LEGEND: TOM HOLLAND


British actor Tom Holland swung his way into theaters—and our hearts—with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this summer. His comedic timing, swoon-worthy accent and acrobatic stunts have charmed moviegoers across the globe, and the film has made almost $600 million worldwide. Though this is hardly the start of his acting career, the 21-year-old has flown under the radar until now, and everyone wants to know more. Here are a few fun facts you might not have known about the Spider-Man star. 

1. His first role was in a West End musical 

The West End is London’s Broadway, but Tom nabbed a role in Billy Elliot the Musical without ever acting before. It did take him eight auditions and two years of training before he took the stage in 2008 in this show about a young boy discovering his love for ballet despite his father’s disapproval. Though he was originally cast as Billy’s best friend Michael, he began playing the title role full-time after only a couple months of performances. Not only could he dance, but he was also known for his acrobatics in the show, including a flip after running up a wall. He played Billy for two years, finishing his run just before his 14th birthday. 

2. He went to the same college as Adele

Tom attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, which is known for its notable alumni: Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Leona Lewis, to name just a few.  

3. He’s part Irish

Despite his British AF accent, Tom isn’t 100 percent British. His “granny” lives in Tipperary, and he told RTÉ he has a “huge family back in Ireland.” He’s also spoken Gaelic in his film The Pilgrimage and calls Dublin one of his favorite cities. So who knows, maybe we’ll see him on-screen in a kilt someday.

4. He loves Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”

When PEOPLE asked him what song always makes him dance, “Smooth Criminal” was the obvious choice. “If that song just came on now, you’d see an amazing routine,” he said. Unfortunately, he didn’t demonstrate.

5. His first film generated serious Oscar buzz

Tom’s first movie, The Impossible, was based on the real-life story of a family that got separated on vacation after a devastating tsunami hit their resort. Tom played oldest son Lucas, who spent much of the film trying to save his mother, played by Naomi Watts, from dying. Tom spent five months in Thailand and a water tank in Spain filming the incredible obstacles and journey this family undergoes to find each other again.

Naomi had nothing but praise for his performance, particularly since he was only 13 years old at the time. “Tom is a beyond gifted actor,” she said. “He’s just a raw, open talent that’s so easy to work with.”

6. Tom is the youngest actor to ever play Spider-Man

Tom is also the only teenager to play the role—his predecessors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were 27 and 26, respectively, when they were cast. 

7. He found out he got the role from an Instagram post

“I was in my bed scrolling through Instagram,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “It had been about a month since my audition. And Marvel just posted a photo saying go to our website and find out who the next Spider-Man is. I went on the Marvel website on my computer and there it was: The new Spider-Man is Tom Holland. I went ballistic, like absolutely nuts.” Who wouldn’t?

8. He loves his dog Tess

His Instagram is full of photos of his adorable pitbull. Tom FaceTimes her when they’re apart, and he’s brought her to interviews before. He even has a painting of her, which he calls “the best present ever.” So adorable.

9. His favorite Spider-Man prop was super expensive

It was the Lego Death Star! “It was delicate and we only had seven of them and we had to break them,” Tom told IGN. “And Jacob [who played Ned] kept breaking them too early.” Plus, they were $500 each.

10. His comedian dad wrote a book about him 

The humorous memoir, Eclipsed, chronicles Tom’s rising career and how it began to outshine his dad’s before he was even a teenager. For a sneak peek into Tom’s childhood, find the book on Amazon.

11. Spider-Man: Homecomingwasn’t the first time Tom played Spider-Man

Tom made a cameo in Captain America: Civil War to show off his new suit and dip his toes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe before starring in his own film. “I was lucky that I had the opportunity to just test the water a little bit and see what the fans wanted to see. It just turns out they wanted to see my version,” he said in an interview with Newshub

12. He’s been bullied before 

At a press conference in Italy, Tom shared, “I was not a cool kid in school. I got bullied pretty badly. Mainly because if I did my homework, I was called ‘keen,’ and being good at work wasn’t cool…So I think it’s a really good thing for kids to see someone they can look up to, but that someone they look up to is a geeky kid, not your typical jock who’s a quarterback, you know.”

