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Might as well get this rolling. Footage was shown at D23 -- nothing official released yet but here's a very spoiler-heavy discussion of said footage:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-footage-from-avengers-infinity-war-blows-awa-1796948476

Etc. etc.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:54 (two years ago) link

Plus, Black Order characters now known

https://io9.gizmodo.com/thanos-black-order-and-infinity-gauntlet-have-been-reve-1796952158

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:55 (two years ago) link

Ahhhh, cool. I'd kinda been wondering if they'd incorporate some of Hickman's material into the next Avengers movies, as his run is readymade for big screen epic insanity.

Dippin' Sauce on my Nice New Slacks (Old Lunch), Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

Whole lotta Avengin'

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/k4umfbkielbit0zqgpyf.png

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:51 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

I'm becoming gravely concerned that Thanos is going to be horribly boring in these.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) link

I miss the dissolve btw

https://thedissolve.com/news/2895-op-ed-thanos-hasnt-starred-in-a-movie-yet-and-im-a/

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:16 (one year ago) link

Assume the marvel brain trust will use infinity stone related cgi hijinx do the heavy lifting. Replacing thanos doing insane shit with character development

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:32 (one year ago) link

maybe if they bring back Blanchett's Hela to be his sweetheart like in the Ultimates or whatever, he can be a little bit more interesting than the "I deserve to be the ultimate galactic tyrant why because I said so" they've given him and almost every other MCU villain as a motivation

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 15:59 (one year ago) link

so you’re talking about this basically?

https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Marvel-May-Make-Major-Change-Thanos-Story-Infinity-War-107577.html

I welcome more Cate and less shitty cgi death person as love interest

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 4 November 2017 16:57 (one year ago) link

Yes, that. Also, if we can get a Thanos-Hela DENIED meme out of it, that could also be culturally important

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 17:55 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Trailer!...

...tomorrow.

But you can enjoy this now. It reveals nothing.

Thank you to the best fans in the universe! Marvel Studios' "Avengers: #InfinityWar" Trailer TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/2F1E0A81Bt

— The Avengers (@Avengers) November 28, 2017

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:18 (one year ago) link

my ILM friend that's editing this trailer as we speak is um not fond of it

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:20 (one year ago) link

took me way longer than it should have to realise you weren’t talking about an I love music poster there

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:21 (one year ago) link

I've a feeling A:IW will be a bit of a turd. Serious, blowing up loads of shit Marvel has peaked, it's their quirkier films that are more artistically successful now.

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:50 (one year ago) link

I also feel that this movie I know nothing about will be bad like a piece of poop.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:54 (one year ago) link

hey me too

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:34 (one year ago) link

Bet Marvel are quaking now!

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:45 (one year ago) link

Man, if the trailer editing guy isn't on board, this culmination of a nine-year, $5 billion franchise is doomed.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) link

she is not a guy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46 (one year ago) link

and unsurprisingly she works on a lot of garbage she doesn't like, as you might expect

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:47 (one year ago) link

All people are guys, see US v The Electric Company (1973)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iGaQglnKg

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:49 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

Okay, I guess?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:50 (one year ago) link

Whole lotta' Avengin'

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:56 (one year ago) link

I'm exhausted just from the trailer.
that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:15 (one year ago) link

Definitely released a few sneaky endorphins TBH. I reaaly hate Spidey's shiny outfit though.

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) link

Is this still gonna be two parts?

chap, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:19 (one year ago) link

Apparently the second one is currently untitled and no longer Infinity War Part 2. Make of that what you will.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:24 (one year ago) link

that said, the latest Marvel I saw - I think it was Ultron or was it Civil War... or both ! - was already too much of fights/destruction/everything for me.

― AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:15 AM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Keep going, dude. All three movies released this year had a ton of laughs and fun to offset the crazy action setpieces.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:25 (one year ago) link

starlord has a moustache wtf

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:27 (one year ago) link

the other annoying thing for me is that IronMan, arguably my favourite avenger as a kid, spends most of his time in (ugly) clothes instead of his armor (with helmet on !) nowadays...

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:39 (one year ago) link

I do like Parker's Spidey-sense.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:49 (one year ago) link

Although I know that, in the self-mocking way of these movies, it will probably be referred to exactly that way on screen by Downey: "What, you have some sort of 'spidey sense' or something?"

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:53 (one year ago) link

Thanos looks idiotic, although that's no change from the comics

Otherwise trailer seemed like a boring slugfest

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:04 (one year ago) link

Also: No Paul Rudd, and a whole two (2) women

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:05 (one year ago) link

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

mh, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:08 (one year ago) link

I counted 5 women (Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Okoye, Gamora, Mantis; no Wasp or Nebula)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:11 (one year ago) link

I missed Gamora and Mantis but counted a whole 9 seconds featuring women in the trailer

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:25 (one year ago) link

as someone who loves to complain about the proliferation of superhero movies, this is an absurd complaint

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:28 (one year ago) link

also kind of silly to expect anything near equal representation considering every single one of their current toplining characters is male

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:29 (one year ago) link

that's an excuse, not a justification

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:37 (one year ago) link

I see Spider-Man, but... no Ned, no deal!

