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Whenever it is confirmed that Marvel Studios will have a Comic-Con panel, fans are often left to guess which movies the studio will showcase that particular year. This year, the studio returned after skipping the con last year, and we knew going on that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Doctor Strange would be part of the presentation. Since production had started just a few weeks ago in Australia, most weren't surprised when the cast of Thor: Ragnarok wasn't in attendance, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige didn't leave this movie out of the presentation, by confirming the new cast members and releasing the official logo.
Marvel also debuted an amusing skit put together by director Taika Waititi, which Kevin Feige teased was in response to the filmmaker's constant queries about why Thor doesn't appear in Captain America: Civil War. Various reports from the panel revealed that this video is »
When the official Comic-Con schedule was released a few weeks ago, there weren't many details about Marvel Studios' Hall H panel on Saturday. We already knew that Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would be part of the festivities, thanks to social media updates from directors James Gunn and Scott Derrickson, but nothing else about the panel was known. Part of the festivities included the reveal of a new logo for Thor: Ragnarok, along with a unique skit put together by director Takika Waititi and a sizzle reel.
The logo debuted on Twitter, but we're not sure if this unique skit and will make its way online quite yet. The video is presented as a mini documentary that shows how stressed out Thor has become, and he has moved to New Zealand to become roommates with a guy named Darryl. There are scenes where Thor is talking with Bruce Banner, »
The logo is certainly more fun than the studio’s previous logo for the movie, which was revealed before Taika Waititi, a director best known for his work on such comedies as What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, signed on. It also features the new Marvel Studios logo at the top, which was revealed to the Hall H crowd at the very beginning of the panel.
ARagnarok sizzle reel was also shown, along with production art that revealed Planet Hulk and Thor and Hulk facing off in a gladiator ring scenes. Not to mention, the audience was also treated to a funny short 5-minute made by Waititi about Thor moving to Australia. Here’s a description via Coming Soon… »
- Justin Cook
Today is a very big day for superhero fans at San Diego Comic-Con, with two huge panels happening in Hall H. First up is Warner Bros.' panel where new footage from Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad will be revealed, and Marvel Studios will showcase their upcoming slate. While Marvel hasn't confirmed which movies will be showcased, we know that Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be featured, thanks to confirmations from the filmmakers, but today we have a sneak peek at some important props from another Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok. The studio has unveiled the gladiator armor that Hulk will use in this highly-anticipated sequel.
The reveal was made on Twitter by Marvel's Ryan Penagos, a.k.a. Agent M, with a new video and detailed photos of this armor. One of Agent M's associates reveals at the end of this video that they just got »
We’ve known for a while that Thor: Ragnarok is set to incorporate elements of the Planet Hulk storyline, and thanks to Marvel’s Agent M on Instagram, we now have our very first look at The Hulk’s Gladiator Armor from the film, which is on display at the San Diego Comic-Con…
What do you make of the armor? Let us know in the comments below…
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge. It »
- Gary Collinson
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There have been rumours about Thor: Ragnarok adapting Planet Hulk for some time, and while that may ultimately boil down to little more than the Jade Giant fighting in a gladiatorial arena, we now know for sure that it’s actually happening. This was confirmed earlier today when Marvel revealed the hero’s armour and weapons at their booth at Comic-Con in San Diego.
It’s fair to say that these props look more than a little plastic, but bear in mind that The Hulk is a fully CGI character, so these no doubt will be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, too. It’s previously been said that a de-powered Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is pitted against The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) at the behest of The Grandmaster in the movie, and if what we see above is any indication, it’s going to be incredibly epic.
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- Josh Wilding
Well, it definitely appears as if Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder will end up coming to blows with the Green Goliath in Thor: Ragnarok as Marvel has offered up a first look at the gladiator armour The Hulk will wear in the highly anticipated Phase 3 movie. As you can see, the Avenger will be sporting a look which is pretty much identical to his comic book counterpart in the popular Planet Hulk storyline. Chances are that the movie is going to be highlighted during the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H later today, and if that does end up being the case, here's hoping we get to at least see a piece of concept art featuring The Hulk fully suited up in this gear wielding those brutal looking weapons (all of which will no doubt be brought to life in Thor: Ragnarok with special effects seeing as the hero »
See Also: Transformers: The Last Knight surprise billboard on display in Times Square
Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Peter Cullen, who will once again voice Autobot leader Optimus Prime. New additions to the cast include Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School), Jerrod Carmichael (Bad Neighbours), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin) and Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The film hits theaters on June 23rd, 2017.