13. He runs a charity 

Tom and his three younger brothers (Sam, Harry and Patrick) run The Brothers Trust, which donates money to medical research, fighting hunger and supporting children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

14. Tom and Zendaya had an epic lip sync battle

Tom drew on his musical theater experience for a lightning-fast costume change to transform from Gene Kelly into Rihanna as he sang a mash-up of “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrella.” He also got to do a killer dance routine. As one commenter wrote, “We need to start a petition for Tom Holland to get on Dancing with the Stars.” ASAP.

15. His favorite part of playing Spider-Man is too cute

Tom says the best part of playing Spider-Man is visiting children in the hospital. Above, he’s seen visiting kids (and performing a few flips) at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. He’s also visited Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta and the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley in upstate New York. As if we didn’t love him enough already. 

AVENGERS: FACTS

More than five decades, 500 issues, and one record-shattering movie later, the team dubbed “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” stands out as one of the legendary duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s greatest creations.

Over half a century of history, an ever-changing roster of Avengers has assembled to tangle with all kinds of enemies. And like most long-running superhero teams (*cough* X-Men *cough), the ongoing narrative has gotten pretty confusing at times. Thankfully, you don’t need to be an Avengers scholar to appreciate some of the most interesting aspects of the team’s long and storied history. Luckily, you don’t need to read all 51 years’ worth of issues to enjoy the newest Marvel blockbuster. Just use these 10 nuggets to regale your fellow fans in the box office line. 

1. Captain America Wasn’t Part Of The Original Team

The Marvel movie-verse may have cast America’s favorite super-soldier as a founding member of the team, but Captain America didn’t actually join up until the fourth issue of The Avengers comic series. The team—which had dropped to four members due to the Hulk’s departure—encountered a mysterious, frozen man in the ocean while chasing Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Lo and behold, the frozen fellow turned out to be Steve “Captain America” Rogers. After thawing him out, the existing Avengers team granted Captain America “founding member” status in place of Hulk, and the rest is comic-book history.

2. Daredevil’s Missed Deadline Made The Avengers Possible

If not for a delay in sending Daredevil #1to the printer, the Avengers might never have existed. According to Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Publishing, Tom Brevoort, when the publisher realized that the first issue of Daredevil wasn’t going to be ready in time for its scheduled print run, Stan Lee proposed the idea of bringing a bunch of existing Marvel characters togetherto form a team like DC’s Justice League of America. By doing so, they wouldn’t need to create complicated origin stories for the individual members, which would allow the squad to jump right into whatever adventure Lee and Kirby could come up with on short notice. The pair brainstormed for a while and came up with the Avengers, then hastily put together the first issue and sent it off to the printer. 

3. The Wasp Came Up With The Team’s Name

After the five heroes of The Avengers #1decided to work together, they needed a name. Thankfully, the size-changing heroine Janet van Dyne—a.k.a. The Wasp—was there with the right suggestion. “It should be something colorful and dramatic like ‘The Avengers,’ or…” she said, only to be interrupted by Ant-Man. “Or nothing! That’s it! The Avengers!” he announced.

One can’t help wondering what her second suggestion was going to be—and why she was left out of the movie series, given this key moment in the team’s history.

4. And Then They Were Villains…

Since their earliest rosters, the Avengers have always experienced a lot of turnover. After Hulk left in the second issue, the team added Captain America in the fourth issue, only to have everyone except Captain America depart the team in The Avengers #16. The original four members were quickly replaced by three new additions: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. These rookie Avengers were interesting choices for a top super-team since they were previously villains in the Marvel Comics universe. Few superhero teams had ever undergone such a unique lineup change, and the transition is still regarded as one of the most amazing stunts a superhero comic has ever pulled.

