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This Map Shows How All the Future Marvel Movies Are Connected

A guide to the 19 Marvel movies and TV shows coming out in the next four years

Whether you love or hate Avengers: Age of Ultron, there are plenty more Marvel superheroes to come. Disney and Marvel are releasing 19 movies and TV shows between now and 2019, and they are all interconnected. All these titles are building up to Avengers: Infinity Wars, Parts I and II, out in 2018 and 2019. These films will focus on the villain Thanos, who will try to gather six powerful gems called Infinity Stones to create an Infinity Gauntlet with the power to destroy the universe.

The Avengers (and probably some other heroes, like Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange) will have to stop him. See how the heroes and villains connect to one another, and plan out your viewing schedule with TIME’s guide.

 

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ABC Cancels Revenge After 4 Seasons

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Richard Cartwright—ABC Emily VanCamp in Revenge

The show has struggled to retain an audience since its impressive first season

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Emily Thorne’s mission for vengeance will come to a close. The ABC drama Revenge will not be returning for a fifth season, executive producer Sunil Nayar told Entertainment Weekly. The final episode will air on May 10.

“Now that everybody has seen the finale — which is fabulous — everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to to end,” he said.

The announcement comes after a major character on the show (Madeleine Stowe’s Victoria Grayson) was given the ax just a few weeks ago. The show had a high body count: Only three of the original core cast members have survived the last four years—Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne), Gabriel Mann (Nolan Ross) and Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter).

Revenge was a surprise hit in its first season with as many as 10 million viewers on Wednesday nights. But lately, the series has only been drawing in about 4.45 million.

But Revenge fans shouldn’t despair: Nayar promised the finale would provide closure.

He also said there is a cliffhanger in the final episode that may link to a new show from Revenge producer Sallie Patrick that is rumored to be a spinoff. Kingmakers is about a man who takes on a new identity to infiltrate an Ivy League school and investigate the death of his sister who was a student there.

[EW]

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The Wire Creator Blames Martin O’Malley for Baltimore Police Problems

Win McNamee—Getty Images, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images (L-R) Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) and David Simon, creator of the HBO show, The Wire

David Simon lashes out against the former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor amid this week's unrest

David Simon, the creator of the iconic Baltimore-based HBO series The Wire, lashed out in a lengthy interview against Martin O’Malley, saying in the wake of this week’s riots and curfew that the former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor was the “stake through the heart of police procedure” in the city.

Protests that have erupted following the April 19 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody, have highlighted the deep racial and socio-economic divide in Baltimore and the distrust between the community and law enforcement officers.

Speaking with The Marshall Project, Simon traces his wariness back to O’Malley’s time as Mayor between 1999 and 2007, when Simon says he made “mass arrests” of citizens for minor offenses to pad crime statistics. “[W]hat happened under his watch as Baltimore’s mayor was that he wanted to be governor. And at a certain point, with the crime rate high … he put no faith in real policing.”

Simon, a crime reporter at the Baltimore Sun for more than 10 years before he moved to television writing, has been an outspoken critic of O’Malley for years. He has even said that the Wire character Tommy Carcetti, an ambitious politician who manipulates crime reduction statistics, is partly based on O’Malley, a presumed Democratic presidential candidate.

Read the full interview at The Marshall Project

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Son Smacked by Mother at Baltimore Riot: ‘I Regret Going Down There’

His mother "lost it" after seeing him with a brick in his hand

The teenager who was shown in a now-viral video being smacked by his mother after she recognized him at a riot on Monday said in a new interview that aired Wednesday he regretted his participation.

“I regret going down there and being in that situation when I was supposed to be home,” Michael Singleton, the son of Toya Graham, told CNN.

Singleton was joining crowds that had gathered at Mondawmin Mall in the wake of the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. The gathering turned into a full-blown riot as young people started throwing bottles and bricks at police officers, leading city and state officials to later call in reinforcements and initiate a citywide curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the next several days.

“A couple of my friends had been beaten by the police,” he said of his decision to join in. But once he saw his mother—and once she saw him with a brick—the 16-year-old knew he was in trouble: “It was just World War III from right there”

Graham, unaware that she was being filmed, repeatedly whacked her son. “I just lost it at that point,” she said. “I was so angry at him that he had made a decision to harm those police officers.”

“He was actually embarrassing himself by wearing that mask and that hoodie and doing what he was doing,” she added. “If you want to be bold enough to do this, then show your face.”

Singleton, who told CNN he was humiliated by the video, believes he likely will not protest again—and if he does, he won’t be armed with a brick. “My mom talked to me about it, she was just like what did they do to you?” he said. “If I ever do go back down there, I’m going to do it in a positive way.”

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Ryan Adams Finally Covers ‘Summer of ’69’ and It’s Pretty Great

"Ain't no use in complainin'"

Thirteen years after Ryan Adams threw a fan out of a concert for requesting Bryan Adams’ rock song “Summer of ’69,” Ryan Adams gave in to popular demand. He performed “Summer of ’69” on Tuesday night at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the exact same venue in which he refused to do so all those years earlier.

In 2002, Billboard reports, Ryan Adams found the fan who had heckled him with the request, reimbursed him the $30 for his ticket and said he would not play another note until the man left.

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Can The Good Wife Fill the Kalinda Void?

"Message Discipline" -- While preparing his case against Cary, Finn discovers a potentially devastating piece of evidence, which could have ramifications for Alicia and Peter.  Meanwhile, Eli becomes wary when a new prospective candidate emerges in the race for State's Attorney, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, November 2, 2014 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network.  Pictured Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma Photo: Jeff Neumann ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jeff Neumann—CBS Broadcasting Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife

On Sunday night, the show lost its second major character in just two years

This post contains spoilers for Sunday night’s episode of The Good Wife.

