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Sam Neill starred in Taika Waititi's New Zealand adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople but it looks like they weren't done having fun together. The actor has just admitted he has a role in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. I am anxiously awaiting Thor: Ragnarok which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum. Mostly because that's a hell of a cast, but also because Waititi is bringing something different to the McU (Have you watched that Comic-Con video yet??) So what's this about Neill? The actor, who famously portrayed Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, teased last month about some involvement. Unearthly. If that's where I was. #ThorRagnarok ? https://t.co/7bfYyyy1Qr — Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 25, 2016 But speaking with ShortList recently Neill said, "Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this and I can’t tell you what it is. »
- Jill Pantozzi
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the plot to Avengers: Infinity War possibly being revealed, the controversy surrounding Jumanji and Transformers this week, plans for the Star Wars movie-verse post-2021 and more…
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If Latino Review are to be believed (a lot of their scoops amount to nothing), the story details described will probably come out in the film’s first trailer. Or maybe even before in a plot synopsis, so I’m not »
- Oli Davis
“Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is [but] I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here,” said Neill. “I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s Secret Agents, and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well.”
- Gary Collinson
Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is going to serve as a make-shift Jurassic Park reunion. We know that Jeff Goldblum has signed on to play the villainous and eccentric Grandmaster. Now comes word that his old co-star Sam Neill has also come aboard the latest Marvel Phase 3 adventure, which is currently being shot in Australia.
It doesn't appear that Sam Neill will have a large role. And it isn't known if Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will even share any scenes together. The actor was only on set for a few select days. Though he's not allowed to say too much about his participation, or Marvel's highly trained snipers will take him and his family out. Neill was talking with Shortlist about his comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And it just so happens to be directed by Thor 3 mastermind Taika Waititi. About joining the Marvel family, Sam Neill offers this.
"Oddly enough, »
After being caught in set photos three weeks ago, as Thor: Ragnarok filmed in Australia, actor Sam Neill has confirmed that he does indeed have a small part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment. He divulged his involvement to the Shortlist* while doing press for Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople. "Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here. I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents -and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well." Do you think Neill will have a significant role or will he be another "Richard" (Chris O'Dowd)? We'll find out next year, when Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters in November. »
This shouldn't come as too much of a spoiler, but towards the end of Marvel Comics' Civil War storyline, Captain America bites the big one. And for months leading up to the release of Captain America: Civil War in theaters this past May, many fans believed Chris Evans' freedom fighter would face a similar fate. That never came to pass, though. And War Machine was the only Avenger who really even came close to dying, though everyone lived. Today, directors Joe and Anthony Russo discuss why that panned out in such fashion.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was speedster Quicksilver who didn't quite make it to end credits. And it showed that Marvel was willing to sacrifice a few of its characters for the greater good of storytelling. So many fans walked into Civil War expecting to see at least one major character's arc come to an end. »
Somehow, the Avengers all made it through Captain America: Civil War alive. There were no casualties among the superheroes in the latest Marvel movie. The major character deaths were Peggy Carter, the villain Crossbones, and the Wakandan King, T'Chaka. But somehow, all of the Avengers and their new superpowered buddies survived all the standoffs, bombings, and villains’ devious plans. The worst injury by far was Rhodey’s partial paralysis. Perhaps the impact of a major Marvel character dying has been weakened by the easy return of supposedly dead characters like Nick Fury, but the McU masterminds have a specific reason for keeping all the Avengers from perishing in Civil War. At a Q&A that followed a screening of the movie in Hollywood on Friday (it was a “for your consideration” event — Marvel’s gearing up for award campaign season), an audience member asked about this low death toll. Here »
- Emily Rome
Once Upon a Time Season 6 is ready to shed some more light on a Storybrooke hero’s past.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Gabrielle Rose is set to reprise her role as Charming’s mother, Ruth, who last appeared in one of Season 4’s Frozen flashbacks. As Josh Dallas told us at Comic-Con, with the introduction of the purely Evil Queen, who possesses all of Regina’s past memories, David will come to discover “some things that he thought were truths in his life … maybe weren’t so true.” Hmm.
RelatedOnce Upon a Time Season 6 Preview: Multiple Saviors, a ‘Delicious’-ly Evil Plan, »
A little over a week since I had the chance to ask Stan Lee a question and wouldn’t you know it, I’m still jacked that I had a chance to speak with him. The man is a legend. One of the first cartoons I watched growing up was Spider-man And His Amazing Friends which Stan narrated for season 2. From there, it was The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, arguably the greatest superhero show in television history. Stan’s creations have been a constant in my life since my earliest memories. The chance to speak with him is a memory I’ll never forget.
With that, I wanted to spend this week reading some of my favorite Stan Lee stories. What made his work stand out where others from his era aren’t as well known? For one, I’d say his instincts on what make characters tick was dead on. »
- Tim Jousma
A few weeks ago we were introduced to Darryl Jacobson, roommate to Thor Odinson, when Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok Comic-Con mockumentary made its way online [watch it here]. Since then, there’s been a lot of demand for more Darryl, and IGN caught up with the director to ask whether we’ll be seeing him again.
“Thor briefly rented a room in a flat in Australia after the Ultron debacle. Just to get some downtime – to get away from The Avengers, to get away from America. So he had a little downtime in Australian. And he met this guy Darryl and they shared a flat together. So that’s Darryl. I think you probably could see him again. There may be other little pieces of that thing that everyone saw that may just be a small part of a bigger thing.”
