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Harry Potter star proves he’s a lyrical wizard, rapping Alphabet Aerobics for Jimmy FallonCBC News Posted: Oct 29, 2014 10:09 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 10:09 AM ETDon’t let the accent fool you. Daniel Radcliffe can split lyrics like American West Coast rappers Blackalicious. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)Related StoriesDaniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans
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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe cast a spell over The Tonight Show audience Tuesday night, with a show-stopping performance of Blackalicious’s classic rap hit Alphabet Aerobics.”I’ve always had an obsession with memorizing complicated, lyrically intricate and fast songs,” the British actor confessed to host Jimmy Fallon. “It’s a disease.”Daniel Radcliffe on fixing The F Word for Americans
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The admission prompted Fallon to hand Radcliffe a microphone and the challenge of performing the super tricky song, which the 25-year-old actor handily accepted.On mobile? Watch Daniel Radcliffe’s performance here
Radcliffe stunned the audience, which gave him a standing ovation, when he dropped his accent and flawlessly conquered the song’s tongue twisting rhymes, which include verbal hurdles like:Casually create catastrophes, casualtiesCancelling cats got their canopies collapsingDetonate a dime of dank daily doin’ doughDemonstrations, Don Dada on the down lowIf you want to see how the former boy wizard stacks up to the original, check out the Blackalicious’s version in the video below. Warning: it contains explicit language.On mobile? Watch Blackalicious perform Alphabet Aerobics here
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Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero films through 2019 during a Tuesday event in Hollywood. The schedule includes a mix of sequels featuring familiar faces and originals focused on Marvel characters that have yet to be introduced on the big screen.Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer released early after leak
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The slate includes Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange in 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther in 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War — Part I, Captain Marvel and Inhumans in 2018; and The Avengers: Infinity War — Part II in 2019.Marvel’s Black Panther is set to arrive on Nov. 3, 2017 starring Chadwick Boseman. (Ryan Meinerding/Marvel Studios)The movies join next year’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.”When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. “Sometimes that’s in a press release, sometimes that’s in San Diego Comic-Con — if everything comes together well — and sometimes that’s on a random Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the morning.”Marvel’s new leadAt the end of the event, Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman was announced as the actor who will portray Black Panther. He joined Iron Man and Captain America stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans on stage for the reveal.Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans joke around during the Marvel Studios fan event Tuesday in Los Angeles. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Disney/Getty Images)”I’m blessed to be part of this Marvel universe,” Boseman said. “I look forward to making magic together.”Feige said the character will make his first appearance in Civil War, which will pit Captain America and Iron Man against each other. In the comics, Black Panther is the leader of the fictional African nation of Wakanda who becomes a member of The Avengers.”He is definitively a big part of Civil War,” Feige said. “We will see him for the first time in Civil War in costume.”First female standaloneBlack Panther and Captain Marvel will mark the studio’s first films centred on black and female characters from Marvel comics. Feige said the big-screen iteration of the Captain Marvel character will be Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force officer whose adventures take her to space in the comics.Captain Marvel will become the first female superhero to get a Marvel movie on July 6, 2018. (David Lopez/Marvel Entertainment)No casting announcements were made for Captain Marvel, the sorcery-centric Doctor Strange or Inhumans, which is about a race of superbeings.The Marvel films represent an important chunk of the Walt Disney Co.’s portfolio. Feige said the first 10 Marvel films, which kicked off in 2008 with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, have made over $7 billion.During a question-and-answer session with the media following the event, Feige defended the studio’s decision not to focus films specifically on the characters of Black Widow and Hulk, who are portrayed by Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers.Marvel charts new frontier with Guardians of the Galaxy
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“It’s about bringing new characters to the screen,” Feige said. “Black Widow couldn’t be more important than as an Avenger herself, and like Hulk, The Avengers films will be the films where they play a primary role.”Tuesday’s unveiling of the so-called “phase three” of Marvel’s film schedule comes two weeks after Warner Bros. announced a slate of 10 films based on DC Comics characters, including The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman and Shazam.BLOG | Aquaman the movie? The downside of Warner Brothers’ Golden Age for Geeks
The full slate of upcoming Marvel films:May 1, 2015: The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
July 17, 2015: Ant-Man.
May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War.
Nov. 4, 2016: Doctor Strange.
May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok.
Nov. 3, 2017: Black Panther.
May 4, 2018: The Avengers: Infinity War — Part I.
July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel.
Nov. 2, 2018: Inhumans.
May 3, 2019: The Avengers: Infinity War — Part II.