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Marvel was exceptionally busy in Hall H on the third day of San Diego Comic Con. Reuniting the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Joss Whedon announcing Avengers: Age of Ultron and more that can be recapped here, but their biggest accomplishment of the night may have been having a god grace the stage.

During the course of the panel the lights went up in the convention hall – only for Tom Hiddleston, in full Loki-mode, to burst onto the convention floor and into the hearts of the crowd. Introducing footage to Thor: The Dark World, Loki really gives his all for his “army”, and is a highlight of the panel worth checking out even if you’re not interested in the sequel. While we didn’t get the announcement of a Black Panther movie or anything Ant-Man, this will surely make up for it.

We won’t delay your suffering anymore, let’s get straight to the fangasm.

Special thanks to /Film’s Peter Sciretta for the video link and Youtuber Sam Wicks for shooting the video.

Source: /Film

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[Editor’s Note: That FOX panel sure did have a lot of surprises, didn’t it? I mean, WOW, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past showed up! … Now, here’s Manny with updates from what’s likely THE most anticipated panel of the convention. Will there be footage of Thor: The Dark World? Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What of the rumor there’ll be a reunion of Avengers old and new? Maybe, we’ll hear an announcement of a new Phase 3 movie? Doctor Strange? Captain Marvel? You’ll know as soon as we do! Once the live blog begins, refresh for updates.]

[UPDATE: This panel has now concluded. Thank you so much for following along, and a big thanks to Manny for live blogging Hall H. To catch up, you’ll find the full panel commentary below the cut.]

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Okay, I’m not going to pretend I understand anything about this: I know NOTHING about Guardians of the Galaxy, or how the following quote proves anything. So I’m just gonna report:

Clive Russell (Game of Thrones, and the FANTASTIC Neverwhere miniseries) will be appearing in Thor: The Dark World as the Norse God of War, Tyr. Below is an interview Russell gave to Jan Gilbert for Flicks and the City, wherein he states (at 2:15):

I worked with Benicio Del Toro on a scene in which he was meant to be quite angry. Sitting fifteen feet away I couldn’t hear a word he was saying.

Now, it is confirmed that del Toro will be directing Thor 2 AND GotG….and “relatively” confirmed that Russell will be in Guardians as The Collector. Honestly,  that’s the only connection I see–I could be missing something, but I’m not going to claim I understand anything further….

UPDATE:

All right, here’s the source of my, and thus my readers’ confusion. I misinterpreted this sentence in the source article:

“Del Toro recently signed up for a multiple movie deal with Marvel, and it seems like Thor 2 will be the first of those out of the gate. According to pretty substantial-seeming rumours, though not yet anything official, his role is that of The Collector, ancient, monomaniacal horder.”

I mistook who they meant when they said “his role”. I thought they were referring to Russell, and to del Toro as the director of these movies. The idea of del Toro as an ACTOR in these films makes a LOT more sense….AND explains how Russell’s comment could be a clue regarding a Thor 2/Guardians connection.

OKAY!

Sorry about that, folks! 😛

UPDATE PART 2: (sigh)

Um….I just confused actor Benicio del Toro with director Guillermo del Toro, didn’t I?

Goddammit.

Okay, for the last time–my mistake. Sorry again. Guillermo del Toro has absolutely NOTHING to do with either Thor 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy, and I apologize for misleading readers in such a manner.

Source: Bleedingcool

 

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With Marvel‘s cinematic universe officially in Phase 2 we have a full slate of movies from the house of ideas to look forward to and apparently, Entertainment Weekly is all up in it, pictures wise. Coming up we’ve got some teasey/spoilery images from the magazine’s Comic-Con preview for you to drool and speculate over.

Let’s start with some concept art of Captain America and his BFF, Bucky.
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Are you ready for Comic-Con? Well, too bad because you’ve still got three weeks to wait suckers! But it’s not all bad. In the lead up to one of the biggest conventions of the year studios have already begun teasing new footage to several upcoming movies, many of which will be featured at San Diego Comic-Con.

During this year’s annual CineEurope convention in Barcelona, Spain two of these studios, Disney and Fox, previewed exclusive footage from their upcoming Marvel feature films, including The Wolverine, Thor: The Dark World, next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And while no footage has been leaked as of yet the fine folks at ScreenDaily were in attendance and took note of everything going on between the two studios.

Over at the Disney presentation the company began with a never-before-seen production feature for the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, and followed it up with both footage and behind-the-scenes footage from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. No word on if any of the stars were in attendance for either film, but Disney must really have some high hopes for their Captain America sequel. In a pre-taped interview Winter Soldier co-Director Joe Russo said, “It’s going to be much greater than any Marvel movie to date.”

A big gamble considering Fox has both The Wolverine coming out next month and Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past on the way. Speaking of Singer, Fox showed off a new action scene from The Wolverine and a behind-the-scenes video tour of the Days of Future Past set. Fans of the film will have a sense of the set having already seen pictures and short video released by Singer, but in the video the director reveals what he calls his “in-between-quel”, “takes place all over the world, including in Russia,  China, France, Washington D.C., New York, Japan,” and beyond. According to Bryan the film will have, “more of an international flair than the other films.

This is only a rough idea, but if this is what the studios were showing off in Barcelona you can bet they’ll be bringing their “A” game to San Diego. Either that or we just got a preview of the exact same footage we’ll be seeing next month and just saved a few people a plane ticket and several hundred dollars. Guess we’ll find out in July.

Source: CBM

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There were a few rumors floating around yesterday that Thor: The Dark World director 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.

Source: Deadline via CBM

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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.

Source: Coming Soon

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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 World thunderbolt’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.

Via: Collider

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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.

 

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.