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Thor Ragnarok Gives the God His Due: Journey to Infinity War Part 17

Thor Ragnarok Gives the God His Due: Journey to Infinity War Part 17
It's no secret that the Thor solo movies haven't always been the most highly-praised in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While many fans don't outright hate them, and they still aren't nearly as bad as some of the worst of the worst superhero stuff out there, both Thor and especially Thor: The Dark World don't feel quite that special within the framework of the McU. But Thor: Ragnarok, on the other hand, completely reinvented what a movie centered on Marvel's God of Thunder could be and gave us not only by far the character's best solo movie to date, but one of the most inventive comic book movies ever made.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is owed a lot of credit for his overall vision and, especially in recent years, his willingness to let inventive filmmakers do their thing in the McU. But Thor: Ragnarok is so clearly a product
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John Wick: Chapter 3 first synopsis revealed

Its been all go on the announcement front on at this years CinemaCon in Las Vegas, with just over a years wait for the next instalment of the John Wick saga, John Wick Chapter 3; Lionsgate have released a promotional synopsis.

John Wick: Chapter 2 director, Chad Stahelski, returns to the helm for the third chapter which places Keanu Reeves Wick firmly on the run, fighting to stay alive in New York City, but this time he has to go it alone after his expulsion.

The synopsis reads; John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston,
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The 10 Best Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ever since Samuel L. Jackson first popped up at the end of Iron Man (2008) ten years ago and revealed to Tony Stark that he was a part of a bigger universe, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) has sat on top of the film landscape that every movie studio envies. There are currently 18 McU films, with this week’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018) marking the nineteenth entry in the series, and the most amazing feat Marvel Studios has pulled off is the fact there isn’t a terrible one in the bunch. The consistency of quality has been astonishing, with most of the films ranging from good to flat-out amazing. So, before you get ready for Earth’s mightiest heroes to take on Thanos, check out our list of the Ten Best Films of the McU.

10. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Maybe it was a case of a movie being way too overhyped, but my
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Sam Rockwell to Play a Nazi Captain in Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Sam Rockwell to Play a Nazi Captain in Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Sam Rockwell won an Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of a violent and racist cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but the actor isn’t taking the usual post-Oscar path. Instead of using his newfound clout to take a starring role in another prestige picture, an action vehicle, or a superhero movie, his […]

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21 Marvel Villains Ranked, From Forgettable to Killmonger (Photos)

Marvel has a villain problem. Or until incredibly recently – they Had a villain problem. A decade’s worth of the most bankable films and memorable heroes Hollywood has to offer, yet they haven’t been able to put the Avengers mono-a-mono with a scene-chewing super villain on par with the Joker, Bane, Doc Ock or Magneto. And no amount of asterisks is going to make those last two part of the McU. Given that the villains are almost never the best part of a Marvel film, we decided to look back at which ones surprisingly worked, and which ones certainly did Not.

Note: We’ve included the Major villains in this roundup, so no Laufey, Mandarin, Dormammu, Klaue or Tony Stark circa “Civil War.”

Killmonger

As played by Michael B. Jordan with a menacing swagger, Killmonger has fashion sense, sexuality, confidence, and he makes you believe he’s Right. His tragic backstory and honest Oakland upbringing make him empathetic, but it’s his blackness that speaks volumes. The scene where he’s introduced, with Killmonger stealing an ancient hatchet and confronting the white clerk in the museum, might be Marvel’s finest moment period, and is by far the best villain Marvel has had to offer.

Loki

I don’t have a fangirl-ish affinity for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki most do, but his playful and mischievous good guy/bad guy routine with Thor and the other Avengers have made him a Marvel mainstay for a reason.

Vulture

Just when you thought Michael Keaton was done making superhero movies, he joins the “Spider-Man” reboot and puts together this scarily genuine performance of a working class warrior scorned and forgotten by the Avengers heroics. Thor would manhandle him, but against a teen Spidey, its Vulture’s modest proportions of evil and vengeful values that make him feel real.

Hela

Come on Cate Blanchett, if you’re going to be a super-villain, you can’t just show up in what you would’ve already worn to Cannes, goth antlers, emerald one-piece and all. In a movie not as goofy and fun as Taika Waititi’s, Hela might make for a truly spectacular villain, but she earns points on her character design alone.

Red Skull

Can’t go wrong with a raging, deformed, mutant Nazi as your villain. Hugo Weaving brings a cartoonish amount of fuming mad energy to the role, even if in the grand scheme of things, he’s not an incredibly formidable foe to Cap.

