Disney presented panels on Frozen 2 and Avengers: Endgame at The Contenders Los Angeles today. Both sets of filmmakers spoke to the secret ingredients that make each franchise such a success. First, Frozen 2 producer Peter Del Vecho spoke about what makes Anna and Elsa the perfect pair of princesses. “Anna is very much a fairy tale character,” he said. “Elsa’s actually a mythic character. She carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and does things others can’t do. Unlike the first film, where they were kept apart for most of the movie, this time Anna’s right there by her side. But there are parts Elsa has to do alone.” Frozen 2 picks up three years after the first movie and has seven new songs. Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez write the songs as the story develops. There’s never a song just for the sake of a song. Related Story 'Frozen 2' Headed To $100M-Plus Opening, Early Box Office Projection Says … [Read more...] about Disney Cooks Up Secret Ingredients To ‘Frozen 2’ & ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – The Contenders L.A.
Avengers: Endgame is hitting digital and Blu-ray at the end of this month. Both editions feature bonus material and Marvel Studios has provided a new behind-the-scenes video where the cast gets emotional talking about wrapping it all up. While Endgame is the culmination of eleven years-worth of storytelling within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is not the final movie in Phase 3. Instead, that honor goes to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which hits theaters tomorrow. "It certainly was a lot of nostalgia, sort of melancholy. These people have become family, we've shared so many years of our lives together now," says Chris Hemsworth when reflecting on his time with the MCU. The original Avengers crew have spent a lot of time together over the years and they have turned into a family in real-life, with all of them going out and getting personalized tattoos to celebrate, except for Mark Ruffalo. However, that doesn't mean he appreciates his new family any less. He had this to say about … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame Cast Gets Emotional in Blu-Ray Sneak Peek Video
The people have spoken…and they have made their choices. The People’s Choice Awards were handed out tonight on E! and Avengers: Endgame took the award for the Movie of 2019 as well as Action Movie of the year. Netflix’s sci-fi series Stranger Things took home the honor of The Show of 2019 and won Drama Show of the year. Robert Downey Jr. took home the trophy for Male Movie Star while Zendaya took the accolade for Female Movie Star. Meanwhile, Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse won for Male TV Star while Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown won Female TV Star of the year. Other winners of the evening included Murder Mystery winning Comedy Movie and After for Drama Movie. On the TV side, The Big Bang Theory won for Comedy Show while The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon won for The Nighttime Talk Show and Keeping Up with the Kardashians won for Reality Show of the year. Related Story People's Choice Awards Viewership Inches Up … [Read more...] about People’s Choice Awards Winners List: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Stranger Things’ Among Honorees
No huge shocker here, but Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker is going to churn a profit on its way to becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. How much profit, you ask? Well, we’ll actually tell you. Our sources say the Joaquin Phoenix pic is poised to make at least $464 million after global theatrical, TV and home entertainment windows, and it could be more if the worldwide box office for the Todd Phillips-directed movie exceeds $900M. That amount of profit isn’t that far from what Avengers: Infinity War racked up last year in black ink: that pic made a half-billion dollars but was more expensive, with a production cost and global P&A of … a half-billion dollars. Related Story 'Joker' Composer Hildur Gudnadottir Reveals How Music Helped Joaquin Phoenix Transform - The Contenders London Video Joker‘s profit is also not that far from Black Panther‘s $476.8M, and way ahead of … [Read more...] about ‘Joker’ Set To Bank Near Half-Billion In Profit, On Par With ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: The Breakdown
Avengers: Endgame almost had a funny callback to Ant-Man and the Wasp. After Infinity War hit theaters, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans needed something with some light and humor. Luckily, Marvel Studios had the Ant-Man sequel ready to go, which would detail Scott Lang's time after the events of Captain America: Civil War. The sequel ended up paving the way for Endgame, thanks to Hank Pym's technology and the Quantum Realm. In one particular Ant-Man and the Wasp scene, Scott Lang is shown going about his normal day while on home confinement. The montage scene is set to the The Partridge Family's hit theme song "Come On Get Happy," and shows Paul Rudd's Lang going about a day of trying to keep himself busy. In Avengers: Endgame, editor Jeff Ford says that the song was going to come back for the latest movie. He explains. "There was also an additional joke where Rudd and Evangeline were in the van, and they're trying to hot-wire it, and he twists a couple of wires, and the radio comes on … [Read more...] about Hilarious Ant-Man & the Wasp Callback Was Dropped from Endgame