just a little sleeker and obviously darker around parts of the upper and lower body, but it looks great nonetheless! The interaction between Guillermo and Tom, ahem, I mean Peter Parker, is really what makes this whole clip, though.
Towards the end of the clip, Kimmel asks if Far From Home takes place before the events of Infinity War because, well, we all know what happens at the end of that movie. But, not wanting to reveal any spoilers, Spidey insists he has to leave to stop Thanos from robbing a bank somewhere because “Thanos is poor.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters on July 5, 2018. You can check out the clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live below.
‘First Reformed’ and ‘The Favourite’ lead the nominations for the 2018 IFP Gotham Awards
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced today their nominees for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards, which are selected by a small group of film critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators each year, with writer-director Paul Schrader’s First Reformed unsurprisingly leading the pack with the most nominations.
In addition to a Best Feature nomination, the bleak religious drama also landed Schrader a Best Screenplay nod and star Ethan Hawke a Best Actor nod. Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite also scored several nominations, including a Special Jury Award for Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman for their ensemble performance in the period dramedy.
Ari Aster’s Hereditary was another favorite, picking up a Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award for Aster and a Best Actress nomination for Toni Collette and her magnificently unhinged performance. Similarly, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade also got a directing nod, while Elsie Fisher picked up a Breakthrough Actor nomination.
The 2018 Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. You can check out the complete list of nominations below.
Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Paul Schrader, director; Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, producers (A24)
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Barry Jenkins, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Megan Ellison, producers (Annapurna Pictures)
Josephine Decker, director; Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao, producers (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Chloé Zhao, director; Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)
Robert Greene, producer; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, producers (4th Row Films)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
RaMell Ross, director; RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, producers (The Cinema Guild)
Minding the Gap
Bing Liu, director; Diane Quon, Bing Liu, producers (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)
Sandi Tan, director; Sandi Tan, Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, producers (Netflix)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Morgan Neville, director; Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, producers (Focus Features)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster for Hereditary (A24)
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade (A24)
Jennifer Fox for The Tale (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
First Reformed, Paul Schrader (A24)
Private Life, Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
Support the Girls, Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
Thoroughbreds, Cory Finley (Focus Features)
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)
Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life (Netflix)
Regina Hall in Support the Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra? (Paladin and Great Point Media)
*The 2018 Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz for their ensemble performance in The Favourite. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Yalitza Aparicio in Roma (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24)
Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, Noreen Halpern, executive producers (Netflix)
Big Mouth, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, creators; Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett, executive producers (Netflix)
The End of the F***ing World, Andy Baker, Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Ed MacDonald, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle, executive producers (Netflix)
Killing Eve, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, executive producers (BBC America)
Pose, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, creators; Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, executive producers (FX Networks)
Sharp Objects, Marti Noxon, creator; Marti Noxon, Jason Blum, Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, Charles Layton, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades, executive producers (HBO)
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
195 Lewis, Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Rae Leone Allen, creators
Cleaner Daze, Tess Sweet and Daniel Gambelin, creators
Distance, Alex Dobrenko, creator
The F Word, Nicole Opper, creator
She’s the Ticket, Nadia Hallgren, creat