5. Marvel Had “The Avengers” Trademarked In 1970

It only took a few years for Marvel to realize they had something special in the Avengers, so it’s no surprise that the publisher didn’t trademark the team’s name until 1970. However, the company ran into some trouble when the 2012 movie screened across the ocean, as the British version of the The Avengers—a spy series that aired during the 1960s—pre-dated Marvel’s superhero team. The legal wranglings were eventually settled with some clever re-titling of the film in certain markets, including Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK.

6. The Avengers #1 Hit Shelves The Same Month As Uncanny X-Men #1

The Avengers weren’t the only new team to hits newsstands in September 1963. Marvel’s merry team of mutants also made their debut that month in Uncanny X-Men #1, and the two teams’ paths have crossed plenty of times over the course of their adventures.

7. Hulk’s Buddy And Tony Stark’s Butler Are “Honorary Avengers”

The team has had many “honorary members” over the years—usually friends, family, and allies who have assisted the team in its battles. The first-ever inductee as an “honorary member” was Rick Jones, the man Bruce Banner saved from a gamma bomb’s explosion by sacrificing his own body. Rick later became the Hulk’s “sidekick” of sorts and was instrumental convincing the new team that Hulk wasn’t the evil behemoth they originally believed him to be. In later issues, Tony Stark’s butler, Jarvis (a human in the comics, not the computerized entity familiar to movie fans) was also granted “honorary member” status.

8. Not Everyone Accepts Avengers Membership 

Of the many heroes who have been offered membership in the Avengers, several prominent characters turned the team down at one point or another. Both Spider-Man and Daredevil initially declined to join the team when offered a spot on the roster, with the two heroes each offering a similar reason for their decision: They want to keep their crime-fighting close to home. It’s worth noting, though, that both heroes did eventually join the team, but only in recent years—long after they were first offered membership.

9. Even Superhero Teams Can Franchise

The Avengers may be the team that unites to battle threats that no single hero can handle alone, but what if there’s more than one threat? That’s the question that the team hoped to answer with West Coast Avengers, a team that debuted in 1984 and featured several members of the Avengers roster splintering off to form a new group of heroes based in Los Angeles.

With the original Avengers team handing things from their headquarters in New York City, the new team—led by Hawkeye—kept the other side of the country safe from supervillains. Subsequent years—and the popularity of The Avengers among readers—would lead to several more spin-off teams and series outside the primary The Avengers series, such as the Secret Avengers and New Avengers. Some of them were even a bit unofficial, such as the hapless, accident-prone Great Lakes Avengers, who often managed to save the world despite their own ineptitude.

10. The Avengers Had A Crossover With David Letterman In 1984

Yes, you read that correctly. Way back in 1984, Late Night With David Lettermanwas cruising along at the height of its popularity and The Avengers was doing pretty well for Marvel. Naturally, the powers-that-be saw serious crossover potential. The result was a single-issue story that saw several members of The Avengers—including Hawkeye, Black Panther, Black Widow, Wonder Man, and the X-Men’s Beast—appearing on Letterman’s show, only to be ambushed by a pitiful villain who attempted to fry them with camera-mounted lasers. Letterman saved the day, though, when he hit the bad guy over the head with a giant doorknob. Seriously. This actually happened

CAPTAIN MARVEL FACTS

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Source). The Captain Marvel movie is the 21st movie from Marvel Studios that tell the story of Captain Marvel ( Carol Danvers ). Here are some interesting facts about Captain Mavel that will help you more understand her! Let’s start 😀

Interesting facts about Captain Marvel

1.  Question: Will Captain Marvel movie earn $1 billion?

It is also the 7th Movie from Marvel studios to hit the $1 billion mark at the box office.

2. Who is Carol Danvers?

Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel, is the first female superhero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to lead a movie.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(film)

3. Who wrote the Captain Marvel movie?

Among the creators of the storyline are four female script writers – Meg LaFauve, Nicole Perlman, Anna Boden, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet – and a male script writer, Ryan Fleck

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(film)

4. Is Captain Marvel human?

Due to a past incident, Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel is not fully human. She is half human, half Kree.

Source: https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Carol_Danvers_(Earth-616)

5. Will Captain Marvel come to Netflix?

The movie will not be coming to Netflix in the US. However, it will be available in some other regions.

