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Marvel Is Making A Supercut Of Stan Lee Cameos And Unused Footage

It’s a very exciting time to be a Marvel fan. Avengers: Endgame is days away from arriving in theaters, and Disney’s merger with Fox means that comic book favorites like the Fantastic Four and X-Men may make their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And although there’s plenty to celebrate in the world of Marvel comics, it’s sad that visionary Stan Lee is no longer with us to enjoy it all.

But while Stan Lee passed away in November, he’s still got a few more appearances on screen. Lee was known for his fantastic Marvel cameos, able to steal the show with one quick line reading. And it looks like Marvel Studios has found another way to honor him, by compiling all his cameos and even some unused footage into one epic tribute. As Kevin Feige recently revealed:

Well, this is exciting. In addition to compiling Stan Lee’s countless cameos, it looks like the new tribute video will also include deleted scenes and B-roll of the comic book visionary at work. In short: excelsior!

Kevin Feige’s comments to EW are sure to delight the generations of Marvel fans who are missing Stan Lee during this exciting time in film history. Avengers: Endgame will be the cumulation of 21 movies and a decade of filming, and Stan Lee was there throughout almost all of it. The comic book creator always delighted in seeing Marvel’s finest on the big screen, and Endgame has been teased to be bigger and better than anything we’ve seen before.

Given how delightful Stan Lee was up until his death at age 95, many moviegoers who would love to see extra footage of the Stan the Man in action. Many of his MCU roles included one liners, but that doesn’t mean those were the only lines offered. Typically Lee tried a few different versions of his cameos, so there should be plenty of unused footage to mine from. So while Avengers: Endgame may be his final cameo in the MCU, the public should expect new clips from him regardless.

The stakes for Avengers: Endgame are already sky high, but Stan Lee’s cameo gives the upcoming blockbuster yet another goal to live up to. Luckily for us all, Endgame looks like it will do just that. The early response from the movie’s premiere is overwhelmingly positive, and The Russo Brothers might just top the massive success of Infinity War.

Stan Lee will return to screens when Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26th. In the meantime, check out CinemaBlend’s Endgame death pool, and be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

The Meaning Behind Sansa Stark’s Necklace on *Game of Thrones*

Over the past eight seasons of Game of Thrones, a lot has changed in the Seven Kingdoms. But one thing remains a constant: how your favorite characters’ costumes often communicate a hidden message, especially if they wear it on more than one occasion. So if you’ve noticed Sansa Stark’s necklace in the past few episodes—and past few seasons—costume designer Michele Clapton says you might get a clue about her fate.

Since season five, Sansa has been wearing a striking necklace, featuring a large silver circle pierced by a needle. And after Sunday night’s episode, viewers started inquiring about what the accessory might represent. Clapton shared an image of Sansa to her Instagram, with the caption: “The moment Sansa grew up, no more a naive victim.” And she began responding to fan questions about the necklace’s symbolism.

“I use circles as they represent a positive emotional message of harmony and protection. The circle is often used to represent unity and commitment, they are associated with women’s strength,” she wrote.

Strength is a big part of Sansa’s journey over the course of the show: She’s gone from a prisoner of Cersei Lannister, to a fugitive on the run with Littlefinger, to a forced wife of Ramsay Bolton. In those trying moments, she’s had to learn to fend for herself. Now, as the restored Lady of Winterfell, she’s transitioned to protecting not only herself and her family, but everyone in the North.

Moreover, Clapton says the circle also represents “community,” likely in reference to Sansa’s loyalty to her family. Other elements of her costumes in season eight reflect that: Her wardrobe incorporates fur and fish scales, which tie back to the Stark and Tully family sigils.

Then, there are the necklace’s silver chain and dagger-like spear, which pierces the circle. “The chain represents her sense of imprisonment”—a throwback to her confines with Littlefinger and Bolton—”and the needle is the link to the strength of her sister that she previously didn’t understand,” Clapton wrote. Needle, fans know, is the name of her sister Arya’s sword; having that image close to her heart symbolizes Sansa’s newfound understanding of and reconciliation with her sister.

As a whole, Sansa’s costumes in season eight are meant to evoke a sense of power and self-preservation. “She suffered at the hands of Joffrey, her mother’s sister, and Ramsey [Bolton]; this influences the design of the belt in season seven that wraps around her body, protecting her,” Clapton told Glamour. “The wrap-over front and laced dress, the shorter length and the stitched, quilted heavy cloth—all tell of protection and the ease of movement if needed.”

Halie LeSavage is the fashion associate at Glamour. Follow her: @halielesavage.

