Toronto, are you ever in for a treat! World-travelling and award-winning immersive exhibit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Experience is arriving sooner than you think! It has just been confirmed after a tease last month that it will run November 20, 2020 until January 31, 2021 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!
We had the pleasure of previewing the 25,000 square foot space devoted entirely to the fandom of Marvel’s Avengers, but not only this – it gives fans, no matter what age, a coveted chance to experience what it’s like to be a member of the Avengers team! Agents all come in with their own individual personas and their own specialities, so this is really all about you!
Safety is everyone’s top concern right now. Guest Experience Manager Mark Fraser-Davidson tells us, “The Toronto exhibit has been built specifically with COVID-19 in mind”. They have had to get creative in putting together contact-free ways to interact, with frequent sanitation (yes, we saw “Hulk Serum” sanitizer), boosted ventilation and social distancing measures in place. Guests are advised still to practice and observe COVID-19 safety protocols when attending.
The dazzling display contains individual rooms devoted to some of our favourite Avengers including Iron Man (you have an opportunity to transform into him!), Hulk, Captain America, Thor and a Toronto-exclusive in Black Panther, as we commemorate the late Chadwick Boseman. Actual set pieces, models and costumes are enclosed behind glass, and we learned that the latter’s costume is valued at $40k! Even Supervillain Thanos is paid tribute to here with his own section. Actors are present to send us on and guide us through our mission, for an even more heightened experience.
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We learned that a cap of 40 people will be allowed in every 15 minutes, with a space so large that up to 1,500 people can be accommodated at the exhibit.
Guests have three ticketing options:
General – you must attend at a set time slot.
Flexi – you have a two hour window in which you can enjoy the experience.
VIP – you get increased flexibility with the ability to change your time, with a green screen print of yourself with The Avengers, a VIP Poster and a lanyard.
The Exhibit which can run you between an hour to 90 minutes, also has a retail space with a variety of Avengers merchandise, from figurines to face masks. We learned that clothier Roots and the Exhibit also will collaborate for some special limited edition pieces as well!
It is located directly across from the LEGO store and if you are driving, it is best to park around Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Learn more about Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Experiencehere.
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Mark Fraser–Davidson)
DEADPOOL 2 is v. much alive! The latest Marvel entry takes top spot in its opening with an outstanding $132.1 million from 4,349 theatres in North America for 20th Century Fox. It gets 84% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Its Predecessor set a record for highest R-rated opening ever for a Film with $132.4 million and this one falls just shy. Numbers still are yet to be finalized.
Slipping to second is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR with a healthy $28.2 million for Marvel/Disney. Over four weeks it has grossed $598 million domestically.
BOOK CLUB opens in third with $13.4 million for Paramount Pictures, playing in 2,781 theatres. It gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
LIFE OF THE PARTY tallies in fourth spot with $7.8 million for Warner Bros., a two-week total of $30.9 million.
SHOW DOGS opens in sixth spot with $5.3 million from 3,145 theatres for eOne Films/Global Road. It gets 26% on the Tomatometer, but a great A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Ruth Ginsburg Documentary RBG with $1.2 million.
For a third straight week, it’s a JURASSIC WORLD at the Box Office! Now in its third week out, the Blockbuster still is motoring-on with $54 million from 4,198 theatres for Universal Pictures. By early this week, it will have surpassed the $500 million-mark domestically.
INSIDE OUT after a solid debut last week at number two, repeats the feat again for Disney/Pixar, with $52 million from 4,132 theatres. In two weeks, it has made $181 million already.
TED 2 debuts in third, unable to duplicate the great success of its Predecessor. This Sequel debuts with $33 million from 3,429 theatres for Universal Pictures with a 42% rating on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more partial to it with a B+ CinemaScore. By comparison, TED opened with $54 million in 2012.
MAX opens in fourth with $11 million from 2,882 theatres for Warner Bros. The dog-centric Film starring Toronto’s Robbie Amell, opened to mixed reviews, with a 38% on the Tomatometer, but a much better A CinemaScore from Audiences, which could help in following weeks with word-of-mouth.
