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Avengers: Endgame Writer Co-Signs Peggy Carter Funeral Theory

When we heard Avengers: Endgame would be the culmination of the expansive MCU thus far… it seemed like an almost impossible task. How were they going to pull it off? There were so many storylines and characters in play, and 21 movies before it. But the filmmakers managed to wrap up the Infinity Saga and give Captain America a fairytale ending with Peggy Carter, thanks to the film’s introduction to time travel. But there is a theory revolving around the internet regarding that twist, and Cap’s possible attendance of her funeral.

Endgame brought on a lot of discussion among fans too. Such as this: did Steve Rogers fall in love and start a life with Peggy in the same MCU timeline we’re familiar with or in a new alternate one in his mission to return the Infinity Stones?

Some theorize that if he went back to the same time (which makes sense considering that’s the timeline where the stones are missing), perhaps old man Cap was present at Peggy’s funeral in Captain America: Civil War. Here’s what Captain America trilogy, Infinity War and Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus says:

In fact, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely apparently disagree with the Russo Brothers on how time travel works in Endgame, therefore at this point it’s up to the audience’s interpretation. Markus continued with these words to Los Angeles Times:

There is something poetic about this image of two Caps from different times and lives being in the same room during that heartbreaking Civil War sequence where Chris Evans’ character tearfully carries her coffin. It’s easy to imagine the old Cap somewhere in the stands seeing his past self in mourning as he now carries the satisfaction of getting to share a life with her.

The co-writers are no longer working for Marvel for now, since they’ve just masterfully written Captain America’s onscreen story arc and the highest-grossing movie of all time! Endgame is available to own on Digital and coming to Blu-Ray on August 13.

Hannah Brown, a Queen, Can’t Be Bothered With Tyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid

If you’re even a casual member of Bachelor Nation, then you’re probably well-versed in the current situation involving Hannah Brown, Gigi Hadid, and Tyler Cameron. The Cliff’s Notes version is this: Brown had Cameron, the runner-up from her season of The Bachelorette, over Thursday night, August 1, in Los Angeles. Romance rumors subsequently blossomed, but they were squashed when news broke Cameron went on a date with Gigi Hadid in New York City that Sunday.

Brown went on the record about this to Entertainment Tonight, saying, “I have feelings, but I’m also single and he’s single and I want to keep my options open and he can keep his options open.” Chris Harrison echoed this sentiment to Glamour, confirming that no love triangle exists because “Tyler and Hannah are not in a relationship.”

And now the question-and-answer period of this lecture is over—at least for Brown. In a new interview with Us Weekly, she made it clear she has no interest in speaking about Cameron and Hadid anymore. “I’m not going to talk about Tyler or any of that stuff. Thank you, next,” Brown told the outlet, quoting Ariana Grande’s relationship anthem “Thank U, Next.”

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What a perfect, perfect response. I mean, why should Hannah Brown give any more energy into this situation? She’s too wonderful and iconic. Roll Tide, and all that jazz.

I imagine Brown’s becoming more tight-lipped in light of reports Hadid and Cameron went on a second date Monday night, August 5. According to Entertainment Tonight, the duo and some friends went bowling in New York City followed by karaoke. Listen, that may sound fun in theory, but here’s the tea: Bowling is miserable, no matter how fancy the alley. You’re forced to wear ugly shoes while throwing around a giant, marble ball that could kill someone in a room that probably smells like stale cigarettes. And karaoke? Again, a scam! Why would you pay money to listen to your friends sing “Photograph” by Nickelback off-key? Don’t worry, Hannah, you’re not missing anything.

In fact, it looks like her Monday night plans were way better: She attended an ABC Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles wearing a dress that says, “Tyler, who?” and striking a pose that reads, “I’m an unfazed legend.”

