The big news recently on THOR was the casting of Natalie Portman but at Comic Con we caught up with Kevin Feige who revealed the film will begin shooting in January. He revealed to us that finding his lead Chris Hemsworth who played young Captain Kirk in JJ Abrams Star Trek was a perfect fit. He said quote:
You know what, itâ€™s one of those rare things that doesnâ€™t happen often but people like me always say it so it probably sounds clichÃ©. We auditioned a lot of people. We did a lot of screen tests. We put a lot of people on video and one guy just kept popping out and it was Chris. You realize, regardless of what heâ€™s saying or how heâ€™s saying it, youâ€™re engaged with him. Itâ€™s that movie star quality which I think he has. And, thankfully, he looks like Thor which is a good combination.
As far as how the film is coming he revealed:
Kenneth is great and weâ€™ve got Tom Hiddleston, weâ€™ve got Chris Hemsworth who I canâ€™t wait until next year when we bring all of those guys out here. Natalie Portmanâ€™s on board which weâ€™ve mentioned. I think weâ€™re nearing, closing in on Odins and Heindels and the Warriors Three which weâ€™re excited about. Weâ€™re about halfway through prep. We start filming in January.
The Official Movie Novelization is currently available for pre-order here at Amazon.com and here at Amazon.ca and will be released on February 9, 2010.
Titan will be releasing official tie-ins to the upcoming Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard horror movie from MGM, CABIN IN THE WOODS!
The awesome duo, who worked together on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, are teaming up for this horror film to end all horror films. Co-written by the pair and directed by Goddard, who also wrote last yearâ€™s hit monster movie Cloverfield, the details of the plot are a closely guarded secret, though Joss himself has described it as â€œa straight-up, balls-out, really terrifying horror movie,â€ adding,â€it is not just a slasher in the woods. Itâ€™s a little more complicated than thatâ€¦â€
All will be revealed in the Official Novelisation and the Official Visual Companion both set for release alongside the movie in February 2010. In true Titan style, the Companion promises in-depth interviews, stunning production art, and hundreds of color photos, plus the full screenplay by Whedon and Goddard.
3 teaser posters for The Cabin in the Woods were released at Comic Con and I have to say that the taglines are pretty funny. I’ve added them to the gallery and they can be viewed here.
The gallery has been updated with the following new screencaps. Thanks again to the lovely Trish!
The official website for The Cabin in the Woods has been launched and can be viewed here. There isn’t any information or photos yet, but you can register for updates.www.thecabininthewoodsmovie.com
I’ve just updated the gallery with the following new photos of Chris on Series 5 of both Dancing with the Stars and Dancing with the Deals. Thanks again to Ida for some of the photos. 🙂
Dancing with the Deals (2006)
Dancing with the Stars (2006)
2006 09 26 – Opening Night
2006 11 28 – Finals
Welcome to version 2 of the site. I was in the mood for something a little lighter and more summery and thought this new theme would be perfect. I hope you guys will like it as well and find the updates a little easier to navigate now. Let me know if you run into any issues or broken links or anything. 🙂
THR: You cast a relative unknown as the lead in “Thor.” Will that be the Marvel casting strategy?
Feige: I think the Marvel way is casting the best actor for the part. It can be somebody relatively new, but it can also be someone like Robert Downey Jr., who you wouldn’t necessarily call an unknown. Chris Hemsworth came by the (“Iron Man 2”) set a few weeks ago. There was nobody around, but it was the historic meeting of Thor and Tony Stark. Within a few minutes, the crew was whispering, “There’s Thor.” Some of them had worked on “Star Trek,” so they knew who he was, but you could feel the buzz. He was wearing a T-shirt, but he was an imposing presence on the set.
Hollywood Reporter (click to read the full interview)
The gallery has been updated with the following new screencaps. Thanks again to Trish for being such an amazing help!