Avengers: Endgame Directors Admit Trailers Use Footage Not in the Movie

Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo have discussed how they use footage that doesn’t make it into the final cut of their films in their trailers as to “preserve the surprise of the narrative.”

Via ComingSoon.net, the Russo brothers were recently interviewed by Empire Magazine and talked about how important it was to them that they “keep the film’s marketing department from spoiling the surprises.”

“We talked about all scales of marketing,” said Joe Russo. “The thing that’s most important to us is that we preserve the surprise of the narrative. When I was a kid and saw The Empire Strikes Back at 11am on the day it opened…It so profoundly moved me because I didn’t know a damn thing about the story I was going to watch. We’re trying to replicate that experience.”

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Arrow Goes Back to the Future… With Mixed Results

Warning: Full spoilers for Arrow Season 7, Episode 16 below. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review of Season 7, Episode 15

There are a few constants with almost every new season of Arrow. A mysterious character from Oliver Queen’s past resurfaces in December. Some costumed yahoo tries to blow up the city in May. And in between, viewers get an entire episode devoted to further the ongoing flashback storyline. That last one hasn’t changed with the transition from flashbacks to flash-forwards. “Star City 2040” takes a much closer look at the embattled state of the city 20 years in the future. And in the process, it showcases both the perks and the drawbacks of the flash-forwards.

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New Toy Story 4 Trailer Arriving Very Soon

A new trailer for Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is almost here. The latest trailer will arrive tomorrow, March 19, during the morning show Good Morning America. The program airs on ABC, which is owned by Disney, which owns Pixar, so that explains that.

GMA will have a “first-look” at the new full-length trailer, so it might be that only a teaser for the trailer is shown on GMA with the full thing coming later. This sounds like a similar setup with the new Dark Phoenix trailer, with a teaser popping up and the full thing coming online just minutes later. Hopefully the same is true for Toy Story 4’s new video.

The latest trailer for Toy Story 4 aired after the Super Bowl in February, and it showed Buzz Lightyear in a tough spot–you can watch it again in the embed above.

Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21 and sees the return of Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz), Annie Potts (Bo Peep), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Blake Clark (Slinky Dog), Wallace Shawn (Rex), and John Ratzenberger (Hamm). Among the new toys in the film are Forky (Tony Hale), Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key), and Bunny (Jordan Peele).

The movie will be directed by Josh Cooley, who wrote 2015’s Inside Out.

It’s just one of the many mammoth Disney movies releasing in 2019. Disney already scored a massive hit with Captain Marvel from its Marvel unit, while Avengers: Endgame is coming in April. Disney also has Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen 2, and Star Wars: Episode IX hitting theatres before the year is out.

The Batman Rumored to Be Set in the 1990s

A new report suggests that The Batman, which once starred Ben Affleck, will be set in the 1990s and Penguin will be one of the main antagonists of the film.

Via Batman-News.com, DiscussingFilm.net has also said that The Batman will show us a younger version of the Dark Knight, as well as Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler and friend Alfred Pennyworth.

The report further describes how director and writer Matt Reeves has adjusted the script a bit to add a bit more action, although the focus on the film will still be on Batman’s detective skills and solving a mystery.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Likely Won’t Be a Play Anywhere Game

It appears that despite the recent news of Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, it doesn’t look like the title will be a Play Anywhere Game.

During a live stream of the Halo Champion Series Invitational, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and head of 343 industries, Bonnie Ross, made a comment that seemed to dash hopes of The Master Chief Collection coming to the Play Anywhere lineup.

“While MCC shipped before the XPA Play Anywhere, we are exploring ways to make sure that we show our appreciation and recognition for the support we’ve had from the amazing fans of MCC and we’ll have more to announce as we get closer to launch.” said Ross on the subject of Play Anywhere games.

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