Quite right. Oh wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:40 (one year ago) link

Ned is in the movie according to Wikipedia, as is Shuri. (Also lol that this trailer is basically a series of low-level spoilers for the Black Panter movie)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:41 (one year ago) link

Like, I'm pretty sure everyone is expecting Black Panther to make it out of his own movie alive but it wasn't guaranteed that Okeye would until this trailer came out, plus Shuri is listed in the Wikipedia cast.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) link

that's an excuse, not a justification

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:42 (one year ago) link

Speaking of which, where is Monica Rambeau?

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:43 (one year ago) link

it's neither - just a reminder of their shitty state of affairs on this score

so we agree, then - great!

i really enjoy the MCU movies, just this trailer seems to double down on everything i find least enjoyable about them (i.e. fight scenes, brooding, thanos cgi)

hopefully movie won't reflect trailer etc

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:48 (one year ago) link

I appreciate the one-two

.@JohnBoyega is all of us watching the #Avengers#InfinityWar trailer... 😂 pic.twitter.com/RguGFWM92s

— IGN (@IGN) November 29, 2017

Yall know I was watching star wars right? 👀👀👀👀😂😂😂 https://t.co/PojthPjDXA

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 29, 2017

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:46 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

A short new thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVxOVlm_lE8

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 February 2018 03:37 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

One less week to wait before we all get to go infinitying.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:56 (one year ago) link

Apparently two and a half hours long. (How else are they going to show everyone.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 March 2018 21:19 (one year ago) link

you know, *pauses philosophically* they really could have asked my opinion on some basic filmmaking principles before making this all-time box office smash

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:52 (five months ago) link

for instance, i could have told them, "make sure Hulk's mouth DOESN'T look weird"

"make sure Hulk's mouth looks weird, mister Tracer??"

"DOESN'T"

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 12:56 (five months ago) link

I dunno, it was only upon reflection and realizing that they didn't stand out as weird-looking or out of place that I truly appreciated the mocap work on Hulk and Thanos in this movie. It's a little sad how infrequently filmmakers have been able to make this innovation really work for them in the decade since Gollum happened.

Oh shit, Two Towers was almost two decades ago, fuck I'm old.

Ruffalo's mouth looks weird.

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:22 (five months ago) link

Yeah, I think Ruffalo's mouth is just crooked and I never noticed until it was blown up to the size of a summer squash.

The weird thing with the main battle is that you have this huge all-in battle over a fairly small ground and still they had enough time and space to have little one on one talks and duels whereas it should be just a huge melee/mess.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:34 (five months ago) link

two Nebulas

jesus this is killing me

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:34 (five months ago) link

'Nebulases'

The weird thing with the main battle is that you have this huge all-in battle over a fairly small ground and still they had enough time and space to have little one on one talks and duels whereas it should be just a huge melee/mess.

― AlXTC from Paris, Monday, May 13, 2019 8:34 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Have u read a superhero comic book ever

I mean yes it's weird but the question pertains.

Ruffalo's mouth looks weird.

the guy had brain cancer irl, cut him some slack

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link

only on the battlefield can you have a true superhero meet cute

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 13 May 2019 13:45 (five months ago) link

ok, I didn't know about the (benign, not cancerous) tumor. His mouth looks somewhat weird even if he has a medical reason for it.

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:57 (five months ago) link

eheh, yes, of course I know that like many other things, you just have to accept this is how it goes in this universe...
and I think I haven't read a comic book since... the 80s !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 14:00 (five months ago) link

I think at the beginning of the main battle, there's a moment with Star-Lord (?) when they just talk for a little while and there's NOBODY around them...

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 13 May 2019 14:02 (five months ago) link

Comic superheroes frequently engage in a sprightly half hour monologue while engaging in a bout of fisticuffs that couldn't possibly last more than a few minutes. It's like a secondary superpower.

i really enjoyed Paul Rudd's bewildered take on everything. refreshingly human in the midst of all this steely confidence.

can't agree that the CGI faces looked good. they looked bad.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2019 14:17 (five months ago) link

It looked tight, shame about the CGI kids

https://cdn3.movieweb.com/i/article/JUUQa4WjfKMZ7RD9sobATvTZRR22z3/738:50/Avengers-Endgame-Professor-Hulk-Out-Clip.jpg

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 May 2019 14:19 (five months ago) link

Finally got around to seeing this last night. This was pretty good, about as good as an ensemble superhero movie could probably get.

silverfish, Friday, 24 May 2019 17:37 (four months ago) link

It held up on a rewatch pretty well too. Still think going quiet for the first hour was the key move.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 May 2019 17:51 (four months ago) link

yeah, I think having the avengers immediately going out and easily killing Thanos and then not knowing what to do next was pretty effective for setting the right mood

silverfish, Friday, 24 May 2019 18:03 (four months ago) link

Getting very close to Avatar now in All Time Worldwide.

