Warning: Thor: Ragnarok spoilers abound! It was early 2016, and Eric Pearson was practically living at the Frank G. Wells Building on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank, camped out in his office until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning. The screenwriter, who’d risen through the ranks of the Marvel Writer’s Program, was nearing completion on an early draft of a script for Thor: Ragnarok, the threequel currently thundering all over the worldwide box office.
Thor: Ragnarok is the third standalone adventure featuring Marvel’s Asgardian God of Thunder — and also the third Thor movie (after 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World) to feature a gratuitous shot of star Chris Hemsworth sans shirt for an extended scene. “And then [director] Taika Waititi came up to me and was said, ‘Ah, I feel like we got to put it in there. As Hemsworth stated at the top of the interview, he was asked by Thor director Kenneth Branagh to do a “shirt off” scene in the first film, and Hemsworth told MTV in 2013 that Marvel consigliere Joss Whedon suggested they add a similar sequence to Dark World.
It’s been three long months since the breathtaking Black Panther trailer debuted , showcasing Chadwick Boseman ‘s solo superhero outing, which hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018. Since then, we’ve had extremely limited looks at the anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, having to settle for a tantalizing action scene at San Diego Comic-Con along with a handful of costumes and props . But today, Yahoo Movies exclusively unveils the upcoming line of toys — which offer a few clues to the film. Next spring, Hasbro will release a slew of Panther-themed playthings, from action figures of varying magnitude to role-play items that let fans channel their inner Wakanda warrior. The toys give us a glimpse of Michael B. Jordan ‘s villainous Erik Killmonger costume, tease the Panther’s upgraded Vibranium-powered supersuit, and also provide a sneak peek at the hero’s shape-shifting vehicle, the Panther Jet. The toys will be publicly debuted at Hascon , Hasbro’s inaugural convention covering all its lines, including Star Wars , Marvel , Transformers , G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony , which runs Friday to Sunday in Providence, R.I. In the meantime, click through to get a taste of Black Panther .
Exclusive first look at deleted scene from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' from home video release, featuring Kurt Russell, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, more
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige showed concept art for the title character and dropped some hints about the 2019 release.
You’ve seen how toned — outright buff (we’re looking at you, Josh Brolin) — actors get after locking down roles as big-screen superheroes. Obviously it all requires exercise, discipline, and above all, a strict diet.
Flip through our D23 Expo photo highlights to go behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are something like 32,000 Marvel characters in the upcoming superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War, so naturally when the stars hit the red carpet at this weekend’s D23 Expo, we wondered what the vibe has been like on set so far. Is it chaotic? Is it cliquey? Are they all just one big happy family?
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had a whopping three days to pitch Marvel on their version of Spider-Man Homecoming. The writing duo behind comedies Horrible Bosses and Vacation were tasked by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and company to conceive a superhero movie that blended action and John Hughesian teen comedy. “We had our first general meeting with the Marvel guys on a Thursday, and that following Monday we were supposed to go in and pitch not only as writers but directors,” Daley said.
'Star Wars,' Marvel, live-action adaptations of animated classics, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' Disney Animation, and theme-parks updates get our attention at D23
A chat with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein about the unusual approach to hit film's big baddie
Thor: Ragnarok has already spawned Marvel’s most-watched trailer ever. Now the threequel is spawning some smashing toys. Hasbro has begun unveiling its lineup and, as with the Lego playsets we revealed earlier, the toys and role-play items play up the gladiatorial match between Avengers frenemies Hulk and Thor.
During Yahoo Movies' Facebook Live chat with Lea Thompson, she stands behind her role in '80s cult favorite 'Howard the Duck' — and its fans
The 2017 edition of the E3 Expo — the annual synapse-busting video-game show — just wrapped in Los Angeles, putting joystick jockeys up close and personal with the likes of Spider-Man, Beetlejuice, Darth Maul, and Donald Duck. Yahoo Movies toured the halls and sampled the wares, along the way discovering some sweet-looking titles that have a Hollywood hook. Here are eight worth checking out for film fans of all ages.
In Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, Tom Holland talks about collection of tie-ins based on his character, how they decorate his new apartment
Yahoo Movies exclusive first look at two Lego playsets based on Marve's upcoming 'Thor: Ragnarok' movie — including a character we didn't know was coming
Tom Holland had a friend in a high place when it came to auditioning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2013, Holland bonded with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the pair endured the shared experience of suffering through 500-calorie-per-day diets to play shipwrecked whalers in Ron Howard’s 2015 historical drama In the Heart of the Sea. “I sent him an email while auditioning, sort of like, ‘Hey, Chris, so I’m auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I’m amazing or something?'” Holland recalled to us in a Facebook Live interview.
Yahoo Movies attended the May 25 opening ceremonies for Disneyland's new Guardians ride; click through for the highlights of the gala event and a sneak peek inside Mission: Breakout!
Kurt Russell tells Yahoo Movies about getting approached for his role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' and his one hestitation about taking it on
Don't expect a Sam-and-Diane paradox to develop between Dax and Mantis à la Star-Lord and Gamora, at least according to the actors portraying them.
When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer-director James Gunn came into Yahoo Studios in March for a Facebook Live interview, he dropped all sorts of fun nuggets about the franchise. “Are you kidding me?” Zoe Saldana (Gamora) asked at the film’s Los Angeles press day. Karen Gillan (Nebula) was equally as flummoxed.
Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan assess the intense rivalry between the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sisters, and their to-the-brink-of-death battles
Guardians of the Galaxy actors spent less time getting prepared this time around, but they still spent a lot of time — except for Chris Pratt.
Spider-Man made an unforgettable entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he sprung into action in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War. The wunderkind hero played by breakout star Tom Holland proved a resourceful ally for Team Iron Man in the Avenger-vs.-Avenger clash on an airport tarmac. Holland, as it turns out, has not.