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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:

John Boyega Doesn’t Think He’ll Play Finn Again After The Rise Of Skywalker

The Star Wars franchise has been rolling out new and exciting content over the past few years, thanks to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. There’s been standalone films and the upcoming Mandalorian TV series, although all eyes are still on the main franchise. The sequel trilogy and Skywalker Saga will come to an end with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is set to arrive in theaters this holiday season.

The generations of Star Wars fans are eager to see how J.J. Abrams wraps up so many stories, including the decades-long narrative that began with George Lucas’ A New Hope. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has teased that the characters from the sequel trilogy may pop up in the myriad developing future movies, but John Boyega doesn’t seem to agree. When asked about reprising Finn in a future installment he said:

Well, that seems pretty cut and dry. While other sequel characters may appear in the movies being developed by Lucasfilm, we should count Finn out. John Boyega things The Rise of Skywalker is the perfect final for his Stormtrooper turned Rebel.

John Boyega’s comments to MTV News should illicit a mixed bag of emotions from the Star Wars fandom. One one hand, moviegoers may be disappointed to see that The Rise of Skywalker will be our last outing with Finn. He’s one of the trio of new protagonists, and we’ve seen his journey toward the light side of The Force. And now that he’s a full fledged Resistance Leader, fans might want more time with him.

Then again, John Boyega’s feelings may speak very highly for the quality of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. There is a ton of pressure for J.J Abrams to deliver with the threequel, and meet all the film’s expectations. The blockbuster must complete the story he started with The Force Awakens, and reveal the fates of the new heroes and Adam Driver’s constantly conflicted Kylo Ren.

But The Rise of Skywalker is also the last film in a nine-movie narrative begun by George Lucas back in 1977. J.J. Abrams will have to give General Leia a proper sendoff, through unused footage of Carrie Fisher from the previous films. Mark Hamill is also in the cast, and the first trailer revealed that even Palpatine will factor into the story.

With all of those balls in the air, its going to take some serious filmmaking to satisfy the fans. But if John Boyega things The Rise of Skywalker is a fitting end to Finn, then perhaps the fandom can rest easy, and make it until December.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will arrive in theaters on December 20th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Sean Gunn Explains Why Brother James Wasn’t At The Avengers: Endgame Premiere

Last night was the premiere of Avengers: Endgame. It was an event over 10 years in the making and nearly everybody who has ever been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in attendance to see how the story came to an end. However, one person who was conspicuous by his absence was James Gunn. The Guardians of the Galaxy director did not attend the gala event last night, but according to his brother, Sean Gunn, explained that he was there in spirit.

To be fair, James Gunn certainly does have a lot of work on his plate right now. He has not one, but two blockbuster comic book team up movies to write and direct in the coming months. One of those, the sequel to Suicide Squad, is set to go before cameras before too long, so it’s very possible that Gunn just couldn’t pull himself away. If that script isn’t ready, then there is work that needs to be done.

At the same time, for many, James Gunn is a man as directly linked to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as any filmmaker is to any part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sean Gunn isn’t just talking when he tells THR that James Gunn’s thoughts are at the premiere, that has to be true. The director called the script to Guardians 3 “his heart” when he finished it.

James Gunn has certainly had one of the more interesting career paths of the last 10 months. The writer was fired from his position as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 last July, following the unearthing of some less than flattering statements but was then rehired sometime later, though that fact only came to light recently. In the interim, Gunn had made the deal to write The Suicide Squad, and he will direct that movie before moving on to do Guardians 3 after all.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, James Gunn has kept something of a low profile ever since the events that led to his firing. Gunn used to be incredibly prolific on Twitter, but he left the service after issuing yet another apology for the tweets that got him in trouble. Since then, he’s only tweeted three times. Once to thank the people who supported him after the news of his return to Marvel had been announced, and twice to help promote the upcoming film Brightburn which he helped produce.

Whether Gunn is still simply trying to stay out of the limelight, or he’s truly buried in work, or some combination of the two, is hard to know, but it likely won’t last too much longer. Once The Suicide Squad goes into production it will be hard to keep a low profile. The promotional machine, including social media, will be in full swing and DC likely won’t want Gunn to stay quiet at that point.

