NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.
With the Marvel fandom’s anticipation leading up to “Avengers: Endgame,” it’s no surprise that the trailer drop set a new record for most views in its first 24 hours. The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours, after it was released around 5 a.m. PT Friday, according to Marvel […]
If you're looking for more info on Avengers: Endgame , the Infinity War follow-up that go its first trailer on Friday, you might think that pointing your browser at AvengersEndgame.com is the answer. Wrong. Typing "AvengersEndgame.com" into your address bar will take you to the official Fox Movies web portal for Once Upon a Deadpool , the family-friendly Deadpool 2 re-cut that uses the same "reading stories to a sick kid in bed" framing device as The Princess Bride (right down to Fred Savage!). SEE ALSO: Everything you missed from the 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer There's still some question as to whether or not this is an intentional marketing ploy, however. It's definitely something you could see coming out of the Deadpool playbook. But the only figure to step forward and take credit so far is an anonymous Twitter user. On Friday morning, @AGuyInChair claimed that they'd purchased the domains for two Endgame -related web addresses: AvengersEndgame.com and AvengersEndgameMovie.com. The unnamed user is willing to relinquish control of the URLs in exchange for tickets to the Endgame premiere. I own https://t.co/sQcc4R3sCq and https://t.co/spo7Bift9L. But I don't want them. I want to trade them for tickets to the #AvengersEndgame premiere in LA. A guy can dream, can't he? — Guy Inchair (@AGuyInChair) December 7, 2018 I'll probably just redirect them both over to @Geeky_Sex_Toys in March, 2019. Why not? — Guy Inchair (@AGuyInChair) December 7, 2018 The user's "AGuyInChair" Twitter handle is itself a reference to another Marvel favorite, Spider-Man: Homecoming . In that movie, Peter Parker's best friend Ned, played by Peter Batalon, discovered his friend's superhero alter ego and quickly proclaimed his desire to be "the guy in the chair," referring to the trope of a sidekick who assists by sitting at a computer and feeding information to the hero they work with via radio communications. The domain's owner isn't listed in a WhoIs search of either URL, but the search does reveal one important detail: the two domains were registered on April 27, 2018 — the same day Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters. In a direct message exchange with The Hollywood Reporter , the Twitter user said they knew the title of the Infinity War follow-up back in April. They also insisted this isn't a Deadpool marketing prank sprung from the mind of Ryan Reynolds. The person didn't offer any information about their identity, however, so treat all of this with an appropriate measure of doubt. The other wrinkle here: while the deal isn't finished yet, Disney is in the process of acquiring 21st Century Fox. It's a business move that would bring Deadpool (and a large contingent of other Marvel characters) back into the Disney/Marvel Studios fold. So while Once Upon a Deadpool and Avengers: Endgame are technically from competing studios, there's enough gray area here to support the theory that this is an entertaining marketing ploy. Mashable has reached out to Disney for additional comment. WATCH: You won't feel so good if you watched this before watching 'Avengers: Infinity War
Animated family flicks are proving their worth ahead of the upcoming holiday rush, with “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” both making claims on the top spot with an estimated $15 million each. Current estimates show Disney’s “Ralph” ahead by roughly $600,000. If estimates hold, it will mark the film’s third consecutive […]
Warner Bros. and DC keep expanding their superhero slate as they are actively developing a “Plastic Man” movie, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Rising screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been tapped to write the comedic action-adventure script. DC President Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong are overseeing for the studio.
Like the song says, Spider-Man can do whatever a spider can: spin a web any size, catch a thief just like flies, make himself invisible to the naked eye. The original friendly neighborhood Spider-Man only felt invisible whenever he had to move through the world as his dorky alter ego, Peter Parker. Young Miles (voiced by Shameik Moore) discovers his great new power in this exclusive clip from the acclaimed animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which just nabbed a Golden Globe nomination.
Written and directed by Bridey Elliott, "Clara's Ghost" also stars her father, Chris Elliott; mother, Paula Niedert Elliott; and sister, Abby Elliott.
The Infinity War may be over, but the battle for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just getting started. Watch the first trailer for "Avengers 4."
While most nomination reactions were generic with shout-outs to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, co-stars and others in their categories, there were some — for instance, Sacha Baron Cohen straight trolling Sarah Palin — that stand out from the rest.
From the shocking omissions ("A Quiet Place," Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling) to the jaw-dropping additions (John C. Reilly, "Bodyguard," "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse"), we go deep inside today's announcements.
The acclaimed actor seemingly confirmed that he's joined the franchise with his first-ever Instagram post!
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has finally found its Golden Globes hosts a month before the show, announcing Thursday that Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will emcee the 76th edition of the awards. The 76th Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 on NBC. “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment.
Jesse Plemons is in talks to co-star with Brie Larson in Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” for Netflix, sources tell Variety. Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake […]
The group's performances of the song, which encourages Prince Eric to kiss Ariel without her consent, had male and female audience members being prompted to dance and kiss.
The cast and creators of iconic Brit comedy Four Weddings And A Funeral are reuniting to make charity short film One Red Nose Day And A Wedding. Richard Curtis, who wrote the original film and is the co-founder of charity telethon Red Nose Day, has written the short for the 2019 edition of the charity fundraiser. It is currently in production. Cast will include Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet, David Haig, Sophie…
Some fans have a bone to pick with the casting and timeline of the upcoming reboot, "Cruella."
After reports emerged that he was under consideration, Kevin Hart confirmed that he’s hosting the 2019 Oscars with a post on Instagram Tuesday evening. The show is set to air on ABC on Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the past two years, but previously said he will not be returning for a […]
Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” Bradley Cooper’s hit musical “A Star Is Born” and Peter Farrelly’s period dramedy “Green Book” have made the American Film Institute’s list of the top 10 films of 2018, as part of a wide-ranging selection that also includes the independent films “First Reformed” by Paul Schrader and “Eighth Grade” by Bo Burnham. Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” which was ineligible for the AFI list because it’s not an American-made film, was voted a special award.
Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan talk about their new historical biopic, "Mary Queen of Scots."