Avengers: Infinity War Had Moments To Spare For Two Indian Reference

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The recent Avengers: Infinity War was the darkest MCU film by far but still managed to entertain fans with its jokes, easter eggs and references. While every scene in the movie was prominent to the storyline, it still had a few moments to spare to give a nod to its fans in India.

Warning: The article contains major spoilers from the film

Initially, when the audience is first introduced to Doctor Strange and his companion Wong, the movie slightly gives a nod to Indians with a reference to the nation’s currency.

During a few dialogue exchanges between Doctor Strange and Wong in the New York Sanctum, Wong uses the word, ‘rupee’ revealing he has 200 rupee and not dollars. But that wasn’t the only reference in the movie.

There was another reference, possibly to the Hindu gods when Doctor Strange takes on Thanos on planet Titan.  The Master of the Mystic Arts proves he’s a worthy contender as the Mad Titan himself is forced to use two stones, the power stone and soul stone in the battle.

During their fight, Doctor Strange surprises Thanos by using his magical abilities and in an instance, the Sorcerer Supreme is shown with multiple hands. This is likely a reference to the Hindu goddess known as ‘Kali’.

While many may not have noticed, Doctor Strange is shown with 10 hands during the scene. Similarly, in the Hindu mythology, Kali takes a ten-armed form called Mahakali.

It is quite possible that the two moments were included to give a nod to the Indian audience. Fortunately, it seems to have successfully made its way into the movie without being cut by the Censor board in India unlike Black Panther ’s Hindu god easter egg.

Avengers: Infinity War is finally in theatres and its massive box office earnings look to break every record set forth by past MCU titles and other movies such as Avatar. Currently, India is listed among the top 10 internal market with an earning grossing above $18 million on the opening weekend. Fans can check it out in the tweet below.

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Source: Pursuenews

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer #3 To Roll Out Soon


It seems Universal Pictures is on its way to rolling out another Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer soon. A new trailer has been found rated and listed on Consumer Protection BC. The listing suggests that the upcoming trailer will be 2 minutes and 30 seconds long.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is the sequel to Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 blockbuster hit Jurassic World, will pick up several years after the last film on the Isla Nublar Island where an erupting volcano will threaten the dinosaur living on the island to the bridge of extinction. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s will return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing to the island to evacuate dinosaurs in order to save them from the devastating volcano.

The last Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, which was released in February, gave fans a glimpse of a new species of dinosaur which is neither a T-Rex nor a raptor. The new species of dinosaur shown in the trailer is rumored to be the Indoraptor, similar to Indominus Rex.

Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcom. The film also stars Ted Levine, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, and Geraldine Chaplin. The Orphanage and A Monster Calls fame Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonia Bayona (J.A. Bayona) is directing  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The movie has been co-written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly and it is being produced by Frank Marshall, Belén Atienza, and Pat Crowley.

While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is still a couple of months away from its release, Steven Spielberg has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Colin Trevorrow, director of the 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom, will return to direct the third and the final picture in the series. The film is set to release in 2021.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will debut in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Source: Consumer Protection BC via Trailer-Track

Vita di Pi, una storia di avventura e di amicizia tra un uomo e una tigre

Un ragazzino scampato a un naufragio, solo su una scialuppa dispersa nell’Oceano, con la sola compagnia di una tigre cresciuta nello zoo: ispirato al romanzo del 2001 di Yann Martel, il film di Ang Lee adatta per il cinema un romanzo di formazione trasformato in un racconto moderno.