LANY And Julia Michaels Tell Us How They Turned Heartbreak Into A ‘Breezy Bop’ With ‘Okay’

After five years, four EPs, and two full-length albums, alt-pop trio LANY‘s first-ever collaboration is here. And that’s probably a good thing, considering frontman Paul Klein once had a questionable approach to solo songwriting.

“I normally would just bang my head against the wall in the bedroom until I figured out a song,” Klein told MTV News, reflecting on the period before the band released its 2018 sophomore album, Malibu Nights. “But I came into this season of writing very open-minded and just down to work with anybody who would take a session with me.”

Enter Julia Michaels, who shared some mutual friends — not to mention, a knack for visceral, captivating pop music — with Klein. They met up at L.A.’s Conway Recording Studios last year, and in just two days, they had written a beautifully vulnerable song called “okay,” inspired by recent break-ups they had each experienced.

“I remember we talked for a long time and we went outside and ate a bunch of grapes in the parking lot,” Klein recalled about the genesis of “okay,” which dropped on Tuesday (April 23). “She talked to me about some guy she had a crush on, and I was like, ‘I just can’t even look at girls right now’ because I still loved this girl that totally wrecked me. At the end of my whole two-hour spiel, I think I said to her, ‘I’m gonna be okay. Right?’ And she’s like, ‘write that right now.'”

Michaels added, “I really cherish people that have honest perspectives and want to write from a very conversational standpoint and write something very specific about their lives. When we wrote together for the first time, it was like that right off the bat.”

The way she and Klein repeat the song’s central lyric — “I’m gonna be okay / Right?” — makes it both a declarative statement and a self-conscious query; Michaels describes it as “hopeful with a little doubt.” It’s a sentiment both artists felt in the midst of their respective break-ups, and to hear Klein tell it, it captures the kind of complex emotions that can sometimes only be accessed through total, mutual trust.

“I had a couple co-writes with some dudes, and I just couldn’t get there,” he said about previous writing sessions. “I felt, even at moments, weak, and I felt like I couldn’t be completely honest and transparent — and when I did, I regretted it immediately. I’ll never forget I had this one session where I almost had a panic attack. I ran to the bathroom and was like, ‘I think I just said too much, I don’t know if I trust this guy.’ I found it’s so much easier and safer talking to a woman about it. I don’t know what that is, but I think there’s this love, this wisdom, this understanding that women have. It’s not easy to open up, but with the right people, it definitely is.”

“I think the studio, too, is such a safe space,” Michaels agreed. “Even if you don’t know the person, you walk in knowing that it’s going to be a very intimate thing. And then it’s like talking to your friend. It’s that whole aspect of, would you rather go through it alone or would you rather talk to your friend?”

On “okay,” Klein and Michaels are far from alone; their voices are intertwined throughout, breaking the traditional formula of a collaboration wherein artists take turns trading verses. The LANY frontman admitted that some people at his label were skeptical about the solo-less collab, and there was even a moment when he considered singing the song himself, “because, you know, ‘Album 2, no features’ kind of vibes.”

“But when I sang it alone, I was like, this sucks, it’s not the same without her vocal on it,” he continued. “There was just never a doubt or question in my mind.”

Expect the pair’s innate chemistry to come through onscreen for the track’s upcoming music video, which they shot last week on the beach in Venice and at a roller rink in Glendale. It has a pretty unlikely source of inspiration that only ’90s kids will fully appreciate: “You remember that movie Mighty Ducks 2? There’s this beautiful scene where Coach Bombay, Emilio Estevez, is having this reflective moment, skating on this tennis court in Malibu during the sunset. We’re going to try to capture that vibe,” Klein explained.

“I just love dropping songs in the summer, and I think this is a really nice, summer, breezy bop,” he continued. “So I kind of wanted to throw it back to that summer childhood nostalgia, which to me is rollerblading. We’re going to do the whole thing on blades.”

He and Michaels laughed off any nervousness when talking about their skating skills — the LANY singer said he started to get the swing of things after getting back on some blades just a couple days prior. They’re gonna be okay. Right?

Beyoncé’s Original ‘Sorry’ Demo Has New And Old Lemonade Listeners In Their Feelings

Beyoncé‘s Lemonade is finally available on Apple Music and Spotify after being originally released on TIDAL in 2016. Three years to the date, in fact. As a consolation prize for the wait, Queen Bey has released the original demo version of “Sorry” which appears on Lemonade. As fans revisit the masterfully personal LP and absorb this new edition to the tracklist, the reactions coming out are conflicted. Fans love both the regular and demo versions of “Sorry.” Which is the superior?

