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CS! präsentiert zwei neue Poster...
Ein "Thor" Clip / Ausschnitt ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Chris Hemsworth...
Bei CS! gibt es eine Beschreibung von rund 20 Minuten des Films, die auf der CinemaCon gezeigt wurden... SPOILER !!!
Ausserdem bietet CS! die Charakter-Poster im HiRes-Format...
Nun liegen die "Thor" TV-Spots in besserer Qualität vor...
Ein weiterer "Thor" TV-Spot ist online !!!
Und Walmart.com bietet ein "Thor"-Special...
Ein neuer "Thor" TV-Spot ist online !!!
Bei IMDb gibt es mehrere Charakter-Poster...
Und bei Daily Mail gibt es ein neues Bild von Thor...
Empire präsentiert zwei neue Poster...
Bei SHH! gibt es 25 Szenenbilder...
Der französische "Thor" Trailer enthält ein paar kurze neue Szenen...
Bei CS! kann man ein weiteres Poster und Werbeplakate bestaunen...
Bei CS! gibt es zwei Szenenbilder...
Bei CS! gibt es Screenshots aus dem "Thor" Theatrical-Trailer, sowie einige Story-SPOILER !!!
Der "Thor" Super Bowl Spot ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es eine HiRes-Version des Szenenbildes mit Chris Hemsworth als Thor, inkl. Hammer... ;-)
Bei EW gibt es ein neues Bild von Chris Hemsworth als Thor, inkl. Hammer...
Wie TheWrap meldet, tritt Jeremy Renner als Hawkeye in "Thor" auf...
[...] an individual who has seen an early cut of "Thor" confirmed to TheWrap that Renner's Hawkeye appears in the film, although the person declined to elaborate on the context of the character's appearance or when it will occur. They did, however, confirm Jackson's earlier statements that Nick Fury does not appear in "Thor." [...]
Bei SHH! gibt es Screenshots aus dem "Thor" Teaser-Trailer...
Der "Thor" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!! Bei JoBlo.com und SHH! gibt es Setberichte...
Bei Yahoo! Movies kann man einen Blick auf das "Thor" Teaser-Poster werfen...
Die Offizielle Website bietet eine Liste mit internationalen Startterminen...
Bei MarvelousNews.com kann man einen Blick auf eine "Frost Giant"-Actionfigur werfen... SPOILER !!!
HeyUGuys.co.uk zeigt ein paar neue "Thor"-Szenenbilder aus dem Empire Magazine...
Film School Rejects sprach mit dem Regisseur Kenneth Branagh...
Bei CS! gibt es zwei Screenshots aus dem ET-Special, welche Jaimie Alexander als Sif zeigen...
Bei ET Online gibt es ein Video von einem Setbesuch...
Bei Collider gibt es neue (Ganzkörper)-Bilder von Chris Hemsworth als Thor...
SHH! sprach mit Chris Hemsworth über seine Rolle als Thor...
Bei CS! gibt es ein erstes Bild von Chris Hemsworth als Thor...
Wie Variety.com meldet, verkörpert Clark Gregg seine Rolle als Agent Coulson (siehe "Iron Man") auch in "Thor"...
Bei CS! gibt es eine Pressemeldung zum Drehstart...
According to the Associated Press, Irish actor Stuart Townsend has left the production of Kenneth Branagh's Thor, in which he had been cast in the role of Fandral, one of the Warriors Three, over creative differences. He has already been replaced by virtual unknown Joshua Dallas, who recently appeared in the horror sequel The Descent: Part 2 (still unreleased in the States) and has a part in the George Lucas produced Red Tails.
The change in cast happened last week, just as the film was about to start shooting on Monday, and it's the second last minute replacement Townsend has faced, after being replaced by Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy in a similar situation.
Adriana Barraza is in negotiations to join the cast of Marvel Studios' "Thor," being directed by Kenneth Branagh. [...]
Details are scarce, but Barraza will play one of the humans. She joins a supporting cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba and Kat Dennings.
The movie begins shooting next week at Marvel's Manhattan Beach, Calif., studios. [...]
Wie Variety.com meldet, wird Rene Russo die Rolle der Frigga spielen...
Wie SHH! meldet, hat Stan Lee via Twitter seinen Cameo-Auftritt in "Thor" angekündigt...
Gegenüber MTV plauderte Natalie Portman eine weitere Darstellerin aus, deren Rolle allerdings bislang nicht bekannt ist: Kat Dennings...
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Idris Elba has joined the cast of "Thor," Marvel Studios' film centering on the Norse god of thunder.
