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Avengers: Endgame Director Joe Russo Reveals Who The Most Powerful Avenger Is And We're All For It

It's finally been confirmed!

If you’re into comics or the movies based on them, you’ve probably had the argument with a friend or family member about who is the most powerful super hero – I’ve definitely done it.

One argument that’s come up a lot recently is about whether Captain Marvel is more powerful than Thor or vice versa.

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Thankfully, the question has been answered by Endgame and Infinity War co-director Joe Russo, who shared his thoughts on the matter in a special feature included with Endgame’s Digital HD release.

Joe and his brother Anthony Russo, who was his co-director, spoke about Captain Marvel’s introduction into the Avengers with Joe saying Carol Danvers could put Thor in his place.

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“It’s interesting seeing the Avengers with Captain Marvel. I think that she dimensionalizes them in a really great way. Just from a pure power standpoint and what her abilities are,” he said.

“If you’re talking about a collection of heroes, and you’re gonna go face Thanos who we believe still has the gauntlet.”

“She is as powerful, if not more powerful than Thor, and you suddenly have hope again. Because they all know what happened at the end of the last movie, he walked through them like they were paper.”

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Anthony added that when Carol showed up she made the Avengers feel “like kids” and after being beaten so terribly, it’s Captain Marvel who arrives to put the bully back in his place.

The brothers also added that Carol is just as worthy of power as Thor and revealed she’ll be flexing those muscles in Phase IV of the MCU.

If Tom Holland And Robert Downey Jr's Friendship Wasn't Precious Enough, They Have Nicknames

These guys are too cute!

Ever since Tony Stark met Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War they’ve shared a very special connection, almost like father and son. So, it should come as no surprise that Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland also have a close bond.

Despite the fact that Stark is no longer around by the time we get to Spider-Man: Far From Home, it’s pretty clear the two actors are still very close with Tom even admitting he has the perfect nickname for Robert.

On the red carpet for Far From Home, Tom told the Marvel presenters that Robert (who he was Facetiming the night before – so sweet) is saved under a special name in his phone.

“He’s The Godfather in my phone. Yeah, he’s like, RDJ The Godfather. Yeah, that’s what I have him as,” he said.

The Godfather is a pretty perfect name for Robert as that’s what he is to the MCU.

When he made the first Iron Man movie he probably had no idea what he was starting, and the MCU wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for him.

Meanwhile, it looks like RDJ might have his own nickname for Holland and it goes back to Civil War when Tony calls for Peter and yells, “Underoos!”

In June, Robert shared a post featuring that scene to wish Tom a happy birthday. He wrote, “From ‘Underoos’ to overlord, it’s been a thrill to watch you rise, and we’re all pretty darned glad [you] were born.”

In another post about Tom he wrote, “#tbt to simpler times… I love you kid…”

I don’t think these two could get any more adorable.

Earlier in the year for Robert’s birthday, Tom shared a pic of the two of them together and wrote, “What happened next is history. To a mentor on and off screen, happy birthday boss man. Hope you have a wonderful day #teamstark.”

OK, maybe they can be more adorable. It almost brings a tear to our eyes to see how much these two love each other in real life.

Wait, now we’re thinking of their last scene together in Endgame and we’re actually crying.

The Avengers: Endgame Re-Release Isn't Expected To Beat Avatar At The Box Office, Here's Why

They still have a long way to go.

When it was announced that Avengers: Endgame would be getting a re-release with some new footage included, most people saw it for what it really was – an attempt to beat Avatar’s huge box office success.

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Endgame may have earned $1.2 billion worldwide in the opening weekend alone, however, it seems unlikely it’ll reach the highs of Avatar’s $2.788 billion total. This is despite the fact the numbers have been steadily climbing in the weeks since its release.

To win at the box office, Endgame would need to make $38 million with its re-release, however, Deadline reports that the movie will struggle to hit this mark because it’s come “far short of Avatar in lucrative countries outside the U.S. and China”.

Endgame made 53% of its global gross in U.S./Canada and China, whereas those two territories only repped 34% of Avatar’s lifetime worldwide market sales.”

So, James Cameron’s film managed to cover more ground offshore, also, the publication reports, “China also has a 30-day play period policy on U.S. pics, and Endgame didn’t receive an extension.”

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Avatar had crazy records in numerous countries, so the amount Endgame would need to out-earn in those countries is enormous.

In countries like France, Japan, Germany, Russia, Spain and Italy the film has already finished its run “with screens promised to the next round of local and Hollywood fare”.

Something else that Avatar had in its favour was that, at the time, people were seriously excited about the idea of 3D movies and how it would change the movie’s experience.

Even if Disney doesn’t win at the box office with Endgame, it’s still a huge achievement to have earned as much money as it has. They also have a lot of highly anticipated films coming out this year including The Lion King, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that will no doubt add plenty of dollars to their pockets.

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