It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: lots and lots of Best and Worst lists! True, but it also means that awards season is just around the corner. Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, AKA: the people who give out the Oscars, announced their short list of 10 potential nominees for the Best Visual Effects category, and you’ll notice a definite nerdy trend amongst the ten films that will be vying for that golden trophy early next year. (more…)
Taking a break from fighting all those Dark Elves, not to mention all those Wonder Woman casting rumors, actress Jaimie Alexander, who plays the Asgardian warrior Lady Sif in the blockbuster Thor: The Dark World, visited a group of ill kids at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Very cute pictures of a Hollywood actress, in costume, posing with some adorable though sadly hospitalized children follows… (more…)
Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Thor: The Dark World crossover went relatively well (check our Official Nerd Bastards review of the episode here), and it seems like a no-brainer that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will send ripples through the show as well. Fortunately, Jed Whedon shined some light on the potential for a tie-in during a recent interview. (more…)
“You know, it’d be nice, if for once, Thor and his people sent down the God of Cleaning-up-after-yourself”
Last night, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we find the team tasked with cleaning up the mess left by Thor and his battle with Malekith and the Dark Elves, as seen in Thor: The Dark World. In an almost completely unrelated plot, when a piece of alien technology that was left behind thousands of years ago gets into the wrong hands, the team is in danger of being torn apart from the inside.
As most Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers know (or, at least, should know), tonight’s episode will be based around the fall out from Thor: The Dark World, and such a crossover has led many to wonder, “What other tie-ins will we see?” Fortunately, Jed Whedon, Joss’ brother and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer, took to filling us in on what might be in the show’s future, which could include a cameo from a huge Marvel name. (more…)
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…)
The $87 million that Thor: The Dark World made at the box office over the weekend, shows that the Marvel Cinematic Universe still has what it takes to pack them in at the local multiplex. In fact, it made more money opening weekend than the original Thor. That’s good news for Marvel Studios, who have projects in the pipe through 2014, 2015 and beyond. The future of Marvel movies is a topic that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige can’t stop talking about (or being asked about) during the promotion of any Marvel film. So obviously, as Thor: The Dark World goes global, Feige let some more hints about the future of the MCU drop.
But first a word of warning, if you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World yet, particularly the tags at the end, be careful what you read below. (more…)
Thor: The Dark World is 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.
This week, the talk of the movie world is a dark one, Thor: The Dark World that is. But on the occasion of the release of this latest Marvel Studios film, some look even further ahead to the release of another superhero flick, the space-bound Guardians of the Galaxy. The two franchises came together on the red carpet this week as Guardians director James Gunn talked about his film on his way to the premiere of Thor.