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Star Trek Films In Jeopardy: Losing Chris Pine as Kirk

Science Fiction has seen an epic resurge in pop culture popularity in recent years. From the expansion of gaming culture, to new Star Wars films, and to the trendiness of nerdy conventions, it’s truly a golden age for stories dreaming of scientific possibilities.

One of the most classic outlets of this futuristic, scientific, space wanderlust has always been Star Trek. The franchise has been a vital part of the science fiction consciousness since Captain Kirk took helm of the USS Enterprise in 1966. Like many sci-fi classics, it’s been a strong component of this resurge and its return has spawned a new slew of films and series.

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After grasping at a sequel for years, Sony is finally getting a grip on it’s next installment in the Men In Black series. Instead of a direct sequel the studio is opting for a spin-off. With no definitive title yet, the movie simply referred to as MIB is set in London. Rumor has it the franchise is expanding it’s universe to allow more options for stories. Ahead of the casting news, 2018 Las Vegas Licensing Expo featured a poster for the new movie with the line “MIB in theaters summer 2019”. Is it enough to generate hype for the film? Can big names sell the tickets to fill seats for a spin-off?

 

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The upcoming Entertainment Weekly cover was released today and features a first look at Hela (Cate Blanchett)  and Valkyrie (Tessa Thomson) two new characters featured in Taika Waititi‘s Thor: Ragnarok. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) look to have their hands full in this latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out the new costumes below. (more…)

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The “Ragnarok” in Thor: Ragnarok refers to the end of the world as imagined in Norse mythology. The events of Ragnarok were preluded to in The Avengers: Age of Ultron when Thor was fucking off on a vision quest, took a dip in a cavern-based pool (presumably took a dump beforehand) and had a himself a trippy vision quest – in which he sees a nightmarish version of Asgard, where he’s blamed for killing all of his friends and family. But what the hell did he do to lead up to this catastrophe and how the heck is The Hulk involved?

Question no more. The studio has finally revealed an official Thor: Ragnarok synopsis that confirms some of the story details that have been whispered across the net; including some strong ties to Planet Hulk.   (more…)

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Of the unexpected treats of Marvel Studios‘ panel at San Diego Comic Con was a short mockumentary made by Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that chronicled what the God of Thunder was doing while his superhero buddies were beating on each other in Captain America: Civil War. A lot comedy was mined out of that bit with comedian Daley Pearson as Darryl, Thor’s roommate in what may be the most hilarious odd couple situation since Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and the people on the internet, who have seen the short since it was made public, agree. But is that the last we’ve seen of Darryl? (more…)

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With each new super-hero movie, there comes what?  A growing disdain for the genre, another reason for Kevin Smith to not stop talking, a new wave of the same action figures with slightly different paint schemes and accessories? Well, yes, but the answer we’re looking for… is NEW costumes! When a super-hero gets a movie sequel, it’s a give in they’re going to get new digs. Why? Well, it’s kind of the same reason why Kraft Mac & Cheese keeps coming out with those funky macaroni shapes based on cartoons like the Ninja Turtles (mmm turtle shaped macaroni *drool*) and other licenses… same product but it’s something “NEW” to market.

So, here we are, in the thick of production of Marvel’s Thor 3. All the familiar faces are back: Thor, Loki, Odin, and others. And, yep, those Asgardians clearly have a walk-in closet full of warrior regalia. After the jump, see what new threads our heroes and villain be sportin’.  (more…)

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A bevy of new images has emerged from the set of ‘Thor: Ragnarok. The most striking of these photos are the ones that show Sir Anthony Hopkins in costume. The surprising part is, that instead of wearing the majestic garb of the King of Asgard, Hopkins appears to be slumming it in dirty rags. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were also photographed and appear to be having a good time with each other.

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Mark Ruffalo has just finished filming on the set of Thor: Ragnarok and had some great pictures and words to celebrate. The described buddy adventure between Rufflao’s Hulk and Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor is reported to draw heavily from the Planet Hulk story line that fans have been clamoring for since the first Avengers movie hit the big screen. Aside from Ruffalo’s kind words he also shared a few behind the scenes pictures with co-star Hemsworth that reveal a hairstyle change for the actor and his Asgardian double. (more…)