With Iron Man 3 officially in production, it didn't take long for spoilers to make their way to the web. In fact, set photos of someone (allegedly James Badge Dale) wearing the Iron Patriot armor. This lead to a tremendous outpouring of online speculation, starting with the fact that Dale was set to play cyborg Coldblood and not Iron Patriot. Then the question arose about the Iron Patriot since, in the Marvel comic books, the armor is worn by Norman Osborn, a character owned by Sony, as they hold all the movie rights associated with Spider-Man.
Turns out all that speculation and theorizing may have been for naught — fun as it was for fanboys worldwide — as new information has come to light that would seem to debunk the Iron Patriot spoiler. We feel compelled to warn those trying to avoid spoilers that the information that spoils the Iron Patriot spoilers will only provide more spoilers, even if they aren't confirmed and could in fact be more speculation which could mean that...ok, you get the idea. Proceed with caution. spoilers and a Thor 2 cast member declines to return >> Posted 06.09.12 by Ryan
One of the biggest questions about the upcoming Thor 2 is who is going to direct the sequel now that Kenneth Branagh is moving on to other things. Thor star Chris Hemsworth admitted that he was "really disappointed" that Branagh wasn't returning, but offered his approval of possible Thor 2 director Patty Jenkins (2003's Monster, AMC's The Killing), remarking that Jenkins has "done her homework."
While Jenkins hasn't been officially announced, Thor actor Joshua Dallas also revealed his approval of Jenkins in a conversation with IGN, essentially confirming Jenkins as he also confirmed his own return as Fandral.
comic book fans are "very protective" and other revelations >> Posted 10.04.11 by Ryan
We are planning a return to Asgard, next year. Thor 2 is happening. A great director called Patty Jenkins is directing the sequel. Ken is not directing, which is obviously a huge shame, because he came in and created that world and created the language and the look of the whole thing. But he's kind of set it all up for us and I think he's staying on as a producer. But yeah, there's going to be some more adventures in the Nine Realms.
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.
More than two dozen new still images from director Kenneth Branagh's Thor, the big screen 3-D adaptation of Marvel Comics' classic character created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber, have appeared online. Though the quality of the images is not the greatest (hey, clean your scanner!), the batch does include several shots of individual characters not previously seen outside of the trailers like Joshua Dallas as Frandral the Dashing and Ray Stevenson as Volstagg the Valiant, two-thirds of Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) comrades-in-arms, The Warrior's Three (Tadanobu Asano as Hogun the Grim would be the third). more about Thor >> Posted 03.17.11 by BrentJS
Last week, the L.A. Times revealed the first image of Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), two of the Norse gods in Marvel Studios' next comic book adaptation, the 3-D superhero fantasy epic Thor. Now, the Times has offered up another new still from Thor and this one is epic, showing six of the mighty Norse gods in a gleaming golden throne room flanked by a phalanx of Asgardian — denizens of Asgard, home of the Norse gods — warriors. Branagh keeping close to the source >> Posted 07.18.10 by BrentJS
Marvel Studios has finally released an official plot synopsis for director Kenneth Branagh's Thor, the live-action adaptation of the classic Marvel Comic book. Though previous reports seemed to indicate that the majority of the movie would take place on the extra-dimensional realm of Asgard, which Thor and the other Norse gods call home, from the synopsis it appears that most of the action will actually be taking place on earth.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, Thor, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It's while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
While many comic book fans would probably prefer it if the majority of the movie took place in Asgard, having the movie take place predominantly on earth is a necessary step toward linking Thor with the other Marvel Studios movies — The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, The First Avenger: Captain America — leading up to the super-team movie, The Avengers. In the Marvel Comics series, Thor is a founding member of The Avengers, which is first formed to deal with the threat of the Hulk, who is being manipulated by Thor's step-brother, Loki.
Thor also stars Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Joshua Dallas as Fandral, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, and Tom Hiddleston as the villainous Loki. Posted 03.10.10 by BrentJS
With production about to begin on Thor, Kenneth Branagh was forced to make a casting change. The Associated Press reports that Stuart Townsend, who was cast as Thor's ally Fandral, left the production over "creative differences." He was replaced by Joshua Dallas (The Descent: Part Two).
This isn't the first time Townsend has been replaced in a movie. The original choice for Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Townsend was replaced by director Peter Jackson with Viggo Mortensen. This time, it's Townsend who is bowing out.
Thor just moved its release date to May 6, 2011. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Natalie Portman. Posted 01.11.10 by Ryan