Source: www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/when-will-captain-marvel-be-coming-to-netflix/amp/

6. Captain Marvel vs Avengers: Infinity Wars?

In terms of earnings, the Captain Marvel movie has the second largest opening weekend for a superhero movie, next to Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(film)

7. Who played Captain Marvel?

Unsurprisingly, the movie features an all-star cast. The lead role, Carol Danvers, is played  by actress Brie Larson who has an Oscar award.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(film) 

8. What are Carol Danvers’ flaws?

From the comic books, Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel was once an alcoholic, but she eventually overcame alcoholism with the help of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man.

Source: https://screenrant.com/captain-marvel-worst-things-happen-to-carol-danvers-tragedies/

9. Who is Captain Marvel’s love interest?

From the comics, Carol Danvers has been romantically involved with some super hero characters like Wonder Man, The Wolverine, and James Rhodes a.k a. War Machine.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-strange-loves-of-carol-danvers%3famp

10. How old is Carol Danvers?

Carol Danvers has an age ranging from late 20’s to early 30’s. However, her body does not age, partially due to her being half alien.

Source: www.inverse.com/amp/article/53855-avengers-endgame-spoilers-captain-marvel-why-carol-danvers-doesn-t-age

11. Are there other Captain Marvels?

The title of Captain Marvel has being held by several other superheroes such as Monica Rambeau, Marvel Boy, Genis-Vell, and Mar-Vell.

Source: https://www.cbr.com/every-captain-marvel-ranked/amp/

12. Captain Marvel movie world record?

A Captain Marvel fan broke the world record for the number of times a movie has been seen at a cinema. He watched the Captain Marvel movie 116 times, smashing the previous record of 104.

TOP 10 MARVEL CHARACTERS

Marvel has carved a name for itself as one of The Big Two in the comic book world by creating a stable of superheroes that everyone can relate to. Even though they are super-powered beings, they are nowhere near perfect or omnipotent; their many human flaws give fans an easy way to relate to them. They have so many well-known characters, it is no surprise they have held onto the number one spot for so long.

With this huge list of fan favorites, Marvelcontinues to blaze a trail throughout the world of comics. Take a look at who made the cut for the top spots on the Marvel charts and who got left behind.

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Spider-Man

 Spider-Man. Copyright Marvel

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has stuck himself into the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. He is easily the most recognizable franchise character that Marvel has in their stable and appears in video games, television shows, countless comic book series, and even as a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. One of the main reasons Spider-Man resonates so well with people is that he is an everyman. He is just a young kid trying to fit in, make a living, go to school, and win the heart of his favorite girl. Even though as Peter Parker he never seems to get a break, Spider-Man is always there to save the day, and with a quip or two for good measure.

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Wolverine 

 Wolverine. Copyright Marvel

Wolverine is one of Marvel’s top tough guys. Even with the mystery of Logan’s past being dispelled he’s still well-liked. Wolverine is a character that has surpassed the team he started out on to be one of those characters that Marvel uses to boost the sales of other comic books. He has even gone on to be the main part of many X-Men series, The Avengers, and his own title. This success has even transferred over to the silver screen with his own line of movies. Wolverine is without a doubt one of the top Marvel characters and will be for some time to come.

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The Incredible Hulk

 The Incredible Hulk. Copyright Marvel

The big bad green machine is a staple among kids and adults. Most people know the words, “Hulk Smash!”. Maybe it is the Hulk’s massive strength, or the rage he is allowed to let out, or the constant struggle to just be left alone that people identify with that make him so popular. 

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Captain America

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The Star-Spangled Avenger has quickly risen to the top of the charts with the renewed interest in The Avengers, both in comic form and big screen. He is truly an American character but is still well known the world over. He is truly the best that America has to offer and will even go against his own government to protect the ideals that make America great. His noble attitude and brave spirit bring fans of all ages over to his side. He is a true leader in the world of comics, television, and the big screen.

