Link Tank: Avengers: Endgame Is the Epic Finale to the MCU

Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, Trevor Noah, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Avengers: Endgame Is The Epic Finale To The MCU

Avengers: Endgame is set to be the biggest Marvel film in the franchise’s history.

“For San Diego resident Shawn Richter, Avengers: Endgame is more than the conclusion to a monumental period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the West Coast branch chair of Avengers Initiative, a cosplay charity that raises money for causes like the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities, the comics of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are deeply woven into Richter’s identity. On Monday, Richter and girlfriend Lisa Lower were invited to the world premiere of “Endgame.” As they walked down the purple carpet packed with everyone from Chris Hemsworth to Brie Larson, Richter popped the question. Spoiler alert: she said yes.”

Read more at Variety.

Here’s why Gendry may be the legendary Azor Ahai on Game of Thrones.

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“Gendry might not be the most important character on Game of Thrones, but King Robert Baratheon’s bastard son could have a big role to play in Season 8. He’s already helped outfit an entire army with dragonglass weapons for the Great Battle of Winterfell and built a special White Walker-killing spear just for Arya Stark, but his biggest contribution may still be coming. Could Gendry be Azor Ahai (aka, the Prince Who Was Promised)? It might seem like a ridiculous theory (even by Game of Thrones standards), but when you look back at the many clues it actually makes a lot of sense.”

Read more at Inverse.

Trevor Noah called out the male privilege dominating the 2020 Presidential campaigns.

“On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah broke down the vastly different way that we treat male and female candidates. Earlier this week, CNN hosted a marathon evening of town hall events with a number of 2020 Democratic candidates. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg each spent an hour with a CNN host, answering questions from their audience of college students. Each candidate had a chance to show what they’re all about.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

India has lifted its ban on the popular video app TikTok.

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“The Indian government lifted a ban on downloads of the TikTok video app on Wednesday, Reuters cited two lawyers in the case as saying, reversing orders for Apple and Google to remove the app from their stores.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Facebook is expecting to pay up to a $5 billion fine due to privacy violations.

“Facebook’s privacy scandals have led the company to estimate it’ll pay between $3 billion to $5 billion in fines as the US Federal Trade Commission probes the company for privacy violations. The estimate was disclosed in Facebook’s first quarter earnings report on Wednesday. For now, the company has decided to set aside $3 billion to pay off potential expenses from the FTC’s pending investigation into Facebook.”

Read more at PCMag.

Here are ten fascinating facts about Ella Fitzgerald.

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“Pioneering jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald—who was born on April 25, 1917—helped revolutionize the genre. But the iconic songstress’s foray into the music industry was almost accidental, as she had planned to show off her dancing skills when she made her stage debut. Celebrate the life of the artist known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, or just plain ol’ Lady Ella with these fascinating facts.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Here’s how Anthony Carrigan made NoHo Hank the best part of HBO’s Barry.

“On the HBO series Barry, Anthony Carrigan plays Noho Hank, the sweetie-pie Chechen gangster who dreams about arguments with Thomas Friedman and always offers a submarine sandwich. Noho Hank is usually dressed in incredibly tight polos that show off his tattooed arms, and some sort of fitted shorts or pants. He never seems to wear socks. “Depending on where you are in Los Angeles, you can absolutely see that kind of guy,” Carrigan says. “It’s almost like you can smell the cologne on the shirts.”

Read more at Thrillist.