The screenwriter behind Marvel’s latest blockbuster explains origin of the film's big secret and which bits wound up on cutting-room floor.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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. ...
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A certain web-slinging hero has been confirmed for Captain America: Civil War — while a familiar green favorite will be sitting this one out. After much speculation, Entertainment Weekly has announced that Spider-Man will make his Marvel movie universe debut in the next Cap film (in theaters May 2016). Spidey, of course, is no stranger to cinema: The character has been played by Toby Maguire in three Spider-Man films and Andrew Garfield in two Amazing Spider-Man films, all released by Sony Pictures.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) talk about what type of tweaks were made to their costumes in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'