There were a few rumors floating around yesterday that Thor: The Dark Worlddirector Alan Taylor and composer Carter Burwell were feuding with Marvel Studios over something. Not sure what, but perhaps today’s development we’ll shed a little light. Deadline can confirm Burwell is off the project. The Dark World was to be Burwell’s first super hero movie score, his name is even included on the first official poster, see above. Most recently he’s worked on The Blind Side, True Grit, and The Twilight Saga, and make all the cracks you want about those Twilight flicks being shitty movies – they are – but the music was stellar.
Marvel is citing creative differences as the reason for Burwell’s departure, with a studio insider adding, “They like him but it wasn’t the right project.” Could the tension between Marvel and Burwell be the reason Taylor was up in arms as well? There’s no mention by Deadline about Taylor, so maybe that bit was only rumor.
A new composer is being sought out for the Thor sequel as Burwell goes to work on Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate and Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa. Who would you like to see compose the soundtrack for Thor: The Dark World? Someone new or the return of Thor composer, Patrick Doyle?
Thor: The Dark World will release November 8th, so someone better get composing.
05-27-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
Happy Memorial Day everyone. To celebrate go to the official site for Thor: The Dark World. The film comes out on November 8th, but you can go to the website now and see photos, get downloads and other stuff.
But seriously, you want something a little more spoilery than a studio sanctioned website. I hear you. Which is why we now present these new photos from Empire Magazine. I actually lied just then about the spoilers, there’s really nothing resembling spoiler, but unless I’m mistaken, this is our first look at Christopher Eccleston as Dark Elf leader Malekith. Check out the photo gallery below:
Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, and directed by Alan Taylor comes out in theaters this fall.
Did y’all catch the teaser trailer for Thor 2: The Dark World, which hit this morning (you can check it out HERE)? I dunno about you, but, it took me by surprise. Coming off the first flick, being as adequate as it was, I didn’t expect much for the sequel. This time around, however, things appear be on a much grander scale. More risk, more at stake, and a hell of a lot more epic. Bottom line: it doesn’t look as cheesy as the first, it actually seems like it’s taking itself seriously. Heck, even the posters for Thor 2 are looking pretty slick…
The talented and legendary Olly Moss has created cast and crew posters for TTDW focusing on Loki, Odin and Heimdall. Check em’ out above and below. If you look closely, the ray from the bifrost bridge and the sky combine to form Thor’s Mjolnir.
And Olly’s payment for the work? One of the Mjolnir hammers used in the film.
Awesome posters. The Hammer is a well deserved payment. Heh, I only wish Marvel would reward Nerd Bastards with a Hammer, for all the promotion we give lol.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” in theaters November 8, 2013, 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.
Thor: The Dark World‘s first trailer hit the Internet earlier today and thanks to a little help from Collider, we’ve got a closer look at some of the more interesting parts from the trailer. Once again we find that EVERYONE puts their most dangerous prisoners in glass prisons.
Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), Thor: The Dark Worldthunderbolt’s it’s way onto theater screens on November 8th, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Marvel’s phase two is in the works, though much of what’s going on behind the scenes, within the story, is being hid from us. Kudos to them, cause personally, I don’t want too many spoilers ruining my experience of what they have lined up for us in this round of super hero awesomeness. They’ve shown us enough Iron Man 3 to kill a man and rumors fly about everything else, but now it’s time for the next step in showing us just how fkn amazing their next round of movies is going to be. The Thor 2: The Dark World trailer has just hit and it’s looking good enough to make you poo yourself. Check it out below:
Either their marketing team has a fkn genius editing their footage down to this trailer, or this film is going to blow us away. After rewatching the trailer for the fourth time, I’ve finally achieved faith that phase 2 is going to make us proud.
Maybe you like it, maybe you don’t, but I’m spending my $12 on opening night. You should check it out too, later this year on November 8th.
Chris Hemsworth sat down with USA Today and discussed his upcoming role in the sequel Thor: The Dark World as the Asgardian Master of Thunder. The first Thor movie left off with Thor leaving Earth and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) behind. Although Tony Stark’s girlfriend Pepper got some loving and screen time in The Avengers, Jane Foster was curiously absent, not even an offhand mention. Hemsworth says:
“Thor still has lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up, Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”
In Thor: The Dark World, Thor is forced to take Foster to Asgard for her own protection. Kevin Feige said:
“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard.” says Feige.
“She pulls the look off,” says Hemsworth, “as you’d expect from Natalie Portman.”
“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”
I can’t wait to find out how Game of Thrones alum director Alan Taylor takes on the task of showing us the daily troubles of Asgard and her people. The sets and locations we’re going to see this time should give fans a new look at the worlds Thor lives in.
Marvel showed a trailer for the upcoming Thor sequel–Thor: The Dark World–at the Disney Consumer Show in Mexico City recently. According to GeekTyrant, this is the first time footage from the film has been shown to an audience. MarvelMexico was on hand, and offered this description of the trailer:
It starts with a voiceover, is Thor, you see some scenes of a big battle and then Jane Foster and other humans running scared cause something is “coming”. Thor says: “I promised I would return for you” as we see Thor arriving Earth to take Jane to Asgard. Apparently the fight scenes are pretty awesome, and the trailer show that Thor is out of Malekith’s league, in fact we can see a very damaged and tired God of Thunder. And since he’s no match for the Dark Elve, the mighty Avenger will have to search for help. This lead us to a scene where we see a big crystal prision and there’s someone sit on the ground. It’s Loki. Thor says: I need your help, but if you betray me…I will kill you. Loki smiles and answers: What do I have to do? Then we see another scene of Thor figthing Malekith while Jane is watching. Malekith looks threatening. Jane looks terrified. Thor looks overwhelmed. Malekith stares at Jane and Thor yells: NOOOOO!
