Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision in the upcoming 'Avengers' movie, has been overwhelmed by the size of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' set and he's not the only one.
Paul Bettany was shocked with the size and scale of The Avengers: Age of Ultron set. The 43-year-old actor has previously had a role in The Avengers Assemble and the Iron Man trilogy as the voice of Iron Man's computer JARVIS but he plays the villain, The Vision, in the upcoming Avengers film.
Paul Bettany stars as The Vision in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron.
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble once again to celebrate their success. But when a new project from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reveals itself to be sentient and ready to bring the world to its knees, The Avengers are ready to fight amongst themselves while the threat of Ultron (James Spader) grows his strength, and gains allegiance from Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Meanwhile, Stark is seeing hostility from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) while Captain America (Chris Evans) desperately tries to bring the team back together to stop the Age of Ultron.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer
Congratulations to Miss Upton, who is happy and confident above all.
Kate Upton – sexiest woman alive? Whatever you may say about Upton’s aesthetic, obviously she ticks the boxes for a lot of people, and America’s latest girl next door has been crowned The Sexiest by People magazine.
People Magazine has just made official what Sports Illustrated readers already suspected - Kate Upton is the sexiest woman alive.
Now, ignoring the fact that in 2014, we’re still bestowing titles like The Sexiest, congratulations to Ms Upton on her very, very prestigious win. Given that the 22-year-old Vogue alumna is the first woman to receive the title, this may just be People’s gentle nod towards gender equality?
Continue reading: Kate Upton Crowned People's Sexiest Woman Alive
When an unnamed hacker begins to steal money from wherever he wants, he turns his attention on acts of terror. After the destruction of a Chinese power plant, a collaboration of American and Chinese agencies begin trying to find just who this person is. They finally hit on the idea of bringing convicted hacker Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) out of his 15-year-jail time, in order to help them track down the illusive boogieman. But as he is always one step ahead of them, it seems that even Hathaway's help will not result in them catching their crook.
Continue: Blackhat Trailer
The 'Thor' star does not feel sorry for his famous little brother's "reckless" behaviour and failed romances.
Chris Hemsworth is definitely looking out for his little brother Liam, but when it comes to the 'Hunger Games' star's "reckless" personal mistakes, he will not show any sympathy because they are just so alike.
Hemsworth has no sympathy for Liam's failed relationships
While speaking with the January 2015 issue of GQ magazine, the 31-year-old actor opened up about having a protective nature over his famous lil bro, and how becoming a family man has changed his livelihood.
While speaking about being prized with the prestigious award, the Aussi hunk made sure he thanked, "My parents, I guess, for putting this together."
Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as 'Thor' in the Marvel movies, has been awarded the prestigious honour of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2014, taking over from last year's recipient Adam Levine.
Hemsworth is People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2014
Like every year, the announcement of this year's most handsome star took place on Wednesday (Nov 19th) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" But before the unveiling began, Kimmel informed viewers how someone may be considered for this award.
A lot has happened since the Battle of New York. The world was attacked by Norse God, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), causing a united force of tech super-hero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reanimated World War Two super soldier Captain America (Chris Evans) and Loki's brother - the Norse God of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Two years on, the Avengers have worked to defeat evil in Godly realm of Asgard, on planet Earth, and within S.H.I.E.L.D., the organisation that brought them together in the first place. Now, with Iron Man in retirement and S.H.I.E.L.D. in disarray, the world is suddenly threatened by Ultron (James Spader), a robot who seeks to destroy the Avengers now that he has been unshackled.
Continue: Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Teaser Trailer
'In The Heart of the Sea' should provide movie fans with some sustenance after the post-Oscars lull.
Fast-forward to March 2015 and you'll be sick to the back teeth of movies. All movies. You'll have been reading about how Jennifer Lawrence fell over at the Oscars again. How Boyhood won everything and why that director got snubbed, or why that Patrick Harris fella should stick to the Emmys.
