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Thor: Ragnarok has surpassed Wonder Woman at the global box office

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has now moved past DC’s Wonder Woman at the global box office.

Much is said about the Marvel/DC rivalry, and while none of it really matters, it is certainly interesting to see how various superhero movies perform at the box office compared to one another.

Thor: Ragnarok has been doing particularly well in markets across the world, having pulled in $301 million in the Us and an impressive $833 million worldwide. Comparing this to past Thor films, Ragnarok looks even better, beating out Thor ($449 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($644 million) with considerable ease.

But it’s not just previous Thor movies that Ragnarok is besting, with the movie now surpassing the very popular Wonder Woman at the box office as well (via Box Office Mojo). The $833 million of Thor: Ragnarok has just edged it past Wonder Woman’s $821 million.

Wonder Woman, however, still has bragging rights at home,
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Mark Mothersbaugh Credits Every Frame A Painting Video For Influencing ‘Thor: Ragnaork’ Score

Thor: Ragnarok” marked a reinvention for the standalone series that rotates around the Norse warrior. Taika Waititi took the stodgy serious tone of “Thor” and “Thor: The Dark World,” and tossed it out the window. In its place, the filmmaker added his skewed brand of humor, brought bursts of color in to replace the blue dark visuals of the preceding movies, and there was one more key ingredient: Mark Mothersbaugh.

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Taika Waititi clarifies Gotg/Thor: Ragnarok continuity error

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Were you one of the many Marvel fans who was left feeling a tad confused as to why the Sakaarians in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok looked quite different from the ones featured in James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy? You are? Well then, I've got some joyous news for you, my friend. Yesterday, Waititi himself jokingly clarified the reason that there was a visible difference in how... Read More...
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The God of Thunder assumes the throne in Thor: Ragnarok concept art

Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has shared a piece of production artwork for Thor: Ragnarok which sees the God of Thunder assuming his throne alongside Valkyrie, Hulk, Heimdall, and Korg.

See Also: Concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Chris Hemsworth Hints That Thor Will Survive Avengers 4

With the arrival of the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, fans have begun theorizing about which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes aren’t going to make it out of their battle with Thanos alive. For a while, it’s been assumed that at least a few of the founding Avengers would be facing their end in either this movie or its sequel, but a new comment from one of the franchise’s stars suggests that we can safely assume one character will survive through Avengers 4.

While speaking with Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth – the God of Thunder himself – praised the professionalism and talent of his young co-star Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man. In doing so, he made a reference to how he might “stick around” for future movies, saying the following:

“I’ve been hugely impressed by Tom Holland [Spider-Man] and the way he’s handled the transition. I didn’t
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David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017

David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017
Words have always had great power, but over the course of the last year — a one of massive change and upheaval in Hollywood and the rest of the world — that old chestnut has never seemed more prescient. 2017 saw the rise of believing those who speak out, even if it hurts to hear, and plenty of the industry’s biggest voices had plenty to say. We talk to a lot of Hollywood’s brightest talents, about the projects which have inspired them most and the industry which at times supports, and at times hinders, their efforts to make their best work.

As individuals, we’re often blown away by their insights; in gathering them together, we end up with a portrait of a community of artists and creators who love their art and their industry, for better and for worse, and refuse to keep quiet about it.

Here are some of
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Lucasfilm Wants Thor: Ragnarok Director for a Star Wars Movie

Lucasfilm Wants Thor: Ragnarok Director for a Star Wars Movie
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has said that she'd love to have Taika Waititi direct a Star Wars movie, leading many fans to wonder what that would look like. Unfortunately, Kennedy might not be aware that Waititi preemptively joked about turning down the Star Wars 9 job following the announcement that Colin Trevorrow would no longer be directing. The Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director has previously expressed doubt that he'd be the right fit for the Star Wars franchise, telling the New York Times, "There's not much room (in the franchise) for someone like me."

