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There’s really no arguing that Loki is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best villain. As played by Tom Hiddleston, he’s so slyly charismatic that he often threatens to steal the show from right out under the real hero, Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor. But when casting for the first Thor was going on, Hiddleston wasn’t initially set on playing the bad guy. In fact, he originally tried out for the part of Thor.

The bonus features released with the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray include Hiddleston’s original audition tape for the role, in which he goes bare-chested, rocks long blond locks, and swings around the iconic hammer. See Hiddleston in action as Thor after the jump.

Update: If gifs aren’t enough, there’s now some brief video of Hiddleston’s audition, which we’ve added below.

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Did Ben Kingsley confirm his mystery Marvel one-shot? Is Batman vs. Superman secretly filming? Want to read a scene description from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How did one teen become a member of the Justice League? When can you ask Zack Snyder questions about Man of Steel? Does DC have to make a decision about integration between TV and movies? Want to see a gag reel from R.I.P.D.? Can you rewatch the original Thor in under two minutes? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Last week, Thor stars Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth appeared on BBC TV’s The Graham Norton Show to promote Thor: The Dark World. Portman talked about the huge difference in height between her and her co-star, which resulted in a comparison of their action figures. Check out the funny clip embedded after the jump.

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VOTD: ‘Thor’ Honest Trailer

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The Honest Trailers guys are back at it again, this time lampooning Marvel Studios’ Thor – “a film that only exists so that non nerds will recognize the blond guy in The Avengers.” Enjoy the trailer now, embedded after the jump.

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One of the many fun things about a new Marvel movie being released is an opportunity to see the older ones on the big screen again. For the release of The Avengers and Iron Man 3, Marvel organized theatrical marathons of the films leading up to the new movie, and the plan is  no different for this coming November 7. That’s when AMC Theaters will host screenings of Thor, The Avengers, and end with Thor: The Dark World hours before it opens. Read More »

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On October 24th and 25th, I visited the London set of the Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World. We’ll have more from that visit at a later time. Right now, the big mouse has given us the go-ahead to publish our on-set roundtable interview with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. Read the interview after the jump.

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After getting sued over the packaging of Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Blu-ray box set, Marvel has regrouped and reloaded. The official set goes back up for presale Tuesday and will now be on sale April 2, 2013.

With the added time, the company has gone ahead and upgraded the set. In addition to full Blu-rays of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, they’ve added brand new, never before seen deleted scenes from those films as well as an exclusive tease to all of the Phase Two movies – Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2 and maybe even Ant-Man. After the jump, read what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had to say about the set. Read More »

Six hundred million dollars later, The Avengers has rocked our world. The film, and the build-up to it, were such massive pop culture events, years in the making, that everything coming after it almost feels superfluous. So instead of looking forward, maybe it’s time to look back and appreciate what Marvel did leading up to The Avengers. That would be films like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, (mostly) high quality superhero movies that lead to this summer’s uber-hit.

Marvel is releasing a huge Blu-ray box set September 25 called Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled and has just released a trailer teasing the package. Check it out below. Read More »

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