This is it.Marvel has released the final trailers for Avengers: Endgame, the final instalment of the current crop of Marvel superheroes. The 182-minute feature will tie up the loose ends of Infinity War and will show how the heroes interact – especially those who have been featured solo since the last Avengers instalment, such as Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. But, once the dust of the final battle has settled and stars such as Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans have hung up their superhero costumes (or green paint in Ruffalo’s case), how can we get our fix of supernatural crime fighting in lycra?
Other Superhero Films Spider-Man, the Tom Holland version, is set to star in at least another film, so that particular hero will be around for fans to continue to engage with. Meanwhile, Gambit, Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants are also set to be released by Marvel, allowing a different crop of heroes to rise to the fore. It may be blasphemy, but fans can always head over to DC – Wonder Woman’s prequel is set to be released, as is Birds of Prey, a film about DC‘s group of superheroines and Harley Quinn. For some Marvel fans, jumping ship to their rival might seem like sacrilege, but both houses of superhero offer something different enough for most audiences to enjoy equally. So, while people may be mourning the loss of a certain crop of Avengers, established heroes such as Aquaman and Wonder Woman will be keeping the DC fires burning. Plus, the Marvel heroes arguably changed the game for what a superhero movie could be – so we may see a different take on some of the superheroes going forwards.
Superheroes are defined by their speed, agility, and fighting prowess – traits which offer themselves perfectly for gaming. Online slots offer plenty of options for engaging with all kinds of superheroes. The most popular slots in Canada are developed by Microgaming, NetEnt and Play ‘n Go, and they regularly harness the draw of our favorite characters – 60s Batman, The Avengers, Iron Man, Wolverine and Green Lantern – matching it with this form of gaming, which is so popular it accounts for 50% of online gambling globally. Just because some of the heroes in their current incarnations have been retired doesn’t mean their game avatar versions also have to. But this is just one way we can revisit our iconic heroes by the power of games. For instance, the Mortal Kombat boss has announced that they want to develop a Marvel vs DC version of the fighting game, which will see absolutely every character from both franchises together to battle it out.
Avengers: Endgame is likely to be the cinematic event of the year and rightly so. We’ve welcomed these heroes into our lives for a decade and want to see some of them drift away into the sunset happily. But, for diehard fans, fear not – after all, how many versions of Superman and Batman have graced our screens? While we wait for the reboots and spin-offs of our Avengers, there are still plenty of ways to connect with superheroes.
San Diego Comic Con proves again why it is the ultimate fan mecca! Fans were treated to up-close and intimate access to their favourites and giants from the DC Comics and Marvel universes, plus game-changer Netflix, made their presences felt!
It was announced that a standalone BATGIRL Film and Sequels to WONDER WOMAN and SUICIDE SQUAD are on the way from DC Comics.
This of course, was not to outdone by the eagerly-awaited BLADE RUNNER 2049, which also made an appearance this weekend!
See some goodies unveiled out of #SDCC2017:
New DC Comics’ JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer – out November 17, 2017 via Warner Bros.
Fandango Live Chat with Cast of BLADE RUNNER 2049 – out October 6, 2017 via Warner Bros.
New Trailer from Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS – streams Friday, August 18, 2017 on Netflix
New Trailer for Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK – out November 3, 2017 via Disney
New Poster for Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER – out February 16, 2018 via Disney. Lucky Fans got to see some exclusive footage too, getting a standing ovation!
New Trailer for the $90-million BRIGHT starring Will Smith – streams on NetflixDecember 22, 2017.
New Trailer for DEATH NOTE – streams August 25, 2017 on Netflix
A Gallery from #SDCC2017. Hover cursor left and right to navigate:
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING spins a web on its competition, climbing to the top of the Box Office in its debut for Sony Pictures. It earns $119 million from 4,348 theatres and gets a 95% on the Tomatometer, plus a fantastic A CinemaScore. The franchise’s record still belongs to Spider-Man 3 (2007) which opened with $151 million.
In second is DESPICABLE ME 3 with $37.4 million from 4,535 theatres in its second week out for Universal Pictures. Thus far it has grossed a healthy $152.5 million domestically.
BABY DRIVER continues to be bankable for Sony Pictures with $12.5 million from 3,226 theatres in its second week out, a total $56 million over two weeks.
In fourth is the v. lasting WONDER WOMAN with $10.6 million for Warner Bros. from 3,091 theatres in its sixth week. Thus far it has earned $369 million in North America and looks like it’ll be around for a bit longer in the Top Ten.
