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“Thor: Love and Thunder” Director Taika Waititi Has Completed the Script

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Finally, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has turned in a completed script ahead of an early production start in 2020, Deadline reports.

The returning Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker will first write and direct an unidentified project for now Disney-owned Fox Searchlight before coming back to the MCU, where Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will wield the mighty power of the Asgardian Avenger.

Natalie Portman as Jane Foster at Hall H Comic-Con 2019.

Inspired by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman’s Mighty Thor in Marvel Comics, the fourquel borrows from what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige called “one of the best comic runs recently.”

“[Taika Waititi] would flip through and read that run while he was doing Thor: Ragnarok,” Feige said. “And I think when he agreed to come back to do another Thor, he was like, ‘How do we…?’ This is a very big movie that will be folding in a lot of elements,” Kevin Feige told CNN.

“This is a hugely important part. He pitched it to us. And we were totally in. We loved it. We had been in touch with Natalie [Portman]. She is part of the MCU family, and we put her and Taika together. It took one meeting, and then she agreed to do it.”

As the final movie of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4, unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Thor: Love and Thunder is part of Marvel’s efforts to embrace “the new” in the wake of the Infinity Saga-ending Avengers: Endgame that brought a close to this 11-year first chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“There is always [a bigger vision]. And it only sort of comes into view for others as it all solidifies,” Kevin Feige said when he was asked about Phase 5.

“So ask me that again at the end of 2021. But I’ll say, post Endgame, we were always about the new. We were about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two, and Three. That is doing a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don’t expect.”

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Joining Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman is returning Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. She was informally crowned the new king of Asgard in the last Avengers: Endgame.

Thor: Love and Thunder premieres in theaters on November 5, 2021.

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Idris Elba Wants to Play Heimdall Again

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Like most of the stars of the Thor films, Idris Elba seemed to be pretty burnt out on the Asgardian adventures a couple of years ago. However, things changed drastically for franchise lead Chris Hemsworth when director Taika Waititi was brought on to direct Thor: Ragnarok. The God of Thunder instantly became a champion of fun and humor, and Chris Hemsworth quickly expressed that he was ready to reprise the character past Avengers: Endgame. And Idris Elba apparently had the same sort of turnaround after Ragnarok.

During an appearance on ABC Radio, Idris Elba was asked about his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point and in the future. Heimdall, the keeper of the Bifrost and Thor’s best pal, was tragically killed in the opening scene of Infinity War, just minutes before Loki also met his end. Despite the death of his character, it looks like Idris Elba is actually open to the idea of returning to Marvel Studios.

“Of course,” Idris Elba said of his desire to come back. “Listen. Heimdall is essentially part of the god family. So you know, he essentially could be alive. I am just saying! I’m just putting it out there. The Heimdall character goes away back into, you know, the Thor mythology. And I’m sure there’ll be an interesting way to bring that alive. Of course, I would. Yes.”

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If Marvel wants Idris Elba back (if not, who would?), there are a couple of opportunities to do so. The most obvious of these being the Loki TV series on Disney+, which will have Tom Hiddleston starring in the titular role. The show will take place in an alternate reality that Loki accidentally created when he removed the Space Stone from the main timeline. And in that version of the universe, Heimdall is still alive and could easily be worked into the story.

Moreover, there are also two feature movie opportunities for Idris Elba as Heimdall to show up. Taika Waititi’s film in 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder, makes plenty of sense. But let’s remember the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3. The story may not allow it, but Idris Elba is about to begin work with Guardians filmmaker James Gunn on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC. And if the two get along well, James Gunn could look for a way to get Heimdall in his next movie.

In the meantime, we can see Idris Elba in the now showing Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
 
So, would you like to see more of Heimdall in the MCU? Let us know in the comments!

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“Avengers: Endgame” Directors Want a Show Starring Bro Thor, Korg, and Miek

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Finally, Avengers: Endgame will be released on digital this week. That means fans can now have access to the film’s commentary featuring directors Joe and Anthony Russo, along with co-writer Christopher Markus. During the nearly three-hour movie, the creators discuss the filmmaking process and share fun behind-the-scenes tidbits. But one thing they unveiled during their recording was how much they enjoyed the dynamic amongst Thor, Korg, and Miek in the scene on New Asgard. In fact, they joked they would like to see a series starring that trio.

“I want to see, like, seven seasons of the show of Thor, Korg, and Miek hanging out in this cabin. This feels like a sublime BBC Comedy,” Joe said jokingly.

“I’m very fond of the fact that the magical weapon he took in the entire last movie to get a hold of is a bottle opener now,” Christopher Markus added.

