Disney’s “Captain Marvel” is the newest member of the billion-dollar club.

The superhero tentpole starring Brie Larson officially surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, reaffirming the long-known notion that female superheroes can hold their own at the box office. The blockbuster has generated $358 million in North America, along with $645 million overseas.

“Captain Marvel” is the seventh pic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reach this milestone, joining the ranks of “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Iron Man 3.” It also marks the 18th Disney movie to gross over $1 billion. The 21 films in the MCU have collectively hauled $18.5 billion to date.

“Captain Marvel” has been lauded as Marvel’s first blockbuster that centers on a female superhero. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the star-studded cast also includes Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Annette Bening.

“Wonder Woman,” DC’s first female-led superhero film, paved the way, showing Hollywood that all kinds of audiences can get behind a little female empowerment. That tentpole — starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins — generated a massive $841 million globally.

Larson’s Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) will make her Avengers debut in “Avengers: Endgame,” which hits the big screen on April 26. Post-credits scenes in both “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” teased the Kree warrior as the universe’s last, best hope after Thanos turned half of life in the galaxy to dust.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are set to reunite for the threequel, which now opens in theaters on Dec. 22, 2021.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures are partnering on the film, which is set to once again feature Downey as the iconic British detective, while Law will play his famous sidekick, Dr. Watson.

From a script by Chris Brancato, Sherlock Holmes 3 will hit theaters 10 years after the first sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, debuted in December 2011 on its way to earning $545.4 million at the worldwide box office.

Sherlock Holmes, which was released Dec. 25, 2009, earned $524 million globally. Guy Ritchie directed the first two films.

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Captain Marvel is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue, and we’ve got the first look at Brie Larson’s part-Kree, part-human hero. Audiences briefly saw Carol’s symbol in the end-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, but come March 2019, the Air Force pilot with alien powers will be getting her own origin story


Harry Potter enthusiasts got to meet Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne today (September 1) after they made a special appearance at the annual ‘Back to Hogwarts’ Day held at King’s Cross railway station.

The British actors, who both have roles in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, wowed fans as they paused for a series of pictures and helped attendees perform the traditional countdown to 11am.

‘Back to Hogwarts’ Day is a giant gathering of Potterheads which takes place on this day every year.

It commemorates the date young wizards and witches make their way to Platform 9 3/4, as the Hogwarts Express whisks the fledgling students away into a breathtaking world of magic.

Fans were found queuing for hours to get photo opportunities with the famous luggage trolley which wheels between the walls of the station’s ninth and tenth platforms.

However, instead of staff members waiting at the prop, there stood the on-screen young Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander.

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The Warner Bros panel kicked off a day of programming in Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — featuring a new trailer and a surprise guest.

With a 360-degree video presentation and Eddie Redmayne casting a “lumos” spell on the wildly excited audience, he was joined on the stage by the Grindelwald crew including Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law, Claudia Kim, and Callum Turner. The cast talked to moderator Aisha Tyler about making the highly anticipated sequel before showcasing a new trailer that revisits Hogwarts and reintroduces us to Nicolas Flamel — which fans went crazy for.

The panel was then interrupted when Johnny Depp, in character as Grindelwald gave a Shakespearian monologue about his crimes and said: “We who live for freedom or truth the moment has come to rise up and take our rightful place in the world.”

It was quite haunting….and interesting as there was a loud shush over the audience.

During the panel, the cast was asked if they could use magic for good what would they do.

Kravitz immediately chimed in and said, “Impeach Trump.” While Miller said, “Topple the patriarchy!”

These wizards are definitely looking to use their magic to fight a different kind of evil.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Dumbledore enlists his former student Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

David Yates is helming again, from a screenplay by JK Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

The film is set to open in theaters November 16.

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