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What To Expect From Ant-Man 3

2020.09.03 10:08 JAMESFAULKNERSS What To Expect From Ant-Man 3

Ant-Man is a very famous superhero film series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is based on the Marvel comics. It was directed by Peyton Reed, and the first part of the film Ant-Man was released in 2015. The famous actor Paul Rudd played the role of Ant-Man/Scott Lang in the Ant-Man series. After the huge success of Ant-Man, Marvel decided to release a sequel to this film, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was released in 2018.
📷 After getting a huge success in both of the previous Ant-Man movies, Marvel is planning to release its third part further. According to Marvel’s tradition up till now, Every Marvel hero who has gotten solo movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had three films at least. Therefore, all the Ant-Man fans are waiting for the release of the third part of the Ant-Man series.
Here we will discuss all the details you expect from Ant-Man 3.
Will Marvel Make Ant-Man 3?
According to the President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, It is yet to be confirmed whether they will be going to release Ant-Man 3, or not. Marvel always tends to keep their secrets unrevealed and thus the same in the case of Ant-Man 3, where no one has proper confirmation regarding the release of this film. Even the director of the Ant-Man series, Peyton Reed, has confirmed the conversations he had regarding the third part of this famous series but could not be able to give proper indication related to this.
However, according to the recent interviews with Peyton Reed and his given statements, he will be sticking around the Ant-Man film series if Marvel plans to make Ant-Man 3.
When Ant-Man 3 Could Release
Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already full, and there is no Ant-Man 3 included in it. According to the information, the starting of the film cannot be seen before June 2021, which means Ant-Man 3 would be a part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Marvel has saved some dates for 2022 and 2023, of which one can be utilized to reserve for the third part of the Ant-Man series. If the production begins on time then, most probably the Ant-Man 3 will get released by February 2022 or July 2022.
Ant-Man 3’s Cast
To make Ant-Man 3 another blockbuster movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor Paul Rudd who is playing the role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man has to return in this part of the series as well because he has been a root to the Ant-Man franchise. Evangeline Lilly, who is playing the role of Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, should also come back for this movie as per her importance shown in the last two parts of the Ant-Man series. The Hank Pym of the Ant-Man series, Michael Douglas, is also very interested in coming back for the upcoming Ant-Man 3. After being rescued from the Quantum Realm, the actress Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne can again return. Apart from these previous members of the Ant-Man series, no other member has confirmed yet.
Ant-Man 3 Story Details
The Ant-Man 3 can be a good opportunity for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to explore the Quantum Realm properly. In the previous part of the Ant-Man series, Janet Van Dyne was rescued from the Quantum Realm, and Scott Lang spent five years following Thanos’ snap in the film, Avengers: Infinity War. In this way, the Ant-Man 3 can explore the multiverse also. After discussing all the necessary details regarding the expectations of the Ant-Man 3, we have concluded that a lot of things can be expected from Ant-Man 3 as it can explore the theory of the Quantum Realm. It can set the future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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2020.04.06 17:08 elbenji A Lesbian's Review: Endless Summer

Okay, enough people were like please do this.
So, I'll have one run with this by lovingly go after the holy fucking grail. The big enchilada. The one book, that YEARS later, will always continue to grace our subreddit. Endless Summer.
So if you don't know this, I am reviewing these books from a WLW perspective to answer...basically...is it gay? Like is the content good. Does it feel like some of the dirty thirty's make no anatomical sense? Is the book actually good? And so I'm going to look at some classic books and give you the deets (also included later: OH, TF, TRR, PM, etc.)
Well, let's see!
Let's get on it. Let's talk the sacred fucking crow. PB's Answer to Young Justice! ES!
Endless Summer.
Alright, we all know how this goes. It's Lost but like with less Michael Fox and Evangeline Lilly and KATE WE HAVE TO GET OFF THE ISLAND KATE. And more, well, everything else that was Lost if you watched more than the pilot, which I think most people haven't (Like people really don't remember how much worse Lost got. Like it was worse than GOT in terms of bullshit, but digressing). And so, let's get off the train that started my eternal seething hatred of JJ Abrams and onto Endless Summer.
But its Lost. Even the fucking purgatory ending and God do I hate that fucking show.
Anyways, ES. ES is what happens when you put evil Iron Man onto an island where he wants to essentially ego-fuck the world and a bunch of teenagers on a path to go like stop him because they kinda like the world to not be ego-fucked. And I guess the universe is falling apart at the seams because the island from that second Jurassic Park movie has decided to fuck off from existence. You are the MC, with no background, no history, no anything and you will have at your command the most diamond scenes/payment by any book in PB history, two really gorgeous women, Lily Drake (but because he's a blonde guy who looks like Sawyer and acts like him, its ok), and the guy no one cares about and kinda acts like window dressing despite being the designated LI for five seconds at the start before captain nickname takes over. Sorry Not!Jack!
Anyways, you crash, shit goes bad. Side stories become obvious. And plot threads are hilariously added and tossed around so willy nilly that it feels like one of the weirder esoteric episodes of Dr. Who!
ES has always been a series that just kinda got rewritten a lot and you can tellllllll. Plot threads are added and dropped, and then even if you romance Quinn the whole time she sometimes mentions this random guy who appears twice is kinda cute and kisses him if you marry Estella. Was it Kai? Did we ever find out what the deal was with Kai? Anyways.
ES plot wise is a mess and I think that's the charm. It's like the writers were like NO! IT'S AVATAR! Then after realizing how culturally insensitive that is, were like wait, hol' up. Then it becomes weird sci-fi fighting evil Iron Man with every Lost reference they can throw under the sun. Like you're not supposed to get it. The plot threads are supposed to not make sense. Characters get dropped and lines get tossed but like every good episode of Dr. Who, that's the point! Sure, this random guy just...appears and does nothing but its ok! The third book is literally a trash fire and rushed to hell and back to fast forward to the ending, but that's okay because we are just gonna do that thing from The World Ends With You and make the endings kinda weird and probably the best ending being start a rebellion or something. Or staying on an island while the world explodes. Who knows.
But anyhow, the gay.
A lot of books that have pick-a-gender MC's have a problem. A big one in fact. Where the piping is essentially described in a masculine way. Enough that it makes zero anatomical sense how they could be having sex at that time. Or just kinda rushed through. So, yeah there's a bit of that. Or Quinn's just the world's most flexible gymnast because Good God. (still hot but Good God). You get two also! Estella and Quinn! And okay, highkey I still can never choose. It's like me playing Stardew Valley and its been five years of dating Haley/Leah/Penny/Abigail/Emily and I literally cannot fucking choose. Both are great. Quinn is sweet, soft, ginger and an eldritch God. Estella is soft, badass, pained, hard, tough outer shell with a squishy center and devoted. Also tied with Hana for the most badass line spoken by a LI when protecting her love like a goddamn queen. So, yeah, can't complain! And Best, Jake isn't THAT forced. There's still some forcing. Especially at the start when he flirts hard. But you can leave him behind. Focus all of your energy on Estella and Quinn honestly takes over as the obvious main LI somewhere quick. But to get into the flaws. Quinn then disappears for like most of Book 2. You get Estella, which yay! But you don't see Quinn for a while. Then you get that guy out of nowhere and her route just kinda fizzles once she becomes a gorgeous Goddess. Or was that Book 3? That was Book 3 with the pirates right? When you had Sexy Pirate Quinny? RIGHT THIS IS ACTUALLY A BAD BAD BAD THING. You have to WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE QUINN LOVES YOU. You can't fuck around because she has actually FEW FEW SCENES. JAKE you can just throw a rock and have him love you. Quinn takes a herculean effort because her romance points are so small. In fact, you can argue in some ways her and Estella are diamond' off for that reason. Not to the level as other books. But it's actually a challenge to get Quinn to propose to you. Estella not as much. But Quinn, fuck. Anyways. That's a general PB thing and it showed here. That was a couple of big flaws honestly, because I said it. Jake is not charming and is annoying when you're not dating and you're trying to save the world. Like we get it, your best friend is the Winter Soldier. We getttt it. And Sean of course just kinda stops existing past book 1. The side characters and friends are great though!
But anyways, lets talk about the big bullshit in the room. Book 3.
God, Book 3 sucks guys. I'm sorry. It does. Book 1 is fun. Book 2 is also fun. Book 3 is just. A trashfire. They ran out of ideas and then they literally turn it into a WEDDING BOOK BEFORE IT WAS A MEME. Then the weird Endless thing. And ending which was like could have been added to the end of Book 2 but they had to milk us for our diamonds because IT HAD THE MOST DIAMONDS SPENT OUT OF ANY BOOK.
At least MC was gorgeous too. I'll give it that. And the cartoon style was kinda great for it. It's also kinda hilarious when you consider in TF, ES was supposed to be like an after school cartoon or something but Grace's Mom is a real person in that universe too! And the fact that most of Quinn's diamond scenes are like oh damn.
The PB Universe is weird.
And yeah, like a lot of the diamond scenes felt superfluous too? Like the only thing that was useful was really that cool space suit. And the persona-style social links. That was a pretty nifty thing.
But so? Final Verdict.
Is it gay?
Yeah, kinda. Estella and Quinn are worth it and you can literally ignore Jake for a while, which is rare. Estella just hits me in a personal weakness kind of way while Quinn is your traditional PB soft bean LI and she's great because she's also an eldritch being <3. But honestly, she gets tossed to the side and hard. And it sucks. Like it really isn't Minuet bad but. :(
Also, just I gotta reiterate. Just. God, Book III is awful. Like I always felt like ES was like Young Justice. With a very good first season and a seriously awful second season that everyone kind of removed from their collective memory. And in fact, they removed it hard enough that they praise it as this revelatory thing and are sad nothing will happen more from it but really don't remember how AWFUL the last installment was. I call it bad season amnesia.
Like it's copycat, Lost!
So, if this is something you're vibing lmk and I'll think of what to tackle next. So for now.
tl;dr: From 1 to You know if they made Jaina Solo in 2020 she'd be a giant lesbian and she was 100% the basis of Rey, fight me JJ. It's Cirque de Solgay with a side of I have a weakness for tough guarded murder gays and this is why I'm obsessed with She-Ra.
K. Bye!
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2020.04.06 12:50 steverOg3rs My Predicted MCU slate through 2023, with explanations

So with Disney/Marvel having announced the official MCU release schedule going forward, I figured I’d try to slot my predictions into logical spots. I’ve included the confirmed films so that we can have a fuller picture:
November 6, 2020: Black Widow
February 12, 2021: The Eternals
May 7th, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
*July 16, 2021: Spider-Man 3 *this was the date announced when it was confirmed Tom Holland’s Spidey would return to the MCU for at least a 3rd solo movie. It’s unclear as of now whether Marvel’s shifting schedule will affect this release, as Sony’s plans will come into play as well.
November 5, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
February 18, 2022: Thor: Love and Thunder
May 6, 2022: Black Panther 2
July 8, 2022: Captain Marvel 2
Ok, predictions start here.
October 7, 2022: Blade
With this movie definitely being the least expected and maybe the most hyped when Marvel dropped their upcoming titles, I think it makes sense to release it sooner rather than later. But since Marvel has so much ground to cover, it turns out that “sooner” will end up being not very soon at all – 2.5 years from now. Still, with an A-list lead like Mahersala Ali, I feel like Marvel would be smart to put it in this slot, before hype dies down or people forget it’s coming. Plus, an October release, near Halloween, would bode well with the vampire aspect of Blade.
February 17, 2023: Ant-Man 3
God, I‘m really excited for Marvel to finish the Ant-Man trilogy. The first two movies were well-received by both critics and fans, and it’s no doubt that Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are fan-favorites as Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively. Peyton Reed, director of the first 2 films, is slated to helm this one as well, and as of a few days ago, Rick and Morty’s Jeff Loveness is attached to write the script. With all of this mind, it’s no question that preparations are being made for the film; it just doesn’t have a release date. By February 2023, it’ll have been about 4.5 years since the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp – undoubtedly more than enough time between entries. Unfortunately, Marvel’s current release schedule doesn’t allow much room for amending that. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that the main characters of the Ant-Man series were all heavily involved with the Infinity Saga, so Marvel will likely want to wrap up most of their stories before they get too mixed in with a crowd of titles that look to introduce new characters altogether. In this sense, Ant-Man 3 in this slot could finish Scott, Hope and Hank’s story in a satisfying fashion, while maybe bringing in the beginning of a Young Avengers storyline via Scott’s daughter Cassie.
May 5, 2023: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
This movie has surely had its fair share of news headlines over the past few years. James Gunn was fired, re-hired, and now he’s fully on board to finish the trilogy he started in 2014. For awhile, it looked like Gunn’s trilogy was going to release on nice 3-year intervals – 2014, 2017 and 2020 (perfectly balanced), with GotG bringing us back to the MCU in May 2020 after the 10-month hiatus. Well, now we obviously know we’re not coming back to the MCU at all in May 2020. But unfortunately, even prior to everything that’s going on now, the period before Gunn’s re-hiring saw him sign on to direct The Suicide Squad for DC, meaning an indefinite delay for Guardians. The Suicide Squad will release on August 6, 2021. The good news, though, is that Gunn finished the Guardians 3 script in 2017, so that part of the process is mostly out of the way (I’m sure the passage of time will bring a decent amount of edits). Ultimately, barring any work on Guardians 3 during Suicide Squad post-production, Gunn will be free to film Guardians beginning in August 2021, which could easily place it on course for a May 2023 release. It could probably release sooner, given that time frame, but as I’ve said, Marvel’s schedule seems packed enough, and a May 2023 release would give Marvel and Gunn the time to round out our Guardians’ stories the right way. Also, releasing this movie May 5, 2023 would place it 6 years to the day after Vol. 2, which released May 5, 2017. I have a special place for GotG, so I think that’d be a nice touch.
*July 28, 2023: The Fantastic Four
The Disney-Fox deal was confirmed on March 20, 2019. Immediately afterwards, rumors and theories started to be emerge regarding how the MCU would bring Fox’s most notable properties, the Fantastic Four and X-Men, into its overarching narrative. People hoped and dreamed that some inkling of these characters could pop up as soon as the post-credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home, but no such play was in Marvel’s cards. This release date in 2023, though, lies more than 4 years after the Disney-Fox deal – more than enough time for the MCU to bring Marvel’s first family into the fold, in proper fashion. A July release could mean a massive summer blockbuster – something that I could definitely see Marvel pursuing with such a popular property. Regardless of who ends up in the titular roles, I think there’s no better spot for Marvel to place this movie. *If the MCU’s Spider-Man 3 gets pushed from its July 16, 2021 release date, I could see it moving here, alternatively. In that case, Fantastic Four could get pushed to 2024. In a fun little tidbit, though, if Spider-Man 3 were to release in this slot and pick up immediately after Far From Home, it would be caught up in real time with Endgame’s 5-year time jump. That would be neat.
November 3, 2023: Nova
The MCU is known to be taking on a more cosmic focus beginning with Phase 4. With this in mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if a character as popular as Nova were to get a film. Alternatively, I could see an X-Men film slotting in here if the MCU is ready to open that can of worms at that point. And admittedly, though these are all predictions, this slot is the one I’m least confident in – as we venture further into the future, I’ll leave it to Marvel’s creative minds to cook up whatever is coming down the pipeline.
Also, just as there were 4 years between the MCU’s kickoff, Iron Man, and the first team-up film, The Avengers (2008-2012), I think Marvel will have done more than enough story- and world-building again from 2020-2023 for a team-up film to come in either 2024 or 2025.
Whatever they have planned for the years to come, I’ll be there for it. The MCU has my heart and my trust.
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2019.10.21 15:59 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Ant-Man and the Wasp *UPDATED*

Continuing my MCU Behind the Scenes Facts posts with an updated Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man Far From Home and will continue to do these in the future
All links to previous MCU Behind the Scenes facts

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP


1. Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.

2. Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon. It's also a common joke among DC fans, in regards to Clark Kent's (Superman's) rather flimsy disguise of nothing but glasses.

3. Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."

4. The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.

5. This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.

6. This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).

7. The laboratory incorporates elements of various scales and was obviously enhanced when at various scales. Examples of this include an enormous battery and electric guitar volume knob and the like, with most everything else at human scale. The wheels and tote handle were obviously installed when the building was at the smaller size then, as with the battery and knob, expanded along with the building.

8. For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.

9. They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.

10. This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

11. Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.

12. Director Peyton Reed insisted the film clock in under two hours, for two reasons. "I knew we were going to be following Infinity War which was going to be this massive, massive epic, but most importantly just because this is a comedy, and it's an action/comedy, and it didn't want to overstay its welcome."

13. In the trailer's soundtrack, the higher pitch guitar chords that repeat are the riffs from a song named "Ants Invasion" by Adam and the Ants.

14. This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.

15. Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents Of ATLAS.

16. Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.

17. The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.

18. The trailer contains a scene where Ant-Man and the Wasp bicker about who is going to "go low" and who is going to "go high" when confronting the bad guys. The Wasp argues that she should be the one to "go high" since she has wings. This scene does not appear in the theatrical version of the film.

19. The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is Them! (1954), the classic sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.

20. Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and the modification of Langston Fishburne to resemble his father, Laurence Fishburne.

21. The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.

22. Peyton Reed promised Michael Douglas that he wouldn't be "just a walking exposition machine" this time around.

23. Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.

24. Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.

25. Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.

26. The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."

27. One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.

28. First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

29. Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."

30. The lab and quantum tunnel set, strongly inspired by Irwin Allen's The Time Tunne l(1966), is the largest physical set that's ever been built for any of the MCU films.

31. This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

32. The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.

33. Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."

34. The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.

35. Scott helps the Pyms break out of FBI custody (even providing Hope her suit and Hank an FBI uniform), a reversal of roles from the first movie when Hank breaks Scott out of police custody.

36. They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.

37. Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

38. This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).

39. Early on there's a brief clip from The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).

40. Discussions about where to take the third act included the possibility of quantum creatures coming through the tunnel and pouring out into San Francisco, but Peyton Reed wasn't interested. "That kind of stuff felt to me like we've seen this a million times."

41. At the start of November 2016, Peyton Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".

42. This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

43. Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.

44. The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.

45. Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.

46. The name of Luis and Scott's fledgling security company, "X-CON", is a pun on the fact that they are both ex-convicts, or "ex-cons" for short.

47. They used Elmore Leonard novels, as an inspiration in the sense that while a main antagonist exists they would also have various smaller-level antagonists and threats too.

48. The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.

49. This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.

50. They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.

51. The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).

52. The character Kurt refers to the witch "Baba Yaga" of Russian folklore. This same reference is made in John Wick (2014), the second installment of which also features actor Laurence Fishburne.

53. Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.

54. The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

55. Near the beginning, Scott is shown watching Animal House (1978), early discussions of the quantum realm led Peyton Reed to remember the scene from that film which features characters discussing similar ideas, so happily he was able to license a clip from Universal.

56. This is basically a follow-up to both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Peyton Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

57. Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.

58. Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".

59. Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). A few others include Clive Russell (the Blackfish in GoT) was Tyr in Thor: TDW. In the same film, Kurse was played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (the pirate captain who took Tyrion as a slave), Richard Brake (the Night King in seasons four and five) was an unnamed Asgardian soldier, and Joseph Gatt (a Thenn from season four) was a Frost Giant.

60. Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).

61. The car chase is influenced and inspired by the likes of, Bullitt (1968), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), What's Up, Doc? (1972), and The Raid 2 (2014).

62. In the comics, Elihas Starr is the Ant-Man villain known as Egghead. He does somewhat resemble Egghead in the movie as he is a bald, middle-aged man, but the comics Egghead actually had an egg-shaped head. His comic counterpart has no relation to the comics Ghost who is a male villain of Iron Man.

63. Films like After Hours (1985) and Midnight Run (1988) were looked at for inspiration as movies "with strong ticking clocks."

64. This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.

65. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and playing Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).

66. Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.

67. In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)

68. The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).

69. CAMEO: Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.

70. In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.

71. Scott grows 166 ft., near the end when he's in front of the ferry in the water, surpassing Bill Fosters record of 25 ft. Prior to meeting Foster, Scott had already grown over 60 feet by that point (Civil War)

72. In the trailer Scott grows in size in front of a boat full of people and announces, "ME EAT PEOPLE!" to frighten them, but this scene isn't in the final film. Cassie telling Scott, "I wanna fight bad guys like you!" doesn't happen, although the other line about her dad needing a partner when on hero business is left in. The "I have wings, why would I go low?" exchange between Scott and Hope was also not included in the theatrical release.

73. The Ghost isn't evil, just desperate -- her powers are killing her and she just wants to survive. Likewise, her father, Elihas Starr, a.k.a. Egghead, is not a good person by any stretch in the comics, but his only scene in the film is dedicated to him trying to save his wife and daughter.
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2019.10.18 19:11 Chen_Geller "Editing is the final rewrite" or Is The Hobbit actually better as a trilogy than as a duology?

While working on his lauded documentary debout, They Shall Not Grow Old, producer and director Sir Peter Jackson said he enjoyed having to make a film which required no shooting, being that it was reconstructed World War I photography.
While this comment may seem lazy, its in fact one which many great filmmakers adhered to: Sir Alfred Hitchcock hated shooting, and Sir David Lean "couldn't wait" to get to the cutting room. Jonathan Demme was famous for crafting his films more in the editing room than in principal photography, as is Coppola.
Jackson's previous film, The Hobbit, was infamously split from two films to three. Two main accusations were flung at this choice by the films' detractors: that it was a studio cashgrab, and that it resulted in extraneous material, including a love interst subplot, expanded parts for some of the side-characters, an additional villain, etcetra. The latter argument is especially interesting, because it posits that the material captured in the original filming was at least servicable, whereas additional material recorded in "reshoots" meant to create a trilogy supposedly dragged the films down.
What's more interesting, however, is how poorly both arguments fare when tested against the director's own words on the matter. You see, according to Peter, editor Jabez Olssen was creating an assembly on-set while they were shooting the two films. In one the breaks from filming, Jackson and his co-writers Philippa Boyens and Dame Frances Walsh felt that...
You know what, this doesn't feel quite right as two movies": it didn't structurally even feel quite right, where one finished and the other began, and so we started to - this is Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] and myself[...]the three of us just privately started to knock the idea around [...] that maybe we are dealing with three films here, not two. And it wasn't until just before the end of the filming that we had Warner Brothers [executives] came down to New Zealand to visit and we, at that point, we had worked out enough of a structure that we could pitch them, to say: "listen, if we were to make three movies, this is how the first one would finish and the second one would begin." We sort of worked out a structure of how we would shape the whole thing, which was at that stage almost completely shot. [...Warner's] were shocked. You know, they couldn't quite believe what they were hearing. 1
So, not only was the decision to split the piece into three not a studio decision but it also wasn't a creation by means of extensive reshoots, but rather editorially. This would also seem to suggest that a third argument against these films - stating the production was rushed to the point of lacking any planning - is also false.
So, what was it that didn't structurally feel right about the duology? Was the production on the films really so lacking in foresight, or not? Was the two-film version actually going to be any better? Lets find out together.
In the early days of sketching the films with co-writer and initial director Guillermo Del Toro, the filmmakers considered several places in which to split the films. At one point, film one was going end with the arrival at Erebor. 2 At another, they considered doing a bridge film leading into The Lord of the Rings. However, the finished script of both Del Toro's and Jackson's had the Quest itself split across two movies: An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again, split at the moment where Bard first contacts the Company.
The Hobbit was shot in three main steps: Principal photography, which was divided into three "blocks", and began in 21 March 2011 and ended on the 6 July 2012, after 266 days of filming. Andy Serkis was directing a secondary unit and Christin Rivers occasionally directed a third "splinter" unit. CGI-based footage was being created around the clock during production and post-production.
As with any Peter Jackson film, post-production was planned in such a way so as to allow for pickup photography for main unit and splinter unit, meant to help polish the edits. A few days were scheduled later in July 2012 for the first film, and six weeks starting with May 20, 2013, for the second film. When the decision was made to extend the piece to three films, the 2013 pickups were lengthened by two more weeks.

An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey was always intended (even in Del Toro's time) to open with a framing device featuring old Bilbo Baggins (Sir Ian Holm) and Frodo (Elijah Wood), and the footage was shot in July 2012. 3 The contents of the Erebor prologue were also largely determined ahead of time. Some of the actual shooting of the prologue, though, took place within the last couple of days of principal photography. 4 By contrast, the Bag End scenes that follow were shot early in principal photography, and marked the first appearance of the Dwarves on-set.
Azog was in the film from the get-go. Originally, the Battle of Moria was going to be briefly glimpsed at the tail end of the prologue. Balin would then offer cryptic hints about the battle, which would have served to explain Thror's fate but not really establish that Azog was still alive. Azog would only appear when he attacks the compan, and then the full backstory would have been revealed in Beorn's House, just before we learn that Azog is in league with The Necromancer. 5
Radagast and Dol Guldur were also always present, down to the Morgul Blade, its role in the White Council and the High Fells.6 In the duology, Gandalf would have gone to the High Fells after he parts with Galadriel. The storm clouds he sees when he's talking to Radagast are meant to be the ones that hinder the company at the High Pass, and then he'd regroup with them for Goblin-town and go with them to Beorn's before leaving directly for Dol Guldur. 7
Trollshaws, the Warg Chase, Rivendell and the Stone Giants were all shot in principal photography for the two-film version. Two notable additions were Bilbo hanging on the side of the High Pass, requiring a rescue by Thorin, which was shot in the 2012 pickups, and a scene that echoes it later when Bilbo tries to leave and is confronted by Bofur.8
After Goblintown and the confrotation with Gollum, Azog would attack. This scene was also differnt, but only in that - once Azog knocked Thorin down - the Eagles would have swooped in immdiately to save him and the company. The added footage was shot in principal photography. Since Bilbo saving Thorin was added, they didn't originally have a major reconciliation on the Carrock, but footage was shot of Thorin warming somewhat up to Bilbo based on his candor before Azog's attack. 9
This is where things get interesting. Jackson estimates that the carrock was going to be about "two-third of the way" into the first film. The film would have continued through the Wilderland, Beorn's House (including the Dwarves being introduced to Beorn in pairs), Mirkwood, the Spiders and the Woodland Realm. Tauriel was present in this version, as was Legolas. At one point, the confrontation with Thranduil was going to be different, AND few inserts of dialogue were added before the entry to Mirkwood, but otherwise this section existed very much as it does in The Desolation of Smaug.10
The climax of the film was intended to intercut Gandalf's exploration of Dol Guldur with the Barrel sequence. Gandalf would have found Thrain and conversed with him briefly, but instead of fleeing with Gandalf from Azog and being killed by The Necromancer, Bolg would have killed him just prior. 11
The Barrel sequence was to be the action climax of the film. At one point, the sluice gate was going to be at the end of the sequence, so that Kili scoring a poisonous wound would act to highten the stakes, but it was rearranged "quite early on." Originally, Azog would have appeared instead of Bolg. Kili's wound and Gandalf's incarceration would act as loose threads for the next film. 12
Thorin would have reconcilled with Bilbo based on his ingenuity to use the Barrels, and then Bard's silhuette would have appeared over the company, as a cliffhanger. Somewhere in this sequence, the filmmakers were considering to put the montage in which the Thrush reaches Erebor and we cut into the mountain where Smaug awakes. 13

There and Back Again

The second film was intended to begin in medias res with Bard taking the Dwarves across the lake. Tauriel, Legolas and Thranduil interrogating Narzug was meant to recapitulate the Tauriel-Kili subplot. Laketown would have occupied the film's first act, and included all the scenes that feature in the film: the covering of the Dwarves in fish, confrontation with Braga, the Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet, the Master eating bollocks.14
Thorin was going to leave Kili behind with Fili, Bofur and Oin, while Tauriel would track the Orcs to Bard's House, joined by Legolas. Bard would have gone to place the Black Arrow to the bow, but arrested by Braga, although the sequence was shorter in the two-film cut, as more footage of it was shot in the 2013 pickups.15
Bilbo's conversation with Smaug - in which it was established that Smaug was in league with Sauron - was originally shorter and ended with Smaug becoming enraged and leaving the mountain, trying to kill the Dwarves on the mountainside. Smaug then left for Laketown. 16 The scenes with Thorin outside deliberating what he was going to do were done in the 2013 pickups, as was the confrontation between the company and Smaug.17
The conflageration of Laketown would follow. The sequence, including the death of the Master, Bard escaping capture and Bain retrieving the Black Arrow, which was fired off of his shoulder, was shot in principal photography, as well. This was to be intercut with Sauron appearing to Gandalf, looking for the other Elven Rings just as Galadriel arrives to rescue him. The Battle of Dol Guldur ensues, very much as it does in the film. 18
At one point, Gandalf would then - after taking a horse and staff from Radagast - pursue the spirit of The Necromancer East and North, where he would see the second army, that of Gundabad, assemble and then run back to warn the company at Erebor. Instead, in the finished film, Legolas discovers that Bolg hails from Gundabad and takes Tauriel there to discover this, which was shot in the 2013 pickups.19
This happens not before Tauriel and Kili confess their feelings on the Lakeshore. At one point, they were going to kiss in this scene, but at Lilly's advice it was decided to postpone that moment until after Kili's demise.20
Thorin's dragon sickness and the tilting towards war were set to be explored in much the same way that they are in the finished film. Many of the scenes with him negotiating with Bard and later with Thranduil were shot quite early on. Gandalf would arrive at this point, and explain the strategic signifcance of Sauron capturing the mountain. 21
Eventually, Thorin was to snap out of the dragon sickness after a brief confrontation with Dwalin. The original idea was that he would look at a golden cup and see his reflection morph into that of the dragon. This was later replaced with him wandering through the gold and sinking into the coin mounds. However, while working on the third film, Peter Jackson decided to use the aftermath of the confrontation with Smaug, which was added to the end of the Second film, to devise a new way to use this footage in which Thorin sees the Dragon appear in the gold beneath him and imagines sinking in the gold. The scene of a recovered Thorin approaching his comrades and rallying them to a last charge was however shot in principal photography, albeit near the very end. 22
The tactics of the Battle of the Five Armies weren't figured out during principal photography and the script of those scenes wasn't good enough in Peter Jackson's mind. Some elements including fighting in the streets of Dale and the scenes involving Dain were shot in principal photography, but the rest was pushed to the 2013 pickups, and its this material which constituted the bulk of the pickup footage. 23
This included Tauriel's confrontation with Thranduil and her leaving for Ravenhill with Legolas, much of the action in the fields and almost all of the footage on Ravenhill, namely Thorin's climactic fight with Azog, shot on the very last day. New additions to the script included the chariot sequence and Legolas fight with Bolg. Thorin's funeral and Bilbo's return to The Shire were filmed in principal photography.24

