‘Thor: The Dark World’ continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor” and ‘The Avengers,’ Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves… but our universe itself.
The likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandral, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim and Kurse. Directed by Alan Taylor, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for an October 30th release in the UK and a November 8th bow in the US.
At the beginning of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Jane Foster doesn’t exactly have Thor in her good books?
Natalie Portman: She doesn’t (laughs). Thor and Jane have this deep love, but since the last film he’s been a little naughty – as men sometimes are (laughs). He hasn’t called, or visited, and she’s not too pleased when he shows up expecting to just start where they left off. Since ‘Thor’ Jane has moved, she’s now in London, she’s not in Santa Fe anymore. She’s gone through missing Thor and also being upset at him because he didn’t come knock on her door or reach out to her when he was on her planet, during the time of ‘The Avengers’ movie. So when we meet her she’s been trying to get over that and move on. She’s putting all of her energy into her work. And obviously she’s upset at first, but he quickly explains why he didn’t come say hi. He makes it up to her by saving her life and then they become this great team.
Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott and Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy have joined forces in the motion picture thriller ‘The Counselor,’ starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz. McCarthy and Scott interweave the author’s characteristic wit and dark humor with a nightmarish scenario, in which a respected lawyer’s dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. Co-starring the likes of Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, Toby Kebbell and Goran Visnjic, ‘The Counselor’ is set for October 25th in the US and November 15th in the UK.
‘The Counselor’ marks a return for you to a world envisioned by Cormac McCarthy, whose celebrated novel ‘No Country for Old Men’ became an equally hailed film, in which you won an Oscar for your performance as the assassin Anton Chigurh. How was that experience returning to his material?
Javier Bardem: It’s always a pleasure as an actor to have those dialogues and words, and the huge, long scenes he paints. It’s like theater, and it is also very challenging because many great images and descriptions of situations written by him are organic and in some way so intellectual – so you have to really make it work and find your place inside to make it organic when you’re playing that. But, again, the words and images are so exquisite. It is a blessing to work with those.
I found McCarthy’s script for ‘The Counselor’ both intriguing and very powerful, and I relished being back in McCarthy terrain again. It’s rare to find material where lengthy scenes of dialogue can evoke such powerful images. I was immediately hooked. I knew that for an actor this dialogue was a gift. I used Cormac’s words to create my character, and the phrase that Reiner repeats constantly is “I don’t know.” I wanted to have the look of somebody who’s in the dark, someone who’s trying to be something he’s not. I also explored the idea that Reiner chose to ignore information or knowledge that might get in the way of an easy life. The first time I read the script I was mesmerized and amazed by the quality of the scenes.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled this new international trailer for ’Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ The sequel to the 2004 film, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ has Adam McKay returning to the directors chair as well as co-writing the script with Will Ferrell. Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd return from the original film, while the likes of Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, Josh Lawson, Drake, Kanye West, Greg Kinnear and James Marsden join the sequel. Look out for ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ in cinemas from December 20th. UPDATE: second new trailer added.
With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Following yesterday’s new poster and ahead of Thursday’s official teaser trailer reveal (at 5pm GMT/12pm ET/9am PT), USA Today has posted these two new images from Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th, 2014.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ sees Steve Rogers trying to embrace his role in the modern world as he teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, DC. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ features a top-notch supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Writer-director-star George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ has been bumped to early 2014. The LA Times reports that Clooney needs more time to complete the film, with the Oscar winner saying, “We just didn’t have enough time … If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy. We simply don’t have enough people to work enough hours to finish it.”
While the 2014 release takes ‘The Monuments Men’ out of contention for an Oscar this year, George Clooney doesn’t seem too upset, “All we’ve ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment.” ’The Monuments Men’ was originally set for December 18th.
Ben & Jerry’s announced today its newest limited batch ice cream flavor, “Scotchy Scotch Scotch,” created in honor of ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’s Ron Burgundy. The limited-edition Ron Burgundy’s “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” is devoid of actual alcohol, but is is a mix of suitable substitutes butterscotch ice cream and butterscotch swirl ribbons. The Anchorman sequel bows on December 20th, but the Ben & Jerry’s treat hits shelves in the next few weeks. “Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions,” said Ron Burgundy in an official press release. “Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.”
The flavor was unveiled at New York City’s Pier 36 along with a performance by Nutty The Waterskiing Squirrel, as seen in the first Anchorman film. Nutty’s prowess was immediately followed by the appearance of a Ben & Jerry’s scoop-truck-turned-Channel 4 News-truck, which rolled onto the scene transporting a legion of blazer-wearing Ron Burgundy look-alikes. After “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” was officially unveiled, attending media and fans were treated to free scoops of the new Ron Burgundy-inspired flavor.