If anything, it’s too bad James Gunn wasn’t at the premiere because by all accounts the movie is something special.

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Then, right before we went started taping, I got a text from my future father-in-law. He’s at my house in Florida and texted to report that he found a mouses’ nest. He’s a contractor and a wonderful human, so he’d already put poison down, killed the mice, and gotten the carcasses out of the house. Thank god because if I had walked into my house and seen a mouses’ nest, I probably would’ve put it on the market the next day.

The Final Touches

On Sunday, I spent a a good bit of time watching the Masters. I texted the group chat that I thought we could have a really nuanced conversation about Tiger Woods’ win for the first episode. My exact text was, “Tiger Woods. It was very interesting to see a lot of people caping for this dude because he has been, at times, problematic. It gets into that whole thing about compartmentalizing your rage. Or even perhaps if you’re black, rooting for other black people who haven’t had our best interest, but are still happy to see them win.”

Before taping at 11:00 AM, the only thing I had written was my introduction. I never practice what I’m going to say, because then it won’t sound authentic. But I still had to prep. We set the agenda by 10:15 AM and then I read through some stuff on Tiger Woods and sent the audio to our producers that I wanted to use on the show. We also selected a sound bite we wanted to use from Nipsey Hussle’s funeral, when [his partner] Lauren London spoke about how she was grateful to have loved him. I also read the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and recaps of Game of Thrones, which we also talked about on the show. Then I had oatmeal, bacon, and some green tea—my caffeine of choice for the morning. But I can also be a 5-Hour Energy hog, especially on the days when I work out.

The Calm Before the Storm

When we decided to launch the show on Monday, April 15, I neglected to think about one very important detail—that the Game of Thrones premiere was going to be the night before the premiere. I had a dilemma because my fiancé and I had planned to watch it together on the phone—we were in different cities—but his flight was delayed and he wouldn’t be able to watch until 11:00 PM. So I had a decision to make: Do I risk the relationship and watch it without him? Or do I wait for him like a good fiancé? Of course I watched it without him, which he wasn’t mad about. I waited up until he was done, and then we gave it a total autopsy, discussing every scene, getting our predictions out of the way, until 1:00 AM.

Now I’m the kind of person who has to fall asleep to the television. I try to find the most benign thing I don’t have to pay attention to, so usually it’s a movie I’ve seen 100 times. I also write to television; usually The Young and the Restless. I’ve watched it for 20 years. I DVR it every single day, and it’s my muse. I have it on in the background and I’ll just be writing something and then all of a sudden it’s like, “Sharon just had that baby?” But on this particular night I fell asleep around 2:00 AM to Bar Rescue, which is also one of my favorite shows.

Final Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Trailer Teases A Ton Of Destruction

We’ve been pretty talkative about that whole Avengers: Endgame movie here, and for good reason. It looks like an all-out spectacle that’ll take our breath away and make us believe in magic at the movies. But it might also bring some extra special wonder for the month ahead, as we’ve just gotten a hold of a new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and it looks absolutely stunning. Watch the destruction yourself, below:

So this time out, Godzilla: King of the Monsters has treated us to a new cover of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” that totally compliments the action and adventure being shown in this clip. And with that new music, comes a new tune for the story to follow: the quest for an alpha kaiju.

As we hear in various voice-overs throughout this trailer, the Titans are returning, and they all answer to one dominant creature in their ranks. King Ghidorah is the current alpha, but with 17 Titans confirmed as active, there’s a lot of competition that could unseat his reign. Given the title of the film is Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the legendary Toho creation is usually the horse to back in these scenarios, we’re going to put our money on the lizard that breathes atomic fire.

But at the heart of this exploration of socio-political dealings in the Titan world is a family story, which sees Vera Farmiga’s Monarch operative trying to loose these Titans upon the Earth, and Kyle Chandler as her estranged, anti-Titan husband. Both parties are trying to do what’s best for their daughter, played by Millie Bobby Brown, who seems to be sharing a special connection with some of these larger than life beasts.

It’s true that Godzilla: King of the Monsters is going to be a destructive thrill ride, with some gorgeous scenery and wisecracks courtesy of Bradley Whitford. But there’s obviously a big beating heart that’s going to be at work at the center of director Michael Dougherty’s follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla. And if you don’t believe that, go back and take a look of that shot with Ken Watanabe having a Dr. Grant from Jurassic Park moment with Godzilla himself.

