Avengers 4 ‘is BETTER than Infinity War’: Directors tease ‘really pure’ movie
Anthony and Joe Russo filmed the two blockbusters back-to-back, and will be putting the finishing touches to Avengers 4 between now and its release early next year.
After Infinity War left fans stunned and broke multiple records at the box office, it seems the best is still yet to come.
Joe told Deadline: “You know, we’re very proud of [Avengers 4].
“We’ve grown with the characters. We’ve grown with the cast. As filmmakers we’re very happy and very excited with the movie.
“I feel like with Avengers 4, because it was made before there was any response to Avengers 3, it’s really pure in that regard. The storytelling is very pure.
“It’s without any sort of external noise creeping in at.”
The events of the next film remain a mystery, but Infinity War ended with 50% of all humanity being killed - so we’ll certainly be joining our heroes in something of a dramatic state.
Even the title of the film remains a mystery, with Marvel boss Kevin Feige saying recently: "That'll be after the Captain Marvel teaser probably, announcing that title.
“It'll be towards the end of the year with however we launch that film."
He has also promised that Avengers 4 will bring a definitive end to the current phase of Marvel films.
“We’re one decade in. In the comics, some of these heroes are five, six, seven decades in. So I do hope they continue for a long time,” he told Toronto Sun.
“But, storylines can come to an end. The best stories do come to an end. Return of the Jedi was an ending for a long time and as a 10-year-old in 1983 that carried me through 30 years until there was a sequel.”
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July 28, 2018
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ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>"Everyone says, 'Why don’t I just shut the f**k up? That Meghan can’t speak to me because I’ll give away secrets.' But that’s bulls**t. I’ve been accused of every terrible thing you can think of," he continued, adding that he's sent several texts. "Her number hasn’t changed and they haven’t bounced back."</p><p>Now that the holidays are upon us, Thomas has even reached out to Meghan's mother, asking for her help.</p><p>“I’ve pleaded with her to pick up the phone. I wrote her a two-page letter and sent it by certified mail via her representative in Los Angeles. I asked her why she was believing the lies,” Thomas explained. “I even hand-delivered a letter to Doria asking her why our daughter won’t speak to me."</p><p>“If she would just speak to me, things could be different,” he continued. “I love Meghan very much. I want her and Harry to have a beautiful, healthy baby and a great life. But I want them to stop believing the lies.”</p><p>At the time, he explained how he didn't want "anyone to feel sorry for me" about finding out about the pregnancy on the radio. "Me not getting a call is most likely a misunderstanding about my two back-to-back heart attacks and me missing the wedding," he said at the time. "There has been so much misinformation and lies that perhaps made them mistrust me."</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year.</p><p>During the Thursday night release party for XXXTentacion's first posthumous album "Skins" at the RC Cola Plant, the entire album was initially played all the way through. When it played a second time, West abruptly walked onstage to perform "One-Minute" and the audience roared. An animated video for the song also played in the background. West also briefly brought the late rapper's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, onstage.</p><p>Several other rappers, including Lil Wayne, Trippie Redd and PNB Rock, also paid tribute to the young rapper. Wayne gave an emotional performance of their song "Don't Cry" and the crowd sang XXXTentacion's part. Many in the audience were teary.</p><p>The 20-year-old rap star, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was fatally shot as he left a motorcycle dealership in June. Officials said a struggle ensued when the rapper's sports car was blocked by another vehicle, two masked gunmen approached and shot XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN) multiple times. The gunmen fled with a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000.</p><p>XXXTentacion, who sported dreadlocks and facial tattoos, was a platinum-selling rising star who tackled issues including prejudice and depression in his songs. He also drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend.</p><p>His album was one of the top five most streamed on Apple Music in 2018 and his song "Sad!" was the second most-streamed song on Spotify this year.</p><p>His manager Solomon Sobande described Thursday's album release as a "triumphant" evening for longtime fans to "see their hero on a major scale accepted as the pop superstar that he is."</p><p>Although it was "bittersweet", Sobande said it was also "a reminder that his message, his music, everything he didn't go didn't go anywhere but will live on."</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
