What was the most expensive shot in AVENGERS: ENDGAME?

Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios)

What was the most expensive shot in AVENGERS: ENDGAME?

Ever since the release of Avengers: Endgame we’ve had one niggling question about the production: which was the most expensive shot in the movie?

Well now IMDd has revealed all in a new interview with the writers and directors and of course it’s Tony Stark’s funeral.

“We used to joke, and I don’t know if it’s joking, it’s probably the most expensive shot in movie history,” said Joe Russo. “That’s a lot of salary on the screen there. At the very least it’s the most expensive day of extras in movie history, outside of Cleopatra.”

Just how did they stop news of the scene leaking out in the press?

“They were all brought there under this pretense that they were coming for a wedding — it’s kind of heartbreaking to think about now — but they all have managers, and agents, and hair and make up, and we can’t tell anybody what we’re up to, because it can leak through one of a thousand sources,” Joe explains. “So they were all brought there under the pretense that they’re coming for a wedding, and the day they got there and we started to dress them in the black outfits, they said, ‘This is a very strange wedding.’ We said, ‘It’s because it’s actually a funeral.’” Anthony reveals during the interview that only Gwyneth Paltrow knew what was happening as “it was an enormous character moment.”

“Maybe one or two of the other actors we knew it was a big moment for. But no, most of them found out on that day, so it’s a testament to what good actors they are,” he concluded.

Check out the full interview below:

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Avengers: Endgame is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett, Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.


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The Boys (Amazon Prime)

THE BOYS season 1 gallery

The Boys season one is now available on Amazon Prime globally. We’re celebrating the release of the series with this new gallery of stills covering the entire of the first season.

We’d love to know who your favourite characters are? Who is your least favourite? What do you think of the show overall?

Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to read our review of season one here.

The Boys stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie’s dad.


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The Walking Dead (AMC)

THE WALKING DEAD releases first teaser for new 2020 spin-off

We don’t know much about the planned second spin-off for The Walking Dead. But we do now have a short teaser trailer to show off for you.

The clip below doesn’t feature any footage from the series but does show off some production art as well as some short dialogue teases from the cast.

It looks as though the as-yet-unnamed is going to add some more sci-fi elements to the franchise. Could the series be the first set AFTER the time of the comics and feature a society attempting to rebuild it’s technological framework?

The new series is set to star Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Aliyah Royale and Annet Mahendru. Recently it was revealed that Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be helming the pilot.


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Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime)

Amazon releases first trailer for JACK RYAN season 2

Jack Ryan fans rejoice! Amazon Prime has released the first look at the second season of the series which stars John Krasinski.

In the second season, CIA agent Jack Ryan John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving the President of Venezuela, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the Unites States, UK, Russia and Venezuela. 

Check out the season 2 trailer in the player below:

Here’s the full press release from Amazon regarding the second season of the show:

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO DEBUTS TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN SEASON TWO ACTION-PACKED TEASER TRAILER

During Amazon Prime Video’s TCA session, the teaser trailer and artwork for the highly-anticipated second season of the fan-favorite Amazon Original Series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan premiered. The teaser trailer and artwork showcase the higher stakes in season two by taking audiences on an action-packed adventure.

In the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan, portrayed by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.  In addition to Krasinski, the second season of the dramatic series also stars  Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) as Harriet ‘Harry’ Baumann andMichael Kelly (House of Cards) as Mike November.

The series is executive produced by Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay, John Krasinski and Allyson Seeger, along with Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who created the series for television.  Additionally, Andrew Bernstein, Vince Calandra, David Graziano, Tom Clancy, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld, Lindsey Springer, Dennie Gordon and Phil Abraham also executive produce the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

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Lucifer (Netflix)

LUCIFER’s final season just got super-sized

We have some good news for Lucifer fans who are still reeling from the announcement that season 5 will be the series’ last.

Netflix has announced that it is ordering an additional six episodes for the upcoming season, bringing its total to sixteen episodes. Though that isn’t as long as season 3’s 26 episodes it is certainly longer than the thirteen episode season 1 and ten episode season 4.

We suspect Netflix might be looking to extend the end of the series and will release season 5 in two-parts as they have recently done with shows such as Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Are you excited for even more Lucifer? Let us known in the comments.

Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, and Aimee Garcia. The series comes from Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.


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New Gods

Ava DuVernay and Tom King hard at work on NEW GODS script

It’s been a huge couple of weeks for comic book writer Tom King. Fresh off the news of his Batman/Catwoman series and his Eisner Award win for Batman and Mister Miracle, he’s now hard at work on the script for the New Gods movie.

King is working with writer-director Ava DuVernay and the pair has been singing each other’s praises on social media. King shared the below posts talking about their first week working together on the movie’s script and it seems like they’ve had a good time.

After seeing these I’m first in line for a “Darkseid is.” shirt!

No word yet on when New Gods is set for release.


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Black Widow

Rachel Weisz on BLACK WIDOW: “… quite a lot of characters that you meet in the film that are Black Widows”

It might be a little while until those of us not attending San Diego Comic Con and Disney’s own D23 conference get to see the first teaser for Black Widow. But descriptions of the footage are leading us to believe this could be Marvel’s grittiest movie since Winter Soldier.

Actress Rachel Weisz has been discussing her role in the movie with IGN and touched on many of the strong female characters seen in the footage.

“I’m a Black Widow,” Weisz said of her character, Melina. “And Scarlett [Johansson] and Florence [Pugh.] And there’s at least… quite a lot of characters that you meet in the film that are Black Widows.”

Check out the full interview in the player below:

Black Widow will see the return of Scarlett Johansson in her first solo outing. The film is due to release on May 1, 2020 from Marvel Studios.


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Batman: Curse of the White Knight (DC Comics)

DC releases BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT animated trailer

Last week DC Comics dropped the first issue in its Batman: Curse of the White Knight, an eight-issue series by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth, releasing monthly.

Alongside the release DC has released this awesome new animated trailer for the series which will give you a great flavour of what to expect from the sequel to last year’s spectacular Batman: White Knight.

Check out the trailer in the player below:

Issue #1 of Batman: Curse of the White Knight is available now via DC Black Label.


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Carnival Row (Amazon Prime)

Amazon renews CARNIVAL ROW for season 2, new trailer released

Despite season one not debuting until the end of August, Amazon Prime has renewed Carnival Row for a second season.

Following a successful campaign at San Diego Comic Con including the release of a new trailer (below) the series will soon go back in to production for a second batch of episodes.

“I had totally given up on it,” said executive producer Travis Beacham during Carnival Row’s TCA panel. “It was so big and it wasn’t based on anything. I got asked about it in meetings a lot. To be in Prague and be literally standing on Carnival Row and seeing people in costume, I still haven’t processed it.”

We can’t wait to see this series when it debuts. How about you?

Carnival Row stars Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom. Co-starring are  David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Andrew Gower, Karla Crome, Artemas Froushan, Carolien Ford, Indira Varma, Jared Harris and SImon McBurnery.

Carnival Row will be available to watch on the 30th August in more than 200 countries, with dubbed versions coming in late November 2019.


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Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME officially crosses $1 billion worldwide

We told you it wasn’t far away and now Spider-Man: Far From Home has done it, the movie has now officially crossed $1 billion worldwide!

According to THR the official reported gross for the Sony Pictures release is now $333M domestic and $672m overseas, taking its total just over the $1 billion mark.

Congratulations to star Tom Holland, director Jon Watts and the rest of the production team involved in making this tremendous movie!

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It is scheduled for release on July 2.


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