Avengers: Endgame is going to leave a huge crater in its wake, with very few films able to make their way through the dust and into the light. Godzilla: King of the Monsters keeps looking like one of those winners with every moment it’s shown us, and we can’t wait to see the finished product in the near future. Let them fight again, for the crown.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters with a look in its eye, and danger on its mind, on May 31st. And if you’re an HBO subscriber, you can check out an exclusive clip with some more fantastic action involving Titans, set to the tune of “Nessun Dorma.”

Avengers: Endgame Has Screened, Here’s What People Are Saying

Avengers: Endgame poster

Avengers: Endgame had its world premiere last night, and that means there are a select group of people walking this earth who know how it all ends. Those people know, but they’re not talking, because they’re decent human beings. They are, however, talking in much more broad strokes about what they thought of Endgame as a whole. In a word, well, it was a marvel. Critics began tweeting their thoughts after the premiere last night and not only are they basically overwhelmingly positive, they’re flat out in shock.

CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg was one of the people lucky enough to attend the premiere, and he is still coming to terms with what he saw.

This can’t be understated: Avengers Endgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned.

Fans are likely breathing a sigh of relief right about now. The build up to Avengers: Endgame has been immense. Infinity War left things with an incredible conclusion that even those familiar with the story weren’t necessarily expecting. It was hard for people to imagine how Marvel would top that.

And that’s the challenge after all. Ending a story isn’t easy. Finding a way to make things satisfying for the audience, especially because expectations are so high, is that much harder. However, Slashfilm‘s Peter Sciretta says that expectations will be met, and likely exceeded. Also, bring tissues…

Imagine the best possible version of Avengers Endgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It’s the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good.

Certainly, nobody could have imaged 11 years ago when the first Iron Man was released that the experiment that was the Marvel Cinematic Universe would become quite this successful. When The Avengers came out and set box office records that was an achievement all on its own. And yet, things continued forward and a story began to take shape that as eventually going to lead things to an even bigger conclusion.

Spoiler heavy material has leaked onto the internet, a difficult thing to avoid happening with something this in demand, but hopefully most fans have successfully avoided it. Kara Warner of People urges all fans to go in to the movie knowing as little as possible.

Wow Avengers Endgame. Just wow. What a supremely satisfying film. See it as soon as you can and go in as blind as possible.

Leaked videos notwithstanding, Marvel has done a remarkable job of keeping a lid on things. Even the trailers, while they’ve given us the film’s basic setup, really haven’t shown us much beyond that. I doubt there’s a single shot in the trailers that doesn’t come from the first hour of the movie, and considering the film is three hours long, that leaves a lot of additional material that we know essentially nothing about.

Does anybody have a bad thing to say at all about Avengers: Endgame. Not really. One of the few critical statements I could find came from i09‘s Germain Lussier, who admitted that the film is long, which means that it actually felt long, and that it’s not entirely perfect. Beyond that, still amazed.

Wow. Avengers Endgame is staggering. It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed. It’s kind of the ultimate gift to fans of the MCU. It’s very long and has a few hiccups, but is everything you’re hoping for and more.

People have been waiting for more than a decade through more than 20 movies to get to this point. If you’ve seen them all, you’ve certainly been on a journey. Fandango‘s Erik Davis says that dedication will be rewarded, as Endgame is actually able to expand on the entire MCU and make you see the entire series in a new way.

Avengers Endgame is a masterful epic – a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending!

Is there anything at all to be critical of? Well, as one might expect of a three hour epic of a movie, it’s a slow build. Yolanda Machado admits that younger viewers may not get behind some of the slower bits, and it sounds like there might also be some scarier parts, but in the end, it’s all worth it.

More on Avengers Endgame. The story is a long, slow build but the payoff is fantastic. Kids under 10 might not handle the first half, for a few reasons, but older kids will dig it. I cried, and there’s one moment I just screamed YASSSS!!! Then I cried some more. I just loved it.