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Vita di Pi, la trama

Il diciassettenne indiano Piscine Molitor Patel, detto Pi, vive a Pondicherry con la sua famiglia che è proprietaria di uno zoo, e cresce studiando gli animali e le religioni. A causa di crescenti difficoltà economiche, il padre di Pi decide di trasferirsi con tutta la famiglia in Canada, dove potrà vendere gli animali dello zoo e cercare un nuovo lavoro, così l’intera famiglia si prepara a lasciare per sempre l’India. Durante il lungo viaggio verso l’America, una terribile tempesta fa affondare la nave mercantile giapponese su cui si erano imbarcati con tutti gli animali. Pi è l’unica persona sopravvissuta e riesce a salire su una lancia di salvataggio, su cui scopre di non essere solo: infatti, insieme a lui, trovano la salvezza una iena, un orango e una zebra. Ben presto però la iena aggredisce ed uccide la zebra e, dopo un’accesa lotta, uccide anche l’orango, unico ‘amico’ di Pi. Improvvisamente dalla coperta della piccola imbarcazione spunta fuori la tigre Richard Parker, che era anche lui riuscito a salire a bordo, e divora la iena, mentre Pi cerca rifugio su una piccola zattera legata alla scialuppa, dove tenta di mangiare e dormire.

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Arrivato alla conclusione che non può rischiare di perdere la vita tutte le volte che cerca di prendere qualcosa dalle provviste rimaste sulla lancia a causa della tigre, Pi piano piano inizia a prendere confidenza con essa e cerca di ammaestrarla, o quantomeno di renderla mansueta. Riesce nello scopo dandole da mangiare dei pesci pescati e da bere raccogliendo acqua piovana, in modo da riuscire a guadagnarne la fiducia. Dopo avere affrontato un’altra tempesta, la piccola barca giunge sulla riva di un’isola abitata esclusivamente da suricati, che però nasconde un segreto: di notte, a causa di un misterioso processo chimico, ogni cosa diventa tossica (l’acqua diventa acida, uccidendo i pesci che nuotano nelle pozze di acqua dolce) e i suricati sono costretti a rifugiarsi sugli alberi, mentre la tigre si rifugia sulla scialuppa. Pi si accorge della pericolosità del luogo quando ritrova un dente umano all’interno di una pianta carnivora, evidentemente un resto di uno sfortunato predecessore del protagonista, capisce che non può rimanere sull’isola e, dopo aver fatto raccolta di provviste, riparte con la scialuppa e la tigre. Dopo 227 giorni di navigazione, arriva in Messico, dove le strade di Pi e Richard Parker si dividono: Pi viene soccorso da alcuni pescatori del posto, mentre Richard Parker scompare per sempre nella giungla, senza rivolgere neppure uno sguardo di commiato al ragazzo. Una volta portato in ospedale, Pi racconta la sua avventura a due poliziotti giapponesi inviati dalla compagnia assicuratrice che ha il compito di ricostruire il naufragio del mercantile. Increduli e insoddisfatti dal racconto del protagonista, chiedono di sapere la storia ‘vera’. Allora Pi dà loro un’altra versione: nel secondo racconto, al posto degli animali, ci sono persone dell’equipaggio della nave, in particolare il cuoco francese, la madre di Pi e un marinaio giapponese. Ma la versione, per quanto più credibile, è così cruda che anche i poliziotti preferiscono riportare la versione del ragazzo superstite con la tigre.

Vita di Pi, il cast

Ang Lee provinò più di tremila ragazzi per il ruolo di Pi. Alla fine nell’ottobre 2010 la scelta ricadde sullo studente diciassettenne Suraj Sharma, che sino ad allora non aveva recitato in nessun film. Per il ruolo di Yann Martel venne preso in considerazione Andrew Garfield, ma venne poi scelto Tobey Maguire, le cui scene, alla fine del film, vennero rigirate con Rafe Spall nella sua parte. Il regista nutriva de dubbi sulla troppa notorietà di Maguire, infatti Lee dichiarò: “Volevo essere coerente con le altre scelte di casting fatte per il film, e così ho deciso di avere un cast completamente internazionale. Ammiro tantissimo Tobey e spero di lavorare ancora con lui”. L’attore Tobey Maguire dichiarò la sua approvazione per la scelta del regista: “Supporto completamente la decisione di Ang di prendere una direzione completamente diversa per questo ruolo in Vita di Pi. Ang ha condiviso molte sue idee su questo film con me, e quello che ho visto è incredibilmente bello”.

