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Our weekly round up of all the the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray and DVD details, Marvel Cinematic Universe updates, Thanos and Schwarzenegger, Mark Millar and Fox, The Wolverine first look, X-Men: Days of Future Past casting teases, Marc Webb and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Frank Miller for Justice League and more...
Earlier this week the first artwork for the various Blu-ray and DVD offerings of The Dark Knight Rises arrived online via Amazon, including the limited edition Broken Cowl Blu-ray Combo Back and Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset. Sadly, any sites that posted the images were asked to take them down, before EW 'exclusively' broke the news on Friday, as well as providing a run down of the special features. As expected, there's no commentary from Christopher Nolan, but there are a few documentaries ('The Batmobile Documentary', »
Exclusives • Dark Knight Returns Exclusive Interview: Producer Bruce Timm • Man Of Steel: An Interview With Henry Cavill • Exclusive - Terra Nova Season 2: Executive Producer Brannon Braga on What Would Have Been • Exclusive Interview - Warehouse 13: The Geeky Side of Eddie McClintock Reviews • Josh Wilding Reviews: Firefly: A Celebration • PaulRom Reviews: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 • Nailbiter111 Reviews: Dredd • Looper Review: A Science Fiction Masterpiece From Start To Finish • Josh Wilding Reviews: Looper • Josh Wilding Reviews: Elementary; "Pilot" Marvel Studios • Marvel's Kevin Feige On Taking Risks with Phase 2; Talks Tom Hiddleston's Loki Fanbase • The Avengers DVD/Blu-ray Posters Revealed • Pivotal Thor: The Dark World Roles Revealed for Clive Russell And Richard Brake • [Redacted] Are Back For Iron Man III • Thor: The Dark World To Shoot Scenes At London's Butlers Wharf And in Greenwich • Marvel Exec Promises Iron Man 3 Will Be the Franchise's Best Installment • Jaimie Alexander »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Who would win in a fight — the Prince of Persia or Wolverine? Heat Vision reports that Jake Gyllenhall will butt heads with Hugh Jackman in "Prisoners," a thriller about a carpenter (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands after his daughter and best friend are kidnapped. The "End of Watch" star will play the detective on the case who doesn't take to the amateur vigilante's methods.
• Might Q be joining Thor and Catwoman in Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse"? Variety reports that "Skyfall" actor Ben Whishaw has been approached for the role of an expert hacker named Lurker in the sci-fi action extravaganza that's set to hit theaters on April 25, 2014 (a rather non-Spielberg time of the year, no?).
• Tommy Lee Jones is hitting the long and winding trail — and he's bringing along some ladies for company. The Wrap »
- Bryan Enk
Thanks to its ‘otherworldly’ origins, the Thor comic has its own vast continuity and an array of characters based on rich Norse mythology to draw from, and from the sounds of it, director Alan Taylor is attempting to explore much of it in his first big budget feature film.
Even if we ignore rumors (unfortunately only that) about Dr. Strange’s appearance in Thor 2, the film will attempt to introduce other realms and new villains into the cinematic universe. The latest news about the sequel has UK actors Richard Brake and Clive Russell joining the cast as Asgardian characters who may help the hero against his newfound foes. We wrote about this a few days ago, but the focus »
- Vesna Sunrider
The cast of Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World has grown by two more names today with the news that Richard Brake (Batman Begins) and Clive Russell (The Wolfman) have signed on to the Alan Taylor-directed sequel.
Best known for his role as Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, Brake has been cast in the Alan Taylor-directed sequel as "a captain in the elite Einherjar", an Asgardian warrior team, while Russell - who recently signed on to appear as Ser Brynden in the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones - will portray Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) older brother Tyr, Asgard's God of War (and Odin's rightful heir, surely?).
Even though filming is well under way on Thor: The Dark World - including battle scenes filmed in Surrey - two more cast members have just been announced.
British actor Clive Russell (above) will play Tyr, the older brother of Thor and Asgard's god of war. He wields a sword and, on one occasion, the powerful Mace of the Myth Wars after stealing the weapon from Odin.
The other new face in the franchise is Welsh-born Richard Brake (right). He is playing a captain in the Einherjar, an army of dead warriors in Norse mythology who have fought alongside Thor in the comics on several occasions.
