The behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Avengers: Endgame keep on coming, this time from Wong actor Benedict Wong on the set of the movie’s final battle against Thanos. The photo sees Wong alongside Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, and Evangeline Lilly. There’s no telling exactly what moment in the battle this comes from or if the particular shot made the film.
$2.79 Billion haul since release
Since its release, Avengers: Endgame has become the biggest movie of all-time at the worldwide box office. Co-director Anthony Russo says its $2.79 billion global haul “feels surreal” and admits knowing the blockbuster is the highest-grossing movie of all time is “a very hard idea to process.”
“Somebody wrote recently that for the first time in 45 years, the highest-grossing movie ever was not directed by [Steven] Spielberg, [James] Cameron or [George] Lucas. Those are all our heroes; those are all people [who] we grew up watching their movies, and studying their films to learn how to become filmmakers, so it’s weird,” he told of his collaboration with brother Joe. “It’s hard to process.”
Endgame vs Avatar – Charts
When asked to clarify, after the sci-fi epic has spent ten years in the charts, what specifically propelled Endgame before James Cameron’s Avatar, Russo said that it was explaining best with an emphasis placed on characters that turned this 23-movie film Marvel Cinematic Universe into a ghost-free franchise.
“…lot of energy into orchestrating action…”
“Even though we love action and we fetishize action, and we put a lot of energy into orchestrating action, at the end of the day, we have a strong focus on character. We love exploring characters in very subtle, specific ways,” Russo said. “Our comedy was known to be [a] very character-grounded comedy, even though it could get absurd at times. I also think it’s the fact that we have committed to real stakes in the storytelling. If you look at all of our films, we’ve made choices that were really radical.”
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