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Vita di Pi, curiosità

Pi sta sulla barca per 227 giorni. Una buona approssimazione per il numero pi è infatti 22/7 (la frazione).

Suraj Sharma non aveva alcuna intenzione di fare un’audizione per il film. E’ andato al casting per supportare il fratello (che gli aveva promesso un panino di Subway se lo avesse accompagnato) e ha finito per sopravanzare circa 3.000 aspiranti Pi senza nemmeno volerlo.

Vita di Pi, la recensione

Il film ha riscosso un enorme successo di pubblico e di critica, vincendo anche quattro premi Oscar (Miglior Regia, Miglior Colonna sonora, Migliori Effetti speciali, Miglior fotografia). Per MyMovies il film di Ang Lee merita 3,5 stelle su 5 e perfino il ‘severo’ IMDb lo promuove con 7,9 su 10; Tvzap concorda e gli attribuisce un 8 pieno.

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Fonte: tvzap.kataweb

John Boyega Confirms Director Has Teamed Up Finn & Rey In Star Wars 9

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Actor John Boyega who is going to reprise his role as Finn in Star Wars 9 has confirmed that his character will be paired together again with Rey (Daisy Ridley) in the upcoming movie for the final adventure of the trilogy. To recall, Rey and Finn’s friendship was established in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, the two of them were kept apart in 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But, the dynamic is set to change in Star Wars Episode IX.

Boyega revealed at Washington D.C.’s annual Awesome Con that Finn and Rey will be seen sharing the screen space together in Episode 9. He said that he received a text message from co-star Ridley that stated that they will be back together in the upcoming movie.

I haven’t read the script for Episode 9,” Boyega said. “But Daisy did shoot me a text saying, “Oh my gosh, I just heard from J.J. [Abrams], and we’re back together. That’s what I’m really excited about, is Finn and Rey back together again.”

This is good news for Star Wars fans who loved the chemistry between the two characters Rey and Finn in The Force Awakens. Considering Ridley’s message, it is confirmed that she has already gone through the Star Wars: Episode IX script. The upcoming Star Wars movie is expected to begin filming at the end of July.

In related news, some Star Wars fans had started an online petition pleading Disney and Lucasfilm to cast Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as the new Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IX. The character was previously played by late Carrie Fisher.

But, some reports claim that the filmmakers are not interested in replacing Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars 9. It is reported that they will, in fact, write Leia out of Star Wars 9 completely. It remains to be seen whether or not the character of Leia Organa will be made to appear in the upcoming film.

Directed by J.J. Abrams,  Star Wars: Episode IX will premiere in theatres on December 20, 2019.

Source: Slashfilm

Solo: A Star Wars Story- Ron Howard Shares BTS Photo From VFX Room

As Solo: A Star Wars Story nears its release director Ron Howard has decided to give some updates on the movie’s progress in the editing room. While everything remains on schedule, it seems like the post-production team is engaging in a final review.

The director is currently at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County and seems to be doing some final touch up work on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Howard first tweeted a photo from the sound editing room and revealed that the team was at the final sound mix stage.

#Solo #SkywalkerRanch we are well into final sound mix. A little ahead of schedule and feelin’ good. Getting eager to share,” Tweeted Howard.

The director put out another tweet from the VFX room doing a review of the film. Howard shared a photo from the film along with the tweet which can be found below.

Both tweets did initially leave some fans concerned that Solo: A Star Wars Story which is set to release in May is still going through post-production work. Howard responded to a fan who shared the same concern and assured that everything was on schedule.

#May25. Edit is locked Score done. Right on schedule Hope you check #Solo out and find it fun,” Tweeted the director.

Howard also went on to assure that there will also be another trailer for the Star Wars spinoff movie. But it will likely be the final trailer since the movie is so close to its release.

