Thor Ragnarok

How did a certain cameo in Thor: Ragnarok come together? What’s in store for Justice League Day on November 18? Who is playing Brainiac on SyFy’s Krypton series? Did you know The Revengers are a real superhero team in Marvel Comics? How much is Thor: Ragnarok on track to make this weekend? What did Jason Momoa name Aquaman‘s trident? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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When Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor made his hammer-smashing debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, his character was ripped directly from comic book pages, staying true to his origins and persona – a noble warrior whose sole reason for existing is to protect his home world of Asgard, his people, and the rest of the nine realms. In the greater timeline of the MCU, Thor appears in his own stand-alone trilogy (Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok), two ensemble films (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Doctor Strange.

Thor: Ragnarok (the last film in the trilogy) is a welcome and drastic change from his previous films. Thor is so remarkably different that we barely recognize the original God of Thunder, especially with his snazzy new haircut. And It’s not just Thor – the entire film has a completely contrasting tone and aesthetic compared to the rest of the trilogy. Director Taika Watiti took Thor out of a dark world of doom and gloom and tossed him into a whimsical rainbow.

Throughout his screen time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor noticeably transforms from a serious, wise warrior into a goofball (bordering on big buffoon) with a magical hammer. Although fans adore this new light-hearted, funny guy version of Thor, we’re still asking, “since when did Thor become a comedian?”

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After nine years and 17 movies, Marvel Studios has gotten pretty good about training audiences to stay in their seats as the credits roll. By slipping extra footage into the credits, they have effectively tricked millions of people into hanging around and showing a little bit of respect for the thousands of artists and technicians who made the production happen. That’s probably the greatest trick Marvel has pulled off to date.

Of course, these mid-credits and post-credits scenes are often where the connective tissue between various Marvel movies is planted and Thor: Ragnarok is no different. The mid-credits scene in Taika Waititi’s film is setting up something huge, but the film itself concludes with an ellipsis, something to be resolved in a later Marvel adventure.

So let’s talk about what it means. Major spoilers lie ahead, naturally.

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What’s in store for the season finale of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series? Do new Avengers 4 set photos indicate a flashback or time travel to The Avengers in 2012? Did you know there were once talks of a Catwoman spin-off after Batman Returns? What secret Marvel project is Laurence Fishburne working on?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Who has been hired as production designer for 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie? Where is Wally West on this season of The Flash and why is he gone? How much trouble did Mark Ruffalo cause when he accidentally live streamed audio from the Thor: Ragnarok premiere? Does the Justice League soundtrack track list hint at any character cameos? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Want to see what Supergirl‘s next worldkiller villain Reign looks like in full costume? Who has been hired to write Black Adam? Why did Mark Ruffalo think Thor: Ragnarok might break the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why didn’t Christopher Reeve like working with Marlon Brando on Superman: The Movie? How did an Australian fast food company almost ruin X-Men: The Animated Series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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(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, watch a recap of the entire Thor franchise leading up to the release of Thor: Ragnarok this weekend. Plus, check out a little animated LEGO short featuring brick versions of Rick and Morty, and see how the team from Man At Arms forges an impressive replica of Blade‘s sword. Read More »

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Who is playing the new iteration of Poison Ivy on this season of Gotham? How much did Thor: Ragnarok make in its opening weekend at the international box office? Want to see the first trailer for Scooby-Doo & Batman: the Brave and the Bold? What does James Gunn have to say about Marvel and DC fans arguing? Will The Grandmaster and The Collector ever share a scene together in the future? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Thor: Ragnarok Sneak Peek Video

We’ve already seen plenty from Thor: Ragnarok thanks to the trailers released by Marvel Studios, not to mention the featurette introducing The Revengers, a TV spot highlighting the strongest Avenger, and a clip giving us a taste of The Grandmaster. But now that the movie is under a week away from hitting theaters in the United States, we’re getting to the point that too much footage is being shown, and more arrives everyday.

If you’re already on board to see Thor: Ragnarok, then we recommend that you stay away from the latest sneak peek video released online. Most of it features extended moments from the TV spots and trailers we’ve already seen, but there are also plenty of new moments that would be much better left out of sight and mind as we wait for the movie to arrive, including one particular action sequence from towards the end of the movie. Watch the Thor: Ragnarok sneak peek video if you dare, but you’ve been warned. Read More »

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What happens when Mark Hamill gets kidnapped by The Joker and Trickster? Are you ready to play as Hellboy in Injustice 2? What did Joss Whedon have to say about Thor: Ragnarok? Could Jeffrey Dean Morgan ever play Flashpoint Batman in the DCEU? Want to get your hands on some Justice League coins? How does South Park mock Marvel in their new video game? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »