Rene Russo


Empire has a new spread on Thor: The Dark World featuring some beautiful images from the film. Directed by the talented Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Hell, this guy has directed episodes of some of my favorite television series, way to many to name), Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson and newcomers Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim) and Zachary Levi (Fandral).

The Empire spread, as always, has some interesting quotes about the movie:

“You know, we are killing Asgardians in this movie,” says director Alan Taylor inside. “It turns out immortality isn’t all that it was cracked up to be.”

Explains producer Craig Kyle, “Asgard at the beginning of the first film was at a time of peace. Now our guys have been fighting for over a year, constantly. It’s a time of war.

“When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal. If Thor didn’t succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn’t have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that’s what our guys have been doing now – trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms.”

Sounds like there is trouble in paradise for the Asgardians. This time around there should be plenty of action. My only question about the pictures is, “Who is that rocky headed guy Thor is laughing with or at?”

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Will you be in a theater seat November 8th when the movie opens?



With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel StudiosThor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.

Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.

Via: Coming Soon

We know the cast, we’ve heard about the underground shooting location, and we know Dark elves will be involved, but what will Thor: The Dark World actually be about? Well, we still don’t have a clear idea of plot/story, but two recent updates have peeled back the onion, so to speak.

According to Frigga- a.k.a Hollywood actress Rene Russo – there’s going to be some motherly issues.

As you may remember, Russo never really had much of a role in the first Thor film. Sure, she was swinging a sword at one point, but other then that she was practically arm candy for Anthony Hopkins. According to Bleeding Cool though, the female characters will be a larger part of the sequel, confirmed by Rene in an interview with Vulture:

“You know, they cut me [down] in the first film,”… But I think they’re going to need a good mom in the next film. Loki needs his mom. What the hell? I have a lot of compassion for him. But we might have to have a conversation about what he just did, Russo laughed. And I might have to have a chat with Thor. But I am so confused — is Thor my son or not? People have been telling me recently, ‘No, you’re not his mother.’ It’s all so confusing! I got to tell ya, it would be a little embarrassing if I don’t know. I need to read more about her.

So Rene never knew Frigga wasn’t Thor’s mother, it’s common comic knowledge! For those that never knew -Spoiler Alert- Frigga by relation is only Thor’s step-mother, making her Loki’s foster mother. This does however make her the mother of another Asgardian God, Balder, the catalyst that would trigger Ragnarök (their armageddon) and end Asgard.

Now, the other bit of news is in regards to the films big bad. Mads Mikkelsen had been cast Malekith The Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. But, ‘ole Mads opted out in favor of playing Hannibal Lector in the upcoming TV series Hannibal. So, who’s gonna wear elf ears and wardrobe of black leather? Christopher Eccleston, known for his films with Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later) and his stint as the ninth Doctor on Doctor Who, is in final talks to play the film’s new baddie.

Paternity issues, sons who can end the world and Doctor Who? Sounds fun! Thor: The Dark World is directed by Game of ThronesAlan Taylor and is scheduled for theaters on November 8th, 2013

Source: Blastr

Paramount recently gave certain members of the press and critics an early screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. Sadly, we didn’t get invited to the party. Apparently members of the press complained about that ONE time we got a popcorn bucket blow job from that hot girl in the front row. Ha, they were just jealous. *Note: like we would be so lucky. We got banned for bringing in some outside JuJuBees They’re real sticklers about the “NO OUTSIDE FOOD” policy.

Here’s a sampling of early reviews, which basically put this myth and magic film in the good, not great comic-to-screen adaptation category. Apparently Chris Hemsworth breaks out in the title role, and the film’s earth-bound sections are its weakest. Something along those lines anyway.

Keep in mind that these are only early reviews of Thor and are no way the thoughts and expressions of the Gods of Asgard or, we’re waiting for May 6th to thunder it’s arrival.

[Warning: Links to quoted sources may or will contain spoilers, so if you don’t want Thor ruined for you before it’s release avoid these links.]

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