Avengers: Endgame beats Avatar, Marvel unveils phase four at Comic Con!
It’s a big year for Marvel Cinematic Universe and its loyal fans. The highly acclaimed last instalment of the Avengers series, Avengers: Endgame has emerged as the highest grossing movie of all time, beating its competitor Avatar for the top spot.
Avatar director, James Cameron, who was holding the title since the last 10 years took to Twitter to graciously congratulate Marvel for attaining this mean feat writing, “Congratulations to Avengers: Endgame on becoming the new box-office king.”
— Avatar (@officialavatar) July 22, 2019
Russo Brothers reciprocated the gesture by thanking him for being their idol. The tweeted, “To @JimCameron- you’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place. Thank you for always inspiring us and opening the world’s eyes to what’s possible. We can’t wait to see where you take us next…”
To @JimCameron– you’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place. Thank you for always inspiring us and opening the world’s eyes to what’s possible. We can’t wait to see where you take us next… pic.twitter.com/nrOqKVjGFa
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 22, 2019
With the end of the Avengers series and the heart breaking goodbyes to two of the most celebrated superheroes of recent times, Iron Man and Captain America, Marvel unveiled its phase four plan at the recently held Comic Con which kicks off next year. MCU has announced 6 series which will be launched on the long rumoured Disney+ streaming portal and five big-ticket films. The theatrical releases include ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ with Benedict Cumberbatch, a solo Black Widow movie with Scarlet Johansson reprising the role, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman as Lady Thor, ‘The Eternals’ starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani amongst others and ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ with Awkwafina, Simu Liu and Tony Leung.
Other fan favourites Loki, Wanda and Vision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Hawkeye all get a show of their own in addition to an animated series ‘What If’ that explores alternate stories. The additional surprise of the evening was the announcement of Mahershala Ali as Blade. Phew! Superhero fans are surely spoilt for choice but who’s complaining!