Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first two Thor movies have their moments, but they’re among the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s more forgettable chapters. They never reach the heights of The Avengers or Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but they never tumble to the dismal lows of Iron Man 2. They’re just kind of there, a great showcase for a handful of weird ideas and Chris Hemsworth‘s always entertaining lead, but not too much more.
Everything we’ve heard about Thor: Ragnarok suggests that Marvel Studios is trying to make the third solo adventure of the Odinson something special. First and foremost, it’s no longer a solo movie but a team-up adventure with Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk. And puny Banner himself, Mark Ruffalo, says the sequel a road movie in the vein of Midnight Run.
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Out of everyone at this Hollywood Reporter actors roundtable, only Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) was actually nominated for an Academy Award. Not like that really matters, but this video interview does highlight some of the talent the Academy members overlooked this year, such as Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), and Michael Caine (Youth).
After the jump, watch this group of actors and more discuss their careers, success, and fear in The Hollywood Report actors roundtable.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Writer-director Tom McCarthy has had one bizarre year. He wrote and directed one of the year’s finest films, Spotlight, and also The Cobbler — a movie so strange and tonally troubled you must watch it. McCarthy, to my surprise, also had a role in this summer’s Pixels. The man keeps busy. But Spotlight is the movie everyone keeps talking about, and for good reason. It’s an all around excellent film, with an efficient script, taught direction, and quietly riveting performances.
After the jump, watch Tom McCarthy break down a Spotlight scene.
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Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s long been assumed that Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man would make his debut in Captain America: Civil War — so long, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking it was officially confirmed fact. But until now, it’s really just been a rumor (albeit one based on lots of circumstantial evidence).
So it’s with great relief that we can report once and for all that, yes, Spider-Man will be in Captain America: Civil War. That is, unless Marvel Studios changes its mind and decides to cut him out.
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Despite its title, Thor: The Dark World was far from a dark movie. Both Thor movies have plenty of humor, arguably almost too much at times. By hiring writer-director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), Marvel seems to be indicating it wants the next film in this series, Thor: Ragnarok, to maintain (or have more of) the sense of humor we saw in the first two movies. Of all the Marvel movies, the Thor films have been the lesser entries in the MCU, but with Waititi directing, that may not be the case for Thor: Ragnarok.
Before the film goes into principal next year, a new Thor 3 writer has been brought in to rewrite the script. Learn more about the Marvel sequel and its new writer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Whether Thor: Ragnarok will explore the relationship between Bruce Banner and the Hulk remains to be seen, but it’ll definitely dig into the friendship between Bruce Banner and Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth). Mark Ruffalo described the upcoming Marvel movie as “a buddy picture” of sorts, albeit one featuring some superpowered showdowns. Read his Thor Ragnarok buddy movie comments after the jump. Read More »
Just recently it was confirmed that the next time we’ll see The Incredible Hulk will be in Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the God of Thunder’s own film franchise from Marvel Studios. It will mark the first time we see Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and the big guy outside of The Avengers franchise, but we’re not entirely sure what role he’ll have in the sequel’s story.
But in a recent interview at the GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Fun Awards in New York City, Ruffalo proposed his own idea for what he would like to see happen with the mean green machine on the big screen and it involves a Bruce Banner Hulk separation. Read More »