Chris Hemsworth Recalls Joss Whedon’s Fury When The Avengers Kept Screwing Up A Take

Chris Hemsworth has been a part of the MCU as Thor since 2011, and while he’s surely had a lot of fun in his solo romps, the actor claimed his favorite on-set moment happened with the rest of his friends in The Avengers original six. Hemsworth recalled a time he was attempting to film a scene with the rest of his co-stars, but all they were succeeding in was awakening director Joss Whedon’s fury.

Chris Hemsworth couldn’t remember the exact movie or scene — whether from The Avengers or Avengers: Age of Ultron — but apparently Joss Whedon’s anger and the humor from it has stuck with him for quite a long time. It must’ve been quite a moment if it overshadowed some of the hilarity that had to have taken place on Taika Waititi’s set on Thor: Ragnarok, although it’s completely understandable. Who can deny that one of the times it’s hardest not to laugh is when you’re in a situation where you explicitly shouldn’t?

Even if he pissed off Joss Whedon with his castmates a time or two in the past, Chris Hemsworth says he has no regrets about his ride thus far. The actor told MTV he wouldn’t change a thing about his time in the MCU even if he could, and mentioned he feared if he did it would alter the course that it’s presently on.

Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but Chris Hemsworth talking about time travel and implications of changing the future of the MCU could point to him spending too much time on the Avengers: Endgame set. After all, time travel has been speculated and teased to play a decent role in the plot, and it was a weird way to answer a question when time travel doesn’t ultimately exist.

Conspiracy theories aside, it sounds like Chris Hemsworth has a lot of laughs and love for his time spent in the MCU. Whether that will be enough to keep him in the world following Avengers: Endgame is another question, as we’re still not sure what Thor’s fate will be in the movie. Hemsworth is also not officially on board for any future Thor films, although has hinted he’d be up for returning.

We’ll see if Thor has an opportunity to have more adventures following Avengers: Endgame, which is in theaters Friday, April 26. Keep with CinemaBlend in the meantime for more updates in the MCU and an idea of what’s to come after.

Shazam! Director Points Out A Joker Easter Egg Some Fans Missed

Shazam! just topped the box office for a second week in a row. How many of this weekend’s fans were repeat viewers, watching a second or even third time to try and catch all of the Easter eggs? Director David F. Sandberg is doing his part to get even more fans into seats to see the DC movie. When a fan pointed out a key little nugget in the background of a scene, Sandberg shared it as an argument for people to go back and watch Shazam! again:

Since David F. Sandberg seemed fine with this fan sharing a screenshot of his movie, here’s a larger shot of the Easter egg in question, visible in the top right corner:

Yes, that ACE Chemicals logo ties to the Gotham storyline, specifically the Joker. According to the DC story, the Joker fell into a vat of chemical solution at ACE and transformed into the villain we know and love to hate today.

The ACE logo was shown during Shazam!‘s warehouse scene, when Billy and Freddy tried to figure out the extent of Billy’s new powers. Some fans replied to the original tweet saying they missed this particular Easter egg when watching the movie.

Another tie to the DCEU is where the empty warehouse was filmed. According to ScreenRant, they used the Hearn Generating Station outside of Toronto — the same location used for ACE Chemicals during Suicide Squad.

Since David F. Sandberg pointed out the Easter egg himself, he probably hoped some fans would put the pieces together, even if it took multiple viewings. The director has been sharing little Easter eggs for the past year, long before the movie even opened — including nods to Man of Steel, and a copy of The Daily Planet in Freddy’s room, with a report on Lex Luthor.

As you probably know by now, Shazam! had originally hoped for a cameo from the DCEU’s current Superman, Henry Cavill, but scheduling issues got in the way. Shazam! still managed to include a version of its intended scene, in honor of superhero-obsessed Freddy. You might consider the Shazam! director’s own cameo in the movie an Easter egg, since it’s not at all obvious.

Shazam! is a movie that lends itself to repeat viewing, and also post-viewing research. For example, here’s some help deciphering the end credits scene. And don’t forget how all of this ties into Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam movie, which he said would start filming in about a year. The producers said they will probably move pretty quickly on a sequel to Shazam! and not just because of fan demand.

