Elizabeth Olsen Has a Complaint About Her Scarlet Witch Costume

Female costumes are always being criticized by a wide variety of people. Then, those people are criticized for having an opinion. It’s the wondrous cycle of movies. In the past, we’ve covered the criticism that Justice League received for the change of costumes for the Amazons, and today we’ve got Scarlet Witch. Elizabeth Olsen was out promoting Avengers: Infinity War and told Elle the one thing she wishes she could change.

It would just not be a cleavage corset. I like corsets, but I’d like it to be higher. Everyone has these things that cover them—Tessa Thompson does, Scarlett [Johansson] does. I would like to cover up a bit. It’s funny because sometimes I look around and I’m just like—wow, I’m the only one who has cleavage, and that’s a constant joke because they haven’t really evolved my superhero costume that much.

I have really liked all of her costumes but can understand where she’s coming from. Olsen is aware that her costume is better than the original Scarlet Witch costume from the comics. 

But then you look at where it started in the comic books and it was a leotard and a headband so…oh, it’s horrible, it’s so horrible. So at least they know that’s not cool. But then they made Wonder Woman, you know? And that’s what she’s in. I think of the costumes and what we have to wear—it’s more about iconic images, because that’s what these movies are…. I think that’s the goal with the costumes, and it’s not representing the average woman.

Hopefully, her costume can continue to evolve into something that Olsen can enjoy being in more.

Avengers: Infinity War is out now! Go see it!

Source: The Daily Dot

Zoe Saldana Talks About Gamora’s Story Arc in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

This post contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, so proceed at your own discretion.

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Zoe Saldana, aka Gamora, recently sat down with the LA Times to discuss her role in Infinity War. I had no idea that Gamora was going to die. I thought she was going to be safe. That scene was a little nuts, but helped flesh out Thanos as well as helping the audience sympathize with him. Also, did anyone else feel like her death was a bit more permanent than the deaths at the end? It is possible they will bring her back, but it felt like it might just stick. All of that being said, the interview gives us a bit of insight as to when Saldana knew she was getting killed off and that the only person she told was her husband.

How did you first find out about Gamora's fate? When did you read that script?
"I learned very early on. The producers called me and they told me. And of course there's a shock to your system. I'm so grateful, this run has been amazing, but you're so not even ready for that. But then once some of the things were discussed, I understood that it just makes sense. In order for you to understand the degree of evil that lies within the core of Thanos, you have to circle in on his own children. So I completely understood. I loved being a part of this unforgettable journey."
Who else knew, and who did you talk to about it?
"I think my husband and that's it [Laughs]. In the cast, they all knew. We all read both scripts. And even though we know that there are changes being made constantly, there were [some] solid, solid events that had everything to do with plot."

When asked if Gamora would make an appearance in Avenger 4 she said:

"I don't know. [Laughs] For the sake of the devoted fans out there — we don't want to rob them of an amazing experience. It's all for them that we do what we do and we also protect what we do."

There are more great tidbits in the interview including the fact that Saldana really enjoyed watching everyone else's stories in Infinity War during the premiere.

What did you think about how Gamora's story arc played out in the film? Do you think she will stay dead or do you think she'll come back? One thing we do know is that her soul is in the Soul Stone.

Avengers: Infinity War is out now!

How The Events of INFINITY WAR Might Affect Hawkeye and Where it May Lead Him in AVENGERS 4

Before we get into anything, in you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War yet for some reason:

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There was a really good reason that Hawkeye wasn't included in the marketing for Avengers: Infinity War and that's because he wasn't in the damn movie! He was mentioned once and that's when Black Widow explained that he was under house arrest. 

Leading up to the release of the film the creative team teased the character's role in the story. The Russo Bros. said:

"Coming out of Civil War, he’s in the same position that Cap and Falcon are at the end of that movie. And Ant-Man. Coming into this movie, you know… Characters on Cap’s side coming out of the Civil War, some made certain decisions and others made other decisions that led to different paths in them dealing with oversight in this movie in a different way. So Hawkeye’s on his own journey in this movie."

It was explained that "He has a unique reaction to the civil war situation that puts him in a special spot in this film." That special spot landed him under house arrest to be with his family instead of getting back in the fight. That's totally understandable! 

