Thor 2: The Dark World
Part of the fun of watching a Marvel movie is looking out for all those Easter eggs strewn throughout, and you can be sure 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has a handful, as well. But in case you missed any of them, from the first 'Iron Man' movie all the way up to 'Thor: The Dark World,' MTV compiled a handy video running down all of them, explaining their significance.
With the release of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ we now have our ninth film of the Marvel Studios continuity since the first ‘Iron Man’ debuted in 2008. It’s a weird thing, these movies have happened so relatively fast, re-watching them now, it’s hard not to have that, Oh, that’s right, Jeff Bridges was actually in ‘Iron Man’ moment. The Marvel movies come so quickly, it almost feels like an analogy to the current state of hyper-accelerated culture itself.
Anyway, here’s a ranking of all of the one-movie-only peripheral Marvel characters played by known actors that we haven’t quite forgotten, but at least deserve to be remembered as part of an Internet list. (Marvel One-Shot short films do not count.)
Just last month, Marvel released the first clip from their upcoming one-shot, 'All Hail the King,' and today they've unleashed a new one featuring quasi-villain Mandarin -- or Trevor Slattery, rather, played by Ben Kingsley. Seems we haven't seen the last of Slattery following his involvement in 'Iron Man 3,' and we'll be able to see more of his story when 'Thor: The Dark World' hits DVD and Blu-ray this month. If you're impatient, we've got another sneak peek at Kingsley reprising his role in the new short.
A little preview of the 'Thor 2' gag reel popped up online last week, but today we have a look at the entire thing, and it features a lot of screwed up lines, funny faces, slaps to the faces and falling down. Standard for any good gag reel but when you see men in capes doing it, it somehow seems funnier. God of Thunder? More like, God of Blunder amiright??
Before he was cast as Loki, everyone's favorite Marvel supervillain, Tom Hiddleston actually auditioned for the role of Thor. That part obviously went to Chris Hemsworth, but Marvel liked Hiddleston enough to keep him around (and wisely so). Today, we get our first look at what Hiddleston would've looked like as Thor, and, you know what? It's not bad!
Just when you thought you'd seen the last of Ben Kingsley's Mandarin (or Trevor Slattery, rather), Marvel has pulled him back in for an all new One-Shot for their upcoming release of 'Thor: The Dark World' on Blu-ray. In the new short film, Slattery sits down with an inquisitive reporter for his first interview since landing in prison, and we've got a sneak peek at Kingsley reprising his role in the first clip.
It's time to hail the King!
When Marvel first unveiled the details to the upcoming 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu-ray release, fans were intrigued by one detail included among the extra features -- an all-new Marvel One-Shot. While the project was originally shrouded in mystery, the first photos and details from the short film have been release, and it centers around -- yup, you guessed it -- 'Iron Man 3' star Ben Kingsley!
In the Marvel comic books, Thor has a ridiculous number of friends, foes and potential love interests, ranging from the bewilderingly cosmic to the mortal and mundane. Although the two 'Thor' films have done an admirable job of bringing an assortment of these characters to live, they've barely even scratched the surface of what Asgard has to offer. In fact, it turns out that 'Thor: The Dark World' originally featured another comic book mainstay, but she got cut early on in development. Thankfully, newly released concept art lets us take a look at what could have been.
'Thor: The Dark World' rocked the summer box office with glorious purpose and will soon, no doubt, do the same for DVD and Blu-ray sales. The Blu-ray edition will strike store shelves this February 25, and some of the features revealed -- one in particular -- will be a nice surprise for Marvel fans.