Marvel Studios presented fans at Saturday’s D23 Expo with an exclusive preview of their first Phase Three movie, Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios boss kevin Feige was joined onstage by cast members Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie to promote the superhero epic.
The footage opens with Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon dealing with Crossbones as the villain attempts to blow up a truck. During the fight, Crossbones tosses a magnetic explosive at Cap’s shield, and the hero throws it into the air so that the explosion avoids the crowd.
Exciting news from the Marvel front (as always). Robert Downey Jr is currently in talks to reprise his role as Iron Man in the upcoming yet untitled ‘Captain America 3’ movie. Whats even more exciting is the plotline is supposedly based on the Marvel Comics Civil War storyline (queue nerdgasms).
This news is rather surprising as Marvel supposedly had no plans to make a fourth Iron Man film, with many speculating as to whether Robert Downey Jr would be included in future films in the franchise other than the Avengers. But according to Hollywood industry title Variety the actor is reported to sign on to the upcoming Capt America movie with a reported pay of $40 million.
Marvel announced plans earlier this week to reboot the Civil War comic book series in 2015, which will presumably introduce viewers to the story leading up to Captain America 3. In the comic book series, Capt America is pitted against Iron Man after the US Government passes a superhero registration act that sees the two heroes fall on opposite sides. This leads to the Avengers splitting into two groups and battling it out.
The film is due in May 2016 and will be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo who helmed Captain America: The WInter Soldier.
Teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton has died peacefully in his sleep, his mother said on his Facebook page.
The 19-year-old, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, raised more than £3.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust after news of his plight spread on social media. His mother announced on Facebook that he passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, saying:
My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.
His mom x
Stephen has left behind a wonderful legacy, with such little time. RIP.
Stephen Sutton, 19, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 15. When he was 17, he learned it was terminal. That’s when he made a bucket list. Sutton dreamed up 46 experiences to complete in the short years he had left, from “hugging an animal bigger than me” to crowd-surfing. But the greatest task he set out to accomplish was raise one million pounds for a charity called the Teenage Cancer Trust. (Sutton’s original goal was 10,000 pounds, but he upped the goal last year after achieving the amount.)
On Tuesday, Sutton posted a message to his Facebook page as a “final thumbs up,” saying goodbye and thanking everyone from family members to his medical team. He also asked that people continue to support his fundraiser, which had yet to reach the million-pound goal. Hours after Sutton’s message, donations began pouring in. “Stephen’s Story” also began trending on Twitter and Facebook. At time of writing, the fundraiser has raised almost 1.4 million pounds with more than 53,000 donators. He has no uploaded a video to explain his story and to thank everyone (see video description message below).
The last couple of days have been pretty surreal. Earlier on this week my disease took a pretty sharp turn for the worse, but thankfully I am still here. The reach and impact my story has had on people since then has just been unimaginable and very humbling.
I’ve always enjoyed helping others, and after being in discussions with Make A Wish foundation for a while, decided I wanted my wish with them to be to “spread my story and positivity with as many people as possible”. To make this happen, we made this film. I thoroughly hope you enjoy the video, and hope you can help out by sharing it with as many people as possible!
I am still pretty weak at the moment so don’t have the energy to write much. If you’re completely new to #stephensstory the quickest way to get up to speed with things would probably be to visit www.facebook.com/stephensstory and read the last few updates. You can also visit www.stephensstory.co.uk but this doesn’t hold any accounts of the last few days.
Recently the fundraising total has surpassed over £2.3million for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity who have helped me hugely these past few years and that will continue to help other young people with cancer like me in the future. To donate £5 to Teenage Cancer Trust just text STEPHEN to 70300 or alternatively you can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/stephen-sutton-TCT
Ronald Wayne co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc) with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, providing key administrative oversight for the new venture. But why is he not mentioned today? What happened to Ronald?
Wayne had worked with Steve Jobs at Atari before he, Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1st 1976. He served as the ventures “adult supervision”. Wayne drew the first Apple logo, wrote the three men’s original partnership agreement and wrote the Apple I Manual. Wayne received a 10% stake in Apple but relinquished his stock for $800 on April 12th 1976.
Later that year, venture capitalist Arthur Rock and Mike Markkula helped develop a business plan and convert the partnership to a corporation. Wayne received another check, for $1500 for his agreement to forfeit any claims against the new company. In its first year of operations, Apple’s sales reached $174,000. In 1977 sales rose to $2.7 million, in 1978 to $7.8 million and in 1980 it had reached $117 million. By 1982 Apple had a billion dollars in annual sales, in September 2012 it became the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization with an estimated value of $626 billion. Now if Wayne had kept that 10% stock of his, it would have been worth over $35 billion today..
Wayne is now retired and lives a quiet lifestyle in Nevada selling stamps and rare coins, he had never owned an Apple product until 2011 when he was given an iPad 2 at a conference in Brighton.
He holds a dozen patents but never had enough capital to make money from any of them.