Kenneth Branagh is directing the adaptation of the Marvel comic. Chris Hemsworth will star as Thor; Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, and Natalie Portman is the love interest Jane Foster.
Elba will play Heimdall; as the guardian of Asgard, he stands on the BiFrost Bridge ready to defend the city from intruders.
Shooting is due to begin in mid-January in Manhattan Beach, Calif. [...]
Wie Variety.com meldet, wurden Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson & Tadanobu Asano als Thors Kampfgefährten verpflichtet...
Bei SHH! gibt es Infos zum Stunt-Training von Jaimie Alexander, die via Twitter schreibt...
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Filming on Marvel's "Thor" is scheduled to begin in LA mid-January, then move to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March till late-April.
Anthony Hopkins has been cast as Norse god Odin in Marvel Studios' Thor, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh starting January.
Odin is the father of Thor and Loki, to be played by Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, respectively. Natalie Portman is playing Thor's love interest, Jane Foster.
In the movie, written by Mark Protosevich and Zack Stentz, the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor's reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Paramount Pictures will release the film on May 20, 2011.
Wie Movieline meldet, scheint Dominic Cooper die Rolle des Fandral zu spielen...
[...] According to actor, Matthias Schweighöfer, who you may have seen in VALKYRIE or RED BARON - in an article in the German edition of Gentlemen's Quarterly aka GQ, he states that he's in the running for a role in Branagh's THOR, but he also mentions that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast. [...]
CBR berichtet von der Baltimore Comic-Con...
[...] The first question directed to the group asked how much the upcoming Marvel movies would intertwine with each other. Bendis recapped that "Thor" would be coming out first in May of 2011, with "The First Avenger: Captain America" movie hitting theaters the following June or July. He also confirmed again that all of the movies would have certain threads that run through them for those excited to see connections.
"I'm Thor. A Jewy Thor," Bendis said when asked about casting for the flicks. On a morer serious note, the "New Avengers" writer added, "I was reading the new script just last night. Very, very good." [...]
Stellan Skarsgård has joined Marvel Studios' Thor, reported the Swedish news site Ystads Allehanda .
Stellan Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie Thor.
Everything is still secret about the project and Skarsgård can not reveal what role he will play.
"They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy," said Stellan Skarsgård. [...]
[...] Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore are coming aboard the Marvel Studios adaptation of its comic book featuring the Norse god of thunder. Kenneth Branagh is directing.
Alexander and Feore join Chris Hemsworth, already cast as Thor; Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the god of mischief who serves as the movie's villain; and Natalie Portman is Thor's human love, Jane Foster.
In Marvel's epic fantasy, Alexander is playing Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior who can hold her own against any man. She also is one of Thor's loves.
Feore's character is shrouded in mystery -- the studio isn't even sending the actors the script -- though it is known to be a villain.
The movie's story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth. [...]
CBR sprach mit Joe Quesada von Marvel, u.a. über "Thor"...
IESB zitiert Kevin Feige von Marvel bzgl. der Wahl von Chris Hemsworth als Darsteller des Thor...
[...] "As new actors make their way into feature films, it is a rare thing to find someone who is not only immensely watchable and engaging, but can also represent a timeless and key character from the Marvel universe in such a compelling way. We have been watching Chris hone his craft over the last several months and due to his persistence and talent he rose above everyone else embodying the actor we were looking for." [...]
Bei CineFOOLS gibt es ein Interview mit dem Autor Ashley Miller... Und DailyMail.co.uk sprach mit Tom Hiddleston über seine Rolle als Bösewicht Loki...
Marvel Studios announced today that Tom Hiddleston has been cast to play the villain Loki in the studio's highly anticipated movie Thor. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film penned by Mark Protosevich and Ashley Miller & Zak Stentz. [...]
Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily meldet...
[...] I've just learned that Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh have chosen their THOR -- and it's Chris Hemsworth, who can currently be seen as "George Kirk" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot and also just snagged the lead in Red Dawn for United Artists on Thursday. (He's currently filming Joss Whedon's horror flick Cabin In The Woods for UA, and I heard the studio was so hot on him that it cast Hemsworth in the action pic.) The 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played "Kim Hyde" on 171 episodes of Home and Away, the successful Oz TV series chronicling the lives and loves of the residents of Summer Bay, a small Aussie coastal town. Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman. Marvel Studios has scheduled Thor for a May 20, 2011, release.
The way Chris Hemsworth got the part of Thor is one of those great Hollywood backstories that happens only once in a blue moon. Ward had found Chris during one of the manager's many scouting trips to Australia. Ward brought him to Los Angeles and really put him out there to casting directors and production executives. As for the major agencies, I hear CAA passed on the meeting, Endeavor took it but passed on repping him, and ICM was interested but dragged their feet. But Ilene Feldman understood his appeal immediately.
