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Briefly: As rumored in Monday’s edition of Superhero Bits, composer Carter Burwell has officially left the next Marvel movie, Thor: The Dark World. Scheduled for release November 8 from director Alan Taylor, insiders say it was an amicable creative split and that a replacement should be hired soon. Burwell would have been succeeding Patrick Doyle, who wrote the score for the franchise’s first film. [Deadline]

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Back in 2010, Marvel hired artist Olly Moss to make a special poster for the cast and crew of Thor. The resulting image, never available for public purchase, blended a bunch of iconic imagery from the film into the outline of Mjolnir. Last year Moss was asked to do similar work for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Now that the first trailer has debuted, he has debuted the finished product to the public.

As with work for most sequels, Moss was even more ambitious this time around. He settled on one main image, but for each principal cast member Moss drew custom versions of their character and inserted them into their own poster. Below, see a selection of the images. Read More »

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Throw the hammer down and check out the first trailer for Alan Taylor‘s Phase Two Marvel sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Scheduled for release November 8, everyone’s favorite superhero god (Chris Hemsworth) is back in Asgard following the events of The Avengers. Now he’ll have to face some new villains (Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) while protecting his love (Natalie Portman) and also dealing with the usual superhuman deities (Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston). Yup, it’s a star-studded battle across the Nine Realms and now you can catch a glimpse, with a killer twist, below. Read More »

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Tomorrow we’ll see the debut footage from Alan Taylor‘s Thor: The Dark World when the trailer goes online, but today we’ve got a few new images to whet your appetite for another trip to Asgard. Along with the pics are some quotes from Chris Hemsworth and Marvel producer Kevin Feige, offering up a bit of new info about the story that plays out in the upcoming film.  Read More »

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The second film of Marvel’s Phase Two now has its first poster. Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor, stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins. It is scheduled for release November 8, and the first trailer will premiere next week. You can check out the first official material from the film now.  Read More »

Marvel Phase Two

The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.

Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.

Marvel fans, this video is beyond sick. Read More »

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Over a decade after it kicked into gear with X-Men and Spider-Man, the superhero movie trend shows no signs of flagging. Costumed heroes will keep going strong in 2013 with several more high-profile releases, including Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, The Wolverine, and Thor: The Dark World. While we’ve haven’t seen trailers for most of them so far (Man of Steel excepted) the latest issue of Empire Magazine offers a little taste of each movie with some new images.

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Thor: The Dark World will be the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two when it hits theaters on November 8, 2013. Director Alan Taylor has been shooting for several weeks now with a cast including newcomers Christopher Eccleston as the main villain Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a dual role and many others along with returning cast members Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and the rest.

It’s still very early in production though, early enough that casting is still ongoing. Richard Brake, best known for playing the murderous Joe Chill in Batman Begins, has been cast Thor’s older brother Tyr and Clive Russell, who will play Ser Brynden the Blackfish in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, is a captain in Thor’s Einherjar fighting force. Read More »

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Before the second Thor film, Thor: The Dark World, went into production, star Chris Hemsworth said that director Alan Taylor was bringing a whole new feel to the film. He said the film would give Asgard a “more tangible” and “more organic feel.” Mere days into filming, that’s already coming to fruition.

Hemsworth, Taylor and hundreds of extras are currently filming in England and beautiful set photos have leaked out featuring a massive, massive battle in the woods. After the jump, check out a bunch of the photos, which include what looks to be a new, slimmed down costume. Read More »

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