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.
Disney and Marvel are giving high-school girls ages 14 and older the chance to meet their science heroes.
In the spirit of Thor: The Dark World's super-scientist Jane Foster, the National Academy of Sciences, Underwriters Laboratories and Dolby Laboratories have teamed up with the companies to give a group of girls the chance to meet some of the most successful women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), all while their experiences are filmed for a documentary short.
Based on the Asgardian war goddess devised by comic book creators Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, Lady Sif emerged from 2011's Thor motion picture as something of a breakout character, with fans complaining that the charismatic performer Jamie Alexander didn't get enough screen time and asking that she star in a spinoff of her own. Marvel Studios seems to have listened, with early reports indicating the character's role has been beefed up in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. In addition to her typical ass-kicking duties, Sif will supposedly become a romantic rival to whoever that earthling doctor or whatever Natalie Portman plays is. Obviously Lady Sif could win any sort of contest under literally any circumstance, so it's safe to assume Portman's character will just, like, go back to wherever they hid her in Avengers and let the third movie be about Sif and Thor punching astro-orcs and making out as space lighting crashes romantically in the distance.
A little more info about what's to come in November's Thor: The Dark World has come to light thanks to USA Today, including what role Natalie Portman's Jane Foster will play in the proceedings, as well as where a big chunk of the actio
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 poste
Captain America's live action footage debut was complimented on Super Bowl Sunday by a new commercial featuring previously unseen footage from Thor, another Marvel Studios film based the classic Avengers superheroes. In the new Thor ad, we see more of Natalie Portman in her role as Jane Foster, who seems incredulous as to the
In the first not-an-obviously-fake-casting-rumor news since the confirmation of Tom Hardy last month, it appears that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is suffering an embarrassment of riches with respect to its potential female leads. Deadline reports at least one but possibly two of six actresses may star opposite Christian Bale in Warner Bros.' next Batman epic, and they are: Anne
A brief video clip didn't make a huge deal about outing Sir Anthony Hopkins' look for Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" movie this week. Hopkins appeared front and center during a montage of set shots, though, which also displayed leading man Chris Hemsworth in costume and a brief interview about how things have been progressing.
Several major casting announcements have come down the pipeline for upcoming supehero movies, including Ryan Reynolds -- who recently starred as the Marvel vigilante Deadpool in "X-Men: Origins: Wolverine" -- beating out Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake for the starring role in the "Green Lantern" film about the ring-wielding DC superhero
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