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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is finally here! It’s no secret that, like Cap 2, “Winter Solider,” this storyline will shift the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Alliances will fall. Will we lose a hero? How much chaos will be left in the end?
The only thing that seems certain is that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will need a beer (or seven) after the dust settles. The question is, which beer do these characters turn to? We kept it American (depending on which cities Ultron destroys, imports might be tough in the MCU anyway, right?). We’re also basing the picks on cinematic storylines, and not purely on comic book history (since that’s about to reset itself again as The Verge reports).
While summing up a week in pop culture, it can be difficult to sift through the abundance of gossip and trumped up fanfare that litters the entertainment news landscape. This week, let us ignore the tales of misbehavior and drama, such as Miley Cyrus posing nude for V Magazine, and Chris Brown getting his probation revoked, and instead let’s focus on the actual medium of TV and Film. There are so many trailers to debut, not to mention the announcement of Oscar nominees, that we may as well take one week to enjoy the final products that get us so hungry for news about the players.
Craig Ferguson Announces Last Guests
The Late Late Show Show with Craig Ferguson first aired on CBS on January 3, 2005. On December 19th of this year, Craig Ferguson will do his last monologue before his mortal self transcends to the heavens and he forms a new star in the constellation, Draco. That last part might not be true, but Mr. Ferguson will definitely not be doing his show anymore. Instead he’ll continue hosting Celebrity Name Game and will be passing the reins of The Late Late Show to James Corden, who will take over in March. This week, we learned who will be the last guests to grace the chairs next to Craig’s desk. The parade of talent paying their respects will include Steve Carrell, Drew Carrey, Carrie Fisher, Jon Hamm, Tim Meadows, Betty White, and for the big finish: Jay Leno. Don’t fall for it Craig! He’s trying to take your show!
It’s no surprise that Marvel’s new flick X-Men Days of Future Past put up some solid numbers for its opening holiday weekend, earning $111 million domestically and $302 million worldwide. Fans have come to expect greatness from anything in the Marvel Universe and they are very rarely disappointed (I’m looking at you, Fantastic 4 movies). While plenty of big budget action flicks also have solid casting choices and dazzling effects, Marvel Studios has pioneered a brilliant tactic when it comes to promoting future films and giving longevity to a franchise. By building the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” the heroes not only star in their own movies, but also appear in each other’s storylines as well.