AMC Is Screening 22 Marvel Movies Back-to-Back, Concluding With Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

April has finally arrived, which means that Avengers: Endgame will soon be here. If you’re wondering how to usher in the final Avengers film in true MCU fanatic style, reports that AMC Theatres has concocted the perfect plan: a supersized Marvel movie marathon that just may determine how dedicated a superhero fan you really are.

The theater chain is holding one of the biggest movie marathons ever mounted by showing—wait for it22 MCU movies back-to-back, as if the entire franchise was just one mega-movie. (And you thought last year's 12-movie marathon was big!)

If you're brave enough to endure nearly 60 hours of nothing but Marvel superheroes, you'll be rewarded with a sneak peek of Avengers: Endgame (you'll see it an hour before the rest of the world), as well as some super-swag.

So far, only three theaters have dared to sign on for this truly epic event, which means you'll need to live nearby (or get to) New York City's Lincoln Square 13, San Francisco's Metreon 16, or Chicago's River East 21 cinemas if you want to partake.

With Endgame marking the end to Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this might be the one and only chance fans will get to witness the entire Avengers saga on the big screen in one (very long) sitting. Whatever it takes!


A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

J.K. Rowling Reveals How San Francisco Inspired Major Harry Potter Location

Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

The award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to open at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two-part drama takes place 19 years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and depicts Harry’s life as his son, Albus, is about to begin school at Hogwarts.

J.K. Rowling has pointed out that San Francisco had a deep influence on the original Harry Potter novels, SFGate reports. In the video below, Rowling talks about how Alcatraz, the infamous former prison, inspired her creation of Azkaban.

"[San Francisco] is a very distinctive, special place—I love the feel of it, I love the architecture,” Rowling said. “I've actually said this before, but Azkaban is a combination of Alcatraz and Abbadon, which is an old word for hell. I squeezed those words together. The idea of the rock in the middle of the ocean was directly inspired by a visit to Alcatraz."

With its mist and Gothic mood, it’s no wonder this slice of San Francisco inspired a big part of the Harry Potter world.

[h/t SFGate]