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‘Ms. Marvel’ film starring first Muslim American superhero in the works, Marvel says

Sixteen-year-old Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, is expected to make it to the big screen.

» READ: Want to catch up on Marvel movies before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? It'll take you more than 38 hours

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed a film starring the first Muslim American superhero “is definitely sort of in the works” in an interview with the BBC.

Ms. Marvel first appeared in Marvel Comics in the late 1960s as Carol Danvers, the female counterpart to Captain Marvel.

After 2012, Danvers became known as Captain Marvel in honor of the late Mar-Vell. Marvel Studios’ first female-led film, “Captain Marvel,” features Brie Larson as Danvers and debuts in 2019.

» READ: Where ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ filmed in Atlanta 

The current and fourth character to take the name Ms. Marvel was first introduced in 2014’s “Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal” as a woman inspired by Captain Marvel herself. Ms. Marvel now stars the character Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey.

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Khan’s character, who has a unique genetic makeup that allows her to heal, grow and shrink at will, was created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.

After hearing news of the upcoming film, Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed tweeted that he wanted to get in on the screenplay fun and tagged fellow South Asian actors Kumail Nanjiani and Mindy Kaling.

Writers Amanat and Wilson were certainly intrigued.

Learn more about Kamala Khan at marvel.wikia.com.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ first teaser trailer released

Fans of the rock gods Queen are getting their first look at the upcoming biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

20th Century Fox released the first teaser trailer for the film that stars Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury in the film that shows their rise to fame, their near-breakup and their epic reunion at Live Aid. It also includes all of the band’s iconic songs, like the movie title’s inspiration “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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Bohemian Rhapsody” hits theaters Nov. 2. It also features Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor, Joseph Mazzello as John Deacon and Gwilym Lee as Brian May. 

Original ‘Avengers’ ink their place in cinematic history

They’ve been there from the beginning, and now they have matching ink to make their connection in protecting the world, or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, permanent. 

Five of the six Avengers took a page out of the “The Lord of the Rings” playbook and got matching tattoos. 

Robert Downey Jr. said it was all Scarlett Johansson’s idea.

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“She and (Chris) Evans did it in New York. Then their New York guy, Josh Lord, who is amazing, flew out to LA, he did me, did (Jeremy) Renner, and then we just bullied (Chris) Hemsworth into doing it, and he got it,” Downey told Entertainment Weekly.

The only one not to be part of the tattoo group was Mark Ruffalo. 

But the there was a sixth person in the tattoo chair -- the artist himself -- who had each of the five Avengers stars make a line on his version of the stylized Avengers symbol.

“Each of us contributed to giving the tattoo artist the sixth tattoo that he designed for us. By the way, he’s got another one on him that Scarlett did, which is beautiful, which is crazy, because the line she drew on him, which was supposed to be a straight line, looked like a lightning bolt. It was a mess,” Downey told Entertainment Weekly.

The “Avengers” cast isn’t the only one to get the same ink after filming was complete. The cast of “The Lord of the Rings” also got matching tattoos more than 10 years ago of the number nine written in elvish. Even Sir Ian McKellen and Sean Bean got into the act, to mark the end of the epic trilogy, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“Avengers: Infinity War” has made more than $1 billion in theaters so far, The Washington Post reported

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MoviePass brings back movie-a-day monthly plan

MoviePass, a subscription-based movie ticketing service, is bringing back its popular movie ticket per day subscription plan.

Wired reported that the company made the decision two weeks after the offer was removed from its website. The plan allows customers to see a movie a day each day for $9.95 a month.

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“We never planned to abandon the flagship product that everybody loves,” MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said in an interview, according to Variety. “Any time we’ve done a promotional package, we’ve taken the monthly plan off our site.”

The promotional package that led to the removal of the plan was a $29.95 three-month plan that allowed viewers to see four movies a month. That promo began April 13. It also offered a free trial of an on-demand music streaming package.

“It’s marketing 101,” Lowe said. “We wanted to focus everybody on this partnership promotion. If people knew the (movie-a-day) plan was coming back, they might not be interested in the (music streaming) deal.”

Despite the plan’s popularity, the company has added some stipulations. It will no longer allow users to see the same movie twice under the plan. According to Lowe, the rule change is to prevent fraud among customers who share one card among family members or scalp tickets.

According to the MoviePass website, over 2 million people are subscribed to the service.

New ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ trailer, poster released

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking opening of “Avengers: Infinity War” the latest trailer and poster for “Ant-Man and The Wasp” have been released.

We last saw Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, on the big screen in “Captain America: Civil War.” In the sequel to the 2015 film “Ant-Man”, Lang teams up once again with Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly, but this time she joins him on their super hero adventures in a super suit of her own, with the name The Wasp.

