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.
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.
Master builders took 24 hours to assemble 13,825-brick project to promote the upcoming MCU installment.
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.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the home release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ then this DVD extra released by Marvel should tide you over. There’s not long to wait now - just over a week, in fact - but Marvel have done a stellar job to get fans excited for it with a cool feature focusing on Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth, who incidentally isn’t even in the film). Titled ‘Civil War: Team Thor’, the three-and-a-half minute documentary spoof sees Thor relocate to Australia and move in with a bloke named Darryl after getting the cold shoulder from Tony Stark (Iron Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America) and the gang.
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.
Natalie Portman has admitted that her time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Jane Foster has, for now at least, come to an end. It’s long been suspected that we wouldn’t see Portman within the hallowed walls of the Marvel Universe any time soon, especially after it was confirmed that she wouldn’t feature in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, where she’s been replaced by Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett.
British actor Tom Hiddleston’s completely dismissed the idea that he’ll become the next James Bond once current 007 Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo.
It’s becoming something of a trend to see celebrities randomly popping up to host TV weather reports, and now British actor Tom Hiddleston has done precisely that. Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, randomly appeared on Fox 32 News this weekend, much to everyone’s surprise, including his own. “We go to Loki, who’s of course Thor’s brother, to talk about the bad weather coming in here!” The news team were likely as bemused as everyone watching at home, but for fans it was a nice treat to see the usually suave star fumble his way through half a minute of improvised weather talk.
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.
Obviously this immediately led to fans speculating about how the pair will interact during the third solo outing for Thor, and now Mark Ruffalo has predicted that the twosome will indeed fight in the film. Mark Ruffalo is very much right in his assumption that the entire Marvel public are gagging to see the Hulk and Thor go toe-to-toe on screen once again. During their combined efforts in ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ the duo mostly spent their time working together in order to defeat Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and James Spader’s Ultron.