Production on Thor: Ragnarok is well underway, and as we saw yesterday thanks to photos from director Taika Waititi and star Chris Hemsworth, right now shooting is taking place outdoor with parts of Brisbane, Australia doubling as New York City. Photos from the set yesterday revealed Thor (Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) had returned to Earth, but we didn’t know what they were doing besides looking devilishly handsome. Thanks to some new set photos, we may have an answer.
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Thor: Ragnarok has been shooting in Australia for several weeks now, and while we’ve got a while to go before we see the movie itself, director Taika Waititi and his stars have been pretty generous about sharing glimpses of the shoot. Today, a couple of new photos tease Thor’s return to Earth… and possibly an encounter with the next new Marvel superhero, Doctor Strange. Read More »
The entire Marvel Studios panel from Comic-Con was a real treat for fans who waited in line overnight to get a taste of what the future holds for their favorite comic book heroes. But one of the highlights was undoubtedly the panel for Thor: Ragnarok. Since there wasn’t much footage to be glimpsed as the production had only been up and running for a week or two, director Taika Waititi put together a little mockumentary with Thor living in an average apartment with some random dude. It was hilarious, and you can get our whole recap of what was show in our coverage from the Marvel Comic-Con panel right here.
Thankfully, after that hilarious short, fans were treated to a bunch of behind the scenes footage, concept art and animatics teasing what’s to come in the third installment of Thor’s franchise. One of the more intriguing parts was a shot of Thor on a blue screen soundstage with warpaint on his face and an extremely short haircut. Now we get a look at Chris Hemsworth with his short new do in a couple Thor Ragnarok set photos posted to Instagram by co-star Mark Ruffalo. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios put on a great show in Comic-Con’s Hall H last weekend, sharing new footage from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and trotting out the exceptionally talented cast of Black Panther. But they didn’t have a ton to show from Thor: Ragnarok, for the very simple reason that the film had only started shooting a few weeks earlier. Instead, the cast and crew sent over a mockumentary short revealing just what Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.
The video likely won’t be released with Thor: Ragnarok itself; it seems more likely to pop up down the line as a Blu-ray bonus feature or something like that. To tide you over in the meantime, though, Taika Waititi has shared a little glimpse at the short, and it suggests Thor is just as frustrated and confused by Thanos’ extremely slow progress as the rest of us are. Oh, and if you’re not here for jokes, there’s also a less goofy behind-the-scenes peek at Valkyrie’s sword. Read More »
Marvel Studios closed out the Comic-Con shenanigans of Hall H with a bang as they always do. One of the many Marvel movies that were teased during the panel was Thor: Ragnarok, which is currently in production in Australia.
The film has only been shooting for a few weeks, but more often than not, Marvel likes to schedule their shoots so they’ll have footage prepared to unveil for the Comic-Con audiences. It happened with Captain America: The First Avenger, Guardians of the Galaxy and now Thor: Ragnarok. We already got a tease of Hulk’s gladiator armor that the big guy will wear in the movie, but what else was revealed here in San Diego?
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It’s something of a ritual by now. The latest entry in a major franchise arrives, but the people behind the film aren’t talking about it. Instead, they’ve already moved on to the next movie, the hypothetical sequel that only exists in a few conversations and on a cocktail napkin or two. The intention is obvious enough: “Go see this one so we can make the next one!”
This currently applies to Star Trek Beyond, which has received overwhelmingly positive praise from critics (our own Ethan Anderton gave it high marks) but isn’t a surefire smash hit. It’s no wonder producer J.J. Abrams is already singing the praises of the recently announced Star Trek 4 – this is a game of confidence and of properly setting expectations and promising that if you go see this one, you’ll get more Chris Hemsworth in the follow-up.
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UPDATE: Paramount has officially announced that a fourth Star Trek movie is in development and that yes, it will somehow find a way to bring Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk into the fold. Time travel has played a major role throughout Star Trek‘s 50-year history (heck, it played a major role in the mere existence of these newest movies), so this unlikely reunion is perfectly in line with what has come before. No director is attached yet, but J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are writing the screenplay. The entire cast is expected to return minus Chekhov, who will be retired from the Enterprise crew following the tragic death of Anton Yelchin. The original article follows below.
We’re still a few days from seeing Star Trek Beyond premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, followed by hitting theaters everywhere late next week (or a bit earlier if you head to the Star Trek marathon at AMC Theatres). While the early buzz is pretty stellar, most of us are still in the dark about what happens in the movie, but now we’re all on even footing when it comes to knowing something about Star Trek 4.
One thing we’ve seen in the trailers for Star Trek Beyond is a hint that Captain Kirk’s arc in the movie is about doing more than living up to the legacy of his heroic father George Kirk, played by Chris Hemsworth before he became Thor, who died in the opening of the 2009 reboot from J.J. Abrams just after Kirk was born. Therefore, it only makes sense that news of the return of Chris Hemsworth to the franchise comes from Abrams as well. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters is a moderately entertaining comedy with all of the usual blockbuster trappings, but as a Ghostbusters movie I found it to be disappointing. What follows is my mostly spoiler-free explanation of why I was disappointed with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.
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Posted on Sunday, July 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ghostbusters was always going to have a tough hill to climb. Even before Paul Feig signed on, fans were skeptical about the very notion of another Ghostbusters movie. After he did, there were fans upset at the idea of female Ghostbusters and fans unhappy about getting a reboot instead of a sequel and fans still annoyed that a new Ghostbusters movie was happening at all. This project has been under intense scrutiny since before a single frame was shot, and the fuss and furor over it has only intensified as the release date approaches.
But the movie itself isn’t terribly concerned with all that. Feig’s Ghostbusters is more interested in carving out a new space than it is in retracing the steps of the original. While it may not reach “instant classic” status, it’s still an entertaining addition to the franchise, bursting with humor and personality that’s all its own. Read More »
This weekend, the embargo will lift on reviews of Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. Starting Sunday at 1pm ET/10am PT, the first reactions to the film will be unleashed online and we’ll see if this movie has really been worth all the fuss it has garnered on the web.
As you wait for our own reaction to the film when the embargo breaks, you can check out some new Ghostbusters clips that have surfaced online, and these paint a much better picture of the less slapstick oriented comedy. They won’t completely change anyone’s mind, but they at least offer hope that there’s not as much silliness as the trailers have indicated.
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