You Can Get a Free The Sandlot Capsule Filled With Dirt From the Movie’s Baseball Field

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Fox is making sure that The Sandlot’s 25th anniversary isn’t going to slip by quietly this summer. In addition to re-releasing the classic coming-of-age story in theaters for a limited time, the studio also partnered with toy manufacturers and clothing companies to create new memorabilia for fans looking to recapture the movie's iconic quotes and characters. And if you act fast, purchasing any of this Sandlot merch can land you a once-in-a-lifetime collectible.

Simply head to the studio's The Sandlot merchandise page and make a purchase—a shirt, Funko Pop! figure, can koozie, etc. This purchase will get you a free, limited-edition Sandlot capsule filled with actual dirt from the baseball field where the movie was filmed. The dirt comes from Salt Lake City, Utah, which doubled as Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley where the movie was supposed to take place. Each capsule will come with a numbered hologram seal to ensure authenticity.

Salt Lake City will also be home to a special August 11 screening of the film on the actual field, complete with appearances by some of the movie’s cast, including Hams, Smalls, and Squints. If you can't make it to that event, check out the limited-time screenings that Fathom Events and Fox are hosting nationwide.

If you’re looking to get in on this Sandlot dirt capsule, act fast. These capsules will only be around while supplies last, and with a beloved movie like this one, don’t expect that to be very long.

Why Fans Are Certain Tessa Thompson is Headed to the Avengers 4 Set


by Kwadar Ray

Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie did not appear in Avengers: Infinity War despite surviving Thor: Ragnarok. It was unclear if she was one of the few to endure Thanos's snap, or if she was one of the many casualties.

However, the Russo brothers and Infinity War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, later confirmed that she was still alive in the movie's DVD audio commentary.

And now, the actress is teasing that she may appear in the untitled Avengers 4 movie. She posted a video to her Instagram story featuring her, Avengers star Chris Hemsworth, and his stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton leaving London after a day of shooting the Men in Black spinoff.

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Not only that, but Hemsworth previously said he would be heading from London to Atlanta to continue filming Avengers 4. Hanton's IG story showed Thompson stepping off the plane with them in Atlanta, and fans are unsurprisingly thinking this means Valkyrie will appear in the upcoming movie.

Fans are loving the idea of Valkyrie obliterating Thanos.

Avengers 4 is set for a May 3, 2019 release, and hopefully Thompson will be a key part in the fight against evil.

Zack Snyder Confirms Justice League Was Supposed to Feature Another Superhero

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by Kwadar Ray

​​Zack Snyder talks an awful lot about the universe building he did for Justice League. The director began working on the DC film from the start, but unfortunately had to step down after a family tragedy occurred, and Joss Whedon was hired to finish the job. Whedon apparently changed a decent amount of the film, leaving fans desperate for a "Snyder cut."

The director had plenty of plans to introduce characters to the DC Extended Universe with Justice League, which he successfully did with the likes of Deathstroke and Mera. However, ​Snyder revealed there was another hero he was going to include. Ryan Choi, a.k.a. The Atom, was also supposed to featured in the movie.

Earlier this year, attentive fans noticed when rewatching Justice League that Choi's name was displayed on the side of a computer screen, revealing that in the DCEU, the superhero is an employee at S.T.A.R. Labs.

A fan also found a Justice League promotional picture featuring Silas next to another scientist, who Snyder has confirmed was indeed Choi. The scene, however, was ultimately cut during post-production/reshoots.

Outside of the comics, The Atom has most prominently appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Choi's appearance in Justice League would have likely been minor, which is understandable. Still, including him as a S.T.A.R. Labs employee was a wise choice by Snyder, because he would have retained his scientific background.

DC's next movie to hit theaters will be Aquaman directed by James Wan, set to premiere on December 21, 2018.