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 »
Last wek, we learned that Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott were among the actresses testing for the female lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, but it’s still unclear which character they could be playing. So now is as good a time as any to speculate and learn more about the most likely pre-existing option, Sana Starros.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff found its leading man in May, and finally made the official announcement in July. But Alden Ehrenreich isn’t going to star all by himself, so as the 2017 start date approaches, the race is on to fill up some of the other roles in the movie.
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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 »
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Alex Garland‘s Annihilation is quietly wrapping up filming and I wish this movie had an official release date so I could start counting down the days until its release. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of filmmaker and material – Jeff VanderMeer‘s 2014 novel is one of the best genre novels I’ve read in a long time and Garland has already proven himself to be adept with small scale, creepy, adult science fiction with last year’s Ex Machina (one of our favorite films of 2015).
While the production has been pretty quiet, a slew of images from the set have been slowing arriving online via social media over the past few weeks, giving us our first kind-of, sort-of official look at this film.
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Marvel and Disney have officially confirmed the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, which includes Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo. Read the full press release after the jump which confirms the Thor Ragnarok cast and also get a glimpse at new Thor: Ragnarok concept art.
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Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always had a knack for drawing wonderful actors into its increasingly intricate web and Thor: Ragnarok is no exception. Director Taika Waititi‘s sequel has already hit two regular MCU casting milestones: it cast a respected veteran performer in the form of Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and then it cast an exciting up-and-comer in the form of Creed and Dear White People star Tessa Thompson.
Both of their roles have yet to be revealed, but it wasn’t long before rumors began swirling about the identity of Blanchett’s character. And now, like clockwork, a report concerning Thompson’s role in the film has arrived.
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Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Captain America: Civil War might have most of the Avengers, and a host of new MCU heavyweights to boot, but Thor: Ragnarok has quietly been building an amazing cast in its own right. In addition to Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk — the only two Avengers not appearing in Civil War — the film is also expected to feature the returns of Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki and Jaimie Alexander‘s Sif, and a new character played by Cate Blanchett to boot.
Now it’s added yet another exciting talent to the cast: Tessa Thompson, who broke out last year with Creed. Unfortunately, that good news comes with a side of bad news. We’ve also learned that Natalie Portman is not returning as Dr. Jane Foster. Read More »
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Creed just crossed the $100 million mark domestically at the box office. By this point, following the glowing reviews and the tremendous audience response, it’s fair to say director Ryan Coogler hit this sequel/spinoff out of the park. The film left you excited to see more of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), and Bianca (Tessa Thompson) taking on more personal and physical challenges.
Following the success of Creed, it’s been confirmed we will see a sequel, but it’s only a matter of when. Find out more about the Creed sequel after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Alex Garland‘s next feature film is shaping up to have a cast as good as his last one did — and that’s really saying something, considering Ex Machina starred Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. His new project Annihilation already has Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez in place, and now it’s looking to bring Creed breakout Tessa Thompson into the fold as well.
More details on the Tessa Thompson Annihilation casting after the jump. Read More »