But fear not, because there's a potentially excellent movie set for March 2015 that could renew your faith in cinema - real cinema. The first trailer for In The Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard's new movie, dropped this week and it looks hugely promising. The director reteams with Rush star Chris Hemsworth to tell the frightening true story of a New England whaling ship called Essex, assaulted by a mammoth whale in 1820. The maritime disaster inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick, but that classic novel told only half the story.
In August of 1819, The Essex set sail from New England. The whaling ship set out beyond the edges of the map to hunt in unknown waters. What the 21-man crew discovered, was far from what they could ever have imagined. A sperm whale - absolutely gigantic and hell-bent on destroying their comparatively tiny ship. While battling the demon of a sea beast, the ship was destroyed, and many of the crew were killed. As the few survivors struggled to find land and make their way back to South America, they faced a harrowing adventure, and fought insanity, storms, starvation and despair. All with the great whale fresh in their minds. The crew referred to it as Moby Dick.
Continue: In The Heart of The Sea - Teaser Trailer
When an anonymous hacker is able to disrupt the files for three major banks around the world, it the US government find themselves unable to stop the mysterious cybercriminal. After beginning a joint operation with China, they turn to Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), a hacker serving a fifteen year sentence for his crimes. In exchange for his freedom, Hathaway agrees to help the combined force track down and stop the hacker. But when his cyber-attacks turn into acts of terrorism, Hathaway discovers that he is facing an enemy not motivated by money or politics. An enemy that exists everywhere at every time, and can strike out against whoever he pleases.
Continue: Blackhat Trailer
Sorry, Marvel nerds, no Dr. Strange news for you. But here's a bunch of other stuff!
No one is surprised that Marvel had big things prepared for their Comic-Con panel, after all it’s the biggest industry event of the year. Those, who missed out on a seat in Hall H, however, won’t have to wait long for the recaps and news leaks to start pouring in, not including (unfortunately) the long awaited announcement of the actor cast to play Dr. Strange in the upcoming film, HitFix reports.
RDJ won't be the (only) star of the show this time.
The panel, which featured the longest superhero lineup of any event ever (we’re guessing here) included Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), James Spader, who will be introduced as Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Josh Brolin, who was announced as the voice of Thanos. And breathe.
But who made the top 5?
Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in Hollywood for a second year running, Forbes has announced, putting Iron Man star top of the list with earnings totalling around $75 million. It is his involvement with the Marvel franchise that boosts his position to pole – the movie bagged around $1.2b when it was released last May and comprises the bulk of his counted earnings.
Robert Downey Jr is a rich, rich man [Getty/Jason Merritt]
Given Iron Man’s heavy involvement with the Avengers team – the highest grossing single film in the entirety of the company’s output – Downey Jr. presence in the upcoming instalment, Age of Ultron, means he’ll be ‘there or there abouts’ for a few years to come, we’d predict.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Is The Biggest Earner In Hollywood, Again
Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes Magazine's annual list of Top Earners in Hollywood for the second year in a row.
With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr. shows that he's somewhat similar to his onscreen counterpart, billionaire superhero Tony Stark. 2014 has actually been a fairly quiet year for Downey Jr. considering there is no Marvel blockbuster hitting our screens (featuring him, at any rate) but he still managed to maintain his spot at the top.
It's been another great year for Robert Downey Jr.
Continue reading: Robert Downey Jr Crowned King Of The Box Office
Thor is now a woman.
Thor, the Norse superhero from the Marvel Comics universe, is to become a woman to attract more female fans to the franchise. The new incarnation , which sees Thor with long blonde hair, metal armour and a red cape, will be unveiled in a comic series this October.
Natalie Portman [L] and Chris Hemsworth [R] in Thor 2
Jason Aaron, Marvel series writer, made it very clear that this would be a permanent change.
Continue reading: Norse Superhero Thor Is Now A Woman. And That's Great
Do you think Thor should change gender? There's not a great deal you can do about it, but you CAN vote in our poll below
Marvel has made the bold decision to change the sex of one of their most established characters. Thor is no longer a guy; he’s a girl. Or she’s a girl. Forgive us while we acclimatise ourselves.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor - We'll be seeing a female actor take this role soon enough
Thor, who is based on the god of thunder of Norse myth, will be a female lead when the new series of comics (written by Jason Aaron with art by Russell Dauterman) hits in October. This, according to Marvel, is "one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of the 'big three' of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor".
