Having helmed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as stepping in to oversee reshoots and complete post-production on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, there’s no question that writer and director Joss Whedon certainly knows a thing or two about superhero movies. And he’s now taken to Twitter to sing the praises of the latest, stating that Taika Waititi and Marvel have created a “modern masterpiece” with Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Ragnarok hits North American theatres on November 3rd.
Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is off to a thundering start with early reviews indicating that the newest addition to the Thor trilogy may just be the best yet!
Some of that may be down to directer Taika Waititi, whose unique sense of humour and emphasis on Jack Kirby-influenced visuals plays on the successes of Guardians of the Galaxy whilst carving a niche that only Taika could fill. Revitalising the character, continuing the arc of the Hulk and bringing in brand new Marvel characters like Valkyrie, Ragnarok has the potential to catch lightning in a bottle.
And, based upon the film’s Rotten Tomatoes rating, this may not only be the best Thor to date, but also the best the MCU has to offer. Currently sitting at 98%, Ragnarok is ahead of the competition, with the closest competitor being the first Iron Man sitting at 95%. It’ll be interesting to see how those stats change from here, but Hemsworth’s latest outing as the God of Thunder may well prove to be Marvel’s most critically successful release yet.
Rotten Tomatoes currently pitches the blockbuster as: “Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Thor: Ragnarok hits theatres on November 3rd. (Source)
The National — It’s hard not to roll out the clichés. The shoulders are broad; the eyes piercing; the voice deep and sonorous. It would be churlish not to acknowledge, straight off the bat, that Chris Hemsworth is absurdly handsome. The point, however, is that he manages to claw his way back from pure caricature by being altogether rather likeable.
We are talking about fashion, so I ask him who the most stylish person he knows is. He pauses, takes a moment to consider. “My mate, actually, from high school,” he says. “He has, for a long time, sported a very tailored, narrow-legged pant, with a rolled-up ankle and a pair of loafers. And we’d all be saying: ‘What are you wearing, mate? That’s ridiculous.’ And now we’ve all caught on and realised, oh, actually, that’s pretty cool. He’s my assistant and I’ve worked with him for years. He’ll laugh that I’ve said that, because I used to give him so much grief.”
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A brand new poster for the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Thor: Ragnarok was released specifically for IMAX! Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok hits theatres on November 3rd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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If rumours are to be believed, Matt Damon is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit for a very minor cameo appearance in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.
According to the Weekly Planet podcast (via CosmicBookNews), Damon is set to appear in a scene on Asgard where a play is recounting the events of the first Thor movie. Damon reportedly features as an Asgardian actor taking on the role of the God of Mischief, Loki.
As CosmicBookNews speculates, this also opens up the possibility of seeing another actor taking on the role of Thor in the play, with the site suggesting WWE Superstar John Cena. If you recall, Cena was rumoured for a part in the movie back in November of last year, although the source of that report was an IMDb listing, which could of course have been added by anyone.
If the rumour is true, it would presumably rule Damon out for a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe further down the line. However, the actor has previously downplayed his interest portraying a superhero, unless directed by Christopher Nolan or his good pal Ben Affleck, both of whom are unlikely to be involved with Marvel any time in the near future. (Source)
Chris Hemsworth is ready to take on the Incredible Hulk.
The Thor: Ragnarok star took ET on-set of his latest Marvel movie, filming in Australia, where he confessed that an epic battle between the titular character and the angry green hero (played by Mark Ruffalo) is what he’s looking forward to the most.
“Before [the fight] was written in the script, [the movie] was centered around it,” the 34-year-old actor explained. “And I thought, ‘Whoa I’m in!’”
During the visit, Hemsworth also explained why Thor lost his long, golden locks in the upcoming film — a decision he admits was made due to wardrobe rather than the storyline.
“He does get a hair cut,” the Australia native shared. “There’s no huge explanation, really. It’s just me going, ‘I don’t wanna wear the wig every day.’ It takes 2 hours to put on!”
