Maybe I've been on Tumblr too long, but considering Joss Whedon and other Marvel bigwigs' remarks about the probable lack of Loki in future Marvel movies, I think it may have been a mistake not to call Thor: The Dark World "Thor 2: Look at Tom Hiddleston While you Can, Screaming Fans." That's not a diss. I genuinely worry about how many hearts might break from a lack of fresh Loki supply following The Dark World's November 8 release. Funko's got at least a little bit of a solution, though, with its upcoming rollout of Pop! Vinyl figures based on Thor, Loki and an armored Dark Elf.
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Debuting as part of YouTube's "Geek Week," Marvel Studios has unveiled a brand new trailer for Thor: The Dark World. Focusing largely on Loki and Jane Foster, and featuring Heimdall and Malekith, it's a collection of much of the footage shown at the Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel last month. But if you weren't at the panel (and most of us, obviously, were not) this is all new to you, as the trailer shows Dr. Foster interacting with Norse Gods -- including a confrontation with Loki, the guy who kind of wrecked New York City -- and Thor attempting to form an uneasy partnership with his brother. It's about two and a half minutes of new footage, and about two and a half more inches of hair on seemingly every character, and you can check it out below.
Featuring some intensely pensive stars, giant elf heads and star Natalie Portman in native Asgardian regalia, Marvel Studios' new theatrical poster for Thor: The Dark World seems to reflect a stronger commitment to the character's more fantastical elements. Hopefully this means the new film from Alan Taylor -- based of course on the comics by Jac
It's getting to where you can set your watch to it: A new superhero movie means a new superhero game for the iPad and iPhone. Case in point: This fall, a new game will hit iOS devices to accompany the release of Thor: The Dark World. The good news is, unlike some superhero-movie-themed games, this one looks pretty fun, with a top-down view and fighting style similar to the X-Men Legends series and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Check out a few more screenshots and a trailer after the jump.
NECA's 1/4 scale superhero movie figures have a sizable presence at the toymaker's Comic-Con booth this year. In addition to the Batman '66 and Batman '89 figures that were initially shown at Toy Fair being displayed with their upcoming accessories, NECA also debuted its Avengers Thor and battle-damaged Iron Man, plus a Man of Steel Superman. All five figures stand 18 or so inches tall and feature unique accessories and, in the case of the caped crowd, some cloth costumery.
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Infographics: Friend of CA Tim Leong's new interactive infographic "Plotting Comic Books' Rapid Takeover of Hollywood" examines the continued rise of comic book films.
Movies: Director Marc Webb has tweeted an image of