The hammer-wielding demigod, who was played by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel films, will return in a new comic book series as a female, as the publisher attempts to create a gender balanced roster.
The almighty 'Thor' will now be relatable to both genders.
In this midst of criticism over Marvel Comics being too geared towards their male audiences, Marvel Entertainment made a surprising announcement on Tuesday (July 15th).
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth played 'Thor' in the Marvel movies
Continue reading: Marvel Shocks Fans When Announcing Thor Will Become A Women In Comics
It's hammer time! The Avengers: Age of Ultron is filming in some Surrey woods.
Chris Hemsworth has been spotted filming as the hammer-wielding superhero Thor in a British woodland for the upcoming sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Australian actor was seen reprising his role as the muscular God in some woods near Guildford in Surrey.
Chris Hemsworth's Thor Is Spotted Smashing A Tank With His Hammer Filming 'The Avengers 2.'
Thor is seen bringing his hammer down upon an impressive-looking, futuristic tank in the new on set shots. There have been persistent rumours than the sequel's opening sequence will feature the team attacking Baron Strucker's (Thomas Kretschmann) stronghold somewhere in Europe.
Continue reading: If You Go Down To The Woods, You'll Find The Avengers Film Set
The creators of 'The Lego Movie' have hinted they would like the Marvel superheroes to appear in 'The Lego Movie 2.' Here's our pick of the top five that we'd like to see.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writer/director dream team behind the hugely successful The Lego Movie have said that they would love to feature Marvel heroes in The Lego Movie 2. The sequel, which is provisionally set to come out in May 2017, will be directed by Chris McKay, rather than Miller and Lord.
The Lego Movie won over even the harshest critics to become one of the biggest films of 2013
Both have admitted it would be difficult to make it work with Marvel in The Lego Movie 2 because of legal issues. The Lego Movie was made by Warner Bros, so they were able to use all of the DC superheroes, as they are owned by Warner. Superman, the Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash all featured in the first Lego Movie, but would Marvel allow Warner to use their characters?
Continue reading: The 5 Marvel Superheroes We'd Like To See In 'The Lego Movie 2'
The acting couple revealed that they have called their family's two newest additions Tristen and Sasha.
The parents of three, who also share 22 month-old daughter India Rose, have revealed the newly born twin boys names.
A photo was shared on the 37 year-old actress's Instagram page along with a caption that revealed they were called Tristen and Sasha.
The 'Age of Ultron' cast were snapped filming in Italy.
Last week we saw the Avengers: Age of Ultron brother-sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Marvel's concept art but thanks to newly released on-set photos, we have been able to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor Johnson as their superhero alter-egos filming an action scene in Italy, via Getty Images/Comic Book Resources.
Elizabeth Olsen Settles Into Her Super New Role In Italy.
The brand new snaps also afford us the opportunity to have a gander at the sequel's main villain, Ultron, who appeared in pre-CGI form as a sinister looking silver robot. Hilariously, the actor performing the movements of the baddie was photographed wearing a thick puffer jacker underneath his high tech silver scales and helmet; a feature that will be digitally erased when it comes to editing.
Chris Hemsworth seems like the obvious choice to play Thor, but these other actors were also considered for the role.
After owning the role in two hit movies, it’s hard to imagine any one other than gorgeous blond man-mountain, Chris Hemsworth, playing Marvel Comics superhero, Thor. You can’t even hear the word “Thor” without Chris coming into mind (we definitely don’t just sit here chanting “Thor” for this exact reason. Ahum).
Thor has been played by Chris Hemsworth in both movies
But if you thought that he was the first choice to play the role, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Chris’ potential apparently didn’t shine through immediately for the producers, and although he auditioned early he was put to one side while other actors auditioned. Imagine if one of these actors had won the role instead of Chris. It’ll be hard to think about, but sometimes life is tough.
No wonder they looked so happy at the Golden Globes, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are having two babies!