Shazam! is owning April so far, but don’t forget (as if you would) Avengers: Endgame is coming April 26. Keep up with everything headed to the big screen with our 2019 movie release date schedule.

Whoa, Bohemian Rhapsody Just Passed $900 Million Worldwide

It was the sixth highest grossing movie of 2018, worldwide. Sixth may not sound that impressive, but it definitely is when you consider its peers — Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, and Aquaman. Bohemian topped the worldwide grosses of Venom, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Deadpool 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Ready Player One.

Why Didn’t Anyone Go See Missing Link?

Missing Link

There’s all this talk about Hellboy under-performing in its opening weekend — the hellish, going up in flames jokes write themselves — taking third place below both Shazam! and Little. But Missing Link would’ve been happy with such a finish. Instead, it opened in 9th place, even after playing on more screens than fellow newcomers Hellboy, Little, and After.

Missing Link only made $5.8 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office. That’s the lowest opening yet for Laika. The stop-motion animated adventure — starring the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana — had been tracking for $8 million-$12 million, per THR. That’s still not a wow, but this is worse.

So what happened?

Sometimes you can look to reviews. But not this time. Hellboy, After, and Little were all trounced by critics, with 15%, 13%, and 49% respective Rotten Tomatoes scores. Missing Link, on the other hand, has an 89% RT score with a still positive 74% audience score. Missing Link also earned a B+ CinemaScore from moviegoers polled opening night. That’s the same score as Little, and higher than After‘s B and Hellboy‘s C.

So it wasn’t bad reviews, which was probably a factor in turning people away from Hellboy. With Missing Link, I’d wager lack of publicity was a factor. I may not have been the target audience, but I saw very few ads for this movie. Then again, I could say the same for the romantic drama After, which opened above Missing Link with $6.2 million from 2,138 screens. That’s a thousand fewer screens than Missing Link, which opened in 3,413 theaters.

Missing Link actually opened in about a hundred more theaters than Hellboy, and nearly a thousand more than Little. It had fewer than Shazam! but the per-screen average for Missing Link was only $1,712, vs. $5,838 for Shazam! this week, $5,811 for second place Little, and $3,638 for Hellboy.

Expect a lot of chatter about the Hellboy reboot and what that could mean, but I’m wondering what this could mean for the studio behind Oscar-nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Maybe the international box office will help.

None of the Laika films have been blockbusters, but worldwide Coraline made $124.6 million in 2009, with $75M of that from the domestic box office. Subsequent films made a bit less money, per Box Office Mojo. Kubo and the Two Strings has the lowest total so far with $69.9 worldwide — $48M from domestic — after its opening in 2016. Missing Link looks to be on track to end with less.

Missing Link could be one of those films that picks up as it goes along, but with Avengers: Endgame coming April 26, there isn’t much time to build momentum. That thing is going to take over all screens. As we wait to see what happens from here, be sure to come back to CinemaBlend to check out our weekend box office roundup, and bookmark our 2019 movie schedule to keep up with everything headed to theaters this year.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Proved He’s Still Got Conan The Barbarian Moves

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J.J. Abrams Compares His Last Days On Rise Of Skywalker And The Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams was recently asked to compare his last days filming the two Star Wars films. As you can imagine, Rise of Skywalker had more emotional impact than Force Awakens:

Yes, we so often focus on first and last days of filming, but there’s so much that happens before the actors even get to set, and still more after they leave. It would be a dream to watch John Williams and the orchestra working on any Star Wars score.

J.J. Abrams continued telling Jake Hamilton how the end of his first Star Wars movie was quite different from his (probably) last:

There’s a lot of hugging in the Star Wars galaxy, and you’ll probably remember the Rey/Finn/Poe hug photo J.J. Abrams shared on February 15 to mark the official end of Episode IX filming.

Thanks to his new interview with Jake Hamilton at Star Wars Celebration 2019, we have more insight into how J.J. Abrams was feeling that day. We’ll be hearing a lot more from Abrams and the cast as we get closer to The Rise of Skywalker‘s release.