DOPE is in seventh spot, performing well in a limited 1,851 theatres with $2.6 million for Open Road Films/Sony Pictures. The Film came out of Sundance with a fair amount of buzz and continues to get publicity from word of mouth.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in its ninth week out earns $1.5 million from 1,097 theatres for Disney/Marvel. Its tally sits at $452 million thus far.
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any news on it, but finally a new Trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON has arrived! Not quite as dark as the last one we saw, we get a better glimpse in two minutes of what exactly to expect. Fans of the Franchise certainly won’t be disappointed in this action-packed look!
Official Synopsis: Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Watch the Trailer:
Marvel Canada release AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on Friday, May 1, 2015.
It’s a Party! Marvel Fans will be thrilled to know that a brand new Teaser from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, has just been released! We’ve got a glimpse!
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Watch the Teaser below:
Marvel release AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on Friday, May 1, 2015.
We simply cannot get enough of Cobie Smulders! The stunning Canadian-born Actress known best for her work in The Avengers as Agent Maria Hill and Robin Scherbatsky on popular Sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, is back in Toronto to promote upcoming Comedy Delivery Man.
Based on the TIFF ’11 French-Canadian Film Starbuck by Director Ken Scott, the Film which is garnering lots of positive buzz, stars Vince Vaughn. You could say that in a meta way, Smulders’ visit home truly is like a Canadian Story returning to its roots on multiple levels. The Comedy centers around a Man who one day realizes he has fathered 533 Children via Sperm Donation.
Smulders‘ Press Day today kicked-off at KISS 92.5’s THE ROZ & MOCHA SHOW, followed by a visit to CITY‘s Breakfast Television, where she had a Chat with Jennifer Valentyne. “This Movie has a lot of heart and it’s really sweet. You find yourself really sobbing. It’s very, very sweet”, she said earlier. On her Friendship with Vaughn she reveals, “We’re pretty much Best Friends at this point!”.
She was incredibly nice to make time for Fans earlier today before heading into CITY‘s Studios. We have fond memories of Smulders’ last visit to Toronto, where she was an absolute Class Act! More on that here.
Things certainly aren’t slowing down for new Mother Smulders, who stars next in eagerly-awaited The Lego Movie and also reprises her role as Maria Hill in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Watch the Trailer below:
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Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesCanada releases Delivery Man on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Review coming soon!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong | Video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)
With all our attentions on Iron Man and Captain America,Thor will not be forgotten! With the upcoming Sequel due in theatres later this year, comes this amazing new Teaser Poster for the Film which has Chris Hemsworth reprising the Titular Role. The Installment sees Thor battling an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.
Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Natalie Portman, Chris O’Dowd, Zachary Levi, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings and of course, Sir Anthony Hopkins also star.
See the brand-new Poster below:
See the brand new Teaser Trailer below:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada releases Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
The Avengers won top honours tonight at 2013 MTV Movie Awards held at Los Angeles’ Sony Pictures Studios, nabbing coveted Movie of the Year, in addition to Best Fight and Best Villain with British Actor Tom Hiddleston. The Blockbuster uniting various Marvel Superheroes, grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide has a Sequel on the way, scheduled for May 1, 2015.
Silver Linings Playbook not only won Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar, but she always was awarded Best Actress as was her Co-Star Bradley Cooper, who earned Best Actor. Both currently are reuniting with Director David O. Russell on his latest as-yet-untitled Film, along with Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner with production taking place in Boston.
Although a Sequel is still in the works, the Cast of Sleeper Hit Pitch Perfect reunited on-stage at the beginning of the Show tonight, eventually going on to win Best Musical Moment. Star Rebel Wilson filled hosting duties tonight and dared to shock with some controversially over-the-top outfits including a double-nipple number.
In an odd turn of events, Funnywoman Aubrey Plaza crashed Will Ferrell‘s Acceptance Speech, wrestling his Comedic Genius Award out of his hand. It was learned that she later was ejected from the Venue for her behaviour, although it is said she purely behaved so as a Publicity Stunt for her upcoming Film The To-Do List. Point taken.
Fan Favourite The Twilight Saga of course didn’t walk away empty despite the Franchise having ended. Its Star Taylor Lautner was awarded Best Shirtless Scene.
For a complete list of Winners which also included Emma Watson and Jamie Foxx, click here.