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If Tumblr was a person, they'd be flipping their lid right now.
If you caught Thor: The Dark World in theaters a few months back, you know there's a scene in which Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, briefly transforms into Chris Evans' Captain America. It's a funny scene.
For filmmaking purposes we're not entirely privy to, other than maybe Hiddleston just wanted to wear a Captain America costume, the scene was originally shot with Loki's actor rather than Steve Rogers'. So get ready, Tumblr. You're about to see some magic.
The news that Paul Rudd will play Hank Pym in the 2015 Ant-Man movie is the latest piece of inspired casting from Marvel Studios. Rudd will bring charm, humor and an appealing eye-twinkle to what may prove to be Marvel's most comedic movie under writer Joe Cornish and writer-director Edgar Wright.
Marvel characters have found tremendous success on the big screen, both in Marvel's own "in-house" movies such as the Avengers line and in those produced by other studios, such as the Wolverine/X-Men films. Bringing an established character to the screen is an unusual challenge because readers have a strong idea of what they want to see, and actors want to bring something new to the role. ComicsAlliance offers its view on the performers who pulled this off best.
If you boiled down Marvel's movies to a basic formula, the first Thor film would be a perfect example of it. It's got some decent superhero action, a lot of shoehorned-in S.H.I.E.L.D. stuff, and one huge feather in its cap: A sense of humor about itself and its characters.
Luckily, the new sequel, Thor: The Dark World, is like its predecessor in that it's not afraid to include some levity. As long as that keeps up, it's a jaunty, enjoyable flick. It's only when the movie gets capital-s Serious -- and luckily that's not too often -- that it gets into some trouble.
In theaters this fall is Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to Marvel's previous film starring the God of Thunder, and the second follow up to last summer's The Avengers. Some set pictures have already popped up online, and today the studio has released the first poster for the film, with news that a trailer will arrive online Tuesday on iTunes Trailers...
The filming of Thor: The Dark World, is officially underway in Surrey, England, and the U.K. Daily Mail and Splash News have the photos and video to prove it. Though it's nice to see Chris Hemsworth continues his tradition of stomping foes, the new footage and photos principally give Jaimie Alexander some time to shine as the warrior Lady Sif...
Skating: Santa Cruz Skateboards has released its second line of boards and decks based on The Simpsons. I am having a cow over the "Bart Toybox Deck," man.
Movies: According to Chris Hemsworth, a certain bad dude from The Avengers movie could pop up in Thor 2, while an even badder dude might menace the team the next time they assemble...
Just in time for the debut of The Avengers movie, Hot Toys has revealed new images of its upcoming 1/6 scale Thor figure. Set for release later in 2012, the figure will stand 32 cm (about 12.6") tall, making him suitably taller than mortal teammates like Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Captain America (although, as shown in HT's teaser for their upcoming Hulk figure, he definitely won't be the biggest Avenger)...