- Gary Collinson
If Universal has a stranglehold on the tail-end of the week with Fast Fridays, Tuesdays are traditionally the day when Paramount’s Transformers franchise takes center stage on social platforms.
And sure enough, just yesterday the studio pumped out an all-new set video for Transformers: The Last Knight, Michael Bay’s 2017 blockbuster that represents a defining turning point in the franchise. That’s because, early on in development, Paramount formed a writers room with the sole intention of pumping new blood into its box office juggernaut, eventually mapping out plans for new sequels through 2019.
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The Last Knight will get the ball rolling in June of next year, followed swiftly by a rumored Bumblebee spinoff in 2018 and a new, as-yet-untitled sequel the following year. Ambitious though that may be, Transformers is one of the very few cinematic franchises that continues to muscle its way past »
- Michael Briers
When Universal's Fast & Furious 8 started production earlier this summer, the sequel started a tradition known as Fast Fridays, where the filmmakers would share a special behind-the-scenes video that offers a glimpse at what scenes they shot that particular week. It seems Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight is starting a new tradition of their own dubbed Transformers Tuesday, where they will share a new video each week for Transformers 5.
This week's video, which debuted on the Transformers Facebook, reveals a scene that features a number of vehicles travelling down a highway, before a massive explosion takes out three of these SUV's, which are seen rolling end over end on this desolate stretch of road. This video also gives us brief glimpses of Michael Bay in action, setting up this explosive scene. We don't know where exactly in the movie this scene will take place quite yet, but hopefully we'll get »
Earlier this month, production began on Universal's The Mummy reboot, which will be the first full-fledged adventure in Universal's monster universe. We got our first glimpse at this unique world in a post credit sequence for 2014's Dracula Untold, where Luke Evans' title character is transported to present day. But, aside from The Mummy, we don't know which project is next in this sprawling universe. One of the movies being included is Van Helsing, and today we have some new details from writer Eric Heisserer.
Eric Heisserer came aboard to write the script alongside The Mummy writer Jon Spaihts back in November, but the project still doesn't have a director yet and there is very little we know about the story. Eric Heisserer recently spoke with Hitfix, while promoting the new thriller Lights Out, which he co-wrote, where he revealed that this version of Van Helsing was inspired by another iconic character. »
Not much is yet known about Universal’s Marvel Cinematic Universe-style Monster reboots, which have been racking up quite the cadre of A-list stars over the last several months. While shooting on The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella is already complete and two of the other installments -- The Wolf Man and another untitled monster project -- have been given release dates, there are a total of six other films in the series that remain in some phase of development. One of those developing projects is Van Helsing, which is being scripted by Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts and will serve as a big-screen vehicle for the eponymous monster-hunter who has been portrayed in various incarnations by Peter Cushing (Hammer’s Dracula series), Laurence Olivier (1979’s Dracula), Anthony Hopkins (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Christopher Plummer (Dracula 2000) and Hugh Jackman, who embodied the character in Stephen Sommers' »
- Chris Eggertsen
As with Idris Elba in “The Dark Tower,” Tessa Thompson’s character in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” was originally depicted as being white. In a new interview with Spinoff, director Taika Waititi goes into the reasoning behind the casting decision, saying that he wanted to “be more inclusive and provide a broader representation” with his Marvel film.
