When we last left Loki, the God of Mischief, he was sitting atop the Throne of Asgard pretending to be his adapted father Odin and watching his brother walk away and return to Earth and the Avengers. But then what? We imagine some of that will be addressed in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the third chapter in the saga of the God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his highly dysfunctional family. According to Tom Hiddleston, the man that’s played Loki very successfully in three previous Marvel movies, his character’s not at all over past disagreements with his brother, but he’s willing to be brotherly enough to stop an imminent threat. (more…)
Marvel and DC may have a cinematic stranglehold that tightens with each new release, but there’s always room for other studios to get in on the act. Historically Dark Horse Comics have given Marvel and DC the odd nip on the heel with the Hellboy, 300 and Aliens vs. Predator movies, but things have been quiet around the stables for a while. That is, until now. The Dark Horse tosses its head and whinnies once more, with an adaptation of Frank Miller’s ultraviolent sci-fi comic Hard Boiled under negotiation at Warner Bros. There are some intriguing choices for director and lead.
The second trailer for Kong: Skull Island has hit the Internet and it’s action packed and delivers a big wallop as John Goodman proves that monsters do exist. The cast is slammed packed with fan favorites including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and John C Riley in a role that he seems born to play. If you thought you were done with childhood giant monster movies, you were mistaken. (more…)
Remember this picture? It was posted on social media several weeks ago when Thor: Ragnarok was shooting in downtown Brisbane, which was doubling for downtown Manhattan. It appeared as though the God of Thunder were looking for an address in Greenwich that is the location for the Sanctum Sanctorum, also known as the home of Doctor Strange. So over these many weeks, the rumor mill has been churning, will the Sorcerer Supreme make an appearance in the next Thor feature? Well, this latest piece of grist for the mill was provided by Dr. Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, and it seems to indicate that yes, yes he is going to appear in Thor: Ragnarok. (more…)
With each new super-hero movie, there comes what? A growing disdain for the genre, another reason for Kevin Smith to not stop talking, a new wave of the same action figures with slightly different paint schemes and accessories? Well, yes, but the answer we’re looking for… is NEW costumes! When a super-hero gets a movie sequel, it’s a give in they’re going to get new digs. Why? Well, it’s kind of the same reason why Kraft Mac & Cheese keeps coming out with those funky macaroni shapes based on cartoons like the Ninja Turtles (mmm turtle shaped macaroni *drool*) and other licenses… same product but it’s something “NEW” to market.
So, here we are, in the thick of production of Marvel’s Thor 3. All the familiar faces are back: Thor, Loki, Odin, and others. And, yep, those Asgardians clearly have a walk-in closet full of warrior regalia. After the jump, see what new threads our heroes and villain be sportin’. (more…)
A bevy of new images has emerged from the set of ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘. The most striking of these photos are the ones that show Sir Anthony Hopkins in costume. The surprising part is, that instead of wearing the majestic garb of the King of Asgard, Hopkins appears to be slumming it in dirty rags. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were also photographed and appear to be having a good time with each other.
Thor: Ragnarok started shooting this week in Australia and star Chris Hemsworth is on set ready to work. He’s very happy to show us some of his favorite contract riders, those things he requires to be on set for him to be happy in his work. Just like many musicians who want a bowl of M&M’s backstage, but only want green ones. Some of these contract riders can be very specific and demanding, just Google what Barbara Streisand‘s contract riders are and you’ll be amazed. Hemsworth’s aren’t as numerous, but are quite as demanding on the production team as Streisands. Check out Hemsworth’s video to find out why. (more…)
Remember when Tom Hiddleston crashed the 2013 San Diego Comic Con and the Thor: The Dark World panel as Loki? That was awesome. Interesting that production is currently underway on the next Thor film, which will see the actor return to his famous role, but for those hoping for a reprise you maybe disappointed because Hiddleston will be on the left coast for new business. Yes, when Hiddleston arrives for this year’s SDCC, it’s doubtful that he’ll appear dressed as the Marvel Studios villain, but the good news for fans is that you now know he’s coming, and he’s coming to promote the upcoming franchise jump-starter Kong: Skull Island. (more…)
Bond. James Bond. The film franchise spans 54 years and has given us 6 different actors portraying the agent known as 007. Continuing the legacy of Ian Fleming’s beloved British character, EON Productions intends on making what is being called ‘Bond 25,‘ aptly named for this becoming the 25th film in the franchise. But a brouhaha has developed as to just who will portray the smooth, martini-drinking, super spy with all the cool gadgets.
Sources close to actor Tom Hiddleston are confirming that he is in “advanced talks” to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig. Talk of a new 007 have been swirling with everyone from Hiddleston, to Idris Elba, to Gillian Anderson throwing their name in as interested in the super spy role. (more…)
When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)