Ultron

Ultron may be an android, but as voiced by James Spader in his signature quick, dry, and condescending tone, he has more personality and depth than a lot of the villains on this list. He taunts Tony Stark by constantly playing “I Got No Strings On Me” and gives the illusion of grand themes as he goes on about AI and the folly of man. Though I never understood why an unstoppable being that could exist in the Internet would make a physical manifestation of himself that could be so easily defeated.

Whiplash

What a mumbling mess. Iron Man has taken down the Hulk, but somehow he struggles with a guy with some extension cord and a pet bird?

Kaecilius

I’m struck by how little Kaecilius is even in “Doctor Strange.” You could make a case that he’s even the second villain behind the giant dimensional face thing Dormammu. Mads Mikkelsen is a bona-fide Bond villain, and yet his bedazzled fish eyes seem to be doing all the work here.

Ego

He starts benevolent and visionary, but Ego spreads his seed across the galaxy, then harvests his children in a hunt for the perfect DNA cocktail of his genes and even gives his human wife a tumor. And he can transform into David Hasselhof on a whim. Pretty evil dude.

Justin Hammer

In another universe, Sam Rockwell might’ve made a great Tony Stark, and he originally auditioned for the part. But as another fast-talking salesman and munitions dealer, he makes a compelling Tony Stark-wannabe and rival, even if he’s more greedy than evil.

Aldrich Killian

Another Tony Stark copycat, Aldrich Killian is evil because he puts the moves on Pepper Potts and is quite literally a firebrand. Though the subplot, backstory that Stark “created” Killian by snubbing him on top of a rooftop is kind of lame.

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Alden Ehrenreich reveals he is set to return to the role of Han Solo for two more Star Wars movies

Solo: A Star Wars story has yet to hit our cinemas, but the actor playing the young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, has had a bout of the Tom Holland’s; he has let slip he will be returning to the role of Han Solo in two more Star Wars projects.

During an interview with Esquire, Ehrenreich let slip he had signed up for three movies as the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. After being asked how many he has signed up for he replied “Three” before realising he may have just got himself into trouble with Lucasfilm, “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.”

So for anyone thinking his outing may have been just a one-off, we can now expect him to develop the character further. Whether it will be in further spin-offs or sequels to Solo isn’t clear.
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Sam Rockwell joins Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit

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I'm already pretty sure that I'm going to love Taika Waititi's upcoming World War II satire, but throw Sam Rockwell into the the mix, and that "pretty sure" turns into a certainty. THR reports that the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor has joined the cast of Jojo Rabbit alongside Scarlett Johansson and Taika Waititi, the latter of whom will be... Read More...
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Sam Rockwell Joins Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi’s WWII Film Jojo Rabbit

I'm a huge fan of Sam Rockwell so I'm extremely excited to hear that he will be working with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on his World War II film Jojo Rabbit. He will also be teaming up again with Scarlett Johansson, who was previously cast.

This is actually a really fascinating story that centers on a character named Jojo, "a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human."

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the resistance. Waititi is playing the imaginary Hitler, and Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

This is such a different kind of film for Taika Waititi to tell,
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Sam Rockwell teams up with hot property Taika Waititi to star in Jojo Rabbit

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s Sam Rockwell sure doesn’t shy away from the controversial roles. Rockwell will be teaming up with Thor: Ragnorok’s Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson to play a Nazi captain in Jojo Rabbit.

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, while Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

The production will tell the story of a young German boy during World War II, who finds out that his mother, to be played by Johansson, is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Waititi had met with Johansson to talk about the role whilst filming the pilot for What We Do in the Shadows.

Also in the news – Elton John biopic Rocketman set for greenlight at Paramount Pictures; Taron Egerton to play John

Waititi will star as a comedic version of Hitler in the film. “After being severely hurt by a grenade at Hitler youth camp,
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All 19 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)

Nobody on the internet wants to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s a topic we just can’t go on ignoring. But seriously: even though this seemingly unstoppable franchise has rabid fans across the globe, no one can agree on which ones they like best (or least, for that matter). TheWrap’s Film Reviews Editor Alonso Duralde take his own stab at the subject — and no, he’s not getting paid by anyone at Disney to like (or dislike, for that matter) any of these films.

19. “The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

Released just five years after Ang Lee‘s “Hulk,” this second attempt to make a leading man out of the big green Gamma-radiated creature proved to be similarly disappointing. If we’ve learned anything from the Avengers movies, it’s that Bruce Banner works best when he’s a supporting character (and when he’s played by Mark Ruffalo)

18. “Ant-Man” (2015).

