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).
Continue reading: Thor: The Dark World Review
London welcomed Thor: The Dark World's world premiere. Dornan lands Grey, while Hardy will play Elton John. Stallone, De Niro, Freeman, Douglas and Kline promote their projects. And Anchorman 2 promises a lot of laughs...
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.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston On The "Deep Love" Between Thor And Loki
'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.”
Ron Howard's Formula 1 movie has impressed critics, but is the show's drama fictional?
Racing movie Rush has premiered in the US and UK and has drawn the crowds, rising to the top of the week's box office charts in the UK and garnering positive critical attention. Though the movie focusses on the famous rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 Racing drivers - Britain's James Hunt and Austria's Niki Lauda - the storyline has been praised for rendering its mechanical detail and sporting emotions accessible to those who have little to no interest in racing.
The Movie Centres On The Rivalry Between James Hunt & Niki Lauda.
The movie excels in its building of the tension between the two drivers, played by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, as well as the high level of drama built up around what has been described as the golden era of racing. The drama of the sport is even emphasised in the trailer, where Brühl as Lauda declares "I accept every time I get in my car there's 20% chance I could die."
Ron Howard's movie performed strongly in the UK - but what about the U.S.?
Following the disappointment of The Dilemma, there was little fanfare for Ron Howard's latest movie: a biographical flick about the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauder during the 1976 motor racing season.
Set against the backdrop of the golden age of the sport, though also one of its most dangerous periods, Rush tells the tale of the handsome English playboy Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, relentlessly driven opponent Lauda (played by the outstanding Daniel Bruhl).
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Will early scepticism mar the movie's US release?
Ron Howard took a risk when he decided to make Rush: what qualified the US director with no interest in European Formula One racing to turn the legend of the most heated racing driver rivalry of all time into a movie?
Chris Hemsworth Plays Racing Star & Party Boy, James Hunt.
Howard has admitted he knew nothing about the Hunt/Lauda rivalry of the seventies until he was handed a script by Frost/Nixon writer, Peter Morgan. Morgan's skilful screenwriting wouldn't have been enough to carry the movie on its own though; Rush needed a passionate force in the driving seat. Howard explained to the Wall Street Journal about the spark he saw in the real-life story, and how he planned to turn it into a movie that film fans aside from gearheads could relate to.
Continue reading: Will Ron Howard's 'Rush' Stall At The US Box Office? [Trailer]
Exhilarating racing action punctuates this true story, which sharply traces the rivalry between two Formula One champs. It's superbly well-shot and edited, with engaging performances from the entire cast. And with only one moment of calculated sentimentality, it's director Ron Howard's most honest movie in years.
The story begins in the early 1970s, when two rising-star F1 drivers clash over their very different styles. Britain's James Hunt (Hemsworth) is a swaggering womaniser, revelling in the rock-star lifestyle. By contrast, Austria's Niki Lauda (Bruhl) is a fiercely detailed technician who loves pushing barriers. They clearly see things they like in each other, so their different approaches on the track develop into a competitive relationship that spurs them to the front of the pack. Over the years, both meet their wives (Wilde and Lara, respectively) and move from team to team as they rise to the top of their sport. And their rivalry comes to a head at the 1976 German Grand Prix when world champion Lauda is involved in a horrific, fiery accident.
Morgan's script is essentially two biopics cleverly woven together to let us see the push and pull between these two iconic figures. Unexpectedly, Bruhl's Lauda emerges as the stronger character, with his grounded approach and sardonic wit allowing Bruhl to play effectively with submerged emotions. By contrast, Hemsworth's Hunt is little more than a gifted good-time boy who isn't worried about his lack of substance. It's a likeable, loose performance (we barely notice the wobbly British accent). Opposite them Lara and Wilde provide solid, subtle support, as do the fine actors who fill out the pit crews.
Continue reading: Rush Review
James Spader has joined the cast of Marvel's Avengers. Spader will be playing the villain in the upcoming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
James Spader has been cast as the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Marvel announced Spader will be playing the evil robot set against the Avengers team in the upcoming sequel of the superhero film. Spader is best known for his roles in such television series as Boston Legal, The Office and The Practice.
James Spader has been cast as Ultron the robot.
In Marvel lore, according to Entertainment Weekly, Ultron is a robot intent on acquiring power. His qualities include super-strength, mind control, genius intellect and a coma ray. Considering he has these qualities and happens to be a robot may make this a difficult role to play for Spader. It has not been announced if Spader will be providing the voice or playing the role with the help of motion capture.