Chris and Elsa are totally loved up
Hello! magazine's Spanish equivalent Hola! have reported that the 'Thor' star's model wife is pregnant with two babies this time round, which explains the exceptionally large bump she has been displaying out and about over the past few weeks. The Spanish model looked positively glowing as walked the red carpet in a floor-skimming, black Paule Ka gown at the Golden Globe Awards alongside husband Chris and made no attempt to hide her heavy pregnancy.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth And Elsa Pataky Announce Twins On The Way
Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky may have got more then they bargained for as the pregnant actress is expected to give birth, this Spring, to twins.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and his actress wife Else Pataky are preparing for not one but two new members to their family.
HOLA! magazine reports, the 'Thor' star and the 'Fast Five' hottie are expecting twins.
Elsa, who is in her third trimester, is due to give birth in spring.
Continue reading: 'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth And Wife Elsa Pataky Are Expecting Twins
All it took was a wig!
Natalie Portman has rocked the Thor 2: The Dark World boat by admitting that during the final, passionate kissing scene between Jane and Thor, it wasn't her kissing Chris Hemsworth. Chris' wife Elsa Pataky is said to have stepped in wearing a wig to make the love shot all the more believable. Click to watch the 'Thor' trailer.
Natalie Portman Admits She Had A Stand-In For The Final Kissing Scene.
The decision to have Elsa step in as a smooch double was apparently less to do with any lack of chemistry between Chris and Natalie, and more scheduling conflicts that meant the Black Swan star couldn't be in two places at once.
The British actor was voted as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' by Glamour magazine
Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who after four consecutive years of being declared the world's biggest hunk, fell down to number two this year.
Henry Cavill is apparently the sexiest man alive
The Twilight-star has long been a favourite for the magazine when compiling their yearly list of sexiest men, but this year the spandex-wearing DC superhero Cavill proved too dashing to ignore, as he leaped to the top spot. Cavill was chosen as the sexiest man alive by the magazine on the back of his successful turn as Superman in the blockbuster Man of Steel, with his chiselled abs and facial features probably going some way towards securing his spot at the top of the poll too.
Continue reading: Superman Is Super-Sexy: Henry Cavill Tops 'Sexiest Man Alive' Poll
The 'Thor' actor and his wife of nearly three years are expecting baby number two
Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky are going to be parents for a second time, with the celebrity pair announcing Pataky's pregnancy earlier this week. After rumours began to emerge, the Thor star's rep confirmed the news to People Magazine earlier this week.
Congratulations Chris and Elsa!
The 30-year-old and his 37-year-old wife are already parents to 18 month-old India Rose and will see the arrival of her sibling in spring/summer 2014. The pair have been together since the beginning of the decade and started dating in early 2010, marrying that December. Pataky gave birth to their first child, India, on May 11, 2012.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Expecting Second Child With Wife Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth will continue the celebrations after 'Thor: The Dark World' released to an impressive reception as his wife, Elsa Pataky, is pregnant with their second child.
The Australian actor is expecting a child with his actress wife, Elsa Pataky.
People first confirmed the happy news with the couple's rep giving confirmation to the magazine.
'Thor: The Dark World' remains No.1 at the US Box Office but 'The Best Man Holiday' proved to be an unlikely rivalry to the superhero epic.
'Thor: The Dark World' still reigns the US box office after a close battle with the unlikely opponent 'The Best Man Holiday'.
'Thor: The Dark World' stays at No.1 for a second week
In its second weekend of release the 'Thor' sequel still remains the most popular amongst cinemagoers as it scored an impressive $38.5 million, bringing in the 10 day total of $147 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
In a jam-packed week in showbiz news, Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' was finally released, Eminem's MMLP2 became one of the year's biggest debuts and two former rival boybands united.
'ARTPOP' Drops: Lady GaGa released her fourth studio album, ARTPOP, on the 11th November after a rollercoaster few months ensuring her new record would hit the charts running. However, middling reviews and an anti-climactic release after months of leaked songs, incentives to buy and mini monster melt-downs means Mother Monster's new work may have misfired. But the elusive Gaga showed that through it all she had a sense of humour when she parodied her infamous meat dress on SNL. See how here.