If it was possible for Avengers: Endgame to be hyped any more than it already has been, that seems to have been accomplished. The good news is that all corners seem to indicate that’s ok, as the movie will meet or exceed all of our expectations. If it was able to work for basically everybody in attendance at the premier in that way, then it will almost certainly satisfy theaters full of people when it debuts this weekend.

In the end, it’s not a question of if Avengers: Endgame is going to be big, it’s just a question of how big it will be. Any worry that Endgame wasn’t going to stick the landing should be gone now. Will the end of this epic story become the highest grossing movie of all-time? The film has already set pre-sale records, meaning the movie will likely set opening weekend records. The fact that some theaters are running screenings overnight will help that too.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had no shortage of epic moments, but it seems like we may have several more in store for us very soon. What happens next? Not even those at the premiere know the answer to that, if they do, they’re not saying.

Full reviews for Avengers: Endgame will be hitting later today, so if you want more information, come back to CinemaBlend this afternoon.

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The Avengers: Endgame Premiere Didn’t Reveal If There Will Be A Post-Credits Scene

The Marvel Cinematic Universe changed the game for film franchises, most memorably with the standard inclusion of post credits scenes that would set up a future installment once the action of the current film had ended. So naturally, with the clock ticking down towards the release of Avengers: Endgame this weekend, there’s a pretty big question looming in the air: will there be an ending tag for the end of the Infinity Saga? The answer, at the moment, is, maybe?

We say this because after last night’s big Hollywood premiere of Avengers: Endgame, the credits were actually cut off. Instead of running those customary names of people that worked on the film, and their respective roles, the cast and directors went up to the stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center and delivered some heartfelt speeches.

Admittedly, that’s not the answer that fans want to hear involving whether or not Avengers: Endgame ties up its 11 year journey of learning and betterment of oneself will have that last surprise. However, it’s not the first time that this sort of strategy was used.

In fact, going back as far as The Avengers in 2012, that film was shown at its very premiere without a post credits stinger. This left the audience, already primed to expect one or two extra moments, with the very same question we are asking today. So while no footage has been seen of any sort of coda to Avengers: Endgame, we’re totally thinking that it’s going to be in there. It’s just behind a Marvel Studios secrecy wall that we haven’t seen past yet.

CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg was at the Hollywood premiere of Avengers: Endgame last night, on hand to take in the splendor himself for the film’s big night. Not only can he confirm that there was no post-credits scene, but he also gave the following reaction to the film on Twitter:

As for what to expect in this hypothetical, but still possibly absent, post credits scene to Avengers: Endgame? Well, there’s a lot of ways it could go. We could see Peter Parker’s first words after being restored to life in time to have his adventure in Phase 3’s big finale, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Or, there might be some tease as to where Captain Marvel may go next in her adventures.

Perhaps Kevin Feige had someone shoot a Shang Chi teaser with their iPhone and a special lens, with that footage being tweaked in the editing bay as we speak. The big point is, we don’t know. But that’s part of the fun with going to see a Marvel Cinematic Universe film on opening weekend, as when any story’s door closes it tends to open the window to the future. We don’t have long to wait, as Avengers: Endgame lands on our collective cinematic doorstep on Thursday night. So there’s still time for you get a couple of the vital films to watch before heading out into your schedule.

9 Important Things To Remember Before Seeing Avengers: Endgame

This is it, folks! We are in the Avengers: Endgame! Eleven years and 21 films have prepared the world for this momentous event of epic proportions, and after this movie is released, nothing will be the same. So surely, you’re prepared for the big day, but let’s go through a rough and ready checklist.

You’ve picked out a shirt/outfit/cosplay of your favorite hero to wear to the theater, right? Good. You’re all stretched and rested, prepared for a little over three hours of screen time with no bathroom breaks? Fantastic. You remember all of the details needed to enjoy Avengers: Endgame, after rewatching the entire MCU? Ah, ha! We thought you’d need help with that.

While this isn’t a total substitute for watching the 21 film run currently known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re about to provide you with nine key facts that you should remember, in order to make your Endgame the best game. So do another stretch, make sure your outfit’s pressed and stitched, and read on to prepare yourself for the movie event of the summer.

Avengers: Infinity War Wong explains the Infinity Stones

The Infinity Stones Are As Old As The Universe Itself

As explained by Master Wong in Avengers: Infinity War, the Infinity Stones were created by the Big Bang, along with the universe we all exist in. Thanks to that big universe energy, each of the six stones created were cast out into the cosmos, settling in random spaces.

