Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
Marvel only has The Avengers scheduled for this year, but next year's Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 will see two of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" continue their own solo adventures. Robert Downey Jr. recently spoke about how Iron Man 3 will focus on "the exploration" of Tony Stark and not his Avengers pals, and at the movie's premiere last week, Chris Hemsworth similarly told Zap 2It that Thor 2 will concentrate on the thunder god's life outside of The Avengers.
wait, has hemsworth read the script or not? >> Posted 04.16.12 by Ryan
I haven't seen the script yet, but the big challenge was — we left Thor with that hope of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) on Earth and Thor in another realm kind of somehow getting together. You know, I think the satisfying thing would be to see that happen. [Avengers writer-director] Joss [Whedon] did a great job of fostering that and putting her out of the picture for the moment. Also, whatever maturity Thor left in the first film, really being put to the test. I think he would like, now, to be put in the position to take over the throne and be worthy of that position. We'll see.
When it was first rumored that Marvel Studios was adding Patty Jenkins' (Monster) name to the list of directors in the running to take the helm of the sequel to this year's Thor, a position left vacant when award-winning director Kenneth Branagh decided not return for another round of Asgardian superhero action, many scoffed at the idea because her resume was much lighter on action than candidates like James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin) and Brian Kirk (HBO's Game of Thrones).
However, almost immediately after the rumor began spreading, Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, said that Jenkins had a "great take on the story and a solid grasp on that kind of universe," which made it seem like the rumor had quite a bit of truth to it. Then, last week, Joshua Dallas, who played Thor's comrade-in-arms, Fandral the Dashing, in Thor, said that "Jenkins is directing" Thor 2 and that the people at Marvel are "in love with her."
Now, Marvel Studios has made it official, sending out a concise press release confirming Jenkins as director and announcing that Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman will return as Thor, Loki and Jane Foster, respectively, in the sequel. read the official Marvel Studios press release >> Posted 10.14.11 by BrentJS
To promote the upcoming home video release of Thor on DVD and Blu-ray, Marvel has been distributing preview clips of some of the many extras that will be included with the movie. Previously, we were afforded a sneak peek at The Consultant, an original Marvel Cinematic Universe short staring Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Then, we were taken on "The Road to The Avengers" by writer-director Joss Whedon in a "sizzle reel" clip for The Avengers. Now, two new video previews of the Thor extra features have been released that each offer a brief look behind the scenes of the making of the movie, with commentary from the cast and crew. hear what the cast said about branagh and see a Frost Giant in construction >> Posted 09.08.11 by BrentJS
With the release of Thor about a week away, the promotional blitz for the comic book adaptation is at a fever pitch. SuperHeroHype has found a Japanese trailer for the movie which offers new footage, and offers more looks at Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano as Hogun the Grim.
Most of the trailer takes place on Earth, after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been cast out of Asgard. Hemsworth recently told Movieline how important the Earth scenes were to ground the fantasy elements of Thor.
watch the videos >> Posted 04.29.11 by Ryan
I think when you have this sort of powerful guy who thinks he’s a god and comes from another universe and he’s thrown into Earth and is not quite as entitled as he thought, it’s a great chance for comic relief. And it certainly helps ground it, it makes him seem human, and that was a challenge — to humanize these gods and make them relatable to people, whether it be with the hook of comedy or whether it be just really finding the truth in the scenes. Working it out like, OK, this is a scene between a father and a son, or a brother to brother. We’re not just playing gods.
With Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger opening in theaters this summer, writer/director Joss Whedon is getting to work on the follow-up, Marvel's adaptation of The Avengers. There has been a great deal of secrecy surrounding the project, with the exception of when the movie starts production. Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, in the comic book movie, was the most recent person to talk about the movie's start date, and Whedon confirmed the production start in an interview with the NY Times.
Portman to appear in the movie? >> Posted 04.19.11 by Ryan
We’re just a hardscrabble bunch. Guerrilla film-making. I start production a week from Monday. I’m going to get started on the script now. Apparently that’s a thing. I don’t get it. Improv stunts are always way more exciting-looking.
A new featurette has appeared online that shows the hard work that went into making the tiny New Mexico town that serves as the focal point of the Earth-based action in Marvel Studios' latest comic book adaptation, Thor. In addition to including commentary from director Kenneth Branagh, Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jaimie Alexander (Sif) and Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), the featurette contains several snippets of never-before-seen footage from the movie, including Sif in action, the first good look at Rene Russo as Frigga, and more from the scene where Thor is cast out of Asgard by Odin (Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins). watch the Thor featurette >> Posted 04.11.11 by BrentJS
The promotional push is on for Thor, with two preview clips released in two days. The previous clip showed Thor (Chris Hemsworth) breaking into the makeshift S.H.I.E.L.D. camp, with what appears to be a cameo from Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, the character the actor will play alongside Hemsworth in the upcoming The Avengers.
The latest clip shows Thor in beserker mode, fighting with hospital orderlies and doctors after Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings try to admit him. As the clip reveals, however, Thor isn't in Asgard anymore. watch the clip >> Posted 04.09.11 by Ryan
In one month, Paramount Pictures will introduce the world to one of Marvel Comics' greatest comic book heroes in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor adaptation. The event will also be a "coming-out party" of sorts for not only Marvel's Norse god of thunder and lightning, but for title actor Chris Hemsworth, who was a soap star in his native Australia, but is still a relative unknown in the States. While Marvel failed to present the movie at the recent WonderCon comic book and popular arts convention, a steady stream of Thor promotional materials has been released in recent weeks and Hemsworth recently offered up a few juicy details about the movie himself, from working with Branagh and Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins, to "playing dress-ups" and kissing his co-star, Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman. what did Hemsworth say? >> Posted 04.07.11 by BrentJS
How do you get the female moviegoing audience interested in a comic book movie adaptation of a character they've probably never heard of? Well, if you're Marvel Studios and the movie adaptation in question is Thor, then the answer is simple: You make sure that every trailer for the movie includes a shot of title star Chris Hemsworth without his shirt on, and you release still images from the movie that focus on the romantic relationship between the god of thunder and his human love interest, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), rather than ones filled with the kind of hammer-banging, head-smashing, giant-crushing action that your typical comic book movie "fanboys" crave. More about Thor Posted 02.23.11 by BrentJS