Miley Cyrus' MTV EMAs Joint: Pop star Miley Cyrus continued her whirlwind of controversy during this week's MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Amsterdam. Miley performed her Bangerz hits 'We Can't Stop' and 'Wrecking Ball' in her characteristically skimpy outfits. See photos here. But it was when she puffed on a very suspicious roll-up during her 'Best Video' acceptance that made the internet buzz. Find out more here.
'Thor 2: The Dark World' will continue its dominance over the box-office this weekend, but not for much longer.
Despite the release of Malcolm D. Lee's well-reviewed sequel The Best Man Holiday, Marvel's Thor 2: The Dark World will remain at No.1 on the box-office in its second weekend with a predicted gross of $40 million.
Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor 2: The Dark World'
The 3-D movie should take its overall gross to an incredible $450 million, which already eclipses the $450 million entire gross for the first Thor movie. It's another success story for Marvel, who will almost certainly green-light a third movie.
'Thor: The Dark World' has taken a storming $86.1m (£53.8m) in its first weekend.
The second movie in the Thor franchise, Thor: The Dark World, has smashed its way to the top of the US box office on its first week of opening, raking in $86.1m (£53.8m) from action-hungry cinemagoers.
Chris Hemsworth's Thor Has Helped Marvel Enjoy Yet Another Box Office Champion Movie.
The movie sees Chris Hemsworth's hammer-wielding Thor team up with his evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddlestone) save the Earth from Malekith's (Christopher Ecclestone) even more evil forces.
Continue reading: Thor Soars Over Weekend To Reign US Box Offices
The top grossing film of the weekend was the latest Marvel/Disney outing, which absolutely dominated the box office
Thor: The Dark World almost became the top grossing November release of all time this weekend when it managed to bring in an estimated $86 million in the domestic market since its Friday (Nov 8) release in the USA. It narrowly missed out on beating the record set by Skyfall in 2012, but its numbers are nonetheless a fantastic result for studio bosses at Marvel and Disney.
Chris Hemsworth is back as the God of Thunder
Benefiting from the global blockbuster that was Marvel's The Avengers, much like Iron Man 3 did earlier this year, the estimated weekend takings of Thor 2 prove that there is still a great deal of life left in the superhero genre and despite lukewarm reviews, the film still has a keen and dedicated audience. The domestic performance from Thor 2 mirrors the similar successes enjoyed by the film in the international market, where it has already grossed $240.9 million. Thor was released a week earlier in a number of key international markets, including the United Kingdom and Australia, and has continued to perform well overseas.
'Thor: The Dark World' is the clear No.1 on this weekend's US Box Office after an impressive debut.
Marvel's newest feature film 'Thor: The Dark World' has thundered its way to the top of the US Box Office on its opening weekend. The comic book inspired thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins eclipsed all other cinematic competition as it earned an impressive $86.1 million since its release on Friday (Nov 8th).
Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor' and Anthony Hopkins as Odin
The sequel to 2011's 'Thor' $7.1 million in Thursday-night previews and Friday-midnight screenings, its studio reported on Friday.
The supporting actor in Thor: The Dark World has got a devoted following of his own.
Tom Hiddleston might play one of the now iconic villains of the Marvel-verse, but the charitable actor actually has little in common with his character in Thor: The Dark World. This past Halloween, Hiddleston took the chance to get in touch with his youngest fans, appearing in full Loki garb before an audience of 300 children at a recent special Halloween screening of Thor: The Dark World. For USA Today, the actor explained that he loves reconnecting with his youngest fans, because they put everything into perspective.
The movie and especially Hiddleston's character have been a constant news item for the past two weeks.
"Sometimes it's easy to forget that's who we're doing it for," Hiddleston says. "It really brought home to me what a privilege it is to occupy a place in this particular universe. When you hear the pleasure and delight of children, it makes it all worth it."
Marvel's latest offering should take home the money this weekend.