When we learned that Hawkeye had a family, that came with more of an understanding of the character and that he has something to lose. In fact, he's one of the few characters in the MCU that has the most to lose. Rocket Raccoon and Ant-Man were the other ones. 

During a recent interview with JOE.ie, director Joe Russo talked about Hawkeye's absence explaining that the story that they've come up with for Hawkeye is a "long play".

"We keep saying, 'Patience is a virtue.' We did not forget the twice-nominated Jeremy Renner. We cooked up a story for him that is a little bit of a long play. Not a short play."

So how do the event's of Avengers: Infinity War affect him? Well, at the end of the movie, Thanos did snap his fingers and killed off half of the population of the universe. I can only imagine the worst for Hawkeye in this situation. I think we'll learn that his entire family was killed and that is the life-changing event that will lead to Hawkeye's dark and drastic change that will start him on his journey to becoming Ronin.

It was previously rumored that the events of events of Infinity War "leaves Barton in a VERY dark place and is the inciting moment in the archer’s shift into this darker superhero mantle. Given the nature of events that cause the shift." Some set photos then surfaced that seemingly confirmed Hawkeye was going the Ronin route.

It just makes sense to me that the tragic death of his family would lead him down this dark path. It makes me even wonder if Avengers 4 will start out with Clint Barton witnessing the death of his wife and kids. That would just be devastating.

I don't care what anyone says. Hawkeye is a great character and I'm looking forward to seeing how his story arc plays out, especially with him taking on the mantle of Ronin. He's just going to get so much more badass.

Watch Some Never-Before-Seen Footage From KARATE KID That Will Be Used in COBRA KAI

We recently learned that there would be old never-before-seen footage from the classic 1980s film The Karate Kid in the new sequel series Cobra Kai. Well, now a bit of that unseen footage has been revealed in a new featurette released for the upcoming series that sees the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) continue 30 years after the legendary All Valley Karate Tournament.

The video features executive producers Josh HealdJon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg explaining how they created a whole new shot of the old match for their show. It's a brief shot that focuses on Johnny after he’s been kicked in the face by Daniel's crane kick. One of the ways they were able to pull this off was that they managed to get some old footage from the original movie that didn't make the final cut. 

The producers also explain that one of the main things this series is going to do is show Johnny Lawrence as the underdog in the story. He is the guy they want the fans to root for this time around. I love that! I'm pretty excited about this show and I'm excited about watching it tomorrow. Here's the footage that they shared:

In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI, a YouTube Red Original Series. COBRA KAI is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Cobra Kai will be released on YouTube Red today on May 2nd, 2018.

Intense Deleted Scene From BLACK PANTHER Features Okoye and W’Kabi Arguing Over The Wakanda Leadership

The first deleted scene from Marvel's Black Panther has been released by director Ryan Coogler and it's a pretty intense one that features some powerful performances by Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya.

The scene involves Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje, and her husband W'Kabi, leader of the border tribe of Wakanda as they disagree over who they support as the leader Wakanda after Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) beat T'Chala (Chadwick Boseman) in the battle for leadership and where Wakanda would go after his death. It's explained by USA Today:

Okoya, who heads the all-female fighting force the Dora Milaje, is mad at W’Kabi after he helped Killmonger gain entry into the Tribal Council room, but W’Kabi is equally furious that his friend T’Challa (who ends up being OK) had promised and failed to bring vibranium thief Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) to justice. Instead, Killmonger brought Klaue's dead body, as well as a plan to arm the oppressed all over the world and make Wakanda — long pretending to be a third-world country to protect their vast technological resources from the rest of the globe — a true superpower.

Coogler loves the scene but explains that they had to cut because it didn't work inside the confines of the film. When talking about it with Empire, producer Nate Moore said:

"Unfortunately, it occurred at a point in the movie where audiences just wanted to get to the resolution and so it slowed down a part of the movie and we were afraid audiences were checking out. We were also afraid if we took it out we’re going to ruin this movie—‘guys we’re going to ruin this movie; let’s not take it out.’ We didn’t take it out for three or four screenings and we finally took it out and I think Ryan and I were probably the last men on that beach saying don’t take it out."

Watch the clip below and Black Panther will be released digitally on May 8th and on Blu-ray and DVD on May 15th.

