Tonight in 1992, Johnny Carson Hosted His Last Tonight Show Guests

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Kevin Winter // Staff // Getty Images

On May 21, 1992, Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode of The Tonight Show. It was the last to feature guests, as the very last episode (taped the next day) was basically a one-man retrospective with a small, invite-only audience.

On Carson's last show with guests, he invited Robin Williams and Bette Midler. Williams went wild, as usual, making Carson sit in a novelty rocking chair "from the Elvis estate" (hah!) and keeping his stream-of-consciousness jokes flowing. The L.A. Riots were still top of mind, having happened just weeks earlier. The 1992 presidential election was coming. Midler sang a bunch of songs, including an impromptu duet with Carson. Midler won an Emmy for her performance that night.

But the biggest moment of the night came at the beginning. When Carson walks out for his monologue, the audience just won't stop—a full two-minute standing ovation survives Carson's repeated attempts to cut it short. It's a beautiful moment.

You can watch the whole episode on YouTube below. The video and audio drift out of sync quickly, and the quality is early-90s VCR, but it works. We miss you, Johnny (and Robin).


Doctor Strange 2 to Begin Filming This Year, According to Reports

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Marvel Studios

The fate of our favorite Marvel heroes was very unknown after ​Avengers: Infinity War, and now we have even more questions about what's to come after next year's Avengers 4. As of right now, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the lone movie slated to be released after the fourth film in the Avengers series.

However, now we know there is another movie expected to begin production soon. Speaking at Fan Expo Vancouver on Saturday, Benedict Wong, who plays Wong in the MCEU, teased that he will not only reprise his role for Avengers 4, but also for a Doctor Strange sequel which should begin filming at the end of the year.

Earlier this year, ​reports came out that Benedict Cumberbatch was receiving a major payday to reprise the role of Dr. Strange. And screenwriter C. Robert Cargill has already ​provided some details of his plans for a potential sequel.

"Marvel movies work in threes. They also work outside of their threes. Some of the better Marvel films have more than one villain in them," Cargill, whose involvement with the sequel has yet to be revealed, stated. "Me and Scott have not laid the groundwork for it but what I can say is that I have a feeling that whatever Nightmare is involved with, Baron Mordo, being somebody who considers himself the defender of natural law will have something to do with it."

If Wong's teasing is to be believed, then we can expect to hear something about Doctor Strange 2 pretty soon.

New Avengers 4 Tease From the Russo Brothers Has Marvel Fans Confused

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Marvel Studios

​There are few things the Russo Brothers enjoy more than teasing Marvel fans as we await the release of Avengers 4. Last month, they posted a photo of Joe Russo sitting in the middle of the movie's set, which sparked speculation about the film's unknown title.

Now, another cryptic tweet from the Russo Brothers is out and it's even more puzzling than the last one.

​​Captioned "#wrapped," the photo is just an image that's crazy bright. It's confusing, but leave it to Marvel fans to speculate on its meaning.

​​Some believe it's War Machine's proton cannon ...

... while others are actively manipulating the photo to see if the meaning is hidden in plain sight.

We'd like to give ​a huge shout-out to the fans who are admittedly as confused as we are.

Whatever this image means, we are sure the Russo Brothers won't be the ones explaining it. Their
dedication to keeping mum on any details about theirs films is admirable—even if their stars aren't so great at secret-keeping.

Avengers stars have ​accidentally spoiled a few things about the movie.

Earlier this month, Chris Evans ​announced that the fourth Avengers movie would be his last as Captain America.

​​If the brothers plan to make their tweets even more ambiguous as the release date nears, they can keep them. Our eyesight is going to suffer is we keep squinting this hard.