It’s not that Thor: The Dark World is a particularly brilliant film – the indifferent reviews put an end to that kind of talk – but probably the lack of meaningful competition that mean this weekend will be Marvel-centric. Chris Hemsworth and his chums should clean up.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor with Anthony Hopkins as Odin
The plot takes place after the events of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s Avenger’s. Thor is trying to restore peace across the cosmos, but an ancient race – lead by Malekith – have other ideas, and intend to restore the universe to its previous state of darkness. Thor must unite with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – who is serving prison time for war crimes on modern day earth, to save literally everything.
It should be a big weekend for 'Thor,' but will you be talking about 'The Dark World' on the bus home?
Finally, Thor: The Dark World hits U.S cinemas tonight after months of build up, trailers, pictures and reviews. Without much competition, the film is expected to clean up this weekend’s box office with aplomb, but will you be handing over your hard-earned cash for Marvel’s latest blockbuster?
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in 'The Dark World.'
Marvel are certainly going through a purple patch; they built upon the success of 2012’s The Avengers – the third highest grossing movie of all time – with more solid efforts, like this year’s The Wolverine. And while they haven’t hit the heights of Joss Whedon’s ensemble masterpiece, things are rumbling along nicely.
'Thor: The Dark World', ahead of its release in the US on Friday (8th November), has failed to impressive critics.
Thor: The Dark World is due to be released in the US this weekend. The sequel to the 2011 Marvel film sees Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reuniting with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in order to face a new and dangerous enemy.
Tom Hiddleston's performance as Loki has been highly praised.
Critics have been largely underwhelmed by the film and have described it as lacking in the vigour and excitement of its predecessor. Critics have commented on two particular, and crucial, aspects of the film: namely the "overcomplicated" plot and the "tacky 3D effects."
Continue reading: Critics Underwhelmed By 'Thor: The Dark World' Ahead Of US Release
We run through our top 10 Marvel movies in light of 'Thor: The Dark World's' release. Disagree with anything? Let us know!
With the release of Thor: The Dark World in the U.S. this week, we thought we'd take a look back into Marvel's movie history and put together a list of its Top 10 finest moments. Ok so a couple of the movies weren't actually made by the studio, but all feature characters from the Marvel comics.
The Thor sequel pulled in $8.7 million over its debut weekend in the UK - more than four times the amount that it's nearest rival grossed - and with Ender's Game the vulnerable reigning champion of the stateside box-office, things are looking good for Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman this weekend. Read our Thor 2 review here.
So, relax, grab yourself a cool drink and mull over our list of the Top 10 Marvel movies. Do you agree?
Continue reading: Did 'Thor 2' Make Our Top 10 Best Marvel Movies?
The film follows an unparalleled success streak for Marvel.
Thor: The Dark World is nearing its US release – Friday, November 8th, as the primary contender for the weekend box office. In the UK, where the movie was released last week, it raked in an impressive £8.65 million on opening night and £5.54 million over its first weekend. Those are impressive numbers and nearly double those of the movie in second place, but the film’s overall European takings are even more stunning. The film was a number 1 release in several countries, including France, Germany and Spain taking $109.4 million worldwide in its first weekend.
The film expands on the love/hate relationship betweet Thor and Loki.
Thor: The Dark World tracks the struggles and enemies that Marvel’s Thor has to face,following the events of The Avengers (or The Avengers Assemble in the UK.) Starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, the film also boasts a star-studded British cast, including Tom Hiddleston, who returns as Loki, Idris Elba, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Eccleston in his debut appearance within the franchise. While a lot of the story takes place on Asgard, several key scenes from the movie were filmed on location in London.
More glittering 'Awesome Points' for the English actor, AKA the nicest villain in Hollywood.
Tom Hiddleston, the actor famous for playing Thor villain Loki, has earned himself a bunch of new and much younger fans in the promotional run up to the upcoming release of action movie, Thor: The Dark World.
Tom Hiddleston's Loki Comedy Central Slot Will Be Aired On Tuesday Night.
Appearing on Comedy Central tomorrow night, Hiddleston as Loki will address a new array of loyal earthling subjects...in a kindergarten class. Bedecked in his Loki gear, including a wig, robe and white face paint, Loki can be seen sitting on a brightly colored beanbag whilst his four new 'minions' sit around him.
