Marvel fans finally have a teaser-trailer for the next “Avengers” movie and its called “Avengers: Endgame”. The next film in the blockbuster franchise is set to hit theaters on April 26, 2019 and fans can get a first-look at the film thanks to a trailer released earlier today.
The new installment was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the same team that directed “Avengers: Infinity War”. While the exact cast list is being kept a secret for plot reasons, the film is expected to feature Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Tilda Swinton, Sebastian Stan, Pom Klementieff, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Dave Bautista, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chadwick Boseman, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, and Don Cheadle. The next Avengers title will have a big record to beat when the film finally hits theaters this summer, “Avengers: Infinity War: opened last April with a $257M weekend before going on to make over $2B worldwide.
The new Avengers movie won’t be the next release, that will be “Captain Marvel” on March 8, 2019. That film was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Starring in the titular role of Captain Marvel is Academy Award winner Brie Larson, she will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and McKenna Grace. Also featured in the film are Clark Gregg and Jude Law. Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Lars Winther is serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Marvel holds the top three spots on the all time biggest openings in May with “Marvel’s The Avengers” grossing $207M, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” grossing $191M, and “Captain America: Civil War” grossing $179M. Not to be outdone “Spider-Man 3,” “Iron Man 3” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” make up numbers four through six on the chart. While not every movie on the list was produced by Marvel/Disney, they all come from Marvel comics and that’s just amazing. To really drive home the point, numbers seven through ten are “Iron Man 2,” “Deadpool 2,” “Shrek the Third,” and “Spider-Man”. Only one film in the top ten biggest openings in May, of all time, isn’t based on a character from a Marvel comic. So you have to give it up for Shrek for really breaking in there and making his mark.