Avengers: Endgame Cast List Provides Further Proof for Time Travel Theory

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Marvel Studios has been keeping quiet about everything related to Avengers: Endgame—so much so that even the official trailers and teasers for the film may not show any scenes past the first 20 minutes of the movie. As a result, fans have desperately been watching (then re-watching) the previous films and the new trailer to see if they can pick up on any plot giveaways.

One of the most popular rumors making the rounds is that in order to reverse the death and destruction that Thanos brought down on the Avengers in Infinity War, there will need to be some sort of time travel involved in the new film. Now, a pair of cast listings have added fuel to the theory’s fire. The movie’s cast listing on IMDb pretty much confirms there will be scenes from the 1970s, with actors slated to play the roles of “'70s Car Girl #1” and “'70s Scientist/Lab Worker.”

Of course, we can't say for sure whether those ’70s scenes will be flashbacks or the Avengers traveling back in time to search for ways to defeat Thanos, possibly with the help of Captain Marvel. (Also adding credence to the theory is the fact that Captain Marvel star Samuel L. Jackson just dropped a major spoiler when he said that Brie Larson's character is "one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel.")

Regardless, any scenes set in the '70s will likely feature Tony Stark and his family, as Tony was born during the early ’70s and his father, Howard Stark, worked on arc reactor technology during the decade. Actor John Slattery, who played Howard in previous Marvel films, was reportedly seen on set during reshoots, which seems like a pretty solid tip-off.

Avengers: Endgame will arrive in theaters on April 25, 2019.

Mark Hamill Confirmed How He'll Be Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us some early intel on the next Star Wars movie—whether the studios like it or not. And earlier this week, the 67-year-old actor came through for us yet again.

While attending the Child’s Play premiere, the Associated Press asked Hamill about The Rise of Skywalker and whether he would be involved in the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Hamill confirmed that he would indeed be making an appearance, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill will appear as a Force ghost doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced that was the only way he could return to the franchise. (He did die in the previous film, The Last Jedi, after all.) However, suspicious fans have been speculating about other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have plenty of questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on December 20 to find everything out.

[h/t Associated Press]

Fans Are Rallying for Macaulay Culkin to Play Joker in The Batman

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
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After months of speculation, it was only recently announced that Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to don the Dark Knight's iconic cape in Matt Reeves's upcoming film The Batman. Unsurprisingly, the response to the casting news was mixed.

While it’s believed The Batman will center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne than we’ve seen previously, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding other major plot points—including which villains will be included, and who will play them.

We Got This Covered reports that various DC characters are being rumored to appear in the film, including Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and the Mad Hatter. But fans are desperate to know if the most notable Batman villain will be included on the roster: the Joker.

Though there has been no mention of the Joker in conversations surrounding the new film, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill—nor has it prevented fans from offering up their ideas on who could nail the iconic role, and Macaulay Culkin is apparently at the top of the list.

The former child star has not commented on the validity of the rumors, but many DC fans are on board with it, including digital artist Bryan Zapp who created an image of what Culkin would look like as the Joker.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips's Joker, a standalone film focusing on the villain’s origin story and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Although it could get confusing, The Batman will be part of the DCEU, while Joker will not live in the shared universe, which means there could very well be two portrayals of the same character at the same time. Whether or not Culkin would take on the role—or if there will be a Joker at all—is only up for speculation right now.

[h/t We Got This Covered]

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