Once the movie opens, we’ll hear even more from J.J. Abrams as he explains the decisions that were made along the way. He had to do a lot of that after The Force Awakens, just as Rian Johnson did after The Last Jedi, and George Lucas has had to do for decades now, especially after the prequels. Fans love Star Wars films, but they also feel so passionately about them — well, you know.

Why Rhodey Is ‘Circumspect’ About Captain Marvel In Avengers: Endgame

Rhodey got to be the one to ask Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) the pressing question of where the hell she’s been this whole time. Don Cheadle said his character is certainly wary of this stranger comin’ in hot with bold plans:

Fair enough. As Don Cheadle suggested to EW, it would be weird if they just immediately started following this stranger without testing her mettle. But we know Captain Marvel is up to that challenge, and she’s already been shown in other trailer shots to be part of the team that heads out to get the Thanos job done.

Here’s how that sneak peek scene played out, showing the initial tension in the room between Rhodey — although he was probably speaking for all of them — and Carol:

That’s when Thor took a bread break and tested Carol, in his way, ultimately saying of her: “I like this one.”

Captain Marvel has a healthy ego, but no ego is healthier than Thor’s, so it should be interesting to see them together in more scenes. She fed their egos with her answer, basically saying this planet was already covered so they didn’t need her help — until now.

In other trailer shots, Rhodey is also shown heading off into space — apparently for the first time — with Captain Marvel and the surviving Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite appearing to have a big presence in the movie, Don Cheadle doesn’t seem to know too much more than The Rest Of Us about how Avengers: Endgame will play out. At least, that’s what he told EW:

Don Cheadle said “they” — presumably directors Joe and Anthony Russo — would tell them this sequence would fold into that one, but they may change it and get rid of this whole other sequence. So the final three hour-plus runtime may include some surprises for the actors themselves, if certain scenes did or did not make the final cut.

So expect just about anything when Avengers 4 opens April 26. I’m guessing you have tickets by now, since the movie has broken every kind of pre-sales record. Here’s everything we know so far about Endgame, which is just one of many movies worth following through our 2019 movie release schedule.

Mark Hamill Had Pitched J.J. Abrams A Luke, Leia, And Han Scene For The Force Awakens

Mark Hamill said he pitched his idea to J.J. Abrams when they were making Episode VII, The Force Awakens, as an alternate way for Luke to make a surprise late-in-the-film appearance while still managing to get the OG gang together again.

So Mark Hamill told THR what he had previously pitched to The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams:

Well, you’ll get no argument from me. J.J. Abrams has already taken heat for The Force Awakens showing Leia hug Rey after Han’s death instead of Han’s other BFF Chewbacca. ‘Cause it’s true, Rey barely knew Han Solo. It would’ve had more impact to see Luke, Leia, and Chewie’s emotional reactions. Abrams has shared regrets about the blocking of that particular scene, since it did come across as “a slight” to Chewie, which was not intended.

So it sounds like Mark Hamill had issues with both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, since he has also been candid with his frustration on the direction of Luke’s storyline in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Even if Episode IX somehow cobbles a Skywalker reunion together, it’s too late for it to have the same kind of impact it could’ve had in The Force Awakens. Han Solo was killed by his son Ben/Kylo in The Force Awakens, Luke died in The Last Jedi, and Leia actress Carrie Fisher died in real life. Luke is still returning somehow in The Rise of Skywalker — perhaps the title is a hint there — and Leia will be shown in previously unused footage. But Star Wars lost its chance to get the original trio back.

Mark Hamill recently posted a photo hugging Harrison Ford, showing his own version of a Luke/Han reunion. He’s really laying it on thick, but the frustration is shared by fans. That said, unlike Hamill, we as fans don’t know what The Rise of Skywalker has in store in terms of Skywalker family reunions. The teaser trailer already showed Carrie Fisher’s Leia in another mid-hug moment, but maybe we can hope for even more from J.J. Abrams, who has learned from his experience on The Force Awakens.

