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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Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Angie Han
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 »
Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok) and co-director Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) have signed on to direct a stop-motion animated movie biopic titled Bubbles, about Michael Jackson’s famous pet chimpanzee. Hit the jump to learn more details about this crazy project and the Bubbles directors.
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Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Thor: Ragnarok might not be a Planet Hulk movie per se, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that it will borrow heavily from that source material. After months of rumors, Marvel Studios finally unveiled Hulk’s gladiator armor at Comic-Con this summer. And now the film’s director, Taika Waititi, has gone and confirmed once and for all that Thor: Ragnarok will indeed be heading to the planet Sakaar — of, yes, Planet Hulk fame.
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Over the Summer, I got the great opportunity to talk with filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker about their upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film Moana. Ron & Jon are animation legends, having worked on many great Disney animated movies over the years, including The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet and The Princess and the Frog.
Over the course of our discussion, Ron and Jon talk about how the project developed with Maui originally set to be the main character of the story, how Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi brought to the script, developing the musical elements, Lin-Manuel Miranda writing songs for The Rock to sing, how Mad Max: Fury Road helped inspired an action sequence featuring the Kakamora in the film. Hit the jump to read the full Moana interview.
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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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Last night if you happened to be on Facebook at the right time, there was a surprise live broadcast from behind the scenes of Thor: Ragnarok down in Brisbane, Australia. In fact, it was the final day of production, and Taika Waititi wanted to show fans around the little outdoor studio location they were shooting on that day with franchise star Chris Hemsworth present and new co-star Tessa Thompson (with Valkyrie war paint on her face) on hand as well.
While not much was revealed about Thor: Ragnarok, there were some interesting little details to be noted about the set, which looks like some kind of space junkyard that wouldn’t feel out of place in Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of the extras spotted. But in a very quick moment, Waititi revealed that we’ll see a certain Planet Hulk character in Thor Ragnarok. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Learn how Kylo Ren’s make was digitally recreated for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Check out two new variant covers for the first issue of Doctor Aphra’s comic book series.
- New details on what to expect from Star Wars Battlefront.
- What it’s like to pitch a Star Wars video game to EA.
- A new preview reminds you to buy your Star Wars Celebration tickets.
- How to play Sabacc (which could win you a Millennium Falcon).
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Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
It wasn’t the splashiest surprise at this year’s Marvel Comic-Con panel, but the new Thor: Ragnarok logo definitely got some fans talking. As our own Ethan Anderton put it at the time, it looked “very similar to the old logo for the Masters of the Universe cartoon and toy line.” It certainly stood in sharp contrast to the more traditional-looking logos of Thor movies past.
Well, it turns out the retro vibe is very much intentional. In a Reddit AMA, director Taika Waititi described Thor: Ragnarok as “’70s/’80s sci-fi fantasy,” and teased that it might just be “the most ‘out there’ of all the Marvel movies.” In addition, he admitted he tries to ignore the other Thor films, swore up and down that he knows nothing about the rest of Marvel’s future plans, and promised Mark Ruffalo‘s Bruce Banner would steal the show. Read More »