“Also major kudos to our sound design team because that ring on the bottle cap opening is very sweet,” said Anthony Russo.

While it is unlikely we will be getting an entire show based on these three hilarious pals, fans are hoping Korg and Miek will be making their appearance in the upcoming fourth Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder. Considering Taika Waititi is returning to direct and also happens to voice Korg, there is a good chance we will be seeing the lovable aliens again.

During an interview, Christopher Markus previously spoke about Thor’s journey and praised Taika Waititi for what he did for the character.

“He [Thor] got re-toned by Taika Waititi, [writer] Eric Pearson and [actor] Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, and that’s a gift to us,” Markus expressed. “Basically from his first movie, he’s headed for the throne. He also has all this burden of purpose on him. So his arc in all these films is learning to let go of what people expect of him and embrace what he feels he is. It also turns out that Hemsworth is a really good actor. He is not just gorgeous; he is funny. It has been such a great second half of the MCU for him. And I’m really, really happy that all came about.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release on November 5th, 2021. Other upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1st, 2020; The Eternals on November 6th, 2020; Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12th, 2021; WandaVision and Loki in Spring 2021; with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7th, 2021; What If…? in Summer 2021; and Hawkeye in Fall 2021.

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Taika Waititi Officially Signs On to Write and Direct Thor 4

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Back in November 2017, Marvel Studios gave Chris Hemsworth’s Thor a completely new look, vibe, and style, with the action-comedy Thor: Ragnarok. This fun-loving adventure was a major departure from the first two Thor solo movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans absolutely loved the changes. Moreover, a large part of this success of the film thanks to writer/director Taika Waititi, who gave audiences hope that the Thor franchise could continue past Avengers: Endgame. Well, now that future is just a little more set in stone. Taika Waititi is officially back for another Thor!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taika Waititi has signed on to write and helm Thor 4 for Marvel Studios. Still, no release date has been announced at this time.

This is certainly good news for Marvel fans. Especially when Thor: Ragnarok became an instant favorite amongst the MCU faithful, it did come at the expense of another major project that Taika Waititi was involved in. The filmmaker was attached to tell the story of the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime Akira, which was set to hit theaters in 2021. However, there were reportedly some scheduling conflicts between Akira and the proposed Thor 4, along with some script issues with the former. That caused Taika Waititi to shift back to another Marvel Studios film. That said, the hope is that Taika Waititi will return to Akira once he has finished with Thor.

Thor: Ragnarok // L to R: On set with Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Director Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth (Thor)…Photo: Jasin Boland ©Marvel Studios 2017

If the production timelines were overlapping, and Akira was coming to the big screen in 2021, that could mean that a fourth Thor movie might be on the way in the next couple of years. Given the immense popularity of Chris Hemsworth and the supporting characters, that would not come as much of a surprise. At this time, the star is expected to reprise his role of Thor for the new film, making him the first character in the MCU to have four solo movies.

(Actor Chris Hemsworth & Director Taika Waititi)

And with Marvel Studios set for a massive panel in Hall H on Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, let’s wait for some official news to come from Kevin Feige & Company.

Scroll below to see some hilarious memes and reactions that Marvel fans are now flipping out, in honor of his return to the MCU!

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Fat Thor Gets an Official Name From Marvel

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The latest crossover event from Marvel Studios has brought about dramatic changes for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including some facts that will drastically alter the future of the franchise. Avengers: Endgame sees two of the “Big Three” taken off the board, with the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man and the “retirement” of Steve Rogers/Captain America, but Thor also has a major change in his status quo as well.

One of the changes to Chris Hemsworth’s character saw his normally chiseled physique being effectively snapped away. And after a time jump, we are introduced to a more robust version of the God of Thunder. While fans have affectionately referred to this character as “Fat Thor,” the special features for Endgame seemingly now gives him an official name: Bro Thor.

The special featurette announced for Avengers: Endgame goes by the name “Bro Thor,” as described:

“His appearance has changed, but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.”

This name is pretty applicable as it does not just describe Thor’s physical stature, but does more to explain his state of mind instead. After killing Thanos and the five-year time travel, Thor’s priorities shift toward playing Fornite with his best pals Meek and Korg while attempting to drink every bottle of beer in Norway.

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And the end of the film sees Thor reignite his heroic fire as he joins the Guardians of the Galaxy. Though it is not clear yet of Chris Hemsworth has actually joined the cast of this popular Marvel series, the actor is hopeful that he will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

“I would play that character [Thor] again. I love it so much, especially if there is something unique to do with it again. I really felt like the last three films were very different each time. And it felt like a totally different character. But I don’t even know when or if they are shooting [Guardians 3],” Chris Hemsworth said.

