Best Action Trailer: Black Panther
GTA 19 Best of Show: Black Panther
Best Action Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
Best Teaser Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War
Best Fantasy/Adventure Trailer: Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther are now available to buy. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing. Thor can be seen in the new ongoing series Thor vol. 5, launching 13th June. Black Panther can be seen in the ongoing series Black Panther vol. 7 and the limited series Rise of the Black Panther. The Avengers can be seen in the ongoing series Avengers vol. 8. The Infinity War was a 6-issue limited series that is now available as a trade paperback.
“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you… To what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now it’s here. Or should I say, I am.”
Box Office Mojo reports that Avengers: Infinity War has now grossed over $1.9B and is on track to gross $2B, becoming only the 4th film to do so. Already, it’s the highest grossing film not to have made $2B. The $2B line was first crossed by Avatar (2009), which was followed by Titanic (1997) during its 2012 rerelease. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) is the most recent film to have crossed the line. It looks like Avengers: Infinity War will soon be joining them some time this week, following 10 years of build up and (clearly successful) marketing campaigns that became viral enough to burst the Internet. The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have its sceptics, but the numbers don’t lie: the general public very much want it to continue. Marvel Studios and all their work isn’t a gimmick.
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing and stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie and Don Cheadle as the Avengers, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.
The Avengers are currently appearing in the Avengers vol. 8. The Infinity War story line is now available to read as a collected edition.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Doctor Strange re-shoots from director Scott Derickson have been scripted by Dan Harmon. Harmon’s sole previous feature credit is Monster House, with unaccredited contributions to Kung Fu Panda. As such, this is Harmon’s first time writing for a superhero – the titular Doctor Stephen Strange, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. Harmon created sitcom Community, which was co-directed with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, who also co-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which first acknowledged Strange’s existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Captain America: Civil War, the most recent instalment of that continuity. The Russos are also due to direct the next two Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth Avengers film (originally announced as Avengers: Infinity War — Part II). It is expected that Avengers: Infinity War will unite Strange with Captain America, also-known-as Steven Rogers, as well Thor Odison; while filming Thor: Ragnarok (written by Stephany Folsom), actor Chris Hemsworth was photographed reading an address – 177A, Bleecker St.; Strange’s address in the comic book source material. The Hollywood Reporter quotes an unnamed source that claims Harmon’s contributions are “for additional photography”. Doctor Strange‘s shooting script has been written by C. Robert Cargill and Derickson, from a story co-written with Jon Spaights.
Doctor Strange premieres in New Zealand on 20th October 2016. Stephen Strange first appeared in Strange Tales (1951) #110.