The 2016 version of “Sorry” is one that you’ve heard on urban radio and probably clubs and social settings. It’s not the fastest track in the world, but there’s a celebratory, almost party-like atmosphere to the tune. It’s about not accepting an apology after being put through the wringer in a relationship multiple times. Beyoncé’s middle fingers are up and it’s delicious. Our smile reflects hers as she asserts her self-worth.

The demo version is much more ethereal and mysterious. Its vibe is different, being more of an invitation for a partner to act up so she can leave as opposed to being fed up and moving on anyway. She questions choked up sentences with a careless, mischevious grin and it’s unsettling. Hearing Bey’s voice this soft, milky, and smooth raises gooseflesh and releases pent up stores of the brain’s dopamine. It couldn’t be any more different than what was officially packaged with the project. Both fit into the wider range of what Lemonade has to say about Beyoncé. Regardless of which version of “Sorry” you hear, it’s clear that Queen Bey isn’t to be toyed with.

So how do fans feel about these two vastly different versions? It appears that the fandom is split down the middle. It’s clear that both versions are their favorites. Take a look at some fan reactions below.

After pouring over everything that Lemonade has to offer (or re-offer if you’ve already listened to it), you’ll want to listen to Queen Bey’s surprise LP, HOMECOMING: THE ALBUM, that dropped last week. Then you’ll want to watch her new Netflix documentary film HOMECOMINGThere’s a lot of new Beyoncé if you can’t tell.

Take a listen to both songs up top for yourself and see which one that you prefer.

Letitia Wright Found Out About Shuri’s Infinity War Fate Just Like The Rest Of Us

It’s a very exciting week for Marvel fans, as Avengers: Endgame is finally arriving in theaters. It’s been a long year of waiting since Infinity War hit theaters, and shocked moviegoers by having Thanos win over the good guys. Audiences were left to watch in horror as countless characters faded to dust before our eyes, in a twist ending no one was expecting.

But there were a few characters whose fate was left vague, as they weren’t seen being dusted in the Wakandan field. Chief among them is T’Challa’s sister Shuri, playing by Letitia Wright. Shuri was confirmed to be dusted when Endgame‘s character posters hit the internet, leaving fans disappointed about the genius princess. It turns out that Wright found out about Shuri the same way, recently saying:

Same, Letitia Wright. Same.

Letitia Wright’s comments to Marvel Entertainment come from the Avengers: Endgame purple carpet at last night’s premiere. And they’re likely going to surprise many fans, who thought that the actors at least knew whether they lived or died. But Wright was kept in the dark like everyone else, which just shows how tight security is at Marvel Studios. Especially when it comes to Endgame.

When we last saw Shuri, she was attempting to separate Vision’s consciousness from the Mind Stone. She warned it wold be a long process, but the Black Order brought massive forces that eventually put Shuri in the fray. She briefly faced off against Corvus Glaive with her Gauntlets, before he and Vision came to blows and flew out the window. Letitia Wright’s character wasn’t seen again, and wasn’t shown turning to dust alongside the rest of the Avengers and Guardians.

The first Avengers: Endgame trailer showed Shuri among the fallen characters, but some fans thought this might be a red herring. The Russo Brothers have already admitted to putting fake footage into trailers, allowing moviegoers to be truly surprised by the film’s contents. But once the movie’s character posters arrived last month, Shuri’s fate was sealed. She was one of the many characters to get a black and white poster, meaning she was dusted as a result of The Decimation

With both Shuri and T’Challa gone, Wakanda is without a ruler. What happened to the technologically advanced society after half the population vanished?

Answers will come when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th. In the meantime, fill out CinemaBlend’s Endgame death pool, and be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Were the Real Heroes at Last Night’s *Avengers* Premiere

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may not star in Avengers: Endgame, but they were the real heroes at the movie’s world premiere, which took place Tuesday night, April 23, in Hollywood. Amidst a sea of stoic, smiling actors, Cyrus and Hemsworth were candid breaths of fresh air: They spent half their time on the red carpet goofing off, laughing, and—wait for it—licking each other.

But we’ll get to that later. First, let’s go through how Hemsworth and Cyrus started the night: in their car jamming out, decked out in formal wear. They basically were you and your date going to prom, just way fancier.

Cyrus posted a very cute video of this moment to her Instagram Story. As Hemsworth belts out a love song, she pans the camera to her and says, “He’s talking about me.” These two are so in love, it’s bananas. To think all this happened because of a Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation that has a 20 percent on Rotten Tomatoes!

Their arrival to the actual Avengers red carpet was iconic. Cyrus stuck out her tongue. Hemsworth wore sunglasses even though it was broad daylight. Rich people do the wackiest things.