Kathleen Kennedy, who took over from George Lucas as the head of Lucasfilm when Disney bought the company in 2012, said she was a fan of Taika Waititi's work after seeing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, which was released last month and has been a success for its off-the-wall comedy and super hero antics. While speaking to News Hub,
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Kathleen Kennedy Wants a Taika Waititi ‘Star Wars’ Movie (And Who Can Blame Her?)

Kathleen Kennedy Wants a Taika Waititi ‘Star Wars’ Movie (And Who Can Blame Her?)
Taika Waititi has gone from indie filmmaker to blockbuster super-director with the success of Thor: Ragnarok, which means it’s only a matter of time before he moves on to even bigger things. Like Star Wars, for example. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed that she’d be thrilled to have Waititi direct a Star Wars film, and Waititi […]

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Kathleen Kennedy “would love” Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi may have an opportunity to direct a Star Wars movie if he wants it, according to Kathleen Kennedy.

With the rebirth of Star Wars onto the big screen in the last few years, starting back with The Force Awakens in 2015, a job directing either one of the main saga movies or anthology films is one of the hottest gigs in town.

President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy is certainly a woman that can make that happen and has said that she would love for Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi, to move over from the McU to the Star Wars universe.

Speaking to Newshub, Kennedy said: “I would love for him to direct a Star Wars movie. I think he has exactly the right sensibility. It was very exciting to see him step into the Marvel universe and do such an amazing job with Thor.”

Kennedy even encouraged Newshub to
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Kathleen Kennedy would "love" to have Taika Waititi direct a Star Wars movie

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Taika Waititi is a full-blown superstar now thanks to his success with Thor: Ragnarok, which stands as one of the best-reviewed comic book movies ever and is on its way to surpassing $300 million at the domestic box office (and is nipping at the heels of the global box office of Wonder Woman and Guardians 2). Naturally, everyone wants him to work his New Zealand magic on their movie, and that includes... Read More...
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Zachary Levi’s final words in Thor: Ragnarok ended up on the cutting room floor

Warning: Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok follow…

After taking over the role from Joshua Dallas for Thor: The Dark World, Zachary Levi made his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Fandral this year in Thor: Ragnarok, although depending when you blinked, you may have missed what proved to be his final outing as one of the Warriors Three.

During an appearance at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Levi spoke about his brief role in the film, which saw him and Ray Stevenson’s Volstagg killed off by Cate Blanchett’s Hela in mere seconds, as well as revealing that his final line in the McU ended up on the cutting room floor.

“For those of you who have watched the movie, you see that Cate Blanchett comes out and she very just willy-nilly throws some knives of demonic purpose, I don’t know, they’re evil knives impaling both me and Volstagg,
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More concept art from Thor: Ragnarok featuring alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Hela, The Grandmaster and more

We’ve seen a fair few pieces of concept art from Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok over the past few weeks, and now we have another batch, this time from artist Aleksi Briclot, who has shared some alternate designs for Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, The Grandmaster, Hela, Surtur and Fenris; check the artwork out here…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Justice League Becomes The First DC Movie To Break $100M At Chinese Box Office

Three weeks ago, Justice League fell flat at the domestic box office.

Buoyed by a production budget in excess of $300 million, not to mention all those sky-high expectations, Zack Snyder’s hulking blockbuster opened to a measly $93 million in North America. And though Justice League continues to struggle on home turf, the Dceu mega-movie is performing markedly better overseas, where international markets have accounted for 65 percent of the movie’s lifetime total ($569 million).

As a matter of fact, according to figures posted by Deadline, Justice League has become the first DC movie to break $100m in China. The Warner Bros. epic reportedly opened on more than 21,000 screens in the territory – more than the India, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan and the United Kingdom combined – and that number continues to climb.