Continue reading: James Spader Joins Avengers Cast As Villain Ultron
Ultron will be the set against the Avengers in the 2015 superhero film. Producer Joss Whedon discussed with an American entertainment website how he humanised a robot with super-human strength and intelligence.
Joss Whedon has chosen Ultron to face The Avengers in the next movie. The hugely anticipated sequel to the 2012 block office sensation is due to be released in cinemas in 2015. Filming of the superheroes film will begin next year. Whedon has discussed how he intends to make Ultron, an omnipotent machine into a character who can interact, effectively, with the superheroes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ultron is a robot intend on acquiring power, something he will most likely almost acquire before being foiled by the Avengers. His qualities include super-strength, mind control, genius intellect and a coma ray.
Joss Whedon at the premiere of The Worlds End in L.A.
Whedon, speaking to the entertainment website, said "I knew right away what I wanted to do with him, he's always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he's got a bee in his bonnet. He's not a happy guy, which means he's an interesting guy. He's got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we'll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [Scarlet Witch, a new character] who's a witch."
Continue reading: Joss Whedon Discusses Humanising Machines For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
Marvel's Thunder God, Thor returns in the latest superhero blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World (sequel to self titled film: Thor) where he must face his greatest battle to save Earth and all nine realms 'from a Darkness known only to one' lead by the feared Malekith. Thor must risk everything by reuniting with his brother and Avengers Villian: Loki in order to protect his beloved Jane Foster in what promises to be the most thrilling Thor adventure yet.
The film see's the Return of stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston with the introduction of acclaimed actor Christopher Eccleston as Malekith and Alan Taylor replacing Kenneth Branagh as director. Stan Lee remains Executive Producer alongside Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Craig Kyle.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly called time on their relationship. No really.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split, just weeks after the actor's brothers Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth staged an intervention with their young sibling, raising concerns about his engagement to the pop singer. Now, according to multiple sources who spoke with Us Weekly, the pair have ended their relationship and will no longer be tying the knot.
"They are definitely over," one insider close to the ex-lovebirds reveals this week. The pair met on the set of romantic drama The Last Song in 2009 and got engaged last summer when Hemsworth pulled out a 3.5-carat diamond ring for his wife to be. The split comes after months of tension between the pair, which culminated with Liam being spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont with Mad Men actress January Jones following a pre-Oscar party on February 23, 2013. Prior to that, the Hunger Games actor had regrouped with his family in Australia while rumors of a split swirled in Los Angeles.
Despite the reports, Miley, 20, shared a picture of herself on Twitter wearing what appears to be a wedding dress. The picture was taken the same day that she shot her new video - according to The Sun - therefore it could be for a wedding scene and not her actual dress.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Split After Brothers Stage Intervention
The trailer for Thor: The Dark World has finally arrived, and it looks pretty impressive.
Thor has had a pretty rough couple of years, what with battling his adoptive brother Loki and other enemies in The Avengers, but he's dusted himself down and is back for more. In Thor: The Dark World, the hammer wielding hero returns to Earth to reunite with his beloved Jane Foster, played here by Natalie Portman, and whisks her back to his home in Asgard.
Watch the Thor: The Dark World trailer here!
Of course, living happily ever after would be too easy (and a little boring) and Thor unfortunately brings Jane back to terrible danger. A dark race led by the ruthless Malekith plans to plunge the entire universe into oblivion, leaving Thor to confront his imprisoned brother for help. The new movie is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's 2011 movie and is set some time after Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Based on the comic books of Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, Thor 2 is helmed by a new director in Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Mad Men) though is penne d by returning screenwriter Don Payne (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) alongside Christopher Yost (The Avengers) and Stephen McFeely (The Chronicles of Narnia).
Following the dramatic events of 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' which saw Thor battling not only his double-crossing adoptive brother Loki but a series of other nemeses, the hammer wielding hero returns to Earth to reunite with his beloved Jane Foster and whisk her away to his home in Asgard. Unfortunately, he ends up bringing her towards terrible danger that he himself could not fathom. A dark race that predates even the oldest corners of the universe; a race of elves led by the ruthless Malekith who plans to plunge the entire universe back into oblivion in a vengeful pursuit that will destroy everything that Thor and Odin have fought to protect. In desperation, Thor confronts his imprisoned brother and asks for help in exchange for his freedom with the promise that he will destroy Loki if he dares betray him again. Can Thor and the rest of Asgard defeat the latest dark force that threatens them? Or will such a primitive power prove impossible to overcome?
