☆ June 16, 2011 ☆
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Going to be Rewriten
Universal pictures has hired Hossein Amini to do a rewrite of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Hossein Amini has done rewrites for ‘Drive’ (which debuted at Cannes) and ‘47 Ronin’ which stars Keanu Reeves.
Universal has moved the release date of Huntsman from late 2012 to June 1st in order to be released a month before Relativity’s version of Snow White which stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer.
Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, and Chris Hemsworth.
☆ June 3, 2011 ☆
“The Avengers” to Film in Cleveland
While states such as Illinois have seen a decline in Hollywood movie production deals that help fill empty hotel rooms, Ohio is seeing an increase in movie business, Ohio’s NBC affiliate WYKC reports.
Ohio’s film office secured four more movies to be filmed at least partly in Ohio. One of them – Marvel Entertainment’s The Avengers – had switched locations to Cleveland from Detroit. Marvel’s decision to shoot scenes for The Avengers in Ohio cost Detroit’s four-star Westin Book Cadillac about $280,000 in business, hotel sales manager Amanda Toy had previously told the Detroit News.
Entertainment Weekly says The Avengers started filming one month ago in Albuquerque, N.M., and was scheduled to move to Cleveland, followed by New York City. The movie will be released in theaters on May 4, 2012. (Source)
☆ May 20, 2011 ☆
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☆ May 19, 2011 ☆
Thor 2 Being Planned And We May Know Who The Villains Are
Though it got off to something of a slow start here in America, great word of mouth propelled Thor to a second week at number one here Stateside, and even if it hadn’t Marvel’s latest superhero venture has already made $225 million overseas. Some (ok me) are even calling this the superhero studio’s best movie yet. So of course, that means sequel.
Thor is already slated to show up in the upcoming team-up movie The Avengersalong with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America. But once that’s over with it’s believed that Marvel Studios will already have a Thor 2 in the works. In fact our sources tell us that they’ve already begun kicking around story ideas for the sequel with the hope that they’ll have it ready and in theaters in the same year as Iron Man 3, in 2013. That fits the pattern we’re seeing this summer, with both Thor andCaptain America hitting theaters in the same year.
Our source tells us that while the Thor 2 project is still in very early stages and they don’t expect to start actually writing the script until the end of the year, internally producers are kicking around possible villains. In contention to face off against Thor are two characters named The Enchantress and The Executioner.
In Marvel Comics lore The Enchantress is a powerful Asgard sorceress named Amora. In the comics her first appearance involved an attempt to take out Thor’s love interest in order to have him all to herself. That notion seems to fit pretty well with where the first movie left us. When last we saw him Thor was pining for, and obviously head over heels in love with, Natalie Portman’s Jane. Eventually he’ll have to bring her to court, and that’s going to piss a lot of Asgardians off. Loki could figure in here, if Tom Hiddleston’s character returns, since in the comics he helps Amora seduce Thor.
The Executioner is a character closely tied to The Enchantress. He’s in love with her, and she manipulates him into doing her dirty work. He’s a warrior and easily manipulated. Toying with him could be fun for Loki too.
For now it’s all in the early stages and these are just a couple of the ideas we hear Marvel may be kicking around internally. We contacted Marvel for official confirmation of this story, but as you’d expect they aren’t able to comment on anything this early in production. Our information comes from a completely proven, trusted source who has broken numerous Marvel related stories before. Expect more detail as Thor 2 moves forward.
☆ May 16, 2011 ☆
‘Thor’ Tops Box Office
Thor took the top spot at the weekendbox office, bringing in $34 million.
Coming in second place was the raunchy female driven comedyBridesmaids, which was more successful than anticipated and took in $24.5 million.
Third place went to Fast Five, which had a strong weekend with $20.2 weekend, followed by Priest 3D with $15.5 million.
Rounding out the top five was Rio, with $8 million. Something Borrowed took in $7.5 million and just missed fifth place.
☆ May 12, 2011 ☆
Looking For Avengers Hints? Watch Thor Closely
Now that Thor has smashed into theaters like the mighty Mjolnir caving in a frost giant’s skull, the stage is fully set for next year’s The Avengers. While the Iron Man movies and The Incredible Hulk planted the seeds for the team’s formation, Thor dropped major plot hints and further expanded the connected Marvel movie universe.
While we know that Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Captain America will all be in The Avengers, Thor added new characters to the mix. Stellan Skarsgard’s scientist character, Dr. Selvig, looks to be playing a key role in The Avengers, while one of Thor’s major villains could be plaguing the superhero team. Let’s take a look at some of the fun hints that Thor offers for 2012’s superhero team-up extravaganza. But beware: as Thor would say, “Verily! There be spoilers ahead!”
That glowing thing in Nick Fury’s briefcase? It’s important.
You stayed after the credits right? If you did, then you saw a bonus scene where Dr. Selvig, under the control of Loki, gets a peek at a mysterious glowing object courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. (So that’s what was in the case in Pulp Fiction!) While Fury never identifies the object, it’s a safe bet that it’s the all-powerful Cosmic Cube. Word is the Cube (which is reportedly being called the “Tesseract”) factors into Red Skull’s plan for world domination in July’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Could the plot of TheAvengers involve a battle over one of the Marvel Universe’s most coveted weapons?
Bruce Banner might be working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Dr. Selvig dropped a major hint about Bruce Banner’s involvement in the Avengers when he mentioned a former colleague who had discovered gamma radiation and then vanished after coming into contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. Remember the end of The Incredible Hulkwhen Tony Stark approached Banner about joining up with the “Avengers Initiative”? Looks like The Avengers could start with Banner working for S.H.I.E.L.D. in an effort to find a cure for his green, rampaging monster within. But how will the screenwriters explain why Edward Norton suddenly looks like Mark Ruffalo? More Loki magic, perhaps?