In fifth is CARS 3 for Disney with $6.2 million, a total $134 million tally over four weeks.
THE BIG SICK expands to 326 theatres this weekend in earns an impressive $3.2 million for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films. Over three weeks, the semi-autobiographical Rom-Com has made $6.4 million already in limited release. Critics have given it 97% on the Tomatometer.
THE BEGUILED rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million from 941 theatres for Universal Pictures/Focus Features in its third week out, a total $7.4 million over three weeks.
Taking the top of the Box Office is TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT with a $40.1 million opening from 4,069 theatres across North America for Paramount Pictures. Best opening for the Franchise goes to 2009’s TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN with $108 million. This latest installment gets 16% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
In second is WONDER WOMAN with $26 million in its fourth week out in 3,933 theatres, a total $319 million thus far.
In third is last week’s champ, CARS 3 with $25 million, a tally of $100 million in its run domestically over two weeks.
47 METERS DOWN is in fourth with $6.9 million for Entertainment Studios/VVS Films, a total of $23.7 million.
ALL EYEZ ON ME is fifth this weekend for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films with $5.8 million, a two week total of $38.7 million over two weeks.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 rounds-out the Top Ten for Marvel/Disney with $3 million, a total $380 million over eight weeks.
CARS 3 accelerates to the top of the Box Office in North American this weekend for Pixar/Disney with a $51.5 million opening from 4,256 theatres. This ranks this installment third overall for highest opening in the Franchise, behind 2011’s CARS 2 which opened with $66 million. It gets a passing 65% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an A CinemaScore from Audiences.
After two weeks on-top, WONDER WOMAN slips to second spot for Warner Bros. with $37.5 million from 4,018 theatres. Thus far it has grossed $271 million domestically.
In third in its debut is Tupac Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME from Lionsgate Films/VVS Films, with an impressive $33.5 million. Critics gave it 24% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore which might help boost word of mouth.
THE MUMMY is in fourth in its second week out with $13.2 million for Universal Pictures, a total $55 million earned thus far.
In fifth is 47 METERS DOWN with $10.6 million for Entertainment Studios, starring Matthew Modine, Claire Holt and Mandy Moore. It gets 55% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore.
ROUGH NIGHT opens in sixth with $8.9 million for Sony Pictures from 3,162 theatres and the Scarlett Johansson-starring comedy gets 52% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
MEGAN LEAVEY rounds-out the Top Ten for Bleecker Street/Elevation Pictures with $2.4 million, a total $8.3 million in two weeks.
For a second straight week, WONDER WOMAN dominates the Box Office by an easy margin with $52.8 million from 4,165 theatres across North America. Over two weeks, it has grossed $195 million for Warner Bros.
In second in its debut is THE MUMMY for Universal Pictures, starring Tom Cruise, with $30.5 million from 4,034 theatres. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer from Critics, and an B- CinemaScore from Audiences.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE is in third this weekend with $12.6 million from 3,529 theatres for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $44.1 million over two weeks.
In fourth is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES with $10.4 million for Disney in its third week out, a total of $136 million earned domestically.
IT COMES AT NIGHT opens in fifth for A24 Films/Mongrel Media with $6.2 million in its debut in 2,000 theatres. Starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keogh, it gets an 85% on the Tomatometer but a D CinemaScore.
The heartwarming MEGAN LEAVEY starring Kate Mara, is eighth for Bleecker Street/Elevation Pictures with $3.8 million from 1,944 theatres. It gets a 78% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million for Warner Bros. in its fourth week.
It’s little wonder that WONDER WOMAN tops the North American Box Office this weekend but it is how well it has performed both critically and commercially that is really exciting. The Patty Jenkins (Monster) blockbuster earns $100.5 million ($223 million worldwide) from 4,165 theatres for Warner Bros. and gets an outstanding 94%(matching 2008’s DC Comics/Warner Bros.’The Dark Knight) on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Other distinctions it achieves are highest ever female-superhero film opening, highest opening ever for a female-directed film, highest June opening ever for a film and also Warner Bros.’ largest ever June opening.
Opening in second is children’s novel series adaptation CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE with $24 million from 3,434 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a great 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES slips to third this weekend with 3,507 theatres for Disney with $21.3 million. Over two weeks it has made $114 million.
BAYWATCH is in fifth with $8.5 million for Paramount Pictures, earning $41.3 million over three weeks.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD rounds out the Top Ten with $1.1 million, a total run of $37.1 million thus far for Warner Bros.
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