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
British actor Tom Hiddleston was a relative unknown before being cast as the villain Loki in last year's Thor but now Hiddleston is known enough at least to be the recipient of his own fan mail. Having already reprised the part in this summer's The Avengers, Hiddleston will play the role a third time later this year as the sequel Thor: The Dark World starts production. After Total Film's readers voted Hiddleston "Hottest Actor," the actor discussed the role of Loki and what audiences may find so appealing about him.
hiddleston teases Thor 2 >> Posted 08.06.12 by Ryan
In the words of Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner: "Loki’s mind is a box of cats. You can smell crazy on him!" In all seriousness though, I have received a lot of incredibly passionate and articulate letters from fans, explaining how they're drawn to Loki’s psychological and emotional complexity; that he's a villain you can almost root for; a villain you can love to hate, or hate to love. Underneath the steely cold veneer of his trickster charm is a certain vulnerability and sensitivity — the wounded fragility of an outcast brother and son. His mind IS a box of cats though! But I love him.
It seems the upcoming NBC TV series Hannibal has just as big of an appetite as the forensic psychiatrist-turned-serial killer featured in the horror novels written by Thomas Harris on which the series is based. Hannibal's first victim was director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), who had been attached to direct Fox's Daredevil reboot since March 2011, but dropped out earlier this week to direct the pilot for the TV series based on the early life of Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter. Now, Hannibal has claimed another would-be Marvel-ite, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale). Mikkelsen was in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an unspecified villain — "a major, major new antagonist," according to producer Kevin Feige — in Thor 2, but apparently the offer came in "too late" and he opted for the title role in Hannibal instead. more about Thor 2 >> Posted 07.13.12 by BrentJS
News about Marvel Studios' upcoming sequel Thor 2 seem to be everywhere these days. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who played the god of thunder's (Chris Hemsworth) treacherous brother Loki in Thor, recently revealed that Thor 2 was going to start shooting this summer in London, just as Marvel hired Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat to rewrite the script. Now Jamie Alexander, who played the Asgardian warrior Sif in Thor, has confirmed her return in the sequel.
"Yeah, I've had a few discussions about Thor 2," Alexander told MTV while doing press for new movie Loosies. "Definitely going to be a part of it, so that will be fun. And we just got Alan Taylor from Game of Thrones to direct, so I'm very excited. I'm excited to see what he brings. He's got a great history of directing comedic bits and then action bits and that's something our movie definitely has." will alexander appear in The Avengers? >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
Despite the fact that many considered the Marvel Comics character Thor to be virtually impossible to sell to a mass audience — long-haired Norse god in pseudo-Superman costume defies his father and flirts with a mortal woman — the Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor movie adaptation was a huge hit for Marvel Studios, raking in $449 million worldwide to become the #8 movie of 2011, the #1 comic-based movie of 2011, and the second biggest superhero in Marvel's stable, beating
up out both Captain America and the Hulk (which should tick off some comic book fans who feel the "Hulk is strongest one there is!").
With all of that success, you would think it would be pretty easy to head into production on the sequel, the tentatively titled Thor 2, but the project has hit one road block after another. First, Branagh decided not to return to helm the sequel. Then, Branagh's replacement, Patty Jenkins, (Monster) exited over "creative differences" shortly after taking the helm. On top of that, Thor 2 has been need of a writer to flesh out the rough draft of a script penned by Thor co-writer Don Payne.
Well, it looks like things are finally on track for Thor 2. Marvel recently found a creative director who is flexible (pliable?) enough to handle working under notoriously "involved" President of Production Kevin Feige in Alan Taylor (Palookaville) and now it appears that the studio has found its new screenwriter, as well. According to Collider, Marvel has hired Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat to rewrite Payne's script for Thor 2. more about Thor 2 >> Posted 01.11.12 by BrentJS
Marvel Studios hasn't had the easiest time retaining a director for its upcoming sequel Thor 2. First, Thor director Kenneth Branagh left the project in a "mutual and amicable" exit, and then Branagh's replacement, Patty Jenkins (Monster) exited the sequel over "creative differences" last month. Alan Taylor (Palookaville) was hired to direct just days after Jenkins' departure, and, it would seem, in time to salvage Thor 2's 2013 release date.
During a live webchat with Empire, Thor actor Tom Hiddleston gave a brief update on the sequel's production. hiddleston talks loki >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
Marvel Studios has named its director for its upcoming sequel Thor 2. Again.
When Marvel initially announced Thor 2, Thor director Kenneth Branagh left the project in an exit that was reportedly "mutual and amicable". Director Patty Jenkins (Monster) eventually replaced Branagh in October over a long list of contenders, only to exit the sequel over "creative differences" earlier this month. Jenkins' exit did not sit well with Natalie Portman, who urged Marvel to hire Jenkins in the first place, leaving the Academy Award–winning actress "deeply upset" over the decision, according to THR. Portman is still contractually obligated to appear in the sequel. who will direct Thor 2? >> Posted 12.26.11 by Ryan
Marvel has already scheduled a Nov. 15, 2013 release date for Thor 2, but what it can't seem to clear up is the sequel's director. Kenneth Branagh, director of this summer's Thor, exited the sequel just as Marvel announced it, and, most recently, director Patty Jenkins (Monster) exited the movie over "creative differences." With Thor 2's release date staring back at them, Marvel has moved swiftly, already lining up two director prospects. who are Marvel considering? >> Posted 12.10.11 by Ryan