Thor Ragnarok Val

The screenwriting process involves long hours, lost sleep and graying hair. It also involves throwing away a hundred pretty good ideas to reach a great idea. And then you throw away a great idea to make sure an even better idea can survive elsewhere. Marvel movies are no different and screenwriter Eric Pearson has revealed that early Thor: Ragnarok drafts featured a cameo from an old Thor movie villain, a wholly unnecessary romance, and even a different background story for Cate Blanchett’s Hela.

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Thor Ragnarok Art Show

In its second weekend, Thor: Ragnarok will remain at the top of the box office, pulling in an estimated additional $56 million at the domestic box office. That brings the US box office total to $211.6 million, putting the Marvel Studios sequel at the #9 spot on the list of the highest grossing movies of 2017, and that’s after just 10 days of release. If you love the movie as much as everyone else, you might want to get some new artwork to decorate your walls.

Hero Complex Gallery hosted a special Thor: Ragnarok art show leading up to the release of the movie (and we previewd some of our favorite pieces). Now artwork from the show is available for you to purchase. There are pieces from favorites like 100% Soft, Andy Fairhurst, Anthony Petrie and more. Check out the various Thor Ragnarok art show pieces available to buy below. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok - Hela Headdress - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about the making of Hela’s Headdress worn by Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok. Plus, watch a VHS trailer for Justice League as if it were a TV series in the 1980s, and learn everything you need to know before heading into theaters to see Daddy’s Home 2. Read More »

Thor vs Hulk Scene - Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is currently burning up the box office and garnering a ton of great reviews in the process. The colorful Marvel Cinematic Universe comedy drops the God of Thunder into a whole new adventure, one loaded with brightly lit worlds and exciting set pieces. One of the most memorable scenes in the film involves Thor’s battle with Hulk. Perhaps realizing that everyone already saw the Thor vs Hulk scene in theaters, Marvel has gone ahead and released it online for fans to rewatch.

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Ragnarok Odin

If you thought Anthony Hopkins‘ role as Odin in Thor: Ragnarok seemed a bit small, there’s a reason for that: his scenes were drastically changed after test audiences reacted poorly. In a new interview, Ragnarok director Taika Waititi confirms that the original plan for Odin bothered early test audiences, resulting in a drastic change. Learn more about the Thor Ragnarok deleted scenes involving Odin below.

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Taika Waititi Thor Ragnarok characters

I’d imagine that directing a Marvel Studios movie would come with a tremendous amount of pressure, but Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi made it look like a breeze. Not only did he completely overhaul the Thor franchise into an outright comedy (a decision that seemed to work wonders at the box office), but the New Zealand-born Waititi stepped in and played Korg, one of the movie’s funniest supporting characters. No sweat.

But apparently directing and playing one character wasn’t enough: he ended up playing four characters in the movie. Read about all of the Taika Waititi Thor Ragnarok characters below.
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/Filmcast Ep. 441 – Thor: Ragnarok

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Devindra and Jeff join up with Brad Oman (AKA Ethan Anderton) from Slashfilm to review Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. They also chat about finishing Stranger Things 2, and the fallout from Disney’s blackout of LA Times’ reviewers.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!

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MCU vs DECU

The animosity between Marvel and DC fans can sometimes be overwhelming. Rather than embracing the differences between these two different superhero universes, fans tend to start internet flame wars with each other, often resorting often hostile, violent language. It’s not fun, and it’s not at all in the spirit of the stories both of these cinematic universes are trying to tell. With Thor: Ragnarok currently playing in theaters and Justice League opening next week, Marvel Cinematic Universe mastermind Kevin Feige has requested fans cool out and stop fighting amongst themselves. It’s time to put an end to the MCU vs DCEU rivalry.

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Thor Ragnarok Comics Changes

Thor: Ragnarok has been a rousing success for Marvel Studios. Commercially, the film cleaned up at the box office on its opening weekend. Critically, it stands as one of the best-reviewed movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with only the original Iron Man rating one percent higher on Rotten Tomatoes.

I grew up reading Thor and other Marvel Comics — I even had a fan letter printed in the back of Thor, Vol. 2 #36 (2001). And while I enjoyed the new movie immensely, I initially had a few qualms about its treatment of the Thor mythos. And not just the comic book mythos, but also the movie mythos. Director Taiki Waititi casually discards much of the God of Thunder’s previous history, jettisoning old supporting characters in favor of new ones…but maybe that was a necessary step to liberate the character.

At the very least, it can be said that Thor: Ragnarok offers a fun, deeply heretical take on what came before it. Let’s address some of the sweeping changes the film has made to the Thor series, and why those changes might have been made. Spoilers follow, of course.

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Ragnarok deleted post-credit scene

One of the most enjoyable characters in the highly entertaining Thor: Ragnarok is Jeff Goldblum‘s madcap Grandmaster. Goldblum steals every single scene he’s in, and if you wanted even more of him, Ragnarok director Taika Waititi just revealed a Thor: Ragnarok deleted post-credit scene that would’ve given the Grandmaster a different fate.

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