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Iron Man

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At one time, Iron Man was a bit of a second stringer in the world of comics. Sure he had his own title, but it wasn’t until he took the spotlight both in the world of comics with his government role in Civil War and in the world of motion pictures for him to become a fan favorite. Iron Man the movie rocketed to the top of the charts and brought Iron Man the character to a whole new generation of fans. Even with his demons, Tony Stark will continue to rise as one of Marvel’s top characters.

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Thor

 Thor. Copyright Marvel

Thor is one of the first Avengers and the first son of Asgard. He has been cast down to live as a mortal for his impetuous acts and learned at the hands of men what it means to truly become a hero. Having since been restored as a true god of the north, Thor lives not only to protect his world but his second home of Earth. The Thor comic book series has recently seen an uptick in popularity due to the title of Thor being passed on to a female character. His cinematic portrayal has also made him popular with many new fans. 

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Daredevil

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The protector of Hell’s Kitchen by night, and champion of the people as a lawyer by day, Matt Murdock is the man without fear. He prowls the rooftops, watching over the citizens of his neighborhood when no one else will. Daredevil does all these things, even though he is blind, with his super senses and constant training. He battles against a whole network of thugs, villains, and criminals led by a ruthless mastermind, The Kingpin. With so much stacked against him, Daredevil tackles each obstacle in front of him with grace and finesse and that is something people can admire.

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Punisher

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One of Marvel’s first anti-hero‘s (and one of comic-dom’s first as a whole), The Punisher did things in a way no other hero had before him. He killed those that committed crimes using his skills and modern weapons. He is tough as nails and unwavering in his mission to rid the earth of the scum that crawls on it. The Punisher, while maybe not as well known as Spider-Man, is still a popular character as many people identify with how he gets things done. Wishing they could take justice into their own hands as well. He is very noteworthy as, without Frank Castle, the world of comics may not have become as dark and gritty as it is now. The Punisher started readers down that dark path and the world of comics has been changed forever.

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Silver Surfer

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The isolation of being alone amongst the stars, giving up his life so that his loved ones may live, defying the ultimate power in the universe to save Earth and his new found friends, the Silver Surfer has done all these things and more in his lifetime. He is a cosmic powered alien being that is different from the rest of the Marvel universe characters.

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The Thing 

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It’s clobberin’ time! How many of us know that catchphrase? The Thing is so well known and likable for his common man sensibility and his plight of being trapped in a monstrous body. All he wants is to not be a superhero and return to a normal life. In the meantime, he is one of the most well-known members of The Fantastic Four and takes his frustrations out on the bad guys. Ol’ blue eyes is one character that people love and will continue to be a fan favorite.

X-MEN FOR PHASE 6

The X-Men will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it might not be until Phase 6 of the MCU. The Disney/Fox merger brought a lot of titles and characters to the Mouse House, among them the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. The mutants’ storyline recently came to an end with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, so the characters are ready for a fresh start in the MCU.

During the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige confirmed the X-Men are coming to the MCU, but didn’t give any details. Prior to this reveal, Feige unveiled the slate for the MCU’s Phase 4 and teased two projects in development that could be part of Phase 5, but it’s unlikely that the X-Men will be included in it, with Marvel instead waiting until Phase 6 at the earliest.

MARVEL: PHASE 4

Marvel Studios’ Phase Four of its Marvel Cinematic Universe will include 10 movies and Disney + series when it launches next year, with 2021 looking especially crowded. President Kevin Feige appeared at San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel’s 90-minute appearance in Hall H, where he gave a pretty lengthy update on Phase 4.

The Phase Four slate that Marvel unveiled includes the following: Black Widow (May 1st, 2020), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), The Eternals (November 6th, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings(February 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7th, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If…?(Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Fall 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5th, 2021). Feige made a surprise announcement at the end saying that he didn’t have time to address where the Fantastic Four or X-Men would end up in the franchise, but that one additional project will be Blade, which will feature Mahershala Ali.