The trailer was introduced by Vice President of Marvel International Nigel Cook, and will be seen by audiences worldwide in May 3: Right before Iron Man 3.
Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is about to kick off with Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3hitting theater screens everywhere on May 3rd. The production team at Marvel studios is still hard at work on the other pieces of Phase Two, The Avengers 2, Thor 2, Captain America 2, and the new comer to the bunch, Guardians of the Galaxy.
The President of Production at Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, recently talked with the Italian magazine Best Movie about why the studio decided to include Guardians to the Phase Two movie roster:
“[For a] long time that we wanted to bring in a movie and adventure set entirely in space. We immediately liked the idea of making a movie based on a comic mostly unknown by people [...] that present[ed] various superheroes in one movie.
“Although it’s set up from another part of the universe, a human will be in a superhero role of Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt. There will be lots of characters: from a sexy warrior to an animated tree [to] a raccoon with a gun. It’s a unique franchise and we are pleased that it’s so different from what we have done so far.”
While the majority of the work being done today is focused on Phase Two, some are looking forward to Phase Three and which established characters will return.
“Currently, the third phase is still developing. 99.9% of our time is used for Phase 2, the development of ‘The Avengers 2′ and the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ keeps us very busy. Definitely we’re not leaving aside the old glories and we can also see familiar faces such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.”
Along side the already established movie characters some more comic book favorites are joining the lineup. Edgar Wright’s long-discussed Ant-Man and word is that Doctor Strange (A favorite of Feige) will be making a, hopefully triumphant, return to the big screen.
Yep, there was a Doctor Strange TV movie back in 1978 starring Peter Hooten as Dr. Stephen Strange, Sir John Mills as Lindmer “The Ancient One”, Clyde Kusatsu as Wong, and Jessica Walter as Morgan Lefay. You can take a look at part one below, it’s painful, but really makes one wonder at what today’s special effects wizards can do with the subject matter that were impossible back when this was made.
“Dr. Strange! I love the aura of mystery that surrounds this superhero and the magical world that surrounds him. We’ve never faced anything like this and there is a lot of material that we could exploit. I would love to also see a new superhero in the ranks of the Avengers. We shall see!”
Phase Three is scheduled to commence after the release of The Avengers 2 in May 2015, while Dr. Strange has yet to officially receive a release date. Which movies are you most looking forward to? Is there a character that you’d like to see that has not been on screen yet?
Iron Man 3 releases May 3rd, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015, and Doctor Strange sometime after that.
And now, my lovely Nerd Readers, a bit of casting news from the front line of the second Thor flick, Thor: The Dark World. It seems as if the beloved British comedy, The IT Crowd is outsourcing its talent in the form of Chris O’Dowd. In case you can’t remember which guy he played, here’s a picture of his melon:
When talking about his choice of roles, O’Dowd had this to say:
I think I’ll do more dramatic stuff and I think I have some stuff coming out that’s a bit more dramatic. I don’t know if I’d do an action movie because I don’t know if I could keep a straight face honestly, I just think it’s so silly. Like I love watching them but I can’t imagine me doing one. Actually, you know what I’ve done, just for fun because I didn’t think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie, so I’ve done a scene in the new “Thor” movie, just for that. I just do like one scene, which was fun.
And later, on his Twitter, he had this spoiler to share:
So today I’m filming a date scene with Natalie Portman.#UpTheRossies
So there you have it folks. We have no idea who he’s playing, but he will be there for at least a minute or so. Check him out when Thor: The Dark World hits theaters come November 8th, later this year of our lord, 2013.
Nerd action figure enthusiasts, like myself, are privileged to buy just about every pop culture character that ever was/is. Seriously, pretty much every iconic character from film, TV, video games and more have spawned little plastic figures honoring their image. I’m not complaining. No, I’m thrilled! I am, though, running out of shelf space. That, and my wallet and fiancee are not so understanding.
Money, storage and g/f problems be damned, because, thanks to the New YorkInternational Toy Fair (which happened this weekend), 2013 is looking like another killer year for plastics.
Toy Fair 2013 showcased all types of toys to choose from, classic toys from yesteryear, new movie tie-in toys, and toys for all ages, brought forth from the wacky minds of the toy masters at Mattel, Lego, Hasbro and many, many more. These are the products that will be hitting store shelves everywhere all year long that may flop, or become the hottest must have toy for Christmas.
Thanks to internet leaks, and work from other bloggers, we’ve rounded up the biggest and the best.
Take a stroll through the New York Toy Fair courtesy of NerdBastards “Gallery of Toys” and get your second hand look at NECA‘s Kick-Ass 2, and Lone Ranger line. Hasbro’s Star Wars, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Transformers, Marvel Legends/Avengers figures. Mattel‘s Masters of the Universe, DC Unlimited, Classics TV Batman, and Watchmen collections. DC Collectibles Man of Steel and, much, much more!
Check out the massive (90) picture gallery below and let your fellow NerdBastards know which are keepers and which will clutter store shelves until their thrown into the 50% off bin in the comments section below.
Note: Release dates and other deets are not provided. Please see our sources (ToyArk, ToyNewsi, ComingSoon) for more information.
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