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How ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Created That Big Arnold vs. Arnold Fight

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by Jacob Hall July 1, 2015 @ 10:39 AM
The best scene in Terminator Genisys arrives early. Director Alan Taylor painstakingly recreates the opening scenes of James Cameron’s The Terminator, from the arrival of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s killer cyborg to the infamous moment when he confronts a group of ruffians for a change of clothes. And then something weird happens: another Terminator, also played by Schwarzenegger, shows up to fight his counterpart to the death. It’s a cool scene and its creators have divulged exactly how they pulled it off.

‘Terminator Genisys’ Trailer: The Franchise’s Old Continuity Gets Terminated

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by Matt Singer April 13, 2015 @ 8:29 AM
The last Terminator Genisys trailer was so convoluted and confusing that ScreenCrush editor Mike Sampson and I spent an entire piece trying to figure out the plot of the film. (We were not successful, either.) At the very least, the new Genisys spot makes things a bit clearer. Right off the bat they also reveal one significant plot twist: John Connor (Jason Clarke) has been mechanized by Skynet and the evil computers of the future, and sent back in time to kill his mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke). Also, I just realized that Sarah and John Connor are played in this film by two actors with the same last name. Which, whoa. And, of course, there’s also Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the T-800, but this time he’s an older model who’s Sarah Connor’s protector. How and why remains to be seen, but hey, that’s why you’ve got to buy a ticket. To figure out how a robot can age and learn to a be a good guy who smiles awkwardly. (Very awkwardly.)

'Thor 2' Star Talks His Dual Role, Joss Whedon's Contributions, and Upcoming Projects

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by Nick Romano November 6, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
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'Thor 2' will take movie goers into the depths of 'The Dark World' and introduce us to a few not-so-famous comic book villains from the Marvel universe -- the Dark Elves, led by Malekith the Accursed and his right-hand man and lieutenant Algrim/Kurse. Before you see the Asgardian Avenger's next solo adventure, we spoke with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays the latter character(s), to offer a primer to this new race of villains and his experience with tackling two roles at once.

'Thor 2' Director Alan Taylor Thinks the Post-Credits Scene Sucks

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by Mike Sampson October 23, 2013 @ 9:29 AM
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Last week, we brought you the news that 'Thor 2' would feature not one, but two post-credits scenes, each of which would feature some big reveals. Fans were understandably excited after many left disappointed at the jokey 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene. But, one person who's not excited about the 'Thor 2' post-credits scene? 'Thor 2' director Alan Taylor, who isn't happy at all that it was edited into his movie.

'Thor 2' Reviews: What Are the Critics Saying?

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by Jacob Hall October 22, 2013 @ 4:39 PM
Marvel
The first round of 'Thor 2' reviews have arrived online, following the world premiere of the Avenger from Asgard's latest adventure. The film itself doesn't officially open in theaters until November 8, but what are the critics already saying about it? Fans will be pleased to know that they're generally running positive.

'Thor 2' Gets Up Close With Comic Villain Algrim-Kurse in 15 Mins of B-Roll and New Photos

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by Nick Romano October 18, 2013 @ 8:45 AM
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Most of what we've seen from 'Thor 2' centers around the returning Avenger (Chris Hemsworth) and his new nemesis, Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston), but what about this Dark Elf's right-hand man (or should we say, men?) we've been hearing about?
Got 15 minutes? Great, because we have that amount of b-roll footage from the 'Thor 2' set and a butt load of movie stills, including our first up-close look at Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the dueled role of Algrim and Kurse.

'Thor 2' Clip Unleashes the Dark Elf Malekith, Plus Two New International Spots

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by Nick Romano October 15, 2013 @ 12:21 PM
Marvel Studios
A new 'Thor 2' clip has hit the airwaves, this time featuring the arrival of the villain from 'The Dark World,' Christopher Eccleston's Malekith the Accursed. As the leader of the Dark Elves, he awoke from his slumber and is ready to lay waste to the cosmos.

'Thor 2' Extended TV Spot Spouts "The Planets Align" Talk, Plus New Photos

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by Nick Romano October 2, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Our latest look at 'Thor 2,' coming from an extended TV spot, showcases bits of new footage while finally explaining why its villain of 'The Dark World' choosing this time to attack the universe. So sit back and relax, it's prophecy story time!

How 'Avengers 2' Director Joss Whedon Helped Save 'Thor 2'

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by Nick Romano September 18, 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Though Joss Whedon is busy working on the script for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and has admittedly been conceptualizing his sequel for some time, he still answered the call when 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor was in trouble. According to Taylor, Whedon came in to save some major issues he was having with the film.