Donnie Wahlberg Really Wanted To Go Nude For The Sixth Sense

Besides being the movie that propelled filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan to worldwide fame, coined the line “I see dead people” and accidentally screwed a Kevin Bacon movie, The Sixth Sense is also notable for being one of Donnie Wahlberg’s first movies. Wahlberg played Vincent Grey, a patient of Bruce Willis’ Malcolm Crowe who, as it turns out (SPOILER alert for a 20-year-old movie ahead), was the one who killed Malcolm.

Donnie Wahlberg went above and beyond the call of duty in his efforts to portray Vincent, even going so far as to lose 43 pounds over five weeks to show that the character had suffered and “really gone through some really dramatic situations.” Going a step further, it was also Wahlberg’s idea to be completely naked in his memorable scene opposite Willis and Olivia Williams. The actor recalled:

This was a bold decision, especially for someone who was still quite early into his acting career. But Donnie Wahlberg didn’t shy away from bringing his unique vision of Vincent to life. After he got the go-ahead from M. Night Shyamalan, Wahlberg moved to New York to stay at a friend’s apartment and proceeded to do the following:

Eventually the time came for Donnie Wahlberg to go to wardrobe fitting for The Sixth Sense, but a problem surfaced: because The Sixth Sense was aiming for a PG-13 rating, the studio didn’t want Wahlberg to go fully nude in his scene. Not wanting everything he went through to go to waste, Wahlberg offered to meet them in the middle. As he put it:

The Sixth Sense team obliged with his request, so Donnie Wahlberg wore nothing but underwear during the scene in The Sixth Sense when Vincent has broken into Malcolm and Anna Crowe’s home with a gun, eventually killing Malcolm and then taking his own life.

Donnie Wahlberg also mentioned in his interview with THR how when he walked onto set for his last take, Bruce Willis gave a speech to the crew about how the efforts Wahlberg went through and the sacrifices he made for The Sixth Sense, which Wahlberg was blown away by. His credits since then have included four Saw movies and the CBS series Blue Bloods, but The Sixth Sense is a good example of how committed he can get to a role.

As mentioned earlier, today marks exactly 20 years since The Sixth Sense was released in theaters, so feel free to share your favorite moment from the movie in the comments below. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, Glass, came out in theaters at the beginning of the year and is now available on home media. He is currently hard at work on the Apple TV+ series Servant and his next movie.

Head over to our 2019 release schedule to see what’s coming to theaters for the rest of the year, and stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest in movie news.

Tyrese Gibson Reignites Fast And Furious Feud By Poking Fun At Hobbs And Shaw Box Office

The Fast and Furious franchise is purportedly all about family, and if you know anything about families, you know that sometimes they fight. The Fast and Furious family is especially good at this both onscreen and off, and that has once again become evident with the recent release of the franchise’s first spinoff film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Tyrese Gibson has reignited his Fast and Furious franchise feud with Dwayne Johnson by poking fun at Hobbs & Shaw’s box office, saying:

Oh boy, there is a lot to unpack here and I’m not just talking about Tyrese’s liberal use of ellipses. In the since deleted post on his Instagram (via The Shade Room), Tyrese included these sentiments alongside a screenshot of an article titled “Hobbs & Shaw Has Lowest Fast & Furious Box Office Opening Since Tokyo Drift.” So Tyrese was clearly poking fun at the box office for the spinoff film.

The actor seems to see the box office of performance of Hobbs & Shaw as validation of his previous issues with Dwayne Johnson and the spinoff film. In the past, Tyrese has expressed a belief that The Rock was making the Fast & Furious franchise all about him. To Tyrese, the opening box office of Hobbs & Shaw shows that as he says “breaking up the family” by doing the spinoff was not a recipe for wild success.

In Tyrese’s mind, the Fast & Furious franchise is more than the sum of its parts and it works best when the whole family is together and Hobbs & Shaw’s performance is testament to that. Tyrese goes on to say that the film’s $180 million worldwide opening is “NOT a win.” So he was poking fun at Dwayne Johnson and the film in a sort of ‘I told you so’ kind of way.