Chris had read for the part of Thor but wasn't given a test because a casting director had nixed him early on. I'm told Chris' younger brother Liam (who's also a ROAR client) then tested for the role of Thor, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige passed. Then, after a conversation with Ward ("You've got to reconsider Chris, he's your guy"), Feige decided to let Chris read again. And once Marvel put him on tape, it was "Oh my god". Branagh came to town last week and saw the Chris test and made the final casting decision today.
What a week for Chris since, on Thursday, UA picked him as the Red Dawn lead. Brother Liam, who's only been in Los Angeles for 3 weeks and doesn't even have an agent yet, just got cast the male lead in Last Song opposite Miley Cyrus in the Disney film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Both brothers live in William Ward's guest house. Unreal!
Thor's character, in a nutshell, is the Viking god of thunder who wears a winged helmet and speaks in King James Bible-style English, as well as referring to himself in the third person as "the Odinson." He wields a magic hammer, and can "fly" by throwing the hammer really hard and hanging on to it. Not only is there the movie Thor, but he'll also be interacting later with the likes of Iron Man and Hulk. Marvel tapping Kenneth Branagh is considered a smart move to elevate the pic since the UK helmer has so much experience with Shakespearean battle movies.
For months now, I've been tracking this Thor process though casting directors, agents and the like. Daniel Craig reportedly turned down the lead role. Other names reputedly in consideration were Rome’s Kevin McKidd and WWE champion Triple-H, who previously entered the Marvel universe as a villainous vampire in Blade: Trinity. And also a host of little knowns. (See my previous, Those Who Would Play Thor: Unknowns?) The following actors were tested: Charlie Hunnam (the British co-star of the F/X series Sons Of Anarchy); Tom Hiddleston (award-winning British actor and RADA graduate who played Winston Churchill's son in HBO's The Gathering Storm), Alexandar Skarsgard (Stellan's son who has appeared in the HBO Iraq War miniseries Generation Kill and vampire drama True Blood), Liam Hemsworth (offered a significant role in The Expendables after Sly Stallone saw his tape), and Joel Kinnaman (some Swedish-American dude).
I'd heard Marvel wanted to finalize casting Thor this month. The pic's release was recently pushed back from July 16, 2010, to now May 20, 2011.
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Kevin Feige's the President of Production at Marvel Studios, aka the Guy Who Knows All about upcoming Marvel films like Thor and The Avengers. When we spoke to him recently, we asked about both.
"We will probably be having cast announcements in the next month or so on Thor," he told us. "We’re looking to cast Loki and Odin soon, and the main female role. And we’ll also hopefully have lockdown shortly, gearing towards the beginning of production, which will be early next year. So I think there will be a lot of announcements between now and then."
"But [director Kenneth] Branagh’s here, we’re prepping, and he’s put together some spectacular animatics already for our first action scene. We’re digging into the second and third now, and we are just embarking on a rewrite of the draft." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es folgende Insider-Meldung...
[...] Alexander Skargard is indeed Branagh’s favorite to play Thor as some sites are reporting. If all goes well and it happens then we hope to get Stellan Skarsgard for Odin (though at present Odin is only a very small cameo part in this movie).
Loki will probably be played by Hartnett, if his pay negotiations work out. All the commentary about him wanting to do a Ledger and play a villain is B.S. though - WE APPROACHED HARTNETT because Branagh’s a big fan of the Othello adaptation O where Hartnett played Iago who is very similar character wise to how he sees Loki. [...]
[...] Some news came out earlier today from the boys at Latinoreview.com about Alexander Skarsgård being in the running for the lead Thor role after being seen having lunch with director Kenneth Branagh in Beverly Hills.
Yep, that's what we are hearing too but other names are popping up as well including Channing Tatum. However, Branagh himself does want Alex, we'll see if it works out.
But, we also got some other information about the villain in the story, Thor's brother Loki.
Loki isn't a very nice guy. He's quite treachorous actually and fancies himself the God of Mischief. He is repeatedly trying to get rid of Thor and seize the throne of Asgard for himself. One thing led to another and he ended up being the God of Evil. What will his role in Marvel's live action adaptation? Probably something similiar, we know he's the main baddie.
Who does Brannagh want to bring this evil character to life? Try Josh Hartnett. IESB sources say Hartnett has met with Brannagh as well and he is currently on a very short list to play the villain in the film.
Word is Josh and his camp are really interested because he has never played a villain before and after Heath Ledger's Oscar win for the latest comic book villain, Hartnett is intrigued by the character. [...]