Del Toro and Deleted scenes

Even though we can now see that the films were largely an editorial creation, that does not mean that they were some rough cut divided into three. There are a lot of deleted scenes in these films, including Tauriel healing one of Bard's daughters on the Lakeshore, more material partaining to Legolas mother, added material in the prologue, more Dol Guldur material (including Gandalf finding a Palantir) and more footage of Beorn.
People who hope that Del Toro would have better honoured the novel's overall whimsy may have been disappointed: Del Toro is after all known for his dark fantasy films. rather than for lighthearted adventures. Plus, his film was still being written by Jackson, Walsh and Boyens. In fact, Del Toro was one of the champions of the idea of introducing a new female character, insisting that she'd be a warrior. Mirkwood and Laketown are said be heavily based on Del Toro's vision. 25 Some speculate that The Hobbit wasn't much of a passion of Jackson's, although the time and care he took, not to mention his own statements, run to the contrary. If anything, Del Toro seemed much less enthused back in his day.26
Lindsay Ellis' interview with actor John Callen seems to indicate that the studio pushed Jackson to put more emphasis on the romance in the third film than was originally planned by the filmmakers. However, that seems contradictory to the content of the movie. If anything, Tauriel's screentime is minimized, with her whisked away by Legolas to Gundabad only to arrive back at the battlefield very late.27

Assesment

We can now see that the films were created editorially from material shot for the two-film version, rather than as a result of extensive, studio-driven reshoots. Most of the scenes were scripted ahead of time and shot for the two-film version, but proved too unwieldly in that cut, commissioning a trilogy cut.
The filmmakers also seemed to have had an understanding of the tone, style and volume of each of the three films before they started constructing them individually. 28 Tonally, film one was always intended to be more light-hearted, but never quite as much as the book. Film two would start light, but by the time the first act would be over and Thorin would leave Laketown with Kili behind, it would have become a much grimer story, with more focus on Thorin and his corruption and eventual self-sacrifice. This shift is maintained in the trilogy, where it acts like the midpoint of a 1960s epic.29
In looking specifically at where the original An Unexpected Journey was supposed to end, one can really understand Sir Peter Jackson's structural issues with it. While the barrel sequence could make a good action climax, the idea of a cliffhanger involving Bard's silhouette is not very enticing. If we compare this to the cliffhanger that's actually present in The Desolation of Smaug, that cliffhanger was the result of the characters actions, whereas in the script to the two-film version, the cliffhanger is added unto the climax, with little setup for Bard's character. The opening of the second film, too, seems not to be very interesting. Insofar as audiences otherwise uninformed of the original structure probably wouldn't be able make it out in watching the finished article, Jackson's work suceeds as an exercise in editing.
Some specific ideas present in the two-film cut seem by far inferior to what's in the three-film cut. Previz for Bilbo's fight with the spiders looks far less enganging than the fight involving the Dwarves in the film. The absence of the scene with Bofur in An Unexpected Journey - one of the most heartfelt moments of the movie - is shocking, and Thorin snapping out of his dragon sickness is much better told in The Battle of the Five Armies than it was going to be in There and Back Again.
While the execution is dodgy at-times, the lack of a confrontation between the company and the dragon (perhaps the most significant addition to the trilogy) in the two-film version is positivelly maddening. While there's no intentional build-up to it in the first film, the promise of the heroes facing off the dragon is inherent to the story. Its inclusion - and especially its failure - are crucial.
Furthermore, given the amount of material which they were trying to squeeze into the two film version, it would have made for even longer and more oddly-paced films. Probably close to Jackson's King Kong (by far the director's most glacial film) where the theatrical cut was three hours. Surely, some of the subplots which aren't known for their popularity such as Tauriel or Dol Guldur would probably have been cut shorter in the edit, but instead of removing their offending nature, it would have just made them appear all the more haphazard and undercooked, not unlike the stories of the crew-members of the Venture on King Kong.
The claims that the trilogy was without preplanning, too, are false. While it was more rushed than The Lord of the Rings, most of the trilogy's scenes down to individual beats and lines were scripted in advance. Many scenes which appear in The Battle of the Five Armies, which came out in 2014, were already shot in early 2011. Even some of the scenes that ended up being shot in pickups were at least conceptualized by the filmmakers during the shoot, and almost all of the material shot or rendered during the pickups was already scripted and at least in-part previsualized by the time the filmmakers completed the extended edition of the first film.
Those elements which were not planned sufficiently ahead had mostly to do with the third film, and it was therefore all the more beneficial that the split to three films occured, as it allowed Jackson a whole added year to grapple with those sequences. The Lord of the Rings, its important to note, also had additional sequences after the fact: the original Ent attack on Isengard, for instance, was far less prominent than in the final film.
In fact, if there was a film of trilogy that exhibits the most haphazard editing, it is not the third but rather the first, An Unexpected Journey. This is appearant not just in the longest and most glacial of the three edits, but also in some last-minute changes to the soundtrack, tellingly relying much more heavily on pre-existing music than the other two entries (given that there was no time to record new pieces).

Conclusion

All in all, given the evidence, it is my view that the decision to move from two films to three, given the circumstances, was the right one. Even if you dislike the trilogy, the evidence does at least seem to suggest that a duology wouldn't have been any better. At any length, it is a primary lesson of the role of editing in a film: its not just cutting what you shot, its finding new things to do with what you shot, which is perhaps the most purely cinematic exercise in filmmaking.
This article is part of a series concerning The Hobbit, including also why Thorin is the Protagonist, and how The Hobbit functions as a prequel, and how the Middle Earth films explore isolationism.
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1 https://youtu.be/9XDsSr3sGSI?t=670. Jackson also said this in the commentary to the first film: "before we ever spoke to the studio, Phil[ippa], Fran and I sat down and restructured the story so that we knew in our mind that we would know how to make three standalone films," and repeated his account in another interview.
2 So according to the commentary of the second film.
3 According to the commentary: "We always were developing this idea of having the Bilbo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings period be the way that we enter the story." Del Toro, too, was enthusiastic.
4 Specifically, the shots of Thorin rallying the Dwarves of Erebor against Smaug at the gates were done in the tenth to last day of shooting. This would mean that by the time they had Thorin facing Smaug for the prologue, they already conceptualized their eventual confrontation. As part of the prologue, Jackson and his co-writers did consider additional pieces like showing the Dwarves becoming lowly toy-makers but "none of that was ever photographed", according to the commentary. Another concept was the Bree scene, eventually shot at the beginning of the 2013 pickups.
5 According to an earlier draft, Bilbo would explain that "Thror led his people to Moria, seeking to reclaim the ancient kingdom of Khazad Dum...but his enemies had got there first" while a brief montage of the fighting is shown. Jackson says in the commentary that they shot a "a much simpler version" of the scene in the Lonelands where Balin flashes back to the battle, intending to reveal the full backstory "in Beorn's House, which is quite a way into the story." They then reshot it in the 2012 pickups so that Balin revealed the entirety of the backstory in one fell swoop. Traces of Azog's backstory remain in the scenes in Beorn's House, as Beorn reflects upon his own grievances with the Orc. Of course, this comes shortly after Azog attacks Thorin on the slopes of the Misty Mountains. Originally, that was going to be the moment where Azog is revealed to be alive: "The audience realizes he's alive the moment Thorin realizes he's alive", Philippa Boyens says in the commentary. This meant that two short scenes featuring Azog, one in Weathertop and one on the trail of the Dwarves leading up to the High Pass, were done in at the end of principal photography.
6 According to Philippa Boyens on the commentary: "We got into this really early on. I don't know if you remember, Pete[...it was] in LA, I think, we were doing our very first script meeting with Guillermo and we were talking about Dol Guldur, knowing that we wanted to go there."
7 The High Fells sequence existed in the cut of the first film long enough for Howard Shore to actually score it for An Unexpected Journey. It is unclear whether the scene originally ended with Gandalf stating decisively that Sauron has returned, but it was meant to at least be implicit.
8 According to the commentary, "The Stone Giant [which Bilbo and half the company were hanging off of] was in the scene and basically they were now going to go straight into the cave and take shelter, but then we created this scene with Bilbo in jeopardy[...]in pickups.[...]We did a sort of pair [of scenes] it was the hanging off the cliff and then this one is the next beat in the story." However, the final confrontation with Thorin after Goblintown, which those scenes are meant to help set-up, was part of principal photography.
9 According to Jackson's commentary "it was the second time we shot the Carrock. We had filmed this sequence a few months earlier, but with the changes we made [...] we actually reshot this scene on our last day[...] just to really climax the story, the friendship between the two."
10 Jackson says this in the commentary to the first film. Behind the scenes footage dates the first filming of Thranduil's interrogation of Thorin to 7 September 2011.
11 So according to a call sheet dated 4 of June 2011: "Gandalf tries to lead Thrain out. Azog kills Thrain. Sauron appears and attacks Gandalf." The Orc referred to as Azog in the Dol Guldur sequences was actually Bolg, but ended up as a third, Orc called the Dungeon Keeper. Footage of Thrain leaping unto Gandalf actually appeared in the film's announcement trailer. Thrain's part was recast in pickups, but remains a rather minor addition.
12 According to Christian Rivers at the Behind the Scenes features of the Barrel Scene: "the sluice gate that used to be sort-of at the end of the chase is now quite early on." Footage of Legolas balancing over Dwarf heads was shot in June 1st, 2012.
13 According to Boyens on the commentary to An Unexpected Journey, the montage to Erebor and the dragon's eye was "one of the first things I ever wrote" for the films. In the commentary to the Desolation of Smaug, Jackson discloses the last shot of the first film. The investigation of Narzug is listed as scene 224.
14 ibid. Specifically, according to call-sheets shown in behind-the-scenes footage for the second film, the Dwarves being covered in fish was shot on 6 March 2012. A draft of the script dated 22/08/2011 describes the Master eating testicles, which was shot on August 18. The Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet was shot by Andy Serkis, who was only present on the Second Unit during Principal Photography. Even the little scene in which Alfrid informs the Master of the prophecy exists far enough back in the writing process to actually be used as the lines for the audition to the role of Alfrid. Tellingly enough, Peter Jackson tells Stephen Fry that they didn't run the rewrite involving the bollocks with the studio before shooting it, which (along with other evidence) would seem to go against the notion that the studio had a hand in creative decisions on these films.
15 The date on the slateboard for the scene of the fight in Bard's House is April 17th, 2012, with both Tauriel and Legolas clearly in the shot. The scene of Tauriel healing Kili was the first thing Evangeline Lilly ever shot for the films. While Legolas was always supposed to go off chasing Orcs, the bulk of his hunting of the Orcs was shot in pickups, as was his fight with Bolg.
16 https://youtu.be/YY07JsxhNTo?t=340 The scenes for the pickups were concieved during block 3 of principal photography. Scripting and previz work began after the first film's release in December 2012. According to an interview with Jackson, most of the material shot in pickups relates to the third film rather than the second, which seems true as the only sequences to be shot entirely in pickups for film two were Legolas' fight with Bolg, the Battle of the Forges and the Bree flashback. Inherent to the nature of pickups was doing certain scenes or shots over when the first attempt didn't sit well in the edit, or was botched. For instance, part of the Dwarves first encounter with Bard was reshot due to rain issues during the original shoot.
17 Smaug's basic design was decided upon in early 2012, but was not yet camera-ready during the first film. In February 2013, Jackson started working on Smaug, asking to remove two of his legs. At one point, he considered having Smaug speak psychically to Bilbo, but an animation study that showed the dragon convincingly lip-synced made him reconsider making the dragon speak. Conceptually, "Jackson always felt the book lacked that necessary collision between Thorin and his old foe." Ian Nathan, Anything you Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle Earth, pp. 878
At this point, Jackson started a series of think-tank meetings intended to plot-out and previsualize the confrontation with Smaug. Philippa Boyens suggested using the forges to fight fire with fire, and Alan Lee suggested using molten gold to submerge the dragon. John Howe said the sequence took shape in "I guess about a month." The live action elements were shot in day 38 of the pickups, cocurrent with Cumberbatch recording the additional lines required for these scenes. According to Christian Rivers in the Book Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon, p. 90 "the bare bones of what made it into the film is essentially what we came up with months and months earlier." Actual rendering on Smaug's scenes took place at the very end of post-production, and even some of the earlier scenes in the treasure hoard were not finalized until late October and early November 2013.
18 Call-sheets trace the shooting of the White Council in Dol Guldur to 26 May 2011 (Galadriel banishes Sauron) and 30 May (Sauron interrogates Gandalf and the Dungeon master intends to cut off his ring finger as Galadriel shows up). A lot of the concepts for the CG aspect of the battle were already in store when Jackson directed those scenes.
19 According to Daniel Falconer, Middle Earth: From Script to Screen, p. 445: "A scene appeared in earlier versions of the script, in which Gandalf would pursue The Necromancer from Dol Guldur, following the shadowy figure east until he disappeared, a vast army of Orcs was amassing near the Sea of Rhun." The idea that Gandalf goes east actually survived in a brief shot in the third film where Gandalf can be seen riding through a barren landscape. "Later rewrites shifted the location of this revelation to the Weathered Heath", which is en route from Gundabad. The proper appearance of Gundabad itself was not in the script until the 2013 pickups, where Legolas takes Tauriel there. However, the idea that Legolas mother was killed there was present in the scripts from the very beginning. The White Gems intended to set-up Legolas mother appear in the extended cut of the first film, and indeed a statue of hers was used in the set of Mirwood, originally shot in Principal photography. https://youtu.be/LpSRZuqN7Oo?t=607
20 A draft of the screenplay dated 27/11/2011 has Kili and Tauriel kiss in this scene. All the footage on the Lakeshore (with the exception of Legolas telling Tauriel about Bolg, which was an insert) was shot in November and December 2011, during the on-location portion of principal photography. This includes Alfrid's footage.
21 According to Lee Pace, the horse used on-set to ride, was used for the very first time in the scene in which Thranduil rides up to Thorin's rampant. This places that scene earlier in the shoot than the scene in which Thranduil comes astride that Elk to Erebor in the prologue to the first film. A script draft of Gandalf in Thranduil's war tent explaining how the capture of Erebor by Azog in Sauron's name would result in the re-instating of the Kingdom of Angmar. Call-sheets glimpsed in passing during the behind-the-scenes footage on the Barrel sequence, show that scenes such as the Dwarves crushing the bridge into Erebor in preparation for an Elvish siege, Bilbo leaving Erebor (with Bofur's silent help) and war preparations in Dale were shot in day 250 of principal photography.
22 A callsheet glimpsed during behind-the-scenes footage on the barrel sequence dates Thorin rallying the Dwarves to day 251 of the shoot. Originally, they were going to be dressed in elaborate royal armour, but it was so bulky that a decision was made on the set to rid the actors of it. https://youtu.be/nfZCc4-rnWY?t=962 Another prefigured element in this section of the film includes the idea that the Iron-hill Dwarves would ride rams. A ram motif cropped up in the original design for Thorin's regal armour, and images of rams decorate Dain's lineage on the tapestry which Bard finds in the second film. Philippa Boyens, in the audio commentary, also claims that the idea of using the Wereworms existed "from very early on."
23 Its these scenes that Jackson didn't have the ample time to prepare for during the shoot. This would go on to be misquoted by the films' detractors as if to postulate that the storyline on all three films was being improvised, where in fact it wasn't. Jackson had a difficulty specifically with the Battle of the Five Armies, and specifically during principal photography. Therefore, it was decided to postpone dealing with those sequences until pickups. The Ravenhill skirmish and the battle in the streets of Dale were all shot during pickups, while the battle in the open field - which was heavily reliant on CGI - was extentsivelly previsualized at this period - and rendered during post-production on the third film.
24 Tauriel's infatuation with Kili was always intended to end in tragedy. The way in which this came about, and the notion that it would be Bolg who would bring this about, was however concieved in the think-tank meetings leading up to pickups. Ravenhill was always going to feature in the battle, but in earlier drafts (glimpsed here) it was the Elven army that was stationed there.
25 https://www.gamesradar.com/guillermo-del-toro-championed-the-creation-of-she-elf-tauriel-in-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/. The films have a "GDL DNA", Jackson told Nathan (p. 833). By comparison, Stephen Sinclair co-wrote the two-script version of The Lord of the Rings, and only maintains a writing credit on The Two Towers. Del Toro is credited on all three Hobbit scripts, suggesting a major influence on the screenplay. The use of magic is probably one, as Jackson doesn't like magic in fantasy films."
26 According to Nathan (p. 334), Del Toro "missed Los Angeles[...and] admitted he had worried about the physical demands of shooting in remote locations." According to an interview, Del Toro doesn't "like little guys and dragons, hairy feet, Hobbits.... I don't like sword and sorcery." While no one interfered with Del Toro's vision (he left because of scheduling), there were doubts about his designs, especially that of Smaug (ibid, p. 834), which indeed seems far inferior to the design chosen by Jackson. Other design ideas that lack the naturalistic feel of the series are a helmet for Thorin that featured horns, a steampunk Erebor and painted skies. Del Toro's casting ideas, such as Doug Jones for Thranduil and Ron Perlman for Beorn or Smaug also seem widely out-of-place. Second-Unit Director Andy Serkis said: "I love Guillermo[...]But to redesign it in such a way that made you feel that there was no continuity? The audience would probably have felt cheated." (Nathan, ibid.)
27 Lily recalls, in watching the third film, that she missed a lot of material which was shot with her character. Jackson is known for listening to audience feedback. For instance, the scene where the company narrowly avoids Smaug and his underside is seen covered in coins, is based on fan-mail, and Legolas' Mumakil stunt in The Return of the King was done after audiences liked his previous stunts. Therefore, it seems likely that Jackson had learned that the public deemed Tauriel and Kili's romance cheesy, and dialed it back slightly.
The idea that a "love triangle" with Legolas was established after the fact stems from Lily misremembering. In an interview with Lily, Jackson and Boyens, she recalls the triangle being inserted in reshoots during 2012. However, for Lily, pickups wouldn't begin until 2013, indicating she's conflating block 3 of principal photography with the pickups. Furthermore, at least one instance of Legolas begruding Kili and Tauriel's connection exists in early script drafts: Legolas was always going to interrupt Tauriel when she and Kili had a moment on the Lakeshore. Indeed, in watching the film, there isn't much of a "triangle" to speak of.
28 Per the commentary "wanted each of the three Hobbit movies to have a personality, a sort-of a story which each of the films is telling, as well as the overarching, larger story.[...] we kind of thought that the first movie is really the story of Bilbo, earning his place." For the second film, Special Effects Supervisor Eric Saindon said: "Pete wanted to play a very film noir look on this one.” The idea for ending the second film in an outright cliffhanger goes way back: the first of the two films was also always going to end in a cliffhanger. As for length, Philippa Boyens said the theatrical cut of the first film "came in within thirty to forty seconds of what we thought it was going to be." In the commentary, thirty minutes into the first film, Jackson estimates the length of the trilogy going forward as "seven [or] eight hours of cinema" which - without the credits - is within minutes of the actual overall length.
Its worth noting that - unlike The Lord of the Rings, which had different editors on each film - here Jabez Olssen edited all three films. During the scoring of The Desolation Smaug, Jackson found "time to work on the third Hobbit movie."
29 In the commentary to AUJ, Jackson observes that: "When you look at all three Hobbit movies, you know, the slightly comedic material is here at the beginning and as the journey goes certainly there's very little comedy in the third movie. " He repeated the same observation in retrospect in Comic-con 2014, ahead of the premiere of the third film. Reorienting the second film of the duology (and the two later films in the trilogy) towards Thorin is not dissimilar to how The Two Towers takes more interest in the Aragorn storyline than in Frodo's, which Jackson foresaw happening back in pre-production on those films.
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2019.10.16 21:04 Chen_Geller "Chronicling The Hobbit" or Was the Two-film version really going to be any better?

Much (oh, soooo very much!) has been said of The Hobbit being a trilogy of films. Curiously, people who have been citing the thin volume of the book seem to forget that it was always going to be two films, so the jump to three wasn't that big of a leap. But the real question we need to be asking is: Was the two-film version really going to be any better?
In talking about this subject, there's a school of thought that seems bent on this concept that what they filmed originally was at least servicable, and it was what they did to the story in "reshoots", trying to fill up a trilogy, that ended up derailing the movies. Most people cite such things as Tauriel and her infatuation with Kili, Legolas' involvement, the expanded parts in Laketown, some of the action setpieces, Azog, etcetra as being the result of this restructuring. However, how many of these elements were actually shot after the fact?

How it was shot

The Hobbit trilogy had three periods of photography: Principal photography, which was divided into three "blocks", and began in 21 March 2011 and ended on the 6 July 2012, after 266 days of filming. Two units and ocassionaly a third, "splinter" unit shot the films. Sometimes later in July, a few more days of pickups were done with the main unit to help touch-up on the first film. In May 20, 2013 pickups started with main unit and a splinter unit for ten weeks. CGI-based footage was being created around the clock during production and post-production.
Its important to distinguish pickups from reshoots. All of Sir Peter Jackson's productions are devised in such a way that there's a pickup shoot in the middle of post-production for whatever shots that turn out to be missing during the editing process: they're not intended to change the film, as has been done in other movie productions, but rather to help polish the edit. The two-film Hobbit project was always intended to have a six week pickup shoot in 2013. By extending to three films, they merely expanded it by two more weeks, which is really no longer than the pickups done for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Contrary to popular opinion, the decision to expand from two film to three was not a studio decision. While shooting, editor Jabez Olssen was creating an assembly live on the set. In looking at that assembly during one of the breaks between the blocks, the filmmakers decided
This doesn't feel quite right as two movies: it didn't structurally even feel quite right, where one finished and the other began, and so we started to - this is Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] and myself[...]the three of us just privately started to knock the idea around [...] that maybe we are dealing with three films here, not two. And it wasn't until just before the end of the filming that we had Warner Brothers [executives] came down to New Zealand to visit and we, at that point, we had worked out enough of a structure that we could pitch them, to say: "listen, if we were to make three movies, this is how the first one would finish and the second one would begin."[...]they were shocked. You know, they couldn't quite believe what they were hearing. 1
So, what was it that didn't structurally feel quite right about the two-film version? And if the split to three was largely done editorially, how those that sit with reports that the filmmakers had to "wing it"? Was the production on the films really so lacking in foresight as its detractors say, or not? Lets find out together.
First, in answering the question of what Jackson found the two-film version to be lacking, we need to establish how it was structured. In the early days of sketching the films with co-writer and initial director Guillermo Del Toro, the filmmakers (Jackson, Walsh and Boyens were writing the films) considered several places in which to split the films. At one point, film one was going to contain everything between the beginning of the Quest and the arrival to Erebor. 2 At another point, they considered doing a bridge film between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These plans, however, never affected the finished script of either the Del Toro or the Jackson version. Both had the Quest itself split across two movies: An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again, split at the moment where Bard first contacts the Company.

An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey was always intended (even in Del Toro's time as director) to open with a framing device featuring old Bilbo Baggins (Sir Ian Holm) and Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), and the footage involving those actors was shot in July 2012. 3 The contents of the Erebor prologue were also largely determined during pre-production, although at some point the filmmakers considered flashing back to it when Balin was to relate it in Bag End, instead of placing it at the top of the film. Some of the actual shooting of the prologue, though, took place within the last couple of days of principal photography. 4 By contrast, the scenes that follow, which were set in The Shire and Bag-End were shot early in principal photography, and marked the first appearance of the Dwarves on-set.
Azog was in the film from the get-go. Originally, the Battle of Moria was going to be briefly glimpsed at the tail end of the prologue. Balin would then offer cryptic hints about the battle, which would have served to explain Thror's fate but not really establish that Azog was still alive. Azog would only appear when he attacks the company on the side of the Misty Mountains, and then the full backstory would have been revealed in Beorn's House, just before we learn that Azog is in league with The Necromancer. 5
Radagast and the storyline regarding Dol Guldur was also present from the very beginning, including in Del Toro's version.6 The Morgul Blade and its role in the White Council was also in the original two-film version, as were the High Fells. In the two-film version, Gandalf would have gone to the High Fells after he parts with Galadriel. The storm clouds he sees when he's talking to Radagast are meant to be the same ones that hinder the company at the High Pass, and then he'd regroup with them for Goblin-town and goes with them to Beorn's before leaving directly for Dol Guldur. 7
The Trollshaws sequence, Warg Chase, Rivendell, the White Council, and the Stone Giants were all scripted, shot in principal photography and slated to appear in the two-film version. Two notable additions were Bilbo hanging on the side of the High Pass, requiring a rescue by Thorin, which was shot in the 2012 pickups, and a scene that echoes it later when Bilbo tries to leave and is confronted by Bofur.8
After Goblintown and the confrotation with Gollum - both of which were shot to be pretty much as they are in the finished film - Azog would attack. This scene was also differnt, but only in that - once Azog knocked Thorin down - the Eagles would have swooped in almost instantenously to save him and the company. Another minute and a half of Bilbo and some of the other Dwarves coming to his aid was shot, still in principal photography. Since Bilbo saving Thorin wasn't in the original cut, they didn't originally have a major reconciliation on the Carrock, but footage was shot of Thorin warming somewhat up to Bilbo based on what he said about his home before Azog attacked. 9
This is where things get interesting. Jackson estimates that the setpiece on the slopes of the Misty Mountains was going to be about "two-third of the way" into the first film in the two film version. Instead of climaxing with the first confrontation with Azog, the film would have continued through the Wilderland, Beorn's House (including the Dwarves being introduced to Beorn in pairs), Mirkwood, the Spiders and the Woodland Realm. This section of the film was again, appears in the finished film very much like it would have in the original An Unexpected Journey, although a few inserts of dialogue were added before the entry to Mirkwood in the 2013 pickups. Tauriel was present in this version, as was Legolas, who confiscates Thorin's sword. At one point, the confrontation with Thranduil was going to be different, and include Dwalin and Balin, but otherwise the Woodland Realm setpiece existed very much as it does in The Desolation of Smaug.10
The climax of the film was intended to intercut Gandalf's exploration of Dol Guldur with the Barrel sequence. In Dol Guldur, Gandalf would have found Thrain (not played here by Sir Antony Sher) and conversed with him briefly, but instead of fleeing with Gandalf from Azog and being killed during the confrontation with The Necromancer, Bolg would have killed him, which would then prompt Gandalf (having seen the secret army) to flee, only to be confronted with and defeated by the Necromancer, now revealed as Sauron.11
The Barrel sequence was going to be the action climax of the film. At one point, the sluice gate was going to be at the end of the sequence, so that Kili scoring a poisonous wound would act to highten the stakes, although the shape of the finished sequence, with the sluice gate being at the top of the sequence, seems to have been decided quite early on. Originally, Azog would have appeared here instead of Bolg. Kili's wound and Gandalf's incarceration would act as loose threads going into the next film. 12
Thorin would have reconcilled with Bilbo based on his ingenuity to use the Barrels, and then Bard's silhuette would have appeared over the company, and the film would cut upon that as a cliffhanger. Somewhere in this sequence, the filmmakers were considering to put the montage in which the Thrush reaches Erebor and we cut into the mountain where Smaug awakes. 13

