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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty excited to see Thor: The Dark World. Where I felt the first Thor was just okay, after the character’s emergence in The Avengers, along with the blossoming of his evil brother Loki, the prospect of seeing them both on the big screen again is quite exciting. And it’s coming soon. Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor, opens November 8.

Today, a whole bunch of brand new still images only add to that excitement. In them, you get a much closer look at Christopher Eccleston‘s bad guy Malekith the Accursed, some sweeping scenery and a few new glimpses of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander and more to boot. Check them out below. Read More »

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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 »

Briefly: As the Thor sequel Thor: The Dark World has been in development, we’ve known that almost all of the first film’s cast would return. One notably unconfirmed participant, however, was Kat Dennings, who has since landed work on the TV series 2 Broke Girls. With the Thor sequel set to shoot this fall there was some question about her availability, but that has evidently been resolved.

This evening Dennings is confirmed to return, and Deadline says that her role has been slightly expanded, while not offering any real details. We’ll have more info when possible.

Thor: The Dark World brings Chris HemsworthNatalie PortmanAnthony Hopkins,Tom HiddlestonIdris ElbaJaimie AlexanderTadanobu AsanoStellan Skarsgardand Ray Stevenson back into Asgard and related realms. Alan Taylor directs from a script by Robert Rodat, and Christopher Eccleston is the primary new cast addition. The film is set for release on November 8, 2013.

Will Kat Dennings be back for Thor 2? Does Emma Stone know about what eventually happens to Gwen Stacy? Want to learn a bunch of new things about Tim Burton’s Batman Returns? What’s the latest on Stan Lee‘s new superhero? How has Captain America‘s uniform changed in The Ultimates comics and why is Iron Man doing a Care Bear stare? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

There’s some bad and some good in today’s TV Bits, but I’d say there’s more of the latter — more Shameless, more Homeland, more Jennifer Coolidge, and Olga Kurylenko in late ’50s Miami all count as pluses, right? After the jump:

  • Showtime’s Shameless get a Season 2 trailer — and invites fans to play Truth or Dare with one of the characters
  • Starz debuts a trailer for Magic City, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and Danny Huston
  • CBS gives full season orders to Unforgettable and Person of Interest
  • Showtime renews freshman series Homeland
  • Jennifer Coolidge signs on for CBS’ 2 Broke Girls
  • Jenna Elfman boards the fifth season of DirecTV’s Damages
  • Starz’ Boss loses its two showrunners
  • ABC’s Pan Am gets a new showrunner

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Video Blog Reaction: ‘Thor’

Marvel’s latest film Thor won’t hit theaters in the US until May 6th, but it is gearing up to be released in the UK and other international territories on April 27th. So you can expect to see a flood of international reviews this coming week. But you won’t have to wait a couple weeks to learn what I thought of the movie, as I was part of a handful of domestic critics that screened the movie this week. We had the opportunity to screen a final print of the film, in full 3D. After the jump you will find a video blog reaction I recorded immediately following the screening with Frosty from Collider, as well as a couple notes.

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Apparently today is trailer Thursday as several brand new trailers have made their way online. The next one, and probably not the last, is Daydream Nation, an indie-rock influenced teen drama, described by Variety as “Juno as reimagined by David Lynch, or a funnier, sunnier Donnie Darko.” It stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Thor) as the new girl in town who ends up falling for one of her teachers, played by Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind, Poseidon). Written and directed by Michael Goldbach, the film is scheduled for a release in New York and Los Angeles on May 6 followed by a release on DVD and Blu-ray May 17. We ran a trailer for the film almost a year ago but now that it’s actually coming out, we figured you might like to see the official one. Read More »

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