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Thor – Trailer…well a fan made one

Posted by LiveFor on April 24, 2010

I love me a good fan made trailer and this is kind of cool while we wait for something more official from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.

An arrogant Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast to Earth from Asgard as a weakling to learn, where he falls in love and encounters a familiar enemy and some new allies.

Footage from: Ca$h [2010], Outlander [2008], Brothers [2009], Hulk [2003], Alexander [2004], Troy [2004], Van Helsing [2004], Defendor [2010], Angels And Demons [2009], A Perfect Getaway [2009], Superman Returns [2006], Hellboy [2004], Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D [1998], and the trailer for The Clash Of The Titans, Swat, Spartan, Marvel Ultimate Alliance VG, Soundbites from the animated ‘Hulk Vs Thor’

Music from Immediate Music ‘Heaven’s Warriors’ and ‘Distant Thunder’

NOTE: Using all available info about the upcoming Thor movie [2011], I started collecting scenes and similar shots from other movies with the listed cast. Yes, Chris Hemsworth lost his wig on the rainbow bridge upon entering Earth. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) has not starred in any readily available movies so he was merely implied here. Natalie Portman plays a caring wife ‘Brothers’ so that was easy; Stellan Skarsgaard (Angels & Demons) as the expert on Norse Mythology; Clark Gregg (Iron Man, Spartan) as the SHIELD Agent; Sir Anthony Hopkins(Alexander) as Odin; and Kat Dennings (Defendor) as a new character.

I’m expecting alot from this movie and this is how I envision Kenneth Branagh will direct it.


Source: Collider

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Boogie Woogie – Poster for London Comedy

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010


Boogie Woogie is a 2009 comedy film set in the contemporary London art world.

It is based on the book of the same name written by Danny Moynihan. The film is directed by Duncan Ward, and stars Amanda Seyfried, Gillian Anderson, Stellan Skarsgård, Alan Cumming, Joanna Lumley, Heather Graham and Gemma Atkinson.

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Thor begins filming today

Posted by LiveFor on January 12, 2010

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography on the highly anticipated feature film THOR directed by Kenneth Branagh. In THOR, Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) portrays the title character with Tom Hiddleston (Wallender) in the role of Thor’s brother Loki, and Natalie Portman (Leon, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Brothers) as Jane Foster. Additionally, the studio has cast Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) as Odin, Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3, The Thomas Crown Affair) as Frigga, Ray Stevenson (Punisher War Zone) as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano (Mongul) as Hogun, Josh Dallas as Fandral, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba (The Losers) as Heimdall, as well as Colm Feore, Kat Dennings and award-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård. The film is slated for release in theatres domestically on May 6, 2011 via Paramount Pictures which will also release the film on a worldwide basis.

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

The screenplay for THOR was penned by Mark Protosevich as well as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, and Don Payne. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D’Esposito, will executive produce.

In addition to THOR, Marvel Studios is also scheduled to release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012

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Thor – Idris Elba to protect Asgard as Heimdall

Posted by LiveFor on November 20, 2009

Idris Elba is cool. That’s all you need to know. He was the ex-SAS bloke in the UK show Ultraviolet that saw him taking down Vampires, or leeches as he called them. Stateside you will know him mainly from The Wire. Plus he got to snog Beyonce in Obsessed. He is currently working on The Losers which is an adaption of the excellent DC Comic about special forces types on the run.

It looks as if he is on a comic book roll as Heat Vision have the news he has been cast in Marvel Studio’s Thor movie – not as a human character, but as the Asgardian known as Heimdall.

In the comic Heimdall is the brother of the warrior Sif. He is the all-seeing and all-hearing guardian sentry of Asgard, he stands on the rainbow bridge, Bifrost and stands watch for any attacks to Asgard. For ages, he stood as the guardian of Asgard, defending the city’s gates from any intruders, and was one of the most trusted servants of Odin.

He has also had a few battles with Thor in the comics either stopping him entering or leaving Asgard so I could well imagine we’ll see something like that in the film.

The movie follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) a Norse God banished to Earth for his arrogance and reckless behavior in the Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. On Earth, he falls in love with a nurse named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), but must become a true hero when his sinister brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) brings the darkest forces of Asgard to wreak destruction on humanity. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), the film co-stars Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano.

It is shaping up to be an amazing cast.

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Chuck could have been in Thor. Warriors Three are going to be in it

Posted by LiveFor on November 16, 2009

300px-Zachary_Levi01In an interview with USA Weekend, Zachary Levi (Chuck) revealed that he was cast as Fandral — a heroic adventurer who along with Hogun the Grim and Volstagg comprise the trio known as the Warriors Three — before being forced to back out of the role to fulfill his commitment to Chuck. All because an extra six episodes were ordered.