This Weekend Marks The Most Stacked Smash Summit Yet

Smash Summits are a national treasure. Since the first one in late 2015, they’ve been some of the most widely-viewed and lucrative events in the scene, and every time a new Summit is announced, the community waits with bated breath to see which lucky players will be invited or voted into the prestigious invitational. And thanks to an exciting line-up and innovative changes to its pool system, this coming weekend’s Smash Summit 6 might just be the best one yet.

It’s certainly the most stacked Summit of all time. With the exception of 100th-ranked Toussaint “2saint” Turnier, every player entering Melee singles at Smash Summit 6 is ranked within the SSBMRank 2017 top 50. Even 2saint is underrated; wins this year over top players such as Michael “MikeHaze” Pulido and Joey “Lucky” Aldama mean that he’s all-but-guaranteed a higher berth in next year’s SSBMRank.

While the concentration of talent is high at this spring’s Smash Summit, the list of potential winners has only grown by one since Smash Summit 5. As the defending champion, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma is the favorite to win a Smash Summit for the first time, having won every tournament that he’s entered this year but GENESIS 5. In fact, the No. 1-ranked Floridian has lost only three serious sets in all of 2018.

All of them were to his fast-improving former teammate, Justin “Plup” McGrath. After winning the year’s first major at GENESIS, Plup has spent the rest of the season as a thorn in Hungrybox’s side, coming in second place behind the Jigglypuff main at both Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo 2018 and Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition (where he 3-0ed Hungrybox in Winner’s Finals). It’s clear that Plup is more than capable of winning another supermajor-level event over Hungrybox and the rest of the field—but unclear if he be playing in top form at Smash Summit 6.

The rest of Melee’s “gods” have kept a relatively low profile this year, particularly Adam “Armada” Lindgren, who hasn’t entered a single tournament since GENESIS 5. However, it’s only been a few months since Armada was the SSBMRank No. 1, and many await his return to top form at Smash Summit 6.

Similarly, the former No. 1 Joseph “Mang0” Marquez has only entered on tournament seriously since January, the Indiana major Full Bloom 4, where he finished second behind Hungrybox. However, a set win on William “Leffen” Hjelte and a competitive-looking Grand Finals set against Hungrybox showed some promise in the dual Fox/Falco main’s play.

As for Leffen, a 3-0 victory over Mang0 in winner’s bracket of Full Bloom 3 is the only real highlight of his post-GENESIS year. In March, he announced that he would be focusing on his Dragon Ball FighterZ play until the Summit of Power, Beyond the Summit’s mid-June invitational event for the anime-inspired fighting game. Only a few weeks later, he showed signs of rust at Colorado’s Flatiron 3, nearly losing the entire tournament to Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson during a grueling ten-game Grand Finals.

Mew2King’s year has been the least distinguished of the top 6, with no wins on his fellow gods and subpar placements at the events that he has attended. However, the veteran Marth/Sheik has shown time and time again that he is never one to be counted out.

It’s unlikely that any challenger from the rest of the field will be able to win the event, but each and every player entering Smash Summit 6 has the capability to upset higher-ranked competitors; a good number of them can boast of their own elite-level wins at length. While singles is the central event of the invitational, it will also be exciting to see how contenders such as Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez and Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby perform in the other events, such as the event’s doubles bracket or crew battle tournament.


If you want to catch all the action, stay glued to Beyond the Summit’s Twitch channel—they’ll be streaming top-level play (and top-level players’ shenanigans) all weekend.

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Joss Whedon Fought For Sole Writing Credit on His AVENGERS Script and He Almost Introduced The Wasp

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Joss Whedon played a huge role in bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe together with The Avengers. He could have had a long career with Marvel Studios but it seems like his experience on Age of Ultron may have soured his experience. Regardless, he did some great things with the MCU and I hope that one day he comes back for another project. 

During a recent interview with Thrillist, Whedon opened up about the script that he wrote and how he fought and lost getting sole writting credit on the film. He had to sahre the credit with Zak Penn even though Whedon wrote the script by himself. Whedon also revealed that he almost included The Wasp in the film. Here's what he had to say about writing the script:

"I started at square 1 on the script. I mean, straight up. I don’t wanna rag on it, but I fought that credit. I was very upset about it. I know how the Guild works, first guy on a movie and all that, but I’ve never had good luck with arbitrations…I read [Penn’s script] one time, and I’ve never seen it since. I was like, ‘Nope. There’s nothing here.’ There was no character connection. There was a line in the stage directions that said, apropos of nothing, ‘And then they all walk towards the camera in slow motion because you have to have that.’ Yeah, well, no: You have to earn that."