The Russo Brothers Worked With Captain Marvel Team To Create Brie Larson’s Character

Last month, Captain Marvel debuted in theaters, introducing audiences worldwide to Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers. Fans won’t have to wait long at all to see her again as she’ll be appearing in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame as a crucial piece of the film. Despite the fact that Captain Marvel arrived in theaters first, Larson’s first time playing the character was actually in Endgame. Thus, she had to work closely with both the Russo Brothers and her Captain Marvel co-directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, to nail her character down.

Marvel Studios has been hyping up Captain Marvel for years and she didn’t disappoint when she finally arrived in March. The film has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the character looks to have left a positive impression on the fanbase. Marvel will be bringing her photon blasts straight to Thanos’ doorstep in Endgame, where much purple face punching will happen.

Because Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame filmed back-to-back, Brie Larson’s first time playing Carol Danvers was in the Endgame. There wasn’t a script for either Endgame or Captain Marvel at the time, so Larson had to figure out the character from scratch. Luckily, she had the help of the Russo Bros., Boden, and Fleck, which was a prime example of Marvel collaboration, according to Joe Russo.

Joe Russo told Mashable that he and his brother Anthony worked closely with the Captain Marvel directors to make sure that the character translated the same in both films. Collaboration is no strange thing at Marvel Studios. Directors often work with each other to make sure all of the individual character’s traits and quirks ring true during crossovers.

One example of how Captain Marvel is different in Endgame is that she’s a bit more glammed up than she was in her solo movie. While fans originally wondered if that was just the effect of male directors being in charge, Joe Russo clarified that it was Larson who ultimately decided how her character would look in the film.

Fans are no doubt excited to see Carol interact with the Avengers and they don’t have to wait much longer. Avengers: Endgame is all set to arrive in theaters on April 26. To learn more about the film, here’s what we know so far. For everything Marvel has going in the near-future, here’s our Marvel movie release guide.

Why Chris Hemsworth Wants Thor To Have More Scenes With Black Panther

As fans gear up for Avengers: Endgame in a couple weeks, they can expect more fun match-ups between the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more recently introduced MCU characters. Throughout Chris Hemsworth’s time as Thor, over eight years, he’s had tons of memorable moments playing off other characters in the universe. But if he had to choose one to work alongside with, it would be the King of Wakanda:

Marvel, are you listening? Because we need this to happen! The God of Thunder and T’Challa teaming up is a great choice from Hemsworth, from his an interview with MTV, and we hope they’ll get to share the screen in the MCU at some point. When Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther was introduced during Captain America: Civil War, Thor was notably absent. In Infinity War, Thor spent much of his time with Rocket and Peter Dinklage’s Eitri before wreaking havoc in the Wakanda battle, though he didn’t have much (if any) screen time alongside Black Panther.

We have no idea whether Thor and Black Panther will be sharing scenes in Endgame because T’Challa was one of the dusted Avengers. When asked about his return to the MCU, Chadwick Boseman recently went viral with his blunt “I’m dead” responses. However, the character is set to return in Black Panther 2, coming up in Phase Four, so there may be more opportunities for the two characters to interact… that is, if Thor makes it out of Endgame alive.

Since the film is the culmination of the MCU thus far, fans are bracing themselves for some potentially sad goodbyes – most looking to the original six Avengers. Chris Hemsworth seems game to keep going with the MCU, recently even stating his interest in doing a Disney+ series with Thor’s Australian roommate Darryl, his co-star for a few funny Marvel shorts.

Per an Endgame scene from the trailers that has Thor interacting with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, some fans have speculated the two heroes may have a romantic storyline together. The first MCU leading lady was purposefully not given a love interest in Captain Marvel to best serve her individual storyline. Instead, fan art started to emerge of Carol and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie.

There’s tons of possibilities as far as the MCU is concerned, and with Chris Hemsworth’s sharp humor and fun Thor character, we hope he stays on for more MCU films and gets some moments with T’Challa someday. Who knows? Maybe he’ll have a scene with him in Endgame when it hits theaters on April 26.