Joss Whedon: Marvel Movieverse overseer.
No more Doctor Nice Guy! Filming on Thor: The Dark World begins in five days, with Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman all reprising their roles, so it’s time to throw a supervillain into the pot to warm things up a bit. That supervillain is Malekith the Accursed, and according to an announcement […]
Rene Russo will be returning for Thor 2: The Dark World and despite not quite getting a grip on the bigger picture just yet, she knows where her character, Frigga, will be needed in this new narrative. Here’s what she told Vulture about the ongoing family saga: I think they’re going to need a good […]
Here he comes to save the day.
We have verified that several scenes for Thor 2, the Marvel movieverse sequel set to get rolling in London and on nearby sound stages this summer, will be filmed underground. Alongside the film’s subtitle, The Dark World, this raises some interesting questions. Some long tunnels in London will be used for the filming of scenes […]
Ever wondered what happened to all of the alien bric-a-brac left scattered across New York at the end of The Avengers? No, of course not. That’s the kind of thing that just gets magicked away. Well, unless you’re reading an issue of Damage Control. Or, now, watching the Marvel One Shot short film, Item 47. […]
His high profile roles in Thor 2 and as Hannibal Lector in Bryan Fuller's new TV show are going to change this, but right now, Mads Mikkelsen is a pretty poorly kept secret.
Originally, Stewart Townsend was cast as Fandral, one of the Warriors Three in Kenneth Branagh‘s Thor. Then, things went all Lord of the Rings, and Townsend was replaced by Josh Dallas. Officially speaking, there were “creative differences.:” Now that Josh Dallas is committed to Once Upon a Time, he’s not able to return for the […]
While Disney won't comment at all on the casting, Mads Mikkelsen has started negotiating a contract to play a villain in Thor 2.
One Marvel movie, one DC movie, two different outcomes.
As well as Saving Private Ryan, screenwriter Robert Rodat has also hammered the ribbon over Fly Away Home, 10,000 BC and the in-development World of Warcraft movie. I think we call that a “mixed bag.” Next out of the lucky dip is a rewrite assignment on Thor 2, reworking a draft from Don Payne. Deadline‘s […]
Alan Taylor, a long time TV director and the man who made mid-90s indie hit Palookaville, has been handed the reins of Thor 2. Marvel previously appointed Patty Jenkins, but she and the studio parted ways amidst some controversy. I remember Taylor’s other feature Palookaville quite well. It was a kind of caper comedy with […]
As we reported a few days ago, Patty Jenkins has left the helm of the good ship Thor 2 due to some kind of “creative difference”, but Marvel Studios aren’t exactly stopping to mourn. Instead, they’re lining up possibilities for a replacement director and also seeking a new screenwriter. Here are the names they have […]
Monster director Patty Jenkins was lauded by many as a brave choice to direct the upcoming Thor sequel, and many others at least acknowledged how surprising it was that Marvel had signed somebody with a history in character driven, largely spectacle-free and squarely adult-focused fare. But now, according to Deadline, she’s leaving the project. There […]
Looks like his buddy Richard Clark had been led up the garden path a little: Brian Kirk hasn’t locked down the directing gig on Thor 2. Instead, Marvel are looking at other candidates. Out in front, it would seem, is Patty Jenkins. Jenkins made a splash in 2003 with Monster, her Aileen Wurnos biopic which […]
With Kenneth Branagh moving on, and likely to the Don Roos-scripted The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Thor 2 is going to need a new director. Somebody who can do ensemble drama, maybe. Somebody who can do funny curly dialogue and big helmets. To this end, Marvel are in talks with Brian Kirk, […]
The freshly announced Thor 2 is to be written – or at least co-written – by ex-Simpsons scriptwriter Don Payne. He’s got some experience with superhero fare, having perpetrated My Super Ex-Girlfriend and an early draft of Rise of the Silver Surfer. Similarly, the chap I was speaking to earlier today who had, once upon […]