So, could we be getting an extended version of the mockumentary? »
- Gary Collinson
Though Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift are no longer dating, the pair are on good terms. In fact, according to Hiddleston, he and Swift are still friends. "Yes. Yes, we are," he told People with a smile when asked if they were amicable at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. The British actor, 35, attended the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles as a nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in Limited Series or Movie, and also presented the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special category, with a twirling Priyanka Chopra, to his Night Manager director Susanne Bier. • Check out »
- Karen Mizoguchi and Kara Warner
During Marvel's Comic-Con panel, the studio debuted a hilarious new video that explained why Chris Hemsworth's Thor wasn't part of the epic battle in Captain America: Civil War. The video, which introduces fans to Thor's Australian roommate Darryl Jacobson (Daley Pearson) became quite popular with Marvel fans, which can now be found on the bonus features of the Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray and DVD release, but fans still want more of Darryl, and it seems they may get it. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi teased in a new interview that Darryl may just end up in Thor: Ragnarok.
The video revealed that Thor needed some down time after the epic battle in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so he went to Australia, where he became roommates with Darryl, along with a special cameo from Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. The video has become so popular that an online »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Last Ship, Dancing With the Stars, Suits and American Horror Story!
1 | How did Quarry‘s Mac expect to surprise his wife, if his and Arthur’s plane landing was all over the news? Also, is holding a super-secret, highly illegal meeting in an extremely echo-y quarry a good idea?
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Here's a fun little rumor for you, boys and girls...
A photo surfaced online a few weeks ago that shows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) holding up a small piece of paper that reads "177A Bleeker Street" on the set of Thor: Ragnarok. Why does that matter, you ask? Well, what hole have you lived in for the last 50 years, I ask in return!? Just kidding.
It matters because that's the address of Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange. Check out the Thor: Ragnarok set photo in question, and then join me for some dissection of comments from that film's director Taika Waititi:
That photo led to plenty of speculation that the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), was going to appear in Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor threequel is already a super-sized affair, and the most ambitious of the God Of Thunder's solo films. We know that its cast will include Mark Ruffalo, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Thor: Ragnarok is currently deep into production under the direction of Taika Waititi, the third director to tackle the franchise in just as many movies. It looks like Marvel may have finally found a right fit for Thor, should the franchise continue after this installment. Apparently, things are going well and should they keep going that way, the director seems like he would be happy to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for another movie.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the Hunt for the Wilderpeople director was asked how things were going so far with Thor: Ragnarok. According to Taika Waititi they are about halfway through filming the third installment of the Thor franchise and things are going very well. Better than expected, in fact. Here is what he had to say.
"We are halfway through and it's going really well. Everything is going to plan in that »
There are three kinds of Mr. Robot episodes: the table-setting ones, in which stiff people explain things in tensely framed shots; the ones where a whole bunch of shit goes down, like last week's trigger-happy nail-biter; and the ones that play out like an extended dream.
This week's was the third kind, and maybe the most visionary to date. "Mind awake, body asleep," Elliot invites his imaginary friend (the viewer) to chant with him over and over as he tries to will himself into a lucid dream. Thereafter, our hero »
Exclusive: The “last frontier” for high-end drama is opening up, according to industry experts.
After scoring a Chinese distribution deal with Youku Tudou in April, BBC-amc spy series The Night Manager has clocked up a hefty 40 million views on the platform, making it one of the most successful high-end drama exports to the territory.
While the Emmy-nominated series is by no means the first from UK to break out in the market – Downton Abbey and Sherlock are among those to have previously excelled – the ratings success reinforces the growing opportunity for high end English-language drama in China, where conditions and context are creating key opportunities for international content creators.
“The Chinese market is in many ways well ahead of the west in terms of the evolution of its television landscape,” explains The Ink Factory co-ceo Simon Cornwell, producer of The Night Manager, in which Tom Hiddleston plays a Cairo hotel worker recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
In what can only be described as a notable plot twist in an epic tale, the life rights of Marvel legend Stan Lee have been acquired for cinematic adaptation – by Twentieth Century Fox. While the eventual telling of the comic book creator’s story always seemed inevitable, the fact that it will be under the banner of Fox – not Disney – is surprising to say the least. While Fox does remain home to a number of Stan Lee creations, it is Disney that now oversees the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with which Lee is synonymous.
Stan Lee is one of the most recognizable faces in the comic book genre, thanks to his many cameo appearances in film and television adaptations of various works. He is presently 93 years of age, and first entered the comic book industry 76 years ago, at the age of 17. Through family connections, he went to work for Timely Comics »
- Sarah Myles
Fox has acquired Lee’s life rights but is keeping the logline of the project under wraps with no writer, director or actors yet attached. Matt Reilly is overseeing for the studio.
Lee was born in 1922 in New York city as Stanley Lieber. He broke into publishing world in 1939 by working as an assistant for his uncle Robbie Solomon at Timely Comics, became interim editor in 1941 and spent three years in the U.s. Army.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Lee and artist Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four for Marvel, followed by the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers. He teamed with Bill Everett to create Daredevil and with Steve Ditko for Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, »
- Dave McNary
Tanner talks movies at Fan Expo!Tanner talks movies at Fan Expo!Scott Goodyer9/13/2016 1:20:00 Pm
Toronto's Fan Expo is one of the world's largest celebrations of all things pop culture! It's a gathering for fans of anime, video games, and above all, movies, to celebrate everything they love. Many attendees choose to pay homage to their favorite characters by dressing as them, a practice known as "cosplay".
And with it just happening not long ago, an excited pre-show host Tanner Zipchen decided to pop in, check out the fun, and chat with a few people about their favourite movie characters. Watch our compilation of some of the most creative cosplayers below.
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- Scott Goodyer
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