Continue reading: Thor 2: Tom Hiddleston Takes Loki To Meet The Kids For Comedy Central
The superhero sequel performed admirably in its first weekend in the overseas market, which should indicate a similarly positive return when it opens at home
Disney have had some troubling releases in the past few years, with potential blockbusters (we won't name names) bombing tremendously when they came to the big screen. Its a good thing that the Marvel branch of their movie operations is performing so well then, as the latest Disney/Marvel release, Thor 2: The Dark World, has already made a sizeable impression on the overseas market since it was released last week.
Opening in the UK and France on Wednesday, 30 October, and other major markets Australia and Germany a day later, the film was the runaway winner at the weekend box office in each of these foreign markets and early predictions have estimated that the film could have made up to $100 million already. According to Box Office Mojo, the film has made an estimated $109,400,000 from foreign markets since it was released last week. When the film opens in the US on 8 November, there is a good chance that it could match this kind of popular reception and go on to make a hefty amount in the box office by the end of its run.
The two actors have developed a brotherly bond over three movies.
It’s out. It’s here! Thor: The Dark World is finally in cinemas as of last Wednesday (in the UK and Europe) or Friday (in the US), and it is one of, if not the most buzz-worthy release of the season. Good or bad, that’s for moviegoers to decide on their own, but without spoiling anything for you, this might be the film in which we’ve seen Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki act more brotherly than ever. Maybe it’s that special bond that forms after doing three whole movies together or maybe it’s something else.
Can you spot the family resemblance?
After all, Hemsworth and Hiddleston have spoken about their instant chemistry in plenty of interviews and their ability to riff off each other has only gotten better with time and further collaboration. But besides improving their working relationship, Hemsworth and Hiddleston have also inadvertently become experts on Norse mythology – more or less.
Hiddleston flew from London to New York to surprises kids at a screening of 'Thor: The Dark World' at AMC Empire 25 in Times Square this week
Tom Hiddleston has garnered a reputation as being one of the kindest gentlemen you would be lucky enough to run in to. Whether he's tackling poverty, giving kids a lift on his shoulders for the sake of it, bringing people soup or just generally being a good guy, the man sets an example across celeb-dom of how you should behave. So when it came time for him to choose between staying in London and partying with his Thor co-stars following the premiere of Thor: The Dark World, or flying across to New York City to surprise kids at an advanced charity screening of the film, you can bet he chose the latter.
Hiddleston as Loki in the new film
Tom flew across the Atlantic just hours after attending the premiere of the Thor sequel to make a surprise, unannounced visit to an advanced screening of the film and to pay tribute to organisers at the Variety: the Children's Charity of New York and The Children's Aid Society. On Thursday, 31 October, the AMC Empire 25 cinema in Times Square held the one off Variety screening of the new Marvel adventure for the benefit of some of the city's underprivileged children - the perfect arena for Hiddleston to flex his gentlemanly muscles yet again.
There's glowing reviews for Thor 2 as it reaches UK audiences today! (November 1st 2013)
It seems to be that Thor 2: The Dark World is one of those films that you either love or hate - but most people seem to be loving it.The sequel to the 2011 comic adventure flick hits UK cinemas today and it seems that it is continuing to impress.
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Thor 2
Thor: The Dark World sees the return of Chris Hemsworth in the title role, alongside his onscreen brother Tom Hiddleston as Loki and love interest Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. While pretty much all the reviews on the web are insisting that it does not live up to the standards of the first movie, few people are complaining.
Continue reading: 'Thor 2: The Dark World' Is Far From A Franchise Killer
Marvel can't help itself: these movies have to get bigger and crazier. And this one leaves us wondering where they can possibly go next, as it spirals into a madly funny-scary thriller that threatens the existence of the whole universe. But it also feels like a story children would make up as they go along. Still, the sparky characters and wildly cataclysmic approach are hugely entertaining.
