So This Is It? It’s All Been Leading To This:
Trust Brad To Concoct Something To Relieve The Boredom Of That Infinite Cinema Queue Tonight…
“Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe. But this…
…does put a smile on my face” – Thanos.
In an old abandoned ware’ouse...
“I would have been first in line to see The Avengers, so to be on an Avengers film set as a 21-year-old is surreal,” says Tom Holland, in his mo-cap jimjams (‘cos he sports an upgraded Spidey-suit in Avengers: Infinity War).
Considering how this 21-year-old has been spouting Spidey-spoilers on social media, his comments have been scrutinised ever-so-closely here @ this site…
“We’re just not allowing him to see the film,” his directors, the Russo brothers, joked.
Trust the Master of Media Arts himself: Benedict “Doc” Cumberbatch to leap to Spider-Boy’s defence: “There is this new, sort-of anti-social media cloak – we’re just going to throw it over him…”
In case you’ve been wondering what helped me compile so much Avengers-related movie and comic material into these Marvel-ous Posts, here’s what yours truly has been listening – and grooving – to recently:
“We have one advantage: He’s coming to us… so that’s what we use” – Tony Stark.
“I’ve never felt like a fan as much as I have on these films,” exclaimed Chris Hemsworth.
“Like meeting the Guardians [of the Galaxy] as Thor, but also as Chris, was equally as exciting and new, and it brought in a whole different energy-”
By the blessed mixtape of Starlord! That’s it!!
The key word here is energy.
For me, the behind-the-scenes interviews and suchlike have become irresistible, because the tremendous fun and camaraderie enjoyed by the cast flies in the face of the seemingly grim and morose tone with which we will have to handle this closing chapter of the MCU’s Phase 3.
“…Especially these last few days,” Chris continued. “We’ve had just about every member of the Marvel Universe on the set.”
Enjoy it. While it lasts…
“When you said you were going to open Wakanda to the rest of the world, this is not what I imagined” – Okoye.
“I won’t say where we are,” the other Chris (Pratt) offered enigmatically, “but the first frame of seeing [The Guardians], people will be on their feet. I’m not just saying that because of how great we are, although we are great, and I guess I am pretty cocky, but the way it’s executed really works.”
Filming with ol’ Shellhead on his first day for Infinity War, what must it have been like sharing scenes with the great Robert Downey Jr. – the star who got this unprecedented MCU franchise going in such awesome fashion a whole decade ago?!
“Man, he set a really amazing tone… He really takes care of the actors around him in a way I’ve never seen before…
“When I first arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey was the first to call and tell me:
“Hey man, welcome. If there’s anything you need, I will help. There are so few people on the planet who are going through what you’re going through right now. I have, so I’m here…
“Anything you need, you let me know.'”
Let’s have a party! 🙂
Okey-dokey, LIFT those knees, boys! Hup, hup, HUP!
Bucky Barnes: “You couldn’t have done that earlier?”
The Falcon: “I hate you…”
Most of you will be watching this EPIC tonight (Thursday night). Here in th UK, the first screenings commenced @ midnight(!) this morning.
One ecstatic blogger has posted their Review and – although stating there would be NO Spoilers, in the very next sentence(!) – bally well gives away this epic’s first major dramatic plot-point!!
Still, with my legendary storytelling wits, kinda surmised that THAT would happen anyway… …
In the remaining hours before this next life-changing event in our lives, this boy will retreat into his bubble. Absolutely NO social media. (Ha! Like most days, then). Only immerse myself in the beats – and they keep on comin’.
This classic track, dear friends, is one of my Desert Island Discs…
Off and on, Brad trawled through YouTube for years searching. And searching again. Found it a few weeks ago – it’s only been up for the last four years! Must get Shuri to upgrade the ol’ Bradmonitor.
Blimey! If Thanos should ever need a theme tune…
A pounding, pulsating pile-driver – not unlike the Mad Titan’s right hook:
“Alright, Guardians, don’t forget this might be dangerous, so let’s put on our mean faces” – Peter Quill.
“THE MELODY IS PLEASANT” – Gamora.
As the first reviews filter through and are – as expected – overwhelmingly positive, minds blown and jaws dropped right across the ‘net, there is no reason to fret anymore. Always knew this movie was in safe – and highly competent – hands.
My only concern: how mentally exhausting will these 160 minutes be? How many tears will be shed…?
Never has the term: “Expect the unexpected” sounded so apt. As Stan Lee (how and where will his cameo fit into all this?!) used to say: Be prepared, pilgrims…
Looking forward to reading all YOUR Reviews!
As is my unceasing habit – let me close with a suitably-groovy story:
That distinguished Englishman In New York: Benedict Cumberbatch was – as you well know – chased to participate in the MCU.
“We want you to play Doctor Strange!” the studio execs enthused.
“Doctor Who?” Bennybatch frowned.
“YAYEAH! That would be awesome too, Benny-baby! But let’s do the MCU first!” 😉
Yeah, “baby”, LET’S…!
Thor: “IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO?!”
Captain America: “You had to ask…”
“I’m listening… …” – Loki.