There and Back Again

The second film was intended to begin in medias res with Bard taking the Dwarves across the lake. Tauriel, Legolas and Thranduil interrogating Narzug was meant to recapitulate the Tauriel-Kili subplot. Laketown would have occupied the film's first act, and included all the scenes that feature in the film: the covering of the Dwarves in fish, confrontation with Braga, the Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet, the Master eating bollocks.14
Thorin was going to leave Kili behind with Fili, Bofur and Oin, while Tauriel would track the Orcs to Bard's House, joined by Legolas. Bard would have gone to place the Black Arrow to the bow, but arrested by Braga, although the sequence was shorter in the two-film cut, as more footage of it was shot in the 2013 pickups.15
Bilbo's conversation with Smaug - in which it was established that Smaug was in league with Sauron - was originally shorter and ended with Smaug becoming enraged and leaving the mountain, trying to kill the Dwarves on the mountainside before they entered the hidden Door for shelter. Smaug then left for Laketown. 16
The scenes with Thorin outside deliberating what he was going to do were done in the 2013 pickups, as was the confrontation between the company and Smaug.17
The conflageration of Laketown would follow. The sequence, including the death of the Master, Bard escaping capture and Bain retrieving the Black Arrow, which was fired off of his shoulder, was shot in principal photography, as well. This was to be intercut with Sauron appearing to Gandalf, looking for the other Elven Rings just as Galadriel arrives to rescue him. The Battle of Dol Guldur ensues, very much as it does in the film. 18
At one point, Gandalf would then - after taking a horse and staff from Radagast - pursue the spirit of The Necromancer East and North, where he would see the second army, that of Gundabad, assemble and then run back to warn the company at Erebor. Instead, in the finished film, Legolas discovers that Bolg hails from Gundabad and takes Tauriel there to discover this, which was shot in the 2013 pickups.19
This happens not before Tauriel and Kili confess their feelings on the Lakeshore. At one point, they were going to kiss in this scene, but at Lilly's advice it was decided to postpone that moment until after Kili's demise.20
Thorin's dragon sickness and the tilting towards war were set to be explored in much the same way that they are in the finished film. Many of the scenes with him negotiating with Bard and later with Thranduil were shot quite early on. Gandalf would arrive at this point, and explain the strategic signifcance of Sauron capturing the mountain. 21
Eventually, Thorin was to snap out of the dragon sickness after a brief confrontation with Dwalin. The original idea was that he would look at a golden cup and see his reflection morph into that of the dragon. This was later replaced with him wandering through the gold and sinking into the coin mounds. However, while working on the third film, Peter Jackson decided to use the aftermath of the confrontation with Smaug, which was added to the end of the Second film, to devise a new way to use this footage in which Thorin sees the Dragon appear in the gold beneath him and imagines sinking in the gold. The scene of a recovered Thorin approaching his comrades and rallying them to a last charge was however shot in principal photography, albeit near the very end. 22
The tactics of the Battle of the Five Armies weren't figured out during principal photography and the script of those scenes wasn't good enough in Peter Jackson's mind. Some elements including fighting in the streets of Dale and the scenes involving Dain were shot in principal photography, but the rest was pushed to the 2013 pickups, and its this material which constituted the bulk of the pickup footage. 23
This included Tauriel's confrontation with Thranduil and her leaving for Ravenhill with Legolas, much of the action in the fields and almost all of the footage on Ravenhill, namely Thorin's climactic fight with Azog, which was shot on the very last day. New additions to the script included the chariot sequence, and Legolas fight with Bolg. Thorin's funeral, however, as well as Bilbo's return to The Shire were filmed in principal photography.24

Assesment

We can now see that the vast majority of footage found in the trilogy was in fact shot for the two-film version anyway. There were also a whole host of deleted scenes, including Tauriel healing one of Bard's daughters on the Lakeshore, more material partaining to Legolas mother, added material in the prologue, more Dol Guldur material (including Gandalf finding a Palantir and peering through it to see Smaug wreaking havoc during the Battle of the Five Armies) and more footage of Beorn. Nevertheless, to say that the supposedly extraneous material on the films was shot solely with the intention of filling up three movies is categorically false.
Indeed, in looking specifically at where the original An Unexpected Journey was supposed to end, one can really understand Sir Peter Jackson's structural issues with it. While the barrel sequence could make a good action climax, the idea of a cliffhanger involving Bard's silhouette is not very enticing. If we compare this to the cliffhanger that's actually present in The Desolation of Smaug, that cliffhanger was the result of the characters actions, whereas in the script to the two-film version, the cliffhanger is added unto the climax, with little setup for Bard's character. The opening of the second film, too, seems not to be very interesting.
Some specific ideas present in the two-film cut seem by far inferior to what's in the three-film cut. Previz for Bilbo's fight with the spiders looks far less enganging than the fight involving the Dwarves, which appears in the finished film. The absence of the scene with Bofur in An Unexpected Journey is shocking, as it turned out to be one of that film's most heartfelt scenes, and Thorin snapping out of his dragon sickness is much better told in The Battle of the Five Armies than it was going to be in There and Back Again.
Furthermore, given the amount of material which they were trying to squeeze into both entries in the two film version, it would have made for even longer and more oddly-paced films. Probably close to Jackson's King Kong where the theatrical cut was three hours and the extended cut was three-and-a-half hours. Surely, some of the subplots which aren't known for their popularity such as Tauriel or Dol Guldur would probably have been cut shorter in the edit, but instead of removing their offending nature, it would have just made them appear all the more haphazard and undercooked.
The claims that the trilogy was without preplanning are fundementally false. While it was more rushed than The Lord of the Rings, most of the trilogy's scenes down to individual beats and lines were scripted in advance. Many scenes which appear in The Battle of the Five Armies, which came out in 2014, were already shot in early 2011. Even some of the scenes that ended up being shot in pickups were at least conceptualized by the filmmakers during the shoot, and almost all of the material shot or rendered during the pickups was already scripted and at least in-part previsualized by the time the filmmakers completed the extended edition of the first film.
Those elements which were not planned sufficiently ahead had mostly to do with the third film, and it was therefore all the more beneficial that the split to three films occured, as it allowed Jackson a whole added year to grapple with those sequences. The Lord of the Rings, its important to note, also had additional sequences after the fact: the original Ent attack on Isengard, for instance, was far less prominent than in the final film.
All in all, given the evidence, it is my view that the decision to move from two films to three, given the circumstances, was the right one. Even if you dislike the trilogy, the evidence does at least seem to suggest that a duology wouldn't have been any better.
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1 https://youtu.be/9XDsSr3sGSI?t=670. Jackson also said this in the commentary to An Unexpected Journey: "before we ever spoke to the studio, Phil[ippa], Fran and I sat down and restructured the story so that we knew in our mind that we would know how to make three standalone films." Another interview on the matter is consistent with these accounts, as well.
2 So according to the commentary on The Desolation of Smaug.
3 According to Jackson's commentary on the first film: "I always thought it would be good to open The Hobbit with the Hobbit character, Bilbo Baggins, that we recognise.[...] We always were developing this idea of having the Bilbo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings period be the way that we enter the story." Del Toro, too, was enthusiastic about having Sir Ian Holm reprise his role.
4 Specifically, the shots of Thorin rallying the Dwarves of Erebor against Smaug at the gates were done in the tenth to last day of shooting. This would mean that by the time they had Thorin facing the Dragon, they already had the concept of him trying to slay him as the climax of the second film. As part of conceptualizing the prologue, Jackson and his co-writers did consider additional pieces like showing the Dwarves becoming lowly toy-makers but "none of that was ever photographed", according to Jackson's commentary on the film. Another concept was the Bree scene, which was eventually shot at the beginning of the 2013 pickups.
5 According to an earlier draft, Bilbo would explain that "Thror led his people to Moria, seeking to reclaim the ancient kingdom of Khazad Dum...but his enemies had got there first" while a brief montage of the fighting is shown. Jackson says in the commentary that they shot a "a much simpler version" of the scene in the Lonelands where Balin flashes back to the battle, intending to reveal the full backstory "in Beorn's House, which is quite a way into the story." They then reshot it in the 2012 pickups so that Balin revealed the entirety of the backstory in one fell swoop. Traces of Azog's backstory remain in the scenes in Beorn's House, as Beorn reflects upon his own grievances with the Orc. Of course, this comes shortly after Azog attacks Thorin on the slopes of the Misty Mountains. Originally, this was going to be the moment where Azog is revealed to be alive: "The audience realizes he's alive the moment Thorin realizes he's alive", Philippa Boyens says in the commentary to the film. This meant that two short scenes featuring Azog, one in Weathertop and one on the trail of the Dwarves leading up to the High Pass, were done in at the end of principal photography. Revealing Azog's backstory in Beorn's House would put it right before the reveal that Azog is subservient to The Necromancer, which was the original intention for the character
6 According to Philippa Boyens on the commentary: "We got into this really early on. I don't know if you remember, Pete[...it was] in LA, I think, we were doing our very first script meeting with Guillermo and we were talking about Dol Guldur, knowing that we wanted to go there."
7 The High Fells sequence existed in the cut of the first film long enough for Howard Shore to actually score it for An Unexpected Journey in 2012. It is unclear whether the scene originally ended with Gandalf stating decisively that Sauron has returned, but it was certainly meant to at least be implicit in the scene.
8 According to Jackson's commentary, "The Stone Giant [which Bilbo and half the company were hanging off of] was in the scene and basically they were now going to go straight into the cave and take shelter, but then we created this scene with Bilbo in jeopardy[...]in pickups.[...]We did a sort of pair [of scenes] it was the hanging off the cliff and then this one is the next beat in the story." However, the final confrontation with Thorin after Goblintown, which those scenes are meant to help set-up, was part of principal photography.
9 According to Jackson's commentary "it was the second time we shot the Carrock. We had filmed this sequence a few months earlier, but with the changes we made [...] we actually reshot this scene on our last day[...] just to really climax the story, the friendship between the two."
10 Jackson says this in the commentary to the first film. Behind the scenes footage dates the first filming of Thranduil's interrogation of Thorin to 7 September 2011.
11 So according to a call sheet dated 4 of June 2011: "Gandalf tries to lead Thrain out. Azog kills Thrain. Sauron appears and attacks Gandalf." The Orc referred to as Azog in the Dol Guldur sequences was actually Bolg, but ended up as a third, unrelated Orc called the Dungeon Keeper. Footage of Thrain leaping unto Gandalf actually appeared in the film's announcement trailer. Thrain's part was recast and expanded in pickups, but remains a rather minor addition to the film.
12 According to Christian Rivers at the Behind the Scenes features of the Barrel Scene: "the sluice gate that used to be sort-of at the end of the chase is now quite early on." Footage of Legolas leaping and balancing over Dwarf heads was shot in June 1st, 2012.
13 According to Philippa Boyens on the commentary to An Unexpected Journey, the montage to Erebor and the dragon's eye was "one of the first things I ever wrote" for the films. In the commentary to the Desolation of Smaug, Jackson discloses the last shot of the first film. The investigation of Narzug is listed as scene 224 of principal photography.
14 ibid. Specifically, according to call-sheets shown in behind-the-scenes footage for the second film, the Dwarves being covered in fish was shot on 6 March 2012. A draft of the script dated 22/08/2011 describes the Master eating testicles, which was shot on August 18. The Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet was shot by Andy Serkis, who was only present on the Second Unit during Principal Photography. Even the little scene in which Alfrid informs the Master of the prophecy exists far enough back in the writing process to actually be used as the lines for the audition to the role of Alfrid. Tellingly enough, Peter Jackson tells Stephen Fry that they didn't run the rewrite involving the bollocks with the studio before shooting it, which (along with other evidence) would seem to go against the notion that the studio had a hand in creative decisions on these films.
15 The date on the slateboard for the scene of the fight in Bard's House is April 17th, 2012, with both Tauriel and Legolas clearly in the shot. The scene of Tauriel healing Kili was the first thing Evangeline Lilly ever shot for the films. While Legolas was always supposed to go off chasing Orcs, the bulk of his hunting of the Orcs was shot in pickups, as was his fight with Bolg.
16 https://youtu.be/YY07JsxhNTo?t=340 The scenes for the pickups were concieved during block 3 of principal photography. Scripting and previz work began after the first film's release in December 2012. According to an interview with Jackson, most of the material shot in pickups relates to the third film rather than the second, which seems true as the only sequences to be shot entirely in pickups for film two were Legolas' fight with Bolg, the Battle of the Forges and the Bree flashback. Inherent to the nature of pickups was doing certain scenes or shots over when the first attempt didn't sit well in the edit, or was botched. For instance, part of the Dwarves first encounter with Bard was reshot due to rain issues during the original shoot.
17 Smaug's basic design was decided upon in early 2012, but was not yet camera-ready during the first film. In February 2013, Jackson started working on Smaug, asking to remove two of his legs. At one point, he considered having Smaug speak psychically to Bilbo, but an animation study that showed the dragon convincingly lip-synced made him reconsider making the dragon speak. At this point, Jackson started a series of think-tank meetings intended to plot-out and previsualize the confrontation with Smaug. Philippa Boyens suggested using the forges to fight fire with fire, and Alan Lee suggested using molten gold to submerge the dragon. John Howe said the sequence took shape in "I guess about a month." The live action elements were shot in day 38 of the pickups, cocurrent with Cumberbatch recording the additional lines required for these scenes. According to Christian Rivers in the Book Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon, p. 90 "the bare bones of what made it into the film is essentially what we came up with months and months earlier." Actual rendering on Smaug's scenes took place at the very end of post-production, and even some of the earlier scenes in the treasure hoard were not finalized until late October and early November 2013.
18 Call-sheets trace the shooting of the White Council in Dol Guldur to 26 May 2011 (Galadriel banishes Sauron) and 30 May (Sauron interrogates Gandalf and the Dungeon master intends to cut off his ring finger as Galadriel shows up). A lot of the concepts for the CG aspect of the battle were already in store when Jackson directed those scenes.
19 According to Daniel Falconer, Middle Earth: From Script to Screen, p. 445: "A scene appeared in earlier versions of the script, in which Gandalf would pursue The Necromancer from Dol Guldur, following the shadowy figure east until he disappeared, a vast army of Orcs was amassing near the Sea of Rhun." The idea that Gandalf goes east actually survived in a brief shot in the third film where Gandalf can be seen riding through a barren landscape. "Later rewrites shifted the location of this revelation to the Weathered Heath", which is en route from Gundabad. The proper appearance of Gundabad itself was not in the script until the 2013 pickups, where Legolas takes Tauriel there. However, the idea that Legolas mother was killed there was present in the scripts from the very beginning. The White Gems intended to set-up Legolas mother appear in the extended cut of the first film, and indeed a statue of hers was used in the set of Mirwood, originally shot in Principal photography. https://youtu.be/LpSRZuqN7Oo?t=607
20 A draft of the screenplay dated 27/11/2011 has Kili and Tauriel kiss in this scene. All the footage on the Lakeshore (with the exception of Legolas telling Tauriel about Bolg, which was an insert) was shot in November and December 2011, during the on-location portion of principal photography. This includes Alfrid's footage.
21 According to Lee Pace, the horse used on-set to ride, was used for the very first time in the scene in which Thranduil rides up to Thorin's rampant. This places that scene earlier in the shoot than the scene in which Thranduil comes astride that Elk to Erebor in the prologue to the first film. A script draft of Gandalf in Thranduil's war tent explaining how the capture of Erebor by Azog in Sauron's name would result in the re-instating of the Kingdom of Angmar can be seen being read by the dialect coach of the films. Call-sheets glimpsed in passing during the behind-the-scenes footage on the Barrel sequence, show that scenes such as the Dwarves crushing the bridge into Erebor in preparation for an Elvish siege, Bilbo leaving Erebor (with Bofur's silent help) and war preparations in Dale were shot in day 250 of principal photography.
22 A callsheet glimpsed during behind-the-scenes footage on the barrel sequence dates Thorin rallying the Dwarves to day 251 of the shoot. Originally, they were going to be dressed in elaborate royal armour, but it was so bulky that a decision was made on the set to rid the actors of it. https://youtu.be/nfZCc4-rnWY?t=962 Another prefigured element in this section of the film includes the idea that the Iron-hill Dwarves would ride rams. A ram motif cropped up in the original design for Thorin's regal armour, and images of rams decorate Dain's lineage on the tapestry which Bard finds in the second film. Philippa Boyens, in the audio commentary, also claims that the idea of using the Wereworms existed "from very early on."
23 Its these scenes that Jackson didn't have the ample time to prepare for during the shoot. This would go on to be misquoted by the films' detractors as if to postulate that the storyline on all three films was being improvised, where in fact it wasn't. Jackson had a difficulty specifically with the Battle of the Five Armies, and specifically during principal photography. Therefore, it was decided to postpone dealing with those sequences until pickups. The Ravenhill skirmish and the battle in the streets of Dale were all shot during pickups, while the battle in the open field - which was heavily reliant on CGI - was extentsivelly previsualized at this period - and rendered during post-production on the third film.
24 Tauriel's infatuation with Kili was always intended to end in tragedy. The way in which this came about, and the notion that it would be Bolg who would bring this about, was however concieved in the think-tank meetings leading up to pickups. The final confrontation between Thorin and Azog was always intended to be on Ravenhill - a script draft dated to mid-2012, seen in the behind-the-scenes footage of Thorin's Dragon Sickness, does mention Azog's sentry as being stationed on Ravenhill, which required Thorin and Company to storm up that hill.
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2019.10.16 15:13 Chen_Geller "Chronicling The Hobbit" or Was the Two-film version really going to be any better?

Much (oh, soooo very much!) has been said of The Hobbit being a trilogy of films. Curiously, people who have been citing the thin volume of the book seem to forget that it was always going to be two films, so the jump to three wasn't that big of a leap. But the real question we need to be asking is: Was the two-film version really going to be any better?
In talking about this subject, there's a school of thought that seems bent on this concept that what they filmed originally was at least servicable, and it was what they did to the story in "reshoots", trying to fill up a trilogy, that ended up derailing the movies. Most people cite such things as Tauriel and her infatuation with Kili, Legolas' involvement, the expanded parts in Laketown, some of the action setpieces, Azog, etcetra as being the result of this restructuring. However, how many of these elements were actually shot after the fact?

How it was shot

The Hobbit trilogy had three periods of photography: Principal photography, which was divided into three "blocks", and began in 21 March 2011 and ended on the 6 July 2012, after 266 days of filming. Two units and ocassionaly a third, "splinter" unit shot the films. Sometimes later in July, a few more days of pickups were done with the main unit to help touch-up on the first film. In May 20, 2013 pickups started with main unit and a splinter unit for ten weeks. CGI-based footage was being created around the clock during production and post-production.
Its important to distinguish pickups from reshoots. All of Sir Peter Jackson's productions are devised in such a way that there's a pickup shoot in the middle of post-production for whatever shots that turn out to be missing during the editing process: they're not intended to change the film, as has been done in other movie productions, but rather to help polish the edit. The two-film Hobbit project was always intended to have a six week pickup shoot in 2013. By extending to three films, they merely expanded it by two more weeks, which is really no longer than the pickups done for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Contrary to popular opinion, the decision to expand from two film to three was not a studio decision. While shooting, editor Jabez Olssen was creating an assembly live on the set. In looking at that assembly during one of the breaks between the blocks, the filmmakers decided
This doesn't feel quite right as two movies: it didn't structurally even feel quite right, where one finished and the other began, and so we started to - this is Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] and myself[...]the three of us just privately started to knock the idea around [...] that maybe we are dealing with three films here, not two. And it wasn't until just before the end of the filming that we had Warner Brothers [executives] came down to New Zealand to visit and we, at that point, we had worked out enough of a structure that we could pitch them, to say: "listen, if we were to make three movies, this is how the first one would finish and the second one would begin."[...]they were shocked. You know, they couldn't quite believe what they were hearing. 1
So, what was it that didn't structurally feel quite right about the two-film version? And if the split to three was largely done editorially, how those that sit with reports that the filmmakers had to "wing it"? Was the production on the films really so lacking in foresight as its detractors say, or not? Lets find out together.
First, in answering the question of what Jackson found the two-film version to be lacking, we need to establish how it was structured. In the early days of sketching the films with co-writer and initial director Guillermo Del Toro, the filmmakers (Jackson, Walsh and Boyens were writing the films) considered several places in which to split the films. At one point, film one was going to contain everything between the beginning of the Quest and the arrival to Erebor. 2 At another point, they considered doing a bridge film between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. These plans, however, never affected the finished script of either the Del Toro or the Jackson version. Both had the Quest itself split across two movies: An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again, split at the moment where Bard first contacts the Company.

An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey was always intended (even in Del Toro's time as director) to open with a framing device featuring old Bilbo Baggins (Sir Ian Holm) and Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), and the footage involving those actors was shot in July 2012. 3 The contents of the Erebor prologue were also largely determined during pre-production, although at some point the filmmakers considered flashing back to it when Balin was to relate it in Bag End, instead of placing it at the top of the film. Some of the actual shooting of the prologue, though, took place within the last couple of days of principal photography. 4 By contrast, the scenes that follow, which were set in The Shire and Bag-End were shot early in principal photography, and marked the first appearance of the Dwarves on-set.
Azog was in the film from the get-go. Originally, the Battle of Moria was going to be briefly glimpsed at the tail end of the prologue. Balin would then offer cryptic hints about the battle, which would have served to explain Thror's fate but not really establish that Azog was still alive. Azog would only appear when he attacks the company on the side of the Misty Mountains, and then the full backstory would have been revealed in Beorn's House, just before we learn that Azog is in league with The Necromancer. 5
Radagast and the storyline regarding Dol Guldur was also present from the very beginning, including in Del Toro's version.6 The Morgul Blade and its role in the White Council was also in the original two-film version, as were the High Fells. In the two-film version, Gandalf would have gone to the High Fells after he parts with Galadriel. The storm clouds he sees when he's talking to Radagast are meant to be the same ones that hinder the company at the High Pass, and then he'd regroup with them for Goblin-town and goes with them to Beorn's before leaving directly for Dol Guldur. 7
The Trollshaws sequence, Warg Chase, Rivendell, the White Council, and the Stone Giants were all scripted, shot in principal photography and slated to appear in the two-film version. Two notable additions were Bilbo hanging on the side of the High Pass, requiring a rescue by Thorin, which was shot in the 2012 pickups, and a scene that echoes it later when Bilbo tries to leave and is confronted by Bofur.8
After Goblintown and the confrotation with Gollum - both of which were shot to be pretty much as they are in the finished film - Azog would attack. This scene was also differnt, but only in that - once Azog knocked Thorin down - the Eagles would have swooped in almost instantenously to save him and the company. Another minute and a half of Bilbo and some of the other Dwarves coming to his aid was shot, still in principal photography. Since Bilbo saving Thorin wasn't in the original cut, they didn't originally have a major reconciliation on the Carrock, but footage was shot of Thorin warming somewhat up to Bilbo based on what he said about his home before Azog attacked. 9
This is where things get interesting. Jackson estimates that the setpiece on the slopes of the Misty Mountains was going to be about "two-third of the way" into the first film in the two film version. Instead of climaxing with the first confrontation with Azog, the film would have continued through the Wilderland, Beorn's House (including the Dwarves being introduced to Beorn in pairs), Mirkwood, the Spiders and the Woodland Realm. This section of the film was again, appears in the finished film very much like it would have in the original An Unexpected Journey, although a few inserts of dialogue were added before the entry to Mirkwood in the 2013 pickups. Tauriel was present in this version, as was Legolas, who confiscates Thorin's sword. At one point, the confrontation with Thranduil was going to be different, and include Dwalin and Balin, but otherwise the Woodland Realm setpiece existed very much as it does in The Desolation of Smaug.10
The climax of the film was intended to intercut Gandalf's exploration of Dol Guldur with the Barrel sequence. In Dol Guldur, Gandalf would have found Thrain (not played here by Sir Antony Sher) and conversed with him briefly, but instead of fleeing with Gandalf from Azog and being killed during the confrontation with The Necromancer, Bolg would have killed him, which would then prompt Gandalf (having seen the secret army) to flee, only to be confronted with and defeated by the Necromancer, now revealed as Sauron.11
The Barrel sequence was going to be the action climax of the film. At one point, the sluice gate was going to be at the end of the sequence, so that Kili scoring a poisonous wound would act to highten the stakes, although the shape of the finished sequence, with the sluice gate being at the top of the sequence, seems to have been decided quite early on. Originally, Azog would have appeared here instead of Bolg. Kili's wound and Gandalf's incarceration would act as loose threads going into the next film. 12
Thorin would have reconcilled with Bilbo based on his ingenuity to use the Barrels, and then Bard's silhuette would have appeared over the company, and the film would cut upon that as a cliffhanger. Somewhere in this sequence, the filmmakers were considering to put the montage in which the Thrush reaches Erebor and we cut into the mountain where Smaug awakes. 13

There and Back Again

The second film was intended to begin in medias res with Bard taking the Dwarves across the lake. Tauriel, Legolas and Thranduil interrogating Narzug was meant to recapitulate the Tauriel-Kili subplot. Laketown would have occupied the film's first act, and included all the scenes that feature in the film: the covering of the Dwarves in fish, confrontation with Braga, the Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet, the Master eating bollocks.14
Thorin was going to leave Kili behind with Fili, Bofur and Oin, while Tauriel would track the Orcs to Bard's House, joined by Legolas. Bard would have gone to place the Black Arrow to the bow, but arrested by Braga, although the sequence was shorter in the two-film cut, as more footage of it was shot in the 2013 pickups.15
Bilbo's conversation with Smaug - in which it was established that Smaug was in league with Sauron - was originally shorter and ended with Smaug becoming enraged and leaving the mountain, trying to kill the Dwarves on the mountainside before they entered the hidden Door for shelter. Smaug then left for Laketown. 16
The scenes with Thorin outside deliberating what he was going to do were done in the 2013 pickups, as was the confrontation between the company and Smaug.17
The conflageration of Laketown would follow. The sequence, including the death of the Master, Bard escaping capture and Bain retrieving the Black Arrow, which was fired off of his shoulder, was shot in principal photography, as well. This was to be intercut with Sauron appearing to Gandalf, looking for the other Elven Rings just as Galadriel arrives to rescue him. The Battle of Dol Guldur ensues, very much as it does in the film. 18
At one point, Gandalf would then - after taking a horse and staff from Radagast - pursue the spirit of The Necromancer East and North, where he would see the second army, that of Gundabad, assemble and then run back to warn the company at Erebor. Instead, in the finished film, Legolas discovers that Bolg hails from Gundabad and takes Tauriel there to discover this, which was shot in the 2013 pickups.19
This happens not before Tauriel and Kili confess their feelings on the Lakeshore. At one point, they were going to kiss in this scene, but at Lilly's advice it was decided to postpone that moment until after Kili's demise.20
Thorin's dragon sickness and the tilting towards war were set to be explored in much the same way that they are in the finished film. Many of the scenes with him negotiating with Bard and later with Thranduil were shot quite early on. Gandalf would arrive at this point, and explain the strategic signifcance of Sauron capturing the mountain. 21
Eventually, Thorin was to snap out of the dragon sickness after a brief confrontation with Dwalin. The original idea was that he would look at a golden cup and see his reflection morph into that of the dragon. This was later replaced with him wandering through the gold and sinking into the coin mounds. However, while working on the third film, Peter Jackson decided to use the aftermath of the confrontation with Smaug, which was added to the end of the Second film, to devise a new way to use this footage in which Thorin sees the Dragon appear in the gold beneath him and imagines sinking in the gold. The scene of a recovered Thorin approaching his comrades and rallying them to a last charge was however shot in principal photography, albeit near the very end. 22
The tactics of the Battle of the Five Armies weren't figured out during principal photography and the script of those scenes wasn't good enough in Peter Jackson's mind. Some elements including fighting in the streets of Dale and the scenes involving Dain were shot in principal photography, but the rest was pushed to the 2013 pickups, and its this material which constituted the bulk of the pickup footage. 23
This included Tauriel's confrontation with Thranduil and her leaving for Ravenhill with Legolas, much of the action in the fields and almost all of the footage on Ravenhill, namely Thorin's climactic fight with Azog, which was shot on the very last day. New additions to the script included the chariot sequence, and Legolas fight with Bolg. Thorin's funeral, however, as well as Bilbo's return to The Shire were filmed in principal photography.24

Assesment

We can now see that the vast majority of footage found in the trilogy was in fact shot for the two-film version anyway. There were also a whole host of deleted scenes, including Tauriel healing one of Bard's daughters on the Lakeshore, more material partaining to Legolas mother, added material in the prologue, more Dol Guldur material (including Gandalf finding a Palantir and peering through it to see Smaug wreaking havoc during the Battle of the Five Armies) and more footage of Beorn. Nevertheless, to say that the supposedly extraneous material on the films was shot solely with the intention of filling up three movies is categorically false.
Indeed, in looking specifically at where the original An Unexpected Journey was supposed to end, one can really understand Sir Peter Jackson's structural issues with it. While the barrel sequence could make a good action climax, the idea of a cliffhanger involving Bard's silhouette is not very enticing. If we compare this to the cliffhanger that's actually present in The Desolation of Smaug, that cliffhanger was the result of the characters actions, whereas in the script to the two-film version, the cliffhanger is added unto the climax, with little setup for Bard's character. The opening of the second film, too, seems not to be very interesting.
Some specific ideas present in the two-film cut seem by far inferior to what's in the three-film cut. Previz for Bilbo's fight with the spiders looks far less enganging than the fight involving the Dwarves, which appears in the finished film. The absence of the scene with Bofur in An Unexpected Journey is shocking, as it turned out to be one of that film's most heartfelt scenes, and Thorin snapping out of his dragon sickness is much better told in The Battle of the Five Armies than it was going to be in There and Back Again.
Furthermore, given the amount of material which they were trying to squeeze into both entries in the two film version, it would have made for even longer and more oddly-paced films. Probably close to Jackson's King Kong where the theatrical cut was three hours and the extended cut was three-and-a-half hours. Surely, some of the subplots which aren't known for their popularity such as Tauriel or Dol Guldur would probably have been cut shorter in the edit, but instead of removing their offending nature, it would have just made them appear all the more haphazard and undercooked.
The claims that the trilogy was without preplanning are fundementally false. While it was more rushed than The Lord of the Rings, most of the trilogy's scenes down to individual beats and lines were scripted in advance. Many scenes which appear in The Battle of the Five Armies, which came out in 2014, were already shot in early 2011. Even some of the scenes that ended up being shot in pickups were at least conceptualized by the filmmakers during the shoot, and almost all of the material shot or rendered during the pickups was already scripted and at least in-part previsualized by the time the filmmakers completed the extended edition of the first film.
Those elements which were not planned sufficiently ahead had mostly to do with the third film, and it was therefore all the more beneficial that the split to three films occured, as it allowed Jackson a whole added year to grapple with those sequences. The Lord of the Rings, its important to note, also had additional sequences after the fact: the original Ent attack on Isengard, for instance, was far less prominent than in the final film.

