Rush

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The Movie: Rush

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). On and off the track, the two drivers as push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s not likely that you’ll hear Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush mentioned in the conversation of the greatest sports dramas of all time. But thanks to the performances of Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl as Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the movie features one of the most intense, playful, and rousing rivalries that the big screen has ever seen. The movie not only makes great use of Hemsworth’s natural movie star looks and charisma, but it utilizes Brühl’s impressive skills as a chameleon of a character actor, making for the best of enemies on the track. Read More »

Furiosa Movie

Furiosa will return. Soon. Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller and Thor franchise star Chris Hemsworth held a press conference in New South Wales to announce production on the spin-off Furiosa will be taking place in Australia next year. Unlike Mad Max: Fury Road, which had a story that unfolded across a few days, Miller teased that Furiosa would be a saga that unfolds over many years. Read More »

thor love and thunder russell crowe

The Thor: Love and Thunder cast now includes Russell Crowe. Crowe’s role is being kept secret, and it’s assumed that it won’t amount to more than a cameo. Still, the actor has been confirmed to appear in the Taika Waititi-directed Marvel Studios sequel, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and maybe even Jeff Goldblum, too.

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Thor: Love and Thunder Cameos

Production on Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder is currently underway down in Australia. Director Taika Waititi is back to direct after being at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, and Chris Hemsworth is returning as the god of thunder. However, Marvel is shaking up the franchise a bit by bringing back Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will be taking on the mantle of The Mighty Thor herself. But that’s not the only surprise that Marvel Studios has in store for fans.

There will be two Thor: Love and Thunder cameos that no one would have expected to see. How do we know? Spy photos of the movie currently in production caught two stars on set in full wardrobe, and believe us when we say that you’d probably enjoy them more if you avoided this revelation.

But for all the rest of you who simply can’t resist, keep reading, but consider this your major spoiler warning. Read More »

thor love and thunder update

The start of Hollywood productions shooting in Australia or New Zealand is often marked by performances from indigenous dancers. And people all over the world have taken notice. The Maori Haka dance has gained particular fame, especially in its spreading through New Zealand sports. But few Hollywood stars use their platform to go deeper into the history of First Nations people.

With the start of production on the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, star Chris Hemsworth did precisely that, paying tribute to the indigenous Australians who greeted them as they started their shoot.

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extraction sequel

Hey, remember Extraction? It’s an utterly forgettable Netflix movie that got a lot of hype because it stars handsome man Chris Hemsworth and was produced by the Russo Brothers (Joe Russo also wrote it). Even though the action flick was pretty cut and dry and wrapped up its story rather definitively, it did really well (Netflix claims it’s their most-watched original film ever) and a sequel is being developed. But that’s not all. According to Joe Russo, the plan is to create an entire Extraction cinematic universe.

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thor love and thunder cast chris pratt

Chris Pratt, the internet’s current least favorite Chris, is joining the much more beloved Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder. Pratt’s Star-Lord/Peter Quill will appear in the Taika Waititi sequel, which makes sense since Avengers: Endgame concluded with Thor jetting off with the Guardians of the Galaxy. That said, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have an official release date yet, so it’s not exactly clear how all of this lines up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.

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thor love and thunder filming

While movie release dates are constantly in flux, Hollywood isn’t content to just sit around waiting to start shooting new stuff. Spider-Man 3 is currently shooting in New York. Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is expected to start shooting after that. And now, plans are underway to start shooting Thor: Love and Thunder in January.

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furiosa movie cast

Fans have been hoping for a follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road ever since George Miller‘s 2015 flick left all our jaws on the floor. Finally, it’s happening. 

Furiosa, a prequel film focusing on the character made so iconic by Charlize Theron in Fury Road, will star Anya Taylor-Joy as the young Furiosa, leading a cast that also includes Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Miller will direct, co-write, and produce.

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Netflix’s Spiderhead, a new sci-fi film from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, has just assembled a noteworthy cast: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee SmollettZombieland and Deadpool writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick are handling the script, which is adapted from a short story by George Saunders. The story involves an “experimental prison where inhabitants are guinea pigs.”

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