At one point, Cyrus looked back at Hemsworth just to stare at him. Wouldn’t you do the same thing if you were married to Liam Hemsworth?

In my mind, Cyrus’ gesture, below, is code for, “Yes, my husband is hot and my hair looks like Hannah Montana‘s. Try not to faint.”

I’m not quite sure what’s happening here. Either Hemsworth made a joke and Cyrus is trying to suppress her laugh. Or she’s thinking about how her Can’t Be Tamed album deserved better.

And then the licking happened—well, mime-licking, at least. It feels like 2013 again.

I love how Hemsworth is completely unfazed by this.

Seriously, name a couple who has more fun doing literally anything than Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. I’ll wait.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Left Their First Instagram Comment—and It’s a Cute One

Today, April 23, is Prince Louis of Cambridge’s first birthday. Among other celebrations, his parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William, marked the occasion by releasing three adorable new photos of the little nugget, all of which were taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The little prince also got a special birthday wish from his aunt and uncle—Meghan Markle and Prince Harry—via their first Instagram comment since launching their Sussex Royal account earlier this month. “Happy Birthday Louis! Sending lots of love from both of us 🎂🎈xo,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote to their youngest nephew.

Take a look for yourself:

That message sounds personal—as if the Sussexes composed it themselves, as opposed to staff—which will surely fuel the rumors that Markle is very hands-on with the new account. (I know I certainly appreciate the well-placed emojis from whoever is doing the posting.)

Hopefully, it will also quiet those who continue to speculate about some sort of massive feud between the two couples, which royal expert Katie Nicholl told Glamour is an exaggeration. “I do know that Meghan and Kate have come to an agreement to get along, to make an effort, to be amiable and warm toward each other in public,” she told us about the feud rumors. “They both realize it’s in neither of their interests to have these catfight headlines. It’s not what either of them want.”

But this is the royal family, which means every single move, gesture, and social media post is analyzed like the latest episode of Game of Thrones. For example, look at how many people thought the Cambridges had snubbed Markle by not including her in a recent birthday post to the queen—even though the Duchess of Sussex wasn’t around at the time the photo was taken and has her own Instagram account with Harry, where the royal couple posted their own birthday greetings to the monarch.

Either way, it’s a sweet message to send to Louis, who is hopefully having a great day with his family and eating a delicious cake at some point. Meanwhile, the rest of us will continue to wait with bated breath for the birth of his cousin, Baby Sussex, who’s due to arrive any day now.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Family Does ‘Not Approve’ Of The Tolkien Biopic

The Lord of the Rings movies were one of the most epic undertakings in cinema history. It’s only fitting that the man behind those stories gets some screen time of his own, right? That’s the idea behind Tolkien the new biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien that stars Nicholas Hoult as the man who wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. However, on the eve of the film’s release, the family of Tolkien has said they do not endorse the new movie.

It’s certainly not uncommon for family of a biopic subject to be critical of a film. It can frequently happen after a movie has been released and it is seen just how the movie takes license with the real life story, changing events in order to make a better movie, even if it’s not perfectly historically accurate.

However, in this case, THR reveals that nobody in the Tolkien family has actually seen the movie in question. They’re not criticizing the movie or any particular element of it. That’s not the point of the statement. Instead, this appears to be a more preemptive move. The family doesn’t want there to be any confusion surrounding how the film was made. Nobody from the Tolkien family was consulted or gave approval to have the movie made in the first place and the family is simply putting this fact on record now.

Tolkien is set for release May 10 and tells the story of the author as a young man, including how events in his life, such as World War I, helped shape his life and lead to the creation of the epic fantasy world he is best known for.

It’s certainly understandable that the family of J.R.R. Tolkien would want to be sure to tell the world that they were not involved in the new film in any way. It would be easy for some to make the assumption that they were, many who never hear of this statement will likely do just that.

At the same time, since nobody has seen the movie yet, it’s certainly possible that Tolkien tells its story with an even hand that the family will end up appreciating. It’s equally possible that the movie will turn out to be a good one, even if it does play fast and loose with the truth.

If the movie does change things drastically in a way that the family doesn’t like, we’ll likely hear more from the family about that. The family of Don Shirley made their problems with Oscar winning film Green Book known as they felt the movie was inaccurate in some respects and that’s far from the first time such a thing has happened.

Nobody likes to see their family portrayed in a negative or incorrect fashion. At the same time, sometimes the stories of real people are simply better stories than anything a fiction writer could possibly come up with.