The next phase includes a mix of sequels, like Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness — to be directed by Scott Derrickson, which is described as the MCU’s first horror film, Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth movie in the franchise, to be directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Unlike the last several Marvel movies, however, Natalie Portman will play Thor this time around. There’s at least one prequel, too — Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role, one that she has been fighting to have for years. Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour will also star.

Other film projects will feature several new heroes: The Eternals and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Like Guardians of the Galaxy, neither Shang-Chi or The Eternals are household names — but it looks as though Marvel Studios is hoping that they’ll have wide, mainstream appeal.

The Eternals centers on a group of beings known as Eternals who use their advanced skills to protect humans in the future. The comic book series, created by legendary creator Jack Kirby was, “one of many many many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about,” Feige previously told Slash Film. Feige also confirmed that the movie will star Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.

Shang-Chi will focus on the titular character, Shang-Chi, who devotes his entire life to bringing down his father’s criminal empire. Feige confirmed at Comic-Con that The Mandarin, the villain who was supposed to appear in Iron Man 3 but ultimately did not, will appear for real this time in Shang-Chi. Marvel is working with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the project, best known for his critically acclaimed film Short Term 12. Simu Liu, best known for his work on Canadian comedy series, Kim’s Convenience, is set to play Shang-Chi.

But the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t just movies anymore — Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+, will feature several ongoing projects, like Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, and What If…?. Feige and his team went into some more detail about a couple of shows, including Loki. The show will follow the character after he escaped with the Tesseract in 2012 — something that only happened thanks to Avengers: Endgame. The version of Loki played by Hiddleston appears to be one that didn’t experience the events of several films, like Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The show will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2021.

Unlike the existing entries in the MCU, where there was a major divide between the film and television properties, it looks as though the stories will fit together closely, with projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier picking up after Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye exploring some of the character’s time as Ronin, and with the events in WandaVision leading right into Doctor Strange 2. Feige and Disney CEO Bob Iger previously said the MCU films and Disney+ series would intertwine, and now we know how that looks. There’s a good chance other characters from all of the aforementioned series and films could intertwine in some way, too.

That will also extend to the Disney + show What If…?, a non-canon, animated series that presents alternate takes on the existing MCU, like what if Loki had found the hammer of Thor? The panel revealed that numerous MCU actors will reprise their roles for these alternate takes.

The Phase 4 slate answers the immediate question about what comes after the franchise that culminated with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-man: Far From Home. Expect more information next month at Disney’s D23 conference.

LEGEND: CHRIS HEMSWORTH

1. He belongs to the Hemsworth brothers. Chris is the middle child and his brothers are Luke and Liam. Luke who is best known for his role as Nathan Tyson in the series Neighbours is the oldest while Liam, the Hunger Games star and Miley Cyrus’ ex-boyfriend is the youngest.

2. Surfing is his passion.

3. He is Australian.

4. He was born on August 11, 1983.

5. He is a married man and a dad of three. His wife is Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Pataky is best known for her role as Elena Neves in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 The couple has three children; India Rose and twins Sasha and Tristan.

6. His’ childhood nickname is Kip, because when he tried to say his name it came out as ‘Kiptader’.

7. Chris Hemsworth became known for portraying Marvel comic book hero Thor.  He also played in Snow White and the Huntsman. He also performed in The Avengers

8. He won Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent in May 2005″.

9. He studied American Dialect at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney Australia.

10. He loves surfing and football. Surfing has been his teenage hobby which also became his past time until today. Chris shoulder injury prevented him from pursuing a football career.

11. “Degrassi Junior High’ is Chris” secret TV addiction.

12. He was chosen as one of 2011 Fun and Fearless Men by Cosmopolitan Magazine.

13. He worked hard to gain 20 lbs for “Thor.” This movie project demanded Chris to work hard for a more sculpted body.

14. Chris dated his ‘Home and Away’ co-star Isabel Lucas who played Tasha Andrews.

15. Some of his favourite music includes tracks performed by Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, David Gray and The Pharcyde.