a fair cop, really.</p><p>“It shows all his greatness and all his fallibility and insecurity – the whole bit.</p><p>“I think it shows him very truthfully and not sycophantically, but in a way that appreciates his talent.</p><p>“Because he was sure was unique. I’ve never met anybody like Freddie in my life, before or since, and it’s probably not going to happen again.”</p><p>The 71-year-old legend said: “No. He didn’t have the patience.”</p><p>“He was offered a residency in the West End at one point, and he said: ‘Yeah, I’ll do it. How many shows a week?’ They said: ‘Eight.’ And he said: ‘I’ll do a couple.’ He didn’t like repeating stuff.”</p><p>He added: “Patience was not one of Freddie’s virtues.</p><p>“I think he would have found it difficult turning up every day on the set. I don’t think that would have lasted long [laughs].”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ig new Call of Duty updates.</p><p>It's all part of Operation Absolute Zero, which is described as "a massive new series of content" for Black Ops 4.</p><p>This includes updates to Blackout mode, a brand new character named Zero and changes to Zombies and multiplayer.</p><p>According to the early patch notes, it starts with a big Blackout update on December 10.</p><p>Next up is the introduction of Hijacked to the Blackout map, which will be located in the northwest quadrant of the map.</p><p>Based on the classic Call of Duty map, Hijaked adds a luxury yacht to the game.</p><p>Hijaked will be joined by a new ARAV armoured vehicle and new operator Zero, who will be available in multiplayer and Blackout.</p><p>"Zero can disrupt and distract her enemies using the powerful hacking tools at her disposal, bringing new counteractive measures to the table in Black Ops 4," Treyarch explains.</p><p>"Players can unlock Zero by completing Tier 1 in the newly revamped Black Market and immediately start testing out her wonderful new toys."</p><p>Treyarch is also planning a big Christmas event later this week, and has already started thinking about the next new update.</p><p>Fans will soon be able to play custom games, equip new weapon camos and even throw snowballs.</p><p>"On top of the free content kicking off next week, there’s even more coming to Blackout soon with the addition of Custom Games, Weapon Camos, Stash interface updates on consoles, holiday map decorations, throwable Snowballs, new seasonal Special Event Tiers, in-game promos, gameplay improvements, and more," Treyarch adds.</p><p>Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
n 2012’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.</p><p>But now Serkis has reprised the schizoid for a new parody video called WE WANTS IT, however, it’s not the Gollum of Middle Earth Lord of the Rings fans are acquainted with.</p><p>The three-minute clip sees Theresa May sitting in a drawing room at No 10 Downing Street as an aide brings her a copy of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.</p><p>When the camera pans round, it’s Serkis dressed as the Prime Minister talking as Gollum and calling her deal, “our precious.”</p><p>With wide-eyed excitement, the Gollum half of May’s personality affirms the positives of Brexit, while Smeagol responds with the negative impact of withdrawing from the EU.</p><p>No doubt the video was released to be in time with the upcoming Brexit vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which Mrs May looks set to lose.</p><p>But this isn’t the first time in recent years that Serkis has used his Gollum voice to make fun of a world leader.</p><p>On the show’s YouTube channel, the video description reads: “No better voice could embody Trump's maniacal, power-hungry ranting than War for the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis' famous character."</p><p>Following in the footsteps of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill reading them as Batman’s The Joker, Serkis gave a hilarious rendition as Gollum.</p><p>Standing on a chair in the Lord of the Rings character’s crouched pose, the actor read the tweet in one of cinema's most unforgettable voices.</p><p>He said: “The fake news media has never been so wrong, or so dirty! Purposely incorrect stories and phoney sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!”</p><p>Colbert then gave him that famous one, which he also read out: “Despite the constant negative press, covfefe.”</p><p>In character Serkis, asked Colbert: “Wait, what is covfefe precious?”</p><p>Before the host responded: “No one knows!”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
