Marvel brings the thunder on Blu-ray this week. The God of Thunder, actually.
Thor: The Dark World arrives on 2D and 3D Blu-ray this Tuesday, February 25th, transporting audiences back to the most cosmic setting in Marvel's Cinematic Universe in stunning high-definition.
For me, English born and Australian raised actor Dominic Purcell is one performer that I’ve always really enjoyed watching. His work is consistently committed, driven, and thoroughly interesting.
I first became aware of Purcell when he played Dracula in Blade: Trinity. He would eventually go on to appear in such films as Killer Elite, Straw Dogs, and Assault on Wall Street. But I’ll always remember him best as wrongly convicted convict Lincoln Burrows on the hit series Prison Break. Now the actor returns with a bold new “sword-and-sandal” genre film entitled Vikingdom, which was released on DVD and Digital Download January 21st.
Vikingdom was directed by Yusry Kru and tells the story of a forgotten king, Eirick (Purcell), who is tasked with the impossible job of defeating Thor (Conan Stevens), the God of Thunder. In addition to Vikingdom, Purcell will soon reunite with his Killer Elite co-star Robert De Niro, as well as John Cusack for the new crime thriller The Bag Man, which opens in theaters on February 28th.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dominic Purcell about Vikingdom, as well as The Bag Man and his thoughts on the ending of Prison Break. The talented actor candidly discussed his new movie, his reservations to making a “sword-and-sandal” genre movie, wearing a Viking costume, using the popular character of Thor as the movie’s villain, working with filmmaker Yusry Kru, what he is looking for from a director when he is on set, reuniting with Robert De Niro for The Bag Man, if he learned anything new about acting from working with the cinematic legend for a second time, and his disappointment over the way Prison Break ended.
Only two movies deep in Phase Two and already we're getting a sense of the sequels Marvel Studios is cooking up for Phase Three.
The reigning champ of comic book movies has announced that Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are set to script Thor 3.
The nation took a trip to Asgard this weekend, propelling Thor: The Dark World to a big debut at number, continuing the Marvel Studios hot streak and ensuring continued adventures for the God of Thunder.
A sequel that improves upon the original is as rare as an alignment of the Nine Realms.
Thor: The Dark World, hitting theaters this Friday, is cosmic alignment of a movie: the Asgardian Avenger is only getting better as he goes along.
The latest installment in Phase Two of Marvel Studios' ongoing Cinematic Universe picks up where Thor and The Avengers left off.
When last we saw Thor, he was enjoying shawarma on Earth, but this entry returns him to his celestial home. After the destruction of the Bifrost in the first film, the titular hero finds himself leading the Realm Eternal in a series of skirmishes. When the Dark Elves, an ancient race older than the universe itself, reawaken with a plan to restore existence to darkness, Thor must ally himself with the human Jane Foster and the God of Mischief, Loki, in order to save the day.
The sequel to 2011's Thor sees Chris Hemsworth (Rush) once again hurling Thor's hammer, with Natalie Portman (Black Swan) as Jane and Tom Hiddleston (War Horse) as Loki. Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) returns as Jane's sidekick Darcy, with Christopher Eccleston (28 Days Later) joining the cast as Malekith the Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves.
At the London press conference promoting Thor: The Dark World, stars Hemsworth, Portman, Hiddleston, Dennings, and Eccleston were joined by director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) and producer/Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige. Each member of the assembled group shared their enthusiasm for the sequel, discussing the relationship between Thor and Loki, Jane's increased role, improvisation, the film's sense of humor, and making the unbelievable relatable.
Opening in theaters on November 8th is the highly anticipated sequel to Thor entitled Thor: The Dark World, which will mark the second film released in Marvel Studios' Phase Two. The new installment was directed by Alan Taylor (TV's Game of Thrones) and based on a screenplay by Captain America: The First Avenger scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and popular Marvel Comics writer Christopher Yost. The sequel features returning cast members Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Stellan Skarsgard (Dr. Erik Selvig), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Rene Russo (Frigga), and Anthony Hopkins (Odin), as well as new cast members Christopher Eccleston (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Thing), and Zachary Levi (Tangled).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere of Thor: The Dark World at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California. Philbrick had a chance to speak with many of the A-list attendees including Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World composer Brian Tyler, Thor: The Dark World actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Captain America: The First Avenger actor Neal McDonough, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Nerdist Podcast host Chris Hardwick, and Marvel comic book creator Stan "The Man" Lee.
Thanks to countless trailers, TV spots, and whatnot, the "Anyone else?" beat in Thor: The Dark World has no doubt been spoiled for you.
But a new clip for this weeks Marvel fantasy adventure provides some context and, in the process, reminds us why Chris Hemsworth is so damn great at the God of Thunder.
Thor: The Dark World is already playing in many an international market, and with just over a week until it thunders into Stateside theaters, we've got a minor haul of goodies relating to the latest Marvel sequel.
First up, there's another clip chock full of Asgardian action, as well as a TV spot that showcases a lot of the big visual effects audiences expect from Marvel's expertly executed blockbusters. And we also have news of how you can catch a five-minute look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier just by seeing Thor's next adventure in 3D.
If you're already hurling any shield-like object in anticipation of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hold your horses, because the next Marvel movie has yet to actually bring the thunder.
Thor: The Dark World hits in many a foreign market this week and arrives in Stateside theaters on November 8th.
What better way get in the Asgardian spirit with a new featurette and TV spot for the Thor sequel?
Everybody – everybody! – loves Loki, but the latest clip from Thor: The Dark World reminds us all that the God of Mischief would actually be a really annoying little brother.