Samuel L. Jackson is Marvel's man.
The actor, who just weeks ago was seemingly on the outs with the studio over reprising his role as Nick Fury, agent of spy outfit S.H.I.E.L.D., has signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal to play the character in a series of Marvel movies.
The movies include "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America," "The Avengers" and its sequels.
Also on the table is the possibility of toplining a "S.H.I.E.L.D." movie, which is in development.
The actor, repped by ICM and Anonymous Content, made a surprise appearance as Fury at the end of the first "Iron Man," throwing geeks into a tizzy and showing the first glimpse of Marvel's plan to link all their slate of movies into one filmic universe. [...]
IESB berichtet über einen neu hinzugekommenen Charakter, der die Brücke zwischen "Thor" und "The Avengers" schlagen soll...
[...] the character of Donald Blake has been added to the end of the script. Let me reiterate that he wasn't there before, the script was set entirely in the land of the Norse Gods.
The introduction of the character is essential to how Marvel will tie Thor into the Avengers that is set in contemporary Tony Stark/Hulk timeframe. It explains how the actual Thor film will be set in the ancient time of the Norse Gods and how they will subsequently bring the character into a modern time with Donald Blake discovering the magical Norse hammer Mjolnir and turning into Thor. [...]
MTV.com sprach mit Kenneth Branagh...
[...] "I am directing "Thor" or "The Mighty Thor" as you might like to call it," he said with a smile before clarifying what the title of the film will be. "I think it will be ‘Thor’."
MTV has spoken to other writers about why Branagh would be such a good fit for the hero. But here was finally an opportunity to hear from Branagh about what appealed to him about the project. So what’s the appeal of "Thor," Kenneth? "To work on a story about one of the immortals, Gods, extraordinary beings, inter-dimensional creatures," he enthused.
He continued excitedly, "There’s science fiction and science fact and fantasy all woven into one. It’s based on Norse legends which Marvel sort of raided in a brilliant way.
So who will play Branagh’s hero? Asked about the rumors of Kevin McKidd being up for the role, the director waved it off as premature speculation.
"There’s been lots of talk [about casting] - I sound like a politician - but we are too early at this stage. We’re getting the story and the visual effects together and all of that is very exciting. Someone sensational is going to play the part but it is early days."
Just because Branagh hasn’t worked on a project of this scale since "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein," fear not. This "Thor" promises to be as large as the character would seem to call out for. "It’s a chance to tell a big story on a big scale," said Branagh. "It’s a human story right in the center of a big epic scenario."
IGN caught up with Rome and Journeyman star Kevin McKidd at last night's after party for the premiere of Punisher: War Zone, starring McKidd's Rome co-star Ray Stevenson, where we asked the actor if he was still in the running for Marvel's live-action Thor movie.
McKidd confirmed for IGN that he's still a contender for the lead role and that there's been "a lot of back and forth" about the project of late, but that nothing has been determined. He acknowledged that Kenneth Branagh is directing it, a choice that makes him even more excited about the film.
McKidd stressed that the part that he's up for is indeed that of Thor and not a supporting role. This contradicts what McKidd told us last year when he suggested that Thor might be played by a younger actor and that he would be up for a different role instead.
Marvel's Thor is the latest hero from the comics and entertainment company to get the cartoon treatment.
Marvel Animation is developing and self-producing a 26 half-hour episode series based on its long-running comic book, with the series targeted to launch in fall 2010, following Marvel's live-action feature "Thor," which bows in 2010.
The animated series will follow Thor, the Norse god of thunder, as he defends his mythical home of Asgard against fantastical villains, fiendish hordes, winged creatures and angry giants. The show will take place in various worlds -- from mountainous landscapes to places of icy mists and fiery voids -- and will include many of the comic's supporting cast, including Balder the Brave, the Warriors Three and Thor's evil adopted brother, Loki.
Marvel president of animation Eric Rollman said the series is part of the company's plan to follow each live-action movie with an animated series and "offer a continued awareness in the marketplace." It already is in production on cartoon series "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes," which will be available for broadcast in 2011, in time for Marvel Studios' releases of the live-action "The First Avenger: Captain America" and "The Avengers."
IESB plauderte mit Daniel "The New Bond" Craig...
[...] IESB asked if Craig was interested in doing something a little different character-wise, like Thor?
Craig said no, he turned it down and laughed about it.
Sanchez continued, "seriously, I heard the folks over at Marvel had you on a short list to be Thor."
Craig said yes they [Marvel] did approach him but he turned it down. He added jokingly, it would have been too much of a power trip, both Bond and Thor, and running around with long hair and a hammer. [...]