Here is the new sequel to Kenneth Branagh's 2011 movie 'Thor' that is set some time after the events of Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers'. 'Thor: The Dark World' is based on the comic books by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby and sees a new director, Alan Taylor ('Game Of Thrones', 'Mad Men', 'The Emperor's New Clothes'), with the return of screenwriter Don Payne ('Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer') alongside Christopher Yost ('The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes') and Stephen McFeely ('The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Captain America: The First Avenger'). It is set to hit the UK on October 30th 2013.
Images also released from filming of much-anticipated Marvel follow-up
A new poster and details about the forthcoming Thor film starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman have emerged, with Thor battling once again to save Earth and all of the Nine Realms from an enemy that’s existed since before the universe itself. Sounds like a pretty task to us that.
According to a statement released by the film’s studio Marvel “In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.”
Sounds suitably epic to us. You can have a look at Chris Hemsworth looking suitably epic and that with his hammer below on the poster. Elsewhere, the Metro have reported that two new contrasting images from filming have been made public, with one showing Thor having a good old chuckle with Natalie Portman’s Jane as they both stand in costume. Another shows Hemsworth once again looking moody while holding his hammer. What can we devise from this? That Thor is a light-hearted amiable chap who takes home DIY very seriously indeed, we reckon.
Continue reading: New 'Thor: The Dark World' Poster Emerges! [Picture]
Ron Howard's latest assault on the mainstream movie world is a biography of James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Chris Hemsworth As James Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Niki Lauda in Rush
Following the relatively disappointing 'The Dilemma', Oscar wining director Ron Howard is back with his latest movie 'Rush', an biographical flick about the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauder during the 1976 motor racing season. Set against the backdrop of the 'golden age' of the sport, the story certainly lends itself well to the big screen, with the handsome English playboy Hunt attempting to outdo his methodical, driven opponent Lauda. Off course, there's focus on the driver's personal lives though ultimately Howard's latest movie explores how far each sportsman will push to be hailed world champion in a sport where one mistake could be fatal.
The movie boasts a pretty slick looking cast, with Hollywood favourites Chris Hemsworth (Hunt) and Olivia Wilde (Suzy Miller) in the forefront and the brilliant Daniel Bruhl playing Lauda. The movie was shot on location in the UK, Germany and Austria with some scenes filmed at the former World War II airfield of Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire. Kent racing track Brands Hatch also features, as does Nurburgring in Germany. Howard described the period as a "fascinating, sexy, dangerous time," telling Colldier.com, ".it's based on a true story and it's centered around the 1976 Formula One race season. It operates on so many different levels that I really need to use the medium, in pre-production, production and post-production, to try to immerse the audiences in that world, "adding, "So, while Peter Morgan has written the script, and it's emotional, funny and character-driven, first and foremost, I think that the sense of the time, the place, the world, the speed and the danger of it."
James Hunt is English Formula 1 champion well-known for his hedonistic life of women, alcohol and parties and who makes for a stark contrast to his number one rival, the Austrian Niki Lauda. It's the 70s, the golden age for racing, and the pair are riled up to outrun each other in the upcoming 1976 German Grand Prix. However, no-one could predict the tragedy that would soon ensue when Lauda's car fails and bursts into flames on the track, causing him severe burns to his face and body. Hunt blames himself for the accident, as he helped encourage the race to go ahead without the suggested safety arrangements. In spite of all this, the pair are determined to become champions, against all odds but as the professional lives interrupts their personal lives, becoming a champion becomes much more complicated than just winning a race.
'Rush' is a sports drama based on the shocking true story of these two real F1 drivers when their lives took a dramatic turn at the height of car racing. It has been directed by Ron Howard ('Willow', 'Apollo 13', 'The Da Vinci Code') and written by Peter Morgan ('The Queen', 'The Other Boleyn Girl', 'The Last King of Scotland'), and it is set for release this autumn on September 13th 2013.
Miley Cyrus is thought to have split from her fiance Liam Hemsworth.
Rumors that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have split are reaching fever pitch, with most appearing to accept that - although the pair are regular tabloid fodder - the recent spate of speculation is too intense to be mere conjecture. Multiple sources told the New York Post's Page Six that Cyrus and Hemsworth have decided to end their relationship. "Miley and Liam are done; it's over," one insider said, "She likes to party really hard and can be pretty wild. It became a problem for him."