Since the final sound mix would likely be done by then, Perhaps, there’s a possibility that fans may even get to hear the new Han Solo theme by John Williams. But nothing is confirmed as yet.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases on May 25th, 2018. Stay tuned to Pursue News for more updates related to the Star Wars spinoff movie.

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we are well into final sound mix. A little ahead of schedule and feelin’ good. Getting eager to share.

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Independence Day: Resurgence Producer Won’t Be Part Of A Third Film


It seems producer/writer Dean Devlin of the popular Independence Day franchise has no plans of making a sequel to the 2016 released film Independence Day: Resurgence.

LRM caught up with Dean Devlin over the weekend while he was promoting his new horror thriller Bad Samaritan at WonderCon in Anaheim, California.  When Devlin was asked about the potential for another Independence Day film, he didn’t specifically state that there wouldn’t be a third film.

In fact, he tried to separate himself from the franchise, saying, “I don’t know. I don’t know. Currently, I personally have no plans on doing another one.”

Notably, the first Independence Day movie released back in 1996 was a worldwide hit at the global box office with a total collection of more than $817 million ($306 million domestically, $511 million overseas). The jaw-dropping action-blockbuster solidified Will Smith as a film star. The film was successful enough to call for the makers to go for a sequel.

Interestingly, it took around 20 years for the filmmakers to release the sequel film titled Independence Day: Resurgence. As the success of the first film doesn’t guarantee that the sequel will also turn out to be as successful, the same happened with Resurgence.

Although the sequel earned around $390M worldwide, almost double its budget of $165M, it wasn’t as well received by the audiences as the first film. The critics panned Independence Day: Resurgence heavily. The film it earned a rating of 30 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. This likely influenced audiences’ lukewarm reception to the film. On top of it, Independence Day: Resurgence was also nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Director by the Razzies.

It may be the case that the failure of the Resurgence has restricted the makers from making a sequel to the 2016 film.  At this point of time, it remains a mystery if fans will ever get to see a new Independence Day franchise movie.

Do you think a sequel for the Resurgence should be made? Let us know in comments below.

Source: https://pursuenews.com/independence-day-resurgence-producer-wont-be-part-of-a-third-film/

Avengers: Infinity War- Captain America & Iron Man Reunited In Empire Textless Poster

Marvel Studios and Disney are currently busy promoting Avengers: Infinity War. The fact that fans will get a glimpse of all their favorite Marvel superheroes on one single screen is enough to bring audiences to the movie theatres. But, the film studio wants to leave no stone unturned to ensure that the upcoming Avengers film breaks all box office records left and right.

Empire Magazine recently rolled out textless versions of six Avengers: Infinity Warcovers. The covers in question feature unique groups of characters from the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The textless Avengers: Infinity War posters provide some detailed looks at some of the superheroes’ costumes.

There’ also one big Thanos poster that shows the Mad Titan wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Interestingly, the gauntlet has just two Infinity stones- the Power Stone and the Space Stone. In the movie and as revealed in the trailer, Thanos will be seen on a quest to acquire all the six Infinity Stones including the Soul Stone, the Space Stone, the Mind Stone, the Power Stone, the Reality Stone and the Time Stone that will grant him power over space, time and all reality.

Another poster that is interesting enough is the one which shows Captain America and Iron Man reunited. Fans are quite keen on knowing whether or not Captain America and Iron Man’s reunion is going to happen on the big screen. The poster shows the two fan-favorite superheroes alongside two strong female characters Black Widow and Shuri. You can check out the posters below.

The Joe and Anthony Russo directed film Avengers: Infinity War has already smashed ticket pre-sale records. The film is also expected to score the MCU’s highest opening weekend at the box office, with estimates of around $215 million.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theatres on April 27th.

Have you pre-booked Avengers: Infinity War ticket for yourself? Let us know in comments below.

Source: https://pursuenews.com/avengers-infinity-war-captain-america-iron-man-reunited-in-empire-poster/