- David Bentley
After the events of "The Avengers" as well as his previous solo film, you could forgive Thor for thinking that Loki has turned out to be something of a letdown as far as siblings go. Not to worry, though. It turns out that Asgard's most thunderous warrior has another brother in the offing — one we'll meet in "The Dark World," no less.
Deadline has the news on two new casting additions for director Alan Taylor's upcoming "Thor" sequel, including "Game of Thrones" actor Clive Russell as Tyr, older brother to Thor and Asgard's god of war. He is, unlike Loki, a natural son of Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins.
Russell has yet to make his "Game of Thrones" debut, but he'll appear in the upcoming third season as Ser Brynden Tully, the Blackfish, a fierce warrior and uncle of Catelyn's. Readers of the books are already well aware of Blackfish's badassery, »
- Josh Wigler
Poor Thor. Another jealous brother to deal with? Richard Brake and Clive Russell have been added to the cast of “Thor: The Dark World.” A bit of info on who they’ll be playing, via Deadline: Brake will play a captain in the elite Einherjar, a warrior team that in the mythology fought alongside Thor on numerous occasions. Blake’s [sic] credits include playing Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne’s parents, in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins…Russell will play Tyr, the older brother of Thor and Asgard’s god of war. Unlike Thor’s evil brother Loki, Tyr is a natural son of Odin. In the comic lore, Tyr was also the protector of Asgard, before Thor took his mantle. Needless to say, Tyr harbors a bit of animosity towards the Mighty Avenger. I, for one, am very glad to hear that more demigods are on their way. »
- Daniel Brennan
Brake will play a captain in an elite squad of warriors known as the Einherjar. Russell will play Tyr, Asgard’s god of war and the older brother of Thor. [Source: Deadline]
The story is said to be based on Poppe's own experiences as a war photographer. Shooting kicks off in October. [Source: Screen Daily]
Sony Pictures and director Katie Jacobs are doing readings this week for the parts of Carol King and Carly Simon in Jacobs' upcoming adaptation of Sheila Weller's "Girls Like Us". Whomever is cast will join the already set Taylor Swift as Joni Mitchell in a film »
- Garth Franklin
Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World is netting some fantastic acting talent, as evidenced by today’s news that Clive Russell and Richard Brake are joining the cast of the Scandinavian superhero sequel.
Russell is set to play Tyr. Tyr is a god of war, and happens to be Thor’s big bro — this time blood-related, unlike Little Orphan Loki. You’ll recognize Russell from the recent Sherlock Holmes films, and he’s hooking up with Game of Thrones in its upcoming third season.
Brake has signed on to be a captain in Thor’s warrior posse – also known as the Einherjar. You’ll best recognize Brake as Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne’s parents, in Batman Begins.
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters November 8th, 2013.
Source: Deadline Hollywood »
- Matt Granados
Four of the upcoming five Marvel Studios productions with confirmed release dates are sequels to established properties and of them, Thor: The Dark World may have the most complicated story to tell. Due to its otherworldly origins, the Thor comic has its own rich continuity and large array of characters based on Norse mythology to draw from, and from the sounds of it, director Alan Taylor is attempting to explore much of it in his first big budget feature film.
Even if we ignore rumors about a Dr. Strange appearance in Thor 2, the film will attempt to introduce other realms and new villains into the cinematic universe. The latest news about the sequel has UK actors Richard Brake and Clive Russell joining Thor: ...
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- Rob Keyes
Director Alan Taylor's sequel Thor: The Dark World has added two veteran actors in heroic roles. First up is Richard Brake, who is making the jump from DC to Marvel (fans of Batman Begins may remember him as Joe Chill, the hoodlum who murdered Bruce Wayne's parents). Joining him will be Clive Russell, an imposing Brit perhaps best known for playing Captain Tanner in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Kat Dennings, opens November 8th, 2013. Hit the jump for more casting details. Deadline reports that Brake will join as a captain of the elite warriors known as the Einherjar. In Norse mythology, these are the "lone warriors" who die in battle and are brought to Valhalla by the valkyries. In the Marvel world, the Einherjar were led by Ander and were responsible for training Thor. »
- Dave Trumbore
With shooting long since underway, there is still, apparently room for two more bodies on the Thor: The Dark World set. And while they might not be megastar names, both Richard Brake and Clive Russell are solid That Guy character actors.Brake has signed on to play a captain of the elite warriors called the Einherjar. According to Norse mythology they were fighters who died nobly on the field of combat and are carried to Valhalla by the Valkyries. As a group, they had a hand in training Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, so it looks like he’ll have need of their services once again.Russell, meanwhile, will be Tyr, Thor’s older brother who holds the title of Asgard’s God Of War. As with Loki, Thor and his older sibling don’t exactly see eye to eye, despite Tyr being another true son of Odin. Which might also »
Clive Russell and Richard Brake have just joined the upcoming Thor: The Dark World movie. That’s what I call an awesome supporting cast! The movie, which comes from director Alan Taylor, is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two and is already set to open in November 2013.