While this movie deserves credit for not putting the fate of mankind on the line — the stakes are more child’s-toy-train-sized — the film’s stabs at humor seem overplayed, and little of Paul Rudd‘s natural charm comes to the forefront of what should be a breezy caper. We can only wonder what Edgar Wright‘s original version might have been like.

17. “Thor” (2011).

Director Kenneth Branagh nails the thee-and-thou of the Asgard segments, but the small town where the climax plays out is one of the screen’s cheesiest fake cities since the terrible 1980s “Supergirl” movie. On the upside, actor Chris Hemsworth demonstrates a twinkly wit in this thunder god adventure, matched with impressive brawn.

16. “Iron Man 2” (2010).

The best McU movies do a good job of distracting you from all the setting-up of future franchise entries; this one offers so much empire-building that it might as well have a “Pardon Our Dust” sign on it. Still, the first appearance of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, dispatching a hallway’s worth of opponents, made an unforgettable impression.

15. “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011).

Much as he did in “The Rocketeer,” director Joe Johnston excels at portraying the gloss of the 1940s, although the characters aren’t nearly as vivid as the Uso bunting. But fear not, true believers — Cap’s onscreen adventures got way better in his subsequent solo and team movies.

14.”Thor: The Dark World” (2013).

Firmly average, yes, but an improvement on its predecessor and a straight-up good time, skillfully balancing superheroics, second bananas, entertaining villains and the occasional killer one-liner. By no means a cornerstone of the McU, but this one, mostly, works.

13. “Iron Man 3” (2013).

Director and co-writer Shane Black doesn’t always have the tightest grasp on the story — what does the nefarious Extremis do again, and why? — but he shows off his skill at witty banter (which Robert Downey, Jr. can perform within an inch of its life) and breathtaking action (a mid-air rescue of a dozen passengers who have just tumbled out of Air Force One).

12. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015).

It’s always fun when the band gets back together, but it’s also difficult to recapture the magic of that first time. This sequel offers plenty of excitement and Joss Whedon-scripted badinage, but it’s also a little overstuffed with supporting characters and set-ups for the next round of McU movies. Lovers and haters of superhero movies can both find bolsters for their arguments here.

11. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017) The band is back together, and they’re as bristly hilarious as in their first outing, but overall this sequel feels like it’s just vamping (entertainingly) until the next major plot shift in the McU. Kurt Russell pops up as Ego the Living Planet, who claims to be the long-lost father of Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), and while the movie is more concerned with character and emotion than plot, not all of the moving moments ring true.

10. “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018): It’s a little tough to judge this one on its own merits since it’s so clearly half a movie; we won’t really know how this film comes to fruition until we get the sequel. But in the meantime, it does a fairly impressive job of juggling some 25 major McU characters and keeping its sense of humor even in the face of mass destruction (and intense scenes involving torture and genocide).

9. “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)

Director Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) strikes a delicate balance between breathless action and fate-of-the-universe stakes on one hand and tongue-in-cheek silliness and snappy banter on the other. Luckily, he’s got Chris Hemsworth, who excels at both, surrounded by the witty likes of Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and franchise newbies Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum and a gloriously over-the-top Cate Blanchett.

8.”Captain America: Civil War” (2016) .

The plotting and pacing aren’t as tight as in “Winter Soldier,” but if you’re looking for dark human conflict and rousing superhero-on-superhero action, this movie does a whole lot right that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” did wrong.

7. “Iron Man” (2008) .

It all starts here — a superhero origin story for literalists who can’t get behind exploding planets or radioactive spiders. Jon Favreau, then most famous for directing “Elf” and writing and co-starring in “Swingers,” seemed an odd choice for the material, but he knows how to give us both the characters (played by Downey and Gwyneth Paltrow with panache) and the ka-blam.

6. Black Panther (2018).

While Chadwick Boseman’s titular African king-superhero takes something of a back seat to a troika of fascinating female characters — played by Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright — the movie nonetheless overflows with excitement and rich backstory. (And Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger ranks among the franchise’s greatest villains.)

5. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) Less guilt-driven and haunted than previous iterations of the character (on the page or on screen), this Spider-Man (Tom Holland) has enough on his plate dealing with his superhero growing pains. Hungry to join The Avengers but still grappling with all he has to learn — he’s only 15, after all — our hero faces off against blue-collar bad guy The Vulture (Michael Keaton, Birdman at last) in an adventure that’s breezy and funny while also featuring genuine stakes, terrific characterizations and wonderfully detailed casting. (You gotta love a teen movie that works in Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Abraham Attah and J.J. Totah, plus scene-stealing newcomer Jacob Batalon.) 4. “Doctor Strange” (2016).