Everyone knew it was coming, but that didn’t make the blow any easier to bear: Kalinda Sharma—leather jacket enthusiast and investigator extraordinaire—exited The Good Wife last night, leaving Alicia (Julianna Margulies) doubled over in grief and audiences asking how the show can move on from losing its second major character in just two years.

The show creators announced the departure of Archie Panjabi, the Emmy-winning actress who played Kalinda, back in October, so all season long it’s just been a question of how she would go. A violent end, perhaps at the hands of drug kingpin Lemond Bishop, wasn’t out of the question. After all, Will Gardner (Josh Charles) was murdered in a shocking courtroom shooting last season.

But The Good Wife isn’t Game of Thrones. Two murders in two years would have probably shut down Diane and Cary’s practice for good. Instead, Kalinda’s farewell was quiet and dignified.

She had set a perfect plan to protect herself and Cary while still giving the state’s attorney evidence to prosecute Bishop. She stole a flash drive from Bishop’s number two, Dexter Roja, and used it to frame him. She would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for Cary trying to protect her and inadvertently tipping off Roja to what she had done. (You would think Cary would have learned by now that Kalinda doesn’t need his help.)

After realizing Cary’s mistake, Kalinda said her farewells to Cary (in person), Diane (over the phone) and Alicia (by note), before looking straight into the camera, saying goodbye and closing a door behind her. All that was left behind was a hole in the wall of her apartment where her secret stash of cash had been hidden.

Though losing a core cast member will be hard on the show, at least initially, it’s probably for the best. Showrunners Robert and Michelle King didn’t seem to know what to do with her anymore. In losing Will, Kalinda lost an equally cynical colleague and wonderful scene partner. Her friendship with Alicia—one of the few and best between two adult women on TV—had already suffered all the roller coaster turns imaginable after the revelations of Kalinda’s affair with Peter. Her relationship with Cary, too, had covered all possible ground (from “Will they? Won’t they?” to “Why did she just fake evidence for him?”).

And the writers said they were hesitant to delve further into Kalinda’s personal life. A season four plot twist involving her violent ex-husband was so unpopular that the creators cut it short. “You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory,” creator Robert King told TV Guide at the time. Kalinda was left with little to do this season but babysit for Bishop’s son. No wonder Panjabi decided to leave.

So while the loss of Kalinda might have been a major problem earlier in the show, by season six, the move makes sense. And the creators proved after Will’s death that The Good Wife was capable of surviving—and even thriving—after the departure of a key character.

But they’ll need to compensate for her absence. Alicia will need another friend to confide in (whether that be Diane, with whom she recently made peace—or, more likely, love interest Finn). Cary will need a case or two to distract him from his guilt. And someone (perhaps a new character) will need to draw the camera outside of the courtroom and onto the streets of Chicago the way Kalinda did, elevating The Good Wife from a legal procedural to a prestige drama.

Farewell, Kalinda. You will be missed.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Was Even Bigger at the Foreign Box Office Than Disney Expected

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The sequel had a massive $201.2 million debut abroad

Avengers: Age of Ultron surpassed even its own studio’s expectations with a huge $201.2 million box office across 44 territories this weekend. Disney had projected that the movie would open at $175 million overseas, according to Variety.

The Avengers sequel will likely continue to soar this week. After premiering in about half the international marketplace this weekend—in markets like the U.K., France, Russia and Australia—the film will debut in the United States on May 1. Analysts expect it to beat the first Avenger film’s record-breaking $207.4 million U.S. debut. Popular online movie ticket vendor Fandango began selling seats to the highly-anticipated movie a full two months before its premiere date.

[Variety]

 

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Here’s How Fans Reacted to the Sansa Plot on Game of Thrones

Helen Sloan—HBO Sophie Turner and Aidan Gillen on Game of Thrones

The show's creators diverged in a major way from the books on Sunday night

This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Littlefinger revealed that he plans to marry Sansa Stark off to Ramsay Bolton (the psychopathic sadist responsible for turning Theon Greyjoy into Reek) on Game of Thrones Sunday night, shocking viewers. The surprise was a major divergence from the book series upon which Game of Thrones is based, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, where thus far no such proposal has been made. The HBO show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, promised that aspects of this season would differ from the books, so Sansa’s fate is likely just one of many changes to come.

Littlefinger did not explain his motivations in the episode. The show has previously implied that Littlefinger had been carrying a flame for Sansa (as he did for her mother) and planned to wed her himself. But Petyr Baelish has never been one to pass up a power play, and he seems to think that this is Sansa’s best solution. Sansa was understandably horrified: the Boltons betrayed the Starks at the Red Wedding, killing off her brother and mother.

Fans took to Twitter to react:

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10 Audition Tapes That Made Now-Famous Actors’ Careers

See Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rogen and Rachel McAdams in action

Before they were famous, Hollywood’s A-list stars had to audition for their breakout roles. From Rachel McAdam’s infamous Notebook audition to the screen test for the role that made Matthew McConaughey a star, here are 10 famous audition tapes.

Warning: These videos may contain graphic language.

  • Rachel McAdams’ audition for The Notebook

  • Aaron Paul’s audition for Breaking Bad

  • Matthew McConaughey’s audition for Dazed and Confused

  • Hugh Jackman’s audition for X-Men

  • Emma Stone’s audition for Easy A

  • Russell Brand’s (improvised!) audition for Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Rose Byrne’s audition for Get Him to the Greek

  • Steve Carell’s audition for Anchorman

  • Seth Rogen’s audition for Freaks & Geeks

  • Ellen Page’s audition for Juno

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