• The big reveal, the nixed romance, and the noodle worm: What was cut from (and added to) 'Thor: Ragnarok'
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    Kevin Polowy

    The big reveal, the nixed romance, and the noodle worm: What was cut from (and added to) 'Thor: Ragnarok'

    The screenwriter behind Marvel’s latest blockbuster explains origin of the film's big secret and which bits wound up on cutting-room floor.

  • How 'Thor: Ragnarok' screenwriter (and former pizza guy) Eric Pearson became Marvel's go-to script doctor
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    Kevin Polowy

    How 'Thor: Ragnarok' screenwriter (and former pizza guy) Eric Pearson became Marvel's go-to script doctor

    It was 2010, and Eric Pearson had spent the past eight years working menial gig after menial gig — from pizza delivery guy to messenger to ticket-taker at an arthouse theater in West Hollywood, the closest the aspiring screenwriter could get to the film industry. “It was close, man,” Pearson told Yahoo Entertainment last week at a coffee shop in Beverly Hills, on the day Thor: Ragnarok, the first movie for which he’s been the central writer, opened across the world. Pearson, who’d already given up his dream of becoming an actor (“I was just bad, I know it now, too, and I probably even knew it then,” he laughed) and studied screenwriting at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, had one last shot to escape the unsustainable clutches of the minimum wage.

  • Director Taika Waititi added a gratuitous shirtless Chris Hemsworth scene to 'Thor: Ragnarok' to put 'bums on seats'
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    Kevin Polowy

    Director Taika Waititi added a gratuitous shirtless Chris Hemsworth scene to 'Thor: Ragnarok' to put 'bums on seats'

    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.

  • See Chris Hemsworth get his 'Thor: Ragnarok' buzz cut… via this exclusive lenticular Lego portrait
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    Marcus Errico

    See Chris Hemsworth get his 'Thor: Ragnarok' buzz cut… via this exclusive lenticular Lego portrait

    Master builders took 24 hours to assemble 13,825-brick project to promote the upcoming MCU installment.

  • Marvel Takes Us Up Close With 'Black Panther' Costumes, Thor Gear, and Thanos's Buddies
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    Marcus Errico

    Marvel Takes Us Up Close With 'Black Panther' Costumes, Thor Gear, and Thanos's Buddies

    Flip through our D23 Expo photo highlights to go behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • From 'Star Wars' to 'Frozen 2': 6 Things We Want to See at Disney's 2017 D23 Expo
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    Yahoo Movies

    From 'Star Wars' to 'Frozen 2': 6 Things We Want to See at Disney's 2017 D23 Expo

    'Star Wars,' Marvel, live-action adaptations of animated classics, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' Disney Animation, and theme-parks updates get our attention at D23

  • 'Thor: Ragnarok' Spawns Some Smashing Hulk Toys
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    Marcus Errico

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Spawns Some Smashing Hulk Toys

    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.

  • E3 2017 Recap: 8 Games Guaranteed to Geek-Out Movie Fans
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    Marcus Errico

    E3 2017 Recap: 8 Games Guaranteed to Geek-Out Movie 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.

  • 'Thor: Ragnarok' Plot Details Revealed Via New Lego Sets (Spoiler Alert!)
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    Marcus Errico

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Plot Details Revealed Via New Lego Sets (Spoiler Alert!)

    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

  • 'Thor: Ragnarok': The Latest Movie Photos Featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett
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    Marcus Errico

    'Thor: Ragnarok': The Latest Movie Photos Featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett

    Thor: Ragnarok , the threequel in the ongoing saga of the Asgardian Avenger, finds our hammer-less hero (again played by Chris Hemsworth) trapped by a cosmic being and forced to fight his not-so-jolly green friend, the Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner). Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Thor’s homeland is facing destruction. Along with returning characters like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Anthony Hopkins’s Odin, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the film introduces Cate Blanchett as the death-goddess Hela and Tessa Thompson as Thor’s formidable ally Valkyrie. ...

  • Thor Tries to Sell His Stuff and Hire a Servant in Goofy New 'Team Thor' Video
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    Nick Schager

    Thor Tries to Sell His Stuff and Hire a Servant in Goofy New 'Team Thor' Video

    At Comic-Con last July, we learned that, while Iron Man and Captain America were punching each other over a superhero registration act in Captain America: Civil War, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was taking it easy Down Under, hanging out with his new roommate Darryl. In the minute-and-a-half clip (above), which is included on the new home video release of Doctor Strange, Hemsworth shows off the excellent comic chops he displayed in last summer Ghostbusters, as his hero comes up with a lame scheme to make some money by selling some of his Asgardian stuff.

  • 'Team Thor' Reveals What the Asgardian Avenger Was Doing During 'Captain America: Civil War'
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    Marcus Errico

    'Team Thor' Reveals What the Asgardian Avenger Was Doing During 'Captain America: Civil War'

    Thanks to Captain America: Civil War, we know all about Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Team Thor, on the other hand, remained a mystery — at least until San Diego Comic-Con, when we learned that Asgardian ass-kicker was chilling Down Under with his new BFF via a laugh-out-loud mini-mockumentary. Now, to accompany the home edition of Civil War, Marvel has publicly released the full 3-minute clip (watch below), helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi in the style of his slice-of-undead-life 2014 vampire spoof What We Do in the Shadows (which in turn owes a debt to Ricky Gervais’s The Office). Along the way, Thor dictates an “electronic letter” to Tony Stark and Captain America offering his services, teaches kids about his fellow heroes, and reveals his personal crazy wall connecting the Infinity Stones to Thanos (a.k.a.

  • You'll Like Him When He's Angry: Mark Ruffalo on Playing Mentally Ill and the Hulk's Difficult Future
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    Jordan Zakarin

    You'll Like Him When He's Angry: Mark Ruffalo on Playing Mentally Ill and the Hulk's Difficult Future

    Mark Ruffalo at an event hosted by SAG-AFTRA (Getty Images)

  • 'We Have Always Had a Plan': 8 Things We Learned About the Marvel Universe
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    Marcus Errico

    'We Have Always Had a Plan': 8 Things We Learned About the Marvel Universe

    Today in Hollywood, Marvel lifted the curtain on “Phase Three” of its cinematic universe to a packed house of oohing and ahhing costumed Thors and Captain Americas. Studio boss Kevin Feige filled in all the blanks on the studio’s slate through 2019, introduced several new characters — including many fan favorites — and confirmed speculation that classic comic book storylines would be adapted for the screen. After the fan presentation, Feige answered questions about the future of a studio whose previous two phases included 10 films and more than $7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.