So if you’re a being like Thanos, this is something that’s crucial, as theoretically one could use those stones to do something like, say, balance the universe in your own image and take on the Earth’s mightiest heroes without breaking a sweat.

Or, if you’re a comic/movie company, you could build an entire shared universe of heroes over the acquisition and defense of these stones as well. But whatever one would do with the Infinity Stones, the point is, they’re roughly as old as the planet you’re currently on. Maybe fractionally older.

Avengers: Infinity War Thanos uses the gauntlet to throw a moon

Those Stones Also Controlling Vital Elements Of Existence

Each of the Infinity Stones controls a vital element that can be manipulated whenever that gem is activated. Those six elements are Reality, Time, Mind, Soul, Space, and Power; each with a different color corresponding to their power signatures.

Those stones individually are a force to be reckoned with, but there’s an even bigger threat that involves their usage. Should all six of those Infinity Stones be collected and mounted into the fabled Infinity Gauntlet, they could be used to trigger a cataclysmic event that would wipe out half the universe.

Known as “The Decimation” (or simply, The Snap), it’s Thanos’ ultimate endgame, as he is obsessed with balancing what he feels is a universe of chaos and overpopulation. There’s a chance of stopping this mad titan, but to do so, the right team needs to be in place.

Avengers: Age of Ultron the team stands next to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in front of tons of Ul

The Original Avengers Haven’t Been All Together Since Age Of Ultron

Normally that “right team” would be The Avengers, but here’s the thing: the original six haven’t been together since Avengers: Age of Ultron. With Hulk being the first to leave the scene, the group eventually started peeling off and doing their own things.

Eventually, Thor would be the next Avenger to leave the board, as his visions of destruction and chaos in Asgard inspired him to return home after a prolonged absence. And then, the rest of the OG team was broken apart by those three lovely politically-charged words: The Sokovia Accords.

With Iron Man and Captain America leading factions of pro and anti sentiments involving the accords, the events of Captain America: Civil War split the rest of the team, including Hawkeye and Black Widow, into groups that were either law-abiding supers or fugitive-costumed heroes. At this point, the fracturing of the team that started in Avengers: Age of Ultron only continued to set them apart.

The Avengers standing in front of Loki, with Hawkeye aiming his bow and arrow at the camera

The Avengers Are Much Different Heroes Than When They Started

Even if they hadn’t split up during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, there are a lot of changes that have happened in the lives of the team. And we’re not just talking about costumes or weapons of choice either; these go right to the stem of their personalities.

Tony Stark is in the final stages of settling down to get married to Pepper Potts. Captain America is no longer the U.S. Government’s biggest boy scout. Black Widow and Bruce “The Hulk” Banner were in the middle of a relationship until he left. And Hawkeye has a secret family no one knew about.

Add in their differences of opinion involving the Sokovia Accords, and you’ve got a body of superheroes that aren’t quite sure what the next move is. Which is the perfect time for Thanos (Josh Brolin) to come knocking in Avengers: Infinity War, with his quest for the Infinity Stones already putting one Avenger partially out of commission.

Avengers: Infinity War Bruce Banner stands next to a Hulkbuster arm in Wakanda

The Hulk Has Gone Into Hiding (With Bruce Still In The Open)

There was a time when Bruce Banner would have metaphorically killed to rid himself of the ability to turn into the Hulk. Having a large, green, rage monster within you that needs constant supervision and control isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when trying to lead a normal life. So who can really blame him?

However, Banner’s wish for Hulk to return to action throughout Avengers: Infinity War is equally identifiable, seeing as it’s kind of his job at that point. But the green guy went into hiding after receiving a rare thrashing from Thanos, and as of the end of the film, he’s yet to show up in his full form; despite what the trailers may have told people.

So now, Bruce Banner could go on dates, get angry without a care, and generally live a normal life. You know, if it wasn’t for the whole Decimation happening and everything. Come to think of it, has anyone seen Betty Ross lately?