“Agent Barton” will be signing up with the Avengers
Did you catch Jeremy Renner’s cameo as a terse, eagle-eyed archer ready to take down Thor? Agent Coulson referred to this character as “Barton,” who Marvelites know as Clint Barton, aka fan-favorite purple archer/longtime Avengers member Hawkeye. Renner has already been confirmed for Avengers, and his brief turn in Thor indicates he has the proper tough guy attitude for the role. So will Renner don Hawkeye’s signature purple tunic and mask or opt for the stripped down “Ultimate Hawkeye” look? Renner doesn’t seem like much of a tunic guy, so chances are we’ll be seeing a Hawkeye who is more in keeping with the sleek black S.H.I.E.L.D. agent style.
Loki could menace the Avengers
Anyone who has read Avengers #1 knows that Thor’s devious brother played a role in the team’s formation after he tricked Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest into thinking that Hulk was destroying a train track. (Train travel was all the rage back in 1963.) Loki’s appearance in the S.H.I.E.L.D. facility at the end of Thor suggests that he’ll be returning for The Avengers. With Dr. Selvig under his control, Loki could set off events that lead to the team’s formation. Will he steal the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract? Or cause Hulk to go all smash-y on a NYC subway track in an homage to the original Avengers adventure? Hulk hate commuter rail!
Tomorrow Chris Hemsworth will be on Regis & Kelly! Be sure to check it out!
☆ May 9, 2011 ☆
Exclusive Photos of a Set for The Avengers
Scooper ‘EvilElvis’ sent in these photos of a set for Marvel’s The Avengers, which is currently filming for a May 4, 2012 release. The source wrote:
These were taking in Albuquerque, NM where they are filming the Avengers movie aka GH aka Group Hug. They have leased the old Santa Fe rail yard. Cheers!
Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the action adventure stars Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård
In the Disney release, when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
☆ May 3, 2011 ☆
Chris Hemsworth: Snow White’s Huntsman?
Chris Hemsworth may be joining Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron on the big screen!
The 27-year-old Aussie actor, who stars in Thor, has emerged as a front runner to star, according to Deadline.
Late last week, Chris suited up for a screening of Thor in New York City before celebrating at a star-studded after party held at the Standard Hotel.
Thor has had a solid start at the international box office and will be released stateside later in the week!
☆ May 2, 2011 ☆
Chris Hemsworth and Co. on Avengers Ego-Clashing and Thor Sequel Plans
With Thor poised to kick-off the next chapter in Marvel’s superhero empire this week, the film’s stars and creatives found themselves looking to the future at a press conference Sunday in Los Angeles. Though actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston were loathe to drop details on the currently-filming Avengers, they gave a teaser of what to expect when their godly alter egos collide with human superheroes like Iron Man and Hulk in the Joss Whedon-helmed 2012 pic.
“I think the thing that looks like a challenge is actually the reason it will work,” said Hiddleston, who will drop by The Avengers to reprise his role as the mischievous Asgardian god (and main antagonist of Thor), Loki. “As in, how can one movie contain so many different flavors and colors and characters?”
“I think Joss Whedon has probably made that a strength,” he continued. “The conflict between each of them will be something that will be expanded on.”
Hemsworth agreed, crediting the trick of balancing a film packed with charismatic superheroes to Whedon and the Avengers scripting team. “We don’t balance all the other characters, it’s the writer and Joss Whedon, who’s the writer and director. His job is to sort of navigate that. We come in and help him, and that’s all you can really concern yourself with. But I definitely think it will be an interesting combination. As Tom said, why it will work is that conflict and those larger than life characters and egos clashing. There’s some great tension there.”
But what of potential standalone Thor sequels? Director Kenneth Branagh, who was taken by surprise last week when Movieline queried him about an announcement that sequels were already in the works, first demurred to Marvel head Kevin Feige.
According to Feige, the studio’s playing it safe; they’ll wait to see how well Thor does at the box office before officially announcing sequels. “Listen… we’ve got 600+ issues, we’ve got a thousand years of mythology — we have other stories we’d like to tell,” Feige said. “The audience will tell us whether they’d like to see those other stories, but we have to be prepared for that, if we should get the call.”
“Don Payne is working on story ideas for a Part Two,” Feige continued. “We’ve got various options with Ken [Branagh] to discuss coming back, but right now the focus is on the first one.”
“Don is, slowly but surely, thinking about where to take the character next should we be so lucky.”
“Don is, slowly but surely, thinking about where to take the character next should we be so lucky.”
Branagh shared in the hesitant optimism. “Kevin and I share the Irish Celtic superstition of taking anything for granted, and the Marvel world is a world of non-assumption. When I first started in the film business — forgive the language I’m about to use — a producer said, ‘Assumption is the mother of all f*** ups.’ So we are assuming nothing; we are offering the film out to the world and we shall listen.”
Meanwhile, Thor’s supporting players named other Marvel Universe characters that they’d love to portray on the big screen. “I have one!” volunteered Jaimie Alexander, who plays Asgardian warrioress Sif. “X-23.” (X-23, AKA Laura Kinney, is a female clone of Wolverine to whom Alexander bears an uncanny resemblance.)
Idris Elba, who plays the Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall, joked that he’d like to play Loki before reiterating his previously publicized desire to play an iconic ’70s-era Marvel superhero. “I think I’d like a stab at Luke Cage.”
Kat Dennings, meanwhile, plays a new character in Thor who doesn’t appear in the comics. She’d like to take her sidekick character, the sardonic college intern Darcy, to the land of the gods. “It’d be cool to see Darcy become something else,” she mused, “or to go up to Asgard.”
Read The Movieline Interview with Chris Hemsworth and stay tuned for more on Thor this week at Movieline.