Wie Variety.com meldet, verhandelt Kenneth Branagh über seinen Platz auf dem Regiestuhl...
Eagle Eye director DJ Caruso eyes Marvel's big screen adaptation of Thor.
Matthew Vaughn was first attached to direct Thor for Marvel Studios but just as was the case with X-Men 3, Vaughn has left the building. Which, in my humble opinion and considering the lack of money that both of his previous films - Layer Cake and Stardust - have been able to bring to Hollywood, it's a good thing.
So who might be able to take the mighty Mjolnir and bring Thor from the comic book page to the big screen?
Today the IESB chatted with director D.J. Caruso in an exclusive interview and talked about his upcoming thriller EAGLE EYE starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan.
While wrapping up, D.J. revealed a few tidbits to the IESB about the Marvel's favorite Norse God, Thor.
IESB: Would you tackle a D.C. or Marvel property and if you would, and I mean traditional man-in-tights superhero movie and if you did which movie would you like to do?
DJ Caruso: You know...I would definitely tackle it and I sort of wrestled with it before and I was always a fan of Thor growing up as a kid. I know that they [Marvel] have a script, but there's something, there's a fear I have about Thor and depending on what Thor story you want to tell, whether you want to bring Thor into the modern world or if you want to go back to Asgard and get the history of what's happening between him and his brother and dad. That's one I've always been interested in and it also would be, it would be a monumental task so, I could definitely see myself getting myself into that.
IESB: Have there been any talks with Marvel?
DJ Caruso: I have had some talks with Marvel about it but I have not seen a screenplay. It could be something that I am interested in.
Die Daily Mail sprach mit Matthew Vaughn...
[...] Stardust has so far taken more than $125million worldwide, and Matthew will hope for similar success for his next project, Thor, based on the Marvel comic hero. There was pressure for him to make the film in Hollywood, but Vaughn is resisting.
"We have the A-list actors, designers, cinematographers and crew in Britain, so there's no need to make Thor among all that madness in Los Angeles," he told me.
Thor will be a mammoth, $100 million boost for our film industry.
However, because of the current screenwriters' strike in the U.S., filming on it won't start till the end of next year.
Bei Guardian.co.uk schreibt Matthew Vaughn...
[...] Afterwards, we drove home, where I greeted screenwriter Mark Protosevich as a guest.
[...] In truth, I did not treat him very well as I forced him to work for the whole weekend - he is the writer on Thor, my next film, which I am directing with Marvel. The weekend was a success - we finished the script and celebrated with an '88 Palmer, and I was feeling good and ready to tackle the necessary evil of film promotion.
[...] My phone has just rung. Marvel loves the script. The only problem is that it has been costed at $300m and they ask how I am going to reduce it by $150m. I think I prefer being asked what it's like working with De Niro. [...]
Kevin McKidd, star of NBC's upcoming time-travel series Journeyman, confirmed for SCI FI Wire - sort of - rampant rumors that he may play the title character in a big-screen version of the Marvel comic book Thor.
Speaking in a conference call on Sept. 6, McKidd (HBO's Rome) called the reports "semi-true." "I didn't know about it either until I heard the rumors and I called my agent," McKidd said. "And he went, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, we've been talking to them about it.' But the last I heard from my agent, they're talking that they want to go for somebody much younger, a 19- or 20-year-old, for that role. So they're reconceptualizing it as we speak."
Matthew Vaughn (Stardust) is set to direct Thor for Marvel Studios, and he reportedly wants McKidd, whose credits include The Last Legion, for the lead role of the God of Thunder.
Even if a younger actor were to play Thor, McKidd hastened to add, he might still appear in the project. "I think there's the other main male character in that movie that I'm in consideration for," the Scottish actor said. "But, certainly by no means it's not in the bag or anything and, to be honest, until I read a script I don't really know. I haven't really had a look at a script. This is all still just information that's coming in. So, you know, it could be fun, but it just depends on what's on the page. I think it all starts and finishes with the quality of the script."
Marvel Studios is setting Matthew Vaughn to direct Thor, based on the Marvel Comics character. Marvel is aiming for a pre-strike production start this winter.
Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) did the adaptation of the comic book franchise that launched in 1962. Thor is a blonde-tressed, hammer-wielding hero who's sent to Earth to protect mankind.
Vaughn's deal is closing just as Paramount releases the Vaughn-directed Stardust today.
Thor marks Vaughn's second effort at a superhero pic. He was attached to direct X-Men: The Last Stand before bowing out for personal reasons. Vaughn, who produced the Guy Ritchie-directed films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, made his directing debut with the Daniel Craig starrer Layer Cake.