The action picks up right after the Battle of New York (see 2012's The Avengers), and scientist Jane (Portman) is miffed that Thor (Hemsworth) didn't call when he was back on Earth. She has just started dating a nebbish Londoner (O'Dowd) when her assistant Darcy (Dennings) stumbles into a spatial anomaly that draws Jane right into the middle of a 5,000-year-old struggle between Thor's home-realm Asgard and the dark elf Malekith (Eccleston), who wants to use a swirling goo called the Aether to plunge all of existence into blackness just as the universe aligns itself. As this convergence approaches, Thor defies his father Odin (Hopkins) and turns to his disgraced, malicious brother Loki (Hiddleston) for help.
The film is overcrowded with small but pivotal characters, including stern but helpful gatekeeper Heimdall (Elba), mad-doctor Erik (Skarsgard) and Odin's wise wife Frigga (Russo). All of them help distract us from the movie's wildly shifting tone as it darts from sardonic comedy to Lord of the Rings-style battles to silly romance to dark emotion. But the best thing is the tense, unpredictable relationship between Thor and Loki, an enjoyable mixture of sibling rivalry and brotherly love that's well-played by Hemsworth and especially Hiddleston. None of the other characters really has a chance to develop around them. But at least the actors have fun with their roles, including a number of hilarious cameos along the way (there are also two post-credit stings).
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The stars of Thor: The Dark World descended on London for the world premiere in Leicester Square this week. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman posed for the paparazzi and greeted screaming fans before the screening. The film has had terrific word of mouth in advance of its opening in the UK next week and in America the week after. Browse through our photos from the 'Thor: The Dark World' world premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. Or click here to watch the trailer.
The big news this week is the casting of another UK actor, Jamie Dornan, as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, the kinky romance costarring Dakota Johnson. Best known for TV series like Once Upon a Time and The Fall, Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) in the role. If you're asking yourself 'Who Is Jamie Dornan?' Check out our cheat sheet for 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Christian.
Thor 2: The Dark World's appears to be Marvel's latest success, though it's not Chris Hemsworth who steals the show.
Marvel fans in Britain have a chance to see Thor 2: The Dark World next weekend, a whole week before their American friends across the Atlantic. The question is: will they be taunting the yanks over seeing one of the better Marvel movies in recent years or warning them to save the $20 and wait for the DVD?
Chris Hemsworth [L] and Anthony Hopkins [R] in 'Thor 2: The Dark World.'
The sequel to Kenneth Branagh's well-received movie continues the story of the Mighty Avenger as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from the shadow enemy that predates the universal itself. In the aftermath of Thor - and The Avengers for that matter - the main man (Chris Hemsworth) fights to restore order across the cosmos though his task is made a tad more difficult with the arrival of the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Ecclestone) who returns to the plunge the universe into darkness.
Tom Hiddleston has been having his say on Thor: The Dark World.
Tom Hiddleston Plays Loki in Thor: The Dark World
In Thor: The Dark World, the pair are forced to band together to fight Christopher Eccleston's Malekith the Accursed and Hiddleston spoke of the emotion underpinning their rocky relationship in conversation with Digital Spy this week.
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'Thor: The Dark World' premièred in London to unanimously positive receptions, could this be the greatest marvel comics film yet?
Disney Pictures and marvel Comic studios' 'Thor: The Dark World' had its London premiere last night (Oct 22nd). Australian actor Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the hammer throwing 'Thor' as does Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins in the much anticipated superhero sequel, which is already receiving rave reviews from critics.
Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor' and Anthony Hopkins as Odin
'Thor' is attempting to deal with the aftermath of 'The Avengers' (2012) as he attempts to restore order across the universe. However an ancient enemy re-emerges, so old it's older than the universe itself, is out for revenge and its one mission is to plunge the universe into darkness. 'Thor' fights to save all nine realms from this primeval race led by 'Malekith', an enemy so fierce he has to turn to his disgraced half-brother 'Loki' for help.
Continue reading: 'Thor: The Dark World' Favourite Amongst Critics-Review Round Up
Could The Punisher gatecrash a possible Daredevil film?
Kevin Feige may have been talking about Thor to Bleeding Cool, but such is his reach in the Marvel universe, it wasn’t long before talk turned to other characters and their futures. The Punisher and Daredevil fans, pay attention.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
“We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now,” explains Feige, adding that “Punisher could show up at one point.”
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