All in all, given the evidence, it is my view that the decision to move from two films to three, given the circumstances, was the right one. Even if you dislike the trilogy, the evidence does at least seem to suggest that a duology wouldn't have been any better.
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1 https://youtu.be/9XDsSr3sGSI?t=670. Jackson also said this in the commentary to An Unexpected Journey: "before we ever spoke to the studio, Phil[ippa], Fran and I sat down and restructured the story so that we knew in our mind that we would know how to make three standalone films." Another interview on the matter is consistent with these accounts, as well.
2 So according to the commentary on The Desolation of Smaug.
3 According to Jackson's commentary on the first film: "I always thought it would be good to open The Hobbit with the Hobbit character, Bilbo Baggins, that we recognise.[...] We always were developing this idea of having the Bilbo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings period be the way that we enter the story." Del Toro, too, was enthusiastic about having Sir Ian Holm reprise his role.
4 Specifically, the shots of Thorin rallying the Dwarves of Erebor against Smaug at the gates were done in the tenth to last day of shooting. This would mean that by the time they had Thorin facing the Dragon, they already had the concept of him trying to slay him as the climax of the second film. As part of conceptualizing the prologue, Jackson and his co-writers did consider additional pieces like showing the Dwarves becoming lowly toy-makers but "none of that was ever photographed", according to Jackson's commentary on the film. Another concept was the Bree scene, which was eventually shot at the beginning of the 2013 pickups.
5 According to an earlier draft, Bilbo would explain that "Thror led his people to Moria, seeking to reclaim the ancient kingdom of Khazad Dum...but his enemies had got there first" while a brief montage of the fighting is shown. Jackson says in the commentary that they shot a "a much simpler version" of the scene in the Lonelands where Balin flashes back to the battle, intending to reveal the full backstory "in Beorn's House, which is quite a way into the story." They then reshot it in the 2012 pickups so that Balin revealed the entirety of the backstory in one fell swoop. Traces of Azog's backstory remain in the scenes in Beorn's House, as Beorn reflects upon his own grievances with the Orc. Of course, this comes shortly after Azog attacks Thorin on the slopes of the Misty Mountains. Originally, this was going to be the moment where Azog is revealed to be alive: "The audience realizes he's alive the moment Thorin realizes he's alive", Philippa Boyens says in the commentary to the film. This meant that two short scenes featuring Azog, one in Weathertop and one on the trail of the Dwarves leading up to the High Pass, were done in at the end of principal photography. Revealing Azog's backstory in Beorn's House would put it right before the reveal that Azog is subservient to The Necromancer, which was the original intention for the character
6 According to Philippa Boyens on the commentary: "We got into this really early on. I don't know if you remember, Pete[...it was] in LA, I think, we were doing our very first script meeting with Guillermo and we were talking about Dol Guldur, knowing that we wanted to go there."
7 The High Fells sequence existed in the cut of the first film long enough for Howard Shore to actually score it for An Unexpected Journey in 2012. It is unclear whether the scene originally ended with Gandalf stating decisively that Sauron has returned, but it was certainly meant to at least be implicit in the scene.
8 According to Jackson's commentary, "The Stone Giant [which Bilbo and half the company were hanging off of] was in the scene and basically they were now going to go straight into the cave and take shelter, but then we created this scene with Bilbo in jeopardy[...]in pickups.[...]We did a sort of pair [of scenes] it was the hanging off the cliff and then this one is the next beat in the story." However, the final confrontation with Thorin after Goblintown, which those scenes are meant to help set-up, was part of principal photography.
9 According to Jackson's commentary "it was the second time we shot the Carrock. We had filmed this sequence a few months earlier, but with the changes we made [...] we actually reshot this scene on our last day[...] just to really climax the story, the friendship between the two."
10 Jackson says this in the commentary to the first film. Behind the scenes footage dates the first filming of Thranduil's interrogation of Thorin to 7 September 2011.
11 So according to a call sheet dated 4 of June 2011: "Gandalf tries to lead Thrain out. Azog kills Thrain. Sauron appears and attacks Gandalf." The Orc referred to as Azog in the Dol Guldur sequences was actually Bolg, but ended up as a third, unrelated Orc called the Dungeon Keeper. Footage of Thrain leaping unto Gandalf actually appeared in the film's announcement trailer. Thrain's part was recast and expanded in pickups, but remains a rather minor addition to the film.
12 According to Christian Rivers at the Behind the Scenes features of the Barrel Scene: "the sluice gate that used to be sort-of at the end of the chase is now quite early on." Footage of Legolas leaping and balancing over Dwarf heads was shot in June 1st, 2012.
13 According to Philippa Boyens on the commentary to An Unexpected Journey, the montage to Erebor and the dragon's eye was "one of the first things I ever wrote" for the films. In the commentary to the Desolation of Smaug, Jackson discloses the last shot of the first film. The investigation of Narzug is listed as scene 224 of principal photography.
14 ibid. Specifically, according to call-sheets shown in behind-the-scenes footage for the second film, the Dwarves being covered in fish was shot on 6 March 2012. A draft of the script dated 22/08/2011 describes the Master eating testicles, which was shot on August 18. The Dwarves coming out of Bard's toilet was shot by Andy Serkis, who was only present on the Second Unit during Principal Photography. Even the little scene in which Alfrid informs the Master of the prophecy exists far enough back in the writing process to actually be used as the lines for the audition to the role of Alfrid. Tellingly enough, Peter Jackson tells Stephen Fry that they didn't run the rewrite involving the bollocks with the studio before shooting it, which (along with other evidence) would seem to go against the notion that the studio had a hand in creative decisions on these films.
15 The date on the slateboard for the scene of the fight in Bard's House is April 17th, 2012, with both Tauriel and Legolas clearly in the shot. The scene of Tauriel healing Kili was the first thing Evangeline Lilly ever shot for the films. While Legolas was always supposed to go off chasing Orcs, the bulk of his hunting of the Orcs was shot in pickups, as was his fight with Bolg.
16 https://youtu.be/YY07JsxhNTo?t=340 The scenes for the pickups were concieved during block 3 of principal photography. Scripting and previz work began after the first film's release in December 2012. According to an interview with Jackson, most of the material shot in pickups relates to the third film rather than the second, which seems true as the only sequences to be shot entirely in pickups for film two were Legolas' fight with Bolg, the Battle of the Forges and the Bree flashback. Inherent to the nature of pickups was doing certain scenes or shots over when the first attempt didn't sit well in the edit, or was botched. For instance, part of the Dwarves first encounter with Bard was reshot due to rain issues during the original shoot.
17 Smaug's basic design was decided upon in early 2012, but was not yet camera-ready during the first film. In February 2013, Jackson started working on Smaug, asking to remove two of his legs. At one point, he considered having Smaug speak psychically to Bilbo, but an animation study that showed the dragon convincingly lip-synced made him reconsider making the dragon speak. At this point, Jackson started a series of think-tank meetings intended to plot-out and previsualize the confrontation with Smaug. Philippa Boyens suggested using the forges to fight fire with fire, and Alan Lee suggested using molten gold to submerge the dragon. John Howe said the sequence took shape in "I guess about a month." The live action elements were shot in day 38 of the pickups, cocurrent with Cumberbatch recording the additional lines required for these scenes. According to Christian Rivers in the Book Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon, p. 90 "the bare bones of what made it into the film is essentially what we came up with months and months earlier." Actual rendering on Smaug's scenes took place at the very end of post-production, and even some of the earlier scenes in the treasure hoard were not finalized until late October and early November 2013.
18 Call-sheets trace the shooting of the White Council in Dol Guldur to 26 May 2011 (Galadriel banishes Sauron) and 30 May (Sauron interrogates Gandalf and the Dungeon master intends to cut off his ring finger as Galadriel shows up). A lot of the concepts for the CG aspect of the battle were already in store when Jackson directed those scenes.
19 According to Daniel Falconer, Middle Earth: From Script to Screen, p. 445: "A scene appeared in earlier versions of the script, in which Gandalf would pursue The Necromancer from Dol Guldur, following the shadowy figure east until he disappeared, a vast army of Orcs was amassing near the Sea of Rhun." The idea that Gandalf goes east actually survived in a brief shot in the third film where Gandalf can be seen riding through a barren landscape. "Later rewrites shifted the location of this revelation to the Weathered Heath", which is en route from Gundabad. The proper appearance of Gundabad itself was not in the script until the 2013 pickups, where Legolas takes Tauriel there. However, the idea that Legolas mother was killed there was present in the scripts from the very beginning. The White Gems intended to set-up Legolas mother appear in the extended cut of the first film, and indeed a statue of hers was used in the set of Mirwood, originally shot in Principal photography. https://youtu.be/LpSRZuqN7Oo?t=607
20 A draft of the screenplay dated 27/11/2011 has Kili and Tauriel kiss in this scene. All the footage on the Lakeshore (with the exception of Legolas telling Tauriel about Bolg, which was an insert) was shot in November and December 2011, during the on-location portion of principal photography. This includes Alfrid's footage.
21 According to Lee Pace, the horse used on-set to ride, was used for the very first time in the scene in which Thranduil rides up to Thorin's rampant. This places that scene earlier in the shoot than the scene in which Thranduil comes astride that Elk to Erebor in the prologue to the first film. A script draft of Gandalf in Thranduil's war tent explaining how the capture of Erebor by Azog in Sauron's name would result in the re-instating of the Kingdom of Angmar can be seen being read by the dialect coach of the films. Call-sheets glimpsed in passing during the behind-the-scenes footage on the Barrel sequence, show that scenes such as the Dwarves crushing the bridge into Erebor in preparation for an Elvish siege, Bilbo leaving Erebor (with Bofur's silent help) and war preparations in Dale were shot in day 250 of principal photography.
22 A callsheet glimpsed during behind-the-scenes footage on the barrel sequence dates Thorin rallying the Dwarves to day 251 of the shoot. Originally, they were going to be dressed in elaborate royal armour, but it was so bulky that a decision was made on the set to rid the actors of it. https://youtu.be/nfZCc4-rnWY?t=962 Another prefigured element in this section of the film includes the idea that the Iron-hill Dwarves would ride rams. A ram motif cropped up in the original design for Thorin's regal armour, and images of rams decorate Dain's lineage on the tapestry which Bard finds in the second film. Philippa Boyens, in the audio commentary, also claims that the idea of using the Wereworms existed "from very early on."
23 Its these scenes that Jackson didn't have the ample time to prepare for during the shoot. This would go on to be misquoted by the films' detractors as if to postulate that the storyline on all three films was being improvised, where in fact it wasn't. Jackson had a difficulty specifically with the Battle of the Five Armies, and specifically during principal photography. Therefore, it was decided to postpone dealing with those sequences until pickups. The Ravenhill skirmish and the battle in the streets of Dale were all shot during pickups, while the battle in the open field - which was heavily reliant on CGI - was extentsivelly previsualized at this period - and rendered during post-production on the third film.
24 Tauriel's infatuation with Kili was always intended to end in tragedy. The way in which this came about, and the notion that it would be Bolg who would bring this about, was however concieved in the think-tank meetings leading up to pickups. The final confrontation between Thorin and Azog was always intended to be on Ravenhill - a script draft dated to mid-2012, seen in the behind-the-scenes footage of Thorin's Dragon Sickness, does mention Azog's sentry as being stationed on Ravenhill, which required Thorin and Company to storm up that hill.
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2019.10.12 15:20 BobRushy My First Rewatch - Born To Run

Born To Run was really meh. We get the backstory of Kate's plane and the man he "killed"(which turns out to be a red herring of sorts). We have minor progress on the Hatch storyline. There's a power struggle between Kate and Sawyer for the raft spot, but I wasn't really invested in that at all.
Partially, because I know Exodus is right around the corner and am just getting ready for that, and partially because I've always found Kate to be one of the least interesting Losties. She really only has two modes - wanting to run away from responsibility(seasons 1-3) and mothering(seasons 4-6). Aside from that, she just follows the men she likes around, seemingly under the impression that the world should work her way and her way alone. Compared to characters like Shannon, Ana-Lucia, Juliet or even Claire(who is at least kindly, if not proactive), she's just not that likable to me.
Btw, I'm a massive Ana-Lucia x Jack shipper and will not shut up about it in my season 2 reviews, just so you know.
I don't really know what to say about this one, it's just kind of sitting there, gets its job done and then is immediately forgotten to be never watched again until a marathon such as this one occurs.
To hell with it, I'm gonna do the notes now. The next review will focus on all three parts of Exodus as one story. Then after that, I'm going to review the deleted scenes and quickly talk about other special features on the season 1 DVD before moving onto a full season 1 review where I'll be talking about how all the characters have progressed and how much I care for them, what I thought about the storytelling in general, and my favourite and least favourite episodes.
Notes:
*Jack has resumed wearing his squared white shirt, last seen in Special. Hurley is wearing the white shirt he wore on the plane(last seen in House Of The Rising Sun). Kate debuts a new white sleeveless shirt. Sayid has another new wife beater, a beige one this time. Michael introduces a brown buttoned shirt. Claire has a new white hoodie, Jin has a new green shirt and Sun has this camo green shirt tied around her waist, and a white top. Charlie's resumed wearing his stripy prison-esque shirt(last seen in The Moth), though has torn its sleeves off.
*I love Giacchino as much as the next guy, but I can't help being automatically irritated when I hear Kate's theme. It's like a curse, I just know I won't like the episode if I hear that music.
*I would have loved to see Evangeline Lilly with blonde hair.
*What's the letter Kate receives at the beginning of the episode, for Joan Hart? Is that from Tom? He didn't seem to expect her arrival, though.
*I like the transition of the camera zooming into the sky in the flashback and cutting to Kate playing with the toy airplane with a blue background.
*Charlie is all peppy in this episode, and writing a new album! I wonder if he finished it? He's so excited to reclaim his fame and reunite with Drive Shaft that it made me really sad he never will. I always wanted to have Liam and Charlie reconcile.
*I like the little touch of Walt being freaked out by Arzt's "I was assuming you don't wanna die", given his fears in the previous episode.
*Can you just walk into a hospital and say "I have a delivery for this person" and get directed to their room? Or is that one of those things that dates LOST a little bit?
*It's a throwaway line, but I find it interesting that Locke specifically asked Sayid not to tell Jack about the Hatch until he sees it, so he could "keep an open mind". I'm not sure what the significance is. Did he think Jack was going to freak out about him keeping secrets again? Also, why does Sayid agree to this?
*Speaking of the men of science and faith, the best part of Born To Run was the little ongoing back and forth between Jack and Locke about discretion. I feel like being assaulted by Jack and called a liar in front of the whole community might have had a big impact on Locke's sense of self-worth(we know how much he yearns to be special and valued) and that's why he focuses on him as a sort of theological rival. He justifies the humiliation by convincing himself that Jack is simply irritated at them not seeing eye to eye rather than the obvious mistakes Locke made when he mishandled the situation.
*Great vocal casting for the child versions of Kate and Tom. They legitimately sound like both of the adult actors.
*Love Locke's satisfied smile as he describes to Walt how much his foot hurts(from the shrapnel wound in Deus Ex Machina).
*Walt's warning about the Hatch(and subsequently telling Michael they absolutely have to leave) is one of those things that really doesn't hold up on rewatch.
*Whilst Sawyer's revelation of Kate being a fugitive is immensely satisfying, I have to wonder how he knew he'd find something discriminating in her bag. If he hadn't gotten that passport, he would've been left with egg on his face.
Overall, Born To Run is mostly forgettable filler before the storm. Some elements are important to explain how we get from point A to B, but frankly I just don't care about it.
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2019.05.07 07:54 Mcheetah2 If you donate X amount of money to a charity, you'll get to go on a date with a celebrity and possibly sleep with them. WYTTD?

If you donate a certain amount of money to a charity of their choosing, you'll get to go out on a genuine date with one of these celebrities. For the purposes of this scenario, they are fully single, and have no husbands or children, and also in the prime age of their lives. Sex is very much possible, but not guaranteed. You'll still have to put in effort towards your personality, but the celebrity will be open-minded and willing to give you a decent chance, so as long as you don't f-ck it up, things should go well for you. Just know, they won't be giving you any free money however, even if you manage to woo them. Also, I'll state, these weren't chosen by personal preference. I looked them up online.
CELEBRITY DONATION
Meghan Trainor $1,000
Kelly Clarkson $1,500
Shailene Woodley $2,000
Kaley Cuoco $2,500
Elizabeth Debicki $3,000
Selena Gomez $4,000
Karlie Kloss $4,500
Carrie Underwood $5,000
Lana Del Rey $5,500
Miley Cyrus $6,000
Kate Beckinsale $7,000
Demi Moore $8,000
Emily Blunt $8,000
Jennifer Love Hewitt $9,000
Amanda Seyfried $10,000
Alison Brie $10,000
Taylor Swift $11,000
Katy Perry $12,000
Lady Gaga $13,000
Natalie Portman $14,000
Jessica Biel $15,000
Evangeline Lilly $16,000
Emma Stone $17,000
Mila Kunis $18,000
Kate Upton $19,000
Gal Gadot $20,000
Adriana Lima $25,000
Salma Hayek $30,000
Scarlett Johansson $40,000
Beyoncé $50,000
Would you take the deal? And if so, how much of your money are you willing to donate in order to date a celebrity and who?
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2019.04.24 00:11 BunyipPouch 'Avengers: Endgame' - Review Thread

Review embargo just dropped for Avengers Endgame and it's looking veryyyyy good. Pretty much positive reviews across the board.
This will be the official thread to discuss the reviews and how they will/can influence the box office of Endgame. Other threads about the reviews will be removed so there aren't 50 of them. Be careful with the some of the reviews, I've added a warning to the ones that have spoilery/plot-heavy reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98% - 8.29 Average Rating - 85 Reviews - Certified Fresh
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus:
Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Metacritic: 78/100
The Guardian
I have to admit, in all its surreal grandiosity, in all its delirious absurdity, there is a huge sugar rush of excitement to this mighty finale, finally interchanging with euphoric emotion and allowing us to say poignant farewells. Unconquerable brilliance takes Marvel to new heights
Chicago Sun-Times
I’m not prepared to instantly label Avengers: Endgame as the best of the 23 Marvel Universe movies to date, but it’s a serious contender for the crown and it’s the undisputed champion when it comes to emotional punch.
Entertainment Weekly
The movie largely delivers, splashing its ambitious three-hour narrative across a sprawling canvas of characters, eras, and not-quite-insurmountable challenges.
IGN
Avengers: Endgame is easily the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most ambitious, emotional, and affecting film to date, somehow managing to tie up more than a decade of storytelling in a confident (and mostly coherent) climax - a hurdle that many other blockbuster franchises have stumbled over in their final runs.
IndieWire
As Endgame sputters to the finish line, it leaves the impression of witnessing a Marvel Movie Marathon compressed to three hours — and 58 seconds, but trust me, they’re disposable — of unbridled fan service.
New York Times
Settling scores, wrapping up loose ends and taking a victory lap — the main objects of the game this ostensibly last time around — generate some comic sparks as well as a few honest tears.
Variety - Spoiler Warning
After the must-see showdown that was 'Infinity War,' the Russo brothers deliver a more fan-facing three-hour followup, rewarding loyalty to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
New York Post
It’s as sprawling and pulse-pounding a fight as you’re hoping it will be.
Screencrush
No matter what comes next from Marvel Studios, this Avengers is a gargantuan love letter to the equally enormous mythology that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and the rest of their collaborators built — and to the generations of readers and moviegoers who truly believe in it.
Hollywood Reporter
Marvel Studios and Disney's three-hour epic sendoff reunites the franchise's mightiest superheroes to battle Josh Brolin's Thanos.
Collider
An Exhilarating Epic Like You’ve Never Seen Before
The Wrap
Avengers: Endgame has almost nothing on its mind but crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of a far-flung superhero saga, but to anyone with even a minor emotional stake in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has all the fleeting satisfaction of a shot of whipped cream delivered directly from the spray can. Superhero Finale Gives Fan Service a Good Name.
The Globe and Mail
Even if I could muster the strength to defy studio marching orders on plot details, there is no point. There is little in Endgame that is worth spoiling, given how its core is spoiled rotten to begin with. Read full review
USA Today
If the Marvel superhero movies on the whole are your favorite band’s individual albums, Avengers: Endgame is the triple-disc greatest-hits package with the really awesome cover and a slew of familiar, comforting gems inside.
Chicago Tribune - Spoiler Warning
Marvel's game of stones reaches a gratifying climax.
Description:
After half of all life in the universe was eliminated due to the actions of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining Avengers and their allies must reassemble to revert those actions in one last stand
Starring:
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Karen Gillan
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Chris Evans
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Brie Larson
  • Pom Klementieff
  • Josh Brolin
  • Tom Holland
  • Paul Rudd
  • Jon Favreau
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Lots More
Release Date:
April 26, 2019
Budget:
$350M-$400M
Director:
Anthony & Joe Russo
Writers:
Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Score:
Alan Silvestri
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2019.04.02 06:47 thosebabyblues Pregnant with baby #2!

Trigger warning, past miscarriage mentioned
Hey everyone!
Just found out I'm five weeks pregnant today with baby number 2! Our son, Orion Maxwell, is 1 year old now. (Our surname is a very common Mexican last name--Mendez.) We wanted to find a name that sort of sounds like it belongs with "Orion". Husband and I are big fans of mythological/fantasy names. I also am a fan of "rain drop" names in terms of sound. I like a lot of soft vowels, especially in my feminine names.
For a boy, I'm looking for something that would sound masculine and unique, something that would also sound like a cool name as an adult. We have two forerunners that both of us like, but we are open to suggestions.
For a girl, I just need help choosing a middle name since I think we have the first name picked, which is "Arielle." The top two middle names we have right now are Rhiannon (our first baby's name, who passed before birth; this baby will be born around her original due date) or Rose (My middle name). I'm also open to other suggestions.
Forerunners for boy name: Apollo Sebastian or Oden/Odin River.
Other boy names I like: Dorian, Teagan, Gage, Peregrine, Aylen, Adriel, Callum, Cassius, Arell, Ezra.
Other girl names I like: Autumn, Elodie, Seraphina, Mina, Aurora, Aurelia, Ophelia, Fallon, Ever, Ariadne, Eira, Evie, Juliette, Evangeline, Delilah, Lilly, Ember, and Oriana.
Things to consider: Husband is Mexican, I'm Irish/English. The pronunciation has to work for his side. I'm also Wiccan and I really like names that are more powerful in the pagan world. The baby will be born either on November 30 or December 1st. (Repeat C-section.)
Thanks everyone!
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2019.01.30 14:53 StarFighter0717 History of MCOC Quests / Timeline

So, went through a time vortex and stumbled on u/orvn's post about the history of the game's event quests.
Decided to update it & add in some of the story quest dates + monthly side-quests. Full spreadsheet at end if interested.

2015

  • May - Ultron's Assault(Ultron, HB, BW) *first event quest
  • July - Ant-Man's Adventure (AM, YJ)
  • August - Polar Opposites (Magneto Marvel Now)
  • September - Waning Moon (MK)
  • October - Act 4 begins to get added *Oct 7th
  • October - Blood and Venom (Guilly, Venom)
  • November - Contamination (DD, Fixit, Appearance of Jessica Jones (NPC))
  • December - Rocket & Groot's Holiday Special (Groot)
  • December - Challenge - Coulson's

2016

  • January - Arachnid Action (Miles, Gwen)
  • February - Deadpoolooza (Venompool)
  • March - Kamala's First Day (KK)
  • March - Challenge - Chloe's
  • April - M.O.D.O.K. Mo' Problems (Rulk, AV)
    • First appearance of mashup champs
  • April Special - WWF Power Pack (3-star Hulk)
  • May - Cosmic Civil War (xBones, BPcw, Falcon)
    • Special quest: Faction Quests
  • June - Cosmic Civil War Endgame (CW)
  • July - X-men: Terrigenocide I (Beast, NC) *first master quest
  • August - Titanomachy (Loki)
  • August - Challenge - Ming Na’s
  • August - X-men Terrigenocide II (Karnak, Gambit, Rogue)
    • Introduction of Time Attack Legend Program
  • August - Road to Labyrinth and Labyrinth of Legends added
  • September - X-men Terrigenocide III (Phoenix, Quake)
  • September - Challenge - Chloe’s 2
  • October - Pandemonium Rising (GR)
  • November - Sorcerer's Conclave (DV, Mordo)
    • Special quest - Dimensional Rift’s
    • Portals got added to game here.
  • November Special - Power Pack Red (3-star DD)
  • December - Howard and Hyperion's Holiday Hijinks (HD, Hyperion)*Introduction of Titles

2017

  • January - Gwenpool, agent of C.A.B.L.E. (GP, Cable)
    • Had a diff structure - 4 chapters with 2 quests per.
  • January Special - Lunar New Year
  • February - Dawn of Darkness (Hood, Dorm)
    • Special quest: Rifts
  • March - X-Enforcers (AA, Psylocke, Iceman) *First EQ after 12.0 Release.
  • March - Act 5 Ch 1 added
  • April - King Groots Loot (Angela, King Groot)
  • April - Challenge - Dave Bautista’s Cosmic
  • May - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 0 (Nebula, Yondu)
    • Special quest: Rocket's workshop, Rocket's Scrapyard
  • June - Secret Empire Forever (Carnage, Punisher 2099)
  • June - Act 5 Ch 2 added
  • July - Battlerealm: Homecoming (Spark, Vulture)
    • Special quest: Stark Assignments
  • July - Challenge - Web-Slinger
  • August - Sinister Foes of Spiderman (Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus)
  • September - Have You Seen this Dog? (Kingpin, Medusa)
  • September - Act 5 Ch 3 added
  • October - Blades (Mephisto, Morningstar, Blade)
  • October - Boss Rush - A Duel with the Devil*First appearance of 6’s
  • October - Challenge - Goldblum’s
  • November - Gods of the Arena (Thor Rag, Hela)
    • Special event: Valor - Vanquishing Blows, Bounty Missions
  • December - HOTEL M.O.D.O.K (Modok, Taskmaster)
    • First EQ with an Uncollected difficulty Ice Phoenix *Shudders*
    • Special quest - Modok’s Labs
  • December - Act 5 Ch 4 added

2018

  • January - The Age of Sentry (Sentry, Void)
  • January - Boss Rush - Underdogs Unleashed
  • February - Challenge - Michael B Jordan
  • February - Rise of the Black Panther (Ghulk, Killmonger)
    • Special quest: Trials of the King
    • Special - Lunar New Year*This one was just as a calendar, no extra quest
  • March - X-Men: Savage Future (Sentinel, Bishop, Sabretooth)
    • Special quest: 2nd run Modok’s Labs
  • March - Boss Rush - Community’s Choice
  • April - Infinity Chaos (Proxima, Corvus)
    • Special quest: Chaos Rifts
  • April - Challenge - Chadwick & Tom’s
    • Also - Introduction of Dungeons happens
  • May - Infinity Nightmare (IMIW, Cap IW)
    • Special quest/events: Vanquishing blows, Infinity Trials, Infinity dust store
  • June - Masacre and the Mercs for Money (Massacre, Domino, Goldpool in arena’s)
    • Special quest: Assassin Assignments + Merc Missions - (Bounty Missions)
  • June - Challenge - Evangeline Lilly’s
  • July - Return to the Micro Realm (Wasp, Ghost)
    • Special quest - Micro Realms
  • July Special - Gwenpool Goes to The Movies
  • August - Enter the Cabal (Heimdall, Korg, Red Skull)
  • September - X-Men: Class Omega (Omega Red, Emma Frost)
    • Special quest: Danger Rooms
  • October - Blood and Venom Symbiomancer (Symbiote Supreme, Venom the Duck)
    • Removal of Master Key & it’s Requirement
    • Special quest: Occult Labs
  • October Special - Summoned Symbiod Steve come back we miss uuuuu
  • November - Brawl in the Battlerealm (The Champion, Aegon)
  • November - Back Issues 1 - Ultron Assault Added
  • November - Challenge - Champion’s Clash
    • First Challenge with added Uncollected level difficulty
  • December - Night Riders (Night Thrasher, Darkhawk)
    • Special quest: Chilled Challenges
  • December - Limited Time Quest - Maze

2019

  • January - This Man... This Monster(Thing, Diablo)
    • Special quest: Trials of the Elementals
Have a spreadsheet with the spots gleamed info from, some observations and such that if anyone would like to peruse the history can get to it here. Will try to update it every month/bi-monthly.
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2018.12.19 16:02 Indeyon It’s a girl! I’d love to celebrate with guilty pleasure girl names :)

I’m pregnant with my first baby and my husband and I found out a couple days ago it’s a girl! Well, 90% likely to be a girl... She was being very modest in front of the camera lol.
We’re still working to create our actual name list, but I’d love to hear your favorite girl names that your partner has vetoed, or you could just never name a kid in good consciousness, or that just sound pretty but mean something already (Lexus, anyone?)
And in the spirit of 10% odds, if you have a favorite guilty pleasure boy name I’d love that too!
Mine (all vetoed by my husband, tragically)
Seraphina (this is my single favorite girl name ever)
Josephine
Persephone
Solaire (this is a male character from Dark Souls but I would love it on a girl)
Names we love but just can’t use:
Evelyn (friend’s kid)
Evangeline (I literally cannot think of anything other than the actress Evangeline Lilly, which isn’t a bad thing but the association is way too strong)
Diana (beautiful, but a little too dated)
Liliana (husband’s coworker just named her new daughter this)
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2018.10.02 14:35 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *according to IMDB *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 21: Captain Marvel & Avengers 4

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

CAPTAIN MARVEL


1. The cardboard cut-out Carol shoots in the Blockbuster store was originally supposed to be Jim Carrey in The Mask, with Carol mistaking the green face for a Skrull, but the filmmakers couldn't secure the rights.