Now before we get into the substance of Tyrese’s argument, he later expresses a hope to reunite the whole Fast & Furious family, including The Rock, for the tenth film. Nevertheless, the talk of Dwayne Johnson trying his best and failing definitely seems like a way to reignite this one-sided feud.

As far as the box office is concerned, the article Tyrese cited is correct that Hobbs & Shaw had the lowest domestic opening since Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. However, the $60 million opening was good enough for first place at the box office and was right in line with where tracking pegged the film, so it didn’t disappoint in that regard.

Moreover, the line about $180 million worldwide not being a win ignores the fact that Hobbs & Shaw did not open day and date all over the world and has yet to open in Italy, France, South Korea and most importantly, China. Maybe someone clued him in on this and that is why he deleted his Instagram post. Although I think it is fair to say that Hobbs & Shaw isn’t as successful or a guaranteed viable replacement for the main franchise, at least not yet.

Tyrese’s Roman Pearce will be in Fast & Furious 9 but I wouldn’t expect him to be reunited with Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs anytime soon. Hobbs & Shaw seemed to be setting up a new team with a diverging path for this franchise and given the reported issues between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, I wouldn’t expect any whole family reunions for this franchise’s 10th installment.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is now playing. Check out our premiere guide to see what else is headed to theaters this year and for the latest in the Fast & Furious family feud, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.

In Open Letter, More Than 100 Models Urge Victoria’s Secret to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment in Fashion

A new petition urging Victoria’s Secret to take a stand against acts of sexual harassment and violence has been signed by more than 100 models, many of which have worked with the brand in the past.

In an open letter written by the Model Alliance and addressed to Victoria’s Secret CEO John Mehas, current and former runway stars take the company to task for its role in “remedying… instances of sexual assault, alleged rape, and sex trafficking of models and aspiring models,” as several photographers associated with the company have been accused of misconduct, plus various L Brands executives—including company head Leslie Wexner—have been linked to convicted sex offender and former financier Jeffrey Epstein. (Sara Ziff, the founder of Model Alliance, has written about Epstein in the past.)

It has already been signed by Christy Turlington Burns, Doutzen Kroes, Milla Jovovich, Gemma Ward, Carolyn Murphy, Caitriona Balfe, Karen Elson, among others. Time’s Up has also co-signed.

“In the past few weeks, we have heard numerous allegations of sexual assault, alleged rape, and sex trafficking of models and aspiring models. While these allegations may not have been aimed at Victoria’s Secret directly, it is clear that your company has a crucial role to play in remedying the situation,” the letter reads. “From the headlines about L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner’s close friend and associate, Jeffrey Epstein, to the allegations of sexual misconduct by photographers Timur Emek, David Bellemere, and Greg Kadel, it is deeply disturbing that these men appear to have leveraged their working relationships with Victoria’s Secret to lure and abuse vulnerable girls.”

In the letter, the Model Alliance pointed to Victoria’s Secret position in the industry and platform as a means to combat abuses in the industry: “We are calling on Victoria’s Secret to take meaningful action to protect its talent and those who aspire to work with the company. Victoria’s Secret has the opportunity to be a leader, to use its power and influence to bring about the changes that are urgently needed in our industry. Every day, fashion brands, publishing companies, and agencies set the norms of what’s acceptable and what’s not in fashion. If Victoria’s Secret were to take a stand against these abuses and commit to meaningful change by joining the RESPECT Program, this would go a long way in helping our industry chart a new path forward.”

Chris Hemsworth Reveals His Favorite Avengers: Endgame Scene

While visiting the Thor: The Dark World era during Avengers: Endgame, Thor Odinson was reunited with Mjolnir, his beloved mystical hammer that he’d lost in Thor: Ragnarok. Thor brought this past version of Mjolnir back with him to the present day MCU, wielding both it and his axe Stormbreaker in battle against Thanos.