“I will work with any of those guys. Asgardians of the Galaxy. That is actually great! You might have just got me my next job. Thank you, man.”

Avengers: Endgame hits digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray/DVD on August 13.

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Avengers Star Chris Evans Wants a Buddy Comedy With Chris Hemsworth

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After playing the stoic pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the better part of a decade, friends and co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are now ready to try something a little different with their careers. As for Chris Hemsworth, the actor has already started down this path, even in his later MCU movies, trading in his Asgardian sensibilities for a wild sense of humor. Between his roles in Avengers: Endgame, Ghostbusters, and the upcoming Men in Black reboot, Chris Hemsworth has made clear that he is down for more comedic roles. And it sounds like Chris Evans wants in on the action.

The duo has become good friends during their time with Marvel Studios, beginning with the first Avengers film back in 2012. In fact, they have gotten so close over the years that the God of Thunder star claims that he and Chris Evans cannot do press tours together because they would spend their time “screwing around and none of it will be on topic.”

Though it may sound like a stretch, the story Chris Hemsworth told is very true. Recently, Variety reached out to Chris Evans for a comment on the matter, and the Captain America star confirmed what his buddy had claimed. However, he did not stop there. After acknowledging the fact that the two are not allowed to do press together, Evans said that he would like to break the molds of their MCU characters and star in a buddy comedy with Hemsworth sometime in the future.

“We had too much fun together, truly like kids in school. We were separated because we could not get shit done,” Chris Evans said of his relationship with Hemsworth. Evans later added his own ideas about the next movie they should do together, “I’d love to do one of the ‘80s buddy comedies, where we could shed the characters we’re known for.”

Meanwhile, the turn for Chris Hemsworth has already started.

Even though he is still taking on serious action roles from time to time, Hemsworth is also down for a comedic turn at any time. It is this ability to be both series and hilarious in the same movie that kept the star interested in Thor when he thought he was ready to hang it up. After getting together with Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth is having more fun with the God of Thunder than ever before. And he also has made it clear that he would play the role again if given the opportunity.

Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok.

So, would you like to see the Chris duo in a buddy comedy film together? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.

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Chris Hemsworth Welcomes Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds to the Marvel Family

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With the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and other entertainment assets eventually being finalized, the Marvel family now got a little bit bigger.

Recently, Avengers: Endgame star Chris Hemsworth did the decent thing by welcoming the newcomer, making Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds’ addition feel a bit warm.

Chris Hemsworth posted to social media, sharing a new piece of fan art that showcases Deadpool in the God of Thunder’s classic helmet and a much tiner version of Mjolnir. We are expecting to see this be canon in the Avengers: Endgame post-credits stinger.

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The star loves to have fun with his fellow actors on social media, and we all know about Ryan Reynolds’ antics on the site. We anxiously await the response from Deadpool star.

Knowing that Deadpool could make his potential way to join the MCU should be exciting for fans, and it opens up possibilities for more mature-themed movies and series coming to fruition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it seems that the franchise will likely remain under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Disney Chairman Bob Iger previously clarified at a shareholders meeting that the Deadpool 3 would go on. And according to a new report from THR, the franchise would be the only X-Men series to continue without being rebooted.

Last year, Bob Iger also stated that the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters would be transferred under the banner of Marvel Studios, giving Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige access to fan-favorites that have yet to appear in the MCU.

“I think it only makes sense,” Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter. “I want to be careful because of what has been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. And it only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There should not be two Marvels.”

We will see if Deadpool and Thor become the new power couple of the MCU in years to come. However, until then, the God of Thunder will return in Avengers: Endgame premiering in theaters on April 26.

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Fans Shipping Captain Marvel and Thor

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Avengers: Endgame is now moving into its actual endgame. The movie arrives theaters in just a month, so the team at Marvel Studios released a new trailer to celebrate. And it also has introduced a new ship into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So, if you’re ready to move on from Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, no worries, because it seems netizens are convinced that Captain Marvel and Thor are about to become a new “it” item.

The whole thing actually began at the end of the Avengers: Endgame trailer. Fans watched as the reel set up the MCU’s epic battle to save the universe from Thanos at last, but instead, fans now directed their focus to the trailer’s tag scene. It ended with a short add-on starring Thor and Carol Danvers.

That scene shows Thor dressed down in a hoodie approached Carol from behind. Then Captain Marvel turns as the Asgardian approaches, and he stops before her. With a hand reached out, the God of Thunder summons his weapon to his hand, and Carol doesn’t even act so much as flinch. They lock eyes with Natasha Romanoff standing to the side, and Thor ends the standoff with his easy smile.

I like this one,” the king admits, making the whole comic fandom explode into feels.