2. As a tribute to the late Stan Lee (who died before this movie was released), during the opening Marvel Studios sequence, various scenes of his past cameos from the Marvel Studios films are used in place of the Avengers characters.

3. Goose is played by four different very professional cat actors named Reggie, Rizzo, Gonzo, and Archie.

4. Brie Larson is allergic to cats, so her scenes involving Goose were filmed with a puppet or computer-generated VFX.

5. In the comics, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie, after Chewbacca from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). In this film, it was named Goose after Goose Bradshaw from Top Gun (1986).

6. The security guard Captain Marvel speaks to at the beginning of the movie is Marvel security director Barry Curtis.

7. When Talos confronts Carol and Nick in Louisiana, he sips from a fast food drink container. It is the exact same design as the cup that Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson) sips in the scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) where they steal back the briefcase.

8. Project PEGASUS stands for "Potential Energy Group/Alternate Sources/United States." It was previously mentioned in the Avengers (2012).

9. Jude Law took counsel from his Sherlock Holmes (2009) co-star Robert Downey, Jr., who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, on appearing in this movie. Law stated, "He talked a little bit about how making a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is fitting this one piece into a bigger picture, and giving yourself over to that. It's not about trying to understand everything. Just do your piece."

10. In February 2019, Marvel launched the official website of the film which emulates design from the 1990s, including HTML frames, a mix of rainbow fonts, pixelated GIFs, a hit counter, a guestbook, and a low-resolution trailer framed inside a window resembling Real Player.

11. There were concerns that Brie Larson was too young to portray a pilot. Screenwriter Nicole Perlman consulted with the U.S. Air Force, who said it was possible for someone between twenty-eight and thirty-four to become an accomplished pilot like Danvers.

12. The name "Captain Marvel" is not used in the film until the closing credits.

13. The mid-credits scene was directed by the Russo brothers, who previously directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

14. While Monica Rambeau is choosing a new color for Carol Danvers' suit, we can see many references: a red and yellow suit (the colors worn by DC's Captain Marvel, currently known as Shazam) a black and golden suit (the colors of Carol Danver's Ms. Marvel suit) and a white and green suit (the classic Kree armor suit colors in the comics).

15. Fury's ID showed him having only level 3 clearance at the time.

16. Fury mentions that he likes to operate in locations that start with the letter "B" because he can make them rhyme. In Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Alexander Pierce talks about a rescue mission that Fury initiated, against orders, in Bogotá.

17. Pinar Toprak signed on to compose the film's score, making her the first woman to score an MCU film.

18. When portraying the alien Skrull Talos, Ben Mendelsohn used his native Australian accent. When Talos adopts a human disguise, Mendelsohn used an American accent.

19. In the second and final bonus scene after the credits, when Goose the cat pukes up the Tesseract like a hairball on Fury's desk the CRT computer monitor and keyboard are black, vs the earlier vintage computers that were all beige. This showed the audience that the story had jumped forward several years from 1995 to somewhere in the 2000-2005 era when black or gray were the predominant colors of PC hardware, but before the transition to LCD's.

20. In the movie Carol refers to Monica as "Lieutenant Trouble". In the comics, Lieutenant Trouble (a young girl named Kit Renner) was Captain Marvel's biggest fan and later on became her friend.

21. To prepare for her role as Captain Marvel, Brie Larson trained for four hours a day over nine months, learning judo, boxing, and wrestling. She also visited Nellis Air Force Base and met with active duty airmen, including Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt and Thunderbirds pilot Major Stephen Del Bagno.

22. When Brie Larson's casting was announced at Comic-Con, CNN ran the headline "Shazam! Brie Larson is 'Captain Marvel'," apparently not realizing that they were thinking of the wrong Captain Marvel.

23. The film was the first from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a female lead and it was released at on International Women's Day.

24. This was the twenty-first film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

25. Most songs featured in the movie are sung by a 90s female singer: Des'Ree [You Gotta Be], No Doubt [Just a Girl], Garbage [I'm Only Happy When It Rains], TLC [Waterfalls], Salt-N-Pepa [Whatta Man], among others.

26. When Stan Lee makes his cameo, he is seen reading the script for Kevin Smith's Mallrats(1995) and reciting the line, "Trust me true believer". As revealed on Smith's YouTube page, Stan's health was in decline and he could not muster his trademark enthusiasm so the producers looped in Lee's unused audio from Mallrats.

27. Jamie McKelvie, who designed Carol's Captain Marvel suit in the comics (used starting in 2012), praised the movie costume for closely adhering to his work.

28. The film is based on Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, a pilot who gets super powers, but her origin incorporates the alien Captain Marvel's, Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell and Khn'nr. Both Kree and Skrull soldiers who come to Earth and decide to defend it. Furthermore, Khn'nr had his memory tampered with which causes him to suffer from an identity crisis, which Carol suffers in this film.

29. The film featured the cinematic debut of the Marvel alien race the Skrulls. In the comic books, the Skrull made their debuts in a "Fantastic Four" adventure.

30. The filmmakers cited 1990s action movies as an influence on the film's action, in keeping with the era in which the film is set.

31. Quantum physicist Spyridon Michalakis, of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at the California Institute of Technology, was consulted on the film.

32. This film marked the second directing pair in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the Russo Brothers (Joe Russo and Anthony Russo), this time Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Boden was also the first female director for a Marvel movie.

33. The Skrull makeup took two hours to apply.

34. As a large portion of this film is set in space, and presumably because the Kree use similar technology; the iconography of location displays (font, coordinates) within the film when shown on screen is very similar, if not identical, to the location displays from the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

35. Maria Rambeau's pilot call sign is Photon. In the comics her daughter Monica Rambeau gained superpowers similar to Captain Marvel and briefly took on the title of Photon (She had other titles too - Captain Marvel, Pulsar, Spectrum).

36. This film is based on the "Kree-Skrull War" storyline, which was written by Roy Thomas and published in The Avengers issues 89-97 between June 1971 and March 1972. Carol Danvers only had a small role in the story, as a normal human before she received any superhuman abilities (in 1977).

37. Katheryn Winnick, Natalie Dormer, Emily Blunt, Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski, and Rebecca Ferguson were rumored for the title role.

38. This was the first solo female-led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), released the year before, was led by a male-female superhero duo.

39. While in the classified file room there were a couple of boxes with the name Kevin Larosa clearly behind Carol. Kevin Larosa Sr. is the stunt aerial coordinator in the movie.

40. This was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released after Stan Lee's death.

41. Despite the fact that this movie takes place before, and was released before, Avengers: Endgame (2019), it was actually filmed after the latter.

42. The movie is not a traditional origin story, as the heroine already possesses her powers when the film starts.

43. Keanu Reeves was almost cast as Yon-Rogg.

44. The trailer has received about one hundred nine million views worldwide in its first twenty-four hours of release.

45. While this isn't the first movie with a female superhero, it is the first to be written primarily by women. Supergirl (1984), Catwoman (2004), Elektra (2005), and Wonder Woman (2017) were written by men. The closest was Catwoman (2004), which gave a writing credit to Theresa Rebeck. However, that movie also had three male writers credited.

46. Following a flood of negative ratings ahead of the film's release, Rotten Tomatoes has changed their policy to no longer accept reviews and ratings for a film that hasn't been released yet.

47. When Vers/Captain Marvel is looking around the bar and remembering past experiences there, she notices the arcade cabinet for a Street Fighter video game. Since the release of X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996) in 1996, one year after the year this movie is set, Capcom has published fighting video games that pit their characters against Marvel superheroes. However, Captain Marvel did not appear in any of them until Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017), released in 2017.

48. In the film, Talos claims that all Skrulls are shapeshifters. However, in the comics, Talos is one of the few Skrulls who is unable to shapeshift.

49. When Brie Larson was announced at the end of the San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel's panel, she took part in a photo selfie with the cast and crew of Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Black Panther (2018).

50. The movie was announced at a Marvel event in October 2014.

51. A nod to the original character is Captain Marvel's combat helmet she wears during her missions and in outer space. The helmet features the iconic tomahawk haircut Captain Marvel often portrayed wearing in the comics. There was, in fact, some debate regarding the haircut of Brie Larrson, with many fans claiming it is too long and not similar enough to the usual short hair haircut Captain Marvel has in the comics.

52. When Captain Marvel is in the video store, she is seen briefly holding a video cassette for The Right Stuff (1983).

53. Brie Larson (Carol Danvers) and Nelson Franklin, the medical examiner, both starred in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (2010). Brie Larson played Envy Adams and Nelson Franklin played Comeau.

54. This film is NOT the chronological introduction of the Kree race. In Season 5 of Marvel's Agents of Shield (2013), the agents were kidnapped, taken into the future and held captive by the Kree. However, the alien corpse from which the TAHITI project sprang in earlier season was Kree.

55. The first trailer released for this movie received more than one hundred nine million global views in just twenty-four hours, making it the eleventh most viewed trailer ever.

56. This is the first Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures-distributed film not to stream on Netflix, after Disney decided to let their licensing deal with Netflix expire. Disney plans on releasing this movie on their subscription service, Disney+.

57. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson both previously appeared in the films Farce of the Penguins (2006), Unicorn Store (2017), and Kong: Skull Island (2017).

58. Gemma Chan is the tenth actress from "Doctor Who" to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Agent Carter (2015)), Jenna Coleman and David Bradley (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World (2013)), Tony Curran (Thor: The Dark World (2013) and (Daredevil (2015)), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019)), Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)), David Tennant (Jessica Jones (2015)) and Riann Steele (Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)).

59. Elizabeth Wood, Emily Carmichael, Rachel Talalay, Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter, Lorene Scafaria, and Rebecca Thomas were on the short list to direct the movie.

60. The official trailer for the film was released on Good Morning America (1975) on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This is the United States Air Forces' birthday. (September 18, 1947).

61. This is the second prequel of the MCU after Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

62. DeWanda Wise was set for the role of Maria Rambeau in this movie before dropping out due to scheduling conflicts.

63. Ronda Rousey had expressed interest in playing the title role.

64. Jennifer Kent and Jennifer Yuh Nelson were in the running to direct to the film.

65. Brie Larson and Clark Gregg both previously starred in the film Hoot (2006), where they played adversaries, of sorts.

66. Minn-Erva, a Kree played by Gemma Chan, is also known in the Marvel Comics universe as Doctor Minerva. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's earlier film It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) also featured a character named Dr. Minerva.

67. Gemma Chan is the eleventh actor from the "Transformers" films (having previously played Quintessa) to appear in a Marvel superhero film, after Rachael Taylor (Maggie Madsen, Trish Walker), Hugo Weaving (Megatron, Red Skull), Kelsey Grammer (Beast, Harold Attinger), Titus Welliver (Felix Blake, James Savoy), Nicola Peltz (Tessa, Jane), Stanley Tucci (Abraham Erskine, Joshua Joyce/Merlin), Laura Haddock (Vivian Wembley, Meredith Quill), Omar Sy (Bishop, Hot Rod), Sir Anthony Hopkins (Sir Edmund Burton, Odin) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Jason Ionello, Memo).

68. Malaysian actress Raja Ilya was hinted to have a role in the movie.

69. In the comics, Yon-Rogg and Mar-Vell became enemies when Yon-Rogg betrayed Mar-Vell out of jealously and inadvertently killed his girlfriend.

70. This film features one Best Actress Oscar winner: Brie Larson, for the film, "Room".

71. CAMEO: Stan Lee: Co-creator of the original Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), as himself reading the script on the train to Mallrats (1995) (in which he made an appearance as himself).

72. CAMEO: Kelly Sue DeConnick: Captain Marvel writer (from 2012-2015), as a bystander in the train station who looks at Marvel.

73. Lee Pace reprises his role as Ronan the Accuser in this film. However, he does not wear his iconic face paint of Xandarian blood because Captain Marvel (2019) precedes Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) wherein he first applies it.

74. Nick Fury tells Goose, "I'm trusting you not to eat me," towards the end of the movie. Shortly afterwards, Goose scratches Fury, causing him to lose his left eye as he is seen at the very end with a patch over his left eye. This is a callback to Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Fury tells Captain America, "Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye."

75. Carol Danvers' pilot call sign is "Avenger" in the film, which Nick Fury names the heroes he founds to protect the Earth. In the comics, Danvers took the call sign "Cheeseburger".

76. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) were digitally de-aged in order for their characters to look like their younger selves, since the movie is set in the 1990s. This was the first time Marvel did de-aging for characters for an entire movie. They previously used this tactic in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), but only for flashback scenes. They also did it to Tony Stark when he was showing the presentation to the college of his with his parents right before they died

77. The twist of the Skrulls turning out not to be the villains is not too far-fetched since in the comics, it is revealed that the Kree were the ones that started their war.

78. Carol's powers came from an exploding Pegasus ship engine. We later learn the engine was powered by the Tesseract, making Captain Marvel the first (chronologically) MCU hero whose powers are derived from an Infinity Stone. (The space stone is hidden within it.) Wanda Maximov/Scarlet Witch and her brother, Pietro/Quicksilver, would become the second two (the Mind stone).

79. Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, eight different characters have taken the name "Captain Marvel." This movie features three of them: Carol Danvers (the most famous version, previously known as Ms Marvel), Mar-Vell (the original version, a Kree alien and superhero) and Monica Rambeau (who briefly carried the title of Captain Marvel).

80. Samuel L. Jackson described Nick Fury at this point in time as a desk jockey with two good eyes, who has not yet become cynical towards bureaucracy.

81. In the comics Mar-Vell was a male Kree who was caught in an explosion while rescuing Carol Danvers and the explosion passed his powers onto her by imprinting his DNA onto hers. In the movie this is changed slightly by Mar-Vell being a female Kree who built the core that gave Carol her powers when it exploded. This marks the third time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the character portrayed in the film is the opposite gender of the original version from the comics. The first was the Ancient One in Doctor Strange (2016) and the second was Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).

82. Carol cannot breathe in space without the helmet, which comes out of her suit. However, when she unlocks her total power, she is able to 'breathe'/survive without a helmet, as shown in the climax of the film.

83. This was the first chronological movie appearance of Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he was stabbed and, apparently, killed by Loki, in The Avengers (2012). He was later revealed to have survived, as explained on the television show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

84. Nick Fury's full name is given as Nicholas Joseph Fury. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) he mentioned only the middle initial "J."

85. In the film, Soh-Larr (Chuku Modu) is a Kree spy investigating the Skrulls. In the comics, he was the father of the first Kree-Skrull hybrid, Dorrek Supreme.

86. The use of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" when Vers (Brie Larson) confronts The Supreme Intelligence (Annette Bening) has multiple connotations, as it discusses memories, something Vers is slowly regaining over the course of the film. The song's title coincides with The Supreme Intelligence finally revealing herself as she is, in this case the "unknown enemy" and not the "friend."

87. Goose is first among everyone in the movie who touched the Tesseract. She checked it with her paw.

88. In the film, Mar-Vell is killed by Yon-Rogg while the destruction of an experimental engine powered by the Tesseract causes Danvers to gain cosmic powers. In the comics, Danvers got her powers from a similar event, a fight between Yon-Rogg and Mar-Vell, only then Mar-Vell survived and it was an alien device that grants superpowers.

89. Dr Lawson (Mar-Vell) has blonde hair in the film, while the Dr Lawson avatar the Supreme Intelligence uses has white hair. This makes her resemble Phyla-Vell, in the comics Mar-Vell's daughter who briefly held the title of Captain Marvel, and took other names too (Quasar, Martyr).

90. The dogfight scene over the desert where Maria shoots-down Minerva appears to be a nod to Independence Day where Will Smith's Character shoots down an alien as well over what appears to be the same canyon.

91. Yon-Rogg is the 5th MCU villain to be revealed through a plot twist following Aldrich Killian from Iron Man 3(2013), The Winter SoldieBucky Barnes & Alexander Pierce from Captain America: The Winter Soldier(2014), and Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017). All other villains were either building up their intentions as a villain, or were clearly evil from their first appearance.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

1. According to the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame could be three hours long.

2. Reportedly, Marvel Studios has twenty more films planned after this film.

3. The first official trailer for the film is the first video in YouTube history to reach over 1 million likes in less than 4 hours.

4. According to producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, this film is the finale of all three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

5. Chapter Ten of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

6. The first trailer holds the record for the highest viewed trailer in history. It received approximately 289 million views in only 24 hours.

7. This will be the 22nd film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

8. The title of the movie was announced with the first trailer that was released on December 7th, 2018.

9. The film will conclude the recurring Thanos and Infinity Stones story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

10. The first trailer was posted by Marvel Entertainment simply as "Marvel Studios' Avengers - Official Trailer", without the film's title in the name of the video, in order to surprise the fans with the title's reveal at the end of the trailer.

11. Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd were filming Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and this film at the same time.

12. Filming officially began on August 10, 2017. It was shot after around a 3-5 week break once Avengers: Infinity War (2018) wrapped, which started filming on January 23, 2017.

13. Since his introduction in the Marvel Cinematic universe, Chris Evans has appeared as Steve Rogers/Captain America in one film a year, totaling nine times. He has starred in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), an uncredited cameo in Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), a special cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). In October 2018, Evans officially announced via Twitter that this would be his final film as Captain America, and that he would no longer be involved in the franchise; he expressed great satisfaction in being involved in the franchise for almost a decade.

14. In September 2018, the Russo Brothers posted a picture on social media of the film's set, with the caption "Look Hard". This lead many to speculate and believe the title of this film was hidden somewhere inside the photo.

15. This marks composer Alan Silvestri's fourth time composing a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his first three being Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

16. Formerly known as "Avengers: Infinity War, Part II".

17. As Marvel will not officially own any of the film rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men characters until 2020 after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, none of those characters will appear in this second film, as both Infinity War films had been in production way before Fox and Disney's deal.

18. The first trailer was scheduled for December 5th, 2018 but was delayed due to former US president George Herbert Walker Bush's death. The US government declared December 5th to be a nationwide day of mourning for Bush.

19. During an event of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) in April 2017, Zoe Saldana revealed the title of the film as Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet. Following this, James Gunn announced that was not the title.

20. On September 11, 2017, the production of the movie was temporarily shut down because of Hurricane Irma.

21. Despite speculation and rumors, the Netflix Marvel characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Elektra, and The Punisher will not make an appearance in this film.

22. Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers) have previously starred in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) together before either of their appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Larson played the rock star Envy Adams (Scott's (Michael Cera) ex-girlfriend), and Evans played the action movie star Lucas Lee (one of Ramona's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Seven Evil Exes). In addition, that movie was directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, who wrote the original screenplay for Ant-Man (2015) (a character who also appears in this movie) but dropped out as director for that movie due to his creative clashes with Marvel Studios.

23. The North American release date was moved up a week earlier from May 3rd to April 26th, 2019 after the first trailer and title released on December 7th, 2018. There was much speculation that Marvel Studios would do this, as they moved "Infinity War's" release up a week as well, in order to reduce the possibility of major plot leaks from countries that released the film earlier.

24. The title "Endgame" was not only heard from a comment from Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War but it was also mentioned in Avengers: Age of Ultron. In that movie, Tony Stark says that the alien invasion from the first Avengers movie is the endgame.

25. This is Robert Downey Jr.'s last contractual obligation to play Tony Stark/Iron Man for Marvel Studios. Downey has stated he plans on being involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe longer than his current contractual commitments are structured, so many are led to believe he will sign a new deal after his current one has concluded.

26. Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character, Quicksilver, was seen on set pics of this film. Hinting that he might return or will just briefly make an appearance in a flashback scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

27. Clint Barton appears in Japan with the identity of Ronin in this film. This is based on the comics, where in the aftermath of the Civil War event he took up the Ronin identity during a mission to Japan.

28. Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to suit up in her own Iron Man suit, with the name Rescue.
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2018.10.01 14:32 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 20: Ant-Man and the Wasp

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP


1. Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon.

2. Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.

3. Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."

4. The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.

5. This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).

6. Contrary to initial appearances, the Pym's laboratory building is not an actual building that can be shrunk to the size of a suitcase. On the contrary, that small size is the original size of the object. It has been built of brick construction pieces and miniature models of equipment such as AA batteries for a power source etc., and has been enlarged to a full-size building when the owners wish to enter it without changing their own size. The give-away is the extendable luggage handle that would have been impossible to install if the lab were an actual building. You can also spot other enlarged items such as a paperclip and a knob to adjust volume on a stereo set.

7. This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.

8. This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

9. For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.

10. Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.

11. This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.

12. In the comics, the Ghost has never fought Ant-Man.

13. Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents of ATLAS.

14. Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.

15. The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.

16. Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."

17. Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.

18. First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

19. Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.

20. This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

21. Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.

22. Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.

23. One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.

24. This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).

25. The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.

26. At the start of November 2016, Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".

27. This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas.

28. The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.

29. This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.

30. Laurence Fishburne plays Dr. Hank Pym's rival colleague Bill Foster, who in the comics was the African-American superhero, Black Goliath. Michael Douglas who plays Dr. Hank Pym played a character named Bill Foster in the movie Falling Down (1993).

31. Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.

32. The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is "Them!", a classic '50s sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.

33. The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.

34. The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

35. The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).

36. Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.

37. Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.

38. Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

39. They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.

40. Walton Goggins and Michael Peña previously acted together in the TV show The Shield as detective partners.

41. The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."

42. Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and Laurence Fishburne.

43. Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".

44. They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.

45. Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.

46. Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).

47. This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.

48. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and playing Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).

49. The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.

50. Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."

51. They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.

52. The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.

53. This is basically a follow-up to both Anti-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

54. In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)

55. Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.

56. The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).

57. In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.

58. CAMEO: Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.
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2018.09.24 14:43 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 13: Captain America: Civil War

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR


1. The day before filming a fight scene with Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan sent him a video of himself doing intense bicep curls in front of the decapitated head of an Iron Man suit. He attached the message, "Looking forward to our scene tomorrow Robert".

2. T'Challa had a much smaller role in the earlier drafts and did not even appear in costume, as the writers intended to put more focus on Spider-Man, and save Black Panther's origin for his own movie. However, when it looked like Marvel would not be getting permission to use Spider-Man, Black Panther's role was beefed up significantly. By the time they did get to use Spider-Man, T'Challa had already become so integral to the plot, that they decided to leave his role as it was, and give Spider-Man a smaller part.

3. Tom Holland commented on how intimidated he was when he came to screentest for Spider-Man, saying that Robert Downey Jr. took him aside and said, "Listen, I remember my screentest for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It's nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we'll just start again. No pressure."

4. The finalists for the Spider-Man role did separate screen tests with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., with the intent of seeing whose chemistry fit the best with Evans and Downey.

5. Sebastian Stan revealed that the backpack that Bucky is seen wearing in the trailers, contains journals that he has put together of his scattered memories.

6. When the production of the film wrapped, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie raced each other while in their superhero suits.

7. (At around one hour and nineteen minutes) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) remarks how attractive Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) is. Downey and Tomei had a relationship in the 1990s, and appeared in two other films together: Chaplin (1992) and Only You (1994).

8. The film coincides with the 75th Anniversary of Captain America, the 10th Anniversary of the original Civil War comic book, and Black Panther's 50th Anniversary.

9. In the film, the Falcon utilizes a falcon drone called Redwing. In the mainstream Marvel comics, Redwing was an actual falcon, which was Sam Wilson's sidekick.

10. Chris Evans revealed that he was hesitant to take the role of Captain America early on, but now considers it one of the best decisions he has ever made.

11. (At around one hour and thirty-five minutes) One scene shows Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) being boosted by an arrow from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). This is taken directly from the comics, specifically The Avengers #223.

12. (At around one hour and nineteen minutes) Co-Director Joe Russo said that "The most powerful shot of the film" was Steve Rogers stopping a helicopter from taking off, with his bare hands. The shot was featured in the first teaser trailer for this movie. Russo said Chris Evans worked very hard in the gym to physically embody the character, because they wanted to test the limits of Steve's physical strength. About the shot itself, he noted, "On-set, we had Chris straining against a crane, holding the helicopter to get this fantastic shot of his muscles bulging, and you can feel the energy and determination as he tries to stop it."

13. This movie revealed that Bucky Barnes had been hiding out in Bucharest, which is the capital of Romania. Sebastian Stan (Bucky) is a Romanian-American actor, who was born in Constanta, Romania, and raised there until he was eight. In the first scene set in Bucharest, Bucky is buying fruits from a street market. Stan's native language is Romanian, and therefore spoke it perfectly.

14. Spider-Man was very nearly removed from the film, as Sony Pictures originally rejected Marvel's proposal to allow them a cut of the profit if they could pull Spider-Man over, but Sony Corporation expressed disappointment in the financial returns and the critical reception of The Amazing Spider-Man series and decided to negotiate a deal again.

15. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely's original idea for this movie was a vastly different and much smaller film without the other Avengers, but Producer Kevin Feige suggested they adapt Civil War instead. Certain parts of their original idea still made into the movie, such as the emphasis on Steve and Bucky's relationship, as well as the use of Baron Zemo as the villain.

16. Tom Holland is the youngest person to portray Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, on-screen, at nineteen years old.

17. The film shows a bond beginning to form between Scarlet Witch and Vision, who were married for a while in the comic books.

18. Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther) underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character. While admittedly not a big reader of comics as a kid, Boseman read as many comics as possible for anything Black Panther-related. Boseman also recycled the Xhosa accent he learned for Message from the King (2016), for the character.

19. Samuel L. Jackson was "surprised" to discover that Nick Fury would not be in the film after "the Russo Brothers told him he was." Executive Producer Nate Moore stated that Fury was not included "because he didn't add anything to the Civil War story they were telling."

20. In an interview, Daniel Brühl (Zemo) said the budget for this movie was so huge, that you could make twenty films from it.

21. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans described the dynamic between Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, and Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, as a marriage, saying, "We love each other, but it's explosive. You're working toward the same goal, but you have very different approaches to it. It's blurry, and that's what makes it great. No one's right, no one's wrong. It's going to make it even harder for them to come to an agreement."

22. This was the longest Marvel film, at two hours and twenty-seven minutes, until Avengers: Infinity War (2018), at two hours and twenty-nine minutes.

23. Robert Downey Jr. acted as the younger Tony Stark, along with John Slattery and Hope Davis. Lola FX provided the "de-aging" visual effects on the face and hair of Downey with footage and photos of his early career as references.

24. In the post-credits scene, Peter's web shooter emits a light which strongly resembled the "Spidey Signal" seen in the comics. This is the debut of the Spidey Signal on-screen.

25. Anthony Mackie described the film as "The Avengers: Part 2.5". Jeremy Renner said it would be like an Avengers movie, due to a lot of characters being involved.

26. The appearance of Giant-Man was kept secretive throughout production and marketing, evident from the absence of said character in all trailers and television ads, but this movie's Funko Pop! figurines, and a Lego set, depicting the airport battle scene featured Giant-Man, was released and advertised before the movie's release date.

27. Tom Hiddleston confessed that even though he did not appear in the film, it contained one of his favorite moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the helicopter scene. He enthused, "I mean Chris Evans does a bicep curl, with a helicopter! If you don't love that, we can't be friends."

28. (At around one hour and nine minutes) Chris Evans injured his arm muscles while filming the iconic shot of Captain America holding back a helicopter with his hands. Evans said, "That shot is a little bit of bicep porn. 'Zoom in on the biceps', that's what the script said. Kevin Feige didn't airbrush my biceps, that's me. It's not a utilitarian shot, it's a shot where you're trying to look heroic. That position (of holding the helicopter with one hand and the ledge with another) is actually a very unnatural position to use to stop something, but we used it because I have to flex my bicep, you are trying to make the scene look great, and I genuinely messed my arm up doing that shot because of the strain." Robert Downey Jr. joked that the filmmakers didn't mind that Evans hurt himself because of how great the shot turned out, and they have been using it to promote the film ever since. Anthony Russo revealed that the iconic shot almost did not happen because on the day of the filming, there was a miscommunication with the Costume Department and Evans came in wearing a thick jacket. They immediately sent him back to change, because then they wouldn't have been able to film the shot of his muscles bulging as intended in the script.

