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VIDEO: Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Final Trailer

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.

VIDEO: Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Trailer and Premiere Date Announced

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 premieres on June 22, 2018 on Netflix.

The Marvel Universe Unites to Support Children’s Charities

Today Disney announced Marvel: The Universe Unites, an epic campaign in support of children’s charities including Make-A-Wish®, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Give Kids The World. Throughout the week-long event, stars of Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film Avengers: Infinity War will team up for a series of hero acts and social media challenges to provide funds and raise awareness for charities that support children and families impacted by serious illness.

“This movie has one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time, and we are challenging them to use their collective might to benefit children’s charities,” said Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re kicking off by inviting some of the world’s biggest stars to get creative on social media to support Starlight Children’s Foundation, a charity that works to bring joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families.”

As part of Marvel Studios: Hero Acts, a charitable initiative launched in 2016, some members of the cast of Avengers: Infinity War will receive a special toy care package filled with new products celebrating their Marvel character to be donated to children’s hospitals.

Their mission? To take a creative picture or video to reveal the new toys to fans and post it to their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels using #HeroActs. When their collective posts hit a million likes, they will unlock a $250,000 donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation® from Marvel.

“Being a Marvel Super Hero gives us a powerful platform to directly influence positive change. Giving back to kids is the most impactful role you can play,” said Marvel Studios’ Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman. “Marvel: The Universe Unites and #HeroActs is just a fun way to support a noble cause while entertaining kids and fans around the globe.”

Marvel partners are also participating in the campaign with their own support of children’s charities. Hasbro will donate $1 million worth of cash and products to Give Kids The World, an organization that fulfills the wishes of children with critical illnesses and their families by providing them with an unforgettable trip that includes a visit to their village in Central Florida and access to Walt Disney World Resort. Funko, known for their pop culture collectibles, will make a $1 million toy donation to Starlight as part of the Marvel: The Universe Unites campaign.

In addition to their support on social media, consumers may also join the campaign by sending toys directly to Starlight via the Marvel: The Universe Unites Amazon Wish List, which will include new Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War products beginning March 3.

The Marvel: The Universe Unites initiative culminates this weekend, when shopDisney.com and Disney stores in the U.S. will donate 10 percent of sales of all Marvel products made between March 3–4, 2018 (up to $50,000) to Make-A-Wish® to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

“From our fantastic cast to our toy and retail partners, it’s great to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe come together in this way to support children’s charities,” comments Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “The launch of the products for Avengers: Infinity War is a fun way for fans to celebrate the countdown to the movie, and this initiative underscores that moment in a really special way.”

‘Black Panther’ Roars to a Record-Breaking Debut

With an astounding $201.8 million over its first three days, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther leapt into the top five domestic openings of all time and shattered the record for a February debut. The film has grossed $242 million over the Presidents Day holiday weekend, making it the second highest four-day domestic opening of all time. Combined with a stellar international debut of $169 million, Black Panther’s has earned over $370 million globally through Sunday, February 18—rising to $427 million with Monday’s global included.

It’s just the fifth film in industry history to break the $200 million mark in its debut, joining Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last Jedi, and Marvel’s The Avengers as Disney’s fourth release to do so. The Walt Disney Studios now holds eight of the top 10 all-time domestic debuts, five of them from Marvel Studios.

Kicking off with a domestic February preview record of $25.2 million, Black Panther grossed $75.8 million in its first day, followed by the fourth biggest Saturday ever with $65.9 million, the second-best Sunday in history with $60.1 million, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and remarkably, the biggest Monday ever with $40.2 million. It is the 18th No. 1 debut out of 18 releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ninth MCU release to open above $100 million.

Internationally, Black Panther opened day and date with North America in nearly 70 percent of the marketplace, with No. 1 debuts in almost all territories and particularly strong starts in the U.K. and Korea. In the U.K. and Ireland, the film set a new February opening weekend record (including previews) and has already overtaken the entire runs of Captain America: The First AvengerThorAnt-Man, and Iron Man. In Korea, Black Panther was the fifth biggest Western industry opening of all time and has already exceeded the entire runs of Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The film has yet to open in Russia (February 22), Japan (March 1) and China (March 9).

Black Panther has earned raves from critics and audiences alike. It received a rare A+ CinemaScore from audiences and has an exceptional 97-percent Certified Fresh aggregate critics score on RottenTomatoes, the highest ever for a Marvel film.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases New ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Trailer

Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” season 2 premiers March 8, 2018 on Netflix.