Everyone loves to rank Marvel movies. And down near the bottom on almost every single list are Thor and Thor: The Dark World. So how is it that we’re all so stoked about the third film in a trilogy that’s not even close to being as loved as others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Years before Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman, she was linked to another superhero: Thor. Jenkins was the first director attached to what would become 2013's Thor: The Dark World, but she left the project long before cameras started rolling.
We all have them. Our guilty pleasure movies. Movies we like that we don’t like to tell other people. Films that bring us unbridled joy while making others cringe in pain. Films so many people hate but you just, somehow, for whatever reason, love. This is my list.
When last we saw Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she and Thor were getting smoochy smoochy down on Earth. She was then away for work in Avengers: Age of Ultron and now, the character played by Natalie Portman, may be gone for good.
As part of the marketing for the Phase 2 Box Set, Marvel released a deleted scene from Thor: The Dark World included in the set. In it, an imprisoned Loki uses his illusions to make him King of Asgard. Which means, basically, he makes himself Thor. Red cape and Mjolnir included.
A sane person would say the best part of Marvel completing a series of movies is getting to see those movies. That person would be half right. The other great part is they get to release a big Blu-ray box set collecting all types of information about the movies.
Everyone is talking about Captain America: Civil War this week, and for good reason. The first trailer is out and it promises to be a mega kick-off to Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is once again playing a machine cloaked in human skin in Terminator Genisys, but now he’s the most human thing in a plastic movie. Arnie’s trademark grimace looks rough around the edges, like a slab of petrified wood after years of erosion. In a movie that’s basically shitty comfort food, the…
Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the…
From concept artist Andrew Kim we have new looks into the concept art of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Guardians of the Galaxy. It turns out that Peter Quill had his pick of weird rat creatures to use as a microphone.
Marvel started making its own movies with Iron Man, but the quality control really got excellent starting with Captain America. Which happens to be around the time Joss Whedon came on board as a creative consultant. What happens to Marvel's movies when Whedon leaves? Nobody knows yet. But here's what we know so far.
Jonny McCoy is a concept artist who just released a slew of work done for three of this year's huge releases: Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Edge of Tomorrow (big internationally). The art straddles a wide range of work, all of it awesome.
Marvel's self-made superhero movies are box office blockbusters and massively fun. But they're not perfect; like so many summer action flicks, they can be plenty dumb, and there's no sense in pretending otherwise. Here are 10 plot holes from Marvel's movies that we're still trying not to think about.
Did you blow your chance to watch Gravity in 3D and/or in Imax? You poor bastard. You can't possibly recapture the experience on your home TV (yes, even if you have one of those giant home theaters with stadium seating), but at least you'll get to pause to use the bathroom. Plus Thor, Harry Potter, and more!
As predicted, that 48-second snippet released last week was only a teaser; here's the full 3.5-minute gag reel from Thor: The Dark World. There are more dangerous things in the universe than Malekith, and they include recalcitrant ravens, Natalie Portman's propensity for violence, and Thor's cape.
Even though it's incredibly hard to believe and goes against sound Sun rises in the east and sets in the west logic, Chris Hemsworth (and to a lesser extent Thor) is not a perfect being that doesn't make goofy mistakes. This gag reel proves he's human after all! Just like us! And sometimes moments get awkward and…
If you watched Thor: The Dark World, you surely remember the epic sequence that kicked off the movie. The opening battle did a great job in setting the tone and looked absolutely incredible. Blur Studios, the shop who did the visual effects for the prologue, lifts the curtain a bit to reveal how they made it in this…
If you've seen a big-budget movie lately, you've seen someone in a clear prison, made of glass or plastic. It's an unavoidable trope, because it's so hard to film people fighting from behind bars. Don't believe us? Here's our complete round-up of see-through prisons in pop culture.
Last night's Agents of SHIELD was billed as being a quasi-sequel to Thor: the Dark World. As if Coulson's squad would be spending the whole episode cleaning up the aftermath of Thor's fight with Malekith. In fact, it was much more a standalone affair — which pointed to one problem with the shared continuity.
By Odin, this Thor: The Dark World concept art is amazing. Created by artist extraordinaire Nathan Schroeder, it shows some of the Nine Realms looking even spiffier than they did on screen. Plus there are some amazing animatics from the first movie.