more often Jewish. I suppose it might be because, as an Armenian-American, I share some of the same stereotypical physical characteristics attributed to people from that part of the world.</p><p>There were times I never really went out of my way to correct any fleeting misconception about my identity because, as a non-religious person, it didn’t really matter to me. Though Armenian identity is formatively entwined with Christianity, my parents largely subscribed to their own, private ways of worship. As I grew older and read more about the world, I found it hard to reconcile the practice of blind faith in a single belief system. Eventually, I deduced there were common strands of knowledge that ran through all belief systems, but the only way we’d know all there was to know was when we were no longer here to tell anyone about it. That said, I always approached organized religion as a curious student, open to learning different theories about life’s mysteries.</p><p>Luckily, I married a man who feels similarly. He’s Jewish, so I found myself bestowed with the opportunity to learn about holidays people just assumed I always celebrated. We decided to combine forces, celebrating holidays in what I like to call an equal-opportunity-Judeo-Christian manner, meaning we celebrate Passover and Easter, Hanukkah and Christmas, more with the intent of acknowledging the composition of our kids’ DNA than actually engaging in spiritual worship.</p><p>I’ve come to love celebrating Hanukkah — and not just for my husband’s fantastic latkes. It’s beautiful to watch him and our children honor his ancestry as he dons his yarmulke, recites the blessings and lights the candles. I admire how so many aspects of Jewish worship and tradition honors the endurance of their culture against all odds (as of this past Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it’s 5779) as much as it does what their culture believes. And, considering what my own ancestors have endured, I can relate in my own way.</p><p>Again, I am in absolutely no position to make a call about this writer’s predicament. But, what I can say, is that he is the product of a formidable legacy of survival. And, like my husband, he respects that enough to want to keep its treasured rituals going. If that isn’t an act of faith in and of itself, I don’t know what is.</p>
for 2019.</p><p>Potentially teasing a PS5 reveal or possibly some new PS4 games news, Sony's Shawn Layden dropped the subtle hint in an exchange on Twitter.</p><p>One fan was disappointed not to see any PlayStation announcements during The Game Awards this past week.</p><p>Sony will reportedly host a small PS5 reveal in mid-2019, before showcasing the console in full at the returning PlayStation Experience (PSX) event.</p><p>Furthermore, it's said that most studios are in possession of a PS5 dev kit, which is described as a monster. </p><p>While the post acknowledges that things may change, this would certainly explain why Sony dropped out of next year's E3 and didn't host a PlayStation Experience event.</p><p>A 2020 release date would give Sony a chance to release its final set of PS4 exclusives.</p><p>This includes The Last of Us 2, Media Molecule's Dreams and Ghost of Tsushima.</p><p>The news comes after Sony filed a patent for a new type of DualShock controller, believed to be for the PS5. </p><p>Filed on October 16, the controller shares similarities with the DualShock, only this one features a touchscreen instead of a trackpad.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ovies which have raked in billions for Paramount Pictures despite terrible reviews.</p><p>The latest was last year’s Transformers The Last Knight which garnered 16% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.</p><p>However, making just over $600 million worldwide, it was the lowest grossing of the franchise and it now looks like Transformers 6 has been shelved.</p><p>Nevertheless, Bumblebee – a 1980s set prequel spin-off – has found favour with the critics, with many hailing it the best Transformers movie to date.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
os Ultimate, such is the wealth of content available in the game.</p><p>The biggest and best entry yet, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is stuffed tighter than a turkey at Christmas.</p><p>While quality and quantity don't always line up, Nintendo's kitchen sink approach most definitely makes for a better experience.</p><p>The roster of characters is huge, featuring every fighter that has ever appeared in a Smash game and then some.</p><p>Old stalwarts like Mario, Kirby, Link and Donkey Kong are all here, alongside returning guest characters like Bayonetta, Snake, Sonic and Pac-Man.</p><p>With interesting playstyles and some unique abilities, new characters like King K. Rool, Ridley, Inkling and Castlevania's Simon are great additions to a roster that's all killer and no filler.