BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Of course, nothing has been made official by Marvel or Tom Hiddleston (do you expect them to give away the death of a big character?), but we’ve been staring into our Crystal Ball of Speculation and have put together some pieces suggesting that Loki’s days on the big screen may be numbered. What could seal his fate? Read on to find out.
For years and years "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor" has been the phrase found inscribed on the side of Mjolnir, the great and powerful Uru-carved weapon possessed by the mentioned God of Thunder. Unfortunately, that line is a bit too gender specific for these modern times, and with a major change coming in the world of the great Marvel Comics character known as Thor, so must the phrase be changed as well.
Tom Hiddleston's Loki isn't a titular lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, instead losing the spotlight to both Chris Hemsworth's Thor and the collective Avengers, but some fans don't seem to think that's really fair. Hence why we now have the "feature" below, which is a re-edited cut of Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World called Loki: Brother of Thor:
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
You'd think the God of Thunder could summon up some lightning to mess with Ultron, but that's basically my understanding of movie technology speaking: everyone knows a lightning strike makes even the most innocuous machine go haywire.
While the first 25 episodes of Hero Blend focused solely largely on superhero adaptations both at the movies and on television, this week we’re going back to the source. Marvel has made two huge announcements about a couple of their biggest characters, and it has sent a shockwave through the entire comic book-appreciating world.
Marvel made an unexpected move today by announcing the mantle (and Mjolnir) of Thor will be handed over to a woman. Though this is a measure only being taken in Marvel comics (for now), the internet has exploded with reactions, both positive and negative.
Heroes fall and rise at the turn of a comic page, and it looks like Thor's time to fall has come. With a female protagonist being named as the next stewart of Mjolnir, the question has to be asked: can a “female Thor” work in the favor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The wording in the Marvel press release ensures that we understand just how important this push is toward leveling the playing field with more of a female presence in the Marvel universe. The company notes that the new Thor will be the eighth title in Marvel’s history to feature a female lead.
"The story behind her is that she created herself. She was saved by Thor, and she came down from Earth – followed him – and made herself look like Thor. And now he’s taking over,” said Jenny McCarthy, host of The View.
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly starting to fall into place. Over the last few weeks Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, which will be in theaters in July 15th, has been slowly adding to its cast; Captain America 3 has brought back directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and now a pair of screenwriters have been hired to hold the pen for Thor 3.
Thor: The Dark World is a huge movie, and already was before it even opened in North America this weekend, having made $100 million already worldwide. And now it's officially much bigger than its first installment. The superhero sequel made $31.6 million on Friday, which according to The Hollywood Reporter puts it on track for an $80 million debut.
Luckily, there are more than a few movies that come out every year that tackle brotherly love/ hate relationships head on and allow brother-less viewers to live vicariously through them. So, in honor of Thor and Loki’s oddly touching relationship that’s hitting theaters for the third time, Cinema Blend has decided to circle back and celebrate 10 of the greatest love-hate brother relationships ever committed to film.
Are you ready to assemble with Marvel’s The Avengers? Graphic artist Adam Levermore is. He went ahead and created a series of patriotic, WWII-inspired “recruitment” one-sheets for each of the main Avengers heroes, from Captain America to Thor and Iron Man.