Thor Ragnarok BTS - Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth

Yesterday brought the first official images from Thor: Ragnarok, and a new look being sported by franchise star Chris Hemsworth left fans with a lot of questions. Not only is Thor sporting a short haircut, but instead of wielding his trusty hammer Mjolnir, he was holding two swords. What forced this drastic change in Thor’s change in hairstyle and weaponry? It all has to do with the God of Thunder’s journey in this sequel from director Taika Waititi.

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Thor Ragnarok Photos

As we saw this morning, Entertainment Weekly’s cover story is all about Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we’ll be getting this year, which also happens to be the third film in the God of Thunder’s own film franchise. We knew we’d be finding out more about the sequel soon, but we didn’t think it would be this soon.

The first official Thor Ragnarok photos have been unveiled online by the magazine, and they reveal the colorful new world of Sakaar where Thor will find himself contending with the planet’s most powerful and popular gladiator: The Incredible Hulk. We don’t get any shots of Hulk just yet, but we do get to see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reunited with Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, as well as out first look at the gladiatorial games overseer, The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum.

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Thor Ragnarok EW cover

Next week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us a first look art Thor: Ragnarok, providing us with the first official photo of Chris Hemsworth‘s new look as the God of Thunder and standing alongside him are Cate Blanchett‘s the Goddess of Death Hela, and Westworld’s Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie. Hit the jump to find out what we learned from the Thor Ragnarok EW cover issue.

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Thor Ragnarok Concept Art

Today brought Doctor Strange, Marvel’s most recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to Digital HD. Since Marvel has some of the most rabid fans, they’ve already been combing over the special features for the home video release of the mystical superhero’s first adventure. One such feature includes a sneak peek at what’s in store for Phase 3 of the MCU, including some new concept art for the next installment of the Thor franchise.

Thor: Ragnarok is going to mix the franchise up a bit by taking Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on an adventure to the other side of the universe instead of heading back to Earth for the bulk of the action. Asgard is facing its biggest threat yet, but perhaps the toughest challenge the God of Thunder has to face before that is battling The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), this time in a cosmic gladiator arena. The new piece of Thor Ragnarok concept art shows Thor and Hulk battling yet again after their first encounter in The Avengers, but it looks a little more intense this time. Check it out. Read More »

Thor Darryl Short

The saddest man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t Loki with his daddy issues or Bruce Banner with his self-loathing or even Bucky Barnes with his unreliable brain and unfortunately highly effective assassin training. No, if you ask me, it’s Darryl, the poor ordinary schmoe who somehow got stuck rooming with Thor while the rest of the Avengers were off having their Civil War.

As we saw in the first mockumentary short unveiled at Comic-Con, Thor might be a great superhero but he is a terrible roommate. Things don’t look much better for sad Darryl in Team Thor: Part 2, where it’s revealed Thor is not so much into the “paying rent in actual money” part of living with someone. Watch the new Thor Darryl short below. Read More »

doctor strange end credits scene
Disney has been releasing clips of some of the bonus features in promotion for the home video release of Doctor Strange. They’ve released deleted scenes, a gag reel and now we can finally see some behind the scenes footage of the filming of the Doctor Strange end credits scene. The featurette, which shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, alongside another Marvel hero, improving a scene for the end credits tag. Watch the Doctor Strange end credits featurette now after the jump.
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avengers infinity war score

When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.

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star trek 4 story

Before Star Trek Beyond hit theaters, JJ Abrams revealed that he had an idea for the fourth film in his new series of Star Trek movies that would see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as George Kirk. Days later, Paramount confirmed the development, announcing that Hemsworth had signed on for the new film. Abrams later claimed that “the reason we made a deal with Chris Hemsworth as soon as we could” was because they have concocted a really “amazing story.” Well Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth agrees, praising the Star Trek 4 pitch on the red carpet of the Golden Globes.
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Thor: Ragnarok synopsis - Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

2017 marks the first year Marvel Studios will be putting out three MCU movies, and while we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves here, we’ve gotta say they all look pretty great so far. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer was a crowd-pleaser. The Spider-Man: Homecoming one felt like a breath of fresh air. And Thor: Ragnarok? Personally, I think it’s got the potential to be the best of the bunch.

With Thor: Ragnarok‘s release date still ten months away, it’ll probably be a while before the marketing campaign really kicks into high gear. But Disney’s starting the year with a tiny taste of what’s to come. The studio has finally revealed an official Thor: Ragnarok synopsis that solidifies some of the story details, and a new Thor: Ragnarok behind-the-scenes photo that reminds us Chris Hemsworth‘s bare arms are still some of the best special effects this franchise has to offer. Read More »

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Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Yesterday was the last day of production on Thor: Ragnarok, and now begins over a year of post-production on the Marvel sequel directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). A surprise video from the set of the movie down in Australia offered a glimpse of some interesting tidbits, as well as confirmation of a Planet Hulk character being involved. The set video didn’t show Chris Hemsworth in his full Thor garb, but the actor has followed up with a post on Instagram that reveals a costume that is much more simple than his previous wardrobe.

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