Awesome Illustrated ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Posters Featuring Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki & Idris Elba’s Heimdall
Oli Riches has put together this top-notch illustrated poster series for Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ featuring Thor, Loki and Heimdall. For more from Oli check out his Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ 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 plays Fandral, Christopher Eccleston plays the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Rumor: Gal Gadot, Elodie Yung & Olga Kurylenko Testing For Role (Wonder Woman?) In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’
Closely following a report that said Olga Kurylenko is testing for ‘Batman Vs. Superman,’ Variety send word that Gal Gadot (‘Fast & Furious’ franchise) and Elodie Yung (‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’) have or will also test for the same role, which Variety believes may be that of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. The outlet’s sources stress there’s still a possibility this role could be Bruce Wayne’s love interest but the casting description of “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic” also matches that of the Wonder Woman character in the comics.
Schmoes Know reported earlier in the week Olga Kurylenko had auditioned for the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up and sources add there is a possibility a fourth girl could be added to the list. Recent reports suggested “Thor” actress for Jaimie Alexander would be up for the part but Alexander’s obligation to future Marvel pics takes her out of the running since it’s a DC comics property. The Wonder Woman rumor has been kicked around for some time and insiders believe the plan is to not just have Batman appear in the film, in addition to Superman, but several members of the Justice League as well. It’s unclear which members but – according to Variety – Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and the Flash are said to be locks to make an appearance in some fashion, whether that’s a significant role or a cameo. Please note, I’d take all rumors relating to ‘Batman Vs. Batman’ with a
boulder grain of salt at this moment in time.
Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed, via THR and Yahoo!, these behind-the-scenes featurettes for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks plays Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of Travers.
Before actually signing away the book’s rights, P.L. Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Walt Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars at the 1965 ceremonies – the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations.
Universal Pictures has unveiled the new trailer for Tim Story’s action-comedy ‘Ride Along,’ which stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, David Banner, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. ‘Ride Along’ opens on January 17th.
With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18th, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin,War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.
Vin Diesel has again took to his hugely popular Facebook account to reveal this new behind-the-scenes image from James Wan’s ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ this time featuring UFC champion Ronda Rousey. No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous five films were set in other locations. Newcomers to the cast include the likes of Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou, while the likes of Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Ludacris and Jordana Brewster are returning. This May’s ‘Fast & Furious 6′ is the highest grossing film for Universal Pictures, having made more than $750 million at the worldwide box office. Expect more news about ’Fast & Furious 7′ shortly. The film is set for July 11th, 2014.