ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner opens up the vaults on classic ‘Batman’ auditions, ‘Thor’ ramps up for its November release, and we dig up a tease of the ‘Captain America’ soundtrack, which sounds amazing.
Although his brother's name is the one on the poster and in the opening titles, Loki (and by extension, actor Tom Hiddleston) has one of the hearts of the fans. The scheming Norse god and Marvel supervillain menaced Asgard in 'Thor,' brought an alien invasion to Earth in 'The Avengers' and will soon return to the big screen in 'Thor: The Dark World.' Calm down, Tumblr. We can hear you breathing from here.
With Loki fever in the air, how about a Rule 63 take on the beloved bad guy?
Marvel surprised us all the other day with the revelation that ‘Captain America’ spinoff one-shot ‘Agent Carter’ could potentially join ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in her own ongoing TV series, while a number of other potential Marvel series projects have entered the works. We’ve given our picks for what unseen Marvel characters deserve their own TV series, but who from the established cinematic universe would we most want to see in their own live-action TV series spinoff?
The latest 'Thor 2' posters have prominently featured the god of thunder himself (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and even the villain Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), but now it's time for the ladies to claim the spotlight. Marvel has released a pair of new one-sheets, featuring two of the most important women in Thor's life: the apple of his eye, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and his best gal pal, Sif (Jaimie Alexander).
We know that Marvel Studios has longterm plans for the future, with various "phases" set until near the end of the decade. However, we haven't heard of any concrete plans for a movie starring a female superhero -- at least not yet. But according to 'Thor: The Dark World' star Natalie Portman, we may be closer to a female-driven Marvel movie than we think.
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.