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Jake Gyllenhaal Obnoxiously Praising His Sister Via A Whitney Houston Parody Is Sibling Goals

What better way to praise/embarrass your sister than singing a song about them on TV?

If I were to ask you who the greatest Gyllenhaal is, chances are that Jake will be your answer. However, Jake himself concedes that he definitely isn’t the greatest Gyllenhaal of them all because that honour belongs to his sister, Maggie.

During an appearance on James Corden’s show to plug Spider-Man: Far From Home, they decided to ditch the usual interview thing in favour of singing a glorious parody of Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’, titled ‘Greatest Gyllenhaal of All’, instead.

What initially begins as an obnoxious yet hilarious ode to Jake quickly turns into an unexpected showering of praise upon Maggie as the superior Gyllenhaal sibling.

Words can’t describe just how glorious this whole parody duet is. Not only did Jake manage to plug Far From Home in the song, but he managed to shine a light on his sister in a cheeky way that’s embarrassing yet endearing.

Sibling goals right there, folks.

Once again we’re treated to another example of just how super charming Jake can be. Never mind singing obnoxious praises to you via a parody song, he can probably embarrass you by correcting your awful pronunciation in front of all your friends and you’ll still thank him afterwards.

He may not be the greatest but he definitely is the Jakest Gyllenhaal of them all.

Marvel Is Re-Releasing Avengers: Endgame With New Scenes, Just To Topple The Worst Box Office Hit Of All Time

It's a bold strategy, let's see if it pays off for them.

After two or so months of endless Avengers: Endgame coverage that involved deep dive analyses into every seemingly insignificant scene and a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes gems, we’re all probably a little Endgame-ed out at this point.

Well time to get a second wind because Marvel is planning to re-release Endgame again in cinemas, only this time there will be new footage.

According to ComicBook.com, Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed that Endgame will be getting a second go around before Spider-Man: Far From Home drops on July 2 and will be copping a new scenes.

However, don’t expect anything extravagant though because Feige told ScreenRant that the new stuff will just be “a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises” after the credits. Sorry to those expecting a extended director’s cut or some alternative ending where Tony Stark/Iron Man comes back to life.

This is a pretty cool thing to do for the fans and a smart marketing move from Marvel before the release of Far From Home. But let’s be honest about what this re-release actually is: it’s just a cynical, last-ditch attempt to topple Avatar as the highest earning movie of all time.

Steve Rogers doesn’t approve of this.

At the time of writing, Endgame is “only” about $45 million away from Avatar‘s $2.788 billion box office tally. A re-release with new footage will likely push Marvel over the finish line or at least achingly close to it.

To put it into perspective, Avatar got its own extended re-release and that earned an extra $33 million. Given how passionate Marvel fans are about the Marvel Cinematic Universe – there are already re-watching efforts underway on RedditEndgame will likely emerge as the box office champ when the dust settles.

You’ve had a good run at the top of the pile for nearly 10 years, Avatar, but not even you can overcome the might that is Marvel (and its marketing machine).

But hey, whatever it takes, right?

The X-Men And Marvel Universes May Have Just Collided With A Single Tweet

So much to unpack from one measly tweet.

Ever since Disney opened up its Scrooge McDuck vault and splashed out a bunch of money to buy up 20th Century Fox, Marvel fans have been wondering whether the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises will be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe since everything is finally under one roof.

The answer to that is… maybe?

After a flame was lit following reports that the MCU will reboot the Fantastic Four in 2022, Marvel have poured fuel on the fire after tweeting out this very cryptic image.


This all seems like endless lines of code but it actually links to an article on Marvel’s website, which is all dressed up to look like redacted confidential files. Dig a bit further and it turns out this code and the files allude to the Super Soldier serum used to juice up Steve Rogers (Weapon I), the Weapon Plus program that made Wolverine (Weapon X) and even Fantomex (Weapon 13).

Now what this all means remains up in the air until all the files become unclassified on June 17, but we can hazard a guess at what’s this tweet is all about.

Since it came from the main Marvel account and not the account that handles all the MCU films, it’s likely that this is a viral marketing campaign to plug a bunch of upcoming new comics, such as House of X, Powers of X, Wolverine & Captain America: Weapon Plus, rather than the big X-Men/MCU crossover that we’ve all been clamouring for.

Sorry, folks.

Having said that though, the MCU could still be in play here. There’s speculation that this is all groundwork for the X-Men’s introduction into the MCU. Throw in the fact that we have no idea what’s in store for Phase Four and onwards, perhaps MCU folk have been super busy hashing out just how they were going to introduce the X-Men into their little world.

These things take time (Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame took 11 years and 20 something films) and Marvel wouldn’t want to rush into the X-Men stuff too soon just because they got those toys to play with now.

Well you’re just going to have to wait.

So with regards to Marvel’s cryptic tweet, don’t hold your breath for that X-Men/MCU crossover you really want. It’ll come eventually – they would be idiots to not do it at some point – but it most likely won’t be for a while.

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