29. The film was going to feature The Incredible Hulk, but he was shifted to Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and so the filmmakers chose Secretary of State Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) in the film, as a substitute to illustrate the theme of destructive power: "We thought it would be interesting to use a character who had a fanatical anti-superhero point of view, built on experience. He's cornering The Avengers politically now, he's out-maneuvering them."

30. Mark Ruffalo was spotted on the set of this movie, thus sparking rumors of a potential Hulk appearance in it. But his role was ultimately cut from the final draft of the script.

31. Marvel initially wanted to hire Robert Downey Jr. to reprise Tony Stark as a small role, with just three weeks of work. However, Downey wanted a larger role, which would lead to a bigger payday. Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter was furious over the request, prompting him to order the screenwriters to write Tony Stark out of the script completely. When the deal seemed like it was off the table, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pushed to hire Downey, citing that his casting in the film could leave the door open for sequels, new franchises, and dramatic possibilities within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as this movie could drive future storylines for these films. As a result with Downey's casting, the actor received a substantial payout that included a back-end participation deal, and another payout if the film's box-office gross succeeded Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), which it did.

32. This is the live-action debut of T'Challa, the Black Panther, one of the first black superheroes in American comic books.

33. Chris Evans has stated that this film will set up Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

34. The filmmakers describe Bucky Barnes as a divided character, saying, "He's not Bucky Barnes anymore, he's not the Winter Soldier anymore. He's something in-between. There's a part of his personality that was under mind control, and he murdered a lot of people. So he has a very complicated history. Who is that person? How does that character move forward?"

35. In all three Captain America films, Bucky falling into a body of water represents a major change to the character. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), falling into the Potomac marks the beginning of his recovery. In this movie, falling into the river in Germany makes him realize the brainwashing still affects him. He also falls into a river during his "death scene" in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), which marks his transformation into an assassin, but this is not revealed until the second film.

36. Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky revealed that for all of Chris Evans' scenes, where he is in regular outfits (outside the suit), they purposefully made him wear t-shirts, which are many sizes smaller than his actual size, so that his muscles pop on camera. Evans said all of his t-shirt scenes are scheduled at the start of the filming, because he loses a lot of weight over the months it takes to film a Marvel movie. He said, especially, that filming the action scenes wearing the Captain America suit, makes him lose a lot of his size.

37. The Black Panther costume is a combination of a practical costume and visual effects.

38. During the airport fight scene, a truck has the Bluth family logo. It is the same "stair car" (portable staircase for an airplane) that was the subject of many running jokes on Arrested Development (2003). The Russo Brothers, the directors of this movie, also directed the pilot, and many other episodes of Arrested Development (2003).

39. Paul Bettany describes the Vision as exploring what it means to be human and what love is: "The only way one can guarantee one's loyalty is love."

40. (At around one hour and fifty-five minutes) When Steve and Bucky remember going on a double date in Brooklyn when they were younger, Cap mentions Bucky's date was a redhead named Dolores, with the nickname "Dot". That description fits with one of Peggy Carter's nemeses from Agent Carter (2015), Dottie Underwood, also exploited as a weapon by the Soviets.

41. This movie marks the beginning of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is the thirteenth film overall.

42. Hope van Dyne was going to become The Wasp in an earlier draft of the script, but she was removed, due to concerns that reducing her role to a cameo alongside the other characters would be a disservice to her as a character. The fact that Evangeline Lilly was pregnant at the time also probably influenced the decision.

43. In the mid-credits scene, waterfalls are shown in the kingdom of Wakanda. These scenes were filmed at the Iguazú Falls in Misiones, Argentina.

44. (At around two hours and five minutes) The image near the end of the film, of Iron Man blasting Captain America's raised shield, is an homage to the Civil War part seven comic book cover.

45. (At around thirty-three minutes) The speech which Sharon Carter makes at Peggy's funeral, is taken from a speech which Captain America made in Amazing Spider-Man #537 - "Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - No, you move."

46. Tom Holland made audition tapes together with Jon Bernthal while filming Pilgrimage (2017), with Holland landing the role of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, and Bernthal the role of Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, in Daredevil (2015).

47. Chris Evans refuted claims that his biceps were CGI enhanced for the film's famous helicopter shot. He instead prepped a lot in lieu of artificial enhancement saying, "That was really my arm, and you know what, I took a page of Anthony Mackie's book. When we were doing Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), for certain scenes, I worked out just before the take, but there were a bunch of scenes where I was the only one out of the cast doing it, and I'd be embarrassed, and feel shame. So I didn't do it that often, and then we started Civil War, and Mackie has no shame. Before each take, Mackie's just curling weights non-stop and I thought, 'Yeah! What are you doing Chris? Just curl some weights! Who cares? I am not going to worry about twenty people judging me, as opposed to two hundred million people seeing the scene forever.' So before the helicopter scene, I lifted a lot of weights to get pumped. It's not like I woke up and I looked like that, that was me lifting weight for hours on end prior to filming that scene. There certainly was a lot of pressure. I was fully aware of what they wanted that shot to be. I wanted that shot to be great too."

48. Thor and The Incredible Hulk's absences in the film were explained in Thor: Ragnarök (2017).

49. Marisa Tomei was in her fifties when portraying Aunt May, in contrast to Rosemary Harris being in her seventies in Spider-Man (2002) and Sally Field in her sixties in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

50. (At around one hour and twenty-four minutes) Wanda (Scarlet Witch) can disable the Vision, because she received her powers from the mind stone. One of Vision's powers is to manipulate his body density, so he can become phantasmal, or stronger than diamonds. She made him so dense, that he became too heavy to move, and fell through the floor.

51. Spider-Man's suit design is based on his original look in the comics when he debuted in 1962. The goggles change size to reflect Spider-Man's expressive eyes in the comics, and also allow him to hone his senses and focus.

52. In the Civil War comic book series, Tony Stark builds Spider-Man an "Iron Spider" suit. It's red and gold, and laden with armor and gadgets. In this film, Spider-Man receives a suit in his normal red and blue cloth attire, but it does have gadgets.

53. According to Lola VFX, the visual effects studio who have worked on all three Captain America movies, in order to create the "young Tony Stark" illusion: "Every feature of the face and body needed to be addressed in some fashion. One thing that happens to all of us is that the skin of the face gradually lowers in certain areas, and needs to be 'lifted' back to where it was at the age in question. But other changes are incredibly subtle, such as increase in the way light reflects off the sheen of the skin, a reduction in the appearance of tiny blood vessels under the surface of some parts of the face, or more blood flow in the cheeks giving them that familiar youthful 'glow'. The shot was nearly four thousand frames long, with Tony Stark turning from one side to the other multiple times, physically interacting with other actors, and the set itself, and moving closer to the camera for a very long, uninterrupted close-up."

54. (At around one hour and forty-five minutes) When F.R.I.D.A.Y. shows Tony Stark the photos of Zemo, he asks if she's run facial recognition, to which she replies "What do I look like?" He said, "I don't know. I've been picturing a redhead." Kerry Condon, who voiced F.R.I.D.A.Y., is a redhead.

55. Marisa Tomei is the third Oscar-nominated actress to play Aunt May. Rosemary Harris is an Oscar nominee, and Sally Field is an Oscar winner (Tomei won an Oscar as well).

56. Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky said her favorite character to design, was Paul Bettany's Vision. She said she dressed him very stylishly, with elegant cashmere sweaters and cardigans, and gave him one of the "dandiest accessories", an ascot. She said that even though it might not be visible in the movie, he's wearing an ascot in most of his civilian scenes.

57. By the end of the movie, The Avengers logo on Captain America's arm is no longer there, representing the fact that The Avengers are no longer his.

58. After the "Civil War" crossover event in Marvel comics was complete, another big crossover event was "Secret Invasion", which revealed that the shape-shifting alien villains, The Skrulls, had been replacing key people in government and the super powered community for decades, and that they are at least partially to blame for leading to the events of the civil war as a means to soften human society for a full-scale invasion. Since the Skrulls are villains of the Fantastic Four, it had been assumed that Disney and Marvel could not use them in future films, but it was later discovered with the announcement of Captain Marvel (2019), that Skrulls can be used by Marvel Studios, as long as they don't include specific ones owned by FOX. However, the idea of a "secret invasion" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already very close to what happened when H.Y.D.R.A. revealed they grew inside S.H.I.E.L.D.

59. Zemo is the first primary antagonist of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to not be an enhanced supervillain. However, the first one ever, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin, on Netflix's Daredevil (2015).

60. (At around one hour and twenty-seven minutes) On The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015), Paul Rudd admitted that much of Ant-Man's star struck reactions to meeting Captain America and his allies, were greatly based on his own real first reactions upon meeting those cast members. He even owned up to the inappropriate "arm fondling" bit, though it was in fact Sebastian Stan's mechanical arm he was so interested in, rather than Captain America's, as depicted in the film.

61. The title of this movie was jokingly announced as "Captain America: Serpent Society" during the announcement of Marvel Phase 3.

62. A large part of the film is set in Romania, where Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) was born and where he lived until he was eight.

63. Unlike her previous Marvel movies, Scarlett Johansson never appeared for interviews, premieres, press conferences or any other events to promote the film.

64. In the Blu-ray commentary, they verify that the drawer, in which Bucky gets the gun, in Siberia, is labled "Romanov", and is Natasha's.

65. The Wakandan language spoken by King T'Chaka and Prince T'Challa is Xhosa, a native language of many South Africans.

66. (At around two hours and ten minutes) During the Battle of the H.Y.D.R.A. Siberian Facility, when Captain America is asked by Iron Man to stand down, he responds, "I could do this all day." This is phrase is also said twice in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), when Steve Rogers is beaten by a bully in an alley, and later by Red Skull. Rogers is rescued or helped directly after the sentence is stated.

67. Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross' first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since his debut in The Incredible Hulk (2008). To date, that is the longest gap between a character's appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (eight years). Despite the long absence, William Hurt reprised the role, though Ross is now Secretary of State, as opposed to a General in The Incredible Hulk (2008). This also makes William Hurt the first actor from The Incredible Hulk (2008) to return in a later Marvel Cinematic Universe film, aside from Robert Downey Jr. and Stan Lee, who had cameos in The Incredible Hulk (2008).

68. The words to activate Bucky were, "Longing, Rusted, Seventeen, Daybreak, Furnace, Nine, Benign, Homecoming, One, Freight Car". Most of these words had a meaning specific to him, and some have meaning in the MCU (such as "Homecoming" alluding to "Spider-man Homecoming").

69. The Spider-Man suit in this movie was influenced by Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr.. The extra dark shading around the eyes and web cartridges on his belt are few of the minor updates.

70. No CGI was used during the highway chase scene when Bucky commandeers a moving motorcycle from under its rider, the whole stunt was practical.

71. The Vision's civilian clothing (slacks, sweater, Ascot) was inspired by 1940s actor Cary Grant's attire.

72. In the comics, while Spider-Man started off on Iron Man's side, he later shifted over to Captain America's side after learning that the Pro-Registration Side was imprisoning the captured unregistered heroes in a prison built in another dimension known as the "Negative Zone", against their will, without due process (as it is technically not on American soil) until they agreed to register. In this movie, he fights on Iron Man's side, before being sent home by Iron Man after the battle at the airport in Germany.

73. Despite the animosity between their characters, Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky) are very close friends in real-life.

74. Ragnarök (Thor's clone) is an integral part of the comic version of Civil War, but not the movie.

75. (At around one hour and seven minutes) While fighting Bucky Barnes, Black Widow tells him, "You could at least recognize me." This may be a reference to a storyline in the comics, involving the link between the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow programs that enhanced them both with biotech. It may also be a reference to their comic romantic involvement, or it refers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe story she told in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), of being shot by him while on a mission, and various scenes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), when he was trying to kill her.

76. Tom Hollands chatty, excited portrayal of Spider-Man in battle is closer to his comic counterpart than previous iterations of the character.

77. This is the fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to gross over one billion dollars worldwide.

78. Daniel Brühl (Helmut Zemo) dubbed himself in the German dubbing of the movie.

79. Filming started on May 7, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. The cast was working in ninety degree Fahrenheit (thirty-two degree Celcius) weather in costume.

80. (At around fifty-seven minutes) In the film, when Bucky, Captain America, Falcon, and Black Panther are first captured, Bucky is placed in a cell marked "D23". "D23" is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company and the fourth D23 Expo was held on August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, where the first footage from the film was screened.

81. Mutants (such as the X-Men) play a part in the original comic book story, as human society had always held a prejudice against mutant-kind, while also being accepting of non-mutant heroes. When the tide turns against all powered people, some characters view it as fitting, since non-mutant heroes had it easy for so long, and others view it as troubling. Since Twentieth Century Fox owns the rights to the Marvel concept of "mutants", this wasn't a part of the film.

82. (At around forty-three minutes) When Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) is in Bucharest, Romania, he is shown to be buying plums at a fruit market. Plums are beneficial in treating those with Alzheimer's disease, which therefore is suitable for Bucky, because he has been brainwashed, and is trying to remember his life before becoming the Winter Soldier.

83. (At around one hour and twenty minutes) During his meeting with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter Parker (Tom Holland) tells him that he's only had his powers as Spider-Man for six months, clarifying the character's lack of involvement in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

84. With a budget of two hundred fifty million dollars, this movie is tied as the fourth-most expensive superhero movie ever made, after Justice League (2017) (three hundred million dollars), Superman Returns (2006) (two hundred seventy million dollars), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) (two hundred fifty-eight million dollars).

85. According to the commentary, Cap dropping the shield foreshadows the appearance of the Nomad costume, a short period in the 1970s comics, where Cap continued to act as a hero without government sanction.

86. According to the Russo Brothers, the title for this movie has been in existence for over a decade.

87. The words "Homecoming" and "Seventeen", in Winter Soldier's H.Y.D.R.A. command, reference the title and date of release of Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

88. Spider-Man has two costumes in this movie, his original makeshift one he's seen wearing in YouTube footage, and which Tony Stark eventually finds in Peter's apartment, and his new costume, created with Tony's collaboration, which more closely resembles the classic costume.

89. Ant-Man's helmet design has changed since the last movie. In Ant-Man (2015), the face-mask was in two parts. In this movie, the mask comes off as a solid piece.

90. Vision, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Scarlet Witch weren't part of the original comic book storyline. The first three were dead at the time, while Wanda was missing and insane.

91. Although Spider-Man's suit was composed of CGI for every scene, a physical prototype Spider-Man suit was built during production, that Tom Holland wore on-set during some filming. It wasn't until later, that the filmmakers decided to scrap the suit altogether, and replace it with a CGI version. The prototype suit differed from the final product on-screen, as it featured raised webbing, and a classic spider symbol, which was very reminiscent of the symbol shown in the very first Spider-Man comic, released in 1962.

92. Alfre Woodard plays Miriam, the mother of a young man who was killed during the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) in Sokovia. In the Civil War comic book, Miriam's son (named Damian, who was in grade school in the comics) was killed when a battle that reached his school between the super hero team New Warriors and some bad guys, (including Nitro, whose powers include him being able to explode and reconstitute himself afterward) destroyed a nearby school bus, causing a large gas explosion that destroyed the school, which caused hundreds of deaths, and was the impetus for the Superhero Registration Act.

93. Peter Parker's homemade costume resembles Ben Reilly's Scarlet Spider original costume from the comics, but with inversed colors.

94. This is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where Tony Stark used only one Iron Man suit. In Iron Man (2008), Tony used the Mark I to escape the cave, the Mark II to experiment with the tech, and the Mark III to attack the Ten Rings, and his final battle with Stane. In Iron Man 2 (2010), Tony used the Mark IV at the beginning, the Mark V during his fight with Vanko at the Grand Prix, and the Mark VI in the final battle. In The Avengers (2012), Tony used the Mark VI for most of the movie, and then utilizes the Mark VII for the battle of New York City. In Iron Man 3 (2013), Tony used the Mark XLII, the silver centurion armor, the Mark XL and the "Heartbreaker" armor in his battle with Killian. In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Tony utilized the Mark XLIII in the opening scene, and in his initial battle with Ultron. Then Tony used the Mark XLIV (Hulkbuster) armor against The Incredible Hulk in South Africa. Finally, Tony uses the Mark XLV in the battle of Sokovia. In this movie, Tony only used the Mark XLVI.

95. This is the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a pre-Marvel Studios logo "cold open" scene. The first was Iron Man 3 (2013), the second was Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and the third was Ant-Man (2015).

96. Co-Director Joe Russo cited Se7en (1995) and Fargo (1996) as influences on this film.

97. (At around thirty-three minutes) Part of Sharon Carter's eulogy for Peggy Carter was written as part of the Marvel Civil War in the Spider-Man comics by J. Michael Straczynski, Writer and Creator of Babylon 5 (1994), and credited for the story for Thor (2011). The speech comes from an inspirational speech Captain America gave to Spider-Man during the Marvel Civil War, to explain why he continues to fight against the Superhuman Registration Act, when the country he represents is all for it. As a child, Captain America memorized a monologue that influenced his understanding of what it meant not only to be a patriot, but what it really meant to be an American. The whole philosophy stems from the writing of Mark Twain, in a monologue known as, "In a Republic, who is the Country?"

98. Tom Holland slightly hurt his nose while doing a flip during the filming of a scene.

99. This was the first theatrically released film, featuring Spider-Man, where the visual effects for the character are not being produced by another company affiliated with Sony, the rights holder to Spider-Man. Industrial Light & Magic, which handles much of the special effects for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced the visual effects.

100. Earlier drafts of a third Captain America film, had Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. Crossbones, secretly working as a mercenary for the Red Skull (just like in the comics), but these ideas were scrapped and re-worked, when the filmmakers decided to follow the "Civil War" storyline.

101. As of September 2018, this is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe movie featuring Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross without Bruce Banner.

102. On October 13, 2014, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. would be joining the cast of this film, and that it would follow the Civil War storyline.

103. Heidi Moneymaker and Aaron Toney (Super Soldiers #3 and #4) are stunt doubles that have appeared in many Marvel movies: Moneymaker has been Scarlett Johansson's (Black Widow's) stunt double since Iron Man 2 (2010), and Toney has been the stunt double for Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger).

104. Robert Downey Jr.'s seventh appearance as Tony Stark (counting his cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008)).

105. The reported six finalists for the role of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) were Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz, Charlie Plummer, and Charlie Rowe.

106. Multiple references to different themes that aren't related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe are made throughout this movie: While confined, Falcon tells Iron Man to bring Mark Fuhrman if he wants him to talk (Mark Fuhrman was a key part in the 1994 to 1995 O.J. Simpson trial, having been thought to frame the football player because of his hatred towards black people), and during the final scene in Siberia, Iron Man calls Bucky Barnes "Manchurian Candidate", referring to the twice-filmed novel, in which American soldiers were brainwashed.

107. This is the first theatrical movie to have Spider-Man team up with other Marvel superheroes.

108. Bucky's code name "Winter Soldier" could have multiple sources of meaning. Winter could represent his maintenance, as he is kept on ice whenever he's inactive. It could represent that he is a relic from The Cold War, or that his humanity was stripped, to make him the coldest of assassins.

109. Marks the sixth collaboration between Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in twelve years, following The Perfect Score (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

110. (At around one hour and forty minutes) When Redwing hits Iron Man in the head during the airport scene, a circle of "feathers", possibly shrapnel, can be seen, as a reference to when characters are hit in cartoons or comics.

111. Certain clips form the airport scene were re-shot at a different angle from Spider-Man's perspective and used in the opening "video diary" scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

112. The Raft, in the comics, is a facility in New York City, which is part of Ryker's Island Penitentiary, that is designed to hold captured supervillains, which is run by S.H.I.E.L.D. In the film, it is located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, and run by the U.S. Military instead, as S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded. Notably, the first storyline of the New Avengers series, which started not long before the Civil War crossover event began, involving the prison riot, was actually the Raft's first appearance in the comics. While the Raft was not used in the original Civil War comic book storyline to hold the captured superheroes, it was mentioned though.

113. Logan Lerman, Dylan O'Brien, and Asa Butterfield (among many others) were considered for the role of Peter Parker.

114. (At around thirteen minutes) The young Tony Stark at the start of his M.I.T. presentation is the result of several months of CGI and modeling of Robert Downey Jr.. This was confirmed by Downey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014).

115. Sebastian Stan packed on 28 pounds of muscle for the film. Boosting his weight from 172 pounds to a solid, muscular 200 pounds.

116. Every phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starts with a film that features Tony Stark as at least one of the main characters. Phase One started with Iron Man (2008), Phase Two started with Iron Man 3 (2013), and Phase Three started with this movie.

117. Chad L. Coleman was considered for the role of T'Challa (Black Panther).

118. Like in the comics, this film demonstrates the most common side effect of all post-Erskine attempts to replicate the super-soldier formula: insanity.

119. (At around one hour and forty minutes) Spider-Man (Tom Holland) mentions Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) during the fight with Giant-Man (Paul Rudd). This is a very appropriate quote, as Marvel now has regained the rights to create Star Wars comic books (and has been doing so again since January 2015).

120. Although she is never mentioned as a mutant (Twentieth Century Fox owned the term rights at that time), Scarlet Witch is the only mutant among The Avengers in this movie, and she is seen with a collar when locked in Raft Prision, which can be a reference to the X-Gene Inhibitor Collar, created in the comics by Bolivar Trask to suppress mutant powers. The collar has been featured before in X-2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014).

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2018.09.23 14:36 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 12: Ant-Man

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

ANT-MAN

1. At first, the film was meant to focus on the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. However, Pym developed several personalities, one of whom abused his girlfriend, and producers decided he was not family friendly. Instead, the focus shifted to Scott Lang, with Pym as a mentor and supporting character.

2. When Paul Rudd told his nine-year-old son he was going to be Ant-Man, his son said, "Wow, I can't wait to see how stupid that'll be."

3. The Falcon's role in the plot came about after Adam McKay and Paul Rudd went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and fell in love with the character. They casually suggested working him into the plot, and Kevin Feige informed them that it would actually make perfect sense since Falcon was now living at the New Avengers compound as of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

4. For the 1980s flashback scenes, de-aging VFX were used on the 70-year-old Michael Douglas and the 57-year-old Martin Donovan to make them appear younger, and aging VFX were combined with the wig and make-up 33-year old Hayley Atwell wore to make her appear older.

5. Michael Douglas celebrated his 70th birthday on set. As an homage to his on-screen character and to celebrate the milestone, the crew presented him with a birthday cake decorated in icing with ants crawling over a film reel.

6. Michael Douglas joked about his being made younger through CGI, saying he felt like doing a prequel to one of his younger films: "Seeing myself CGI-ed at the beginning of the movie thirty years younger was incredible! I had these little dots all over my face, and I'm looking at it and half way through the scene the picture it just appeared and there I was thirty years ago. Romancing the Stone (1984). I'm thinking I'm all for a prequel!"

7. According to Michael Douglas, the costume for Paul Rudd had to be altered because of his muscles. Rudd had gone on an extensive training and workout regimen in order to build the proper muscle size for a superhero, but Rudd had become so muscular, they had to soften his costume up.

8. While Edgar Wright was working on the film, he requested that Marvel refrain from using Ant-Man or Wasp until he had finished the movie, which is why they were absent from The Avengers (2012).

9. In addition to getting in shape with the help of a trainer and weights, Paul Rudd worked with a gymnast. Rudd said of using a gymnast, "I knew I was going to have to do rolls and flips and things like that. I just wanted to be as convincing as possible."

10. Posters for "Pingo Doce," the Brazilian soda company Bruce Banner worked for in The Incredible Hulk (2008), can be seen in the San Francisco scenes.

11. The laser sounds fired from Yellowjacket's suit are the same sound as the main gun on an AT-AT being fired in the Star Wars movies.

12. Michael Douglas explained why he took the role of Hank Pym, saying, "And most importantly, I did it for my children. They're so excited. I've finally got a picture that they are so excited about. Dad is cool. You have to understand, for most of my career, I've done so many R-rated pictures. They can never see any of my movies." *At the time of release of this film his children were 14 and 12\*

13. (at around 46 mins) Scott Lang suggests calling the Avengers to assist. In the comics, Ant-Man was an original Avenger.

14. Scott's brief work at Baskin-Robbins was originally going to be at Chipotle, but the company did not like their negative portrayal. The filmmakers considered Jamba Juice, then settled on Baskin-Robbins after realizing that the bright colors would be a funny contrast to the dark prison opening.

15. Director Edgar Wright, a big fan of Ant-Man, proposed the film to Marvel in 2003, describing it as "an action-adventure comedy; a cross-genre action and special effects bonanza." He had been developing the movie since then, shooting a test reel and hiring the cast, and was close to begin shooting the movie. However, in 2014, he dropped out due to "creative differences" with Disney, which had bought out Marvel Studios five years prior.

16. (at around 11 mins) Darren Cross jokes that the concept of a shrinking human sounds like a "tale to astonish." Ant-Man made his debut in the comic "Tales to Astonish" #27 (Jan. 1962). Darren Cross shrinks a chair as part of a demonstration; this was taken from the same comic, where the first thing Hank Pym shrank was a chair.

17. (at around 32 mins) Garrett Morris, who portrays a cab driver in the film, appeared as Ant-Man in the Saturday Night Live: Margot KiddeThe Chieftains (1979) sketch, which was the first live-action appearance of the hero.

18. Paul Rudd and stuntmen wore actual Ant-Man suits while Corey Stoll wore a motion-capture suit as Yellowjacket. This decision was made early on when creating and filming with a real Yellowjacket costume was found to be impractical.

19. At the beginning of the film, set in 1989, the Triskelion is being constructed. The building was S.H.I.E.L.D's main quarters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

20. The shrunken-down scenes feature a great deal of dust mites, which was a deliberate move by the VFX artists to emphasize an insect's point of view (they see the world in greater detail than a human does).

21. Whilst filming a scene with Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd attempted to reenact the famous interrogation scene with Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct (1992). Rudd ultimately failed with the attempt, resulting in Michael Douglas saying "What are you? A f****** pervert?"

22. The size-shifting VFX (the outlines left by the body on shrinking/growing) were taken from the original "Ant-Man" comics, and was influenced by stop-motion and multiple exposure shots.

23. The VFX artists decided to incorporate techniques that would make this film different from other "shrinking" films and give an "experimental" look to the film. These techniques include macro photography (digital mattes of enlarged environments) and motion-capture. Trick photography was also employed: close-ups, aerial shots and long shots with wide lenses were the main techniques employed to get a good ambiance for Ant-Man in a giant environment.

24. Edgar Wright wanted the film to be completely stand-alone, with no references to the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This plan did not match the studio plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This, among other factors, led to Wright leaving.

25. Although Edgar Wright dropped out of the movie, a large portion of the script he wrote is still in the story.

26. According to Evangeline Lilly, Hope's role was much smaller in Edgar Wright's drafts. It was beefed up significantly during rewrites, with Lilly providing some ideas and input.

27. Paul Rudd worked on rewrites with Adam McKay. Michael Peña and Evangeline Lilly have said in interviews that many of the actors were consulted on their characters during the rewrite, which resulted in expanded roles.

28. (at around 46 mins) When Scott Lang tells Pym that their first move should be calling the Avengers, Pym responds by saying that they're probably busy making a city fall from the sky. This is a direct reference to the events in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

29. On the day that they filmed the sequence of Cross shrinking a lamb, when they broke for lunch, the caterer just so happened to serve lamb chops. The cast and crew claimed it was an awkward meal.

30. The Yellowjacket armor is based on the G.I. Ant-Man armor from the "Irredeemable Ant-Man" comic. The suit's helmet also incorporates the facial features of Hank Pym's villainous robot Ultron.

31. When the role of Wasp (Hank Pym's lover and wife) was in the script, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone were considered for the part.

32. Paul Rudd and Adam McKay convinced Bobby Cannavale to do the film. Cannavale said, "They both called me and said, 'You've got to do this.' They called me before Marvel called." Cannavale felt that the big budget film's atmosphere felt more like an independent film, as he was able to improvise a lot with his fellow cast members.

33. The preview for the first teaser was ant-sized... Which is to say that it's almost completely impossible to tell what's going on in it. A human-sized trailer went up the next day.

34. According to the filmmakers, the main theme in this film is "passing the torch."

35. Corey Stoll describes his character of Darren Cross as a shadowy version of Hank Pym: "Cross is a guy who is not that dissimilar from Michael Douglas' character Hank Pym. A brilliant scientist, who is not ethically pure. The great thing about the whole movie is that everybody is in those shades of grey."

36. A sequence was filmed where Pym and Lang discuss the Ant-Man name. Lines from this exchange include "Lame, I know," "Iron Man was taken," and "Is it too late to change the name?" (Interestingly, Pym did adopt other monikers in the comics, including Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket and Wasp.) These lines were featured in trailers and TV spots, but not the finished film.