It would be all too easy to make the spell-casting Master of the Mystic Arts look ridiculous on the big screen, but somehow director Scott Derrickson and his crew gave us a version of surgeon-turned-magician Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who seems at home in the real world, rubbing shoulders with the Avengers, and traversing trippy, eye-popping dimensions where none other could go.

3. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) .

Breezy, flippant and soaking in the super hits of the ’70s, this comedy adventure is something of an outlier — both tonally and geographically — in the Marvel Universe. Still, whether or not Rocket Raccoon and Black Widow ever cross paths, this star-spanning saga was a reminder that there’s more than one way to tell a superhero story.

2. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) .

Aggressive patriotism meets anti-government paranoia in this exciting tale that pits the Captain against labyrinthine conspiracies. It also turns out that Steve Rogers is way more interesting displaced in time in the 2000s than firmly at home in the 1940s. And you will believe The Falcon can fly.

1. “The Avengers” (2012) .

Still the gold standard of the McU, this movie reveals that Joss Whedon gets comic books down to their DNA, in the same way that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were fluent in the language of serials in the “Indiana Jones” movies. Putting all these heroes in one room (or helicarrier, anyway) yielded terrific results, even if the film’s success led to the all-superheroes-all-the-time ethos of contemporary Hollywood.

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Sam Rockwell Joins Cast of Taika Waititi Film ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Sam Rockwell Joins Cast of Taika Waititi Film ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Sam Rockwell, hot off his Oscar-winning performance in 2017’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is joining Scarlett Johansson in “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany satire, “Jojo Rabbit,” a representative for Rockwell told TheWrap.

TheWrap initially broke the news that “Jojo Rabbit” would be Waititi’s next film. He will also be stepping in front of the camera to star in the film as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler.

The film centers around a young boy, Jojo, who struggles to fit in and resorts to his imaginary friend, Hitler, who offers advice and helps him cope. Jojo then discovers that his mother (Johansson) is secretly working for the resistance and hiding a 15-year-old Jewish girl in their house.

Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

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“It’s my version of… a lonely boy’s best version of his hero, which is really his dad,” Waititi told TheWrap in March.

Waititi’s depiction of Hitler won’t be meant as a sympathetic, but rather an invention of 10-year-old Jojo, who misses his dad, and, confused by Nazi propaganda, imagines a figure who is a combination of his father and the führer.

The film, which was eyeing a late-May production start, will be distributed by 20th Century Fox’s independent division, Fox Searchlight. The release is likely to be one of the first releases under the Disney umbrella, which said in December it plans to buy the studio as part of a $52.4 billion acquisition of parts of the larger Fox empire.

Also Read: Scarlett Johansson in Talks for Female Lead in Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit'

Waititi, who also wrote the script for “Jojo Rabbit,” had break-out success with last year’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” The film earned $854 million at the worldwide box office along with critical success.

Before “Jojo Rabbit,” Rockwell will appear as former President George W. Bush alongside Christian Bale in the Adam McKay directed “Backseat.”

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Sam Rockwell Eyes Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ With Scarlett Johansson

Sam Rockwell Eyes Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ With Scarlett Johansson
Following his Oscar-winning performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Sam Rockwell is in negotiations to reteam with Fox Searchlight and co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the World War II film “Jojo Rabbit,” sources confirm to Variety.

The project is Taika Waititi’s follow-up to “Thor: Ragnarok.” The story centers on Jojo, a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human.

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the resistance. Waititi is playing the imaginary Hitler.

Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

Waititi penned the script and will produce alongside Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley. Production is expected to start this spring.
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Sam Rockwell Joins Taika Waititi & Scarlett Johansson’s Jojo Rabbit

Sam Rockwell has signed on to appear alongside Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany satire Jojo Rabbit. Coming off directing the smash hit Thor: Ragnarok, eccentric New Zealand filmmaker Waititi has signed on to write and direct Jojo Rabbit, a project that can only be described as bizarre. The story involves a young boy living in Nazi Germany who dreams of joining the Hitler Youth and imagines that Adolf Hitler is his best friend. Then, he discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and everything changes.
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Sam Rockwell Joining Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' (Exclusive)

Sam Rockwell Joining Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' (Exclusive)
Sam Rockwell, who won an Oscar for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is joining Scarlett Johansson in Fox Searchlight’s Jojo Rabbit, the unique Nazi Germany satire from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.

The story centers on Jojo, a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolph Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human.