Avengers: Infinity War Doctor Strange reviewing all of the scenarios in a meditative pose

The Decimation Had To Happen, According To Doctor Strange

Quite possibly the greatest twist of all to take place in Avengers: Infinity War is not the fact that Thanos’s Decimation actually happened, but the fact that according to Dr. Stephen Strange, it had to happen. There’s heroes admitting that the odds are severely not in their favor, and then there’s flat out telling your teammates that you have to lose big in order to win bigger.

Out of 14,000,605 outcomes that could have taken place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was only one scenario that Strange admitted would have yielded a successful outcome; a fact he’d continue to swear by as he crumpled into dust. And unfortunately for the universe, that particular game plan meant Thanos had to get his hands on the complete Infinity Gauntlet package, and realize his plan of wiping out half of its occupants.

With the ultimate defeat delivered at their doorstep, and quite a few of their own numbers wiped out in the process, The Avengers that remained were left to mourn and lick their wounds. Meanwhile, Thanos surveys his work on a lush planet, ready to give up his madness and be at peace with the universe.

Avengers: Infinity War Tony Stark looking sullen on Titan

All Of The Avengers Are Scattered Throughout The Universe

Even before the main event of Avengers: Infinity War, the team was split into two different locations, providing Thanos with just as many fronts to fight his war of acquisition. On his home planet of Titan, and the fields of Wakanda, the purple tyrant found himself snapping up the last two Infinity Stones, and then snapping away half the universe.

This left Tony Stark and Nebula on the planet of Titan, with the Guardians of the Galaxy’s craft the Milano as their only way off the planet. Meanwhile, the rest of the remaining Avengers are on Earth, presumably at their New York headquarters, trying to figure out what their next move is.

While they may not know it, events at that point are in order that will eventually save the day. And it will all come down to the very thing, and the very person, that brought them together in the first place.

Avengers: Infinity War Nick Fury disintegrates while paging Captain Marvel

Nick Fury Provided The Avengers With An Edge

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we see a post-credits scene of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill driving as they learn of the incursion of Thanos’s forces in Wakanda. All of a sudden, a car accident takes place, and the agents learn of the effects The Decimation is having on the globe firsthand.

With Hill being the first to disintegrate, Nick Fury has just enough time to almost swear, and send a page out to his good friend Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers. She receives this page in the depths of space and returns in the post-credits scene to Captain Marvel, with one question in mind: “Where’s Fury?”

Her friend may be missing, but thanks to Captain America and his surviving partners in The Avengers continually paging her to return, Carol is now aligned with Earth’s mightiest heroes in their most desperate hour of need.

Ant-Man And The Wasp Scott trapped in the Quantum Realm

Ant-Man Is Stuck In The Quantum Realm

As if the stakes weren’t high enough with the events set forth in Avengers: Infinity War, there’s one more thing that is going to be super important to remember when stepping foot into Avengers: Endgame: Scott Lang is stuck in the Quantum Realm, thanks to The Decimation.

It was all due to a science experiment being run at the end of Ant-Man and The Wasp, as the newly reunited Pym/Van Dyne family were having Scott harvest some energy in the world of the subatomic. All in the name of keeping Ava “Ghost” Starr stable while research was being conducted to cure her of a problem involving involuntary quantum phase shifts.

Just as Scott was ready to return to the world of the regularly sized, The Decimation hit and took out Hope Van Dyne, her mother Janet, and her father Hank Pym; all of whom were monitoring Ant-Man as he went subatomic. Scott seemingly has no way out at this point, and we’re left with him crying out for help in the Quantum Realm.

There you have it: everything you needed to know about Avengers: Endgame, but were too cool to ask. Now, you’re absolutely ready to see the end of an era. So do a couple more stretches, and don’t overestimate using the bathroom a couple extra times before seeing the film. You can never be too sure with your bladder. Happy hunting, MCU fans, and if you happen to have the time to watch a couple of the previous films, use our list of the essential short list of titles to make sure you’re spending your prep time wisely.

Avengers: Endgame starts pulling everything back into place in early showings this Thursday.

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This Game of Thrones Theory Says Podrick’s Song Predicts Arya’s Death

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones had an ominous cloud hanging over it. (Warning: Spoilers for the episode ahead.) Both the viewers and the characters alike know that the Night King and the Army of the Dead are (probably) making their way to them, and the Battle of Winterfell is looming. Because of that, there were so many scenes that could be interpreted as goodbyes as characters gathered together on the eve of their toughest fight yet.