</p><p>Equally as impressive are the number of stages, which all have their own traps, transformations and pitfalls.</p><p>Learning the unique characteristics of the 100+ stages is a mammoth undertaking in itself, and that's before you factor in the excellent stage morph feature, which sees one arena make way for another mid-battle.</p><p>Just when you've learnt how to survive the spewing lava of Norfair, you're suddenly hit by a barrage of cannon fire after being transported to a pirate ship from The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker.</p><p>With eight player support, tens of items and transforming arenas, Ultimate is one of the most frenzied and thrilling multiplayer experiences you can have.</p><p>And then there's World of Light mode, which is the cherry on top of Nintendo's colossally calorific cake.</p><p>World of Light is an epic single-player experience that sees Kirby embark on a quest to save captured brawlers and spirits.</p><p>Spirits - which take the place of Trophies - can be equipped to provide the stat boosts and buffs that you'll need to get past some of the trickier fights.</p><p>With nearly 1,300 spirits to unlock from practically every gaming franchise you can think of, Spirits encompass Nintendo's more is better approach to Smash Bros Ultimate.</p><p>Once you've finished the 20-hour+ campaign, you can play through Classic Mode, which features six battles, a platforming bonus stage and a boss fight.</p><p>What's remarkable about this is that each character has its own unique path that's thematically tailored to them. Ryu, for example, battles against a green Donkey Kong that's clearly a nod to Blanka, followed by a Balrog-inspired clash with Little Mac.</p><p>These little touches just can't help but put a smile on your face.</p><p>Indeed, it's difficult to find a bad word to say about Super Smash Bros Ultimate.</p><p>The size of the roster, the number of stages, the endless Easter eggs, the cameos, the wonderful World of Light mode, the multiplayer, the list could go on.</p><p>It's hard to imagine anything bigger, better and more definitive that Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which well and truly lives up to its name.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
on consoles, an event that has taken a very long time to happen.</p><p>There’s been a lot of chatter online about the new release and what it will mean for console gamers.</p><p>PUBG has been available on Xbox One for some time and has proven popular with owners.</p><p>It will soon be part of the Xbox Game Pass, a massive boost for the subscription service.</p><p>But while many fans have grown used to playing Fortnite on PS4 for free, they will need to decide if they want to spend cash on PUBG.</p><p>PUBG will need to be bought and will also come with a few other requirements.</p><p>It has been confirmed by developers Bluehole Inc. that on PS4, you will need to become a member of PlayStation Plus to play online.</p><p>And without online play, PUBG isn’t worth buying.</p><p>Now would be the time to make sure you have everything in place before December 7, the release date for PUBG on PS4.</p><p>Three maps will be available to play on launch day, including:</p><p>It has also been confirmed that fans who start playing on December 7 will receive the Pixel Art Parachute, inspired by the PlayStation iconic blue.</p><p>Here’s more news on the release, with a new PUBG statement adding: “After a long beta phase and feedback from the community, optimisation and stabilisation became key for us.</p><p>“It was quite the challenge for the dev team to juggle our focus on stability while trying not to delay content that our community had been asking for, like newer maps. But this was a challenge that we were willing to take on.</p><p>“While we’ve grown considerably since our initial introduction on consoles, user experience and stability will always remain a pivotal aspect of our development.</p><p>“We are also focused on adding new content to the game and bringing custom matches, Ranked System, and event mode to the PlayStation 4 version after launch.</p><p>“We're very excited to take the lessons we’ve learned and share them with the PlayStation community when we launch on 7th December.”</p><p>And if Battle Royale isn’t your thing you can still download all the new games from the PS Plus December 2018 lineup.</p><p>Now live on the PlayStation Store, PS Plus subscribers can add a selection of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita titles to their digital collections, until the end of the month.</p><p>This includes SOMA and Onrush for PS4 fans, as well as Steredenn Steins; Gate on PS3, and finally, Iconoclasts on PS Vita + PS4 and Papers, Please for PS Vita.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>