As you already know, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are all on board for this sequel.
Now Russell jumps in to play Thor’s older brother Tyr, while Brake will star as a captain in Thor’s Einherjar fighting force. Not much is known about the plot at this moment, although Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige previously revealed that they’re going to take Thor literally to other worlds:
It will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and »
- Jeanne Standal
With filming fully underway for Thor: The Dark World, the superhero sequel has added two more supporting characters in Richard Brake and Clive Russell who though far from household names, are certainly recognizable faces and will both play key roles in Marvel’s epic.
Richard Brake is most famously known for playing Joe Chill in Batman Begins, the slayer of Bruce Wayne’s parents. In Thor: The Dark World Brake will portray a Captain in the elite Asgaridan guards known as the Einherjar, who will likely to join forces with Thor in his fight against Malekith the Accursed and the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.
Clive Russell on the other hand will portray Tyr, the God of War and biological brother of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and son of Anthony Hopkins’ Odin. In the comics, Tyr was the former defender of Asgard before he has replaced by Thor leaving him (like Loki) jealous of his rank. »
- Simon Brookfield
The man who killed Batman's parents is moving over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Richard Brake, who most notably played Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, has signed on for a part in Thor: The Dark World, the currently in-production sequel to Kenneth Branagh's 2011 hit. While no character name is given for the character, he will reportedly play the role of a captain in the Einherjar, a group of dead warriors who live in Vallhalla training and preparing to battle in Ragnarok, the end of the universe in Norse mythology. But that's not the only bit of casting news. Deadline, which also reported the news about Brake's casting, says that Clive Russell has also joined the comic book movie cast. Much like Thor and his adopted brother Loki, Russell will be playing another son of Odin, namely Tyr: Asgard's god of war. While Tyr was the original »
Last Friday, we reported that the ensemble cast of Marvel's Alan Taylor-directed sequel, Thor: The Dark World had grown with two new additions. British actor Clive Russell & Welsh/American actor Richard Brake was believed to have landed “minor” roles in the film, however, Deadline has revealed both of their roles to be quite pivotal. The infamous site is reporting that Clive Russell will portray the God of War, Tyr, older brother of Chris Hemsworth's titular God of Thunder and biological son of Anthony Hopkins' all-father Odin. And Richard Brake has signed on to play a captain of the elite group of Asgardian warriors, that appeared in the original blockbuster, known as Einherjar. According to wikipedia, Tyr has "rebelled against Odin several times due to his love of battle & fought Thor due to resentment of Thor's relationship with Sif and the fact Thor usurped his role as Asgard's greatest warrior. »
Richard Brake and Clive Russell have both been added to the cast of the upcoming Thor: The Dark World , Deadline reports. They join Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the Alan Taylor film. Brake is well-known to comic book fans for playing Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins . In the Marvel Universe, he'll play a Captain in the Einherjar, an army of elite warriors assembled by Odin to protect Asgard. Russell, meanwhile, is soon set to star on "Game of Thrones" and, in Thor , will play Tyr, the God of War. Another son of Odin, Tyr, in the comics, was the defender of Asgard before Thor took his place and harbors »
Now taking place beyond the eyesight of potential paparazzi, principal photography is still in full swing for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. And according to Shepherd Management Limited casting agency, 2 of their notable clients have signed on for the anticipated Alan Taylor-directed sequel. They've announced that British actor Clive Russell & Welsh-American actor Richard Brake have unspecified, but presumably minor, roles in the film. Clive Russell, 66, has appeared in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, numerous British television series, and he was recently cast as Ser Brynden Tulley the Blackfish in HBO’s 3rd season of Game of Thrones. Richard Brake, 47, is best known for playing the DC character Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. And he's also appeared in Hannibal Rising, Water for Elephants, & alongside Ray Stevenson in Outpost. From left to right: Richard Brake, Clive Russel Other news related to Thor: The Dark World, »
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