37. The idea of a potential Ant-Man movie had been kicked around before Marvel had its own movie studio. Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was founded, there were plans to include him in the Phase One films and be a member of the Avengers. Those plans fell through and he was supposed to have a film in Phase Two instead. The movie was then pushed back to becoming the first part of Phase Three, until it was decided that this movie would actually be the finale of Phase Two, after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and that Captain America: Civil War (2016) would lead Phase Three. In short, its release date didn't change so much as its classification.

38. Peyton Reed is a huge Marvel fan and seized the opportunity to direct a film in the MCU even if it meant stepping in at the last minute to take over a project previously helmed by Edgar Wright.

39. In the comics, Hank Pym's daughter Hope Pym (here she takes her mother's maiden name of Van Dyne) was a villainous character who acted out of resentment against her father. While that angle is present in this film, she is much more heroic and reasonable here.

40. Simon Pegg described Edgar Wright's script as 'daring, fun, funny and hugely exciting.'

41. In the comics, Hank Pym created Ultron. This movie is the next Marvel movie released after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

42. Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman were considered for the role of Hank Pym.

43. (at around 1h 45 mins) In the last scene of the film when Luis is telling Scott about a tip, the girl talking to the Sam Wilson/Falcon says, ''We got a guy who jumps, we got a guy who swings, we got a guy who crawls up the wall''. This is in direct reference to Spider-Man who made his debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

44. Scott lives at the Milgrom Hotel. This was named after comic-book artist Al Milgrom.

45. During an interview with the film's star Paul Rudd on The Howard Stern Show (1990), Stern told Rudd he had tried - 15 years prior to the release of Ant-Man - to buy the rights from Marvel in hopes to translate it to the big screen.

46. Luis, played by Michael Peña, was based on a real friend of Peña, Pablo, who is a minor criminal and talks just as rapidly as Luis does.

47. Jessica Chastain turned down the lead female role of Hope van Dyne due to scheduling conflicts. She had previously bowed out of the role of Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3 (2013) for the same reason.

48. The first production to film in the sound stages at the new Pinewood Atlanta Studios. With the exception of Doctor Strange (2016), all of Marvel Studios' subsequent productions have been filmed entirely or in part at Pinewood.

49. While promoting Baby Driver (2017), Edgar Wright said he never watched the finished film, saying "It would kind of be like asking me, 'Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?'"

50. Edgar Wright was responsible for casting Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, David Dasmalchian and Michael Pena.

51. (at around 1h 14 mins) When Luis is posing as a guard, he whistles "It's a Small World". Not only is Ant-Man small, which makes the song appropriate, but the song is originally from a ride (Small World) at Disneyland, which, like Marvel Studios, is owned by The Walt Disney Company.

52. Paul Rudd is the second Parks and Recreation (2009) cast member to be cast as a main lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

53. Patrick Wilson was cast as Paxton. But after the movie was delayed, scheduling conflicts forced Wilson to drop out and Bobby Cannavale took the role. Wilson subsequently went onto appear on the DC Extended Universe's superhero films by voicing a role the following year as the President of the United States in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and co-starring in Aquaman.

54. (at around 1h 40 mins) If you watch closely as Scott shrinks towards the Microverse, you'll see a tardigrade on the right lower portion of the screen.

55. Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ewan McGregor were all in the running for the role of Scott Lang.

56. Most of Ant-Man's action scenes were shot normally with VFX around him. The exception was the fight with Falcon: Anthony Mackie had to mime the actions of getting beaten by Ant-Man.

57. Michael Peña was actually stumbling over his words during the "telephone game" sequence.

58. Edgar Wright himself selected Paul Rudd for the role of Scott Lang based on his natural charisma, which would make Scott likable despite being a criminal in-story.

59. Peyton Reed revealed that Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari were also writers of the movie and but had to remain uncredited due to the Writers Guild. Dave Callaham also did a rewrite before filming.

60. Edgar Wright's drafts did not include the Wasp, save for a mention from Pym.

61. Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso exclaimed one morning during filming, "You'll never believe it! I found an ant in my bathtub, and I saved it! I was talking to it!"

62. The building that was used for the Pym Technologies exterior set stored records for the city of Atlanta and was also used as the news studio in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), which also starred Paul Rudd.

63. Atoms consist of mostly empty space, as proven by Ernest Rutherford in his gold foil experiment. Therefore it is theoretically possible to shrink or expand material, although the means to do so are far beyond present day technology.

64. The director of this film, Peyton Reed, was considered to direct Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), another Marvel Studios film, which was later directed by James Gunn. Reed was also attached at one point, to direct Fantastic Four (2005), a film adaptation based on another Marvel property, that was released by 20th Century Fox.

65. After this film was released, Hope Pym was introduced into the Marvel Comics as Nadia Pym ("nadia" is Russian for "hope"), daughter of Hank Pym and a Hungarian scientist.

66. Jordan Peele was originally cast when Edgar Wright was still director.

67. Editor Dan Lebental said that despite Edgar Wright's departure and Peyton Reed joining the project, the studio still held onto the original release date. This meant that the film's post-production team lost 10 weeks of time in the process to complete the film. Lebental said that it certainly accelerated the workload on the editing, sound, visual effects and 3D rendering teams with their team doing the final mixing sound before some of the hundreds of visual effects shots even arrived for them. Lebental said that this is a norm in the business but this was an extreme situation, given Wright's departure and Reed joining.

68. Mary Elizabeth Winstead wanted to play The Wasp.

69. In Edgar Wright's drafts, Darren Cross's alter ego would have been Nano Warrior, instead of Yellowjacket. The drafts also featured a car chase sequence.

70. Peyton Reed originally wanted Rick Moranis who's known for portraying Wayne Szalinski in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids films in the film for a cameo.

71. Edgar Wright has said, that despite working on "Ant-Man" for a decade, and leaving the project on his own terms, he cannot bring himself to watch the finished product.

72. Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Nicholas Stoller, Michael Dowseand David Wain were considered to direct the film.

73. (at around 3 mins) Writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari appear briefly in the film, as two prisoners during Scott Lang's escape from the jailhouse. Barrer's father also appears in the film (at around 18 mins), standing at the bar during the Hope/Cross dinner scene.

74. Hank Pym, Scott Lang and Clint Barton are the only superheroes in the MCU to have offspring (as well as Frank Castle in The Punisher). Hank and Scott are also the only heros to lose their wives (Janet Van Dyne apparently died at the Quantum Realm and Maggie divorced Scott). Coincidentally, Hank Pym, Scott Lang, and Clint Barton have all used Pym particles in the comics.

75. David Wain was considered to direct after Edgar Wright left the project.

76. Ant-Man is implied to have the ability to manipulate his weight and mass to be light and heavy whenever he wishes. This came from the DC Comics hero the Atom, who serves as Ant-Man's counterpart: both are heroes with shrinking abilities, and both started out as scientists who passed their titles down to others.

77. Patrick Wilson was cast as William Crossnote, but he left the project after Edgar Wright's departure, citing a scheduling conflict.

78. Michael Douglas was later considered for the role of Doc in Baby Driver (2017), Edgar Wright's next film after dropping out of this project. Kevin Spacey was ultimately cast.

79. This is the second super hero movie for actor David Dastmalchian. He previously appeared in The Dark Knight (2008) in a minor role as one of Joker's henchmen.

80. John Slattery and Anthony Mackie have appeared in other Marvel movies but have never shared any screen time. In another film The Adjustment Bureau (2011) they both appear onscreen at the same time.

81. This is the second time that a film from the MCU was released in theaters in July since Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

82. The plot has similarities to both The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Batman Beyond (1999) - an older hero trains a thief to be his replacement and settle an old score.

83. David Dasmalchian said getting cast in this film couldn't have come at a better time, given that his wife was pregnant with their first child and they only had $400 in the bank. Dasmalchian initially feared that his casting was in jeopardy when Edgar Wright departed the project as Wright had personally emailed the actor. But the fear came to pass as new director Peyton Reed was a fan of the actor after his work in The Dark Knight and Passengers.

84. Edgar Wright's draft had the X-Con security team with approximately 6 or 7 members as opposed to the three in the finished film. Janet Van Dyne was also absent from the story.

85. CAMEO: Stan Lee: (at around 1h 45 mins) the bartender who says a woman looks "crazy stupid fine."

86. According to Peyton Reed when it came to using Thomas the Tank Engine during the battle sequence on Cassie's train set, there were certain stipulations when it came to showing the character. Reed and the team met with the rights holders of Thomas and had to make a presentation. The owners stipulated that Thomas couldn't be depicted as doing anything evil, had to remain neutral and no character could be tied to a train track that Thomas was going to be on, as the owners were very protective. Reed was happy with using Thomas as it helped add to the personality of the film, and that the owners found the use of Thomas funny in the film.

87. Hank Pym wants Scott to use the Ant-Man technology to pull off a heist. In the comics, Lang stole the Ant-Man suit from Pym in hopes of pulling off enough heists to save his sick daughter; when Pym found out, he allowed him to keep the suit as long as he used it for heroic purposes.

88. Cassie Lang is delighted at her father's superhero career, even adopting an ant as a pet. In the comics Scott's daughter Cassie eventually dons the Ant-Man costume herself to become the heroine Giant-Girl (later Stature).

89. Yellowjacket in this film is a combination of Ant-Man villains Yellowjacket (a mentally unstable alter ego of Pym), Darren Cross (a villainous businessman and enemy of Scott Lang) and Eric O'Grady (an amoral and selfish person with Pym tech who also was the fourth Ant-Man).

90. Janet van Dyne (Wasp) ends up shrinking herself into a microscopic dimension and was presumed dead. This was her fate in the Marvel comic "Secret Invasion".

91. (at around 5 mins) Scott's Baskin-Robbins name tag says "Jack" which is understandable considering he was hiding the fact he was just released from prison. He then asks his co-worker "Darby" to take over at the register while he speaks to the manager. Jack and Darby are The names of Paul Rudd's children in real life.

92. The ending was supposed to have a showdown between Ant-Man and Carson, with Ant-Man defeating him and reclaiming the stolen sample of Pym Particles. The ending was changed to Carson escaping and presumably delivering the sample to HYDRA in order to set up Captain America: Civil War (2016).

93. (at around 13 mins) When Cross brings the Hydra agents into the room where the Yellowjacket suit is stored, one of them has part of a tattoo showing above his collar. It is the symbol of the "Ten Rings" terrorist group that kidnapped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man (2008) film.

94. (at around 18 mins) When Cross shrinks a board member and implodes him into a tiny blob, strawberry jam was used for the blob.

95. Another ending was filmed that is closure-related. In it Scott Lang tracks down and confronts Mitchell, who knew that Carson took the Pym Particles sample during the confrontation at the lab. It was filmed as a measure of ambiguity in the event it was needed. The producers eventually decided to leave it out as a future plot point in either of another tie-in or in the sequel.

96. When Scott is shrinking to microscopic size he appears to shrink into a forest. This could allude to the Microverse. In Marvel comics its a whole world on subatomic level.

97. Scott is able to enlarge some items in size during the film, including himself. This is a homage to Giant-Man, in the comics Hank Pym's superhero title due to him relying more on growing to gigantic size rather than shrinking.

98. The original opening that Edgar Wright wrote was to have a mini-adventure (in homage of Goldfinger (1964)) that the young Hank Pym would infiltrate Panama to retrieve a microfilm and confronted a Panamanian general by the name of Castillo. Jordi Mollà had filmed his scenes as Castillo but was cut. Peyton Reed admitted that while the standalone adventure was really cool, although filmed, it was disconnected after it was edited together. Reed eventually settled for the existing prologue which bookmarks the confrontation with Mitchell and Hank later on.

99. All the movie (closing film of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) shares many similarities with Iron Man (2008) (first film of Phase One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe):
-A revolutionary and technologically advanced crime-fighting suit is replicated (and modified to be more lethal), by a former friend/partner of the suit's inventor, who has ambitions to sell the technology to people with nefarious purposes, expressly against the wishes of the inventor.
-In an effort to protect this from happening, and protect someone he loves, the hero must use the suit beyond its expected capabilities to defeat the villain, resulting in the villain's death as his own suit is destroyed.
-The hero is endangered by the technology he uses (Obadiah extracts from Tony Stark's breast the mechanism that prevents the shrapnel inside his blood from arriving at his heart to kill him, and Scott Lang uses the special system of the suit to defeat Cross, reducing his size to enter in the Quantum Realm).
-The hero trains to use the suit with comic results (Tony Stark crashes sometimes while he constructs the first armor, and Scott Lang increases his size before the right time, crashing against the ground).
-A woman turns into the assistant of the hero (Pepper Potts for Tony Stark, and Hope Pym for Scott Lang).
-Love interest between the hero and his assistant (Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Scott Lang and Hope Pym).
-Both movies also end with the implication that the heroes' actions have earned them consideration for joining the Avengers.
-The main villain of the movie is bald (Obadiah Stane in Iron Man, Darren Cross in Ant-Man).
-The villain dies by the suit he creates (Stark collapses Stane's armor, who falls to crash against the Arc Reactor of the laboratory, and Lang collapses Cross's armor, who vanishes in the Quantum Realm).
-Presentation of a hero for a sequel (War Machine in Iron Man, The Wasp in Ant-Man).

100. The climax, when Scott shrinks to sub-atomic levels and enters the quantum realm, is a tribute to the Disneyland attraction, Adventure Thru Inner Space. Open from 1967 through 1985, the attraction shrunk guests as they got smaller till they became the size of an atom. Hank warns Scott by saying, "It means that you would enter a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity." This same quote is repeated when Scott is in the quantum realm, though it echoes, similar to the Paul Frees quote from the attraction, "They will be our only source of contact once you have passed beyond the limits of normal Mag-ni-fi-ca-tion"
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2018.08.03 16:24 MCUevents Spider-Man: Far from Home release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know

Welcome to MCU Phase Four.
Spider-Man: Homecoming wasn't even out yet at the time, and in true 21st-century, shared-universe fashion, its sequel was already being teased.
Tom Holland is gearing up for the second in an apparent trilogy of films about our newest Peter Parker and his New York City adventures. And it's going to be an important puzzle piece in the MCU's future.
As of June 2018, we officially have a title for what we've been calling 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2', as 'accidentally' revealed by Tom Holland himself on Instagram.
While attending the ACE Comic-Con in Seattle, Tom apologised for not having any more revelations to announce in the clip... before showing off an iPad revealing that the title will be Spider-Man: Far from Home. That has since been confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
So, not 'Spider-Man: Spring Break' or 'Spider-Man: Easter Bank Holiday Weekend' then, but at least we don't have to keep calling it 'Spider-Man: Homecoming 2' now, which is what Sony has been doing.

Spider-Man: Far from Home release date

The sequel will begin shooting in July 2018 and its release is currently scheduled for July 5, 2019, which really isn't very far away in movie terms.
It will kick off Marvel Studios' Phase Four, after the Avengers: Infinity War sequel brings Phase Three to what we expect to be an appropriately dramatic end.
No other Phase Four films have been announced (nor are they likely to be revealed anytime soon), so Homecoming 2 sits at the beginning of an unknown future for the MCU. From what Feige has been saying, it might be a while before they unveil the plan for what comes after.

Spider-Man: Far from Home cast

There is, of course, no way in hell that Holland isn't firmly signed up for the Homecomingsequel, so you can definitely count him in.
When we spoke to Zendaya, she suggested that there is more of Michelle's story to tell, so we can probably count her and Jacob Batalon (who plays Peter's pal Ned) to return. Marisa Tomei is likely to be back as Aunt May, as well as most of Peter's classmates.
Robert Downey Jr is rumoured not to be returning as Iron Man, although another MCU character is expected to take his place.
Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly in talks to play classic Marvel villain Mysterio. It's not the first time he's been associated with the Spider-Man franchise, having been seen as a possible replacement for Tobey Maguire when that actor might have missed the second Sam Raimi movie (Gyllenhaal also recently denied rumours he was the DCEU's next Batman).
Saturday Night Live's JB Smoove has also been cast in an unknown role.
Director Jon Watts wants a Black Widow/Spider-Man team-up, so we'll have to see if Scarlett Johansson is game. From Watts's comments and the critical acclaim of Homecoming, it sounds like he is being lined up to direct the new movie, too.

Spider-Man: Far from Home plot

It's definitely too early to guess at the plot of the sequel, although at least now we know one likely villain will be Mysterio, who has a history of using illusions to frame Spider-Man for crimes he hasn't committed.
What we do know for sure is that the film will be heavily influenced by Avengers 4.
Spider-Man: Far from Home will begin only minutes after the conclusion of the Avengers: Infinity War sequel (with only two months between the two movies' releases), which will also bring the MCU's Phase Three to a close. The wall-crawler is being positioned at the forefront of the MCU coming out of whatever climactic event that involves. Feige has hinted that it will bring the stories of some of Marvel's biggest heroes to a close, and Holland will be there to "hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU".
The film has been confirmed as a "global" story, and will be shooting in London as well as other undisclosed locations.
Marvel has also confirmed that the second Spider-Man, Miles Morales, is out there somewhere in the MCU, though it might be too much to hope that he will be co-starring in Spider-Man: Far from Home. But we'll be keeping our fingers crossed.
Ned actor Jacob Batalon wants Venom to show up in the movie, but that is looking highly unlikely. Spider-Man may eventually show up in Sony's spin-off movies, but Eddie Brock is unlikely to become part of the MCU.

Spider-Man: Far from Home costume

Reports are that Peter will already be ditching Infinity War's Iron Spider costume for a new look in Far from Home, courtesy of Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp costume designer Louise Frogley.
"I am not actually working on that film, but the costumes will have very big changes because, in the film, Spider-Man becomes more like man and not teenager," she told India West.
How does a young-adult Spider-Man dress? Stay tuned to find out.
ORIGINAL CONTENT.
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2018.07.14 20:49 iminterestingplease Part 33

