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Marvel Studios releases official timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

We’re now ten years and twenty films into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for the most part Marvel Studios has done an excellent job of keeping its interconnected universe free of the kind of continuity errors that has plagued 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise.

That being said, a few issues have popped up over the years, and in order to clear up any potential confusion, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige had promised last year that they would be publishing an official Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, which has now been released via the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years book [read our review here].

So, if you’re planning a marathon, chronological order rewatch of the McU, here’s the order to do so:

1943-1945: Captain America: The First Avenger2010: Iron Man2011: Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor2012: The Avengers, Iron Man 32013: Thor: The Dark World2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier,
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China box office: 'Venom' fights of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald'

Chinese box office rises by 4% week-on-week.

Venom fought off new entrant, the latest Fantastic Beasts to retain both the weekly and weekend box office crown in the period of Nov 12-18. With two Hollywood blockbusters delivering a one-two punch, the Chinese box office rose by 4% week-on-week.

Sony’s Venom continued to perform remarkably well in its second week, taking the top spot again with $93.5m. With $203.1m after 10 days, it now ranks as the third biggest superhero film of all time, behind Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, making China the biggest international market for the film. It
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Stacey Abrams Urges Hollywood Not To Boycott Georgia: “We Will Fight – And We Will Win”

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After an uphill midterm election battle and a tight race that resulted in claims about voter suppression in Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams conceded to Republican Brian Kemp (who oversaw the election as Georgia’s secretary of state) in her efforts to become the first black female governor of the state. Despite not winning the post as governor amidst all the controversy, Abrams kept her head up and will continue her efforts to be the leader she is and was meant to be. More than that, she addressed Hollywood’s pushback against the state which has become an epicenter of production for the industry.

“I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia,” Abrams wrote on Twitter. “The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win.
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Evangeline Lilly Was Glad That The Wasp Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War

Back in 2016, Captain America: Civil War was by far the most crowded entry in the McU to date, introducing new players like Spider-Man and Black Panther, while also assembling most of the franchise’s pre-established heroes for an all-star smackdown. In such a busy film, it’s probably for the best that Marvel Studios didn’t follow through on their plans to introduce Hope van Dyne’s Wasp persona, and apparently actress Evangeline Lilly feels much the same.

In the new book Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years, the Ant-Man and the Wasp star reflects on her run thus far in the McU, recalling how she was relieved to find out that her part had been cut from the Russo Brothers’ film.

“There was actually talk of me being in Captain America: Civil War, and I was a little bit worried about that because she would have been introduced in
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Chris Evans Reveals What Appeals To Him The Most About Playing Captain America

Though Captain America has proven to be one of the most popular players in the McU, there was always the risk that viewers would fail to connect with such a principled do-gooder, especially back in the early 2010s when audiences were still yearning for dark and moody superheroes of the Christopher Nolan variety. Nonetheless, it seems that this righteous streak remains Steve Rogers’ most appealing quality to the man who’s been playing him for these last eight years.

In the new book Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years, actor Chris Evans is asked what interests him the most about playing Cap, prompting the star to reflect on the character’s early days in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

“Steve Rogers is a man who wants very much to do good and serve his country in World War II,” Evans explains. “but he’s been rejected from the Army
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More Evidence Points To November 28th Release For Avengers 4 Trailer

While there’s still some debate to be had over when that all-important first trailer for Avengers 4 is most likely to drop, the overwhelming majority of online speculators are zeroing in on these next couple of weeks as the most likely period, with YouTube channel Everything Always now offering their prediction of Wednesday, November 28th.

This isn’t the only source to suggest such a date in these last couple of days, with some fans predicting that the teaser’s release could coincide with a special Q&A screening of Avengers: Infinity War held on that same day. EA’s reason for this guess, however, has a lot to do with the fact that the first Infinity War trailer was also released on the final Wednesday of November, and given how well that footage did with its traffic figures, it’s easy to imagine Disney would want to replicate that 2017 success.
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Takes $253M Ww Bow; ‘Venom’ Voracious In China Milestones – International Box Office

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Update, writethru: Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald cast a $191M spell at the international box office this weekend for a global launch of $253M. The opening in 79 overseas markets is within the range that we were seeing ahead of the bow and surpasses the start of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by 2.7% when using historical rates on the previous movie. In 43 individual markets, Newt Scamander and crew opened bigger than their earlier outing, and set a series of offshore milestones — but they got licked by Venom in China where the Sony pic has become the 3rd biggest superhero title of all time.

