Thor’s love interest in the first two solo films (Thor and Thor: The Dark World) was Jane Foster, the astrophysicist who found Thor when he was banished to Earth by Odin. She operated not only as his “damsel in distress,” but also his orientation to Earth, its people, and its customs. The two slowly fell in love. Played by Oscar winner Natalie Portman, she brought a unique vibe to the first film. The second film expanded her part (to its detriment). Due to Marvel film contracts, she was often “missing in action” during the Avengers films and spoken off in passing. Portman has also been on the record as not being particularly interested in continuing her character in Marvel films. The next film, Thor: Ragnarok will be the first solo Thor film without her in it as Creed’sTessa Thompson has been cast as Thor’s new love interest Valkyrie. So does that mean Portman is completely done with Marvel films?
Natalie Portman has appeared in blockbuster films such as Thor and Thor: The Dark World. She has also been in critically acclaimed movies such as Black Swan. However, nerds will forever remember her as Queen Padmé Amidala from the Star Wars prequels. In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Jimmy Kimmel, Portman was asked if she had let her son see Episodes I, II, and III of Star Wars. Her response was no, but not for the reason everyone might guess.
A lot of people were announced as coming back for Thor: Ragnarok including star Chris Hemsworth, who obviously has to appear because he’s playing the title character. Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins will all be making appearances along with Hemsworth’s Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo. But someone was missing. Someone who was pretty important to the first two Thor films, and is often mentioned in the Avengers movies too because she just so happens to be the God of Thunder’s mortal love interest. So why hasn’t Natalie Portman been mentioned in relation to Thor: Ragnarok? Simple answer: she’s not in it. (more…)
Thor: The Dark Worldis visually epic and full of battles and world saving shenanigans, but the Asgardian demi-God’s second solo outing lacks the heart and punch of its predecessor. Simply put, you may walk out of this with a smile on your face, but you’re likely to forget why by the time you get to the car.
Thor: The Dark World is only weeks away and with it comes the next part of Marvel‘s Phase 2 and another step closer to The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This clip has absolutely nothing to do with any of that, I just want to make sure you weren’t forgetting what all this is building towards. That being said, what this clip does feature is Heimdall (Idris Elba), Guardian of the Bifrost, showing us why he should never be taken lightly. (more…)
So far, all the super hero flicks that we have been seeing in recent years add up to one big sausage party. Sure, there are some ladies in them and some of those ladies are even heroic. But people want to know when we’ll actually see one of the super-powered women take center stage. Well, it looks like Marvel may be planning to remedy that situation fairly soon. At least if you believe what Natalie Portman has to say.
In a recent interview, the Thor starlet was heard muttering this cryptic message:
“There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming – I have heard is coming – and, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters.
But they do definitely have strong female characters in them, and I think it’s a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterize them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman.’”
So… she’s heard that it’s coming? I have to wonder though, is she in the know or just paying way too much attention to Internet rumormill sites? I guess we’ll find out once Marvel gets around to announcing the rest of their Phase 3 titles. Until then, cross your fingers.
There’s some new character posters from director Alan Taylor‘s Thor: The Dark World making the Internet rounds. First off is Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed pictured above. Then we get another look at Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman as Thor and Jane.
In conjunction with the release of Thor: The Dark World, Gameloft will release a free to play game for phones and tablets. Check out the game play trailer below. If there’s a line for tickets when you go to see the movie, you could play the game to kill some time.
In this free-to-play game, Thor must restore order to the Nine Worlds. Perform all of the God of Thunder’s iconic combat moves as you lead Asgardian forces, including the Warriors Three, in over 100 exciting and varied missions against Marauders and Dark Elves. Gameloft’s stunning HD game engine brings to life the beauty of the Thor universe and worlds like Jotunheim and Asgard. Thor: The Dark World will also include a compelling social multiplayer element where fans join forces to earn victory. An original story inspired by the film and co-written by famed Marvel writer Christopher Yost provides a gripping narrative for the game.
Empirehas 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.
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.