One of the core mysteries of the Marvel Movie Universe and ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is how Clark Greg‘s Agent Coulson recovered from that horrific wound inflicted on him by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and that sharp pointy staff of his. Did Marvel’s Asgardian All Father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) just spill the beans and offer us another clue? (more…)
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To say that someone is the best ever at something is pretty big declarative to make, especially if you mean it. Still, when the person offering you that praise is on par with a professional like Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins, you’re probably going to go on a little bit of an ego trip. So Bryan Cranston, get ready to trip. (more…)
Empire has a new spread on Thor: The Dark World featuring some beautiful images from the film. Directed by the talented Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Hell, this guy has directed episodes of some of my favorite television series, way to many to name), Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson and newcomers Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim) and Zachary Levi (Fandral).
The Empire spread, as always, has some interesting quotes about the movie:
“You know, we are killing Asgardians in this movie,” says director Alan Taylor inside. ”It turns out immortality isn’t all that it was cracked up to be.”
Explains producer Craig Kyle, “Asgard at the beginning of the first film was at a time of peace. Now our guys have been fighting for over a year, constantly. It’s a time of war.
“When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal. If Thor didn’t succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn’t have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that’s what our guys have been doing now – trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms.”
Sounds like there is trouble in paradise for the Asgardians. This time around there should be plenty of action. My only question about the pictures is, “Who is that rocky headed guy Thor is laughing with or at?”
Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Will you be in a theater seat November 8th when the movie opens?
With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel Studios‘ Thor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.
Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.
Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.
Via: Coming Soon
Entertainment Weekly has snagged the latest movie poster for Thor: The Dark World. There’s plenty to look at with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane (Natalie Portman) all snugly, Loki ( Tom Hiddleston) all smirky, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) all knowingly knowing, Hiemdall (Idris Elba) standing tall and standing guard, and don’t overlook Sif (Jaimie Alexander) & the Warriors Three Fandral, Volstagg, Hogun (Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano) all attacky and action bound.
There’s still a couple of months until the November 8th release date for Thor: The Dark World, so we’ll be getting a lot more looks at the production and how it ties into the other Marvel Movies coming out later this year.
You can also see Malketh’s (Christopher Eccleston) face in the top background while his minion army of Dark elves threaten to overwhelm Thor and Asgard. What we haven’t seen yet is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurge, that’s what I’m really interested in seeing next, as he should have a knock down drag out fight with Thor at some point in the movie.
Will you be in a theater seat on opening weekend?
Dean Parisot‘s RED 2, the follow up sequel to the hit movie RED, (Retired-Extremely-Dangerous) based on the comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer has posted it’s first trailer. If this trailer is any indication, the sequel is set to be as fantastic a ride as the first. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban are all returning with the addition of Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis.
The gang of clandestine operative retirees are back, wrecking their way across Europe.
RED 2 will blow up theater screens starting August 2nd.
I’m fairly sure, anyone that reads Nerd Bastards, or keeps up with comic book movie news, knows the premise of Thor 2. Evil elves fuck shit up… Thor and crew realm hop and save the universe from going to hell.
Reading an official plot synopsis at this point seems, well, rather pointless. Still… if you want read it, we got it.
The plot outline was revealed today at New York Comic Con. As suspected, it confirms the Alan Taylor-directed film will include all of Norse Mythology’s Nine Realms, and a glimpse of the villain(s).
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.
“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Actually, having read that, I think Thor 2 might just be the biggest solo film since Iron Man 1. Just get rid of Jane Foster and we good!
Norse mythology is full of magical happenings and mystical lands far from Earth. Thor: The Dark World has promised to explore some of those mysterious and dangerous lands. Marvel Movie Mogal Kevin Feige talked about what fans could expect when news for the Thor sequel first started making it’s way around the Internet.,
Take Thor literally to other worlds. Primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.
The film promises to cover not just the Earth and Asgard, but the entire Nine Realms. The studio hopes that ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor has the experience to build upon the fantasy of the series.
We’ve already seen Asgard, the home of the . . . Asgardians . . . Thor’s people, along with Midgard (That’s where I store my stuff), and Jotunheim, the land of the Frost Giants. That’s three down with six to go. Thor: The Dark World’s villains are the Dark Elves so we’ll get to see Svatalheim for sure. That leaves Alfeim (Light Elves’ realm), Hel (Realm of the dead), Muspelheim (Demon realm), Nidavellir (Dwarven realm) and Vanaheim (Asgard’s sister-realm).
So how could we see all of those realms in Thor: The Dark World? Well, Thor, or Jane for that matter could visit those realms to gather allies against the Dark Elves or perhaps visit the Dwarven realm of Nidavellir to get protective armor for Jane. Thor might also be making a visit to Hel, the realm of the dead to retrieve a comrade or perhaps even Jane from Hela’s icy clutches.
You might remember that I thought that actress Susan Thompson (Borg Queen) would be Hela due to her comment about not being able to easily recognize her because of the massive amount of visual effects used in the character she was to play.
I’m pretty pumped to see these realms and their inhabitants depicted on the big screen. Which realm do you really want to see? Below is a depiction of the Nine Worlds.
Director Alan Taylor has some great experience portraying fantasy worlds form his work on Game of Thrones. I’m excited to see his take on the Nine Worlds and how that vision will translate to the big screen.
Thor: The Dark World hits theater screens on November 8th, 2013.
We know the cast, we’ve heard about the underground shooting location, and we know Dark elves will be involved, but what will Thor: The Dark World actually be about? Well, we still don’t have a clear idea of plot/story, but two recent updates have peeled back the onion, so to speak.
According to Frigga- a.k.a Hollywood actress Rene Russo – there’s going to be some motherly issues.
As you may remember, Russo never really had much of a role in the first Thor film. Sure, she was swinging a sword at one point, but other then that she was practically arm candy for Anthony Hopkins. According to Bleeding Cool though, the female characters will be a larger part of the sequel, confirmed by Rene in an interview with Vulture:
“You know, they cut me [down] in the first film,”… But I think they’re going to need a good mom in the next film. Loki needs his mom. What the hell? I have a lot of compassion for him. But we might have to have a conversation about what he just did, Russo laughed. And I might have to have a chat with Thor. But I am so confused — is Thor my son or not? People have been telling me recently, ‘No, you’re not his mother.’ It’s all so confusing! I got to tell ya, it would be a little embarrassing if I don’t know. I need to read more about her.
So Rene never knew Frigga wasn’t Thor’s mother, it’s common comic knowledge! For those that never knew -Spoiler Alert- Frigga by relation is only Thor’s step-mother, making her Loki’s foster mother. This does however make her the mother of another Asgardian God, Balder, the catalyst that would trigger Ragnarök (their armageddon) and end Asgard.
Now, the other bit of news is in regards to the films big bad. Mads Mikkelsen had been cast Malekith The Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. But, ‘ole Mads opted out in favor of playing Hannibal Lector in the upcoming TV series Hannibal. So, who’s gonna wear elf ears and wardrobe of black leather? Christopher Eccleston, known for his films with Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later) and his stint as the ninth Doctor on Doctor Who, is in final talks to play the film’s new baddie.
Paternity issues, sons who can end the world and Doctor Who? Sounds fun! Thor: The Dark World is directed by Game of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor and is scheduled for theaters on November 8th, 2013