After a one week hiatus the Schmuck Club is back in studio to record the 26th episode of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! This week we discuss Avengers: Endgame in a spoiler filled discussion, so if you haven’t seen Endgame…WHAT ARE YOU DOING GO WATCH ENDGAME! We are also joined by Logan Schwanke who will host the latest podcast coming soon to the Back Lot 605 podcast network, Anime Anatomy. Check out the first episode of Anime Anatomy on YouTube and backlot605.com on May 11!
The Box Office
Avengers: Endgame continues to break box office records with a $145 million second weekend domestically. Endgame has now surpassed $2.1 billion at the worldwide box office, passing James Cameron’s Titanic as the 2nd highest grossing movie of all time. The 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now only $600 million away from passing Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time.
Peter Mayhew Passes Away at 74
Legendary Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has passed away at the age of 74. Mayhew is the man behind everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca. He was brought back in 2015 for a final appearance as Chewbacca in Episode 7 – The Force Awakens.
First Look at James McAvoy in It: Chapter 2
The first official image from It: Chapter 2 has been released by New Line Cinema. The image includes our first look at James McAvoy’s character of Bill Denbrough. The sequel to the 2017 smash hit arrives to theaters September 6.
Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer Sparks Fan Controversy
Paramount Pictures releases the first official trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog. The film stars Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as Sonic. After the release of the trailer, fan outcry has caused the filmmakers to go back to the drawing board on the character design for Sonic. Sonic the Hedgehog is scheduled to hit theaters this November.
From the director of High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes comes the latest horror film from Alexandre Aja. Crawl follows a woman trapped in a flooding house with killer alligators. Crawl arrives to theaters July 12.
The Main Topic
The Schmuck Club breaks down all the spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. The epic conclusion to the first saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially the biggest film of the decade. We spoil all things Endgame including the death of Iron Man, The Big Thorbowski, and the return of our fallen heroes. What are your favorite moments from Avengers: Endgame.
The Shameless Plugs
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