“We kind of just run with the creative license there,” he added. “Give you a different look, you know?”
Fair enough! (Source)
Chris Hemsworth has been bringing Thor to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011 and with Thor: Ragnarok headed to theaters in November and the third and fourth Avengers installments on the horizon, Hemsworth is opening up about his one critique about filming.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Hemsworth revealed making the Avengers films has been an impersonal experience, largely because of the number of characters in the films. This impersonal nature of making the Avengers films made the experience of getting one-on-one screen time with Mark Ruffalo who plays Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok a more enjoyable situation for Hemsworth. The two characters had previously had very few interactions on screen, giving Hemsworth and Ruffalo a chance to really dig into their relationship.
“The Avengers stuff is hard because it’s not very personal. There’s seven of you in a room and you have to get across all this information that feels expositional. So it’s hard to really have a dynamic. Obviously Tony and Cap have a lot of one-on-one screen time.
I’d always felt like I don’t have that as much, and that’s when you get to really have fun. As I said, we just went for it in this, and there’s a nice kind of love-hate relationship there. A lovely kind of pairing. Very early on I was saying, “Let’s do something like Butch and Sundance and pair ‘em up and go on a road trip. There’s elements of that in there, too.”
The Infinity Stones have become very important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the build up to Avengers: Infinity War, but fans aren’t alone in their confusion about the all-important cosmic remnants. Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth doesn’t get it, either.
During a set visit the actor said that while Thor: Ragnarok connects to Avengers: Infinity War, they didn’t want to get too stuck dealing with the Infinity Stones.
“We didn’t wanna get bogged down in Infinity Stones and da-da-da-da, because I don’t even understand that stuff a lot of the time,” Hemsworth said.
“Without giving anything away [Thor: Ragnarok] definitely bleeds nicely into [Avengers: Infinity War,] as they all tend to do,” Hemsworth explained. “This being called Ragnarok, which everyone knows what that means, it obviously is gonna effect the larger universe.”
Hemsworth not having a full understanding of the Infinity Stones is humorous largely because of how involved with trying to understand them Thor is. At the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor left Earth to find out more about the mysterious objects of Thanos’ desire. However, even with Hemsworth being confused about the Stones, the events of Thor: Ragnarok will be very important to the next Avengers installment even though the actor stops short of revealing if we’ll see the Soul Stone anytime soon. (Source)
Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges are in negotiations to star in the Fox thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, with Drew Goddard directing from his own script.
Should the deals close, the actors would be the first attached to the project, which is expected to begin shooting early next year. Fox has kept details about “Bad Times” under wraps other than it being set in the 196os at a dilapidated hotel in California’s Lake Tahoe region. Bridges would play a down-on-his-luck priest.
Goddard is also set to produce the movie. He received an Academy Award nomination last year for best adapted screenplay for The Martian, which was adapted from the Andy Weir novel. (Source)
2017 is more than halfway over, and the year has provided comic book junkies with a slew of great films. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicked the year off right before Wonder Woman broke records in June. In a few months, Thor: Ragnarok will hit theaters, but its star had trouble hyping the Marvel movie recently because he just couldn’t get over Wonder Woman.
During an interview with MTV at San Diego Comic Con, Chris Hemsworth nodded to Hollywood and the number of actors named Chris. Wonder Woman had its own thanks to Chris pine, and the Thor star used the segue to gush over the DC film.
“I have such love and admiration for all Chris’ on the planet — and all superheroes, including Wonder Woman.” Hemsworth admitted.
“I think it’s my favorite film this year. They did such a good job. We’re gonna make more, but it’s OK. It’s not a competition, it’s all love.”
This isn’t the first time Hemsworth has publicly backed Wonder Woman. Shortly after the film debuted, Gal Gadot did an interview with Yahoo News, and the actress had this to say: “They ask me who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor. And I think it’s Wonder Woman. Don’t you, Chris?”
Unsurprisingly, Hemsworth felt the same. “I think she’d kick Thor’s a**,” the actor responded. (Source)