Masthead Weekly 04.19.19
The directors of Avengers: Endgame are so spoiler-phobic that they’re keeping even their actors in the dark about the movie’s story line. This obsession with the opening-weekend experience, David Sims writes, is changing the way movies are made—possibly for worse.
What to Know: Marvel’s Entirely New Sort of Moviemaking
By David Sims
What we’re watching: The most anticipated blockbuster of the season—and possibly of the year—is Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd film in the ultra-popular series of interconnected Marvel movies. Though it’s not going to be the last of them, its directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, have promised that it’ll have a sense of finality, and fan communities have speculated about which characters might die, or be resurrected, as a result.
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