But there was someone who proved themselves worthy of using both weapons in Avengers: Endgame, which paved the way for Chris Hemsworth’s favorite scene in the movie, as you’ll see below.

Ever since he slightly budged Mjolnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel fans waited to see if like his comic book counterpart, Chris Evans’ Captain America would prove himself worthy of fully wielding the hammer in the MCU. It seemed like that moment would never come when Mjolnir was destroyed by Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, but time travel provides new opportunities.

Evidently if you’re worthy enough to wield Mjolnir, you can also use Stormbreaker, and resulting in the funny moment between Thor and Captain America in Avengers: Endgame that Chris Hemsworth enjoyed, as he told Marvel. While Thor was glad to have Mjolnir back in his hands, evidently he was more comfortable using Stormbreaker once the battle kicked up a few notches and passed off “the little one” to Cap.

This was a fun beat of levity in the midst of what is unquestionably the biggest battle in the MCU thus far. Still, maybe Thor should have used Mjolnir a little more during Avengers: Endgame’s third act, as eventually the time came for Steve Rogers to return Mjolnir and the Infinity Stones to their proper points in time. Oh well, at least he still has Stormbreaker to use against his enemies.

While Avengers: Endgame marked the end of Black Widow, Iron Man and Captain America’s journeys (although we’ll be flashing back to earlier events in Natasha Romanoff’s life in the Black Widow movie), Thor Odinson’s not leaving the MCU anytime soon. He’ll be back in late 2021 for Thor: Love and Thunder, where he’ll reunite with Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, the latter of whom will become The Mighty Thor.

The fact that Jane Foster will also inherit the God of Thunder’s mantle has me wondering if Mjolnir will somehow be brought back into play in the fourth Thor movie, either through time travel once more or something different. If it is, then perhaps Thor: Love and Thunder will see the two Thors passing off their respective weapons to one another similarly to what the Odinson and Steve Rogers did in Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray and DVD copies will arrive next Tuesday, August 13. You can find out what the MCU has coming up in Phase 4 and beyond with our handy guide.

Atomic Blonde 2 Could Still Happen, Just Maybe Not In Theaters

It’s been roughly two years since Atomic Blonde exploded onto the scene, but the hopes for a second film have persisted in the time that has passed. Those fires are equally stoked between the fanning of the creative team behind the film, as well as the fans themselves, which makes director David Leitch’s latest news on Atomic Blonde 2 all the more rewarding. As it turns out, the sequel might be headed to streaming.

David Leitch revealed this twist in a recent interview, with the following caveats:

With various new streaming services forming their content libraries, and existing titans like Netflix wanting to shore up their own exclusives in the film world, Atomic Blonde certainly has no shortage of homes. But there are two possibilities that seem to be the best fit when it comes to Atomic Blonde 2 becoming a reality.

On the one hand, the studio that David Leitch has worked with not only on Atomic Blonde, but also on his most recent film, Hobbs & Shaw, just happens to be under the same umbrella: Universal Pictures. As we’ve seen with moves like spending a nice chunk of change to get the rights of The Office, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform is hungry for its own original content.

That’s just one sensible path for Atomic Blonde 2 to take towards finding a streaming home, should the news that David Leitch has delivered to Slashfilm turn out to be true. However, with the director being attached to The Division adaptation that was acquired by Netflix, there’s a possibility that Charlize Theron’s Lorraine Broughton could be returning to the fanfare of that familiar drum beat.

In its 2017 release, Atomic Blonde made around $100 million on a $30 million budget, so it was certainly a pretty sizable hit. It would make sense that streaming services would be interested in trying to make Atomic Blonde 2 happen, but judging by the time that’s passed in-between films, those seem like the best, most prosperous options for this turn of events to take hold.

We’ll see how things develop, and whether or not David Leitch decides to stay involved as the franchise director to Atomic Blonde into its sequel, as this story develops. In the meantime, Hobbs & Shaw is in theaters now, with Charlize Theron returning to the action fold with Fast 9, which is in production now for a May 22, 2020 release date.

