Thor ragnarok runtime

Like a good shot and chaser, it seems like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be leading up to its longest film ever with one of its shortest films ever.

Thor: Ragnarok has not yet seen its final cut, but the movie may end up being the shortest film in the MCU, director Taika Waititi teases. This would beat out 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which clocked in at 112 minutes, or 1 hour and 52 minutes. Since then, most of the movies in the MCU have been over 2 hours.

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Thor Ragnarok - Hulk vs Surtur

Now that the dust has settled on all the big San Diego Comic-Con news that broke throughout last week and weekend, we wanted to take a deep dive into one of the big trailers that hit the web shortly after debuting during the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H.

Thor: Ragnarok was one of the prominently featured films during the panel, and it’s the only Marvel Studios movie teased that released footage shown at Comic-Con immediately after it. If you’ve seen the trailer (make sure you watch it here), you might be wondering about some of the new reveals and details that can be glimpsed within. Thankfully, we’ve got one of our helpful trailer breakdowns to help clear things up and offer some speculation.

Find out what you missed and what we’ve surmised in our Thor Ragnarok trailer breakdown. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok is 80 percent improvised

After two Thor films that rank pretty low on my personal list of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I never imagined I’d be excited to see Thor: Ragnarok. But hiring director Taika Waititi to put a comedic spin on these characters seems to have paid off in a big way for Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios, and based on the Comic-Con trailer that was released this past Saturday, Waititi has put together a colorful, unexpected sequel that should turn a lot of heads when it comes out later this year.

You might think that a blockbuster film of this size would need to be rigid and strictly structured to meet its release date, but in a new interview, Waititi says that Thor Ragnarok improvised 80 percent of the film. Plus, The Shawshank Redemption actor Clancy Brown has been added to the movie’s cast. Find out who he’s playing below, and read more of Waititi’s comments about his approach to making this eye-popping sequel.
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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Marvel Studios brought Thor back to San Diego Comic-Con for their big Hall H panel, and while you  probably already watched the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer, there’s still plenty more that we can tell you. Not only were some new details gleaned from the panel itself, but there were extended bits of footage shown before the trailer debuted as well.

Find out more in our Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con footage and panel recap down below. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Trailer

Now that we have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming out of the way, we’re down to just one more release from Marvel Studios, and it has the chance of being the best one yet. Though the aforementioned additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe were satisfying in their own way, the next adventure featuring The Avengers’ own God of Thunder looks surprisingly good.

Thor: Ragnarok released its first trailer back in April, letting Led Zeppelin drive the exciting, colorful, cosmic adventure from Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi. Now a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer gives us an even better glimpse at the Marvel sequel, which looks to be the best film in Thor’s own franchise to date.

Watch the new Thor Ragnarok trailer below. Read More »

Taika Waititi Korg

During my visit to the offices of Marvel Studios yesterday, I learned that director Taika Waititi has cast himself as Korg in Thor: Ragnarok. The filmmaker hinted at the character’s appearance in the film during production, but his role had been kept under wraps…and it looks great.

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thor ragnarok trailer

Updated: The new poster for Thor: Ragnarok has arrived and we have added it to the bottom of this post.

Ever since it was announced that What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt For the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi was going to helm the third movie in Marvel Studios’ Thor series, we’ve been wondering what the heck this movie would look like. After all, there’s no way it would look and feel like the previous two movies, both of which have proven divisive among Marvel Cinematic Universe devotees and normal folks alike.

Now, the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer has arrived and we can start picking it apart and seeing what makes this movie tick.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Print

If you didn’t catch Hunt for the Wilderpeople last year, you’re missing out on one of the most outstanding films of 2016 that is full of raucous comedy and great adventure (and you can catch it one Amazon Prime right now). The comedy hails from New Zealand from director Taika Waititi, who has a little movie coming to theaters this fall called Thor: Ragnarok, and if you love it as much as I do, then you might want to pick up this detalied, limited edition print paying tribute to the movie created by illustrator George Bletsis.

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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.

Let’s sort through the recently revealed Thor Ragnarok plot details. Read More »

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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 »