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Her father, Dr. Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, is also back trying to find out what happened to his wife, Janet Van Dyne, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, NME reported.

“Avengers: Infinity War” had world-wide earnings of $640 million and $258 million domestically, Screen Rant reported.

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” hits theaters on July 6.

'Avengers: Infinity War' shatters box office records

It has been a record weekend for the Avengers.

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Disney and Marvel Studios' “Avengers: Infinity War” smashed box office records nationally and worldwide in its opening weekend, pulling in an estimated $250 million in North America and approximately $630 internationally, CNN reported.

The Avengers movie topped the domestic mark of $248 million set by the 2015 film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” while Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” was the previous global standard-bearer at $541.9 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Avengers: Infinity War” was helped by the biggest box office Saturday in North America with $83 million in ticket sales, the Reporter said.

With the success of the latest Avengers movie, Disney now holds nine of the top 10 biggest openings in North American history, CNN reported. The movie smashed the record books without the help of China -- the world’s second largest movie market -- which will not debut the movie until May 11, CNN reported.

“Avengers: Infinity Wars” also scored well with critics, earning an 84 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars become ‘Marvel Bunch’ thanks to Jimmy Fallon

They’re known for beating the bad guys and saving the world on the big screen, but the cast of the “Avengers: Infinity War” showed off their lesser-known group talents - singing.

On “The Tonight Show” Wednesday, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Pratt led their respective teams in their take on the classic “Brady Bunch” theme song, called “The Marvel Bunch.”

You’ll notice, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) on Iron Man’s side. With Pratt (Star Lord) leading Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther).

Tom Hiddleston (Loki) takes the coveted center square, egging on Hemsworth.

“Avengers: Infinity War” officially hits theaters Friday. Some theaters are premiering the film Thursday evening.

'Avengers' stars raised $500,000 in charity while filming in Atlanta

“Avengers: Infinity War,” in wide release Friday, was filmed largely in Atlanta. While the Marvel stars were in town, they put their talents to use in a very special performance to raise $500,000 for a very worthy cause: hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Proceeds from the November event at the Fox Theatre benefited the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund at the Center for Popular Democracy.

MORE: What Puerto Rico was like more than a month after Hurricane Maria struck

How much did “Avengers: Infinity War” spend in Georgia?

Scarlett Johansson came up with the idea to pull together a benefit event. Her colleagues Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. eagerly joined the effort. Atlanta’s Tony-winning director Kenny Leon served as director.

“Thank you for letting me call Atlanta home,” Leon said at the event, before turning the microphone over to Johansson.

“I knew I could count on you, Atlanta,” she said. “We love to shoot here. It’s a very inspiring city, an incredibly inspiring community.”

Leon joked early on that the audience should expect a live reading – not a full theatrical performance – saying “We had one rehearsal!”

Johansson was determined to take action after seeing the harrowing reports out of Puerto Rico, where electricity has yet to be restored on much of the island and where access to clean drinking water remains a challenge for many. When she called Leon, they kicked around some ideas before deciding a live reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic 1930s play “Our Town” was the perfect fit.

“‘Our Town’ is this kind of warrior cry to remind us of the fragility of life,” she said. “It reminds us to be present and live moment by moment. It’s really about people and connectivity.”

She was thrilled to report how successful the evening had been.

“Thank you for reaching into your wallets, into your hearts,” Johansson said.

Leon noted that none of the A-listers taking the stage took a paycheck.

“As artists we’re always looking in the mirror. It’s incumbent upon us to make our world the way we want to make it,” he said. “Most artists I work with are in it for a deeper reason. They want to make a difference in the world.”

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A movie, popcorn and a drink for $10? Tuesday AMC deal is making it happen

Going to the movies is an expensive night out for many.

But now, AMC is offering a special deal every Tuesday.

Its $5 Ticket Tuesday deal that was initially only supposed to last a limited time will now be permanent.

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So, how does it work?

  • AMC Stubs members can purchase a $5 movie ticket at any AMC, AMC CLASSIC or AMC DINE-IN location (or online) each Tuesday.
  • They can also indulge in the $5 Cameo Combo Tuesday deal: get a small popcorn and a small drink.

It’s free to join, and members get to enjoy other perks such as collecting points for discounts and free popcorn refills.

Find the nearest AMC theatre near you or view our map below.

New ‘Venom’ trailer shows Venom

Comic book movie fans have finally gotten a full look at the main character in “Venom.”

Sony Pictures dropped its latest trailer for the upcoming film and Tom Hardy’s take on reporter Eddie Brock.

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In the trailer, it shows Brock being taken over by the Symbiotes, protecting him from attack and giving him newfound strength.

While Venom is technically a Marvel character, it is not part of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film comes after “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in Sony’s take on the superhero genre, The Verge reported.

Venom” hits theaters Oct. 5. 

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