A THR exclusive has Taika Waititi returning to write & direct the fourth installment of Marvel Studios Thor. Which while it will be a follow up to his Thor: Ragnarok, will also be dealing with the events of Avengers, both Infinity War & Endgame. Hemsworth is expected to return. This will put Warner's Akira on hold indefinitely. Even though I was curious to an extent for that one, this is way better news for me. I absolutely loved Thor: Ragnarok. Probably one of my most rewatched Marvel films. I can't wait to see what he brings next. Not only that, but also how this all is gonna start to lineup the more titles we know for sure are in the works. Anyway, awesome news for me. What do y’all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
"So we failed miserably & had a funny first 10 minutes & then a super-boring rest of the movie. But that's luckily why you have such a long time in post-production, because you can test all these things out & get the very best film that you can." That was a quote from one of the most truthful Directors I've ever heard, Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, speaking to CBR as reported by ScreenRant. Now this happens all the time. A lot of your big budget movies are mainly put together in post-production, but nobody ever admits it. This guy basically told you straight up that his first run at this was total crap until he toyed around with it, giving us this film, that so far is getting really good reviews. I've got a couple days myself until what I'm calling "Thorsday", & this little bit of truth has actually bolstered my excitement even more. Waititi is awesome for just laying it out there, the way it went down, with no spin. I'd rather hear about how you got there more than what you got any day. That's why some of the greatest films have almost even more interesting behind the scenes stories. It takes a certain type of Director to go back & truthfully let you know how they got from A to Z, along with all the "eraser marks" to go along. Like I said though, something like this just makes me want to see this film even more. What do y'all think of this unorthodox bit of truth from Waititi? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I'm not as hard as most on the Marvel villains we have had so far. In fact, I have probably enjoyed more of them than I have thought have been misused. However, as I was watching this featurette for Thor: Ragnarok, I realized that Hela might actually be on par with Loki. Loki obviously being the fan favorite villain so far hands down. I mean, first off it's Cate friggin' Blanchett. She's played royalty before, nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth. And Hela is nothing if not royalty. It's kinda ironic that the character of Hela is basically what would happen if you take Queen Elizabeth & cross her with Galadriel, Blanchett's character from the Lord of the Rings & Hobbit films. Check this out though. I'm even more pumped for this one, like I've mentioned I've already got my tickets. What do y'all think though? Rushing out for Thor: Ragnarok? Any thoughts on Hela going in? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Marvel put up this Thor: Ragnarok behind the scenes video, but before you get excited it's almost in name only. Sure you get to see a little, insignificantly small amount of behind the scenes, but what this is really for is the people that need this all spelled out for them. If you watched all the trailers to this new installment of Thor, & still don't know what's going on this video is for you. It's basically the actors catching you up to date, letting you know where everyone's head is going in. It does that amazingly. Much more so than it being a behind the scenes video. Check it out & let me know what you think. Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Two things here, both of which sound like they could potentially be SPOILERY for some. So if you don't want to know any plot details for Avengers: Infinity War or Thor: Ragnarok do not read any more of this. Move on to the next, it's nothing major, but you have been warned. The first is from ScreenRant reporting Central Casting Georgia's two new casting calls for Avengers: Infinity War. Both for Caucasian females who would play extras as 1960s engineers & secretaries/clerks. These are for small scenes, but let us know that at some point Avengers: Infinity will be taking a trip to the 60's. My mind started racing to all the flashback scenes we could probably see. Then I thought about the Time Gem & the Infinity Gauntlet, opening up numerous possibilities. So many possibilities, without context my mind is going too many different directions to really form an opinion. It's really left me more curious than anything. Next up, also ScreenRant, is a little more spoilery as it deals with the reason Hela is able to invade Asgard in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok is the fact that when we last left Loki he had taken Odin's place, quite literally. What he didn't know was Odin was doing a lot more than he knew to keep the realms at peace. Loki thought he had won, but had know idea of the thing's Odin kept at bay, Hela being the worst. So, basically the whole invasion will be Loki's fault. This, in a nutshell, came from the mouth of Ragnarok producer, Brad Winderbaum. This makes too much sense. It also gives an even better reason for Loki to play with the good guys again. He's at his best when he feels he's been bested by anyone other than his "adopted" family. With them there's almost hint of restraint, while anyone else get's Loki, "gloves off". I can't wait, already have my tickets. What do y'all think of these developments? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I just got told I could buy my early tickets for the Thor: Ragnarok "Fan Event" at AMC on November 2nd. At the same time Marvel was releasing these 8 character pics for the film. Yes, 8.... Basically every character that matters got their own poster. You've got Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hela (Cate Blanchett), Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Heimdall (Idris Elba), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), & Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The posters are really cool for artsy posters. Using the many different colors of sand for each character just shows the diverse amount of color that will be in this film. As we've already seen in the previews. If I had to pick one that stands above the rest, I would probably go with the Hulk's. The obvious choice of color in his poster almost looks like he's teleporting "Nightcrawler" style. More so however, I really like how they looked when I put them all together. It almost looks like a Marvel pop-art piece. What do y'all think though? Are you feelin' these? What's your pick of the litter? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Looks like we might get an extension upon the after-credits scene from Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch's Sorcerer Supreme will be making an appearance in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok as seen in the newest International Trailer. That's about the only new footage added with some extended pieces to previous scenes in there. I still can't get ahold of the fact that we're in a world where not only do we have all these comic-book movies, but they all crossover just like in the pages. That is just friggin' amazing to me. I never thought I would see the day. Much less would it be the most popular thing going. If you've seen the after credits scene to Doctor Strange you know this only makes sense as it has to do with the whole "Odin's missing" angle of the upcoming film. I'm starting to figure that whole scene will make it into this movie, much like the after credits of Ant-Man where Cap & Falcon discuss what to do with Bucky. A scene that was actually in the next film, Civil War. Bravo keep the crossovers coming. What do y'all think though? Especially the non-comic fans, just into the movies. Are the crossovers too much? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Would they be Thoster or Thane? It won't matter now anyways. According to EW, there has been a breakup in the world of Marvel movies. Thor & Jane Foster have called it quits. Marvel head Kevin Feige quotes: "We wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal & that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in-between "The Dark Word" & Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal & in many ways his superior." He goes on to mention Valkyrie wanting nothing to do with her heritage, Thor thinking it will bond them, & her on the complete opposite side just wanting to forget it altogether. As superhero stories go though, at least they didn't kill her off.