2005’s King Kong was brilliant on many levels. Director Peter Jackson was able to create a world that seemed realistic and beautiful while giving audiences a near perfect monster to rally behind. Considering the success of the movie, both financially and critically, it was surprising to many that a sequel wasn’t immediately greenlit. Nine years have passed since Jackson’s new vision of the beast with a huge heart but Legendary Pictures is hoping that audiences will still flock to theaters to see what’s in store for them with the recently announced movie, Skull Island. Months have passed since the announcement of the movie brought on thunderous applause at San Diego Comic-Con but it looks like things are beginning to move swiftly now. Thanks to a press release from Legendary, audiences can now begin to get excited for the project with the announcement that Tom Hiddleston will be joining the movie, which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer). (more…)
The Internet fell in love with The Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo Science Bromance after The Avengers film hit theaters, but there was a second bromance brewing. A secret love that dare not speak its name. One that we’ve just become aware of, that might be even more magical, The Whedon & Hiddleston Email Bromance. (more…)
There are train wreck celebrities, and then there are celebrities who get it. Chris Pratt is certainly positioning himself to be one of those celebrities who get it. Those that handle their fame and their interactions with fans in such a way that only make us love them more. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Robert Downey Jr. is conducting some secret Marvel Celebrities Camp. Pratt recently exhibited this lovable celebrity trend when he surprised a theater full of kids at a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Variety, the Children’s Charity of New York, and Children of Promise. It must have been a magical evening for those kids. (more…)
And no, I don’t mean Thor the film (though it was for that movie), I’m talking about Thor the character. Yes, before Tom Hiddleston was considered for the role of the trickster god, Loki, he auditioned for the god of thunder himself. His original screen test will be a bonus feature on the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Thor: The Dark World, coming February 25th, but you can get a tease of it in GIF form below. (more…)
I guess the countdown to the home video release of Thor: The Dark World is officially on as we start getting these deleted scenes and other treats. Today we get a look at the mother/son dynamic, and we get a bit of inside baseball on how the makers of Thor staged that awesome cameo (and if you saw the movie, you know what one I mean). (more…)
Even before Marvel or Disney could release an official announcement, the British Board of Film Classification, that’s the British version of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) Film Rating System, has gone ahead and posted the entire list of special features in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World DVD/Blu-ray. (more…)
Take a delightful ride around Berlin with Tom Hiddleston on Stars in Cars. The show’s host took Hiddleston for a ride in the same type of car he bought with his first HBO check; the Peugeot 106. The whole thing looked like a lot of fun, they drove around, had a nice German lunch on the side of the road, drank some beer, juggled, and topped the whole thing off with a song. (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.