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From Doctor Stranges portals to Tony Starks final stand: Marvel Boss Kevin Feiges Avengers Endgame secrets

Kevin Feige will tell you his Marvel secrets (Picture: Getty Images for THR)

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Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige will tell you his Marvel secrets (Picture: Getty Images for THR)

If you wanted to get the goss on the latest Avengers quest, Endgame, Kevin Feige is your man.

As the head of Marvel Studios he also served as a producer on the latest epic which saw the Avengers finally down the mighty Thanos.

We lost some buddies along the way, in the form of Black Widow and Iron Man, but we got a downright zesty appreciation for all that goes on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now with the balance of a few months behind us since its April release, Kevin himself sat down for a special Endgame podcast with Chris Hewitt of Empire magazine and we were blessed to listen to the man who knows all.

So what did we learn?

Quite a lot actually.

Youd think for a man that talks about Avengers and Endgame nearly on the daily hed be done with the stories – but from elaborating further on Captain Americas near decapitation at the sword of Thanos to Robert Downey Jrs final scene as Iron Man, weve got a lot of Endgame secrets to see us through to phase four.



Endgame was devised at the same time as Infinity War during a Marvel retreat:

Kevin revealed Marvel writers and producers headed away for a retreat where they map out the next films in the saga to get away from the phones and focus on the creative stories.

 Avengers: Endgame

This was the end product (Picture: Rex Features)

We were on our third retreat perhaps five or more years ago when we started talking about what would become Infinity War and Endgame and how do we pay off this purple guy… Kevin said in London last week.

It was on that retreat we thought about doing two movies at the same time.

Avengers actors worked for 200 days straight filming the two movies:

Kevin revealed the studio thought it would be brilliant to save money to film the two movies at the same time. But when it became clear that just wasnt going to work, they decided to film them back to back with a short break in between.

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What that meant though was, according to him, the stars filmed for almost 200 days straight.

We have a lot of actors in this movie and a lot of busy actors, a lot of famous actors who star in their own movies whenever they want to so we needed to declare this time for these two movies so [they were available]. I dont know when wed be able to bring them together again, he explained.



Tony Starks funeral scene was code-named the wedding:

To keep everyone off the scent, one of the final scenes of the movie, being Tony Starks funeral was code-named the wedding.

Kevin said: I still to this day call it the wedding scene as a code word.

Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow in Avengers Endgame

We still cant (Picture: Marvel Studios)

It was shot in October of 17, no maybe 16, when we released a 10th-anniversary photo and it was shot the day before that. Thats why we did that photo then as we had everyone there.

It was astounding having all those actors there. In the movie, its very solemn, on the day it was just insane.

Both Tom Holland and Gwyneth Paltrow dont know their co-stars:

Kevin continued of the funeral scene: All these cast members together, Tom Holland saying “is that Michelle Pfeiffer, is Michelle Pfeiffer in this?”

Gwyneth Paltrow asking why Sam Jackson was there, the other actors saying “what are you talking about? Hes Nick Fury, youve been in movies with him”.

Kevin Feige was hiding in the cabin during the final scene – but didnt want to do a Hitchcockian cameo:

[Before shooting a scene] you do last looks when the hair teams and makeup teams come in and do the final touches, Kevin said as he painted the scene.

You have a scene with two or three people that means about eight or nine people come in. I swear to you, I was on the balcony of that house, I was in that shot, right inside the cabin was video village…so I was up there as theyre getting ready.


They call last looks, Im not kidding the ground started shaking and in came hundreds of hair and makeup people to deal with all these megastars.

It was all about Fury coming up there on that balcony at the end of that shot. I guess we did joke [about a cameo], but no one stuck their head out the window.

Doctor Stranges Portals didnt bring the Avengers back from the Snap, just from another place to the battle:

We wanted to do them in Doctor Strange, once its in the MCU it goes into the toolbox. Thats how it came back, Kevin said. How are we going to get people back from this world and this world, oh theyll just portal back.

How he keeps Tom Holland from spoiling things:

 Tom Holland

Tom doesnt spoil EVERYTHING (Picture: Rex Features)

The truth is Tom Holland is amazing and has kept a lot of secrets. I think about the two millionth time it came up at how bad he is, he came up to me and said, “you know what I do keep a lot of secrets”. [I said] “I know, but its a fun thing.”