That appears to be at odds with stories circulating last week, which suggested Hemsworth partied with Mad Men actress January Jones after the Oscars, while Miley was...well, nowhere to be seen. "They have broken up before, and are broken up again now. There was drama because she suspected he had a wandering eye. And she recently tweeted a denial that he cheated," another source told Page Six. "While Miley has insisted they are still together, right now they are very, very much apart." It's true that Cyrus tweeted her wedding was still on, though her recent posts have been cryptic and it appears strange that the outspoken actress is yet to shoot down the latest rumors.
Cyrus is still in Los Angeles, though Hemsworth is on the other side of the world, visiting brother Chris Hemsworth and sister-in-law Elsa Pataky, according to Us Weekly. Why hasn't Miley travelled too? "It doesn't mean that they have split. Miley says they are still together," a source said. "Liam did fly home [to Australia on March 1] so they could have a break."
Continue reading: It Is Time To Accept Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Have Split?
Before 50 Shades of Grey had even been commissioned for the big screen, fans of the book were discussing who they'd want to see play Christian Grey, one of the two central characters of the book. Having become one of the most read books of the decade, it is quickly becoming one of the most talked about films and more and more rumours keep finding their way into the mill. The latest two to hit are about Chris Hemsworth and Krysten Ritter.
According to the International Business Times, the race is now between the star of Thor, Hemsworth, and Stephen Amell from Arrow. Apparently, Hemsworth's foray in upcoming movie Rush, in which he has a number of nude scenes, has persuaded the 50 Shades producers that he'd be ideal. Having been questioned about it though, it appears he remains unsure and unenthused at the prospect.
In contrast however, Krysten Ritter from Breaking Bad has expressed her interest in the project via Twitter. In a retweet and reply to a twitter user she said she's be 'down for' playing Ana.
Continue reading: 50 Shades Of Grey Film Rumour #998 - Chris Hemsworth And Krysten Ritter
Jed Eckert is a marines soldier visiting his police officer father and football playing younger brother Matt. All seems well in their normal American town before the blackout. There is a sudden mass powercut across a large chunk of the country and before long, a squadron of aircrafts fill the sky with hundreds of North Korean soldiers parachuting from them. It's an invasion rendering the country powerless and under the threat of a powerful weapon that the Korean government has somehow obtained. Jed and Matt's father order them to hide out in a small cabin that they own in the wilderness; they do so and gather a group of likeminded teenagers along the way. Their father gets captured by the military forces while they hide and he uses a megaphone to bravely tell his sons to kill the soldiers holding him prisoner and he is subsequently shot and killed. The teenagers later find the cabin has been torched and Jed vows to fight back. The others join him and call themselves the Wolverines after their high school mascot. They make plans, along with experienced American soldiers, to steal back the weapon and win back their homeland.
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After the gorgeous Ravenna (Theron) marries and then murders a benevolent widower king, she locks his beautiful daughter Snow White (Stewart) in a tower.
All the better to continue draining the youth from the entire kingdom. But just as she prepares to take the now of-age Snow's heart, Snow escapes into the woods, and Ravenna hires huntsman Eric (Hemsworth) to find her. Of course, Eric switches sides when he finds her, joining with Snow's childhood sweetheart William (Claflin) and a gang of dwarves to end the evil queen's reign.
Continue reading: Snow White And The Huntsman Review
When mischievous Loki (Hiddleston) steals the tesseract from top-secret agency Shield, director Nick Fury (Jackson) and his sidekicks (Gregg and Smulders) call in their superheroes: Tony (Downey), Steve (Evans), Natasha (Johansson), Bruce (Ruffalo) and Clint (Renner), better known as Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk and Hawkeye. And Loki's brother Thor (Hemsworth) also turns up. But calling them a team is misleading, as they find it tricky to put rivalries and mistrust aside to save the world from Loki's apocalyptic plan.
Continue reading: The Avengers Review
Taking a break from her pre-med studies, Dana (Connolly) heads off to a mountain cabin with her flatmate Jules (Hutchison), their stoner pal Marty (Kranz) and Jules' muscle-jock boyfriend Curt (Hemsworth), who has invited his friend Holden (Williams) as a possible date for Dana. But they have no idea that two sardonic businessmen (Jenkins and Whitford) are managing an elaborate underground operation during which they are manipulating everything about the cabin. And it starts to become clear that, to save the world, all five young people must die in the correct order.
Continue reading: The Cabin In The Woods Review
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