Spinoff sequel FB2, directed by David Yates and scripted by Jk Rowling, set record openings for the entire Wizarding World in 18 markets. Warner itself logged its best starts of 2018 in 30, namely some of the key European majors like France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $253m launch

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $253m launch
Fantasy feature tracking 2% ahead of 2016 predecessor at same stage.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald ruled the world on a $253m global launch, while Venom powered past $200m in its second weekend in China, and Bohemian Rhapsody made light work of surging past the $250m international milestone.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald scored an estimated $191m weekend gross from 79 markets as the worldwide haul generated $253m, aided by the $62.2m number one North American debut.

Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) executives said the international launch came in at 2% above that of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
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Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi Shares The Perfect Stan Lee Tribute

Over the past week, Marvel lovers of all kinds have been pouring their hearts onto social media following the death of Stan Lee, who passed away at the grand age of 95 on Monday. The comic book icon touched so many of us that millions are heartbroken at his loss. Just when we needed it, though, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has shared the perfect tribute to Lee that’s both poignant and also gives us a chuckle.

Waititi shared a behind the scenes snap of himself alongside Chris Hemsworth and Stan The Man on the set of Ragnarok. It was clearly taken during filming of Lee’s cameo in the Thor threequel, in which he turns up as a Sakaaran hairdresser who cuts off the God of Thunder’s luscious locks with his creepy bionic arm. At first, Thor’s horrified by his new do, but he seems to develop
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New Avengers 4 Theory Explains How To Bring Back The Dead Without Time Travel

The McU is a delicately arranged franchise where each cinematic entry has a responsibility not to contradict or unintentionally affect the events of their fellow films. And after twenty-plus movies that more or less manage to keep in continuity, time travel could be a real bull in the china shop, what with all the messy complications this plot device is liable to bring.

So while there’s certainly some strong evidence to suggest that the upcoming Avengers 4 will be taking this route, you can see why fans might be searching for other means to resolve the cliffhanger left by Avengers: Infinity War. This new Reddit theory, for instance, suggests that instead of our heroes preventing Thanos’ genocidal snap by journeying into the past, it could be the Mad Titan himself who brings back his own victims using the Soul Stone.

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10 McU Projects Confirmed For 2019 (And 10 Possibilities)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ever-expanding. It grows bigger and bigger with every release. The main McU films are already twenty movies deep, and there are also the television shows as well. This year has been massive for the McU. Not only did fans get to see the biggest superhero crossover ever in Avengers: Infinity War, but they also got to see new seasons of each of the four Defenders series in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, but there’s even more on the way for 2019.

Next year, of course, will play off the wrenching ending of Infinity War with the release of Avengers 4, which still does not have a title. Before that, though, fans will finally see Captain Marvel make it to the big screen, and after that, there will be the exciting new chapter for Marvel’s flagship hero in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Things could,
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Marvel Fans Think Deadpool Should Take Over Stan Lee’s Cameos

The Stan Lee cameo has been a cherished tradition in Marvel Comics adaptations for many years now, and even in the wake of his passing, the writer still has at least a couple more scenes lined up in future McU installments. But once Lee makes his last onscreen appearance in the Marvel Studios franchise, some fans have suggested a new tradition to take its place – namely, give Deadpool the cameos.

In some ways, this idea makes a fair amount of sense, seeing how the meta-humored Wade Wilson is that rare Marvel hero who can often get away with defying the laws of continuity. What’s more, with the Disney/Fox deal on the horizon, this should soon be manageable from a legal perspective. On the other hand, many fans would no doubt reject the idea of anyone taking Lee’s place, especially a character that he himself didn’t create,
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Marvel Studios Releases Official McU Timeline

For the last decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been mapping out its own increasingly elaborate built-in history, and to help you in understanding how these interconnected events all slot together, we now have an official timeline of the years in which each flick takes place.

The chronology comes to us via the new book Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, which breaks down the saga as follows:

1943-1945: Captain America: The First Avenger

2010: Iron Man

2011: Iron Man 2, Thor

2012: The Avengers, Iron Man 3

2013: Thor: The Dark World

2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man

2016: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming

2016 through to 2017: Doctor Strange

2017: Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War

While most of these movies take place on or close to their year of release,
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Official McU Timeline Revealed by Marvel

Some McU fans have been confused as to when each Marvel movie takes place. Well, now you don't have to worry about any time discrepancies or conceived plot holes based on when and where some of these stories take place. Marvel has mapped it all out, with a clearly defined year for each adventure.

The official timeline comes from the Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years sourcebook. And it's helping to clear up any confusion about when certain things happened between the first McU movie in 2008, which was the mega-blockbuster Iron Man, and the second to last released movie, which is this past summer's Infinity War. Here is how 18 of the 19 movies thus far released fall into place, giving fans the perfect order to watch them all over again before seeing Avengers 4 this summer.