The director, whose “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” premiered at Sundance this year and is now in theaters, is aware that such decisions tend to be met with resistance from certain fans. He’s also confident that they’ll come around once they see the “Dear White People” and “Creed” actress’ portrayal of Valkyrie. “The fact that we even have to keep having this conversation is ridiculous, because we keep forgetting,” he adds. “Unless »
- Michael Nordine
Cameras started following on Thor: Ragnarok earlier this month, but director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has still found the time to take part in a couple of interviews, where he discussed the Phase Three threequel, the creative freedom afforded to him by Marvel, and how the film will differ from previous instalments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It’s hard to say what the movie is because it’s changing,” Waititi tells Polygon. “The plot has changed and the script has changed. There are buddy elements to it between Thor and the Hulk, but who knows what the final movie will look like. This movie really celebrates that group of misfits who are on the run. There was something exciting about it and I wanted my movie to be exciting and fun. Watching everyone run amok on screen and enjoying themselves is »
- Gary Collinson
iGN interviewed actor Karl Urban during the press junket for Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Beyond." Urban is the latest actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Skurge the Executioner in director Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok."
Urban talked about his preparation for the role saying, "The irony is that you won't actually see my body in this movie under the costume that I have, but it's important for me to get into the zone and feel [the part].”
Urban talked about reading the story saying:
“I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters."
He praised director Taika Waititi's vision for the film and to be able to work with such an incredible cast he added:
“When I heard who was involved … and [saw] the opportunity to work with [director] Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the »
- J.B. Casas
Following her now Emmy-nominated Christmas special for Netflix, Sofia Coppola is currently in pre-production on a remake of the 1971 Don Siegel thriller The Beguiled. With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning all set to lead the film, Colin Farrell is now in talks to star, Variety reports.
The original was led by Clint Eastwood, a role that Farrell would fill. It follows a Union soldier held captive by the Confederates in a girls boarding school, where he begins to con his way into their hearts. Farrell can play scruffy, surly, and charming all at once, so this role seems like a sure-fire success for the Irish actor. Also penned by Coppola, the film is currently looking for a distribution, who will hopefully release it in 2017.
- Mike Mazzanti
The Civil War drama currently stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “Virgin Suicides”) is writing and directing the film. Focus Features is on board as a distributor.
The original “Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel and based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, followed an injured Yankee soldier (plated by Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.
If Farrell’s deal closes, he would take over the role played by Eastwood in the original.
No production start date has been announced yet.
Farrell is coming »
- Justin Kroll
In a rather surprise move, a billboard for Transformers: The Last Knight has popped up in New York City’s Times Square. The image features Optimus Prime engaging an unknown enemy. This is a surprise because the movie isn’t even a year out yet and filming is currently underway, though the image could give us a small hint at the film’s villain.
Though we don’t know what Optimus is fighting, it certainly looks like a rendition of the giant-sized planet eater Unicron. After Megatron, Unicron is the most recurring and ultimate villain in nearly iteration of the Transformers franchise, eating planets to turn into fuel for his massive body and seeking the destruction of the Autobot’s Matrix of Leadership. Tansformers: Age of Extinction ended with Optimus going in search of his ‘creators’ and Unicron is one of the oldest transformers to have ever existed, in some »
- Ricky Church
Production continues apace on the Australian set of Marvel threequel Thor: Ragnarok and in what is becoming standard practice for superhero tentpoles, an avalanche of pre-cg photos and video snippets have found their way onto the interwebs.
It’s often the case that these pre-emptive peeks surface via unofficial sources, but nipping at the heels of yesterday’s behind-the-scenes clip, Mark Ruffalo has uploaded a new snippet that presents a day in the life of Hulk.
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Considering Thor: Ragnarok is still early on in development, Ruffalo’s Tweet finds the actor dressed down in motion-capture gear and tuckered out on set. We won’t be seeing Hulk smash up Asgard anytime soon, but at least for the time being, fans can take solace in the actor’s bite-sized status reports.
Hi again. Here’s another sneak peek at a day in the life of a »
- Michael Briers
With Thor: Ragnarok set to take the God of Thunder and The Hulk on a trip through the cosmos, you'd think that Marvel would be pouring the movie's budget into huge CGI landscapes. While that still may very well be the case, director Taika Waititi is clearly keen on a practical Asgard which feels more real than previous instalments of the franchise, something evident from these amazing new set photos. Why has such a large chunk of Asgard been created with practical sets? Time will tell, but it's hard to imagine it being used for just a single scene in the movie. For all we know, this is where Hela marches her army into the realm, and if photos like this surface when shooting actually takes place, it seems we'll know that soon enough. For now, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts and theories below. Also starring Mark Ruffalo, »
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