As films move and shift in and around that crazy 2015 release schedule, one that’s methodically, quietly, and steadily moving forward like a killing machine is the Terminator reboot. Alan Taylor hasn’t even officially been announced as the director, yet they’re also very close to casting one of the film’s leads: unsuspecting mother turned soldier Sarah Connor. Reports state Taylor and Paramount are now down to two actresses: Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke or Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson. However, with Taylor’s Game of Thrones roots, it seems Clarke might have the edge. Read More »
Back in October, I travelled to London to do interviews for the current #1 movie in the world, Thor: The Dark World. Since then, we’re run a bunch of quotes from my interviews, but now that the film is out, we’re going to run all the interviews in full over the next three days. Here you can read about all the spoiler discussion in context, as well as more specific questions related to the film and some stuff about upcoming projects and superhero movies in general too.
Below you can read my full interview with the director, Alan Taylor. Read More »
After a few days away, Superhero Bits is back. And it’s big.
What are the latest casting rumors for Batman vs. Superman? Which colors will the Batsuit be? Want to see a few new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How does Kevin Feige describe Quicksilver and Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is there a Man of Steel video about the Metropolis destruction? Did Alan Taylor apologize to James Gunn about his comments about Thor: The Dark World credits scenes? Is there a video explaining the end of Thor: The Dark World? Has a leaked casting sheet offered up some details on Ant-Man? Want to see a bust from Superman: Flyby? Read about all that and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
This article contains major spoilers for Thor: The Dark World.
One of the best things about Thor: The Dark World is it leaves many intriguing unanswered questions. The biggest one involves the ripple effect of the mid-credits scene, which we’ll discuss shortly. But there’s also the fate of Loki. As you know if you’ve seen the film, there’s no real definitive answer as to Loki’s intentions at the end. To get an answer, I went to the source (or sources): Tom Hiddleston, director Alan Taylor and Marvel President Kevin Feige. I asked each what they thought of the film’s ending, and the answers suggest it has major Phase 3 implications.
We also found out why Kurse didn’t let Loki out of his cage, where exactly Thor ends up at the very end of the movie, and why the final credits tag is there at all. Below, read the quotes from the men who made the decisions. Read More »
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If one were to believe all the negative buzz during production on Thor: The Dark World, you’d assume the film is a disaster. It’s not. In fact, it’s pretty fantastic and a shining example of how things many laymen think of as huge red flags — such as reshoots and rewrites — can actually be used to drastically improve a film.
During production, several rumors came out about the making of the Thor sequel. In the coming days, we’ll give you the scoop on all of them. First up, much was made over the fact that director Alan Taylor went back to add more scenes with Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki. That’s true and, below, we’ll tell you which scenes were added. Second, Taylor mentioned how Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought in to help with a few scenes and we can tell you which scenes he rewrote.
Read the answers, which are spoiler-free, below. Read More »
While Kenneth Branagh struggled to define a world in the original Thor, Alan Taylor has the gift of audience familiarly with its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Branagh’s original film took a long time to find its footing and never quite explored how great the characters of Thor and Loki could be. That second issue was ironed out in The Avengers.
So Thor: The Dark World hits the ground running with fully realized, charismatic and confident portrayals of all the characters involved. It’s defined by Thor being an ultimate hero and Loki being a mischievous villain. That, coupled with plenty of Avengers-size action, laugh-out-loud humor and Marvel Cinematic Universe easter eggs help make Thor: The Dark World one of the best Marvel films to date. Read More »
Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World, won’t confirm or deny if he’s directing the 2015 Terminator film. “I’m under the personal policy to say it’s a rumor,” he told me at the junket for his new Marvel film. Taylor did, however, admit talks have been progressing and if he was to direct the film – hypothetically, of course – fans should regard it like Batman Begins in relation to the Joel Schumacher Batman movies. That is: a respectful remake taking a franchise in a new direction after multiple missteps. Read his quotes and more below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
After grappling with Loki in Thor and The Avengers, the Asgardian prince will face an entirely new threat in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. His name is Malekith the Accursed, he’s the leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and he’s determined to take over the Nine Realms.
The latest clip shows the character, played by Doctor Who alum Christopher Eccleston, rolling out of bed and getting ready to start the day. But since he’s an otherworldly Marvel supervillain, his morning routine looks much grander and more sinister than yours probably does. Check it out after the jump.
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Last year, I traveled to London to visit the set of the Marvel sequel Thor 2: The Dark World. The photo above is me holding Mjölnir, Thor’s iconic hammer — it’s actually heavier than it looks — in the massive weapon room of the film’s production offices. After the jump you can read about the many things that I learned while on set, and watch a video blog reaction I recorded after the visit. Later this week we’ll be publishing some of the interviews we conducted on set with the talent and crew, so be on the look out for them as well.
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Joss Whedon‘s role at Marvel Studios is that of an overseer. Visualize him hovering over all the projects, comes down from on high when needed to help save the day. He did this on Captain America: The First Avenger, and has consulted on everything since. Now Alan Taylor revealed the writer/director of The Avengers was called in to rewrite some troubled scenes during production of Thor: The Dark World as well. Read More »