&#8226 1943-1945: Captain America: The First Avenger&#8226 2010: Iron Man&#8226 2011: Iron Man 2, Thor&#8226 2012: The Avengers,
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The First Avengers 4 Trailer Could Be Here On November 28th

In an online Q&A held earlier this month, Avengers 4 co-director Joe Russo teased that we “may or may not” be seeing the much anticipated first trailer before the year’s out, but even despite this, the general consensus still seems to be that the teaser will be dropping before the end of this month.

And now, we have even more evidence to believe that’ll be the case. Adding onto everything we’ve already heard, Collider is reporting that Joe and Anthony Russo will be holding a special Q&A screening of Avengers: Infinity War on November 28th. Given that it seems pretty odd to be putting on such an event so long after the film first hit theaters, speculation has kicked into overdrive that there must be an ulterior motive here.

Of course, all signs point to the Avengers 4 trailer being debuted on this day, or the next.
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Stranger Things’ David Harbour joins Chris Hemsworth in Dhaka

Last week, Chris Hemsworth shared some first look behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the kidnap thriller Dhaka, and now comes word from THR that Stranger Things star David Harbour has signed on to appear alongside Hemsworth in the cast.

Dhaka sees Hemsworth portraying Tyler Rake, a skilled mercenary with a death wish who is tasked with rescuing a kidnapped Indian boy being held by drug lords in Dhaka, one of the world’s most impenetrable cities. Harbour is set to portray a fellow mercenary “with secret intentions”.

The film marks the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, second unit director and stunt coordinator on Avengers: Infinity War and Chris Evans’ Captain America stunt double. Avengers directors Anthony and Joe Russo are producing, with the latter also writing the script.

See Also: David Harbour says the ending of Stranger Things is already decided

Harbour has recently wrapped production on the third
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Win Free Tickets to Our ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Screening and Q&A with the Russo Brothers

I’ve got a few questions for you. Did you love Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War? Are you a fan of directors Joe and Anthony Russo? Will you be in the Los Angeles area November 28th? And, finally, would you like to see Avengers: Infinity War at ArcLight Hollywood in the Cinerama Dome with hundreds of others fans and then participate in an extended Q&A with the Russo Brothers? If you answered yes to these questions I’m about to make you very happy. On November 28th at 6:30pm at the ArcLight Hollywood, Collider is partnering up …
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Full Lineup Of Characters For The Eternals Movie Revealed

With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 currently on hold, The Eternals is shaping up to be a key part of our journey further into the cosmic side of the McU. And though few official details on the upcoming fantasy flick have been revealed, a recent report from That Hashtag Show offers much to get excited about.

As you surely know by now, writers Matthew and Ryan Firpo are taking more inspiration from Jack Kirby’s 1976 work on the series than Neil Gaiman’s version, and while the film will dive deep into a very under-explored segment of the McU timeline, there are still going to be some connections made with several pre-established characters.

But what about the new faces we’ll be meeting? Well, we’re glad you asked, as That Hashtag Show’s report outlines the various folks we’ll be getting to know. According to the outlet,
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Chris Pratt in Early Talks to Star in ‘The Saint’ Movie Reboot

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Paramount Pictures is in early negotiations with Chris Pratt to star in a movie reboot of “The Saint,” two decades after Val Kilmer’s thriller and 50 years after Roger Moore’s TV series.

Pratt’s deal is not closed. He became a worldwide star after headlining Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and its upcoming sequel (2019). He also starred in “Passengers” with Jennifer Lawrence, and long-running NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”

The studio secured a deal for book series rights in 2016 and set up a producing deal with Lorenzo di Bonaventura with the goal of starting an action franchise.

The Saint” is based on Leslie Charteris’ book series, which follow the debonair Simon Templar character first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,” followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Templar stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, leaving a calling card of a stick figure with a halo.
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Thor Almost Got To Wear His Ultimates Outfit In Avengers: Infinity War

Every new McU movie is an opportunity to give some old heroes a new style, and so this piece of Avengers: Infinity War concept art suggests a dark and dazzling look for Chris Hemsworth’s character that takes inspiration from Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s The Ultimates comic series.

The image comes courtesy of Marvel Studios’ Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding, who also provided a little context to his Instagram upload:

“Ultimate Thor! This was an early design pitch I proposed before we knew Thor’s hair would be short at the beginning of Infinity War. It’s always a blast to translate something as directly as possible from the comics! The awesome comic design is by the insanely talented Bryan Hitch.”

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