While Kenneth Branagh struggled to define a world in the original Thor, Alan Taylor has the gift of audience familiarly with its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Branagh’s original film took a long time to find its footing and never quite explored how great the characters of Thor and Loki could be. That second issue was ironed out in The Avengers.
So Thor: The Dark World hits the ground running with fully realized, charismatic and confident portrayals of all the characters involved. It’s defined by Thor being an ultimate hero and Loki being a mischievous villain. That, coupled with plenty of Avengers-size action, laugh-out-loud humor and Marvel Cinematic Universe easter eggs help make Thor: The Dark World one of the best Marvel films to date. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
One of the hottest actors in the industry could be headed toward one of the coldest places on the planet. Benedict Cumberbatch is being eyed to star as George Mallory in Doug Liman‘s Everest, with Joel Kinnaman, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Matthew Goode, and Jim Sturgess also in the mix.
If you’re confused because you thought Jason Clarke had already replaced Christian Bale in that movie, you’re thinking of the other Everest, by Baltasar Kormakur. That one has suffered a few setbacks but is now hoping to shoot this fall, with Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Jake Gyllenhaal in addition to Clarke. Get the latest on both movies after the jump.
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Audiences like Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The character did well in Thor, but The Avengers really turned him into a fan-favorite. It was that snarl, the willingness to be beaten like a rag doll by the Hulk, and the phrase “mewling quim” that set hearts a-flutter. Loki is a big part of Thor: The Dark World, to the point where reshoots added more of the character after shooting originally ended. But after that film opens this November, we won’t see much of Loki for a while.
Fans aren’t too happy about his potential leave-taking of the screen, and one group is petitioning Marvel Studios for a standalone film featuring the character. Read More »
Loki is taking over for Khan in Guillermo del Toro‘s latest. Last week, Benedict Cumberbatch dropped out of del Toro’s upcoming haunted house film Crimson Peak for one of many possible reasons. He’s now been replaced by an actor that’s sure to please just as many, if not more fans. Tom Hiddleston will be taking over the role Cumberbatch vacated.
It was also revealed that Legendary will co-finance the film with Universal. Read More »
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As curious as we are about many of the secondary characters in Thor: The Dark World, really it’s the Thor and Loki show. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston‘s portrayals of the feuding brothers have been the heart of not only Thor, but The Avengers and – from what we’ve seen – this sequel as well. So it’s little surprise they’re the first two character to get their own posters for the November 8 release, directed by Alan Taylor. Check them out below. Read More »