Then hell go spoil something else.

We did not take any special measures for Tom or Mark Ruffalo who lets his phone record at all times in all places. But theyre also so lovely you cant get that upset with them.

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To All The Boys Covey Girls post adorable BTS song as Noah Centineo films celebration vid

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Its official – the To All The Boys Ive Loved Before gang are the cutest, and the Covey Girls proved it with their own song to celebrate the third movie announcement.

As the second movie in the trilogy was revealed to be released on 12 February, fans were surprised with the announcement that the third was not only coming, but it was already being filmed.

Janel Parrish, who plays Lara-Jeans beloved big sister Margot, showed just how bonded the Covey sisters were and joined Lana Condor (Lara-Jean) and Anna Cathcart (Kitty) in a song.



Using the melody of Beach Boys classic Barbara Ann, the trio choreographed a mini routine to celebrate, roping in Peter Kavinsky himself (Noah Centineo) to film it.

As hes heard giggling behind the camera, the trio declared To All The Boys were getting a third movie…but then had to stop when they realised they didnt know (or couldnt say) when it was coming out.

Way to keep us on the hook, guys! Were already obsessed to see how this turns out.

Covey girls behind the scenes to all the boys sequel

The girls seem just as excited as us about the upcoming film! (Picture: Netflix)

The films, based off the books by Jenny Han, may deviate a little from the first movie after the Netflix smash hit incorporated bits of the second novel.

The book follows the fallout of that tape from the ski trip and its effects on Lara-Jean and Peters relationship.

Meanwhile, another letter receiver John Ambrose (played by Jordan Burnett) comes back into Lara-Jeans life, and rekindles his friendship with her, much to Peters annoyance.

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Will they stay true to the books? Or will there be a twist we dont see coming?

Guess it well have to wait til Feb to find out…



To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You launches 12 February on Netflix.

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Eddie Murphy cant stop smiling as he arrives in Georgia for Coming To America sequel

Eddie and Arsenio arrived in Georgia to start filming for the Welcome To America sequel (Picture: Ba..

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio, and the two actors in a still from Welcome To America

Eddie and Arsenio arrived in Georgia to start filming for the Welcome To America sequel (Picture: Backgrid/Paramount)

Eddie Murphy could not help but flash a smile as he and Arsenio Hall arrived in Georgia to commence filming on the Coming To America sequel.

The two actors looked in great spirits as they were seen hopping off the plane in Georgia to begin work on the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 film, Coming To America, which is conveniently titled Coming 2 America.

In the original movie, Eddie starred as Prince Akeen, the Prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, while Arsenio played the role of Semmi, Akeems best friend.

The films story concerned Prince Akeem arriving in the US in the hopes of finding a woman to marry and the sequel, which is being released 32 years after the original motion picture, focuses on Akeem returning to the US to find his long-lost son.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie flashed a smile for the camera as he arrived. He played the role of Prince Akeem in the original film (Picture: Backgrid)

Many cast members from the original film, including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Vanessa Bell Conway are all expected to reprise their roles.



Wesley Snipes and SNL star Leslie Jones have also signed on to appear in the sequel.

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio, who plays the role of Semmi, is also reprising his role for the sequel (Picture: Backgrid)

The movie is being directed by Craig Brewer, with Kevin Misher set to produce.

Meanwhile, the screenwriters of the original film, David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein, have also been attached to the project.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming To America

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988 (Picture: Paramount)

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988, grossing $288 million worldwide.

Fans had long anticipated a follow-up movie, with the sequel finally being confirmed in January.

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Eddie previously revealed that he was thrilled to be able to reprise his role for the second installment.

In a statement, the 58-year-old said: After many years of anticipation, Im thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward.

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Who was in the Little Women 1994 cast – from Winona Ryder to Christian Bale?

The story of the March sisters has touched many hearts (Picture: Sony Pictures)

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A scene from the 1994 movie adaption of Little Women where Mrs March (Susan Sarandon) is sat surrounded by her daughters Jo (Winona Ryder), Meg (Trini Alvarado), Amy (Kirsten Dunst) and Beth (Claire Danes)

The story of the March sisters has touched many hearts (Picture: Sony Pictures)

With the trailer for the new adaptation of Little Women being released this week, fans are now patiently waiting for the classic to hit the cinema this Christmas.