Oh, and then there was that morbid song, “Jenny of Oldstones,” that Podrick sang. It served as a real mood dampener, no?

Yahoo has laid out an interesting theory about what the song actually means for many of the characters, including fan favorite Arya Stark.

But first, let’s look at the lyrics:

High in the halls of the kings who are gone

Jenny would dance with her ghosts.

The ones she had lost and the ones she had found

And the ones who had loved her the most.

The ones who’d been gone for so very long

She couldn’t remember their names

They spun her around on the damp cold stone

Spun away all her sorrow and pain

And she never wanted to leave

Never wanted to leave.

The theory is not just about the lyrics, which seem to be about death, but the montage we saw as they were sung: It showed Gilly, Sam and Little Sam, Theon and Sansa, Gendry and Arya, Grey Worm and Missandei, and Jorah. At first glance, the groupings and shots seem to reveal a glimpse of characters preparing in different ways for battle.

But Yahoo posits that what we really saw was a number of characters at the end of their journeys. For example, Gilly figured out the final clue about Jon and now possesses that knowledge as well. Theon has found forgiveness. Grey Worm and Missandei are dreaming of seeing the beaches again in the future, which seems like a bad sign.

Then there’s Arya and Gendry. “Of the two of them, Arya’s closest to completing her journey. She seems to have killed everyone on her list she wants to kill (note that the list comes up in the episode, and it’s clear she’s not as focused on it as she once was),” Yahoo writes. “She’s been reunited with her family, she’s been forgiven by the Hound for leaving him for dead, she’s even found love in the arms of Gendry, completing that arc.”

But remember that shot of Arya running through the crypts in the trailer for episode three? That seems significant now, too. The characters all seem to think the crypts are safe—but if the Night King raises the dead of Winterfell, they’re going to be in big trouble and Arya could die there. The lyrics mention “names” and, of course, Arya keeps a famous list of names: her kill list. She’s also associated with dancing—she “water dances” when she fights, which could tie in with the lyric “dance with her ghosts.” Arya’s ancestors are buried in that crypt, so they could be “the ones who loved her most” in the song.

What if, somehow, her mother, Catelyn Stark—as Lady Stoneheart—is the one who kills her? Gah!

Needless to say, now we’re really nervous. Is it Sunday yet?

Taylor Swift Wore $59 Urban Outfitters Shorts With $650 Gucci Sneakers

Any dedicated Taylor Swift follower knows that the singer has adopted a bright new look in recent weeks. Gone are the snakes and army greens of the Reputation era, replaced with baby pinks and powder blues ahead of some sort of reveal on Friday, April 26. This next chapter was first introduced on her Instagram page, but has since extended IRL into her wardrobe. And she’s adding to this color-coordinated streak with two back-to-back high/low outfits.

On Monday, Swift was seen in New York City wearing a yet another pink-on-pink spring outfit. (She wore a floral wrap dress in that hue from Tanya Taylor on Easter, too.) She was photographed sporting a cropped sweatshirt with a glitter flower motif, floral shorts, and pale pink sneakers.

Her top has fueled even more fan theories about her upcoming announcement. The right sleeve spells out “Taylor Swift” in white block letters—which sure does look like new merchandise. That, plus the floral motif in the front that matches her Instagram countdown, suggests that Swift already has a collection prepared for the TS7 era. It hasn’t been confirmed whether her top is official Taylor Swift merchandise, though.

The rest of her look, meanwhile, is totally shoppable.

Her floral shorts are from Urban Outfitters’ BDG collection, and retail for $59. Her sneakers, meanwhile, are Gucci’s JBG Retro sneakers, which cost $650.

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Swift’s commitment to this aesthetic—and to peppering affordable items into her outfits—continued all the way to Gigi Hadid’s 24th birthday party that evening. She showed up wearing an $850 Zimmermann dress with yet another floral motif.

She topped the designer garment off with $169.99 Mango houndstooth blazer.

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No one will know what her new era sounds like until Friday—if she’s even dropping music at all—but from what I’ve seen so far, I already know her latest era is dangerous for my bank account.