16. According to him, if he was not an actor he would have become a writer or a director.

17. Kramer from ‘Seinfeld’ is his favorite television character.

18. Chris has tried several casual jobs: as a construction man, as a waiter, as a barman and also in a surf-wear shop.

19. He studied American Dialect at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney Australia.

20. Chris is best known for playing the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera ‘Home and Away’.

21. His hight is 6’2″.

22. He starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, which was shot shortly after the release of Star Trek but went unreleased until 2012.

23. In 2013 he appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness.

24. In 2002, Hemsworth starred in two episodes of fantasy television series, Guinevere Jones as King Arthur.

25. His performance of Thor elevated him to Hollywood A-List status.

26. He also made an appearance in soap opera series Neighbours and one episode of Marshall Law.

27. People magazine, in an annual feature, named him its 2014 “Sexiest Man Alive.”

28. As a young star he took roles in television shows Down Under.

29. Hemsworth returned to the set of Home and Away in November 2014 to film a scene as an extra and not as his character Kim Hyde.

30. He attedned Heathmont Secondary College.

JESSICA JONES SEASON 3

A date has finally been set for the return of Jessica Jones, Netflix’s critically acclaimed last-man-standing original series from Marvel after its others, like The Punisher and Daredevil, were cancelled, one by one. Jessica Jones, which stars Krysten Ritter as a New York City private investigator with superpowers, returns on June 14th. Netflix announced the date along with the release of teaser footage, which you can see above.

In the new season, we know that Jessica will face off against a brilliant evil force of some kind that’s alluded to in the teaser video — it’s the voice calling Jessica a fraud. Jessica will also reunite with her sister Trish, with whom she has a complicated relationship. However, according to the official description Netflix released, “a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.”

Season 3 of the show will include 13 episodes — and, as we noted, is noteworthy also for the fact that this will finally wind down all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe content that had been exclusive to Netflix. It’s a shift that comes, of course, as Marvel’s parent company Disney is preparing to launch a streaming service of its own, Disney+, later this year that will include a variety of exclusive Marvel series in addition to myriad Disney-owned shows and movies.

The third and final season of Jessica Joneslaunches more than a year after the debut of the show’s second season, which arrived on Netflix on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2018.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

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The Avengers: Endgame ‘I love you 3000’ line might also be a secret tribute to the MCU

Even if you’re one of the few people not to have seen Avengers: Endgame, there’s a chance you’ve already heard about one of its sweetest moments. “I love you 3000” is sweeping the internet, becoming the new stock reply whenever someone cares deeply about something. Except it isn’t all as it seems: I love you 3000’s origins might be holding a particularly cool secret – and one that pays tribute to the history of the entire MCU in one line.

First, a bit of context to the line just in case your memory has been wiped by grief and that incredible finale: Tony Stark has a daughter and, in a case of one-upmanship with his wife, Pepper, takes pride in the fact that when he tells his daughter he loves her “To the moon and back,” she replies “I love you 3000.” D’aww. Those Starks always have a one-liner handy, don’t they?

According to super-sleuth AshBoio on Twitter (H/T Metro), tallying up all of the Marvel run-times from 2008’s Iron Man, all the way up to this year’ Spider-Man: Far From Home means you’ll arrive at a grand total of, well, 2,998. But, if we do a bit of rounding-up (and, to be fair, even the Russos said Endgame was a minute longer than what the table has below), then we get to 3000.Look at the total run time for all the MCU movies. “I love you 3000”. Can’t cope… #AvengersEndgame
So, “I love you 3000” is also code for I love ALL of the Marvel movies, right down to the last second. Yes, even Thor: The Dark World.

Not to go all Lost, but there are even more Marvel-related secrets found in another number that Tony mentions during Avengers: Endgame.

Remember when Stark is adrift in space during the movie’s opening minutes? His message to Pepper explicitly references that he’s been in space for “21, no 22” days. Guess how many movies there are if you count Avengers: Endgame?

Exactly. 22. MIND. BLOWN.

Unless the Endgame writers are secret Taylor Swift fans, there’s every chance they’ve laced the script with even more of this little winks and nods to Marvel history. If you ask me, that’s just another reason to go and re-watch Avengers: Endgame for the 439th time.