It’s also a bigger haul than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice ($95.7 million), Wonder Woman ($90 million) and The Dark Knight Rises,
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art shows an alternate design for Valkyrie

Following a look at some early concept art for Loki, Thor, and Surtur’s Minions, Marvel’s visual development supervisor Andy Park has now shared two new pieces of concept art for Thor: Ragnarok which shows a very different look for Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie; take a look below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor,
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Thor: Ragnarok concept art showcases Surtur’s minions

This past week we’ve seen concept art for Thor: Ragnarok for providing a more colourful look for Loki and an alternate design for Thor in his Gladiator armour, and now artist Ian Joyner has taken to Instagram to share a few pieces of concept art, this time featuring Surtur’s minions and his dragon; take a look below…

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows
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Taika Waititi’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Two Cars, One Night’ Showcases Quiet Sweetness

By Jacob Oller

The director’s breakout short has his raw signature. wo cars parked in a motel parking lot. It’s black and white, middle of the night. Sounds noirish, no? Not when it’s directed by Taika Waititi. Back in 2004, Waititi had mainly been doing comedy shows and competing in 48-hour film contests. Then came Two Cars, One […]

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Thor: Ragnarok crosses $800 million at the worldwide box office

Despite competition on the superhero front from Justice League, Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok has reached another box office milestone this week, passing $800 million globally and helping Walt Disney Studios to cross $5 billion worldwide for the third consecutive year (and with Star Wars: The Last Jedi still to come!).

All three of this year’s Marvel Cinematic Universe releases have hit $800 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earning $863.6 million and the Sony co-production Spider-Man: Homecoming reaching $880.2 million – the biggest superhero release of the year.

Thor: Ragnarok is the seventh McU movie to pass $800 million globally, and has pushed the franchise’s total box office just short of $13.5 billion.

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and
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Marvel Fan Predicts Phase 4 McU Movies With Awesome Logos

With Avengers: Infinity War now just six months away, Marvel fans have taken to ruminating on where the McU could go once the current phase of the franchise wraps up with the still-untitled Avengers 4. We know that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will be the movie to kick off Phase 4, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to come a little later, but that’s about it.

One individual, though, has decided to imagine what the full slate of McU movies to come over the next few years could look like. Reddit user SeductiveThunderLord shared an impressive 18 fan-made logos on the site this week, with the thinking being that the films will be linked together by an adaptation of Secret Invasion, a major comic book arc involving the Skrulls (set to make their McU debut in Captain Marvel).

Seen in the gallery below, a few of these could genuinely happen. A Black Widow solo
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Here’s How Thor Winds Up With The Guardians In Avengers: Infinity War

Long before the arrival of Thor: Ragnarok in November, it was confirmed that Taika Waititi’s spectacular threequel would share some connective tissue with the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War. And it all centers on the God of Thunder.

Following his calamitous dust-up with Hela, Goddess of Death, Thor winds up having a close encounter with Thanos, whose sole mission involves rounding up all six Infinity Stones – no matter who (or what!) stands in his path. Those of you who stuck around after the credits rolled on Ragnarok will know that that moment was foreshadowed, as Thanos’ ship begins to tailgate its Asgardian target. And just when we thought Loki and Thor had escaped the clutches of death.

But destiny clearly has other plans for Odin’s warring stepsons, given that Infinity War‘s inaugural teaser appeared to show Loki surrendering the Tesseract (Space Stone) to Thanos and his Black Order.
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'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer: Marvel Releases First Look at Biggest Superhero Movie Ever -- Watch!

'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer: Marvel Releases First Look at Biggest Superhero Movie Ever -- Watch!
We're gonna need a bigger Avengers.

The superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have bested quite a few villains over the last decade, but they'll soon face the biggest bad of them all -- Thanos the Mad Titan (played by Josh Brolin) -- in Avengers: Infinity War. Which means Iron Man will need to assemble every hero he knows -- Thor! Spider-Man! Doctor Strange! Black Panther! -- and the Avengers will finally team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, which is all previewed in the first official trailer.

Photo: Marvel Studios

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo showed they can handle a superhero-heavy movie with 2016's Captain America: Civil War, but the size of the cast and sheer number of heroes in Infinity War is unprecedented: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Anthony Mackie (Falcon
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