Melissa McCarthy Is Playing Coy About Those Little Mermaid Rumors

It’s almost an understatement to call Disney’s live-action offerings merely “successful.” The studio has collectively racked up over $2.5 billion in worldwide box office cash so far this year on its re-imaginings. Disney is now putting together a cast for Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid remake, with Grammy-winning singer Halle Bailey officially announced as Ariel. However, the rest of the exciting names rumored to be attached, including Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, have yet to be confirmed.

At the same time, ABC also announced Moana voice actress Auli’i Cravalho and Queen Latifah will be playing Ariel and Ursula, respectively, in the network’s upcoming live television special. So when Variety asked Melissa McCarthy about her fellow Ursula, here’s what she said:

I mean… that says it all, doesn’t it? The interview starts with the outlet asking The Kitchen actress what she thinks about Queen Latifah’s casting as TV’s first live-action Ursula. Melissa McCarthy gushed about her longtime love for her, even using the archaic “cassette” to illustrate it.

But when asked if they might do a duet together, Melissa McCarthy played it coy by saying “What do you mean? I don’t know!” whilst showing off a huge smile at the camera and walking off. It looks like the comedy actress knew exactly what was being nudged at but is likely sworn to secrecy. She did a “poor unfortunate” job of hiding her excitement for the upcoming role, because I believe it’s happening now more than ever.

Melissa McCarthy is rumored to join Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, along with former One Direction member Harry Styles as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder. The movie is being helmed by Mary Poppins Returns’ director Rob Marshall. David Magee, who wrote the Mary Poppins sequel, is writing the script alongside Kingsman and X-Men’s Jane Goldman.

The live-action musical will feature the classic songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken from the 1989 animated film, along with new music by Menken and lyrics by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. No release date has been announced, but production is expected to begin in early 2020.

Right now, Melissa McCarthy is focused on the release of her new film The Kitchen. The drama, also starring Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss, is about a trio of mob wives who become mob bosses after their husbands are sent to prison.

Look out for further announcements on the live-action Little Mermaid here on CinemaBlend. Perhaps, Disney’s D23 convention will officially reveal the line-up for film!

The Best New Hair Products Launching in August 2019

Who needs a good hair day when you can have a whole good hair month? It’s bound to happen, considering the slew of newcomers hitting shelves this August. And in hair care, that’s a big deal, because just one new formula can make all the difference in your strands. We washed, spritzed, and scrunched our way through the new hair products that landed on our desks. From the cutest scrunchie to a celebrity-approved mist, we’re confident one of these products will upgrade your hair routine. The only thing now is to try to stick to your budget. Scroll on to meet your new hair heroes, and check in as we add more favorites throughout the month.

Teddy Coats: Shop the Best 17 Versions to Wear All Fall 2019

For the past two years there was a teddy coat so popular everybody owned it. Or at least everybody had seen it. It was made by I.AM.GIA, an affordable brand that’s popular among both traditional celebrities and the Instagram variety, and it was their Pixie coat, an oversize caramel confection with large front pockets and the type of supersoft faux fur that doesn’t feel unlike snuggling up to your favorite childhood stuffed animal.

It seems retailers at every price point have caught on, and the number of teddy coats we have to choose from is pretty massive. And while I.AM.GIA’s beloved style has sold out many times over (hot tip: it has started to get restocked on corners of the Internet), brands like Mango, Free People, Sandy Liang and The Arrivals (to name a few) all have their own iterations.

Whether you want an oversize style—reminiscent of the 1970s—a cropped bomber version, or a teddy coat in a color that’s not exactly subtle (neon green accents or full on lipstick red, anyone?) , there’s bound to be one that you love. Shop our 17 favorites for fall 2019, below.

Tara Gonzalez is the commerce editor at Glamour, follow her at @tarigonzalez on Instagram.