Hailey Bieber Is Done With the Pressure of Having a ‘Perfect Lifestyle’

Hailey Bieber is no stranger to fame—it practically runs through her veins. (She is a Baldwin, after all.) But the last year especially has been a whirlwind for the 22-year-old model. She’s landed huge partnerships with Adidas and bareMinerals, a Vogue cover, and one of pop culture’s most notorious bachelors all before the time most of us finish college.

And it’s clear in the way she talks she doesn’t take her time in spotlight lightly. As a bareMinerals ambassador, she’s using her platform to preach the gospel of clean beauty. (Something we’re guessing is only just the beginning for her, given that she recently filed a trademark for “Bieber Beauty.”) But she also recognizes the role she plays in the 19.2 million people following her. “I just wish we all embraced the truth behind social media more,” she says.

It’s something she feels so strongly about, we end up going 10 minutes over our allotted interview time to discuss. “Wow, we took a bit of a deep emotional dive there, didn’t we?” she tells me as we wrap our conversation. But here, hear it in her own words.

What’s your number one foundation rule?

Less is more. But I don’t even have to consider that when I use the Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick because it’s so lightweight and easy to use. If you want to put more on you can, and it gives great coverage. I go between putting it on with my fingers when I need less and a brush when I need more.

What’s the best makeup tip you’ve ever gotten?

Learning exactly where to place highlighter—like the right spot on your nose, a little on your cupid’s bow, on your cheekbones but not too low. It’s all about watching how it hits the light. I’m a big highlighter fan. I also love tricks like using blush on your lips, lipstick on your cheeks, or lip gloss on your eyelids. It actually makes a big difference.

What’s one beauty rule that you think is bullshit?

Something that I know for a fact is bullshit is that using any makeup on your face is fine. Or that using anything you bought at the store is OK for your body or your skin. If it’s not a healthy product, it’s usually bad for you.

Fill in the blank. I love my skin when…

I love my skin when I’m tan, and when I’ve been in the sun. I just make sure I’m using sunscreen when I do.

You travel constantly. What city or country gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?

To be honest, there are a lot of different genres of that to me. Like when I’m shooting in Europe, or I’m on set in Paris, London, or Milan, or when I’m doing fashion shows, I get a lot of makeup inspiration that way. But with beauty in general, I feel the most inspired when I’m on a beach. I feel very beautiful in that environment.

You have 20 dollars and free roam of a drugstore. What do you buy?

Oh my gosh, I’m a nightmare in the drugstore. I’ll literally buy anything…tissues, Chapstick, Aquaphor. I love Aquaphor. It’s such a thing for me. And I’m always buying gum. I usually like Dentyne Ice. Oh, and scrunchies! I think that’s actually what keeps my hair healthier—using a scrunchie instead of an elastic because it doesn’t break your hair as much.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

I like to nap. Honestly, I understand little kids when I nap. I’m like, oh, I get it. This is really helpful and it feels good. I also like to take a moment and listen to some music and chill.

Pink Says She Stopped Posting Photos of Her Kids on Social Media Because of Mommy Shaming

Pink says she will no longer post photos of her two children, Willow and Jameson, on social media—and it’s all because of nasty mommy shaming.

The most recent round of comments stemmed from a picture the singer posted of her son with a bare bottom. Social media users were quick to weigh in, leading Pink to take down the original post and replace it with one where she called out the vitriol.

“There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Going off about my baby’s penis? About circumcision??? Are you for real?” she wrote in the caption. “As any normal mother at the beach, I didn’t even notice he took off his swim diaper. I deleted it because you’re all fucking disgusting. And now I’m turning off my comments and shaking my head at the state of social media and keyboard warriors, And the negativity that you bring to other people’s lives. There is something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Smfh. Here’s a picture of the pelican we obviously caught and abused for hours before dangling baby penis in its face.”

On Monday, April 22, Pink talked to Ellen Degeneres about the incident and its aftermath. “I didn’t look at the picture that way. I looked at it from the side that there was a pelican, it flew into our room, it spent two hours with us which was incredible,” she said. “It was an incredible experience for my family. And I have a two-year-old. And two-year-olds don’t like to wear wet swim diapers and apparently, at some point, he took it off.”

“I don’t think like that. We live on a farm — kids are naked. I’m naked sometimes, and then people went as far as saying someone should call child services, and some of the nastiest things,” she continued.

She says the whole situation made her very emotional and led to her decision to no longer share this part of her life on social media. “I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It’s my proudest achievement in my whole life. I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve ever done. And I won’t share them anymore,” Pink explained.

“I’m not posting pictures of them anymore,” she continued. “And I understand people saying: ‘You should have been more careful because you’re in the public eye,’ and they’re right — but there’s a nice way to say that. There’s a kind way to be online. And I’m open to kindness.”

Watch the full interview, below: