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I’m digging this! 28 Days Later 11 has put together this top-notch watercolour for Tom Hiddleston’s mischievous Loki. Check out 28 Days Later 11′s for more of his artwork to feast your eyes on. Expect to see Thor’s adoptive brother and nemesis next on the big screen in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’
On where he wishes to take the character in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Tom Hiddleston has said, “I’d like to take Loki to his absolute rock bottom. I’d like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up. I think the fascination for me about playing Loki is that, in the history of the mythology and the comic books and the Scandinavian myths, is he’s constantly dancing on this fault line of the dark side and redemption.”
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Bullet to the Head,’ Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje opened up to the LA Times about playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse in Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the comicbooks, Algrim the Strong was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he’s betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse.
In the interview, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje revealed that he often had to pull double duty as both characters in a single day – each characterization requiring around three hours in the makeup chair. And then there was the actor’s encasement in heavy-duty prosthetic padding to portray Kurse. “The outfit weighed about 40 pounds. I’m sure there will be a certain amount of CGI but a good 80% was me in that suit,” said Akinnuoye-Agbaje. “The outfit informed how I was going to move – the horns – his fighting style as well. It’s almost like he’s made out of stone.”
Indiewire has premiered this first image from Jim Jarmusch’s (Broken Flowers, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man) crypto-vampire love story ‘Only Lovers Left Alive.’ The film features a stellar cast of Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.
‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ is lead by Tom Hiddleston as Adam, an underground musician who’s deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his centuries-long lover, Eve (Tilda Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska).
Coinciding with an Academy Award nomination for “Best Visual Effects”, The Huffington Post has revealed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Marvel’s ‘The Avengers,’ showcasing how the magicians over at Industrial Light and Magic used motion-capture to turn star Mark Ruffalo into Hulk. ‘The Avengers’ competition for the “Best Visual Effects” Academy Award are ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ is sitting comfortably at #3 on the all-time world box office list with a hefty haul of $1,511,757,910 billion – trailing only James Cameron’s ’Titanic’ ($2.185 billion) and ‘Avatar’ ($2.782 billion).
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Thor,’ and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ the global box office for ‘The Avengers’ has obliterated the totals of those individual films. The totals for those preceding films are: ‘Iron Man’ with $585.1 million worldwide, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ with $263.4 million worldwide, ’Iron Man 2′ with $623.9 million worldwide, ’Thor’ with $449.3 million worldwide, and finally ‘Captain America’ with $368.6 million worldwide. Directed by Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers’ (‘Avengers Assemble’ in the UK) stars Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man/Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). The likes of Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, and Stellen Skarsgard co-star.
Speaking to MTV (via CBM) at HBO’s Golden Globes party, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talked in detail about playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the comicbooks, Algrim the Strong was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he’s betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse. “Thor 2; great movie, great opportunity. I’ve been a fan of the Marvel Comics and I got a massive opportunity to play two characters in the movie: Algrim and Kurse. You go in thinking, ‘Yeah this is great.’ But when you get in there, you’re like whoa; six hours of makeup, prosthetics, all the physical [stuff]. But honestly, I loved it. It’s going to be such an epic. And both of the characters; I have blonde hair, blue eyes, pointed ears, fangs, horns; everything you could want as boy in an action hero movie. It’s amazing. The Fighting was really demanding. For instance, Kurse is the one that does all the fighting. It’s forty pounds of extra weight and the good thing about it is that it’s very flexible and elastic. I have a routine before I put it on: I stretch and do all my pilates. You see this big creature doing pilates, it’s great. And then we’d have to go fight. Me and Chris [Hemsworth] go toe-to-toe. It was hardcore. But you don’t really get into [these kinds of movies] of you’re not ready for that kind of thing. You gotta be mentally fit, physically fit because you’re going to shoot a scene ten to fifteen different ways.”
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje continued, “[Thor and Kurse] fight differently. Chris has his hammer while Kurse is very animalistic, he’s got horns. So I tried to go with that flow. My movements are [basically] like an animal: twisting my body, turning my head, all kinds of things. Kurse is meant to be extremely powerful, nothing can stop him. It’s a great ride. There’s fights everything in the movie. Loki gets his fair share of fights; [one of which] is between him and I as well. The great thing about Kurse is he is having it with everybody. But yes, Loki has some amazing fights. [Fans] are really gonna be happy with this movie. Everybody gets their little shine. I won’t tell you what really happens, but there’s some great surprises.”
On the promotional campaign for ‘The Last Stand,’ Jaimie Alexander caught up Collider and revealed some details about the highly anticipated Marvel sequel, ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ On the topic of how directors Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor compare, Alexander said, “Two very different people, but both have extraordinary visions for what the film should look like and what it is going to look like. Alan, I feel like the second installment of Thor is much darker, much more rooted in what’s going on in the soul, whereas Ken’s version definitely had that soulfulness but was also lighter and there’s an elegance to his film….I was nervous going into the second one. I meet Alan, he has great ideas, super open to what we want to do as well and knows that we were the character once upon a time. So we can do it again and he puts his spin on it. He’s got some incredible shots in that film. I really enjoyed him a lot.”
On what we can expect from Sif in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Jaimie Alexander revealed, “You get to experience more of who she is on the inside. You get to see her in a more feminine way and we do explore the Thor/Sif relationship a little bit. That was fun…I definitely have action. But there are scenes, we have a few scenes where we don’t have any action at all and it was actually a lot of fun to play that because you’re not hiding behind a sword or an explosion, it’s just here, in your face. It was nice to see who she really is and that sort of thing. It was fun.”