You can view the slides below; fans are obsessed with the meeting and all its interpretations. While some of them are simply happy to see the two overpowered space travelers meeting up, others think about a budding romance could sprout between them. But now, we have to wait and see if the ship actually sets said when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this April, or if Captain Marvel will go “higher, further, faster” without the OG Avenger.

01. SMILE EVERYONE

02. TEAMWORK VIBES

03. WE ARE ALL THOR

04. SHE NEEDS NO PROTECTION

05. WELL, YOU ARE NOT WRONG

06. HEART EYES EVERYWHERE

07. HELLO!

08. YES, ANOTHER!

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How about you? What is your thought of this growing ship? Share with us in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. And you can also check out the debut of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, now playing in theaters.

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Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth Trolls Thor in New “Men In Black International” Trailer

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The first released trailer for Men In Black International has arrived online Thursday morning, bringing a reunion that Marvel fans are here for it.

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth & Tessa Thompson are once again fighting side-by-side on the big screen. However, it’s not the only way in which the God of Thunder makes his mark in the Men in Black.

Yeah, this is not the Men in Black in your memory.

Men in Black International is a sequel/reboot of the original Men in Black series, which famously starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. In the spinoff of the franchise that started 22 years ago, Chris Hemsworth stars as Agent H, suiting up alongside Liam Neeson and Tessa Thompson to protect Earth from aliens.

At one point in the new Men in Black trailer, after the film’s title card shows up, Chris Hemsworth appears in one more scene.

The actor comes face to face with a big alien, who kicks him to the ground. When he is thrown across the room, Hemsworth’s Agent H reaches for a small hammer lying on the floor. Then he picks it up to use as a weapon.

“Looks like the tables have turned,” he says, before throwing the hammer at his enemy, end over end. Of course, if you have ever seen a Thor movie, you’ll know exactly what’s going on here.

The Marvel superhero wields a mighty hammer called Mjolnir that possesses an otherworldly amount of power. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor tosses his Mjolnir at the enemies and it sends them flying, then the hammer usually comes right back to his hand. The other big caveat is that almost no one else can use the Mjolnir, because it has to deem them worthy.

In this Men in Black trailer, Hemsworth definitely finds a hammer. And he throws it just like his Marvel character would do with Mjolnir. However, things turn out much differently in the end. Once he tosses the hammer at his opponent, the alien catches it with one hand and marches toward him. “That was an impressive catch,” the actor exclaims, before getting attacked again.

After the hammer is rendered ineffective, Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H is mercilessly attacked by the alien. Then the trailer ends.

So, what do you think of the Men in Black International trailer? Let us know in the comments!

Men in Black International will hit theaters on June 14th, 2019. In the meantime, we’ll wait to see Chris Hemsworth return as Thor in Avengers: Endgame, which premieres on April 26th, 2019.

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Chris Hemsworth Stars ‘Thor’ Remembering Stan “The Man” Lee

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Remembrance and tributes posts in memory of the legendary Stan Lee continue to pour in over social media. And one of the most touching tweets so far came from none other than Avengers star Chris Hemsworth.

Sharing a picture of Lee in a Thor helmet wielding Thor’s beloved Mjolnir, Chris Hemsworth posted in his Twitter to thank the former Marvel publisher for the stories he helped create.

“RIP my friend,” he tweeted, “Thank you for the incredible adventures your stories took all of us on.”
“My love & support go out to all your friends and family.”

Chris Hemsworth, starring as Thor Odinson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a character Lee helped created. Although originally rooted in Norse mythology, Lee – along with his younger brother Larry Lieber and the late great Jack Kirby – adapted the character of Marvel Comics.

Hemsworth has appeared as the Asgardian in a handful of properties for Marvel Studios. The powerful Stormbreaker would play the role at least one more time in next year’s Avengers 4.

According to Chris Hemsworth, Avengers 4 is bound to shock movie-goers.

“If you were shocked by ‘Infinity War,’ I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely,” he said. “That’s what kind of blowing me away when I read both scripts at the first time. It is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters. But still giving them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique. Not just like a messy and thrown-together assembly of these guys.”

The Thor star revealed he’s happy for the evolution the majority of MCU characters have taken over the ten-year history of the shared universe.

“The second one I probably feel even more excited about,” Chris Hemsworth said. “Just for people to see, I think it’s another step again. For each step we seem to take with these films, I love the fact that there are growth and evolution. It continued to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining, which was obviously always a fear – that they would run out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement. For me, this whole experience is incredible. Particularly the last one.”

Meanwhile, the Hollywood and Marvel’s stars were in the mood for showing their honor for Stan Lee.

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