Whedon obviously wasn't a fan of the original script so he had to start from scratch. In the end he ended up delivering and awesome Avengers movie! But, doe to the rules of the writers guild he wasn't able to get a sole writting credit on the film.

He then goes on to talk about how he almost included The Wasp in The Avengers movie! Not only that, but she would have played a big role in the story. The reason for this was because there was a chance at the time that Scarlett Johansson wouldn't have been avilable to play Black Widow in the movie, and Whedon wanted to make sure there was a feamle character. So, Whedon wrote Wasp into the script to replace Black Widow. He also mentions that he almost added another villain because he wasn't sure if Loki would be a big enough threat.

"I wrote a huge bunch of pages starring The Wasp. That was not useful. I also worried that one British character actor was not enough to take on Earth’s mightiest heroes, and that we’d feel like we were rooting for the overdog. So I wrote a huge draft with Ezekiel Stane, Obadiah Stane’s son, in it."

In the end, even though The Wasp or Ezekiel Stane weren't used, the movie still turned out great! However, it would have been fun to see what he would have done with The Wasp. Regardless, The Wasp will be kicking ass in the upcoming film Ant-Man and The Wasp, which looks amazingly fun!

With Whedon both out at Marvel and DC, I wonder what film project he'll end up directing next.

Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Marion Cotillard To Star in The Spy Thriller 355

I enjoy a good spy thriller, and there a new one going into development with a crazy talented all-star female cast called 355. The movie will star Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, Fan Bingbing, and Penelope Cruz.

The movie will be directed by Simon Kinberg, who is currently working on X-Men: Dark Pheonix, which Chastain also stars in. Kinberg is also the screenwriter of projects such as Star Wars Rebels, Sherlock Homes, and X-Men: Apocalypse. He didn't write the script for this movie, though. That script comes from Theresa Rebeck, which was based on an original idea by Chastain. 

The story sees the five women banding together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all their considerable talents and training to stop a global organization from acquiring a weapon that could thrust the teetering world into total chaos. Along the way, these strangers and enemies become comrades and friends, and a new faction is formed – code-named “355” (a name they adopt from the first female spy in the American Revolution).

I love that this team of talent is coming together for an original spy thriller like this! I like the concept and it could end up being a great movie! Chastain had this to say about it in a statement:

"Some of my greatest experiences are being part of an ensemble, both on stage as well as in films. I see creating something like ‘355’ as an opportunity and privilege to assemble a diverse group of women, all of whom have greatly influenced the film industry through their work, to join together equally and explore the badass world of international espionage and thrillers.
"I have always loved films in this genre: ‘Three Days of the Condor,’ the Jason Bourne franchise to the Bond films, and having the opportunity to create this world with these stellar actresses and Simon Kinberg is truly a dream."

Does this sound like a film project that you'd be interested in watching?

Source: Variety

Deadpool Teases His Stripper Moves and is an X-Men Trainee in New TV Spots For DEADPOOL 2

We've got three new Deadpool 2 TV spots here for you to watch! The first promo in the embed below offers a few bits of new footage including Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) teasing his stripper moves and his blonde hair stripper look. The second promo in the same embed focuses on Domino's (Zazie Beetz) audition to join the X-Force and she is trying to talk Deadpool into believing that luck is a superpower. Then the third promo below that focuses on Wade Wilson being an X-Men trainee. 

Luckily we won't have to wait much longer before this movie comes out! Marvel fans really need a pick-me-up after the events of Infinity War! There's no doubt that this movie will provide that!

Deadpool 2 was directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) and it also stars Josh Brolin, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Julian Dennison, and Terry Crews.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Deadpool 2 will be released on May 18th.

Trailer For LEAVE NO TRACE – A Survival Story From The Director of WINTER’S BONE and Ben Foster

It's been eight years since director Debra Granik made Winter's Bone and introduced the world to Jennifer Lawrence. That was an incredible film and Lawrence's career exploded after it was released. The director has finally made another movie. I'm not sure why it took so long, but it's called Leave No Trace and it's another survival story that stars Ben Foster and newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. This looks like a solid follow-up to Winter's Bone and here's the synopsis:

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Leave No Trace opens in limited theaters on June 29, 2018.