Dave, Devindra, and Germain discuss the latest (and last?) Miyazaki film, praise the mad genius of Escape from Tomorrow, and explore how Catching Fire improves on its predecessor in every way. Be sure to read Germain’s interview with Jennifer Lawrence, learn what was going on at the end of Thor: The Dark World, and see why Marvel has a villain problem.
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Superhero Bits: Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Man of Steel, Age of Ultron
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
After a few days away, Superhero Bits is back. And it’s big.
What are the latest casting rumors for Batman vs. Superman? Which colors will the Batsuit be? Want to see a few new images from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How does Kevin Feige describe Quicksilver and Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is there a Man of Steel video about the Metropolis destruction? Did Alan Taylor apologize to James Gunn about his comments about Thor: The Dark World credits scenes? Is there a video explaining the end of Thor: The Dark World? Has a leaked casting sheet offered up some details on Ant-Man? Want to see a bust from Superman: Flyby? Read about all that and more in the return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Back in October, I travelled to London to do interviews for the current #1 movie in the world, Thor: The Dark World. Since then, we’re run a bunch of quotes from my interviews, but now that the film is out, we’re going to run all the interviews in full over the next three days. Here you can read about all the spoiler discussion in context, as well as more specific questions related to the film and some stuff about upcoming projects and superhero movies in general too.
Below you can read my full interview with Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Time for more Thor: The Dark World spoiler talk, specifically with respect to the mid-credits tag in the film. If you saw the movie this weekend and wondered what was going on with that guy in the first tag, all the explanation you need is below, along with some educated guesses about what the scene means for future Marvel films. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
This article contains major spoilers for Thor: The Dark World.
One of the best things about Thor: The Dark World is it leaves many intriguing unanswered questions. The biggest one involves the ripple effect of the mid-credits scene, which we’ll discuss shortly. But there’s also the fate of Loki. As you know if you’ve seen the film, there’s no real definitive answer as to Loki’s intentions at the end. To get an answer, I went to the source (or sources): Tom Hiddleston, director Alan Taylor and Marvel President Kevin Feige. I asked each what they thought of the film’s ending, and the answers suggest it has major Phase 3 implications.
We also found out why Kurse didn’t let Loki out of his cage, where exactly Thor ends up at the very end of the movie, and why the final credits tag is there at all. Below, read the quotes from the men who made the decisions. Read More »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 continues this weekend with the release of Alan Taylor‘s Thor: The Dark World. Coming from Game of Thrones, Taylor was hired to bring a new level of reality and action to the Thor universe, and many think he succeeded. Others do not.
Fresh off the events of The Avengers, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is imprisoned in Asgard and a new threat rises: Malekith (Christopher Eccelston), head of the Dark Elves, who hopes to destroy not only Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Asgard, but Earth, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and the entire universe.
After you see Thor: The Dark World, there is so, so much to discuss: Its effect on the rest of the MCU, the two credits teases, some major plot points and other surprises. Here’s where you can do that. Below, tell us and your fellow /Film readers what you thought of Thor: The Dark World. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Even though Thor is the title character in Thor: The Dark World, it’s pretty obvious who the fans really want to see: Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The filmmakers knew this too, and after production completed, shot additional footage to add more of the character. That’s not the only influence the actor had on the film, however. In several older interviews, Hiddleston mentioned he pitched Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on multiple ideas for his character and that some of them actually got used in the film.
So what specifically was he referring to? I asked Hiddleston just that, and his answer is more important to the film’s story than you’d think. We don’t spoil specifics of Thor: The Dark World below, but the conversation does indicate one big general aspect of the film. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
If one were to believe all the negative buzz during production on Thor: The Dark World, you’d assume the film is a disaster. It’s not. In fact, it’s pretty fantastic and a shining example of how things many laymen think of as huge red flags — such as reshoots and rewrites — can actually be used to drastically improve a film.
During production, several rumors came out about the making of the Thor sequel. In the coming days, we’ll give you the scoop on all of them. First up, much was made over the fact that director Alan Taylor went back to add more scenes with Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki. That’s true and, below, we’ll tell you which scenes were added. Second, Taylor mentioned how Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought in to help with a few scenes and we can tell you which scenes he rewrote.
Read the answers, which are spoiler-free, below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by David Chen
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the original Thor, but I was starting to get psyched for Thor: The Dark World after seeing Thor’s plot extended in clever ways in The Avengers, and after reading Germain’s mostly-positive review of the film.
I was unpleasantly surprised to find that Thor: The Dark World is quite a mess. Not only are the action and stakes underwhelming, it also squanders a lot of the quality character work done in the first film, making me appreciate that film so much more. After the jump, hear my thoughts on the latest entry in the Marvel film universe.
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