The movie, based on a novel by the late author Louisa May Alcott, stars Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Emma Watson (Meg), Florence Pugh (Amy) and Eliza Scanlen (Beth) as the March sisters – and will be launched during the holiday season on 27 December, 2019.

If you cant wait until then, dont fret: this is the eighth time the popular book has been made into a movie, meaning there are plenty of other versions for you to enjoy.

There were two silent films released in 1917 and 1918, though there is no known copy of the first one, as well as one from 1933, which starred the screen legend, Katharine Hepburn.

In 1949, the fourth version was released by Merbyn LeRoy, followed by three more in recent years.



However, its the 1994 movie that stands out among all of the Little Women adaptions – but who was in it and where have you seen them before?

Jo March – Winona Ryder

Jo March (Winona Ryder) and Laurie (Christian Bale)

Jo just wanted to become a famous writer (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Winona Ryder, 47, was already an established actress when she accepted the role of Jo March, with a break-out appearance in the cult movie Heathers in 1989, as well as Beetlejuice (1988) and Edward Scissorhands – where she was the female lead against Johnny Depp (1990).

She expertly portrays the sister who dreams of breaking free from the shackles placed upon her by society (women of that time were expected to simply marry and have babies), wanting to become a famous writer.

Since the movie came out, Winona has gone on to make even bigger films, including the psychological drama Girl, Interrupted (1999) with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and the critically-acclaimed Black Swan (2010), which was based on the ballet, Swan Lake.

Meg March – Trini Alvarado

A scene from Little Women with Mrs March (Susan Sarandon), Beth (Claire Danes) and Meg (Trini Alvarado)

Meg always helped out at home and just wanted a family of her own (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Trini Alvarado, 52, is among the lesser known actors in the 1994 film.

Shes appeared on stage as well as on the big screen, and her first movie was Rich Kids in 1979, when she was just 12 years old.

Since playing Meg, the timid sister who values good manners and just wants to find a nice man to settle down with, Trini has appeared as Dr Lucy Linskey in The Frighteners (1996) and Marie Alweather in Paulie (1998). Shes also done some work on TV.



Amy March – Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst at the premiere for Little Women in Culver City in 1994

Kirsten is still a well-known name in Hollywood (Picture: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Amy March is the youngest sister. Shes the sassy child who dreams of being whisked off her feet by a wealthy man, but grows up to become a talented artist who eventually marries for love.

Though make no mistake, hes still rich.

The character is played by Kirsten Dunst, 37, for the majority of the movie, but she hands over the part to Samantha Mathis (who plays Amy when she gets older) towards the end.

Kirsten was just 12 years old at the time, but went on to star in hit films such as Interview With A Vampire – which was released that same year – a film in which she had to kiss a 30-year-old Brad Pitt – and Jumanji (1995).

She successfully managed to navigate her childhood fame into a glittering Hollywood career and has appeared in The Virgin Suicides (1999), the Spider-Man trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007) and Lars Von Triers Melancholia (2011), to name a few.

Beth March – Claire Danes

Beth March played by Claire Danes

Dearest Beth is always in the background (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Beth is part of the main cast but yet always seems to linger in the background. If the trailer is any indication, the portrayal of the character will continue in much the same tone for the 2019 version.

Quiet though she may be, Beth still made a big impression on viewers (especially given how things ended for her) and actress Claire Danes made a name for herself with the part.


Two years later, she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo+Juliet, the movie adaption of William Shakespeares tragic love story.

Other hit movies the 40-year-old has appeared in include The Rainmaker (1997), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Stardust (2007).

As for her current projects, shes busy playing Carrie Mathison in Homeland – a gig shes had since the show launched in 2011.

Mrs March – Susan Sarandon

Mrs March (Susan Sarandon) braids Jo's (Winona Ryder) hair as Meg (Trini Alvarado) hangs about in the background

Susan Sarandon is considered one of the most influential actresses of her time (Picture: Sony Pictures)

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