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the resistance....
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Infinity War Star Mark Ruffalo Previews Hulk’s Big Clash With Thanos

“Hey, big guy…”

Ever since the tail-end of Age of Ultron, Bruce Banner has enjoyed quite the journey – or, rather, the Incredible Hulk has enjoyed quite the journey. In what is said to be the beginning of a three-movie arc for Marvel’s Jade Giant, Thor: Ragnarok witnessed the moment when Mark Ruffalo’s rage monster was crowned king of Sakaar, the far-flung junk planet caught between the known and the unknown.

Indeed, Taika Waititi’s rip-roaring threequel came to an end just as Hulk and the God of Thunder were plotting a course for Earth, and those of you who stuck around for Ragnarok‘s post-credits scene will know that Thanos isn’t too far behind. It’s this epilogue that leads straight into the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, where the Mad Titan’s Sanctuary II warship intercepts the Asgardian refugees in a desperate attempt to seize the
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Weekend Watch: ‘Ready Player One’ Influences, Jeff Goldblum Breaks Down his Career, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ & More

Welcome to Weekend Watch, where we highlight some of the best nerd-related videos released throughout the week. Whether it be short films, behind the scenes videos, or video essays, the only requirement is that they are about–in some shape or form–our favorite movies and TV shows!

In this edition of Weekend Watch, we take a look at a cool VFX breakdown for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘, a Video with Ernest Cline detailing all of his ‘Ready Player One‘ influences and great video essay that details the visual similarities Steven Spielberg‘s filmography. Plus, we have a wonderful video of Jeff Goldblum revisiting his career and a hilarious scene breakdown from ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘. Let’s jump right in!

Starting off, we have a cool VFX breakdown from ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘, straight from VFX house Iloura. Although this breakdown focuses primarily on the helicopter/rhino chase scene from the film,
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Taika Waititi offers a few words on his plans for Akira

Although he’s currently in pre-production on his next film Jojo Rabbit – where he’ll portray an imaginary Hitler – director Taika Waititi also remains in development on the long-gestating live-action Akira movie.

Waititi has previously said that he’s keen to adapt the original manga rather than the iconic anime film, and the Thor: Ragnarok helmer has reiterated that in an interview with Dazed:

“I haven’t really started to get my head around it yet. What I wanted to do was an adaptation of the books, ‘cos a lot of people are like, ‘Don’t touch that film!’ and I’m like, ‘I’m not remaking the film, I want to go back to the book.’ A lot of the people freaking out haven’t even read the books, and there are six gigantic books to go through. It’s so rich. But (the anime) Akira is one of
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Mbaku Becomes an Avenger in New Infinity War TV Spot

Mbaku Becomes an Avenger in New Infinity War TV Spot
The latest Avengers: Infinity War sneak peek shows Black Panther breakout Mbaku joining the Avengers to fight Thanos. It also has a very deep-voiced Thor confronting the Guardians of the Galaxy, seeking their help for this galaxy wide threat.

Thor, or "God Man," as Drax the Destroyer likes to call him, is a pretty big dude and it seems that Star-Lord might have a bit of an inferiority complex going on in the new Avengers: Infinity War TV spot that was just released. While the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios kept a pretty tight lid on any footage from the highly anticipated movie for so long, the promotional campaign is in full swing, with new clips released almost daily now, featuring bits of new scenes to stoke the hype train. As per usual, the new TV spot is made up of old footage mixed with new scenes and dialogue.

We
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Hayden Szeto on FX’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Pilot & Improvising with Taika Waititi

It's been four long years since What We Do in the Shadows delivered one of the most clever and downright hilarious takes on the vampire genre ever put on film. Unfortunately, we still haven't gotten that We're Wolves spinoff, but folks who are eager to return to the world of hyper-polite bloodsuckers and trope-skewering comedy should keep their fingers crossed for the new pilot Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement just put together for the programming maestros …
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Inside the ‘Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special’: How Affection Brought the Shows Together, and the One Jab That Stung

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Last December, IndieWire witnessed something that doesn’t happen all that often these days: The recording of an audio commentary track for an episode of television. In the “Robot Chicken” offices in Los Angeles, CA, I sat in a recording booth and watched Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and and director Tom Sheppard make fun of “The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking” — alongside “The Walking Dead” executive producers Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman, whose show was being parodied on the screen in front of them.

It was parody on top of parody, though as Senreich told IndieWire later in a phone interview, “I always say ‘Robot Chicken’ doesn’t make fun of things, it has fun with things… it just feels like a bunch of friends hanging out having a good time.” He paused. “I know that sounds really cheesy to say.”

But that tone permeated the recording session,
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