Yikes. Pretty fast. Sorry guys. I really hope this doesn't happen again.
5873.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Photophone not existing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photophone
Add-On: Do you remember certain lines in The Fly existing that aren't not there anymore?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fly_(1986_film)
Add-On: Add-On: Do you remember Planter's Cheese Balls instead of Planters Cheez Balls?(Were the letters in Cheez not connected?)
http://www.planters.com/product/00029000023864
Add-On: Do you remember Salt And Pepa, or Salt & Pepa, instead of Salt-N-Pepa?(Pepper, or Peppa?)(Was it a duo?)(Anything else off?)(Kids And Play/Kids 'N Play)(Anything else off?)(Sweet Tea/Sweet Tee)(Nate Dog/Nate Dogg)(Dog Pound/Dogg Pound/The Dog Pound/The Dogg Pound)(Are the album titles off?)(Exhibit/Xzibit)(Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)(Are any of their rapper names off?)(Anything else off?)(Bel Biv Devoe/Bell Biv DeVoe)(Div?)(Other spellings?)(Anything else off about any of this?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt-N-Pepa
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_%27n_Play
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Tee
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Dogg
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha_Dogg_Pound
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xzibit
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Thugs-n-Harmony
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Biv_DeVoe
5874.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember SNICK(Snick?)not existing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNICK
5875.(Music Lyrics change.)"The seasons don't fear the reaper. Nor do the wind, or the sun, or the rain."/"Seasons don't fear the reaper. Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain."(Other lyrics?)
https://genius.com/Blue-oyster-cult-dont-fear-the-reaper-lyrics
5876.(Music Lyrics change.)"The hair is standing straight up."/"The air is standing straight up."
https://genius.com/Slipknot-wait-and-bleed-lyrics
5877.(Song Title change.)Knocking On Heaven's DooKnockin' On Heaven's Door(Ing to In' lyrics and song title.)
https://genius.com/Guns-n-roses-knockin-on-heavens-door-lyrics
5878.(Body Part name change.)Stomache/Stomach
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomach
5879.(Famous Singer name change.)Janice Joplin/Janis Joplin(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin
5880.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Sebastian from The Little Mermaid(Little Mermaid?)not having yellow eyes?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_(The_Little_Mermaid)
5881.(Famous Actor name change.)Alex Wolf/Alex Wolff
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Wolff
5882.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember the ears of Bugs Bunny being shorter, and the legs of Lola Bunny looking more like rabbit legs?(Does she look more sexual now?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Bunny
5883.(Book Title change.)War Of The Worlds/The War Of The Worlds(Other names?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds
5884.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the iconic poster from WWII saying, "You can do it!" instead of, "We can do it!"?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Do_It!.jpg
5885.(Music Lyrics change.)"Do you remember the 21st night of September?"/"Do you remember, 21st night, September?"(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Earth-wind-and-fire-september-lyrics
5886.(Music Lyrics change.)"You ain't gotta go to work."/"You don't gotta go to work."(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Fifth-harmony-work-from-home-lyrics
5887.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Minnie Mouse's bow being smaller?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Mouse
5888.(Music Lyrics change.)"I was the scorpion."/"I was a scorpion."(I Hate You, I Love You/I Hate U, I Love U)(Anything else off?)(Olivia O'Brian/Olivia O'Brien)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_O%27Brien
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Hate_U,_I_Love_U
http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-scorpion-lyrics-megadeth.html
5889.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember ancient star holes not being a thing?
http://www.relicsoftheancients.com/holes_star_index.htm
Add-On: Do you remember, "I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.", or "I think you're gonna need a bigger boat."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(film)
5890.(New species.)Have you heard of the red owl?(Were owls never red?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_owl
5891.(New species.)Have you heard of the golden zebra?(Have you heard of the Zorse?)(Have you heard of the Wholphin?)(Have you heard of the Leopon?)(Have you heard of the Cama?)(Have you heard of the Beefalo?)(Have you heard of the Hinny?)(Have you heard of the Pumapard?)(Have you heard of the Dzo?)(Have you heard of the Liliger?)(Have you heard of the Jaglion?)(Have you heard of the Coywolf?)(Have you heard of the Żubroń(Zubron?)?)(Have you heard of the Quagga?)(Have you heard of the Tiliger?)(Have you heard of the sheep-goat hybrid?)(Have you heard of the Yakalo?)
https://owlcation.com/stem/Meet-Zoe-The-Rare-Golden-Zebra
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebroid
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wholphin
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopon
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cama_(animal)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beefalo
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinny
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumapard
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzo
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliger
http://www.bearcreeksanctuary.com/jaglions.htm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coywolf
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Żubroń
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quagga
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiliger
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep–goat_hybrid
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakalo
5892.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember most of the characters in The Brave Little Toaster(Brave Little Toaster?)not having yellow, red, or blue eyes?
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Category:The_Brave_Little_Toaster_characters
5893.(Music Lyrics change.)"At the drive-in."/"At the drive-ins."("Down in the basement."/"Down the basement.")("Lock the cellar door.")("And lock the cellar door.")(Does the Poison logo, or any of their album covers look off?)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Poison-talk-dirty-to-me-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember the Voynich Manuscript not existing?(Did anything based off the Voynich Manuscript not exist?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
Add-On: Do you remember there not being a wart-like object under the nose of the Sphinx?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tFfcMwI3MKw
5894.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Mog's Amulet from Final Fantasy being officially known as the Moogle Charm?
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Mog%27s_Amulet
Add-On: Do you remember Jaws 2 not almost being Saving Private Ryan 2?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thewrap.com/jaws-2-saving-private-ryan-with-sharks-indianapolis-podcast-shoot-this-now/amp/
Add-On: Do you remember all of these colored beaches not existing?(Are there even more now, and are there more colored bodies of water?)
https://www.travelchannel.com/interests/beaches/photos/unusually-colored-beaches
5895.(New species.)Do you remember these animals not existing?(Samurai Bug Pink Peacock,(Was Peacock used for both male, and female peafowl, and did the term Peafowl not exist?)Pink Katydid, owls with fur, Australian Funnel-Web Spider, Rainbow Leaf Beetle, planthoppers with white hair tufts, Rhinoceros Hornbill, or Hornbills in general,(Was Rhinoceros spelled differently for you?)Shipworm Superb Bird Of Paradise, white rattlesnake, pink slug, and tons of other pink insects, and arachnids, and more multi-colored(Multi Colored?)grasshoppers, and hairy moths.)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thedodo.com/amphtml/all-about-the-6-furry-moths-you-could-easily-take-for-a-cat-1359725578.html
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dactylotum_bicolor
http://www.thenatureanimals.com/2012/12/amazing-pink-insects-in-nature.html?m=1
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/katydids-insects-new-species-borneo/
https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-parks-wildlife-shares-photo-of-white-rattlesnake/1303520506
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_lophorina
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipworms
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_hornbill
https://boingboing.net/2013/11/19/strange-planthopper-with-tuft.html
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysolina_cerealis
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_funnel-web_spider
https://www.facebook.com/204084150052197/posts/486760628451213/
https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/photos-of-the-very-rare-pink-katydid.html
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/238550111483570933/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/Rare-bug-sighted-in-Tiruchi/article16894368.ece/amp/
5896.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Aerogel not being a thing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel
Add-On: Do you remember Douglas never being spelled Douglass?(Was Anderson never being spelled Andersson?)
http://www.douglassagency.com
Add-On: Do you remember Slip And Slide instead of Slip 'N Slide?)(Did the apostrophe never come after the N?)(Was It only known as the Slip 'N Slide?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_'N_Slide
Add-On: Do you remember Planter's Cheese Balls instead of Planters Cheez Balls?
http://www.planters.com/product/00029000023864
Add-On: Do you remember "Yee hoo!" being said at the end of The Dukes Of Hazzard(Dukes Of Hazzard?)theme song instead of "Yee whoo!"?(Ing to In' lyrics, and words like Straightening are off?)(Did Rosco(Roscoe?)P. Coltrane become Rosco Coltrane for a while?)(Was the K not cut in the Kellogg's logo?)(Safeway Chicken Wings/Safeway Chicken Wingz)(Does The Equalizer(Equalizer?)logo look off?)(Do any other new t.v. show logos look off, or do the texts of commercials look off?)(Does the AmSam logo look off?)(Does the Veritiv logo look off?)(CenterPoint/CenterPointe)(JEEP/Jeep)(Does the Pioneer Packaging logo look off?)(Does the TwinMed logo look off?)(Scotch Bright/Scotch Brite)(Mop Glow/Mop Glo)(All Mighty Packs/All Mighty Pacs)(Is the Zacky logo off?)(Has Donald Duck's neck tie flipped back, and forth for you?)(Does the Garrison + Home logo look off?)(Does the Assured sanitizer logo look off?)(Does the Biotène(Biotene?)logo look off?)(Does the Latino Times, or Homes & Land logos look off?)(Does the Toffifay logo look off?)(Are the Dunkin' Donuts colors off?)(Does Germany look off?)(Is there more stuff that seems ahead of its time?)(Has I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 changed again?)(Is the time when the Pound Coin was made off?)(Does the sun, or anything else look off?)(Are Date Palms, or Date Palm Trees off?)(People say trees are appearing, and disappearing, and other things in their areas.)(Does The Goonies(Goonies?)seem off in any other way?)(Messed up R in Long John's commercial.)(Ribs, spine, and shoulders have changed.)(Has the Animal Planet logo always been misaligned, and has the M always been sideways, and a different color?)(Is the Nutro dog food logo off?)(Laugh Channel/Laff Channel)(Is the Ensure logo off?)(Hunchback(Hunch Back?)Of Notre Dame/The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, and is the pronunciation of Notre Dame different?)(Is the pronunciation of Yakima, or other Washington cities different?)(More songs have Ing to In' lyrics.)(Aswell/As Well)(Was Barack Obama president in 2005-2007?)(Captain Knuckles/Captain K'Nuckles/Captain K'nuckles)(Is Mardi Gras pronounced different?)(Are any of the planets larger, or smaller?)(Is the science of black holes off?)(Roaming Catholic/The Roamin' Catholic)(Does the Ozzy Osbourne(Ozbourne, or Ozborne?)logo look off?)(Have you heard of the phrase, "De rerum de renis"?)(Did it exist, or not?)(Are tons of words, and phrases swapped, and wrong in the Bible now?)(Did any of the dinosaurs from Dinosaurs not have purple eyes?)(Allot/A Lot)(Was there only 3-4 members in N.W.A.?)(Was there not a third The NeverEnding Story(Never Ending Story?)movie, and was there no T.V. show?)(Did multi-colored squirrels not exist?)(Did Mona Lisa get stolen by Napoleon(Was it never Napoleone?)instead of being sold to the French king?)(Were King, and Queen never capitalized?)(More words have duplicated letters.)(Do the eyes look more realistic on statues, and paper currency?)(Was the plural of Currency always Currency, and not Currencies?)(Mamas & Papas/The Mamas & The Papas(Is Mama, Mamas, Papa, or Papas spelled different?)(People have claimed items have gone missing, changed color, size, design, shape, etc, and even old items have randomly popped up, or duplicated.)(Birds, and airplanes can appear to hold still in the sky.)(The sky sometimes has an off moon, off sun, no moon, no sun, two suns, two moons, off clouds, etc.)(Are gemstones off to you.)(Are butterfly growth patterns off?)(Next Guard/NexGard)(Are the lyrics in Love Lies by Khalid off?)(Speach/Speech)(BillionaiBillionaire)(MillionaiMillionaire)(Myblueprint/Mybluprint, and logo is off.)(TrillionaiTrillionaire)(Anything else in terms of numbers ending in Aire vs. Air off?)(Do you remember place names ending in Ville being Vill?)(Is charade pronounced different now?)(Certain houses, and entire streets have changed, and morphed, and things have disappeared, and appeared.)(Moving On/Movin' On)(Moving Out (Anthony's Song)/Movin' Out (Anthony's Song))(Do you remember certain things not having, or having "The" in the title?)(Does the Flatout bread logo look off?)(Blue bees apparently live alone, and bumblebees too.)(More weird shaped clouds.)(Money has changed around the world.)(Does the This channel logo look off?)(Tons of diamonds discovered below Earth's surface.)(Fukashima, Japan/Fukushima, Japan)(The Big Timers/Big Tymers)(Do you remember Steve Urkel from Family Matters saying, "Got any cheese?"?)(Does the Dunbar logo look off?)(Does the Prestige logo look off?)(Does the Herc Rentals logo look off?)(Does the Westside Performance logo look off?)(Does the Marriott logo look off?)(Does the Applus(Aplus?)logo look off?)(Does the Simply Me logo look off?)(Does the Curiosity Stream logo look off?)(Blowing your nose can fracture the bone behind your eyes.)(Retconned banner has changed.)(Indestructible animal discovered.)(Marilyn Monroe now looks different.)(Keeped vs. Kept.)(Reddit alien changed.)(Fedral/Federal)(Seprate/Separate)(Athelete/Athlete)(All Laverne & Shirley logos are off.)(Princess Diana had brown eyes.)(Johnny Deep/Johnny Depp)(The Statue Of Freedom now goes by other names, and changes appearance.)(Did Ursula's eyes change, or did her minions' eyes change?)(The Sun sometimes "blinks", or does a set of "blinks" apparently.)(Leggos/Legos/Lego)(Sometimes, there is a black line on the moon.)(Alvin And The Chipmunks/Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks)(People claim to lose time, or redo moments, or dream the future, and other things.)(Trees now make their own rain.)("Come Josephine, my flying machine." is no longer sang by Jack In the popular scene in Titanic.)(More YouTube videos have changed.)(D o es the Xfinity Mobile look off?)(The nose now has a bone in it.)(Lighthouse brand vs. Litehouse brand)(Light vs. Lite in product use.)(Were there no letters, or. Chinese characters in the opening scene of The Matrix?)(Background of Mona Lisa has changed again.)(George Washington on Mount Rushmore has changed again.)(Rothchild/Rothschild)(RockfelleRockefeller)(Scottish Right Foundation/Scottish Rite Foundation)(More parts of The Shawshank Redemption changed.)(Joey logo has changed.)(Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and That's My Boy movie cover letters have changed.)(Dumb And Dumber Two/Dumb And Dumber To)(Swaziland has moved.)(Elizabeth Taylor's eyes.)(Sand fleas are now a thing.)(Stove Top is now a Kraft product, and their tagline for being chosen over mashed potatoes is hard to find.)(Entrance of the Great Pyramid is now on left side.)(Community Transit logo has changed.)(Flavor Flav's catchphrase(Catch Phrase?)has changed.)(Owch/Ouch)(BECU logo has changed.)(Sonic Care/Sonicare, and logo has changed.)(Pedia Light/Pedialyte, and letters are connected.)(Certain animals, or sounds being more, less, or weird for a time, or place.)(Respawning flies?)(Multiple new moons surrounding it.)(Talking Beavers/Talkin' Beavers)(2 Chains/2 Chainz)(Disturbing The Peace record label vs. Disturbing Tha Peace record label)(KemstaKeemstar)(Does the ankle bone look off?)(Personal items are changing again for everyone.)(Back To The Future changes.(Does the Playhut logo look off?)(Road Way Inn/Rodeway Inn)(Road Island/Rhode Island)(Faze Clan/FaZe Clan)(Optic Gaming/OpTic Gaming)(Soar Clan/SoaR Clan)(Does the Black Ops 1 cover look off?)(Does the MediFacts logo look off?)(Lips Are Moving/Lips Are Movin)(Grace Vanderwall/Grace VanderWaal)(Other spellings?)(Jhene Aiko/Jhené Aiko)(Iresponsible/Irresponsible)(Iresistable/Irresistible)(IregulaIrregular)(Evangeline Lilly eye color change.)(Main/Maine)(Changes in the upper half of the map.)(Charlie Putin/Charlie Puth)(Purple bananas)(Sun, and moon alignment, and daytime.)(Spiro The Dragon/Spyro The Dragon, and overlapping letters.)(Glue that apparently seals wounds in a minute.)(Cheese Whiz/Cheez Whiz, and the letters are merged, and some remember a spray version.)(The hyper-realistic(Hyper Realistic?)fish from Spongebob is completely different.)(Big Bang Theory/The Big Bang Theory T.V. show)(Goldbergs/The Goldbergs)(Leaning Tower Of Pisa changed again.)(All flags that have Union Jack in the corner have the changed one too.)(Does the Quest pizza logo look off?)(Kathy Griffin's Trump head photo.)(Fat being the only cause of weight gain.)(Does the Death Addict logo look off?)(Herr's Sweet And Crunchy/Herr's Sweet N" Crunchy)(The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all had red masks originally.)(Boy from Frosties commercial died from cancer, being beat up, or suicide, and says stuff in the commercial different.)(Skechers products with off logos.)(Wild Waves logo now has off, and connected letters.)(Krusty Krab/The Krusty Krab, and it looks different in the front, top, and sides.)(Match Them gummies/Match 'Ems gummies, and logo has changed.)(Shiva statue is now pink.)(Kuroba logo seems wrong.)(Andy Cap/Andy Capp)(Brite vs. Light on T.V..)(The Ms in Merrie Melodies are now musical notes.)(Arthos/Athos)(Mount Arthos/Mount Athos)(Does the Cinderella band logo look off?)(Does the Black Veil Brides(The Black Veil Brides?)logo look off?)(Jupiter moon amount changed.)(Diana Rigg is no longer dead.)($100 bills now have a black line.)(Bambi's mom dies at different times in the movie for certain people.)(One eyed goat born in India, and other one eyed animals.)(Movies, games, T.V. shows, etc released earlier, or later.)(Does the grunge.com font look off?)(Cigrette/Cigarette)(Do you remember 'N, and N' never being used to mean And?)(Did Donald Duck have two yellow buttons?)(Photographs are changing in color.)(Mount Rushmore has moved a little bit completely.)("Work Out." is once again in Takin' Care Of Business.)(Pronunciation of Z.)(Mount Rushmore has changed with Abraham Lincoln again.)(Keebler's is now Keebler.)(Lots of plants grow different.)(Vance Joy is now alive again.)(Patricia is no longer a color.)(XXTentacion/XXXTentacion(Other spellings?), and he died earlier.)(Stouffers/Stouffer's, and they may have been the owners of Stove Top.)(More words like Granny have tons of off spellings.)(Is Water pronounced differently?)(More website logos, and fonts are changing.)(Pac Man/Pac-Man)(Downy Unstopables commercial uses weird font.)(Choclate/Chocolate, and pronunciation change.)(Does the Flonase logo look off?)(Gone Fishing/Gone Fishin')(Big Pimping/Big Pimpin')(Smooth Criminal lyrics changed back.)(Big Things Popping (Do It)/Big Things Poppin' (Do It))(Abby was added to Sesame Street in 2006 instead of 2010-2011.)(Have Whilst, and Yea popped up randomly, or more often for you, or were they not things?)(Did Nat King Cole sing You Belong To Me?)(Do you remember Capri Sun being sold in large bottles similar to V8?)(Saturniidae moth now exists.)(Saharan dust going to other places like Texas, and was it not a thing?)("Why can't we be friend?"?)(Married With Children!/Maried... With Children)(Mandarin wood duck is a thing.)
https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/product-search-results.html
https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/dukesofhazzardlyrics.html
5897.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Human Distemper not being a thing?
https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/canine-distemper-dogs-49.htm
5898.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember babies not being able to live at .8 pounds?
http://www.viralthread.com/tiny-baby-girl-weighing-just-400g-at-birth-is-the-smallest-ever-to-survive/
5899.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Tilt not being a thing?
http://www.360chicago.com/tilt/
Add-On: Do you remember the letters in Drake being normal?(Are the letters in Drake the singer's logos off?)
https://www.spreadshirt.com/drake+logo+men-s+premium+t-shirt-D5a513935f6c60d7a2086a9e1
Add-On: Do you remember Program being spelled Programme?(Was it the other way around?)(Anything else off?)(Albumn/Album)(Full-Fill/Full Fill/Fullfill/Fulfill)
http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/fulfill
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/program
5900.(Music Lyrics change.)"So come to me."/"A come to me."
https://genius.com/Poison-flesh-and-blood-sacrifice-lyrics
5901.(Music Lyrics change.)"Honey you get hot."/"A you get hot."("We'll see who's riding."/"Yeah who's riding.")(Anything else off about the lyrics?)(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Poison-unskinny-bop-lyrics
5902.(Music Lyrics change.)"Preaching 'bout(Bout, or About?)the promised land."/"Preaching 'bout the promised lands."("But Lord I think he sinned."/"Lord I think he sinned.")("The bullets took his best friend."/"Their bullets took his best friends.")("A mile away from the rich folks."/"A mile away from the rich folk.")("How so many lose."/"Why so many lose.")(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Poison-something-to-believe-in-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember Fanta being the only orange soda that contains caffeine instead of Sunkist too?
https://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-content/sunkist-orange-soda
5903.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Arc De Triomphe not being white, and being taller?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomphe
5904.(Rap Group name change.)No Whites Allowed/Niggas With Attitude/Niggaz Wit Attitudes(Was Arabian Prince never part of the group, and were there only 5 members?)(Gangster Rap/Gangsta Rap)(Fuck The Police)(Fuck Tha Police)(Niggas For Life/Niggaz4Life)(World Class Wrecking Crew/World Class Wreckin' Cru)(The CarteTha Carter)(Does the Straight Outta Compton album cover look off?)(Tory Lanes/Tory Lanez)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tory_Lanez
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NoZnvDCqMMA
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N.W.A
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Class_Wreckin%27_Cru
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha_Carter
5905.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the milkshakes at Steak 'N Shake coming with a chocolate wafer cookie?(Steak And Shake/Steak 'N Shake)(Does the letters, or the logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_%27n_Shake
Add-On: Do you remember the Statue Of Liberty not having black fingers?(Did it not have black spots on its neck?)(Is the position it holds the torch, and the tabula(Tablet?)off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty
Add-On: Do you remember the FedEx logo only being purple, and green?
https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/
5906.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember not being able to go without oxygen for more than 2 minutes?
https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-the-longest-people-have-survived-without-air-food-water-sunshine-or-sleep
Add-On: Do you remember Star Trek: Next Generation instead of Star Trek: The Next Generation?(Star Trek: Original Series/Star Trek: The Original Series)(Star Trek: Motion Picture/Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation
5907.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember One Dance by Drake sounding different?(Are the backup singers different?)(Degrassi: Next Generation/Degrassi: The Next Generation)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Dance
Add-On: Do you remember lava bombs not being a thing?(Were icebergs never a danger except on water?)
https://gizmodo.com/nearly-two-dozen-people-injured-after-lava-bomb-hits-ha-1827639279
http://time.com/5339726/massive-iceberg-village-greenland/
Add-On: Do you remember Pluto not being smaller than the moon?(Was it reclassified as a planet in 2013-2016?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto
Add-On: Do you remember Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies(Beverly Hillbillies?), Guess Who's Coming To Dinner(Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?), and The Monkees always being in black, and white?(Did The Monkees T.V. show not exist?)(Jeb Clampett/Jed Clampett)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkees_(TV_series)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who%27s_Coming_to_Dinner
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beverly_Hillbillies
5908.(Music Lyrics change.)"On this lonely ride."/"On this lowly ride."
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/poison/lifegoeson.html
Add-On: Do you remember Maleficent's horns being shorter than they are now, and did they not have hooks?(Is Daisy Duck's bow larger?)(Are Sebastian's teeth off?)(Have Tom's eyes changed again?)(Were they simply known as Tom, and Jerry, and not Tom Cat, and Jerry Mouse?)(Did Plankton, Gary, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Larry The Lobster not have yellow eyes?)(Was Plankton's pupil not red, and are his antennas longer?)(Were Mr. Krabs' eyes slightly smaller, and his clothing off?)(Did Larry The Lobster have a six-pack(Six Pack, Eight Pack, and Twelve Pack?)?)(Squilliam Fancypants/Squilliam Fancyson)(Did Olaf have two teeth, and not one?)(Was he known as Olaf, and not Olaf The Snowman?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maleficent
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Duck
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_(The_Little_Mermaid)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cat
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Mouse
http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_characters/Main
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_(Frozen)
5909.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember people not being able to have gray, violet, Amber, or red eyes?(Anything else off?)
https://www.edow.com/general-eye-care/eyecolo
Add-On: Do you remember Prince Naveen's teeth being different than they are now?(Princess And The Pea/The Princess And The Pea)(Princess And The Frog/The Princess And The Frog)(Princess Bride/The Princess Bride)(Princess Diaries/The Princess Diaries)(Rum Diaries/The Rum Diary)
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Naveen
Add-On: Do you remember Mr. Burns not having blueish hair?)(Were Smithers' glasses not blue?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylon_Smithers
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Burns
Add-On: Do you remember the original Statue Of Liberty holding two torches?(Are any of the images of the Statues Of Liberty off?)(Did none of them hold two torches?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-statue-of-liberty-holding-two-torches-in-the-town-of-begur-spain-20095024.html
5910.(Movie name change.)13th Monkey/13 Monkeys/12 Monkeys(Twelve, Twelfth,(Twelth?)Thirteen, or Thirteenth?)(Fith/Fifth)(Does the logo look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Monkeys
5911.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Jane pushing Blanche down the stairs in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?(Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?(Anything else about the title, or movie off?)(Betty Davis/Bette Davis)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Ever_Happened_to_Baby_Jane%3F_(1962_film)
5912.(Music Lyrics change.)"I keep rolling down the road."/"I keep blowing down the road."(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Lynyrd-skynyrd-call-me-the-breeze-lyrics
5913.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the three times George says, "Alright." in the Seinfeld episode, The Strongbox(Strong Box?)all being similar to the second time he said it?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strongbox
5914.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Woodstock actually occurring in Woodstock, New York instead of Bethel, New York?(Does the logo look off?)(Was it not rained out, and was everything not covered with mud?)(Was New York State Thruway(Throughway?)closed?)(Do you remember the Altamont Free Concert not being a thing?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert
5915.(Movie Quote change.)"Stay golden ponyboy."/"Stay gold ponyboy."(Was it something else?)(Pony Boy Michael Curtis/Ponyboy Michael Curtis)(Does the logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outsiders_(film)
Add-On: Do you remember the eyes of the Sphinx not looking like pyramids?(Is the color on the head off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aPkiAbPdWXI
5916.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there not being dead bodies on the title screen of Super Metroid?(Were they not in the artwork?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bs5Qja04v8U
Add-On: Do you remember Bugs Bunny's nose not being red, and was it more pinkish?(Was his wig gray, and not blue in the famous Orchestra cartoon?)(Did Orchestra never have to be capitalized?)(Did Sylvester have a smaller nose that was black, or more pinkish, and did it have nostrils, and other features?)(Was his full name just Sylvester?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1ljYx3g3k
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_the_Cat
Add-On: Do you remember the Washington Monument being in front of the White House instead of behind it?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument
5917.(Music Lyrics change.)"He walked the streets a soldier, and fought the world alone."/"He walked the streets as a soldier, and fought the worlds alone."("He kept his motor running, but he never kept it clean."/"It kept his motor running, but it never kept him clean.")(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://genius.com/Skid-row-18-and-life-lyrics
5918.(Music Lyrics change.)"I touch life barely sixteen."/"I tuft life barely sixteen."("Ass, gas, or grass. Living fast."/"Ass, gas, or grass. Baby living fast.")("Feels like time's running out on me."/"Feels like feels like time's running out on me.")(Ing to In' lyrics.)
http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/poison/valley_of_lost_souls-lyrics-209225.html
Add-On: Do you remember there not being black on the torch of the Statue Of Liberty?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0_72D753Bn4
5919.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(55 pound South American pacu invading Arizona, really great residual of tankman getting killed from congressional testimony, Nathan Hale's famous quote, "I have but one live to give/lose for my country," water spout caused by firenado, dead leaf butterfly, goblin shark method of biting, Mars in the night sky, weird sharks, the Russo-Japanese war, leg bones, Svalbard islands, Rothschild & Co., squirrels eat other animals, elephant food plant, Sclera tattoo.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V-s3R3dg-Kw
5920.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the famous photo of the shell-shocked(Shell Shocked?)soldier not being obstructed by a second person?(Was he not smiling?)(Anything else off?)(Did the photo not exist?)(Was there not a full shot?)
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/shell-shocked-soldier-1916/
5921.(Commercial Quote change.)"No one can eat just one."/"Bet you can't eat just one."
https://bigthink.com/world-in-mind/bet-you-cant-eat-just-one
Add-On: Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4hJP-xszZes
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_G0IMRD9VFA
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nE5wzZLqZDY
5922.(Music Lyrics change.)"The girls are trying to look pretty."/"The girls who try to look pretty."("Work out." is not in the song.)(Ing to In' lyrics, and song title.)(Bachman Turner Overdrive/Bachman-Turner Overdrive)(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takin%27_Care_of_Business_(song)
Add-On: Do you remember Roger Rabbit never having blue eyes?(Were his eyes always white?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Rabbit
5923.(Movie name change.)Sweets For The Sweet: The Candyman Myths/Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0406247/
5924.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Big Bird not having a white forehead?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bird
Add-On: Do you remember Big Ben not being yellow in some images?(Was there not four clocks on the tower?)(Was its official name not Elizabeth Tower?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben
5925.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Incel not being a thing?
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=incel
5926.(Movie Quote change.)"Want me to wash the leaves on your Viccus plant?"/"Want me to wipe the leaves on your Ficus tree?"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280590/characters/nm0302704
5927.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these not existing?(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QlecOCvfHJQ
5928.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Sweden never having American colonies?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden
5929.(Spelling change.)Streudel/Struedel/Strudel(Toaster Scramblers/Toaster Scrambles(Was Scramblers a real word?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strudel
https://www.pillsbury.com/products/toaster-strudel/toaster-scrambles
5930.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember "This isn't even my final form." being said in Dragon Ball Z?
https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-isnt-even-my-final-form
5931.(Song Title change.)Straight Out Of Compton/Straight Outta Compton(Did N.W.A. never wear Kings hats?)(Did a Tupac statue not exist?)(Does the slate.com logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Outta_Compton_(song)
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/24628
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/08/19/straight_outta_compton_wardrobe_mistakes_why_nwa_s_anachronistic_white_sox.html
5932.(Music Lyrics change.)"I got home late on a Saturday night."/"I've got home late on Saturday night."("She took all I had, and left a hole in my heart."/"She took all I had, but left a hole in my heart.")("He said good-bye(Goodbye?), and she don't want me no more."/"It said good-bye, and she don't want me no more.")(Fire House/Firehouse/FireHouse)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_She_Wrote_(FireHouse_song)
5933.(Famous Musician name change.)Pat Metheney/Pat Metheny(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Metheny
5934.(Music Lyrics change.)"Somebody's got a bomb. We can all die here today."/"Everybody's got a bomb. We can all die any day."(Ing to In' lyrics.)
https://genius.com/Prince-1999-lyrics
5935.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the largest amethyst cave being in Queensland, Australia?
https://matadornetwork.com/read/see-largest-amethyst-cave-world-australias-crystal-castle/amp/
5936.(Music Lyrics change.)"My hands felt just like two balloons."/"My hands felt just like two balloon."(Is comfortable pronounced differently in general?)(Is the Rosetta Stone logo off?)
https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-comfortably-numb-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember Figaro from Pinocchio not having yellow eyes?(Are Jiminy Cricket's(Jimmy Cricket?)clothes, and color different?)(Does the Pinocchio logo look off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figaro_(Disney)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiminy_Cricket
Add-On: Do you remember Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and Minnie Mouse never having white glows on their noses?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Mouse
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse
5937.(Book Series Title change.)Where's Waldo?/Where's Wally?(The latter is more popular, and Waldo is only U.S., and Canada.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where's_Wally%3F
5938.(Music Lyrics change.)"Love of a lifetime."/"Love of the lifetime."
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/firehouse/loveofalifetime.html
5939.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different, or not a thing?(Videos below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YI8DxGVJ7ro
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugAusH8e7BE
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1NfPYATIo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hun_LDZIskI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dVHZ38_hr_k
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXZ1JSWPWDc
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KrKbBCbkNmo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=37nehjZTdis
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtPYo7aKlI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aTnlsZfSaH4
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Na3-plpLCdk
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IL2bZGwLe3o
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P7_b7B5Yzqk
5940.(Music Lyrics change.)"Can't they chill, and let me be free?"/"Can't it chill, and let me be free?"(There's a missing "Boom" in the song.)(Corn/Korn, and the logo changed.)(New Metal/Nu Metal)
https://genius.com/Korn-freak-on-a-leash-lyrics
5941.(Famous Author name change.)David Wilcox/David Wilcocks/David Wilcock
https://divinecosmos.com
5942.(Famous Rapper name change.)Meek Mills/Meek Mill
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meek_Mill
5943.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Emeril Lagasse dying?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeril_Lagasse
5944.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Mike Starr(Mike Star?)dying of a heart attack?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Starr_(actor)
5945.(Song Title change.)It Ain't Easy Being Easy/It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy(Ing to In' lyrics, and song title.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Ain%27t_Easy_Bein%27_Easy
5946.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these statues, sculptures, and monuments being different, or not a thing?
https://matadornetwork.com/trips/33-colossal-monuments-statues-around-world/
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-stone-sculpture
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/856093.shtml
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b1ZVAs-rDo
5947.(Fictional Planet name change.)Galifrey/Gallifrey
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey
5948.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the B, and E in Bose being normal?
https://www.bose.com/
5949.(Music Lyrics change.)"How did we get here? I used to know you so well. How did we get here? Why dont you show yourself? I think I know." /"How did we get here? I used to know you so well. How did we get here? I think I know. I think I know."
https://genius.com/Paramore-decode-lyrics
5950.(Song Title change.)Bed Of Roses/Bed Of Rose's(Album too.)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_of_Rose%27s
Add-On: Do you remember Big Bird not having colored eyelids?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bird
5951.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Warren from There's Something About Mary being played by a different actor?(Did Angela Lansbury play Mary Poppins, and not Julie Andrews?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_Something_About_Mary
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film)
5952.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in UKF not being connected?(Is the K different?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKF_Music
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2018.07.06 21:00 PantherGator TIL Evangeline Lilly did an ad for Live Links (The Dating Hotline) before she was on Lost.

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2018.07.05 21:50 suchapain Evangeline Lilly on How She "Challenged" Herself to Speak Up on the 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Set - hollywood reporter

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ant-man-wasp-evangeline-lilly-fought-speak-up-set-1124350
Though the Ant-Man franchise is, in some ways, the little guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — its $130 million debut film was the cheapest and one of the lowest grossing Marvel movies to date — its sequel is shaping up to make Marvel history. Not because it's tracking to make more than an Avengers flick or has better VFX: Rather, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers equal billing to a male and female superhero. Sure, it's not quite the superheroine standalone many Marvel fans have been expecting (that will come with March's Captain Marvel), but it's a modicum of progress.
Fronting that step forward is Evangeline Lilly, who many know as the tough airplane-crash survivor Kate on ABC's aughts cult TV hit Lost. Lilly doesn't step out for just any role these days, having briefly retired from the industry, published a children's book series, developed more writing projects and started a family since Lost ended. She's choosy: The Hobbit series, where she played Tauriel, gave her the chance to be a woodland elf who could rival Legolas in wielding a bow-and-arrow. 2015's Ant-Man offered her the possibility to become a superheroine. In its sequel, she realizes that promise by donning a suit and demonstrating her fighting ability (outside Ant-Man's single training sequence).
Even after receiving equal billing, however, the actress fought to empower her character scene-by-scene. As Lilly described it to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview, her character Hope van Dyne had the potential to "school marm-ish"; Lilly wanted to make sure she could be competent and take a joke, too. Read the full conversation below.
Marvel fans have been calling for a female superhero film for years. At what point in your casting did you know that you would actually be getting in the suit and fighting?
When they cast me in the first Ant-Man, I knew that if the first film was a box-office success, then that would mean I would get to put on a suit. So there was probably no one more invested in the box office numbers of Ant-Man than me. Once the film was successful enough to warrant a second, and I knew that that was going, I still didn't know that Wasp would be getting equal billing with Ant-Man. So that came as a surprise later: I got a surprise email with nothing but a JPEG of the title card. And that was how they told me. Pretty cool.
You've said before that you don't think female power in entertainment comes from "embracing or copying violent men." How did you bring that perspective to this film?
Even for the first film, it was very important to me that Hope be an extremely empathetic and compassionate person. And I still did that while having that stereotypical or archetypical [quality] of femininity of being nurturing, compassionate, empathetic. Men can of course be compassionate or feminine, but femininity is at the core of what is disrespected in the patriarchy, so it was important to me to always push for feminine qualities to be apparent when she is dealing with situations — how she emotionally reacts to them, [for instance].
In her fight scenes, as trivial as it might seem, I really pushed and fought for her to fight with elegance, grace and femininity. She moves differently than a man. I wanted her to have a signature style that little girls, like I was when I was a feminine, girly little girl, would be able to fall in love with, emulate and relate to in their own movements.
When we did Ant-Man I had to study a little bit of Muay Thai and MMA style fighting. And MMA style fighting is distinctly masculine, it's got a very masculine posture and a very masculine attack, and that was so difficult for me because I don't move that way naturally. I really wanted to change that in this film. I wanted to move the way my body wants to move, as a more graceful, feminine woman.
There was an interview with you that went viral in which you talked about your costume being more comfortable than men had led you to believe.
That got so viral that it was sent back to me by people I know. I have friends, agents, everyone's sending me that interview.
Were there other times on set where you felt you had to offer a perspective of your gender that hadn't been offered as much before?
I think I always tried to offer a perspective of my gender that maybe wasn't offered as much because I live in worlds that are boys' clubs. In the sci-fi/fantasy space of Hollywood, it's even more predominately male than in some of the other dramatic spaces, so I'm used to trying to be that voice in the room.
But also, admittedly, something that I really challenged myself with is that it's very easy for me to say to myself, "You know what, let the boys be boys, let them tell their stories, let them play with their toys, don't get in the way with your perspective, because you're just being irritating." Because I think there is an unconscious message for little girls and women that when you challenge men in the midst of doing something juvenile or fun, then you're a heavy, a killjoy, a ball and chain. And all my life I grew up thinking, "I swear I won't be that way, I'll be cool, I'll be fun, I'm going to be the chick that can hang with the guys." And I really challenged myself on this film to shut out all of those critical voices, and the male pressures to conform and to really stand up and be a female voice in this world. And I wasn't always successful. I still feel that fear of being of being this irritatingly school-marm type of thing.
But one of the things that I did see when I watched the film is that they really, really heard me and honored my requests. Because I didn't want Hope to be that in the movie. It would be so easy with her nature, personality and drive to get her mother for her to become the motherly figure that's constantly scolding the juvenile boys, saying, "Now boys, let's focus, let's stop goofing around." I was just was terrified of the idea of this female superhero who's meant to represent a modern woman being some kind of horrible stereotype of "mommy." So I really voiced that a lot, and every scene where there was any potential for that, I would push up against that and say, "Let's pay attention to this. Let's make sure we represent a woman who can also smile and have a little fun, can understand that there can be levity in moment of severity, that gets a joke, that isn't a heavy." Because I think you often see female characters — especially in the superhero world — being super-serious characters, and the boys get to have all the fun. And I really felt heard, and I feel like when you see the movie, you're going to see that. And I think it's really fresh and really fun to see a woman who knows how to take a joke and roll with things, but also can get the job done.
Thoughts on this interview? There is a lot here that one could connect to the culture war!
What do you predict the box office sale number will be for this movie?
I think this is the viral interview about the costume they mentioned.
Evangeline Lilly Shares Wasp Costume Woes & Marvel Stars Who Complain Most
It is a video, so here is a transcript from Jezebel.
During a recent interview with BackstageOL about Ant-Man and the Wasp, Lilly, who plays the film’s titular Wasp, was asked about her suit. While she wasn’t a huge fan of needing to ask for help just to get out of her costume and go to the bathroom (“I felt like I was three years old again!”), she loved it overall.
I love my suit. I think my suit is killer. I think my suit is so cool. I think it’s powerful. I think it’s modern and strong and sexy, and I think it made me feel like a superhero.
This surprised her, she said, because dudes who play superheroes are always talking shit about what they have to wear onscreen.
I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complain about their suits for years!
See Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland…
I got into my suit, and I was wearing it, working it, doing my thing. I was like, ‘It’s just not that bad. Do I have the most comfortable suit in the MCU?’ Or, have men not had the life experience…
Evangeline Lilly raises a high-heeled foot into frame for emphasis.
…of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good, and they’re just like, ‘What is this? This sucks! Why are we—why why do I have to go through this?’ whereas a woman’s like, ‘I don’t know. This is, like, normal.’ You know? I wear heels to work. I’m uncomfortable all day. You get used to it. You tune it out.
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