He also mentions that he audition for the role of Thor which surprised me. Not sure he would have worked as that character.

This is the first confirmation we have had that the Warriors Three will be appearing in Kenneth Branagh’s film. Dominic Cooper and Jude Law are both rumoured to be have been approached to star in the film and both would make a great Fandral. However, I think Levi with a goatee and ‘tache would have been excellent as the swashbuckling warrior – I imagine him as the Bruce Campbell character from Xena.

As for the rest of the Warriors Three, veteran actor Brian Blessed — previously rumoured to play Odin — could possibly play Volstagg. Imagine Blessed’s character from Flash Gordon, but without the wings and there you have it.

Hogun the Grim could possibly be portrayed by either Colm Feore (24, The Chronicles of Riddick) or Stellan Skarsgård (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), both of whom have been confirmed to appear in Thor in currently unannounced roles, although Feore is supposedly down to play a villain in the film.

How do you think Levi would have got on as Fandral? Who would you like to see as the Warriors Three?

Source: MTV

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Thor starts shooting early next year

Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2009

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UPDATE: Now we have our first look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor. END OF UPDATE.

UPDATE: 12/01/10 – Filming has now begin – more here END OF UPDATE.

Production Weekly reports that shooting on Marvel’s Thor is set to start in Los Angeles in mid-January. After that the production will “move to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March till late-April.”

This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Robert De Niro, Jude Law and Samuel L. Jackson.

It is due out on 20th May 2011 from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios.

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Anthony Hopkins to play Odin in Thor

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

WolfMan05By the Holy Beard of Zeus! Wait, wrong pantheon. Bam Kapow out of left field. Looks like Thor has a daddy. Nope, not Brian Blessed, no sir. It is Hannibal the Cannibal.

According to Heat Vision Blog Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play the Norse god Odin in Thor, Marvel Studios’ adaptation being directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The movie’s story sees the god of thunder Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Chris Hemsworth is Thor and the cast includes Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Robert De Niro and Jude Law.

One hell of a cast lining up for this one. By the way the photo of Hopkins at the top is from The Wolfman.

What do you think about Hopkins playing Odin?

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Thor may star Robert De Niro and Jude Law

Posted by LiveFor on October 18, 2009

440px-Fandral_HeadAnother day another comic book film rumour – yesterday I posted the rumour Jackie Earle Haley could be playing Sinestro in Green Lantern (Collider spoke to him and he has heard nothing about that) – Now AICN have a rumour about the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor film

According to actor, Matthias Schweighöfer, who you may have seen in VALKYRIE or RED BARON – in an article in the German edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly aka GQ, he states that he’s in the running for a role in Branagh’s THOR, but he also mentions that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast.

Now, I don’t doubt that they have, they’re very much the sort of Actor I would expect from a Kenneth Branagh helmed THOR film, I’m just absolutely flummoxed to think who they are playing.


Robert De Niro worked with Brannagh on the not very good Frankenstein and I am sure Law must have worked with Brannagh at some point.

As AICN say what characters could they be playing though. Chris Hemsworth is Thor, Tom Hiddleston is Loki, Jaime Alexander is Sif, Colm Feore is playing a villain, Brian Blessed is rumoured to be Odin (although I could see De Niro in that role as well, Stellan Skarsgard is also in it as is Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

Going from what I know of the Thor comic I think, if the rumour is true, that Jude Law could play the dashing warrior, Fandral, of the Warriors Three (that’s him above). De Niro though I am just not sure.

What do you think of the rumour and who could they be playing?

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Stellan Skarsgård joins the cast of Thor

Posted by LiveFor on October 5, 2009

stellan-skarsgardStellan Skarsgård has joined Marvel Studios’ Thor, reported the Swedish news site Ystads Allehanda.

Stellan Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie Thor.

Everything is still secret about the project and Skarsgård can not reveal what role he will play.

“They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy,” said Stellan Skarsgård.

Set for release on 20th May 2011, the Paramount Pictures comic book adaptation will be directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore and Samuel L. Jackson.

This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

What role do you think Stellan Skarsgård will be playing. I would say Odin, but there is still the rumour that Brian Blessed will be playing that role.

Source: MovieWeb

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Angels & Demons – Hypertrailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2009

The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly anticipated Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman.

When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati – the most powerful underground organization in history – he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican’s only hope for survival.

Angels & Demons is due on 15th May.

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