Is there a reason for the discrepancy between this and Force Awakens in terms of the split between US/Overseas takings?

groovypanda, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:55 (four months ago) link

xp oh shit thanos was bin laden

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Friday, 24 May 2019 20:58 (four months ago) link

the snap was an inside job

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 24 May 2019 21:05 (four months ago) link

blues did 1/2

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Friday, 24 May 2019 21:14 (four months ago) link

Is there a reason for the discrepancy between this and Force Awakens in terms of the split between US/Overseas takings?

Endgame seems to be doing much better in China: almost 1/3 of its non-US profits are from there, whereas with Force Awakens the same number was 1/10... And for Last Jedi the ratio is even less than one tenth. Apparently Star Wars just isn't that big in China, mostly because the original trilogy never made it to the cinemas there, so SW never became a big cultural phenomenon.

https://screenrant.com/star-wars-movies-chinese-box-office-bomb-explained

Tuomas, Monday, 27 May 2019 12:12 (four months ago) link

When does this open?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 11:29 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

so many people who need lives

Wrote @ringer about the Marvel fans who were so invested in Avengers: Endgame breaking the all-time box office record that they saw it 20 or more times, and why they wanted to #BeatAvatar.https://t.co/BWwxEqhmm6

— Ben Lindbergh (@BenLindbergh) July 26, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 July 2019 16:53 (two months ago) link

They could have been seeing Ready Player One instead!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 July 2019 17:21 (two months ago) link

Florida man Agustin Alanis saw Endgame 200 times—more than 25 days’ worth of watching—in its first 89 days in theaters.


yeah that’s too many times dude

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:31 (two months ago) link

I am fairly certain there is no film I've ever seen more than, let's say, 15 times in my entire life

Simon H., Friday, 26 July 2019 18:35 (two months ago) link

Even RDJ's embedded tweet in that article seems to be rolling its eyes ...

Get a new re-release on life and make #ENDGAME #1....
c’mon, there’s “new stuff” and everything... pic.twitter.com/92Vx74OnVh

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 26, 2019

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:37 (two months ago) link

Also, calculating average ticket prices in 2019, that incel who saw it 200 times spent $1,802 of his parents' dinero to achieve this epic, historic goal.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:40 (two months ago) link

Look I'm as big a Marvel Zombie as you'll find around these parts but these folks is sick

my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:42 (two months ago) link

let's tell these dorks about the era-adjusted GWTW record and they can stay in the theater til they expire

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:48 (two months ago) link

They could've just written Disney a check.

my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:50 (two months ago) link

Author kept his shade in check for most of the piece but ...

So Endgame may or may not have actually made more money than Avatar, even if we pretend that the two competed on even footing. Oh, and Avatar stands a good chance of reclaiming the record if, as expected, it’s re-released again in advance of 2021’s Avatar 2. All of that argues against making too much of this, but “it’s an important part of the industry, just from a marketing perspective,” Nash says. “The studios benefit from being able to say that they’re breaking records.”

That doesn’t mean we consumers have to swallow that line, but it’s fun to feel like a winner, if only by being associated with one; Martin mentions that it’s “cool as a fan to be able to be a part of something big, such as helping a movie that is one for the ages.” If Avatar ever reclaims the top spot, he says, he’ll still take consolation in knowing that Endgame “was no. 1 at one point in time.”

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:53 (two months ago) link

so glad these pathetic losers are finding consolation

Οὖτις, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:55 (two months ago) link

My reaction is roughly comparable to instances of mid-level employees hip-hip-hooraying about their company achieving some financial goal which will (by design) not affect the hooray-ers in any material way. And that reaction is: sad.

my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:57 (two months ago) link

So glad those quadzillionaires can buy another fleet of yachts, you so deserve it guys.

my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:59 (two months ago) link

“If you bought a ticket to see Endgame in theaters, congratulations, hero,” Douglass says before signing off. Not all heroes wear capes. Some go see blockbusters 200 times.

LOL, I was reading the whole piece thinking "forget Avatar: Endgame, give Jack Douglass the Oscar."

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 26 July 2019 19:00 (two months ago) link

I saw it a second time and had a blast. I could see probably watching it once more sometime down the road.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 26 July 2019 22:35 (two months ago) link

"but it’s fun to feel like a winner, if only by being associated with one" is the entire rationale behind following soccer teams (as wells as other sports probably, idk)

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 28 July 2019 01:24 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

So I finally watched this. It's...ok! It was kinda fun having only seen a handful of the movies leading up to it (the Guardians ones, the last Thor, Infinity War, maybe one of the other Avengers movies, an Iron Man or two), in the same way that reading a random comic and having to infer or imagine what all the references mean is fun.

For most of the movie my partner thought that "Bucky" was a weird nickname that Captain America had for the woman he left behind in the past.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:46 (two days ago) link

For most of the movie my partner thought that "Bucky" was a weird nickname that Captain America had for the woman he left behind in the past.

I mean... given some of the slash fic that exists, this isn't too far off tbh.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:42 (two days ago) link

fucky morelike amirite 😂😂😂

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:44 (two days ago) link


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