Captain Marvel Easter Egg Could Be a Callback to The Avengers

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

The second trailer for Captain Marvel was released last week and gave fans an even more in-depth look at what to expect from the Brie Larson-starring film when it arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019. If you were focused on Carol Danvers's intense/hilarious dialogue with Nick Fury, you might have missed an important Easter Egg that could link the film to 2012's The Avengers.

In the new trailer, Danvers and Fury are seen stealing a Quinjet that features the P.E.G.A.S.U.S. logo. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe probably remember that Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. is the name of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secret operation that studies the Tesseract, and is based in a subterranean facility in the Mojave Desert.

The Tesseract was housed in the facility before Loki destroyed it in the original The Avengers. It's entirely possible that the infiltration by the Skrulls, led by Talos, is part of a scheme to retrieve the Tesseract and harness its powers.

It's only a theory at this point, but if it turns out to be true, it would place Captain Marvel into a spot in the timeline that could link it—and Carol Danvers—to other key events that have occurred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it could add further credence to another fan theory that suggests Captain Marvel might be the key to defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.

Welcome to the Party, Pal: A Die Hard Board Game is Coming

Win McNamee, Getty Images
Win McNamee, Getty Images

On the heels of the 30th anniversary of the classic Bruce Willis action film Die Hard last year, tabletop board game company The OP has announced that John McClane will once again battle his way through Nakatomi Plaza. Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist is a board game officially licensed by Fox Consumer Products that will drop players into a setting familiar to anyone who has seen the film: As New York cop McClane tries to reconcile with his estranged wife, he must navigate a team of cutthroat thieves set on overtaking a Los Angeles high-rise.

The box art for the 'Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist' board game is pictured
The OP

The game is expected to have a one-against-many format, with one player assuming the role of McClane and the other players conspiring as the thieves to eliminate him from the Plaza.

The OP, also known as USAOpoly, has previously created games based on Avengers: Infinity War and the Harry Potter franchise. Die Hard has spawned four sequels, the latest being 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard. Willis will likely return as McClane for a sixth installment that will alternate between the present day and his rookie years in the NYPD. That film has no release date set.

The board game is expected to arrive this spring.

[h/t MovieWeb]

Ralph Fiennes Doesn’t Want to See Anyone Else Play Voldemort

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Who knew actor Ralph Fiennes would be so possessive of his Voldemort role from the Harry Potter movies? After all the hours sitting in a makeup chair, putting on a bald cap, and making his nose disappear day after day, you’d think Fiennes would be ok with never playing this evil character again—especially considering that he almost turned down the role in the first place. But it seems that the character really grew on the two-time Oscar nominee. As Screen Rant reports, Fiennes has made it clear that if Voldemort is ever needed in a future film, he's ready to come back.

“Well, there are variants, aren’t there? Fantastic Beasts and things. I feel a kind of affection for Voldemort," Fiennes said while appearing on Newsnight. "So if there was a world in which Voldemort came back, I would be very possessive about wanting to reprise that."

Voldemort coming back was always a lingering danger in the early Harry Potter books and movies, as fans waited eagerly to see the Dark Lord reborn and return to full power. It was definitely worth the wait when we were finally able to watch Voldemort return toward the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book—and movie—in the series.

As of right now though, it's uncertain whether Fiennes will ever get the chance to reprise his role. The only movies exploring the Wizarding World currently are the Fantastic Beasts films, which take place in 1927. Voldemort was born in 1926, so even if there would be a substantial time jump, Fiennes might be too old to play Voldemort. But at least we know that he is dedicated to the character, and that if Voldemort ever did come back, fans could count on him to jump right back into the role.

[h/t: Screen Rant]

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